Ornamental Or Decorative Patents (Class 362/565)
  • Patent number: 10863636
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an electronic device is disclosed. In the method, a first shell and a second shell are formed. The first shell and the second shell are assembled with each other to form a casing for receiving an electronic module. The two opposite ends of the casing respectively have a first opening and a second opening. The first opening and the second opening are aligned with each other along an extending direction. A seam is located at an outer surface of the casing and between the first shell and the second shell. A paint level is formed on the outer surface of the casing to cover the seam. The casing is moved toward a water transferring film along the extending direction which is vertical to the water transferring film for connecting the water transferring film with the paint level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lin, Ying-Shan Chen, I-Fang Chen
  • Patent number: 10770688
    Abstract: A display device including a display panel including a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area; a window disposed above the display panel; a driving circuit chip disposed in the non-display area and mounted on the display panel; and a light-scattering member interposed between the display panel and the window. The light-scattering member overlaps with the driving circuit chip and contains scattering particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nu Ree Um, Sang Eun Moon, Jin Hee Jang
  • Patent number: 10036521
    Abstract: An electrically powered flame simulator comprises at least two light sources, an integrated circuit electrically connected to the light sources for intermittently illuminating at least one of the light sources independently of other light sources such that the light sources together provide the effect of a flickering movement, and a power source for providing power to the integrated circuit. The flame simulator may be mounted in a decorative or ornamental device such as a candle or fire log, or used on decorative clothing, or may be part of a hazard or warning system. One or more solid state light sources may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: STERNO HOME INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Gutstein, Monita Liu
  • Patent number: 9834136
    Abstract: An emblem assembly is provided that includes a power source, a backing member, and a light-producing assembly coupled to the power source and supported by the backing member. The light-producing assembly may include an electroluminescent light source. The emblem assembly further includes a chromatic layer over the light-producing assembly that comprises and emblem shape, and a translucent sealing structure over the chromatic layer that seals the backing member, the light-producing assembly, and the chromatic layer. The emblem assembly exhibits a chrome- or mirror-like finish when viewed under ambient lighting conditions. Further, the emblem assembly possesses a glowing appearance when activated under low light or nighttime conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Roberts, LaRon Michelle Brown, Cornel Lewis Gardner
  • Patent number: 9739463
    Abstract: A lighting system, having a base cone assembly, a base plate that mounts onto a dock pile, and an electrical system having at least one adjustable diameter lighting source. The present invention further has a tip cone mounted onto the base cone assembly. The tip cone has at least one light slot or clear section to permit light to emit there through. The tip cone and the base cone assembly are apex shaped. Extending from the tip cone is a mast bolt that secures to the base plate. The at least one adjustable diameter lighting source has at least one LED source and regulator. The at least one adjustable diameter lighting source emits radial and/or downward lighting onto the dock pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Keith Donald Brookins
  • Patent number: 9690028
    Abstract: A backlight module, a display device and a displaying method of the backlight module are disclosed. The backlight module includes a light generation unit and a light emitting control unit. The light generation unit is configured to generate at least two light spot arrays that are spaced from each other, each light spot array includes a plurality of light spots, and projections of the respective light spots on a plane that is vertical to a light emitting direction of the light generation unit are staggered from each other; the light emitting control unit is configured to control the light generation unit to alternatively generate the at least two light spot arrays. The backlight module can be used for 3D displaying, and the depth of field in the displayed image is increased, and the structure of the backlight module is more compact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunmiao Zhou
  • Patent number: 9572446
    Abstract: A lighted artificial tree including a first trunk body, a second trunk body, a first electrical connector inside the first trunk body, and a second electrical connector inside the second trunk body. The first trunk body is keyed to the second trunk body such that the first trunk body is rotationally locked to the second trunk body. The first electrical connector is keyed to the second electrical connector such that the first electrical connector is rotationally locked to the second electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9335456
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light source module which includes a light source and a plurality of fibers. The light source has a light emitting surface. The fibers are arranged on the light emitting surface of the light source. Each fiber includes a light input part contacting the light emitting surface and a light output part opposite to the light input part. The light output part of each fiber extends upwardly and outwardly from the light input part for guiding light from forward to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chau-Jin Hu, Feng-Yuen Dai, Yung-Lun Huang
  • Patent number: 9076243
    Abstract: A digital interior system includes a sensitivity-space-environment detection engine for collecting sensitivity information, space related information, or environmental information about an interior space. Further, the digital interior system includes an interior content generation system for generating interior content about each of objects in the interior space based on the sensitivity information, space related information or environmental information collected by the sensitivity-space-environment detection engine. Furthermore, the digital interior system includes a digital interior construction system for performing interior construction using each of pieces of interior content generated by the interior content generation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyun Soon Shin, Intark Han, Yong Kwi Lee
  • Patent number: 9039264
    Abstract: A decorative ornament capable of being completely illuminated about its surface including a hollow shell comprising a water-proof battery capsule is described. When the ornament is on display, the battery capsule is stored in a hollow shell of the ornament, in a manner such that only the removable lid of the battery capsule is visibly exposed. A battery pack, comprising one or more batteries, provides the power to illuminate the ornament and is enclosed within the battery capsule. The ornament surface is made using a water-resistant material. The battery capsule is made of a similar water-proof material and is sealed so as to prevent the battery pack from malfunctioning during various weather conditions. The battery pack's configuration enables the ornament to comprise a plurality of lighting modes, including full-on, blinking-on, and timer. The ornament can be displayed indoors or outdoors, and may be used year after year.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: New Tsai Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Martini
  • Patent number: 9033556
    Abstract: An electronic incense-stick assembly includes a burning chamber, a number of electronic sticks simulating burning sticks, a wind speed sensor and a controller. The electronic sticks are arranged in the burning chamber. Each of the electronic sticks includes a light guide bar, a glowing end, and a light source. The light guide bar includes a first end and a second end away from the first end. The light source is positioned at the first end. The glowing head is positioned at the second end and simulates the glowing tip of an incense stick. The wind speed sensor is located on the exterior of the burning chamber, and senses changes in the wind speed outside the burning chamber. The controller adjusts the brightness of the light source according to the wind speed sensed by the wind speed sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bing-Heng Lee
  • 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: 8956031
    Abstract: An object has fiber optics or other light emitting portion, the operation of which is triggered by temperature, sound, fingerprint or motion. In preferred embodiments the light emitting portion cooperates with a non-light emitting portion to enhance the ornamental design, and in especially preferred embodiments a portion of the ornamental design appears to be moving by virtue of triggering of different bundles of fiber optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Inkology, Inc.
    Inventor: Barry Silberman
  • Patent number: 8939629
    Abstract: The lighting device includes a rod and two or more lighting units superimposing each other. Each of the lighting units includes a housing and a lighting element. The housing has a through hole, a first conductive element, a second conductive element and a positioning mechanism. The through hole is penetrated by the rod so that the housing can turn about the rod. The positioning mechanism limits the lighting units to turn between a first position and a second position. The first conductive elements and second conductive elements of the lighting units make contact at the second position, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Chu, Eden Chou, Fu-Ting Cheng, Kuan-Chun Ni, Chung-Tong Ho
  • Patent number: 8915621
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lamp structure with stacked light transparent boards. The lamp structure includes a lamp base, a light source module, plural transparent boards, and an electrical wire module. The light source module is placed inside the lamp base and is connected to an outside power supply by the electrical wire module, the transparent boards are stacked on the lamp base, and each of the transparent boards has a central hole, the central hole can be of different size for different transparent boards. The central holes of the transparent boards together form the designed light shape of the lamp structure. Lamp designs and productions by using the lamp structure of the present invention is easier and cheaper and full of plenty diversities. The repairing cost is low, since only replacement of the damaged portion of the lamp structure is required, but not throwing away the whole lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Karl F. Alverson, Wei-Hao Du
  • Patent number: 8894216
    Abstract: A projector for projecting diffracted light in a selectable pattern and/or animation on a display surface. The apparatus includes a light source providing one or more beams of coherent light from one or more lasers. The apparatus includes a diffraction assembly in the path of the light source to generate diffracted light by diffracting the laser light with one, two, or more diffraction grating patterns and, optionally, with a diffraction glass or other material. An active mask is provided with a raster that receives the diffracted light and that includes a plurality of optical shutter elements that are selectively operable to project a portion of the diffracted light from the active mask toward the display surface. In one example, the active mask includes a liquid crystal display panel to provide a grid of addressable programmable pixels that are turned on and off to project portions of the diffracted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Reichow, Daniel M. Joseph
  • Publication number: 20140313767
    Abstract: An electronic incense assembly includes a light guide member, a light combining member, a substantially hemispherical member, a first light source and a second light source. The light guide member includes a light incident end and a light output end. The light combining member is located at the light incident end. The substantially hemispherical member is located at the light output end. The first and the second light sources emit light with different color chosen from red, green and blue. The light combining member synthesizes light emitted from the first and the second light sources to form a synthesized light. The synthesized light enters the light guide member from the light incident end, reaches the substantially hemispherical member directly and then emits out of the substantially hemispherical member to simulate a burning incense stick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHEN-HAN LIN
  • Patent number: 8864354
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a light-emitting pompon including a handle, a plurality of flexible streamers, and a plurality of elongate light-emitting objects is provided. The handle may include a first end and a second end and the plurality of streamers may extend from the first end of the handle. The plurality of elongate light-emitting objects may extend from the first end of the handle. In some embodiments, the plurality of elongate light-emitting objects may be flexible. A light source may be disposed in the handle. The light source may be configured to emit light towards the first end of the handle such that the emitted light enters into and is dispersed out of the plurality of light-emitting objects. In some embodiments, the light source may be spaced from the plurality of elongate light-emitting objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: School Specialty Co. of Oregon, Inc.
    Inventor: David Lorati
  • Patent number: 8864362
    Abstract: An illumination device is disclosed, having a lightguide optically coupled to a light source and a transducer for supplying power to the light source by converting energy received from a remote transmitter. Energy received from a remote transmitter can comprise radiofrequency waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet light, sunlight, sound waves or heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Audrey A. Sherman, Kevin R. Schaffer, Michael A. Meis, Soemantri Widagdo
  • Patent number: 8777470
    Abstract: This interior wall includes at least one cladding panel (4) covered with a luminous fabric (6), lying in a substantially vertical plane and having a front face receiving the luminous fabric, a rear face opposite the front face, a bottom edge, and a top edge. The luminous fabric includes optical fibers (7) extending substantially vertically over the front face of the first cladding panel and first ends of which are bent around the bottom edge of the first cladding panel toward its rear face. A casing (8) accommodates light sources and includes connecting elements (10) for the ends of the optical fibers (7) of the luminous fabric bent around the bottom edge of the first cladding panel. The first casing (8) is fastened to the first cladding panel and is supported by feet (20) extending beyond the bottom edge of the first cladding panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: BPB Limited
    Inventors: Sylvie Perez, Yves Benkemoun, Patrick Truquin, Andre Rivaud
  • Publication number: 20140177265
    Abstract: An electronic incense censer includes an electronic incense which consists of a light guide for guiding light and a sheath coated on a circumferential periphery of the light guide, a light source arranged at a light incident end of the light guide, and a light emitting portion arranged at a light output end of the light guide. A color of light generated by the light source is adjustable by mixing light beams having different colors, wherein intensities of the light beams are adjustable. The light enters the light guide via the light incident end and reaches the light emitting portion via a guidance of the light guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PO-CHOU CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140169028
    Abstract: An exemplary electronic censer includes a censer body, working fluid contained in the censer body, an incense branch, a fog generator, and a guiding tube. The incense includes a light guiding tube, a light source mounted on the light guiding tube, and a fog guiding tube surrounding the light guiding tube and spaced from the light guiding tube to define a chamber between the fog guiding tube and the light guiding tube. The fog generator is received in the censer body and converts the working fluid to fog. The guiding tube guides the fog from the censer body to the chamber to exhaust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: PO-CHOU CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140119045
    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: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Kuang-Wen Chen, Yu-Hsin Huang, Fu-Chien Chen, Chun-Chiang Lai
  • Publication number: 20140119047
    Abstract: An electronic incense stick includes a light guide bar, a hollow tube accommodating the light guide bar, and a light source. The light guide bar includes a first end and a second end away from the first end. The light guide bar includes an incense head positioned at the second end. The incense head includes a first portion away from the first end and a second portion connecting with the first portion. A roughness of the first portion is smaller than a roughness of the second portion. The light source is positioned on the first end of the light guide bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: BING-HENG LEE
  • Publication number: 20140029291
    Abstract: The lighting device includes a rod and two or more lighting units superimposing each other. Each of the lighting units includes a housing and a lighting element. The housing has a through hole, a first conductive element, a second conductive element and a positioning mechanism. The through hole is penetrated by the rod so that the housing can turn about the rod. The positioning mechanism limits the lighting units to turn between a first position and a second position. The first conductive elements and second conductive elements of the lighting units make contact at the second position, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Chu, Eden Chou, Fu-Ting Cheng, Kuan-Chun Ni, Chung-Tong Ho
  • Publication number: 20140029292
    Abstract: The present invention provides a linear lighting device which includes an elongated light guide, a light source disposed at an end in a longitudinal direction of the light guide, and a case accommodating the light guide and the light source. In the linear lighting device, the light guide has a plurality of grooves arranged in the longitudinal direction of the light guide, and has a stepped cutout at the other end on an opposite side from the end, and a protruding portion protruding into the cutout is formed on an inner surface of the case which faces the cutout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Tetsu MIZUSHIRO, Yukihiko UMEDA, Shinichi OGAWA
  • Publication number: 20130265796
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device and a method of manufacturing such a lighting device. The lighting device (1) comprises a first light emitting element (101) being optically coupled to a light guide (110) having an out-coupling surface (111) for illumination via the light guide. Further, the lighting device comprises a second light emitting element (102) dedicated for direct illumination from the lighting device. The invention is advantageous in that the lighting device provides both a decorative look and a functional illumination, and is still energy-efficient since the light emitted from the second light emitting element is directly emitted from the light emitting element without unnecessary energy-loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Cornelis Wilhelmus Kwisthout
  • Publication number: 20130265797
    Abstract: A textile covering, comprising an under-layer in contact with a rear face of a layer of textile fibres, and comprising an optical fibre housed inside a routing groove in the under-layer, an end portion of the optical fibre extending through the layer of textile fibres via a support device of the optical fibre. The support device comprises a fixing ring and a heat-shrink tubing covering part of the fixing ring and of the end portion. The fixing ring comprises a base in contact with the rear face and a cylindrical portion into which the end portion of the optical fibre is inserted. The textile covering may be used as carpet equipping the floor of an aircraft cabin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: Airbus Corporate Jet Centre
    Inventors: Jean-Cyrille Destieu, Dorine Servant, Cyrille Nicolas, Isabelle Jamme
  • Patent number: 8511856
    Abstract: A flexible light transmitting device, comprising a printable layer, a backing layer, and a light-emitting diode strip disposed between the printable layer and the backing layer. The printable layer is translucent to permit transmission of light from the light-emitting diodes through the printable layer when the light-emitting diodes are activated; however, the LED strip remains hidden between the layers. The printable layer is adapted to receive printed indicia by way of thermal printing process. The backing layer is substantially opaque comprises a durable nylon webbing or polypropylene material. The embedded LED strip comprises an elongated flexible casing containing spaced apart light-emitting diodes, one or more light interrupting spacers, and at least one ribbon wire extending through the casing and electrically coupling said light-emitting diodes. The light-emitting diodes are electrically coupled to a switch assembly which provides the LED switch with a plurality of operative modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Dog-E-Glow, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Brauser, Brandon Bal
  • Patent number: 8430543
    Abstract: A light device for a bicycle wheel that includes a body having a rim end and a hub end, a row of at least seven independently controllable lights extending between the rim end and the hub end, electronic controls for the lights, and three mounts for securing the body to spokes of the wheel. A first mount is located near the hub end to secure the body to a first spoke. A second mount is located near the rim end to secure the body to the first spoke. A third mount is located on a side of the lights opposed to the first and second mounts and between the first and second mounts to secure the body to the second spoke. Each of the mounts includes a mounting pad located between the body and the spokes and made of a resiliently deformable material to dampen vibration and offset the body and lights from the plane of the spokes. Each of the mounts also includes an attachment clamping the mounting pad between the body and the spokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Dan Goldwater
  • Patent number: 8388188
    Abstract: An illumination system has a light emitting diode (LED) illuminated ornamental display. The ornamental display is removably attached to the LED. A solar cell and rechargeable battery are remotely connected to the LED ornamental display by a bendable electrically conductive wire. The bendable electrically conductive wire electrically connects the battery to the LED and physically supports the LED ornamental display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Nancy A. Propp
  • Publication number: 20130033889
    Abstract: A light guide decorative plate includes a light permeable insulated decorative plate, and at least one optical fiber embedded in the light permeable insulated decorative plate. The optical fiber has one end exposed from the light permeable insulated decorative plate for guiding light emitted from a light source into the optical fiber, and another end opposite to said one end for exit of the light therethrough. A touch light decorative plate is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Li-Sheng TENG, Yao-Han HUANG, Hish-Bin DAI
  • Patent number: 8360590
    Abstract: A plumbing fixture using an integrated light pipe wherein a multi-shot method of injection molding is used to apply transparent, light channeling plastic completely or partially over surface areas of parts used above and below the waterline in the spa, pool or recreational water industry. Light is provided to the transparent over-molded portion of parts via a lighting element that can be molded onto the specific parts to be lit or assembled as a separate component to a part. All parts to be lit are directly or serially wired to a power supply mounted within the major appliance housing and are operated by an appropriate control device. This unique multi-shot manufacturing method and approach to illuminating targeted components and/or features provides lighting effects in a way that is simple and rugged and well suited to the rigorous environment of recreational uses of plumbing fixtures and illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Kip Carter
  • Patent number: 8330595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a functional and ornamental vehicle accessory are provided. The vehicle accessory includes a housing and a mounting mechanism for coupling the accessory to a vehicle. The vehicle accessory can also include a light source or light conducting member. Wiring for electrically connecting the light source can be included such that the vehicle accessory can illuminate during a variety of vehicle functions. The vehicle accessory can also operate as a communication hub for the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rajiv Lal
    Inventor: Rajiv Lal
  • Patent number: 8313225
    Abstract: An electronic incense assembly includes a number of electronic incense sticks, a light source, a converging lens, a fiber optic coupler, and a number of fibers. Each of the electronic incense sticks includes a transparent tube having a first end and a second end, a bubble forming at the first end, an opaque coating on the outer surface of a part of the tube adjacent to the first end. The light source is for emitting light. The converging lens is for converging the light. The fiber optic coupler includes an input for receiving the converged light and a plurality of outputs and is configured for transmitting the converged light entering the input to the outputs. The fibers connect to the outputs respectively and extend through the tubes to the bubbles respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Po-Chou Chen
  • Patent number: 8218938
    Abstract: A light guide strip structure with neon effect, which is manufactured at lower cost and can be used with the bright-and-dark stripes or diffraction and interference between the light rays minimized. The light guide strip structure includes a transparent main body having a light-scattering surface and a color band disposed in the main body. The color band has a reflective index greater than that of the main body, whereby most of the light is reflected back to the main body and only a minor part of the light enters the color band to create neon effect. The light entering the main body substantially travels along an axis thereof. The light is refracted and reflected between the main body and the color band and scattered from the surface of the main body to enhance brightness and overcome the problem of vagueness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Chang-Hsien Ho
  • Patent number: 8142053
    Abstract: An article, including pet collars and leashes, belts, bags and backpacks, has an interchangeable attachment. The article comprises a proximal end, distal end and a central section having at least one connection mechanism appointed to receive the interchangeable attachment. The interchangeable attachment includes a top wall having a show surface and a back wall having a securing member adapted to engage with the connection mechanism of the article for removably attaching the interchangeable attachment to the article. In one embodiment the interchangeable attachments are provided as button-type attachments. In another embodiment, the interchangeable attachment is provided as an elongated attachment portion appointed to substantially cover the central section of the article. The interchangeable attachments have a plethora of designs and may include LED, fiber optic and/or reflective properties to provide aesthetic appeal, enhanced visibility, and increased safety for pedestrians during nighttime or dusk hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: I Did It, Inc.
    Inventor: Marni Markell Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 8136959
    Abstract: A light-emitting strip structure with light guiding effect, which is a hollow light guide strip body made of transparent material. The light guide strip body is formed with at least one axial internal chamber. Recessed/raised sections are formed on a wall of the internal chamber for changing light path. When a light source projects light into the internal chamber, the recessed/raised sections will deflect or reflect the projected light, whereby the light guide strip body can emit light outward. A color bar or a light reflection strip is implanted in the internal chamber. In addition, a light absorption material is sprayed on the wall of the internal chamber or a photosensitive gas is filled in the internal chamber. Accordingly, the light guide strip body can emit colorful light in various patterns so as to provide enhanced decorative or warning effect. The light guide strip body is flexible and antishock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventor: Chang-Hsien Ho
  • Patent number: 8087810
    Abstract: Modular panels can be attached to a substratum, e.g. a wall or ceiling, to display an actively lighted star field. Each panel displays a respective subarea of the star field, the panels being attached onto the substratum in edgewise juxtaposed relationship according to the star field. Each panel defines a set of apertures extending through the panel and distributed over the panel according to the panel's respective subarea. On a back face of each panel is a set of light pipes respectively corresponding to the panel's set of apertures, each light pipe being illuminated by a light emitting diode. Panels can include twinkling stars, constant stars, and/or shooting stars, and energization of the corresponding light emitting diodes is constant or varied accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Inventor: Chris Isaacson
  • Patent number: 8072152
    Abstract: A limited flicker decorative light-emitting diode (LED) string includes a power plug adapted to connect to an alternating current (AC) power source and supply AC power to the LED string, a first pair of LEDs and a second pair of LEDs, a plurality of LEDs electrically connected in series to form an LED series, and a plurality of rectifying diodes. The plurality of rectifying diodes provides full-wave rectification of the AC power to the LED series and half-wave rectification of the AC power to the first and second pair of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Neuman, Steven J. Altamura
  • Patent number: 8070327
    Abstract: Display lamp includes a base and a cover having a lower face. A side is provided between the cover and base, and the side, cover, and base define a display volume. A light source on the base directs light at a reflector on lower face of cover, and reflector reflects light from light source downwardly away in a diffuse manner within the display volume. There may be a light housing covering the light source and an oculus in an upper portion of light housing configured for directing light at the reflector. A light guide may be provided adjacent the light source for collimating light emitted from the light source into a column of light directed at the reflector. There may be a support between the cover and base for supporting an article to be displayed in the display volume, and illuminated by reflected light from the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: David R. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 7988322
    Abstract: A decorative lamp includes an opaque bracket, an opaque cover, a transparent light source consisting of a plurality of LEDs and a light guiding sheet. The cover engages with the bracket to define a chamber between the bracket and the cover. A slit is defined in the cover and communicates with the chamber. The light source is received in the chamber of the bracket and the cover and thermally connects with a heat sink in the chamber. The light guiding sheet includes a first end filled in the slit of the cover and a terminal second end opposite to the first end and located at outside of the cover. Light emitted from the light source travels to an outside of the decorative lamp along the light guiding sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shi-Song Zheng
  • Patent number: 7985016
    Abstract: Fiber optic display systems and related methods are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a fiber optic display system can include a plurality of fiber optics. Output ends of the fiber optics can be spaced from one another and can be arranged in predetermined positions such that at least a portion of the output ends are positioned in a first plane and another portion of the output ends are positioned in a second plane. A light-transmissive material can contain the output ends. The output ends can terminate within the light-transmissive material and can be angled with respect to the light-transmissive material such that light transmitted within the fiber optics emits into the light-transmissive material. A light source can generate a plurality of light beams and selectively control input of the light beams into the input ends for transmission of light in the fiber optics such that an image is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Inventor: Dorian Christine Webb Fritze
  • Patent number: 7980744
    Abstract: An improved formed lighting fixture having a frame, a light source, a cover layer coupled to the frame, and a fibrous layer coupled to the cover layer, in which the frame is formed by gathering a plurality of rods and profiled in a specific contour, the light source is configured to provide light from inside the frame and out through the cover layer onto the fibrous layer. The fibrous layer is configured to provide decorative and functional aspects to the lighting fixture, including, in some embodiments, a contoured or fur-like appearance, or where the fibrous layer has light-diffusive properties, a dazzling glow effect when light from the light source is diffused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Inventor: Jessica Wang
  • Publication number: 20110141762
    Abstract: A secondary optical system provides radial scattered light (decoration light) to optical fibers for decoration and can aid a light decoration system to be more saturated and uniform, as well as extend a transmission distance. The present invention utilizes a flexible optical tube, a hollow piping of which provides for pivoting with the optical fibers. An outer surface of the tube is provided with an optical layer by which forward reflection is acted on part of a radial scattered beam generated by the optical fibers, so as to synthesize a longer transmission distance. The present invention is also provided with a light shielding function, allowing part of a refraction beam to form diffusion and an outward scattering effect, such that an entire outer surface of the system can irradiate out decoration light of high uniformity and high saturation intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Jean-Hway LEE
  • Patent number: 7934857
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes: an illuminating board having a plate-like transparent board, a reflector provided on a back surface of the transparent board to reflect light, and a cloudy, translucent medium provided on a front surface of the transparent board; a support member supporting an end of the illuminating board in a cantilever fashion, so as to provide a free end for the other end of the illuminating board; a light emitting portion, arranged beside the supported end of the illuminating board, that emits light to the transparent board at the supported end; and an emission control unit that causes the light emitting portion to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Noritoshi Kukita
  • Patent number: 7926997
    Abstract: A convection-cooled recessed downlight fixture for an air-tight ceiling, having a reflector, (preferably bright aluminum) held in a hole in a ceiling with knock-outs bent down against the upper surface of the ceiling; a lamp housing (preferably black-anodized aluminum), removably attached to the upper end of the reflector, and a bezel assembly including a decorative trim element, is removably installed in the lower end of the reflector and held therein with screws removably engaging the reflector, whereby the bezel and decorative element may be removed from the fixture for re-lamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Inventors: Jack V. Miller, Ruth Ellen Miller
  • Publication number: 20110063872
    Abstract: A side lighting optical fiber 1 having a core 2 containing a first light scattering agent 4, and a clad disposed generally concentric to the core and containing a second light scattering agent 5, such that light transmittance of the clad 3 at wave-length of 550 nm is in the range of 70-90%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventor: Shinichi Irie
  • Publication number: 20100265736
    Abstract: A decorative baluster has (a) a body having one or more walls, an exterior surface and an enclosed central light well; (b) a fiber optic fan disposed proximate to the light well, the fiber optic fan comprising a plurality of fiber optic fibers, each fiber optic fiber having an interior termination point disposed proximate to the light well and an opposed exterior termination point disposed proximate to the exterior surface of the body such that each exterior termination point is visible along the exterior surface of the body; and (c) an artificial light source disposed within the light well such that light emitted from the artificial light source is directed to the interior origination point of each fiber optic fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Gregory B. Fox
  • Patent number: 7789521
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ornamental light and, more particularly, relates to an ornamental light with polychrome effect. The ornamental light includes at least one illuminant, a support frame with special shape and a film covered on the surface of the support frame. The film includes a transparent base plate and two polychrome films. Each of the polychrome film is stuck to each side of the base plate respectively. The venations of the two polychrome films are perpendicular to each other. The invention provides an ornamental light which can present different polychrome display effect, enough imagination and aesthetic feeling when viewed from different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Xuliang Li