Including Light Admitting Means Patents (Class 404/22)
  • Patent number: 10151471
    Abstract: Embodiments of the Lighted Ladder are comprised of a ladder; a plastic housing; one or more LED strip lighting; a cordless battery mounting means; a battery; a controller housing; a control interface; power wiring; potentiometer wiring; and motion sensor wiring. The ladder is weight-balanced by placement of the battery mounting means, the battery, and controller housing in a low position on the ladder. The battery mounting means is designed to accept a cordless tool battery. The battery mounting means is designed to accept a commercially available battery of at least 12V and at least 3.0 Ah. One plastic housing is located on each of the vertical front rails. Each LED strip lighting can illuminate an angular range of 120 degrees (120°) creating a total illumination range of 300 degrees (300°).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy Wayne Hulet, Donnie Lee Williamson
  • Patent number: 9157197
    Abstract: A functional road structure having functions such as emission of light in various colors, freeze protection in winter by radiating heat, or excellent water permeability for trails, parking lots or sidewalks and a construction method thereof. According to this invention, the functional road construction method includes cleaning the road by removing debris and leveling the road evenly; paving a base plate of mesh on the road where the size of mesh is smaller than that of filling stones; laying pipes on the base plate at a predetermined interval where the pipes is made of transparent material and light-emitting-diodes and a control board therefor are inserted inside the pipes; disposing a panel on the pipe where the panel has a six-sided shape with open top and bottom; and filling the filling stones inside the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Yongho Kim
  • Patent number: 8672578
    Abstract: The invention relates to a luminescent paving stone in the form of an artificial stone or a natural stone, having at least one self-sufficient luminescent element (22) and a stone body (20). The stone body (20) comprises at least one recess (24) extending from a top side (54) to a bottom side (56) and designed for receiving a luminescent element (22). The luminescent element (22) receives electrical components (36), in particular a photovoltaic cell (38), a charge store (40), a control device (42), and a luminous element (44), and has a length no greater than the depth of the recess (24). The recess (24) has a perforated wall, and a peripheral gap (58) is formed between the perforated wall and the side wall, in which an adhesive mass (26) is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventors: Wilfried Blocken, Danny Windmolders
  • Publication number: 20120275858
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ADA compliant detectable warning or guidance tile for pedestrian platforms, walkways, and sidewalks and the like having a detectable warning surface containing raised truncated domes detectable by the visually impaired in accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities and being provided with one or more additional means on the top surface of the tile to provide visual or tactile information to sighted and visually impaired pedestrians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Astra Capital Incorporated
    Inventors: Kenneth Szekely, William Crookes
  • Publication number: 20120275859
    Abstract: Process for making transitable paved surfaces includes the following phases: supplying at least a supporting frame (2), supplying at least a ceramic product (11) having at least a visible face (11a) and at least an installation face (11b), fitting of the ceramic product (11) to the frame (2) with the visible face (11a) turned outwards and the installation face (11b) turned towards the frame itself, the latter having retention elements (6) of the ceramic product and being shaped so as to make accessible at least a part of the installation face (11b), spreading an adhesive material (12) on an installation surface (P), positioning the frame (2) on the adhesive material (12) so that the adhesive material itself reaches the installation face (11b), the adhesive material (12) being suitable for reciprocally solidarizing the ceramic product (11) to the frame (2) and the latter to the installation surface (P).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: CERAMICANDA S.R.L
    Inventor: Roberto Caroli
  • Patent number: 8152325
    Abstract: A reflective surface electric road flare designed to be positioned on a roadway and to emit light to alert oncoming drivers to a hazard on the roadway. The flare comprises a housing supporting a circuit. The circuit comprises an led light source, a power controller and a power supply. The power controller energizes the led light source with the power supply such that the led light source emits light according to its design specification. The emitted light is concentrated about the horizontal by a lens into a horizontal light beam visible throughout the azimuth. Concentrating the emitted light into a horizontal light beam increases its intensity as perceived by oncoming drivers located within the projected horizontal light beam. A portion of the horizontal light beam intersects a top surface of the road flare where it is reflected towards oncoming vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin F McDermott
  • Patent number: 7942564
    Abstract: An overspeed prevention structure is disclosed herein. The overspeed prevention structure according to the present invention comprises a structural body having a curved convex upper surface; an external light source; and a plastic optical fiber embedded in the structural body and connected electrically to the external light source so as to emit the light outside the structural body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Kumho Electric, Inc.
    Inventors: Jong-Chan Lee, Gi-Seung Choi, In-Sung Her
  • Patent number: 7794103
    Abstract: A solar-powered parking space barrier block is configured as a one-piece molded housing of a high strength, transparent plastic material in which a photovoltaic solar panel and a DC energy storage module are inclosed. A pair of white light LED lamps provide end panel marker illumination, two yellow light LED lamps provide hazard warning illumination and a rechargeable supercapacitor storage module provides operating power. A power control circuit enables use of the solar panel as a photosensor to automatically energize the LED lamps when ambient skylight falls below a predetermined safe visibility level, and removes operating power from the LED lamps when ambient skylight rises above a predetermined safe visibility level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Scott C. Hoover
  • Patent number: 7316519
    Abstract: A paving member (2) comprising a surface (4) for being walked on, an image (6) below the surface (4), and a source of light for illuminating the paving member (2), the paving member (2) being of such a material and construction that the image (6) is viewable by a person walking on the surface (4), and the source of light being such that it makes the image (6) visible at night and also provides light at night for the environment (8) adjacent the paving member (2). The image may be a static image or a moving image. The image may be a hologram. The image may be changed by remote control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Inventors: Alec Leonard Ryman, Nicole Ann Leader
  • Patent number: 6929378
    Abstract: A chain-control device for solar road studs is provided to work by using a plurality of solar cells to convert solar energy into electric energy during daytime and store it in a battery unit, so that they can flash in nighttime for traffic security purpose or gardening deposition. The primary merit of the present invention is, first of all, free of wiring job, no need of city power, good conformity with environment protective conditions. Because of a successful chain control function, the existing random flash performance could be substituted with an interactive chain control flash or a synchronous flash performance, which is also applicable to gardening for fancy flash performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Mien-Hang Wang
  • Patent number: 6715956
    Abstract: A walkway system for providing a non-slip walkway path for users. The walkway system includes a plurality of trays each having bottom and side walls with the trays being embedded in a ground surface; and also includes a plurality of walk-upon cover members being removably and securely locked upon the trays and being disposed upon the ground surface; and further includes a light assembly being disposed upon the trays; and also includes a heating assembly being disposed upon the trays for preventing ice from accumulating upon the walk-upon covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventors: Robert M. Weber, Teresa L. Weber
  • Patent number: 6385913
    Abstract: A steel manhole is provided which includes a steel box having a hole having a bolt hole and formed at an upper portion of the same, a height control pipe having a vertical longitudinal hole inserted into an inner diameter portion of the hole, a multi-hole lid for covering an upper portion of the height control pipe, a male screw formed at left and right portions of the steel box and having a male screw portion, and a female screw having a thread portion for being threaded with the male screw pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventor: Byung Moo Ahn
  • Patent number: 6027764
    Abstract: The disclosed striping composition provides a fast cure on road or highway surfaces. The striping composition is a two-part (part A and part B) polyurethane forming system having good adhesion characteristics to a road or highway surface, and weathering and yellowing resistance over time. Part A contains an aliphatic polyol and part B contains an aliphatic polyisocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Barbara Ann Gurney
    Inventor: Richard S. Gurney
  • Patent number: 5710558
    Abstract: A traffic sensor for dispostion across a lane or lanes of a roadway includes a pliable strip within which is housed a flexible carrier which in turn supports electrical sensors and coaxial cables. The components are in circuit with a roadside located recording device. Vehicle imparted loads applied to the strip and carrier are counteracted by an inelastic member extending lengthwise of the strip to prevent erroneous electrical impulses. The inelastic is embodied in strands of material embedded in the carrier. Fastener elements extend through the strip for insertion into the roadway for strip retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Inventor: Guy P. Gibson
  • Patent number: 5660497
    Abstract: Retroreflective glass or plastic beads have fluorescent properties when irradiated with ultraviolet light and are emplaced in signs in patterns indicative of alphanumeric characters, or embedded in a hot melt comprising road stripes or embedded in the road asphalt or aggregate during construction of the road, to provide effectively bright and clear indications of signs or the extent and direction of the road. The glass beads comprise spherodized soda lime, borosilicate, phosphosilicate or aluminosilicate glasses with low levels of rare-earth dopants mixed therein, such as compounds containing one of the rare earths, or lanthanides. The plastic beads may have fluorescent materials mixed therein, typically organic pigments or dyes based on coumarin and rhodamine or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1997
    Assignee: IIT Research Institute
    Inventors: Edward M. Kozak, Craig S. Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 5308187
    Abstract: A method of making hot air in the range of 200 degrees (F) from the sunlight striking the paved surface of a parking lot is described. The transparent surface is above an opaque surface forming a homogeneous solid. Beneath the pavement are parallel pipes for the movement of air. The air is compressed into the pipe and sucked out of the pipes via photovoltaic powered fans. Due to the heat transfer through the walls of the pipes, ambient air is made hot. The hot air can then be used economically as precombustion air to a typical fossil fuel burner as oil, coal or gas. While the hot air would not be able to provide enough heat to power an entire power plant or oil refinery, the net result is more efficient fuel burning, with less air pollution produced, perhaps reducing fuel consumption by 5 to 10 percent. While the parking lot pavement may be made of recycled materials as glass or plastic, the pavement is still capable of supporting the weight of an automobile while also producing hot air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Inventor: Martin E. Nix
  • Patent number: 5245334
    Abstract: An installation of traffic detection cables adapted for sub-surface mounting or adapted for top surface mounting which comprises a moulding of prismatic type, that is having the substantially same cross sectional shape extending longitudinally in which two detection cables are embedded, in which the cables are separated to reduce to acceptable levels or levels which can be handled by suitable electronic circuitry or logic signal processing cross cable interference effects when an impulse is applied to the profile by passage of the vehicle wheels. A void or plate can separate the cables in a matrix of about 85 Shore hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1993
    Inventors: Franz J. Gebert, Rudiger H. Gebert, Ralf D. Gebert
  • Patent number: 4892250
    Abstract: Dynamic fountain displays and methods of creating the same for providing water displays wnich may substantially constantly vary in interesting and seemingly endless ways. In one form, the fountains are comprised of a matrix of fountain nozzles positioned below a deck formed with open joint paving so as to be useable as a patio or walkway when the fountain is not used. Each nozzle is connected to a source of water under pressure through a proportional control system for that nozzle responsive to a computer output so that each nozzle may be independently and proportionally controlled by the computer as desired. To facilitate the programming of the settings for a large array of nozzles, a plurality such as 256 individual patterns for the array of nozzles are first mutually programmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Wet Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Fuller, Alan S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 4296006
    Abstract: There is provided a binder for coating compositions based on a mixture of an unsaturated .beta.-hydroxy ester with copolymerizable monomers. The binder consists essentially of, on a total weight basis,(A) 25 to 60 weight percent of an unsaturated .beta.-hydroxy ester which is produced by reacting an epoxy resin based on bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin with a molecular weight between 800 and 3000 and an epoxide equivalent weight between 400 and 2500 with a mixture of(a) 74 to 64 mole percent of methacrylic acid and/or acrylic acid and(b) 26 to 36 mole percent of at least one saturated monocarboxylic acid having 8 to 20 carbon atoms or a mixture of at least one saturated monocarboxylic acid having 8 to 20 carbon atoms with up to 20 mole percent of an unsaturated monocarboxylic acid having 8 to 20 carbon atoms, and(B) 75 to 40 weight percent of a mixture based on the weight of component (B) of(a) 70 to 95 weight percent methyl methacrylate,(b) 30 to 5 weight percent of at least one monomer of the formula CH.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: Degussa Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Bugdahl, Gerhard Morlock, Werner Reidt, Emil Kerschner