Frame With Multiple Light-transmitting Panels Patents (Class 362/367)
  • Patent number: 9863612
    Abstract: A post cap assembly includes a base plate with a floor, an upper peripheral wall extending from the floor in a first direction and a lower peripheral wall extending from the floor in a second direction opposite the first direction. The base plate is configured to be secured to a post having a square-shaped cross section. A cover that has a pyramidal shape is configured to be coupled to the base plate, where the base plate includes at least two tabs that each have a through hole configured to receive a fastener. The base plate includes a plurality of rectangular-shaped through holes extending through the floor of the base plate and disposed proximate the upper peripheral wall of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fortress Iron, LP
    Inventors: Kevin T. Burt, Matthew Carlyle Sherstad, John David Irick
  • Patent number: 9335464
    Abstract: An edge-lit light fixture includes a first edge-lit light guide panel that has a first light guide. The edge-lit light fixture also includes a second edge-lit light guide panel that has a second light guide. The edge-lit light fixture further includes a center spine that has a protrusion. The first edge-lit light guide panel and the second edge-lit light guide panel are positioned on opposite sides of the protrusion. The protrusion separates a narrow edge of the first light guide from a narrow edge of the second light guide. A portion of the protrusion is positioned below the first light guide and the second light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Valerica Grigore
  • Patent number: 9261256
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for illumination and/or providing an aesthetically pleasing lighted structure can include a hollow core with a plurality of cover panels mounted radially thereto. In at least one implementation, a lighting fixture can incorporate a lighted core and lighted or unlighted elements surrounding the lighted core. Furthermore, the lighted core can house lighting elements, while providing substantially unimpeded access thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventor: James Andrew Coury
  • Patent number: 9039253
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device including a light source, a power supply to supply power to the light source, a housing including one side formed to be open, and including the light source and the power supply in the housing, at least one diffusion cover, disposed on the open side of the housing, through which light from the light source passes, and a power cover, disposed on the open side of the housing, to cover one side of the power supply. The illumination device may minimize a number of components or tools used for installing the illumination device. The illumination device may be readily installed by changing a structure and components included in the illumination device may be readily changed and repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joong Hun Jin, Min Ho Cha, Hyeong Won Yun
  • Patent number: 9033555
    Abstract: A lighting module may comprise a housing, a window frame mounted at a front side of the housing, a window mounted at a front plane of the window frame, the window comprising a window front face spanning a front plane length and first and second window sidewalls extending rearwards from first and second edges of the window front face, and an array of light-emitting elements within the housing, the array aligned with and emitting light through a window front plane and through the first and second window sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Childers, David George Payne
  • Patent number: 9033547
    Abstract: A lighting device that includes a first panel of light sources, where the first panel has a first edge. The lighting device can also include a second panel of light sources, where the second panel has a second edge, where the second edge of the second panel of light sources is mechanically coupled to the first edge of the first panel of light sources. The first panel of light sources and the second panel of light sources can form an angle relative to each other. Adjusting the angle can adjust the light output from the light sources. Such an angle can be formed based on a target level of light received by a target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Richard Rothenberger, Grant L. Gawronski
  • Patent number: 9028114
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention comprise lighting fixture assemblies that minimize the visibility of hardware and shadows. In particular, the lighting fixture assemblies may include no supporting hardware extending through an internal space defined, in whole or in part, by the lighting fixture assembly. In addition, the lighting fixture assemblies may include a gap between a bottom/top panel and a side panel of the lighting fixture assembly. Accordingly, lighting fixture assemblies of one or more implementations of the present invention can reduce or eliminate the visibility of internal supporting hardware and shadows on the exterior surfaces of the lighting fixture assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: 3form, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Grey Smith
  • Patent number: 9016906
    Abstract: An example electronic device includes a printed circuit board having a first row of light sources coupled to a first surface of the printed circuit board and a second row of light sources coupled to a second surface of the printed circuit board; a panel having a plurality of visual indicators; an first housing having a first row of chambers each having a first opening to receive one of the first row of light sources and a second opening to communicate light from the one of the first row of light sources to one of the visual indicators; and a second housing having a second row of chambers each having a third opening to receive one of the second row of light sources and a fourth opening to communicate light from the one of the second row of light sources to a second one of the visual indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Cave, Kendall E. Shirilla
  • Patent number: 8998437
    Abstract: A light emitting component board group includes first and second light emitting component boards that are rectangular in shape. The first light emitting component board has first short and long sides, and includes a first input connector provided on one of the first short sides, a first light emitting component group, a first output connector provided on another one of the first short sides. The second light emitting component board has second short and long sides, is arranged in adjacent to the first light emitting component board, and includes a second output connector provided close to one of the second short sided that is close to the one of the first short sides, a second light emitting component group, a second input connector provided close to another one of the short sides that is close to the other one of the first short sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsukasa Fujita
  • Patent number: 8920003
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a first body module, a light module, a second body module, a wire-receiving unit, and a wire. The light module is disposed on said first body module. The second body module is movable telescopically relative to the first body module. The wire has two ends respectively and electrically connected to the first and second body modules, and a portion that is received within the wire-receiving unit and that is movable at least partially into or out of the wire-receiving unit as a result of adjusting the length of the luminaire, thereby preventing entanglement of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Shun-Chung Cheng, Chih-Huang Wang, Chang-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 8911122
    Abstract: A tiled display (100) for lighting or imaging includes a plurality of display tiles (110) arranged side by side. The tiled display (100) furthermore includes a seam hiding arrangement (114) formed of at least one light absorbing cloth or textile (114) in a seam (112) between two neighboring display tiles (110). A corresponding method for assembling or adjusting a tiled display is described. The seam hiding arrangement may be used for blocking environmental light or stray light in the seams and optionally also for aligning or controlling the position of the display tiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Barco N.V.
    Inventors: Karim Meersman, Kristof Vanluchene
  • Publication number: 20140293623
    Abstract: An air cooling LED lamp is disclosed. The lamp has air passages for natural air flow for cooling the lamp without using any electric fan to reduce electric energy consumption. The air passages still work for natural air cooling for the lamp when the lamp is configured either in a top down position or in a lateral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ming-Te LIN, Ming-Yao Lin, Heng Qiu
  • Patent number: 8746937
    Abstract: A head lamp assembly including a housing; a plurality of head lamp cases installed in the housing, wherein each head lamp case comprises a light emitting diode (LED) light source, and a heat sink for dissipating heat generated from the LED light source; and a plurality of ventilating fans for circulating air in the plurality of head lamp cases and installed in the plurality of head lamp cases, respectively. Accordingly, the ventilating fans installed in the head lamp cases have opposite ventilating directions, and thus air is circulated in the head lamp cases by the ventilating fans to thus improve heat dissipation effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-pa Hong, Hyoung-cheol Cho, Hee-seok Park, Joong-kon Son
  • Patent number: 8710728
    Abstract: A bezel-less display is disclosed that includes an electronic display device and a cover. The electronic display device has an image-displaying portion and another portion adjacent the image-displaying portion along at least one side. The cover is positioned adjacent the electronic display device and includes a first portion positioned adjacent the image-displaying portion of the display device and a second portion positioned adjacent the other portion of the display device. The optical properties of the first portion are also selected to transmit images displayed on the image-displaying portion and the optical properties of the second portion are selected to mask the other portion of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bloomerg Finance L.P.
    Inventors: Helmars E. Ozolins, Masamichi Udagawa
  • Patent number: 8678622
    Abstract: Lighting modules include a housing, a window attached to the housing, and an array of light-emitting elements that are positioned within the housing and emit light through the window. The window has a first surface and a second surface. The light from the array of light-emitting elements is emitted through the first surface and the second surface of the window. In some examples, the first surface and the second surface of the window are angled with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Phoseon Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Doug Childers, David George Payne
  • Patent number: 8678624
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for illuminating display panels of electronic devices are described. An example electronic device includes a first housing defining a first visual indicator. A first post extends from a first inner surface of the first housing where the first post has a first chamber to receive at least a portion of a first light source. The first chamber provides a first optical pathway between the first light source and the first visual indicator and the first post prevents the first light source from illuminating a second visual indicator adjacent the first visual indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Cave, Kendall E. Shirilla
  • Patent number: 8646933
    Abstract: The flat lighting assembly apparatus comprises: a ceiling member; a power supply controller disposed within the ceiling member; a connector coupled to the ceiling member and electrically connected to the power supply; and a flat lighting module coupled to the connector and comprising; a frame including a base, an extension portion extending from the base, a socket disposed on a rear surface of the base, and a guide disposed on the rear surface of the base and disposed around the socket; a light source disposed on a front surface of the base; and a diffusion plate disposed on the light source and coupled to the base, wherein the connector has a insertion groove electrically connected to the socket and comprises a coupling unit coupled to the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwayoung Kim, Jin Wook Kim, Hyunha Shin, Sang Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8550659
    Abstract: An exemplary lamp cover for covering a light source includes a connecting member, mounting members, first covering members, and a second covering member. The mounting members are integrally formed with the connecting member as a single piece. The first covering members are detachably mounted on the connecting member and alternated with the mounting members. The second covering member is capable of being mounted on the connecting member to replace one of the first covering members to change a shape of a light field of light emitted from the light source and through the lamp cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chu-Keng Lin, Sung-Hsiang Yang, Wei-Chun Yeh
  • Patent number: 8485695
    Abstract: The present invention provides a backlight system, which includes a reflector plate, a light guide plate, and a back frame. The reflector plate and the light guide plate are stacked on the back frame and the back frame carries the light guide plate and the reflector plate. The back frame includes at least two primary assembling pieces, the at least two primary assembling pieces being joined to form a main frame structure of the back frame; and lifting adhesive spots are formed between the reflector plate and the light guide plate. The backlight system of the present invention has a back frame having a simple structure, saves material for the back frame, and reduces the cost of the back frame so as to lower down the cost of flat panel display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Wen Que, Yi-Cheng Kuo, Yu-Chun Hsiao
  • Publication number: 20130163235
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp capable of multilateral connection includes a cuboidal housing having a plurality of light-permeable sides and a plurality of connecting sides adjacent to the light-permeable sides. The light-permeable sides are arranged in a C shape on the housing. The connecting sides are arranged in a C shape on the housing and are located where the light-permeable sides are absent. An LED module is provided in the housing, and the light emitted by the LED module can pass through the light-permeable sides. Each connecting side is provided with at least one fastening portion so that the housing and external similar housings can be assembled into a single unit of an arbitrary and changeable configuration through connection between the corresponding fastening portions of the housings, thus providing both convenience of use and fun.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: UKIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ukin Technology Co., Ltd
  • Patent number: 8419235
    Abstract: A lighting system including a powering rod and a first lighting unit is provided. The powering rod is used for providing power. The first lighting unit includes a housing, a light source, an inner ring body and an outer ring body. The light source is disposed inside the housing. The inner ring body, disposed in the housing, has a hollowed portion for receiving the powering rod and is electrically connected to the powering rod. The outer ring body, disposed on the inner ring body fixed to the housing. The outer ring body is capable of rotating with respect to the inner ring body for rotating the housing. When the outer ring body is rotated to a first position, the first lighting unit is in a first lighting state. When the outer ring body is rotated to a second position, the first lighting unit is in a second lighting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventors: Tai-Sheng Chen, Hsun-Li Huang, Mong-Yong Sim, Jiung-Cheng Pan, Ho-Tsung Hsueh, Wen-Ming Wu, Cheng-En Wu
  • Patent number: 8419236
    Abstract: Light boxes for uniformly illuminating panels include a frame that supports one or more translucent panels. The light boxes further include a light source positioned within the light box. Example light sources can include fluorescent bulbs, incandescent lights, and/or light-emitting-diodes. In at least one implementation, a manufacturer positions a relatively limited number of light sources aimed and/or positioned in a particular way to uniformly distribute light throughout the light box and evenly across the translucent panels such that there are no shadows, hot spots or other non-uniform light patterns on the translucent panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Fisher, Mark Howard Raissen, Esteban D. Hernandez, Guillaume Martin, Michael Damen, Brian Hillstrom
  • Patent number: 8393765
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light-emitting unit, a main body frame, a support frame, and a lighting unit. The light-emitting unit mounts light-emitting elements. The main body frame supports the light-emitting unit, and is formed rectangular having a hook-shaped engaging piece on one side. The support frame is formed rectangular surrounding the outer periphery of the main body frame, and has a groove-shaped receiving place to engage with the engaging piece of the main body frame, on one internal side. The lighting unit turns on the light-emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignees: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Naoki Sugishita, Homare Takai, Takafumi Oishi, Yasuhiko Ishii, Masanao Hieda, Yutaka Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 8388178
    Abstract: A cyclorama includes a generally enclosed housing having a normally horizontal housing axis and an open front. A reflector proximate the open front has an operative portion that has a substantially uniform cross-section along the housing axis. The reflector has a surface configuration and an LED array is arranged in relation to the reflector surface to provide a higher flux density directed toward a far end of a wall or surface to be illuminated and provide a lower flux density directed toward a direction of the near end of the surface to be illuminated, generating a transition flux density between the far and near ends of the surface to be illuminated. The LED array and/or the reflector have optical features for eliminating shadows in the projected light over the entire illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Altman Stage Lighting Co., Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8382347
    Abstract: Light fixtures having a plurality of light-emitting diodes that maximize the amount of direct light into an intended area. The light fixture may include a carriage with a first (top) end and a second (bottom) end. A hood may be mounted to the first end of the carriage. At least one light engine comprising a plurality of light sources is mounted to the hood. The light sources emit light downwardly directly onto an intended area. In certain embodiments the second end of the carriage is shaped and sized so that it does not interfere with emission of the light to the intended area. The light fixture thus provides light in a thermally efficient manner, maximizes the amount of direct light, and limits the amount of light pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Forrest S. McCanless
  • Patent number: 8264135
    Abstract: A bezel-less display is disclosed that includes an electronic display device and a cover. The electronic display device has an image-displaying portion and another portion adjacent the image-displaying portion along at least one side. The cover is positioned adjacent the electronic display device and includes a first portion positioned adjacent the image-displaying portion of the display device and a second portion positioned adjacent the other portion of the display device. The optical properties of the first and second portions of the cover are selected to present an appearance of a uniform cover without a bezel when the display device is not displaying an image. The optical properties of the first portion are also selected to transmit images displayed on the image-displaying portion. Preferably, the optical properties of the second portion are selected to mask the other portion of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Bloomberg Finance L.P.
    Inventors: Helmars E. Ozolins, Masamichi Udagawa
  • Patent number: 8223087
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-display apparatus and a method of manufacturing the multi-display apparatus. The multi-display apparatus includes a plurality of display panels displaying images and a stepped portion formed in at least one of a pair of adjacent display panels so as to be indented in a thickness direction of the one of a pair of adjacent display panels. The pair of adjacent display panels is engaged with each other in the stepped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-gu Lee, In-seo Kee, Hong-shik Shim
  • Patent number: 8152332
    Abstract: A cyclorama light includes a generally enclosed housing forming an interior compartment having a normally horizontal housing axis and an open front defining a window generally arranged within a plane parallel to said axis. A reflector substantially covers the window and has an operative portion that has a substantially uniform cross-section along the housing axis. An LED light emitter array extends along a line substantially parallel to the housing axis, the reflector having a surface configuration and the LED array being arranged in relation to the reflector surface to provide a higher flux density directed toward a far end of a wall or surface to be illuminated and provide a lower flux density directed toward a direction of the near end of the surface to be illuminated, generating a transition flux density between the far and near ends of the surface to be illuminated. The LED array and/or the reflector have optical features for eliminating shadows in the projected light over the entire illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Altman Stage Lighting Co., Inc
    Inventor: John T. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8123385
    Abstract: A planar light source device of the present invention includes a light guide plate and a plurality of light-emitting diodes. The light guide plate includes a plurality of plate-form light guide members whose side surfaces are formed in a serrated shape. The serrated-shaped side surfaces of adjacent light guide members are connected in a planar direction so as to be engaged with each other. The plurality of light-emitting diodes emit light toward each of the light guide members. With this configuration, it is possible to securely prevent irregularity of brightness, when changing the luminance in the display screen in unit of blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 8096678
    Abstract: A backlit display for sink and vent hood assemblies is disclosed. The assembly has a body with an interior and an exterior with a front and sides. A frame is mounted to the front of the body and defines a window. A support panel is installed in the frame and has a light. A mounting bezel is mounted to the frame in front of the window. The mounting bezel defines a pocket between the mounting bezel and the frame. The assembly also comprises a decorative panel that is mounted in the pocket between the mounting bezel and the frame in front of the window. The light backlights and illuminates the decorative panel in front of and away from the body through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Texas Lightsmith, Inc
    Inventors: Harold Glenn Jones, III, John W. Worsham, III
  • Patent number: 8016461
    Abstract: Metal ornamental body for a hanging (ceiling) light (single white light bulb) fixture consists of three possible units, from simple to complex: single (in red, R), double (in green, G), corner (in blue, B), with a more complex unit(s) possible. The three lightweight materials, of metal, wire and/or plastic, are all derived from six modular pieces that slot and/or join together with lightweight metal or plastic rods. These inexpensive units can be grouped, are portable and disposeable. Designed, used and installed per current National Electrical Code, lamp light bulb socket/wire/wall plug assembly is packaged separately, and/or sold with/without accessories separately. Packages, posters, postcard, logos, light units and all designs and colors are with the digital world in mind: R 255+G 255+B 255=white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Inventor: Theresa Marie Bextermiller Metzger
  • Publication number: 20110211171
    Abstract: A light source apparatus adapted to a projection device having a casing and an optical engine base is provided. The light source apparatus includes a shell, a positioning element, a frame, and a light source. The shell is adapted to be disposed in the casing and lean against the optical engine base. The positioning element is assembled to the shell and has two positioning holes. The frame is disposed in the shell and has two positioning pins, wherein the two positioning pins are inserted into the two positioning holes respectively for positioning the frame with respect to the shell. The light source is fixed to the frame. A projection device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: CORETRONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chung- Hsien Yen, I-Hsien Liu, Chien-Ming Peng
  • Patent number: 8002454
    Abstract: Backlight assembly includes a plurality of light guide plates, a plurality of light modules, and a plurality of driving units separately in control of corresponding light modules which are configured at the incident sides of the LGPs. Each light module faces two adjacent LGPs such that the driving unit drives the light module to provide light for two adjacent LGPs at the same time. As local dimming function is switched, besides the power-saving and the high contrast, the local edge effect due to the joint of the LGPs can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ming-Lung Chen, Chih-Kang Tung, Chih-Wei Chang
  • Publication number: 20110188255
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a heat sink including a base and a plurality of fins extending from the base, an LED module mounted on a bottom face of the base, an envelope covering the LED module, and a lamp housing defining a cavity. An annular receiving groove is recessed from the bottom face of the base. The LED module is attached on the bottom face of the base and surrounded by the receiving groove. The envelope includes a recessed body and an engaging flange around the recessed body. The heat sink, the LED module and the envelope are received in the cavity. The fins of the heat sink extend outwardly through the lamp housing and are exposed in an outer environment. A gasket is received in the receiving groove and tightly sandwiched between the base and the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicants: FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: XING-GUI HUANG, CHIN-CHUNG CHEN, XIU-YI ZHANG
  • Patent number: 7959316
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a trompe l'oeil skylight in a T-bar type hung ceiling system where a translucent panel with an image of a sky scene is elevated above a T-bar grid, by a frame, so as to eliminate shadows of the T-bar on the image panel and so as to simulate a casement-type skylight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The Sky Factory, LC
    Inventors: Radim Schreiber, Skye Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 7936415
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light source apparatus and a liquid crystal display having the same. The light source apparatus comprises a housing comprising a receiving groove, at least one module substrate which is received in the housing and has connecting terminals mounted at both side ends of the module substrate, a light emitting diode mounted on the module substrate, and a connecting substrate connected to the connecting terminal of the module substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jun Seok Park
  • Patent number: 7880389
    Abstract: The present invention is an LED lighting lamp which comprises a lamp body including a light emitting part in which a plurality of LED elements are arranged on each of side surfaces of a polygonal supporting member and a connection part which is provided at a different position from that of the light emitting part and is formed with a plurality of terminal electrodes electrically connected to the LED elements, and a socket in which the connection part of the lamp body is fitted and which has a pair of output terminals electrically connected to the terminal electrodes, and which is configured to enhance reliability and long-term stability and reduce a cost involved in exchanging a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadato Imai, Masayoshi Kanamori
  • Patent number: 7859181
    Abstract: A bezel-less display is disclosed that includes an electronic display device and a cover. The electronic display device has an image-displaying portion and another portion adjacent the image-displaying portion along at least one side. The cover is positioned adjacent the electronic display device and includes a first portion positioned adjacent the image-displaying portion of the display device and a second portion positioned adjacent the other portion of the display device. The optical properties of the first and second portions of the cover are selected to present an appearance of a uniform cover without a bezel when the display device is not displaying an image. The optical properties of the first portion are also selected to transmit images displayed on the image-displaying portion. Preferably, the optical properties of the second portion are selected to mask the other portion of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Bloomberg Finance L.P.
    Inventors: Helmars E. Ozolins, Masamichi Udagawa
  • Patent number: 7827714
    Abstract: A lighting unit adapted to be mounted to a vertical member, preferably a pole for use at a checkout counter in a retail service location. The lighting unit includes a substantially polygonal housing secured to the pole. The housing typically includes at least three sides, a top, and a base; the top may have slots to promote ventilation. An opening is formed in the first side of the housing and defines a receiving location for the pole, situated between the top and base of the housing. A clamp plate is releasably engageable with the first side of the housing spans the opening adjacent to the pole, and releasably engages the pole to provide for easy vertical adjustment of the housing relative to the pole. Each flange can advantageously include at least one set of teeth for enhancing the gripping strength of the clamp plates and penetrating the vertical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Carol A. Howard, Daniel W. Marconi
  • Patent number: 7796208
    Abstract: A display device includes a cover. A back light apparatus, a set of optical films, and a liquid crystal display module are disposed behind the cover. The back light apparatus includes a planar bezel and a light source module. The planar bezel has a lengthwise opening. The light source module has a bar, a light source disposed on the bar, and a fixing member. The bar is partially or totally disposed in the lengthwise opening of the planar bezel and both the planar bezel and the bar are combined by the fixing member. The light source is disposed on the bar and provides the light beam to the liquid crystal display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: AU Optronics Corp.
    Inventors: Ming-Hsuen Ho, Sheng-Chieh Lung, Ying-Hsi Yeh
  • Patent number: 7757369
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture is suspended by a longitudinally extending trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer. The trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer includes a horizontally extending top brace and a pair of obliquely extending arms extending downward in opposite directions from the top brace in a trapezoidal crossection. Each obliquely extending arm has a flat, horizontally and outwardly extending attachment foot extending longitudinally along a flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture, wherein each attachment foot is attached to the flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture. The horizontally extending top brace is attachable to a ceiling mounted fastener, such as a toggle hanger or other downwardly extending fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Patent number: 7744253
    Abstract: The invention relates to a built-in lamp comprising a holder for fastening in an installation surface, in particular in a room ceiling, a bulb and a reflector, with a reflector opening disposed in the direction of illumination defining a direct light discharge region and with the direct light discharge region being surrounded by a diffuse light discharge region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventor: Hartmut S. Engel
  • Patent number: 7728799
    Abstract: A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a housing having an illuminable portion. The computing device also includes a light emitting device disposed inside the housing. The light emitting device is configured to produce a light effect that alters the ornamental appearance of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Duncan Kerr
  • Patent number: 7677747
    Abstract: A panel assembly includes a panel (10), a mounting apparatus (50), a light-reflecting member (30) and a rotary member (70). The panel includes a light-pervious area (131) and an opaque area. The mounting apparatus is mounted in an inside of the panel. The light-reflecting member is pivotably coupled to the mounting apparatus. The light-reflecting member has an engaging member (371) and a light-pervious portion (35) for emitting light. The rotary member is rotatably attached to the mounting apparatus and accessible from an outside of the panel, and the rotary member being meshed with the engaging member of the light-reflecting member for driving the light-reflecting member to rotate between a first position where the light-pervious portion is aligned with the light-pervious area and a second position where the light-pervious portion faces toward the opaque area of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fun Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Qing-Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 7637045
    Abstract: There are provided a surface light source having uniform and high brightness independently whether the light source is small or large while using semiconductor light emitting devices (LEDs), and an electrically illuminated signboard using the surface light source, which is thin and capable of uniform display and which operates with low electricity consumption. LEDs (12) of a dome type are arranged on four corners at a bottom surface of a box body (11) of a tray shape whose bottom surface is quadrilateral, whose upper side is open, on an inner surface of which a light reflection member (11b) is provided, and whose side walls (11c) are inclined outward. The LEDs (12) are arranged so as to mainly irradiate a region between a vertical plane on a diagonal line (N) of the bottom surface and one side wall (11c), and the region irradiated by each of the LEDs (12) of the dome type arranged on the four corners rotates individually and sequentially in a specific direction (same direction) in the box body (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignees: Asagicreate Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Sakai
  • Patent number: 7588343
    Abstract: An improved structural and decorative member which combines a structural member used to provide support to a superstructure such as a roof, a beam etc., includes the use of any type of glass such as clear glass or decorative art or stained glass as part of the support member and has the glass back lit from within the structural member. The concept integrates lighting into outdoor structures such as patio covers, colonnades, balconies and entryways. By making the structure itself the actual lighting source, there is no need to hide the lighting. By illuminating the beauty of stained or art glass which is in the structure, the structure performs the function of the physical support as well as the aesthetic beauty as well as providing a source of lighting to illuminate the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy Boake Carter, Kevin Jinbo
  • Patent number: 7585095
    Abstract: The technology described herein provides an illuminated motorcycle safety and vanity light bar for conveying an illuminated identification or vanity message. The safety and vanity light bar for a motorcycle includes a light bar having an outwardly facing message surface area for illumination from an internal light source and a plurality of transparent optical apertures disposed upon the outwardly facing message surface area of the light bar. A message is displayed upon the message surface area and illuminated with illumination from the internal light source through the plurality of transparent optical apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Robert E. Sheriff
  • Patent number: 7507006
    Abstract: A lamp receptacle of a projection apparatus includes a receptacle body defining a receiving space, and having a peripheral wall and an upper opening. The peripheral wall is formed with an aperture. A fixing element is attached securely to the peripheral wall above the aperture, and protrudes into the receiving space. A filter glass is disposed in the receiving space behind the aperture in the peripheral wall. A holding frame is disposed behind the filter glass, and has a central hole aligned with the aperture. A mounting arm has a vertical section integrally formed with an upper section of the holding frame, and a horizontal section extending frontward from the vertical section to overlap and fasten the upper fixing element, thereby retaining the holding frame in such a manner to urge the filter glass to abut against the peripheral wall around the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 7484865
    Abstract: A light guiding apparatus for a computer bezel includes a panel (14), a guiding member (30), and a shielding member (50). The panel has a light-pervious member (144). The guiding member is attached to the panel for guiding light therein. The guiding member has a light-reflecting cavity with a mouth (37) coupled to the light-pervious member. The shielding member is situated between the panel and the light-pervious member. The shielding member includes a shielding board (56) for covering the mouth, and an axle (54) traverses the shielding board. The shielding member is pivotable with respect to the guiding member between a closed position where the shielding member is horizontal to cover the mouth and an open position where the shielding member is vertical to reveal the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Lung Chen, Yu-Ming Xiao, Xian-Huang Gao, Jian Hu
  • Patent number: 7481550
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a trompe l'oeil skylight in a T-bar type hung ceiling system where a translucent panel with an image of a sky scene is elevated above a T-bar grid, by a frame, so as to eliminate shadows of the T-bar on the image panel and so as to simulate a casement-type skylight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: The Sky Factory, LC
    Inventors: Radim Schreiber, Skye Witherspoon