With Sealing Element Or Material For Cooperation With Coupled Lamp Patents (Class 439/230)
  • Patent number: 11131447
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a lighting tube and a light source assembly assembled in the lighting tube, and two end that respectively covers seal and block two ends of the lighting tube. Each of the two end covers is electrically connected with the light source assembly and an external element. The end cover includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part, the first connecting part is configured for achieving an electrical connection with the light source assembly and the external element; the second connecting part is sleeved outside the lighting tube and the first connecting part along a circumferential direction of the lighting tube, a periphery of the second connecting part is provided with a plurality of engaging parts, and the engaging parts are configured for achieving a mechanical connection with other lighting fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd., Suzhou Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liangyin Gui
  • Publication number: 20140334138
    Abstract: A coupling for a powered search light includes a body that has a power device that provides electrical power or access to electrical power and a head coupled to the body including an lighting device which provides light when electrically powered. An end is coupled to or included as part of the body. A receiving coupling is coupled to or included as part of the head. A plurality of tabs are defined on the end and extending radially therefrom. A corresponding plurality of flanges are defined in the receiving coupling and extending radially inward therefrom. The end is arranged and configured to engage the receiving coupling by capture of the plurality of tabs by the corresponding plurality of flanges. A lock locks the plurality of tabs with respect to the plurality of flanges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Surefire LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Z. Jigamian, David Parrott
  • Publication number: 20140273573
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp socket assembly includes a housing, a body, a sealant, and a terminal blade. The housing has a cavity and has a connector with a socket. The housing also has a pass-through spanning between the cavity and the socket. In assembly, the body is received in the housing and has a retainer that holds a vehicle lamp. The sealant is located at the pass-through and fills a section or more of the pass-through. And the terminal blade extends through the pass-through and through the sealant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mark C. Molinaro
  • Publication number: 20140273572
    Abstract: An luminary fitting is provided for implementing quickly and easily connecting to an associated device, such as a lighting fixture, gasketed enclosure or wiring box. The luminary fitting includes an enclosure body having a mating face for connection with a selected wiring installation configuration and an opposed face connecting with the associated device. The opposed face includes a threaded wire way extending into the associated device. A sealing gasket is provided with the threaded wire way. A pressure equalization vent is provided with the enclosure body for preventing pressure buildup, venting of any moisture that condenses from ambient air inside the luminary, gasketed enclosure, or wiring box, and for protecting against liquid ingress in the associated device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: A.L.P. Lighting & Ceiling Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sal Casas, Jesse Luc, Joseph A. Monaco, SR., Ronald L. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20100317212
    Abstract: An end cap assembly for a light tube that has a circuit board with lighting devices mounted thereto includes an end cap body coupled to the light tube. The end cap body has an external mating face configured to mate with a socket connector of a fixture. The end cap body includes contact bores therethrough extending along parallel bore axes between inner ends and outer ends. Contacts are received in the contact bores along the bore axes. The contacts have socket mating ends extending from the contact bores beyond the outer ends for mating with the socket connector. The contacts have wire termination ends opposite to the socket mating ends. Wires are terminated to the wire termination ends of the contacts. The wires are configured to be electrically connected to the circuit board. Optionally, the contacts may be crimped to the wires. Alternatively, the contacts may be poke-in wire contacts that receive the wires.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
  • Patent number: 7338302
    Abstract: A novel lamp socket finding application with a type of increased protection, has a housing part (13) in which a one-piece elastomer sealing sleeve (20) is preferably rotatably held. The sealing sleeve (20) is at its lamp-side end preferably slightly radially compressible, while it is stiffer in the axial direction. As a result, it yields inward when axially pressed by the frustoconical inner side of the housing part (13). The one-piece construction of the sealing sleeve (20) from a single material, on the one hand, ensures a simple manufacture and, on the other hand, prevents a faulty mounting caused by slipped seals or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Vossloh-Schwabe Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Thiele, Hans-Peter Mews
  • Patent number: 6876137
    Abstract: There is provided a low pressure discharge lamp, which comprises a discharge tube, a lamp base holding the discharge tube, and a base cap (6) for covering the lamp base. The base cap (6) also provides mechanical support to the discharge tube. The base cap (6) comprises tube openings (10) for receiving end parts of the discharge tube. The base cap (6) further comprises an adhesive space (14) adjacent to a tube opening (10), the adhesive space containing an amount of adhesive. The adhesive space (14) is open toward the discharge tube. The adhesive contained in the adhesive space (14) adheres to an end part of the discharge tube and thereby fixes the discharge tube to the base cap (6). The base cap comprises at least one upper transversal member (31) and at least one lower transversal member (32). The transversal members (31,32) extend substantially in a plane parallel to a plane of the tube opening (10) adjacent to the adhesive space (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: István Würsching, Erzsébet Cserteg, Zoltán Nagy, József Fülöp
  • Patent number: 6869300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supply connector (10) for a discharge lamp (12) of the type which includes an insulating housing (18) in which an opening (56) is provided for the axial introduction of a free end (26) of the glass body (28) of the discharge lamp (12) including a longitudinal electrode (30) formed by a front section (32) which extends to the exterior of the body (28) and a rear section (34) which extends inside a front section (36) of the free end of the body (28) and which is designed to be supplied with a direct current, and of the type in which a contact blade (20) is formed, which blade cooperates with the front section (32) of the electrode (30) for connecting the lamp (12) to an electrical supply member, characterized in that it includes an electrically conducting ring (22) which is connected to ground, which is axially traversed by the front section (36) of the free end of the glass body (28), and which is designed to be at least partly in contact with a portion (150) of the outer wall of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Karim Malek Tewfik Lefki, Philippe De Montureux, Ahmed Mokhtari
  • Patent number: 6641419
    Abstract: A socket for a lighting assembly includes a socket body defining an enclosure such that a lamp with a pin contact can extend into the enclosure. Electrical connectors extend away from the enclosure in a second direction. The body includes a wall extending away from the enclosure past the electrical connectors and is spaced from the connectors to allow access to the connectors, and a further wall between the electrical connectors. The further wall can provide an insulating barrier between the connectors. The connectors may be cylindrical. The wall extending away from the enclosure may include a cap covering the wall, and one or more conductors can pass underneath the cap to connect to the electrical connectors for powering the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Richardson
  • Patent number: 6632100
    Abstract: A socket is described for a lighting assembly having a socket body and an electrical connector with a seal in the socket to seal around a light source. The socket is preferably configured to be independent of the mounting arrangement for the lighting assembly. An insulator is also disclosed for a lamp such as a fluorescent lamp having a body which covers the contact on the lamp so as to form a recessed lamp conductor. The combination of a socket and lamp insulator is also disclosed for providing a socket and insulator assembly for reducing the possibility of injury or damage due to high open circuit voltage, environmental effects and the like. Additionally, a lighting assembly is disclosed incorporating the insulator, socket and mounting arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Anthony, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J. Richardson
  • Patent number: 6421249
    Abstract: An electronic device having an enhanced attachment to a surface mount lamp (106) includes a circuit board (100), at least two conductive pads (102), at least two adhesive pads (104), and the surface mount lamp (106). The conductive pads (102) and the adhesive pads (104) are integrally formed within the circuit board (100). Preferably, each section of the circuit board (100) allotted for one surface mount lamp (106) has two conductive pads (102) and two adhesive pads arranged in a grid-like pattern such that similar pads are in opposing corners of the grid. The surface mount lamp (106) has two electrical leads (108), each protruding from opposing corners of a base (110) of the surface mount lamp (106). These electrical leads (108) are soldered to the conductive pads (102) in the circuit board (100). The unobscured opposing corners (112) of the plastic base (110) are partially melted and adhered to the adhesive pads (104) in the circuit board (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Milton Trombley, Robert Ray Voltenburg, Jr., David Brian Houser, Paul Dennis Scheller
  • Patent number: 6325651
    Abstract: A light emitting device (1) includes a tubular light emitter (11) and a pair of caps (14) disposed at both ends of the tubular light emitter. Each cap (14) includes a contact (24) and a pair of catching arms (27) both which of which project from the cap body (22) at approximately a right angle to the tube axis of the cap body (22). During assembly, catching arms (27) serve to protect contact (24) from damage and securely attach each cap (14) to the tubular light emitter. Each cap (14) includes a partition wall with a hole (30) connecting a conductive element (21) to contacts (24). The light emitter (11) may include a tube (12) containing one or more light elements (15) joined by wires (16) additionally operating as positioning elements (20). The socket (2) may include one or more groves for gaskets (42) providing a waterproof light emitter (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Assignee: Moriyama Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Nishihara, Katsunori Sato, Masayuki Katougi, Kazuaki Murata
  • Patent number: 6290526
    Abstract: A lamp socket has a socket body with a plugging section in which a lamp plug is removably plugged. In the plugging section, there are a central terminal and a side terminal. An insulation seal member provides electrical isolation between the central terminal and the side terminal and is prevented from dislodging when the lamp plug is removed from the socket body by forming a structure from at least one of the central terminal and the insulation seal member which are adapted to fit into one another. Thus, the removal of the insulation seal member when the lamp plug is plugged out of the socket body can be prevented by the central terminal of the socket body and/or the insulation seal member itself. Therefore, there is no need to install an additional component such as a stopper. Thus, the number of components and its manufacturing cost can be reduced compared with a conventional lamp socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2001
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fumihiro Minami, Hiroki Ushio, Mutsuo Sekiya
  • Patent number: 6280215
    Abstract: An apparatus for an insulator tube in which a high-voltage conductor and an electrode of a high-voltage tube are connected. The insulator tube has a first end receiving the electrode, and the insulator tube is received by an open first end of a housing. The insulator tube and housing are connectable to mount the insulator tube and the housing to a structure. The apparatus is a plug having a tubular body adapted to extend through the opposite end of the insulator tube, and the plug has an inner ring within the tubular body adapted to receive and sealingly engage the high-voltage conductor. The plug also has outer rings extending from the tubular body that sealingly engage the insulator tube, thereby preventing moisture from exiting the insulator tube and causing a short circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: France/Scott Fetzer Company
    Inventor: Daniel W. Rice
  • Patent number: 6250789
    Abstract: A lamp housing assembly is provided wherein clips secured to a lens engage the walls of a trough provided about the periphery of a lamp housing to hold the lens in place relative to the lamp housing until a volume of glue which has been provided within the trough to bond the lens to the trough is cured. Subsequent to curing, the clips remain in place buried within the glue thereby providing an aesthetically pleasing lamp housing assembly. A method for assembling such a lamp housing assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Valeo Sylvania LLC
    Inventor: Marcus M. Hess
  • Patent number: 5842882
    Abstract: The stopper 70 is provided a seal press 71 for pressing the head portion 66 of an insulation seal member 60. The insulation seal member 60 is attached to the insulation seal mounting portion 7 such that the inner surface of the seal body 61 and the abutment face 67 of the head portion 66 are abutted against the outer surface and the end face of a tubular member 6, respectively, to press the head portion 66 of the insulation seal member 69 with the seal press 71 of the stopper 70 and hold the head portion 66 between the end face of the tubular member 6 and the seal press 71 of the stopper 70.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensaku Sato, Tetsuya Takahashi, Kouichi Shirouzu
  • Patent number: 5814927
    Abstract: In a socket for discharge lamps 10, having a tubular enclosure 22, a female terminal 23 is located in the center of the socket. A circular elastic sleeve 24 is mounted to the outside surface of the tubular enclosure. On the inside surface of the elastic sleeve 24, grooves 31 are formed fitting over the ribs 30 made on the outside surface of the tubular enclosure 22. A number of steps extending in a circumferential direction are formed on the surface 51, which comes in contact with the discharge lamp 100. The discharge lamp 100 can be easily removed for the replacement while the elastic sleeve 24 remains attached to the socket 10. The elastic sleeve 24 makes it possible to secure tight sealing after the discharge lamp has been replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1998
    Assignee: The Whitaker Corporation
    Inventor: Ping Chen
  • Patent number: 5515236
    Abstract: A universal electrical connector is incorporated into the electric power distribution network of a motor control center to connect the main circuit breaker with the control center vertical bus conductors and the branch circuit breakers. The connector in the form of a single metal casting is configured to connect the main circuit breaker with the control center internal electrical distribution conductors without requiring additional connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1996
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kevin F. Nolan, Valerie R. Padilla, Richard E. Bernier, Gilbert A. Soares
  • Patent number: 5354208
    Abstract: A neon tube connector assembly for J-shaped ends of neon tubes, providing the electrical connection and mechanical support of the tube. The invention comprises a weather resistant enclosure with a removable cover and with a tube holder mounted on the inside base of the enclosure. The tube holder consists of opposing springs clips which provide a radial clamping force to the end cap at the tip of the J-shaped end. The curved neon tube passes through an aperture in a cover of the enclosure with elastomeric gasket material sealing the aperture. The tube passes through the aperture at the midpoint of the semicircular portion of the J-shaped end curve in the tube. The inside surface of the aperture and the gasket material cooperate to provide 360.degree. of radial support on a plane parallel to the surface on which the connector assembly is mounted. The tube holder makes electrical connection with the tube to either connect with an adjacent tube and tube holder, or with the neon tube power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Inventors: Michael A. Salaski, Charles E. Kalscheuer
  • Patent number: 5231250
    Abstract: A versatile unitary electrode splice cap for insulating and weatherproofing the splice connection between a neon tube electrode and its associated power cable in a neon sign system. The cap is useful both in "straight-on" and "double-back" installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1993
    Inventor: Herbert F. Moulton
  • Patent number: 5221140
    Abstract: A sub-miniature lamp in which a lamp body having a filament and an envelope is covered with a soft silicone rubber cap of a predetermined color having an opening at one end to a predetermined length of lead wires extending from the lamp body. A closure member is fitted to the opening of the envelope to seal the opening. The colored silicone rubber cap covers the envelope of the lamp body and is extended to a predetermined length of the lead wires, with the opened end of the cap fitted with an adhesive agent or a disc pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignee: Oshino Electric Lamp Works, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Oshino
  • Patent number: 5126619
    Abstract: A discharge lamp unit in which a pair of terminal and lead support assemblies (A, B), composed of a pair of metal connector terminals (123, 125) and a pair of metal lead supports (122, 124), are fixedly held by a molded resin lamp holder (120) in such a manner that the connector terminals (123, 125) extend from the rear surface of the lamp holder while the lead supports (122, 124) extend from the front surface of the lamp holder to support a discharge lamp (110). The lamp holder has an axial through-hole formed therein during the molding of the lamp holder in a metal mold in such a manner that the axial through-hole is located between the connector terminals of the terminal and lead support assemblies, whereby the lamp holder is enhanced in dielectric strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1992
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukio Wakimizu, Hirohiko Ohshio
  • Patent number: 5069633
    Abstract: A protective shield is provided for preventing moisture from reaching electrical connections of a lamp inserted in a lampholder. The shield includes a waterproof cover part which fits tightly around the end of the lamp envelope and extends beyond the end of the lamp and a waterproof barrier part which prevents moisture from flowing into a junction between the lamp end and a lampholder in which the lamp is inserted. Preferably the cover part and the barrier part are integrally formed from a resilient material, and the barrier part surrounds the end of the lampholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: North American Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Straka, Gino J. Ciancanelli
  • Patent number: 5029056
    Abstract: A lamp assembly that includes a sleeve-like seal carried by the socket member that provides a bulb to socket terminal seal as well as a seal between the socket member and the lamp housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Charles A. Patterson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4959583
    Abstract: A structure for supporting a light source within an electric lamp having an internal reflective surfaces of reduced dimensions is disclosed. The structure spatially supports the central portion of the light source relative to the reflective surface and comprises a pair of electrically conductive post which are affixed within openings in the bottom portion of the reflector. Barrier means are provided to prevent a cement substance filling the opening from escaping and entering the inner confines of the reflector lamp. In one embodiment the barrier means for preventing such escape is a washer positioned over each of the post and in another embodiment a glass bead is placed around each of the post to provide such barrier means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 25, 1990
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Vito J. Arsena, Harvey C. Clough, Frank E. Zalar
  • Patent number: 4875866
    Abstract: An improved light socket for use with light bulbs of conventional design and threaded base, has a frame and a cup adapted to accept the light bulb base mounted for longitudinal motion within the frame between a first extended position and a second retracted position. Electrical contacts are provided for establishing electrical continuity with the bulb, the contacts being engaged with the bulb when the cup is in the second, retracted position and disengaged from the bulb when the cup is in the first, extended position. An engagement finger engages the bulb thread when the cup is in the retracted position to retain the bulb in the cup, and releases the bulb when the cup returns to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1989
    Inventor: Arnold F. Winant