With Closure Patents (Class 362/375)
  • Patent number: 9470407
    Abstract: Lighting apparatus for airports, in particular flush light, having housing with a housing base and a housing top that includes a recess for receiving a light disc. Light disc facilitates the emission of light from a light source, disposed in the interior of the housing, to the surroundings. A light source carrier on which the light source is mounted is attached to a heat transfer block locked in a recess of the housing top such that edges and/or at least partially flat sides of the heat transfer block are in direct contact with the corresponding sides of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co
    Inventors: Bjorn Abel, Klaus Auras, Thomas Albert Robbecke, Ralf Ruther
  • Patent number: 9388968
    Abstract: A light device includes a light engine. A plurality of petals extends radially outward from the light engine. A trim is disposed over the petals and light engine. An installation card is disposed between the trim and the petals and includes an elongated opening. A strap extends through the elongated opening of the installation card. A light-emitting diode is connected to the light engine. A support component is formed on a surface of the petals. The strap includes a hook surface and a loop surface opposite the hook surface. The installation card includes a second elongated opening formed near an edge of the installation card and a third opening formed in a central region of the installation card. A plurality of straps includes a width of the straps being less than a width of the elongated opening. The plurality of straps includes a zip tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Pedal Brite LLC
    Inventor: Lynn Teitel
  • Patent number: 9231396
    Abstract: A supply line reservoir in an appliance housing for connecting lines that enter the housing and connect to insertable and removable appliances that are accommodated within includes a spare length of the connecting line. This spare length is fixed within said housing in such a way that an-appliance can be taken out of the housing while maintaining a connection of the line. The spare length of connecting line is guided within said housing when the appliance is in said housing, and released from the housing when the appliance is taken out of said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Bauer
  • Patent number: 9028116
    Abstract: A removable birdstop closure for preventing the entry of birds and other small animals into the headcasing of a roadway luminaire through the opening at the rear of the luminaire that can be installed around standardized 1.25? or 2.00? headpoles. Retaining means on the birdstop closure permits easy installation and removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Roy LaForge
  • Publication number: 20150117037
    Abstract: A lamp structure includes a shell, a light board, at least one light emitting diode, two electrical connecting elements, an electrical terminal, and a driving module. The shell has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The light board is disposed on the first end of the shell. The light board has two through holes and two conductive portions respectively disposed adjacent to the through holes. The electrical connecting elements are disposed around the through holes and on the light board, and electrically connected to the conductive portions, respectively. The driving module includes a driving circuit and two electrodes. The driving circuit is disposed at a side of the light board opposite to the light emitting diode. The two electrodes are electrically connected to the driving circuit. The two electrodes thread through the two through holes and interfere with the two electrical connecting elements, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Yueh-Ying FAN
  • Patent number: 8979316
    Abstract: A LED array spot illuminator for providing light along an optical axis comprises a substrate and at least one array of multiple LED chips without individual packaging supported by the substrate, wherein the LED chips emit light within the same or different wavelength ranges and are distributed laterally with respect to the axis over a light-emitting area. The LED chips have light emitting surfaces for emitting light in directions transverse to the area. An optical device collects and directs light emitted by the LED chips of the at least one array along the axis. An aperture passes the light emitted by the LED chips of the at least one array along the axis, wherein light collected by the optical device and passed by the aperture forms a beam of light illuminating a spot. Electric current is supplied to the multiple LED chips, causing them to emit light. Light emitted by the multiple LED chips that passed through the optical device and the aperture form a beam of light illuminating a spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: DiCon Fiberoptics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey B. Lee, Brian I-Yuan Chiang, Han-Kun Ho
  • Patent number: 8960973
    Abstract: Splice enclosures for housing wire splice connections in a luminaire are described herein. The splice enclosures may each include a cover that includes one or more tabs extending substantially orthogonal from the cover, and a bottom housing (or body) having a base and two side walls and two end walls. Moreover, at least one of the side walls includes an outer surface having one or more protrusions for engaging the tab(s) of the cover. Additionally, at least one of the end walls includes a wire routing aperture. In some embodiments of the invention the cover may include at least one notched protrusion that aligns with the wire routing aperture to retain wires exiting an end wall of the splice enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: 8944625
    Abstract: An underwater light includes a hollow aluminum outer casing, a hollow sealing cover, and a screw bolt. The sealing cover is coupled with a head connector of a water inlet pipe via the screw bolt. A light base is provided between the sealing cover and the screw bolt. An annular transparent light cover is installed inside the aluminum outer casing. A circuit board with diode embedded is mounted within the transparent light cover. In addition, a fastener is coupled at the internal top portion of the hollow sealing cover, and the screw end of said fastener is coupled with a nut defined as a nut so as to affix a water outlet. A waterproof connector head is coupled with the internal bottom portion of the hollow sealing cover and a wire hole is provided within the hollow sealing cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Qionghuan Dong
  • Publication number: 20140369057
    Abstract: An illuminating unit includes an electronic component that emits illumination light, a busbar that includes a electric connecting part which electrically connects the electric component and the outside of the electronic component, and a locking part which has elasticity and sandwiches and holds the electronic component, a housing that accommodates the busbar, and a cover that is assembled to the housing and includes an opening part through which the illumination light passes. The locking part includes a contact part and a pressing part. The contact part abuts with a fringe of the opening part when the cover is assembled to the housing. The pressing part follows the contact part and presses the electronic component by being deformed in a state where the cover is assembled to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Takashi Wakasugi, Ryohei Konishi
  • Publication number: 20140369056
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode lamp assembly comprises a housing unit formed in a Y shape, a contact terminal for supplying electrical power and configured to be inserted into the housing unit, and a substrate configured to be mounted on the upper side of the housing unit and for receiving power from the contact terminal. The light-emitting diode lamp assembly further comprises a cover unit which is positioned on the upper part of the substrate and which can effectively release light released from an LED mounted on the substrate. The light-emitting diode lamp assembly is configured to be mounted on the inner side of a dashboard of various mechanical equipment, and is used to increase the discrimination between components on the dashboard and to improve profitability by simplifying the shape of the components and facilitating the assembly of the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: YOUNGHWAN JANG
  • Publication number: 20140340904
    Abstract: A method for producing a hermetically gastight optoelectronic or electro-optical component with great robustness to heat and moisture is described. A housing cap is connected to a carrier in a hermetically gastight manner. Orifices in the housing cap are closed in a hermetically gastight manner by a window element. An electronic component with a housing has a housing cap, a carrier as base plate of the housing, and an interior space enclosed by the housing cap and the carrier. An optoelectronic or electro-optical converter element is arranged in the interior space. The housing cap is closed in a hermetically gastight manner by the carrier through a bonding connection of fused metal. The orifice is connected to the housing cap in a hermetically gastight manner by a window element along an edge metallization of the window element by a circumferential first seam of a fused metallic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Micro-Hybrid Electronic GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Biermann, André Magi, Patrick Sachse
  • Patent number: 8882311
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting fixture. In one embodiment, the lighting fixture includes a reflector and a lens. The reflector includes a first flange that defines a forward opening and includes at least one tab receiver outside of the forward opening. The lens has an outer periphery and includes at least one tab that is configured to mate with the tab receiver of the first flange, such that when each tab is mated with a corresponding tab receiver, the lens is affixed to the reflector. In this arrangement, there are no dark spots visible on the lens due to the presence of the tabs when light is emanating from the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan R. Snell
  • Patent number: 8884501
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) based lamp is provided that may include a housing, a LED module having at least one LED to emit light, and a lens to receive the light from the LED and to guide the light to a specific area. An outer circumference of the lens may have a different surface roughness than an inner surface of the lens or may have a different light transmissivity than the inner surface of the lens. The outer circumference of the lens may minimize light from being transmitted to a region outside the specific area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hankyu Cho, Hyunha Kim, Euna Moon
  • Publication number: 20140321125
    Abstract: An illumination tool has an LED light source; and a light reflecting part which is provided at a front of the LED light source. The light reflecting part is given a slant so as to approach the LED light source toward a center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Osamu TAKEUCHI
  • Patent number: 8845126
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect of the present disclosure, a lamp assembly includes a lens with a top portion and a sleeve portion, the sleeve portion defining an interior volume, and the top portion including a seating flange; a housing disposed within the interior volume, the housing comprising a first chamber and a second chamber adjacent the first chamber; a photovoltaic array disposed within the first chamber; an electronic circuit disposed within the housing and electrically connected to the photovoltaic array; a light source disposed within the first chamber and electrically connected to the circuit; and a battery disposed within the second chamber and electrically connected to the circuit, wherein the interior volume and the second chamber are sealed from the environment, and wherein the sleeve portion of the lens extends below the seating flange, thereby enabling the seating flange to seat upon a mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lake Lite, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey S. Martzall
  • Patent number: 8807800
    Abstract: An illumination structure including an illumination module, a light base and a cover is provided. The light base includes a cylindrical shell and an electrical connector, wherein the cylindrical shell is used for receiving and supporting the illumination module. A first end of the cylindrical shell has a first edge including a plurality of protrusions. A second end of the cylindrical shell is connected to the electrical connector. The cover has a second edge including a plurality of recessions. Each recession is complementary in shape to a corresponding protrusion, so that the protrusions are received in corresponding recessions respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yu-Min Lin, Cheng-Chun Liao, Ya-Wen Chen, Chia-Shen Cheng, Chang-Han Chen, Chin-Chang Hsu
  • Patent number: 8801198
    Abstract: The light source device includes: a first support that supports one of a light source and a collimator lens condensing; a second support that supports the other of the light source and the collimator lens; and a fixing member that fixes the first support to the second support. The first support includes a first protruding portion that protrudes from the first support toward the second support, the first protruding portion having a through hole therethrough. The second support includes a second protruding portion that protrudes from the second support toward the first support, the second protruding portion having: a receiving portion that receives the first protruding portion; and a receiving hole. A rod portion of a locking member is inserted into the through hole and the receiving hole, and a head portion of a locking member is sealed with a sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeru Hirosawa
  • Patent number: 8801211
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lamp casing structure that can be assembled and installed easily and applicable for different installation methods. The lamp casing structure comprises a plurality of frame strips coupled to one another and disposed around a first transparent cover, a plurality of fasteners disposed at each frame strip and inserted into latch portions of the frame strip and the first transparent cover respectively, so that the lamp casing structure can be assembled and installed simply by a latching step, and the lamp casing structure can be installed on a wall or a ceiling, or embedded into grids of a light steel frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Taiwan Oasis Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Long Lee
  • Publication number: 20140218954
    Abstract: Provided is a light-emitting device package module including a light-emitting device; a first circuit board receiving the light-emitting device, and electrically connected with the light-emitting device; and a second circuit board assembled with the first circuit board by using a connection member, and electrically connected with the first circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-jeong YOON, Ki-won CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140218920
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lighting device is provided which includes: a module; a first cover member; and a second cover member. The module has a light emitting body and a frame. The light emitting body emits light by organic electro-luminescence. The frame is formed of a light transmitting material. The first cover member is formed of a material that is a light transmitting material and has a stiffness higher than that of the frame. The first cover member is disposed on one end side of the module. The second cover member is formed of a material that is a light transmitting material and has a stiffness higher than that of the frame. The second cover member is disposed on the other end side of the module such that the module is sandwiched between the first cover member and the second cover member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Hayashi, Hideki Okawa, Hiroshi Kamata, Yoshimasa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8770782
    Abstract: An illumination device capable of being controlled by blow includes a casing, a light emitting module, a driving circuit board and a blow sensing module. At least one air hole is formed on a periphery of the casing. The light emitting module is disposed on a top of the casing. The driving circuit board is disposed in the casing and electrically connected to the light emitting module. The blow sensing module is disposed in the casing, electrically connected to the driving circuit board and used for sensing blow through the at least one air hole. The driving circuit board controls the light emitting module to emit light in different brightness according to a number of blows sensed by the blow sensing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Dongguan Masstop Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Wintek Corporation
    Inventors: Zhi-Ting Ye, Chin-Liang Chen, Ming-Chuan Lin, Tsung-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 8757850
    Abstract: Lighting fixture (10) with controlled photometric light emission, comprising a LED light source (21), whose operation is ensured by an electronic printed circuit board (20) which is properly sized and designed, and a housing (30) for containing the LED light source (21) and the electronic printed circuit board (20), able to obtain a heat dissipation; in particular, different type of lenses (25, 26, 27) having different surface geometry can be placed over the LED light source (21), said lenses (25, 26, 27) being able to direct the light beam emitted from the LED light source (21), in order to obtain uniform illumination on surfaces having variable geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Beghelli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Pietro Beghelli
  • Patent number: 8735740
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for filling a via with transparent material is presented, including the steps of providing a panel having a via, occluding the via with transparent material in a workable state so that a portion of the occluding material is internal to the via and a portion of the material is external to said via. The external and internal portions are separated so the transparent filler material, when set, forms a smooth and featureless surface. This causes the filled via to have a substantially even and uniform appearance over a wide range of viewing angles when lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Francis Simenson, William Antoni, Steve Cohen, Jeffrey Howerton
  • Patent number: 8729404
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for filling a via with transparent material is presented, including the steps of providing a panel having a via, occluding the via with transparent material in a workable state so that a portion of the occluding material is internal to the via and a portion of the material is external to said via. The external and internal portions are separated so the transparent filler material, when set, forms a smooth and featureless surface. This causes the filled via to have a substantially even and uniform appearance over a wide range of viewing angles when lit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Simenson, William Antoni, Steven Cohen, Jeffery Howerton
  • Publication number: 20140133157
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is provided. The lighting assembly includes a bracket and a frusto-spherical housing received by the bracket and mounted for rotation relative to the bracket. By rotating the frusto-spherical housing within the bracket, light emitted by the lighting assembly can be focused or directed in a selected direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen Bernard Froelicher, Marc Eric Hottenroth, Justin Tyler Brown
  • Publication number: 20140126226
    Abstract: A portable searchlight has a replaceable sealing lamp cover suitably fitted for use in effectively blocking moisture from seeping or flowing into the interior of the portable searchlight for weather resistance, and the portable searchlight therefore can still normally deliver the illumination function in any damp environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Mao-Shen WANG
  • Publication number: 20140126210
    Abstract: A rotatable bulb with single side illumination is disclosed, which includes a plastic housing 65; the plastic housing 65 in combination with a top portion of the lamp is made rotatably with reference to its lamp base 50. The plastic housing 65 has an axis tube 653 at bottom end; a spring metal 61 is configured on the axis tube 653 at an end; the spring metal 61 is electrically, elastically coupled against the metal screw 52 from inside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicants: CHEER SHINE LIGHTING ENTERPRISES LTD., UNILED LIGHTING TW., INC.
    Inventor: Po-Cheng YANG
  • Patent number: 8714787
    Abstract: There is provided a low bay lighting apparatus secured to an elevated horizontal surface. The low bay lighting apparatus including a light fixture and a mounting bracket to which the light fixture is to be removable attached. The light fixture includes a plurality of posts disposed on opposite ends of opposing outer side surfaces of the light fixture. The mounting bracket includes a plurality of slots configured to mate respectively with the plurality of posts to removably secure the light fixture to the mounting bracket. When being serviced, the light fixture is configured to freely hang from a first set of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Eugene McGehee, John Thomas Adinolfi
  • 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: 8684568
    Abstract: An LED unit includes a plate-shaped base; a light-emitting device placed on a surface of the base and having one or more LED chips; and a cover mounted to the base at a location above a front side of the light-emitting device and having a function to transmit light emitted from the light-emitting device. The base has on the surface thereof an annular groove for receiving a seal therein, and the cover has on a surface thereof directed to the base an annular protruding part, the annular protruding part being inserted into the annular groove to seal the base and the cover through the seal. A distance between the protruding part and the groove in a width direction of the groove is shorter in a section of the groove than the other sections of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Nagaoka, Yutaka Kitaguchi, Masahiko Yosida
  • Patent number: 8684567
    Abstract: A lamp including a first housing, a second housing assembled with the first housing to form a housing assembly and a bulb base is provided. The second housing includes a first sidewall and a second sidewall perpendicularly connected to the first sidewall. The first sidewall has a first stop portion extending along a normal direction. The bulb base is inserted into a first opening of the housing assembly to be assembled to the housing assembly. The bulb base has a second opening, multiple catches arranged on an outer sidewall of the second opening in a circumference direction and a second stop portion. The second stop portion disposed on the catches is located on a rotation path of the first stop portion when the bulb base rotates relative to the housing assembly for limiting a rotation angle between the housing assembly and the bulb base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Chu Hsieh, Hui-Feng Jen, Che-Hsin Liao, Jia-Yi Juang
  • Patent number: 8678621
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for a light source (L) having associated a Printed Circuit Board, wherein said mounting arrangement includes: a housing (H) with an exit opening for light from the source (L), a reflector (R) to reflect light from the source (L) towards the opening, an at least partly transparent cover (1) to close the opening of the housing (H). The cover (1) includes a set of retaining elements (12A) for retaining the cover (1) to the housing (H), and a set of holding elements (12B) for holding the associated Printed Circuit Board (D) within the housing (H). Such configuration is capable of exerting a pressure on the reflector (R) when the cover (1) is coupled to the housing (H), and wherein the reflector (R) in turn urges the light source (L) against the housing (H), providing thus thermal coupling between the light source (L) and the housing (H).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Alessandro Bizzotto, Simone Capeleto, Christian Hacker, Alessandro Scordino
  • Publication number: 20140078714
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illuminating device for a machine tool, in particular, a grinding machine, wherein the illuminating device is arrangeable at a machine table of the machine tool, and is displaceable with the machine table, characterized in that the illuminating device comprises a first housing in which an illuminating module having a number of illuminating means is arranged, and in that a transparent plate is arranged at the first housing on the side of the illuminating means, wherein the transparent plate is configured so as to disperse the light emitted from the illuminating means substantially evenly. Further, a machine tool, in particular, a grinding machine, equipped with the illuminating device according to the invention is provided by the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Elb-Schliff Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Lothar OPHEY
  • Patent number: 8668369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for vehicles, having a housing, a translucent diffusing screen covering a light exit opening of the housing, and a reflector. The translucent diffusing screen and the reflector may be fastened to the housing. A rapidly curing connection means may be applied to at least one interface between the housing and the diffusing screen to facilitate positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Frank Aust
  • Publication number: 20140063814
    Abstract: An illumination system may include a receiver which is mounted on a support surface, such as a heat sink, and a light module that may include a cover and an LED assembly. The LED assembly is rotateably attached to the cover and seats within the receiver. The receiver may have touch-safe terminals attached thereto for providing power to the LED assembly. The LED assembly may include a cup which enables potting material to be easily included in the assembly during manufacturing. When the LED assembly is attached to the receiver, blades on the LED assembly mate with the terminals on the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel B. McGowan, Victor Zaderej, Mark A. Cole
  • Patent number: 8657469
    Abstract: A traffic light assembly includes at least one light module, at least one lens located in front of the at least one light module, a housing enclosing the at lest one light module and the at least one lens therein, and a foldable cover located in front of the at least one lens and connected to the housing. A cleaning device is located on an outer surface of the foldable cover to clean snow and dust accumulated on the outer surface of the foldable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Liao, Wen-Liang Tseng, Min-Tsun Hsieh, Chih-Yung Lin, Ching-Lien Yeh
  • Patent number: 8651705
    Abstract: An LED lighting fixture comprising (a) a front-housing portion having a surrounding lateral wall defining a front cavity and extending to a front-housing forward edge at an open front-end, (b) a rear-housing portion having a backwall and a surrounding wall which define a rear cavity, the surrounding wall extending to a rear-housing forward edge, the rear-housing portion joined to the front-housing portion with the rear-housing surrounding wall substantially in alignment with the front-housing surrounding wall, (c) a cross-member secured with respect to the housing portions in a position at the juncture thereof and spanning the interior of the joined housing portions, the cross-member having a front surface facing the front cavity, and (d) an LED illuminator secured to the front surface of the cross-member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Wayne Guillien, Frank Tsao
  • Publication number: 20140043817
    Abstract: A method and a device for constructing a high-power LED lighting fixture are disclosed, wherein a high power LED lighting fixture is constructed by assembling one or more standard-interface LED lamp heads, in which an LED optical module and a separate power source are integrated, onto a lamp base (15). This method can have the production process of the LED lighting fixture shortened, and improve its mass productivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: GUIZHOU GUANGPUSEN PHOTOELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiqiang Zhang, Zheyuan Zhang
  • 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: 8622592
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a radiator, two caps and a light emitting module. The radiator includes a base and a plurality of fins parallel to each other extends along a face of the base, the fins are integrally formed with the base. The two caps are aligned with two opposite ends of the radiator along a longitudinal direction. The light emitting module includes several circuit boards attaching to another face of the base and a plurality of LEDs disposed on the circuit boards. The circuit boards are arranged along the longitudinal direction of the fins, the radiator is cut into pieces with different length according to the arrangement of the circuit board. The present disclosure also provides a method for manufacturing the LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Champ Tech Optical (Foshan) Corporation, Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: You-Xue Liu, Qian-Jin Cai, Shi-Song Zheng, Yi-San Liu, Chin-Chung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140003067
    Abstract: A panel includes a plurality of microholes arranged in a pattern and filled with light transmissive polymeric material. The light transmissive polymeric material occludes the microholes and is set, or cured, by exposure to an energy source using at least two discrete exposure periods separated by an idle or rest period. The uniformity of the microholes is thereby improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasu Osako
  • Patent number: 8616739
    Abstract: A vandal resistant lighting fixture including a base with a first side wall and a flange extending from the first side wall; a cover having a second side wall having interior and exterior peripheries and a cap extending from the second side wall, the cap having an opening through which light from an illumination source may pass; a securing mechanism rotatably securing the cover to the base when the cover is rotated in a first direction relative to the base to a secured position; and/or a magnetically operable latching mechanism having latched and unlatched positions. With the cover in the secured position, the latching mechanism prevents rotation of the cover in a second direction opposite the first direction when the latching mechanism is in the latched position. A corresponding magnetic key may be configured to provide a magnetic force to toggle the latching mechanism between the latched and unlatched settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Carlton Bruce Plunk
  • Publication number: 20130343049
    Abstract: An illuminated display stand that is decorative, functional, and provides a stand for laser milled acrylic or plastic objects. The objects can be formed from any shape with the milled portion providing an outline with definition of most any two dimensional item. The milling of the object can include various depths and widths wherein the illumination from the display stand will highlight the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Doug Coberley
  • Publication number: 20130335980
    Abstract: The light emitting device in accordance with the present invention includes a light emitter; a lighting circuit unit including a circuit component for lighting the light emitter; and a housing configured to accommodate the light emitter and the lighting circuit unit. The housing is constituted by: a substrate on which the light emitter and the lighting circuit unit are placed; and a cover attached to the substrate to cover the light emitter and the lighting circuit unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Takeshi NAKASUJI, Jun TAKASHIMA
  • Publication number: 20130329434
    Abstract: A convertible lighting fixture includes a first housing defining a first compartment, a second housing defining a second compartment and movably attached to the first housing, the second housing having a surface adjacent the first compartment. The lighting fixture further includes a mounting plate attached to the second housing and at least partially separating the second compartment from a third compartment, a light source mechanically attached to the mounting plate and electrically connected to a power source disposed within the first compartment, and a cover defining the third compartment and substantially surrounding the light source, the cover reversibly attached to the second housing opposite the first housing, where the first, second, and third compartments are arranged to thermally insulate the power source from the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: David J. Packard, William E. Nagengast, James S. Mellinger, Judy Nagengast
  • Patent number: 8585257
    Abstract: A compact housing comprises a one-piece mounting plate made from a metallic material, which is designed to be joined thermally conductively by a main side to an external support not belonging to the compact housing. Furthermore, the compact housing comprises a one-piece housing cover, which is joined permanently to the mounting plate and therewith encloses a volume. In addition, the compact housing contains at least one electrical feedthrough, such that at least one electrically conductive connection may be produced therewith from inside the volume to outside the volume, this connection being insulated electrically from the mounting plate. Within the volume a module is located which is designed to emit electromagnetic radiation. This module is applied directly to the mounting plate, such that the joint face between mounting plate and module is substantially parallel to the main side of the mounting plate joined to the external support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schwarz, Ulrich Steegmüller, Michael Kühnelt, Roland Schulz
  • Patent number: 8585241
    Abstract: A power-saving lighting apparatus including an upper housing, a bottom cover assembled with the upper housing, a lighting module and a positioning member is provided. The lighting module is disposed between the upper housing and the bottom cover, and the lighting module is mechanically supported by the bottom cover. The positioning member is disposed on the lighting module, wherein a relative position of the lighting module and the bottom cover is maintained by the positioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Chang Wah Electromaterials Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Kuei Tsai
  • Patent number: 8573818
    Abstract: A luminaire including a housing with a service compartment that is accessible through an opening in the housing, a light source, electrical components disposed in the service compartment for powering and operating the light source, and a door rotatably connected to the housing for rotation between a closed position where the door covers the opening and an open position where the door does not cover the opening. The rotatable connection includes an asymmetric pin extending from the door and a cavity formed in the housing having a hinge opening of width W. The asymmetric pin has a cross sectional thickness t and a cross sectional height h. Width W is less than height h and greater than thickness t, such that the pin is removable through the hinge opening when the door is in a removal position where the pin thickness t is aligned to the hinge opening width W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Leotek Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Wang Tu, Shih Chang Wang, Pin-Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 8556453
    Abstract: A fluorescent luminaire has a luminaire housing, a lens frame positioned within the luminaire housing, the lens frame having a first side frame member and a second side frame member connected to a first end frame member and a second end frame member, a flexible plastic lens having a length, wherein a distance between the first and second side frames is less than the length of the plastic lens and, wherein the lens curves from the flat orientation to a curved orientation when seated between the first and second side frames corresponding to curvature of the first and second end frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Roy B. Crane, William Fabbri
  • Publication number: 20130265775
    Abstract: A printed circuit board supporter includes a top surface, a bottom surface and a central portion. The top surface enables location of a printed circuit board. The bottom surface enables the force from an injection mold to be distributed across the bottom of the printed circuit board. The central portion of the printed circuit board supporter contains force spreading columns which pass between the top surface of the printed circuit board supporter and the bottom surface of the printed circuit board supporter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Glenn Freeman