Pole Or Post Type Support Patents (Class 362/431)
  • Patent number: 11754260
    Abstract: Lighting applications which are particularly difficult to light because of “non-standard” target areas (or otherwise) would benefit from advancements in lighting design. That being said, conventional wisdom in lighting design has practical limitations—conventional means of visors at/on lighting fixtures (i.e., local visoring) can only become so long to provide beam cutoff before becoming prohibitively heavy or costly, for example. Local visoring can only be pivoted so far before beam shift occurs (e.g., shifting the physical location of maximum candela or photometric center), as another example. Conventional wisdom can only buy so much cutoff and beam control before the overall lighting design is impacted—and so an alternative approach is warranted. One such alternative approach which relies upon a combination of remote visoring and local visoring is discussed; additional approaches are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Nathan E. Herz, Kenneth G. Lewis, Jr., Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee, Philip D. Hol, Joel D. Deboef
  • Patent number: 11662083
    Abstract: Provided is a modular light fixture. The device includes a light shroud, a light fixture base having a first cylindrical housing, a second cylindrical housing, a quick disconnect with a pair of external pins, and a light fixture base supporting attachment that includes a pair of P-shaped channels. The shroud attaches to the first cylindrical housing, and the base attachment attaches to the base via the P-shaped channels and the first and second external pins. The shroud and base attachments can be interchanged as desired for use as a hanging light, an up light, a down light, a well light, a path light, a wash light, or any combination thereof. The device allows for quick and easy conversion of lights from one style to another without requiring an entirely new fixture, enables simple repairs, and lessens the number of items required to be stocked by an installer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Adam Steele
  • Patent number: 11658447
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pin-type LED lamp holder including: a connector, a first lead wire, a second lead wire, a first fixing tube and a second fixing tube, the connector provided with a first hole and a second hole through the entire connector, the first fixing tube and the first lead wire fixedly connected and plugged into the first hole, and the second fixing tube and the second lead wire fixedly connected and plugged into the second hole. In this way, the first fixing tube and the second fixing tube can be wrapped by the connector and insulated well, thereby a risk of electric shock is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventor: Xiaojun Xu
  • Patent number: 11359781
    Abstract: In one aspect, a light fixture assembly configured for exterior lighting includes a light fixture. The light fixture includes an LED light source configured for exterior lighting, a driver configured to power the light source and a first electrical connector coupled to the driver. The light fixture also includes a housing to house the LED light source and the driver, where the housing includes an elongated extension on which the first electrical connector resides. The light fixture assembly also includes a neck cuff that fits securely to a light pole. The neck cuff includes a second electrical connector inside that is connected to a power source in the light pole. The extension of the light fixture is configured to be inserted into the neck cuff such that the first electrical connector of the light fixture removably connects to the second electrical connector of the neck cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Epic Universal Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: George Erik McMillan
  • Patent number: 11051373
    Abstract: An LED module and luminaire are provided. The LED module includes an LED circuit board having an array of LEDs powered by an electrical connector. The array of LEDs includes two or more pluralities of LEDs. The LEDs of a first plurality are rotated relative to the LEDs of a second plurality. The rotation amount is not an integer multiple of 90°. The LEDs of the first plurality are not rotated relative to each other, and the LEDs of the second plurality are not rotated relative to each other. The LED module can be removed from an optical system of the luminaire by electrically uncoupling the LED circuit board and mechanically uncoupling the LED module from the luminaire without removing other elements of the optical system from the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Tomas David, Jindrich Vavrik, Jan Vilem, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 11032882
    Abstract: An LED module and luminaire are provided. The luminaire includes a controller and an optical system with adjustable optical elements and an LED module with an LED circuit board electrically coupled to the controller. The LED circuit board includes an array of LEDs configured in two or more concentric zones, each zone including a plurality of LEDs. Intensity of the LEDs of a first zone is controlled independently of the LEDs of a second zone. The controller controls the intensity of at least the first zone based upon a configuration of the adjustable optical elements. The LED module can be removed from the luminaire without removing other elements of the optical system by electrically uncoupling the LED circuit board from the controller and mechanically uncoupling the LED module from the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Tomas David, Jindrich Vavrik, Jan Vilem, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10690301
    Abstract: Lighting fixtures are provided. In one example implementation, the lighting fixture can include a housing portion and one or more modular lighting components mechanically coupled to the housing portion. Each modular lighting component can include a lighting assembly (e.g., an LED lighting assembly) and a heat sink portion. The one or more modular lighting components can be selectively removable from the housing portion to configure the lighting fixture for a plurality of different lighting configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam J. Clark, Perry Romano, Michael D. Toth
  • Patent number: 10683975
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting fixture. Accordingly, the lighting fixture may include a vertical pole having a hollow cylindrical section with a top end and a bottom end. Further, the top end of the vertical pole may include inner-hose threads on an inner surface of the vertical pole. Further, the bottom end of the vertical pole may be attached to a staking structure for positioning the vertical pole above a ground surface. Further, the lighting structure may include a solar panel attached to the vertical pole through a fixing mechanism. Further, the solar panel may be electrically coupled with an energy storage device through a controller. Further, the lighting structure may include at least one illuminating device disposed within the hollow cylindrical section of the vertical pole. Further, the lighting structure may include a decorative fixture that may include a hose connector at a lower end of the decorative fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Marla Zinsky
  • Patent number: 10670203
    Abstract: A modular light fixture has interchangeable assemblies for a top-mount configuration and a bottom-mount configuration. The cage, lens, and roof are the assemblies that can all be interchanged between the different mounting configurations. Each one of these assemblies has the same geometrical shape in the top-mount configuration and in the bottom-mount configuration. The cage has an upper collar, a lower collar, and side rails that connect the collars. The lens is a single-piece shell that is formed in either a prismatic shape or a cylindrical shape. The roof slopes downward from a center section to an outer section. The top-mount bracket assembly for the top-mount configuration is a single-piece injection-mold plastic part which can be produced with an arm extending from a wall panel and without any finial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Inter-Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry J. Glazer, Wendell S. Dodson
  • Patent number: 10602685
    Abstract: A planter assembly adaptable to a pole or a wall. The assembly holds a large amount of water for passively watering plants therein at an optimized rate without over-saturating the potting soil. The assembly comprises a shell and a soil insert and a plurality of wicking units. The soil insert is removably nested within the shell. A plurality of wicking units are selectively attachable to the bottom of the soil insert. The wicking units are hollow so that soil from the soil insert falls therein to absorb water from the reservoir in the shell. The wicking units are designed to provide stable support without consuming water volume or adding unnecessarily to the overall weight of the assembly. Overflow ports prevent oversaturation of the potting soil. A bracket can be used to clamp the assembly to a pole. An optional iron cladding basket is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Eckert's Greenhouse, Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Eckert
  • Patent number: 10364972
    Abstract: A junction hub may include a fixture body include a top portion and a bottom portion. The junction hub may further include a connector device for operably coupling a mounting structure to the fixture body. The junction hub may even further include a terminal block disposed in the fixture body for facilitating the connection of a power source to at least one lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Volt, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Grant Breedlove, Sr., Jesse Daniel Harper
  • Patent number: 10356886
    Abstract: A lighting system is designed to include (i) primary lighting fixtures at a poletop position to provide primary lighting at a target area so to ensure specific light levels, lighting uniformity, or the like needed to adequately perform specific tasks during nighttime or low ambient light conditions; and (ii) secondary lighting fixtures at a mounted position on the same pole, but other than poletop, to provide targeted lighting on the pole itself rather than the target area. A method of providing enhanced spectator experience through theatrical effects is achieved by varying intensity, color, duty cycle, or other operating characteristics of the secondary lighting fixtures, including coordination with the primary lighting fixtures to provide multi-dimensional theatrical effects at or near a poletop location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick K. Cooley, Ryan P. Cady
  • Patent number: 10292219
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lamp with pluggable control interface including a head, a power device electrically connecting to the head, a body, and a control interface device. The body is configured with a receiving chamber, a heat sink, and a connection portion connecting to the power device. The control interface device includes a plug-in end, a first circuit board electrically connecting to the plug-in end, a controller configured on the first circuit board, the plug-in end engages with the connection portion, and the controller is configured to turn on or off the lamp or to turn on a dimming function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Xuren Qiu, Ligen Liu, Qing Ma, Shoubao Chen
  • Patent number: 10145544
    Abstract: A lighting system for a drilling rig including a lighting frame attachable to a crown of the drilling rig, wherein the lighting frame includes a fixed or adjustable frame portion attached to the crown of the drilling rig and a light bearing frame portion supported by the frame portion. Also provided is at least one light support post attached to the light bearing frame portion for holding a lighting fixture and at least one lighting fixture attached to each light support post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Gowanlock, Darcy K. Dupuis
  • Patent number: 9972883
    Abstract: A device having first and second ends and a body extending therebetween for supporting an object. A first mount section is closer to the first end than the second end, has a first cross-section, and is configured to be coupled to the object. A second mount section is closer to the second end than the first end, has a second cross-section, and is configured to be coupled to the object. A main section between the first mount section and the second mount section has a main cross-section. A first indentation in the body is closer to the first end than to the second end and a second indentation in the body is closer to the second end than to the first end. The first cross-section is different than the main cross-section and the device is configured to be installed such that the first or second indentation is below the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WeConnect LLC
    Inventors: Brad Libby, Gary Rumpf
  • Patent number: 9618162
    Abstract: A LED lamp for use in an existing light fixture having an electrical receptacle comprises an at least partially optically transmissive enclosure and a base having an external size that may be the same size or smaller than an external size of the electrical receptacle. A LED assembly is operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path from the base. The base comprises a universal mounting mechanism for mounting the lamp to the light fixture. A surge protector and an electrical connector are positioned at least partially in the base and are in the electrical path. A heat sink comprises a first portion in the enclosure for supporting the LED assembly and a second portion external of the enclosure for dissipating heat. The base is connected to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Bendtsen, Kurt Wilcox, Curt Progl, Brian Kinnune
  • Patent number: 9322537
    Abstract: Signal light apparatus includes a tiltable structure including a mast, a counter-weight and a signal light which is rotatably mounted on a base member. A tilt control assembly including adjustable shoes frictionally engaging a rotor on the mast releasably maintains the tiltable structure at alternative tilt orientations though frictional engagement between structural components of the tilt control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Lindsay Transportation Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Keck, Nicholas Kent Bang
  • Patent number: 9297524
    Abstract: A stand alone multi-spotlight electric floor lamp having a hollow stem having an axis and carrying electrical wiring to the spotlights wherein the first spotlight is secured to the top of the hollow stem by a pivotal connection permitting the spotlight to be positioned in a plane orthogonal to the axis of the stem and by a swivel connection permitting the spotlight to be positioned in a plane parallel to the axis and two additional spotlights adjustably secured to the stem displaced from the first spotlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: LAMPS PLUS, INC.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 9194534
    Abstract: Signal light apparatus includes a tiltable structure including a mast, a counter-weight and a signal light which is rotatably mounted on a base member. A tilt control assembly releasably maintains the tiltable structure at alternative tilt orientations though frictional engagement between structural components of the tilt control assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Lindsay Transportation Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Kent Bang, Paul Keck
  • Patent number: 9188317
    Abstract: A streetlight mounting system can fix a streetlight pole to a street side surface, such as a slab of concrete or a sidewalk. The system can comprise a base that attaches on one end to the street side surface and on the other end to the streetlight pole. A collar can provide a transition between the base and the streetlight pole. The collar can have a top that is slanted to shed water. The collar can comprise multiple elements that are urged together by clips. The clips and other fasteners that hold the streetlight pole, the collar, and the base together can be hidden from view, with access provided by a door in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignees: Cooper Technologies Company, Office for Visual Interaction, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bryant, Khurram Zeshan Moghal, Jean Sundin, Enrique Peiniger
  • Patent number: 9187925
    Abstract: A tent stake has a lighting component. A portion of the lighting component can be disposed between walls of the tent stake, and slidably attached thereto. The lighting component can have a lens attached to a flexible housing of the lighting component. A light source of the lighting component can be actuated by manually depressing the lens, with the lens floating on the housing. Also, in some embodiments, the lens can be pressed multiple times to select different lighting modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme Esarey, Jami Odell
  • Patent number: 9165483
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a main pole being configured to be operable to display at least one flag. At least one illumination source is disposed in a longitudinal length of the main pole. The illumination source is configured to at least illuminate a facing surface of the displayed flag. A switch mechanism is configured to be operable for activating and deactivating the illumination source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Caleb Lee Cobane
  • Patent number: 9135830
    Abstract: An object detection system for use in airports including an airport travel surface light assembly, a rotatable sensor assembly mounted on the airport travel surface light assembly for sensing objects and an omnidirectional illuminator mounted above the rotatable sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventors: Alon Nitzan, Aviv Goner, Yehiel Nadav, Alex Homsky
  • Patent number: 9068726
    Abstract: A spotlight has a light base, a supporting base, a power supply, a motor, a lighting module, a multi-surface refractive lens and a beam-splitter lens light shade. The supporting base is connected with the light base. The power supply, the motor, the lighting module, and the multi-surface refractive lens are mounted in the light base. The lighting module has multiple light emitting diode units facing the multi-surface refractive lens. The multi-surface refractive lens is mounted around a motor shaft of the motor. The beam-splitter lens light shade is mounted on the light base and has multiple multi-angle refractive convex-lens bodies facing the multi-surface refractive lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Cheng-Chun Zhang
  • Patent number: 9028096
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a modular angled light engine. In one embodiment, the modular angled light engine includes a center portion comprising an interlocking feature to connect to a second modular angled light engine and at least one housing coupled to the center portion. The at least one housing includes a heat sink coupled to a first side of the at least one housing, at least one light emitting diode (LED) coupled to an interior volume of the at least one housing and a lens covering the at least one LED and coupled to a second side of the at least one housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Verdes, Chakrakodi Vishnu Shastry
  • Patent number: 9010703
    Abstract: A kit for mounting one or more appliances on a pole, the kit comprising a central ring for being mounted around a pole and having a through-hole, a fitting surface and a support surface, and a carrier having a base part and at least one support arm extending from said base part for supporting one or more appliances, wherein said base part is adapted to be fitted on said support surface and has a through-hole adapted for being fitted around said fitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Acronimus Technology, S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Tresserras Picas, Javier Viñas Garcia De Falces, Antonio Fargas Angrill
  • Publication number: 20150098232
    Abstract: A method for changing a light bulb in a parking light pole, comprising disposing a housing on the top of a light pole for holding a lamp holder having a lamp disposed therein, holding the lamp holder in the housing by urging the lamp holder downward, removing the lamp holder by urging a removal apparatus up through an annulus in the center of the light pole to urge a plurality of pivoting members outward and away from the bottom surface of the lamp holder to allow the lamp holder to fall and be captured by the removal apparatus, replacing the lamp holder by disposing the lamp holder in an installation device, urging the installation device upward such that the lamp holder causes the pivoting members to urge outward, urging the installation device down in the annulus to allow the lamp holder to be urged downward, and removing the installation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: THOMAS NEVITT
  • Patent number: 8998443
    Abstract: A beacon light and lens system includes a base, a light emitting diode assembly having at least one light emitting diode secured to the base, a lens including optics configured to capture and direct light from the at least one light emitting diode, a driver board configured to power the at least one light emitting diode, a power source connected to the driver board wherein the lens is mounted on the base. The system generates a 360° horizontal beam pattern and a predetermined vertical beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Shumate, Handani Kam, Nimrod McDade, IV, Russell Bruner, David Duryea
  • 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: 8979043
    Abstract: This application discloses a bracket device used for mounting outdoor solar lighting on various types of surfaces, including but not limited to block walls, chain link fences, wooden fences and flat walls or for holding outdoor solar lighting devices as stand-alone fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Steven Florman
  • Publication number: 20150070917
    Abstract: A modular lamp apparatus and system. In one exemplary embodiment, the modular lamp can include a shell with a first shell piece and at least a second shell piece, and a hook affixed to one of an interior wall of the first shell piece or an interior wall of the second shell piece; and a skeletal structure comprising a pole, a pole base, and a light fixture, the pole having a hole that receives the hook to couple the skeletal structure in place relative to the shell when the first shell piece and the second shell piece are combined to form the shell, wherein at least a portion of the skeletal structure is contained within a shell interior of the shell when the first shell piece and the second shell piece are combined to form the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. LEIGHTON
  • Patent number: 8960939
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid motion lamp holder combined lighting, comprising: a holder having a base, a first mounted seat, a second mounted seat, a support bracket, and a transparent bottle having at least two immiscible substances therein and arranged between the first mounted seat and second mounted seat. Whereby the transparent bottle turns into liquid motion lamp visual effect through a projected light of an LED bulb at a bottom of the first containing room and required lighting is available through the lighting bulb. Due to the design of the containing height of the second containing room, an end of the transparent bottle can be moved in the containing height along the vertical axis of the base up and down for the transparent bottle to be easily installed and removed between the first mounted seat and second mounted seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Su-Fang Ho
  • Patent number: 8956012
    Abstract: Provided is an LED streetlamp device including a body frame including a flat part and an inclined part extended from a rim of the flat part with a certain incline angle, inner surfaces of the flat part and the inclined part forming a hollow portion, a light emitting part installed on outer surfaces of the flat part and the inclined part, the light emitting part including a plurality of LED lamps, and a transmission plate covering an outer surface of the body frame where the light emitting part is provided, wherein, in a center of the outer surface of the flat part, there is formed a plurality of long holes for allowing air inflow into the hollow portion, the long holes formed circularly around a center point of the flat part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Leotech
    Inventor: Seung Wook Park
  • Patent number: 8944617
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for lighting an area, for example, an outdoors pedestrian area or building façade or an auto traffic area, or an indoor large area, which provides indicator/guide light, reference light for structures, and task lighting for a target area. The method uses first lighting sources that are directly viewable by observers and which can be historical, architectural, or aesthetically selected sources, but which produce a relatively low level of light or luminance insufficient to effectively light the area but sufficient to act as an indicator or guide, as well as to provide reference illumination on buildings or structures. Second lighting sources are configured to produce directional light to light the area but hide the light sources from most conventional observer viewing angles and may be enclosed within the general outlines of the globe or transmissive surface area of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Joe P. Crookham, Thomas A. Stone, James J. Berns
  • Publication number: 20150023020
    Abstract: Lighting appliance provided with an outer chassis made in such a way as to permit the operator to comfortably perform in situ a repair or maintenance operation if needed. Said chassis makes it possible to efficiently separate the light emission devices and the reflector and refractor means associated thereto from the power supply means guaranteeing that the section containing the LED devices is such as to ensure the required level of insulation from external elements, such as IP55 or more preferably IP67, even after the chassis has been opened and said section has been separated from the rest of the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Massimo Gattari
  • Patent number: 8931937
    Abstract: A lighted bollard system that has significantly enhanced internal structural strength while providing for the replacement of the outer bollard cover and that allows users to select from a plurality of different lighting fixtures suited for different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Barron Lighting Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Alaura, Richard Goeldi
  • Publication number: 20140376240
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a counter weighted hinged light pole which allows easy access to the light fixtures and other devices attached at the top of the light pole to be accessed. The counter weighted hinged light pole consists of a support base, a central support pole which is attached to the base and which has a hinge located at the end opposite the base. A top pole to which the lights and other devices are attached is affixed to the hinge. A second bottom member is also attached to the hinge and is an extension of the top pole in the opposite direction. A counter weight approximating the weight of the light fixtures is attached to the end of the second bottom member. A rope attached to the end of the top pole near the light fixtures enables a worker to lower the light fixtures by applying tension to the rope. The top of the top pole rotates in a downward arc around the hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Richardson
  • Patent number: 8915626
    Abstract: A laser transmitter projects a beam of laser light and rotates the beam about an axis which is generally normal to the beam. The transmitter includes a laser beam source, and a lighthouse. The lighthouse encloses, at least in part, the laser beam source while permitting the beam of laser light to be projected there through. The lighthouse includes a plurality of transparent panels, and a panel support of elastomeric material. The panel support engages the plurality of transparent panels and supports them in a peripheral configuration such that they surround the laser beam source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Trimble Kaiserslautern GmbH
    Inventor: Gert Lettermann
  • Patent number: 8888338
    Abstract: A reflective street light with wide divergence angle includes a light device having a light emitter and a total reflection lens. The light rays from the light emitter are reflected to two sides of the total reflection lens and then are refracted outwardly via the refraction surfaces at a maximum angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Ching-Cherng Sun, Yi-Chien Lo, Shih-Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 8876338
    Abstract: A marking device includes a frame which supports a reflector member therein for being supported on a stake to be penetrated into the ground, for example for marking driveways. The frame is operable between open and closed positions to readily release the reflector member therefrom. Several frames can be stacked on a common stake by modular interconnection between adjacent frames in which some frame may support reflectors and other frames are suitable for retaining a cable extending therethrough. In this instance when a plurality of marking devices are penetrated into the ground at spaced positions in a row, a common cable, for example an electrical extension cord or a string of lights can be threaded through empty frames in the row to be supported spaced above the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Sandra L. Trudel, Mitchell Levy
  • Patent number: 8876331
    Abstract: An annular lighting fixture having a housing, a channel, and a plurality of lights disposed in the channel. The fixture can be attached about a tubular portion of a motorcycle. In one embodiment, the plurality of lights are light emitting diodes surface mounted on a flexible printed circuit board disposed in the channel. In another embodiment a collimator is associated with each LED unit to redirect light in a desired direction. In another embodiment reflective portions are arranged on respective sides of the channel so as to redirect light in a desired direction. A method is also provided herein for the illumination of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jennifer S. Waring
  • Patent number: 8870420
    Abstract: The invention relates to a street lamp. In order to reduce the sealing expenditure, it is proposed to arrange the ballast device in the lamp head. A lead is here designed in one piece from a terminal box to the holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hella KGAA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Waldemar Kurkofka, Hendrik Kleinemeier, Alexander Kerpe
  • Patent number: 8858015
    Abstract: A solar powered illumination apparatus includes an upper housing having an upper optic lens configured to receive high angle solar light energy into an upper housing interior area and having a prismatic lens configured to refract low angle solar energy into the upper housing interior area. A lower housing is attached to the upper housing defining a lower housing interior area in communication with the upper housing interior area. A photovoltaic member is situated adjacent a lower end of the prismatic lens, the photovoltaic member configured to receive the light energy from the upper housing interior area. A battery is electrically connected to the photovoltaic member. Circuitry is situated intermediate the photovoltaic member and the battery for converting the solar energy to electrical energy. A plurality of lights is electrically connected to the battery configured to emit light when energized. The lights are energized only in dim light or darkness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Pivot International
    Inventor: Bobby F. Harshaw
  • Patent number: 8845151
    Abstract: A basketball system having a basketball goal and a lighting system such that light is provided for the playing of basketball or other activities at night. The lighting system has a lighting apparatus and a pole with a vertical shaft and an arm. The lighting system is configured to couple to an existing basketball goal or be installed remote to the basketball goal. The lighting apparatus is configured to be lowered near to the ground by rotating the lighting system such that servicing may be done to the lighting apparatus without the use of a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Roger Hale
  • Patent number: 8845152
    Abstract: Enclosures for housing the electrical components of a luminaire at the base of a pole. In some embodiments, the enclosure is formed by two enclosure halves that are positioned around the base of the pole and mated together to form the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Ormand Gilbert Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8845124
    Abstract: A security lighting system includes security lights mounted atop fence posts. Each security light has a light module including a central housing having outwardly extending support arms. A LED unit is mounted in a depression formed in a top surface of the central housing, and a hat covers the top surface of the central housing for allowing only reflected light to escape from light module. The security light has a junction box containing electrical components, and an extension tube having an upper end secured to the light module and a lower end secured to the junction box. The security light includes a clamp assembly for securing the junction box atop a fence post, and an alignment system for aligning the extension tube with the longitudinal axis of the fence post so that the support arms extend perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fence post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: David M. Beausoleil, Paul Eugene Britt
  • Patent number: 8840285
    Abstract: An underwater light apparatus includes a light assembly for providing light. An elongate support member having proximal and distal ends can be included. The distal end of the elongate support member can be secured to the light assembly. A mounting bracket can be included for mounting to a surface. The elongate support member can be vertically slidably mounted to the mounting bracket for vertically lowering and raising the elongate support member and the light assembly into water for providing underwater illumination, and out of water for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Robert G. Forant
  • Patent number: 8833985
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile lighting device that can derive power from a renewable energy source, such as solar power. The device can comprise a mobile base unit that can house one or more components of the device. The device further can comprise a solar power module associated with the mobile base unit that converts solar energy into electrical current. The device also can comprise a lighting module associated with the mobile base unit that is at least partially powered either directly or indirectly using the electrical current from the solar power module. The device further can comprise a solar power storage module, such as comprising one or more batteries, for storing energy and discharging as electrical current for powering the lighting module, which can be positioned atop a mast that can be extendable, pivotable, and/or rotatable. The invention also provides methods and systems for illuminating areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Progress Solar Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Lee Robertson, Richard Warren Orff, Jr., Earl Randolph Wingo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8827512
    Abstract: A light fixture for use in low voltage outdoor lighting systems includes a lens assembly with a cylindrical diffuser lens disposed on top of a lens support, and a reflector hood with a crown portion and a flared portion. The lens and reflector hood are attached by means of a resilient ring with an annular channel that fits over the upper edge of the lens. When the lens and ring are pushed into crown portion of the hood, the ring is compressed to create an interference fit that holds the lens within the crown portion. A second resilient ring may be placed over the lower edge of the lens to produce a similar interference fit with the upper portion of the lens support. In one embodiment, a molded plastic hood liner is attached to the inner surface of the hood to provide a reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hunter Industries Incorporated
    Inventor: Joshua Z. Beadle
  • Patent number: 8827531
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a light guide and a light source. The light guide has opposed major surfaces and side surfaces extending between the major surfaces. The light source is at an apex region between two side surfaces and is configured to input light to the light guide. The side surfaces comprise a stepped reflective side surface extending from the apex region and comprising a first reflective step and a second reflective step, and an output side surface extending from the apex region and comprising a first output region and a second output region. The first reflective step is configured to reflect a first portion of input light through the first output region. The second step is configured to reflect a second portion of input light through the second output region. The second output region comprises segments oriented nominally normal to the reflected second portion of the light incident thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rambus Delaware LLC
    Inventors: Brian E. Richardson, Timothy A. McCollum, Fumitomo Hide, Alexey Titov, Ian Hardcastle, Pete E. Pappanastos