Chemiluminescent Lighting Patents (Class 362/34)
  • Patent number: 10283675
    Abstract: A light emitting diode including a semiconductor stack including a lower semiconductor layer, an active layer, and an upper semiconductor layer; an upper electrode connected to the upper semiconductor layer and including an electrode pad and extensions extending from the electrode pad; and a lower electrode connected to the lower semiconductor layer. The electrode pad includes a first electrode pad having an elongated shape, disposed along a first side of the upper semiconductor layer, and covering the upper semiconductor layer near the first side of the upper semiconductor layer, and the extensions include an edge extension extending along an edge of the upper semiconductor layer in the electrode pad and surrounding a luminous region and middle extensions extending from the edge extension or the electrode pad and dividing the luminous region into a plurality of luminous regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Kyun You, Byoung Kyu Park, Chang Yeon Kim, Chae Hon Kim
  • Patent number: 10162220
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 includes LEDs 17, a chassis 14 including a bottom plate 14a and having the LEDs 17 therein, a wavelength conversion sheet 20 disposed away from the LEDs 17 on a light exit side and containing phosphors for converting wavelength of light emitted by the LEDs 17, a reflection sheet 19 configured to reflect the light emitted by the LEDs 17 toward the wavelength conversion sheet 20, the reflection sheet 19 including at least a bottom reflection portion 19a disposed along the bottom plate 14a, and an extended reflection portion 19b extending from the bottom reflection portion 19a toward the wavelength conversion sheet 20, and a color exhibit member 23 disposed on a portion of the extended reflection portion 19b and configured to exhibit a tint closer to a tint of the light emitted by the LEDs 17 in comparison to the bottom reflection portion 19a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kentaro Kamada
  • Patent number: 9916778
    Abstract: A chemiluminescent product packaging label comprising an outer layer, an adhesive layer disposed proximately to the outer layer wherein the adhesive layer comprises an adhesion material on a side not proximate to the outer layer, and at least one cavity between the outer layer and the adhesive layer. The outer layer further comprises an image with a first plurality of regions. The adhesion layer comprises a second plurality of regions corresponding to the first plurality of regions and configured to break at a plurality of different pressure values. Application of pressure on the on at least one of the second plurality of regions causes the formation of an illumination comprising at least one color in at least one of the first plurality of regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: George A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 9893319
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radiation-emitting, organic component comprising a radiation-permeable carrier body (1) having a first surface (1a) on a top side of the carrier body (1), a radiation-permeable, structured layer (2) that is arranged on the first surface (1a) and covers same at least in places, a radiation-permeable first electrode (3) that is arranged on the side of the structured layer (2) facing away from the carrier body (1), a layer stack (10) that is arranged on the side of the first electrode (3) facing away from the structured layer (2) and comprises an organic, active region, and a second electrode (6), wherein the active region (10a) can be electrically contacted via the first electrode (3) and the second electrode (6), the structured layer (2) is different from the radiation-permeable carrier body (1), and the structured layer (2) comprises structures (2a) for refracting and/or scattering electromagnetic radiation generated in the active region (100) during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Dobbertin, Thilo Reusch, Nina Riegel, Daniel Steffen Setz, Thomas Wehlus
  • Patent number: 9772070
    Abstract: A chemical illuminant includes an outer case comprising sealable opposite ends situated in a lengthwise direction of the outer case; one ampoule housed in the outer case; a pair of compositions that emit light when mixed with each other; and a spacer arranged in the outer case, wherein one of the compositions is contained in a space formed inside of the outer case, but outside of the ampoule, and the other of the compositions is contained in the ampoule, a space in which the one of the compositions is contained is formed between the spacer and an inner surface of the outer case, at least one recess is formed at a periphery of the spacer, and the ampoule is supported in the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Lumica Corporation
    Inventors: Shiro Harada, Yuichi Komuro
  • Patent number: 9691309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for the self-illumination of various objects designed for use in sports, entertainment, safety, and emergency related activities. The objects are caused to self-illuminate by chemiluminescence to facilitate usage of the objects during non-daylight hours or in areas that are otherwise surrounded by darkness. Chemiluminescence may be activated through injection, acceleration, tactile manipulation, through the process of attaching various portions of the self-illuminating objects together, or through the use of a mechanical activator. Activation is utilized to cause emission of visible light from within one or more cavities of the objects, from exterior portions of the objects, or from various inserts of the objects. Subcutaneous packets are also provided that may be caused to emanate visible light through chemiluminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffery Luke Ashby
  • Patent number: 9658520
    Abstract: A wavelength converting member is provided, comprising a sealed capsule at least partly made of sintered polycrystalline ceramic, for example sintered polycrystalline alumina, said capsule defining at least one sealed cavity; and—a wavelength converting material contained within said sealed cavity. The wavelength converting member has high total forward transmission of light, high thermal conductivity, high strength and provides excellent protection for the wavelength converting member against oxygen and water. The wavelength converting member can advantageously be applied in a light emitting arrangement or as a color wheel for a digital image projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Durandus Kornelius Dijken, Dominique Maria Bruls, Martin Hillebrand Blees, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Hendrik Johannes Boudewijn Jagt, Loes Johanna Mathilda Koopmans, Manuela Lunz
  • Patent number: 9605832
    Abstract: A phosphor optical element includes: a base member; a phosphor-containing member that includes a transparent member containing a phosphor particle; and a cover member, wherein the base member, the phosphor-containing member, and the cover member are sequentially formed on a transparent base that is transparent to a wavelength of incident light from an excitation light source, the phosphor particle has a diameter no greater than the wavelength of the incident light, and in an arbitrary cross section of the phosphor-containing member in a direction perpendicular to a main surface of the transparent base, the phosphor-containing member has, in a direction perpendicular to the main surface of the transparent base, a thickness no greater than the wavelength of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamanaka, Norio Ikedo
  • Patent number: 9395630
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus includes a radiation source configured to produce a radiation beam, and a support configured to support a patterning device. The patterning device is configured to impart the radiation beam with a pattern to form a patterned radiation beam. A chamber is located between the radiation source and patterning device. The chamber contains at least one optical component configured to reflect the radiation beam, and is configured to permit radiation from the radiation source to pass therethrough. A membrane is configured to permit the passage of the radiation beam, and to prevent the passage of contamination particles through the membrane. A particle trapping structure is configured to permit gas to flow along an indirect path from inside the chamber to outside the chamber. The indirect path is configured to substantially prevent the passage of contamination particles from inside the chamber to outside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Andrei Mikhailovich Yakunin, Vadim Yevgenyevich Banine, Erik Roelof Loopstra, Harmen Klaas Van Der Schoot, Lucas Henricus Johannes Stevens, Maarten Van Kampen
  • Patent number: 9322530
    Abstract: There is provided a light source device which, when a light source which excites a phosphor with excitation light and emits fluorescent light is used, reduces incidence of the excitation light to an excitation light source to increase an output of the excitation light and extend the life. The light source device is provided with a plurality of excitation light sources emitting excitation light and a phosphor changing excitation light to fluorescent light, and the excitation light sources are arranged so that each excitation light emitted from each of the excitation light sources asymmetrically enters an excitation light irradiation region on a phosphor. A mirror is installed on an optical path of unconverted excitation light reflected from the phosphor and returns the unconverted excitation light to the phosphor side, whereby the unconverted excitation light can be utilized as excitation light again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kimura, Kohei Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 9304247
    Abstract: Provided is a display device, which includes a light source, a light guide plate, a light conversion member, and a display panel. Light is incident to the light guide plate from the light source. The light conversion member is between the light source and the light guide plate. The display panel is on the light guide plate. The light guide plate includes a central region corresponding to an available display region of the display panel for displaying an image, an outer region around the central region, and a total reflection surface inclined from an optical axis of the light source, and disposed in the outer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In Jae Yeo, Eun Sung Seo
  • Patent number: 9151471
    Abstract: A light source device includes a first light source, a fluorescent material, a second light source, and a synthesis member. The synthesis member includes a visible light reflecting film, and a transmitting window which is disposed in the visible light reflecting film to transmit the visible light. The second light source, the fluorescent material and the synthesis member are mutually arranged in such positional relations that the transmitting window is positioned along optical axis of light emitted from the second light source and that generated light emitted from the fluorescent material is reflected in an optical axis direction of the light emitted from the second light source by the visible light reflecting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naotsugu Ogura
  • Patent number: 9116147
    Abstract: Compositions, methods, and systems for detecting small molecules using chemiluminescent signaling assay technology are provided. One system provided herein comprises a chromophore; an oxalate ester, a peroxide, and a modulating agent, wherein the modulating agent will perturb a chemiluminescent signal generated by an interaction among the chromophore, the oxalate ester, and a peroxide; and the perturbation will occur in response to an analyte. One method provided herein comprises combining a chromophore, an oxalate ester, a peroxide, and a modulating agent, wherein: the modulating agent will perturb a chemiluminescent signal generate by an interaction among the chromophore, the oxalate ester, and a peroxide; and the perturbation will occur in response to an analyte. Another method provides a colorimetric or fluorometric signal response in the presence of an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Eric V. Anslyn, Himali Hewage, Ronald Houk, Damon V. Borich, Robert E. Hanes, Jr., Jason A. Neeser
  • Patent number: 9104370
    Abstract: A tablet-type device that is suitable for use underwater or in a severe environment is provided. A length of waterproof vellum is stretched between two rollers to form a surface for recording information. The tablet is designed to be very easy to manipulate underwater, such as not to sink or ascend rapidly if let go. On the other hand, the device also includes provisions to allow the device to be secured to the user, another device, a surface, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Lloyd Hagan
  • Patent number: 8974068
    Abstract: A chemiluminescent light stick with zip tie attachment that includes an illuminable member having a first end and a second end, a connect aperture disposed upon the first end, and a zip tie disposed upon the connect aperture, wherein said chemiluminescent light stick with zip tie attachment is threadably securable to depend from an extant object and radiate light therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Thiessen
  • Publication number: 20150003037
    Abstract: This invention relates to a luminous straw in which a hollow straw body is provided. A luminous chamber is segmented in the straw body and an activator is filled into the luminous chamber. An inner tube is further provided in the luminous chamber and a glow chemical is encapsulated in the inner tube. The activator and the glow chemical are mixed together to conduct chemical reaction which results in fluorescent light emitting, and then both ends of the luminous chamber are sealed. The luminous straw body can attract the attention of customers so as to enhance product competitiveness. Therefore, its practical efficacy can be increased in its overall implementation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: KE-CHUAN LIU
  • Patent number: 8833954
    Abstract: As disclosed herein, a rechargable glow stick can be constructed from a photoluminescent material and light source. The rechargeable glow stick can be used to repeatedly illuminate a dark environment without continuously expending energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Calvin Griffin
  • Patent number: 8783886
    Abstract: An illumination system for use in a projection device is provided. The illumination system comprises a first light source, a second light source, an optical device, a wavelength transformer and a first dichroic mirror. The first light source and the second light source emit a first light beam and a second light beam respectively. The optical device defines a main optical axis and focuses the first light beam and the second light beam on a first focal point and a second focal point respectively, wherein the first focal point and the second focal point are disposed on two opposite sides of the main optical axis respectively. The wavelength transformer is disposed on the second focal point and transforms the second light beam into a third light beam. The first dichroic mirror is disposed between the light sources and the optical device. The first light beam and the second light beam are allowed to pass through the first dichroic mirror, and the third light beam is reflected by the first dichroic mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: June-Jei Huang
  • Publication number: 20140198478
    Abstract: A self-illuminating tooth for a vegetable lantern is provided. The self-illuminating tooth has a tooth portion with a front facing portion, a rear facing portion, and a cavity provided within the tooth portion provided on the rear facing portion. A tooth retention portion is coupled to the tooth portion and has a plurality of flights, each flight having a serrated edge. A light is provided within the cavity of the tooth portion. The light in certain examples comprises a chemiluminescent tooth insert and is replaceable within the cavity. In other examples, a light and switch mechanism are provided. The light may be selectively actuated to illuminate the tooth portion. A method of decorating a vegetable lantern and a kit are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Pumpkin Teeth LLC
    Inventor: Keith E. Ksobiech
  • Patent number: 8764209
    Abstract: A light module 1 includes a planar light emitting device 2, a wiring board 3, and an optical sheet 4. The wiring board 3 has a hole 8 for accommodating the planar light emitting device 2. The optical sheet 4 holds the planar light emitting device 2 and the wiring board 3 such that the planar light emitting device 2 accommodated in the hole 8 of the wiring board 3 and the wiring board 3 are flush with each other on the light emitting surface side of the light module 1. The optical sheet 4 holds the planar light emitting device 2 and the wiring board 3, and prevents dust and moisture from entering the inside the light module 1. This eliminates the necessity for the light module 1 to include a casing, packing, and the like. Therefore, the thickness of the module can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Sintarou Hayasi, Osamu Tanahasi, Satosi Fukano, Shinichi Anami, Shigetsugu Sumiyama, Motohiro Saimi, Hideharu Kawachi
  • Patent number: 8739440
    Abstract: An exemplary system comprises a power regulator and an emitting apparatus. The emitting apparatus is typically attached to or integrated with a display object, such as a merchandise package or container. A support structure, such as a point of purchase display, typically contains or supports one or more power regulators and display objects. The power regulator comprises a controller and a primary inductor, and the controller is adapted to provide a voltage or current to the primary inductor to generate a first primary inductor voltage. The emitting apparatus comprises an illumination source and a secondary inductor coupled to the illumination source. The illumination source is adapted to emit visible light when the power regulator is in an on state and when the secondary inductor is within a predetermined distance of the primary inductor. In exemplary embodiments, the first and second inductors are substantially planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Mark David Lowenthal, William Johnstone Ray, Peter Michael Bray, David R. Bowden
  • Patent number: 8739441
    Abstract: An exemplary power regulator apparatus provides power for illumination of a display object, such as a merchandise package or container, which has a light emitting apparatus comprising a secondary inductor and an illumination source. A support structure, such as a point of purchase display, typically contains or supports one or more power regulators and display objects. The power regulator comprises a controller and a primary inductor, and the controller is adapted to provide a voltage or current to the primary inductor to generate a primary inductor voltage. The controller may also comprise a plurality of switches and a memory adapted to store values for switching frequency or switch on-time durations or pulse widths. The illumination source emits visible light when the power regulator is in an on state and when the secondary inductor is within a predetermined distance of the primary inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Inc
    Inventors: Mark D. Lowenthal, William Johnstone Ray, David R. Bowden, Peter Michael Bray
  • Publication number: 20140092579
    Abstract: A chemiluminescent device comprising a luminous body with a cavity enclosed by a transparent or semitransparent film casing is described. Part of a luminous body is sheathed in a waterproof bag and separated from part of the luminous body out of the waterproof bag by a separating and sealing device from the exterior. Two or more sealed storage cavities are formed, and each waterproof bag is also sealed as a waterproof protective cavity. The corresponding storage cavities contain radiant agents and oxidizing agents in different storage cavities. In addition, radiant agents and/or oxidizing agents are respectively sealed in breakable storage bags provided with an aluminum foil wrap layer composed of one or more layers of aluminum foil. Furthermore, a chemiluminescent device with an image device can be provided, wherein the image device is arranged in the luminous body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Zhaoyang Jin
  • Patent number: 8684784
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, photo-chromic and phosphorescent toys are disclosed. A photo-chromic and phosphorescent toy includes both photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials applied to the toy such as through an ink, paint, plastic, or dye. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be supplied within a material of the toy or applied-to a surface of the toy at the factory. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be activated in various ways with various light activating devices that can generate an activating light with appropriate wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Shoot The Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Schmidt, William J. Hudson, Sunil W. Moothedah, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago, Brian D. Farley
  • Patent number: 8658066
    Abstract: Described herein are chemiluminescent powders that can be applied to a variety of substrates or incorporated into a variety of articles that are generally sensitive to existing chemiluminescent compositions. Methods for producing the chemiluminescent compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mega Glow, LLC
    Inventors: Perminder S. Bindra, Mark A. Kluttz, Reid Pannill, Shawn P. Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20140031196
    Abstract: To develop a Fenton reaction catalyst that can maintain divalent iron stably for a long period of time, can utilize trivalent iron or metallic iron, which is an inexpensive iron-supplying source, by converting into divalent iron, and is harmless to the human body and the environment, provided is a Fenton reaction catalyst, including, as an active component, a reaction product obtained by mixing a specific reducing organic substance (e.g., ascorbic acid, a polyphenol-containing plant component, or a plant dry distillation liquid component) with an iron-supplying source at a predetermined ratio in the presence of water. Also provided are a sterilization method, a pollutant degradation method, and a luminescence method based on chemiluminescence, which involve using the Fenton reaction catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Claudio Kendi Morikawa, Makoto Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8636371
    Abstract: Emergency lighting installation with a first reservoir and a second reservoir respectively for a first component and a second component of a liquid chemoluminescent product, and connected to product outlets in remote zones via a distributor system; a mixing system which includes receptor means of an activation signal, for mixing the components in response to the activation signal; sealing means which seal the reservoirs when the installation is not activated by the activation signal; an evacuation system that can be activated by the activation signal and connected to the reservoirs for mixing the components of the chemoluminescent product and evacuating them via the reservoirs and for impelling the luminescent product towards the product outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Innovation & Safety, S.L.
    Inventor: Sergio De Rico Herrero
  • Publication number: 20140003026
    Abstract: A biodegradable chemiluminescent article is provided. The article includes a chemiluminescent system including an oxalate component containing a solvent mixture of about 50 wt. % of propylene glycol dibenzoate and about 50 wt. % of methyl benzoate. A container is formed from a blend of at least one non-biodegradable polymer and an additive that makes the non-biodegradable polymer biodegradable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: OMNIGLOW, LLC
    Inventor: John Mark Friedson
  • Patent number: 8584591
    Abstract: A multiple-part marking system that comprises at least one first part comprising at least one oxalate ester, at least one fluorescer, and at least one inorganic salt chosen from sodium thiosulphate, potassium thiosulphate, cobalt acetate, copper acetate, lead acetate, cupric chloride, ferric chloride, calcium iodide, potassium iodide, and silver nitrate; and at least one second part comprising at least one peroxide and at least one catalyst chosen from sodium salicylate, lithium salicylate, 5-chlorolithium salicylate, triazoles (e.g., 1,2,3-triazole and 1,2,4-triazole), substituted triazoles (e.g., substituted 1,2,3-triazole and substituted 1,2,4-triazole), imidazoles, and substituted imidazoles. Light and heat are emitted when the two parts interact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cyalume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Cranor, Linda Jacob
  • Patent number: 8584590
    Abstract: A multiple-part marking system that comprises at least one first part comprising at least one oxalate ester, at least one fluorescer, and at least one inorganic salt; and at least one second part comprising at least one peroxide and at least one catalyst, wherein the at least one inorganic salt is chosen from sodium thiosulphate, potassium thiosulphate, cobalt acetate, copper acetate, lead acetate, cupric chloride, ferric chloride, calcium iodide, potassium iodide, and silver nitrate. Light and heat are emitted when the two parts interact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cyalume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Cranor, Linda Jacob
  • Patent number: 8562160
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing chemiluminescent or fluorescent material where the material(s) for the production of the chemiluminescent or fluorescent material are housed in separate compartments and mix when they exit those compartments. Also disclosed is a method of illumination by dispensing materials housed in an apparatus where the materials do not mix until they exit that apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Mario Knapp
  • Patent number: 8479656
    Abstract: A paintball includes first and second half shell portions, each with a recess that can hold liquid containing dyes or other marking pigments. The liquid in the second half shell portion is relatively viscous, or becomes so after being placed in the second shell portion. The second shell portion can then be inverted and the liquid will stay within it. Neither shell portion includes a barrier to hold the liquids in place. The second half shell portion can then be placed on and joined with the first half shell portion to form a paintball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hydro-Caps, LLC
    Inventors: Paul M. Ciesiun, Ronnie E. Bayless
  • Patent number: 8475024
    Abstract: A photoluminescent track for an emergency lighting system comprises an elongate holder and an elongate photoluminescent insert received in a channel extending lengthwise of the holder. The insert is a push-fit in the channel and is retained by engagement of opposed inwardly directed lips at the mouth of the channel with the upper side edges of the insert so that the upper surface of the insert is exposed within the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Saf-T-glo Limited
    Inventor: Peter David Stokes
  • Patent number: 8463463
    Abstract: Methods for flying multiple aircraft in a predetermined formation in which a relative navigation grid is emitted from at least one of the aircraft, a spatial relationship is calculated based on the emitted relative navigation grid, and a relative position of at least one aircraft is altered to position the aircraft in the predetermined formation when the spatial relationship does not conform with the predetermined formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Michael Steven Feldmann, Jerry Lynne Page
  • Patent number: 8425063
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for an article of manufacture for use in a weapon sight wherein the article of manufacture comprises a passively charged photoluminescent material. When installed in a weapon sight, the passively charged photoluminescent material provides light to a fiber optic of the weapon sight during low light conditions to illuminate a reticle pattern of the weapon sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Defense Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Martin Buckingham, Herbert Jones
  • Patent number: 8413359
    Abstract: An exemplary system comprises a power regulator and an emitting apparatus. The emitting apparatus is typically attached to or integrated with a display object, such as a merchandise package or container. A support structure, such as a point of purchase display, typically contains or supports one or more power regulators and display objects. The power regulator comprises a controller and a primary inductor, and the controller is adapted to provide a voltage or current to the primary inductor to generate a first primary inductor voltage. The emitting apparatus comprises an illumination source and a secondary inductor coupled to the illumination source. The illumination source is adapted to emit visible light when the power regulator is in an on state and when the secondary inductor is within a predetermined distance of the primary inductor. In exemplary embodiments, the first and second inductors are substantially planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Inc
    Inventors: Mark D. Lowenthal, William Johnstone Ray, David R. Bowden, Peter Michael Bray
  • Patent number: 8376561
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a non-pyrotechnic, light emitting projectile for marking and illuminating a target. The projectile generally contains a main body having frangible side walls, at least one frangible ampoule containing chemiluminescent reactant components, a substantially incompressible filler material positioned between the frangible side walls and ampoule, and a first and second end cap. The first end cap is designed to be traversable between a first position and a second position upon impact with an object, thus provides a force sufficient to rupture the frangible side walls and ampoules. Rupture of the ampoules causes intermixing of the chemiluminescent reactant components and formation of a chemiluminescent slurry. The second end cap provides sufficient energy transfer to the chemiluminescent slurry upon impact with a target to disperse the chemiluminescent slurry radially and outwardly with respect to the longitudinal axis of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cyalume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Cosimo Longo
  • Patent number: 8360589
    Abstract: A sealed, chemiluminescent novelty device includes a housing having side walls and a bottom wall to define a housing and a lid sealable to the housing. The lid has a flexible membrane with a depending plunger. A sealed charge having side walls and a top wall with a flexible membrane, is positioned in the housing. The charge has an activation post aligned with the membrane. A sealed, frangible ampoule is disposed in the charge. A first chemical is disposed in the charge, outside of the ampoule and a second chemical is disposed in the ampoule. Pressure applied to the housing lid urges contact with the charge top wall to urge the top wall to move the activation post into contact with the ampoule to break the ampoule allowing the first and second chemicals to mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Omniglow LLC
    Inventor: John M. Friedson
  • Publication number: 20130017270
    Abstract: A Fenton reaction catalyst including a reaction product as an active component, in which the reaction product is obtained by using roasted and ground coffee beans (in particular, coffee grounds) or tea leaves (in particular, tea dregs) as feedstocks for supplying a component having a reduction effect, and mixing the feedstocks for supplying the component having a reduction effect with an iron-supplying source containing divalent or trivalent iron in the presence of water. The Fenton reaction catalyst can be used to generate hydroxy radicals from hydrogen peroxide. The Fenton reaction catalyst can maintain iron in a divalent state for a long period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Claudio Kendi Morikawa, Makoto Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8322871
    Abstract: An optical fiber tracing system for efficiently tracing one or more optical fibers within a fiber-optic communication system. The optical fiber tracing system generally includes an optical fiber and a luminescent member positioned adjacent to the optical fiber. The luminescent member illuminates along the length thereof for allowing a selective visual tracing of an individual optical fiber or group of optical fibers. The luminescent member is preferably comprised of an electroluminescent wire (EL wire) that extends along the length of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Knaggs, Chris A. Dinwoodie, Michael VanMansum
  • 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: 20120233895
    Abstract: A photoluminescent device and a photoluminescent exit sign. The photoluminescent device includes a polymer matrix having a light-emitting exterior surface for emission of photoluminescent light therefrom. The photoluminescent device has a plurality of UV or visible-light excited phosphor particles included in the polymer matrix. The phosphor particles have a concentration greater in an exterior region of the polymer matrix proximate the light-emitting exterior surface than in an interior region of the polymer matrix. The exit sign includes at least two plates interlocked together with at least one typographical character disposed on the plates. The typographical character is formed from the polymer matrix containing the phosphor particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: AFTERGLOW, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard James Martin, Gregory Louis Bender, Thomas Wells Brignall, JR., Herbert George Jones
  • Publication number: 20120230009
    Abstract: A flat profile chemiluminescent device includes first and second films sealed to one another to define an internal compartment and a liquid tight periphery. An absorbent member is disposed within the internal compartment. At least one openable ampoule is disposed adjacent the absorbent member. The ampoule contains an oxalate solution. An activator solution is disposed in the absorbent member. When the ampoule is are opened, the oxalate solution from the ampoule mixes with the activator solution in the absorbent member to effect a localized chemiluminescent effects. When two ampoules are employed, a transitional region is defined between the respective localized chemiluminescent effects where the respective localized effects contact, to produce a blended chemiluminescent effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: OMIGLOW, LLC
    Inventor: John M. Friedson
  • Patent number: 8253337
    Abstract: A lighting system for an emergency exit from an occupied space: an array of lighting elements located around the emergency exit to illuminate the exit and facilitate egress for an occupant of the space; a control unit; and sensors to detect one or more trigger conditions and actuate the lighting elements in response to a first trigger condition from any of the sensors, the sensors comprising: an impulse detector operable to send a signal to the control unit indicating that the impulse detector has experienced an impulse; and a roll and/or pitch detector operable to send a signal to the control unit indicating that the roll and/or pitch detector has experienced roll and/or pitch, wherein upon detection of the first trigger condition the control unit actuates one or more of the lighting elements to illuminate the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: AeroGlow Ltd.
    Inventor: Ross Michael Kilby
  • Patent number: 8250794
    Abstract: An emergency information sign (10) comprising a base substrate (12) and an indicia layer (14) positioned over the base substrate (12). Exposed areas (24) of the base substrate (12) and covering areas (26) of the indicia layer (14) together form emergency information indicia. The base substrate (12) and the indicia layer (14) each carry phosphorescent materials (20, 22), which absorb and store light from a primary light source (16/18) and emit this stored light during dark conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Hannington
  • Patent number: 8197111
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes an excitation light source that emits excitation light, a wavelength conversion member, a light guide, and a light guide distal end member. The wavelength conversion member absorbs the excitation light emitted from the excitation light source, converts its wavelength, and releases light of a predetermined wavelength band. The light guide in which the center part (core) of its cross section has a refractive index that is higher than the refractive index of the peripheral portion (cladding) guides the excitation light emitted from the excitation light source to the wavelength conversion member. The light guide distal end member supports a distal end of the light guide on the wavelength conversion member side. The light guide distal end member is formed from a material that reflects the excitation light and/or the light that has undergone wavelength conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Atsutomo Hama, Tomotaka Honda, Shinichi Nagahama, Junji Takeichi, Yoshinori Murazaki, Hiroto Tamaki, Yukihiro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20120097063
    Abstract: A multiple-part marking system that comprises at least one first part comprising at least one oxalate ester, at least one fluorescer, and at least one inorganic salt chosen from sodium thiosulphate, potassium thiosulphate, cobalt acetate, copper acetate, lead acetate, cupric chloride, ferric chloride, calcium iodide, potassium iodide, and silver nitrate; and at least one second part comprising at least one peroxide and at least one catalyst chosen from sodium salicylate, lithium salicylate, 5-chlorolithium salicylate, triazoles (e.g., 1,2,3-triazole and 1,2,4-triazole), substituted triazoles (e.g., substituted 1,2,3-triazole and substituted 1,2,4-triazole), imidazoles, and substituted imidazoles. Light and heat are emitted when the two parts interact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Earl Cranor, Linda Jacob
  • Publication number: 20120092849
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to illumination devices and methods of generating light for extended periods of time without requiring an outside source of power, recharging, refueling or maintenance. The devices of the present disclosure comprise a plurality of quantum dots and a radioisotope, and may be used in numerous ways, for example, for the marking critical areas or paths, for the illumination of pathways in aircraft, ships, trains, buildings, and other facilities where these routes must be precisely delineated or identified for safety reasons, for the inclusion of signs or other indicia that must be illuminated at all times, as well as many military uses, such as for the demarcation of temporary airfields for fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters or for IFF (identification friend or foe).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Maurice P. Bianchi, Timothy R. Kilgore, Arthur F. Cooper, David A. Deamer
  • Patent number: 8137597
    Abstract: A one-part, pressure activated chemiluminescent material is disclosed. The free-flowing powder is made by coating microcapsules, filled with a solvent and dye, with a powdered oxalate and a solid source for hydrogen peroxide. The reaction begins when the capsules are crushed, releasing the solvent, which dissolves the oxalate and the source for hydrogen peroxide. The resulting reaction transfers energy to the dye, which produces light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Lawrence L. Brott, Brian E. O'Toole, Christopher A. Vaiana, Rajesh R. Naik
  • Patent number: 8127477
    Abstract: An exemplary system comprises a power regulator and an emitting apparatus. The emitting apparatus is typically attached to or integrated with a display object, such as a merchandise package or container. A support structure, such as a point of purchase display, typically contains or supports one or more power regulators and display objects. The power regulator comprises a controller and a primary inductor, and the controller is adapted to provide a voltage or current to the primary inductor to generate a first primary inductor voltage. The emitting apparatus comprises an illumination source and a secondary inductor coupled to the illumination source. The illumination source is adapted to emit visible light when the power regulator is in an on state and when the secondary inductor is within a predetermined distance of the primary inductor. In exemplary embodiments, the first and second inductors are substantially planar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: NthDegree Technologies Worldwide Inc
    Inventors: Mark D. Lowenthal, David R. Bowden, William Johnstone Ray, Peter Michael Bray