With Light Source Support Mounted At Top End Of Standard Patents (Class 362/414)
  • Patent number: 9093773
    Abstract: An electrical socket cap includes a tether between the cap and an electrical socket, wherein the tether provides power to the cap. The cap is adapted to close an opening to the electrical socket in a closed position, and further adapted to allow access to the electrical socket in an open position. The cap further includes inner and outer surface which include one or more electrical ports disposed thereon. Electrical ports disposed on the inner surface are not accessible when the cap is in the closed position, while ports disposed on the outer surface of the cap are accessible when the cap is in the closed position. Electrical ports disposed on the inner surface are accessible when the cap is in the open position while the electrical socket is also accessible. The tether is electronically coupled to the electrical socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas William Pietila, Scott Simon, Anthony Ligi, Andrew Schafer
  • Publication number: 20150146434
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a lamp frame with an insertable panel apparatus and a method thereof. More particularly, the invention encompasses a lamp frame having at least one frame, and wherein the frame has at least one means to securely and releaseably hold and retain at least one insert-able and removable panel therein. The inventive frame can be used in conjunction with any lamp, such as, a table lamp, a decorative lamp, a floor lamp, a customizable lamp. The insertable/removable panel can be a flat panel, or a panel with at least one opening, and on one or more face can have an indicia, writing, art work, etc., thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Michael James Sterbenz
  • Patent number: 8858044
    Abstract: A foldable LED table lamp is provided. The foldable LED table lamp includes a base, an elongated holder, an elongated lamp body, an LED emitting element fixed in the lamp body, and a touch sensitive switch. The elongated holder has a first end hinged to the base and an opposing second. The elongated lamp body has a first end hinged to the second end of the holder. The lamp body is rotatable between a first position where the lamp body is substantially perpendicular to the holder and a second position where the lamp body is juxtaposed with and parallel with the holder. The touch sensitive switch is mounted on the base and is configured to control the LED emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiang-Kuo Tang, Dao-Cai Zheng, Xiao-Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 8794815
    Abstract: A modular lighting device includes a base and a lamp head unit. The base includes a base body and a first connecting module disposed at a top end of the base body and having a first connecting portion and a first conductive portion. The lamp head unit includes a bottom seat, a lamp body disposed on the bottom seat, and a lamp shell connected to the bottom seat. The bottom seat includes a second connecting module disposed at a bottom end thereof and having a second connecting portion connected removably to the first connecting portion, and a second conductive portion electrically connected to the first conductive portion. The lamp shell has a maximum width disposed at a position adjacent to a bottom end thereof and smaller than or equal to that of the bottom seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Habitex Corporation
    Inventor: Pei Lin Hsien
  • Patent number: 8770797
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes a heat-dissipating shroud, a heat-dissipating module, an upper cover module and a lower cover module. The heat-dissipating module includes a light source, a substrate, a heat-conducting element and heat-dissipating blades. The upper cover module includes an upper cover, a light sensor and a protective cover. The lower cover module includes a lower cover, a transparent shroud and a transformer. The heat-dissipating shroud is assembled above the heat-dissipating blades of the heat-dissipating module. A top surface of the heat-dissipating shroud is provided with heat-dissipating holes. A space of a suitable height is generated between the top surface of the heat-dissipating shroud and the heat-dissipating blades of the heat-dissipating module to act as a heat concentration chamber. A gap is formed between the bottom of the heat-dissipating shroud and the top surface of the upper cover of the upper cover module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 8714779
    Abstract: An independent friction joint structure including: at least one plug part having a connection to a device, the device comprising a lamp head; at least one joint part holding the at least one plug part in place, the at least one joint part having at least one holding structure; at least one side part having the ability to generate frictional rotational resistance to keep the at least one plug part in a predetermined position; at least one electrical contact between the at least one side part and the at least one holding structure of the at least one joint part; and at least one screw to fit all the components of the independent friction joint structure together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Koncept Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Hon Kit Peter Ng, Kenneth Yat Chung Ng, Edmund Yat Kwong Ng
  • Patent number: 8690387
    Abstract: A lamp module is provided. The lamp module includes a main body and a plurality of light emitting diodes. The light emitting diodes are disposed on the main body. Each light emitting diode emits a light to a illuminated region and form a corresponding light region. The light regions formed on the illuminated region by the light emitted by adjacent light emitting diodes are at least partially overlapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignees: Dongguan Masstop Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Wintek Corporation
    Inventors: Zhi-Ting Ye, Kuo-Jui Huang, Hsiu-Ping Lee
  • Publication number: 20130322097
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a torchiere style lamp having a knock down profile includes a base; a pole attached at a bottom end to the base; and a socket assembly attached to a top end of the pole. The lamp also includes a torchiere style shade formed of a flexible material and including a slit that defines separate first and second shade edges. Wherein in a knock down condition, the shade has a rolled up construction and the shade assumes a fully assembled condition when the first and second edges are joined to one another along the first and second shade edges to form a shade that is open along its top and bottom. The shade is coupled to the socket assembly being disposed between a center hub and a main socket part of the socket assembly that surrounds and extends radially outward from the center electrical socket member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Adesso Inc.
    Inventor: Lee Schaak
  • Patent number: 8596810
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a base (1) and a light (2). The light (2) includes a housing (21) receiving a controller (22) electrically connected to a lighting element (24), a chargeable battery (25), and a switch module (26). A female coupler (3) is provided on one of the base (1) and the light (2). A male coupler (4) is provided on the other of the base (1) and the light (2). The female coupler (3) is detachably engaged with the male coupler (4) to detachably mount the light (2) to the base (1). The light (2) is detachable from the base (1) and can be used independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Kepro Development Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hen Lin, Wen-Pin Liang
  • Patent number: 8585258
    Abstract: An outdoor LED lighting apparatus which includes a housing unit having a main body or main housing and a lower cover, and at least one LED module provided in the interior of the housing unit. The housing unit is configured to enable air to flow into and out of the interior of the unit via a convection cooling arrangement provided between the main body of housing and the lower cover of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Byung II Ham & In Sook Ham Trustees, Ham Fam Trust
    Inventor: Byung Il Ham
  • Patent number: 8556475
    Abstract: An L.E.D. light emitting assembly (20) includes an aluminum heat sink (22) presenting a mounting surface (24) with light emitting diodes (26) disposed thereon. A thermoplastic housing (28) is disposed over the heat sink (22) and presents a top surface (30) facing outwardly. An electronics enclosure (32) is disposed on the top surface (30). A solar shield (34) extends over and spaced from the electronics enclosure (32). The solar shield (34) includes a closed solar top wall (102) and solar side walls (104). The solar shield (34) defines an air inlet (114) adjacent a lower edge (112) of each of the solar side walls (104) and an air outlet (116) above the air inlet (114) at open solar ends (108) thereof for creating a chimney effect to move ambient air into the air inlet (114) and through an air flow space (111) to exit the air outlet (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Relume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Hochstein
  • Patent number: 8545039
    Abstract: A lamp base having an electrical device recharging receptacle configured to receive a plug from a recharging device for a portable rechargeable electronic device. The receptacle is configured as a standard automobile cigarette lighter receptacle. The receptacle includes standard cigarette lighter receptacle electrical contacts that are connected to a voltage and current conversion circuit for receiving standard household voltage and converting it into standard automotive voltage and current. An adapter receptacle is provided in the lamp base with securable replacement electrical and mechanical connection mechanism, wherein the conversion circuit provides a voltage and current to the adapter receptacle. A replaceably securable USB adapter plug comprising a second conversion circuit for converting the voltage and current provided to the adapter receptacle into a standard USB voltage and current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Bharat Patel
  • Patent number: 8534883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp, essentially containing a lamp head, an upright tube, and a stand. These three elements can be connected to each other in a releasable and latchable manner based upon an operable construction. In the assembled state, the three elements form a table lamp or a floor lamp based on dimensions. The lamp head can be removed and thus can be used as a mobile hand lamp. After disassembly, all parts can be accommodated in the stand, which forms a transport case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gorki Tomasi, Marcus Eberhardt
  • Patent number: 8485699
    Abstract: A self-positioning light fixture having an elongated body with a bottom self-righting segment. The elongated body comprises a pair of elongated body portions mateable along a vertical parting plane with components of the light fixture, such as the shock mount for the lamp assembly, an air circulating fan, and counterweights, being retained and supported within the body portions as an incident to assembly and securement of the body portions. The self-righting segment and counterweights are designed for optimally uprighting the fixture from tipped positions with minimum counterweighting and without excessive force or rocking movement of the fixture. Further features of the light fixture include air vent openings in the body that prevent or minimize entry of rain water and contaminants, an easily accessible gripping handle for facilitating movement of the light fixture, and a reflector shield adapted for easy selective positioning about the lamp assembly for the desired light direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: WL Patent Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald F. Reda, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8454210
    Abstract: A cable receiving apparatus include a hollow base defining a through hole, a hollow conduit including a threaded end. The threaded end passes through the through hole and engages a nut to connect the hollow conduit to the hollow base. The threaded end defines a first slot for a cable running through the hollow conduit to enter the hollow base. In this way, during the assembly process, operators can assemble the cable first, then use a socket wrench to screw the nut directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huai-Shan Gu, Jun Yue
  • Patent number: 8430530
    Abstract: A luminaire, such as a lamp assembly or a floor lamp, umbrella, or planar or sheet-like like light emitting surface includes a conforming mechanism for selectively curving the light emitting surface. A convex profile will diffuse light while a concave profile will concentrate light, it being intended that the surface can be conformable up to a five inch (5?) radius of curvature in either direction. The light panel portions may be of the same color, or may be different colors that will result in different mixing of the light when made from different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Deeder Aurongzeb, Thomas Alexander Knapp
  • Publication number: 20130100649
    Abstract: Resin-based lighting fixtures provide both light and a desirable aesthetic. The resin-based lighting fixtures include a plurality of propellers having curved resin strips that at least partially conceal a light source. The resin strips can form any number of aesthetically pleasing configurations, such as, for example, a blossom. The resin strips can be transparent or translucent. When lit, the light source can illuminate the resin strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: 3FORM, INC.
    Inventor: Ahna C. Holder
  • Patent number: 8348480
    Abstract: An adjustable structure for lamp stand, in which a swivel mount is fitted to the upper portion of a base, thereby enabling ends of a first bar support and a telescopic link to be pin connected to the swivel mount, while the other ends are pin connected to a second bar support. A lamp swivel component is disposed on the end of the second bar support. Accordingly, relative positions between the first bar support, the second bar support and the telescopic link can be freely adjusted, while still providing stable support to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Tsung-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 8317375
    Abstract: An adapter for an outdoor light is disclosed. The adapter includes a hollow elongated element having a top end and a bottom end and a first opening at the top end of the elongated element, wherein the first opening accepts a shaft of the outdoor light to create a friction fit with the shaft. The adapter further includes a second opening at the bottom end of the elongated element, wherein the second opening includes a tapered interior brim and a plug located at substantially a midpoint of an interior of the elongated element, wherein the plug comprises substantially a disk that contacts an interior surface of the elongated element. The adapter further includes a fastener that extends lengthwise along a centerline of the elongated element, wherein the fastener is coupled at one end to a midpoint of the plug and wherein the fastener protrudes from the second opening of the elongated element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Barry Roth
  • Patent number: 8303143
    Abstract: A portable light tower comprises a base and a mast. The mast is movable between a first configuration in which the mast is stored substantially within the base and a second configuration in which the mast extends in an upright position from the base. A light source is disposed on the base and a reflector is positioned on an end of the mast opposite the base. The reflector is configured to reflect light from the light source toward the surroundings of the light tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventor: Raymond C. Webb
  • Patent number: 8287161
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a heat sink, a circuit board, a threaded rod, a support post, and a base. The circuit board is fixed to the heat sink. One end of the threaded rod is fixed to the heat sink, and the opposite end of the threaded rod is fixed to one end of the support post. An opposite end of the support post is fixed to the base. The threaded rod, the support post, and the base are made of heat dispersing material with good heat conductivity. Heat generated by the circuit board is transferred directly to the threaded rod, or is transferred via the heat sink to the threaded rod, and the support post and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue-Hong Zhang, Wen-Hsiang Lu, Huai-Shan Gu
  • Patent number: 8256925
    Abstract: A rotatory table lamp includes a base, a holder, a connection element, a rotation mechanism, a first lamp and a second lamp. One end of the holder is fixed in the center of the bas, and the other end is received in the connection element. The rotation mechanism is rotatably received in the connection element, the holder and the base. The first lamp is fixed on the connection element. The second lamp is fixed on the rotation mechanism, and is as the same structure of the first lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Yuan
  • Patent number: 8167447
    Abstract: An adjustable desk lamp includes at least two buttons, a lamp panel, a stand, and a support arm assembly. The stand includes at least two button housings. Each of the button housings is filled with liquid and receives one of the buttons. The arm assembly is attached to the stand. The arm assembly includes at least two channels and at least two support posts. Each of the channels communicates with one of the button housings and is filled with liquid. One end of each of the posts is received in one of the channels, and another end support the lamp pane. When one of the buttons is operated, the liquid in the button hole receiving the operated button and the channel communicating with the button hole is displaced, and the post received in the channel moves downwardly or upwardly, thus the lamp panel can cast light at a different angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Yuan
  • Patent number: 8162516
    Abstract: An LED reading lamp includes a base, a supporting bracket fixed on the base, a heat sink mounted on the supporting bracket and an LED module mounted on a bottom surface of the heat sink. The supporting bracket has a vertical part vertically fixed on the base and a horizontal part extending horizontally from an upper end of the vertical part. The horizontal part defines an opening therein. The heat sink is placed on a top surface of the supporting bracket and located over the opening. The LED module is received in the opening of the horizontal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi-Song Zheng
  • Patent number: 8072316
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a silent signal to a waiter/waitress that one of service is required and service is not required. The apparatus comprises a base member having a first predetermined shape and formed of a first predetermined material. A signaling member is engageable with the base member and has a second predetermined shape and is formed of a second predetermined material. There is a connecting member for engaging such signaling member to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Regis A. Mannke, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8038330
    Abstract: A movable multi-directional light stand is revealed. The movable multi-directional light stand includes a retractable top support rod that can be received into and connected with a hollow middle support rod. The top support rod is disposed with a mounting slot on a wall, along an axial direction thereof. A sleeve with external threads is disposed around the top of the top support rod and is arranged with a guiding slot corresponding to the mounting slot of the top support rod. A retractable light rod is pivoted to the wall of the top support rod that is disposed with the mounting slot. The retractable light rod is formed by a hollow outer tube and an inner tube that slides in the outer tube and having a hook. The light stand further includes an adjustment nut with threads engaging corresponding external threads of the sleeve so that the adjustment nut can support the outer tube, locate the retractable light rod in the mounting slot and adjust the height of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Yun-Zhao Liu
  • Patent number: 8029154
    Abstract: A solar-powered street lighting system includes a flexible panel of amorphous photovoltaic adhesively connected to the outside surface of a light pole, at least one battery to be charged by the flexible panel, and an LED light fixture extending from the upper region of the pole. A controller controls the charging of the battery by the flexible panel, the battery powering the LED light fixture, and a minimum battery voltage by dimming the LED light fixture during at least a portion of nighttime to prevent excess battery drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Inovus Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Jamison Myer
  • Patent number: 7988320
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a support structure, a light source connected to the support structure, and an attachment bracket connected to the support structure. The lighting device further includes a support bracket moveably connected to the attachment bracket, wherein the support bracket has an arched shape, and a solar panel attached to the support bracket. The solar panel with respect to the solar radiation source is altered as a function of the moveable connection of the support bracket to the attachment bracket and the arched shape of the support bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Intense Solar, LLC
    Inventor: Craig W. Brumels
  • Publication number: 20110080749
    Abstract: An adapter for an outdoor light is disclosed. The adapter includes a hollow elongated element having a top end and a bottom end and a first opening at the top end of the elongated element, wherein the first opening accepts a shaft of the outdoor light to create a friction fit with the shaft. The adapter further includes a second opening at the bottom end of the elongated element, wherein the second opening includes a tapered interior brim and a plug located at substantially a midpoint of an interior of the elongated element, wherein the plug comprises substantially a disk that contacts an interior surface of the elongated element. The adapter further includes a fastener that extends lengthwise along a centerline of the elongated element, wherein the fastener is coupled at one end to a midpoint of the plug and wherein the fastener protrudes from the second opening of the elongated element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventor: Barry Roth
  • Patent number: 7918586
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system of aiming lighting fixtures. One aspect of the invention mounts a substantially collimated light source on a lighting fixture. The direction of the substantially collimated light source is fixed in a known relationship to the aiming direction of the lighting fixture. By finding the substantially collimated light source either by direct viewing or in a mirror, the aiming direction of the lighting fixture can be derived by using the known the relationship between the substantially collimated light source and the aiming direction of the fixture. Thus, the aiming direction of the fixture can be derived without operating the lighting fixture and can be derived even at relatively remote locations from the lighting fixture. The apparatus and method can be used on one fixture or a plurality of fixtures. It can also be used on one fixture of an array of fixtures to aim the entire array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myon K. Gordin
  • Patent number: 7866846
    Abstract: An LED lamp assembly includes a fixing member with a plurality of LED lamps secured to it from different aspects. The fixing member has a plurality of supporting parts extending outwards from a bottom end thereof and a plurality of holding parts extending outwards from an upper end thereof. Each holding part defines an opening therein. The LED lamps are respectively mounted on the holding parts of the fixing member and each comprise a plurality of LED modules received in an opening of a corresponding holding part and facing toward the supporting parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi-Song Zheng
  • Patent number: 7841754
    Abstract: Device and wiring system of present invention allows for conversion of natural gas powered and 110 voltage post lantern lights to 12-volt or 24 volt electric energy by utilizing a copper bulb housing, attached to a stem, being hollow, wherein two center contact wires extend from stem, a third center contact wire being soldered to a copper ring, fitting into bulb housing stem sleeve groove. The soldered center contact wire being utilized for 12 volt wiring, and ignored for 24 volt wiring. Device wires are wired to separate center contact wires extending within post lantern pole, across residential lawns, to a transformer, plugging into a residential type (110 volt) power line. Device replaces previous gas or 110 electric fixture components with utilization of inverted bulb device and invention's wiring procedure, comprising copper ring soldered to center contract wire for 12 volt, and ignoring soldered wire for 24 volts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Inventor: Mark A. Young
  • 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: 7832892
    Abstract: A solar LED lamp assembly includes a mounting member and two LED lamps fixed to a free end of the mounting member. The mounting member includes a pole and a cylindrical canister coupled with a distal end of the pole. The two LED lamps are respectively fixed to two opposite lateral sides of a circumferential periphery the canister of the mounting member and extend across each other. Each LED lamp includes a lamp frame, a plurality of LED modules mounted in the lamp frame and a solar panel mounted over a top of the lamp frame. The solar panel receives solar energy and converts it into electrical energy to activate the LED modules to radiate light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Jian Xiao, Shih-Hsun Wung
  • Patent number: 7798683
    Abstract: A floor lamp having a hidden first light source intermediate the base and the top of the lamp with an elongated tubular shade enclosing the space within in which the first light source is disposed and defining the outer periphery thereof and obscuring the first light source. A plurality of legs in the form of slat like members having a thickness and a width are equi-angularly disposed and rise from a base. A torchiere is supported at the top of the legs in order to provide illumination by a general area lighting source. The slat like legs define a centrally disposed inner space which receives the first light source, as well as a stem rising from the base and carrying electrical wiring to provide electrical energy to the first light source and the general area light source. A canopy is secured to the upper ends of the slat like legs to maintain them in position to define the centrally disposed inner space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Lamps Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7736033
    Abstract: A lamp base having an electrical device recharging receptacle configured to receive a plug from a recharging device for a portable rechargeable electronic device. The receptacle is configured as a standard automobile cigarette lighter receptacle. The receptacle includes standard cigarette lighter receptacle electrical contacts that are connected to a voltage and current conversion circuit for receiving standard household voltage and converting it into standard automotive voltage and current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Inventor: Bharat Patel
  • Patent number: 7731383
    Abstract: A solar-powered lighting system includes a flexible, wrap-around, preferably self-stick panel of photovoltaic laminate on the outside surface of a light pole. An LED light fixture is connected at or near the top of the pole and has the same or similar diameter as the pole. The LED light fixture has multiple columns and rows of LEDs and an interior axial space for air flow to cool the LEDs. The pole has vents and axial passage(s) for creating a natural updraft through at least a portion of the pole and the light fixture, for cooling of the photovoltaic panel interior surface, the LEDs, and/or other equipment inside the fixture or pole, and batteries provided inside the pole or pole base. A decorative additional fixture, which emulates conventional outdoor light fixtures, may be provided on the lighting system, wherein the decorative additional fixture includes no, or only a minimal, light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Inovus Solar, Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Jamison Myer
  • Publication number: 20100117534
    Abstract: The invention provides a light-emitting diode illumination apparatus. The light-emitting diode illumination apparatus includes a tube, a chamber, a porous capillary diversion layer, at least one heat-dissipating fin, and a diode light-emitting module. The tube has a first opening. The chamber has a second opening and a flat end. The second opening is engaged to the first opening. The porous capillary diversion layer is formed in the tube and the chamber. The tube and the chamber form a sealed space. The sealed space accommodates a working fluid. A section area of the chamber is larger than a section area of the tube. The at least one heat-dissipating fin is disposed on a circumference of the tube. The diode light-emitting module is disposed on the flat end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventor: Jen-Shyan Chen
  • Patent number: 7699487
    Abstract: A telescopic light base couples decorative light fixtures to a flower pot or other similar container. The decorative light fixture may then be used to illuminate the contents of the pot. The telescopic light base has a ground-engaging pad upon which the pot rests. The weight of the pot then serves to anchor the telescopic light base in place. A telescopic pole support of variable length is coupled at a first end to the ground-engaging pad. At an end of the telescopic pole support distal to the ground-engaging pad, a pot upper rim retention arm is provided which operatively passes within the pot sidewalls. Adjacent to the pot upper rim retention arm is a lamppost connector. The telescopic pole support may be contracted to capture a pot between the ground-engaging pad and pot upper rim retention arm, and then later expanded and separated from the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Steven R. Schafer
  • Patent number: 7670036
    Abstract: A lamp having at least a portion of a body formed of translucent material defining a hollow chamber within which a low light level light bulb is housed. A portion of the body is removable to provide easy access to the light bulb for removal and changing when required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Lamps Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7654711
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a light module and a stem. The light module includes a reflector, a first fixing plate, a second fixing plated mounted on the first fixing plate and having a plurality of fixing pieces pivotally connected thereon for fixing the reflector between the first fixing plate and the second fixing plate, and a lamp. By rotating the fixing pieces, the reflector is easy to replace. The stem includes a plurality of connecting tubes and connecting assemblies. Each connecting assembly has a male joint with an L-shape projecting and a female joint with an L-shape slot. The male joint is fitted into the connecting tube, and the female joint is fitted into another connecting tube. By engaging the L-shape projection with the L-shape slot, the two connecting tubes can be connected without twisting a wire inside the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Mylar Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Te-Chang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20090257236
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp base comprising a plastic base part (320) that is provided with electric connections (61, 62, 63) for supplying power to at least one luminous means (21, 22) of the lamp that is surrounded by the lamp vessel (10). The electric connections (61, 62, 63) comprise contact sections (610, 620, 630) for connecting to power supply lines (51, 52, 53) of the at least one luminous means (21, 22), that protrude from the lamp vessel (10), and the lamp base is equipped with a sealing element (330) for covering the contact sections (610, 620, 630), said sealing element being fixed to the plastic base part (320) by a detent connection (3213, 3223, 3311, 3312, 3321, 3322). Said detent connection is preferably concealed. Said lamp base can be used, for example, in a motor vehicle headlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Gerhard Behr, Peter Helbig
  • Publication number: 20090251904
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a light module and a stem. The light module includes a reflector, a first fixing plate, a second fixing plated mounted on the first fixing plate and having a plurality of fixing pieces pivotally connected thereon for fixing the reflector between the first fixing plate and the second fixing plate, and a lamp. By rotating the fixing pieces, the reflector is easy to replace. The stem includes a plurality of connecting tubes and connecting assemblies. Each connecting assembly has a male joint with an L-shape projecting and a female joint with an L-shape slot. The male joint is fitted into the connecting tube, and the female joint is fitted into another connecting tube. By engaging the L-shape projection with the L-shape slot, the two connecting tubes can be connected without twisting a wire inside the stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Te-Chang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20090190364
    Abstract: A table lamp includes a base with a recess defined in a top thereof and a connection member extends from a surface of the recess. A rod is pivotably connected to the connection member. A shade made by semi-transparent or transparent material is pivotably connected to the rod. A first decoration member is received in the recess and a transparent cover is mounted to the recess. The shade includes an opening and an end member is removably connected with the opening. A second decoration member is received in the shade. The first and second decoration members can be replaced to meet different requirements for interior design needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventor: Chia-Ho Su
  • Patent number: 7500764
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system of aiming lighting fixtures. One aspect of the invention mounts a substantially collimated light source on a lighting fixture. The direction of the substantially collimated light source is fixed in a known relationship to the aiming direction of the lighting fixture. By finding the substantially collimated light source either by direct viewing or in a mirror, the aiming direction of the lighting fixture can be derived by using the known the relationship between the substantially collimated light source and the aiming direction of the fixture. Thus, the aiming direction of the fixture can be derived without operating the lighting fixture and can be derived even at relatively remote locations from the lighting fixture. The apparatus and method can be used on one fixture or a plurality of fixtures. It can also be used on one fixture of an array of fixtures to aim the entire array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron K. Gordin
  • Patent number: 7494260
    Abstract: A lamp having at least a portion of a body formed of translucent material defining a hollow chamber within which a low light level light bulb is housed. A portion of the body is removable to provide easy access to the light bulb for removal and changing when required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Lamps Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7490964
    Abstract: A retro-fit lighting system includes a pole having a base plate at one end, the pole is disposed in a substantially upright orientation, a base cover disposed over the base plate and around the pole, at least one spacer positioned along the pole, a sleeve disposed over the pole, above said base cover and engaged by the at least one spacer, the sleeve having a length at least about half the length of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Eric O. M. Haddad, Donald G. Fentress
  • Patent number: 7484858
    Abstract: A light head is mounted on a common base, and includes a light source in a mounting base. The base is mounted on a collapsible elongated pole, and the pole is for mounting on an outside wall of a carrying case. There is a carrying handle for the case, an electrical power outlet mounted on a wall, base or lid of the case and for plugging in an electrical wire to power the light head. The interior of the case is for locating a rechargeable battery, and the battery when charged, supplies power to the power outlet such that the light head can be powered. Recharging can be via either a 12V DC automobile or a 110 AC power supply. The carrying handle is extendible; and retractable, and in the retraction mode is essentially within the general perimeter space of the case. The case includes a pair of pulley wheels, the wheels being for facilitating the moving of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Pelican Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Deighton, Greg Rhoads
  • Patent number: 7470036
    Abstract: A light head is mounted on a common base, and includes a light source in a mounting base. The base is mounted on a collapsible elongated pole, and the pole is for mounting on an outside wall of a carrying case. There is a carrying handle for the case, an electrical power outlet mounted on a wall, base or lid of the case and for plugging in an electrical wire to power the light head. The interior of the case is for locating a rechargeable battery, and the battery when charged, supplies power to the power outlet such that the light head can be powered. Recharging can be via either a 12V DC automobile or a 110 AC power supply. The carrying handle is extendible; and retractable, and in the retraction mode is essentially within the general perimeter space of the case. The case includes a pair of pulley wheels, the wheels being for facilitating the moving of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Pelican Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Deighton, Greg Rhoads
  • Patent number: RE44373
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a support member, a lighting unit mounted on one end of the support member, and a lamp shade mounted on the lighting unit. The lighting unit includes a containment member having a mounting portion mounted on the support member, a flared wall portion extending from a periphery of the mounting portion in a first direction away from the support member, and a partition plate disposed inside the flared wall portion in a second direction transverse to the first direction so as to define a closed accommodating space and an open accommodating space on two sides of the partition plate. The partition plate is formed with a cord hole. A socket member is disposed in the open accommodating space for mounting a light bulb thereon. An insulated conductive cord member has a first end portion connected electrically to the socket member, and a second end portion that extends into the closed accommodating space via the cord hole in the partition plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Adesso Inc.
    Inventors: Duan-Cheng Hsieh, Lee Schaak