Housing Patents (Class 362/362)
  • Patent number: 10324248
    Abstract: A film, a backlight module and a display device are provided. The film includes: a first body having a platy structure, a protrusion protruded from an edge of the first body in a plane where the first body is located, and a positioning structure intersected with one surface of the protrusion wherein the positioning structure includes a second body and one or more openings; the second body includes a blocking portion and a connecting portion; the blocking portion is connected with the protrusion through the connecting portion; and the one or more openings are disposed between the blocking portion and the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE DISLAY LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jitai Xia, Qiping Zhang, Wenbo Sun
  • Patent number: 10327312
    Abstract: A Bluetooth beacon for a luminaire assembly includes a module and an antenna associated with the module. The Bluetooth beacon is monted such that the antenna is communicatively visible from a light emitting side of the luminaire assembly. The Bluetooth beacon is configured to provide a signal extending a predetermined distance from the luminaire assembly such that a Bluetooth receiver on a user device can receive a signal from the Bluetooth beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Forrest Starnes McCanless, Stephen Haight Lydecker, Albert Tran, Stephen Barry McCane
  • Patent number: 10281765
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides a backlight unit including: a bottom chassis; a supporter positioned to extend along one edge of the bottom chassis; a light source unit fixed to the supporter; and a light guide plate that is positioned on the bottom chassis and is configured to transmit light emitted from a light source of the light source unit. The supporter may include a main body of which at least one corner area is cut and an insertion portion that is positioned at the corner area. Each of the main body and the insertion portion may include a base portion and a side wall, and the side wall of the insertion portion may extend from the side wall of the main body and in a direction different than a direction of the side wall of the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyu-Hun Shim, Hyun Su Park, Min Su Jung
  • Patent number: 10228095
    Abstract: An LED bulb applicable for industrial automated production includes a bulb body, a lamp holder, an LED driving module, a lamp pole, and a light strip. The bulb body is coupled to the lamp holder. The bulb body is made of a transparent material and in a hollow spherical shape. The lamp pole is installed and integrally fixed into the bulb body. The light strips are installed on the lamp pole and formed into a lamp module, and the light strips are connected in series or in parallel with each other. The LED driving module has a hole at the center sheathed on the lamp pole, so that the LED driving module is disposed in the bulb body. The invention has a simple structure and builds in the LED driving module to simplify the manufacturing procedure and lower the level of difficulty of the manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Dongguan Chen Cai Illuminating Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Faquan Liang
  • Patent number: 10228107
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illumination module for a motor vehicle employing at least one organic electroluminescent diode. The module includes at least one conductor wire connecting a first conductor terminal of the at least one organic electroluminescent diode to a second conductor terminal of a support wherein at least one organic electroluminescent diode is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO ILUMINACION
    Inventors: Juan-Antonio Rubia, Leandro Rodriguez, Ramon Sanchez, Juan-Francisco Moreno, Damien Cabanne, Ricardo Fernandez, Eric Moisy
  • Patent number: 10208905
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture configured to deliver indirect light to an area. The recessed light fixture includes a trim component, a reflector coupled to the trim component, and an annular ring including a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The trim component has an outer wall and an inner wall spaced radially inward of the outer wall, and defines an annular recess between the outer and inner walls. The reflector includes a patterned reflective surface. The annular ring is arranged within the annular recess of the trim component. The LEDs are configured to emit light toward the reflector so that the reflector redirects the light to deliver the indirect light to the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENERATION BRANDS LLC
    Inventors: Sean Lavin, James Gerard Ungaro
  • Patent number: 10168031
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement can include a mounting ring and a luminaire. The mounting ring can extend along a central longitudinal axis and have a plurality of tabs, a circular wall, and a plurality of locking arms. Each of the plurality of tabs can define a mounting aperture and the circular wall can interconnect the plurality of tabs. Each of the plurality of locking arms can project from the circular wall and include a circumferential portion extending about the axis. The luminaire can have a housing assembly and a light emitter and a plurality of posts. The mounting ring and the luminaire can be interconnected by moving the posts past distal ends of the locking arms along the axis and then rotating the mounting ring and the luminaire relative to one another in a first angular direction about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dave Boulanger, Maciej Nowakowski
  • Patent number: 10161604
    Abstract: An LED lighting system having at least one longitudinally extending LED lamp with a sole LED lamp holder on each of the at least one longitudinally extending LED lamps is presently disclosed. An LED lamp mount is configured to connect, and unconnect, with the LED lamp holder and hold and energize each of the at least one longitudinally extending LED lamps. The LED lamp mount is configured for mounting the LED lighting system. Also presently disclosed is a method for installing a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Litetronics International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sorensen, Raghu Rao
  • Patent number: 10031358
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a display device includes: a covering member having a curved surface part; a display panel bonded to the curved surface part while being curved along the curved surface part; a front frame bonded to the curved surface part while surrounding the entire outer circumference of the display panel; a backlight that is fitted into the front frame, arranged to be opposed to the display panel, and has a gap between the backlight and part of an inner wall surface of the front frame; and a flexible printed circuit board, a first end of the flexible printed circuit board being electrically coupled to the display panel, and a second end of the flexible printed circuit board passing through the gap to be drawn to the outside of a space surrounded by the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Nishimoto, Yuichi Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10007778
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a system and method provide a lighting fixture including at least one socket, wherein each socket is operative to receive an auxiliary device; and a fixture authentication module operative to authenticate each received auxiliary device. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: István Maros, Roland Bátai, Sándor Levente Szücs
  • Patent number: 9983435
    Abstract: A backlight module and a display device are disclosed. The present disclosure relates to the technical field of display, whereby the technical problem of dark spots existing at the corners of the liquid crystal display device in the prior art can be solved. The backlight module comprises a reflective sheet and a plurality of light sources that are arranged on said reflective sheet, wherein the reflective sheet at edges and corners of said backlight module has a certain slope or curvature; and adjusting members, arranged at corners of said backlight module, so that the slope or curvature of the reflective sheet at the corners of said backlight module matches the slope or curvature of the reflective sheet at the edges of said backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qian Cao, Jianyu Chang
  • Patent number: 9970645
    Abstract: A high-intensity LED lighting system is presented whereby one or more LED lighting fixtures are affixed to an elevating structure, the elevating structure having a substantially continuous internal pathway. Said pathway can be used as a conduit or duct for pressurized air which is introduced at or near the bottom of the elevating structure and forced upwardly toward the lighting fixtures so to provide cooling of one or more components of the lighting fixtures so to, ultimately, improve the efficacy of the LEDs contained therein. A method of designing lighting systems, including analysis of whether or not to add air cooling to increase light source efficiency is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron Gordin
  • Patent number: 9966522
    Abstract: A substrate includes a base made of a metal material, a thermally conductive, light-reflective ceramic insulating layer, and a buffer layer formed between the base and the ceramic insulating layer and having a smaller linear expansion coefficient than the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Konishi, Shin Itoh, Hiroyuki Nokubo, Yoshiaki Itakura
  • Patent number: 9949348
    Abstract: A lighting module, including: a baseboard configured to receive a user signal indicating a user lighting preference; a communication submodule configured to receive the user signal and convert the user signal to machine readable data indicating the user lighting preference; a control submodule communicably coupled to the wireless communication submodule for receiving the machine readable data, wherein the microcontroller submodule comprises: memory configured to store a lighting parameter provided by a provider, and a processor configured to generate lighting driver instructions based on the user lighting preference and the lighting parameter; and a lighting mode output submodule configured to output the lighting driver instructions to a lighting driver module of a lighting assembly for controlling light emitting elements of the lighting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LIFI Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Alexander
  • Patent number: 9875637
    Abstract: The combination of LED lighting and particulate detectors are enhanced by exploiting the light degradation/reflection/wavelengths detected, absorbed or frequency shift seen in lighting due to the presence of smoke, gas or other molecules (such as explosives) in the air can be detected. The use of LEDs is expanded well beyond simple lighting and energy savings to include not only smoke and fire detection by also to scan for gases and particulates found based in the usage environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Echelon Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Waclawsky, Sohrab Modi
  • Patent number: 9857032
    Abstract: A LED lighting device is disclosed, which includes a LED lighting source, a printed circuit board, a heat sink and a transparent cover. The LED lighting source is provided on the printed circuit board, and the cover is attached to the heat sink for protecting the LED lighting source and the printed circuit board. The LED lighting device further includes a rivet made of plastics, which is used to fix the printed circuit board to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ledvance GmbH
    Inventors: Aiai Li, Tingming Liu, Yusheng Ming, Shengmei Zheng
  • Patent number: 9857062
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode includes a substrate with a top; an organic layer on the top that generates radiation; first and second electrical contact area at or on the top that electrically contacts the diode; a holding device by which the diode is mechanically supported and electrically contacted; and a cover sheet on a side of the organic layer remote from the substrate that protects the organic layer, wherein at least one opening is in the cover sheet and the opening, in plan view, is surrounded by the cover sheet and the organic layer; the areas are located at an edge of the opening and freely accessible; the device engages through the opening; the first area has a different average distance from the opening than the second area; and the electrical areas are each arranged concentrically around the opening and partially or completely surround the opening in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Kilian Regau, Karsten Diekmann, Christian Kristukat
  • Patent number: 9841176
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp (1) comprising a lamp housing (2), a light source (3) disposed in the lamp housing (2), a reflection device (4) associated with the light source (3) for deflection of light emitted by the light source (3) in the direction of a light outlet opening (5) of the lamp housing (2), and a cooling device (6) associated with the light source (3) and/or with the lamp housing (2). In particular an inner side (7) of the lamp housing (2) is formed at least in some locations as the reflection device (4) and/or the cooling device (6) is formed in one piece with the lamp housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Eaton Protection Systems IP GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerhard Schwarz, Jens Burmeister
  • Patent number: 9832833
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a communication circuit and a processing circuit. The communication circuit may be configured to connect to a network based on a communications protocol. The processing circuit may be configured to control a light based on a pre-defined condition. The processing circuit may determine a location of the apparatus based on an identifier. The processing circuit may synchronize to a universal clock via the network. The processing circuit may determine a local time based on (a) the universal clock and (b) the location, both received from a device connected to the apparatus through the network. The processing circuit may receive input from the device. The processing circuit may calculate the pre-defined condition based on (a) the local time and (b) the input from the device. The processing circuit may determine whether the pre-defined condition has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Pipe-Mazo, Haomiao Huang, Christopher Hiszpanski, Nnoduka Eruchalu, Sai-Wai Fu, Harold G. Sampson
  • Patent number: 9820397
    Abstract: A housing for receiving electronic components includes a housing body and a housing cover. The housing body and the housing cover are connected to one another at multiple fastening points. At least one of the fastening points is surrounded by recesses at least in part on the housing body or on the housing cover so that in the event of an internal pressure pin in the housing exceeding a predetermined threshold value pmax the housing body or the housing cover deforms in the region of the at least one fastening point and a gap is formed between the housing body and the housing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SMA Solar Technology AG
    Inventors: Jan-Hinrich Ahrens, Daniel Strautmann
  • Patent number: 9806235
    Abstract: An LED bracket includes a first metal sheet, a second metal sheet and a casing. The casing covers the first and second metal sheets and includes a receiving slot. The casing partially covers the first and second metal sheets. The first metal sheet has a first pin terminal and a first carrying end. The second metal sheet has a second pin terminal and a second carrying end. The non-bent first and second pin terminals are opposite to each other and extended outwardly from the casing. The first and second carrying ends are disposed in the receiving slot and respectively have at least one first support portion and at least one second support portion to enhance the strength of fixing the first and second metal sheets with the casing. The non-bent pins improve the degree of freedom of the design of the casing and the light emission efficiency of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Unity Opto Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Huei Wu, Chih-Chao Chang, Ying-Ju Chen, Ping-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 9784441
    Abstract: A compact LED light fixture includes an LED circuit board whose top surface mounts one or more LED's and an A.C. LED Driver circuit. An input circuit board is mounted on an underside of the mounting platform. Unconditioned A.C. power from electrical cables positioned in a wire way is conducted by an electrical connector to the top surface the LED circuit board, then across and down through the top surface of the LED circuit board to the input circuit board where the A.C. power is conditioned and then conducted back through the LED circuit board to the A.C. LED driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Michael D. Bremser, Dennis Barton, James Johnson, Thomas Lueken, Heng Chov
  • Patent number: 9683728
    Abstract: A flashlight system comprising a housing assembly including a lower member having a longitudinal axis and an upper assembly coupled to the lower member. A light source having an optical axis substantially perpendicular to lower member longitudinal axis is mounted in the upper assembly. Control buttons are coupled to the upper assembly and positioned and spaced in proximity to one another. The lower member includes at least one side plate that is removable. The flashlight system includes a plurality of interchangeable removable side plates providing various features to enhance the overall functionality of the flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: First-Light USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Ross, Brian L. Reed
  • Patent number: 9664513
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a globe clamp with integrated mounting pads which can hold a level while a user adjusts the lighting device to which the globe clamp is coupled. In one example embodiment, the globe clamp includes a clamp body, which includes a top portion, a bottom portion, and an exterior contour. The top portion forms a first internal opening defined by a first inner surface. The bottom portion forms a second internal opening defined by a second inner surface. The exterior contour surrounds the top portion and the bottom portion. The exterior contour comprises at least one recess having a horizontal, flat surface, the recess configured to retain a level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Paul John Gongola, Sean Michael Blondin
  • Patent number: 9656711
    Abstract: A saddle type vehicle is provided wherein the visibility thereof can be improved. The saddle type vehicle includes a headlamp configured to illuminate the front of the vehicle and position lamps configured to emit light for the visibility of the vehicle or act as blinkers. The position lamps are disposed in a left and right pair in front of the headlamp. Further, the left and right position lamps are disposed in such a manner as to sandwich the headlamp therebetween as viewed in front elevation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keita Mikura, Taro Nishimoto, Eiji Sugiyama, Tomiji Niitsu, Hisashi Kadomasu
  • Patent number: 9544967
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention further include a lighting system comprising a lighting source, a connector in electrical communication with the lighting source and an external power source, an energy storage device, an input device, and a controller. The controller may be configured to identify the presence of a load indicator signal received via the input device, determine whether the load indicator signal indicates a load-reducing state, and when the load indicator signal indicates the load-reducing state, discharge the energy storage device to maintain an intensity of the lighting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Wireless Environment, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 9523493
    Abstract: A downlight includes: an outer cover; a heatsink; and a light engine located between the outer cover and the heatsink, wherein the light engine is at least partially spherical; the heatsink has a hemispherical inner surface that matches with the spherical portion of the light engine; the outer cover and the heatsink are assembled together by an elastic extension member, thereby making the hemispherical inner surface of the heatsink in contact with the spherical portion of the light engine; the downlight includes a pin provided near the elastic extension member, with one end of the pin fixed to the heatsink and the other end extending through the outer cover. Pressing the end of the pin that extends through the outer cover, the elastic extension member is further extended to separate the heatsink and the light engine so that the illumination angle of the light engine can be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: You Chen, Anmiao Li, Huanghui Lu, Shang Ping Xiao
  • Patent number: 9488330
    Abstract: A direct lighting fixture that is well-suited for use with solid state light sources, such as LEDs, and particularly useful for lighting aisles in commercial and industrial environments. An elongated housing comprises several integral elements including a heat sink, opposing side reflectors, and a mount surface. A plurality of light sources is disposed on the mount surface. Each light source or cluster of sources has an optical element such as a lens over it to redirect a portion of the light emitted from the sources in a desired direction, for example, to collimate the light. Reflective elements are placed on both sides of each light source or cluster to redirect light that is initially emitted in a longitudinal direction. The fixture may comprise multiple elongated housings connected together and aligned in parallel along the longitudinal direction. The fixture may also be scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Pickard, Elizabeth Rodgers, Patrick O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9374897
    Abstract: A printed wiring board includes three or more than three through holes. An inner wall of the through hole is covered by conductive coating. Same size leads of an electronic component are inserted into the through holes. The through holes are soldered by dip soldering the printed wiring board in melting solder. The through holes have two or more diameters. The diameter of the through hole having more adjacent through holes is not larger than the diameter of the through hole having less adjacent through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Bekke
  • Patent number: 9351381
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a plurality of lighting devices configured for wireless communications in a facility includes a data communications interface communicating with at least one of the devices. The controller further includes a control module configured to provide a control signal to the data communications interface for communicating to a transceiver associated with the device and for turning off the device according to an algorithm wherein the control signal is provided based on a time of day and/or a sensed condition relating to use of the facility. The transceiver reports device data to the control module to quantify a reduction in power obtained by controlling the devices according to the algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Michael J. Potts, Jun Wang, Anthony J. Bartol
  • Patent number: 9304338
    Abstract: Electronic devices may include displays. A display may include a display unit that includes an array of display pixels and a backlight unit that provides backlight illumination for the display pixels. An automated alignment system may be used to align the display unit to the backlight unit. The alignment system may include a camera, a control unit, and computer-controlled positioners. The control unit may gather alignment feature location information from the display unit and the backlight unit using the camera. The control unit may determine a centroid of the backlight unit based on the alignment feature location information. The alignment feature location information may include the respective locations of openings in the backlight unit. The control unit may operate computer-controlled positioners to align the display unit with respect to the backlight unit using the centroid and to subsequently attach the display unit to the backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Jiang Ai, Amy Qian, Bruce E. Berg, Eva J. Dixon, Ateet Piplani
  • Patent number: 9285084
    Abstract: An LED-based light assembly includes a plurality of LEDs and an elongate housing for the LEDs. The housing has an outer surface at least partially defined by a first lens. The assembly also includes a second lens. The second lens is removably attachable to the outer surface of the housing such that at least a portion of the second lens overlays the first lens in a spaced relationship. The assembly further includes at least one connector arranged at an end of the housing that configured for engagement with a socket of a fluorescent light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: James Meredith Amrine, Jr., Allan Brent York
  • Patent number: 9278491
    Abstract: A light emitting unit may include a housing having a bottom portion parallel to an xz plane and an opened top opposite to the bottom portion, a light emitting chip on the bottom portion and generating light, and a lens which overlaps the opened top of the housing. The lens may have a convex structure with respect to the xz plane when viewed from a cross section parallel to an xy plane and a concave structure with respect to the xz plane when viewed from a cross section parallel to a yz plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-keun Lee, Chan-Jae Park, Sang-Chul Byun, Myeong-Ju Shin, Suchang Ryu
  • Patent number: 9262014
    Abstract: A touch recognition apparatus of a curved display according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a curved screen on which an image is displayed. A transparent plate is disposed behind the curved screen. An infrared lamp is provided in a lateral side of the transparent plate and irradiating infrared light. A uniformity tape is bonded or coated onto the lateral side of the transparent plate and irradiates the infrared light irradiated from the infrared lamp to the curved screen while spreading the infrared light to the transparent plate. An infrared camera is configured to photograph an infrared image reflected from the curved screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Jong Bok Lee, Gideok Kwon
  • Patent number: 9222662
    Abstract: A heat dissipation module and a modular lighting device with the heat dissipation module are provided. The modular lighting device includes a transparent lamp cover and a lamp body. The transparent lamp cover and the lamp body are combined together easily. The heat dissipation module is disposed within a smooth cup-shaped receiving chamber. A circuit board is accommodated within the receiving chamber. An electronic component on the circuit board is contacted with the heat dissipation module. The arrangement of the heat dissipation module can increase the heat dissipating efficiency of the modular lighting device. In comparison with the conventional fin-type lamp cup, the fabricating cost of the lamp cup of the modular lighting device of the present invention is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: LIVINGSTYLE ENTERPRISES LIMITED
    Inventor: Ming-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 9206949
    Abstract: Embodiments of an end-cap for an LED tube are described. In one aspect, an end-cap for an LED tube may include an end-cap housing, at least one elastic component, and a connecting assembly. The end-cap housing may include at least one power pin thereon and configured to connect to an external power source. The elastic component may reside inside the end-cap housing. The end-cap housing may connect to a first end of the connecting assembly via an extendable connection and a second end of the connecting assembly opposite to the first end thereof connects to a body of the LED tube through at least one power connector. The power connector may connect to the at least one power pin when the elastic component is pressed. The power connector may remain separate from the at least one power pin when the elastic component is not pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Feng Lin, Chia-Yiu Maa, Chun-Te Yu, Pai-Sheng Shen
  • Patent number: 9206964
    Abstract: A convertible lighting fixture includes a first housing defining a first compartment and a second housing defining a second compartment and movably attached to the first housing. The lighting fixture further includes a mounting plate attached to the second housing, a light source attached to the mounting plate and electrically connected to a power source disposed within the first compartment, and a cover substantially surrounding the light source. In at least one embodiment, the lighting fixture includes a wire harness configured to electrically connect the power source with the light source, wherein the wire harness includes a plurality of wires, a harness jacket surrounding the plurality of wires, and a sealant disposed within the harness jacket, wherein the sealant at least partially fills voids within the harness jacket and prevents liquids from translating through the wire harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: ECO Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Joe R. Marsh, David J. Packard, William E. Nagengast, James S. Mellinger, Judy Nagengast
  • Patent number: 9194542
    Abstract: Embodiments of an end-cap with retractable and rotatable pin for an LED tube are described. In one aspect, an end-cap for an LED tube may include an end-cap housing, an end-cap base assembly, a power-pin assembly, and at least one elastic component. The power-pin assembly may include at least one power pin thereon and configured to connect to an external power source. The power-pin assembly may protrude out of a center opening of the end-cap housing. The end-cap base assembly may have at least one power connector one end of which is connected to the body of the LED tube to receive electric power. The at least one elastic components may reside inside the end-cap housing and is placed between the power-pin assembly and the end-cap base assembly. The power connector may connect to the at least one power pin when the at least one elastic component is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Feng Lin, Chia-Yiu Maa, Chun-Te Yu, Pai-Sheng Shen
  • Patent number: 9185764
    Abstract: A driver arrangement comprises a current regulator (12), to which at least one light-emitting diode (15, 42) can be connected, and a driver circuit (13) that is coupled to the current regulator (12) and features a measurement input (20) for receiving a measurement signal (SM) that is dependent on the operation of the at least one light-emitting diode (15, 42). The driver circuit (13) is designed for adjusting the current level of the current regulator current (IS) of the current regulator (12) in dependence on the measurement signal (SM) such that a light quantity (SL) emitted by the at least one light emitting diode (15, 42) has a constant brightness value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventor: Karl Georg Waser
  • Patent number: 9083143
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laser light source module thereby providing better prevention against actions taken to use the laser light for purposes other than the intended purpose, and a laser light source module according to the present invention provides a laser light source module including a laser element that emits laser light, the laser light source module being formed by a combination of a plurality of members, the laser light source module including: a laser element drive circuit including a memory that stores a password, said laser element drive circuit making said laser element emit laser light if an input password that has been input matches the password stored in said memory; and a laser element destruction mechanism that, if the plurality of members are separated, destroys said laser element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Fujio Okumura
  • Publication number: 20150145755
    Abstract: To provide a display device that gives a viewer a strong stereoscopic effect or sense of depth or a natural stereoscopic effect or sense of depth in a two-dimensional image, a display device including a display portion having a curved surface is provided. The display portion may be bent in a horizontal direction or a vertical direction. Alternatively, the display portion may have a convex surface or a concave surface on a display surface side. The display device may include a frame portion. A display device including a frame portion and a display portion which has a display surface on a frame portion side, is located so as to be apart from the frame portion with a distance therebetween, and has a curved surface, in which the display portion overlaps with an opening of the frame portion, and an end portion of the display portion overlaps with the frame portion, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Shunpei YAMAZAKI, Yuichi YANAGISAWA, Hisao IKEDA
  • Publication number: 20150130924
    Abstract: An illumination device for attachment to a hose has a housing coupled to the hose. The housing allows a substance from the hose to flow through the housing. An electronic circuit is stored in an interior of the housing to illuminate an area in front of the hose and to transmit data to and from the illumination device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: James A. MABRY, JR., Danny Kleitsch, Thomas Smith
  • Publication number: 20150131287
    Abstract: A convertible lighting fixture includes a first housing defining a first compartment and a second housing defining a second compartment and movably attached to the first housing. The lighting fixture further includes a mounting plate attached to the second housing, a light source attached to the mounting plate and electrically connected to a power source disposed within the first compartment, and a cover substantially surrounding the light source. In at least one embodiment, the lighting fixture includes a wire harness configured to electrically connect the power source with the light source, wherein the wire harness includes a plurality of wires, a harness jacket surrounding the plurality of wires, and a sealant disposed within the harness jacket, wherein the sealant at least partially fills voids within the harness jacket and prevents liquids from translating through the wire harness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Joe R. Marsh, David J. Packard, William E. Nagengast, James S. Mellinger, Judy Nagengast
  • Publication number: 20150131326
    Abstract: An LED light device with special effects utilizes persistence of vision theory to cause an LED(s) or LED array to change faster than the human eye response time of 1/16 to 1/24 second to display a special message, time, drawing, light patterns, or color changes. In addition, the light device may be provided with a sealed-unit arranged to receive a variety of eye-catching shades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 9028115
    Abstract: A high-intensity LED lighting system is presented whereby one or more LED lighting fixtures are affixed to an elevating structure, the elevating structure having a substantially continuous internal pathway. Said pathway can be used as a conduit or duct for pressurized air which is introduced at or near the bottom of the elevating structure and forced upwardly toward the lighting fixtures so to provide cooling of one or more components of the lighting fixtures so to, ultimately, improve the efficacy of the LEDs contained therein. A method of designing lighting systems, including analysis of whether or not to add air cooling to increase light source efficiency is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron Gordin
  • Patent number: 9022620
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tactical light configured such that it can be propelled toward a predetermined location. The tactical light includes a housing that defines an interior space. An effects assembly is configured to be positioned within the interior space defined by the housing. The effects assembly is rotatably connected to the housing by a rotary connector. The effects assembly is configured such that it has a center of gravity that is offset from an axis defined by the rotary connectors. In this regard, a light source positioned on the effects assembly is configured to illuminate a predetermined area relative to the effects assembly and its center of gravity and independent of the position of the surface of the housing relative to effects assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: George Walter Hulak Brinzey
  • Patent number: 9022621
    Abstract: A luminaire having a housing defining one or more unthreaded mounting holes therein, a connector having a head and a shaft, the connector shaft located at least partially in one of the one or more mounting holes, the connector shaft comprised of a pliable material, a circuit board mounted to the housing by the connector head, the circuit board populated with one or more LEDs, and a lens resting against and spaced form the circuit board by the connector head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Boyer, Daniel Hutchens, Eric Jon Mooar
  • Patent number: 9022609
    Abstract: A novel means for reducing the maintenance costs of cobra head lighting fixtures is presented, comprised of a new housing with a hinge at one end that allows the upper half of the housing to be lifted up for easy access to the lamp and ballast. There is a contact pressure switch in the enclosure which is opened electrically when the upper housing is lifted so that power to the entire enclosure is cut for the safety of the installer. The combination of the switch and the liftable upper housing reduces the steps necessary to do a bulb replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Lau
  • Publication number: 20150117037
    Abstract: A lamp structure includes a shell, a light board, at least one light emitting diode, two electrical connecting elements, an electrical terminal, and a driving module. The shell has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The light board is disposed on the first end of the shell. The light board has two through holes and two conductive portions respectively disposed adjacent to the through holes. The electrical connecting elements are disposed around the through holes and on the light board, and electrically connected to the conductive portions, respectively. The driving module includes a driving circuit and two electrodes. The driving circuit is disposed at a side of the light board opposite to the light emitting diode. The two electrodes are electrically connected to the driving circuit. The two electrodes thread through the two through holes and interfere with the two electrical connecting elements, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Yueh-Ying FAN
  • Publication number: 20150115802
    Abstract: A luminaire having a body that includes a first portion and a second portion, the second portion including two or more apertures. At least one of the two or more apertures being sized to match a main lighting component, at least one other of the two or more apertures being sized to match a first function module, and at least another of the two or more apertures being sized to match a second function module. One of the first function module and the second function module is one of a motion detector, a camera, an air pollution sensor, and a communication unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Andras KUTI, Roland Batai, Norbert Kovacs, Daniel Lorincz