Line-wire Or Cable-attaching Support Patents (Class 362/391)
  • Patent number: 9948012
    Abstract: A connector includes a cable tray configured to receive and retain a cable in a stable position and couple with a top cap configured to create an electrical connection with the cable as the top cap is manipulated in a predetermined manner while coupled with the cable tray. An upper surface of the cable tray is configured to receive the cable. The cable tray also includes a finger extending beyond the first end for some distance longitudinally. The finger includes a protrusion that protrudes to some extent in a transverse direction so that a cable-accommodating gap is defined between the protrusion and the first end. The protrusion is configured to bear against the cable and retain the cable in the stable position when the cable is inserted between the protrusion and the first end (before, during and/or after an electrical connection is established).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jean Tuck McGregor, James Michael Broughman, Allen R. Nelson, Darren Michael Mark, Laura Winfield Alexander, Donald Collins Meves
  • Patent number: 9395057
    Abstract: Lighting devices include multiple heatsink elements arranged to dissipate heat generated by the multiple solid state emitters, with non-rigid coupling between heatsink elements. At least a portion of each heatsink element is preferably exposed to an ambient environment. Each heatsink element may include a switching element, may be addressable, and may receive wired or wireless control signals. A modular solid state lighting unit includes a heatsink and at least one solid state light emitter, with at least one flexible element secured to the heatsink element and to multiple electrical couplings. Flexible rope lights and two-dimensional arrays of emitters are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Antony Paul van de Ven
  • Patent number: 9121558
    Abstract: An LED luminaire has a dye-sensitized solar cell for converting light emitted from a light source to electric energy and uses the converted electric energy. Since the dye-sensitized solar cell plays a role of a louver, the LED luminaire may reflect or shield light and convert wasted light into power. Further, since energy consumption and green-house gas generation decrease, it is possible to provide an environment-friendly LED luminaire. Moreover, if the power generated by the dye-sensitized solar cell is used for cooling the LED luminaire, it is possible to enhance heat dissipation efficiency of the LED luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: University-Industry Cooperation Group Of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Jeong-Tai Kim, Won-Woo Kim, Geun-Young Yun
  • Patent number: 9056659
    Abstract: The boat cleats of the invention are typically mounted on the watercraft and docks adjacent to the water for tying watercraft to piers as well as to other watercraft and disclose a solar powered modular structure supported within a boat cleat mechanical housing support structure. This arrangement provides savings associated with the provision of through-the-dock wiring access, easy removability for replacement, maintenance and servicing, and which is sealed against the environment. The self contained solar powered modular structure may have communications capabilities to enable distributed control and sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Robin Charles Adair
  • Patent number: 8974071
    Abstract: A lighted accessory for a planter includes a flexible split ring that has first and second adjustably spaceable ends that define a ring of variable diameter. The flexible split ring has a curved cross-sectional shape and is fittable on an upper edge of a planter. A light source is mounted on the annular ring providing illumination of the planter. The lighted accessory is fittable on a range of sizes of planters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Sammie J. Sanford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8974068
    Abstract: A chemiluminescent light stick with zip tie attachment that includes an illuminable member having a first end and a second end, a connect aperture disposed upon the first end, and a zip tie disposed upon the connect aperture, wherein said chemiluminescent light stick with zip tie attachment is threadably securable to depend from an extant object and radiate light therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Thiessen
  • Publication number: 20140355277
    Abstract: A light of a light string includes a receptacle having upper and lower sections. The upper section includes a support plate on which an LED straddles. The lower section includes therein a separation board and two stop boards having a wedge-like shape arranged at each side of the separation board. The pins of the LED extend into the lower section and each positioned against an upright face of the separation board and the stop boards. Metal cores of electrical wires that are partially stripped are received between the stop boards to contact the pins of the LED. A bottom lid having holding board provided thereon is coupled to the lower section, so that the holding boards force the metal cores of the electrical wires into tight engagement with the pins of the LED by being fixed between the separation board and the stop boards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: DE-HUI LIN
  • Patent number: 8882312
    Abstract: A light emitting diode package module includes a printed circuit board, a wiring film and light emitting diode packages. The printed circuit board includes first regions and second regions, which are alternately disposed. The wiring film is disposed over the printed circuit board and includes first sections and second sections, which are alternately disposed. Each diode package is disposed between one of the first regions and one of the first sections. The light emitting diode package is electrically connected to the wiring film. The second sections and the second regions are adhered to each other so that the wiring film and the printed circuit board are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Joon Kim, Sang-Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 8840284
    Abstract: Disclosed is a modular light emitting display that includes a housing having a bottom, a top, a first pair of opposing sidewalls, a second pair of opposing sidewalls and a printed circuit board disposed inside the housing, with a plurality of light emitting elements connected to the printed circuit board. At least one connector extends outwardly from one of the sides of the first pair of sides, at least one reciprocal connector extends outwardly from the other of the side of the first pair of sides, the at least one connector and the at least one reciprocal connector spaced the same distance from second pair of opposing sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Revolution Display, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Hochman, Shane Monsees
  • Publication number: 20140268835
    Abstract: An improved electrical rail system for removable and repositionable lighting or other electrical fixtures is disclosed in which electrical interface contacts are interleaved along the rail axis to provide a wide range of fixture pivoting angles around the axis and linear translation along the axis of the rail assembly. Track systems disclosed include linear electrode rails with substantially circumferential contacts configured to provide pivoting of luminaires around the rail in excess of 180 degrees to provide lighting fixture directional flexibility. Helical rail systems are also disclosed with a plurality of interleaved electrical contacts on the surface that coil around the axis of the rail providing continuous pivoting of fixtures. Embodiments include rails with axial symmetry that may be bent in directions perpendicular to the rail axis. Embodiments provide fixture functional switching through movement in a first direction followed by further movement of the fixture without functional switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Apex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Albert Rudisill, Daniel John Whittle
  • Patent number: 8827537
    Abstract: The described embodiments provide systems and methods for delivering power and data to lighting system. Specifically, the embodiments provide systems and methods for delivering power and data to the type of lighting system which is often used in entertainment programs and specifically live shows. Embodiments disclose various systems incorporating truss technology in conjunction with lighting, dimming, power and data distribution systems encompassing a complete and integrated mobile and rapid deployment lighting and lighting support system. Further embodiments describe truss systems used for managing cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tourtek, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ethan R. Bolvi
  • Patent number: 8807780
    Abstract: A low voltage cable for providing low voltage power to an electrically-powered assembly, such as a luminaire fixture, and for attaching the luminaire fixture to the cable and to structure using a cable gripping device in such a way that the assembly can be adjusted, is disclosed. The cable comprises a conductive strand composed of a first metallic material, and a plurality of strength strands wound around the conductive strand, where the plurality of strength strands is of a second metallic material. The first metallic material is substantially more conductive than the second metallic material, and the second metallic material has substantially greater tensile strength than the first metallic material. This allows the cable to conduct a low voltage feed across the conductive strand, and allows the strength strands cable to mostly support the tension load particularly of a hanging luminaire fixture as well as resisting lateral compressive forces from a cable gripping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Griplock Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Hugo Napier, Ryan Kwast
  • Patent number: 8783907
    Abstract: A lamp socket and cable bracket assembly includes a lamp socket holding a lamp bulb, electrical wires extended from the lamp socket for connection to power source, and a flat cable bracket configured to hold the electrical wires in a smoothly curved manner against stretching and to dissipate heat radiated by the lamp bulb, avoiding electrical wire damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8746938
    Abstract: A light combined with a cable illuminates a cable-stayed bridge in which a deck slab is fixed by a cable, or a structure in which wires or cables are combined, so as to achieve improved visual landscaping effects. The light of the present invention comprises a frame (110), a lamp (120), a housing (130), and a switch (150). The frame (110) comprises: a through-hole (111) for the a cable (13) to pass therethrough; a plurality of lamp mounting grooves (112) formed along the circumference of the through-hole (111); and fastening holes (114) which are formed along the circumferential surface of the frame and communicate with the through-hole (111) in the horizontal direction, and each of which has an inner surface provided with a female screw thread. The lamp mounting grooves (112) are formed into steps such that lamp mounting grooves closer to the through-hole (111) are deeper than those farther away from the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Star Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Yong Lee, Song Yi Kwon
  • Patent number: 8721136
    Abstract: A construction lighting apparatus having a plurality of lighting modules, each comprising an electrical cord having approximately a 10 foot length, the electrical cord comprising an integral molded light source located midway, one end having a male electrical plug and the other end having a three-directional three-way female electrical outlet plug, the male electrical plug further having at least two pliable loops, the three-directional three-way female electrical outlet having at least two hooks. If two lighting modules are attached the pliable loops of the male electrical plug of one lighting module will be secured to the hooks of the three-directional three-way female electrical outlet of the other lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Jon Foss
  • Patent number: 8714775
    Abstract: Light fixtures, lighting methods, and devices for mounting ornaments are provided. The light fixtures and methods overcome the limitations of the prior art by permitting electrical power transmission to the light sources, such as, LEDs, through the light fixture suspension elements. The light fixtures include a first ring suspended by a plurality of first cords; and a second ring suspended by a plurality of second cords from the first ring; wherein at least one of the first ring and the second ring comprises a plurality of light sources; and wherein at least one of the plurality of first cords and at least one of the plurality of the second cords are adapted to transmit electrical power to the plurality of light sources. Methods of mounting light sources and ornament mounting arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventors: Todd Bracher, Tho Ly, Andrew Schuyler
  • Patent number: 8690397
    Abstract: An optical package element includes: an optical functional element having an optical functional surface; a packaging resin having light transmitting properties in which the optical functional element is embedded and whose surface facing toward the optical functional surface of the optical functional element is a light transmitting surface; conductive members connected to the optical functional element embedded in the packaging resin; and a light blocking layer provided on a surface of the conductive members facing toward the light transmitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shoichi Muraguchi
  • Patent number: 8628212
    Abstract: A conductive end cap for a linear lighting apparatus is disclosed. The first embodiment of the present invention comprises, among other things, an insulating cap for one end of the linear lighting apparatus, the cap including a first orifice extending from the exterior side of the cap to the interior side of the cap and a conducting shaft extending through the first orifice and protruding from the exterior side of the cap, such that the shaft may rotate about its central axis within the first orifice. The conductive end cap also includes a second orifice extending perpendicularly through a portion of the shaft for accepting a conductive line and a static conductive element protruding from the interior side of the cap so as to provide a conductive terminal for a lighting element located within the linear lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Sylwester Kluś
  • Patent number: 8622576
    Abstract: A string light has multiple icicle-shaped bulbs, a controller and a connector assembly. The icicle-shaped bulbs are serially connected by a set of wires. Each icicle-shaped bulb has an icicle-shaped lamp holder shell, an elongated lamp strip and a cap assembly. The lamp holder shell has an irregular and rough surface and an opening. The lamp strip is mounted inside the lamp holder shell. The cap assembly is mounted on the opening of the lamp holder shell and has a set of through holes for the set of wires to penetrate into the lamp holder shell. Accordingly, light emitted from each icicle-shaped bulb is scattered irregularly to generate different illuminating effects when the icicle-shaped bulb is powered on and make the lighting variations of the entire string light more versatile and interesting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corporation
    Inventor: Cheng-Chun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8608342
    Abstract: A wire-piercing light-emitting diode (LED) a lead frame having a first lead and a second lead. The first lead has a first transition portion and a first bottom portion with a first cutting member, and the second lead having a second transition portion and a second bottom portion with a second cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 8562175
    Abstract: A wire-piercing light-emitting diode (LED) a lead frame having a first lead and a second lead. The first lead has a first transition portion and a first bottom portion with a first cutting member, and the second lead having a second transition portion and a second bottom portion with a second cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Publication number: 20130223084
    Abstract: A low voltage cable for providing low voltage power to an electrically-powered assembly, such as a luminaire fixture, and for attaching the luminaire fixture to the cable and to structure using a cable gripping device in such a way that the assembly can be adjusted is disclosed. The cable comprises a conductive strand composed of a first metallic material, and a plurality of strength strands wound around the conductive strand, where the plurality of strength strands is of a second metallic material. The first metallic material is substantially more conductive than the second metallic material, and the second metallic material has substantially greater tensile strength than the first metallic material. This allows the cable to conduct a low voltage feed across the conductive strand, and allows the strength strands cable to mostly support the tension load particularly of a hanging luminaire fixture as well as resisting lateral compressive forces from a cable gripping device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Griplock Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Griplock Systems, LLC
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8506136
    Abstract: An outdoor light string that is deployed along a track and stored in a box at the end of the track intended to aid in installing a light string provides for an inverted hanging track mounted along the roof line, overhang, railing, or other structure used to support the light string. A first end of the track system is provided with a removable storage box used to hold the light string in a looped fashion. When needed, the box is opened on the end facing the track, and a hook stick is used to grab a loop at the end of the light string. It is then pulled out and secured at a second end of the track. The light string is supported with intermediate trolley hangers along the track. The light string is guided back into the storage box for storage and protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventor: Keith Herdt
  • Patent number: 8480259
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes one or more of a lens and a focus adjuster, a tilt adjuster, and a pan adjuster, each with corresponding indicia for setting focus, pan and tilt of the light apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Andrew Tanton Nichols
  • Publication number: 20130155702
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus includes an emitter having a plasma bulb and a driver which provides an RF signal to the emitter to drive the plasma bulb. The lighting apparatus may be used for various applications including illuminating plants and organisms in an aquatic environment, growing plants, facility lighting, and other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: STRAY LIGHT OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Gerald W. Rea, Robert A. Drake
  • Patent number: 8403519
    Abstract: A low voltage cable for providing low voltage power to an electrically-powered assembly, such as a luminaire fixture, and for attaching the luminaire fixture to the cable and to structure using a cable gripping device in such a way that the assembly can be adjusted. is disclosed. The cable comprises a conductive strand composed of a first metallic material, and a plurality of strength strands wound around the conductive strand, where the plurality of strength strands is of a second metallic material. The first metallic material is substantially more conductive than the second metallic material, and the second metallic material has substantially greater tensile strength than the first metallic material. This allows the cable to conduct a low voltage feed across the conductive strand, and allows the strength strands cable to mostly support the tension load particularly of a hanging luminaire fixture as well as resisting lateral compressive forces from a cable gripping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Griplock Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Hugo Napier, Ryan Kwast
  • Patent number: 8371716
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting module including a conducting line, a plurality of LED packages, and a plurality of package colloid is provided. The conducting line includes a pair of conducting wires which are isolated from each other and a light-guiding insulating material. The light-guiding insulating material partially covers the conducting wires so as to expose a plurality of local portions. The LED packages are disposed between the conducting wires, and each of the LED packages is electrically connected to one of the local portions, wherein each LED package has a light-emergence surface, and the light-emergence surface is substantially perpendicular to an extension direction of the corresponding local portion. The package colloid cover the LED packages and the local portions. A textile product having the foregoing linear light-emitting module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
    Inventors: Chien-Lung Shen, Pei-Jing Chen, Kun-Chuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 8348482
    Abstract: A pendant light assembly having a decorative globe with an internal light chamber, formed integrally of blown glass. The chamber is formed by reheating a portion of the blown glass globe and applying a partial vacuum to draw the glass inwardly. A secondary layer of glass inside the light chamber differs from the glass of the main globe in transparency, translucency and/or color; for example, the outer globe may be clear and the inner light chamber may be translucent to diffuse the light from the light source therein. The globe is suspended by a lighting assembly on the end of an electrical cord that is mounted to the lip of the opening into the internal light chamber. The connector assembly includes a clip mounted to the lighting element, having a plurality of flexible lobes that can be depressed to pass through the opening, and a cap threadingly mounted to the lighting element that can be tightened down to clamp the edges of the clip beneath the lip of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bocci Design & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Omer Arbel
  • Patent number: 8322871
    Abstract: An optical fiber tracing system for efficiently tracing one or more optical fibers within a fiber-optic communication system. The optical fiber tracing system generally includes an optical fiber and a luminescent member positioned adjacent to the optical fiber. The luminescent member illuminates along the length thereof for allowing a selective visual tracing of an individual optical fiber or group of optical fibers. The luminescent member is preferably comprised of an electroluminescent wire (EL wire) that extends along the length of the optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Knaggs, Chris A. Dinwoodie, Michael VanMansum
  • Patent number: 8308323
    Abstract: A light clip is disclosed comprising: a base; a magnet attached to the base; two or more strand engagement members extending from the base, wherein a space is defined between the two or more strand engagement members, and the space is of sufficient size so that a bulb socket may be positioned between two or more strand engagement members; and a groove defined in each of the strand engagement members; the groove configured to engage a cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Inventor: Darryl Holland
  • Publication number: 20120230031
    Abstract: A cable lighting assembly comprising two electrically isolated electrical conductors, and at least one light emitting diode comprising an anode lead and a cathode lead. An electrical joint is formed between the anode lead and one of the electrical conductors, an electrical joint is formed between the cathode lead and the other electrical conductor, and a thermal joint is formed between the light emitting diode and one of the electrical conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Earl J. Hayes, Jens J. Puetter
  • Patent number: 8226268
    Abstract: A watertight rope light of the present invention includes two parallel wires, a plurality of light emitting diodes and a transparent enclosing layer. The light emitting diodes are substantially parallel to the wires. Each light emitting diode has a semiconductor die, a lens, an anode leg and a cathode leg. The lens has a distal end, which is formed with an awl-shaped concave surface, and the semiconductor die is adapted to emit light toward the concave surface. As such, the light emitted from the semiconductor die can be reflected radially outward to illuminate the surrounding uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Chwei-Jei Tsai
  • Patent number: 8201957
    Abstract: A lamp-based scent releasing system includes a housing with light holes, a lamp holder fixedly mounted inside the housing, a lamp bulb installed in the lamp holder, a power cable connected to the lamp holder for connection to an electric outlet to obtain the necessary working voltage for the lamp bulb, a heat-transfer tray fastened to the top open of the housing and holding an aromatic substance, and a heat-resistant protective cup surrounding the lamp bulb inside the housing and having radiation holes for guiding radiation heat from the lamp bulb toward the heat-transfer tray to heat the aromatic substance to release a scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8172435
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for ceiling suspended systems according to various aspects of the present invention include a modular platform for supporting and supplying multiple devices. A wire way bar may facilitate connection and support for the devices, such as light sources and other systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Spiro, Leland R. Whitney
  • Patent number: 8162522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp (10) comprising at least one base (11) which is joined to a light, comprising a dome-shaped, in particular dish-shaped, essentially rotationally symmetrical reflector (13), wherein a light source is arranged in the focal point (32) or focal point area thereof in order to produce an oriented, e.g. narrowly emitting, light distribution from said lamp (10). The reflector is provided with an opening (15) which comprises a light exit plane (E) for the lamp (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventor: Harald Hofmann
  • Patent number: 8147102
    Abstract: The invention is a decorative light hanger which is used in mounting the lights to a structure. The hanger has a rigid corkscrew, helix or spiral which has slots between the revolutions of the spiral to allow the decorative light wires to be rotated through the slots until the wires are securely captured in the hole or opening created in the interior of the spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael William Townes
  • Patent number: 8136977
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus including a base, a light emitting unit, and a conducting wire is provided. The base includes a bottom board and a side frame. The bottom board has a first surface, a second surface, a recess, a first through hole, and a second through hole. The recess is located at the second surface. The first through hole and the second through hole are located at the recess and pass through the bottom board. The side frame is disposed on the first surface. The light emitting unit is disposed on the first surface. An end of the conducting wire is electrically connected to the light emitting unit. The conducting wire extends from the first surface to the recess through the first through hole, and extends from the recess to an outer side of the first surface through the second through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jen-Ta Chiang, Chia-Hao Liang
  • Patent number: 8132955
    Abstract: A lamp body used in a LED light string comprises: a light-emitting chip which is installed on the frame, a package colloid which is provided to cover the top of the frame, wherein a lamp holder which covers the two leads and a part of the wires is provided beneath the package colloid and forms an integral unit with the package colloid, two leads and wires, so that it is capable of eliminating the potential problem as water inleakage at the joint of the package colloid and the lamp holder, and the waterproof ability is greatly improved. Meanwhile, the process of assembling the package colloid to the lamp holder by hand can be cancelled, so that mass production by machine can be realized efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: He Shan Lide Electronic Enterprise Company Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Fan
  • Publication number: 20120051064
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a luminous means comprising at least one light-emitting diode which is at least partly accommodated in a connection block, wherein electrical connections of the at least one light-emitting diode exit from the connection block in an angled fashion relative to the preferred light emission direction (M). The invention is further directed to a cable harness comprising at least one of said luminous means, as well as to an interior trim element comprising said luminous means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicants: DIEHL AIRCABIN GMBH, DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk-Achim SCHEVARDO, Ulli ANHORN, Oliver KLETTKE, Rüdiger SCHLOSSER, Thomas GEUDNER
  • Patent number: 8097804
    Abstract: A cable protection system protects a cable, such as an insulated conductor, data line, fluid or gas conduit, power cord, communication line or the like. The cable passes through a pair of ferrules that are separated by a segment of the cable. A protective jacket made of braided metal strands or the like encloses the ferrules and the cable segment and is held in place to the ferrules by jacket securing means. In one embodiment, support collars surround a portion of the braided jacket and a portion of each ferrule so that the braided jacket is securely held between each ferrule and support collar combination when a loading force, such as a gravitational loading or suspension force, is applied to the cable segment, typically in an axial orientation. The braided jacket has a diameter that constricts when an axial loading force is applied, protecting the cable segment from damaging stress by gripping the ferrules and the cable segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Oldenburg Group Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark J. Briski, Mark J. Hastings, William H. Strohmenger, Kevin L. Willmorth
  • Patent number: 8070347
    Abstract: A lamp assembly of LED string light has a lamp module, an inner housing, an outer housing, a lower shell and a lamp cover module. The lamp module has a circuit board and an LED bulb and a set of power lines mounted on the circuit board. The inner housing has two symmetrical and engaged inner cases and a space to receive the lamp module. The outer housing has two symmetrical outer cases assembled together and encloses the inner housing. The lower shell is sleeved around a bottom portion of the inner housing. The lower shell has a multi-step portion formed on a periphery thereof for the lamp cover module to sleeve on the lower shell. Given the aforementioned elements, the lamp assembly of LED string light is easily assembled and highly waterproof and dustproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corporation
    Inventor: Hao-Lun Lin
  • Patent number: 8057077
    Abstract: A support device for supporting a light fixture includes an anchor portion for anchoring the light fixture to a ceiling location, a wing arrangement coupled to the anchor portion, the wing arrangement including a central base portion and a pair of wing portions extending outwardly therefrom, each wing portion including a body having a distal edge region and a proximal flange portion joined to the central base portion, a first passage in each body and a second passage in each proximal flange, the first and second passages to form a path to receive one or more cable members to be suspended therefrom to support a light fixture thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Canlyte Inc.
    Inventors: Jean Gagne, Howard Yaphe, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 8033678
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a screw on lighted attachment for use with a fish wire, and which includes a conical body constructed of a durable and selectively transparent material, this further being adapted to being mounted to a remote end of the fish wire. A tip location of the body is configured with an eyelet portion formed there-through, and to which an end of a second retrieval wire is secured. An illuminating element, such as a light emitting diode, is housed within the body with a power source incorporated into the body and communicating with the LED element for activating the same to illuminate an area surrounding an inserted location associated within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Jason Patterson
  • Patent number: 8033711
    Abstract: A bendable line voltage track lighting system includes a track having a conductor subassembly and first and second bendable sheaths that engage the conductor subassembly. The conductor subassembly includes first and second insulators that receive first and second bus-bars, respectively, and a compression gasket for biasing the two insulators into engagement with guide grooves in the bendable sheaths. Power is fed to the track by power connectors that engage the bus-bars contained within the conductor subassembly. Light fixtures are powered by making electrical contact with the bus-bars of the conductor subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Tech Lighting L.L.C.
    Inventors: Aaron Mobarak, Victor Smith, Christopher Watson, Michael Shulman, Paul Furlow, Gregory Kay, Wallace Hepkema
  • Patent number: 8025431
    Abstract: The cleat includes a bridge supported by first and second columns. Both columns include two wings with bottom support surfaces. A horn is integral with each column and extends away from the bridge. An illumination module cavity with an open top is formed in the bridge. A cavity bottom includes a light aperture that passes through the bridge. An illumination module with a transparent case is pressed into the illumination module. A light emitting diode inside the case directs light downward through the light aperture. A photovoltaic cell array in the top of the case energizes the diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: David W. Burke
  • Patent number: 8021007
    Abstract: A concealed emergency lighting system that includes a lamp assembly box and a power source box and a method for installing the emergency lighting system is disclosed. The lamp assembly box has a face plate and a front door pivotably moveable between an open and a closed position and a lamp assembly. The power source box includes a battery and other electrical components that are connected to the lamp assembly. The emergency lighting system can also include a mounting bracket with screws, a flexible support and a flexible armored cable. The method of installing the concealed emergency lighting system includes the steps of: forming an opening in a wall; attaching the mounting bracket to a stud through the opening; connecting the power source; inserting the power source box and the lamp assembly box through the opening; and securing the lamp assembly box to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Radu Cornel Rapeanu, Donald Ermekeil, Chantal Dorval
  • Patent number: 8007129
    Abstract: An LED light string assembly has a plug for providing a low DC voltage, an extension socket, a light string connected between the plug and the extension socket. The light string has multiple LED Christmas bulbs connected in parallel. Each LED Christmas bulb includes an LED and a resistor connected in series. Even one of the LED Christmas bulb burns out, all the remaining LED Christmas bulb of the light string will not be affected and still can be normally turned on as required to generate light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Chen-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 7988342
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing row-mounted suspended light fixtures. Each of a row of suspended light fixtures includes brackets disposed on opposite ends of the fixture. Each bracket includes a slot configured to slidably receive an adjustment clip coupled to a support member, such as a ceiling cable or pendant. Each adjustment clip includes first and second segments disposed at a non-zero, acute angle relative to one another such that a space separates the first and second segments. The space is configured to receive a portion of one or more brackets associated with the adjustment clip, proximate the bracket slot(s). An operator can install the light fixtures by positioning a fastener through each adjustment clip, outside the bracket slot(s). He also can adjust an alignment and balance of one or more of the light fixtures by sliding one or more of the adjustment clips along the slot(s) associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Christopher J. Pahl
  • Patent number: 7963663
    Abstract: A lighting system, the lighting system being usable in combination with coloured light sources to create a lighting scheme by providing electrical power to the coloured light sources, the lighting system comprising: at least two lamp modules, each of the lamp modules including a module base and a socket matrix mounted to the module base, each of the socket matrices having a predetermined number of sockets, each of the sockets being able to removably receive at least one of the coloured light sources and transmit electrical power thereto; at least two power transmission lines, each of the power transmission lines being electrically coupled to a respective socket in each of the socket matrices; and a controller for selectively providing the electrical power independently to each of the power transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Jo-Anne Simard