With Flexible Power-cord Storage Member Patents (Class 362/387)
  • Patent number: 10767823
    Abstract: A mount for an LED lighting assembly includes a length adjusting shaft having releasable engagement features that allow the length to be adjusted to a desired length, but also the be released and readjusted as needed. The length adjusting shaft can include an external release disposed outside the housing of the LED lighting assembly that is coupled to the releasable engagement and is configured to release the releasable engagement from the adjustment features through a housing of the LED lighting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Ticktin, Thomas Cartwright
  • Patent number: 10641447
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a mount configured to mount onto a mounting surface and a stem having a first end attached to the mount and extending in a first direction away from the mount with respect to the mounting surface to a second end. The light fixture further includes at least one arm having a first end attached to the stem and extending in a second direction away from the stem with respect to the mounting surface to a second end, the second direction at an angle with respect to the first direction. The light fixture includes a socket disposed on the second end of the at least one arm for receiving a light emitter and a power receptacle and/or a communication receptacle disposed on the second end of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: McKeon Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Benner
  • Publication number: 20150062918
    Abstract: A securing unit is for securing a lamp shade to a bulb socket. The lamp shade includes a shade frame, and a coupler connected to the shade frame. The bulb socket is to be disposed in the lamp shade. The securing unit includes a connecting member and a securing member. The connecting member has an upper mounting segment, and a lower connecting segment disposed below the upper mounting segment and configured for connection to the bulb socket. The securing member includes a base part having opposite first and second surfaces, an engaging part extending from the first surface and engaging the upper mounting segment of the connecting member, and a resilient holding part extending from the second surface and configured to hold the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Habitex Corporation
    Inventor: Pei-Lin Hsieh
  • 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: 20140112010
    Abstract: An outdoor power equipment device may include a mobility assembly and a mounting receptacle. The mobility assembly may support a device frame of the outdoor power equipment device and enable an operator of the outdoor power equipment device to facilitate movement of the outdoor power equipment device. The mounting receptacle may be coupled to the device frame. The mounting receptacle may include a removable lamp operable to provide light at least when removed from the mounting receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A., INC.
    Inventors: Matt Lambert, Kyle Franke
  • Patent number: 8690375
    Abstract: A cap lamp system features a battery pack, a cap lamp housing containing a cap lamp bulb and a power cord connected between the battery pack and the cap lamp housing. The power cord provides power to the cap lamp bulb from the battery pack. An electronic module includes a housing defining a chamber and electronic circuitry is positioned within the chamber of the housing. The electronic module is positioned in circuit with the power cord. The electronic module may receives power from the battery pack and the electronic circuitry of the electronic module may includes a battery that powers the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bobbin, John Devaney, Mark Dirsa
  • Publication number: 20140036517
    Abstract: A pendant fixture comprising a first body portion having a threaded stud formed thereon, wherein the threaded stud is configured to receive a spider fitting of a lampshade when the lampshade is installed on the pendant fixture. A second body portion having a first half defining a threaded bore therein and a second half defining a second bore therethrough is rotatably coupled to the first body portion by the threaded stud and bore. A power cord having a first end for mounting to a structure, and a second end that is received through the second body portion second bore provides power to the first body portion. A length of power cord adjacent to the power cord second end defines a flexible and adjustable C-shaped cord portion intermediate the first body portion and the second body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: WORTH HOME PRODUCTS
    Inventor: Steven C. Machiorlette
  • Patent number: 8641228
    Abstract: A track-mounted decorative lighting system comprises a track system, a light string, and a motorized lighting cartridge. The track system comprises a flexible track with an inverted “T”-shape profile mounted by a user in a desired configuration upon a structure. The motorized lighting cartridge comprises a gear-type drive system which deploys or retracts the light string through the track. A user may use a hand-held remote controller to activate the internal motor to drive the lights out into position along the track system upon the structure. The lighting system provides a means to add additional light strings and light cartridges to obtain a greater length of deployed lighting. The motor withdraws the deployed lights back into the cartridge for storage. The lighting system further provides a hook embodiment onto which a user may secure existing string-type lighting while still utilizing the deployment and retraction functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventors: Dale R. Drake, Raymond Drake, III
  • Patent number: 8540404
    Abstract: A flashlight with an extendable and retractable cord is provided, and the flashlight comprises: a housing with an internal cavity leading to an aperture, a light bulb, a power source, an extendable and retractable cord scrollably received within a portion of the internal cavity of the housing, one end of the cord is attached to a portion of the internal cavity of the housing and the second end extending through said aperture and being connected to an attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Robinson, Michael Garcia
  • Patent number: 8517560
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Michael Murphy
  • Publication number: 20120236580
    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: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORP., SILITEK ELECTRONIC (GUANGZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHUN-CHUNG CHENG, CHIH-HUANG WANG, CHANG-MING CHENG
  • Patent number: 8264152
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a semiconductor light emitting device as a light source, a power supply module configured to supply electric power from a power source to the semiconductor light emitting device, and a housing in which the power supply module is accommodated. The semiconductor light emitting device is mounted on the power supply module. The power supply module comprises a current control circuit configured to control an amount of current supplied to the semiconductor light emitting device. The semiconductor light emitting device and the current control circuit are arranged to overlap each other in a direction of an optical axis of the semiconductor light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Matsunaga, Ryujiro Ikuta
  • Patent number: 8132932
    Abstract: A recessible task lighting device comprises lighting source (207), retracting box (203), and vertically polarized gooseneck (209) connected between (207) and (203). Lighting source (207) is disposed inside a recessed location when not in use. The recessed location can be the tableside under a work table, an adjacent wall, or a pole stand or floor stand. Lighting source (207) can be pulled out from the recessed location to a task lighting position over a tabletop or over the lap area of the user and directed selectively to the viewing spot. Due to the special mechanical properties of the vertically polarized gooseneck, the lighting source can be supported up to about three or four feet horizontally from the recessed location. With pushbutton (55) pressed, lighting source (207) will move out of the way towards retracting box (203).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Ilo Kristo Xhunga
  • Patent number: 8052311
    Abstract: Pull-down self-supportive lighting device mounted on hand-reachable ceilings, the lighting device comprising retracting unit (25), illuminating unit (23), and gooseneck (41) connected between units (25) and (23). Retracting unit (25) is mounted above an opening on the ceiling. Illuminating unit (23) has a retracted position adjacent to retracting unit (25). Gooseneck (41) has a predetermined internal structure and a bendability and rigidity balance that allows its winding inside retracting unit (25) while being able to hold illuminating unit (23) fixed in place. As a user pulls down finger-handle (31), gooseneck (41) unwinds allowing illuminating unit (23) to take a multitude of pull-down lighting position targeting the viewing area. With a press of pushbutton (29), retracting unit (25) pulls up illuminating unit (23) towards the retracted position wherein the user snaps it in with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventor: Ilo Kristo Xhunga
  • Patent number: 7931386
    Abstract: A flexible lighting strip includes an insulated flexible electrical power cord and spaced apart modules connected therewith. Each module includes a circuit board with a cavity, indentation, or opening and an encasing overmolding defining a fastener-receiving slot or opening aligned with the cavity, indentation, or opening of the circuit board. Power cord conductors are separated at the connection with each module to define a gap receiving a portion of the circuit board. A separate tiedown is secured to the power cord. Conductive elements receiving electrical power from the power cord and delivering electrical power to the circuit board include an insulation-displacing portion and a recess receiving at least a portion of the power cord and including a retaining barb or hook. An adhesive tape or strip is disposed over at least one overmolding opening to prevent water ingress to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nall, Tomislav Stimac, Chenyang Li, Chunmei Gao, Babi Koushik Saha, Shanshan Xie, Douglas R. Halley
  • Patent number: 7677778
    Abstract: A projector lamp unit includes: a lamp; a lamp case, housing the lamp; a wire protective member, attached to the lamp case, and comprised from resin having a smaller thermal conductivity than the lamp case; and a resin-covering wire, led from the lamp to the outside of the lamp case through a hole provided with the wire protective member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7661855
    Abstract: A reel assembly includes an electrical cord, and a reel encased within a housing and capable of winding and unwinding the electrical cord. A power connector electrically couples one end of the electrical cord to a power source, such as a vehicle's cigarette lighter receptacle or 12 volt accessory power outlet. A powered device, such as a lamp, or flashlight, may be electrically coupled to an intermediate connector at the other end of the electrical cord. Connectors coupled to the electrical cord are removably attachable to the housing of the reel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Custom Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman L. Matthew, Vincent Alesi
  • Patent number: 7478927
    Abstract: A portable utility light, including a reel assembly, a power connector, and a light assembly. The reel assembly includes an electrical cord, and a reel encased within a housing and capable of winding and unwinding the electrical cord. A power connector electrically couples one end of the electrical cord to a power source, such as a vehicle's cigarette lighter receptacle or 12 volt accessory power outlet. A lamp, or flashlight, is electrically coupled to the other end of the electrical cord. Connectors coupled to the electrical cord are removably attachable to the housing of the reel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Custom Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman L. Matthew, Vincent Alesi
  • Patent number: 7461957
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a lighting device chassis and a handle extending of the top of the lighting device chassis. A lighting device mount extends from the bottom surface of the lighting device chassis. The mount is realeasably coupled to the device chassis stand. The stand is capable of supporting the lighting device chassis. The lighting device also includes a power cord having an activation device. The chassis stand includes a cord storage member. The power cord and activation device are storable about the cord storage member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Roy A. Thompson, Jacob A. Marks
  • Patent number: 7452100
    Abstract: A retractable, automatic, on/off flashlight system includes a retriever having a retriever spring and a line to be retracted by the retriever spring into the retriever in a retraction direction. A flashlight has a light source, a power source and a switch connected in a circuit. The switch has an actuator connected to the line. The actuator closes the switch and turns on the light source upon pulling the flashlight and the line away from the retriever in an extension direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Inventor: Peggy Swartfager
  • Patent number: 7441924
    Abstract: A lamp with a retractable lamp cord. An illustrative embodiment of the lamp with a retractable lamp cord includes a lamp base having a base interior; a lamp shaft extending from the lamp base; a light bulb socket provided on the lamp shaft; a rotatable cord spool provided in the base interior of the lamp base; a spring provided in the base interior of the lamp base and engaging the cord spool; first and second stator radial contacts provided in the base interior of the lamp base and electrically connected to the light bulb socket; rotatable first and second rotor radial contacts disposed in electrical contact with the first and second stator radial contacts, respectively; and a lamp cord electrically connected to the first and second rotor radial contacts and normally wound on the cord spool and extendable from the base interior of the lamp base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventors: Tammie Thames, Marvin Zochert
  • Publication number: 20080074893
    Abstract: A lamp system is disclosed for providing high-ceiling lighting. The lamp system includes a lamp assembly coupled to a reel assembly via an electrical cord. The reel assembly includes a motor coupled to a reel to provide rotational movement of the reel. The reel assembly is operable to rotate the reel in a first direction so as to wind the electrical cord disposed between the lamp assembly and the reel assembly about the reel to raise the lamp assembly. The reel assembly is further operable to rotate the reel in a second direction so as to unwind the electrical cord from the reel to lower the lamp assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Byung Il Ham
  • Patent number: 7198513
    Abstract: An electrical fixture consistent with certain embodiments has a light fixture and a mount used to attach the light fixture to a ceiling. An electrical outlet is electrically connected to a source of line voltage by an electrical cable. A retraction mechanism, dispenses and retracts the electrical cable, so that the electrical outlet can be moved between a retracted position adjacent the light fixture with the electrical cable fully retracted and at least one extended position wherein at least a portion of the electrical cable is dispensed from the retraction mechanism. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Christopher L. Marchese
  • Patent number: 7081007
    Abstract: An electrical fixture consistent with certain embodiments has a light fixture and a mount used to attach the light fixture in a fixed relationship with a ceiling. An electrical outlet is electrically connected to a source of line voltage by an electrical cable. A retraction mechanism, connected to the mount, dispenses and retracts the electrical cable, so that the electrical outlet can be moved between a retracted position adjacent the light fixture with the electrical cable fully retracted and at least one extended position wherein at least a portion of the electrical cable is dispensed from the retraction mechanism. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Inventor: Christopher L. Marchese
  • Patent number: 6896395
    Abstract: A console lighting assembly is provided for illuminating an interior of a vehicle comprising a housing assembly mounted in the interior of a vehicle passenger compartment. A plurality of pulleys are positioned in the housing assembly, each of the plurality of pulleys is individually rotatable. A plurality of illumination units each includes a respective cable and a light generator at a distal end of the cable. Each cable is spooled on a respective pulley and the illumination units are movable between a retracted position and an extended position. A plurality of switch pads are located on the housing assembly and are positioned around the plurality of illumination units for activating and deactivating a respective illumination unit. A retractor is coupled to the pulleys for retracting the plurality of illumination units from the extended position to the retracted position. Each of the plurality of illumination units is pliable so as to maintain a selected orientation of illumination as determined by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: John S. McKenzie, Jeff A. Kempf
  • Patent number: 6848802
    Abstract: Computer light structure with extensible electric conductive wire, including a main body, a housing, an upper cover and a plug unit. A clip device and a lighting device are disposed on the main body. The housing encloses a lower side of the main body to define an interior space in which a winding device is accommodated. The clip device serves to clip an external article such as the panel of a portable computer for fixing the lighting device thereon to provide sufficient illumination. After used, the electric conductive wire can be quickly and smoothly wound back by the winding device to avoid tangle of the wire. In addition, the plug unit is clipped by the clip device to avoid random placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Inventor: Chung-Yang M. Chen
  • Patent number: 6846092
    Abstract: A lighting fixture device for a building structure for allowing a user to easily and quickly decorate one's building structure with lights. The lighting fixture device for a building structure includes an elongate storage unit having a top, bottom, and side walls, and also having a storage compartment therein with the bottom wall having an opening disposed therethrough and with the elongate storage unit being adapted to securely mount to the building structure; and also includes a cover member being removably closed over the opening of the elongate storage unit; and further includes a light-emitting assembly being removably stored in the elongate storage unit; and also includes an assembly for securely supporting the light-emitting assembly in the elongate storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Inventors: James T. Taylor, Deborah A. Light
  • Publication number: 20040190298
    Abstract: A portable light device includes an electrical connector (110), an electrical cord (120) coupled to the electrical connector, a retraction mechanism (130) coupled to the electrical cord, and a light source (140) coupled to the electrical cord. The electrical cord electrically couples the light source to the electrical connector, and the retraction mechanism is capable of retracting the electrical cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Belkin Corporation
    Inventors: Saharut Sirichai, Ernesto Quinteros, Vijendra Nalwad, Vincent Razo
  • Patent number: 6758581
    Abstract: A winding apparatus (23) having a guiding means (25) by means of which a drawing material (32) can be led onto a cylindrical drum surface (37) of a reel (24) rotatable about its axis (26) relative to the guiding means (25) and said drawing material can be taken up onto said drum surface (37), is used for instance for adjusting the height of a suspended luminaire. In order to optically advantageously configure the connection of this winding apparatus (23) to the drawing material (32), the axis (26) of the reel (24) is oriented in the direction in which the drawing material (32) runs on entering the winding apparatus (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: Konrad Weinhuber
  • Publication number: 20040052067
    Abstract: Computer light structure with extensible electric conductive wire, including a main body, a housing, an upper cover and a plug unit. A clip device and a lighting device are disposed on the main body. The housing encloses a lower side of the main body to define an interior space in which a winding device is accommodated. The clip device serves to clip an external article such as the panel of a portable computer for fixing the lighting device thereon to provide sufficient illumination. After used, the electric conductive wire can be quickly and smoothly wound back by the winding device to avoid tangle of the wire. In addition, the plug unit is clipped by the clip device to avoid random placement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: Chung-Yang M. Chen
  • Publication number: 20040032741
    Abstract: A lamp reel is disclosed to include a housing, a spring-controlled reversible reel pivoted to the inside of the housing and rotated to wind up/let off a flexible tube, which holds a power cord on the inside and a lamp at one end outside the housing, and a clip adapted for securing the housing to the user's waist belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Chan-Chuan Tai
  • Patent number: 6682209
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a worklight that is easily and safety transportable. The worklight of the present invention includes a stand which defines an interior cavity. An extendable support or telescopic pole may be attached to the stand. The invention further includes at least one light fixture. The light fixture is sized to be stored within the cavity of the stand. The light fixture also includes a clamp. The clamp is adapted to releasably secure the fixture to the extendable support or telescopic pole. The stand further creates two points of contact with the support surface with the first point of contact being larger in size than the second point of contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: George Michael Drake, Raymond Joseph Hiller, Kenneth Earl Ramsey, Ross Alfred Horton
  • Publication number: 20030227770
    Abstract: An illuminating device has a housing, an illuminating element coupled to a first end of the housing, and a base coupled to a second end of the housing, the base having a clipping mechanism for securing the base to an independent element. A cable is also provided for providing power from a computer device to the illuminating element. The illuminating device can also include a power control unit for switching the supply of power between the computer device and a power source that is retained inside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventors: Wen-Bin Chen, Yu-Quan Su
  • Patent number: 6634769
    Abstract: A timer (10) is provided having a housing (11) sized and shaped to support a conventional lamp thereon. The timer (10) also has a storage chamber (16) extending from the peripheral side wall (14) and an electric circuit (21). The electric circuit (21) includes a conventional electric power cord (22) terminating at a male plug (23), a female electric plug receptacle (25) positioned to be accessed through the storage chamber (16), and a controller (26) which controls the electric current passing from the power cord (22) to the female receptacle (25). This construction allows a lamp to be placed directly upon the timer (10) to enable easy access to the power controlling timer (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventor: Robert E. Beasley, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20030193810
    Abstract: A light fixture (10) is disclosed which includes junction box (11), an annular mounting plate, a canopy (21), a collar loop (23), a collar nut (25) and a light assembly (34) which includes a length of electric cord (41). The canopy (21) includes an outer shell (29) and central winding spool (30) which is mounted concentrically within the canopy outer shell (29) and concentrically about a mounting opening (22) within the canopy (21). The central winding spool (30) has a generally cylindrical central portion (31) and an annular flange portion (32) extending from the top of the central portion (31). The slack portion of the electric cord (41) may be wound about the winding spool (30) in order to stow it in a safe and efficient manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventors: Jason D. Patz, Robert E. Wilson, Robert J. Pape, Brian S. Sibson
  • Publication number: 20030133305
    Abstract: A lamp with replaceable shade comprises a shade, an arm section and a bottom section. The shade contains a bulb electrically connected to a power cord and the power cord extends outward through a connector below the shade. The arm section is connected to the connector through a detachable pivotal member. A narrow receiving space is formed in a lateral side of the arm section and along a longitudinal direction. A plurality of retainers are placed in the receiving space to clamp the power cord in the receiving space along the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventor: Frank Chen
  • Patent number: 6578986
    Abstract: A modular light emitting diode (LED) mounting configuration is provided including a light source module having a plurality of pre-packaged LEDs arranged in a serial array. The module includes a heat conductive body portion adapted to conduct heat generated by the LEDs to an adjacent heat sink. A heat conductive adhesive tape connects the LED module to the mount surface. As a result, the LEDs are able to be operated with a higher current than normally allowed. Thus, brightness and performance of the LEDs is increased without decreasing the life expectancy of the LEDs. A plurality of such LED modules can be pre-wired together in a substantially continuous fashion and provided in a dispenser, such as a roll or box. Thus, to install a plurality of such LED modules, a worker simply pulls modules from the dispenser as needed, secures the appropriate number of modules in place, and connects the assembled modules to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Permlight Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jagath Swaris, Scott Van Ness
  • Publication number: 20030103357
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a worklight that is easily and safety transportable. The worklight of the present invention includes a stand which defines an interior cavity. An extendable support or telescopic pole may be attached to the stand. The invention further includes at least one light fixture. The light fixture is sized to be stored within the cavity of the stand. The light fixture also includes a clamp. The clamp is adapted to releasably secure the fixture to the extendable support or telescopic pole. The stand further creates two points of contact with the support surface with the first point of contact being larger in size than the second point of contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2001
    Publication date: June 5, 2003
    Inventors: George Michael Drake, Raymond Joseph Hiller, Kenneth Earl Ramsey, Ross Alfred Horton
  • Publication number: 20030021118
    Abstract: A timer (10) is provided having a housing (11) sized and shaped to support a conventional lamp thereon. The timer (10) also has a storage chamber (16) extending from the peripheral side wall (14) and an electric circuit (21). The electric circuit (21) includes a conventional electric power cord (22) terminating at a male plug (23), a female electric plug receptacle (25) positioned to be accessed through the storage chamber (16), and a controller (26) which controls the electric current passing from the power cord (22) to the female receptacle (25). This construction allows a lamp to be placed directly upon the timer (10) to enable easy access to the power controlling timer (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Robert E. Beasley
  • Patent number: 6511210
    Abstract: An operating-room lighting device with an inner lighting unit that includes at least one discharge lamp and an inner reflector in a housing. The lighting unit is at least partially enclosed by an outer annular housing with an annularly or polygonally designed reflector for convergent deviation of light emitted by the lighting unit into an illumination field. The outer reflector includes, on its side facing the inner lighting unit, a closed transparent surface whose back adjoins a reflective layer. The reflective layer is applied to the back of the transparent surface. The inner lighting unit and the outer reflector are held together by a connecting member, which is articulated to a curved intermediate piece for attachment to a stationary support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Heraeus Med GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Gampe, Jörg Eduard Hartge, Rudolf Marka
  • Publication number: 20020167814
    Abstract: A portable work light that comprises a light base and a work light; a power switch is installed on said light base or the handle of said work light and the power cord of the work light forms a closed circuit with the power switch, so that when a user holds this portable work light with a single hand, its fingers can also operate the switch to control the power supply to the work light for easy operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Publication date: November 14, 2002
    Inventor: Yueh Ching
  • Patent number: 6428181
    Abstract: A portable device has a container portion for tools and materials and a handle for carrying and hanging, an electrical power supply section for obtaining power for and sending power to lights and tools, an illumination section for lighting a work area, and a base for standing the device on a surface. The device nests with other like devices when empty. The power cord preferably is stored on a reel within the base of the container, within the electrical section. The device enables tradesmen to be self-sufficient on a work site in building construction, providing light, storage, and power where needed, conveniently and inexpensively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Inventor: Eugene Denis Moriarty
  • Patent number: 6332700
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is detachably mounted in an opening in the wheel well panel of an vehicle. The lighting assembly has a base member with flexible sidewalls and end walls. The base member defines an opening near the first end wall forming a finger pull. A lamp holder is mounted on the base member near the second end wall. A clear lens covers a lamp in the lamp. An extensible power cable is attached to the lamp holder. The lighting assembly detaches from the wheel well to illuminate the wheel when changing a tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Inventor: Albert L. Baines
  • Patent number: 6254251
    Abstract: A portable tool box that includes an elongated extension cord having a plug at one end to allow for positioning of the tool box near the work site and a four outlet socket assembly mounted to an exterior of the tool box to allow a workman to plug in more than one power tool while providing a close convenient location for storing, retrieving and connecting other power tools should they be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Inventor: Willie J. Washington
  • Patent number: 6241361
    Abstract: A submersible light having an electrically nonconductive reflector and no other electrically conductive elements requiring grounding, a tough lens to withstand impacts from swimmers and features providing quick and easy serviceability. Because of these features, the light of the invention meets safety requirements allowing the light to be mounted less that 18 inches below the waterline, thereby allowing its placement in areas of pools that have been heretofore off limits to conventional lights. In addition, a cord holder about the external surface of the light's housing and twist lock base and housing with a radial O-ring seal provide for quick and easy disassembly and re-installation of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventors: Laurence E. Thrasher, Darrin Kurt Pickle, Garrett J. Burkitt, III
  • Patent number: 6161943
    Abstract: A working lamp with wire-winding device, including a working lamp, a light shade, a hanging hook body, a wire box and an adjustment ball. The light shade is made of opaque material and fitted on the outer tube. The outer tube with the light shade is passed through the hanging hook body, whereby the working lamp can be conveniently hung or stand in use. The light shade serves to shade the strong light directly projected onto the eyes of a worker. A front, a middle and a rear sections of the working lamp are fitted with collisionproof blocks. A pressing rod and a guide rod are disposed at the wire releasing port of the wire box. The adjustment ball is positioned therebetween. The working lamp is shockproof and collisionproof. When not used, the excessive wire is tidily collected in the wire box and stopped by the adjustment ball with a certain length of wire reserved for the working lamp. The working lamp can be conveniently and mobilely used without occupying much room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2000
    Inventor: Wen-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 6099149
    Abstract: A drop cord extension light having a light assembly with a grippable handle portion and a lamp and reflector swingably mounted thereto. A support swingably mounts the handle enabling the light and reflector to be rotated in mutually orthogonal directions relative to the axis of rotation of the support. A clamping/stand assembly has a pair of arms swingably mounted to opposite ends of the support. Torsion springs are also swingably mounted to the support and in a first position clamp the support arms together and in a second position release the support arms so that they may be swung open to assume an inverted, V-shaped configuration serving as a support stand for the lamp assembly. The lamp may be swung to a position between the arms of the support stand when not in use and an extension cord wrapped about the arms and the lamp assembly thereby storing the electric cord in a neat, compact manner and further encircling and protecting the lamp and reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Gilmore H. Chappell
  • Patent number: 5842771
    Abstract: A submersible light having an electrically nonconductive reflector and no other electrically conductive elements requiring grounding, a tough lens to withstand impacts from swimmers and features providing quick and easy serviceability. Because of these features, the light of the invention meets safety requirements allowing the light to be mounted less that 18 inches below the waterline, thereby allowing its placement in areas of pools that have been heretofore off limits to conventional lights. In addition, a cord holder about the external surface of the light's housing and twist lock base and housing with a radial O-ring seal provide for quick and easy disassembly and re-installation of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: American Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurence E. Thrasher, Darrin Kurt Pickle, Garrett J. Burkitt, III
  • Patent number: 5823655
    Abstract: A decorative lighting trim system is disclosed which comprises an assemblage of architectural moldings having a viewable surface which is structured to simulate an architectural trim or molding. The architectural molding is configured to retain lights, and to retain and conceal interconnecting electrical wiring to electrify the lights, in a manner which permits the attachment of the architectural moldings to a building surface. Because the architectural moldings are constructed to appear like conventional trims or moldings, the lighting system is virtually inconspicuous when attached to a house, building or other architectural structure, such as a fence or garage. The architectural moldings are in modular sections having varying selected lengths which allow the user to select the appropriate number and length of modular sections to extend along a given building surface, such as an eave, gable or window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: I. Morris Brooks
  • Patent number: 5676250
    Abstract: A system for storing a light string and removably coupling the light string to a building. The inventive device includes a hollow tube about which a light string can be wound for storage. Hook and loop fasteners secure the light string to an exterior of the tube and permit a removable coupling of the light string to a building during a holiday season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Inventor: Darryl Kurt Walters