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  • Patent number: 10274179
    Abstract: A flashing ornament apparatus includes a housing, a light guiding unit and a circuit module. The light transmissive housing includes an accommodating space formed therein. The light guiding unit includes two light guiding plates arranged inside the accommodating space. The light guiding plates include alternating decorative patterns formed thereon. The circuit module includes a circuit board, at least two light emitting elements and a power source base. The light emitting elements are controlled by the circuit board to be lit up sequentially. The light emitting elements are arranged on one side of the light guiding plates correspondingly in order to allow the light source generated by the light emitting elements to enter into the light guiding plates. Consequently, the flashing visual effect of the decorative patterns can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Hua-Cheng Pan
  • Patent number: 9573069
    Abstract: A toy figurine includes an internal lighting effect. The internal lighting is visible through the outer surface of the figurine and may be manipulated to produce various lighting effects. The internal lighting includes a lighting layer, a visual effects display layer and a diffusion layer. The light diffusion layer may include an external surface of the toy figurine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Cannon
  • Patent number: 8764234
    Abstract: A decorative sphere comprised of a series of generally D-shaped open panels pivotally connected together. In one configuration, the panels can be pivoted or moved to a folded and collapsed position for storage. In another configuration, the panels can be expanded and held in a spaced apart relationship to where the individual panels form a sphere. One or more strands of lights can be integrally incorporated into the sphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Donald V. Acree, Anthony J. Ferguson, Geoffrey H. Harris
  • Patent number: 8282231
    Abstract: This invention relates to a changeable facial expression configuration, including a facial expression layer and an eyeball changeable device. The eyeball changeable device includes a light transmission eyeball body, and a light transmission eyeball pattern layer located in the light transmission eyeball body that is able to embody at least two different expressions with different colors, and a luminous body located with a certain distance in the rear area of the pattern layer that is able to respectively emit the light colors in accordance with the light colors of the eyeball pattern layer. The luminous body connects with the control circuit, and emits light alternately by the control of control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Sun Solutions Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang Ho Chang
  • Patent number: 8128264
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light fixture assembly. In one embodiment, the assembly includes a light bulb socket with an opening at one end for accommodating C7/C9 light bulbs and at least one opening at the second end. The socket includes a conductor that places a light bulb into electrical contact with electrical wires inserted through the side of the socket. The assembly also includes a base attached to the second end of the socket. The base includes a wire clamp that fits through the opening in the second end of the socket and holds the electrical wires in contact with the conductor. Retaining clips on the base apply a retaining force against the socket to hold the base in place. A strong magnet is embedded in the base, thereby allowing the assembly to be mounted magnetically to metal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventor: Shawn Michael Genenbacher
  • Patent number: 8026675
    Abstract: There is provided an LED driving circuit including: at least one ladder network circuit including: (n+1) number of first branches connected in parallel with one another by n number of first middle junction points between a first junction point and a second junction point, where n denotes an integer satisfying n?2, (n+1) number of second branches connected in parallel with one another by n number of second middle junction points between the first junction point and the second junction point, the (n+1) number of second branches connected in parallel with the first branches; and n number of middle branches connecting the first and second middle junction points of an identical m sequence to each other, respectively, wherein each of the first and second, and middle branches comprises at least one LED device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung LED Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jin Lee, Byoung Own Min, Gil Han Park, Grigory Onushkin
  • Patent number: 8016440
    Abstract: Disclosed are circuits that allow LED bulbs to be replaced regardless of color or construction of the LED element. When used for an LED light string, replacing an LED bulb does not affect the operation of the entire string. When used for other illumination purpose, for example, room light, the bulbs are interchangeable because they have the same operating voltage and current. A standardized input impedance is selected for all of the LED bulbs regardless of construction and color. A resistor circuit is used to create the standardized input impedance while optimizing the operating parameters of the LED element. The resistor circuit includes a bypass element so that if a LED element burns open, a series wired LED string will not go dark. This eliminates the necessity for parallel connected LED bulbs and allows enjoyment of other advantages and economies of series wired LED strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Jing Yu, Shengwang Du
  • Patent number: 7943211
    Abstract: An improved three dimensional display such as a Holiday decoration having collapsible constructions having a shape memory internal frame. In one embodied form, the unique display includes a collapsible internal frame formed, in part, from metal wire imparted with suitable memory characteristics. Such metals are referred to as “shape memory alloys” (SMAs) because much metals “remember” their original shapes. Accordingly, the present invention uses a deformable internal metal frame supporting an outer sheath formed from suitable materials such as fabric, or plastic film for the skin of the inventive three dimensional displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 7896527
    Abstract: The invention discloses a light-emitting diode illuminating equipment including an illuminating apparatus and a replaceable shell. The replaceable shell is detachable to be engaged to the illuminating apparatus. The illuminating apparatus includes a heat-dissipating plate device, a plurality of diode light-emitting devices, a plurality of heat-conducting devices, and a hollow barrel. The hollow barrel is engaged to the heat-dissipating plate device to form a space for accommodating the diode light-emitting devices and the heat-conducting devices. Depending on different product designs, the replaceable shell is variously detachable to be engaged to the heat-dissipating plate device or the hollow barrel. Therefore, the appearance of the light-emitting diode illuminating equipment of the invention is beautified by the appearance design of the replaceable shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Neobulb Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jen-Shyan Chen
  • Patent number: 7837351
    Abstract: The present invention provides a luminous assembly, more particularly, a decorative luminous assembly having a fiber-formed shaped part. The luminous assembly includes a light source and a shaped part of fiber with a predetermined shape. The light source is installed on the shaped part of fiber. The luminous assembly may further comprise a light reflecting element arranged in the back thereof. Light from the light source to the light reflecting element is reflected back substantially towards the shaped part. The luminous assembly has advantages of simple manufacturing process, lower cost, and convenience for mass production etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventor: Shu-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 7682060
    Abstract: An improved formed lighting fixture having a frame, a light source, a cover layer coupled to the frame, and a fibrous layer coupled to the cover layer, in which the frame is formed by gathering a plurality of rods and profiled in a specific contour, the light source is configured to provide light from inside the frame and out through the cover layer onto the fibrous layer. The fibrous layer is configured to provide decorative and functional aspects to the lighting fixture, including, in some embodiments, a contoured or fur-like appearance, or where the fibrous layer has light-diffusive properties, a dazzling glow effect when light from the light source is diffused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Jessica Wang
  • Patent number: 7625095
    Abstract: A multi-purpose holiday display light box that is equipped with an interchangeable holiday indicia for use as a lawn ornament or decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Inventor: Barry W. Ohs
  • Patent number: 7549779
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light fixture assembly. The assembly includes a light bulb socket with an opening at one end for accommodating C7/C9 light bulbs and at least one opening at the second end. The socket includes a conductor that places a light bulb into electrical contact with electrical wires inserted through the side of the socket. The assembly also includes a base attached to the second end of the socket. The base includes a wire clamp that fits through the opening in the second end of the socket and holds the electrical wires in contact with the conductor. Retaining clips on the base apply a retaining force against the socket to hold the base in place. A neodymium disc magnet is embedded in the base, thereby allowing the assembly to be mounted magnetically to metal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Inventor: Shawn Michael Genenbacher
  • Patent number: 7465211
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a combinational storable decoration structure that combines detachable components including a head portion, a shoulder portion, a body portion, a leg portion, and a hand portion into a decoration structure. The storing characteristic of the decoration structure allows users to store each detachable component into the body portion to form a cylindrical body so as to facilitate the storage and transportation of the decoration structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lai
  • Publication number: 20080192469
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a combinational storable decoration structure that combines detachable components including a head portion, a shoulder portion, a body portion, a leg portion, and a hand portion into a decoration structure. The storing characteristic of the decoration structure allows users to store each detachable component into the body portion to form a cylindrical body so as to facilitate the storage and transportation of the decoration structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 14, 2008
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lai
  • Publication number: 20080117632
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ornamental light, and more particularly, relates to a plate-shaped ornamental light which includes a base plate and a plurality of bulbs mounted thereon. A luminous composite layer including luminous material is formed on the base plate. The luminous composite layer constitutes a pattern. The film stores optical energy when in bright environment and emits light when in dark environment. Thus, the plate-shaped ornamental light can provide decorative effect in dark environment regardless of the lighting of the bulbs, hence, meeting requirement of some particular environment such as Christmas night, Disco club or ghost room for adult games.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Xuliang Li
  • Patent number: 7334912
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved decorative shining belt for a patterned skeleton, which includes a patterned skeleton with a light string. A shining belt having many reflective pieces is also winded on the skeleton and is interlaced with the light string. Hence, the bulbs and the reflective pieces can emit rays outward at the same time that obtains a perfect decorative shining effect without increasing bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Inventor: Hung-Huei Chung
  • Patent number: 7303312
    Abstract: Light shades and lighting systems that create a spectral effect when a lighting element is illuminated within the shade, and features that reflect light originating within the shade. Embodiments of the invention incorporate hollow body having a diffraction grating thereon and an internal cavity to retain one or more lighting elements, and in some instances, to also retain one or more lengths of conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Inventor: Jessica Wang
  • Patent number: 7217021
    Abstract: A three-dimensional decorative lighting particularly structured to include a plurality of light emitting tubes enclosing bundles of optical fibers, and parallel arranged in a circle to form a cylindrical decorative lighting that can be transformationally shaped. The light emitting tubes can hang straight under their own weight, and each are fabricated from a transparent protective sleeve, within which a plurality of the plastic optical fibers are disposed. A plurality of light spot generating windows are distributed on a circumferential surface of each of the optical fibers. A manually manipulable binding connector affixes each of the light emitting tubes to a base plate, thereby enabling the light emitting tubes to hang down, and further facilitates manually transforming structural form of the decorative lighting. Ends of the light emitting tubes are prevented from being contaminated, thus avoiding influencing or obstructing light transmission, and realizing an integrated luminescent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Jean-Hway Lee
  • Patent number: 7125138
    Abstract: A solar powered memorial light is used for grave-side, road-side or other memorials. The invention teaches that a small light may be solar powered so as to run at night: during the night-time, it may illuminate from within or without a small memorial or ornament. An eternal memorial of the invention may be the inscription on a headstone, or a plaque, etc. A typical ornament may be an angel, a religious figure, praying hands, or so on. The ornament of the invention may be translucent. It furthermore may comprise a staff having a first end adapted to be driven into the ground and a second end comprising a hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventor: Molly Denise Reinmann
  • Patent number: 7118242
    Abstract: A religious lamp has a base with a cross extending upwardly. A body of Jesus is crucified upon the cross, the head of Jesus tilting upwardly whenever the lamp is energized and tilts downwardly whenever the lamp is deenergized. A solenoid controls up and down tilting of the head of Jesus. A fluid flow system circulates simulated blood out through the body of Jesus. The fluid flow system is either a closed loop tube through which the simulated blood passes or is an open drip wire system wherein a pump pumps the simulated blood to the top of the drip wires and the simulated blood drips down the wires and is collected in a reservoir to be recirculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Inventor: Joyce Yulee
  • Patent number: 7052159
    Abstract: There is provided a decoration light string generally using multiple luminaries connected with multiple electrical conductors with serial, parallel or serial and parallel circuit loops into sub-groups of decoration light strings. Thereafter, multiple sub-groups of decoration light strings are formed into a main group of decoration light string. The multiple sub-group decoration light strings flash randomly or orderly via a control device thus establishing motive style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Jeng-Shyong Wu
  • Patent number: 7018068
    Abstract: A movable animal-like lamp hanger has a body including a first movable portion, a plurality of ornamental lights attached to the body, a motor disposed in the body, a transmission shaft connected to the motor, and a first drive rod pivotally connected to the transmission shaft and connected to the first movable portion of the body in such an manner that when the motor drives the transmission shaft to rotate, the first drive rod can direct the first movable portion to move like a desired animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Jingqiang Fan
  • Patent number: 6981781
    Abstract: A decorative light supporting assembly includes a bonding element having multiple V-like bodies interlinked with one another, multiple support branches each having a frame with multiple protrusions integrally formed with the frame and an arrow-shaped connector integrally formed on a bottom of the frame and being inclined relative to the frame such that insertion of the arrow-shaped connectors from the support branches into corresponding V-like bodies is able to secure engagement between the bonding element and the support branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng
  • Patent number: 6974228
    Abstract: A novelty item comprising a simulated animal, bird, or vertebrate comprising a head, a body, and one or more appendages coupled to the body. The novelty item also includes a translucent rod having a first end and a second end where the first end of the rod is coupled to the body and the second end is coupled to a base. The translucent rod has a bore and one or more electromagnetic energy sources positioned within the bore. The base has one or more energy sources electrically coupled to the one or more electromagnetic energy sources. The novelty item also includes a securing means coupled to the base of the novelty item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Exhart Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Weiser, Margaret Weiser
  • Patent number: 6955454
    Abstract: A plasma lamp head that has a spherical plasma bulb whose upper hemisphere serves as the top of the head, a decorative face and lower back of the head covering the lower hemisphere of the bulb. Operative components are provide to enable the bulb to illuminate in response to receipt of appropriate energy delivery to excite the plasma within the bulb to illuminate. The face preferably has eyes, a nose, a mouth and ears, any of which may be transparent or translucent so that light shines through when the bulb illuminates. The remainder of the decorative face and lower back of the head may be opaque or translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Atico International USA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Trappani, Patrick Ryan, Steve Handelsman, Michael Mao
  • Patent number: 6905229
    Abstract: A light sculpture includes a base frame made of steel wires and having a form, a light string mounted around the base frame, a supporting frame mounted on the base frame to securely sandwich the light string with the base frame, and a thermoplastic layer applied to cover the supporting frame. After the application of the thermoplastic layer on the supporting frame, light from the light string is able to penetrate the thermoplastic layer to recreate the form of the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Ben Fan
  • Patent number: 6902297
    Abstract: A lamp cover comprising a hollow shell having an exterior surface in the form of a decorative shape and an interior surface having pliant ribs extending inwardly from the interior surface, which ribs are of a size and shape as to frictionally engage the exterior of a light fixture lens, bulb cover or bulb. According to a preferred embodiment, the lamp cover is fabricated from a pliable and high temperature resistant polymeric material that permits its close contact with a low voltage or conventional light bulb. According to further alternative preferred embodiments, the hollow pliant shell is translucent, portions of the hollow pliant shell are made opaque and the hollow pliant shell is colored. A lamp cover base assembly for attachment of a variety of decorative lamp covers to lamps and lamp bases is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2005
    Inventor: Duncan C. Fung
  • Patent number: 6860614
    Abstract: Accessories such as jewelry lighted with chemiluminescence. The accessories have decorative chemiluminescent article holders which utilize apertures or spaces for direct viewing of the chemiluminescent article. The accessories, may include ornamental elements back-lit by chemiluminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Inventor: Fred J. Pinciaro
  • Patent number: 6821002
    Abstract: This invention combines a lampbox and lampshade. The lampbox lampshade provides a uniform illumination for the transmitted light viewing of photographic slides removably attached to the outside of the lampshade. Optimum viewing conditions are insured by the fact that no surfaces are interspersed between the surface of the slides and the eye of the viewer. The normal functions of a lampshade are not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Inventor: Paula A. K. Morgen
  • Patent number: 6819056
    Abstract: A color-changing bulb for an instrument panel of a vehicle, which is made as a bulb and directly installable in a bulb seat of the instrument panel is provided. The color-changing bulb includes a bulb housing defining a receiving space for receiving a light emitting diode and a circuit board. The light emitting diode includes three-color LED chips for generating red, green and blue light components. A controlling circuit is disposed on the circuit board and connected with the light emitting diode for driving the three-color LED chips to emit light. By use of a brightness adjustment switch on the instrument panel or the headlight switch, at least seven combinations of colors of light can be variably emitted to provide illuminating effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Yeoujyi Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 6789920
    Abstract: A stick type of Christmas ornamental light device, which comprises a round pipe is bent into a stick-shaped casing to be connected with a straight second casing having a smaller diameter; the cylindrical holes of the two casings are loaded with a lamp string; the plugs and sockets of the lamp string are left outside the casings; one end of one casing is mounted with a fastening sleeve, of which the center is furnished with a cylindrical hole for receiving a peg so as to facilitate the stick type of the ornamental casing to plant in the ground; then, both sides of a road can be ornamented with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Ching-Chong Liou
  • Patent number: 6789932
    Abstract: A decorative carrier for Halloween candy and the like employs fiber optic members to carry and emit light to the exterior surface of the carrier. Additional light sources may be positioned about the carrier, and flashing or non-flashing lighting is provided. An audible emission may also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Dennis Healy
  • Patent number: 6783255
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a cup trophy structure, including: a base; a figure object and at least one luminous object disposed on the base, and such luminous object being rotary and coupled to a control circuit by a circuit, and the control circuit being coupled to a switch for the user to turn on/off the control circuit in order to control the luminous object, such that the luminous object follows the instructions to produce different variations of lights and provide the best projection angle to project the light on the figure object by controlling the rotation of the luminous object to the figure object more prominent and produce an overall different light effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Inventor: Liao Tsang-Tse
  • Patent number: 6764201
    Abstract: An inflatable figure assembly is disclosed that has an inflatable, semi-permeable body and a base unit with a continuously operating fan. The body is releasably secured to the base unit with a zipper that facilitates manufacture and interchangeability of a plurality of different bodies with the base unit. Internal lighting is optionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Gemmy Industries Corporation
    Inventor: Tsai Chi-Cheng
  • Publication number: 20040109332
    Abstract: This invention related to a star and crescent structure and method thereof. More particularly it relates to a structure comprising a star which is secured to a crescent via at least one link, and method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Aziz Mohammad Ahsan, Sadaf Raoof Ahsan, Shahzad Saeed Ahsan
  • Patent number: 6746136
    Abstract: A lamp cover comprising a hollow pliant shell having an exterior surface in the form of a decorative shape and an interior surface having pliant ribs extending inwardly from the interior surface, which ribs are of a size and shape as to frictionally engage the exterior of a light fixture lens, bulb cover or bulb. According to a preferred embodiment, the lamp cover is fabricated from a pliable and high temperature resistant polymeric material that permits its close contact with a low voltage or conventional light bulb. According to further alternative preferred embodiments, the hollow pliant shell is translucent, portions of the hollow pliant shell are made opaque and the hollow pliant shell is colored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Inventor: Duncan C. Fung
  • Publication number: 20040085765
    Abstract: A decorative display device includes a number of focused light sources that are arranged and manipulated to provide a twinkling effect. That effect is created by the light sources so that different ones of them are directed toward an observer at different times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Terry Hermanson, Huang Meng-Suen
  • Publication number: 20040070974
    Abstract: An ornamental lighting assembly includes a plurality of ornamental lighting units, each of which includes a series of ornamental lamps aligned in a longitudinal direction, and a pair of conductive wires extending in the longitudinal direction and interconnecting the ornamental lamps. Each of the conductive wires has two opposite connecting ends. One of the connecting ends is formed with an engaging tongue. The other one of the connecting ends is formed with an engaging groove that is capable of engaging the engaging tongue of one of the connecting ends of one of the conductive wires of an adjacent one of the ornamental lighting units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: Vincent Lin
  • Publication number: 20040070972
    Abstract: A visual angle-dependent imaging device comprises a main body; a show window on a front side of the main body, a concave portion within the show window; an inner wall of the concave portion being installed with a three-dimensional concave sculpture with a specific pattern; a lamp seat at a bottom of the main body. The lamp seat is communicated with the concave portion of the main body. A light source is installed on the lamp seat for projecting light to the concave portion of the main body. When light emitted from the light source is projected to an inner surface of the concave portion, the light is reflected from different portions of the concave portion. When a viewer views the three-dimensional concave sculpture from different viewing angles of the show window, the three-dimensional concave sculpture will project to the eyes of the viewer with a different image dependent on the viewing angle of the viewer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventor: Kuo-Pao Huang
  • Patent number: 6712493
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for producing an animation effect are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a first light reflecting member, a second light reflecting member, a first light source, a second light source, and means to intermittently activate the first and second light sources to produce an animation effect. The first light reflecting member comprises a first surface and a second surface, wherein the light from the first light source enters the first member through the first surface and exits the first member through the second surface. The second light reflecting member comprises a first surface and a second surface, wherein the light from the second source enters the second member through the first surface and exits the second member through the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignees: Tell Design, David Fisher Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Tell, David B. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20040047144
    Abstract: An inflatable figure assembly is disclosed that has an inflatable, semi-permeable body and a base unit with a continuously operating fan. The body is releasably secured to the base unit with a zipper that facilitates manufacture and interchangeability of a plurality of different bodies with the base unit. Internal lighting is optionally provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Gemmy Industries Corporation
    Inventor: Tsai Chi-Cheng
  • Patent number: 6644843
    Abstract: A displayable inflatable figure has a main hollow body that is of a soft and air-permeable fabric. An extended part at the bottom includes a fan assembly to force air flow into the main body. An internally attached lighting system is fastened to provide illumination without external lighting. When connected with power, the fan continuously pumps air into the body. When air is filled in the body, excessive air leaks out from the fabric so that the figure can keep a good shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Inventor: Tsai Chin-Cheng
  • Patent number: 6629770
    Abstract: Disclosed is a decorative novelty illuminated sparkling pumpkin device having a main body shell made of pelletized ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers bonded in a molding process, and a light source providing illumination within the hollow interior space of the main body shell whereby the pelletized ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers impart an enhanced sparkling/glowing effect upon illumination from the light source. A method of manufacturing such an illuminated sparkling pumpkin device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Seasons HK Limited
    Inventor: Brian Blatherwick
  • Patent number: 6626559
    Abstract: A decorative light has an inflatable body, and a foldable tube light mounted inside the body. The tube light is connected to and extends between a base and a top cap that are mounted inside the body. The decorative light includes an inflatable plastic membrane, and an inflation opening with a stopper is defined in the body. A hook is mounted on the body to suspend the decorative light in place. When the decorative light is large, the tube light may extend through an eyehook inside the body and attach to the base and the top, with each being mounted inside the same end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Inventor: Kang-Tien Lin
  • Publication number: 20030142493
    Abstract: A lamp string includes a plurality of insulator bases, a plurality of conducting strips, and a plurality of illuminating devices. Each of the conducting strips is mounted fixedly on an adjacent pair of the insulator bases. Each of the illuminating devices bridges an adjacent pair of the conducting strips on a respective one of the insulator bases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Hsi-Huang Lin
  • Publication number: 20030137841
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a large group of decoration light string. The decoration light string is generally used multiple luminaries connected with multiple electrical conductor with serial, parallel or serial and parallel circuit loop into little group of decoration light string. Thereafter, comprising multiple little groups of decoration light strings into a large group of decoration light string. In more detail, the present invention provides a large group decoration light string, thus, luminaries are connected by the power connector via serial, parallel or serial and parallel circuit loop into little group of decoration light string. Then, comprising multiple little group decoration light strings establish a large group of decoration light string. Multiple little group decoration light strings are flashing randomly or orderly via this control device thus establish motional style.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Jeng-Shyong Wu
  • Publication number: 20030128553
    Abstract: A displayable inflatable figure has a main hollow body that is of a soft and air-permeable fabric. An extended part at the bottom includes a fan assembly to force air flow into the main body. An internally attached lighting system is fastened to provide illumination without external lighting. When connected with power, the fan continuously pumps air into the body. When air is filled in the body, excessive air leaks out from the fabric so that the figure can keep a good shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventor: Tsai Chin-Cheng
  • Publication number: 20030086260
    Abstract: An illuminated candy carrier is provided for use by children on Halloween. A large bucket-shaped container is formed in the shape of various Halloween items such as a jack-o-lantern, a ghost, a vampire or the like. At the base or bottom of the container is a battery holder designed to hold two AA or C type batteries, along with a switch, and an incandescent lamp identical to the type found in a flashlight. A series of “tracer” lights or sequentially flashing lights are located in the handle and are electrically connected to the same battery pack and switch. When activated, the invention produces a glowing effect throughout the container. This glow, coupled with the attention gathering characteristics of the tracer lights, helps to increase the visibility of the child carrying it on a darkened street.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventors: LeAnn Terrell, Teresa Kelly
  • Patent number: 6543905
    Abstract: A decorative light holder has a decorative shape, is made of a translucent material and has at least three substantially parallel reflective surfaces. A portion of light striking each surface is reflected and another portion of that light passes through the light holder. This structure provides a pleasing appearance in which areas of one side of the light holder appear to be darker than other areas of the same side. The corresponding areas on the opposite side of the light holder also appear to be lighter and darker but the area that was lighter on one side is darker on the opposite side and the area that was darker on one side is lighter on the opposite side. When made of two injection molded pieces, each piece is made of a different color plastic, enhancing the pleasing appearance of the holder. Preferably the surfaces on at least one side are textured, such as with a prismatic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Adams, Matthew H. French