With Switch Plate Or Socket Patents (Class 362/95)
  • Patent number: 8752972
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system that may include a faceplate, a lighting component, a common electrical component, a battery, means for sensing that normal power is not available, means for triggering a connection between the battery and the light emitting device, means for displaying whether the battery is charged, and a means for triggering a test of the light emitting device and the battery. The faceplate may be sized to cover a single gang electrical box and may include a means to mount approximately flush to the electrical box. The lighting component may be permanently affixed to the faceplate and may include a light emitting device in a first portion of the faceplate such that when illuminated light may emit away from the electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Patno Enterprise, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Bonarirgo
  • Patent number: 8740399
    Abstract: A touch type lamp switch, which comprising: an upper and lower casing matched to each other; a keying zone is protruded integrally on the upper casing, and several touch switches are divided; multiple punch holes are arranged on the periphery of the keying zone, and the lower casing is provided with a depressed space, with its opening interlocked with the upper casing; a faceplate, attached firmly onto the upper casing; a transparent light panel, attached firmly with the surface of the faceplate; a rectangular hollow frame, embedded onto the center of the transparent light panel and faceplate for locking the transparent light panel; and a circuit structure, embedded into the space formed by the upper and lower casings, comprising of touch switch circuit, several LED indicators and colorful LED backlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: David Wang
  • Publication number: 20140140041
    Abstract: The invention relates to an illuminant (23) and a socket (20) for a lamp (15). The features of the socket can be implemented also independently of the features of the illuminant (23). The socket has supply terminal areas on multiple sides of the socket housing such that the socket (20) can be selectively supplied with electricity and wired from different sides or also simultaneously from multiple sides. Independently of the number and the arrangement of the supply terminal areas (94), multiple electrical supply terminals (95) having the same polarity are provided on the socket (20). Said supply terminals (95) having the same polarity are electrically short-circuited by means of a shorting connector (116), in particular two identical shorting connectors (116) being arranged in the socket housing. Said socket (20) and illuminant (23) modularly achieve large total illumination surfaces in a lamp (15) and an appealing appearance in a very simple manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: EFES TEX AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Spintge, Karsten Diekmann, Britta Goeoetz, Steven Rossbach, Vincent Johannes Jacobus Van Montfort, Tom Munters
  • Publication number: 20140133130
    Abstract: A cover for an electrical receptacle including a faceplate. The cover also includes a first transmission tab configured to be electrically connected to a first power line of the electrical receptacle and a second transmission tab configured to be electrically connected to a second power line of the electrical receptacle. Additionally, the cover includes a device (such as a light source, circuit, port, or sensor) in communication with the first transmission tab and the second transmission tab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Cordell Eldred Ebeling
  • Publication number: 20140092582
    Abstract: The invention relates to a socket (150, 250, 350) for receiving a lighting module (102, 102?, 202, 302?, 302?, 302??) comprising a light source (106, 209), electrical contacting means (108?, 108?, 108??, 215, 381; 371, 382; 372, 383; 373) electrically connected to the light source (106, 209) and a heat spreader (140, 240, 340) in thermal contact with the light source (106, 209), the socket (150, 250, 350) comprising at least a first set (131, 231, 331) and a second set (132, 232, 332) of socket contact means for providing an electrical interface with the electrical contacting means (108?, 108?, 108??, 215, 381; 371, 382; 372, 383; 373) of the lighting module (102, 102?, 202, 302?, 302?, 302??), wherein the socket (150, 250, 350) is configured to retain the lighting module (102, 102?, 202, 302?, 302?, 302??) in a predetermined position in which electrical contact between the electrical contacting means (108, 215, 381; 371, 382; 372, 383; 373) of the lighting module (102, 102?, 202, 302?, 302?, 302??) and one o
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Merijn Keser, Peter Johannes Martinus Bukkems, Vincent Stefan David Gielen
  • Patent number: 8674247
    Abstract: A switch panel with an indicator is disclosed. The switch panel has a transparent region. There is a light source disposed in the switch panel for emitting light when turning off a switch body. A shape of the transparent region is projected onto the wall for forming a large area of indicating pattern, and this can replace a night light. The drawback of a luminous region in prior art which is limited to be on the switch body or on the switch panel is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hung-jung Lin, Shao-lun Chao, En-chuan Tsui, Wen-chih Chang, Rung-huei Liang
  • Patent number: 8668347
    Abstract: A cover for an electrical receptacle including a faceplate. The cover also includes a first transmission tab configured to be electrically connected to a first power line of the electrical receptacle and a second transmission tab configured to be electrically connected to a second power line of the electrical receptacle. Additionally, the cover includes a device (such as a light source, circuit, port, or sensor) in communication with the first transmission tab and the second transmission tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Cordell Eldred Ebeling
  • Patent number: 8646937
    Abstract: A switch panel illumination structure for mounting to an outer side of an indoor switch includes a panel provided with a receptacle, and an illumination mechanism detachably received in the receptacle. A conductive section is disposed in the receptacle and electrically connected to an AC/DC conversion module. The illumination mechanism has a first and a second light-emitting section electrically connected to an illumination control module thereof, and the illumination control module is electrically connected to the AC/DC conversion module via contacts and the conductive section. The illumination mechanism further has a switch section electrically connected to the first and second light-emitting sections and the illumination control module. The illumination mechanism can be securely located in the receptacle to serve as a night lamp or an emergency light or be easily removed from the receptacle for use as a flashlight without changing the appearance and the size of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Hsiu-Ling Yang
  • Publication number: 20140036473
    Abstract: The subject matter included in this disclosure can be embodied in an apparatus that includes a computing device having memory and a processor. The processor can be configured to establish a wireless connection with a streetlight controller that communicates with a streetlight, initiate transmission of a set of parameters related to commissioning the streetlight, and receive, from the controller, status and identification information associated with the streetlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Cimcon Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Anil Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20140036474
    Abstract: A lighting assembly (100) configured to be mechanically and electrically connected to a socket (150), the lighting assembly comprising a lighting module (102) comprising a light source (106), electrical contacting means (108) electrically connected to the light source and a heat spreader (110) in thermal contact with the light source; and a connector (104) being rotatable in relation to the lighting module (102). The connector comprises connector locking means (119) for locking the lighting assembly to a socket through interaction with receiving locking means comprised in the socket when the lighting module is axially inserted into the socket and the connector is rotated relative to the lighting module and the socket, thereby bringing the electrical contacting means (108) into contact with corresponding receiving contacting means (122) comprised in the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Merijn Keser, Peter Hubertus Franciscus Deurenberg, Martinus Petrus Creusen
  • Patent number: 8632199
    Abstract: A lamp apparatus include a lamp body, at least an alternating current light-emitting diode and a plug. The alternating current light-emitting diode is disposed on a lamp body. The plug is electrically connected to the alternating current light-emitting diode. In lamp apparatuses utilizing AC LED, heat generated thereby is almost concentrated on chips. Compared with conventional lamp apparatuses utilizing DC LEDs, heat generated thereby is distributed on chips and outer rectifier. In lamp apparatuses utilizing AC LEDs, heat generated thereby is almost concentrated on chips because AC LEDs operate directly with AC electric power, omitting a rectifier and preventing power loss during operation of power rectification. Therefore, the heat accumulated on the chips of the AC LEDs is enough to be used to evaporate essential oil. In another embodiment, the invention utilizes low-resistance pure water surrounding the AC LED to dissipate its heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Epistar Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-Yung Yeh, Jui-Ying Lin, Yu-Chen Yu, Ming-Te Lin, Yu-Chun Lin, Ta-Wei Chien
  • Patent number: 8622564
    Abstract: An interface assembly includes a connector housing and a light emitting element. The connector housing defines a opening. The light emitting element is retained to the connector housing and illuminates the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sheng-Tien Chang, Wen-Chieh Wang
  • Publication number: 20140003029
    Abstract: A rotary lamp holder comprises a housing having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, the first longitudinal having an opening, a motor stator disposed around the inner circumference of the housing, a rotating shaft and rotatably mounted in the housing, the rotating shaft defining a cavity in communication with the opening of the first longitudinal end, a motor rotor fixed to the rotating shaft and coaxially disposed with the motor stator, a lamp cover bracket rotatably mounted relative to the housing and extending out of the first longitudinal, and a reduction transmission system located in the housing and connected to the rotating shaft and the lamp cover bracket respectively. Since the rotary lamp holder is compact in structure and size and can completely match any standard lamp holder and lamp cover, it can become a universal substitute for the lamp holder mounted on ordinary lamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ZHAOQING HENGYI INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD
    Inventors: Liangqing Li, Xiaobing Wang
  • Publication number: 20130343037
    Abstract: A lighting assembly can include a linear light module with one or more LED light elements, where a length of the light module is greater than a width of the light module. An elongate socket removably receives the linear light module therein. The socket includes a locking mechanism actuatable to releasably and resiliently lock the linear light module in the socket via actuation of one or more levers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: JOURN√ČE LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventor: Clayton Alexander
  • Publication number: 20130301238
    Abstract: A lighting device may include an electrical base and an enclosure which may include one or more vents. An intermediate member may be positioned between the electrical base and the enclosure. A light source may be positioned adjacent to the intermediate member to be enclosed by the enclosure and also positioned in electrical communication with the electrical base. A controller may be carried by the intermediate member and also positioned in electrical communication with the electrical base. A driver circuit may be carried by the intermediate member and also positioned in electrical communication with the electrical base. The vents may be configured to permit the flow of fluid through an interior portion of the enclosure so that the light source is in thermal communication with the fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Eric Holland, Rick LeClair
  • Publication number: 20130271009
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided that include alterable characteristics and such alterable characteristics may be coordinated. Such systems, apparatuses, and methods may include wearable apparatuses and such alterable characteristics may relate to illumination conditions. In one example, a wearable apparatus includes an illumination device that may be manually manipulated between two different illumination conditions. In another example, two wearable apparatuses may each include an illumination device and operation of the two illumination devices may be coordinated. In a further example, operation of an apparatus may be controlled by a third party or venue. Still another exemplary system may include a capturing device for capturing a characteristic of an object and controlling an output device of an apparatus to operate with the same characteristic as the captured characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: EMINVENT LLC.
    Inventors: Seth M. Gerszberg, James R. Benya
  • Publication number: 20130265800
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a signal input module for inputting a signal as an opening formed at a case of a terminal body is pressed, and the signal input module includes an input key, a light guiding unit, a key mold, a light emitting unit, a circuit board, a dome switch and an actuator, which are all integrally fixed together and moved by being pressed. The light emitting unit is accommodated in a key mold having an opening for allowing light to be transferred to the light guiding unit. The input key, the light guiding unit, the key mold and the light emitting unit are mounted onto one surface of the circuit board, the circuit board is moved by being pressed, and the dome switch mounted onto another surface of the circuit board is transformed so as to generate a signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Sungjoon Hong, Minkyu Si
  • Publication number: 20130250547
    Abstract: A lighting conversion apparatus provided which converts a recessed light into a non-recessed light. A threaded electrical contact is designed to screw into the existing socket of a recessed light. The threaded electrical contact is connected to a socket extension, which is in turn connected to a socket extension base. A canopy is attached to the socket extension base, and fixtures extend from the canopy. The socket extension and socket extension base may telescope allow for shortening of the distance between the canopy and the threaded electrical contact. When installed, the canopy may therefore rest flush with the ceiling surrounding the recessed light hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BURNES BRIGHTER IDEAS, LLC
    Inventors: Cheryl Engstrom, Scott Bell
  • Publication number: 20130242537
    Abstract: A bulb mounting fixture includes a bulb socket to which a cap of an electrical bulb is attachable and a plug connectable to an electrical outlet. In the bulb mounting fixture, the bulb socket and the plug are configured to be connected to each other by a ball joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Beat-Sonic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu TOTANI
  • Publication number: 20130201658
    Abstract: A lighting streamer for a low voltage LED lighting system includes a cable having a first end and a second end, a first connector positioned on and in electrical communication with the first end of the cable, and a second connector positioned on and in electrical communication with the second end of the cable. At least one socket is positioned between the first connector and the second connector and is in electrical communication with the cable. At least one LED light bulb is positioned in and is in electrical communication with the at least one socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: John Bogart, Frank Cassandra
  • Patent number: 8496342
    Abstract: An electrical receptacle provide outlets and a cavity for receiving an insert. The insert connects to the electrical main through the receptacle and can provide additional functionality through the insert including emergency lighting, night lighting, gas detectors and charging connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Calm Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Lowell Misener
  • Publication number: 20130181636
    Abstract: The subject matter included in this disclosure can be embodied in an apparatus that includes a computing device having memory and a processor. The processor can be configured to establish a wireless connection with a streetlight controller that communicates with a streetlight, initiate transmission of a set of parameters related to commissioning the streetlight, and receive, from the controller, status and identification information associated with the streetlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: CIMCON LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventor: Cimcon Lighting, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130176708
    Abstract: A solid state lighting assembly includes a heat sink and a socket assembly coupled to the heat sink. The socket assembly includes a socket housing having an interior surface mounted to a front of the heat sink and having an extension extending from the interior surface. The extension is received in an opening of the heat sink and extends at least partially through the heat sink. A socket contact is held by the socket housing and includes a package mating end and a power termination end. The power termination end extends into a cavity of the extension such that the power termination end extends at least partially through the heat sink. The power termination end is terminated to a power conductor and the package mating end is mechanically and electrically coupled to a solid state lighting package to supply power thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Publication number: 20130170182
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a socket and a shallow dish-shaped body detachably connected to the socket. The body includes a rear cover, a front cover, a fixing member, a lamp board, a number of LED light sources and a driving circuit board. The fixing member includes a ring-shaped fixing element. The lamp board is mounted on an external circumferential surface of the fixing element, the LED light sources are mounted on the lamp board facing an inside of the rear cover. The driving circuit board is configured to drive the LED light sources to emit light beams towards the rear cover. The rear cover is configured for allowing a portion of the light beams from the LED light sources to pass therethrough and reflecting remaining portion of the light beams to the front cover, and the front cover is configured for allowing the reflected light to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: KUAN-HONG HSIEH, TE-SHENG CHEN, WEN-HSIANG LU, BO-YONG YANG, LIANG YI, YU ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20130170183
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a socket and a shallow dish-shaped body detachably connected to the socket. The socket is electrically connected to an external power source. The body includes a rear cover, a transparent front cover, a lamp board, a number of LED light sources, a driving circuit board and a fixing member. The LED light sources are mounted on the lamp board facing the front cover, wherein the LED light sources are visible from an outside of the transparent front cover when they are lit. The driving circuit board is electrically connected to the socket and the lamp board, and is configured for driving the LED light sources to emit light beams. The fixing member is configured for fixing the rear cover, the driving circuit board and the lamp board together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: KUAN-HONG HSIEH, TE-SHENG CHEN, WEN-HSIANG LU, BO-YONG YANG, LIANG YI, YU ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20130170181
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a socket and a shallow dish-shaped body detachably connected to the socket. The body includes a rear cover, a transparent front cover, a lamp board, a number of LED light sources, a driving circuit board, and a fixing member. The front cover has a honeycombed pattern including a plurality of cells. The LED light sources are mounted on the lamp board facing an inside of the front cover, and each LED light source is configured to emit a light beam toward the front cover so as to create a light spot in a corresponding cell on the front cover. The driving circuit board is electrically connected to the socket and the lamp board, and is configured for driving the LED light sources to emit light beams. The fixing member is configured for fixing the rear cover, the driving circuit board and the lamp board together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: KUAN-HONG HSIEH, TSANG-CHIANG YANG, CHIANG-KUO TANG, YU-HOU CHYAN
  • Patent number: 8466965
    Abstract: A wall plate assembly having a television channel select switch, a channel display, and a signal strength display. A circuit board on the rear of the wall plate includes a television antenna connector, a television output connector, and control electronics. The control electronics displays the selected channel in the channel display, determines the signal strength for the selected channel in any signal on the television antenna connector and displays it in the signal strength display. The control electronics delivers the signal for the selected channel to the television output connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Winegard Company
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Murphy, Timothy Jay Linderer
  • Publication number: 20130128496
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the integrated illumination part used in the present invention is to install annular lead frame with luminous LED chip on main part body of the umbrella, then package into one unity with transparent material such as plastic or silica gel, for example, slip ring, installation seat, handle and other parts can be used to produce the part. The purpose of the present aims at innovating the structure of annular lead frame made of sheet metal whereby to increase the mass production of integrated illumination part and diversity of light source, and fully to utilize high heat dissipation capacity of umbrella parts. It includes single-layer and multilayer structure according to the functional demand of LED chip; the manufacturing method of annular lead frame is first to produce LED chip and lead frame into LED lead frame, then bend it into annular with jig according to the appearance of main part body and fix power pin into annular structure with fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: LONGWIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: LONGWIDE TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • Patent number: 8444309
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention relates to an electrical device having illumination comprising a housing and at least one light pipe extending along a longitudinal axis, inside the housing. There is at least one light disposed in the housing and being positioned adjacent to the light pipe. The light has a radiation pattern having a corresponding peak radiation pattern direction which extends along the longitudinal axis of the light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Jansen, Michael Kamor, Adam Kevelos, Walter Ancipiuk
  • Publication number: 20130088854
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a hollow socket including a lower receptacle, a projection on an inner surface of an upper portion, and a protrusion extending outward; a hollow holder including an annular flange on one end, bottom first and second cuts on the other end, a bendable holed handle extending outward, and a groove on an outer surface snugly put on the projection wherein the holder is seated on the socket by bending the handle downward to lockingly put on the protrusion; two opposite electrical contacts fastened on walls of the receptacle; two conductive wires each having one end secured to the electrical contact and the other extending out of the receptacle; an LED seated in the flange wherein both first and second contact wires of the LED are inserted through the channel to have their ends bent to contact the electrical contacts respectively; and a bulb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Ho-Hsin Chiu
  • Publication number: 20130083511
    Abstract: A luminaire capable of contacting a lamp device to a luminaire main body is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Osada, Satoshi Watanabe, Keiichi Shimizu, Shigeru Osawa
  • Patent number: 8393747
    Abstract: A faceplate lighting system and method for illuminating a faceplate that provides substantial illumination of the faceplate to provide a guidelight or nightlight effect for environments without providing electrical power to or through the faceplate itself. The faceplate comprises an assembly including: a clear or translucent or transparent outer faceplate, and, a lightpipe membrane disposed beneath the clear or translucent or transparent outer faceplate. A wall-mounted electrical device is configured to include a light source(s) integrated within the device itself, to provide light under certain operating conditions. The light source is disposed in a manner such that when the faceplate assembly is overlayed onto a surface-mounted electrical device, the clear lightpipe membrane is aligned to directly receive light from the electrical device light source(s). The lightpipe membrane incorporates light pipe features that distribute received light across the surface of the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Kevelos, James Richter
  • Publication number: 20130058073
    Abstract: An illuminated door assembly includes a panel having a front side, a rear side, and a through opening and is registered and used with an electrical receptacle of an electrical outlet. The opening, of sufficient size to permit access to the electrical receptacle, permits the plugging of an electrical cord with the electrical receptacle. A door panel is hingedly attached to the panel for rotation between a closed position and an open position. A light source is carried by the panel. The panel and door each include clear faces through which light emitted by the light source is projected outwardly. Electrical prongs, pivotally connected to the panel for rotation between retracted and extended positions, are operatively connected to the light source for providing electrical power to the light source when the electrical prongs are received by an electrical receptacle of the electrical outlet in connection with the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Philip Walker, Nicole Atkinson
  • Patent number: 8376562
    Abstract: A light-emitting module includes a module substrate, semiconductor light-emitting elements and a connection substrate. On one face of the module substrate, a conductive layer is formed. The semiconductor light-emitting elements and the connection substrate are mounted on the conductive layer of the module substrate. Electric wires, which extend from a lighting circuit, are connected to the connection substrate. Power is supplied to the semiconductor light-emitting elements through the connection substrate and the conductive layer of the module substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation, Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shigeru Osawa, Masahiko Kamata, Takuro Hiramatsu, Tsutomu Araki, Hitoshi Kawano
  • Publication number: 20130039035
    Abstract: The problem addressed by the present invention consists in providing an LED luminaire which corresponds to the known shapes for incandescent bulbs both in terms of contour and size and which enables illumination similar to that of an incandescent bulb by means of the light-emitting means both in terms of the emission response and the luminous intensity of said luminaire. The heat sink which is required for technical reasons and which bears the light-emitting means itself predetermines the shape of the incandescent bulb and the emission of the LEDs for this purpose. The heat sink can in this case be in the form of one body or can comprise a plurality of separate heat sinks, which are arranged about a central axis so as to be associated with the respective light-emitting means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: LEDO LED TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Harkam, Juergen Honold
  • Publication number: 20130039034
    Abstract: An illumination system integrateable into or retrofit onto a circuit panel breaker box. The system may include a light source, a power supply, and a switch to activate a light when the panel cover is removed, or when the line power to the breaker box is interrupted, or when the specific breaker for the light in the area of the panel is tripped. The system may include a light external to the breaker box to provide assistance in locating the box in a power-outage or tripped breaker situation, a light within the panel cover recess with a switch that activates the light when the panel cover door is opened to provide illumination for assessing the status of the breakers, and a light behind the panel cover with a switch that activates the light when the panel cover is removed to access the wiring and breakers within the box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Josiah M. Baer, Jay C. Rickel, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120320565
    Abstract: A lighting fixture capable of efficiently radiating heat of a lamp device may be configured to be attached to a socket device. In some examples, by attaching the lamp device to the socket device, a cap portion of the lamp device is brought into contact with a fixture body, and pressed against and brought into close contact with the fixture body by an elastic body. Heat generated by lighting of LEDs of the lamp device is conducted from the cap portion to the fixture body and efficiently radiated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Watanabe, Keiichi Shimizu, Takeshi Osada, Keiichi Shimizu, Toshiya Tanaka, Shigeru Osawa, Takeshi Hisayasu, Hirokazu Otake, Hitoshi Kawano, Makoto Sakai
  • Publication number: 20120293982
    Abstract: A standard table lamp requires an electrical outlet to supply alternating current (AC) and illuminate a standard AC light bulb, including new technology, low wattage AC light bulbs such as a 7 Watt LED or a 7 Watt CFL. This limits the placement and portability of light emitting devices such as table lamps, floor lamps, chandeliers or wall sconces within a commercial or residential living space. To date, there are products that use batteries to power light sources but the form factors are usually bland and unattractive to interior designers and homeowners alike. This invention takes the idea of portable lighting and standardizes the form factor by using already developed standard low wattage AC light bulbs such as LED and CFL and standard AC light bulb sockets embedded in the design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Donna Sue Labans
  • Publication number: 20120268919
    Abstract: A switch panel illumination structure for mounting to an outer side of an indoor switch includes a panel provided with a receptacle, and an illumination mechanism detachably received in the receptacle. A conductive section is disposed in the receptacle and electrically connected to an AC/DC conversion module. The illumination mechanism has a first and a second light-emitting section electrically connected to an illumination control module thereof, and the illumination control module is electrically connected to the AC/DC conversion module via contacts and the conductive section. The illumination mechanism further has a switch section electrically connected to the first and second light-emitting sections and the illumination control module. The illumination mechanism can be securely located in the receptacle to serve as a night lamp or an emergency light or be easily removed from the receptacle for use as a flashlight without changing the appearance and the size of the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Hsiu-Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 8267562
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and system for visually indicating a circuit breaker, such as a multi-pole circuit breaker, has been tripped are provided. An exemplary light guide comprises a plurality of light conduits adapted to transmit light from two or more light sources within a circuit breaker assembly to an exterior of the circuit breaker assembly; a beam that connects the light conduits; and one or more retention features coupled to one or more of the light conduits, wherein each retention feature is adapted to mate with a retention feature interface of the circuit breaker assembly. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Biedrzycki, Russell T. Watford, Brian Timothy McCoy
  • Patent number: 8258987
    Abstract: A capacitive touch switch is disclosed which includes a substrate having a channel formed between a first surface and a second surface thereof, thereby defining a flexible section of the substrate. The capacitive touch switch also includes an insulating panel having a first face and a second face, the second face adapted to be touched by a user. The capacitive touch switch may further include a capacitive electrode disposed on the flexible section, a light source coupled to the first surface of the flexible section, and one or more spacers secured to the first surface of the flexible section. Either the light source or the one or more spacers cause the flexible section of the substrate to be deflected away from the insulating panel when the substrate and the insulating panel are urged into contact. Deflection of the flexible section creates a gap which allows the light source to illuminate an icon disposed on the insulating panel. A method of manufacturing a capacitive touch switch is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Benedito G. Anorozo
  • Patent number: 8256913
    Abstract: An improved housing for a computing device is disclosed. The improved housing is provided with one of an illuminable connector, a touch pad arrangement, and a palm rest stiffening plate. Normally, the illuminable connector and the touch pad arrangement are provided on external portions of a housing of the computing device such that they are available for user interaction. The palm rest stiffening plate is provided internal to a housing to provide stiffness or rigidity to a palm rest region of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Chris J. Novak
  • Publication number: 20120218738
    Abstract: A lighting assembly that has a light fixture and an LED light module is provided. One or more resilient members generate an axial force when the LED light module is removably coupled to the light fixture to thereby exert a force on the LED light module to resiliently maintain the LED light module in resilient contact with the light fixture or socket of the light fixture to thereby thermally couple the LED light module to the light fixture or socket of the light fixture. One or both of the LED light module and light fixture have one or more engaging members, and one or both of the LED light module and the light fixture have one or more slots configured to removably receive the one or more engaging members therein when coupling the LED light module to the light fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: JOURNEE LIGHTING, INC.
    Inventors: Clayton Alexander, Brandon S. Mundell
  • Patent number: 8247980
    Abstract: There is provided an LED driving circuit. The LED driving circuit according to an aspect of the invention may include: at least one ladder circuit including: (n?1) number (here, n is a positive integer satisfying n?2) of first branches provided between first and second junction points, and connected in-line with each other by n number of first middle junction points, (n?1) number of second branches arranged in parallel with the first branches, and connected in-line with each other by n number of second middle junction points between the first and second junction points, and n number of middle branches connecting m-th first and second middle junction points to each other, wherein at least one LED device is disposed on each of the first, second, and middle branches. Here, the number of LED devices included in each of the first and second branches is greater than the number of LED devices included in each of the middle branches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung LED Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Jin Lee, Joong Kon Son, Hyung Kun Kim, Jung Ja Yang, Grigory Onushkin
  • Patent number: 8226255
    Abstract: A button includes a keycap made of transparent material and including a first side surface and a second side surface opposite to the first side surface, a light guide block set on the first side surface of the keycap, and an ultraviolet lighting element set on the first side surface to emit ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light emitted by the ultraviolet lighting element may enter into the light guide block, then is reflected by the light guide block to pass through the keycap to arrive to the second side surface of the keycap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chao-Tsung Fan
  • Publication number: 20120170248
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a luminaire includes a lamp unit, a socket and a seal member. The lamp unit has a watertight structure, includes a light-emitting portion and a lighting circuit integrated therein, and is formed with a cap in a range where a plug electrically connected to the lighting circuit projects. The socket has a mounting portion for the cap and a terminal provided on the mounting portion. The terminal is electrically connected to the plug when the cap is coupled to the mounting portion. The seal member is attached along an outer peripheral portion of a joint surface between the cap and the mounting portion, and seals a portion between the lamp unit and the socket with a watertight condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonobu MASUKO, Koji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8212469
    Abstract: A lamp uses a solid state source to pump one or more doped semiconductor nanophosphors to produce a light output of a desired characteristic. The nanophosphor(s) is dispersed in a material, examples of which include liquids and gases. Various nanophosphors are discussed. In the examples, the material with the doped semiconductor nanophosphor(s) dispersed therein appears at least substantially clear when the lamp is off. The exemplary lamp also includes circuitry for driving the solid state source and a housing that at least encloses the drive circuitry. The lamp has a lighting industry standard lamp base mechanically connected to the housing and electrically connected to provide electricity to the circuitry for driving the solid state source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jack C. Rains, Jr., David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 8205997
    Abstract: A touch control button apparatus including a touch control light emitting surface, a touch sensing conductor, a touch sensing device and a light emitting device, which is under the touch control light emitting surface and surrounded by the touch sensing conductor. The touch sensing device detects the capacitance value variation of the touch sensing conductor when the touch control light emitting surface is touched by the object, to determine how the light emitting device is lightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignees: Silitek Electronic (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chao-Ming Wu, Chin-Kuan Lin, Yi-Tseng Lin
  • Publication number: 20120140441
    Abstract: An exemplary LED lamp includes a socket, an LED module, a signal receiver, and a signal emitter. The LED module includes a micro-computer processor, a power module and an adjuster electrically connecting with the micro-computer processor and the power module. The LED module is mounted on the adjuster. The signal receiver is mounted on the LED module. The signal receiver receives a signal emitted from the signal emitter and transmits the signal to the micro-computer processor. The micro-computer processor dictates the power module to drive the adjuster to rotate. The LED module rotates following the rotation of the adjuster to change an illumination angle of the LED module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: FOXSEMICON INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: KUO-CHENG CHANG
  • Publication number: 20120140442
    Abstract: There is provided a light source for an illumination apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same. The light source includes a light emitting device; a power unit module supplying an electrical signal to the light emitting device; a support unit having the light emitting device thereon and discharging heat generated by the light emitting device to the outside; and a housing unit covering and protecting the light emitting device, the power unit module and the support unit. The light emitting device is disposed to have a height greater than that of a contact region between the power unit module and the housing unit with relation to a lower edge of the housing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Yun Seok WOO, Won Hoe KOO, Jin Woo Bae, Wuk Chul JOUNG, Chang Hoon BAEK