Particular Engagement Patents (Class 362/647)
  • Patent number: 9909741
    Abstract: A watertight lighting fixture, comprising a casing (10), which is closed by a tempered glass (11) at a light emission surface and which has at its ends respective heads (12), connected and fixed to said casing (10); in particular, a slide (14) is placed within said casing (10), on said slide (14) are fixed the wiring terminals (15) of the fixture and below said slide (14) is placed a reflector (16), which is able to spread light outside and which is placed in correspondence of at least one light source, such as at least one neon tube (18) or a plurality of LEDs (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BEGHELLI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gian Pietro Beghelli
  • Patent number: 9903538
    Abstract: A connector capable of easily holding, and establishing electrical connection of, an LED module substrate and achieving highly-reliable electrical connection is provided. The connector for holding, and establishing electrical connection of, an LED module substrate includes: a lower cover member for placing the LED module substrate thereon; and an upper cover member pivotally attached to an end of the lower cover member. The upper cover member includes a feeding connection terminal configured to be elastically in contact with a feeding pad provided in the LED module substrate. When the upper cover member is closed relative to the lower cover member with a pivotal movement, the connection terminal elastically connects with a surface of the feeding pad while sliding thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Toshimitsu Takeda, Katsuhiro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9651209
    Abstract: A driver module is configured to generate the drive signals necessary to drive an LED or an array of LEDs of one or more LED luminaires. The driver module may, but need not, be located remotely from the LED luminaires. Since the driver module provides the drive signals, the LED luminaires do not need to have their own driver electronics, and as such, can be rendered in a more aesthetically pleasing and cost effective manner. As an example, the driver module may be located within a junction box or escutcheon plate associated with a light fixture and the LED luminaires can be mounted in the existing sockets of the light fixture. The internal wiring of the light fixture may be used to carry the drive signals provided by the driver module to the LED luminaires via the sockets of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Demuynck, James Michael Lay
  • Patent number: 9557019
    Abstract: A work light string removably physically mounts and electrically attaches lamps anywhere along it is length, with ready hand positioning and re-positioning of desired numbers of lamps at desired positions, and replacement of damaged lamps. The work light string can have one, or, more preferably two separate electrical circuit in which case each lamp and any external electrical load(s) can be powered by either circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Casey James Mahr
  • Patent number: 9347657
    Abstract: An LED Christmas lamp includes a lamp base, in which a receiving cavity is formed and having coupling slots formed in a cavity wall to receive and retain metal plates on ends of four conductive wires. A light source holder has a top forming a light disposition section, in which three receiving holes are formed and has a bottom on which a fitting section having four bearing surfaces is formed. The fitting section has a bottom face including six through apertures. Three LED illuminants are provided, each having two terminal pins, and are respectively inserted into the three receiving holes with the terminal pins bent and positioned against the bearing surfaces of the fitting section so that when the light source holder is inserted into the receiving cavity, the terminal pins are set in electrical engagement with the metal plates of the conductive wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Cheng-Yao Chiang
  • Patent number: 8967564
    Abstract: A tree mount bracket having a threaded member and a fixture support member that are joined to one another. The threaded member includes a shaft with a tip and a head and external threads. The fixture support member has a housing that includes a cylindrical wall and a base wall that defines a base wall opening. The cylindrical wall also defines a wire slot for accommodating a wire. The fixture support member can be embodied as a side mounted fixture support member; two side mounted fixture support members; a fixture support plate; a fixture support assembly; and, a ball shaft and a tightening ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: Philip A. Colarusso
  • Patent number: 8960989
    Abstract: A lighting device, comprising a lighting device element and a light engine component (comprising a solid state light emitter) that is removably supported by the lighting device element. Also, lighting device elements that comprise a lens, a housing member, a mechanical engagement region, an electrical contact region and/or means for removably supporting a light engine component. Also, lighting device elements in which a retaining structure holds a light engine component, a portion of a light engine component is exposed to a lens. Also, lighting devices that comprise means for removably supporting a light engine component. Also, methods that comprise removing a light engine component from a lighting device element and removably supporting a second light engine component on the lighting device element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Antony Paul Van De Ven
  • Publication number: 20150049513
    Abstract: An exchangeable head lighting system may include a canopy and one or more exchangeable lighting heads. The canopy may include a support post configured to receive a connecting post. The support post may provide electrical power to the connecting post. The exchangeable lighting heads may each include a connecting post. The connecting post may be configured to securely interface with the support post such that a rotatable and releasable connection is formed when the connecting post is inserted within the support post. The connecting post may have electrical connections situated to receive electrical power from the support post. The one or more exchangeable lighting heads may include a housing containing a light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Evolution Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Haubach
  • Patent number: 8956030
    Abstract: Automotive bulbs and including at least one printed circuit board electrically connected to a standard automotive bulb base, and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged on the circuit board to project light in at least two opposite directions. In some embodiments, circuit boards are arranged in an X pattern, and the LEDs are arranged to project light in substantially all directions about the longitudinal axis of the automotive bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Jam Strait, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Wesson
  • Patent number: 8939635
    Abstract: A warning whip assembly includes an elongate whip, a light, wiring, a base, and an electrical connector assembly. The elongate whip has first and second ends. The light is mounted to the first end of the warning whip. The wiring extends from the light to the second end of the warning whip. The base is connected to the second end of the warning whip. The electrical connector assembly includes a first connector portion connected to the base with a waterproof connection. The wiring is connected to the first connector portion. The electrical connector assembly also includes a second connector portion that is releasably connected to the first connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Checkers Industrial Products, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Widgery
  • Patent number: 8939634
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide for a lighting system for illuminating aisles with shelving. A rail can include a plurality of LEDs that extend along the length of the rail. The rail can be coupled with a node that includes various components along with an egress light source. The LEDs can be used to primarily illuminate the shelving on both or one side of the aisle. The egress light can be used to illuminate the aisle during times of emergency, at night, or when egress may be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Franklin Leadford, Carl Gould, Peter K. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8939636
    Abstract: A light source assembly includes a plurality of light source modules detachably connected to one another. Each light source module includes a frame part, an electrical connection part, and at least one light emitting device. The frame part includes a female coupling disposed in one side surface thereof and a male coupling disposed on another side surface thereof and configured to be engaged with a female coupling of another light source module of the plurality. The electrical connection part is disposed on an upper surface of the frame part and extends onto the one side surface having the female coupling disposed therein and onto the other side surface having the female coupling disposed thereon. The at least one light emitting device is mounted on the electrical connection part and disposed on the upper surface of the frame part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Won Choi, Yeon Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 8931923
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) down lamp with a replaceable color temperature filter uses a plurality of blue LEDs as a light source and includes a color temperature filter and a fixing ring. The color temperature filter is installed across the top of the down lamp to apart cover the LEDs with a distance, and then fixed by the fixing ring. Therefore, the color temperature filter can be replaced flexibly with other one in different color temperature one by removing or assembling the fixing ring to change the light projected from the LEDs into different color tone for fitting studio, stage or indoor space applications. Such lamp achieves the effects of enhancing the illumination function of a single down lamp, reducing the inventory cost and improving the practicality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Huai-Ling Liu, Yung-Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 8894268
    Abstract: An LED lightbulb is configured to properly illuminate a broader region. The LED lightbulb includes a light emitting unit, a pedestal, a power source unit, a heat dissipator, a base, and a globe swelling toward one side in a first direction for enclosing the light emitting unit. The globe is configured to diffusingly transmit light from the light emitting unit. The light emitting unit provides a light amount not less than 50% of the maximum light amount in a region not exceeding ±60° about the central axis extending in the first direction set as 0°. The globe provides a light amount not less than 50% in a region exceeding ±125° about the central axis set as 0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Igaki, Hirotaka Shimizu, Kohei Mizuta, Hideharu Osawa
  • Patent number: 8876359
    Abstract: An electrically isolating lamp assembly comprises a clamp ring, a lamp end, and a socket, wherein the lamp end is positioned within the clamp ring and the lamp end can be rotated, relative to the clamp ring, between locked and unlocked positions. In the unlocked position, lamp end shoulders are radially non-aligned with clamp ring flanges, and a locking peg is restrained, by the clamp ring flange, from being inserted completely within a locking peg channel in the lamp end, whereby the socket is restrained from fully engaging the lamp end; in the locked position, the lamp end shoulders are radially aligned with the clamp ring flanges, and the locking peg is inserted completely within the locking peg channel, whereby the socket can fully engage the lamp end, and wherein the lamp end is restrained by the locking peg from being rotated to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ATG R&D Limited
    Inventors: Chris Orritt, Richard Joshi
  • Patent number: 8845146
    Abstract: A connector (100) for connecting a component (102) to a heat sink (104), wherein the connector (100) is formed as a female part of a bayonet coupling enclosing an opening (106) for receiving one of the component (102) and the heat sink (104). Further, the connector (100) in use is arranged to ensure direct thermal contact between the component (102) and the heat sink (104) in the opening (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jan-Ivo Blankestijn, Peter Hubertus Franciscus Deurenberg, Merijn Keser, Huib Cooijmans, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg
  • Patent number: 8845144
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) driver case includes a housing, driver circuitry, an recessed area in the housing, and a luminaire disconnect. The luminaire disconnect is coupled to the recessed area in the housing and extends toward an aperture in a top plate of a LED module. The luminaire disconnect can be fixedly or removably coupled to the recessed area in the housing. When the luminaire disconnect is removably coupled to the recessed area, one or more of a number of retaining features can be used to prevent the luminaire disconnect from moving or to limit the movement of the luminaire disconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jared Davis, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, Michael Troy Winslett, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 8833990
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus (14) includes a heat sink (28), a heat conductive post (26) having a plurality of faces (36), one or more light engines (30) coupled to each of a plurality of faces (36), a connector (32) to provide power to the light engine (30) when electrically coupled to a lamp socket, and a grommet (34). The grommet (34) is secured to and extends around a perimeter of the heat conductive post (26) and includes a radial groove (48) receiving a rim (21) of an opening (20) of a reflector (12) such that a first and a second portion (50, 51) of the grommet (34) extend beyond the rim (21) and over a portion of an interior and an exterior surface (23, 25) of the reflector (12) to secure the lamp apparatus (14) to the opening (20) of the reflector (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Tessnow, Ronald Boyd, Lawrence M. Rice
  • Publication number: 20140198532
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprising a plurality of diodes and an electrical interface configured to receive an electrical signal and transmit the electrical signal to the plurality of diodes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: William Johnstone Ray, Mark D. Lowenthal, Neil O. Shotton, Richard A. Blanchard, Mark Allan Lewandowski, Brad Oraw, Mark John Steinhardt, Corey Michael Bischoff, Edward Mack Sawicki, Kenneth Stephen McGuire
  • Patent number: 8764236
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide a versatile lighting module which may be utilized alone or in combination with other lighting modules to provide any number of lighting unit configurations are shown. Lighting modules of embodiments herein are adapted to facilitate electrical connection, whether to one or more power supply and/or to one or more other lighting module, along any portion of the entire periphery of the lighting module. Accordingly, lighting modules may be coupled together in any orientation, geometry, and topology to cooperate as a light source having various desired characteristics according to embodiments herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: XtraLight Manufacturing Partnership Ltd
    Inventors: Jerry H. Caroom, Jr., Ken McAlpin, Luis E. Anker, Jason H. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20140146570
    Abstract: A detachable bulb includes a lighting source module and a driving module. The lighting source module includes a support plate, a lighting module, a heat sink, and a light-permeable cover. The heat sink has a cavity, a first end, a second end and an engaging slot disposed on an outer periphery thereof. The support plate is secured on the first end of the heat sink. The light-permeable cover disposed on the first end of the heat sink covering the lighting module. The driving module includes a driving body with a socket, a shell, and a power receiving base. The shell is around the driving body and has several engaging parts that detachably engage with the engaging slot. The power receiving base is electrically connected to the driving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Cheng LU, Chih-Yen LIN
  • Patent number: 8721136
    Abstract: A construction lighting apparatus having a plurality of lighting modules, each comprising an electrical cord having approximately a 10 foot length, the electrical cord comprising an integral molded light source located midway, one end having a male electrical plug and the other end having a three-directional three-way female electrical outlet plug, the male electrical plug further having at least two pliable loops, the three-directional three-way female electrical outlet having at least two hooks. If two lighting modules are attached the pliable loops of the male electrical plug of one lighting module will be secured to the hooks of the three-directional three-way female electrical outlet of the other lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Jacob Jon Foss
  • Patent number: 8678632
    Abstract: A replaceable lighting module in an LED light source is provided. The module improves thermal, mechanical, and electrical connection with an associated fixture. The replaceable module also provides for precise positioning and improves on optical properties of the light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jozsef Gallai, Zoltan Bako, Istvan Mudra, Imre Molnar, Laszlo Nagy, Krisztian Mihaly Kovacs
  • Patent number: 8672531
    Abstract: The LED system has a set consisting of multiple LED lamps and an integrally formed electrical connecting member common to the LED lamps, wherein the electrical connecting member has multiple connection points for contacting a respective LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventor: Harald Stoyan
  • Patent number: 8657470
    Abstract: A lamp structure includes a first adaptor, a second adaptor, an adaptor ring, a rotating element, a heat sink, and a lampshade. The second adaptor disposed in the first adaptor includes a cannular pivoting element and an assembly element. The assembly element disposed in the pivoting element has first arc openings symmetrically distributed around a center of the assembly element. The adaptor ring is disposed at a side of the second adaptor opposite the first adaptor. The rotating element fixed to a first surface of the adaptor ring that faces the second adaptor has a second surface facing the second adaptor and bosses extended from the second surface. The bosses respectively pass through the first arc openings to move along the first arc openings. The heat sink is disposed between the adaptor ring and the lampshade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui-Feng Jen, Che-Hsin Liao
  • Patent number: 8628215
    Abstract: A design of light string comprises a bulb socket, a pair of conductive wires, and LED electrically disposed onto the bulb socket. The LED is incorporated with a pair of legs which are alternatively in contact with the pair of conductive wires, and then are sandwiched between a pair of first and second casings which jointly configures the light bulb. This configuration simplifies the assembling of the conductive wires and LED such that no need of solder or glue or contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Chang Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8628212
    Abstract: A conductive end cap for a linear lighting apparatus is disclosed. The first embodiment of the present invention comprises, among other things, an insulating cap for one end of the linear lighting apparatus, the cap including a first orifice extending from the exterior side of the cap to the interior side of the cap and a conducting shaft extending through the first orifice and protruding from the exterior side of the cap, such that the shaft may rotate about its central axis within the first orifice. The conductive end cap also includes a second orifice extending perpendicularly through a portion of the shaft for accepting a conductive line and a static conductive element protruding from the interior side of the cap so as to provide a conductive terminal for a lighting element located within the linear lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Sylwester Kluś
  • Patent number: 8534872
    Abstract: An LED illumination device includes a heat dissipation part, an optical part and an electric part. The optical part includes an LED module attached on the heat dissipation part and an envelope mounted on the heat dissipation part and covering the LED module. The electric part includes a casing and a lamp cap. The casing is cup-shaped. The lamp cap includes a sleeve electrode and a spring electrode attached at a bottom of the sleeve electrode. The sleeve electrode and the spring electrode electrically power the LED module. One end of the casing along an axis thereof is mounted on bottom ends of the heat dissipation part and the optical part. The sleeve electrode is disposed around the other end of the casing. The spring electrode is resiliently deformable along an axis of the sleeve electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tay-Jian Liu, Na Zhang, Jian-Bing Qian
  • Patent number: 8534864
    Abstract: A generally U-section adapter profile extending along a longitudinal axis forms a longitudinally extending and transversely open cavity and has an outer surface formed with an array of at least three longitudinally extending and radially outwardly directed outer mounting formations radially spaced from the longitudinal axis and angularly spaced around the longitudinal axis. An elongated light emitter is provided in the cavity. A generally U-section mounting rail extending parallel to the axis opens radially toward the axis and has two side walls formed with inwardly directed and longitudinally extending inner mounting formations generally complementary to the outer formations and spaced so that the profile can be fitted to the rail in at least two different positions in each of which the two inner formations of the rail engage in two of the outer formations of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: LED-LINEAR GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriela Vidal Forteza, Michael Kramer
  • Publication number: 20130176750
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprising a plurality of diodes and an electrical interface configured to receive an electrical signal and transmit the electrical signal to the plurality of diodes is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
    Inventor: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8449154
    Abstract: A mount member (5) has a contact surface (27a) touching the bottom surface of an LED module (3) and protrusions (5a) protruding from the periphery of the contact surface (27a) in the thickness direction of the LED module (3) and regulating sliding motions thereof. A fixing member (6) made of a resilient, plate-like member comprises an opposing pair of flat portions (43) near the contact surface (27a) of the mount member (5) and flat tabs (44) projecting from the flat portions (43) toward the contact surface (27a) touching the upper surface of a substrate (17). The flat portions (43) of the fixing member (6) are fastened to be lower than the top surface of the substrate (17) of the LED module (3). Thus, elastically deformed areas extending from the fastened parts of the flat portions (43) through the flat tabs (44) press the substrate (17) into the mount member (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaari Uemoto, Yasuyuki Ueda, Mitsuko Shuto, Masahiro Miki, Makoto Inoue, Hideo Nagai, Kenji Takahashi, Takeshi Saito
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130100705
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a power supply tank and a light emitting unit. A wall of the power supply tank is constituted by an electric conductor and a bottom end of an interior of the tank is a conductive seat formed by an electric conductor. A top end of the wall connects electrically a conductive disc which includes a penetrative insertion hole. The light emitting unit includes a luminous element and an electrode pole on a bottom end of the luminous element. A body of the electrode pole includes the insertion hole to increase electric conduction by contact; whereas, through the insertion hole, a diversified change can be even manifested after inserting the light emitting unit. In addition, a bottom of an outer casing provided by the power supply tank includes a counter weight, so that the luminare will not fall down easily and can be used more safely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Chiang HSIEH
  • 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: 8393779
    Abstract: Generally, existing LED lamps often use robust metallic cases since each of the cases functions as a heat sink. Various shapes for increasing the heat dissipation properties of the case have been employed; there is no unified shape. Existing LED lamps therefore have a problem that they cannot be easily disassembled at the time of recycling. Thus, an object is to provide a lamp which can be easily disassembled at the time of recycling. A lamp includes: a case having a certain shape; an LED module including a semiconductor light-emitting device; and a power supply circuit provided inside the case, for driving the semiconductor light-emitting device to emit light, wherein on an outer side of the case, a step for splitting the case is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Myojo
  • Patent number: 8388213
    Abstract: Disclosed are LED lamp assemblies that are substantially inseparable. The LED lamp assemblies use discrete components that are individually manufactured and then assembled in a manner that substantially prevents disassembly or disengagement of components. An interference fit can be used to substantially secure components of the LED lamp assemblies. Bonding techniques can also be used, including adhesive and solvent bonds, as well as thermal bonds, including sonic bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8337038
    Abstract: A solar powered light device having a shade having an upper edge, an interior area, and an outside bottom surface having a solar panel set thereinto which is electrically connected to a light bulb and a battery located within the interior area of the shade; a switch operatively connected to the light bulb which can be closed when the device is made to rest on the bottom surface; wherein the solar panel charges the battery when the device is resting on the upper edge and wherein the battery powers the light bulb when the device is resting on the bottom surface and the switch is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Inventor: Damian Krause
  • Patent number: 8287168
    Abstract: One end of a cylindrical mount 10 is attached to an end of a cylindrical base 30 that is to be inserted into a socket of a lighting fixture. The end of the mount 10 is rotatable around a central axis of a base 30. A support 40 is attached to other end of the mount 10 so as to rotate integrally with the mount 10. An LED module 51 that includes a plurality of LED chips is attached to the support 40. An end face 43a, on which the LED module 51 is attached, is provided on the support 40. The end face 43a is formed so that the direction of light emitted by the LED chips provided on the LED module 51 is inclined at a predetermined angle with respect to the axial direction of the base 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Akira Taniuchi, Kenji Takahashi, Nobuyuki Matsui, Tetsushi Tamura, Yasushige Tomiyoshi, Tatsumi Setomoto
  • Patent number: 8277109
    Abstract: A LED lighting device includes a cooling lampstand, a circuit, at least one light emitting diode (LED), a sealant and a power converter. The cooling lampstand is made by a resin composition in which the thermal conductivity of the resin composition is about 1-50 W/mk. The circuit directly is disposed on the cooling lampstand. The light emitting diode (LED) is disposed on the cooling lampstand and electrically connected to the circuit. The sealant covers the LED. The power converter is electrically connected to the circuit for supplying an electrical power to the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: LEDRAY Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chiu-Shuang Ko
  • Patent number: 8277095
    Abstract: A light emitting diode lamp includes a lamp shade, a light emitting diode light source, a universal joint and a power connector. The light emitting diode light source is disposed in the lamp shade. The universal joint includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part. The first connecting part is fixed to the lamp shade. The second connecting part is rotatably connected to the first connecting part and fixed to the power connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jia-Yi Juang, Shih-Hao Hung, Hsien-Chang Wu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8256916
    Abstract: A light device is disclosed which is arranged to receive at least one rechargeable electrical power storage device. The light device comprises a flexible body portion movable between an expanded configuration and a contracted configuration and defining an enclosure when the body portion is in the expanded configuration, the body portion being at least partially transparent or translucent. The light device also comprises at least one light emitting element which receives electrical power from the or each electrical power storage device disposed during use in the light device, the light emitting element being arranged so as to generate light which passes outwardly of the light device through the body portion, and a solar power converting device arranged to convert solar power to electrical power for recharging the or each electrical power storage device disposed during use in the light devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Simon N. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20120218781
    Abstract: The current invention for The Device has more than one surfaces' LED track means has build-in movable LED-unit(s) which can cipper-on or added-on, or insert-on to the track-means at anywhere along the track-means length or from ends. The current invention has multiple surface track-means or plurality of individual track-means(ies) to form a multiple surface in x-y-z axis to make all kind of illumination requirements. The movable LED-unit(s) has desire construction to get all kind of features and has movable protective-means to allow people to replace, add, reduce, move the said LED-units to save cost, energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu CHIEN
  • Patent number: 8240890
    Abstract: A lamp holder includes a holder body. The holder body includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first side surface and a second side surface arranged between the first surface and the second surface. The holder body defines a first groove and a second groove at the first side surface of the holder body. The first groove and the second groove communicate with the first and second surfaces of the holder body. The first groove and the second groove are configured for receiving connectors of a lamp. A fool-proofing member is arranged at a first bottom surface of the first groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ping-Jung Tsai
  • Patent number: 8231261
    Abstract: A LED module and interconnection system is disclosed. The LED module includes a lens, a housing, and a printed circuit board PCB having at least on LED disposed within the housing. The housing includes a plurality of openings providing physical and electrical access to the PCB. The interconnection system includes at least one LED module and a cable assembly. The cable assembly is configured to provide electrical connectivity to the LED module through an opening in the LED module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Daniel Gherardini, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Patent number: 8222801
    Abstract: A lamp includes a lamp holder module and light-emitting module disposed in the lamp holder module. The lamp holder module includes a body, a pressing mechanism disposed on the body, and an upper cover engaging removably the body. The light-emitting module is placed on the body and is pressed into position through the pressing mechanism. The pressing mechanism is operable to release the light-emitting module, thereby facilitating removal and installation of the light-emitting module. The upper cover serves as a lens of the light-emitting module and covers the light-emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Silitek Electronic (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Yan-Yu Wang, Chen-Yu Chen, Chih-Lung Liang, Shun-Chung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8210734
    Abstract: A combinational LED lamp includes an insulating housing, a first conductive contact, a second conductive contact, and an LED body. The insulating housing includes a first engaging surface with a first engaging portion and a second engaging surface with a second engaging portion. The first engaging portion is engaged with the second engaging portion. The two conductive contacts are all fixed on the insulating housing. Both the two conductive contacts include an integral internal section and two exposure sections exposing at the first engaging surface and the second engaging surface of the insulating housing. Two terminals of the LED body are each electrically connected with the internal section of the first conductive contact and of the second conductive contact. Therefore, multiple LED-lamp units can be incorporated so as to form various configurations of LED-lamp combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Yih-Jang Wu
  • Patent number: 8212277
    Abstract: In an optical semiconductor device module constructed by an optical semiconductor device having a light emitting portion on its top surface, a mounting substrate adapted to mount the optical semiconductor device thereon, at least one wiring pattern layer formed on a front surface of the mounting substrate, and at least one power supplying portion in contact with the wiring pattern layer, at least one of the power supplying portion and the wiring pattern layer is uneven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakai, Norifumi Imazeki, Soji Owada
  • Patent number: 8201957
    Abstract: A lamp-based scent releasing system includes a housing with light holes, a lamp holder fixedly mounted inside the housing, a lamp bulb installed in the lamp holder, a power cable connected to the lamp holder for connection to an electric outlet to obtain the necessary working voltage for the lamp bulb, a heat-transfer tray fastened to the top open of the housing and holding an aromatic substance, and a heat-resistant protective cup surrounding the lamp bulb inside the housing and having radiation holes for guiding radiation heat from the lamp bulb toward the heat-transfer tray to heat the aromatic substance to release a scent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao