Particular Engagement Patents (Class 362/647)
  • Patent number: 8177410
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp base comprising a plastic base part (320) that is provided with electric connections (61, 62, 63) for supplying power to at least one luminous means (21, 22) of the lamp that is surrounded by the lamp vessel (10). The electric connections (61, 62, 63) comprise contact sections (610, 620, 630) for connecting to power supply lines (51, 52, 53) of the at least one luminous means (21, 22), that protrude from the lamp vessel (10), and the lamp base is equipped with a sealing element (330) for covering the contact sections (610, 620, 630), said sealing element being fixed to the plastic base part (320) by a detent connection (3213, 3223, 3311, 3312, 3321, 3322). Said detent connection is preferably concealed. Said lamp base can be used, for example, in a motor vehicle headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Behr, Peter Helbig
  • Patent number: 8154179
    Abstract: The present invention is a LED lamp, which comprises an insulation body having a first end electrically installed onto a lamp holder and a second end electrically connected to the first end, a heat dissipation element sleeved on the insulation body, and a light source module electrically and movably connected to the second end, wherein the light source module includes at least one LED, each of the LED is electrically mounted on a lower surface of a printed circuit board, and a lower surface and a upper surface of a heat dissipation plate are connected to an upper surface of the printed circuit board and a lower surface of the heat dissipation element respectively. Since the light source module is electrically and movably connected to the second end, a user can replace the light source module without replacing the whole LED lamp when the light source module is damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Tsan-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 8152355
    Abstract: The present invention includes a lamp cap and a lamp body. An interior of the lamp cap is provided with an illuminating element which is electrically connected with a circuit board. The circuit board is provided with electric contacts which are exposed at a bottom of the lamp cap and peripheries of the lamp cap are provided with latching parts. The lamp body includes a handheld part and a lamp holder. An interior of the lamp holder is provided with fastening parts which correspond with the latching parts of the lamp cap, allowing the lamp cap to be engaged on and electrically connected with the lamp holder. In addition, the handheld part is provided with a control switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Shao-Hua Wang
  • Patent number: 8136972
    Abstract: An assembling-type car lamp includes a lamp housing and a bulb unit. The lamp housing is provided with an assembling hole, and the assembling hole is provided on an inner wall surface thereof with a plurality of circumferentially spaced ribs to thereby define a notch between any two adjacent ribs. The bulb unit includes a base and a bulb mounted to the base. The base includes an end plate and a forward raised seat. The raised seat is provided on an outer wall surface thereof with a plurality of circumferentially spaced guide blocks located corresponding to the notches, such that an annular space is defined between the end plate and the guide blocks. The bulb unit can be removably assembled to the lamp housing by moving the guide blocks through the notches into the assembling hole and turning the bulb unit for the ribs to locate in the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Eiko (Pacific) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hong Liao
  • Patent number: 8083393
    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 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 8075159
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes an LED body and a fool-proofing device. The LED body includes a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion. The first end portion extends a first connector and a second connector. The second end portion extends a third connector and a fourth connector. The first connector and fourth connector are arranged at the same sides of the LED body and with different polarities. The second connector and the third connector are arranged at the same sides of the LED body and with different polarities. The fool-proofing device is arranged on the first connector and the third connector, which are diagonally opposite to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ping-Jung Tsai
  • Patent number: 8075160
    Abstract: A product display system is disclosed. The product display system provides various means for illuminating products displayed. External and internal illumination means are disclosed, as well as internal and external power sources. In some embodiments, the displayed product switches from an external power source to an internal power source when the product is removed, allowing the product to remain illuminated for a considerable length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: JRZ Associates, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Zarian
  • Patent number: 8061886
    Abstract: An electrical cable includes first and second conductive strips and an electrically insulative base extending between and joining the first and second conductive strips and electrically isolating the first conductive strip from the second conductive strip. The first and second conductive strips each include an electrically conductive thermoplastic resin in contact with a longitudinally continuous electrical conductor, the electrically conductive thermoplastic resin having a lower electrical conductivity than the electrical conductor. The electrically conductive thermoplastic resin forms an exposed surface of the cable and a field of fastener elements extending from the exposed surface. Lighting systems and electrical fastening devices include similar features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: David P. Kraus, Jr., Kristel Hinton, Christopher M. Gallant, Mark A. Clarner, Vamshideep Devershetty
  • Patent number: 8038326
    Abstract: An ornamental lamp comprises a barrel holder, an LED lamp set and a lamp shade. The barrel holder includes an opening, two electric connecting ports communicating with the opening and two elastic holding struts held in the opening. The elastic holding struts and the inner edge of the opening form a housing space therebetween. The two elastic holding struts are divided by a notch in the middle. The LED lamp set has two conductive pins running through the electric connecting ports to receive electric power. The LED lamp set has a lower edge butting the elastic holding struts. The lamp shade is wedged in the housing space and pushes the elastic holding struts inwards during wedging to bend slightly towards the notch. The bent portion of the elastic holding struts generates an elastic returning force to clamp the lamp shade in a compact manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Inventor: Yuan-Shun Hsu
  • Patent number: 7988347
    Abstract: A fastening system for fastening a lamp has at least one electrical source of radiant light, in place in a light system. Part of the lamp projects into an opening in the light system and is releasably connected thereto. At least three lugs take the form of electrical contacts and reference points in this case, and the areas of contact of the lug and lug-receptacle system are so arranged that, in the end position, their mating areas can be caused to mate in positive inter-engagement by an axially applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Martin Enenkel, Juergen Flechsig
  • Patent number: 7985017
    Abstract: A luminaire including a light source mounted on a base having a plug-in style connector attached to the internal wires of the luminaire for supplying AC power to the light source. The connector is adapted to mate with a plug-in style connector connected to wires of a J-box. The luminaire may include a second connector for connecting to a conditional actuation device. If the conditional actuation device is not used, a continuous actuation device may be connected to the luminaire. A method of installing a luminaire includes connecting an electrical connector to the wires for connection to a J-box, connecting the luminaire connector to the electrical connector, and mounting the luminaire onto the J-box. A method of selling includes providing a choice from among different style luminaires, providing a choice from among different actuation devices to connect with the selected luminaire, and optionally selling the selected luminaire and actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Hampton Products International Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Fong Quan, Michael D. Faubert, Michael G. Kreeger
  • Patent number: 7972048
    Abstract: A window mounted solar powered night light has a structural attachment fastener, a lighting module; and a holder for attaching the lighting module to the attachment fastener. The lighting module includes a light emitting diode, a rechargeable battery, a solar cell for recharging the battery, and a switch for turning the light emitting diode on and off. A housing maintains the various elements of the lighting module in circuit communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: Sarah Jane Lamborn
  • Patent number: 7950840
    Abstract: A structure for LED Christmas light is provided, including a light holder, being a hollow body having a separating part connected to the inner wall of the light holder to divide the hollow interior of the light holder into two cavities. Each of the two opposite sides of the inner wall of the light holder connected to the separating part forms a slot and face the surface of the separating part of the two cavities, with each having a guiding channel. Two wire sets are fixed inside the two cavities. An LED light bulb has a positive pin and a negative pin inserted inside the guiding channel, respectively, and being electrically connected to the wire sets. A light cap has a holding part passing the LED light bulb to tightly engage to the top of the light holder so as to fix the LED light bulb to the light holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventors: Chun-Ming Liu, Uei-Shin Chen, Chih-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 7896517
    Abstract: A downward illumination assembly for directing light downward from the ceiling area of a room. A lamp housing has an open lower end positionable adjacent an opening in a ceiling panel. A power supply module is removably supported in an installed position on the housing. The power supply module carries a lamp socket such that, when the power supply module is in the installed position, a lamp plugged into the lamp socket is disposed in a position to radiate light out the lower end of the lamp housing and through an opening in a ceiling panel that the housing is mounted on. The power supply module is removable interiorly of the lamp housing through the open lower end of the lamp housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Man-D-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Roy Mandy, Dalton John Mandy, Brandon Roy Mandy
  • Publication number: 20110019438
    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: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicants: Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited, Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jia-Yi Juang, Shih-Hao Hung, Hsien-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 7857498
    Abstract: An electronic-ballast lamp system comprises a modular lamp ballast in a plug-in housing. A light fixture has matching sockets for the ballast and is pre-wired for the intended lamp tubes. In one instance, an electronic ballast accepts 100-300 VAC and 50-60 Hz power inputs, and provides the correct rapid-start, instant-on, or standard lamp outputs as sensed from the lamps themselves, or as read from a data card embedded in the light fixture. The data card is read optically or electronically, depending on application, or the lamp types may be dialed-in on the ballast itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Toby Smith
  • Patent number: 7850362
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED lamp assembly that allows an LED lamp to be removably replaced in a lamp holder. A solid, electrical connection is created between the LED pins and electrical terminals as well as connecting wires without soldering. An LED lamp is removably connected to a base that can be inserted in and removed from a socket that is attached to connecting wires. The LED lamp can be removed from the base for replacement of the LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 7850361
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED lamp assembly that allows an LED lamp to be removably replaced in a lamp holder. A solid, electrical connection is created between the LED pins and electrical terminals as well as connecting wires without soldering. An LED lamp is removably connected to a base that can be inserted in and removed from a socket that is attached to connecting wires. The LED lamp can be removed from the base for replacement of the LED lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jingjing Yu
  • Patent number: 7845832
    Abstract: A device and method for retrofitting a light fixture from use with a lamp socket that employs an incandescent or metal halide lamp, to use with another lamp assembly. The lamp fixture has a collar with a base and an annular outer wall extending out from the base. The LED lamp device includes a neck base having an annular outer wall having a shaped outside surface that is placed into direct surface contact with the inner surface of the annular outer wall of the collar, to establish an effective heat-transferring interface. The shaped outer surface of the neck base provides proper fitting of the LED lamp device into the lighting fixture, and provides a heat-transferring interface over substantially all of the outer surface of the neck base, to dissipate heat away from the LED module. Aluminum material provides high thermal conductivity, light weight, availability, and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John Delmore Boyer
  • Patent number: 7819575
    Abstract: A twinkle light bulb set with improved safety mechanism is provided. The twinkle light bulb set includes a plurality of twinkle light bulb apparatuses and steady burning light bulb apparatuses. Each twinkle light bulb apparatus includes a twinkle light bulb socket and a twinkle light socket holder, the twinkle light bulb socket being removably retained in and electrically coupled with the twinkle light bulb socket holder. Each steady burning light bulb apparatus includes a steady burning light bulb socket and a steady burning light socket holder, the steady burning light bulb socket being removably retained in and electrically coupled with the steady burning light bulb socket holder. The twinkle light bulb socket can be replaced by either a replacement twinkle light bulb socket or a replacement steady burning light bulb socket, and the steady burning light bulb socket can only be replaced by a replacement steady burning light bulb socket and cannot be replaced by a replacement twinkle light bulb socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Cindex Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Zhaoyuan Li
  • Patent number: 7794131
    Abstract: A new and useful illumination device, designed especially for input/output panels that are often operated in less than favorable ambient lighting conditions, is provided. The illumination device is designed to be integrally connected with an input/output panel and is selectively actuatable to a condition in which it directs light over a predetermined portion of the panel. When actuated, the illumination device is effective to direct light at the panel that illuminates the entire panel, or at least a predetermined portion of the panel that is sufficient to enable the user to fully operate the panel. The illumination device is particularly useful with portable input/output panels (i.e. input/output panels such as (a) remote controls, (b) PDA's, (c) laptop computers, (d) cell phones, etc. that are intended to be carried about by a user and operated in the ambient lighting conditions about the user).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: John C. Teel, Jessica E. Teel
  • Patent number: 7771109
    Abstract: A lamp for a light string has a socket, multiple electric cords, an insulating partition, a leaf spring and a bulb assembly. The electric cords are mounted in the socket and have electrodes. The insulating partition is mounted in the socket and has a cavity and at least one stopper formed in the cavity. The leaf spring is mounted in the insulating partition, is V shaped, is held in place by the stopper and protrudes through a top of the insulating partition to selectively and respectively contact the electrodes. The bulb assembly is removably plugged into the socket and has a separator. The separator pushes the leaf spring into the insulating partition to stop the leaf spring from contacting the electrodes. When the bulb assembly is removed from the socket, the leaf spring returns to an original shape by resilience to contact the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Jetmax Industrial Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Chih Huang, Ping Yang
  • Patent number: 7745982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp socket 1 for lamps 25, in particular vehicle lamps, comprising a connection region 2 for arranging the lamps 25 on a headlamp, a light or the like, a hollow-cylindrical receiving section 3 for arranging a bulb 27 on the lamp socket 1, and a cylindrical metal sleeve 4 which is arranged in the receiving section 3. In order to provide a lamp socket 1 of simple and stable design which has high heat-resistance, it is provided that a flange 5 arranged on the metal sleeve 4 rests on protrusions 7 which project from an upper edge 6 of the receiving section 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Rosenmüller, Jürgen Flechsig, Gert Müller, Andreas Trampler
  • Patent number: 7717608
    Abstract: A sectional LED lamp includes a base portion, a lamp portion, and a connecting unit. The base portion includes a base body having an LED driving unit provided therein. The lamp portion includes a lamp body detachably connected at an end to the base body, a lampshade fitted around the lamp body, and at least one LED chip arranged in the lampshade and electrically connected to the lamp body. The connecting unit is located between two adjacent ends of the base body and the lamp body for electrically connecting the LED driving unit to the LED chip and detachably connecting the base portion to the lamp portion. A space is maintained between the base portion and the lampshade, allowing heat generated by the LED chip to quickly dissipate via the space into surround environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: EIKO (Pacific) Ltd.
    Inventor: Su-Hsien Liao
  • Publication number: 20100118564
    Abstract: A custom assembly light-emitting module using plugs and jacks for obtaining vertical electrical connections, includes a light-emitting unit, a lens unit, a plug unit and a jack unit. The lens unit is detachably combined with the light-emitting unit. The plug unit is disposed beside one side of the lens unit and electrically connected with the light-emitting unit. The jack unit is disposed on a bottom side of the plug unit and electrically connected with the plug unit. In addition, the light-emitting unit has two first retaining structures being formed on two opposite lateral sides thereof, the lens unit has a hollow transparent structure and a lens integratedly with the hollow transparent structure, two second retaining structures are disposed in the hollow transparent structure, and the light-emitting unit is detachably disposed in the hollow transparent structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Inventors: Che-Cheng Shen, Yen-Fu Liu, Ching-Kun Chang, Kuo-Hsin Yeh
  • Patent number: 7712948
    Abstract: A light-source module is described having at least one light-emitting element (3) such as, in particular, LEDs, light guides, collimator elements or lens elements, which together form a light exit area, as also is a holder for a module of this in the form of an LED module, system, such as in particular a motor vehicle headlight or a lighting or projecting means, that is intended to have a given light emission pattern. For this purpose, the module is able to be positioned relative to at least one reference plane of the optical system and, at the same time, is able to be replaced easily without soldered, bonded or welded connections being required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Josef Schug, Peter Linssen, Ralph Peters
  • Patent number: 7686473
    Abstract: A lamp assembly includes an elongate source of radiation formed with end pieces and a mount connected to the end pieces for securing the radiation source in an irradiator. The mount is shaped for directing air drawn towards the mount to cause the air to flow around at least part of the radiation source and between the radiation source and the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Quinton L. Stowell, Jason Newell
  • Patent number: 7658535
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lamp (8), in particular a vehicle lamp, having a base (17), a burner (7) having a light-generating element (11, 12), and an adapter plate (1) having a connecting region (2) and a receiving portion (3), the connecting region (2) being connected to the base (17) and the receiving portion (3) to the burner (7). The adapter plate (1) has cutouts (4) between the connecting region (2) and the receiving portion (3) such that the connection region (2) is no longer rigid but has a certain flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V.
    Inventors: Jurgen Flechsig, Sven Reyer, Andreas Trampler, Peter Rosenmuller
  • Patent number: 7658505
    Abstract: A modular temporary lighting assembly and multi-outlet stringer particularly suited for building construction settings. The assembly is formed by connecting a plurality of like-shaped stringers and a plurality of like-shaped multi-outlet receptacles. Each of the several section of the assembly includes one stringer and one receptacle. Each stringer has a two or three-prong twist-lock plug at one end, and a two or three-port twist-lock outlet at the other. Each receptacle has a light socket, one male twist-lock plug, three female twist-lock outlets, and a mounting hook. The receptacles are hung along the ceiling of the building and electrically connected by the stringers. The sections of the lighting assembly are connected in a single linear routing or a multi-branch pattern throughout the desired areas of the building. Each receptacle has a supply stringer that supplies it with electric power, and two or more feed stringers that supply power to other receptacles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Inventor: Jay E. Howell
  • Publication number: 20090316437
    Abstract: A lighting system that includes a quick disconnect mounting feature that permits the relocation of the lighting fixture without rewiring or use of loose hardware. The lighting system is comprised of a housing that surrounds a power module and a control module, where the control module is electrically connected to a protocol module. A printed circuit board interface electrically connects the power module to the control module, and a light source is electrically connected to the PCB interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Gibbons, David P. Eckel, Christopher Montalbano, Gregory Montalbano, Aaron Klein
  • Patent number: 7611270
    Abstract: A lighthead mounting structure provides both precise alignment of a lighthead and an effective heat transfer path away from heat generating components of the lighthead. Cooperating aluminum brackets are configured to lock together and overlap to provide an effective heat transfer path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon H. Lyons, Richard H. Morrow
  • Patent number: 7604391
    Abstract: A decorative light system includes a frame assembly, a background assembly, and a light assembly. The frame assembly includes a frame, which is the skeletal framework of the light system. The background assembly includes a reflective surface and a support member; the reflective surface provides a reflective decorative background and the support member supports reflective surface, if need be, and the light assembly. The light assembly includes a plurality of bulb assemblies and attendant wiring, each bulb assembly having a light source and a socket. Each bulb assembly is inserted through a slit/aperture in the background assembly, and is positioned approximately parallel to the reflective surface of the background assembly providing a flat profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Cindex Holdings Limited (A Hong Kong Corporation
    Inventor: Chung-wai (Paul) Cheng
  • Patent number: 7575341
    Abstract: A lamp structure includes a plurality of carrier units and a plurality of hollow heat dissipating units put together in an alternating manner so that each carrier unit abuts on at least a hollow heat dissipating unit. Light emitting elements are fitted on the top surface or bottom surface of each carrier unit. The heat generated by light emitting elements is swiftly passed from each carrier unit to the neighboring hollow heat dissipating units and then is quickly dissipated into the ambient air through the hollow portions. Therefore, the goal of fast heat dissipation may be reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Yung-Chiang Liao
  • Patent number: 7575362
    Abstract: An LED Christmas lamp has the lamp stand composed of a main stand, a supporting stand and a conductive lead stand. A positioning protruding surface with a long concave groove is formed in the front side of the containing groove space, and a protruding bar is formed in the relative rear side of the containing groove space. A smaller compartment groove stand is extended in the bottom of the conductive lead stand. An arc shaped protruding groove surface is formed on the joint surface of the compartment stand and containing groove. A lamp laying groove space with protruding stop surfaces in its front and rear sides are formed inside the supporting stand. A positioning cutting surface with a long protruding bar is formed in the front side of the supporting stand and a concave groove is set in the rear side. Then, they are laid in the main stand to let the two pins of LED to be stick with the conductive copper plates of the two power conductive leads smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Fu-Hsien Hsu
  • Patent number: 7573542
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid crystal display device which can enhance the reliability of electrical connection between electrodes and metal fittings even when the irregularities exist with respect to radii of rod-shaped light sources arranged in the inside of a backlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: IPS Alpha Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Tsubokura, Toshiji Yoshino
  • Patent number: 7559685
    Abstract: A lamp includes a burner secured to a holding device made of metal. The lamp further includes a bottom section made of plastic. In order that the lamp is of a simple, mechanically stable design, and nonetheless is thermally stable, in accordance with a first aspect, an opening of the bottom section is provided with projections in such a way that a base sleeve made of metal, which is disposed in the opening, does not bear laterally against the bottom section over its entire surface. In accordance with a second aspect, the base sleeve includes a flange which screens a top side of the bottom section, at least partially, against the burner, wherein a space remains between the flange and the top side of the bottom section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Koninlijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Rosenmüller, Jürgen Flechsig, Hans-Joachim Helmar Unger
  • Patent number: 7549787
    Abstract: A fluorescent tube lamp socket having a housing with opposing sided electrical contacts with one of the contacts and housing portion pivotal relative to the other to allow for increased access and easier placement of a lamp therein. The bulb socket housing having a cavity providing for pivotal movement during lamp insertion that once placed therein is pivotal to a seated locked position ensuring contact between the bulb pins and socket electrical contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Lee Blaymore
  • Patent number: 7538833
    Abstract: A subject of the present invention is to provide a liquid crystal display device in which the reliability of electrical connection between electrodes and electrode fittings can be improved even if there are variations in diameter of the bar light sources arranged in the back light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignees: IPS Alpha Technology, Ltd., Hitachi Displays Devices
    Inventors: Yuji Azuma, Shiro Ueda, Shimon Itakura
  • Patent number: 7494261
    Abstract: In order for a tip end portion of a holding plate not to catch up on a cover glass holder when a lamp unit is stored in a lamp storage unit, a surface of the cover glass holder which confronts the holding plate is processed into a shape which does not project, in concrete terms, into the shape of a curved surface or the shape of a sloping plane. By doing this, even though the tip end portion of the holding plate strikes against the cover glass holder, since it passes smoothly thereover without catching up thereupon, accordingly, it is possible for the lamp unit to be smoothly stored in the lamp storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7494252
    Abstract: The invention generally comprises a compact luminaire enclosure that preferably contains about 14 to 18 cubic inches of air volume and can be used safely with a 50 watt luminaire. The luminaire enclosure comprises a housing and a shroud that is removably attached to the housing. The shroud has a non-planar face that prevents the shroud from laying flat and trapping heat if the enclosure is placed on or falls on a flat surface. The housing can comprise polyetherimide, which has very good heat dissipation properties. The shroud may also comprise polyetherimide. The compact luminaire enclosure of the invention further comprises an internal thermal lamp shield recessed within the housing. The internal thermal lamp shield comprises highly specular material so that it is able to reflect much of the heat coming from an enclosed luminaire. In one embodiment of the invention, the luminaire comprises anodized aluminum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Gerry F. Thornton, Matthew S. Pressel, James Hickman, Jesse Wojtkowiak, Gary E. Kehr, Richard A. Groft, William H. Doron, Jr., Kimberly A. Renner, Justin M. Walker, Brian Breckenridge, Lew Waltz
  • Patent number: 7494260
    Abstract: A lamp having at least a portion of a body formed of translucent material defining a hollow chamber within which a low light level light bulb is housed. A portion of the body is removable to provide easy access to the light bulb for removal and changing when required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Lamps Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 7488092
    Abstract: The track fixture described has an accessory ring hingedly attached to the main portion of the track fixture luminaire. The hinge interposed between the accessory ring and the support ring or luminaire housing allows for both rotational and outward movement such that the accessory ring may be moved outward and away from the lamp and rotate about the support ring without interference between the accessory ring and the support ring or luminaire housing. The two movement hinge design is compact and allows for a clean outer appearance of the track fixture luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Alejandro Mier-Langner, James E. Kuchar, Andrew E. Medeiros
  • Publication number: 20090016053
    Abstract: A backlight module structure and a backlight module incorporating the structure are provided. The backlight module includes a back plate and at least one light source device. The back plate includes a base and a plurality of projections which are substantially parallel to each other. The projections are disposed on the base and spaced apart from each other to define at least one slot and be placed at a specific height (the first height) relative to the base. The light source device is adapted to fit into the slot. The light source device includes a substrate and a plurality of light sources which are disposed on the substrate and are placed at another specific height (the second height) relative to the base. The first height is substantially equal to or higher than the second height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Sheng Chieh Lung, Ming Chin Wen
  • Patent number: 7461964
    Abstract: Retrofit fluorescent lighting fixtures for installation into a surface mounted cylindrical lighting fixture of the square or cylindrical shape. A 4-wire assembly is used for replacing conventional incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent light bulbs in existing lighting fixtures recessed downlights, in particular. The retrofit lighting fixtures include, inter alia, a threaded connector, a ballast, a heat exchanger, a fluorescent light source connector and a threaded body for receiving a reflector glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventor: Truman Aubrey
  • Patent number: 7445355
    Abstract: A light board is made with a receptacle substrate for accommodating cassette light units. The convenience of assembly and disassembly of the light units from the receptacle substrate makes the product easily to be maintained for changing different color light units, changing different displaying patterns, removing or replacing a failure light unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventor: Jiahn-Chang Wu
  • Publication number: 20080192508
    Abstract: A fluorescent lighting assembly for a cabinet or display case may be retrofitted to provide non-fluorescent lighting of the cabinet or display case by providing an existing fluorescent lighting system of the cabinet or display case having a socket for receiving a fluorescent lamp. The socket has electrical contacts for providing current to the fluorescent lamp and is powered by a power source. An LED lighting assembly is configured for engaging the socket when the fluorescent lamp is removed so that the LED lighting assembly is held in place by the socket. The LED lighting assembly includes a base configured for coupling to the existing socket of the fluorescent lighting system and an electrical connector for engaging the contacts of the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2008
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Eddie Wayne Busby
  • Patent number: 7399110
    Abstract: A decorative light system includes a frame assembly, a background assembly, and a light assembly. The frame assembly includes a frame, which is the skeletal framework of the light system. The background assembly includes a reflective surface and a support member; the reflective surface provides a reflective decorative background and the support member supports reflective surface, if need be, and the light assembly. The light assembly includes a plurality of bulb assemblies and attendant wiring, each bulb assembly having a light source and a socket. Each bulb assembly is inserted through a slit/aperture in the background assembly, and is positioned approximately parallel to the reflective surface of the background assembly providing a flat profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Cindex Holdings Limited (A Hong Kong Corporation)
    Inventor: Chung-wai (Paul) Cheng
  • Patent number: 7387424
    Abstract: A replaceable lamp header includes a base member and an annular lamp engaging protrusion extending from a first surface of the base member, at least two positive and negative source connections disposed on lateral portions of the base member, a positive and a negative lamp connection coupled to the annular lamp engaging protrusion, and electrical interconnects coupling each of the positive source connections to the positive lamp connection and coupling each of the negative source connections to the negative lamp connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John M. Koegler, III, Timothy F. Myers
  • Patent number: 7377683
    Abstract: A reflector includes a body having a reflective surface formed therein and a reflector opening defined in the body, the reflector opening having a plurality of ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John M. Koegler, P. Guy Howard
  • Patent number: 7290922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling member for the mechanical and electrical connection of lighting device in line and/or angled for the formation of lighting system. The coupling includes a junction body (11) having more sides and on each side mechanical connecting means (18) and an electrical end connector (16), which link up with complementary elements, both mechanical (23) and electrical (21), at the edges of each lighting device (19) to be connected. The junction body bears four sides and the electrical connector along the sides are precableable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Flos S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianbattista Scalfi