Light Emitting Diode Patents (Class 362/800)
  • Patent number: 11438977
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for driving an emitter array are described. A method includes determining a thermal environment profile for a plurality of emitters of the emitter array, computing a current pulse profile for at least one of the plurality of emitters based on the thermal environment profile, and applying a current pulse with the computed current pulse profile to the at least one of plurality of emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Pieter Johannes Quintus van Voorst Vader
  • Patent number: 11382376
    Abstract: A LED safety light for a snowmobile helmet is provided. The LED safety light includes a RCA male connector, a RCA female connector, and a LED light strip configured to attach to an outer surface of the snowmobile helmet. A double layered junction block includes an outer cover and an inner cover housing a PCB and at least a portion of the RCA female connector. The outer cover completely encapsulates the inner cover, wherein the junction block is configured to attach to the outer surface the snowmobile helmet. The RCA female connector is configured to be electrically connected to an auxiliary power output port of a snowmobile to provide power for the LED safety light and the RCA male connector is configured to electrically connect to a power input of a heated shield power input of the snowmobile helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LJE Products
    Inventor: Leonard William Johnson
  • Patent number: 11384930
    Abstract: A heat sink assembly has a base of non-conductive heat sink material which provides good heat transfer (e.g., aluminum nitride) and two electrical pathways are integrally formed with, and separated by, the base. An LED assembly is thermally and electrically bonded to the top surface of the heat sink assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 11293606
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an LED tape, comprising the following steps: producing an elastic base profile (1) and rolling up the elastic base profile (1) onto a first roll (11); producing an LED strip (323) comprising a flexible conductor tape (flexible PCB) (32) populated with LED chips (3) and rolling up the LED strip (323) onto a second roll (33); unrolling the base profile (1) from the first roll (11); unrolling the LED strip (323) from the second roll (33) and inserting the LED strip (323) into the base profile (1) and covering the LED strip (323) in the base profile (1) with a potting compound (2) and/or with a covering profile (7). The invention also relates to an LED tape in which a rollable LED strip (323) which has a flexible conductor tape (flexible PCB) (32) populated with LED chips (3) is fixed in a rollable elastic base profile (1) and is covered with a potting compound (2) and/or an in particular rollable, covering profile (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Gerhard Kager
  • Patent number: 11282350
    Abstract: A semaphore for guiding an occupant to safety during an emergency event communicates with a gunfire detector to provide a visual cue conveying whether it is safe to proceed through an entryway in an active shooter event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AVIDEA GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Anderson, Ada Anderson, Neil Grosse, Jay R. Ver Hulst
  • Patent number: 11216020
    Abstract: A thermostat includes a transparent touch screen display, wherein the matter behind the display is visible in the non-active display portions and a control bar connected to one side of the transparent touch screen display. The control bar includes a housing, processing circuitry operably connected to the transparent touch screen display and configured to monitor and control building equipment, and a temperature sensor operably connected to the processing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Sudhi Sinha, Joseph R. Ribbich, Michael L. Ribbich, Charles J. Gaidish, John Peter Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10955099
    Abstract: A concealed lighthead is provided. The concealed lighthead is sized to replace existing socket assemblies for a headlight or a taillight, and is operable in an indicator mode and an emergency mode. The concealed lighthead also includes an override mode in which the emergency lights are temporarily interrupted by operation of the indicator lights. The concealed lighthead includes an adapter for use among different headlights and taillights and includes a lens assembly that provides up to 360 degrees of coverage as an indicator light or emergency light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Urs Maria Georges, Jeffrey Meir Hanina
  • Patent number: 10758320
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mouthpiece (100) for illumination of teeth, e.g. for teeth whitening. The mouthpiece is configured with at least two lenses (102a, 102b) shaped to cast asymmetrical light onto the teeth (110). The lenses are arranged one-to-one with associated light sources (101a, 101b). The first and second lenses are arranged to project the received light onto a buccal side (111) of the teeth (110), and each of the first and second lenses has an asymmetrically shaped refraction surface (301) shaped to change an intensity distribution of the received light asymmetrically on opposite sides of an optical axis (121) of the respective light source along the dental arch (201) of the teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Olaf Thomas Johan Antonie Vermeulen, Pascal Jean Henri Bloemen
  • Patent number: 10738956
    Abstract: A lighting device mounted on a vehicle includes a first light source, a second light source, a heat dissipation member having a wall defining a hollow portion and configured to dissipate heat generated by operations of the first light source and the second light source, and a single reflector member mounted on the heat dissipation member. The first light source and the second light source are disposed at positions facing the hollow portion with the wall interposed therebetween, respectively. The first light source and the second light source are configured to emit light in directions intersecting with a front and rear direction, respectively. The reflector member has a first reflecting surface configured to reflect light emitted from the first light source in a predetermined direction, and a second reflecting surface configured to reflect light emitted from the second light source in a predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroki Shibata
  • Patent number: 10482726
    Abstract: An example disclosed method of displaying an image at a venue includes receiving blink data from tags, each of the tags carried by a wearable location device associated with a monitored individual; determining tag location data based on the blink data, the tag location data indicative of locations of the monitored individuals; detecting an occurrence of an event associated with an image; in response to the occurrence of the event: assigning a plurality of the tags a particular color based on the tag location data, the plurality of the tags corresponding to a plurality of the wearable location devices; generating an instruction configured to cause the plurality of the wearable location devices to emit light of the particular color; and transmitting the instruction to the plurality of the plurality of the tags to cause the plurality of the wearable location devices to display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Grom
  • Patent number: 10149550
    Abstract: A lighted pad for the purpose of changing a baby's diaper in a dark room with no additional lighting including a top, body contacting translucent layer, a lighting element device layer positioned below the top, body contacting layer, the lighting element device layer including at least one lighting element powered by a portable power source, and a bottom lighting element support layer positioned below the lighting element layer such that the at least one lighting element is encapsulated between the top and bottom layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Adam Bain Games, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Bain
  • Patent number: 9964287
    Abstract: The invention discloses a LED support comprising an opaque housing. A mounting face for placing at least one LED chip is provided inside the housing. At least two light-exiting windows are provided on the housing so as to allow light emitted from the LED chip to emit outwards from the housing therethrough. The LED support enables a LED assembled with the LED support to emit light from at least two sides, thus light-emitting angle of LED is enlarged, and thereby application range of LED is widened. Meanwhile, with such LED support, the number of the light-exiting windows of the LED comprising the LED support is increased, thus the times by which light from the LED chip mounted on the LED support is reflected inside the LED support is decreased, and thereby light emission efficiency is improved significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Yingli Meng
  • Patent number: 9933149
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a thermal conductivity substrate, a package carrier, at least one light emitting element, at least one wire, a light transmission cap, a first sealing ring and a second sealing ring. The package carrier is disposed on an upper surface of the thermal conductivity substrate and has an opening exposing a portion of the upper surface. The light emitting element is disposed on the upper surface exposed by the opening and is electrically connected to the package carrier by wire. The light transmission cap is disposed above the thermal conductivity substrate. The first sealing ring is disposed between the light transmission cap and the package carrier. The second sealing ring is disposed between the package carrier and the thermal conductivity substrate. The thermal conductivity substrate, the light transmission cap, the first and the second sealing rings and the package carrier encapsulate the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Subtron Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzyy-Jang Tseng, Tzu-Shih Shen
  • Patent number: 9835295
    Abstract: An illumination module includes a light mixing cavity with an interior surface area and window that are physically separated from an LED. A portion of the window is coated with a first wavelength converting material and a portion of the interior surface area is coated with a second wavelength converting material. The window may be coated with LuAG:Ce. The window may also be coated with a third wavelength converting material with a peak emission wavelength between 615-655 nm where the spectral response of light emitted from the window is within 20% of a blackbody radiator at the same CCT. The LED may emit a light that is converted by the light mixing cavity with a color conversion efficiency ratio greater than 130 lm/W where the light mixing cavity includes two photo-luminescent materials with a peak emission wavelengths between 508-528 nm and 615-655 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Raghuram L. V. Petluri
  • Patent number: 9662191
    Abstract: A dental light curing device includes a first shell segment, a second shell segment coupled with the first shell segment to jointly define an installation space, and a light emitting module and a duty module located in the installation space. The first shell segment and the second shell segment have respectively a first confining rib and a second confining rib to divide the installation space into a first zone and a second zone. The light emitting module is located in the second zone to form electric connection with the duty module and be controlled to generate a curing light. The light emitting module includes a primary heat sink, a secondary heat sink located on the primary heat sink and a light emitting chip located on the secondary heat sink. The primary heat sink is hollow and includes a cooling passage and a cooling fan located in the cooling passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Shu-Lung Wang
  • Patent number: 9644824
    Abstract: A light assembly that includes a cover, a housing coupled to the cover, and a lamp base coupled to the cover. The light assembly also includes a first circuit board disposed within the housing. The first circuit board has a plurality of light sources thereon. A heat sink is thermally coupled to the light sources and is disposed within the housing. The heat sink includes openings therethrough. Each of the outer edges is in contact with the housing. The light assembly also includes an elongated control circuit board assembly electrically coupled to the light sources of the first circuit board and the lamp base. The control circuit board extends through the openings. The control circuit board has a plurality of electrical components thereon for controlling the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: eLumigen, LLC
    Inventors: Mahendra Dassanayake, Srini De Mel, Jagath Samarabandu
  • Patent number: 9612005
    Abstract: A railway signal replacement lamp module apparatus, including a lamp housing sized to fit within a railway signal housing and a receptacle to contain a solid state light source within the lamp housing. Some embodiments include, in combination with other aspects, at least one spring-loaded connector integral to and positioned within or on the lamp housing to interface with an electrical conductor feature of a railway signal; and a thermally conductive material disposed on an exterior surface of the lamp housing to provide a thermal conduit from an exterior of the lamp housing to an interior of the railway signal housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Lucas Urtiga, Florian Pop, Robert Spivock, Luigi Tavernese
  • Patent number: 9597256
    Abstract: An integral one piece gum soother with a bristle-less wand, an internal vibrating device, a power supply connected to the internal vibrating device, an on/off switch for activating the internal vibrating device, and a mouth guard connected to the bristle-less wand. The mouth guard can extend at a first angle from the bristle-less wand and a flex neck connected to the bristle-less wand can extend at a second angle from the mouth guard. A hollow membrane-free dual chew tip can be connected to the flex neck, wherein the hollow membrane-free dual chew tip can be configured to sustain a reduced temperature from room temperature of at least 20 degrees Fahrenheit if needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Delores Ann Paul
  • Patent number: 9490401
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a light emitting device which includes preparing a light emitting element emitting excitation light and a substrate on which the light emitting element is disposed. A fluoride phosphor is provided to absorb excitation light emitted from the light emitting element to emit visible light, and is represented by Chemical Formula (1). The fluoride phosphor is disposed on at least one of the light emitting element and the substrate, wherein Chemical Formula (1): AxMFy:Mn4+ (wherein 2?x?3 and 4?y?7, A is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs, and M is at least one element selected from the group consisting Si, Ti, Zr, Hf, Ge, and Sn).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventors: In Hyung Lee, Jong Won Park, Hyong Sik Won, Chul Soo Yoon, Dong Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 9441817
    Abstract: A light-emitting structure comprises a carrier, a light-emitting diode package, and a fixing module. The light-emitting diode package comprises a brittle substrate and a light-emitting unit. The brittle substrate is disposed on the carrier and the light-emitting unit is disposed on the brittle substrate. The fixing module comprises at least two screw units and at least two elastic members which sleeve the screw unit respectively. Each of screw units is screwed onto the carrier and applies a force on the upper surface of the brittle substrate, so as to fasten the brittle substrates to the carrier. Each of elastic members is disposed between the respective screw unit and the carrier, so as to adjust the force from the screw unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Kuo-Ming Chiu, Meng-Sung Chou, Chen-Hsiu Lin
  • Patent number: 9303829
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to illumination devices, and methods for making the same. The device, in particular, includes a first conductor layer, a first insulator layer disposed on the first conductor layer and having at least one first aperture defined therein through the first insulator layer, a second conductor layer disposed on the first insulator layer and having at least one second aperture defined therein through the second conductor layer and positioned to align with the at least one first aperture, and a light manipulation layer disposed on the second conductor layer and having at least one pair of apertures defined therein through the light manipulation layer including a third aperture and a fourth aperture, where the third aperture is positioned to align with the at least one second and first apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Ellen O. Aeling, John R. David, Michael A. Meis, Ronald S. Steelman
  • Patent number: 9039223
    Abstract: An LED lighting fixture including a housing and an LED assembly secured with respect to the housing to permit air/water-flow over the LED assembly. The LED assembly includes a plurality of LED-array modules on an equal plurality of individual heat sinks. The housing defines an air gap permitting air/water-flow to and from the heat sinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Rudd, Kurt S. Wilcox, Steven R. Walczak, Wayne Guilllien
  • Patent number: 9041306
    Abstract: An illumination device (1) comprises: input terminals (2) for coupling to AC mains; a LED string (10) connected in series with the input terminals; a rectifier (30), having input terminals connected in series with the LED string; a controllable voltage source (40), having input terminals coupled to the rectifier output terminals; a series arrangement of at least one auxiliary LED (51) and a second ballast resistor (52) connected to the output terminals of the controllable voltage source. The voltage source comprises: a series arrangement of an adjustable first resistor (46) and a second resistor (47) connected in parallel to the input terminals; a tuneable Zener diode (49) connected in parallel to the output terminals, having a control input terminal (48) connected to the node between the two resistors; wherein positive output terminal is connected to positive input terminal and negative output terminal is connected to negative input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Georg Sauerlaender
  • Patent number: 9035786
    Abstract: A strobe light includes a base, a mounting post, a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) lights, a control system, and a lens. The mounting post extends vertically from the base. The plurality of LED lights are mounted around a periphery of the mounting post. The control system is coupled to the plurality of LED lights and operable to independently control each LED light to produce at least one of a 360° strobe light pattern and a rotating beacon light pattern. The lens is connected to the base and covers the plurality of LED lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Scott Clifford, Steven N. D. Brundula
  • Patent number: 9028087
    Abstract: An LED light fixture including a housing and an LED assembly secured with respect to the housing. The LED assembly includes a heat sink and an LED illuminator secured with respect to an LED-supporting region of the heat sink with heat-dissipating surfaces extending therefrom. The heat sink having front, rear and lateral sides and being open to ambient-fluid flow to and from the heat-dissipating surfaces along each of the sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Brian Kinnune, Nathan Snell, Jeremy Sorenson, Corey Goldstein, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9028094
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit use of efficient solid state emitters for broad spectrum continuous spectrum lighting defined by illumination data. The illumination data, which can be sold as a commercial product, can be recorded or authored and include spectral, temporal, and spatial information. Intensities of individual emitters such as LEDs can be controlled through a combination of pulse width modulation (PWM) and amplitude modulation (AM) of drive currents. The combination of PWM and AM permits fine tuning of the spectrum of emissions and creation of free space optical data channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Telelumen, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Paolini
  • Patent number: 9022608
    Abstract: A lighting system and protection means are disclosed. In particular, a Zener diode with pre-selected characteristics is used in parallel with an LED such that current will continue to flow through the circuit in case of LED failure. This adaptation in turn may be used in a series string combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Q Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Stack, Ted Huff
  • Patent number: 9022598
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is directed to a light mixing illuminator for illuminating an object, comprising an array of light emitting elements wherein at least some of the elements emit light of different wavelengths. An optical device is employed that focuses the light from the elements to a Fourier plane of the device, wherein the light emitting elements are arranged so that at least the zero spatial frequency components of light of the different wavelengths from the elements substantially overlap in a region at the Fourier plane. An objective is used to project the region onto the object. A mask is used that selectively blocks some of spatial frequency components of light from the elements without blocking the zero spatial frequency components of light from reaching the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: DiCon Fiberoptics Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lee
  • Patent number: 9022604
    Abstract: A low profile illuminated ATM surround is provided. The surround is used with ATMs which are mounted through a wall. The surround is attached to the wall, providing a broad illuminated advertising area around the ATM while maintaining a very low profile, allowing the surround to be used in locations where minimal space is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sterling ATM
    Inventors: Mark Harling, David Jay Black, Alfred Douglas Welch, Porfirio Andrades
  • Patent number: 9010966
    Abstract: An LED light bulb includes a thermally conductive base and at least one LED assembly disposed on the base. The LED assembly includes at least one LED configured to emit light. A thermal optical diffuser defines an interior volume of the LED light bulb. The LED is arranged to emit light into the interior volume and through the thermal optical diffuser. The thermal optical diffuser extends from the base to a terminus on a light emitting side of the LED assembly. The thermal optical diffuser includes one or more openings. An array of optical elements is disposed within the interior volume and is configured to focus the emitted light toward the openings. The thermal optical diffuser and the array of optical elements are arranged to allow convective air flow between the interior volume of the thermal optical diffuser and ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick Yasuo Maeda, Ashish Pattekar
  • Patent number: 8998449
    Abstract: An assembly of LED luminaires is distributed at a sports venue, includes key, back, and fill light sources in such a way as to provide modeling within a significant portion of the playing area of the sports venue, uses beam types narrower than previously used, and achieves efficiencies higher than previously attained, while also reducing glare and spill light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: T&S Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M. Lemons, Steven Rosen, Cynthia Gernetzke, Bryan Lussier
  • Patent number: 8998461
    Abstract: An electrically powered flame simulator comprises at least two light sources, an integrated circuit electrically connected to the light sources for intermittently illuminating at least one of the light sources independently of other light sources such that the light sources together provide the effect of a flickering movement, and a power source for providing power to the integrated circuit. The flame simulator may be mounted in a decorative or ornamental device such as a candle or fire log, or used on decorative clothing, or may be part of a hazard or warning system. One or more solid state light sources may also be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Winvic Sales Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Gutstein, Monita Liu
  • Patent number: 8998444
    Abstract: A solid state lighting apparatus includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) including at least a first LED and a second LED. Chromaticities of the first and second LEDs are selected so that a combined light generated by a mixture of light from the pair of LEDs has about a target chromaticity. The first LED may include a first LED chip that emits light in the blue portion of the visible spectrum and a phosphor that emits red light in response to blue light emitted by the first LED chip. The second LED emits light having a color point that is above the planckian locus of a 1931 CIE Chromaticity diagram, and in particular may have a yellow green, greenish yellow or green hue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: John Roberts, Gerald H. Negley, Antony P. van de Ven, Arpan Chakraborty, Bernd Keller, Ronan P. Le Toquin
  • Patent number: 8992045
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved lighting systems and/or methods of making the same. In certain example embodiments, a lighting system includes a glass substrate with one or more apertures. An LED or other light source is disposed at one end of the aperture such that light from the LED directed through the aperture of the glass substrate exits the opposite end of the aperture. Inner surfaces of the aperture have a mirroring material such as silver to reflect the emitted light from the LED. In certain example embodiments, a remote phosphor article or layer is disposed opposite the LED at the other end of the aperture. In certain example embodiment, a lens is disposed in the aperture, between the remote phosphor article and the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Jemssy Alvarez
  • Patent number: 8992353
    Abstract: An improved LED illuminated rolling game ball designed to use three AAA batteries. The ball includes a plastic, opaque spherical body with an axially aligned bore in which a multiple LED light assembly extends. The light assembly includes an outer tube, an intermediate sleeve, a multiple AAA battery holder, a multiple LED bulb holder, one switch cap and one end cap. In one embodiment, outer tube is a solid structure made of electrical conductive material includes two opposite end openings that connect to the switch and end caps that hold the outer tube in place in the bore. LED bulb holes are formed on the outer tube. The intermediate sleeve is located inside the outer tube and the battery holder is located inside the intermediate sleeve. The LED bulb holder includes a PCB with two or more LED bulbs arms that hold the LED bulbs outward through the bores formed on the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Bede Kortegast
  • Patent number: 8985813
    Abstract: An energy consumption device includes a housing that supports a first and second terminal. An energy consuming module, which may include a light emitting diode array, is supported by the housing and is thermally coupled to a thermal bridge that extends below a lower surface of the housing. A cover can be positioned so as to secure the energy consuming module between the cover and the housing. A plurality of magnets can be configured to secure the energy consumption device to a rail that supports powered contacts so that the first and second terminals engage the powered contacts and the thermal bridge is pressed against the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor V. Zaderej, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Patent number: 8979300
    Abstract: A LED flashing lamp contains: a transparent housing, a cell disposed in the transparent housing, a trigger switch, a photoresistor, a controller, and at least one LED light element. The cell is connected with a power supply end of the controller, the trigger switch has a first end for connecting with a negative electrode of the cell and a second end for coupling with a signal input end of the controller via the photoresistor, the at least one LED light element is in connection with an output end of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Sun-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 8979307
    Abstract: A belt-like flexible LED light can be bent in both an orthogonal direction to a light emitting direction and a vertical direction. Additionally, a circuit board and LED illuminating device are capable of implementing the LED light. An LED mounting circuit board, in which an LED mounting portion has a plurality of LEDs mounted in an array, is provided on a central part in a transverse direction of a long belt-like flexible board. Both sides of the LED mounting circuit board are in a transverse direction of the LED mounting portion and are provided with a first board and a second board having a feed pattern for causing a current to flow to the LEDs formed thereon. The LED mounting portion, the first board and second board are formed to be bendable and are used with the belt-like flexible LED light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Atex Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Ishibashi, Suetoshi Hinago
  • Patent number: 8979299
    Abstract: A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp having a readily retrofittable modular structure enables consumers or manufacturers to readily retrofit the lamp by replacing an LED module or internal electronic control units that include an LED driver in maintenance or lamp upgrade without hazards. The readily retrofittable modular structure includes a core assembly in each of lamp bases for easily securing or removing the electronic control unit through a mechanical securing means, and two sets of connection modules for quickly connecting and disconnecting the electronic control unit with the LED module. The readily retrofittable modular structure may use one bi-pin or two bi-pins to connect to the AC mains via pluggable wire for delivering power to the LEDs. Thus, the LLT lamp using the readily retrofittable modular structure may be configured as single-ended, double-ended, or double-ended with double shock-protection switches and can be cost-effectively retrofitted after initial installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Lightel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chungho Hsia, Pai-Sheng Shen
  • Patent number: 8974092
    Abstract: A lamp comprises a housing, an inner shell, a fan, a heat sink and a lighting module. The housing has a first compartment and a first opening on an end thereof. The inner shell is adapted to be received in the first compartment and has a second compartment and a second opening on an end thereof, wherein the second opening is aligned with the first opening. An air channel is formed between the housing and the inner shell in the first compartment. The inner shell further comprises a through-hole allowing the first compartment to communicate with the second compartment. The fan is located adjacent to the through-hole and has two air-flowing sides for drawing air in and out of the lamp. The heat sink has a bottom plate with one face facing the fan. The lighting module is adapted to be coupled to another face of the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Horng, Ming-Tsung Li
  • Patent number: 8974091
    Abstract: A heat-dissipating structure for an LED lamp has a lamp cover, and a power conversion device and a ceramic substrate mounted inside the lamp cover. The lamp cover has multiple heat-dissipating holes and multiple mounting ears. Each mounting ear is formed on an edge of one of the heat-dissipating holes and is bent inwardly with the heat-dissipating hole uncovered. The ceramic substrate is mounted on the mounting ears. The ceramic substrate has multiple LEDs mounted thereon, absorbs heat generated when the LEDs emit light and conducts the heat to the lamp cover through the mounting ears. The heat generated when the LEDs are lit and the power conversion converts a mains power is transferred to a heat convection space between the ceramic substrate and the lamp cover, and is further dissipated to an ambient environment, thereby achieving fast heat dissipation and a light LED lamp without an additional heat sink thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Liquidleds Lighting Corp.
    Inventor: David Huang
  • Patent number: 8974090
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a high contrast water-proof LED lamp, including: a casing provided with a reflective cup (10), a PCB (12) disposed on the bottom surface of the casing, an LED chip (1) disposed inside the reflective cup (10), and a light-guiding packaging adhesive (4). The casing is composed of a light color layer (8) in the lower part and a dark color layer (9) in the upper part, and a top surface of the PCB (12) and an outer surface of the light color layer (8) of the casing are provided with black water-proof adhesive sealant (11). The lower part of the inner surface of the reflective cup is a light color layer and the upper part is a dark color layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kindwin OPTO Electronic (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongchao Ou
  • Patent number: 8969893
    Abstract: Provided are a light emitting device, a light emitting device package, and a lighting system. The light emitting device includes a light emitting structure, a non-periodic light extraction pattern, and a phosphor layer. The light emitting structure includes a first conductive type semiconductor layer, a second conductive type semiconductor layer over the first conductive type semiconductor layer, and an active layer between the first conductive type semiconductor layer and the second conductive type semiconductor layer. The non-periodic light extraction pattern is disposed over the light emitting structure. The phosphor layer is disposed over the non-periodic light extraction pattern. The phosphor layer fills at least one portion of the non-periodic light extraction pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 8967838
    Abstract: An illumination source is made from number of light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are distributed on a substrate that is formed into a generally concave reflector surface. The substrate may initially be a sheet with a hub-and-spokes form that is subsequently reshaped to define the reflector surface. In some cases a plenum defined between the substrate and a housing is used to allow a coolant to circulate past the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventor: David Christopher Miller
  • Patent number: 8967827
    Abstract: Provided is lead frame in which a wiring pattern supported by a support piece inside of a one-pitch outer frame section comprises a plurality of base units, each of which comprises a die pad on which a solid-state light emitting element is mounted, a heat sink extending from die pad so as to surround die pad electrically connected to one electrode of the element, and a lead electrically connected to the other electrode of the element. Lead of one base unit among adjacent base units and heat sink of the other base unit are coupled and electrically connected in series. Increase in temperature of the element is inhibited, light output is increased, and cost of a light emitting unit in which a plurality of solid-state light emitting elements connected in series are used is reduced. Also provided are wiring board, light emitting unit, and illuminating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoji Urano, Ryoji Yokotani, Ikko Kuzuhara, Kenichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8960965
    Abstract: A lamp including the following elements is provided. A housing has an assembling opening and an electrical base on two ends thereof, wherein the housing has an inner wall and a portion of the inner wall adjacent to the assembling opening is an air-guiding wall. A cooling fan has a casing disposed at the assembling opening and forming an air channel, a fan wheel rotatably arranged in the air channel, and at least one partitioning board between the air-guiding wall and the air channel so as to define at least one first air-guiding opening and at least one second air-guiding opening. A light-emitting module is arranged in the housing and opposite to the fan wheel. Accordingly, the present lamp does not require forming any air inlet or air outlet on the housing, and thus provides a simplifier structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Alex Horng
  • Patent number: 8955986
    Abstract: Provided are a projection system, a lighting device, and a method for controlling thereof. The projection system includes: a light source unit including a first light source and a second source for projecting a first color corresponding to that of the first light source; a sensing unit for measuring a temperature of each of the first and second light sources; and a driver IC for driving at least one of the first light source and the second light source according to a temperature value measured by the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Bong Park
  • Patent number: 8956036
    Abstract: A light guide panel is disclosed. The panel comprises a plate for dispersing light and at least one light-emitting diode (LED) coupled to the plate for providing the dispersed light. When the panel is coupled to a keyboard, the at least one LED is under a portion of the keyboard such that when the at least one LED is illuminated, the light from the LED does not distract a user. Accordingly, by strategically placing LEDs within the panel and providing the LEDs under appropriate portions of the keyboard, the device utilizing the keyboard can be smaller than when a conventional light guide panel is utilized. In addition, a further improvement in illumination is provided when a mechanism is provided which reflects light escaping from the edges of the panel back into the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Porter Hotelling
  • Patent number: 8957435
    Abstract: A light emission package includes multiple colored solid state emitters each having a different non-white dominant wavelength in the visible range, and at least one lumiphor arranged to receive emissions from at least one other solid state emitter, with each emitter arranged on or adjacent to a common submount. The at least one other emitter and lumiphor may be arranged in combination to emit white light. Each emitter is independently controllable, permitting color and/or color temperature of a lighting device to be varied during operation of the device. At least one white emitter may be combined with red, green, and blue LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: David Todd Emerson, Wooh Jae Kim, Mark Terrence McClear
  • Patent number: 8944618
    Abstract: An illumination module includes a plurality of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and a light conversion sub-assembly mounted near but physically separated from the LEDs. The light conversion sub-assembly includes at least a portion that is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material that also includes a wavelength converting material. Despite being less reflective than other materials that may be used in the light conversion sub-assembly, the PTFE material unexpectedly produces an increase in luminous output, compared to other more reflective materials, when the PTFE material includes a wavelength converting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter K. Tseng, Gerard Harbers