Pivoted Lamp Or Lamp Support Patents (Class 362/427)
  • Patent number: 10690327
    Abstract: A folding light tower is provided that utilizes a 4-bar linkage mechanism which enables full vertical extension of the tower with the use of one actuator. The exemplary tower generally includes a base, a lower lift arm, and an upper lift arm. Spring elements are used near the rotating joints of the lower lift arm and upper lift arm of the tower. The spring elements act to preload the joints and help to remove play and movement when the tower is unfolded/during the vertical extension process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Will-Burt Company
    Inventors: Paul Bradford Blackwelder, Andrew Paul Wasson
  • Patent number: 10655799
    Abstract: An LED module of a lighting device includes an optic that includes one or more internal lenses, which are to be rotationally aligned with corresponding LEDs held within the module. In order to correctly rotationally align the LEDs with the lenses, the module includes one or more notches in the end of the module, which line up with and receive corresponding detents formed on the exterior surface of the optic. When the optic is mounted in the module with the detents in the notches, the LEDs line up with the lenses. Additionally, the side surface of the optic includes indicia indicating a characteristic of the optic, e.g., the lens' angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AURORALIGHT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Joye, John Hradnansky
  • Patent number: 10323834
    Abstract: A light assembly with a light fixture and a rotatable mounting assembly. The mounting assembly includes a base that has a mounting flange with a cradle attached thereto that has an inner race with a curved surface and a plurality of teeth projecting radially inward. A stanchion is mounted adjacent to the cradle and has an axle extending laterally outward therefrom over the cradle. The axle has a center axis that is coaxial with a radial axis of the inner race. A light mount rotatably mounted to the base. The light mount includes a fixture bracket that is attached to the light fixture. The light mount includes a mount frame with an outer race that has a curved surface, and a hub mounted to the axle with an axis that is coaxial with a radial axis of the outer race and the axle axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Middle Atlantic Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Nico Corbo
  • Patent number: 9987972
    Abstract: A ball socket for connection with a ball stud resists accidental pull-out of the ball stud. The ball socket achieves relatively low insertion force but relatively high pull-out force resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Burton Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Burton
  • Patent number: 9746146
    Abstract: An adjustable light fixture including a base and a mounting member configured to movably connect a light source to the base. The mounting member is configured to rotate about a rotational axis that moves relative to the base. The adjustably light fixture can be implemented as an overhead light fixture by connecting the base to a ceiling. Also provided is a method adjusting an overhead light fixture including rotating a mounting member and translating the mounting member relative to a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: David Kaplan, Thomas Michael Sargeant, Joshua Adam Weiss, Kevin Michael Fagan, Tomas Matusaitis, Antonio Belton, Stephen McPhilliamy
  • Patent number: 9451743
    Abstract: A rotating induction growth light system and method are disclosed. The rotating induction growth light includes a mounting bracket assembly and a light source assembly rotatably coupled to the mounting bracket assembly. The light source assembly has a first side subassembly and a second side sub assembly opposite the first side subassembly. The light source assembly is configured to rotate between a first position wherein the first side subassembly is facing away from the mounting bracket assembly and at least a second position wherein the second subassembly is facing away from the mounting bracket assembly. A method of providing light to a plant is disclosed, including: directing a vegetative side subassembly of a light source assembly toward a plant; and rotating the light source assembly until a flowering side subassembly is directed toward the plant, the flowering side subassembly positioned on the light source assembly opposite the vegetative side subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: GGT Holdings Las Vegas Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Koerner, Gregory L. Ellison
  • Patent number: 9310058
    Abstract: A lamp connector may include a base member, a top member and connector members that connect the base member to the top member. The base member may include arcuate passageways in a bottom portion and a first and second pair of opposing sidewall members that extend upwardly from the bottom portion. The top portion of each of the first pair and second pair of opposing sidewall members may have a cutaway portion having a radius. The radius of the cutaway portion of the first pair of opposing sidewalls may be different from the radius of the second pair of opposing sidewalls. The cutaway portion may be formed to fit a lamp connecting member. The base member may be selectively rotatable with respect to the top member so as to enable engagement between one of the first pair of sidewalls and the second pair of sidewalls with the lamp connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Ricardo Romeu, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Eric Holland
  • Patent number: 9239155
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes a base unit, a first rod-shaped member, a lighting unit and a base connection unit, wherein the base connection unit includes, a rotating member rotatably coupled to the base part, a base cam fixed to the rotating member and including a base cam through-hole that penetrates a central portion of the base cam; a main shaft disposed in the base cam through-hole, capable of performing a tilt operation for rotating in one direction and the other direction on the basis of a tilt rotation central axis orthogonal to the lengthy direction of the first rod-shaped member, and having an upper portion to which the one end of the first rod-shaped member is coupled and fixed, and an elastic member that is provided to change an elastic bearing power applied to the main shaft, as the main shaft is tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Sang Min Chung
  • Patent number: 9127832
    Abstract: A light source support apparatus includes: a base member; a first support member supporting the base member rotatably about a first axis; first and second arm members connected respectively to opposite ends of the base member and extending in a direction parallel to the first axis; and a pair of second support members disposed at respective positions, which are opposite to each other, of the first and second arm members for supporting a sample light source. The pair of second support members is configured to be able to rotate the supported sample light source about a second axis orthogonal to the first axis. At least one of the first and second arm members is configured to be attachable to and detachable from the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventors: Hisashi Shiraiwa, Takeshi Kamada
  • Patent number: 9046251
    Abstract: Highly visible detented light mounts for trucks or trailers have light fixtures of selected configurations coupled by rotatable arms to rigid, tubular stands. Each stand is axially biased to a rigid, tubular spring housing by an internal core-drilled fastener that coaxially secures an internal spring. The stand and spring housing can have different lengths and configurations. A pair of friction washers, one on the stand and the other on the housing, mutually abut. Protrusions on one washer register with corresponding dimples or depressions on another washer to cause a detent effect. The housing and the stands may in each embodiment be torsionally displaced against friction caused by the spring biased washers that interfit to form radially spaced-part semi-fixed “detented” positions. Various washer configurations are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Terry W. Lowry
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8998440
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a rotating signage light fixture which can be mounted on a horizontal surface, such as a ceiling, or on a vertical surface, such as a wall. The rotating signage light fixture includes a housing portion and a sign portion, in which the sign portion is rotatable with respect to the housing portion. The housing portion includes a mounting surface with which the light fixture is mounted. In a first position, the sign is substantially perpendicular to the mounting surface, and the light fixture is suitable for mounting to a ceiling. In a second position, the sign is rotated 90° from its position in the first position, and is substantially parallel to the mounting surface. The sign, a light source, and electrical components of the light fixture all move and rotate together when the sign is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Colin Wu, Westly Davis Hetrick, Rimet Zhang
  • Patent number: 8998462
    Abstract: A multiple surface LED light has at least a first surface on which LED elements are arranged to provide an illumination function and at least one other surface arranged to provide other desired functions, performances, and/or features. The said LED light has a frame or housing, and an opening that allows the exposed one of the first and other r surfaces to be changed when external force is applied to the LED light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20150092430
    Abstract: A lighting system capable of rapid deployment for use in vehicular and non-vehicular deployment scenarios to project light as and where needed. The lighting system comprises an interchangeable mounting apparatus which is configured for the particular deployment application, which can be vehicular or non-vehicular. The mounting apparatus connects to a rapidly vertically deployable mast system, which can be folded to facilitate transport and storage. A lighting assembly is attached to the mast system on movable brackets. A broad range and class of lighting components may be selected for attachment to the mast system, and the mast system vertically deploys to facilitate the projection of light as desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Wayne Hannah
  • Patent number: 8992039
    Abstract: In a lighting apparatus comprising a light source housing is pivoted on a clip that can attach alternatively to a head strap adapter or to an adapter secured to a night vision goggle mounting plate. The clip includes a horizontal member having a bracket on the light source housing is rotatable, a pair of spaced, upwardly extending, tabs, and a vertical member extending upward from a location between the tabs. The upwardly extending tabs enter slots on the bottom of the adapter or mounting base, and a rib on the top of the adapter or mounting base is received by a snap fit in a downwardly facing slot on a horizontal part at the upper end of the vertical member of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Princeton Tectonics
    Inventor: Gregory C. Janice
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150070916
    Abstract: The present invention provides an adjustable street light having a pole having a first end and a second end, an anchor member, wherein the second end of the pole is attached to the anchor member. A sleeve member slidably mounted on said pole, a pair of opposing arms pivotally attached to the sleeve member, and a pair of light housings each attached to an end of the pair of opposing arms. The adjustable street light also includes a gear mechanism for rotating the sleeve member, and a gear mechanism for raising the sleeve member up and down along the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Faisal A. Al-Asfour
  • Patent number: 8967830
    Abstract: Holiday Hoop Décor Systems provides a novel retrofittable décor-cover frame assembly which may be installed to a backboard of a basketball hoop. The décor-cover frame has a pair of adjustable arm members and a head member. At a distal end of each of the arms a light panel comprising LEDs is illuminable by activating a control switch. A décor-cover having a holiday or seasonal display appearance may be placed around the décor-cover frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Winfrey
  • Patent number: 8960976
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for adjustably positioning a lighting device. The mounting apparatus includes a mounting bracket having an ear and a first indicator associated with the ear. The mounting apparatus also includes a second indicator adapted to be coupled to the lighting device for conjoint rotational movement about a rotational axis with respect to the mounting bracket. The second indicator and the lighting device may be selectively rotated about the rotational axis such that the second indicator is located in a desired position with respect to the first indicator whereby the lighting device is located in a desired measured orientation with respect to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Vision Motor Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony C. Georgitsis, Joseph Biro, Nicholas B. Irwin
  • Patent number: 8950895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a moving head light fixture comprising a base; a yoke connected rotatable to the base and a head connected rotatable to the yoke. The head comprises a number of light sources and a number of light collecting means arranged in the head, where the number of light collecting means collect and convert light from at least one of the light sources into a number of source light beams which are emitted from said head. The head comprises a diffuser cover, which comprises at least one diffuser region. The diffuser region receives and diffuses at least a part of the light and at least a part of the diffuser cover protrudes from the head. The invention relates to a illumination system comprising such a moving head and a diffuser cover protruding from the head of for a moving head light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Martin Professional ApS
    Inventors: Thomas Vinther, Claus Hansen
  • Publication number: 20150023031
    Abstract: To provide a support for supporting a flexible component and a light-emitting device. A first substrate, a second substrate, a rack, a pinion, and a hinge are provided. When the second substrate is moved, the rotational force of the pinion is transmitted to the rack of the first substrate and thus the first substrate is moved in the horizontal direction while being overlapped with one of hinge pieces of the hinge; accordingly, the flexible component can be bent while the flexible component is fixed to the first substrate and the second substrate and the allowable curvature radius is maintained in the vicinity of the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Akio ENDO
  • Publication number: 20150022094
    Abstract: An LED lighting system is disclosed, which generally consists of an enclosure, one or more LED modules, one or more transformers, and one or more drivers. A lamp assembly is disclosed, which generally consists of one or more vertically oriented LED chips, thermally conductive shells, and a thermally dissipating means positioned at the back of the LED chips. An LED module is disclosed, which generally consists of a lamp assembly, one or more reflectors and modules caps. A method of controlling light intensities is disclosed, which generally consists of method of decreasing light intensities in areas with little occupancy while minimizing user annoyance resulting from drastic light intensity fluctuations. A universal mounting bracket is disclosed, which generally consists of a fixture plate, mounting plate, and an adjustable means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Hayman, Jeremy MacGillivray, Kevin Bailey, John Kim
  • 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: 20150002305
    Abstract: It would be beneficial for engineers when renewing municipal infrastructure to have the option of centralizing multiple services into one physical element of infrastructure. It would also be beneficial where one specific element of infrastructure may be replaced to address replacement or operating costs, e.g. when replacing high pressure sodium, xenon, metal-halide, or mercury lighting with solid state lighting, that the new infrastructure supports migration to an overall reduction in physical infrastructure as other services/infrastructure elements are renewed. It would be further beneficial for the deployed physical element of infrastructure minimize physical footprint, offer low cost design solutions, improve reliability, support evolving requirements, offer new services and revenue-generating opportunities, enhance the payback and return on investment, as well the evolving needs of emergency services, security organizations, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Wells
  • Patent number: 8915629
    Abstract: A light fixture assembly including a bracket defined by an arcuate base and a clip dovetailed to the bracket within the base. The clip and the bracket define cooperative serrations to permit rotatable adjustment of the clip relative to the base about a longitudinal axis to provide different orientations for a light source within the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hussmann Corporation
    Inventors: Sesha Madireddi, Daniel Schnur, Nick Yurek
  • Publication number: 20140369047
    Abstract: A frame for a light apparatus and the light apparatus are provided. The light apparatus has at least one light-emitting diode chip. The frame includes an electrode portion, a first body and a second body. The frame has a first portion, a second portion and a bendable connecting portion which is located between the first portion and the second portion. An angle is formed between the first portion and the second portion by the connecting portion. The first body is disposed on the first portion. The first body has a first recess exposing a portion of a first electrode surface of the first portion. The light-emitting diode chip is disposed in the first recess and connected with the first electrode surface electrically. The second body is disposed on the second portion and exposes a portion of the connection surface of the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yung Chieh Chen, Jung Chiuan Lin, Feng-Ting Hsu, Chien-Chang Pei
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140355278
    Abstract: An attachment mechanism for two projection lamps includes a fastening member, a pivot member pivotably connected to the fastening member about a first axis, and two pairs of linkage poles pivotably connected to the pivot member about a second axis perpendicular to the first axis. Each pair of linkage poles includes two linkage poles, one above another. Each pair of linkage poles is fastened to opposite ends of one projection lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Ingrasys Technology Inc.
    Inventor: SHU-YUN HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140355279
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes a base unit, a first rod-shaped member, a second rod-shaped member and a middle connection unit, wherein the middle connection unit includes a first frame fixed at the other end of the first rod-shaped member, a second frame fixed to the other end, having a form corresponding to the first frame, and coupled to the first frame to be rotatable with respect to the first frame, at least one guide elongate hole provided for any one of the first and second frames, extending along an arc, and penetratively formed, and a guide pin unit fixed to the remaining one of the first and second frames and fixed to be movable along the guide elongate hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Sang Min Chung
  • Patent number: 8888337
    Abstract: A clip for holding decorative lights has a clamp portion and a light holding portion connected by a bridge. The light holding portion and the bridge lie in a common plane and are formed as a unitary plastic body. The clamp portion has a leg tapered at one end and a second end which is connected to a bridge portion that holds the bridge and is connected to a clamping arm forming a corner which has an opening. A hook is provided on the end of the arm which defines a space of sufficient size to receive a rope light. The arm and the hook are sized and configured so that the leg and the hook can engage opposite surfaces of the roofing shingle. The light holding portion can be broken away from the clamp portion. Then the two pieces can be connected together in a different configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Adams, IV, Wililam E. Adams
  • Publication number: 20140328070
    Abstract: A universal mounting system for a light fixture is disclosed. The system includes a channel adapted to be secured proximate a top end of a light pole, a rotatably adjustable knuckle, a flange disposed on a first end of the knuckle and configured to slidingly engage and seat within the channel, and a mounting plate disposed on a second end of the knuckle and configured to secure to the light fixture. The knuckle includes a first annular portion, where the flange is secured to a periphery of the first annular portion. In addition, the knuckle includes a second annular portion, where the mounting plate is secured to a periphery of the second annular portion and configured to engage the first annular portion and rotate relative to the first annular portion to move the mounting plate to a desired angle to the light pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Saturnino Oquendo, JR., Adam Perdue
  • Patent number: 8870414
    Abstract: A utility illumination device comprises a first end member, a second end member and a light tube coupled between the first end member and the second end member. The first end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. Analogously, the second end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. The illumination device further comprises an illumination assembly within the light tube that comprises a light source. The illumination device is manually adjustable to change the direction of light emitted from the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory William Goeckel, David P. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20140313708
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus and method is disclosed for illuminating a surface using solid-state light emitting diodes (LEDs). The lighting apparatus consists of a plurality of LEDs arranged in an array form, a base for mounting the LEDs, an electrical power supply, and a fixing means for attaching said lighting apparatus to a surface to provide an upward lighting. In some embodiments disclosed in the invention, the base has a shaped surface. In other embodiments, a lensing means is provided. In some embodiments, the LEDs are mounted at an angle. According to the present invention, a method for providing an upward lighting to a surface using LEDs is provided, wherein the lighting apparatus is attached near the bottom of the surface to be illuminated and the angle between the plane of said surface and the center of the light beam from the LEDs is less than 45 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yihao Cheng
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8840264
    Abstract: A portable work light clamp system includes a first clamp handle assembly having a proximal end, a mid section and a distal end and a gripping/standing member rotatably coupled to the proximal end of the first clamp handle assembly, a second clamp handle assembly having a proximal end and a distal end and a gripping/standing member rotatably coupled to the proximal end of the second clamp handle assembly, a light assembly coupled to the distal end of the first clamp handle assembly that includes a swivel base member and a light housing pivotally coupled to the swivel base member by a light pivot to selectively pivot 50 degrees about a longitudinal axis of the light pivot and a light base coupled to the swivel base member and rotatable relative to the light base by a swivel connector to selectively rotate 360 degrees around a longitudinal axis of the light base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Molina, Glenn Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140268836
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Patent number: 8833962
    Abstract: A portable pocket light, comprising three sections; (1) a main body containing an electric circuitry board, battery compartment, and a power switch; (2) a lamp section containing a light source, a lens, and a means for rotatably attaching said lamp section to the main body and facilitating rotation of said lamp section in a 300 degree arc about the an extended axis of said main body, and (3) a sheath section comprising two prongs, and an axial means for rotating said main body an unimpaired 360 degrees within the confines of the two sheath prongs. The two prongs further facilitate a self-standing base by means of which the pocket light may rest on a surface and provide stable, adjustably aimed illumination in a plurality of directions and orientations. The pocket light is fabricated with an integral spring-loaded clip which enables temporary attachment of the pocket light to the brim of a wearer's cap, a shirt pocket, or other stable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Wai-Shing Peter Ko
  • Publication number: 20140254177
    Abstract: A recessed lighting system is provided. The recessed lighting system includes a light module and a driver separately coupled to a chassis. The light module includes one or more rotatable prongs for allowing the light module to pivot while the driver and chassis remain static. By being mechanically separate, the driver does not interfere with the movement of the light module. In particular, since the light module is not directly coupled to and is mechanically separate from the driver, pivoting the light module does not require space in a cavity of an associated housing to accommodate the rotation of the driver. This independent freedom of movement allows the light module to achieve a greater degree of rotation in comparison to light modules that are mechanically dependent on drivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 8827511
    Abstract: A light device includes housing-units and joints-that can change orientation, position, viewing angle, or other properties to allow the light device to emit light beams in a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20140247612
    Abstract: Disclosed is a video display module support system containing an attachment plate formed with a first and a second video support member. The attachment plate includes a horizontal attachment assembly and a vertical attachment assembly. The horizontal attachment assembly includes a fixed, video support member attachment portion and a pivotable, member body pivotally attached to the first attachment portion. The pivot member body including a video support member mount having a latch pivotable between open and closed positions. The vertical attachment assembly includes a mounting arm ratchet assembly and a mounting arm movable between a first position secured by a mounting arm ratchet and a second position unsecured by a mounting arm ratchet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jeremy Hochman
  • Patent number: 8820985
    Abstract: The adjustable device includes a bracket configured for connection to a substrate, a lamp housing configured for supporting a lamp, and an adjustment system adjustably coupling the lamp housing to the bracket, the adjustment system defining a plurality of different selectable positions of the lamp housing relative to the bracket. The adjustment system enables translation and rotation of the lamp housing relative to the bracket to move the lamp housing between the plurality of selectable positions relative to the bracket. The adjustment system includes a locking system to secure the lamp housing in each of the selectable positions relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Amos Tam, Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu
  • Publication number: 20140225509
    Abstract: Motion sensing dock lighting systems are disclosed. An example lighting system for use at a loading dock where a material handling device is used to load or unload a vehicle parked at the loading dock includes a motion sensing system to be spaced apart from the material handling device. The motion sensing system is to provide an operation signal in response to the material handling device undergoing a change in travel direction within the vehicle. The example lighting system also includes a lamp to be operatively connected in signal communication with the motion sensing system so as to receive the operation signal from the motion sensing system. The lamp is to have a first illuminating mode and a second illuminating mode, and the lamp is to switch between the first illuminating mode and the second illuminating mode in response to the operation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron J. Wiegel, Jason Dondlinger, Joe Korman, Lucas I. Paruch, Ronald P. Snyder
  • Publication number: 20140226331
    Abstract: An LED light fixture including a housing, a heat sink secured with respect to the housing and an LED illuminator secured with respect to the heat sink. The heat sink includes central and peripheral portions. The central portion has an LED-supporting surface and forward, rearward and lateral sides, the LED illuminator being at the LED-supporting surface. The peripheral portion extends laterally from the lateral sides. The central portion of the heat sink has downwardly-extending shield members at the lateral sides thereof configured and dimensioned to block upward illumination. In embodiments where the optical member is configured for directing emitter light predominantly toward the forward side, the central heat-sink portion has a downwardly-extending shield member at the rearward side thereof configured and dimensioned to block rearward illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventor: Cree, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8794766
    Abstract: A system for assisting individuals (e.g., those having physical or other disabilities) to read or otherwise experience electronic publications includes a projector having an optical projection assembly located at an end of an articulating arm assembly and configured to project images of an electronic publication and a controller that is sized and contoured to fit comfortably within or be held by a human hand. The controller may include a processor and a storage device communicatively coupled to the processor, which storage device stores processor-executable instructions for providing, via a wireless communication channel and responsive to one or more user inputs, one or more instructions in connection with projection of the images of the electronic publication via the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Robert E. Listou
  • Patent number: 8783917
    Abstract: A solid state replacement light module for a high intensity discharge light fixture. The module is comprised of an elongated generally planar body having a first side including a plurality of light emitting diodes and a second side including a plurality of heat dissipating fins. The second side further includes an electronic module. The body also includes a hinge mechanism suitable for attachment to the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Steven Mrakovich
  • Patent number: 8783896
    Abstract: A lighting fixture for installation in a ceiling grid includes a lighting assembly and at least one pivotable rail assembly attached to the lighting assembly. The rail assembly includes at least one mounting bracket, a rail and a spring. The rail is pivotable relative to the at least one mounting bracket. To insert the lighting fixture into the ceiling grid, the rail is rotated relative to the mounting bracket such that the rail will clear the ceiling grid, thereby compressing the spring. The lighting fixture is inserted into the ceiling grid and the rail is released. The compression of the spring is relaxed, and the rail rotates back into its original position. The rail, now extending beyond the boundary of the ceiling grid, rests on the ceiling grid is thereby secured within the ceiling grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Charles Tirrell, Donald Leithauser, Jr., Christopher W. McQuillan
  • Patent number: 8770796
    Abstract: A high intensity discharge (HID) light fixture includes a reflector frame which supports an independent high reflectivity reflecting surface. The reflector frame supports a glass lens with anti-reflective coatings on its surfaces and a visor or extension that also supports an independent high reflectivity reflecting surface. The high reflectivity reflecting surface has various sections that adjust portions of the beam created by the fixture to better place light on a target area. The reflector frame is attachable to a lamp cone. An adjustable knuckle attaches between to a cross arm on a pole and the lamp cone. An HID lamp, when mounted in the lamp cone, has its arc tube substantially surrounded by the high reflectivity reflecting surfaces of the reflector frame and visor. A lamp positioning mechanism automatically adjusts orientation of the arc lamp over a range of pivot angles for the lamp cone relative the knuckle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron K. Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle