Sound Equipment Illuminator Patents (Class 362/86)
  • Patent number: 10670209
    Abstract: An interior rotating structure of a handicraft lantern comprises a lantern bracket, a transparent container, a sealed rotary mechanism, a mounting frame, a rear cover, and a motor body. The transparent container is fixed under the lantern bracket and the sealed rotary mechanism is inserted under the transparent container. The mounting frame is under the sealed rotary mechanism. A container sealing cover is installed in the sealed rotary mechanism, while a central impeller is mounted on the container sealing cover. The rotating structure includes a rotating gear and a shaft magnet on the motor shaft, so that the rotating gear drives a large inner ring gear to spin through multi-step transmission of a reduction gear set. The inner ring gear drives an impeller rotating bracket to rotate through the magnets, in such a way that the rotating bracket can agitate the liquid when the central impeller revolves at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Xuehua Guo
  • Patent number: 10571115
    Abstract: A light for use in a light fixture includes a light source adapted to produce light in an area including the light and a connector configured for connection to the fixture. The light further includes a communication apparatus configured to generate one or more signals indicative of a presence of a person in the area, and a controller that is operative to control the light source in a normal mode in response to the one or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: iLumisys, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Simon, John Ivey
  • Patent number: 10539282
    Abstract: A lighting lamp device has an LED provided therein to light up the surroundings and cause an induced current flow in a battery built in an electronic device disposed at an upper end thereof, to charge the battery. The lighting lamp device includes a main body made of a transparent or translucent material of which the top and bottom are open; a cover coupled to the opened upper end of the main body, forming a wireless charging zone in which a battery built in an electronic device disposed on the upper end can be charged; and a support plate coupled to the opened lower end of the main body, and embedded therein, a power supply means and a printed circuit board having a plurality of LEDs for receiving power from the power supply means and emitting light at the upper surface of the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Sung Won Jan
  • Patent number: 10492276
    Abstract: A lighting controller configured to control a lighting fixture based on music piece data in which characteristic sections that characterize a music construction are allocated includes: a transition information acquisition unit configured to obtain transition information for each of the characteristic sections in the music piece data; a note-fractionated-section analyzing unit configured to analyze the characteristic section(s) in the music piece data to detect a note-fractionated section where a note is fractionated with progression of bars; and a lighting control data generating unit configured to generate lighting control data based on the transition information obtained by the transition information acquisition unit and the note-fractionated section detected by the note-fractionated-section analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: PIONEER DJ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakagami, Shiro Suzuki, Hajime Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10337705
    Abstract: A table or floor lamp has a base, for supporting an electronic device such as a wireless speaker assembly or inductive charging plate, that defines a cavity into which all or at least a substantial portion of the power chord of the electronic device is concealed. The lamp includes and power chord for plugging into a source of power and the base includes an electrical outlet for receiving a plug of a power chord of a wireless electronic device such as a speaker assembly or inductive charging pad. The base may include a pedestal on which the electronic device sits with a post beneath the pedestal around which the cord of the electronic device is wrapped and a gap between the outer periphery of the pedestal and the top of the base through which the cord is wrapped. The base may include an inductive charger for charging a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: glori, llc
    Inventor: Devon A. Rolf
  • Patent number: 10244597
    Abstract: A system includes a luminaire having a light source, a lighting control device to control a light output and operation of the light source in an area of the luminaire, and a sound transducer integrated on a surface of a panel of the luminaire. The sound transducer responds to vibration of the panel to detect incoming audio waves. An audio front end device includes an audio coder responsive to analog signals from the sound transducer, and is coupled to an output of the sound transducer. The lighting control device includes programming that configures a processor to control the audio front end device to receive the analog signals from the sound transducer and provide a digital output signal, process the digital output signals to generate a responsive result that is supplied to the lighting control device in the area of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Scott, Min-Hao Michael Lu, David P. Ramer, Yan Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10184656
    Abstract: Provided is a grand piano comprising a rim made of a transparent material, an outer layer formed of a semi-light transmitting material, an inner layer and a bottom layer, which are formed of a material reflecting light received through the rim, and a light source comprising a plurality of point light sources to emit light toward the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: KAWAI MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10139099
    Abstract: An LED light ring for ceiling mounted speakers having flanged enclosures with flip dogs is presented. The LED light ring is a flat annular transparent or translucent piece that is clamped between the enclosure flange and the ceiling tile and emits RGB LED light radially outward through the LED light ring. The LED light emits from LEDs mounted on a circular electronic circuit board (flexible or not) on the inner circumference of the LED light ring. The circular electronic circuit is coupled to a controller that controls the color, blink rate, and intensity and has firmware for interpreting simple controller commands into complex LED light patterns and sequences. A plurality of light ring equipped loudspeakers may be in communication with a common controller that can create patterns and sequences among the plurality of light ring equipped loudspeakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mitek Corp., Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan Ivey, Kevin Sykes
  • Patent number: 10019876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a signalling device comprising a cover, a light source (22) mounted on a support circuit board (20) and a vibrating generator (25, 26) intended to emit sound waves, the cover forming an outer wall (11) that is at least partly translucent, characterized in that: the light source (22) is positioned between the vibrating generator (25, 26) and the outer wall (11); the cover comprises a connecting column (12) that passes through the support circuit board (20) and to which the vibrating generator (25, 26) is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Bertrand Fruchard, Francis Chauvet
  • Patent number: 9966718
    Abstract: A bulb apparatus includes a driver plate and a bulb head body. The bulb head body is a housing structure with top opening. The sidewall of the bulb head body forms a first electrode terminal. The bottom of the driver plate is placed inside the bulb head body. The bulb apparatus also includes a connection base and a first electrode. The connection base is fixed on the driver plate. The connection base has an embedding trench. The first electrode has a fixing end electrically connected to the driver plate via the embedding trench and a connecting end elastically abutting on the inner sidewall of the first electrode terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Chen, Maojin Zeng, Yongzhe Dong, Liangliang Cao, Ruifang Ma, Guijuan Song, Jiezhen Zhang, Jianghuai Li
  • Patent number: 9699862
    Abstract: In some examples, non-lighting application controller technology includes methods and apparatuses. In other examples, the technology includes a non-lighting application controller system. The system includes one or more light fixtures. Each light fixture of the one or more light fixtures has one or more non-lighting elements, such as a speaker, alarm, motor, and camera. Each light fixture of the one or more light fixtures is electrically coupled via a power line. Each light fixture of the one or more light fixtures includes a conversion module configured to convert instructions between power line communication and non-lighting control communication, a communication module configured to communicate the power line communication over the power line, and a non-lighting element controller configured to control the one or more non-lighting elements in a respective light fixture based on the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Lumenpulse Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Campbell, Yvan Hamel, Philippe Racine, Francois-Xavier Souvay, Jesse Lilley
  • Patent number: 9693142
    Abstract: A speaker includes a shell and a vibration device. The vibration device is fixed on the shell. The shell defines a closed space. The closed space is filled with gas. The vibration device can drive the shell to vibrate to produce sound. A speaker is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Liu, Jeng-Da Wu
  • Patent number: 9558615
    Abstract: An overlay for a nonportable amusement device is provided. The nonportable amusement device has a housing, a display, a memory and a controller. The overlay includes one or more panels selectively attachable to and removable from the housing of the nonportable amusement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AMI Entertainment Network, LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Maas, Jeffrey Kalis, Stephen Jarema, III
  • Patent number: 9554202
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a speaker mounting assembly which includes a top mount having an opening configured for receiving there through at least a portion of a speaker, a speaker platform for resting the at least the portion of the speaker thereon, and a bottom mount configured for connecting to the top mount with the speaker platform positioned there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: SPEAQUA CORP.
    Inventors: Steven G. Patsis, Steven Patsis
  • Patent number: 9482419
    Abstract: An electric light bulb type light source apparatus includes a light source unit, a power source substrate, a drive substrate, a base, and a casing. On the power source substrate, a power source circuit is mounted, and the power source substrate has one of a through hole and a cutout. On the drive substrate, a drive circuit of at least the light source unit is mounted, and the drive substrate includes a part disposed in the one of the through hole and the cutout of the power source substrate. The base is used to supply power to the power source substrate. The casing is configured to contain the light source unit, the power source substrate, and the drive substrate, and the casing has a translucent cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Kouji Miyata
  • Patent number: 9464803
    Abstract: A speaker is provided herein. The speaker includes a light source configured to emit inputted light. A diaphragm is configured to move as a magnet receives electrical signals. A first photoluminescent structure is disposed on the diaphragm. A second photoluminescent structure is also disposed on the diaphragm. The inputted light emitted from the light source is converted to outputted light by the first and second photoluminescent structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, James J. Surman, Bhavani Thota, Linh Doan
  • Patent number: 9416958
    Abstract: An electric light bulb type light source apparatus capable of ensuring high receiver sensitivity and achieving downsizing without sacrificing light distribution characteristics for lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Kouji Miyata
  • Patent number: 9366425
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) display assembly is formed of a translucent plastic housing, a light diffuser film coupled to the translucent plastic housing, a light barrier gasket coupled to the diffuser film, and an LED module coupled to the light barrier gasket. The LED module comprises a plurality LEDs individually controlled for generating a light source to form a graphic on the surface of the translucent plastic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Wooi Ping Teoh, Peng Khoon Cheah, Weng Kong Hor, Soh Peng Lim, Lee Sun Ooi, Wei Ling Tham
  • Patent number: 9328913
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electric light bulb type light source apparatus capable of suppressing the influence of heat from the light source unit to the speaker. [Solving Means] An electric light bulb type light source apparatus includes a light source unit, a speaker, a driving module, a base and a support unit. The driving module is configured to drive the light source unit and the speaker. The base is used for supplying power to the driving module. The support unit integrally supports the speaker and the light source unit in such a manner that the speaker and the light source unit are separated from each other and the light source unit is disposed between the speaker and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Kouji Miyata
  • Patent number: 9294828
    Abstract: Apparatuses and a method for speaker fixture integration are provided. A speaker is integrated into a canned lighting fixture. The speaker is adapted to transmit audio in proximity to the canned lighting fixture. The audio acquired from one of: an electrical power source of the canned lighting fixture, a speaker line, and wireless audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Richard Edward Rutherford
  • Patent number: 9291334
    Abstract: An illumination system for illuminating a surface includes an optical source for generating light. An asymmetric optic device generates output light by total internal reflection (TIR) of the light from the optical source, intensity of the output light being asymmetric with respect to an axis of the asymmetric optic device. A diffuser receives and diffuses the output light from the asymmetric optic device to generate diffused light. A cover lens receives the diffused light from the diffuser. The cover lens has an etched portion for scattering a portion of the diffused light to generate an output light pattern, the output light pattern having an intensity profile that is asymmetric with respect to the axis of the asymmetric optic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: LUMENPULSE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: David Michael Grassi
  • Patent number: 9247333
    Abstract: There is provided a microphone device with which an operation state of the microphone device may be easily checked and that may effectively reduce noise to be played back, the noise being caused by vibration that has propagated through a table or the like. A microphone device is configured such that a microphone case 2 in which a microphone unit 3 for converting a speech wave into a speech signal is housed is supported by a stand arm 25 via a coupling member 11 formed of a light-transmissive elastic material, and light emitted from a light source (LED) 14 housed in the microphone case 2 or the stand arm 25 is projected to an outside through the coupling member. Control is performed such that the light source 14 is lit in an on state in which a speech signal is output from the microphone unit 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TECHNICA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Akino
  • Patent number: 9175817
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light source (10, 12) comprising a light emitter (20) arranged inside a translucent outer envelope (30, 32). The light emitter comprising a light emitting device (40) and comprising a translucent inner envelope (50) at least partially surrounding the light emitting device, the translucent inner envelope comprising a diffuser. A diameter (di) of the translucent inner envelope is smaller than a diameter (do) of the translucent outer envelope. The translucent outer envelope is connected to a base (60) not being translucent. The translucent outer envelope further comprises a symmetry axis (S). An imaginary base-plane (P) is defined substantially perpendicular to the symmetry axis (S) and intersects with a connection point (C) being part of the translucent outer envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Christoph Gerard August Hoelen, Roger Cornelis Petrus Hoskens, Rene Theodorus Wegh, Nibu Ampalathumkal George, Xiaoqing Duan, Timothy Howard Rider, Lei Shi, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems
  • Patent number: 9161111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless speaker having a structure with the outer cover. The outer cover can be easily detached from the speaker body, facilitating user's mounting external electronic products as desired, for example, various types of bulbs, such as an LED or energy-saving lamp, and a wireless router or a camera. Also disclosed is a wireless speaker system, where the wireless set and the wireless speaker use wireless transmitting and receiving modules, or may use WiFi, Bluetooth or other wireless transmission modes. The wireless set supports a plurality of wireless speakers, and the wireless receiving speaker may be mounted on the ceiling, wall, or hidden place in a kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom or even bar, and restaurant; or even mounted on a table or floor lamp, or transportation means such as trains and planes, serving as a video and audio center for households and entertainment places by free combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SHENZHEN 3NOD ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaotao Yuan, Qian Zhang, Hongyan Lu
  • Patent number: 9039233
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic candle with an electronic light source. The electronic candle has a candle body with an interior cavity. A removable battery module supplies power to the electronic candle and is removable from the interior cavity of the candle body. The electronic candle can have a base cap module for closing the interior cavity of the candle body and a speaker for generating sound. The speaker can be positioned between the battery module and the base cap module, and directed to project sound downward. Apertures in the battery module and/or the base cap module allow sound from the speaker to pass through the aperture or apertures into the interior cavity of the candle body. Accordingly, the candle body can resonate and/or amplify sound generated by the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Winvic Sales Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Fournier, Carlos Carpintero, John Bacher, Kim McCavit
  • Patent number: 9004706
    Abstract: A combination speaker and lighting tower for use outdoors. The lighting tower has a base and a housing that includes at least one lamp. A rotatable coupler is used to mount a speaker unit on the tower, which allows the speaker unit to rotate in a horizontal plane. A stop is provided in the coupler to prevent the speaker unit from rotating a full 360 degrees. The speaker unit may be fixed to a specific location or allowed to oscillate back and forth. The lighting tower may be installed on a patio or anchored in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: James Banfield
  • Patent number: 8988884
    Abstract: A lightweight radio/CD player for vehicular application includes a case and frontal interface formed of polymer based material molded to provide details to accept audio devices and radio receivers, as well as the circuit boards required for electrical control and display. The case and frontal interface are of composite structure, including an insert molded electrically conductive wire mesh screen that has been pre-formed to contour with the molding operation. The wire mesh provides shielding and grounding of the circuit boards via exposed wire mesh pads and adjacent ground clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Chris R. Snider, Vineet Gupta, Michael G. Coady, Curtis Allen Stapert, Donald G. Moeschberger, Allen E. Oberlin
  • Patent number: 8960941
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a body defining a receiving groove and an illuminating module. The illuminating module includes a light source mounted inside of the body, a control circuit connected to the light source and controlling the light source to irradiate light, and a light guiding strip received in the receiving groove and at least one end of the light guiding strip facing the light source. The light source irradiates light, and the light guiding strip receives and guides the irradiated light around the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chieh Tsai, Tzu-Cheng Yu, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Ming-Shiung Chang, Chun-Ta Huang
  • Publication number: 20150049461
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an electric light bulb type light source apparatus capable of suppressing the influence of heat from the light source unit to the speaker. [Solving Means] An electric light bulb type light source apparatus includes a light source unit, a speaker, a driving module, a base and a support unit. The driving module is configured to drive the light source unit and the speaker. The base is used for supplying power to the driving module. The support unit integrally supports the speaker and the light source unit in such a manner that the speaker and the light source unit are separated from each other and the light source unit is disposed between the speaker and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Kouji Miyata
  • Patent number: 8957594
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting apparatus which varies a light emission pattern of a light emitting unit based on external stimuli, such as sounds, and is aesthetically pleasing to a user through variation in light emission pattern. A lighting apparatus includes a housing having a plurality of light irradiation regions, a light emitting unit including a substrate disposed within the light irradiation regions in the housing and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) mounted on the substrate so as to correspond to the light irradiation regions, an electronic module to supply power to the light emitting unit, a sound sensing unit to sense a sound, and a controller to control at least one of ON/OFF, a light emission sequence, a light emission cycle, a quantity of light and a light emission time of the light emitting diodes based on a level of the sensed sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyun Been Kim
  • Publication number: 20140355246
    Abstract: [Object] To provide electric light bulb type light source apparatuses capable of ensuring high receiver sensitivity and achieving downsizing without sacrificing light distribution characteristics for lighting. [Solving Means] An electric light bulb type light source apparatus includes a light source unit with void area; a casing, with a conductive outer case and a translucent cover opposed thereto, which houses the light source unit; a circuit substrate, with at least an antenna mounted for receiving radio signals from outside the casing, housed in the casing; and a base, disposed on a side of the conductive outer case opposite to the translucent cover, for supplying power to the light source unit. The conductive outer case forms first area in the casing; the translucent cover forms second area opposed thereto. The circuit substrate penetrates through the void area so that the antenna is in the second area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Yotsumoto, Kouji Miyata
  • Patent number: 8801206
    Abstract: A knob mechanism includes an encoder and a light guide unit. The light guide unit includes a lower member tightly sleeved on the encoder, protruding out of a housing, and having an opening and an optical channel, and an upper ring sleeved on the lower member, and having a light incident surface connected to the optical channel and a light transmitting surface spaced apart from the light incident surface. A rotary rod of the encoder protrudes out of the lower member through the opening. A knob is engaged to the rotary rod and is operable to rotate the same about an axis. Light irradiating the lower member propagates through the optical channel, into the light incident surface, and then out from the light transmitting surface in radial directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventors: Shih-Hong Chen, Yung-Te Huang
  • Publication number: 20140192513
    Abstract: A speaker including a speaker apparatus and a lighting apparatus are provided. The speaker having a conical vibration portion, and a lighting apparatus insertedly disposed at a center of the conical vibration portion to emit light to the conical vibration portion, so that efficient lighting is ensured and light is adjusted depending on the acoustic signal, thereby maximizing the visual sound effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Kyun YIM, Sung Jin ANN, Sin Wi MOON, Eun LEE, Yu Li SUNG, Young Soo HONG
  • Patent number: 8740401
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic device includes a ceramic patterned light transmitting portion and a ceramic light resistant portion surrounding the light transmitting portion. A thickness of the light transmitting portion is in a range from 0.2 mm to 1 mm. A thickness of the light resistant portion is at least 0.3 mm thicker than that of the light transmitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao-She Bian, Bai-Da Yu, Guang-Liang Chen, Ke Zhang, Lian-Meng Zhao
  • Patent number: 8626318
    Abstract: A lamp device is controllable by a control terminal, and includes a light-emitting module, a driving circuit for driving the light-emitting module, a control unit for controlling duty cycle of the driving circuit, a first connector electrically coupled to the control unit, and a communication module. The communication module includes a second connector pluggably coupled to the first connector. The communication module is adapted to receive a control command from the control terminal and transmits the control command to the control unit via the first and second connectors, such that the control unit controls the driving circuit in accordance with the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chih-Yen Wu
  • Patent number: 8579477
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a body, a light source, a light shutter, and a light transmissive net structure. The body has a cavity therein. The light source is disposed in the cavity. The light shutter is disposed over the light source, wherein the light shutter includes a light transmissive pattern therein. The light transmissive net structure is disposed over the cavity and covers the light shutter. In use, light emitted from the light source would pass through the light transmissive pattern to the light transmissive net structure, thereby displaying an image corresponding to the light transmissive pattern onto the light transmissive net structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Inventec Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Chi Lin, Liang-Chieh Tseng, Chun-Wen Wang
  • Publication number: 20130294050
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting apparatus which may include an audio system, a light emitting device including a plurality of LEDs, a communication module to receive data for the audio system or the light emitting device, a switch provided between the communication module and the audio system to control a connection between the communication module and the audio system, and a controller to control the audio system and the light emitting device. The controller may be configured to determine whether the received data is associated with the lighting emitting device or the audio system, and controls the switch to connect to the audio system when the received data is associated with the audio system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Hongkyu LEE, Sangman KIM
  • Patent number: 8562162
    Abstract: A manipulation device has a board and a manipulation panel to cover the board. The board has a printed circuit, a light emitting element mounted on the board for emitting light, a light guide having a incidence part to guide the light incident from the incidence part to a predetermined direction along a surface of the board, and a retention cover to retain the light guide. The retention cover is positioned such that the incidence part of the light guide faces the light emitting element. The retention cover covers a surface of the light guide opposite to the surface of the board. The manipulation panel has a light transmission part formed at a position corresponding to an emission part of the light guide to discharge the light emitted from the light guide to an outside through the light transmission part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Natsume, Ryuichi Izumi
  • Patent number: 8480247
    Abstract: A decoration system having a base object, receiving rings, decorative objects, and means for releasably coupling the decorative objects to the receiving rings. One or more of the receiving rings may rotate relative to the base object for a specified duration of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Philip B. Fleet, Mark MacLean-Blevins, Matthew Lawrence Chin
  • Patent number: 8474994
    Abstract: A multi purpose visual and audible signaling baton having applicability to fire scenes, traffic and crowd control, police operations, military procedures, search and rescue operations, and event parking has a whistle and LED assembly. A controller and power assembly controls and powers the baton by directly responding to a plurality of modes including an audible sound generating mode as well as an audio voice button. The baton provides a high intensity colors that illuminate much like a neon tube. The baton can function as a flashlight or strobe light. Also, each light that is selected can be accompanied by a loud 100 dbA whistle, merely by pressing a button. The baton permits a user to select up to ten colors with a capability of five different sounds including verbal commands and the baton, with a radio transmitter, can communicate with a remote radio receiver due to a programmable microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Grace Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Campman
  • Publication number: 20130155650
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a body defining a receiving groove and an illuminating module. The illuminating module includes a light source mounted inside of the body, a control circuit connected to the light source and controlling the light source to irradiate light, and a light guiding strip received in the receiving groove and at least one end of the light guiding strip facing the light source. The light source irradiates light, and the light guiding strip receives and guides the irradiated light around the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: CHENG-CHIEH TSAI, TZU-CHENG YU, JUI-HSIANG LIN, MING-SHIUNG CHANG, CHUN-TA HUANG
  • Patent number: 8425100
    Abstract: A luminous button device includes: a button base which is integrally formed of a transmissive material; and a button cap which is integrally formed of a non-transmissive material and is fitted to the button base, wherein the button cap includes a cap body; a pair of arm portions which extends from the rear surface of the cap body with a gap interposed therebetween; and a pair of locking claws which is formed at the front ends of the pair of arm portions, and wherein the button base includes a movable portion which is movable in the direction of pressing a switch disposed on the rear surface side of the button base in accordance with a pressing force from the front button surface side; and a support portion which supports the movable portion so as to be movable in the direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Akabori, Takayuki Tateno, Shingo Fukutomi, Akihiro Tomita
  • Publication number: 20130094183
    Abstract: An ultrasound system for the generation of low-frequency high-power ultrasound includes a resonator for transmitting the ultrasound to a medium. To safely handle the ultrasound system, the ultrasound system has a light source illuminating a workspace of the ultrasound system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Dr. Hielscher GmbH
    Inventor: Dr. Hielscher GmbH
  • Patent number: 8398270
    Abstract: An ornament of the present invention includes a display that is hidden behind a panel. An ornament body includes at least one panel which includes a two-way mirror and a display in the interior of the body. The ornament includes a light disposed in the ornament body which, when active, reveals the display which is otherwise hidden behind the two-way mirror. The light may be activated by a sensor that recognizes physical motion, and may also include a speaker to play music and a moving display element driven by a motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mr. Christmas Incorporated
    Inventors: Leslie Hermanson, Huang Meng-Suen
  • Patent number: 8379886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for controlling the movement of a cone paper used for outputting sound, and a flexible OLED covered on the cone paper in order to enhance the sound quality of a visual speaker. In a visual speaker which includes a voice coil, a magnet, an edge, a unit enclosure, a flexible OLED for displaying video images, and a speaker cone paper, a visual speaker is characterized in that a speaker cone paper configured to output sound, a flexible OLED covered on the speaker cone paper, an edge, and a unit enclosure are formed in an integral airtight structure filled with a compressed gas, and a compression piston and a compressed gas adjusting device are further disposed for adjusting the pressure of the inner compressed gas, so that it is possible to control the movements of the flexible OLED and the speaker cone paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Seung-Min Park
  • Publication number: 20130016495
    Abstract: A candle holder includes a main body having a top opening and receiving therein a candle having a wick. The main body has an outer surface to which an optic fiber fabric is attached. The optic fiber fabric includes a base plate and a woven sheet of optic fibers that is connected to a controller and an LED lamp. The LED lamp emits a light source that makes the woven sheet of optic fibers giving off light on a whole surface thereof or dazzling or flashing of light, whereby the candle holder, besides the candle light, provides an additional function of showing a bright and sparkling appearance to improve the practical use thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: SHENG-SHUI LEE
  • Patent number: 8317347
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for utilizing section contribution characteristic data to achieve accurate measurements by compensating for unwanted phosphor output variations that occur at specific sections of phosphor on a rotating high intensity phosphor point source element. Phosphor grain size, density, blend homogeneity, or illumination gap variations may cause the unwanted variations. Based on the section contribution characteristics, excitation energy compensation may provide a stable output illumination spectrum or computational compensation may correct measurements for effects arising from predictable output illumination spectrum variations. The section contribution characteristic data may comprise section wavelength intensity profile data and/or section efficiency data, in various embodiments. In some embodiments, the sections may be on the order of the size of the phosphor grains and may be characterized and compensated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Gerard Gladnick, Scott Allen Harsila
  • Publication number: 20120275136
    Abstract: A ceiling notification device has a housing; a reflector unit mounted to the housing; a lens positioned over the reflector unit; and a lamp in the center of the reflector unit along the central axis. The reflector unit has a base, a plurality of reflective fins, and a surface portion. The base has a curved surface that is symmetrical about a central axis. The plurality of reflective fins each has a first fin portion extending from the base and a second fin portion extending from the base and the first fin portion, the second fin portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface is exposed to the central axis. The surface portion extends from the base and positioned between the first fin portion and an edge of the base and is angled toward an inner surface of the second fin portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Compnay
    Inventors: Wei Rong, Joseph Keller, Joseph Kosich, Crystal Pierz
  • Publication number: 20120274774
    Abstract: A multifunction flashlight includes an audio recorder, a video recorder and a flashlight having one or more operating modes. The flashlight includes an audio microphone secured within a water-tight interior compartment in the body of the flashlight. A storage compartment is provided in a rear portion of the flashlight for removably storing one or more light diffuser caps which are selectively mountable over the flashlight lens. A port in the wall of the flashlight can be opened to improve audio reception and sensitivity of a microphone housed within the flashlight. A resilient switch cover is provided with two or more differently textured surface portions to allow an operator to identify an audio, video or lighting function by tactile feel or touch. A delay circuit can be provided to protect the audio and/or video functions from in advertent or unintentional actuation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Patent number: 8299903
    Abstract: A combination light and sound producing fixture and combination screw-in light with speakers element is disclosed where the fixture is installed in a wall or ceiling or on a wall or ceiling. The light bulb/speaker can be screwed or secured into a standard light bulb socket. The sound producing elements is a coaxial arrangement of speakers having a low frequency transducer and one or more high frequency transducers that can be directed to emit sound in a particular direction. The fixture or bulb may further include digital signal processing to modify the sound to account for obstructions in or near the fixture. The surface of the sound transducer can be reflective in nature to provide focusing or diffusion of the light from the lighting elements. The lighting elements are incandescent, fluorescent or low voltage LED type that may include adjustment for lighting intensity and color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventors: Edward H Haase, John Kemper Pasley