Ornamental Or Decorative Patents (Class 362/644)
  • Patent number: 10317026
    Abstract: A nightlight is revealed. The nightlight includes a support, a plug, a housing, a bent tube, at least one light emitting diode (LED) and a wire. The bent tube consists of an upper segment, a lower segment and a middle segment connected to each other and having a central axis. A reflective lens is arranged at the middle segment and a LED slot is disposed on an opening of the lower segment for mounting the LED. At least one pattern plate and a projection lens set are mounted in the bent tube. Light emitted from the LED is moved along the central axis of the bent tube and passed through the projection lens set, the pattern plate and the reflective lens to be projected outward. Thus the light with the pattern is projected at an angle by rotating the housing of the nightlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Yuan-Chang Jao
  • Patent number: 10184630
    Abstract: A double-layer decorative lamp mainly includes a lamp seat, cover unit and light emitting module, where the cover unit has at least two decorative board pervious to light and configured on the lamp seat, and the light emitting module is in electric connection with the lamp seat and has at least two light sources respectively corresponding to each decorative board, where one of the light sources is formed a proper angle with the corresponding decorative board, and the surface of each decorative board has shading pattern. Whereby, light of the each light source is passed through one of the decorative boards, allowing the non-shading pattern thereof to be brightened, and projects the non-shading pattern of another decorative board obliquely to a wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Hua-Cheng Pan
  • Publication number: 20150070938
    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: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20150070937
    Abstract: An LED light having different power sources including a battery, outlet plug-in power source, or interchangeable power source or USB-means power source, incorporates more than one of geometric shape optics means(es) which any one of optics means may has more than one reflective or refractive means(es) which has relative positions, distances, and/or orientations to LEDs and create plurality of light beams reflect or retro-reflective or refractive by more than one reflector or refractor means(s), so the light beam(s) of the said LED or LEDs will reflective or/and refractive pass though the said more than one optics means(es) to create or project image, message, time, geometric art, nature scene, galaxy, milky way, sky, cloud, starts, moon, water-wave, aurora light, animal, characters, cartoon, sign, logo, commercial to surface(s) surrounding including ceiling, walls, floor and all desire areas with wider view angle image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu CHIEN
  • Publication number: 20150070936
    Abstract: An LED night light having different power sources including a battery, outlet plug-in power source, or interchangeable power source incorporates geometric shape optics means(es) has more than one reflective means(es) which has relative positions, distances, and/or orientations to create plurality of light beams reflect or retro-reflective by more than one reflector means(s), so the light beam(s) of the said LED or LEDs will reflective and pass though the said more than one reflectors' optics means(es) project to surface(s) surrounding including ceiling, walls, floor and all desire areas. At least one of the optics means has see-though and reflective surface(s) to permit the plurality of LED or LEDs light beam(s) passing through the optics means and also plurality of LED or LEDs light beam reflective within the optics means's reflective surface, An LED light device having power and cost saving features is optional be selected or be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20140328085
    Abstract: A projector apparatus that may include a first plurality of adjacent translucent lenses on at least one side of an inner lens, said inner lens configured to rotate and translate about an axis (A) of the inner lens; a second plurality of adjacent translucent lenses formed on at least one side of a concave outer lens; a light source configured to direct a portion of light through the rotatable and translatable inner lens and then through the concave outer lens; and a motor configured to rotatably and translatably drive the inner lens in an oscillating manner about and along the axis of the concave inner lens (A); so that the oscillating inner lens imparts a moving textured image for modification through the fixed concave outer lens for display upon a surface, such as a ceiling to simulate a moving liquid surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffery Wayne Johnson, Linda Suh
  • Publication number: 20140313779
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments disclosed herein provide a light diffraction device positioned adjacent to a wall and comprising a laser and a diffractive imaging element. The diffractive imaging film having an image and positioned relative to the laser so as to create a projection of the image upon the wall. The diffractive film can also contain a series of images where the film is moved relative to the laser in order to create an animation effect upon the wall. In some embodiments, a distortion reflector may be positioned to accept the laser light exiting the diffractive imaging film and to distort the laser light to produce a desired image upon the wall. In some embodiments, additional reflectors may be used and in some further embodiments a distortion lens may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: LaserScapes LLC
    Inventors: Richard Higgins, Michael Koulermos
  • Patent number: 8851696
    Abstract: A fragrance lamp structure including a carrying element, a lighting element and a driving element is provided. The carrying element has a carrying surface, a first contact surface and a second contact surface. The carrying surface and the first contact surface are opposite to each other, and so are the carrying surface and the second contact surface opposite to each other. The lighting element has a first heat output surface facing the first contact surface of the carrying element. The lighting element generates a first heat going through the first heat output surface and the first contact surface to heat up the carrying element. The driving element has a second heat output surface facing the second contact surface of the carrying element. The driving element generates a second heat going through the second heat output surface and the second contact surface to heat up the carrying element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Dongguan Masstop Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd., Wintek Corporation
    Inventors: Ming-Chuan Lin, Kuo-Jui Huang, Ying-Cheng Shih
  • Publication number: 20140268883
    Abstract: The present invention provides a night lamp with rotary decoration. The night lamp includes a main body, which includes electrical pins for connection with an electric main to receive electrical power and is provided with a light-emitting element electrically connected to the main body; a lampshade, which is of a three-dimensional configuration fixed to a top portion of the main body and includes a mount extending from a front side thereof to support a rotation mechanism mounted thereon; and a decoration, which is of a three-dimensional configuration and has a bottom coupled to the rotation mechanism so that the rotation mechanism, through releasing potential stored therein, drives the decoration to rotate so as to provide the night lamp with a different visual perception.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng YANG
  • Publication number: 20140268884
    Abstract: A customized signature night lamp is disclosed, including: a main stand, a projection film and a shade. The projection film is disposed at upper part of the main stand and surrounds a light-emitting element disposed at the upper part of the main stand. The projection film includes customized signature pattern able for light to pass through. The shade is engaged to the upper part of the main stand and covers the projection film. The main stand is disposed with an electrical terminal for connecting power supply, and the electrical terminal is connected to the light-emitting element. When the light-emitting element projects light onto the projection film, the customized signature pattern is projected onto the shade to form a personal customized signature lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-sheng YANG
  • Patent number: 8714799
    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: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8702245
    Abstract: An LED projection light device includes an image forming assembly including a display and a projection assembly for generating and projecting three-dimensional images. The image forming and/or projection assembly may include a lenticular lens, slanted lenticular lens, switchable lenticular film, lenticular screen, parallax barrier The display may be controlled by a volumetric, multiplexed-2D to 3D, or parallax barrier technique, a single image splitter, a double image splitter, a spatial-multiplexer, time division multiplexer, or a tracking-based technique, and may include a 2D/3D switchable display, multiplanar display, ferroelectric LC display, cholestreric LC display, bi-stable nematic LC display, electrochromic films, OLED screen, OEL screen, reflective MEMS display, microcup electrophoretic display, or E-Ink display technical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8545090
    Abstract: An LED night light with interchangeable display unit can be separated from the base when a predetermined force is applies to reduce the chance that the prong device will be damaged by pulling, pushing, or twisting. The display unit may have a built-in or separate input-end to accommodate a receptacle means of the base. An LED related circuit, prong means and other control device may be disposed in the base or incorporated with a sealed-unit to cause the light beam to be seen by a viewer through the display area and provide a dedicated artwork, design, motion liquid, and/or dimensional colored image for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    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
  • 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: 8277108
    Abstract: A structure of lamp is combined with a picture frame and a mass of essence. The structure includes a picture frame body that receives and holds therein a picture or photo and forms a lighting chamber that receives and holds the lamp. The lighting chamber has a wall portion in which ventilation holes are defined. The picture frame body also forms an essence compartment that receives and holds the mass of essence that gives off a scent smell. The lamp, when lit, generates heat that causes the mass of essence to give off the scent that spreads through the ventilation holes of the lighting chamber. Thus, besides receiving and holding a picture, the picture frame also provides the functions of nighttime lighting and scent spreading for improving air quality of the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8231260
    Abstract: An LED light has a pinhole-imaging function for dark area use as a plug-in wall outlet light, direct current (DC) operated light, or interchangeable power source light to project a shaped image to a surrounding environment. Tiny shaped pinholes can create a fine image of desired message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, optics means surface or other desired surface. At least one pinhole-means may be incorporated with an LED and parts selected from a housing-member, plastic film openings, cut-outs, transparent material piece, translucent material piece, adjust-means, sealed-unit, battery-pack, paper material, plastic material, metal material, wood material, geometric shape substrate, AC adaptor and jack means, and/or solar power or wind power generator to project the desired image, message, data, logo, to the surrounding environment, which may include any combination of ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surfaces(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8128274
    Abstract: An LED night light for night time or dark area use may be arranged as a plug-in wall outlet night light or a direct current that includes projection features to project an image, message, data, logo, and/or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface. The LED night light incorporates optics selected from an optics-lens, convex lens, concave lens, openings, cut-outs, film, grating means, and/or hologram means to create the preferred image and project it to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8083376
    Abstract: An LED power failure light device has first LED element(s) powered by a power source to serve as a night light and second LED element(s) powered by non-rechargeable batteries to serve as an emergency light, which may incorporate a multiple selection switch to change the numbers, power consumption, blinking, on/off duration percentage of each blinking cycle, colors of the night light, LED sequences, and other extra functions. The power source for the first LED elements may be supplied through prongs inserted into an electrical outlet or through a USB adapter. The LED power failure light device may further including various additional power and cost saving features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8029182
    Abstract: An LED night light includes a liquid optics medium arrangement that lets visible wavelength light beams pass through the liquid optics medium to a viewer. The liquid optics medium may include miniature floating objects made from textile, metal, plastic, porcelain, ceramic, dry flower, wood, plants, and/or potpourri in the shape of toys, stuffed animals, blow-molded units, seasonal items, dolls, etc. for a variety of gift, toy, sports, seasonal, or holiday applications. The night light may further incorporate a heater element to cause the liquid medium to flow and cause movement of the miniatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 8002456
    Abstract: An LED light has a pinhole-imaging function for dark area use as a plug-in wall outlet light, direct current (DC) operated light, or interchangeable power source light to project a shaped image to a surrounding environment. Tiny shaped pinholes can create a fine image of desired message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, optics means surface or other desired surface. At least one pinhole-means may be incorporated with an LED and parts selected from a housing-member, plastic film openings, cut-outs, transparent material piece, translucent material piece, adjust-means, sealed-unit, battery-pack, paper material, plastic material, metal material, wood material, geometric shape substrate, AC adaptor and jack means, and/or solar power or wind power generator to project the desired image, message, data, logo, to the surrounding environment, which may include any combination of ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surfaces(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7997785
    Abstract: A linear tube night light with changeable light patterns includes a light source selected from the group consisting of at leas one LED, strobe light, neon light, gradation light, black light, LED inside tube, high voltage discharge light, arc light, fluorescent light, EL wire, EL twisted light, EL panel light, and/or EL strips, with changeable light patterns being effected by automatic or manual control means to obtain light patterns such as chasing, random, fade in and fade out, pair flashing, scan, flashing, steady on, gradation neon effects, lighted length changing, color changing, sequential flashing, and any other combinations of conventional market available functions. The linear tube night light with changeable patterns further may incorporate a light sensor, sound sensor, or timer to get the predetermined light effects and duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7909477
    Abstract: An LED night light includes a liquid optics medium arrangement that lets visible wavelength light beams pass through the liquid optics medium to a viewer. The liquid optics medium may include miniature floating objects made from textile, metal, plastic, porcelain, ceramic, dry flower, wood, plants, and/or potpourri in the shape of toys, stuffed animals, blow-molded units, seasonal items, dolls, etc. for a variety of gift, toy, sports, seasonal, or holiday applications. The night light may further incorporate a heater element to cause the liquid medium to flow and cause movement of the miniatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7871192
    Abstract: An LED night light for night time or dark area use, such as a plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current (DC) operated night light, includes projection or image features to project or present an image, message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface, or an optics element surface. The optics means may include an optics-lens, slide, convex lens, concave lens, openings, cut-outs, film, grating, or holographic element to create an image at a desired location. The night light may have an adjustable angle or distance between light source and optics-means, as well as other adjustable position, location, or orientation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7832890
    Abstract: A facial tissue container having an internal light source includes a window opening and frame for receiving and retaining the light source, a sealed sanitary barrier or cover over the window opening, and a powered LED unit, including a printed circuit board operably connected to multiple LEDs, a switch mechanism for operating the LEDs, and a power supply, a retaining mechanism for reversibly attaching the powered LEDs to the window frame. The light source also preferably also includes a dimmer switch mechanism for controlling LED brightness, and a switch mechanism for filtering the LEDs to emit colored light, and for changing colors based on predetermined patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Billin Jesse
  • Patent number: 7832917
    Abstract: An LED night light for night time or dark area use may be arranged as a plug-in wall outlet night light or a direct current that includes projection features to project an image, message, data, logo, and/or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface. The LED night light incorporates optics selected from an optics-lens, convex lens, concave lens, openings, cut-outs, film, grating means, and/or hologram means to create the preferred image and project it to a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7832918
    Abstract: An LED night light has a laser or hologram optics-element and is suitable for night time or dark area use over an extended time period. The night light may be a plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current(DC) operated night light having an image, message, or logo shown on the surface of the optics element. The LED night light parts that may include a housing member, optics-lens, openings, cut-outs, and/or plastic parts to create a preferred image. The night light can be designed with added features to enable adjustment of the angle, distance, position, or orientation of the LED(s) with respect to the optics-means to provide eye-catching light effects by varying the image size, dimensions, etc. The power source may be interchanged between an AC powered sealed-unit and a DC powered battery-pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7740395
    Abstract: A light and air freshener in combination. The air freshener has one or more reservoirs which may be refilled or replaced. The light illuminates the reservoirs, to provide an aesthetically pleasing effect. The light may be specular and aimed towards a space between plural reservoirs. This arrangement provides the benefit that surface near the air freshener may be illuminated in an aesthetically pleasing manner while providing the functionality of a night light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Todd Samuel, Thomas Brian Norris
  • Publication number: 20090310383
    Abstract: The LED night light with liquid optics medium arrangement to let visible wavelength light beam passing though the said liquid optics medium to viewer. The liquid optics medium with miniature means can be selected from group combination from textile, metal, plastic, porcelain, ceramic, dry flower, wood, plants, potpourri in the shape of toys, stuff toys, blow-mold unit, season items, dolls, porcelain unit, ceramic units, poly resin unit, sporting related unit, painting unit, poster unit, sign unit, photo unit, angels unit, artificial related unit, animal unit, flower unit or the conventional units for variety gift, toy, sports, seasonal, holiday applications to make the said night light with more attractive light effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2009
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Tormach LLC
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu CHIEN
  • Patent number: 7632004
    Abstract: An LED night light having more than one optics means includes a first optics elements to change a narrow-viewing angle of the LED's spot-light beams into a wider-viewing angle for area illumination, and a second optics device to help enhance the appearance and value of the LED night light without taking up excess space. Other functions and devices such as an outlet adaptor, motion sensor, PIR sensor, air freshener, second light, bug repellent, sonic repellent, time piece or any combination of such functions or features may easily be added to increase the utility of the said LED night light while reducing electric power consumption and saving money for consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7626321
    Abstract: A mechanical shunt for use in a socket of a string of lights resides in an otherwise typical lamp of a string of lights. The present shunt is a coiled spring shunt held by one of the electrical terminals in the socket so that it is cantilevered toward and in electrical contact with the other electrical terminal. The central portion of the spring shunt has a larger diameter. The lamp holder has bottom that, upon insertion of the holder into the socket, presses down on the central portion of the spring shunt so that its first end is moved out of electrical contact with the first electrical terminal, thereby allowing electrical current to pass through the filament in the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tech Patent Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Gibboney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7611253
    Abstract: A multiple function LED night light with air-freshener includes an LED display unit with light-medium properties to allow light beams from LED(s) located at LED input-ends of the display unit to travel within the light-medium and be uniformly emitted through a surface of the display for even brightness without hot spots. A housing of the night light includes a slot, space, room to allow an air-freshener, an LED display, a sealed-unit and all related electric components including a heat element or fan device to be disposed within the night light housing to provide multiple functions in addition to those of a conventional night light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7581851
    Abstract: Lampholders formed from materials comprising scented compounds that are more volatile when warm than when at ambient temperature to generate a desired scent during use, along with lighted displays incorporating such lampholders and methods for making such lampholders, are shown and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Inventor: Jessica Wang
  • Patent number: 7568829
    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: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Publication number: 20090175033
    Abstract: The LED night light has laser or hologram optics-means for night time or dark area use for long time period illumination including plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current(DC) operated night light has image, message, logo shown on optics means surface. The said LED night light incorporated with optics-means and parts may selected from group combination from housing member, optics-lens, openings, cut-outs, plastic parts to create the preferred image to viewer. The said LED(s) can be designed has added features to adjust angle, distance, position, orientation of light source to the said optics-means to make eye-catching light effects incorporated desire circuit means for variable image size, dimension etc. The interchangeable power source between AC powered sealed-unit and DC powered battery-pack is major features of said LED light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7553062
    Abstract: A light device includes a body having a light source and electrical contacts that plug into a first electrical outlet of a duplex receptacle and receive power therefrom. An outlet cover mounted for pivotal motion with respect to the body about at a pivot axis, which is substantially proximate to a region between the first outlet and a second outlet of the receptacle. The outlet cover pivots away from the body and towards the duplex receptacle to inhibit access to the second electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David Spartano, Kurt Matthew Richars, John D. Crawford, Scott W. Osiecki, Mark A. Ferguson
  • Patent number: 7547131
    Abstract: The present invention is a low power and low heat dissipating, low illumination system that is based in an electrical box cover plate, preferably in a light switch cover plate. It allows for the maintenance of an electrical bleed current through the fluorescent light controlled by that light switch so as to keep a minimal thermal differential between the unlit and lit light. The light switch cover plate has a series of imbedded LEDs that illuminate an area all around the light switch. The unit is retrofittable on conventional light switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Faunce
  • Patent number: 7481570
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a night light assembly which plugs directly into an electrical wall receptacle to provide a beam of light that can be directed along different paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Souza, Wilson Brunkhurst, John Ferreira, Anthony Pacitto, Jenkin P. Hua, Joseph Diorio, Mehmet K. Tanacan
  • Patent number: 7481556
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus that enables converting a high voltage lighting fixture for use with a low voltage lighting system are disclosed. The method comprises providing a housing having a cavity, providing a low voltage light source socket having two electrical contacts having sufficient spacing to accommodate a low voltage light source, each electrical contact connected a first and a second conductor respectively, electrically connecting the first conductor to an interior thread contact and the second conductor to an interior base contact, and securing the first and second conductors and the low voltage light source socket within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: Robert Wilson Yarrington
  • Patent number: 7473024
    Abstract: A light for use in light strings has a deeper socket, a longer base and longer Dumet wires than a standard socket, base, and Dumet wires so that the standard bases and bulbs will not operate in the non-standard socket. Furthermore, the base and sockets are keyed so that they are restricted to at most two orientations with respect to each other and cannot be twisted with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Ventur Research & Development Corp.
    Inventor: James W. Gibboney
  • Patent number: 7455444
    Abstract: A multiple light source night light incorporates at least two sets of light sources to offer perfect illumination for decorative lighting and also for providing area illumination via openings, windows, holes, cut-outs, and/or light-transmitting areas of the housing. The multiple light source sets may include LED or EL elements (including sheet, wire, or tube type elements), neon bulbs or tubes, or the like. In addition, the night light may incorporate an air freshener, fan, mechanical device, O3 generator, potpourri, deodorizer elements, fragrance elements, oil, chemical compounds, sensors, heat elements, and/or switch devices to provide additional functions when the prongs are connected with a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7419294
    Abstract: A night lamp includes a main body and a light distribution unit, which allows the passage of light and is fitted onto the main body. The thickness of the light distribution unit gradually increases from the bottom to the top. The light distribution unit has an arcuate front surface. A sunken design is provided in the front surface of the light distribution unit and the thickness of the sunken design gradually increases from the bottom to the top. A plurality of light refractive pieces are provided on the front surface and periphery of the sunken design. When light is generated by the light generating units, light may be evenly distributed in the light distribution unit and hence the light distribution unit may deliver evenly distributed light so that light may reach a broader range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Li-Chun Lai
  • Patent number: 7399109
    Abstract: A bulb assembly includes a shell, a holder, and a bulb, wherein the bulb and the holder are received in the shell, wherein the bulb has two conductive wires passing through the holder and being folded upward outsides. The shell is provided with a central plate extending to the bottom of the holder and separating two conductive wires from each other. Hence, there are two connecting types for electrical wires with conductive pins to insert into shell and contact with various position of the conductive wires that facilitates the utilization of the products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Inventor: Chao-Mu Cheng
  • Patent number: 7329035
    Abstract: There is disclosed a nightlight that can be held or worn by a child and that can display projected images in 3-D mode upon a flat surface to comfort and provide assurance for a child when left in the dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Inventor: Marcos T. Feliciano
  • Patent number: 7273312
    Abstract: A night light has an hook for interchangeably receiving artistic stained glass ornaments to be displayed in front of a light source. The night light improves the aesthetic benefits of stained glass using night lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Inventor: Wilfred J. Birchler
  • Patent number: 7267460
    Abstract: A night light appliance that when plugged into a standard wall electrical outlet provides a means to direct many beams of light to specific places in the room. Extending from the appliance body are bendable arms with bright light emitting diodes mounted at the end of each arm. The plastic body of each light emitting diode contains a lens that forms the light into a narrow beam. This night light is particularly suitable to a conventional bathroom where an electrical outlet is normally found high on the wall and near the sink. Unlike conventional night lights that illuminate the area near the outlet, these light beams can be directed to appropriate places like the doorway, sink, and toilet. It is also useful in a hallway by directing light beams down the length of the hall rather than lighting the area around the electrical plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Inventor: Peter Lefferson
  • Patent number: 7232251
    Abstract: A night light with fiber optics has a main object and a fiber optics arrangement to let visible wavelength light beams be seen by a viewer after passing through the fiber optics. The main object material can be selected from textile, metal, plastic, porcelain, ceramic, or viscous-mud related items, wooden toys, stuffed toys, blow-mold unit, seasonal items, dolls, porcelain units, ceramic units, poly resin units, as well as a sporting related unit, painting unit, poster unit, sign unit, photo unit, angel unit, artificial related unit, animal unit, flower unit or other conventional units in a variety of gift, toy, sports, seasonal, holiday applications to make the night light exhibit more attractive light effects than the original main objects. The night light may incorporate a switch that provides selected preferred light functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 7222982
    Abstract: A decorative stone impregnated with a transmutable lighting element, such as a light emitting diode, electrically connected to a power source. The lighting element contains an integrated circuit which controls its transmutable appearance. The decorative stone may be used in jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Flipo Group Limited
    Inventor: Jerry M. Philippeau
  • Patent number: 7186016
    Abstract: A LED-type wall lamp with decorative liquid consists of a transparent container for liquid on top and a base on bottom. The transparent container for liquid is used to accommodate various kinds of decorative liquid for displaying. Plug pins are disposed on the base projecting outwards so as to connect with an electric socket while a circuit board and a plurality of LED lights with different colors are disposed inside the base. The light emitted from LED lights illuminates toward the bottom of the transparent container for liquid. By the transparent container for liquid, the decorative liquid, and light from LED lights, the present invention has bright and colorful visual effect as well as effects of electricity saving, higher safety and decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Chzh-Lin Jao
  • Patent number: 7066614
    Abstract: A decorative stone impregnated with a transmutable lighting element, such as a light emitting diode, electrically connected to a power source. The lighting element contains an integrated circuit which controls its transmutable appearance. The decorative stone may be used in jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Flipo Group Limited
    Inventor: Jerry Phlippeau