Quick Disconnect-type Light Unit Patents (Class 362/640)
  • Patent number: 9964295
    Abstract: A building block light module includes: an upper portion defining a receiving chamber with opposite open ends; a shield including a plurality of light transmissive surfaces; a circuit board including a plurality of light sources corresponding to the light transmissive surfaces, and a lower portion defining a plurality of connection holes for mating with building blocks. The lower portion and the shield are respectively mounted at the open ends of the receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP.
    Inventors: Xiongyuan Fang, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 9774150
    Abstract: A RV plug connector for supplying exterior lighting that includes: a lid; a connector module, where the connector module is beneath the lid and provides a plurality of connectors related to RV lighting; a plug, where the plug connects to a 12V DC adapter; an external connector, where the external connector provides an outlet for any additional lighting; and a LED light above the lid, where the LED light illuminates the plug connector. The plurality of connectors may include a battery connector, a ground connector, a left turn and brake light connector or a tail and running light connector. The RV plug connector may also include a toggle switch, where the toggle switch activates lighting associated with the plurality of connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Stacey Shea, James Kandler
  • Patent number: 9611147
    Abstract: APs are made by binary condensation via base-to-acid or acid-to-base routes. In the base-to-acid route, an aluminum hydroxide slurry is added to phosphoric acid that reacts to produce an aluminum phosphate condensate. In the acid-to-base route, phosphoric acid is added to an aluminum hydroxide slurry that reacts to produce an aluminum phosphate condensate. In an alternative base-to-acid route, an acidic aluminum phosphate is first made by adding phosphoric acid to a first amount of aluminum hydroxide slurry, and such acidic aluminum phosphate is added to a remaining amount of aluminum hydroxide slurry to react and produce an aluminum phosphate condensate. The reactions can be controlled to form an in-situ layered aluminum phosphate. So-formed APs can be amorphous, crystalline, or a combination thereof, and have low oil absorption and surface area, making them particularly useful in such end-use applications as extender pigments in coating compositions, replacing up to 70 wt % of TiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Bunge Amorphic Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Raymond E. Foscante, Neil Maynard Johnson, Yucel Burdurlu Tavolara, Douglas Malcolm Harless, Melanie Astrid Micha-Schama
  • Patent number: 9466936
    Abstract: A bulb socket and a lighting system, which can reduce components and dimensions and improve a force for holding a bulb, are provided. A housing has an insertion hole including an opening for receiving a base portion of a bulb, and a plurality of projection portions projecting from a deep side wall of the insertion hole toward an opening side. The projection portions are opposed to each other so that the base portion is sandwiched therebetween. A distance between the projection portions is formed smaller than a cross-sectional dimension of the base portion. When the base portion is inserted into the insertion hole, the projection portions are elastically deformed away from each other, and contacts slidingly a surface of the base portion. The base portion is sandwiched by a biasing force of the elastically deformed projection portions in a biasing state, and thereby the bulb is held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hideki Yamanaka, Atsuro Murata, Ryohei Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9108564
    Abstract: A holder for a light source in the opening of a reflector for a vehicle headlamp, includes a retention ring extending in a ring plane, for an arrangement on the reflector, wherein the light source can be retentively arranged in the opening of the reflector. To allow a safe arrangement of the light source in the opening of the reflector and to prevent that a number of retention rings can get entangled, it is provided according to the invention, that the retention ring has tongues holding the light source in the opening of the reflector by means of elastic spring deflection, the tongues having a first tongue end and a second tongue end, and wherein the tongue ends lie essentially on the ring plane of the retention ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: HELLA KGAA HUECK & CO.
    Inventor: Waldemar Petker
  • Patent number: 9033569
    Abstract: A lamp holder has a built-in night light. The lamp holder may be part of a light device that is assembled on a production line or may be purchased by people to add to an existing lighting devices lamp holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 9018841
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrical wiring device that includes at least one circuit configured to provide an output signal in response to at least one external input signal. The device further comprises a light emission and detection assembly that includes: a lamp sub-assembly coupled to the at least one circuit, the lamp subassembly including at least one light emitting element configured to emit light in response to the output signal; and an ambient light sensor sub-assembly coupled to the at least one circuit and including an ambient light sensor and a sensor housing assembly, the ambient light sensor being configured to generate the at least one external input signal in response to sensing an ambient light level in the space, the sensor housing assembly being configured to substantially isolate the ambient light sensor from the light emitted by the lamp sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Pass & Seymour, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Richards, Gary O. Wilson, David A. Finlay, Sr., Gerald R. Savicki, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9006987
    Abstract: A wall-mountable luminaire may include interchangeable adapter plugs having first and second male connectors, the first of which connects electrically and mechanically to an external electrical socket, and the second of which connects electrically and mechanically to an on-board multi-standard socket. A power supply may detect a plurality of electrical power types received from the multi-standard socket, and may condition that input power to drive LEDs. Remote computing devices may transmit control data wirelessly to direct a controller to selectively operate the LEDs to form a modified distribution pattern. A housing assembly may support wall mounting of the luminaire, and trim assembly may define a cavity that provides aesthetic and protective cover for the components carried by the housing assembly. A method aspect of the invention details steps for operating the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Addy S. Widjaja
  • Patent number: 8979353
    Abstract: A light fixture (400) includes a housing (401) having a cavity (403) for use with at least one accessory module (415). A light source (411) is integrated in the housing (401) such that the accessory module (415) is modular for allowing functionality of the light to be customized to a specific application. The light fixture (400) is particularly useful in an RV environment where a single light housing is all that is available which must have user selectable functionality in a limited space location. Moreover, the accessory module (415) makes it easy to move functional features from fixture-to-fixture enabling the user to achieve greater utility in many different lighting applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Starlights, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg Wilson, Jason P. Weaver
  • Publication number: 20150070595
    Abstract: An LED projection night light for night time or dark area use includes a plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current operated night light with projection features to project an image, message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface. The LED night light incorporates optics means such as an optics-lens, slides, openings, or cut-outs, and/or a transparent material piece, translucent material piece, telescope assembly, housing-member, slide-film, slide-disc, elastic-member, tilt-means, rotating-means, adjust-means, roller-means, mechanical-means, extend-means, convex lens, and/or concave lens designed to make the desired image, message, data, logo, or time project to the ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface to be seen by a viewer. The LED light has an interchangeable power source arrangement, permitting the night light to be selectively powered by either an AC powered sealed-unit or a DC powered battery-pack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8950887
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for mounting in the garage, under a cabinet, or on a wall area includes a LED light mounted in the housing and two battery operated detachable, removable flashlight assemblies mounted in the housing. The flashlight assembly includes a rechargeable battery; an electrical device, such as a male plug for interconnecting the battery and power source; and an electrical device for sensing power loss. The lighting system also includes a flashlight electrical connection in the housing, such as a plug receptacle, for connection to the male plug for supplying power from the power source to the detachable flashlight assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Calvin Chuen Kam Law, George Lee
  • Publication number: 20150023061
    Abstract: A light-emitting element may include at least one coding element. The coding element may have at least two switching states and an operating mode of the light-emitting element may be set on the basis of a switching state of the coding element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Lorenz
  • Patent number: 8936386
    Abstract: A decorative lamp comprises a base, a light-emitting component, a transparent plastic housing, and a light-transmitting hollow column. The base is provided with an electrical connection portion for connecting to a public electrical source. The light-emitting component is mounted to a top of the base and electrically connected to the electrical connection portion of the base. The transparent plastic housing defines a bottom opening and a top opening and is provided with a laser-engraving pattern, wherein the housing is fixed to the base via the bottom opening thereof and accommodates the light-emitting component therein. The light-transmitting hollow column contains slightly-viscous flowable liquid therein and is securely fixed to the housing by providing a bushing at a bottom of the column and inserting the busing into the top opening of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8882332
    Abstract: A light source module is disclosed. The light source module comprises a light emitting diode (LED) and an LED receiver. The LED is provided with a locating element on a side surface thereof. The LED receiver has a receiving portion, and a snap-fitting structure is disposed on a side surface of the receiving portion to mate with the locating element so that the LED can be located in the receiving portion of the LED receiver. An LED receiver and a backlight device are also disclosed. The light source module and the LED receiver of the present invention allow for optimization of the assembling process of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chengwen Que, Yi-Cheng Kuo
  • Patent number: 8860296
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to illumination devices, and methods for making the same. The device, in particular, includes a first conductor layer, a first insulator layer disposed on the first conductor layer and having at least one first aperture defined therein through the first insulator layer, a second conductor layer disposed on the first insulator layer and having at least one second aperture defined therein through the second conductor layer and positioned to align with the at least one first aperture, and a light manipulation layer disposed on the second conductor layer and having at least one pair of apertures defined therein through the light manipulation layer including a third aperture and a fourth aperture, where the third aperture is positioned to align with the at least one second and first apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ellen O. Aeling, John R. David, Michael A. Meis, Ronald S. Steelman
  • Publication number: 20140293650
    Abstract: A component lighting system allows for easy installation, removal, and reconfiguration. The system allows individual elements to be readily replaced and allows new components to be readily added to the system. The system can be removed from one installation, broken down into its individual elements, and installed in a new installation with the same or a different configuration. The electric conductors of the system are encased within conduit and junction boxes rated for high voltage systems such as traditional 110V or 220V lighting systems so that the system is compatible with both traditional line voltage AC systems and low voltage DC LED systems. The junction boxes and conduit are plenum-rated such that the system to be installed above a drop ceiling while conforming to most existing building codes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: LAUREN ILLUMINATION, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Knight, Charles Jeffrey Laney, Frank Saho, III
  • Patent number: 8794817
    Abstract: A plurality of adjacent capsules, each comprising a base component, a body component carrying an LED circuit board, and a lens component, wherein the body and the base snap together and the lens snap-fits to the body. Such capsules are attached to a flexible electrical power cable by electrical connector components internal to the body and which conduct power from the power cable through the body to the LED circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Wesley Scott Dochnahl, Guang Jin, Jorge Santana
  • Patent number: 8783937
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to several embodiments of a new illumination device using a plurality of LEDs, the device is designed to better diffuse heat produced from a heating driver circuitry and the LEDs in a way that allows for either the operating or equilibrium temperatures of the heat sensitive elements as part of the device to be subject to less stringent temperature increases and therefore improve the viability and energy performance of the device. The new design includes toroid-shaped external rings for the plurality of LEDs and a middle opening for the driver circuitry. The new design further includes fins and the use of different spaces and openings within the housing to help control the flow of heat by way of thermal conduction, thermal convection, or thermal irradiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Maxlite, Inc.
    Inventor: James Steedly
  • Patent number: 8777449
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a trim element, an electrical connector and at least one solid state light emitter, the lighting device weighing less than one kilogram. If current of about 12 watts (or in some cases about 15 watts, or in some cases not more than about 15 watts) is supplied to the electrical connector, the at least one solid state light emitter will illuminate so that the lighting device will emit white light of at least 500 lumens. Also, a lighting device that weighs less than one kilogram and can generate white light of at least 500 lumens using a current of not more than about 15 watts. Also, a lighting device for mounting in a recessed housing, comprising a unitary structure trim element that conducts heat away from at least one solid state light emitter and dissipates at least some of the heat outside of the recessed housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Antony Paul Van De Ven, Wai Kwan Chan, Ho Chin Wah
  • Patent number: 8764221
    Abstract: A connection mechanism is provided for connection to a lamp tube, including a male member and a female member. The female member has a wave-shaped structure on an inner surface thereof. The male member has a main body and several pins, wherein each pin has a curved slope and a curved surface connecting the main body with the curved slope. The male member is rotatable relative to the female member when in a first position, wherein the curved slope is slidable on the wave-shaped structure. The curved surface is engaged with the wave-shaped structure when the male member moves to a second position, so as to restrict rotation between the male and female members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsing Chiang, Jen-Meng Liao
  • Patent number: 8727603
    Abstract: This invention relates to lighting apparatuses, and more particularly to a lighting apparatus which can dissipate heat from a lighting emitting module and an electronic module, reduce weight, and enables easy partial replacement and service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeduck Lee, Jinwoo Park, Seoyoung Jeong
  • Patent number: 8721117
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises: a first substrate comprising a first connector and a first connection terminal, the first connector being connected to an external power supply or driving device, the first connection terminal being electrically connected to the first connector; and a second substrate connected electrically to the first connection terminal and comprising a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok Hoon Kang, Jun Seok Park
  • Patent number: 8662732
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to lighting devices, and more particularly to white light LED-based lighting devices configured such that key subassemblies may be replaced, thereby enabling the modification, upgrade and/or repair of said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: LED Bulb L.L.C.
    Inventor: Troy Richard Broitzman
  • Publication number: 20140028210
    Abstract: A wall-mountable luminaire may include interchangeable adapter plugs having first and second male connectors, the first of which connects electrically and mechanically to an external electrical socket, and the second of which connects electrically and mechanically to an on-board multi-standard socket. A power supply may detect a plurality of electrical power types received from the multi-standard socket, and may condition that input power to drive LEDs. Remote computing devices may transmit control data wirelessly to direct a controller to selectively operate the LEDs to form a modified distribution pattern. A housing assembly may support wall mounting of the luminaire, and trim assembly may define a cavity that provides aesthetic and protective cover for the components carried by the housing assembly. A method aspect of the invention details steps for operating the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventor: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8591060
    Abstract: Provided is a light emitting device which can uniformly diffuse and radiate light from all the regions of the globe of an LED bulb without deteriorating light transmission efficiency. A light emitting device is provided with a light scattering/guiding globe and an LED which is disposed on one end of the light scattering/guiding globe. The light scattering/guiding globe is a body with no air released from the inside and is composed of a light scattering/guiding material having light scattering particles contained therein. The globe has the bottom surface on the side of the LED, and is provided with a first light incoming surface as a first hollow section, which is formed in a circular cone shape in the light outputting direction from the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignees: Nittoh Kogaku K.K.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Shinohara
  • Patent number: 8562158
    Abstract: A device having built-in digital data means is powered by an unlimited power source for a lamp-holder, LED bulb, light device connected to unlimited power source by prongs or a base that can be inserted into a socket that would otherwise receiving a bulb. The device may take the form of a webcam having auto tracking functions and retractable prongs that plug directly into a wall outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20130265743
    Abstract: A lamp structure comprises a base, a light-guiding body, and a shade. The base defines an opening at a top thereof and multiple air holes at a periphery thereof, and provided with an electrical plug and a control switch. The interior of the base is provided with a control circuit board including a light module and a negative-ion generator, wherein the control circuit board is electrically connected with the electrical plug and the control switch. The light-guiding body is fitted into the base via the opening of the base, so that the light emitting from the light module can be directed out of the base. The shade is mounted on top of the base, wherein the shade is configured to be a hollow cylinder defining multiple light-through holes on a periphery thereof, whereby the light going out of the base can go through the light-through holes of the shade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: HUAN-PING LEE
  • Patent number: 8545045
    Abstract: Modular LED lighting systems can provide under-cabinet lighting. According to some embodiments, an LED lighting system may be provided with at least one LED light strip, a switch unit, and a removable electrical connector electrically connecting the at least one LED light strip to the switch unit in an end-to-end configuration. According to other embodiments, a modular under-cabinet LED lighting system may be provided having a plurality of LED light strip units having a female power receptacle at each end thereof, and at least one removable electrical connector received within respective female power receptacles at respective ends of an adjacent pair of the LED light strip units to electrically connect the pair of LED light strip units in series one to another in an end-to-end configuration. Because of the modular nature of the various components, a lighting system tailored to a specific under-cabinet lighting need can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Rev-A-Shelf Company, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Tress
  • Patent number: 8540414
    Abstract: A detachable LED bulb which is easy to be maintained is disclosed. The LED bulb includes a circuit board, LED elements, heat dissipating cup, a base and a power driver. The circuit board has two power lines with a second connector. The LED elements are mounted on the circuit. The heat dissipating cup has a hollow portion, a seat for supporting the circuit and a second coupler. The base has a first coupler for coupling with the second coupler. The power driver is received in the hollow portion of the dissipating cup, is electrically connected between the base and the circuit board, and has a first connector for detachably connecting the second connector of the power lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventor: Chin-Yi Hu
  • Publication number: 20130242615
    Abstract: A water-proof light-emitting decoration building block is connected to the top or bottom end of connected conventional light-emitting basic interlocking bricks and includes a light-transmittable brick, multiple first one-way conductive members and multiple second one-way conductive members. The brick has a top end and a bottom end, one of the top and bottom ends has a water-proof decoration portion and the other end has multiple connection portions. Each of the first one-way conductive members has a conductive rod. The conductive rods of the first one-way conductive members and the second one-way conductive members are respectively located in the connection portions. The water-proof light-emitting decoration building blocks can be connected to the top or bottom end of assembled basic light-emitting interlocking bricks to obtain water-proof and light-emitting features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Chia-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 8523379
    Abstract: The extendible multifunction light comprises of several electronic functions which communicates with the use of speaker and microphone with each other based on the specific commands that maybe prompted by the user or by programming such response with the use of the control panel. Each of the functions process data which can be stored in the memory of the product which can be transferred into the user's personal computer. A user may transfer information from his or her computer to download into the product. The product may transform itself from a flare to a flashlight; to be extended for use for walking, hiking and skiing. The product has a camera for recording video and audio information, a GPS system for tracking the user, an MP3 player for downloading music, motion detector, LCD navigator screen, breath analyzer and fingerprint scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Allen Bernard Shay
  • Patent number: 8525402
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to illumination devices, and methods for making the same. The device, in particular, includes a first conductor layer, a first insulator layer disposed on the first conductor layer and having at least one first aperture defined therein through the first insulator layer, a second conductor layer disposed on the first insulator layer and having at least one second aperture defined therein through the second conductor layer and positioned to align with the at least one first aperture, and a light manipulation layer disposed on the second conductor layer and having at least one pair of apertures defined therein through the light manipulation layer including a third aperture and a fourth aperture, where the third aperture is positioned to align with the at least one second and first apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ellen O. Aeling, John R. David, Michael A. Meis, Ronald S. Steelman
  • Publication number: 20130221868
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to an illuminable wall socket plate for replacing existing wall sockets in one simple installation step. The illuminable wall socket plate obtains electric current from a socket to power a light by connecting metal tabs on the back side of the illuminable wall socket plate to socket terminals, and transferring electric current from the socket terminals to a light in the wall socket plate through conductive material, in accordance with the invention described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: VENMILL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel A. Diotte
  • Patent number: 8491177
    Abstract: A high-pressure discharge lamp comprising a translucent lamp bulb (1), which extends along a longitudinal axis of the lamp and is attached to a plastic base (2; 302), which is essentially surrounded by a metal shielded enclosure (4; 104), a metal reference ring (8; 208; 308), which is attached to an inner base part (6; 106; 306) of the plastic base (2; 302), and can is adapted to be brought into contact with a lamp module or vehicle headlight, wherein the reference ring (8; 208; 308) has at least one contact section (16; 216; 316), which is in electroconductive contact with the shielded enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
    Inventors: Kilian Klages, Karsten Pietsch
  • Publication number: 20130182426
    Abstract: A bracket lamp tube and a lamp head cover thereon are provided. The lamp head cover comprises a cover body (2) and a metallic needle (1) penetrating the cover body (2). The front end of the metallic needle (1) extends out of the outside of the cover body (2). The rear end of the metallic needle (1) is located inside the cover body (2) and is fixedly connected to a first metallic contact plate (3). A second metallic contact plate (5) separated from the first metallic contact plate (3) is provided inside the cover body (2). A third metallic contact plate (6) is provided between the first and the second metallic contact plates (3, 5) and is connected to a touch button (4). The touch button (4) is exposed outside the cover body (2). The first and the second metallic contact plates (3, 5) are electrically connected by the third metallic contact plate (6) as the touch button (4) is pressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Shanghai YAMING LIGHTING CO.,LTD
    Inventor: Xiaoliang Xu
  • Patent number: 8449169
    Abstract: An LED replacement light bulb for use in a standard AC light bulb socket is provided. The light bulb includes a body, a heat sink portion and an end cap arranged to receive DC electrical current from the AC light bulb socket where the AC electrical system has been converted to a DC electrical system. The LED replacement bulb includes a base and wires connecting the base to a plurality of LEDs or to an LED board. A quick disconnect is disposed between the base and the plurality of LEDS or the LED board to allow for easy removal and replacement of the LEDs or of the LED board. In one preferred embodiment, a lens cover is provided with stand-off legs to avoid metal to metal contact between the bulb and its surrounding lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: PDC Facilities, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Maslowski, Elmer B. Woods, Matthew Boesel
  • Patent number: 8444310
    Abstract: A LED module with fast disassembly function is capable of being disassembled from a hole of a substrate by a tool and includes a lamp base, a LED and fasteners. The lamp base has tabs extending outwards. Each of the tabs is provided with a through-hole corresponding to the hole. The tab is formed with an inclined surface at the periphery of the through-hole. The LED is fixed on the lamp base. Each of the fasteners has a cap. The fastener is disposed through the hole and the through-hole to be fixed thereto. A notch is formed between the cap and the inclined surface. The tool is disposed in the notch to thereby disassemble the fastener from the hole and the through-hole. With this arrangement, the damaged LED can be detached from the substrate rapidly without replacing the whole LED module, thereby reducing the time and cost for maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Amphenol LTW Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-Nan Chen, Teng-Sheng Hung, Jen-Yuan Hung
  • 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: 8393771
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp including a discharge lamp, which includes a light source, and a cap that holds the light source. The vehicle headlamp also includes a reflector, which includes a light reflecting part and a lamp holding part formed contiguously with one end of the light reflecting part. The vehicle headlamp also includes a socket connected to the cap, which supplies drive current to the lamp. The socket includes a case that holds a structure disposed therein, and a connection portion, which is connected to the cap and which protrudes toward the cap from an opposite surface of the case facing the cap. A conductive member is mounted on the lamp holding part to transmit noise generated when the lamp is turned on and a conducting portion is formed on the opposite surface of the case to surround the connection portion. The conductive member and the conducting portion are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoshi Kawamura, Satoru Yashiki
  • Patent number: 8388212
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display panel, at least one light emitting diode package, and at least one light guide plate. The light emitting diode package includes a frame extending in a first direction, a plurality of branches branched from the frame in a second direction, and at least two light emitting diode chips inserted between and coupled with two adjacent branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Hwan Baek, Young-keun Lee, Dongmin Yeo, Eui Jeong Kang, Yong-Hoon Kwon
  • Publication number: 20130051079
    Abstract: A decorative light includes a light source, two wires, a socket and a shade. The wires have top ends electrically connected to a bottom of the light source by welding. The socket is coated around the bottom of the light source and the top ends of the wires by injection molding. The shade covers the light source and is detachably mounted on the socket. The decorative light can provide a good waterproof effect because the socket seals an opening of the shade to prevent water from infiltrating inside the shade and damaging the light source. Besides, users can change shades having different shapes freely to make the decorative light attractive and interesting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Fei Xu
  • Publication number: 20130051080
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly for providing electrical power to an electrical device. The assembly includes a receptacle including an electrical connector for connection to a power supply, a length of an electrical cable that is contained within the receptacle and that is coupled to the electric connector, wherein the length of electrical cable is retractably extendable from within the receptacle. In an embodiment, the electrical cable is electrically connectable to a mains power supply to transmit electrical power from the supply to one or more electrical connectors mounted to the receptacle. In another embodiment, the assembly includes a releasably connectable power distribution board and in another embodiment the assembly includes a releasably connectable light emitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: DEMAIN TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
    Inventors: Benjamin Luke VAN DER LINDE, David Leigh SCRIMSHAW, Paul Francis CONNOR, Paul MILLER, Ben EYERS, Sion NETZLER, Lucas LASTMAN
  • Publication number: 20130044517
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrical light fixture (1) that is mounted on a bracket (2), said fixture (1) comprising: a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs); as well as a means (6) for dissipating the heat generated by said diodes; and at least one transparent or semi-transparent light diffuser (4), the plurality of diodes being mounted on an array that is placed in a recess portion of an interface module (5). According to the invention, the interface module (5) includes a means for resiliently maintaining for attaching the array into the recess portion of the interface module (5), and the means for resiliently maintaining further has a surface reflecting the light thereof such that the light from the diodes is essentially diffused through the aforementioned light diffuser (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Olivier Pinon
  • Publication number: 20130039095
    Abstract: This invention relates to lighting apparatuses, and more particularly to a lighting apparatus which can dissipate heat from a lighting emitting module and an electronic module, reduce weight, and enables easy partial replacement and service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jaeduck LEE, Jinwoo PARK, Seoyoung JEONG
  • Patent number: 8342732
    Abstract: A poly night light is made of an un-saturated polyester resin (UPR) compound to provide the night light with a certain degree of softness and cushioning to meet quality tests. The poly night light has a molded-in clip that allows the display unit to fit into a lamp holder's connector for solid installation. The lamp holder can be for an incandescent bulb, neon bulb, LED(s), organic electro-luminescent element(s), or other conventional lighting elements. The poly display unit may have a three-dimensional design, shape, curvature, and/or configuration for an eye-catching, valuable appearance and further may be painted by hand or spray paint to make it more elegant than any other currently-marketed night light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8303150
    Abstract: A projection assembly is arranged to be added onto or built into at least one LED-unit or other light-unit of an illuminated object that has more than one LED or other light source to cause the object to be illuminated and show the object's design or appearance while also offering illumination to people. The illuminated object may include all kinds of seasonal lighting, regular light fixtures, track lights, desktop lights, and battery operated lights having more than one light-unit or LED-unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8303158
    Abstract: An LED light device with special effects utilizes persistence of vision theory to cause an LED(s) or LED array to change faster than the human eye response time of 1/16 to 1/24 second to display a special message, time, drawing, light patterns, or color changes. In addition, the light device may be provided with a sealed-unit arranged to receive a variety of eye-catching shades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20120230057
    Abstract: A drop-in assembly which fits in the socket of an existing reading light. The assembly comprises a truncated cone of plastic or other translucent material which transmits light generated by an LED light source. The assembly has a central core of air surrounded by the plastic material and at a wide end of the assembly and positioned over a central core is a disk of diffusing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: WAMCO, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Braden, Jaehwan Park
  • Patent number: 8262264
    Abstract: A system of interlocking, rigid or semi-rigid, components which when connected provide a modular, easy-to-install, direct, decorative, lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: James Michael Cooper
  • Publication number: 20120224395
    Abstract: The present invention is a light bulb featuring a removable LED light source. The preferred source being a lighting source with a three dimensional lead frame as disclosed in the parent applications to this application. Control circuitry is included to convert electrical power into power usable by the LEDs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: CAO Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Densen Cao