Adjustable Light Support Patents (Class 362/418)
  • Patent number: 10337687
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufacturing method of a metal PCB assembly for a vehicle lamp and the metal PCB assembly made by the method. The manufacturing method of a metal PCB assembly for a vehicle lamp comprises a step S100 in which a material of a metal PCB 14 is prepared, a step S110 in which a circuit pattern 22 and a plurality of unit patterns 16 are formed and cut from the material of a metal PCB 14 to form a metal PCB 14, a step S120 in which a bending groove 24 is formed on a bottom surface of the metal PCB 14, a step S130 in which each of the unit patterns 16 is protruded forward around the bending groove 24 of the metal PCB 14 such that each of the unit patterns 16 is bent to be inclined from the metal PCB 14, and a step S140 in which a stepwise injection molded products 12 is coupled with the metal PCB 14 while the unit pattern 16 is protruded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEJONG MATERIALS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jaedeok Sung
  • Patent number: 10337706
    Abstract: A mounting system comprises an elastomeric mount portion including: a barrel having a first bore formed therein and a rim at a first end of the barrel that forms a first interface surface, and a pair of mounting arms that project outward from a second end of the barrel that collectively form an arc that defines a curved mounting surface for mounting a first object. A channel is formed in the pair of mounting arms or the barrel that passes through the elastomeric mount portion. The mounting system further includes a fastener for securing the elastomeric mount portion to a second object. The fastener includes a shaft that passes through the first bore along the longitudinal axis and projects outward from the first interface surface of the barrel. The mounting system further includes a strap that passes through the channel to secure the first object to the curved mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Life Mounts, LLC
    Inventor: Christoph Roger Pierre
  • Patent number: 10254796
    Abstract: An electronic device with a large display region and improved portability is provided. An electronic device with improved reliability is provided. The information processing device includes a first film, a second film, a panel substrate, and at least a first housing. The panel substrate has flexibility and includes a display region. The first film has visible light transmittance and flexibility, and the second film has flexibility. The first housing includes a first slit, the panel substrate includes a region interposed between the first film and the second film, the first slit is configured to store the region, and one or more of the panel substrate, the first film, and the second film can slide along the first slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Isa, Akio Endo, Yosuke Tsukamoto, Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 10125955
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a strip-like high flexibility region and a strip-like low flexibility region arranged alternately in a direction. The high flexibility region includes a flexible light-emitting panel. The low flexibility region includes the light-emitting panel and a support panel having a lower flexibility than that of the light-emitting panel and overlapping with the light-emitting panel. it is preferable that the light-emitting panel include an external connection electrode and that a length in the direction of a low flexibility region A that overlaps with the external connection electrode be longer than a length in the direction of a low flexibility region B that is closest to the region A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 10119683
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a strip-like high flexibility region and a strip-like low flexibility region arranged alternately in a direction. The high flexibility region includes a flexible light-emitting panel. The low flexibility region includes the light-emitting panel and a support panel having a lower flexibility than that of the light-emitting panel and overlapping with the light-emitting panel. It is preferable that the light-emitting panel include an external connection electrode and that a length in the direction of a low flexibility region A that overlaps with the external connection electrode be longer than a length in the direction of a low flexibility region B that is closest to the region A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 10018336
    Abstract: Provided is a device configured for attachment to a lighting fixture. The device includes an engagement mechanism that allows the lighting fixture to be mounted within a recess of a substantially flat surface. The engagement mechanism is constructed to facilitate movement of a tension mechanism from a maximum tension position to a minimum tension position. Movement of the engagement mechanism is in response to an applied force generated by contact of the engagement mechanism with a first side of the substantially flat surface. Also provided is a method for mounting the lighting fixture using the engagement mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Germain, John Edward Chancey
  • Patent number: 9982871
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a strip-like high flexibility region and a strip-like low flexibility region arranged alternately in a direction. The high flexibility region includes a flexible light-emitting panel. The low flexibility region includes the light-emitting panel and a support panel having a lower flexibility than that of the light-emitting panel and overlapping with the light-emitting panel. it is preferable that the light-emitting panel include an external connection electrode and that a length in the direction of a low flexibility region A that overlaps with the external connection electrode be longer than a length in the direction of a low flexibility region B that is closest to the region A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Akio Endo
  • Patent number: 9789809
    Abstract: A method for aligning an illuminated area of a headlight of a vehicle as a function of the surroundings of the vehicle, includes classifying at least one other vehicle in the surroundings of the vehicle as a function of a piece of information concerning a position of the other vehicle in relation to the vehicle, determining a target position of the headlight, with disregard of the other vehicle, when the other vehicle is classified as passing the vehicle or as being passed by the vehicle, and providing a signal for moving the headlight into the target position while the vehicle is being passed by the other vehicle or is passing the other vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Johannes Foltin
  • Patent number: 9726353
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes an elongated housing defining an elongated chamber. The housing is mountable at first end to a structure. A fixture includes a receptacle that receives a light bulb. The fixture is configured to be slidably inserted into the housing from inside the structure and positioned within the elongated chamber of the elongated housing outside the structure. An alternate lighting apparatus includes a mounting apparatus having a housing including a receptacle for receiving a light bulb and a body portion connected to the housing. The mounting apparatus is positionable in a first position inside the structure and configured for receiving a light bulb inside the structure, and the mounting apparatus is positionable in a second position wherein the mounting apparatus with the housing and the received light bulb is slidably inserted through a bore in a wall of the structure and the housing is positioned outside the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas Anthony Nevitt
  • Patent number: 9406653
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing pulsed or continuous energy in a process chamber, and methods of fabricated said apparatus, are provided herein. The apparatus may include a substrate having a plurality of electrical terminals disposed on one or more surfaces of the substrate, a plurality of solid state sources grown on top of the plurality of electrical terminals, the plurality of solid state sources providing pulsed or continuous energy when electrically powered, and one or more cooling channels formed in one or more areas of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Johnson, Joseph M. Ranish
  • Patent number: 9316349
    Abstract: An articulating clamp assembly for traffic control assemblies. The clamp assembly includes first and second clamp members. The first clamp member, or tube saddle, has a rear face designed for attachment to a bracket tube. The rear face of the second clamp member is attachable either to the end of a mast arm by a tenon sleeve or to the side of the mast arm by cables or bands. The front ends of the first and second clamp members have inter-engaging serrated faces that allow adjustable engagement of the two clamp members. Each clamp member defines a continuous end-to-end conductor path, and the articulating ends are formed to create a continuous and substantially straight conductor path through the joint in the assembled clamp. In this way, the path of a conductor from the mast arm to the bracket tube is substantially straight facilitating the installation of large diameter conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PELCO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Parduhn, Kennith E. George, Derric K. Drake
  • Patent number: 9239148
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for a lighting fixture having spatial distribution control capabilities. In some cases, the lighting fixture may include an array of light modules that each contain one or more light sources (e.g., LED light sources) and multiple plates that can be used to control the spatial distribution (e.g., aim and focus) of the light modules. In such multi-plate lighting fixtures, the fixture may include a fixed base plate that includes multiple sockets for pivotally retaining a ball portion of each light module. The fixture may also include an XY plate that is movably coupled to the base plate and a focus plate that is rotationally coupled to the base plate, both plates including multiple slots that overlap to constrain a control arm of each light module. The multi-plate lighting fixture may be manually controlled or automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Holt
  • Patent number: 9089260
    Abstract: [Problem] To increase, compared to conventional devices, the range of motion of the light emitter (fixation lamp) in an external fixation lamp for an ophthalmological instrument and allow movement of the light emitter to arbitrary positions. [Solution] The fixation lamp (1) has a first arm (A1), which supports a light emitter (2) and is supported by a second arm (A2) via a first joint (C1), and is configured so that the first arm (A1) is able to revolve around at least two axes of revolution (E1, E2) by means of the first joint (C1) and said axes of rotation (E1, E2) are not disposed on the same line. Thereby, the range in which the light emitter (2) can be moved can be increased compared to conventional devices and the light emitter can be moved to an arbitrary position in an arbitrary direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuya Hara
  • Patent number: 9041021
    Abstract: An LED assembly includes a rail device, an LED carrier with multiple LEDs securely mounted on the LED carrier and a wire extended out of the LED carrier from providing electricity to the LEDs and a plug device provided to two distal ends of the LED carrier and sandwiched in the rail device. The plug device has a passage defined in one distal end thereof to allow the wire to extend out of the plug device and a positioning seat is sandwiched in the rail device and provided to two sides of the plug device and has a receiving space to respectively and securely accommodate therein sides of the plug device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HUAN HSIN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsu Meng Chieh
  • Patent number: 9028099
    Abstract: A LED light emitting group (1) apt to produce an outgoing light beam having its own optical axis (8) is equipped with a plurality of LEDs (18), distributed on a plate-shaped body (13) and having a fixed central plane portion (14) orthogonal to the optical axis (8) and a crown (13) of peripheral plane portions (16) tilted with respect to the central plane portion (14) and converging the one towards the other one and towards the central plane portion (14) and the optical axis (8); each one of said plane portions (14, 16) carrying a plurality of said LEDs (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Claudio Spaccasassi, Carlo Albano
  • Publication number: 20150124452
    Abstract: An optics system for controlling the projection of LEDs using removable and adjustable inserts. The optics system includes, for example, a receptacle apparatus, a receptacle bowl and a rear entry insert that contains one or more LEDs of any wavelength. The receptacle apparatus contains a top surface; the receptacle bowl can be configured in multiple ways to control the projection of light from the insert. The insert snaps into the rear of the receptacle apparatus, and has a ridge that snaps into a groove on the receptacle apparatus. The removable inserts and the receptacle bowl adjust the projection of the light that initiates with the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: 4S INDUSTRIES, INC. D/B/A/ BULLDOG-LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Sievers, Dylan James Sievers
  • Publication number: 20150117001
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board is disclosed, including a first insulation layer, a second insulation layer and a circuit layer, wherein the first insulation layer is attached to one side of the circuit layer and the second insulation layer is attached to the other side of the circuit layer, each of the first insulation layer and the second insulation layer is provided with a foldable portion along their length, the foldable portion of the first insulation layer is corresponding in position with the foldable portion of the second insulation layer, and the circuit layer includes a set of power wires and at least one lighting wire. And a method for manufacturing the flexible circuit board, and a LED flexible strip light are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Ben FAN
  • Patent number: 9016908
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device including a light emitting portion including a light source, an intermediate portion connected to the light emitting portion, a supporting portion connected to the intermediate portion and supporting the light emitting portion and the intermediate portion; a connecting portion connecting the light emitting portion and the intermediate portion to be rotatable with respect to each other, and another connecting portion connecting the intermediate portion and the supporting portion to be rotatable with respect to each other. The light emitting portion, the intermediate portion, and the supporting portion connected to the connecting portions may rotate with respect to each other based on the connecting portions to form a three-dimensional (3D) shape, and may be arranged in a single plane when the light emitting portion, the intermediate portion, and the supporting portion are unfolded based on the connecting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joong Hun Jin, Ju Saeng Kim
  • Patent number: 9010973
    Abstract: A motor vehicle headlight positioning device consisting of a holder base, a headlight support, a step motor, a movable member and a swivel arm is disclosed. The headlight support is pivotally mounted in the holder base to hold a motor vehicle headlight. By means of the rotation of an output screw of the step motor to move the movable member linearly, the headlight support is rotatable by the movable member and the swivel arm to adjust the projecting direction of the motor vehicle headlight. As the output screw is rotated on its own axis and the output screw is supported in a support block of the holder base, the displacement stability of the movable member is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Tricore Corporation
    Inventor: Ting-Yi Koo
  • Patent number: 9004720
    Abstract: A retaining bracket for spotlights is provided. The retaining bracket comprising bracket bearings which are arranged at the ends of the retaining bracket, for accommodating the spotlight housing and a central supporting bearing for connecting the retaining bracket to a supporting apparatus The distance of the bracket bearings from one another is capable of being adjusted in self-centering fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventors: Erwin Melzner, Jürgen Heinlein, Wolfgang Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 9004728
    Abstract: A light assembly that includes a mounting frame on which a light engine is mounted so as to direct light through the mounting frame opening and out of an opening in the ceiling. The light assembly is designed to permit the light engine to be rotated and tilted, in some embodiments without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150098231
    Abstract: A mockup of a direct-type LED backlight module includes a base, a plurality of sliding bars slideably received in the base, a plurality of sliding plates slideably mounted the sliding bars, a supporting board positioned above the base and a plurality of connection elements fixing the supporting board to the base. A distance between the supporting board and the base is adjustable by manipulating the connection elements. A middle of an upper surface of the base is depressed downwardly to define a chamber, and the chamber is surrounded by a bottom surface, two opposite first lateral surfaces and two opposite second lateral surfaces. Each sliding bar is received in the chamber. Each sliding plate includes a holding plate on which an LED light source is mounted. A diffusion plate is mounted on the supporting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: YUN-YU CHOU
  • Publication number: 20150092428
    Abstract: Techniques and user interfaces are disclosed for controlling lighting fixtures having spatial distribution control capabilities. In some cases, the control techniques may use a high-level controller to define target and spread inputs for a desired illumination pattern provided by a lighting fixture in a given area to be lit. In such cases, the target and spread inputs may be transmitted, or otherwise provided, to a control module, which may be included in the lighting fixture. The control module may be configured to translate the inputs into the appropriate movements and/or light source adjustments based on the specific lighting fixture being used to achieve the desired illumination pattern. In some cases, multiple lighting fixtures may be controlled by one or more control modules. In such cases, the high-level controller may be configured to provide inputs to the control module(s) to cause one or more illumination patterns using the lighting fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Holt
  • Publication number: 20150092429
    Abstract: A flexible circuit board is described that includes a flexible substrate, at least one ridge defining a flexion zone and a component mounting area. The flexion zone acting to dissipate at least a portion of a force applied to the substrate, so as to insulate the component mounting area from the force. Light sources using such flexible circuit boards and methods for making such circuit boards are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA INC.
    Inventors: Richard Speer, Adam Scotch, Jeffery Serre, Sridharan Venk
  • Patent number: 8979914
    Abstract: An irradiation device for irradiating of body parts of a patient is provided, with a carrier system which provides a basic framework of the irradiation device with at least one light head with a light source for the irradiation, and a control element for operating the irradiation device. The irradiation device moreover includes a separate control module that is connected with the carrier system with at least one control for controlling the at least one light head. Innovative assembly and connection arrangements aid rapid and secure positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Herbert Waldman GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Marcus Heinzler
  • Patent number: 8979332
    Abstract: A mounting device for an LED lamp has a support tube and at least one fixed unit. The support tube has an outer surface and an external engaging surface. The external engaging surface is formed on the outer surface of the support tube. Each one of the at least one fixed unit has a positioning block mounted movably and pivotally around the support tube and has a front surface and an internal engaging surface. The internal engaging surface is formed on the front surface of the positioning block and engages the external engaging surface of the support tube. Therefore, it is convenient to adjust the fixed unit to a suitable position so that the LED lamp can be installed at any location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Keeper Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Fu Liu
  • Patent number: 8967838
    Abstract: An illumination source is made from number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are distributed on a substrate that is formed into a generally concave reflector surface. The substrate may initially be a sheet with a hub-and-spokes form that is subsequently reshaped to define the reflector surface. In some cases a plenum defined between the substrate and a housing is used to allow a coolant to circulate past the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: David Christopher Miller
  • Publication number: 20150055356
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a contact element (3, 3?, 3?), a base (2, 2?, 2?, 2??), a clamping element (4, 4?, 4?), an arrangement (1, 1?, 1?, 1??, 1??, 1???) and a mounting section (301, 301?, 301?) for electrically contacting a light-emitting diode (LED) (100, 100?). In order to conveniently and cost-effectively hold and electrically contact the LED (100, 100?), the present invention provides that the contact element (3, 3?) comprises a mounting section (301, 301?) adapted for mounting the contact element (3, 3?) to the base (2, 2?) in a manner that the contact element (3, 3?) is pivotable about a pivot axis (P) extending through the mounting section (301, 301?), and comprises a contact arm (302, 302?) protruding laterally from the mounting section (301, 301?) and having on a distal end a contact point (303) facing essentially in a contact direction (K) for contacting the LED (100), wherein the contact direction is running essentially in parallel to the pivot axis (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Henricus Egbertus Geert Derks, Jasper Van Der Krogt, Peter Poorter
  • Patent number: 8950911
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for a lighting fixture includes a fixture shield and an optic housing coupled at least in part to the fixture shield and having a light-emitting surface. The assembly further includes a heat sink movably coupled to the fixture shield in an initial low position, the heat sink being self-adjusting to one or more high positions relative to the fixture shield in direct response to displacement caused by one or more objects contained within the optic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Juno Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. Fryzek, John Whittenhall
  • Publication number: 20150029720
    Abstract: Disclosed is a luminaire, comprising a front convective heat sink, a rear convective heat sink, and a removable thin printed circuit board. The front convective heat sink has at least one optical aperture. The removable thin printed circuit board has an electrically-insulated back surface and a selectively electrically-insulated front surface. The front surface has exposed electrical contacts in at least one area corresponding to the at least one optical aperture. The removable thin printed circuit board is sandwiched between the front and rear convective heat sinks with a compressive force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Chris Isaacson
  • Publication number: 20150016116
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flexible LED light bar, which includes a flexible circuit board, a light cup, an LED chip, and an LED encapsulation material. The light cup is formed on the flexible circuit board. The LED chip is encapsulated in the light cup and is bonded to the flexible circuit board to form electrical connection therebetween. The present invention also provides a manufacturing method of a flexible LED light bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: XIAMEN CHANGELIGHT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: ZUNXIANG HUANG, YUANMING LI
  • Publication number: 20150016126
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a strip-like high flexibility region and a strip-like low flexibility region arranged alternately in a direction. The high flexibility region includes a flexible light-emitting panel. The low flexibility region includes the light-emitting panel and a support panel having a lower flexibility than that of the light-emitting panel and overlapping with the light-emitting panel. It is preferable that the light-emitting panel include an external connection electrode and that a length in the direction of a low flexibility region A that overlaps with the external connection electrode be longer than a length in the direction of a low flexibility region B that is closest to the region A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiharu HIRAKATA, Akio ENDO
  • Patent number: 8926111
    Abstract: A portable computer includes a user interface portion and a screen portion that has a substantially planar surface rotatably coupled to the user interface portion. At least one light fixture is positionably mounted to the screen portion in a stowage position or in a functional position. In some embodiments, the light fixture includes a spring member. In the stowage position, the spring member is compressed, and the light fixture is flush with the substantial planar surface. In the functional position, the spring member is relaxed, and the light fixture illuminates the user interface portion. In some embodiments, the light fixture includes a swivel member that enables 360° rotation of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Chung-Kuo Weng
  • Publication number: 20150003083
    Abstract: An FPC includes: a base film including a first metal sheet; a first adhesive layer laminated on one of surfaces of the base film; and a conductor pattern bonded by the first adhesive layer; wherein a plurality of planar portions held in a planar shape and bending portions to be bent provided between the planar portions are arranged in a longitudinal direction, and the conductor pattern is covered by a metal support cover film including a second metal sheet and a second adhesive layer at the planar portions and is covered by a solder resist at the bending portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroharu UEHARA
  • Patent number: 8920003
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a first body module, a light module, a second body module, a wire-receiving unit, and a wire. The light module is disposed on said first body module. The second body module is movable telescopically relative to the first body module. The wire has two ends respectively and electrically connected to the first and second body modules, and a portion that is received within the wire-receiving unit and that is movable at least partially into or out of the wire-receiving unit as a result of adjusting the length of the luminaire, thereby preventing entanglement of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Shun-Chung Cheng, Chih-Huang Wang, Chang-Ming Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140376239
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling lighting in a plant factory are disclosed. The apparatus includes a weight calculation unit, a height calculation unit, a light information extraction unit, and a distance control unit. The weight calculation unit calculates the weight of at least one crop being cultivated based on a sensing result received from a weight sensor disposed in a crop cultivation bed. The height calculation unit calculates the height of the crop based on information about the growth of the crop corresponding to the weight of the crop. The light information extraction unit extracts information about artificial light corresponding to the height of the crop based on the information about the growth of the crop. The distance control unit controls the height of an artificial lighting device based on the information about artificial light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Kyu-Hyung KIM, Ae-Kyeung MOON, Soo-In LEE
  • Publication number: 20140375989
    Abstract: An adjustable mount for an optical device in a laser spectroscopy system is provided. The adjustable mount includes body configured to mount to a process and a reflector mount having a feature configured to mount an optical device. An interface between the body and the reflector mount allows relative motion between the reflector mount and the body. At least one alignment device is configured to engage the reflector mount and the body to fix a position of the reflector mount relative to the body. An optical device is removably mounted to the reflector mount independent of the alignment device and is sealed to the reflector mount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Schachinger
  • Patent number: 8905579
    Abstract: A vending machine includes a controller with an interface to control vending machine peripherals including an integrated LED lamp assembly having a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) and a DC power connector to connect to a source of DC power within the vending machine. A power regulating circuit adjustably controls the amount of power provided to the LEDs in response to vending machine standard control signals received from the vending machine via a communication circuit compatible with the vending machine controller interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Ellenby Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob M. Dobbins, Louis J. Frontino, Philip R. Reger, Paul L. Mason
  • Patent number: 8905603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coupling and methods of use of the coupling. In one aspect the invention provides a coupling for use with a lamp fitting operated by a power supply, which coupling allows mounting/dismounting of the fitting without electrical isolation from the supply said coupling comprising: a) a mounting member having a first electrical connector element with shielded contact points connectable to the power supply, said member being suitable for fixing to a structure; and engageable with said mounting member; b) a holder member suitable for holding a lamp fitting said member having a second electrical connector element able conduct power to a lamp fitting; c) wherein engagement of the first and second members allows the first and second electrical connector elements to come into contact and disengagement allows electrical contact to be broken without exposure of the contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: 300K Enterprises Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Christopher Scott Trewin
  • Publication number: 20140347870
    Abstract: A circuit board assembly includes a substrate, a flexible printed circuit board and an electrical component. The substrate includes a first electrically connecting port. The flexible printed circuit board includes a main body and a branch body. The main body includes two second electrically connecting ports opposite to each other. One of the two second electrically connecting ports is electrically connected to the first electrically connecting port. One end of the branch body is connected to the main body. Another end of the branch body is disposed with an additional electrically connecting port. The electrical component is disposed on and electrically connected to the additional electrically connecting port. The electrical component is electrically connected to the substrate via the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicants: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yu-Chi CHO, Jung-Nan CHIEN, Shao-Wen CHIEN, Chieh-Hsiung LEE, Ching-Mei KUO
  • Publication number: 20140347863
    Abstract: This invention discloses a lighting device for omnidirectional light emission with efficient heat dissipation. In one embodiment, a lighting device comprises lighting modules circumferentially arranged such that generation of the omnidirectional light is allowable, and a supporting unit attached to each lighting module's heat-dissipating side for providing mechanical support. A space formed by minimally enclosing all the lighting modules includes a first polar opening, a second polar opening opposite thereto, and a ventilation channel between the two polar openings for enabling air flowing through the ventilation channel to carry away at least part of heat obtained from the heat-dissipating sides of the lighting modules to outside said space. A line-of-sight path between the two polar openings is identifiable, allowing a direct flow of air that advances through the ventilation channel between the two polar openings to be realizable, thereby promoting the carrying away of heat to outside said space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventor: Kai Chiu WU
  • Publication number: 20140340877
    Abstract: Flexible, fabric-encapsulated light arrays particularly suitable for use in clothing are disclosed. The light arrays are light-emitting diode (LED) arrays disposed on flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs). The flexible PCBs include substantially sinusoidal metal contact traces, along which the LEDs are attached at an angle preselected to minimize stresses in the expected directions of bending. The PCBs may also include enlarged metal contact pads and a coverlay arrangement to prevent delamination. The light arrays are contained within pockets that may be made of conductive fabric in order to form a Faraday cage. Systems and methods are also disclosed that use local and wide-area controllers to send words, images, and video to the light arrays substantially in real time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Anders Kristofer Nelson
  • Publication number: 20140313722
    Abstract: A flexible lighting strip in the form of a T-molding covers a board edge of a video or arcade game cabinet, allowing decorative lighting to be applied to the cabinet. The T-molding includes a flexible casing having a head portion with an upper surface formed of a transparent or translucent plastic material, and a hollow channel formed in the head portion that extends along the casing. The channel accommodates insertion of a flexible lighting strip formed of a flexible printed circuit board substrate with light emitting diodes mounted on the substrate, so emitted light shines through the transparent upper surface of the casing. The casing has an anchor strip for insertion into a groove formed in the cabinet board edge to anchor the casing to the board edge via frictional engagement. A method is provided for applying the lighted T-molding to a video or arcade game cabinet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Raw Thrills, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew ELOFF, Eugene JARVIS, Robert YOEST
  • Publication number: 20140307423
    Abstract: A flexible electric circuit has at least two flexible electrical conductors adhered to a textile base. A connector patch is adhered to the textile base over the flexible conductors. The connector patch has a plurality of separate conductive areas at least equal to the number of flexible electrical conductors. The conductive areas are located in the connector patch so that each flexible electrical conductor is contacted by a conductive area. The connector patch is preferably made by printing layers to form a top and bottom part with aligned windows. The bottom part is printed over with a conductive ink at the location of the windows in the bottom part, thus forming conductive areas through the connector patch. A second flexible electric circuit may be placed in electrical contact with the first flexible electrical circuit by adhering the second circuit over the connector patch so that the conductors of the second circuit contact the conductive areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Melvin K. Coats
  • Publication number: 20140307438
    Abstract: First and second modules carrying LED circuit boards are interconnected by an interconnection mechanism which enables the modules to both pivot and move linearly with respect to one another such that the distance and angle between the modules may each be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Wesley Scott Dochnahl, Guang Jin
  • 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: 8858038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lighting apparatus (1) or assembly therefore comprising: a carriage (25) coupled to a housing (10a, 10b), the carriage (25) adapted to retain a lamp (14) within the housing, the carriage (25) being moveable relative to the housing (10a, 10b) to manipulate the position of the lamp (14) within the housing (10a, 10b), wherein the carriage (25) is moveable along a first axis by way of a force applied along a second axis. This provides a more convenient way of adjusting the peak/flat of the light apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: David Haythornthwaite
  • Publication number: 20140301092
    Abstract: A repositionable junction box is disclosed. The repositionable junction box can include a base comprising at least one wall that forms a cavity. The repositionable junction box can also include a coupling portion extending from the at least one wall, where the coupling portion can include at least one first coupling feature disposed at a distal end of the coupling portion, where the at least one first coupling feature is configured to mechanically couple to a first complementary coupling feature of a plurality of first complementary coupling features disposed on a frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Steven Pyshos, Huang Rongxiu
  • Publication number: 20140301093
    Abstract: A method of fabricating packaging for a product comprises forming a plurality of conductive tracks on a sheet of material and forming a physical barrier, such as a hole, for impeding fluid flow between adjacent conductive tracks. The method may further comprise depositing first and second regions conductive fluid onto adjacent first and second conductive tracks either side of the physical barrier and mounting an electronic device having first and second terminals such that the electronic device forms a bridge over the physical barrier and the first ands second terminals contact the first and second conductive adjacent tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: NOVALIA LTD
    Inventor: Kate Stone
  • Patent number: 8845150
    Abstract: A luminaire that has multiple removable handles thereon, and can operate in multiple different modes, including a mode where a manual follow spot can occur. To operate in the manual follow spot mode, the luminaire is placed into a free moving mode in which it can be moved, and then the luminaire is moved using the removable handles to manually place the luminaire in a desired location. Then, the luminaire is commanded to remain in that desired location by turning on breaks or the like. In the manual movement mode, movement of the luminaire is manually controlled and not remotely controlled and all of at least color, gobo, beam size and other parameters are remotely controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Production Resource Group LLC
    Inventors: Rusty Brutsche, James Bornhorst, Steve Washington, Russell Mahaffey, David Friedersdorff, Ted Samuelson