With Ventilating Or Cooling Patents (Class 362/345)
  • Patent number: 10622281
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a power module comprising a heat sink, a substrate on which a power die is attached, the power module further comprises between the substrate and the heat sink, a first and a second materials, the first material having a thermal conductivity that is higher than the thermal conductivity of the second material, the second material having a first cavity below the power die and the first material is in the first cavity of the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Nicolas Degrenne
  • Patent number: 10424699
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes lead electrodes, and a housing including a resin molded body. The resin molded body has a first outer surface facing toward a first direction, a second outer surface facing toward a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and a recess having an opening on the second outer surface and a bottom opposite to the opening in the second direction. Each of the lead electrodes includes an outer lead portion, and an inner lead portion to define the bottom of the recess. The outer lead portion is provided on the first outer surface and includes an inward surface and an outward surface opposite to the inward surface. The inward surface faces the first outer surface and is covered by a light-transmissive covering film. The outward surface is opposite to the inward surface in the first direction and is exposed from the light-transmissive covering film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Hideaki Tosuke
  • Patent number: 9982847
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising at least a first light source and at least a first heat dissipation element. At least a first region of the dissipation element comprises at least one material selected from among (1) sintered silicon carbide, (2) a sintered mixture of silicon carbide and at least one other ceramic material, (3) a sintered mixture of silicon carbide and at least one metal other than aluminum, (4) a sintered mixture of silicon carbide, at least one other ceramic material and at least one metal other than aluminum and (5) a sintered mixture of silicon carbide, at least one other ceramic material and at least one metal. Also, a lighting device comprising at least a first light source and heat conducting means for dissipating heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Paul Van De Ven, Thomas G. Coleman, Gerald H. Negley
  • Patent number: 9182082
    Abstract: The present invention provides an LED-light heatsink and a light-emitting diode (LED) lamp having the same heatsink. The LED-light heatsink comprises: a hollow heatsink body; and a heatsink baseplate for enclosing one end of the heatsink body. The present invention can significantly improve the heat-dissipation effect of an LED-light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Ling Zhu
  • Patent number: 9088731
    Abstract: A light source includes a first light emitting source (2), a second light emitting source (3), a color-adjusting apparatus (1) with light wavelength conversion material, a control unit, and a positioning apparatus provided on the color-adjusting apparatus (1). The positioning apparatus sends a positioning signal which indicates a position of the color-adjusting apparatus to the control unit. The control unit outputs a control signal to the power switch of the second light emitting source so that the second light emitting source is controlled to stop emitting the light when the light generated by the color-adjusting apparatus is the same as that of the first light emitting source. A control method for light source and a projection system having light source are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventors: Yi Li, Quanquan Chen
  • Patent number: 9066407
    Abstract: A dedicated power source for LED lamps capable of reliably detecting attachment of an LED lamp is provided. A dedicated power source has a DC power source portion, and includes a lighting circuit which receives power supplied from the DC power source portion and light-controls an LED lamp including an LED element and a detection resistor connected in parallel to the LED element and an attachment detecting portion for detecting attachment of the LED lamp based on a voltage level changing in accordance with attachment/detachment of the detection resistor by attachment/detachment of the LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignees: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Terasaka, Hiroshi Kubota, Masahiko Kamata, Naoko Iwai, Takeshi Saito, Hiroki Nakagawa, Katsunobu Hamamoto, Hiroyuki Sako
  • Patent number: 9039238
    Abstract: A lighting module may be provided that includes: a light emitter; a clad metal substrate which is disposed under the light emitter; an insulating structure which insulates the light emitter from the clad metal substrate; an optical structure which is disposed on the light emitter; and a case which is disposed on the optical structure and is coupled to the clad metal substrate, wherein the light emitter includes a semiconductor based light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Soo Kim, Young Ho Shin, Ki Man Park, Bu Kwan Je, Sang Hoon Park, Ye Seul Yang
  • Patent number: 9028084
    Abstract: A refrigerator with an ultraviolet LED may be provided that includes: a base disposed on a first member and a second member which are placed within the refrigerator and have one surfaces having facing directions crossing each other; a first fixing member disposed between the base and the first member; a second fixing member disposed between the base and the second member; and an ultraviolet LED being disposed on the top surface of the base and emitting light toward the interior space of the refrigerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hyoung Maeng, Dong Nyung Lim, Sang Jun Hong, Young Suck Byun, Dae Soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 9010962
    Abstract: An adjusting unit disposed between a housing including at least one or more semiconductor optical devices and a case accommodating an SMPS, so as to adjust the height of the casing. At least one or more light emitting modules are mounted on the bottom surface of the housing, and a position determining unit is disposed in the housing in correspondence to an edge of the light emitting module. A heat sink unit is provided in correspondence to the top surface of the housing. Therefore, transport costs can be significantly reduced by securing the loading space. The semiconductor optical devices serving as a light source can be appropriately arranged, and the semiconductor optical devices can be mounted at accurate positions. Furthermore, products can be rapidly mass-produced due to a simplified manufacturing process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Posco LED Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Wan Kim, Min Uk Yoo, Min Su Kim, Jung Hwa Kim
  • Patent number: 8998456
    Abstract: An optical transmission apparatus having a temperature control function includes: a package having a cavity; a cooler mounted in the cavity and controlling temperature; and a substrate mounted on the cooler and including a light source mounted thereon to generate light. In spite of the presence of the cooler, the apparatus can be implemented to be compact and have a simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jong Jin Lee, Kwon Seob Lim
  • Patent number: 8992041
    Abstract: A lamp may include an outer shell having heat conductivity and a base provided in the outer shell. The outer shell may include a light source support, and a heat radiating surface exposed to the outside of the outer shell. The light source support may, in some examples, be formed integrally with the heat radiating surface. A light source may be supported on the light source support. The light source may be heated during lighting, and be thermally connected to the light source support. In some examples, the light source may be covered by a cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeru Osawa
  • Patent number: 8974091
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating structure for an LED lamp has a lamp cover, and a power conversion device and a ceramic substrate mounted inside the lamp cover. The lamp cover has multiple heat-dissipating holes and multiple mounting ears. Each mounting ear is formed on an edge of one of the heat-dissipating holes and is bent inwardly with the heat-dissipating hole uncovered. The ceramic substrate is mounted on the mounting ears. The ceramic substrate has multiple LEDs mounted thereon, absorbs heat generated when the LEDs emit light and conducts the heat to the lamp cover through the mounting ears. The heat generated when the LEDs are lit and the power conversion converts a mains power is transferred to a heat convection space between the ceramic substrate and the lamp cover, and is further dissipated to an ambient environment, thereby achieving fast heat dissipation and a light LED lamp without an additional heat sink thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Liquidleds Lighting Corp.
    Inventor: David Huang
  • Patent number: 8967842
    Abstract: Lamp assemblies for reducing headlamp condensation are disclosed. One example lamp assembly includes a lamp housing including a front housing and a rear housing forming a lamp cavity; a light source extending from the rear housing into the lamp cavity; a reflector extending around the light source; and a duct extending between the rear housing and the reflector from the light source to a remote section of the lamp cavity spaced from the light source. The duct can include a duct cavity configured to draw air from the remote section of the lamp cavity toward the light source to reduce condensation in the lamp cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Manish Shah, Michal Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 8944638
    Abstract: Provided are a light source device that can effectively cool a surface side of a light-emitting element substrate, and a projection type display device that includes the same. The light source device includes substrate (290), light-emitting element (210), optical element (400), and optical element support member (300). Two through-holes (220) are formed in substrate (290). Light-emitting element (210) is mounted on substrate (290). Optical element support member (300) is located to surround two through-holes (220) and light-emitting element (210), and forms, with substrate (290), flow path (700) that passes through light exit surface (211) of light-emitting element (210). Each through-hole (220) and flow path (700) are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8939611
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes a photonic device that generates light. The lighting apparatus includes a printed circuit board (PCB) on which the photonic device is located. The lighting apparatus includes a diffuser cap having a curved profile covering the PCB and the photonic device. The diffuser cap has a textured surface for scattering light generated by the photonic device. The lighting apparatus includes a thermally conductive cup that surrounds the diffuser cap and thermal conductively coupled to the PCB. The cup has a reflective inner surface that reflects light transmitting through the diffuser cap. The lighting apparatus includes a heat dissipation structure for dissipating heat generated by the photonic device. The heat dissipation structure is thermally coupled to the cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: TSMC Solid State Lighting Ltd.
    Inventors: Pei-Wen Ko, Wei-Yu Yeh
  • Patent number: 8919964
    Abstract: A light source device includes: a tubelar body disposed in the front side of a reflection mirror in the light emission direction and surrounding an arc tube; a pair of ducts connecting with the tubelar body and provided with a first channel and a second channel to guide air; and a channel switching mechanism which allows air to flow through the first channel or the second channel. The tubelar body includes a pair of communicating ports configured to supply air flowing through the first channel and the second channel toward the light emission portion. The pair of the communicating ports are disposed on a virtual line passing through the center line of the arc tube and crossing the vertical direction and the horizontal direction as viewed in a direction along the center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Miyata
  • Patent number: 8905573
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light body having a light source near one end for emitting light in a substantially transverse direction; a switch actuator near the end of the light body for controlling the light source; and a stowable hanger affixed to the light body near the end thereof. The light body may have an external opening and a given cross-sectional shape and size for receiving a light source module having an exterior of the given cross-sectional shape and size. The light source module may comprise: a light source, a reflector, a heat sink thermally coupled to the light source, a lens, reflector, and a lens ring holding the lens. The portable light may also comprise: a clip extending adjacent the light body in a longitudinal direction, wherein the clip is rotatably mounted so as to be movable about the light body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Matthew B. Dalton
  • Patent number: 8905575
    Abstract: An indirect troffer-style lighting fixture that is particularly well-suited for use with solid state light sources. An elongated heat sink with a mount surface for light sources runs longitudinally along the fixture. To facilitate heat dissipation, a portion of the heat sink is exposed to the ambient room environment. An elongated specular reflector also runs along the device proximate to the heat sink. The heat sink and the specular reflector are mounted such that a spatial relationship is maintained. Some of the light from the sources impinges directly on the specular reflector and is redirected towards a back surface. The back surface defines a luminous surface that receives light directly from the sources and redirected light from the specular reflector. The back surface and the heat sink mechanically obscure any images of the light sources in the specular reflector such that they are not visible in a viewing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John Durkee, Paul Kenneth Pickard
  • Patent number: 8899778
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical cavity structure of an LED lighting apparatus comprising a base, a light reflector, LED module, and a light cover. The light reflector can be integrally formed with the base or an independent unit. An optical cavity is constructed by the base, light reflector and light cover altogether, and the LED module is attached to the base received within the optical cavity. The light reflector can be symmetrical with inclined angle or as a conical shape provided on two sides opposing to the direction of light from the LED module. The inner surface of the light reflector is a light reflecting surface. The light cover is attached to the light reflector. As a result, the light from the LED is gathered and reflected by the light reflecting surface via the angle and shape of the light reflector to achieve an enhanced luminance range and illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mei-Ling Yang, Chin-Chia Chang
  • Patent number: 8888327
    Abstract: A lamp assembly comprising a housing having a front surface, a cavity, and a mounting rod, a reflector having an opening and mounted within the cavity, a light source removably mounted within the cavity and the opening, a cap removably secured to the housing, a lens disposed between the cap and the housing, a heat shield, and wherein the heat shield is disposed between the lens and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Richard L. Cleghorn, Marcus J. Shotey
  • Patent number: 8840282
    Abstract: An LED based light for replacing an incandescent bulb comprises a base having a first end and a second end. A connector is fixed to the first end of the base and adapted to physically connect to an incandescent light fixture. A light structure extends from the second end of the base and has an inner surface defining a cavity and an opposing exterior outer surface, and at least one LED is arranged outward from the inner surface. A heat dissipating structure for the at least one LED extends into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Simon, John Ivey
  • Publication number: 20140268797
    Abstract: A light engine that allows for customization and easy adjustability of various properties of the distributed light. The light engine includes an optic holder having threads that engage with threads of a mounting ring to allow a lower reflector and/or a diffuser lens to be replaced without removing the entire light engine from the installation. The light engine also includes an upper reflector that interfaces with the optic holder so that the upper reflector also can be easily replaced without removing the entire light engine from the installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Algimantas J. Gabrius, Douglas Dewayne Grove, Joseph J. Onda, Carl Jason Schoeneberg, Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Patent number: 8833990
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus (14) includes a heat sink (28), a heat conductive post (26) having a plurality of faces (36), one or more light engines (30) coupled to each of a plurality of faces (36), a connector (32) to provide power to the light engine (30) when electrically coupled to a lamp socket, and a grommet (34). The grommet (34) is secured to and extends around a perimeter of the heat conductive post (26) and includes a radial groove (48) receiving a rim (21) of an opening (20) of a reflector (12) such that a first and a second portion (50, 51) of the grommet (34) extend beyond the rim (21) and over a portion of an interior and an exterior surface (23, 25) of the reflector (12) to secure the lamp apparatus (14) to the opening (20) of the reflector (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tessnow, Ronald Boyd, Lawrence M. Rice
  • Patent number: 8807803
    Abstract: AN LED lighting device of an aircraft for maneuvers of landing, and/or take-off, and/or taxiing, and/or searching comprising: one or more light-emitting modules including a light-emitting semiconductor device configured for emitting a light radiation; a supporting substrate carrying the light-emitting semiconductor device; a curved reflector having a concave reflecting surface and defining a plane of emission, wherein the concave reflecting surface has a semiparabolic shape obtained by sectioning a semiparaboloid along two mutually parallel cutting planes, and is arranged facing the light-emitting semiconductor device in such a way as to collect the light radiation and generate a radiation reflected through the plane of emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Sirio Panel S.p.A.
    Inventors: Francesco Fabbri, Paolo Vanni, David La Paola
  • Patent number: 8801217
    Abstract: The invention relates to a recessed light having a base body for holding a light source and a dome-shaped reflector which can be detachably fastened to the base body by means of a connecting element. The connecting element is designed such that an optical element for influencing the emission of light is accommodated and fixed when the base body and the reflector are fitted together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Zumtobel Lighting GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Oehle, Stephan Pieper
  • Patent number: 8794789
    Abstract: In a LED warning light, straight light units are fixed to straight peripheries of a warning light body, and curved light units are fixed to joints adjacent to two respective straight peripheries. Each straight light unit includes a light base, a reflective plate, a heat dispersion cover and a front cover. LED lights are arranged on the light base. The front cover is perpendicular to the light base opposite to the reflective plate. The reflective plate has light reflective elements connected to each other in a straight line. Light rays emitted from the LEDs are reflected by the reflective plate and then given off perpendicularly to the front cover. The vertical distance from an upper periphery of the arc top of the light reflective element to the corresponding inner surface of the heat dispersion cover is more than or equal to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ningbo Yinzhou Self Photoelectron Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 8794797
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illuminator apparatus comprising one or more LEDs and one or more current control components and/or other illuminator components coupled in a thermally conductive manner to a circuit board. The circuit board, in turn, is in a thermally conductive manner integrated into a cooling element which serves as a frame part of the illuminator in order to transfer heat generated by the LEDs and the current control components and/or the other components through the circuit board to the cooling element and therefrom further to other structures of the illuminator and to an ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Teknoware Oy
    Inventor: Jouko Kuisma
  • Patent number: 8783894
    Abstract: A lighting system is described. The lighting system includes a lamp and a first container including a first phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is conducted to the first phase change material. The system also includes a second container including a second phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is also conducted to the second phase change material, and the second phase change material has a transition point temperature lower than the transition point temperature of the first phase change material of the first container to account for a temperature drop between the second container and the first container. The lighting system also includes a temperature sensor for reducing lamp power if the lamp becomes too hot, and a mounting bracket which may also conduct heat away from the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Lumenetix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hitchcock, James Kingman, Matthew D. Weaver, Dustin Cochran, Sanjoy Ghose
  • Patent number: 8740393
    Abstract: A guiding device and a projector comprising the same are provided. The projector comprises a blower and a bulb. The blower is used for cooling the bulb. The guiding device is disposed between the blower and the bulb, and comprises a body and a flapper. The body of the guiding device is formed with a first outlet and a second outlet. The first outlet and the second outlet are adapted to guide the blower to form a first airflow and a second airflow, respectively. The flapper is disposed in the second outlet and moves along a direction of gravity to partially cover the second outlet to force the second airflow to flow towards a portion of the bulb away from the direction of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Jui Lin, Hsiu-Ming Chang, Hui-Chih Lin
  • Patent number: 8729781
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric lamp (102) comprising a primary semiconductor light source (104) in thermal communication with a primary reflector (106). Herein, the primary reflector (106) is reflective, transparent and/or translucent. The primary reflector (106) is configured for transferring heat generated by the primary semiconductor light source (104) during operation away from said primary semiconductor light source (104). As a result, the electric lamp (102) according to the invention effectively reduces the number of parts comprised in the electric lamp (102), thereby lowering the costs of manufacturing the electric lamp (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Berend Jan Willem Ter Weeme, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems, Salvatore Cassarino, Rudolf Georg Hechfellner
  • Patent number: 8710721
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light-emitting diode (LED) light source module, a heat-dissipating unit and a phosphor-converted cover. The heat-dissipating unit is disposed below the LED light source module. The phosphor-converted cover covers the LED light source module. The phosphor-converted cover has an accommodating space, at least one air channel and a first air hole. The LED light source module is located in the accommodating space, and the first air hole is located above the LED light source module and connected to the air channel. An outside fluid passes through the accommodating space via the air channel to discharge heat generated by the LED light source module to outside via the first air hole. An aperture of the first air hole is between 0.01 millimeters and 1 millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Genesis Photonics Inc.
    Inventors: Yun-Li Li, Yi-Fan Li, Sheng-Yuan Sun
  • Patent number: 8702283
    Abstract: The invention is a grow light with reflectors that serve to conceal a vacuum air flow system. The air flow system does not interfere with the reflectors, which enables the reflectors to more efficiently reflect light to the plants being grown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Growlite, Inc.
    Inventors: Aubrey Ray Bradley, Jr., Robert Gordon Andersen
  • Patent number: 8684535
    Abstract: A cooling unit is provided which cools effectively a plurality of heat sources which are accommodated within small-sized electronic equipment such as a projector. There is provided a cooling unit in which a plurality of base plates 81a, 130a are disposed adjacent closely to each other, each of the base plates 81a, 130a has flat plate-shaped radiating fin 81b, 130b which is erected on rear sides thereof, each of the radiating fin 81b, 130b erected on the base plates 81a, 130a has extending portions 81d, 130d which extends over the rear sides of the base plates 81a, 130a which are adjacent to each other, and one or a plurality of heat sources are heat connected to front sides of the base plates 81a, 130a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masanori Ohta
  • Patent number: 8641236
    Abstract: An LED device has an LED assembly connected to or abutting a heat sink, the heat sink connected to a cooling bridge and optionally enclosed within insulated connector end caps and crossover end caps and within a reflector cover and side cover. The cooling bridge conducts heat to the heat sink away from the reflector cover, and side cover, where the heat may be removed by a circulating coolant. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 C.F.R. ยง1.72(b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Air Motion Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron D. Martinez, Jared J. Wertz
  • Patent number: 8632227
    Abstract: One heat removal assembly includes a plurality of fins configured to receive heat from a light emitting diode. In the plurality of fins, two adjacent fins are separated by a gap width, and each fin has a fin length. The heat removal assembly also includes a duct configured to draw a stack-effect airflow through the plurality of fins to remove heat from the plurality of fins. The gap width separating two adjacent fins and the fin length of each of the fins are configured to prevent boundary layer choking the plurality of fins. The heat removal assembly also includes a conductor and a thermal storage system configured to receive heat from the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Lumenetix, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140009942
    Abstract: A reflector for a strip-type LED lamp. The reflector is generally of U-section, longitudinally elongated, and formed by a longitudinally extending floor formed with a plurality of holes adapted to be aligned with respective LEDs of the lamp, and a pair of longitudinally extending side walls projecting transversely from outer edges of the floor and diverging away from the floor. The side walls have respective outer edges deflectable elastically transversely toward each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Michael KRAMER
  • Patent number: 8616736
    Abstract: An oriented circular light-reflecting plate with triangular micro prisms having identical cross sections and a circular plate lamp made therefrom, wherein a plurality of annular micro prism bodies (111) are arranged on the prism surface (11) of the light-reflecting plate (1), the cross sections through the central axis are triangles, which have the same shapes, the same cross sectional areas and the same distances along the diameter direction, the apex of the triangle closest to the central axial line has the shortest distance away from the smooth surface (12) of the light-reflecting plate, and the apices of the triangles towards the periphery of the light-reflecting plate have the successively increasing distances away from the smooth surface 912) of the light-reflecting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Dingguo Pan
  • Patent number: 8596826
    Abstract: Light engines that include a plurality of light sources each covered with an optic The optic includes a chamber that receives the light source. In one embodiment, tubes connect adjacent light sources. Coolant is introduced into the tubes and circulates into the chamber of each optic, thus removing thermal energy from the chamber. In other embodiments, the light engines include a heat sink provided with channels. Coolant may be introduced into one of the channels, and may then circulate into the chamber of each optic to remove heat generated by the light source from the chamber. The channels provide a fluid path for the coolant to move between the different optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Januk Aggarwal, Yaser S. Abdelsamed, Raymond C. Rice
  • Patent number: 8585255
    Abstract: A light emitting bulb is provided. The light emitting bulb comprises a light source and a cover. The light source is for emitting light. The cover defines an inner space and the light source is disposed inside the cover and heat conductively connected to the cover. The cover is made of heat conductive material and capable of reflecting the light emitted by the light source into the inner space. Therein, a plurality of apertures is formed on the cover to let the light emitted by the light source disposed within the cover emit out from the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Dynascan Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Tsung-I Wang
  • Patent number: 8585248
    Abstract: Disclosed is a luminaire comprising a plurality of side heat sinking panels, a plurality of circuit boards, and a middle heat sinking panel having a plurality of side apertures and having a diffusely reflective surface. Each printed circuit board has an electrically-insulated back surface and has a selectively electrically-insulated front surface having exposed electrical contacts coupled to light emitting diodes. Each printed circuit board is sandwiched between a respective side heat sinking panel and the middle heat sinking panel with a compressive force and with at least one light emitting diode associated with each side aperture directing light toward the diffusely reflective surface for illumination of an area facing the diffusely reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: NuLEDs, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Isaacson
  • Patent number: 8579473
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminaire (2) and an illumination system (12). The luminaire according to the invention comprises a light exit window (30) for emitting light from the luminaire, and a reflective screen (40) arranged opposite the light exit window. The luminaire further comprises a light source (20) which is arranged for indirect illumination of the light exit window via the reflective screen. The light source is arranged near the light exit window on an imaginary plane P substantially parallel to the light exit window and emits light away from the light exit window. The luminaire further comprises a specularly reflective part (43) as part of the reflective screen, which specularly reflective part is concavely shaped for reflecting at least part of the light emitted by the light source towards a diffusely reflective part (42) of the reflective screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Petrus A. J. Holten, Giorgia Tordini, Vincent Fabriek
  • Patent number: 8573802
    Abstract: A lighting device including a heat radiating body defining a cavity and a circumference, a reflective structure within the cavity, a light emitting module unit on the circumference of the heat radiating body, and a cover disposed under the light emitting module unit and reflecting light emitted from the light emitting module unit to the reflective structure, such light then being reflected by the reflective structure to the outside of the heat radiating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungho Hong, Seok Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 8573817
    Abstract: A light device including a housing, a cooling unit and a light emitting unit is disclosed. The housing has an assembly opening and an electrical base. The cooling unit is in the housing and has a heat dissipating seat, a driving member electrically connecting with the electrical base, and a fan wheel rotatably coupled with the driving member. The heat dissipating seat has a lateral wall coupled with the housing, an inner air channel formed in the lateral wall, a base portion arranged in the inner air channel for the driving member to be mounted, and at least one through hole penetrating the base portion and communicating with the inner air channel. The light emitting unit is coupled with the heat dissipating seat and electrically connects with the electrical base. An outer air channel is formed between the lateral wall and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: I-Le Fang
  • Patent number: 8567978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight module. The backlight module comprises a back bezel, at least one light source, a light guide plate and a heat dissipation frame. The light source is disposed in a recess of the light guide plate. The heat dissipation frame is configured to support the light guide plate and the light source, and to dissipate the heat of the light guide plate and the light source. The back bezel is configured to carry the light guide plate, the light source and the heat dissipation frame. The invention can improve the heat dissipation effect of the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yicheng Kuo, Pangling Zhang
  • Patent number: 8550679
    Abstract: A reflector housing includes a reflective inner surface, a neck portion defining a substantially cylindrical cavity with a rear opening in which a light source can be fitted to the housing, and a ventilation duct extending radially from the cavity and having a ventilation hole opening into the rear opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Cyril Herbin, Olivier Grebert
  • Patent number: 8540402
    Abstract: An illustrative thermally managed light includes a light source, for example an LED array, a heatsink having a tapered outer surface, the light source thermally coupled with the heatsink, a housing having a tapered interior surface portion, and a securing device coupling the heatsink and the rear end of the housing. The securing device, for example a tensioning device, adapted to retain the outer surface of the heatsink in thermal contact with the tapered interior surface of the housing, thus transferring and dissipating the heat from the light source into the environment around the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Guercio, Jun Xiang
  • Patent number: 8534880
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting system and method is inherently configurable into a variety of new and retrofit lamp applications. This reduces fixture costs by incorporating the heat removal method, light guide system, and a chassis into one easy to assemble and install structure. It also allows for configuration of a lighting system for determining overall height, overall inner and outer radii, light directivity, lighting intensity, and thermal performance. In retrofit applications, the lighting system can be configured to minimize installation costs. In a preferred embodiment, a LED lighting system is comprised of sub assemblies of LED circuit strips or arrays conjoined to create a multifaceted structure. Each sub-assembly has LEDs mounted on a circuit substrate with conductors to electrically connect the LEDs. These circuits are thermally interfaced and attached to thermally conductive material selected, treated, or processed to obtain desired light reflecting properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Analog Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: William C. Berg, Gary L. Johnson, Joshua M. J. Muonio
  • Patent number: 8517574
    Abstract: A lamp comprises a housing, an inner shell, a fan, a heat sink and a lighting module. The housing has a first compartment and a first opening on an end thereof. The inner shell is adapted to be received in the first compartment and has a second compartment and a second opening on an end thereof, wherein the second opening is aligned with the first opening. An air channel is formed between the housing and the inner shell in the first compartment. The inner shell further comprises a through-hole allowing the first compartment to communicate with the second compartment. The fan is located adjacent to the through-hole and has two air-flowing sides for drawing air in and out of the lamp. The heat sink has a bottom plate with one face facing the fan. The lighting module is adapted to be coupled to another face of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Ming-Tsung Li
  • Patent number: 8491163
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lighting apparatus includes a main body including a flat thermal conduction surface. The thermal conduction surface contacts a back surface of a board. Light-emitting devices are mounted on a front surface of the board. An optical member is opposed to a peripheral part of the board on the front surface side of the board. The optical member is fastened to the main body by fastening members, to push the peripheral part of the board against the heat conduction surface of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignees: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kazunari Higuchi, Takayoshi Moriyama, Yutaka Honda, Kenji Nezu, Shinichi Kumashiro
  • Patent number: 8487517
    Abstract: A lamp includes a housing, a heat sink, a cooling fan and a light-emitting module. The housing has an assembling opening and an electrical connection member on two ends thereof, wherein the housing further comprises an inner wall and a portion of the inner wall adjacent to the assembling opening is an air-guiding wall. The heat sink has a base plate disposed at the assembling opening of the housing, wherein the base plate has at least one partitioning board defining an air channel of the heat sink. A first air-guiding opening is formed between the air-guiding wall and the at least one partitioning board, and a second air-guiding opening is formed between the air channel and the air-guiding wall. The cooling fan is coupled with the heat sink and has an impeller. The light-emitting module is coupled with the base plate of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Sunowealth Electric Machines Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: I-Le Fang, Wei-Jen Chen, Ming-Tsung Li