Locking Patents (Class 362/655)
  • Patent number: 10113705
    Abstract: A light source module includes a frame comprising base portions disposed on different levels, respectively, and an electrode pattern disposed on the base portions. The light source module further includes light emitting portions detachably disposed on the respective base portions, and connections having elasticity, disposed between the respective light emitting portions and the frame, and configured to supply power to the light emitting portions through the electrode pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young Jeong Yoon
  • Patent number: 10072833
    Abstract: A light apparatus includes a first carrier with an optoelectronic component for generating electromagnetic radiation, a second carrier with at least one electronic component for controlling the optoelectronic component, and a thermally insulating layer arranged between, and attached to, the first and second carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventors: Kok Eng Ng, Choo Kean Lim, Eu Liong Ong, Boon Liang Yap
  • Patent number: 9184535
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an outer conductive member including a cylindrical member and an outer lid portion for covering the cylindrical member; an insulation member disposed in the outer conductive member; and a terminal disposed in the insulation member. The insulation member includes a main body portion retained in the cylindrical member, a middle lid portion for pressing a center conductive member of a coaxial cable and a cut portion formed between the main body portion and the middle lid portion. The terminal includes a contact portion for contacting with the center conductive member and an engaging portion for engaging with a mating connector, so that the middle lid portion is bent at the cut portion to press the center conductive member against the contact portion when the outer lid portion is bent to cover the cylindrical member and push the middle lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tsuchida, Takashi Sawai
  • Patent number: 9068709
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical unit, notably for a motor vehicle signaling and/or lighting device, comprising: at least one light source, notably an LED, at least one board bearing the light source, this board comprising an electric circuit to power the light source, a light guide made at least partially from a material through which light can travel, this guide being designed to accept light from the light source and to guide this light, the optical unit being characterized in that the board is borne by the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Christophe Baert, Sébastien Denis, Xavier Soenen
  • Patent number: 8994894
    Abstract: In a liquid crystal display device including a backlight unit that irradiates the entire image formation region with light from light emitting diodes disposed in a concentrated manner, in order to reduce warpage of a reflection sheet to obtain uniform illumination, provided is a liquid crystal display device (1), including: a liquid crystal panel (3); a reflection sheet (6), which is disposed on a rear surface side of the liquid crystal panel (3) and is curved so as to have a concave surface facing the liquid crystal panel (3); a light emitting diode substrate on which a plurality of light emitting diodes (14) are disposed along a horizontal direction; and a support (21) for fixing the reflection sheet (6) at a curved portion of the reflection sheet (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sachiko Yamazaki, Ikuko Imajo, Masashi Baba
  • Patent number: 8944658
    Abstract: A panel illumination light source positioning and holding mechanism and method of operation and installation is disclosed for a light panel comprising a panel having on a front side thereof a front film forming an illumination surface, and an insertion hole through the panel to the film, the positioning and holding mechanism may comprise a hollow insertion portion extending into the insertion hole, the hollow insertion portion receiving an LED assembly; a locking mechanism locking the insertion portion in place after insertion into the insertion hole; a light pipe reception and holding mechanism, with a light pipe inserted into the light pipe reception and holding mechanism. The positioning and holding mechanism may also comprise a parallel extending portion holding the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jagdish T. Madhav, Mark L Cloud
  • Patent number: 8876336
    Abstract: In LED lamp unit, a flat LED body has a light emitting part at a front surface side, and a pair of terminal parts at a rear surface side. Each of a pair of busbars includes a busbar body which is provided with a lock piece which locks the LED body and a contact spring piece which contacts the terminal part. A lock part provided at a free end side of the contact spring piece is inserted through a hole in the busbar body. A lens member accommodates an LED connection body in which the LED body is assembled to the pair of busbars. The LED connection body includes locked parts engaged with the lock parts, and an inner wall surface to which the lock part is press-contacted in a direction opposite to the terminal part in a state where the locked parts are engaged with the lock parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo Suzuki
  • 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: 8876323
    Abstract: Fluorescent lamp holder assembly (10) comprising a lamp holder (15) and a socket (20). The holder (15) houses one pair of electrical terminals, and includes one pair of openings (30) located at a position corresponding to the position of the electrical terminals. The lamp holder (15) includes one pair of parallel spaced-apart legs (35) with one end connected to the terminal and the free end protruding from the body of the holder (15). The socket (20) has one pair of spaced-apart electrical terminals defining insertion inlets (45). The holder (15) can be coupled to the socket (20) by inserting the legs (35) into the corresponding terminals of the socket (20). The holder assembly (10) further comprises releasable, resiliently biased locking means (60) movable between an opening position, in which holder (15) and socket (20) can be unplugged and a locking position, in which holder (15) and socket (20) are held together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Viroj Khanampornpan
  • Patent number: 8814418
    Abstract: A modularized illuminating device includes a retaining base, a lighting module, and a light guide element. The retaining base includes an elastic positioning unit. The lighting module is removably disposed on the retaining base, and has a sliding groove and a retaining groove. The light guide element is disposed on the retaining base and faces to the lighting module. When the lighting module is installed to the retaining base along a plugging direction, the elastic positioning unit slides from the sliding groove to the retaining groove to retain the lighting module in the retaining base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Cheng-Da Shaw, Ya-Hui Chiang, Hung-Lieh Hu, Hsin-Yun Tsai, Chun-Hsing Lee, Chao-Wei Li
  • Patent number: 8814399
    Abstract: A luminaire 1 of an embodiment has a radiator 3 which comes into surface-contact with a cap abutment surface 6C of a lamp unit 6 and conducts and radiates heat generated by the lamp unit 6, and a terminal board 7 which is attached to the upper side of the radiator 3 on the lateral outside of the cap abutment surface 6C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Osawa, Takeshi Osada
  • Patent number: 8783938
    Abstract: A lighting assembly includes a heat dissipating member, a socket and an LED light module removably coupleable to the socket. The socket has one or more electrical contact elements accessed via one or more slots in the socket such that they are protected from inadvertent human contact. The LED light module includes an LED lighting element and one or more electrical contact members that can extend into the one or more slots to releasably contact the one or more electrical contact elements, and establish an operative electrical connection, when the LED light module is coupled to the socket. One or more resilient members of the LED light module or socket gradually compress as the LED light module is axially inserted at least partially into the socket and then rotated relative to the socket such that the one or more electrical contact members move along the one or more slots into contact with the one or more electrical contact elements of the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Journée Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Alexander, Brandon S. Mundell, Robert Rippey, III
  • Patent number: 8727586
    Abstract: To provide a lighting device where a light-emitting body including light-emitting elements whose light-emitting regions are spread out in a plane or light-emitting elements in which a plurality of light-emitting regions are arranged in a plane can be exchanged easily. To provide a lighting device in which a terminal of the light-emitting body can be electrically connected to a contact of a mounting portion easily. A light-emitting body including light-emitting elements whose light-emitting regions are spread out in a plane or light-emitting elements in which a plurality of light-emitting regions are arranged in a plane may be fixed by a magnetic force so that a terminal of the light-emitting body is in contact with the contact of the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Wakimoto
  • Publication number: 20140119057
    Abstract: Disclosed is a synthetic resin socket, which the LED module won't fall and can be securely held during the assembly operation to promote the efficiency of the assembly operation. The holder comprises an arm and a holding part formed at a front end of the arm. A holder accommodating room is formed at a bottom side of the socket main body. The holder protrudes from the inside of the holder accommodating room toward the lower surface of the socket main body for holding and temporarily setting the LED module. The arm of the holder is possible to be laterally elastically deformed, and as installation to an object to be installed, the objective presses against the holder and the arm provides resin elasticity to secure the hold status of the LED module, and the holder is elastically deformed toward the inside of the holder accommodating room to receive the LED module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicants: LEDLINK OPTICS(DONG GUAN)CO., LTD., LEDLINK OPTICS, INC., LEDLINK OPTICS(YANG ZHOU)CO.,LTD
    Inventor: Tetsuya TOSHIKAWA
  • 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: 8668363
    Abstract: A lamp socket for supporting a light source provided with an LED, the lamp socket including a cooling element; a socket housing which includes socket contacts for electrically connecting the light source; and a lamp base which supports an LED connected to a heat conducting element and is insertable in the socket housing and includes base contacts which are connectable with the socket contacts through a contact force for providing power to the LED, wherein the cooling element on the socket side is connected with the heat conducting element on the base side with a contact pressure that promotes heat transfer, wherein the contact pressure is provided through a pressing force in order for the cooling element to absorb heat generated by the LED, wherein the electric contact between the socket contacts and the base contacts is provided so that it does not provide forces opposite to the pressing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl-Wilhelm Vogt, Markus Pieper
  • Patent number: 8636390
    Abstract: A light emitting diode lamp, includes a pair of contacts for the electrical connection of the light emitting diode, wherein the pair of contacts includes two crimp contacts separated electrically from one another, each crimp contact including a conducting input including a conducting crimping skirt and a clinching zone intended to receive by clinching an electrical contact of the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cemm Thome SK Spol Sro
    Inventor: Olivier Middy
  • Patent number: 8591070
    Abstract: A lighting device (1) comprising at least one light source (5), at least one base (7) thermally and electrically operationally connected to the light source (5), and at least one bulb fitting (10, 27) provided for receiving the base (7). The base (7) has at least one first heat transfer surface (15) and the bulb fitting (10, 27) has at least one second heat transfer surface (17) in contact with the first heat transfer surface (15) either directly or by way of a foil (16). At least one device (14, 26, 32, 39) is provided for exerting a predefined press force between the first heat transfer surface (15) and the second heat transfer surface (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Philipp Erhard, Ulrich Henger, Roland Huettinger, Gerhard Mitic, Wolfgang Pabst
  • Patent number: 8540396
    Abstract: A lighting fixture capable of efficiently radiating heat of a lamp device may be configured to be attached to a socket device. In some examples, by attaching the lamp device to the socket device, a cap portion of the lamp device is brought into contact with a fixture body, and pressed against and brought into close contact with the fixture body by an elastic body. Heat generated by lighting of LEDs of the lamp device is conducted from the cap portion to the fixture body and efficiently radiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Watanabe, Keiichi Shimizu, Takeshi Osada, Keiichi Shimizu, Toshiya Tanaka, Shigeru Osawa, Takeshi Hisayasu, Hirokazu Otake, Hitoshi Kawano, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 8523402
    Abstract: A lighting fixture capable of efficiently radiating heat of a lamp device may be configured to be attached to a socket device. In some examples, by attaching the lamp device to the socket device, a cap portion of the lamp device is brought into contact with a fixture body, and pressed against and brought into close contact with the fixture body by an elastic body. Heat generated by lighting of LEDs of the lamp device is conducted from the cap portion to the fixture body and efficiently radiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Watanabe, Keiichi Shimizu, Takeshi Osada, Keiichi Shimizu, Toshiya Tanaka, Shigeru Osawa, Takeshi Hisayasu, Hirokazu Otake, Hitoshi Kawano, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 8430535
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting fixture capable of efficiently radiating heat of a lamp device attached to a socket device. By attaching the lamp device to the socket device, a cap portion of the lamp device is brought into contact with a fixture body, and pressed against and brought into close contact with the fixture body by an elastic body. Heat generated by lighting of LEDs of the lamp device is conducted from the cap portion to the fixture body and efficiently radiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Watanabe, Keiichi Shimizu, Takeshi Osada, Keiichi Shimizu, Toshiya Tanaka, Shigeru Osawa, Takeshi Hisayasu, Hirokazu Otake, Hitoshi Kawano, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 8414178
    Abstract: A removable LED light module for use in a lighting assembly includes an LED lighting element and one or more resilient members to maintain a compression force between the LED light module and a socket and/or heat dissipating member or thermally conductive housing to provide effective heat transfer from the LED to the heat dissipating member or thermally conductive housing. One or more electrical contact members of the LED light module is configured to releasably contact one or more electrical contact elements of a socket of the lighting assembly when the LED light module is coupled to the socket to establish an electrical connection between the LED light module and the socket, said electrical contact elements positioned behind openings in a surface of the socket to partially obstruct access to said electrical contact elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Journée Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Alexander, Brandon S. Mundell, Robert Rippey, III
  • Patent number: 8376606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a waterproof lamp assembly that allows easy replacement of LED elements to be replaced. The electrical wires providing power to the light string are molded together with a lamp holder and covered with a lamp cover to create a watertight seal. The entire lamp assembly is waterproof and the LED elements are replaceable. No soldering is required in the assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 8356926
    Abstract: An inflatable externally lighted decoration includes an inflatable body and lights configured to externally illuminate the decoration. A plurality of attachment points on the body retain lights along the outer surface of the body. In some embodiments, the attachment points are wire retainers. A wire separator may be positioned on the body to fan the lights across the body. An attachment ring may be affixed to the body to suspend and/or retrieve the decoration from a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: Harry E. Sanders
  • Patent number: 8348447
    Abstract: A sign-type lighting fixture assembly is provided herein. The assembly includes an illuminating lighting fixture, a canopy, and a canopy lock. The lighting fixture has a housing with a perimetrical wall. The perimetrical wall includes a fixture opening therein. The canopy secures the lighting fixture to the canopy. The canopy has a canopy opening for passage of electrical wires. The canopy further includes a pair of inwardly deflectable fingers for insertion into the fixture opening for resilient securement to the perimetrical wall of the lighting fixture. The canopy lock is configured to be inserted into the canopy opening. The canopy lock is disposed between the pair of deflectable fingers of the canopy to prevent inward deflection of the fingers of the canopy to prevent removal from the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Viorel Mirica, Kelley McAlpine
  • Patent number: 8267570
    Abstract: A fixed base comprises an upper cover comprising an outer canister a top plate and a sidewall. The sidewall encircles the top plate to form a receiving room. An inner canister penetrates the receiving room and is attached to the top plate, which comprises a wall. At least one hatch is defined in the wall, and is connected to the receiving room. A positioning component is set inside the surface of the top plate. A limitation frame comprises a frame body, a connecting block, and a positioning block. The positioning block is slidably connected to the positioning component. At least one groove opposite the hatch is defined in the wall of the frame body, and comprises a sliding groove and a fixing groove connecting with the sliding groove. The fixed base further comprises a driver and a trigger switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Shi Lai, Kim-Yeung Sip
  • 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: 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: 8207660
    Abstract: A luminaire is specified with a printed circuit board having at least one light emitting diode, the printed circuit board having a cutout for engaging with a holding element, the cutout positioning the printed circuit board in a fashion locked against rotation with the holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventor: Fabian Reingruber
  • Patent number: 8198795
    Abstract: A bulb structure of assembling-type car lamp includes a lamp housing and a bulb unit. The bulb unit includes a mounting base, a bulb holder, and a bulb. The mounting base includes electric pins, a forward raised seat, and a rearward protruded annular ring portion. The annular ring portion is externally provided with anti-slip ribs to facilitate easy turning and assembling of the bulb unit to the lamp housing. The bulb holder includes a holding seat and an adjusting seat connected to the mounting base and the bulb, respectively; and the bulb is electrically connected to the electric pins. By adjusting the adjusting seat relative to the holding seat, the bulb can be adjusted in position and focal length. A cover plate is closed to a rear open end of the annular ring portion to isolate joints of the bulb and the electric pins from external air, dust and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: EIKO (Pacific) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming-Hong Liao
  • Patent number: 8177393
    Abstract: A light unit includes a bulb having a light source with lead wires and a separator, a switch member that includes a support member and a pair of spring terminals, and a socket having two or more conductive terminals and adapted to receive the bulb and the switch member. The switch member is adapted to cause the pair of spring terminals to contact one another to form an electrical short circuit across the pair of conductive terminals and the light source when the bulb is completely or partially removed from the socket. The lead wires form an electrical connection across the conductive terminals and the separator breaks contact between the pair of spring terminals when the bulb is seated in the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Altamura, Robert C. Neuman, Dennis Wang
  • Patent number: 8157409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light emitting means having a structure that can be used as a light emitting ornament in a sports ground or an event location, a fishing light for the long-line fishery, or light emitting means that can be formed to a specific shape by being continuously assembled with another light emitting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Centro Corporation
    Inventor: Woo-Kyung Sim
  • 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: 8021035
    Abstract: A surface-mountable light fixture (100) can comprise a base (101) that is configured and arranged to be mounted in an installed position juxtaposed against a mounting surface (102). At least one light source interface (109, 110) that requires mains electricity is contained within this base. This base further comprises an access port (111) formed therein which, when opened while the base is mounted in an installed position on the mounting surface, provides end user access to electrical conductors for the light source interface(s) as well as the mains electricity (104, 105). This base then also further comprises a lockable cover (112) that is configured and arranged to selectively and reversibly seal the access port to deny end user access to the electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: HeathCo LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Edward Anglikowski, David Scott Bullard, William Calvin Raper, Jeremy Lee Prichard
  • Patent number: 7963670
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED light string that uses parallel connected bypass components that are connected across the leads of the LEDs and are disposed in the socket of the LED lamp holder. The use of parallel connected bypass components across the leads of the LEDs greatly enhances the reliability of the light string. Bypass components are also included in the LED lamp structure, both internally to the LED lamp proxy and externally across the leads of the LED lamp element. A resistive wire can also be connected between conductors in an LED socket structure inside a lamp holder. Using the bypass components, twinkle lamps can be inserted in series wired LED light strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jingjing Yu
  • Patent number: 7927154
    Abstract: A bi-pin connector for a luminaire includes a base and pins that can rotate relative to the base. The pins can also translate relative to a light fixture housing in a direction transverse to the axis about which the pins rotate. A luminaire including the bi-pin connector is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: William David Sekela, Mathew Sommers, Alan B. Toot, Gerald P. O'Hara, Jr., Todd E. Cassidy, Peter J. Totarella
  • Patent number: 7883261
    Abstract: Disclosed is waterproof lamp assembly that allows easy assembly and disassembly. LED elements can be quickly and easily replaced if an LED element is defective or burns out. Extended connectors are used that extend beyond an overmolded lamp holder so that the lamp holder can be easily molded without covering the connectors with molding material. The connectors are made from a malleable metal so that the connectors can be folded into a central opening in the lamp holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 7883234
    Abstract: A modular in-road lighting system is easily installed in the road and is convenient for repair, replacement and maintenance. The lighting system includes at least one modular light, at least one modular cable and a control unit. The top surface of the modular light is flush with a road surface so as to avoid abrasion by passing items. The modular light includes an illumination source and a control circuitry. The illumination source and the control circuitry are configured to emit light in selected direction(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Spot Devices, Inc
    Inventors: Chester Allen Burns, Denver Patrick Hinds, Jonathon George Folsom, Ryan Christopher Oddo
  • Patent number: 7862191
    Abstract: A lamp socket includes a socket housing and a power supply member. The socket housing has a connecting hole. The power supply member includes a first lamp and a second lamp connecting terminal. The first lamp connecting terminal is inserted into the connecting hole, and includes a securing member for preventing a lamp from secession from the lamp socket. The second lamp connecting terminal is inserted into the connecting hole, and includes securing member opening inserted by the securing member. Therefore, the number of elements may be decreased and the stability of lamp socket may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hee Park, Bong-Hyun You, Jae-Sung Bae, Yong-Hwi Kim
  • 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: 7794122
    Abstract: Locking clips are provided for attaching a lamp assembly in a traffic signal housing. The clips use a fixed first portion and a movable second portion. The second portion locks to the first portion or to the housing itself and retains an edge of the lamp assembly, holding it in a window of the housing. Foldable/hinged interlocking clips are provided. Other alternatives include slidable clips that engage a fixed element on the housing (e.g. a fixed pin, or a trough in the housing wall), and rotatable clips that engage a fixed element on the housing (e.g. a fixed pin, or a trough in the housing wall). The clips may be part of a retaining system or a traffic signal. Optional lower holders may also be provided. The invention also includes a method for replacing a lamp assembly in a traffic signal housing with at least one locking clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Scott Godfrey, Paul Arato
  • Patent number: 7784966
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a raceway, a lampholder, and a power pack. The raceway includes an aperture and a locking aperture. The lampholder is electrically connected to a lampholder connector. The power pack includes a power pack cover and a ballast. The power pack cover includes a latching end. The ballast includes a power input connector adapted to electrically connect to a power cord and a ballast output connector adapted to electrically connect to the lampholder connector. The latching end includes a flange adapted to mate with the aperture of the raceway and a locking protrusion adapted to mate with the locking aperture of the raceway such that the power pack is detachably mountable to the raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Anthony J. Bartol, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp, Troy M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7748887
    Abstract: An assembly has a faceplate having inwardly extending pins and a housing having holes for receiving said inwardly extending pins. Vibration resistant means is provided for locking the faceplate to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Integrated Illumination Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Zampini, II, Thomas L. Zampini, Mark A. Zampini
  • Patent number: 7712950
    Abstract: An improved multi-point locking mechanism in combination with a lamp assembly and a support assembly with mating, cooperating plug connectors providing a detachable lamp assembly for use on vehicles, such as boat trailers, for quick removal before exposure to corrosive water. The improved locking mechanism, in addition to providing a means for quick detachment and removal of the light assembly, provides a stronger and durable engagement with the support assembly preventing accidental dislodgement while towing vehicles, like boat trailers. The locking mechanism comprising a corrosive resistant L-shaped member having a horizontal extending plate with a hole through the distal end, and a downward depending section retractably positioned within the support assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Inventor: Aldo Addario
  • Patent number: 7712949
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a lampholder for receiving a non-incandescent lamp having a 2-pin base. A surface mountable member for receiving the lamp and which has no voltage transforming circuitry is disclosed. Each pin of the lamp has an enlarged cylindrical shaped end attached to a shaft of reduced diameter. The surface mountable member has two keyhole shaped apertures, each of which has a large circular end aperture and an arc shaped slot for receiving and securely holding the pins of the lamp to the surface mountable member. The circular aperture of each keyhole shaped aperture has a diameter which is slightly larger than the diameter of the enlarged cylindrical end of the lamp pin, and the arc shaped slot has a width that is both smaller than the diameter of the cylindrical end of the lamp pin and wider than the diameter of the shaft of the pin. The enlarged ends of the pins of the lamp, when located in the arc shaped slots, prevent the lamp from being pulled out of the surface mountable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Tufano, Marc Noest, Emma Levin, James Richter
  • 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: 7637649
    Abstract: A lamp (160) comprising: a light-emitting lamp capsule (161) arrayed about a longitudinal axis (161a); a base (162) supporting said lamp capsule (161), said base (162) including a peripheral flange (163) extending normal to said longitudinal axis 161a); and electrical contacts (164) attached to said peripheral flange for providing power to said light-emitting lamp capsule (161), said electrical contacts (164) extending from said peripheral flange (163) in a direction parallel to said longitudinal axis (161a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Ceferino Garcia, Richard C. Laird
  • Patent number: 7632005
    Abstract: A locking and disconnect system for use with an ultraviolet lighting system used in a waste management system. The system includes a light coupled to a housing having a cam receiving portion. The system further includes a cell for housing the light. The cell includes a cam locking mechanism engageable with the cam receiving portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Inventors: Carlos Perry, Richmond Way Perry
  • 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: RE43828
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a lampholder for receiving a non-incandescent lamp having a 2-pin base. A surface mountable member for receiving the lamp and which has no voltage transforming circuitry is disclosed. Each pin of the lamp has an enlarged cylindrical shaped end attached to a shaft of reduced diameter. The surface mountable member has two keyhole shaped apertures, each of which has a large circular end aperture and an arc shaped slot for receiving and securely holding the pins of the lamp to the surface mountable member. The circular aperture of each keyhole shaped aperture has a diameter which is slightly larger than the diameter of the enlarged cylindrical end of the lamp pin, and the arc shaped slot has a width that is both smaller than the diameter of the cylindrical end of the lamp pin and wider than the diameter of the shaft of the pin. The enlarged ends of the pins of the lamp, when located in the arc shaped slots, prevent the lamp from being pulled out of the surface mountable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Tufano, Marc Noest, Emma Levin, James Richter