Miscellaneous Patents (Class 362/458)
  • Patent number: 10670520
    Abstract: In an optical analysis device, a terahertz wave generation module includes a terahertz wave generation unit, and a polarization switching unit that periodically switches a polarization state of a terahertz wave between a first polarization state and a second polarization state that are different from each other on the basis of a frequency signal. An electric field vector measurement unit detects a first electric field vector of a terahertz wave in a first polarization state and a second electric field vector of the terahertz wave in a second polarization state by referring to a frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Yoichi Kawada
  • Patent number: 10404484
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for fixture data over a powerline network. In one aspect, fixture interfaces can receive control data on a powerline network and provide the control data to a fixture on a fixture network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Not for Radio, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Kelsey
  • Patent number: 10397015
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for fixture data over a powerline network. In one aspect, fixture interfaces can receive control data on a powerline network and provide the control data to a fixture on a fixture network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Not for Radio, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Kelsey
  • Patent number: 10359860
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing including a plurality of light sources to provide backlighting for the apparatus. A first portion of the plurality of light sources is configured to provide a first color temperature setting. A second portion of the plurality of light sources is configured to provide a second color temperature setting. The apparatus includes a controller including one or more processors configured to execute instructions stored on memory, which when executed, cause the one or more controllers to set at least one of an overall color temperature setting for the backlighting of the apparatus, or a partial color temperature setting for the backlighting of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Rohinni, LLC
    Inventors: Cody Peterson, Andy Huska
  • Patent number: 10109243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display apparatus comprising: a signal receiver configured to receive an image signal; a signal processor configured to process the received image signal; a display comprising a display panel which displays an image based on the processed image signal, and a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) groups each of which comprises a plurality of LEDs connected in series and the LED groups being connected in parallel with each other to emit light for an image to be displayed on the panel in accordance with a driving current; a plurality of switches respectively provided in the LED groups and selectively cutting off flow of a driving current in each LED group; a voltage adjuster configured to apply a driving voltage to the plurality of LED groups; and a controller configured to control the plurality of switches so that the driving current can flow in the LED group to be driven among the plurality of LED groups, and to control the voltage adjuster so that the applied driving voltage can have a preset
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeong-il Kang
  • Patent number: 9918367
    Abstract: Current source regulation circuitry that is arranged in a loop with power supply circuitry and current source circuitry. The current source regulation circuitry is configured to control the magnitude of supply voltage output by the power supply circuitry in order to maintain the voltage drop across each one current source of the current source circuitry to within a bounded range of voltage values. The bounded range of voltage values may be defined such that each one current source of the current source circuitry can properly regulate a drive current that is supplied to a corresponding light source coupled thereto, and such that the amount of power dissipated by each current source of the current source circuitry during operation is maintained within an acceptable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andrea Scenini, Adolfo De Cicco, Rosario Chiodo
  • Patent number: 9622465
    Abstract: Apparatus for control of vegetation having at least a part within a body of water such as a lake which includes a generally planar surface and a plurality of Ultra Violet Light-C (UV-C) light sources capable of producing UV-C light at substantially a wave length of 254 nm, the sources being disposed on the generally planar surface. The method for control of vegetation includes providing a generally planar surface, providing the plurality of UV-C light sources capable of producing UV-C light at substantially a wave length of 254 nm and positioning the sources on the generally planar surface, and positioning the generally planar member with the UV-C light sources within 12 inches of vegetation to be controlled, and exposing the vegetation to be controlled to the UV-C light sources for a finite period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: John J Paoluccio, John A Paoluccio
  • Patent number: 9004729
    Abstract: An internal IR filter assembly for an illuminator has a lamp disposed within a reflector with a face plate. A spring-biased IR filter is shaped as a hollow sleeve telescopically disposed over the lamp. A fixed cylindrical pedestal has one end coupled to the face plate. A sliding cylindrical mount is coupled to the IR filter and telescopically disposed over the fixed pedestal. A gear drive is engaged to a driven gear or hub. A motor is coupled to the gear drive to selectively and reversibly rotate the gear drive. The driven gear is coupled to the sliding cylindrical mount of the IR filter to selectively and reversibly translate the IR filter with respect to the lamp. At least one rod is coupled to the driven gear to prevent the rotation of the driven gear. The rod is slidable within the illuminator but rotationally fixed relative to the illuminator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SureFire LLC.
    Inventor: Gregory Z. Jigamian
  • Patent number: 8998460
    Abstract: A vehicle lift system includes a support structure having a top surface for supporting a vehicle supported by the vehicle lift system, and at least one lighting module. The lighting module is mounted to the top surface of the support structure. The lighting module is configured to illuminate a region of the vehicle, for example, but not limited to, the underside of the vehicle. The lighting module can be mounted generally flush relative to the top surface of the support structure. In a vehicle wheel alignment lift system, the lighting module can be disposed adjacent a movable support surface of the wheel runway apparatus to provide illumination during wheel alignment procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Snap-on Tools of Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Roy J. Dantas
  • Patent number: 8992054
    Abstract: A lampshade is provided with a longitudinal slit to receive a lampshade cover. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the lampshade includes an external surface and an internal surface. At least one fastener is affixed to an internal surface of the lampshade. The lampshade also includes at least one longitudinal slit on its outer surface. The longitudinal slit is configured to receive both ends of at least one lampshade cover. The lampshade cover includes decoration on an external surface. At least one fastener is affixed to an internal surface of the cover. A further embodiment of the present invention utilizes a method of applying a lampshade cover to a lampshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Laura Grollmus
  • Patent number: 8974103
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a light source, a panel and a light guiding structure. The light guiding structure includes a first light guiding tunnel and a second light guiding tunnel. The first light guiding tunnel includes a first end and a second end. A first opening is formed at the first end and close to the light source. The second light guiding tunnel includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the second light guiding tunnel communicates with the second end of the first light guiding tunnel. A diameter of the second end of the second light guiding tunnel is greater than a diameter of the first end of the second light guiding tunnel. A second opening is formed at the second end of the second light guiding tunnel. A diameter of the second opening is greater than a diameter of the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuang-Wen Chen, Yu-Hsin Huang, Fu-Chien Chen, Chun-Chiang Lai
  • Patent number: 8936380
    Abstract: The improvements include a reflector having an optical axis and a focus on the optical axis; a plasma lamp generating a light emitting plasma ball; and a G-force diaphragm shock mount coupling the lamp to the reflector while maintaining precise and stable positioning of the plasma ball of the lamp at or near the focus of the reflector to preserve optical performance despite application of G-force shocks to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Surefire LLC.
    Inventor: Gregory Z. Jigamian
  • Patent number: 8899760
    Abstract: A light projection apparatus that projects light onto an arbitrary space and an object set in the space, comprising: projection light data generating means for generating projection light data for specifying the projection light; projection range setting means for setting a projection range onto which the light is projected and a non-projection range onto which the light is not projected in accordance with an operation of a user; projection data correcting means for correcting the projection light data so as to project the light onto the projection range set by the projection range setting means; projection light correction data drawing means for performing drawing processing for projection light correction data obtained by correcting the projection light data by the projection data correcting means; and light projecting means for projecting the light by using projection light drawing data generated by the projection light data drawing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Kawamura
  • Patent number: 8899773
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a menu vision aid. In one embodiment, a menu vision aid comprises a frame, a lens disposed within the frame adapted to enhance the visibility of a menu page, a light source attached to the frame adapted to provide light to a menu page; and an attachment member attached to at least one of the frame and the light source, the attachment member adapted to attach the menu vision aid to a menu page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventors: David Levine, Gene Uhlig, Joseph A. Calenda
  • Publication number: 20140239199
    Abstract: A replacement light apparatus includes a base plate a bearing member, and a light source. The bearing member extends from a portion of the base plate. The bearing member includes a bearing surface. The light source is coupled to the bearing surface of the bearing member and adapted to project a cone of light centered on an illumination axis that extends perpendicular to the bearing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SOUTHERN LINAC, LLC
    Inventors: Clark Bowlsbey, Edward Q. Castle, JR., Kyle Bowlsbey
  • Patent number: 8814673
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the inventive subject matter include operations for presenting a lighting show in a wagering game system. The operations can include receiving, over a first network, a playlist identifier that identifies a playlist, where the playlist is associated with a first group of lighting commands for presenting lighting effects on lighting devices in the wagering game system. The operations can also include generating the first group of lighting commands, and receiving, over the first network, a second group of lighting commands for presenting the lighting effects on the lighting devices in the wagering game system. The operations can also include generating, based on the first and second groups of lighting commands, instructions specific to the lighting devices, and transmitting, over a second network, the instructions for execution by one or more lighting controllers connected to the lighting devices, wherein the execution causes the lighting effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: WMS Gaming, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward G. Brunell, Paul J. Radek
  • Patent number: 8807770
    Abstract: A system and method of displaying appliance information to a user is provided. Reverse mount LEDS may be used in a seven segment configuration and correlating to any other icon or indicator. The reverse mount LEDs may be mounted on single sided printed circuit board to form an appliance user display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark A. Didat, Steven Michael Recio, Michael Wuttikorn Ekbundit
  • Patent number: 8789987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base (1), in particular for light masts, comprising a housing (7) with a base surface (10) which can be filled with a medium. In order to ensure improved stability and to avoid additional grounding measures, an embodiment is chosen according to the invention in which the housing (7) is not electrically conductive and has a holding opening (21) for a mast (2) which is not round and is composed of non-conductive material. In this case, a mast (2) which is not round avoids lateral inclination of the mast (2), thus making it possible to ensure secure installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Jürgen Nölle
  • Patent number: 8727585
    Abstract: A supporting body for mounting a light emitting element having excellent heat dissipation performance to suppress damage to the base or decrease of air tightness caused by heat even in cases where a high-power light emitting element is mounted thereon. The supporting body for mounting a light emitting element is obtained by integrally molding an insulating base that has a mounting part on which a light emitting element is mounted and a lead frame for packaging a light emitting element that is mounted on the insulating base. The supporting body for mounting a light emitting element is characterized in that the insulating base is composed of a sintered body of a glass ceramic composition that contains a low melting point glass powder and a ceramic filler and the low melting point glass powder has a softening point of not more than 630° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
    Inventor: Katsuyoshi Nakayama
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140055978
    Abstract: Electronic device cases and lighting and power devices and modules are described. A case for a portable electronic device may include a rim portion defining an opening for a display of the portable electronic device and one or more light sources adjacent to the rim portion. A lighting device may include one or more light sources for illuminating a user's face during use of a camera of a portable electronic device, and a power member for providing power to the one or more light sources. A lighting module may include a plurality of lighting devices. A power module having a battery may be configured to provide power to a portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Cindy Gantz, Jackie Wallace, Jean Tripier
  • Patent number: 8633977
    Abstract: An electronic endoscope apparatus capable of setting the brightness of a displayed spectroscopic image within a desirable range. The apparatus includes: a light source for irradiating white light on an observation target body; a color imaging device for imaging the observation target image; a first color conversion circuit for converting Y/C signals to RGB three color image signals; a spectroscopic image generation circuit for generating a spectroscopic image from the RGB three color image signals; a second color conversion circuit for converting the RGB three color image signals to Y/C signals; a light amount regulation means for regulating the amount of white light irradiated on the observation target body; and a light amount control circuit for controlling the light amount regulation means based on the luminance information provided by the Y/C signals outputted from the second color conversion circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: FUJINON Corporation
    Inventor: Mitsuru Higuchi
  • Patent number: 8613534
    Abstract: The improvements include an illuminator for a gun comprising a manually manipulated and storable external IR filter with a plurality of radially directed circumferential tabs integrally extending from the frame to allow a manual torque to be applied to the frame to manually screw it into and out of the bezel in the field. A high g-force diaphragm shock mount for the lamp includes a receptacle which positions the longitudinal axis of the lamp on the optical axis of the reflector. The field serviceable lamp assembly is an integrated or modular and sealed unit. A field serviceable electronics module is accessed by removing the rear bezel. The illuminator handle includes a double locked latch lever. A T-Slot to Picatinny adapter allows a SureFire T-rail fitting of the handle to fit a conventional Picatinny rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventors: Gregory Z. Jigamian, Michael D. Picciotta, Ronald S. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8545059
    Abstract: An electrodeless lamp street lighting fixture comprises a housing, an electronic ballast, and a light emitter that comprises a light bulb, a light reflecting cover, and a transparent cover fixed together. The light emitter and the electronic ballast could be pivotally connected to the housing. An external surface of the housing is served as a radiating plane of the electronic ballast. Therefore, the present invention needs no tool for dismantlement, the radiating effect of the electronic ballast is satisfactory, and the installment is convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fujian Juan Kuang Yaming Electric Limited
    Inventors: Wenjun Chen, Wenxin Kang, Hequan Zhang
  • Patent number: 8459838
    Abstract: A traffic light assembly includes at least one light module, at least one lens located in front of the at least one light module, a transparent housing located in front of the at least one lens, and a cleaning device. The cleaning device includes a wiper located on an outer surface of the transparent housing, and a driver which drives the wiper to brush the transparent housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi-Wei Liao, Wen-Liang Tseng, Min-Tsun Hsieh, Chih-Yung Lin, Ching-Lien Yeh
  • Patent number: 8444304
    Abstract: A reptile lamp for installation in a top side of a reptile tank to provide illumination is disclosed to include a housing equipped with a high-voltage circuit and a LED start control circuit, a LED lamp panel mounted inside the housing and electrically connected to the LED start control circuit and carrying multiple white LEDs and red LEDs for emitting white light or red light subject to the control of the LED start control circuit, and phosphor-coated cold cathode tubes mounted inside the housing and electrically connected to the high-voltage circuit for emitting ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: EIKO Electric Products Corp.
    Inventor: Yu-Chin Wang
  • Patent number: 8439534
    Abstract: A mobile lighting apparatus includes a portable frame such as a moveable trailer or skid having a light tower thereon. The light tower is moveable from a stowed position to a deployed position. A hydrogen-powered fuel cell is located on the portable frame to provide electrical power to an array of the energy efficient lights located on the light tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventors: George Michael Roe, Leonard Elliott Klebanoff, Gerald W. Rea, Robert A. Drake, Terry A. Johnson, Steven John Wingert, Thomas A. Damberger, Thomas J. Skradski, Christopher James Radley, James M. Oros, Paul G. Schuttinger, David J. Grupp, Stephen Carl Prey
  • Patent number: 8419241
    Abstract: An adjustable lamp structure includes a first and a second adapters, an adapter ring, a limiting unit, a heat sink, and a lampshade. The second adapter is configured in the first adapter, and the adapter ring is configured at the second adapter. The adapter ring has a surface facing the second adapter and pillars configured on the surface. The second adapter is engaged with the pillars. The limiting unit is located in the second adapter and fixed at ends of the pillars to limit a moving distance of the second adapter on the pillars. The heat sink is engaged with the adapter ring and located at one side of the adapter ring. The lampshade is configured at one side of the heat sink. The entire length of the lamp structure can be changed by adjusting relative positions of the second adapter and the pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Feng Jen, Che-Hsin Liao
  • Patent number: 8414167
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a lighting system for a sporting apparatus. In one embodiment, a sporting board apparatus includes an elongated board structure having top surface, a bottom surface, and edge surfaces. The sporting board apparatus further includes a light system having a plurality of light sources coupled to a power supply. In addition, the sporting board apparatus may include a switching mechanism to control the supply of electrical power from the power supply to the light sources, and a select mechanism to control one or more light programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Seth Borges
  • Patent number: 8382304
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a housing having a washing chamber with an access opening. An access door is operable to close the access opening in a fluid tight manner. A movable loading unit is disposable in the washing chamber and is at least partially removable from the washing chamber through the access opening. The loading unit includes an illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Wegener, Seyfettin Kara
  • Patent number: 8353605
    Abstract: A wireless network apparatus capable of illumination includes a casing, a motherboard, a prompting unit, and a light emitting unit. The casing has a light permeable portion. The motherboard is disposed in the casing for serving a networking function. The prompting unit is disposed at the motherboard and electrically connected thereto for generating a prompting signal in accordance with a status of the networking function being performed by the motherboard. The light emitting unit is disposed on the motherboard or in the casing and corresponds in position to the light permeable portion. The light emitting unit is powered by the motherboard and configured to emit light passing through the light permeable portion, thereby serving a lighting function. Accordingly, the wireless network apparatus provides home illumination, increases the value-added, and boosts consumers' willingness to buy and install the wireless network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Askey Computer Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Hua Huang, Ching-Feng Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8337040
    Abstract: A light emitting assembly for a housing with a perimeter wall and an open bottom side. A water buoyant material is attached to the perimeter wall. A light emitter is mounted to the housing. The light emitter emits a light when power is provided to the light emitter. At least one battery component is mounted to the housing. The at least one battery component is electrically coupled to the light emitter. The at least one battery component is exposed through the bottom side of the housing to allow water to enter the at least one battery component. The at least one battery generates electricity when water enters the bottom side of the housing. The housing is placed in water so that the water acts as an electrolyte for the at least one battery component to provide electricity to the light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew N. Easley
  • Publication number: 20120307500
    Abstract: A lighting system is described. The lighting system includes a lamp and a first container including a first phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is conducted to the first phase change material. The system also includes a second container including a second phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is also conducted to the second phase change material, and the second phase change material has a transition point temperature lower than the transition point temperature of the first phase change material of the first container to account for a temperature drop between the second container and the first container. The lighting system also includes a temperature sensor for reducing lamp power if the lamp becomes too hot, and a mounting bracket which may also conduct heat away from the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Lumenetix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Hitchcock, James Kingman, Matthew D. Weaver, Dustin Cochran, Sanjoy Ghose
  • Publication number: 20120277908
    Abstract: A robotic system is disclosed that includes a mobile device, a docking station, and a software application hosted in the mobile device. The the mobile device is physically lodgeable in the docking station. The software application is hosted in the mobile device. The mobile device and the docking station enter a coordinated action mode via the software application when the mobile device is physically lodged in the docking station. And the software application is configurable with different profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: YDreams - Informatica, S.A.
    Inventors: Edmundo Manuel Nabais Nobre, Fernando Manuel Nabais, Maria Cristina Frazão Pissarra Gouveia
  • Patent number: 8297803
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a conveniently demountable assembled lamp. It is mainly composed of stand columns and clapboards, and multiple clapboards divide the stand columns into up and down multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Hui Chen
  • Patent number: 8251553
    Abstract: A vehicle lift system includes a support structure having a top surface for supporting a vehicle supported by the vehicle lift system, and at least one lighting module. The lighting module is mounted to the top surface of the support structure. The lighting module is configured to illuminate a region of the vehicle, for example, but not limited to, the underside of the vehicle. The lighting module can be mounted generally flush relative to the top surface of the support structure. In a vehicle wheel alignment lift system, the lighting module can be disposed adjacent a movable support surface of the wheel runway apparatus to provide illumination during wheel alignment procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Snap-On Tools of Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Roy J. Dantas
  • Publication number: 20120139426
    Abstract: A dimmable outdoor lighting fixture apparatus is provided with a dimmable ballast or driver mounted in a horizontal cobra head luminaire fixture, and a photo eye control module connected to the fixture by an EEI/NEMA standard 3-terminal polarized twist-lock receptacle mounted to the fixture housing, with the controller module providing a dimming control value to the ballast or driver through the twist-lock receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Laszlo Sandor Ilyes, Melvin C. Cosby, JR., Himamshu Prasad, Jason D. Creighton
  • Publication number: 20120113658
    Abstract: A semiconductor light-emitting element manufacturing method including: a first step in which a first n-type semiconductor layer is laminated onto a substrate in a first organometallic chemical vapor deposition apparatus; and a second step in which a regrowth layer, a second n-type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a p-type semiconductor layer are sequentially laminated onto the aforementioned first n-type semiconductor layer in a second organometallic chemical vapor deposition apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Sakai
  • Patent number: 8104925
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system of aiming devices such as antennas, free-space optical communication transmitters and lighting fixtures. One aspect of the invention mounts a substantially collimated light source on a device or lighting fixture. The direction of the substantially collimated light source is fixed in a known relationship to the aiming direction of the fixture or device. By finding the substantially collimated light source either by direct viewing, in a mirror, or with a light sensor, the aiming direction of the fixture or device can be derived by using the known the relationship between the substantially collimated light source and the aiming direction of the fixture or device. Thus, the aiming direction of the fixture or device can be derived without operating the fixture or device and can be derived even at relatively remote locations from the fixture or device. The apparatus and method can be used on one fixture or a plurality of fixtures or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron K. Gordin
  • Publication number: 20120014105
    Abstract: The improvements include an illuminator for a gun comprising a manually manipulated and storable external IR filter with a plurality of radially directed circumferential tabs integrally extending from the frame to allow a manual torque to be applied to the frame to manually screw it into and out of the bezel in the field, A high g-force diaphragm shock mount for the lamp includes a receptacle which positions the longitudinal axis of the lamp on the optical axis of the reflector. The field serviceable lamp assembly is an integrated or modular and sealed unit. A field serviceable electronics module is accessed by removing the rear bezel. The illuminator handle includes a double locked latch lever. A T-Slot to Picatinny adapter allows a SureFire T-rail fitting of the handle to fit a conventional Picatinny rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: SureFire LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Z. Jigamian, Michael D. Picciotta, Ronald S. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120002117
    Abstract: A lighting device 12 according to the present invention includes: a light source 18; a power supply board 20 configured to supply drive power to the light source 18; and a connector 21 that electrically connects the light source 18 to the power supply board 20. The power supply board 20 includes a connecting portion 20c connected with the connector 21 so as to be electrically connected to the light source 18 via the connector 21. The connecting portion 20c includes a rounded corner 20f.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Matsumoto
  • Publication number: 20110310628
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) interconnection system is provided. The system includes a cable having a driver end and a termination end. The cable has conductive pathways extending between the driver end and the termination end. The driver end is configured to engage a driver to carry an electrical current to the conductive pathways. The termination end is configured to terminate the conductive pathways. A connector is provided having a cable contact and a LED contact joined to the cable contact. The cable contact pierces the cable and engages the conductive pathways to electrically join the connector to the conductive pathways. A LED board is provided having a circuit board including circuit board contacts. A LED is positioned on the circuit board and electrically joined to the circuit board contacts. The LED contact of the connector engages the circuit board contacts to electrically join the connector to the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: MATTHEW EDWARD MOSTOLLER, RICKY EDWARD BROWN, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE DAILY, ROHAN NARANG, ROBERT D. RIX
  • Patent number: 8079717
    Abstract: An information handling system projector tracks lamp usage to generate a lamp order form for order of a replacement lamp when lamp usage is a predetermined usage. The lamp order form is automatically generated and displayed to include lamp usage and projector identification information so that a user need not manually input that information into an order form. A network module of the projector supports queries for lamp usage from a lamp management module running on an information handling system. A projector processor interfaced with the network module reads the lamp usage and projector identification information from firmware of the projector and provides the lamp usage and projector identification information to the lamp management module for automatic generation of the lamp order form display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Subramanian Jayaram, Jeffrey S. Layton
  • Publication number: 20110261561
    Abstract: A light source is configured to emit narrow peaks at discrete spectral bands, especially primary color wavelengths, added to simulate the effect of a broadband light source. A subject is provided with a pigment, examples being certain rare earth lanthanides, with a strong absorption peak at a corresponding narrow spectral band. The pigment has a nominal hue under true broadband light. When illuminated by the narrow band source, the absorption peak eliminates the contribution of one of the primary colors, producing a distinct shift in hue of the pigmented subject. The change in hue cannot be anticipated from the appearance of illuminated subjects that lack the pigment, which remain normal. The narrow absorption peak is not noticeable under unmatched light sources or true broadband light sources, e.g., sunlight. The hue shift effect is useful for security authentication, informational and decorative applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Norman A. Gardner, Edward H. Bell, Terry Stovold
  • Publication number: 20110249441
    Abstract: Disclosed is a kit for converting an existing high discharge light unit to an LED based light unit, with the option of including a networked capability among a group of LED light units. The kit includes a drop-in component mounting plate on which are mounted an LED light source, sensors including a thermal sensor, a control unit, a DC power supply, a heat sink, and a dimmer unit. A wireless transceiver allows the LED light units to operate as a network, with two way flow of information from the LED light units to a control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: DANIEL DONEGAN
  • Publication number: 20110227508
    Abstract: An ornament of the present invention includes a display that is hidden behind a panel. An ornament body includes at least one panel which includes a two-way mirror and a display in the interior of the body. The ornament includes a light disposed in the ornament body which, when active, reveals the display which is otherwise hidden behind the two-way mirror. The light may be activated by a sensor that recognizes physical motion, and may also include a speaker to play music and a moving display element driven by a motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: MR. CHRISTMAS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Leslie Hermanson, Huang Meng-Suen
  • Patent number: 8011801
    Abstract: A digital picture display is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the device includes a main body, a removable decorative faceplate adapted to be secured to a front portion of the main body, and an internal casing seated within the main body. An annular sidewall extends frontward from a periphery of the internal casing and a plurality of notches are disposed in the annular sidewall of the internal casing to receive a plurality of light emitting diodes. A liquid crystal display is housed within the internal casing, wherein the liquid crystal display is in electrical communication with electronic circuitry. The internal casing also includes a non-volatile memory that stores digital images to view on the liquid crystal display. In addition, the decorative faceplate includes at least one latch to removably secure the faceplate to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Jason Mock
  • Publication number: 20110148308
    Abstract: A handheld device includes a row of lighting elements configured at the side of its top body that faces a keypad of its bottom body for illuminating the keypad when the two bodies slide away for use. The lighting elements projects light in a direction nearly parallel with the keypad and toward the surface of the keypad, and illumination of the keypad is therefore accomplishable in various environmental conditions. The lighting elements may also be used for illuminating the keypad or displayed with different strength or bright and dark periods based on the ambient brightness, and based on the charging rate of the handheld device's rechargeable battery when the handheld device is being charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Wen-Ping Yu, Tung-Po Chiu
  • Publication number: 20110134645
    Abstract: A lighting system is described. The lighting system includes a lamp and a first container including a first phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is conducted to the first phase change material. The system also includes a second container including a second phase change material thermally connected to the lamp. Heat generated by the lamp during operation is also conducted to the second phase change material, and the second phase change material has a transition point temperature lower than the transition point temperature of the first phase change material of the first container to account for a temperature drop between the second container and the first container. The lighting system also includes a temperature sensor for reducing lamp power if the lamp becomes too hot, and a mounting bracket which may also conduct heat away from the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Hitchcock, James Kingman, Matthew Weaver, Dustin Cochran, Sanjoy Ghose
  • Patent number: 7943211
    Abstract: An improved three dimensional display such as a Holiday decoration having collapsible constructions having a shape memory internal frame. In one embodied form, the unique display includes a collapsible internal frame formed, in part, from metal wire imparted with suitable memory characteristics. Such metals are referred to as “shape memory alloys” (SMAs) because much metals “remember” their original shapes. Accordingly, the present invention uses a deformable internal metal frame supporting an outer sheath formed from suitable materials such as fabric, or plastic film for the skin of the inventive three dimensional displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen