With Adjustable Light Source Patents (Class 362/372)
  • Patent number: 9458993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting device enabling arbitrary distribution of light, which includes: a hollow receptacle having a cover to be opened or closed; a pivot part mounted in a fixing hole provided in the bottom of the receptacle so as to be tilted and pivoted; a light module part connected through an adjustment shaft to the pivot part, the light module part being tilted and pivoted by the pivot part so as to control the distribution of light; and a fixing part for adjusting the pivot part to be fixed or to be tilted and pivoted. The present invention enables a plurality of light modules to be separately adjusted to control the distribution of light, and provides fixing means for fixing the positions of the light modules thus adjusted, so that the distribution of light may be controlled regardless of the installed position of the lighting device, thereby preventing light from penetrating into surrounding buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventor: Duk Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 9353935
    Abstract: A lighting device includes an outer body having a base, a medial portion, and an upper portion. The lighting device may also include a light source carrying assembly to carry a light source and a lens. The light source carrying assembly may include an assembly base, an assembly top that pivotally engages a portion of the assembly base, and a heat sink. The light source carrying assembly may be configured to rotate about a first rotational axis and to pivot about a second rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group, Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Ricardo Romeu
  • Patent number: 9086213
    Abstract: A light emitting device is produced using a plurality of light emitting diodes within a light mixing cavity formed by surrounding sidewalls. The sidewalls may be integrally formed as part of a surrounding heat sink or alternatively may be an insert into a cavity within a heat sink. The reflective sidewalls may be coated with a diffusing material and/or covered with one or more phosphors. Multiple phosphors are located at different locations of the cavity, e.g., on the sidewalls, a window covering the output port, or on a reflector attached to the bottom of the cavity. The light emitting diodes may be positioned rotationally symmetrically around the optical axis on a board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Mark A. Pugh, Menne T. de Roos, John S. Yriberri, Peter K. Tseng
  • Publication number: 20150131289
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for designing light fixtures for flexible LED circuit boards. The flexible LED circuit boards include an array of LED packages and the surface of the flexible circuit boards is highly reflective. A flexible LED circuit board may be shaped to conform to a rigid preform and the preform may be concave, convex, corrugated, or have any other custom shape. The shape of the preform, as well as the location of the LEDs within the flexible LED circuit may determine the light distribution of the light fixture. Alternatively, the lighting fixture may have multiple rods held in place with side plates and a flexible LED circuit board may be woven between the rods. A set of hole patterns in the side plates determine the location of the rods and the rods will determine the shape of the flexible LED circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Richard Speer, David Hamby, Ken Grossman
  • Publication number: 20150131290
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for designing light fixtures for flexible LED circuit boards. The flexible LED circuit boards include an array of LED packages and the surface of the flexible circuit boards is highly reflective. A flexible LED circuit board may be shaped to conform to a rigid preform and the preform may be concave, convex, corrugated, or have any other custom shape. The shape of the preform, as well as the location of the LEDs within the flexible LED circuit may determine the light distribution of the light fixture. Alternatively, the lighting fixture may have multiple rods held in place with side plates and a flexible LED circuit board may be woven between the rods. A set of hole patterns in the side plates determine the location of the rods and the rods will determine the shape of the flexible LED circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Richard Speer, David Hamby, Ken Grossman
  • 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: 9016908
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device including a light emitting portion including a light source, an intermediate portion connected to the light emitting portion, a supporting portion connected to the intermediate portion and supporting the light emitting portion and the intermediate portion; a connecting portion connecting the light emitting portion and the intermediate portion to be rotatable with respect to each other, and another connecting portion connecting the intermediate portion and the supporting portion to be rotatable with respect to each other. The light emitting portion, the intermediate portion, and the supporting portion connected to the connecting portions may rotate with respect to each other based on the connecting portions to form a three-dimensional (3D) shape, and may be arranged in a single plane when the light emitting portion, the intermediate portion, and the supporting portion are unfolded based on the connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joong Hun Jin, Ju Saeng Kim
  • Patent number: 9004728
    Abstract: A light assembly that includes a mounting frame on which a light engine is mounted so as to direct light through the mounting frame opening and out of an opening in the ceiling. The light assembly is designed to permit the light engine to be rotated and tilted, in some embodiments without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Patent number: 9004720
    Abstract: A retaining bracket for spotlights is provided. The retaining bracket comprising bracket bearings which are arranged at the ends of the retaining bracket, for accommodating the spotlight housing and a central supporting bearing for connecting the retaining bracket to a supporting apparatus The distance of the bracket bearings from one another is capable of being adjusted in self-centering fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Erwin Melzner, Jürgen Heinlein, Wolfgang Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20150055332
    Abstract: A portable multi-purpose illumination device that wraps into a compact shape for storage and includes a holding and storage device; a positioning member that is extendable and that is connected to the holding and storage device and around which at least a portion of the positioning member is wrapped for storage; and a light source housed within the holding and storage device and powered by connection to a power source which is at least one of (a) a power supply electrically connected via the positioning member and (b) a detachable battery housed within the holding and storage means. The positioning member is manually deformable and may be attached to various structures. The holding and storage device additionally features a retainer for various lenses and mirrors. The illumination device may be used to view a target object obscured from direct view by an intervening object by positioning the mirror appropriately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy M. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20150049494
    Abstract: A moisture-proof spotlight includes a lamp housing, a support pivotally supporting the lamp housing from below and a lamp assembly pivotally installed inside the lamp housing, wherein the lamp housing contains therein a moisture-proof partition set provided for a vertical driving device and a horizontal driving device to affix thereto and also together installed inside the lamp housing for moisture-proof, thereby the defect of a conventional spotlight due to its horizontal driving device installed in the support tended to be affected by moisture is capably eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Mao-Shen WANG
  • Publication number: 20150043225
    Abstract: A three-dimensional scanner uses a rotatable mounting structure to secure a laser line source in a manner that permits rotation of a projected laser line about an axis of the laser, along with movement of the laser through an arc in order to conveniently position and orient the resulting laser line. Where the laser scanner uses a turntable or the like, a progressive calibration scheme may be employed with a calibration fixture to calibrate a camera, a turntable, and a laser for coordinated use as a three-dimensional scanner. Finally, parameters for a scan may be automatically created to control, e.g., laser intensity and camera exposure based on characteristics of a scan subject such as surface characteristics or color gradient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Taylor S. Goodman, William B. Buel, Vishnu Anantha, Robert J. Steiner
  • Publication number: 20150036348
    Abstract: An illumination device (e.g., an electric candle, etc.) generally includes a housing, a light source, and a pendulum supporting the light source. At least a portion of the pendulum is disposed within the housing. A support member is coupled to both the housing and the pendulum, and is configured to support pivotal movement of the pendulum and light source relative to the housing. And, a driving device is coupled to the pendulum, at a location within the housing, and is configured to produce the pivotal movement of the pendulum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Haisong Dong
  • Patent number: 8944632
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a substrate having openings therein, and a plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within at least some of the openings in the substrate. A power supply is electrically coupled to the plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within the openings. An opaque layer of material substantially covers the substrate and the plurality of openings placed on a first side of the substrate, and the light emitting diodes in the openings. The opaque layer allows light from the plurality of light emitting diodes to pass through the layer when powered. When not powered, the opaque layer substantially hides the plurality of light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas Tveit
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140369052
    Abstract: A light emitting device has a light emitting element, a package, a lead, and a cover film. The package is arranged to form at least part of an inner peripheral face of a recess portion. The light emitting element is housed in the recess portion. The lead is disposed on a bottom face of the recess portion. The lead is electrically connected to the light emitting element. The cover film is arranged to cover the inner peripheral face of the recess portion. The cover film has light transmissive and electrical insulation. The package includes a base material and a plurality of particles. The base material includes a resin. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the particles is different from a coefficient of thermal expansion of the base material. The particles are disposed at least near the inner peripheral face of the recess portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yukiko OSHIMA, Yoshiki SATO, Toshiyuki OKAZAKI, Takayoshi WAKAKI
  • Publication number: 20140354833
    Abstract: A camera driving apparatus according to the present invention includes: a camera section with an imaging plane; a movable unit which houses the camera section inside and includes an attracting magnet and a convex partial sphere on its outer surface; a fixed unit which has a depressed portion in which a magnetic body and the movable unit are loosely fit, which brings the convex partial sphere of the movable unit into a point or line contact with the depressed portion under magnetic attractive force of the attracting magnet to the magnetic body, and which allows the movable unit to rotate freely on the spherical centroid of the first convex partial sphere; a panning driving section; a tilting driving section; a rolling driving section; a camera driving section which shifts an image sensor two-dimensionally in a plane that intersects with the optical axis at right angles and which rotates the image sensor on the optical axis; a first detector which detects the tilt angles of the camera section in the panning and
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Teruyuki Takizawa
  • Patent number: 8858028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a LED lighting apparatus, comprising a quadrilateral-shaped casing with side walls inclined; a LED lighting module array disposed inside the casing and composed of a plurality of LED lighting modules lined up to emit light; a converter formed on a portion of the outside of the casing supplying power to the LED lighting modules; and a multi-bending reflection minor reflecting light emitted from the LED lighting modules, wherein the LED lighting module array comprises a LED module base combined with a portion of the upper inside surface of the casing; a plurality of LED module brackets connected to a lower portion of the LED module base; a plurality of metal PCB boards combined with a lower portion of each LED module bracket; a plurality of LED chips mounted on the metal PCB boards; and a plurality of lenses concentrating rays of light emitting from the LED chips into focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: New Technology Bank Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8858038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting apparatus (1) or assembly therefore comprising: a carriage (25) coupled to a housing (10a, 10b), the carriage (25) adapted to retain a lamp (14) within the housing, the carriage (25) being moveable relative to the housing (10a, 10b) to manipulate the position of the lamp (14) within the housing (10a, 10b), wherein the carriage (25) is moveable along a first axis by way of a force applied along a second axis. This provides a more convenient way of adjusting the peak/flat of the light apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: David Haythornthwaite
  • Patent number: 8845150
    Abstract: A luminaire that has multiple removable handles thereon, and can operate in multiple different modes, including a mode where a manual follow spot can occur. To operate in the manual follow spot mode, the luminaire is placed into a free moving mode in which it can be moved, and then the luminaire is moved using the removable handles to manually place the luminaire in a desired location. Then, the luminaire is commanded to remain in that desired location by turning on breaks or the like. In the manual movement mode, movement of the luminaire is manually controlled and not remotely controlled and all of at least color, gobo, beam size and other parameters are remotely controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group LLC
    Inventors: Rusty Brutsche, James Bornhorst, Steve Washington, Russell Mahaffey, David Friedersdorff, Ted Samuelson
  • Patent number: 8820941
    Abstract: A projection apparatus including a digital micro mirror device (DMD), a light source, a lens, a photoelectric conversion device, a decision device and an adjustment module is provided. When the DMD is switched to a first operating state, the DMD reflects a light beam emitted by the light source to the lens. When the DMD is switched to a second operating state, the DMD reflects the light beam to the photoelectric conversion device. The photoelectric conversion device generates a signal value according to a light intensity of the light beam. The decision device compares the signal value with a predetermined value. When the signal value is smaller than the predetermined value, the decision device generates a driving signal value. The driving signal value is used for driving the adjustment module to sequentially adjust a position of the light source along a plurality of axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Yi Yang, Tzu-Tse Huang
  • Patent number: 8820984
    Abstract: A programmable lighting effect device and system includes a main body having a plug secured to the first end, a socket secured to the second end, and a controller secured within a middle portion. The controller utilizes the alternating current frequency of the supplied electricity as a common clock and further instructs a light bulb installed within the socket to perform a predetermined illumination effect based on stored operating instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Lee Gillio
  • Patent number: 8801225
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an illumination device comprising a base, a yoke connected to and rotatable relative to the base and a head connected to and rotatable relative to the yoke. The head comprises at least one light source generating light a light beam and wherein the light sources are arranged in a bucket shaped outer shell. The present invention relates also to a method of manufacturing such moving head light fixture. Further the present invention relates to a moving head light fixture where the head comprises a number of light sources generating a light beam; means for receiving user input from a user; and means for providing visual feedback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Carsten Dalsgaard
  • Patent number: 8794807
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp steering mechanism includes an output gear providing an eccentric block, a housing, a light source having an eccentric shaft connected to the eccentric block of the output gear, a transmission gear set, and a driving device for driving the transmission gear set to rotate the output gear in biasing the light source, thereby adjusting the illumination angle of the light source. By means of arranging the light source and the output gear in a coaxial relationship, the output torque of the output gear is fully reflected in the biasing of the light source, enhancing transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Tricore Corporation
    Inventor: Ting-Yi Koo
  • Publication number: 20140204218
    Abstract: A rotatable optical device housing and mounting platform is disclosed. The optical device housing includes a bezel, front housing and rear housing. The optical device housing can include a number of lighting devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs), high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, halogen lights, incandescent lights, or imaging devices, such as cameras, while utilizing the same bezel, front housing and rear housing. The depicted device can include a vertical tilt, which is adjustable either manually or electronically. A slip ring system provides continuous 360 rotation ability, with controllable and adjustable speed settings. Alternatively, a stop can be used instead of the slip ring, wherein the stop serves as a point of reversal of the unit's rotation. The unit contains an optional home position, allowing a user to select a point in the horizontal rotation to which the unit will return at the touch of a button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Golight, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert W. Gebhard, Colton D. Hosick
  • Publication number: 20140192544
    Abstract: A lighting assembly that includes an outer housing defining an outer housing axis, an inner housing defining an inner housing axis and a light member positioned in the inner housing. The outer housing includes a front surface having a front opening and an inner surface that defines an adjustment cavity having a truncated spherical shape. The inner housing has a truncated spherical shape and is at least partially received within the adjustment cavity. The inner housing defines a light recess therein and includes a front cover having an aperture defined therein. The front cover at least partially defines the light recess. The light member defines a light axis. The light axis and the inner housing axis are not co-axial and not parallel and form an angle therebetween. The inner housing is adjustable between a home position and a plurality of adjustment positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: C&D Zodiac, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Orson, Zhao Jin, Christian Mecke
  • Publication number: 20140160786
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the disclosure relate to an optical system that includes a base unit and one or more cartridges that are removably attachable to the base unit. The one or more cartridges can include optical components configured to output a beam of light (e.g., a laser). The base unit can be configured to combine multiple beams of light (e.g., emitted by multiple cartridges) and output a combined beam of light. The cartridges can be interchanged to modify the light output by the optical system. The optical system can include thermally one or more stable enclosures and/or a temperature controller. The optical system can include one or more alignment adjustment optical components configured to adjust the alignment of one or more light beams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CVI LASER LLC
    Inventors: DAVID E. HARGIS, JOHN O'SHAUGHNESSY, MARK LIN, WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD
  • Patent number: 8733988
    Abstract: An adjustable sense lamp includes a bowl-shaped seat connected with a power supply device and a lamp base having a light source, a sensor, a wire control panel and a power wire extending forward. The bowl-shaped seat includes a pair of semicircular seat pieces to form a bowl trough, spaced grooves on the inner middle walls of the seat pieces to form an annular groove for insertion a pair of limit protrusions at two opposing sides of a ball-shaped head of the lamp base. The sense lamp can be pulled upward and downward and turned to a desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tsun-Yu Huang, Cheng-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 8733964
    Abstract: A portable electric lamp with a compact casing housing a lighting module, comprising a support on which the casing is mounted angularly movable around an axis of rotation, and at least one element having the global shape of a wire and comprising a part in the form of a collar-band surrounding the casing around the axis of rotation, said element being deformable by elasticity to secure the casing by friction against the support in a determined angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventor: Nicolas Flores
  • Patent number: 8727583
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a lamp alignment assembly for positioning the lamps after the lighting assembly is installed. The lighting assembly includes a ceiling pan for mounting to the ceiling support and a lamp assembly attached to the ceiling pan. The lamp assembly is adjustable in a transverse and rotational direction with respect to the ceiling pan. A stop member on the ceiling pan is received in an aperture in the lamp assembly to limit movement of the lamp assembly on the base. The lamp assembly is provided with alignment springs to align the lamp assembly at predetermined settings. A sight window is formed in the ceiling to visually set the lamp assembly in a selected position. A locking member on the lamp assembly locks the lamp assembly in a fixed position on the ceiling pan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Neil Russo, Shailesh I. Naik, Steven M. Silverstein
  • Patent number: 8721132
    Abstract: A visual display is provided through the combined effect of many devices that individually illuminate in response to wind flow. The devices are distributed at different locations within a three-dimensional space, so as to provide an overall illumination effect throughout the space that visually indicates wind (air) or other fluid flowing through the space. Each device can include a housing, at least one light source, a sensor system, and a device controller. The sensor system can include any of various types of sensor subsystems, each having one or more sensors, but includes at least a flow sensor subsystem. The device controller is configured to activate the light source in response to the sensor system detecting a change in an environmentally-related input, such as air flow, sensed by the sensor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Beardsley, Martin M. Rufli, Pirmin Mattmann
  • Patent number: 8708522
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a housing having a surface with a fixture aperture therein, a light source assembly mountable within the housing in a replaceable manner and sized to fit through the aperture, the light source assembly includes electrical contacts configured to be in electrical communication with a light source. The lighting fixture also includes an electric input conditioner mounted within the housing in a replaceable manner and sized to fit through the aperture, the electric input conditioner is in electrical communication with the electrical contacts. The lighting fixture also includes a mount assembly in mechanical communication with the housing and configured to position the light source assembly within the housing at a location for light from the light source to emit through the aperture, wherein the light source assembly and the electric input conditioner accommodate a first light source technology, and are replaceable to accommodate a different technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Edison Price Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Qianxiang Wang
  • Publication number: 20140111998
    Abstract: An underwater light having a sealing structure encased in resin, permanently sealing an electrical cord in a light fixture housing. A colored lens that changes the color of a central portion of light emitted from a clear cover of an underwater light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Miller, Robert Joseph Marques
  • Patent number: 8690399
    Abstract: In a luminaire, comprising a light source (2) having at least one LED and a heat sink (4) for cooling the LED, the light source (2) is arranged pivotably with respect to the heat sink (4), wherein three lever arms (6, 8, 10) that act on the light source (2) are provided and the luminaire is designed such that the light source (2) is pressed against the heat sink (4) by the three lever arms (6, 8, 10). Moreover, a spring element (12), which acts on a first (6) of the three lever arms (6, 8, 10), and an adjusting means (14) for adjusting a second (8) of the three lever arms (6, 8, 10) are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Zumtobel Lighting GmbH
    Inventor: Gerald Ladstätter
  • Publication number: 20140043832
    Abstract: A cover for a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb is provided. The cover includes a housing formed of clamshell sections that are mutually engageable about the CFL bulb and, when engaged, define an upper body portion having an interior for receiving the CFL bulb and a cylindrically-shaped neck extending downwardly from the upper body portion for encircling a base of the CFL bulb. A resilient member extends inwardly from opposite sides of the cylindrically-shaped neck and is biasable against the base of the CFL bulb to grip and retain the base when the clamshell sections are mutually engaged to secure the cover to the CFL. The cover may also include a flange defining a rectangular slot through which the CFL bulb is extendable to facilitate securing the bulb to a light socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Kathy Ruriani, Charles Joseph Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8641241
    Abstract: Gimbaled LED array module. In an aspect, In an LED mounting assembly is provided for directing light emitted from an LED array. The LED mounting assembly includes a gimbaled assembly configured to receive the LED array and to allow for positioning the LED array to direct the light emitted from the LED array. The LED mounting assembly also includes a body portion configured to receive the gimbaled assembly, and a connector coupled to the body portion, the connector configured to provide at least one of an electrical connection and a mechanical connection for the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgelux, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Farmer
  • Publication number: 20140003029
    Abstract: A rotary lamp holder comprises a housing having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, the first longitudinal having an opening, a motor stator disposed around the inner circumference of the housing, a rotating shaft and rotatably mounted in the housing, the rotating shaft defining a cavity in communication with the opening of the first longitudinal end, a motor rotor fixed to the rotating shaft and coaxially disposed with the motor stator, a lamp cover bracket rotatably mounted relative to the housing and extending out of the first longitudinal, and a reduction transmission system located in the housing and connected to the rotating shaft and the lamp cover bracket respectively. Since the rotary lamp holder is compact in structure and size and can completely match any standard lamp holder and lamp cover, it can become a universal substitute for the lamp holder mounted on ordinary lamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ZHAOQING HENGYI INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Liangqing Li, Xiaobing Wang
  • Patent number: 8587205
    Abstract: In a lighting device, sets of LEDs are employed using the natural characteristics of the LEDs to resemble incandescent lamp behavior when dimmed, thereby obviating the need for sophisticated controls. A first set of at least one LED produces light with a first color temperature, and a second set of at least one LED produces light with a second color temperature. The first set and the second set are connected in series, or the first set and the second set are connected in parallel, possibly with a resistive element in series with the first or the second set. The first set and the second set differ in temperature behavior, or have different dynamic electrical resistance. The light device produces light with a color point parallel and close to a blackbody curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Berend Jan Willem Ter Weeme, William Peter Mechtildis Marie Jans, Theo Gerrit Zijlman, Gazi Akdag, Erik Martinus Hubertus Petrus Van Dijk, Paul Johannes Marie Julicher, Bertrand Johan Edward Hontele
  • Publication number: 20130294067
    Abstract: A luminaire, such as a ceiling suspended luminaire, that can change its shape or some other state or characteristic based on user-input. The changes of shape or other state or characteristic can be achieved by hand gestures, such as moving the hand up and down in the detection field of a sensor. In one aspect of the invention, a suspended luminaire having a flexible sheet form is provided. The shape or attitude of the sheet form luminaire can be changed by exerting a force on one or more attachment points on the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Aaron Mathew Engel-Hall, Peter Y.Y. Ngai, Michael Trung Tran, Darren Blum
  • Publication number: 20130279181
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes: a light source unit that has a case storing therein a light-emitting panel and a wiring board mounted on a non-light emitting face thereof; and an attachment unit that has a housing storing therein a circuit board and configured to be detachably attached to the light source unit. The case has a wiring board storage. The housing has a circuit board storage. The case and the housing are arranged such that a whole of the wiring board storage and a whole of the circuit board storage are arranged at different positions in a direction perpendicular to an attachment direction of the light source unit and the attachment unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideharu Kawachi, Noboru Miyakawa, Hirofumi Konishi, Osamu Tanahashi
  • Publication number: 20130265768
    Abstract: An illuminating module includes a casing, a sleeve forming a positioning device to contact with the casing; and a light source one end of which is extended into the sleeve, wherein the positioning device of the sleeve is non-fixedly contacted with the casing so as to adjust the sleeve to a desired location and direction in the casing. With the positioning device, the assembly process of the illuminating module becomes more easily to be accomplished and ensures the optical quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MEGAFORCE COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jung-Shu Wang, Wen-Chieh Wu, Pao-Tang Su
  • Publication number: 20130242572
    Abstract: A portable electric lamp with a compact casing housing a lighting module, comprising a support on which the casing is mounted angularly movable around an axis of rotation, and at least one element having the global shape of a wire and comprising a part in the form of a collar-band surrounding the casing around the axis of rotation, said element being deformable by elasticity to secure the casing by friction against the support in a determined angular position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Nicolas FLORES
  • Patent number: 8517593
    Abstract: A feeding body 106 has a cylindrical part capable of housing a light source cartridge 104. A feeding coil L2 for supplying AC power to the light source cartridge 104 is buried in the bottom surface of the cylindrical part of the feeding body 106. A power transmission control circuit 108 supplies AC power to the feeding coil L2. The feeding body 106 can change the insertion depth of the light source cartridge 104 and has, in the inner wall, a screw groove for stabilizing the position of the light source cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Urano
  • Publication number: 20130208449
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device that can continuously dissipate heat generated by a light source in an excellent manner. The illumination device includes LED substrates 26 and a back chassis 21 that has a bottom 21a to which the LED substrate 26 is to be installed. Guide grooves 27 that extend in the X direction are provided on the bottom 21a. By fitting the LED substrates 26 into the guide grooves 27, the LED substrates 26 are installed on the bottom 21a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshikazu Matsukawa
  • Publication number: 20130200818
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a housing defining a longitudinal axis, a lamp carriage assembly disposed inside the housing and supporting one or more lamps parallel with the longitudinal axis, and a motor coupled between the housing and the lamp carriage assembly and operative for pivoting the lamp carriage assembly relative to the housing about a pivot axis of the lamp carriage assembly. A method of operating the lighting fixture includes (a) causing a lamp carriage assembly disposed inside the housing to be in a home position and outputting light in response to illumination of the one or more lamps of the lamp carriage assembly, and (b) causing the lamp carriage assembly to pivot about its pivot axis thereby redirecting where the light output by the lamp carriage assembly travels in response to the illumination of the one or more lamps of the lamp carriage assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Brightline, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel P. Cercone
  • Patent number: 8491150
    Abstract: A solar light assembly includes a plurality of housings each having a light, a frame receiving the plurality of housings, and a solar panel substantially positioned over the frame. Each housing including a face, sides and a lip, such that the face and lip lie in intersecting planes. Each housing is removable from the frame to be rotated and repositioned within the frame. A pole could be used to support the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Sivert G. Fogerlie
  • Patent number: 8469556
    Abstract: A safety unit for mounting in a wall defining a part of a building space has a tubular housing containing an emergency load such as a light sized to fit within the housing, said emergency load including a base and a light-emitting element. An actuator mechanism such as a motor carried on the housing provides force to the base responsive to electrical power to translate the base to deploy the emergency load within the building space. A preferred embodiment includes a cover and a cover-operating mechanism receiving force from the actuator to remove the cover as the load deploys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas W. Gow
  • Patent number: 8414156
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automated luminaire with more repeatable, identical and accurate movements by normalization for motion drive system hysteresis. The normalization system utilizes the use of multiple drivers which drive the drive system which engage in opposing movements following a movement to normalize the hysteresis in the drive system so that subsequent moves begin from the same drive system conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: ROBE Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventor: Jiri Polasek
  • Patent number: 8414155
    Abstract: A luminaire having a plurality of LED boards mounted within a housing is provided. Each LED board has at least one light emitting diode mounted thereon and an axis extending from a first end of the board to a second end of the board. Each LED board is adjusted about its respective axis to an orientation that is unique from at least two other LED boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Catone, Charles S. Oldani, Robert F. Hammer, Timothy A. Stout, Robert Kloepple
  • Patent number: 8398275
    Abstract: A lamp head assembly includes an outer head unit, an inner head unit, and an elastic pressing unit. The outer head unit includes at least two conductive pins. The inner head unit is disposed rotatably in the outer head unit. The elastic pressing unit is disposed movably in the outer head unit for selectively positioning the position of the inner head unit relative to the outer head unit or the position of the outer head unit relative to the inner head unit, wherein the elastic pressing unit includes a pressing element selectively exposed from the outer head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Harvatek Corporation
    Inventors: Bily Wang, Chi-Tseng Chang, Chi-Kang Lo, Zhen-Hao Fan