Miscellaneous Attachments And Fittings Patents (Class 362/457)
  • Patent number: 10476247
    Abstract: A cable-guiding element for guiding electrical conductors having at least two cable channel elements, wherein the cable channel elements are pivotably connected to one another. For the cable-guiding element, the insertion and removal of conductors into the cable-guiding element is thus possible in a very easy way, such that the first cable channel element has an articulated head at a first end and the second cable channel element has a corresponding articulated socket on a first end, such that the first end of the first cable channel element and the first end of the second cable channel element form a joint, via which the cable channel elements are connected to one another, such that the joint has a channel for passing the conductors through, and such that a recess is formed in the joint and extends across the entire length of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Heinz Reibke, Kevin Berghahn
  • Patent number: 10451907
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a frame structure for a display device including a metallic back panel having a lateral edge extended from a side of the metallic back panel and a plastic outer frame having two clip parts. The lateral edge is having two side surfaces. The lateral edge is formed integrally with the metallic back panel. An included angle is formed between an inner side of the metallic back panel and an inner side of the lateral edge. A bended corner is formed between an outer side of the metallic back panel and an outer side of the lateral edge. The bended corner is in a shape of an arc. The two clip parts are in a clipping state to clip the two side surfaces of the lateral edge. The plastic outer frame completely encloses the two side surfaces, the included angle and the bended corner by injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignees: Gauss Design Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 10144123
    Abstract: An air line connector is shown and disclosed that affixes to the distal end of an air hose. The connector has a hose opening that slips over the air line. A tool opening is configured to hold and retain air tools. This allows the user to remove an air tool from the air hose and insert it into the air line connector for retention when a second tool can now be installed on the air hose. A second embodiment provides for the storage of two tools in the air line connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Linda J Freiheit
  • Patent number: 9920912
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a mount, a first seat, a switch and a fixture. When the mount is connected to the fixture, the fixture contacts the switch to activate the circuit, and the second seat on the fixture, the light source and the first seat are electrically connected to the exterior power source. When the fixture is removed from the mount, the switch is shut off to protect the users from electrical hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Xiamen Konshine Lighting Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tian-Yong Zhang, Fu-Sheng Liang
  • Patent number: 9722372
    Abstract: A flat wire assembly is positioned between retracted and extended states. The assembly includes an adjustable flat wire junction block having a main body. An extender extends outwardly from the main body. A cable which houses wires extends outwardly from the outer end of the extender. A cover plate extender is positionable between extended and retracted states. Sliders associated with slide brackets and associated with blade/wire connectors connect the flat wire blades to wires so that the positions of the sliders along the length of the flat wire blades are adjustable, thereby adjusting the length of the flat wire assembly. A cover and a base may be used to enclose the flat wire blades and the wires, and may be extended or retracted with the sliders sliding along the flat wire blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Norman R Byrne
  • Patent number: 9518723
    Abstract: A lighting assembly is disclosed having a light fixture with a light-source operable to emit light; and a sidewall having a dimension exceeding a maximum opening dimension of a light bulb recess, the light bulb recess defined by a ceiling and having a standard light-bulb outlet disposed therein and the maximum opening dimension limiting the dimension of objects insertable within the light bulb recess. The lighting assembly further includes a telescoping assembly electrically coupling the light-source to the standard light-bulb outlet for supplying power to the light-source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BRITE SHOT, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Ticktin, Andre Weliky
  • Patent number: 9322539
    Abstract: An outdoor light fixture includes a housing and a socket. The housing has a first opening, a second opening, and a shroud extending at least partially around the second opening. A locating ring is positioned between the first opening and the second opening. The socket is located in the housing and has an insulator and a skirt. The skirt positions the socket relative to the locating ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Jeffrey Philip Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9016909
    Abstract: An ornamental fixture includes a monolithic frame member having a plurality of integral bendable members, and a plurality of ornaments supported on the integral bendable members. The plurality of generally bendable members has a first portion and a second portion. At least a portion of the first portion is bent so that the second portion forms a post receivable in a first opening of a passageway within the ornament, and forms a distal portion extending from a second opening out of the passageway of the ornament. The distal portion is bent to inhibit movement of the ornaments off of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian E. Sigel
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8979333
    Abstract: A light source assembly includes a light source, a seat, and a wire structure. The seat includes an electrical pin electrically connected to the light source. The wire structure includes a connecting wire. The connecting wire includes a wire and a protecting pipe. The protecting pipe is made of high-temperature resistance material and sleeved on one end of the wire. The end of the wire sleeved with the protecting pipe is connected to the electrical pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Premier Image Technology(China) Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai Huang, Chi-Chao Luo
  • Publication number: 20150070918
    Abstract: An adapter for LED module of the package/array type comprising an adapter body that is adapted to allow the accommodation of an LED package/array of a non-standardized type, the adapter body being able to be associated with a heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: A.A.G. STUCCHI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Antonietta Stucchi
  • Patent number: 8974095
    Abstract: A coupling component has a groove for receiving a rim of a mouth portion of a lighting body protection bulb. The groove includes sculptured formations to keep the mouth portion rim received in the groove spaced from the bottom of the groove to produce a discontinuous contact between the mouth portion rim and the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Daniele Bortolato, Maurizio Campobasso, Daniele Nascimben, Raffaele Piva
  • Patent number: 8967824
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses are disclosed for a portable light having a modular base. In one embodiment, a portable light having a modular base comprises a housing portion and a modular base portion. The housing portion may comprise a light source, power source, and lens. The modular base portion may comprise a mounting portion, and the modular base portion is configured to removably connect to the housing portion. The housing portion is further configured to operatively connect to the modular base portion through a deformable fabric, such that the housing portion is rotatable relative to the modular base portion when the housing portion is operatively connected to the modular base portion through a deformable fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Hootman, Paul Harrison, Abraham Alexander, Christopher Hawker, Jessica Ann Moreland
  • Patent number: 8950909
    Abstract: A bracket device for mounting a light fixture comprising a flat grooved element and a flat cover to conceal and protect the electrical conductors powering the light source inside the lighting fixture is disclosed. When configured to swivel, the bracket device allows for adjustment of the light fixture without introducing significant wear or strain to the electrical conductors passing through the interior portion of the device. This bracket device is thin, compact and of very neat and simple appearance. Because of its thinness and its compact shape this device conceals and its main element can be made to have the same thickness as a prior art mechanical bracket element, which would not normally carry electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Rafael M. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8936746
    Abstract: An extension for a heating element includes a bracket for a quartz lamp within a furnace of a blow molding machine. The extension includes a base that is coupled to the furnace where the extension directs the heating element toward an end of a preform. The extension may include a parabolic lens to provide controlled and directed heating of the end of the preform to optimize material distribution upon blow molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Plastic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Miller, Dennis Hahn
  • Patent number: 8931936
    Abstract: A height-adjustable pendant lamp canopy assembly with an overhead-mounted junction box; a base-plate mounted transformer therein; an apertured insulating spacer plate below the base plate; a releasable cord grip with a threaded lower end protruding through the aperture; and, a clamping nut securing, releasably, the canopy cover on the end of the cord grip. A cord braid connector has a metal body with a cord-receiving, through-socket, a terminating portion for a fixture ground wire, and, a transverse screw hole. A braid-clamping, metal collar is clamped around braid of cord extending through the through-socket with the collar stuffed axially into the through-socket; and a clamping screw in the screw hole anchoring the metal collar and braid in the through-socket in a permanent electrical connection of the braid and the connector body, irrespective of limited lamp raising or lowering movement of the lamp power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: W.A.C. Lightning Company Ltd
    Inventors: Sean Tham, Molly McGee, JunQuan Rao
  • Patent number: 8876359
    Abstract: An electrically isolating lamp assembly comprises a clamp ring, a lamp end, and a socket, wherein the lamp end is positioned within the clamp ring and the lamp end can be rotated, relative to the clamp ring, between locked and unlocked positions. In the unlocked position, lamp end shoulders are radially non-aligned with clamp ring flanges, and a locking peg is restrained, by the clamp ring flange, from being inserted completely within a locking peg channel in the lamp end, whereby the socket is restrained from fully engaging the lamp end; in the locked position, the lamp end shoulders are radially aligned with the clamp ring flanges, and the locking peg is inserted completely within the locking peg channel, whereby the socket can fully engage the lamp end, and wherein the lamp end is restrained by the locking peg from being rotated to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ATG R&D Limited
    Inventors: Chris Orritt, Richard Joshi
  • Patent number: 8876340
    Abstract: A personal lighting device includes a first housing including a light projection portion including an inner threading and a first protrusion. It further includes a second housing including a lighting mechanism cavity, an outer threading, a second protrusion, and a third protrusion; the second and third protrusions having a first space and a second space between the second and third protrusion, the second housing interconnected with the first housing via the threading, the first protrusion having a first and second position, the first position between the second and third protrusion in the first space, and the second position in the second space. The personal lighting device further includes a battery, a printed circuit board, and a light emitting diode such that when the first protrusion is in the first position, the LED is not activated; and when the first protrusion is in the second position, the LED is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Parker S. Ellenburg, Howard S. Ellenburg, Barbara Kay Ellenburg
  • Patent number: 8864336
    Abstract: An LED light emitting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of LEDs, a case having the LEDs at its front side, and a plurality of bolts each having a threaded portion for fixing the case to outside. The case has a plurality of insertion portions each allows inserting a bolt from the front side through the back side of the case. Each of the insertion portions has at its inner portion an elastic member having a first inner diameter which is smaller than the outer diameter of the threaded portion, and the elastic member is fixed in the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yasuoka
  • Publication number: 20140268701
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for providing a luminaire inductively coupled to a power transmission line include a current transformer containing a plurality of tap points, and a plurality of tap switches that can be coupled to the tap points. The plurality of tap switches are connected to a microcontroller. Further, the systems, methods, and devices include an energy storage device, and LED light source(s). In some instances the current transformer powers the LED light source(s), and in other instances, the current transformer charges the energy storage device and the energy storage device in turn powers the LED light source(s), and in yet other instances, a combination of powering directly from the current transformer or energy storage device may be switched back and forth depending on a variety of parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Gregg James Haensgen, John Fredrick Banting
  • Patent number: 8833986
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for illuminating a work area, such as the area underneath the hood of a vehicle or the area underneath the body of a vehicle. The lighting assembly has a light, support rod having an adjustable length and two clasping members, the two clasping members being able to attach the lighting assembly to the hood or body of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mark 10 Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Paul MacGregor
  • Patent number: 8827513
    Abstract: A proximity touch sensor device having an inner housing defining a cavity, an integrated circuit positioned within the cavity of the inner housing, the integrated circuit having an input port and an output port that outputs an output signal, and a USB connector protruding from the inner housing. The proximity touch sensor device also includes a light emitting diode integrated into the inner housing, positioned above the USB connector and electrically coupled to the output port of the integrated circuit, a sensing device positioned around the inner housing and electrically coupled to the input port of the integrated circuit, and an outer housing completely covering the inner housing and the sensing device such that contact with the outer housing causes the sensing device to send a signal to the input port of the integrated circuit to activate the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Superior Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: George Chen, Samuel Sentosa
  • Patent number: 8820952
    Abstract: The subject matter included in this disclosure can be embodied in an apparatus that includes a computing device having memory and a processor. The processor can be configured to establish a wireless connection with a streetlight controller that communicates with a streetlight, initiate transmission of a set of parameters related to commissioning the streetlight, and receive, from the controller, status and identification information associated with the streetlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: CIMCON Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Anil Agrawal
  • Patent number: 8814376
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a cover portion configured to have a hinged connection for mounting on a housing. The cover portion includes a light emitting diode (LED) and a mixing chamber having a reflective internal surface for receiving light from the LED. A phosphorescent lens is disposed opposite the LED and is configured to reflect light from the LED back to the mixing chamber and to emanate absorbed light from the lens to a surrounding region outside of the mixing chamber. An LED driver circuit is configured to power the LED, the LED driver circuit being electrically connected to a power source. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Apogee Translite, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Nicolai, Martin Gaon
  • Patent number: 8807793
    Abstract: A device for securing a source of LED light to a heat sink includes a LED light source engaging surface that is arranged and configured to engage a least a portion of a the source of LED light and which is provided with an integrated force applying spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: IDEAL, Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Schroll, Alan Emad Zantout
  • Patent number: 8794804
    Abstract: A system for supporting and leveling a light fixture having a fixture body supporting one or more light sources, and connectors on the fixture body, and a pair of V-shaped hanger rods, where each hanger rod has an apex area and first and second ends, and the first and second ends are each configured to be coupled to one of the connectors. A pair of suspension rods are each configured to engage an overhead structure. A pair of spring clip brackets each having a slot and an aperture are releasably and adjustably secured along the length of one of the suspension rods, and also have a receptacle with a locking tab that receives and retains the apex area of one of the hanger rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 8783918
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an easily-maintainable lamp connection device. The device comprises a lamp body, a front head arranged at an opening end of the lamp body, and a moveable link rod provided between the lamp body and the front head, which is able to slide freely; a stationary ring positioned firmly at the opening end of the lamp body with a gap between said stationary ring and an inside wall of the lamp body; a rod body of the moveable link rod is arranged with going through said gap, after assembling, an upper end of the moveable link rod located inside of the lamp body has a stopper whose size is bigger than that of said gap, and a lower end of the moveable link rod located inside of the front head is hinge jointed with a hinge mechanism inside of the front head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: Dongguan AMC Lighting Co., Ltd., WAC Lighting Co.
    Inventor: Youneng Mao
  • Patent number: 8746918
    Abstract: A telescopic flashlight that includes a universally adjustable mirror unit for reflecting the light of the lighting unit over a universal range, which mirror unit is readily and easily attached and detached from the distal end of the flashlight apparatus via a metallic mounting collar that is magnetically retained by means of an annular magnet affixed to the distal end of the apparatus, which mounting collar itself is rotatable relative to the distal end of the flashlight apparatus in order to provide two of the three degrees of freedom on motion of the mirror proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rubino
  • Patent number: 8746928
    Abstract: The present invention comprise a flag illumination assembly that both (i) illuminates an associated flag from a vertical edge of the flag and (ii) swivels with the edge of the flag as the flag is tossed in the wind. The foregoing facilitates illumination of the flag regardless of the direction of the wind. Further, a simmering effect is often created as a result of natural undulations of the flag in wind relative to the beams of light being directed thereon from the illumination assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventors: Michelle Morris, John Bode
  • Patent number: 8690400
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes a base and a lamp socket supported by the base. The lamp socket has a cylindrical inner surface with screw threads formed thereon. A lamp holder has a socket portion and an arm portion. A lower part of the socket portion is inserted within the lamp socket and is held in place by the screw threads of the lamp socket. The arm portion extends laterally from an upper part of the socket portion. A lamp package containing a lamp at least partially encased in packaging is attached to the arm portion of the lamp holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Foltz, Laszlo Titkos, Jacob Strassburger
  • Patent number: 8678609
    Abstract: A spot light includes a universal body, a light arrangement and a spot light accessory. The universal body includes a main body having a receiving compartment, and a light body, having a light cavity and a light opening, frontwardly and integrally extending from the main body. The light arrangement is supported by the universal body for generating illumination at the light opening. The spot light accessory includes a plurality of accessory elements selectively and detachably coupling with the universal body to transform the universal body from one configuration to another configuration so as to provide varieties of functional utilizations of the universal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Chi-Hung Fermi Lau
  • Patent number: 8678603
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a backlight module. The backlight module includes a light source, a thermal plate, a back cover and an elastic holder. The light source is arranged on the thermal plate. The thermal plate is arranged on the back cover, and includes a first hole defined therein. The back cover includes a second hole defined therein, and the second hole overlaps with the first hole. The elastic holder penetrates through the first hole and the second hole, holds two surfaces of the thermal plate and the back cover apart from each other for fixing the thermal plate on the back cover. The present disclosure further provides a liquid crystal display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tian Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140078756
    Abstract: An easily assembled furnishing article comprises a plurality of elongated ribs having a decorative contour, a support plate and a secondary plate. A notched interface is provided between each of the ribs and each plate so that the ribs may be engaged around the perimeter of the plates to define the outer contours of the furnishing article. The notched interface is sized for a friction fit between the ribs and the plates and for easy manual engagement without the need for tools. In one embodiment the furnishing article is a light fixture in which the support plate defines a center opening for supporting a light socket and the secondary plate defines a center opening to receive a power cord of the socket therethrough. The support plate can define a plurality of interior openings to provide for heat convection away from a light bulb engaged within the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael T. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8672511
    Abstract: A device for releasably positioning a cable on a support surface comprises a first housing component and a second housing component. The first housing component is releasably engaged with the second housing component. At least one channel is defined between the first and second housing components for releasably receiving and positioning a cable, wherein the at least one channel has an inlet and an outlet that can have the same dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven E. Kwak
  • Patent number: 8636390
    Abstract: A light emitting diode lamp, includes a pair of contacts for the electrical connection of the light emitting diode, wherein the pair of contacts includes two crimp contacts separated electrically from one another, each crimp contact including a conducting input including a conducting crimping skirt and a clinching zone intended to receive by clinching an electrical contact of the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cemm Thome SK Spol Sro
    Inventor: Olivier Middy
  • Patent number: 8636391
    Abstract: A rod-shaped retrofit lamp may have a mechanical sensing unit, and a current path has a plurality of electrically conductive sub-segments of which a first sub-segment is connected to the associated pin and of which a sub-segment is connected to the lamp's electronics unit, wherein the mechanical sensing unit is elastically pushed in counter to its projection direction from a released condition into an engaged condition and interacting with two current paths in such a way that the respective current path's first and second sub-segment will have been galvanically mutually coupled when the sensing unit is in the engaged condition so that the respective current path will have been closed and associated pin thereby electrically connected to the internal electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM AG
    Inventors: Harald Dellian, Stefan Otzen
  • Patent number: 8608332
    Abstract: A multi-function umbrella attachment assembly for cooling, lighting, and providing music to an area adjacent to an umbrella. The assembly includes a panel and an aperture extending through the panel. The aperture is configured for positioning around a pole of an umbrella. At least one light emitter is coupled to the panel. At least on speaker is coupled to the panel. At least one fan is coupled to the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Sergio Minniti
  • Patent number: 8556475
    Abstract: An L.E.D. light emitting assembly (20) includes an aluminum heat sink (22) presenting a mounting surface (24) with light emitting diodes (26) disposed thereon. A thermoplastic housing (28) is disposed over the heat sink (22) and presents a top surface (30) facing outwardly. An electronics enclosure (32) is disposed on the top surface (30). A solar shield (34) extends over and spaced from the electronics enclosure (32). The solar shield (34) includes a closed solar top wall (102) and solar side walls (104). The solar shield (34) defines an air inlet (114) adjacent a lower edge (112) of each of the solar side walls (104) and an air outlet (116) above the air inlet (114) at open solar ends (108) thereof for creating a chimney effect to move ambient air into the air inlet (114) and through an air flow space (111) to exit the air outlet (116).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Relume Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter A. Hochstein
  • Patent number: 8550671
    Abstract: A clamp structure includes a first board portion, a second board portion connected to a lateral side of the first board portion in an elastically deformable manner, and a third board portion connected to the other lateral side of the first board portion opposite to the second board portion in an elastically deformable manner. The third board portion and the second board portion are disposed on the same side of the first board portion for clamping two surfaces of a base, and the first board portion contacts against a light bar for fixing the light bar on the other surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Yu Yeh, Ying-Te Kuo
  • Publication number: 20130215356
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of LCDs, and more particularly to a connecting piece for a backlight module, a backlight module and an LCD device having the connecting piece. The connecting piece of the invention includes a column shaft, both ends of the column shaft are respectively provided with clamping caps; an upper rubber frame, a lower rubber frame or a backplane, a light guide plate, an optical film, and a reflector plate of the backlight module are respectively provided with through holes, and the column shaft of the connecting piece penetrates through the through holes and positions and locks the upper rubber frame, the lower rubber frame or the backplane, the light guide plate, the optical film, and the reflector plate by the clamping caps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Yajun Yu
  • Patent number: 8500313
    Abstract: A light fixture assembly having a plurality of sockets to receive a plurality of electrically powered sources of illumination, and a plurality of receptacles to receive a plurality of LED lights, the assembly including a housing. The plurality of receptacles are mounted on the fixture housing and a logic board is mounted in the housing, the logic board being electrically connected to a switch, and the switch is electrically connected to a source of electrical power. Separate electrical connections extend between the logic board and the sockets, and between the logic board and a voltage reduction device. The voltage reduction device is electrically connected to the receptacle to provide a lower voltage to the LED receptacles compared to the voltage of the electric power supplied to the light bulb. The switch is operable between off and on positions; and the logic board activates and deactivates the electrical energy provided to the sockets and to the LED receptacles upon operation of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald R. DeVries, David Manning
  • Publication number: 20130176745
    Abstract: A lighting device, comprising a power input assembly engagement structure that comprises a keying region, an electrical connector region and a power input assembly engagement region. A power input assembly, comprising a second electrical connector region held by, a positioning element and a holding structure, the positioning element releasably engaged with the holding structure. A lamp comprising a power input assembly and a lighting device comprising an engagement structure. A method comprising engaging a second electrical connector region of a power input assembly with a first electrical connector region of a lighting device. A lighting device positioning apparatus, comprising a lighting device mounting region, a first slide member comprising a retaining structure-receiving feature and a first slot, a second slide member comprising a second slot extending in a direction differing 20 degrees from the first slot, and a connector extending through the first and second slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter E. LOPEZ
  • Patent number: 8475014
    Abstract: A T-bar mounting bracket assembly for a luminaire fixture frame having a bracket, a clip vertically adjustable relative to the bracket, the clip extending through an opening in the bracket, a fastener extending through the bracket and the clip and, the fastener spaced from a location where the clip passes through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Mark O. Jones, Graham M. Rippel, Michael S. O'Boyle, Craig S. Nevers
  • Patent number: 8469553
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8459847
    Abstract: A gobo holder for a gobo wheel has a base element, a gobo fastening element rotatably mounted to the base element, and a resilient latching member on the base element. The gobo holder is mounted to a gobo wheel having a latching feature for such time until a mechanical latching connection is achieved between the resilient latching member of the gobo holder and the latching feature of the gobo wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: GLP German Light Products GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Salm
  • Patent number: 8459848
    Abstract: A headlamp assembly having a mechanism for reducing water based contamination is disclosed. The mechanism includes a lens assembly having an outer lens and an inner lens. A heating element may be disposed between the inner and outer lenses. Alternatively, inner and outer lenses may be spaced apart having a passage formed therebetween thorough which fluid may travel. Heat from light emitting diodes and a circuit board may be directed toward the outer lens through passages formed in the headlamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Truck-Lite Co., LLC
    Inventor: Michael Marley
  • Patent number: 8449145
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a light emitting diode module provides a support structure for attaching a light emitting diode module directly to a light bulb in a lighting system. A bulb bracket includes a bulb clip that can be mechanically attached to a conventional bulb such as a fluorescent, neon or incandescent light bulb. A light emitting diode module can be secured to the bulb bracket using a module clip or another attachment means disposed between the bracket and the module. Additional light emitting diode support structures include a mounting bar securable directly to a light bulb or other structure in a lighting system such as a sign box wall. An expandable support bracket is also provided for supporting one or more light emitting diode modules. A method of retrofitting a lighting system to use a light emitting diode module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Berry, Ted Kluska, Matthew Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8434906
    Abstract: Lighting systems having unique configurations are provided. For instance, the lighting system may include a light source, a thermal management system and driver electronics, each contained within a housing structure. The light source is configured to provide illumination visible through an opening in the housing structure. The thermal management system is configured to provide an air flow, such as a unidirectional air flow, through the housing structure in order to cool the light source. The driver electronics are configured to provide power to each of the light source and the thermal management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mehmet Arik, Stanton Weaver, Thomas Stecher, Charles Seeley, Glenn Kuenzler, Charles Wolfe, Jr., Yogen Utturkar, Rajdeep Sharma, Satish Prabhakaran, Tunc Icoz
  • Patent number: 8434927
    Abstract: An interchangeable power source light device has an AC power sealed-unit that fits into a uniform compartment of the light device housing. The AC power sealed-unit can be replaced by a DC power battery-pack, which also fits into the uniform compartment-means of the light device housing. The light device may have a built-in light source within the housing for connection with the sealed-unit or battery unit by to deliver electric signals from the sealed-unit or battery pack to the light source. Each sealed-unit and battery pack not only has its own power source, but also circuitry and a trigger, and optionally other light source(s) having low power consumption such as an LED(s), electro-luminescent (EL) element, organic LED, or organic EL element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8408728
    Abstract: A fixture for through hole mounting to a panel includes a flange structure fabricated of a translucent material. The flange structure includes a body portion adapted to extend through a mount hole in the panel and having a outer peripheral portion, and a transverse flange portion having an outer size larger than the hole opening. A periphery flange portion overlaps the panel surrounding the hole when the flange structure is installed in the panel hole. A light source attachment portion is configured to direct light emitted from a light source into the body portion of the flange structure, so that at least some of the emitted light passes into the flange portion to illuminate the flange portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: G.G. Distribution and Development Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Luis E. Fuentes, Graham J. Campbell, Jason W. Hillyard