With Operating Means To Move Lamp Or Lamp Support Patents (Class 362/428)
  • Patent number: 10099601
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle lamp including an operation unit configured to operate an optical axis adjustment bevel gear provided in a lamp to be axially rotated. An axial rotation force transfer body of the operation unit includes an operation rod operated to be axially rotated, a driving rod engaged with the gear, and a wire interconnecting the operation rod and the driving rod in an axial rotation direction, and the driving rod is formed of a metal which is hard to rust. The driving rod is formed by a metal/injection/molding (MIM) technique. A support member extends between the driving rod and the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeyuki Tachiiwa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150016127
    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: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: PRODUCTION RESOURCE GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Rusty Brutsche, James Bornhorst, Steve Washington, Russell Mahaffey, David Friedersdorff, Ted Samuelson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8733985
    Abstract: An example includes a lamp system couplable to a vertical structure and a horizontal structure, the system including a base including a first electrical contact couplable to a power source, a motor coupled to the base, the motor couplable to the power source, a cord coupled to the motor, with the motor configured to extend and retract the cord with respect to the base and a lamp socket coupled to the cord, the lamp socket including a second electrical contact mateable to the first electrical contact to electrically couple the lamp socket to the power source, wherein the base is hingedly couplable to a hinge plate, with a proximal portion of the hinge plate to be hinged to a side of the base in a vertical-mount configuration, with the cord extending through a channel located on a distal end of the hinge plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: GLS Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Greg Lyle Storm
  • Patent number: 8727587
    Abstract: A controllable on/off device for an auxiliary light contains: a lamp module having a body in which a driving unit connecting with an illuminating element, the body including a first conducting piece coupling with a cathode contact point of the driving unit and a second conducting piece coupling with a negative contact point of the driving unit; a base fixed under the lamp module and including a conduction element corresponding to the first conducting piece and the second conducting piece; a pivotal clutch mechanism defined between the lamp module and the base so that the lamp module is axially rotated and shifted between a first rotating range and a second rotating range and drives the lamp module to move vertically, such that the first conducting piece and the second conducting piece are driven to contact with or leave from the conduction element, thus turning on or off the illuminating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8690378
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a flashlight with a bezel configured to be moved relative to a body of the flashlight to adjust the focus of the light. A locking assembly may be disposed within the bezel and configured to switch between an unlocked position and a locked position if the bezel is rotated with respect to the body. The locking assembly may include a ring-shaped outer component having first and second curved walls separated by a gap. The locking assembly may further include an inner component coupled with the light assembly, the inner component including a nub configured to be disposed in the gap if the locking assembly is in the unlocked position, and to radially push an outer surface of the outer component against the inner surface of the bezel if the locking assembly is in the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Coast Cutlery Co.
    Inventors: Kam Fu Choo, Gregory David Windom
  • Publication number: 20140036520
    Abstract: A controllable on/off device for an auxiliary light contains: a lamp module having a body in which a driving unit connecting with an illuminating element, the body including a first conducting piece coupling with a cathode contact point of the driving unit and a second conducting piece coupling with a negative contact point of the driving unit; a base fixed under the lamp module and including a conduction element corresponding to the first conducting piece and the second conducting piece; a pivotal clutch mechanism defined between the lamp module and the base so that the lamp module is axially rotated and shifted between a first rotating range and a second rotating range and drives the lamp module to move vertically, such that the first conducting piece and the second conducting piece are driven to contact with or leave from the conduction element, thus turning on or off the illuminating element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 8469558
    Abstract: A light source assembly (10) includes a light source (12) and a base (14) to which the light source is detachably attachable. The base is adapted to orient the light source to a plurality of positions when the light source is mounted thereon. The light source comprises a battery mounted therein for providing power thereto, at least when the light source is disconnected therefrom. The base is also adapted for being powered by the battery and/or by an alternative power source. The light source is adapted to be operational both when mounted on the base and when disconnected therefrom. The light source assembly may further comprise a mounting plate for attachment thereof, for example, to a building or an external surface of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Angelight Ltd.
    Inventor: Doron Carmi
  • Publication number: 20130128598
    Abstract: A portable computer is disclosed, wherein the portable computer includes a display, an illumination device, a main body, and a driving device. The main body is pivotally connected to the display. The illumination device is disposed in the display. The driving device disposed in the display and connected to the illumination device is used for driving the illumination device to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Wen-Ching Liao
  • Patent number: 8434921
    Abstract: Microprocessor-controlled light emitting diode (LED) arrays are built into an extruded tubular lens within a mast that is connected to a base assembly. A means of mounting, which may be an adjustable clamp, permits the base assembly to be connected to a seat post or other mounting point on a bicycle or other vehicle. The tubular lens allows for substantial dispersion of light, and various light patterns produced by the arrays may be selected and those patterns alternated automatically to achieve greater visibility of the vehicle to surrounding motorists. A handle within the base assembly allows a rider to lower the mast from its vertical operating position easily and pivotally up to 90 degrees parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle frame to facilitate mounting and dismounting the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Gerald A. Sherwin
  • Patent number: 8430542
    Abstract: A lamp includes a bracket, a cover and a lamp body pivotably engaged with the shaft. The bracket includes a shaft with a flat top surface. The lamp body includes a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion. The lamp body defines a channel with a flat top surface. The cover is mounted over the second lateral portion. When the lamp body is at a first position, the top surface of the channel engages the top surface of the shaft. When the first lateral portion of the lamp body is subjected to weight of snow/ice accumulated thereon which is beyond a set value, the lamp body rotates around the shaft from the first position to a second position to enable the snow/ice to fall from the first lateral portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Long Ku, Chin-Wen Yeh, Zhen-Neng Lin
  • Patent number: 8414156
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automated luminaire with more repeatable, identical and accurate movements by normalization for motion drive system hysteresis. The normalization system utilizes the use of multiple drivers which drive the drive system which engage in opposing movements following a movement to normalize the hysteresis in the drive system so that subsequent moves begin from the same drive system conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: ROBE Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventor: Jiri Polasek
  • Patent number: 8408761
    Abstract: The lamp has a superior, sleek, aesthetic profile, while also providing robust functionality and articulation. The lamp includes at least one joint that combines the functionality of allowing an arm of the lamp to articulate and rotate, as well as allowing the joint to be pulled apart and plugged back together. Each articulating hinged or pivoting joint transmits electrical power between the adjoining members without the use of exposed wiring. There are a variety of structural options regarding the lamps base or attachment mechanism, including a weighted base, a clamp, a through-table mount, or a wall mount. Available versions of this sleek lamp include a variety of arm and joint configurations so that the lamp can serve a wide range of installations and applications, while using a standardized group of components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Koncept Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Ng, Edmund Ng
  • Patent number: 8408760
    Abstract: A lamp assembly, that has a fixed base, and a yoke which is controlled to move relative to the base to cause a panning motion. The yoke holds a lamp head. The yoke has a bottom portion and a top portion. A lamp head, which includes a light source therein, is coupled to said bottom portion of the yoke. The lamp head moves to form a tilting motion, thereby allowing both pan and tilt. The yoke includes handles thereon, including a first handle on a bottom most portion of said yoke, and a second handle on a top most portion of said yoke. One embodiment has the handles integrated into the yoke, e.g., molded to or recessed into the yoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Production Resource Group, LLC
    Inventors: James M Bornhorst, Staci A. Mininger, Timothy W. Terleski
  • Patent number: 8297808
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an adjusting apparatus including a gear wheel element and a rotation element rotatably connected to the gear wheel element. A support portion is configured for supporting the adjusting apparatus, and comprises at least a driving pole which is moveable. At least one pair of illumination portion is rotatably connected to the adjusting apparatus via the two opposite sides of the gear wheel element. The rotation element is rotatably connected to the at least one driving pole. When at least one driving pole is driven to move up or down relative to the support portion, the gear wheel element is driven to rotate relative to the rotation element by the at least one driving pole, thereby driving at least one illumination portion to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Yuan
  • Patent number: 8294294
    Abstract: A snap-mounting type remote control switch possesses dual function of wired remote control and wireless remote control, which structure at least comprising an electric cable having three sets of leads, and a PC board having a MCU, a RF receiver and a power control circuit; wherein the MCU is for executing control of the power control circuit under wireless remote control mode according to RF control signal(s) received by the RF receiver to enable the power supplied from an electric power source to appear as an output through one or more sets of leads of the electric cable in the form of positive voltage or negative voltage; particularly the snap-mounting type remote control switch being mounted on a control panel of a vehicle is provided for a driver of the vehicle in application of wired or wireless remotely controlling a rotatable lamp fastened on the vehicle to adjust illumination angle in both vertical and horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Shih-Yung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8246224
    Abstract: Microprocessor-controlled light emitting diode (LED) arrays are built into an extruded tubular lens within a mast that is connected to a base assembly. A means of mounting, which may be an adjustable clamp, permits the base assembly to be connected to a seat post or other mounting point on a bicycle or other vehicle. The tubular lens allows for substantial dispersion of light, and various light patterns produced by the arrays may be selected and those patterns alternated automatically to achieve greater visibility of the vehicle to surrounding motorists. A handle within the base assembly allows a rider to lower the mast from its vertical operating position easily and pivotally up to 90 degrees parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle frame to facilitate mounting and dismounting the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Gerald A. Sherwin
  • Patent number: 8215618
    Abstract: A winch system with a force cable that transmits electrical current and/or digital data to the load. For example, the force cable, including a power line and/or a signal line and includes at least: (i) a first portion extending from the load to the drum; and (ii) a second portion that is wound around the drum. If there is a power line in the force cable it is electrically connected to an electrical commutator by a rotating current path. If there is a signal line in the force cable it is connected in data communication to a data signal commutator by a rotating communication path. The commutator also has an input for receiving electrical current and/or digital data, as appropriate. The commutator transmits the electrical current and/or digital data from its input to the rotating current path and/or communication path. The drum defines an axial channel extending from at least one end of the drum along its axial direction, and current path(s) and/or communication path(s) are routed through the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: J.R. Clancy, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Kochan, Michael S. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8182122
    Abstract: A rotatable lamp with dual function of wired remote control and radio remote control comprising a lamp seat, a connecting mechanism, a first driving device, a second driving device, a base seat and a remote control PC board, wherein the lamp seat and the upper part of the connecting mechanism form a pivotal connection in vertical direction, and the lamp seat is driven by the first driving device installed on the connecting mechanism to generate angular motion in vertical direction; the lower part of the connecting mechanism and the base seat form a pivotal connection in horizontal direction, and the second driving device installed inside the base seat drives the connecting mechanism and the lamp seat to move angularly in horizontal direction; the remote control PC board is installed inside the base seat, and comprises a micro control unit (MCU), a radio receiving circuit and a wired control circuit, and the micro control unit is for controlling the ON and OFF of the bulb of the rotatable lamp and adjusting th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Shih-Yung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8152344
    Abstract: A lamp including a double-shaft hinge, which includes at least one first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft, an installation connector and a supporting connector connected with the installation connector, a pair of first shaft brackets and a second shaft bracket. The first shaft bracket is non-rotatably fixed with the first rotating shaft, and the second shaft bracket is non-rotatably fixed with the second rotating shaft. The installation connector defines a pair of symmetrical sleeves, the supporting connector defines a shaft hole, and the central axis of the shaft hole and the central axis of the sleeves are perpendicular to each other. The first rotating shaft are rotatably positioned in the sleeves, the second rotating shaft is rotatably positioned in the shaft hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huai-Shan Gu, Ting Dong, Wen-Hsiang Lu, Li-Tao Zhang
  • Patent number: 8104934
    Abstract: A portable lightbox assembly comprises a housing and a lift mechanism having at least one light fixture coupled thereto, the lift mechanism coupled to the housing and movable from a retracted position enclosable within the housing to an extended position protruding beyond the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Probasco Design LP
    Inventor: Max Alan Probasco
  • Patent number: 8096684
    Abstract: The device for influencing a light beam includes a primitive element and a housing which is arranged at a rotatable arm and which is rotatable with respect to the primitive element by means of one of the several drive units, and into which a light source for generating a light beam may be introduced, wherein at least one control electronics for operating the device is arranged in the rotatable arm or in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: GLP German Light Products GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Salm, Udo Kuenzler
  • Patent number: 8092055
    Abstract: Microprocessor-controlled light emitting diode (LED) arrays are built into an extruded tubular lens within a mast that is connected to a base assembly. A means of mounting, which may be an adjustable clamp, permits the base assembly to be connected to a seat post or other mounting point on a bicycle or other vehicle. The tubular lens allows for substantial dispersion of light, and various light patterns produced by the arrays may be selected and those patterns alternated automatically to achieve greater visibility of the vehicle to surrounding motorists. A handle within the base assembly allows a rider to lower the mast from its vertical operating position easily and pivotally up to 90 degrees parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle frame to facilitate mounting and dismounting the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Inventor: Gerald A. Sherwin
  • Patent number: 8057069
    Abstract: A graphical-user-interface manipulable lighting system is disclosed in which a light source having a position of focus is moved by an articulator adapted to receive and send signals through a control box indicating the current and intended positions of the focus of the light source, and further a computer interface operating wirelessly which graphically displays the current position of the light source and is adapted to allow a user to drag an icon indicating the current position of the light source onto a new intended position thereby resulting in the movement of the light source to the new position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Optimus Services AG
    Inventors: John R. Mangiardi, John W. Gebbie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8042979
    Abstract: A headlight case, that houses a light body, is made small in size. The light body includes a reflector, and a lens attached to the reflector. The light body is pivotally supported in the headlight case by bolts extending through a ring member extending around the light body, so that an aiming operation can be performed. The ring member is connected to the light body behind the lens, and is locked to the headlight case at a position spaced away from an open edge thereof. A ring body of the ring member has an outer shape smaller than a maximum outer shape of the light body. A rim, to be fitted around the open end of the headlight case, has a lead that extends toward a position spaced away from the open end of the headlight case, to be fitted into a concave part of the headlight case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Osugi, Naoki Murasawa
  • Patent number: 8029159
    Abstract: A light source device capable of switching to different color temperature planes includes a cooler, a first lighting module, a second lighting module and a rotating mechanism. The cooler has a first surface and a second surface formed at one side of the first surface. The first and second surfaces are non-coplanar to each other. The first lighting module is arranged onto the first surface by adhesion and the second lighting module is arranged onto the second surface by adhesion. The first lighting module and the second lighting module can radiate light of different color temperatures respectively. The rotating mechanism, which is connected to the cooler, provides a rotating operation to the cooler. When the first surface or the second surface is rotated for radiating light, the first lighting module or the second lighting module can emit an illumination of different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Edison Opto Corporation
    Inventor: Pin-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 8002433
    Abstract: The decorative light mount apparatus provides for permanent support of lights and light strings to a structure. The right angle member provides for light wiring to be wire tired or fastened otherwise, to the gapped risers of the tie plates, so that lights are extended from the horizontal length of the right angle member. The right angle member is supported on a structure via the hinge that is fastened to the right angle member. The hinge allows the right angle member to be pivoted, positioning the vertical length of the right angle member either vertically upward, vertically downward, or even angled from the downward vertical. The lock member provides fastening of the right angle member so that the lights are visibly concealed. Release of the wing nut allows the right angle member to pivot upwardly to position lights in a downward and visible mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas D. Cucksey, Diane E. Cucksey
  • Patent number: 7980738
    Abstract: A multi-source shadowless operating lamp is disclosed, which includes a central base, a link element received in the central base, and a plurality of spotlights mounted on a peripheral of the central base and spaced a distance apart from each other. A light field is defined below the central base and extends perpendicular to the central base. Each spotlight defines a light focus spot through the light field. The focus spots exactly pass the same height in the light field. Each spotlight includes a lamp shell connecting with the central base, a dissipation substrate accommodated in the lamp shell, and a plurality of LED sets. The LED sets at different positions respectively cast light to the focus spot of the spotlight. An angle between the dissipation substrate and the light shell is adjustable to change position of the focus spot of the spotlight relative to the light field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Mediland Enterprise Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Shen Chiang
  • Patent number: 7972035
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having a pivotable light cartridge for positioning and directing the light output of a plurality of light sources, the light cartridge including an elongated base oriented along the longitudinal axis, a pivot at the opposed first and second ends of the light cartridge along the longitudinal axis, a plurality of light sources, and an longitudinal wall extending from the lateral edge of the base, the wall including a plurality of spaced-apart, radially-extending ribs, each having a distal edge. A rotatable worm gear having a helical thread is positioned in mechanical engagement with a portion of the distal edges of the plurality of ribs, so that rotation of the worm gear with a hand tool effects pivoting of the light cartridge along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. Boyer
  • Publication number: 20110157904
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an adjusting apparatus including a gear wheel element and a rotation element rotatably connected to the gear wheel element. A support portion is configured for supporting the adjusting apparatus, and comprises at least a driving pole which is moveable. At least one pair of illumination portion is rotatably connected to the adjusting apparatus via the two opposite sides of the gear wheel element. The rotation element is rotatably connected to the at least one driving pole. When at least one driving pole is driven to move up or down relative to the support portion, the gear wheel element is driven to rotate relative to the rotation element by the at least one driving pole, thereby driving at least one illumination portion to rotate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HUI YUAN
  • Patent number: 7963058
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method of its use to temporarily or permanently display decorations, signs or lighting. The device is especially suited for displaying from a structure, such as under the eave of a house. The inventive device is capable of conveniently rotating an attached display or lighting arrangement in and out of view, at will. It is particularly useful for the permanent display of holiday decorations, including string-lights and to display them during the holidays but remove them from sight during the remainder of the year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Holiday Today, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Manning Kinzel, Donald John Kinzel
  • Publication number: 20110141751
    Abstract: A multi-functional lamp includes a carrier module, a rotating element, a light emitting module, a compressing mechanism and an elastic clamp mechanism. The carrier module includes a base and a curved arm coupled to the base. The base includes a shaft protruded thereon, and the rotating element is pivotally coupled to the shaft, and the light emitting module is coupled to the rotating element, and the compressing mechanism is pivotally coupled to the curved arm and enclosed with the curved arm to form a containing groove, and the elastic clamp mechanism includes an elastic element, such that the lamp can be installed on a bicycle or worn on a user's body to provide active illumination for a dark place with insufficient light and an illumination angle of the lamp can be adjusted to illuminate a target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Ho-Sheng WEI
  • Patent number: 7950834
    Abstract: A brake assembly for an adjustable downlight fixture comprises a fixture having a rotational collar assembly, the rotational collar assembly having a first race rotating relative to a second race, a brake assembly connected to one of the first race and the second race, the brake assembly frictionally engaging the other of the first race and the second race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dupre
  • Publication number: 20110103083
    Abstract: A lamp includes a bracket, a cover and a lamp body pivotably engaged with the shaft. The bracket includes a shaft with a flat top surface. The lamp body includes a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion. The lamp body defines a channel with a flat top surface. The cover is mounted over the second lateral portion. When the lamp body is at a first position, the top surface of the channel engages the top surface of the shaft. When the first lateral portion of the lamp body is subjected to weight of snow/ice accumulated thereon which is beyond a set value, the lamp body rotates around the shaft from the first position to a second position to enable the snow/ice to fall from the first lateral portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicants: FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIN-LONG KU, CHIN-WEN YEH, ZHEN-NENG LIN
  • Publication number: 20110096550
    Abstract: A lamp includes a bracket including a shaft and a limiting member and a lamp body pivotably engaged with the shaft. The lamp body includes a luminous portion and a counterweight portion at different sides of the shaft. When the lamp body is at a first position, the luminous portion of the lamp body abuts the limiting member; when the luminous portion is subjected to an exterior force which is caused by weight of snow/ice accumulated on the luminous and excesses a set value, the lamp body rotates around the shaft from the first position to a second position; when the exterior force disappears or decreases to be less than the set value, the lamp body returns from the second position to the first position. The lamp can automatically remove the snow/ice accumulated on the lamp body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicants: FU ZHUN PRECISION INDUSTRY (SHEN ZHEN) CO., LTD., FOXCONN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIN-LONG KU, CHIN-WEN YEH, ZHEN-NENG LIN
  • Patent number: 7909475
    Abstract: An apparatus for rotating a lamp set is provided. The apparatus includes: a motor; a shaft which is rotatable by the motor and includes screw threads formed thereon; a sliding unit which includes a hole having screw threads formed therein that are engaged with the screw threads of the shaft and an insertion ball, the sliding unit being movable along the shaft upon rotation of the shaft; and a holder unit which includes a groove, the insertion ball being inserted into the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignees: SL Seobong, SL Lighting
    Inventors: Sang-Woo Jeon, Young-Ho Son
  • Publication number: 20110051438
    Abstract: This invention is the safe street light capable of separating lamp unit and rotating arm designed for preventing the lamp unit from dropping in the lamp unit dropping and rising from the ground for exchanging electric bulb and repairing the lamp unit, and being attached to the pole of the street light firmly, and rotating the arm to work facilitating part, and this invention is installed at the pole of the street light fixedly set up vertically to the ground, and installed on the rotating device turning the arm forming parallel to the ground on the top street light and the above pole of street light, and equipped with the hold attaching device raising and dropping the above lamp unit from the ground, capable of minimizing the safety accident of the operator in repairing and maintenance work, and maximizing operation efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: DASEUNG I & S CO., LTD
    Inventor: Myo in Lee
  • Publication number: 20110044063
    Abstract: A lamp device is provided that is capable of performing a first actuation and a second actuation. At the first actuation, the lamp device pivots a lamp about a first axis relative to a support, and, at the second actuation, the lamp device pivots the lamp about a second axis, which is perpendicular to the first axis, relative to the support. The lamp includes a first supporting portion that is located on the first axis and at a side of the lamp and a second supporting portion that is located on the first axis and at the other side of the lamp. The first supporting portion is supported by the support to be pivotable about the intersection point of the first axis and the second axis. The second supporting portion is joined to a movable joint member. The movable joint member is supported by the support so as to be movable along a second actuation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: ASMO CO, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akinori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7878694
    Abstract: A vehicular lamp has a lamp unit disposed within a lamp housing, a right-left actuator capable of tilting the lamp unit in a right-left direction, the right-left actuator having a rotational shaft connected to the lamp unit, and an up-down actuator capable of tilting the lamp unit in an up-down direction, the up-down actuator having a retractable shaft connected to a support member that supports the lamp unit. The right-left actuator and the up-down actuator are provided within a single actuator housing. An axial direction of the rotational shaft and an axial direction of the retractable shaft are positioned within an identical plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keiichi Tajima, Tsutomu Takiguchi, Naoki Takii
  • Patent number: 7866857
    Abstract: A display device having an illumination device is provided. The display device includes a display, a body, and an illumination device. The display and the illumination device are mounted on the front surface of the body. A receiving space is defined in the front surface of the body and below the display. The illumination device is received in the receiving space and is pivotally connected to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Ying Jin, Chuang Yue, Hong-Yi Tao, En-Long Hao
  • Patent number: 7857492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminaire (1) having a luminaire housing (2) and an adjustable spotlight arrangement (10). In order to achieve a movement of the spotlight arrangement (10) which is dependent in two degrees of freedom on one another, the spotlight arrangement (10) is held displaceably in a displacement direction (5b) of the luminaire housing (2), and there is provided in the luminaire housing (2) a pivot guide slot member (14), by means of which upon displacement in the displacement direction the spotlight arrangement (10) is compulsorily and reproducibly pivoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Zumtobel Lighting GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Rod Dixon
  • Patent number: 7832901
    Abstract: A beam adjustment mechanism for a light fixture includes a frame assembly having an aperture substantially within the center thereof. Multiple peripheral lighting units engage the sides of the frame assembly. Each lighting unit includes an LED, a heat sink, and a reflector member. A central connecting member and/or a central lighting unit is at least partially surrounded by the peripheral lighting units. The central connecting member and/or central lighting unit is hingedly connected to at least one of the peripheral lighting units. An adjustment shaft extends through and is moveably engaged with the aperture of the frame assembly. Movement of the adjustment shaft relative to the aperture exerts a force on the central connecting member and/or central lighting unit, which causes the hingedly connected peripheral lighting units to pivot relative to the central connecting member and/or central lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Christopher G. Ladewig
  • Publication number: 20100259945
    Abstract: A rotatable lamp with dual function of wired remote control and radio remote control comprising a lamp seat, a connecting mechanism, a first driving device, a second driving device, a base seat and a remote control PC board, wherein the lamp seat and the upper part of the connecting mechanism form a pivotal connection in vertical direction, and the lamp seat is driven by the first driving device installed on the connecting mechanism to generate angular motion in vertical direction; the lower part of the connecting mechanism and the base seat form a pivotal connection in horizontal direction, and the second driving device installed inside the base seat drives the connecting mechanism and the lamp seat to move angularly in horizontal direction; the remote control PC board is installed inside the base seat, and comprises a micro control unit (MCU), a radio receiving circuit and a wired control circuit, and the micro control unit is for controlling the ON and OFF of the bulb of the rotatable lamp and adjusting th
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Shih-Yung CHIU
  • Patent number: 7810967
    Abstract: An adjustable grill light having a lamp portion with light emitting diodes, a lens and a reflector, a gooseneck extension, and an adjustable clamp comprised of two members hingedly joined and locked together. After unlocking, the two members are secured in a selected position by a slidable plate, a fixed plate and a brace hingedly joined therebetween. Further, a timer controls the period during which the grill light is illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Elumx LLC
    Inventors: Wai-Shing Peter Ko, Jon Eric Gibson
  • Publication number: 20100254144
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a luminaire may include a housing that includes a support panel, a rotation ring supported by the support panel where the rotation ring is infinitely adjustable with a range of adjustments with respect to the support panel, a rotation drive unit configured to rotate the rotation ring with respect to the support panel, an aiming frame supported by the rotation ring, a tray system pivotally mounted to the aiming frame and configured to receive the bulb, and a tray drive configured to rotate the tray system about the pivotal mounting, whereby, in operation the rotational and angular orientation of the bulb may be adjusted while the bulb is on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: FOCAL POINT, L.C.C.
    Inventors: Anthony G. Patti, Stephen H. Yuen, Peter F. Thornton, JR., David E. Doubek
  • Patent number: 7789533
    Abstract: A light fixture comprising a lamp assembly including a socket and a light source extending along a light fixture axial direction from one side of the socket. The light source is placed in a reflector such that light emitted by the light source is reflected by the reflector in the axial direction. The socket is supported by an inner ring which is supported by a middle ring and the middle ring is supporting by an outer ring. The inner ring is tiltable about a first axis that is orthogonal to the axial direction for tilting the light source, the middle ring is tiltable about a second axis that is orthogonal to both the axial direction and the first axis for tilting the inner ring, and the middle ring being movable with respect to the outer ring in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Aleksander Henrik Von Preyss
  • Patent number: 7789525
    Abstract: A light fixture comprising a head, which head with at least one light source, which head is carried rotatably in a yoke, which yoke rotates in relation to a base, which bases comprises bearings for the yoke, which base has at least a power module, which power module has at least one ballast circuit, which base has at least one controller. By the base having at least one drawer in which at least the power module is located, a fast exchange of the power module in a light source in situations of changing technical specifications of the power module can be achieved very easily. This can be important in a light fixture placed high above the ground if it needs to have an electronic module exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Vinther