Lens Holder Or Support Patents (Class 362/455)
  • Patent number: 10145534
    Abstract: A linear lighting apparatus, comprises a plurality of lighting sources aligned along a main axis of the apparatus a cylindrical lens with its axis parallel to the main axis of the apparatus, said cylindrical lens being suitable to receive most of the light emission generated by the lighting sources and to emit a substantially collimated light beam, and a reflector suitable to reflect at least a portion of the light emission not refracted by the cylindrical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TARGETTI SANKEY S.P.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Donnini
  • Patent number: 9857553
    Abstract: A lens unit may include a plurality of lenses; and a lens barrel made of resin and comprising a tube part. A first press-fitted lens of the plurality of lenses may include a first press-fitted portion that is press-fitted to the tube part. An outer peripheral face of the tube part may include a thread groove. The tube part may include a circular groove which is recessed from an image side end face of the tube toward an object side, the circular groove being formed between an inner peripheral face and the outer peripheral face of the tube part. The first press-fitted portion may be provided on an image side end of the first press-fitted lens. An object side end of the circular groove may be disposed on an object side of the first press-fitted portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Horiuchi, Tomoaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9267663
    Abstract: Light having little color inconsistency is effectively emitted with a simple structure achieving favorable productivity. A plurality of multi-color light emitting diodes comprising a plurality of LED chips having different light emission colors is disposed on the same surface such that the light emitted by the plurality of the multi-color light emitting diodes is mixed and emitted in a illumination device, wherein at least one multi-color light emitting diode from among the plurality of multi-color light emitting diodes is disposed while being rotated by a prescribed angle with reference to one other multi-color light emitting diode in such a manner that when translating the one multi-color light emitting diode so as to overlap with the one other multi-color light emitting diode, LED chips having the same light emission color do not overlap with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN APPLIED OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru Arai
  • Patent number: 9033544
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes an LED assembly including a plurality of LEDs. The LED lamp includes a circular base plate in thermal communication with the LED assembly. The LED lamp includes an electrical module electrically coupled to the LED assembly and configured to supply power to the LED assembly. The LED lamp includes a lamp body coupled to and in thermal communication with the base plate at a first end and concealing at least a portion of the electrical module at a second end. The lamp body includes a substantially smooth surface extending from the base plate to the electrical module. The Led lamp includes an optic configured to disperse light generated by the LED assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ellis Yan
  • Patent number: 8981631
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a substrate, an illumination element and a lens structure. The illumination element is disposed on the substrate. The lens structure is disposed above the illumination element, and includes a lens body and a plurality of lens stands. The lens body is positioned above the illumination element. The lens stands are disposed on the bottom of the lens body. The substrate has a plurality of tunnels are around the illumination element. The lens stands respectively insert into the tunnels, so that the lens body is fastened on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Sheng-Wang Lin
  • Patent number: 8979322
    Abstract: A lamp comprises an optical lens. The lamp further comprises a self-locking trim ring including a plurality of teeth. The self-locking trim ring is disposed over the optical lens. The lamp further comprises a heat sink. The heat sink has an inner chamber wherein the optical lens is disposed in the inner chamber. The heat sink also has an outer chamber disposed radially outwardly from the inner chamber. The outer chamber has a recess that engages the plurality of teeth. The self-locking trim ring secures the optical lens to the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: George Uhler, Timothy Chen
  • Patent number: 8960957
    Abstract: An LED lamp is provided. The LED lamp includes a heat radiation member having a cavity therein; an LED module disposed in the cavity; a mounting frame disposed in the cavity and being above the LED module; and a lens mounted on the mounting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen BYD Auto R&D Company Limited, BYD company Limited
    Inventor: Feihong Long
  • Patent number: 8916245
    Abstract: A fracture-safe viewport for a pressure system having a pressure port which is pumped by said pressure system to a pressure above or below atmospheric pressure, comprising a plurality of panes each capable of passing electromagnetic radiation therethrough, each pane being mounted inside a tubular structure and being hermetically sealed to the wall of the pressure chamber. Each of the panes may be a different material or any combination of materials may be used from the group comprising sapphire, glass and quartz or any other material through which a high powered laser or other electromagnetic beam may be directed without adverse consequences. Highly pure, defect-free, ultra-polished, single-crystal sapphire is preferred. Spacing between the panes is used in most embodiments to avoid shrapnel damage in case of catastrophic failure of a pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Alexander Mansour, II
  • Patent number: 8905594
    Abstract: According to one implementation of the disclosed technology, a lens is provided. The lens includes one or more pieces of optical film configured for attaching to and modifying light from a light emitting device. The one or more pieces of optical film define: a lens aperture; a front light-emitting side of the lens; a back light-receiving side of the lens; and two or more edge trusses. The edge trusses are disposed towards the back light-receiving side of the lens. Each of the two or more edge trusses include one or more sides configured from a corresponding fold in the one or more optical films, wherein at least one of the one or more sides of each of the two or more edge trusses is configured at an angle relative to the lens aperture plane to impart support to the lens and to resist deflection of each edge truss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Southpac Trust International, Inc, Trustee of the LDH Trust
    Inventor: Leslie David Howe
  • Patent number: 8757850
    Abstract: Lighting fixture (10) with controlled photometric light emission, comprising a LED light source (21), whose operation is ensured by an electronic printed circuit board (20) which is properly sized and designed, and a housing (30) for containing the LED light source (21) and the electronic printed circuit board (20), able to obtain a heat dissipation; in particular, different type of lenses (25, 26, 27) having different surface geometry can be placed over the LED light source (21), said lenses (25, 26, 27) being able to direct the light beam emitted from the LED light source (21), in order to obtain uniform illumination on surfaces having variable geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Beghelli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gian Pietro Beghelli
  • Patent number: 8708531
    Abstract: A light-emitting device illumination apparatus includes a housing having a barrier wall that defines a first space and a second space in the housing; a light-emitting device module disposed on a first surface of the barrier wall and including a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed on the first surface and a plurality of light-emitting device chips disposed on the PCB; and a power supplier disposed on a second surface of the barrier wall, the second surface facing the first surface, and for applying a voltage to the light-emitting device module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wuk-chul Joung, Jin-woo Bae
  • Patent number: 8641249
    Abstract: An illuminating magnifying lens capable of focusing its light on objects in accordance with the present invention comprises a frame connected to a handle, and in a part of the handle jointing to the frame is defined an assembling groove in which being assembled a lamp, a battery and a light guiding member. When the magnifying lens is used to magnify the object, the projecting light of the lamp is restricted by the light guiding member and can only be emitted out from the open end of the guiding hole, plus there is projecting angle between the guiding hole and the lens element, therefore, the light of the lamp will be directed toward the object without projecting onto the lens element, thus preventing dazzling reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Su
  • Patent number: 8628224
    Abstract: An articulating accessory cartridge for use in theatrical and commercial lighting fixtures in which optical accessories are utilized. The cartridge includes an outer member removably insertable in the fixture and an inner member telescopically retained in the outer member. One or several optical accessories can be removably received and retained in the inner member in an axial stack, depending upon effects desired. The inner cartridge member is telescopically extended before the cartridge is mounted on the fixture. As the cartridge is inserted, the uppermost accessory engages the end of a reflector associated with a light source in the fixture. Continued insertion of the cartridge results in telescopic retraction of the inner cartridge member, depending upon the number of accessories in the stack, until the outer cartridge member is fully seated. The accessories are held against the end of the reflector for optimal efficiency of the lighting and lighting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John Speidel, Vincent Gennarelli, Frank Reidmiller, Peter Eagleton, Jose Cadena, Scott Wisniewski
  • Patent number: 8622594
    Abstract: A light emitting element module with a high yield where a portion through which a substrate and a lens are bonded can be prevented from cracking and peeling due to thermal expansion is provided. A light emitting element part equipped with a light emitting element and an optical lens for diffusing light from the light emitting element are provided on a substrate in the light emitting element module, where the lens is fixed to the substrate with an adhesive resin having a tensile breaking elongation of 50% or more. The lens also has a plurality of supports and is fixed to the substrate through these supports, so that stress in the portion where the substrate and the lens are bonded can be dispersed between the supports, and a layer in which air can circulate so as to release heat is provided between the substrate and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiya Ishio, Yasuhiko Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20130294088
    Abstract: A lamp comprises an optical lens. The lamp further comprises a self-locking trim ring including a plurality of teeth. The self-locking trim ring is disposed over the optical lens. The lamp further comprises a heat sink. The heat sink has an inner chamber wherein the optical lens is disposed in the inner chamber. The heat sink also has an outer chamber disposed radially outwardly from the inner chamber. The outer chamber has a recess that engages the plurality of teeth. The self-locking trim ring secures the optical lens to the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: George UHLER, Timothy CHEN
  • Patent number: 8475016
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical device including: a light source; an optical element to be irradiated with light emitted from the light source; and a supporting member for supporting the optical element through a cured product of an adhesive. This cured product of the adhesive contains a thermoplastic elastic material. The present invention also provides an optical device including: a light source; an optical element to be irradiated with light emitted from the light source; and a supporting member for supporting the optical element through a cured product of an adhesive. This cured product of the adhesive has a Young's modulus of at least 1.0E+5 Pa but less than 1.0E+7 Pa in an exponential expression, in a temperature range that the cured product of the adhesive reaches due to heat generation during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Yajima, Tomoaki Tojo, Yasushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8469534
    Abstract: A device that enlarges text and images to enable a low vision person to see the text and images includes a hollow structure including a top housing and a bottom housing that are connected to one another. A camera aperture is formed in the bottom housing and a transparent light guide lens is disposed in closing relation to the camera aperture so that all light entering the camera aperture must first pass through the light guide lens. A cavity formed in the light guide lens is bounded by walls that are positioned at a critical angle. Light-emitting diodes are positioned at critical locations about the periphery of the light guide lens to illuminate the object being viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Hanney, Peter Iezzi, Todd Conard
  • Patent number: 8456768
    Abstract: A lens-holding-and-aligning seat and an LED light panel thereof are presented. The light panel includes a substrate, an LED, a lens and a holding-and-aligning seat. The LED is disposed on the substrate in corresponding to a soldering pad of the substrate, and the holding-and-aligning seat has a holding portion and an aligning element. The lens is fixed on the holding-and-aligning seat by the holding portion, and the aligning element is bonded on the soldering pad corresponding to the soldering pad by a reflow process. Therefore, the lens is aligned with the LED by a soldering self-alignment mechanism, such that the light shape and light intensity distribution of the light emitted by the LED may be adjusted by the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Shih, Yeu-Torng Yau
  • Patent number: 8449155
    Abstract: An illuminating magnifying lens capable of focusing its light on objects in accordance with the present invention comprises a frame connected to a handle, and in a part of the handle jointing to the frame is defined an assembling groove in which being assembled a lamp, a battery and a light guiding member. When the magnifying lens is used to magnify the object, the projecting light of the lamp is restricted by the light guiding member and can only be emitted out from the open end of the guiding hole, plus there is projecting angle between the guiding hole and the lens element, therefore, the light of the lamp will be directed toward the object without projecting onto the lens element, thus preventing dazzling reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Cheng-Wei Su
  • Publication number: 20130107231
    Abstract: The fabrication costs is suppressed to a lower level by simplifying fabrication steps, and a high-performance optical device, a fabrication method of this optical device and a projector including the optical device are provided. An optical device is an optical device in which an optical component is fixed to a base member via spacers by screws and the spacers are inserted in at least either of a first space defined between the optical component and the base member and a second space defined between the base member and head portions of the screws, and a total thickness of the spacers is made constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8366298
    Abstract: An optical system includes a laser diode, a collimating lens and first and second housing parts. The first housing part retains the collimating lens therein. The second housing part engages the first housing part to retain the laser diode therebetween. The position of the laser diode is adjustable with respect to the collimating lens in X, Y and Z directions. One or more biasing members are interdisposed between the housing parts in the X direction, the Y direction, and/or the Z direction for biasing the laser diode relative to the collimating lens in the X direction, the Y direction and/or the Z direction. One or more securing members fixedly engage the first and second housing to one another and provide a compression force on the housing parts to maintain the relative position of the laser diode with respect to the collimating lens in the X, Y and Z directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Garland Christian Misener, Carl Rich, Alan Papale, Roger Hale
  • Publication number: 20120327164
    Abstract: In a light beam emission apparatus, the height of an elastic member configured to fill a clearance between a laser element and a laser holder is longer than the distance from a start position of press fitting of the laser element to a surface of the laser holder with which the elastic member comes into contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshiki Momoka
  • Patent number: 8337055
    Abstract: A lighting fixture generally includes a mounting plate, a ceiling bracket, a reflector that houses a light source, and a bezel assembly. The ceiling bracket is supported on the ceiling by the mounting plate via the use of retainer brackets. The bezel assembly in turn is supported on the ceiling by the ceiling bracket. The bezel assembly includes a bezel housing and at least one tamper-resistant lens mounted in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: David Wiley Clifton, Leslie Charles King
  • Publication number: 20120294011
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a LED assembly and method for attaching an optical lens to a printed circuit board having an electronic light source such as an LED or OLED, by application of an adhesive comprising silicone or an epoxy and heat curing the adhesive material at a low temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Shat-R-Shield, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Cattoni, Jeffrey D. Harman, SR.
  • Publication number: 20120268957
    Abstract: Reflow solderable, surface mount LED optic mounting devices are provided. Embodiments that include turnings (e.g., made on a swiss turning machine) and stampings (e.g., made with a progressive die) are provided. The LED optic mounting devices are suitably positioned by the same pick-and-place machine that is used to mount LED on planar surface with circuitry and solder pads and are attached to the solder pads by soldering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Philip Premysler
  • Publication number: 20120249981
    Abstract: The light source device includes: a first support that supports one of a light source and a collimator lens condensing; a second support that supports the other of the light source and the collimator lens; and a fixing member that fixes the first support to the second support. The first support includes a first protruding portion that protrudes from the first support toward the second support, the first protruding portion having a through hole therethrough. The second support includes a second protruding portion that protrudes from the second support toward the first support, the second protruding portion having: a receiving portion that receives the first protruding portion; and a receiving hole. A rod portion of a locking member is inserted into the through hole and the receiving hole, and a head portion of a locking member is sealed with a sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeru HIROSAWA
  • Patent number: 8267560
    Abstract: A combination lamp body 10, which are attached with a combination lamp, is arranged in a position adjacent to headlamp bodies 50, and includes a shaft provided on the outer end in the vehicle width direction. A support provided to each of the headlamp bodies 50 regulates inward and forward movements of the shaft in the vehicle width direction. An engagement part is fixed to the vehicle body. An attachment member 20 is provided removable from the rear face of the combination lamp body 10, and includes a locking part 21 engaging with the engagement part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Isuzu Motors Limited
    Inventors: Hidenao Hashimoto, Masaji Takei, Hiromi Takei, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8246216
    Abstract: A lens has an optical body member with a first end, a second end, and an outer surface, the outer surface being shaped to provide total internal reflection. The optical body member further has an interior open channel extending longitudinally from the first end to the second end thereof. The optical body member further has a plurality of refractive surface regions disposed in the second end thereof and around the second opening of the interior open channel. The optical body member also has a plurality of protrusions extending from the first end of the optical body member. The protrusions are disposed circumferentially around the first opening of the interior open channel and are arranged to center the optical body member and to maintain the optical body member at a predetermined position with respect to the light source. In a light apparatus having an LED emitter disposed on a substrate, the protrusions can fit into notches in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Ledengin, Inc.
    Inventors: Wu Jiang, Justin Ware
  • Patent number: 8226276
    Abstract: An LED module comprises an LED chip mounted on a substrate, a lens, and a metal holder mechanically holding the lens and being soldered on the substrate. The holder can be designed such that it holds the lens such that there is an air gap between the light exit surface of the LED chip and the bottom face of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ledon Lighting Jennersdorf GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Pachler, Stefan Tasch
  • Patent number: 8182110
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light source having a plurality of light-emitting-diodes and a lens assembly with a lens and a lens holder. The lens includes a body member having an outer surface shaped to provide total internal reflection and an interior open channel extending longitudinally through the body member. The body member has a first end region for accommodating the light source and a second end region that includes a plurality of refractive surface regions positioned around the open channel. The lens holder has a concave interior surface shaped to accommodate the optical body member of the lens and a convex exterior surface. The holder has multiple clips for securing the lens and three or more support members extending from the exterior surface toward the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: LedEngin, Inc.
    Inventors: Wu Jiang, Justin Ware
  • Patent number: 8182118
    Abstract: A lens assembly has a lens and a holder. The lens has an optical body member having a first end, a second end, and an outer surface. The outer surface is shaped to provide total internal reflection. The optical body member also has an interior open channel extending longitudinally from the first end to the second end thereof. The second end includes a peripheral flange that is free of curved refractive surface regions and has one or more index regions and one or more notches formed therein. The holder is a substantially cylindrical support member having a hollow interior region shaped to accommodate the optical body member. The holder also has a top rim region having one or more slots for receiving the index regions of the optical body member and one or more snap clips for fitting to the notches of the peripheral flange region of the optical body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: LedEngin, Inc.
    Inventors: Wu Jiang, Justin Ware
  • Publication number: 20120051052
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting element mounting module includes a conductive plate including semiconductor light-emitting fixing portions and first and second electrical-supply segments, wherein the semiconductor light-emitting fixing portions includes first and second conductive sections in contact with one end of first and second contacts, the other end of the first and second contacts is conductive with an anode and a cathode of an light-emitting element, a pair of the first and second electrical-supply segments are electrically conductive with the first and second conductive sections at one end of the conductive plate, and the other pair of the first and second electrical-supply segments are conductive with the first and second conductive sections at other end of the conductive plate; and a resin surface-insulation portion covering the conductive plate with the other end of the first and second contacts exposed, and with the first and second electrical-supply segments exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: KYOCERA ELCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru WAGATSUMA, Atsushi SATO
  • Patent number: 8118455
    Abstract: A specialized lighting fixture including a main housing and a front bezel, and a pair of clip elements mounted in the bezel to removably secure one or more filters and a reflector. The clip elements also include a pair of opposed spring arms angled towards the bezel axis with the upper portion of the side edges of the arms positioned closer to the bezel axis than the lower portion of such edges. The bezel includes support surfaces that function, together with the clip elements to position the reflector with respect to the bezel and the bezel with respect to the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Lightning Services Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Cowan, Petar Miskovic
  • Patent number: 8075165
    Abstract: A lens assembly includes a total internal reflection lens and a lens holder. The lens includes a body member having an outer surface shaped to provide total internal reflection and an interior open channel extending longitudinally through the body member. The body member has a first end region for accommodating a light source and a second end region that includes a plurality of refractive surface regions positioned around the open channel. The lens holder has a concave interior surface shaped to accommodate the optical body member of the lens and a convex exterior surface. The holder has multiple clips for securing the lens. The holder also has three or more support members extending from the exterior surface toward the first end. The support members are adapted for centering the optical body member with respect to the light source and maintaining the light source in the specified position in relation to the optical body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: LedEngin, Inc.
    Inventors: Wu Jiang, Justin Ware
  • Patent number: 8066406
    Abstract: A device for holding and positioning an optic, such as a refractive lens, over a light source such as a light emitting diode. The refractive lens is frustum-shaped with an upper light-exiting end having an upper rim, a lower light-entering end, and a conical sidewall that tapers from the upper rim to the lower end. The device has a channel including a base and first and second sidewalls extending from the opposed side edges of the base, and further having one or more optic holding positions. The optic holding position includes an aperture formed in the base that is configured to receive the conical sidewall of the optic, and an aperture formed in a portion of each sidewall, adjacent the aperture in the base, for retaining a portion of the upper rim of the optic lens. The aperture can include a slot opening through which a portion of the upper rim of the optic lens at least partially extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Boyer, Mark C. Reed
  • Patent number: 8061868
    Abstract: A light emitting diode lighting system and kit includes a plurality of matched pairs of breakaway light emitting diode assemblies adapted to be mounted in a primary lamp holder where each individual matched pair assembly includes: (1) a light emitting diode coupled to a printed circuit board; (2) a break away housing adapted to be pressed fit over the light emitting diode; and (3) a breakaway lens adapted to be pressed fit into the housing to facilitate controlling the spread of light emitted by said light emitting diode from a wide range angle Ø to a narrow range angle ? at a user selected breakaway angle ? of between about A degrees to about B degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Jack Dubord
  • Patent number: 7972045
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp control system includes an imaging sensor and a control. The control processes data from the imaging sensor and generates at least one control output. Selection of a high beam state and a low beam state for a vehicle headlamp is responsive to the control output, and is determined responsive to a detection of an object of interest. The control is responsive to a signal indicative of a vehicle speed of the controlled vehicle, and inhibits adjustment of the vehicle headlamp from a low beam state to a high beam state when the vehicle speed is below a threshold speed level. The control is responsive to data indicative of a vehicle trajectory of the controlled vehicle, and inhibits adjustment of the vehicle headlamp from a low beam state to a high beam state when a radius of curvature of the vehicle trajectory is below a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth Schofield
  • Patent number: 7967471
    Abstract: A lighting unit for water fountains, ponds and the like, has a housing that is sealed at least relative to splashing water. A light source is arranged in the housing. A lens is arranged in the housing for alignment of light emitted by the light source. An additional lens unit is arranged in a light path of the light emitted by the light source for providing an additional alignment of the light emitted by the light source. A closure cap secures the additional lens unit by a self-centering action on the housing. The closure cap has an inner guide providing the self-centering action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: OASE GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Brune, Reinhard Wesselmeier
  • Publication number: 20110149583
    Abstract: A lens module socket for receiving a lens module having a base portion includes an insulating housing, a plurality of conductive terminals and a shielding shell. The insulating housing has a bottom wall and side walls extended upwardly from the bottom wall to surround a receiving chamber therebetween for receiving the lens module. Two opposite side walls each defines at least one through hole thereon and a latch member disposed in the through hole. The latch member includes an arm portion extended upwardly from a bottom of the through hole and a hook portion projected into the receiving chamber from an upper position of the arm portion for buckling the lens module without gap formed between the bottom wall and a bottom of the lens module. The hook portion has an inclined guide surface for guiding the lens module during the lens module is assembled to the insulating housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventor: Chin-Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 7905648
    Abstract: A device that enlarges text and images to enable a low vision person to see the text and images includes a hollow structure including a top housing and a bottom housing that are connected to one another. A camera aperture is formed in the bottom housing and a transparent light guide lens is disposed in closing relation to the camera aperture so that all light entering the camera aperture must first pass through the light guide lens. A cavity formed in the light guide lens is bounded by walls that are positioned at a critical angle. Light-emitting diodes are positioned at critical locations about the periphery of the light guide lens to illuminate the object being viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Hanney, Peter Iezzi, Todd Conard
  • Patent number: 7901105
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is provided having a main housing and a lens assembly hinged to the main housing. The lens assembly has a body with end walls with a recess in an upper end of the end walls. The recess in each end wall has a dimension to receive and support a lens for directing light to the target area. The lens has a length greater than the length of the cover so that the ends of the lens extend beyond the outer edge of the end walls of the cover. Stop members are provided on the end walls to limit longitudinal movements of the lens with respect to the body of the lens assembly. A reflector extends from a bottom edge of the cover to an upper edge overlying a portion of the lens. A spring clip is provided to couple the lens to the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Wilton L. Fowler, Jr., Martin C. Werr, Randy K. Lewis
  • Patent number: 7883245
    Abstract: An illuminating spotlight having a spotlight housing and a spotlight device connected to the spotlight housing, in particular a protective screen, spotlight lens or reflector, is provided. The lateral edge of the spotlight device is connected to the spotlight housing via spring elements arranged in a distributed fashion. The spring elements having a fastening lug that is connected to the spotlight housing and from which there are angled away two spring arms which bear against the lateral edge of the spotlight device and are designed to be resilient in a radial direction of the spotlight housing. Spring stops of resilient design are project in an axial direction of the spotlight housing which bear against at least one surface of the spotlight device from the spring arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KG
    Inventor: Erwin Melzner
  • Patent number: 7841746
    Abstract: A light source device includes: a light source which emits light; an optical member through which light emitted from the light source enters; a base on which the light source is mounted; a first holding member which fixes the optical member; and a second holding member which holds the first holding member and stands on the base in the emission direction of the light emitted from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shunji Kamijima
  • Patent number: 7806550
    Abstract: A lighting system has a sealable housing with a lamp cavity, a junction box and a partition wall there between with the junction box being laterally from beneath a lens opening. The system further includes a closure to close an access port in the partition wall which includes a conical wall with a circular plate truncating the wall. The plate extends across the bottom of the housing and a vertically extending sealing flange receives the closure. A ballast assembly is also located from beneath the lens opening. A formed seal is positioned about a lens which extends inwardly to capture optic components beneath the lens. A locking ring is restrained from compressing against the mounting flange of the lens. A lighting system employing an LED board array and LED power control includes a heat sink beneath the board array extending downwardly to a radiator for transfer of heat from the array downwardly to the lamp cavity for dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Glenn M. Tyson, Richard M. Schuler, Michael P. Leonhardt
  • Patent number: 7748869
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture includes a trim member and a light projector accessory having one or more lenses, one or more gobos including an image to be projected, a suitable attachment for the accessory to be attached to the recessed light fixture, and a focusing mechanism for focusing the image projected from the gobo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Tripar, Inc.
    Inventors: Lauren Sevack, Lloyd Sevack, Mario Viscusi, Costa Dampollas, Eric Demers, Julius Posch
  • Patent number: 7712926
    Abstract: The invention provides a general illumination luminaire comprising one or more adjustable light modules. In particular, the luminaire generally comprises one or more light modules, each one of which comprising one or more light-emitting elements, and optionally comprising a heat sink in thermal contact therewith and output optics for managing light output from the one or more light emitting elements. In general, the light modules are adjustably coupled to the luminaire via a coupling structure that provides one or more adjustment mechanisms for adjusting the orientation of the light modules for adjusting an output directionality of the luminaire, while substantially maintaining the spatial profile of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: George E. Matheson
  • Patent number: 7618168
    Abstract: A shatter glass guard and venting effect design for a fixture of a luminaire adapted to provide adequate shatter guard protection for the purpose of preventing glass from a broken lamp from being released from the fixture. An annular ring of perforated material is attached to an open end of a reflector. A lens is attached to the outside surface of the annular ring and is dimensioned to expose a portion of the perforated material to allow for venting of heat from within the fixture. The lens and lamp can be installed or removed from the fixture after installation without access from the top of the light housing. The lens when mounted becomes integral with the reflector and moves with the reflector should the reflector need to be adjusted or tilted for aiming. The lens and annular ring combination provides adequate shatter guard protection and venting of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: John Jeffrey Buse
  • Patent number: 7547122
    Abstract: A security lighting system is provided for convenient mounting to a standard electrical junction box. The security light fixture includes a housing, a cantilevered arm extending from the housing, and a back plate on an end of the cantilevered arm. The back plate has a reinforced attachment structure capable of supporting the bending moment of the heavy, cantilevered light structure. The attachment structure may include, for example, a reinforced cone. The back plate and cantilevered arm may be integrally formed for convenient manufacturing and added structural strength. The fixture may include a cross bar for attaching to the junction box, with the cross bar serving to interconnect the junction box with the back plate. In one embodiment, the security lighting system provides an option of electrically interconnecting the system to a standard j-box or, alternatively, to an electrical conduit, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Jimway Inc.
    Inventors: James T. Serra, John H. Wandrey, Timothy E. Monroe
  • Patent number: 7507006
    Abstract: A lamp receptacle of a projection apparatus includes a receptacle body defining a receiving space, and having a peripheral wall and an upper opening. The peripheral wall is formed with an aperture. A fixing element is attached securely to the peripheral wall above the aperture, and protrudes into the receiving space. A filter glass is disposed in the receiving space behind the aperture in the peripheral wall. A holding frame is disposed behind the filter glass, and has a central hole aligned with the aperture. A mounting arm has a vertical section integrally formed with an upper section of the holding frame, and a horizontal section extending frontward from the vertical section to overlap and fasten the upper fixing element, thereby retaining the holding frame in such a manner to urge the filter glass to abut against the peripheral wall around the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventor: Fu-Shun Kao
  • Patent number: 7471468
    Abstract: A pocket sized reading device having a built in illuminating element that automatically turns on and off as the device is opened and closed. The device comprises a two piece plastic frame and a lens held within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: D.M. Merchandising, Inc.
    Inventor: Haifan Ye