Transparent Globe Type Patents (Class 362/363)
  • Patent number: 10324242
    Abstract: An optical component includes a phosphor member, an optical filter arranged over the phosphor member at a light extraction side of the phosphor member, and a light scattering member arranged on over the optical filter. An excitation spectrum of the phosphor member has a first local maximum wavelength in the visible region and a second local maximum wavelength in the ultraviolet region. The optical filter is configured to reflect a portion of light at the first local maximum wavelength and a portion or all of light at the second local maximum wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Sano, Dai Wakamatsu, Masami Kumano
  • Patent number: 10295162
    Abstract: A light bulb includes a light source unit, an optical unit enclosing the light source unit, a chassis unit having an upper chassis part and a lower chassis part releasably fastened to one another a driver unit received within the chassis unit and configured to drive the light source unit, and a base unit engageable with a light bulb socket and coupled to the driver unit. The driver unit, the base unit, the light source unit, and the optical unit are configured for easy and quick independent replacement by a user of the light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Philippe Georges Habchi
  • Patent number: 10267498
    Abstract: A light and mount assembly is provided which includes a light, a base plate and a mounting plate. The base plate includes a bottom surface for affixing to an object and a top surface having a cavity with a circular rim having a plurality of indents. The mounting plate has a round bottom except for a plurality of radially extending flanges. The mounting plate's round bottom and flanges are sized and position to be insertable and removable to and from the base plate's circular opening and indents. Rotation of the mounting plate locks the mounting plate to the base plate. A light is pivotally affixed to the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NITERIDER TECHNICAL LIGHTING & VDEO SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Carroll
  • Patent number: 10249807
    Abstract: A solid state light-emitting device (LED) lighting apparatus comprising a leadframe assembly comprising leadframes spaced apart at a pitch, each leadframe comprising at least one pad, interconnects each linking two adjacent leadframes, LEDs mounted on the leadframes, and bidirectional spreading lenses disposed about the LEDs, each bidirectional spreading lens having a spreading axis and a null axis perpendicular to the spreading axis, each bidirectional spreading lens directing more light in opposite directions along the spreading axis than the null axis, the spreading axis being aligned along the length of the stretched leadframe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Serge Joel Armand Bierhuizen, Giovanni Cennini
  • Patent number: 10168010
    Abstract: A ground insert lamp includes a fixed seat, a stake, a lamp body and a plurality of fasteners. The fixed seat includes a pedal and a connector integrally formed on the pedal. The connector has a periphery provided with a breach. The lamp body is removably mounted on the connector. The pedal has a periphery provided with an opening connected to the breach of the connector. The pedal has an upper face provided with a plurality of ribs. The pedal is provided with a slot corresponding to the stake and a plurality of fastening holes corresponding to the fasteners. The fixed seat is affixed to the ground by the stake or affixed to the wall by the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10132469
    Abstract: A light-permeable fixing component includes a fixed body and a receiving channel. The fixed body has a fixing portion disposed on around an outer surface thereof, and the fixing portion can be in the form of a thread, hook engagement bodies, snap-engagement bodies and a column body. The receiving channel is axially extended through a full length of the fixed body to form a light-in opening and a light-out opening at a tail end and a head end of the fixed body, respectively. Light beams emitted from a light source near the tail end can be transferred and guided by the receiving channel from the light-in opening to the light-out opening, so that the light-permeable fixing component is capable of guiding light, emitting light, glittering, decoration and indicating a constant depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ting-Jui Wang
  • Patent number: 10113697
    Abstract: The bulb for an automobile vehicle lamp includes a body having a housing making at least one compartment for housing an electronic card on which is mounted at least one light-emitting diode, and an end-piece, connected to the housing. The end-piece is laid out for defining a cap able to cooperate with a socket for a bulb of the «wedge base T10» type. The bulb includes an electric connection for the light-emitting diode to an electric circuit of the lamp. The body and electric connection are defined by independent parts coupled together and including additional fittings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: GRUPO ANTOLIN BESANCON
    Inventor: Remy Cuche
  • Patent number: 10072824
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotary projection lamp which comprises a body, a surface cover, a fixed base, a rotating mechanism, a light source mechanism and light hoods, wherein the surface cover is arranged on one side of the body, the fixed base is connected with the light source mechanism, the rotating mechanism is arranged in the fixed base, the rotating end of the rotating mechanism is connected with the fixed base and the light source mechanism in a penetrating mode to achieve rotation, and the light hoods are connected with the fixed base and correspond to the rotating end in position. The rotary projection lamp has the beneficial effects of being simple in structure and convenient to use and can be used in a dual rotation or triangular rotation mode so as to meet different actual requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Li Gao Xiong
  • Patent number: 10066808
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical system for single-chip or multi-chip LED lamps and luminaires, with heat sink and trim body, consisting of a glass lens which has various geometric shapes having a perimeter rim on the circular base thereof and a rubber seal of matching size via which the lens is inserted, optionally including a self-adhesive translucent polymer vinyl filter on the base of the lens, a trim having a special design in the shape of a top hat and a partially or completely translucent planar glass panel attached under the flange of said trim. The structure of the lens enables the perfect coupling thereof by fitting between the heat sink and the trim body, and can be used for manufacturing novel LED luminaires and modules, or for adapting existing LED luminaires and modules on the market, achieving, through the geometry of the lens, the filter and the planar glass panel, improved efficiency and light quality that is adequate for each specific use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Ruiz de Apodaca Cardeñosa Fernando
  • Patent number: 9989230
    Abstract: The present invention simplifies the system of power lines from the power source of a balloon-type illumination device to the inside of the balloon. The balloon-type illumination device (1) is provided with: a balloon (2); a discharge lamp (3) provided within the balloon (2); a blower (4) that is provided within the balloon (2) and inflates the balloon (2); a ballast (5) that performs stabilized power supply to the discharge lamp (3) and is provided outside the balloon (2); and a power source circuit (6) that is provided within the balloon (2) and is for sending, to the blower (4), a portion of the power to be supplied to the discharge lamp (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LIGHT BOY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kikuo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9613936
    Abstract: An LED module includes a carrier plate having an arrangement face and a wall on the upper side of the plate, the wall running peripherally around the arrangement face and being raised upwards with respect to said arrangement face; an LED arranged on the face; a contact element, to which the LED is connected; and an at least partially transparent potted body covering the arrangement face and the LED towards the top and laterally adjoins an inner face of the wall. The wall is formed monolithically with the remaining carrier plate and is interrupted over its periphery, and the potted body does not adjoin the inner wall face of the wall. The contact element extends away from the arrangement face along the upper side of the carrier plate in the interruption region so that electrical contact can be made with the LED via the contact element from outside the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Farhang Ghasemi Afshar
  • Patent number: 9536520
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a method selects a program from a library of programs. A user selection is determined based upon a voice command, and the program is presented at a display device in accordance with the voice command. In accordance with another aspect of the present invention, a system selects a program from a library of programs. The system includes a processor that determines a user selection based upon a voice command, and also includes a display device that presents the program in accordance with the voice command. In accordance with yet another embodiment of the present invention, a computer-readable medium contains a set of instructions that when executed by a processor cause the processor to determine a user selection based upon a voice command and to command a display device to present the program, in accordance with the voice command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Harry Chang
  • Patent number: 9523494
    Abstract: An LED lighting unit may include a flexible circuit substrate having a an obverse side and a reverse side. The obverse side may include a plurality of mounting points for LEDs and the reverse side may include a thermal conduction material. A plurality of LEDs may be mounted to the plurality of mounting points and may be in thermal communication with the thermal conduction material. A heat sink may be attached to the reverse side of the substrate and may have a hollow conical-frustum geometry. The heat sink may include a top circumference, a bottom circumference, a top opening, a bottom opening, at least one cooling fin extending into an interior of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Earl James Hayes
  • Patent number: 9269873
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor light emitting device comprises steps of: arraying semiconductor light emitting elements on an adhesive sheet so that electrodes of the semiconductor light emitting elements face the adhesive sheet; forming a wafer thereof by filling spaces between side surfaces of the semiconductor light emitting elements arrayed on the adhesive sheet with a resin and curing the resin; peeling the adhesive sheet from the wafer; overlaying the wafer on a substrate from which numerous substrates can be obtained by subdivision into individual pieces and the electrodes of the semiconductor light emitting elements and electrodes formed on the large circuit substrate are joined; and subdividing the large circuit substrate, to which the wafer has been joined, into individual semiconductor light emitting devices so that the planar size of the semiconductor light emitting element and that of the circuit substrate are roughly equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD., CITIZEN ELECTRINICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Imazu, Hirohiko Ishii
  • Patent number: 9267671
    Abstract: An optical element (100) for releasable connection to a lighting module (103), the optical element comprising; an outer member (102) having a cylindrical portion, the cylindrical portion having a shoulder portion (104) extending towards a central axis of the cylindrical portion; an inner member (110) having a cylindrical portion at least partially arranged within the cylindrical portion of the outer member (102); wherein the optical element further comprises at least one deformable member (108) arranged within the cylindrical portion of the outer element adjacent to the shoulder; and at least one of the inner and the outer member comprising an optical member (120) for modifying light emitted from the lighting module; and wherein the inner member is movable in an axial direction in relation to the outer member to compress the deformable member between a base surface of the cylindrical portion of the inner member and the shoulder portion of the cylindrical portion of the outer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Martinus Creusen, Wouter Petrus Kaandorp
  • Patent number: 9157624
    Abstract: A modular LED light bulb is presented. The bulb comprises a bulb envelope and a removable screw base. A power supply within the bulb envelope connects to an electrolytic capacitor within the screw base. When the electrolytic capacitor in the screw base requires replacement, the screw base is detached from the bulb envelope, the depleted electrolytic capacitor is discarded, and a new electrolytic capacitor is connected to the power supply. The various embodiments increase the useful life of the LED light bulb. In another aspect, the screw base may be adapted to accept swappable modules to provide the light bulb with additional functionality. The swappable modules may provide the light bulb with wireless control and motion sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Farhad Nourbakhsh, Newton Guillen
  • Patent number: 9140432
    Abstract: A modular lamp apparatus and system. In one exemplary embodiment, the modular lamp can include a shell with a first shell piece and at least a second shell piece, and a hook affixed to one of an interior wall of the first shell piece or an interior wall of the second shell piece; and a skeletal structure comprising a pole, a pole base, and a light fixture, the pole having a hole that receives the hook to couple the skeletal structure in place relative to the shell when the first shell piece and the second shell piece are combined to form the shell, wherein at least a portion of the skeletal structure is contained within a shell interior of the shell when the first shell piece and the second shell piece are combined to form the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Leighton
  • Patent number: 9039256
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a base, a head connected to the base, an LED mounted on the base and a cover fixed on the base and covering the LED. The cover is made of metal and defines a plurality of through holes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Te-Yuan Kung
  • Publication number: 20150131298
    Abstract: An ornamental fixture having a support structure and a plurality of ornaments mounted to the support structure in a substantially completely spherical arrangement of ornaments. The ornaments may be glass crystal ornaments, for example, octagonal glass crystals, and a light may be mounted within the fixture. The support structure may include an upper support ring and at least one lower support ring vertically spaced from the upper support ring and a plurality of arcuate sector assemblies removably mounted to the upper support ring and the at least one lower support ring. The sector assemblies retain the ornaments to provide a substantially continuous 360-degree array of ornaments. The sector assemblies can also be disassembled from the support structure for maintenance, servicing, relamping, and cleaning of the fixture. For example, the disassembled components of the fixture may be washed in a dishwasher without damaging the ornaments or the support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventors: Cyrus MYERS, Timothy PATNODE
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150117033
    Abstract: A light-emitting structure comprises a carrier, a light-emitting diode package, and a fixing module. The light-emitting diode package comprises a brittle substrate and a light-emitting unit. The brittle substrate is disposed on the carrier and the light-emitting unit is disposed on the brittle substrate. The fixing module comprises at least two screw units and at least two elastic members which sleeve the screw unit respectively. Each of screw units is screwed onto the carrier and applies a force on the upper surface of the brittle substrate, so as to fasten the brittle substrates to the carrier. Each of elastic members is disposed between the respective screw unit and the carrier, so as to adjust the force from the screw unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: KUO-MING CHIU, MENG-SUNG CHOU, CHEN-HSIU LIN
  • Patent number: 9016904
    Abstract: A LED lamp includes a lamp base unit including an insulative base, a mating connection device configured like the base of a conventional incandescent bulb and located at the bottom side of the insulative base, an insulative hollow column located at the top side of the insulative, a heat sink including a plurality of radiation fins radially arranged around the insulative hollow column, a light-emitting module including a heat transfer plate fastened to the heat sink at the top, a circuit board supported on the heat transfer plate and light-emitting devices installed in the circuit board, and a light transmissive lampshade fastened to the heat sink and covered over the light-emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventors: Hsiang-Yu Lee, Chia-Yu Lee
  • Publication number: 20150103535
    Abstract: An air-cooled and moisture-resistant LED bulb includes a bulb base, a bulb holder engaged to the bulb base, and a transparent shell. The transparent shell and the bulb holder internally define a chamber in which a heat sink and a luminosity module including a substrate and at least an LED are held. Ventholes are respectively provided in the transparent shell and the bulb holder for development of air inlets and air outlets, and more than one ventilatory through-hole is formed in the substrate and the heat sink. The ventilatory through-holes, the air inlets and the air outlets reach a stack effect which contributes to heat dissipation inside and outside of the heat sink based on air inflow and outflow. Moreover, each of the air inlets and outlets is provided with a porous waterproof fabric for a moisture-resistant effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Hu
  • Patent number: 9004724
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, an LED decorative lamp is provided. The LED decorative lamp comprises a light engine having at least one LED mounted on a platform, a current regulated driver configured to provide power to the at least one LED, the driver mounted inside a base, a substantially hollow envelope forming an enclosure over the light engine and driver, and a reflector disposed above the light engine. The reflector is configured to improve the light distribution of the at least one LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Honglei Gao
  • Patent number: 8998457
    Abstract: A self-ballasted lamp includes: a base body; a light-emitting module and a globe which are provided at one end side of the base body; a cap provided at the other end side of the base body; and a lighting circuit housed between the base body and the cap. The light-emitting module has light-emitting portions each using a semiconductor light-emitting element, and a support portion projected at one end side of the base body, and the light-emitting portions are disposed at least on a circumferential surface of the support portion. A light-transmissive member is interposed between the light-emitting module and an inner face of the globe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Sakai, Masao Segawa, Nobuo Shibano, Kiyoshi Nishimura, Kozo Ogawa, Masahiko Kamata, Toshiya Tanaka, Miho Watanabe, Shuhei Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20150085498
    Abstract: An LED lamp where the combination of an enlarged globe having a side cross section that is greater than 180°, LEDs with large view angles and the placement of the LEDs at the periphery of the printed circuit board adjacent the globe generates a view angle for the LED lamp greater than 180°. Further, a method of illumination through an LED lamp weaving supplying electrical power to a plurality of LEDs through a lamp base, generating light through the plurality of LEDs, where the LEDs have a view angle of greater than 120 degrees and are mounted in a circle at a peripheral edge of a printed circuit board, dissipating heat generated by the LEDs through a heat sink coupled to the printed circuit board, and transmitting light from the LEDs through a globe, the globe having a substantially spherical wall extending greater than 90 degrees from its vertical centerline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: HUIZHOU LIGHT ENGINE LTD.
    Inventor: HONG ZHONG
  • Patent number: 8985815
    Abstract: A light bulb includes a lamp base unit including a base, an electrically insulative hollow column fastened to the base, a heat sink surrounding the electrically insulative hollow column, a light-transmissive shade surrounding the upper part of the metal cylindrical heat sink and a power supply module electrically connected to the base, a light source module including a metal holder plate, a first circuit board with upward-facing LEDs, a second circuit board with downward-facing LEDs, a first adapter board, a second adapter board, a positioning block and a heat transfer pad and supported on the heat sink in the light-transmissive shade, and a lamp shell fastened to the metal holder plate and capped on the light-transmissive shade. During operation of the LEDs, waste heat can be quickly dissipated into the outside open air through the mounting lugs of the metal holder plate, the heat transfer pad and the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chicony Power Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Hung Chen, Shih-Pin Chen, Huan-Hsiang Huang
  • Publication number: 20150070910
    Abstract: The present invention provides an LED bulb and a lamp head structure hereof. The lamp head structure includes an insulating seat, a first conducting plate, a second conducting plate and a conducting piece. The insulating seat has a first accommodating space and a second accommodating space separately arranged and an opening slot communicating with the second accommodating space. The first conducting plate is accommodated in the first accommodating space. One end of the conducting piece inserted in the first conducting plate is electrically conducted with each other, and the other end is protruded out of the insulating seat. The insulating seats could be provided for different types of LED bulb. Thus the development time will be shortened, and the production cost will be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Amphenol LTW Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih-Huan YANG, Alan Michael Jamisolamin Sundo
  • Publication number: 20150062929
    Abstract: A light bulb assembly includes a bulb housing that is configured to be mounted to a base that includes an electrically conductive shell configured to be connected to a light bulb socket. The shell defines a negative terminal of the light bulb assembly. A light bulb is held by the bulb housing and includes a printed circuit board (PCB). The assembly includes an electrical connector having a connector housing, a negative contact, and a positive terminal of the light bulb assembly. The electrical connector is mounted to the PCB such that the positive terminal and the negative contact are electrically connected to the PCB. The negative contact is configured to mate with the shell of the base. The positive terminal is configured to be exposed for mating with a corresponding terminal of the light bulb socket when the bulb housing is mounted to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily, Ronald Martin Weber, III
  • Publication number: 20150062928
    Abstract: A light bulb assembly includes a bulb housing that is configured to be connected to a light bulb socket. A light bulb is held by the bulb housing and includes a printed circuit board (PCB). The assembly includes an electrical connector having a connector housing, a negative terminal of the light bulb assembly, and a positive terminal of the light bulb assembly. The electrical connector is mounted to the PCB such that the positive terminal and the negative terminal are electrically connected to the PCB. The negative terminal is configured to mate with a corresponding negative terminal of the light bulb socket. The positive terminal is configured to mate with a corresponding positive terminal of the light bulb socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher R. George Daily, Ronald Martin Weber, III
  • Patent number: 8960937
    Abstract: The structure of base for decorative aquatic ball mainly contains a shell, a hollow transparent shell made of plastic material; a decorative layer, a laser paper film with a pattern, the laser paper film covering the inner wall of the shell; and a decorative aquatic ball, a light-transmittable three-dimensional shape, disposed on top of the shell, and sealing in a fluid with slightly higher viscosity. As such, the decorative layer enables the base carrying the aquatic ball to create rich and layered visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8960970
    Abstract: A light emitting device has a light emitting element, a metal member, a covering member and a translucent member. The metal member has a first face and a second face on an opposite side from the first face. The first face has an element placement portion and a flat portion disposed around the element placement portion with the light emitting element being mounted on the element placement portion. The covering member is disposed on the second face of the metal member at the flat portion outside an illumination range of light emitted from the light emitting element. The translucent member seals part of the metal member and the light emitting element. The translucent member has a convex portion and a flange disposed around the convex portion, the flange being disposed outside the illumination range of light emitted from the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Takahashi, Yoshitaka Bando
  • Patent number: 8956011
    Abstract: A bulb-type semiconductor light-emitting device lamp having wide light distribution characteristics which are similar to those of a typical incandescent bulb is provided. The semiconductor light-emitting device lamp includes: a plurality of light-emitting devices that are arranged such that light is emitted therefrom toward a central axis of the bulb-type semiconductor light-emitting device lamp. Also, the bulb-type semiconductor light-emitting device lamp includes a heat dissipation structure having a plurality of installation surfaces that surround the central axis and are separated from each other, wherein each of the plurality of light-emitting devices includes one or more light-emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuo Ariyoshi, Cheon-ho Park, Byeong-hyeon Yu, Ji-hoon Yun
  • Patent number: 8950888
    Abstract: An attachment device for attachment to a membrane without puncturing the membrane. It comprises two interengaging parts (10, 12) and an O-ring (50) held by the interengaging parts (10, 12) when the device is in use. The interengaging parts (10, 12) are movable relative to one another from a position in which they are able to receive the O-ring (50) to a position in which they trap the O-ring (50). As a result, when the device is attached to a membrane (52), the interengaging parts (10, 12) can be located on one side of the membrane (52) with the O-ring (50) on the other side of the membrane (52) adjacent to the interengaging parts (10, 12), and the O-ring (50) can be slipped over at least one of the interengaging parts (10, 12) with the membrane (52) extending between the O-ring (50) and at least one of the interengaging parts (10, 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seatriever International Holdings Limited
    Inventor: James Halliburton
  • Publication number: 20150023029
    Abstract: An LED bulb has a base, a shell connected to the base, and a thermally conductive liquid held within the shell. The LED bulb has a plurality of LEDs mounted on LED mounting surfaces disposed within the shell. The LED mounting surfaces face different radial directions, and the LED mounting surfaces are configured to facilitate a passive convective flow of the thermally conductive liquid within the LED bulb to transfer heat from the LEDs to the shell when the LED bulb is oriented in at least three different orientations. In a first orientation, the shell is disposed vertically above the base. In a second orientation, the shell is disposed on the same horizontal plane as the base. In a third orientation, the shell is disposed vertically below the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: SWITCH BULB COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Glenn WHEELOCK, David HORN
  • Patent number: 8931932
    Abstract: A moisture release valve for an outdoor light including a valve body having a stem received in a valve guide and having a head seating with a valve seat integrally formed of part of a sidewall of a light casing of the light fixture. Valve body is gravity displaced between a closed position and an open position depending upon light fixture orientation and can include a counterweight carried by its stem interiorly disposed within the fixture helping to cause displacement of the valve body toward the desired open or closed position in response to a change in light fixture orientation. Valve body can be a rivet, such as a split rivet, and the counterweight can be a washer, such as an annular washer, having an opening generally in registry with the valve guide permitting fluid within the fixture to drain from the fixture when the valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: G.H.L. International, Inc., Magnum Power Products, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Lipscomb, Keith H. Hamm, Stanley L. Suring, Walter J. Fiedorowicz, Harley A. Reabe, Walter E. Frohboese, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150009656
    Abstract: The present invention provides a LED balloon which comprises a balloon, a filler, a locking device and a LED. Wherein the locking device is on the interior of the balloon, and said filler is on the exterior of the balloon. The locking device comprises two sides which define an internal a cavity within the locking device. The filler is secured within the cavity of the locking device, thereby securing the balloon to the locking device. A LED is connected to the locking device, providing illumination of the balloon from within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Yu Chen, Qingting Zhang, Miu Wong
  • Patent number: 8926148
    Abstract: A lens system includes multiple light emitting diode sources. The lens system further includes optics configured to capture and direct light from the multiple light emitting diode sources. The system generates a 360° horizontal beam pattern and a predetermined vertical beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Shumate, David Duryea, Nimrod McDade, III, Russell Bruner, Handani Kam, Christopher Range
  • Patent number: 8905581
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coupling structure of a flexible core and a flexible base of a Christmas light string, which is applicable to a Christmas light string, in which a Christmas light is formed of a combination of a flexible core, a flexible base, an LED, and electrical wires and multiple Christmas lights are combined to form a Christmas light string. The features of the present invention are that a flexible core has a bottom on which two bearing seats are formed to support two terminal pins of an LED and having bottom edges in which folding notches are formed in such an arrangement that one is relatively high while the other is relatively low, whereby the two terminal pins of the LED, after being folded about the bearing seats, both provide an extended exposed portion for engagement with the conductive pad of the corresponding electrical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Kuo-Wei Pan
  • Publication number: 20140355241
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting device including: a light emitting module having at least one light emitting device outputting light and a light emitting device board on which the at least one light emitting device is disposed; a housing installed on one side of a ring in a central axis direction relatively to the light emitting device board; and a resin globe installed to cover the light emitting module, wherein the globe has a plurality of protrusions formed by retaining at least a portion of a gate unit used in molding the globe, and the light emitting device board may have notch portions combined with the protrusions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Takenaka, Ichiro Morishita
  • Publication number: 20140355246
    Abstract: [Object] To provide electric light bulb type light source apparatuses capable of ensuring high receiver sensitivity and achieving downsizing without sacrificing light distribution characteristics for lighting. [Solving Means] An electric light bulb type light source apparatus includes a light source unit with void area; a casing, with a conductive outer case and a translucent cover opposed thereto, which houses the light source unit; a circuit substrate, with at least an antenna mounted for receiving radio signals from outside the casing, housed in the casing; and a base, disposed on a side of the conductive outer case opposite to the translucent cover, for supplying power to the light source unit. The conductive outer case forms first area in the casing; the translucent cover forms second area opposed thereto. The circuit substrate penetrates through the void area so that the antenna is in the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Kouji Miyata
  • Patent number: 8894252
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a thermally conductive base including an appendage protruding from a center of a first end and an opening to cavity on a second end. The appendage includes a channel coupled to the cavity. The LED lamp further includes an LED assembly disposed at an end of the protruding appendage and in thermal communication with the base. The LED assembly further includes a bulb disposed on the first end, wherein the appendage protrudes in a direction towards the center of the bulb, and wherein the LED assembly is proximate to the center of the bulb. The LED assembly further includes an electrical housing, configured to house an electrical module, disposed inside the cavity of the base. An electrical wire disposed inside the channel electrically couples the LED assembly to the electrical module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Chen, George Uhler
  • Publication number: 20140313748
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a thermally conductive base including an appendage protruding from a center of a first end and an opening to cavity on a second end. The appendage includes a channel coupled to the cavity. The LED lamp further includes an LED assembly disposed at an end of the protruding appendage and in thermal communication with the base. The LED assembly further includes a bulb disposed on the first end, wherein the appendage protrudes in a direction towards the center of the bulb, and wherein the LED assembly is proximate to the center of the bulb. The LED assembly further includes an electrical housing, configured to house an electrical module, disposed inside the cavity of the base. An electrical wire disposed inside the channel electrically couples the LED assembly to the electrical module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Chen, George Uhler
  • Publication number: 20140313714
    Abstract: A device for illuminating a space comprising is discussed. In one variation, the device includes: a central body portion, with a length and a width, and including two plates running along the length of the central body portion wherein the two plates are separated by a spacer; an opening for the removal of heat during operation of the device that extends along a portion of the length of the central body portion, a light emitting diode on the central body portion; a reflector, extending from the central body portion, for reflecting light emitted by the light emitting diode towards the illuminated space. Other variations are also discussed as are methods for using suitable variations for retrofitting existing non-light emitting diode light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: APPALACHIAN LIGHTING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James J. WASSEL, R. Douglas FALK
  • Patent number: 8866385
    Abstract: A self-ballasted lamp includes a base body, a light source unit attached to one side of the base body, a lens attached to the light source unit, a cap provided on the other side of the base body and a lighting circuit arranged in the space provided by the base body and the cap. The light source unit includes a light source constituted by semiconductor light emitting elements. The lens has a lens body facing the light source and an attachment leg for attaching the lens body to the light source unit. A claw portion to be secured to the light source unit can be provided on the attachment leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Toshitake Kitagawa, Makoto Sakai, Daigo Suzuki, Michinobu Inoue
  • Publication number: 20140293619
    Abstract: A housing for an illuminating apparatus may include: two housing portions assembled together, and a transparent cover, the two housing portions and the transparent cover jointly defining a cavity, wherein a transparent separator is provided in the cavity for separating the cavity into an assembling cavity and an isolated cavity sealed with respect to each other, wherein the assembling cavity is configured to mount a plurality of lighting assemblies of the illuminating apparatus, and the isolated cavity is defined jointly by the transparent cover and the separator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Yaojun Feng, Yuanyuan He, Aiai Li, Haiping Yuan
  • Publication number: 20140286020
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a top housing, a connecting member and a lamp. The connecting member is detachably coupled to the top housing, and has at least one latch pivoted on and fixed to a top surface of the connecting member to be operatively engaged to the top housing. The lamp cover is directly or indirectly coupled to the connecting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Top Energy Saving System Corp.
    Inventor: WEN-KUEI TSAI
  • Patent number: 8840279
    Abstract: A jacketed light emitting diode assembly is provided, which includes a light emitting diode including a set of positive and negative contacts, and a lens body containing a semiconductor chip and end portions of the contacts. An electrical wire set of first and second electrical wires are connected to the positive contact and the negative contact, respectively. A light transmissive cover receives the lens body, and has an opening through which at least one of the contact set and the electrical wire set passes. An integrally molded plastic jacket at the opening of the light transmissive cover provides a seal at the opening against moisture and airborne contaminants. A waterproof light string including one or more of the jacketed light emitting diode assemblies is also provided, as are related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fiber Optic Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: David Allen, Mark R. Allen
  • Publication number: 20140268779
    Abstract: An LED light source is disclosed herein. The LED light source has at least one LED die chip and at least two electrically conductive supports. The electrically conductive supports are configured and disposed to support and suspend each LED die chip. One or more LED die chips may be support and suspend with a series of electrically conductive supports to provide a string of LED die chips. A shell may be disposed about a string of LED die chips. One or more strings of LED die chips may be disposed in an enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Litetronics International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Sorensen, Raghu Rao, William King
  • Publication number: 20140254177
    Abstract: A recessed lighting system is provided. The recessed lighting system includes a light module and a driver separately coupled to a chassis. The light module includes one or more rotatable prongs for allowing the light module to pivot while the driver and chassis remain static. By being mechanically separate, the driver does not interfere with the movement of the light module. In particular, since the light module is not directly coupled to and is mechanically separate from the driver, pivoting the light module does not require space in a cavity of an associated housing to accommodate the rotation of the driver. This independent freedom of movement allows the light module to achieve a greater degree of rotation in comparison to light modules that are mechanically dependent on drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh