Special Switch Operator Patents (Class 362/394)
  • Patent number: 9458997
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp, comprising a light source for generating a light beam in the direction of a main axis and a first direction-dependent tilt switch for controlling the light source depending on the angle between the main axis and the vertical, wherein the switching direction of the first tilt switch extends in a main plane which runs along the main axis. This enables the use of a tilt switch which functions in only one direction and has a much simpler construction than a switch which functions in two dimensions, such as in the prior art. Furthermore, such a switch has the advantage of a small volume, which advantage is also realized when more switches are used in the lamp. According to another preferred embodiment, the lamp comprises a housing and the housing is provided with marking means for marking the position of the lamp in which the main plane extends vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Steinar Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Steinar Finn Boye Henskes
  • Patent number: 9328906
    Abstract: A solar lighting blinds system is configured to provide light. The system includes blinds attached to a component housing. An LED bar is attached to the component housing. A switch is attached to the component housing. A solar panel is attached to the component housing. A battery is contained within the component housing. A microprocessor is contained within the component housing. The microprocessor is electrically coupled to the LED bar, the switch, the solar panel and the battery and configured to charge the battery with the solar panel and then direct power from the battery to the LED bar when directed by the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Eric N. Bennington
  • Patent number: 9136659
    Abstract: A multi-voltage compatible track system which has a single adapter for both 120 Volts and 277 Volts track systems. The systems further comprise a variable input voltage ballast capable of operating with both 120V and 277V input while operating properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Julia Fishman, James E. Kuchar, Alejandro Mier-Langner
  • Publication number: 20150109784
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus that has the specific features of attaching to a light bulb base and creating a light bulb with the additional feature of being able to be dimmed and flexed for directional lighting at the socket of the light bulb itself. An additional feature of this attachment is to allow for the light bulb to be turned off or on at the point of where the light bulb is attached to its socket from which electricity is drawn. A third feature of said device is to have the addition of a USB port also on the socket dimming device as a way to draw energy from the light bulb socket for the additional feature of using a USB port with some type of electronic device that can be charged at the base of the light socket itself.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8994517
    Abstract: A remote controller is arranged for selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources. The remote controller has an omnidirectional transmitter and is arranged to instruct, by means of the omnidirectional transmitter, the light sources to transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source. Further, the remote controller has a directional signal receiver, and is arranged to receive the directional signals from the light sources, and signal comparison circuitry connected with the directional signal receiver. The remote controller is arranged to select one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the remote controller comprises a transmission indicator, which is arranged to generate an indication signal, indicative of a successful omnidirectional transmission, and it is arranged to initiate the selection of one of the light sources by means of the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendricus Theodorus Gerardus Maria Penning De Vries, George Frederic Yianni, James Joseph Anthony McCormack
  • Patent number: 8981912
    Abstract: A method of selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources by means of a remote controller includes the remote controller: instructing, by omnidirectional transmission, the light sources to each transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source; —receiving the directional signals from the light sources; and selecting one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the method includes: generating, remotely of the light sources, codes to be transmitted by the light sources; and—the remote controller instructing each one of the light sources which one of the remotely determined codes to transmit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendricus Theodorus Gerardus Maria Penning De Vries, George Frederic Yianni
  • Patent number: 8944670
    Abstract: The base for a light emitting diode lamp according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a cap which covers an end of a tube of the light emitting diode lamp; and two pins which are extended respectively from the cap toward the outside of an end of the tube. One of the two pins is nonconductive and the other one of the two pins is conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lumirich Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ha chul Kim
  • Patent number: 8864337
    Abstract: A portable lighting system including a housing having an elongated slot formed in a surface of the housing. The slot being sized to receive a rod therein via an opening in the slot. The system further including a retention member movable between a closed position and an opened position, wherein the closed position provides at least a portion of the retention member blocking at least a portion of the upper opening of the slot and the opened position includes the retention member not blocking the upper opening of the slot. The system also having a light source including a plurality of lights oriented in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Light Muse, LLC
    Inventor: Russell E. Rains
  • Patent number: 8740426
    Abstract: A display includes a display surface and a bezel. The bezel includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The bezel and bottom surface of the bezel covers a first area of display surface around the perimeter of the display, thereby leaving a second area of the display surface, inside the bezel, uncovered. At least one graphical indicator is disposed at or in the bezel. The display is configured and arranged to produce and emit light from one or more selected portions of the first area of the display surface, which are below the bottom surface of the bezel such that the emitted light passes through the bezel and is effective to illuminate the graphical indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Jones, Dirk Dudenbostel
  • Patent number: 8690379
    Abstract: A personal light including a battery power source connected in series with a light-emitting diode (LED) light source and a switching mechanism configured for non-contact actuation are disposed within a housing assembly. Linear, or rotational, switch actuation element movement may be employed. A holder for the personal light is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Canella
  • Patent number: 8662699
    Abstract: A lantern having a plurality of removable area lights. Each area light includes a separate power source capable of powering the area light. Each area light is separately selectively illuminable by activating a switch on the area light. The lantern includes a docking station having a docking station power source capable of simultaneously powering all area lights attached to the docking station simultaneously or any subset of the area lights attached to the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Tarter
  • Patent number: 8662719
    Abstract: An operating light (1) has a housing (2), which has a light exit opening (4); a holding system, which is coupled with housing (2) and is designed to movably hold the operating light; at least one light source (3) as well as at least one corresponding optical system to direct light emitted by the at least one light source (3) in the direction of light exit opening (4). A grip assembly unit (14) is provided approximately in the middle of light exit opening (4). The grip assembly unit (14) has a handle (5) to pivot the operating light (1) into a desired position. At least one rotating ring (11) is located between the handle (5) and the housing (2) and is rotatable in relation to the handle (5) and is designed to set various functions of operating light (1). As an alternative or in addition, a touch-sensitive sensor element (15), which is designed to set various functions of operating light (1), is located between the handle (5) and the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Rohwedder, Hanno Kretschmann, Sven Müller
  • Patent number: 8641227
    Abstract: The present invention provides an anti-pressing apparatus for flashlight, comprising a space provided on one end of the flashlight, a dialing piece inserted into a slot adjacent to the space, a pressing piece provided on a perforation having the dialing piece inserted therein, a restraining piece corresponding to an outer end of the pressing piece on the central perforation of the flashlight in order to restrain the pressing piece to move upward and downward only; whereby during use of the anti-pressing assembly of the flashlight, only the push portion of the dialing pieces is required to be dialed to another side to drive the blocker of the dialing piece to rotate to a lower position underneath the protruding section of the pressing piece in order to restrain the downward movement of the pressing piece and accidental pressing down on the power of the flashing can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shih-Hao Wang
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • Publication number: 20140029275
    Abstract: The present patent application discloses a LED mounting assembly. The LED mounting assembly include buttons, LEDs, button bases, light touch switches and PCB substrate; the buttons are formed as hollow and transparent bodies, two pins of each LED are welded to the PCB substrate, each of light touch switches is arranged between the two pins of LED and attached to the PCB substrate, one electrode of the light touch switch is electrically connected to one of the pins of LED, the button bases are superposed over the light touch switches, lower end surfaces of the buttons contact with upper end surfaces of the button bases, and the LEDs are accommodated in the inner space of the buttons, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Ningbo Yofun Heating Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Minggang XIONG
  • Patent number: 8596812
    Abstract: A flashlight switching structure is provided. To turn on or off a flashlight, an annular element mounted around a neck of the flashlight is manually rotated, thereby driving a magnet connected to the annular element to a position where a reed switch connected to a positioning element in the flashlight is subjected to magnetic attraction of the magnet. Once the annular element is released, the restoring force of a resilient element pushes the magnet back in place. Hence, by rotating and releasing the annular element, the flashlight can be switched between predetermined lighting modes, such as a strong light, weak light, flashing, and turned off mode. When a protruding block connected to the outer periphery of the annular element is pushed downward and partially into a corresponding recess on the flashlight, the annular element is prevented from rotation, and the flashlight from being inadvertently triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • Patent number: 8469540
    Abstract: A switch assembly that is utilized as a tail cap of a lighting device. The switch assembly comprises a depressible switch that allows the user to activate the lighting device. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, the switch assembly has four channels, providing for at least three different light functions and a locking channel. Different channels are defined by the axial position of the rotatable portion relative to the lighting device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Alliant Techsystems Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Craig Adam Lamb, Birten L. Todd, Clifton L. Cook, Eric M. Yeates, Thomas A. Marx
  • Patent number: 8459831
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state lamp having an electrically insulating heat sink that comprises a honeycomb structure is used to replace a conventional metallic one for efficiently dissipating the heat generated by operating the lamp. The lamp further built with a pair of shock protection switches can operate free of electric shock hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen, Ching-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8454199
    Abstract: A LED module has a LED chip, LED packaging materials, a metal base circuit board, a power connection cable, a heat sink that also functions as a metal case; and an optional potting material. The LED chip is fixed to the metal base close to the surface of the board. The LED packaging materials forms a package. A power connection line has a continuous uninterrupted power supply line. A continuous power cord from the power connection line is mounted on the metal injection molded parts corresponding fixed location. Self-tapping screws are mounted to the metal base circuit board. The self-tapping screws are formed of metal. A plastic end connector cap is for the power cord. The power connection cable passes through the plastic end connector cap and joins together with the metal case to form a fixed electrical connection by connecting to the power connection cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Jianwei Deng
  • Patent number: 8444311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamp holder structure comprising a main body having a universal accommodating slot and an accommodating space concavely formed at the top and the bottom of the main body respectively, and a first electrically conductive plate and a second electrically conductive plate both installed at the top of the main body proximate to the universal accommodating slot, wherein the second electrically conductive plate is electrically coupled with a lamp holder base contained in the accommodating space, a metal spring plate is embedded into the main body, and a pressing element is contained in the universal accommodating slot and can be rotated or moved back and forth in the universal accommodating slot for pressing against a flange of the metal spring plate, such that the metal spring plate can be electrically coupled to or detached from the first electrically conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Tsan-Chi Chen
    Inventor: Tsan-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 8444288
    Abstract: A charger plate having illuminated members. The charger plate includes a base, a raised portion, a rim and a circuit. The base is positioned substantially at a center of the charger plate and includes a first plurality of light emitting sources (LES) that outputs light from the base. The raised portion is substantially opaque and circumferentially surrounds the base. The rim circumferentially surrounds the raised portion and includes a second plurality of LES that outputs light from the rim. The circuit may independently control color and brightness associated with the first plurality of LES and the second plurality of LES. The base may include a reflective portion operable to reflect light from the first plurality of LES. The base and the rim may include a light pipe each for distributing the light emitted from their respective LES. The circuit may be powered via power inductive magnets instead of a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Inventor: Margo Leal
  • Patent number: 8425078
    Abstract: Various lighting devices and related methods are provided. In one example, a portable lighting device includes a light source, lighting control circuitry, a body, and a tailcap assembly attached to an end of the body. The tailcap assembly includes a multi-position joystick adapted to pivot relative to the body in response to lateral pressure and move vertically relative to the body in response to vertical pressure. The tailcap assembly also includes switches adapted to provide signals to the lighting control circuitry in response to pivot movement and vertical movement of the joystick. The lighting control circuitry is adapted to operate the light source in response to the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Matthews, Ammar Burayez, Luis M. Sanchez, William A. Hunt, Michael D. Picciotta, Andrew Castañeda
  • Patent number: 8414157
    Abstract: A portable lighting system including a housing having an elongated slot formed in a surface of the housing. The slot being sized to receive a rod therein via an opening in the slot. The system further including a retention member movable between a closed position and an opened position, wherein the closed position provides at least a portion of the retention member blocking at least a portion of the upper opening of the slot and the opened position includes the retention member not blocking the upper opening of the slot. The system also having a light source including a plurality of lights oriented in different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Light Muse, LLC
    Inventor: Russell E. Rains
  • Patent number: 8382310
    Abstract: A packaging system for the retail display of an electrical device is disclosed. The packaging includes a “try me” switch to allow a potential customer to activate the electrical device in the store. The product includes a photovoltaic array and rechargeable battery which is intended to be periodically charged by the photovoltaic array. When packaged by the manufacturer, the rechargeable batteries are sufficiently charged to substantially activate the electrical device. When depressed, the “try me” switch interconnects the primary rechargeable battery with the electrical device within the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Smart Solar Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Bologeorges
  • Patent number: 8376563
    Abstract: An illumination device for illuminating a surface being traversed by a skate. The skate is characterized as having a boot, a blade or inline wheels and multiple ribs attaching the boot to the blade or wheels. The device includes a light tube in the form of a plurality of lamps each in electrical contact with a power source. A switch is provided for selectively activating the lamps noting that the light tube is releaseably appended to the boot proximate the ribs whereby the plurality of lamps extend on at least one side of the multiple ribs positioned to illuminate the surface beneath the skate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Glo-Blades International Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph Haney
  • Patent number: 8360611
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising: a shell, a plurality of luminophors, a first slideway and a second slideway. The plurality of luminophors is set in an external surface of the shell. The first slideway and the second slideway each of which comprise an up peristome and a down peristome respectively. A plurality of trigger switches is set in the first slideway. Each of which is configured for connecting/disconnecting a first circuit, so as to turn on/off the one or more luminophors. A ball is located movable along the slideways. A launching device is set in a bottom of the second slideway and is configured for driving the ball to move. A controlling unit is configured for connecting/disconnecting a second circuit, so as to connect/disconnect a power supply, which supplies power for the lighting device via the first circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Luo, Xian-Wei Ma
  • Patent number: 8322878
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state lamp having a double safety mechanism that comprises at least three shock protection switches, fully protects a person from possible electric shock during re-lamping or maintenance. One protection switch provided at each end of the lamp is able to cut off power when the associated end of the lamp is not inserted into the lamp socket. A third protection switch can be used to turn off the power from the AC main for additional shock protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen, Ching-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8317373
    Abstract: A luminous device is provided. The luminous device can be controlled to emit light with different color and brightness. The luminous device is divided into a plurality of areas, a predetermined color and brightness values of the light emitted by the luminous device is stored in data storage of the luminous device. When the luminous device is touched, the luminous device determines the touch area first, and then accesses the corresponding color and luminance value of the determined area from the data storage, and controls the luminous device to emit light with the accessed color and brightness value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Feng Chen, Fang-Lun Wu
  • Patent number: 8313222
    Abstract: An LED floodlight fixture includes a housing, an LED heat sink secured to the housing and an LED arrangement mounted on the heat sink in non-water/air-tight condition with respect to the housing. The heat sink including (i) a base having an LED-adjacent surface and an opposite surface and (ii) a heat-dissipating section having heat-dissipating surfaces extending from the opposite surface. The LED arrangement is mounted to the LED-adjacent surface in non-water/air-tight condition with respect to the housing. The housing preferably forms at least one venting gap to provide cool-air ingress to and along the heat-dissipating surfaces by upward flow of heated air therefrom. The base of the heat sink has one or more venting apertures to provide cool-air ingress to and along the heat-dissipating surfaces by upward flow of heated air therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Ruud Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Kinnune, Alan J. Ruud, Kurt Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20120268955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamp holder structure comprising a main body having a universal accommodating slot and an accommodating space concavely formed at the top and the bottom of the main body respectively, and a first electrically conductive plate and a second electrically conductive plate both installed at the top of the main body proximate to the universal accommodating slot, wherein the second electrically conductive plate is electrically coupled with a lamp holder base contained in the accommodating space, a metal spring plate is embedded into the main body, and a pressing element is contained in the universal accommodating slot and can be rotated or moved back and forth in the universal accommodating slot for pressing against a flange of the metal spring plate, such that the metal spring plate can be electrically coupled to or detached from the first electrically conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: SUN-LITE SOCKETS INDUSTRY INC.
    Inventor: Tsan-Chi CHEN
  • Patent number: 8262249
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state device comprising a curved surface to hold a flexible printed circuit board with multiple linear arrays of surface mount LEDs provides lighting applications with a broad viewing angle over 180° along the radial direction. On each of the two lamp bases of the lamp, a shock-protection switch is mounted to prevent shock hazard during re-lamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen, Ching-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8258987
    Abstract: A capacitive touch switch is disclosed which includes a substrate having a channel formed between a first surface and a second surface thereof, thereby defining a flexible section of the substrate. The capacitive touch switch also includes an insulating panel having a first face and a second face, the second face adapted to be touched by a user. The capacitive touch switch may further include a capacitive electrode disposed on the flexible section, a light source coupled to the first surface of the flexible section, and one or more spacers secured to the first surface of the flexible section. Either the light source or the one or more spacers cause the flexible section of the substrate to be deflected away from the insulating panel when the substrate and the insulating panel are urged into contact. Deflection of the flexible section creates a gap which allows the light source to illuminate an icon disposed on the insulating panel. A method of manufacturing a capacitive touch switch is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Benedito G. Anorozo
  • Patent number: 8251539
    Abstract: An energy saving lamp is provided. The energy saving lamp includes a main body, a circuit, an adjusting member, and a shielding device. The circuit includes a plurality of parallel loops, each parallel loop includes at least one light emitting member and a pair of open ends, the adjusting member is rotatably connected to the main body; the shielding device is fixed on the adjusting member; a conductive rod is fixed at the shielding device, and is received in an accommodating hole of the main body; when the adjusting member turns under a twisting force, it drives the shielding device to turn, the conductive rod moves in the accommodating hole to contact different number of the pairs of open ends to close the loops of the open ends, the light emitting members in the closed loops are thus turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Guang Su
  • Patent number: 8240892
    Abstract: A reading light includes a light emitting diode (LED) capable of emitting light, a transparent pressable member, and a flexible printed circuit board capable of connecting a power supply to the LED. When the pressable member is at a normal state, the flexible printed circuit is disconnects the LED from the power supply to power off the LED. When the pressable member is at a depressed state, the flexible printed circuit electrically connects the LED to the power supply to powered on the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pao-Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 8240891
    Abstract: A lamp arrangement with a lamp housing with at least one housing surface having at least one module connecting device, and at least one module set including at least two housing connecting modules. The housing connecting modules have a correspondingly configured connecting device for connection to the module connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sandor Albert, Horst Seibel
  • Patent number: 8231239
    Abstract: The present invention is a portable illuminated display device. The device includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that provide light to the device, a substrate that is lit by the LEDs, a plurality of batteries that power the display, an image that includes a message or other indicia and a color insert that can change the LEDs light color. The device also includes a core with an electronics component, a light panel that receives the light from the LEDs and provides a homogenous area of light, a cover with a cover surface, a casing with a back lid, a front lid and an opening between the lids, a vertical and horizontal attachment point, a on and off push button and a metal plate and a plurality of magnets to allow a user to attach the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Terrence Peter Hickey
  • Patent number: 8152311
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a light control method thereof, in which the display apparatus including a display panel, a light source unit, an illumination unit to illuminate the display panel with light emitted from the light source unit, and a projection unit to project the light from the display panel in a predetermined direction includes: a light sensor which is provided between the light source unit and the illumination unit; and a light controller which corrects brightness of light sensed by the light sensor on the basis of reflective characteristics of the display panel. With this configuration, the quantity of light is prevented from decreasing so as to prevent the brightness of an image from decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bong-hwan Cho
  • Patent number: 8147091
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED)-based solid-state device comprising at least two shock protection switches, at least one each at the two ends of the device, fully protects a person from possible electric shock during re-lamping with LED lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen, Ching-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8104914
    Abstract: A light device and packaging assembly having packaging containing a product. The product may be a solar powered light device. The packaging includes a switch that is operable to activate the product while the product is still within the packaging so that a user may observe operation of the product without removing the product from the packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Simon N. Richmond
  • Patent number: 8025432
    Abstract: This invention relates to a miniature, battery operated, air tight light emitting module having a LED/LEDS that projects at least two different frequencies of light energy. The LEDs are mounted in a protective air-tight shell. The LEDs are activated by a magnetic field of associated magnetic rings. The attachment mechanism to hold the module(s) to safety hard hats and helmets consists of an elastic band allowing a module or series of modules to be attached to the exterior surface of various types of helmets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Inventor: Lee Wainright
  • Publication number: 20110188238
    Abstract: An illuminating system includes a universal lamp holder. The universal lamp holder includes a switch unit, a starter, a ballast, a first socket and a second socket. The ballast is connected to the voltage-input terminal and the first socket. The starter is connected to the first socket and the switch unit. The second socket is connected to the switch unit and the voltage-output terminal, and the switch unit is configured for selectively connecting the second socket to the voltage-input terminal or connecting the second socket to the starter. When the second socket is switched to connect to the voltage-input terminal, the illuminating system is switched to an LED lamp mode, and when the second socket is switched to be connected to the starter, the illuminating system is switched to a fluorescent lamp mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY(ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: QING-SHAN CAO, SHENG-PENG TSENG
  • Patent number: 7918585
    Abstract: A foldable, rechargeable light emitting diode (LED) pocket light is disclosed. The light includes a first compartment, a second compartment and a hinge element. The first compartment has a housing, a plurality of LED lights, a rotatable hinge, and a hook for hanging the light. The second compartment includes a housing, a member for receiving the rotatable hinge and a power source. The light also includes an activating member and circuitry for activating the LED lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Walter R. Tucker Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Tucker
  • Patent number: 7909483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting system comprising a base part (12) with at least one primary coil (18), and at least one light module (13, 14) with a secondary coil (26) adapted to inductively interact with the primary coil (18). The lighting system is characterized in that said base part (12) comprises a substrate (50) carrying said primary coil (18), the winding of which lying in one plane and forming a flat coupling area (16); the winding of the second coil (26) lies in one plane; and said light module (13, 14) comprises at least one light element (20) and a flat bottom surface, so that the light module (13, 14) is placeable with its flat surface on the flat coupling area (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Joseph Hendrik Anna Maria Jacobs, Eberhard Waffenschmidt, Dirk Hente, Michael Bragard, Wolfgang Otto Budde
  • Publication number: 20110013407
    Abstract: A reading light includes a light emitting diode (LED) capable of emitting light, a transparent pressable member, and a flexible printed circuit board capable of connecting a power supply to the LED. When the pressable member is at a normal state, the flexible printed circuit is disconnects the LED from the power supply to power off the LED. When the pressable member is at a depressed state, the flexible printed circuit electrically connects the LED to the power supply to powered on the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PAO-CHING WANG
  • Publication number: 20110002122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual-purpose spot lamp with a photoelectric switch, which can be used outdoor, including a burner component and back plane component, wherein, the photoelectric switch is fixed on the burner component, the burner component and back plane component are joined with a screw joint structure, the back plane component is fixed on a fixture at the using place, and the sensor window of the photoelectric switch faces obliquely upward. When the lamp is used as a wall lamp, the back plane component is a wall-hanging fixation plate and used as a floor lamp. The back plane component mainly includes a pointed plug and swath board. The lamp provided by the invention has a simple and reasonable structure and is easy to install and especially suitable for outdoor use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventor: Frank Tsao
  • Patent number: 7832910
    Abstract: A lighting fixture stanchion arm generally includes a housing, a guard lever supported in the housing, a switch mechanism supported in the housing and a locking pin. The housing has an entry for receiving a radial finger of a fixture head and an aperture for receiving the locking pin. The guard lever is movable from a home position to an away position by the radial finger of the fixture head upon rotation of the fixture head with respect to the housing, wherein the guard lever blocks the locking pin aperture of the housing when in the home position. The locking pin is insertable in the locking pin aperture of the housing for actuating the switch mechanism when the lever guard is moved to the away position by the radial finger of the fixture head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Rick W. Kauffman
  • Patent number: 7819545
    Abstract: An outdoor solar powered decorative lighting system includes a light string having a plurality of light bulbs evenly spaced along the length of the string and being electrically connected to a roof mounted solar collector having one or more solar panels or cells for collecting sunlight—radiant energy—from the sun and which is then conveyed to a rechargeable battery enclosed within the solar collector for discharge to provide the power to illuminate the light bulbs and thus create the decorative lighting effect with the solar collector including a switch to automatically turn the light bulbs on at dusk and to switch the light bulbs off at the following sunrise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Gwendolyn R. Ponamar
  • Patent number: 7806553
    Abstract: An illuminable cosmetic carrying bag includes a body with a plurality of walls arranged in such a manner to create a storage chamber therein. One of such walls is transparent and situated along an entire anterior side of the body, and the body further has a protective flap pivotally coupled to a bottom edge of the transparent wall. Such a protective flap covers an entire surface area of the transparent wall when articulated to a closed position. The device further includes a mechanism for removably displaying the cosmetic items on an interior face of the protective flap, and a mechanism for illuminating the storage chamber and the protective flap so that the cosmetic items are illuminated while displayed on the interior face of the protective flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Inventor: Vurnette Fluelling
  • Patent number: 7802898
    Abstract: A switch assembly that is utilized as a tail cap of a lighting device. The switch assembly comprises a depressible switch that allows the user to activate the lighting device. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, the switch assembly has four channels, providing for at least three different light functions and a locking channel. In these non-limiting embodiments, the different channels are defined by the axial position of the rotatable portion relative to the lighting device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Blackhawk Industries Product Group Unlimited LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Gregory, Robert A. Kincaid, Craig Adam Lamb, Birten L. Todd, Eric M. Yeates, Clifton L. Cook, Thomas A. Marx, John E. Proc
  • Patent number: RE44349
    Abstract: A combined illuminated table and canopy includes a free-standing table, a canopy adjustably connected to the table and disposed thereabove at an elevated position, and means for illuminating a perimeter of the table such that a top surface of the table becomes illuminated. Such an illuminating means includes a plurality of light-emitting sources attached to the table, a transformer electrically coupled directly to the light-emitting sources, and releasably engaged male and female shafts have detachably abutted first and second contacts. A solar panel is electrically coupled to the first contact, and a contact mechanism is electrically connected to such first and second contacts as well as the existing external supply source in such a manner that the existing external power supply source is automatically disengaged from the light-emitting sources when the first contact is engaged from the second contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Jaime Naranjo
  • Patent number: RE44999
    Abstract: An adaptor (10) including a sensor (18), a gimbal housing (12) having a male connector (14) at one end and an female connector (16) at another end, wherein the male connector (14) is configured to connect with an electrical socket and the female connector (16) is configured to connect with an electrical device, and a circuit for selectively controlling the electrical device in response to the sensor (18). The gimbal housing (12) is adapted to rotate around the male connector (14) about a first axis and support the sensor (18) for independent rotation about a second axis perpendicular to the first axis so that the sensor (18) can be moved to a selectable sensing orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Beon Light Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Grahame Murray, Jeffrey Laurance Jackel