With Fluid Distributer Patents (Class 362/96)
  • Patent number: 11331397
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light emitting device. The light emitting device includes: a device housing having a structure with an open bottom; and a sterilization module installed in the device housing and emitting ultraviolet light for sterilization. Here, the sterilization module emits the ultraviolet light for sterilization to the open bottom of the device housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Wook Jung, Hee Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 11302223
    Abstract: A table top hydro-mechanical candelabra display device is provided that combines in one small package the comforting light of a candle, the tranquil sounds of a waterfall, and the mood elevating splash of vibrant colors, to name a few. The display device includes a transparent reservoir for containing liquid; a plurality of lights disposed below a bottom portion of the reservoir; a pump inside the reservoir; a first pressure chamber fed by the pump; a rotating candelabra; and a waterfall creating cavitation bubbles to camouflage the unsightly hardware. The device may also include a second pressure chamber. Liquid is pumped from the reservoir into the first pressure chamber flows through openings back into the reservoir and into the second pressure chamber, from which it also flows into the reservoir. The force of the flowing liquid causes the candelabra to rotate and creates the bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Anthony A. Cibulski
  • Patent number: 11268685
    Abstract: A balloon lamp includes a main body and a balloon cover, and the main body includes a lamp housing and a lamp body. The lamp body is fixed to the bottom of the lamp housing; the lamp housing has a fan device; the balloon cover is detachably installed to the lamp housing for storing the lamp body; an inlet is formed at the middle of the top wall of the lamp housing and communicated with a containing cavity of the lamp housing, and aligned with the filter device; the lamp body includes a circular radiator and a power supply device installed in the radiator. The top wall of the lamp housing has a filter device aligned with the air inlet and can prevent dust or powder from entering into the lamp housing; and the circular radiator and the power supply device drive the fan device to blow air continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventor: Yao Peng
  • Patent number: 11236753
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the invention include a housing for light bulbs or light sources, above, and attached to or integrated with, a ceiling fan, thus providing soft non-glaring indirect light upwardly into a room. Light bulbs or light bulb fixtures do not intrude into the space of the room either upwardly or downwardly or horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Lara Anne Campbell
  • Patent number: 11226089
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a sheet member, a support assembly including a movable, elongated member that is attached to a first end portion of the sheet member, an end assembly attached to a second end portion of the sheet member, and a plurality of lighting devices attached to the sheet member. The plurality of lighting devices is a plurality of flat panel lighting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: National Christmas Products LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 11162668
    Abstract: A portable lighting device includes a body having an interior cavity, a lighting unit supported by the body including a light emitting diode, and a terminal block supported within the interior cavity of the body. The terminal block configured to connect to a power source and provide electrical energy to the lighting unit to illuminate the light emitting diode. The portable lighting device also includes a port formed in the body in communication with the interior cavity. The port configured to allow an electrical wire to pass into the interior cavity to couple the electrical wire to the terminal block. The portable lighting unit further includes a wire clamp supported by the body at the port. The wire clamp includes a single actuator and a clamp. The single actuator is selectively movable relative to the body to move the clamp into engagement with the electrical wire passing through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Sara M. Manulik, Duane W. Wenzel, Michael A. Matthews
  • Patent number: 11085607
    Abstract: The AC power source LED light device has moving image including LED light or LED Bulb has the moving project image by (1) LEDs on time difference period, or (2) magnetic field force to making moving, or (3) motor or movement to make move or changing of (A) the image-carrier which has preferred film/opening/printed piece/textures lens/treated lens/variable thickness lens/marked lens/sild/film/window with arts, or (B) project-lens, or (C) LED(s); to move or change position, or location. All big images or lighted patterns or lighted arts created from LED(s) emit light beam through image-carrier then through the project lens which at least has refractive function to make the lighted tiny image or patterns on image-carrier to passing though refraction properties project-len(s) to get the bigger size or colorful or steady or moving bigger size image or-and patterns for wider viewing angle to viewer on building, house, fence, wall outdoor or ceiling, walls, floor for indoors application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 11050299
    Abstract: A wireless power feeder includes a power feeding circuit, two or more power receiving circuits, and an electromagnetic field coupling circuit. Each power receiving circuit includes a resonant circuit having a load, a power receiving coil, and a capacitor connected in series to each other. The power feeding circuit includes a resonant circuit having a power feeding coil and a capacitor connected in series to the power feeding coil. The power feeding coil includes surrounding portions equal in number to the power receiving coils. The surrounding portions are disposed such that one surrounding portion surrounds one power receiving coil. Adjacent surrounding portions are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Kanto, Shinichiro Fuki
  • Patent number: 11027036
    Abstract: An electronic scented candle is described that includes a movable flame-shaped component, a shell including an installation chamber, a fragrance container that is removably positioned inside the installation chamber and a scent chamber. An electric fan is positioned within the shell to drive the air into the scent chamber and a scent outlet coupled to the scent chamber to allow the fragrance material to leave the scent chamber and to reach an external environment of the electronic scented candle. The electronic candle also includes a receptacle for connecting a power cord on a bottom surface of the electronic candle. The bottom surface includes a plurality of protruding stands that provide a space to allow the power cord to be connected to the receptacle and be routed below the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: L&L Candle Company, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 11029019
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for ceiling fan remote controls that allows the wall switches, pull chains and remote control transmitters to both separately and independently control the ceiling fan lights and fan. Systems, device and methods for over-riding a ceiling fan remote control so that a single wall switch can activate the ceiling fan light(s) if the remote control transmitter is not available. Systems, devices, and methods for ceiling fan remote controls that allows the wall switches, pull chains, and remote controls to both separately and independently control the ceiling fan lights and the fan. Systems, devices and methods for ceiling fan remote control receivers that can be connected to two separate wall switches that allows a ceiling fan remote control system that allows for both the wall switch and remote transmitter to each control the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Charles E. Bucher, Zachary Zauhar
  • Patent number: 11009194
    Abstract: A candle flame piece flickering device includes a housing, a candle flame piece, a bracket, a bias coil and a circuit board, wherein a flame piece is arranged at an upper part of the candle flame piece; a counterweight column is arranged at a lower part of the candle flame piece; a permanent magnet is embedded in the bottom of the counterweight column; a support flange protruding upwards is arranged on a top surface of a vertical part of the bracket; a guide limiting column protruding downwards is arranged on a bottom surface of the vertical part; a horizontal part of the bracket is connected with an inner wall of the housing; and the support flange of the bracket is movably supported in a recessed part of the candle flame piece, so that the whole candle flame piece is movably suspended in the housing by the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Weiyue Feng
  • Patent number: 10907819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fountain light comprising a light body. The light body is provided therein with an isolation plate dividing an inner chamber of the light body into a water storage camber and a power supply chamber, which are vertically arranged one above the other. The concaved part of the decorative cover has a hollowed-out pattern. The lighting fountain can be integrated into a small sized lamp, which has the effect that it can be flexibly transferred to various sites where the available space is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fujian Quanzhou Fanta Crafts Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ke He
  • Patent number: 10859214
    Abstract: Lighting assemblies principally for swimming pools and/or spas are disclosed herein, as well as related methods. The assemblies may be used to retrofit incandescent luminaires with light emitting diodes (LEDs). No need exists to move (or remove) elongated power cords associated with the luminaires, nor to replace any Edison-style plugs of the luminaires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: David Goldman
  • Patent number: 10830465
    Abstract: An integrated ventilation and illumination system includes a ventilation assembly, a light fixture assembly, and an adaptor. In an installed position, the ventilation assembly is installed in a ceiling of a room of building structure to provide ventilation for the room and the light fixture assembly is mounted in a low-profile configuration relative to the ceiling. The adaptor spans and obscures an inlet opening of the ventilation assembly and includes at least one opening that allows for the passage of air through both the adaptor and into the inlet opening. A mounting bracket is coupled to both the adaptor and the light fixture assembly in the installed position, where the fixture is offset a first critical distance from the adaptor to define an air flow gap that allows for air flow around the light fixture assembly, through the opening in the adaptor and into the internal region of the main housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Eshank Singh, Bernard J. Krauska, Lauren Weigel
  • Patent number: 10794556
    Abstract: An electronic lighting device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The electronic lighting device may comprise a core, which may comprises an enclosure, a light-emitting element, a flame sheet and a swing mechanism. The flame sheet is movably supported or suspended on the enclosure, and may comprise an upper sheet which is of a flame-like shape. The upper sheet is configured to expose above the top of the enclosure. The light-emitting element may be installed on the enclosure. A light outgoing direction of the light-emitting element may be intersected with the surface of the upper sheet so that the light of the light-emitting element is projected on the surface of the upper sheet. The swing mechanism is disposed beneath the flame sheet and can apply a force on the flame sheet to actuate the flame sheet to sway or swing. By the present application, a visual experience of true fire can be achieved and an interestedness and appreciation can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10750265
    Abstract: The present invention provides a smart speaker with fragrance dispenser. A housing is disposed below a lid. One or more air outlet, one or more air inlet, and one or more sound outlet are disposed on one side of the housing. A fragrance module is disposed on the inner side of the housing for outputting fragrance. A speaker and the fragrance module are disposed separately. A dot-matrix display is disposed on one side of the speaker. The speaker outputs sound and the dot-matrix display outputs light. A processor is disposed below the speaker and connected electrically to the fragrance module, the speaker, and the dot-matrix display for controlling the output of fragrance, sound, and light. The present invention further adopts a limiting member so that the lid can rotate and slide on the fragrance module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang-Yang Liao, Kai-Chuan Hsieh, Yin-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 10711992
    Abstract: An illumination fan includes a housing, a fan blade, a light guiding component and a light source. The housing defines a fan space and an accommodation space. The fan blade is disposed in the fan space. The light guiding component surrounds the fan blade, and at least part of the light guiding component is disposed in the accommodation space. The light source is disposed in the accommodation space and located below the light guiding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Shaodong Fan
  • Patent number: 10619843
    Abstract: A heat dissipation fan structure capable of showing a pattern of light includes a circuit board, a light guide plate, a light-permeable element, and a vane assembly sequentially connected together. The circuit board is provided with a light emission unit. The vane assembly has a light-permeable wall made of a light-permeable material. The light emitted by the light emission unit is evenly diffused by the light guide plate, passes through the light-permeable element, and is rendered into a specific pattern (e.g., a decorative design and/or characters) by the light-permeable portion of the light-permeable element, wherein the light-permeable portion is shaped according to user needs. The light-permeable material of the light-permeable wall of the vane assembly allows the decorative design and/or characters of light to be seen externally. The heat dissipation fan structure, therefore, can show a pattern of light in addition to dissipating heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hong-Hua Xie, Xiao-Jian Yang, Hai-Yin Yu
  • Patent number: 10492648
    Abstract: A bar soap liquefier and dispenser for liquifying soap bar remnants includes a container body having a bottom, an open top, an inner cavity, and a continuous side wall surrounding the inner cavity and extending from the bottom to the open top. The open top has an outer threading. A lid has a top side, a bottom side, and an inner threading that is selectively engageable with the outer threading. The lid has a central pump aperture extending from the top side through the bottom side. A pump assembly is through the pump aperture and is configured to pump a soapy liquid from the inner cavity of the container body through a spout. A blade assembly is coupled to the bottom side of the lid and is configured to cut into and secure a bar of soap to the bottom of the container body within the inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Pavel Pimentel
  • Patent number: 10386055
    Abstract: A lamp assembly adapted to cast shadow-free illumination over an area. Typically, a lamp assembly includes a plurality of light modules that are disposed in a spaced apart relationship over an area. Desirably, the lamp assembly is arranged to aim the light output of each module for overlapping summation on a target footprint. Modules generally each include a LED light source, a collimating lens disposed at a distal end of the mirror, and a tube disposed between the LED and the collimating lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: H. Thomas Lockamy, Mark Wedell, Jason W. Spencer, Daniel Manglicmot, Austin Unsworth
  • Patent number: 10371409
    Abstract: A ceiling mounted ventilation fan includes a housing, a fan unit and lighting equipment installed in the housing. The housing including a first opening connected to an air outlet and communicating with a duct, and a second opening that communicates with a room interior. The lighting equipment includes an illumination unit, and a cover, that surrounds the illumination unit, and has a reflecting surface which reflects light from the illumination unit and guides the light into the room. The fan unit includes a fan and a casing positioned at a first position, spaced, from a second position that is above the second opening, the fan casing surrounding the fan and having an air inlet opening directed upwardly. Air is introduced through the second opening and through the air inlet into the fan unit and is discharged through into the duct by the fan unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Decong Yang, Qianhao Tan, Pingting Yang, Qiuqian Liang, Yannong Wu, Hitoshi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10333256
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly includes: a circuit board, provided with at least one chip; an electrical connector, electrically connected to one end of the circuit board, and used to be mated with a mating connector; and a metal shell, covering the circuit board and the electrical connector. The metal shell is provided with at least one through hole running therethrough. Each through hole is provided with a waterproof layer preventing liquid from passing from an exterior of the metal shell to an interior of the metal shell and enabling gas to pass between the interior and the exterior of the metal shell, thereby achieving water proofing and heat dissipation, avoiding malfunctioning of the electrical connector and the chip due to excess temperature or liquid entry, ensuring the reliability of signal transmission between the electrical connector and the chip, and prolonging the service lives of the electrical connector and the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chin Chi Lin, Cheng Wei Lo
  • Patent number: 10309599
    Abstract: An artificial flame apparatus produces a simulated flame using a plume of mist that is illuminated around, about, and through an artificial wick. A mist may be produced by a transducer, such as an ultrasonic transducer that is in contact with liquid from a liquid reservoir. The rate of mist exiting the housing may be modulated to produce a more realistic looking artificial flame. A light source is configured to illuminate the mist and/or the artificial wick. The artificial wick may be in the shape of a wick or flame and may include a light source. One or more light sources may be configured as the artificial wick. The light intensity, color and rate of change of light may be modulated to produce a more realistic looking artificial flame. A standing wave tube may vary the rate of mist exiting one or more enclosure openings in the tube enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Philip Angelotti
  • Patent number: 10302263
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices relating to an electronic scented candle that is convenient to use and enables rapid generation and dissipation of scented materials are described. One electronic candle device includes a shell that has a through hole, a flame element protruding through the through hole, an installation lid including a locking base to allow removable coupling of a fragrance container, a scent chamber including a locking clip, a first channel, a second channel, a third channel, and a fourth channel. The scent chamber is removably coupled to the locking base by the locking clip, and an air pump provided to supply pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10184625
    Abstract: An artificial candle has a delicate glowing shroud or sock that can flutter like a candle flame, and the shroud may surround a “wick” that can be seen through the shroud to glow. Such a diaphanous shroud can be actuated by a fan, air pump, solenoid or conductor, which can be provided adjacent to the shroud or distanced from the shroud, for example in a central body of a chandelier. The wick may be lighted by a light emitting diode (LED) or other light source, and the shroud can include fluorescent material that absorbs and reradiates some of the light from the light source. The wick and the shroud can be coupled to a shaft that simulates a wax candle body. A standard threaded fitting can be provided so that the artificial candle can thread into a socket to replace a light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Lauer
  • Patent number: 10139103
    Abstract: A ceiling mounted airway device with illumination, which includes a main housing, a lamp and a lamp fixing part to detachably fix the lamp to an inner wall of the main housing. The main housing includes: a first opening for exhausting air out of the main housing; and a second opening for sucking air into the main housing. The lamp includes: an electrically conductive contact terminal located at an upper end of the lamp and electrically powered via the lamp fixing part; and a flange protruding from a surface of the lamp and located below the electrically conductive contact terminal. The device further includes a shield for supporting the flange which is substantially in form of a cylinder and surrounds the electrically conductive contact terminal and the lamp fixing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Wentian Gong, Decong Yang, Bodong Zhong, Naoyuki Funada, Soma Hara
  • Patent number: 10135681
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, a system and an electronic device for configuring the electronic device. The method and system comprise steps of configuring the electronic device by a profile server. The profile server receives sensor information, determines a profile substantially based on the sensor information, retrieves a configuration based on the profile, and then configure the electronic device substantially based on the configuration. In one variant, the configuration of the electronic device may be performed by a profile management module of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Sze Hon Chan, Ying Kwan
  • Patent number: 10085504
    Abstract: A rotation-locking lighted artificial tree that includes a first and second portion. The first portion includes a trunk, first electrical connector, and first wiring harness. The first electrical connector includes a first body portion and a first electrical contact set. The first body portion includes multiple projections electrically isolated from the first electrical contact set. The second tree portion includes a second electrical connector and a second wiring harness. The second electrical connector includes a second body portion and a second electrical contact set, the second body portion including multiple recesses. When the first tree portion couples to the second, the first and second electrical contact sets form an electrical connection and the recesses of the second body portion receive the projections of the first body portion, thereby electrically connecting and mechanically coupling the first tree portion to the second tree portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 10006619
    Abstract: A combination axial fan and LED lighting system configured to fit into the footprint of a standard ceiling tile. The system includes a housing container and an axial fan. The fan has a fan cavity including air diversion mechanism to direct air from the fan cavity toward the lighting and fan components. The invention includes an airflow surface to direct air existing the fan cavity along an LED light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: WLC Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrin Niemiec, William J. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10001255
    Abstract: The present invention generally concerns a custom lampshade with a digital print. More specifically, the lamp shade includes an end cap that joins with printing substrates capable of passing light. At least one end cap is used to shape and support a substrate having a digital image printed on at least one of its surfaces. The end cap has a center aperture with a diameter sized to accept a threaded portion of a shade rest or a diameter that is sized to accept a lamp socket. The end cap has an outer channel sized to accept the edges of a transparent substrate material. In another embodiment, the end cap is devoid of an outer channel, but is joined about its outer diameter with a translucent substrate material via an adhesive. When the lamp shade is used, a light source illuminates the digital image printed on either substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Schneur Minsky
  • Fan
    Patent number: 9989072
    Abstract: A fan includes an impeller and a frame. The frame is used for accommodating the impeller. The frame includes a plurality of static blade groups. Each of the static blade groups has a plurality of static blades. Moreover, at least one first static blade of a first static blade group and at least one first static blade of a second static blade group are symmetric with respect to a central axis of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Shun-Chen Chang, Bo-Chun Chen, Shih-Han Huang, Chao-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 9982679
    Abstract: A ceiling fan comprising a motor system. The motor system is mounted around a motor shaft. The motor shaft couples to a downrod for suspending the ceiling fan from a structure. The motor shaft and motor are encased by a motor housing. The motor housing comprises hub arms for mounting a plurality of blade holders. The blade holders coupled to a plurality of blades rotatable about the motor during operation. The downrod comprises a wire disk mounting guy wiring to the downrod. A retention rod is utilized internal of the motor and downrod as a secondary retention method. An electrical connector is internal of the motor shaft and electrically couples to the stator to power the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Phillip Santolucito, Agustin Chacon
  • Patent number: 9897270
    Abstract: A method and device for realizing an electric candle flame with a dynamic visual effect. The device comprises a shell, an upper cover, a candle flame simulating object, an LED lamp, a pivot, a candle flame simulating object seat and a water stirring device. The seat is cylindrical and fixed at a center part of the upper cover, and the candle flame simulating object is vertically arranged in the seat in a swinging mode by the aid of the pivot. The LED lamp is arranged on the vertical wall of the seat and located at the lower front of one lateral plane of the candle flame simulating object, and LED lamp upwardly and obliquely emits light to said plane of the candle flame simulating object at an elevation angle. Water is filled in the lower part of the shell with the water stirring device is arranged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Wang Wu
  • Patent number: 9591843
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an illumination system with an outer housing including a base, a central housing pivotably coupled to the base including a fluid inlet, and an upper housing including a fluid outlet. The inner housing defines a chamber and is coupled to the base, and includes a fluid aperture adjacent to the base, and a fluid aperture adjacent to the upper housing and a viewing aperture. The chamber houses an evaporator system not visible through the outer housing, and an illumination device. Some embodiments include a repellent system with a base including a fluid inlet pivotably coupled to a main housing enclosing an inner region, and including an upper portion with at least one fluid outlet. In some embodiments, an evaporator system within the inner region is not visible through the main housing. Some embodiments include an evaporator assembly that includes a lockable evaporator support to render the system non-refillable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Karen Formico, Jeffery Emmerich
  • Patent number: 9574760
    Abstract: A submersible luminaire includes forward and aft housings that couple together. A transparent pressure-bearing window, a window support structure, a circuit element populated with LEDs, and a pressure support structure are mounted inside the forward housing. The support structures are configured to bear at least some of the pressure applied to the transparent window from external pressure sources. The support structures are further configured to transfer thermal energy to an exterior environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, John R. Sanderson, IV, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Patent number: 9360746
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an underwater projection system having a water feature and an ambient light in communication with the underwater projection system. A projector is disposed within the water feature and is designed to project an image out of the water feature into a body of water. A controller is in communication with the projector and operates both the ambient light and the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Reddy, Bruce Johnson, Kevin Doyle
  • Patent number: 9322524
    Abstract: An electronic candle includes a casing, a wick assembly, and a light source module. The casing has a top provided with an opening, the opening has an end internally provided with a support, and the support is provided with an aperture. The wick assembly includes a wick element having a wick plate and a counterweight element having a counterweight block. The wick plate has an end provided with a first connecting rod. The counterweight block has an end provided with a second connecting rod. The first connecting rod extends through the aperture and is connected with the second connecting rod in order for the wick assembly to swing freely while supported by the support. The light source module is provided in an interior of an opposite end of the opening and which is composed of at least three LEDs so arranged as to project light to the wick plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Mao-Lung Lin, Zhao-Hui Wen, Lu-Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 9273842
    Abstract: The water lamp contains a main member, a base, an upper seat, and an agitation element. The base and the upper seat are joined to a top end and a bottom end of the main member, respectively. The agitation element is housed in the main member. Inside the base, there is an illumination element and a magnetic axle controlled by a control circuit. The agitation element is attracted by the magnetism of the axle and spins along with the axle so as to agitate the fluid inside the main member. The upper seat has an accommodation space for supporting a candle. The agitation element is spun by and along with the axle. The fluid inside the main member is stirred and, through the illumination by the illumination element, interesting and dynamic visual effects are produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 9237611
    Abstract: A housing assembly for an electronic display including a housing having a top surface, a bottom surface, a rim, and an opening, where the opening is bounded by the rim; and a lens having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a ridge, where the ridge is integral with and extends upwardly from the top surface of the lens forming a space, and where the bottom surface of the housing rests upon the top surface of the lens, and the housing matingly engages the lens, such that the ridge of the lens protrudes upwardly through the opening of the housing. The housing and the lens are convexly-shaped and the bottom surface of the lens is secured to a tubular-shaped member. The housing assembly further includes at least one electronic display disposed within the space formed by the ridge of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventors: Peter A. Stroumbas, Larry J. Wojtowicz
  • Patent number: 9228715
    Abstract: A lighting system and method are disclosed. Specifically, the lighting system includes a hybrid canopy that can provide an optimum light beam shape for a number of different lighting applications. The hybrid canopy is equipped with lighting clusters of different types, thereby enabling a broader beam output without sacrificing beam intensity or brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kum Soon Wong, Kheng Leng Tan, Chuan Hoe Chan
  • Patent number: 9206963
    Abstract: An aroma-diffusing night lamp assembly includes a body holding a coupling socket at the top, a lamp bulb inserted into the coupling socket and electrically connected to the body, a lampshade defining a bottom coupling hole coupled to the coupling socket and a top opening for holding an aroma capsule, and an aroma capsule including a disposable heat-transfer container mounted in the top opening of the lampshade and an aromatic substance contained in the disposable heat-transfer container and heatable by the radiating heat energy of the lamp bulb to release an aromatic smell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9163795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a candle apparatus with light transmissive figures comprising a base having a power supply unit provided thereon to receive a battery therein and electrically connected thereto to generate a power; a lighting unit provided on a top portion of the base and electrically connected to the power supply unit of the base; a light transmissive housing comprising a decorative figure layer on a housing wall thereof; and a light shield provided to cover a top portion of the housing. Therefore, as the light generated by the lighting unit passes through the housing and shone onto the decorative figure layer, the figures on the decorative figure layer are illuminated to show on the housing such that the candle apparatus of the present invention advantageously offers an illumination with unique visual effects as well as decorative and entertaining lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 9163797
    Abstract: An atmosphere light with interacting functions includes a body formed with a plurality of polygon-shaped blocks which are connected to each other, a plurality of lenses respectively covering the blocks, a receiving space defined between the lens and the block, a light source located in the receiving space and mounted at the center on the bottom of the block, a cover assembled in the receiving space and covering the light source, a controller assembled in the body and electrically connected to the light source so that the light source is varied by the controller. Under this arrangement, when the light beams from the light source are transmitted to the lenses, the light beams are refracted by the lenses and passes through the lenses; consequently, the light beam is formed as a virtual image at the center of the body via the refraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Ching-Cherng Sun, Yeh-Wei Yu, Yu-Huan Wang
  • Patent number: 9163826
    Abstract: Embodiments of an illuminated liquid container are disclosed herein. The illuminated liquid container can include a light source that, when activated, emits light, and a switch that activates the light source. Some embodiments of the illuminated liquid container include a bottle for holding a liquid and a cap through which the liquid can be passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Adam J. Citrin
  • Patent number: 9145895
    Abstract: An exemplary heat dissipation fan includes a housing and an impeller. The housing includes a casing. The casing includes a bottom wall and a side wall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The impeller is received in the housing. The impeller includes a hub and a plurality of blades extending radially and outwardly from the hub. Each blade has a distal end facing the side wall of the casing. The inner side of the side wall depressed towards an outer side of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nien-Tien Cheng, Chih-Jen Liu
  • Patent number: 9091405
    Abstract: The invention relates to a liquid motion lamp holder improvement, comprising: a holder having a base, a first mounted seat, a second mounted seat, a support bracket connecting to a lower end of the holder and the second mounted seat, transparent bottle having at least two immiscible substances therein and arranged between the first mounted seat and second mounted seat; and at least a joint sleeve mounted on an end of the transparent bottle for securely positioning on the vertical axis of the base. Whereby the transparent bottle turns into liquid motion lamp visual effect through a projected light of an LED bulb at a bottom of the first containing room and can be moved along the vertical axis of the base up and down for easily installed and removed between the first mounted seat and second mounted seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: Su-Fang Ho
  • Patent number: 9086205
    Abstract: A light diffuser having a holder device and an inflatable, at least partially light-transmissive box that can be attached to the holder device. The holder device includes an adapter ring formed by a light-transmissive disc, in particular a glass disc, for fastening to a spotlight and for connecting the inflatable box in a substantially airtight manner. The end of the inflatable box can be connected to the adapter ring which is surrounded by an airtight fastening ring that can be tensioned against a radially extending sealing surface on the adapter ring by at least three quick-closures, distributed about the circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Licht-Technik Vertriebs GmbH Hagenbach & Grill
    Inventors: Uwe Hagenbach, Bernhard Grill, Manfred Amling
  • Publication number: 20150146412
    Abstract: A system of illuminated tap handle includes at least one tap handle and a wireless power charging unit. A battery of the at least one tap handle is wirelessly charged through the wireless power charging unit in addition to a power supply port of the at least one tap handle. The at least one tap handle includes a gripping member and an illuminating member. The illuminating member attaches to the gripping member while the gripping member attaches with a beer tower opposite of the illuminating member so that the beer tower can be operated through the at least one tap handle. The illuminating member lights up within the at least one tap handle through at least one light-emitting diode light that is electrically connected with the battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: ILLUMITAP LLC
    Inventors: Andrew S. Walker, James R. Lester, Brian D. G. Maxfield
  • Publication number: 20150138754
    Abstract: A hydrostatic and spotlighting water flow generator comprising an outer cashing, a luminous module and a base depends on water flow introduced into a stepped jet stream trough and drives a vane wheel to spin and transfer kinetic energy to electricity and activate an illuminating part for radiation; moreover, water flow through the underneath structure of the hydrostatic and spotlighting water flow generator and fine meshes on the first filter mesh is compulsively decelerated to permeate into coarse meshes on the base and run out as a straight water column for soft tranquil effect. As such, a light source of the illuminating part projects light rays along a straight water column and induces a reflective light source at the water column's end for soft, tranquil and aesthetic spotlighting effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: PI-KUANG TSAI
  • Publication number: 20150131263
    Abstract: An inflatable solar-powered light is disclosed. In some embodiments, the inflatable solar-powered light includes the following: an expandable bladder including a plurality of surfaces; a solar-powered light assembly positioned on at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder; and one or more cover portions positioned over the assembly and joined with the at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder around its edges, wherein at least a portion of at least one of the at least one or more cover portions is substantially transparent and each of the one or more cover portions forms a substantially waterproof envelope with the at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder in which the solar-powered light assembly is contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City New York
    Inventors: Anna R. Stork, Andrea M. Sreshta