Connection To Lamp Or Electron Tube Patents (Class 439/56)
  • Patent number: 10267504
    Abstract: An electrical supply module including: a composite board including an anode layer and a cathode layer of electrically conducting material, which anode layer and cathode layer are separated by an insulator of electrically insulating material, the anode layer and the cathode layer each having a trench extending from a connection surface of the composite board; an adapter for mounting in a hole extending entirely through or partly through the composite board, the adapter including a circuit board carrying an electronic component, the circuit board establishing electrical connection from the anode layer to an anode of the electronic component and electrical connection from the cathode layer to a cathode of the electronic component; and a power supply capable of providing a constant voltage or a constant current between the anode layer and the cathode layer. An electrical supply system including the electrical supply module and an extension module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LED IBOND INTERNATIONAL APS
    Inventor: Lars Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 10020633
    Abstract: To provide a laser device including an electrically conductive member, which shortens an operation time during electrical connection of laser diode modules, appropriately performs positioning during connection, is highly effective in reducing the number of processes, is highly versatile, and has a simple structure. The laser device includes: a plurality of laser diode modules each including two electrodes; and an electrically conductive member for electrically connecting the electrodes of different ones of the laser diode modules through soldering. The electrically conductive member includes: two electrode insertion portions respectively corresponding to the two electrodes of the laser diode modules; and at least one or more bent portions formed between the two electrode insertion portions, and the electrically conductive member has an overall shape such that a barycenter thereof is located substantially on a straight line that connects the two electrode insertion portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9655245
    Abstract: This application discloses a standoff device for surface-mounting light emitting diodes (LEDs). In some embodiments, the standoff has asymmetric features to control orientation of a part in tube or reel packaging. The standoff has a broad base to keep the part upright during the reflow process. The standoff has a lifted bottom surface to allow room for solder flowing onto leads. The standoff has lead holes spaced at a standard distance to hold many different LEDs. In addition, the standoff has a variable height designed to allow one mold to make parts of different heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Karl Schroeder, Mark Warner Baker
  • Patent number: 9562675
    Abstract: A holder structure for mounting light indicators on printed circuit boards using surface mount technology at a position elevated above the surface of the board is provided with a body member including a top wall, a bottom wall, opposed sidewalls, a front wall, and a rear wall, all being formed integrally together. Two spaced-apart recesses are formed and aligned vertically in the front wall of the body member terminating in respective first and second interior wall portions. The first interior wall portion has openings formed on diametrically opposed sides of a vertical partition and lying in a horizontal plane parallel to the bottom wall. The second interior wall portion has openings formed on diametrically opposed sides of a transverse partition and lying in a plane which is rotated a predetermined number of degrees from a vertical plane perpendicular to the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Yasoob Ahmed, Steven Sievers
  • Patent number: 9065187
    Abstract: Connectors for a lighting board are disclosed, adapted for receiving electrical energy from a power source, and via one or more conductive fasteners, both mechanically connecting a lighting board to a lighting frame and transmitting power from a power source into electrical contacts in a lighting board to power a lighting board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: AMERLUX LLC
    Inventors: Itai Leshniak, Jonathan Walsh, Paresh Shah, Antonio Delle Torri
  • Patent number: 8926135
    Abstract: A holder assembly includes a cover and a frame that together can support a first and second terminal that can each include a two-way wire trap feature. The terminals can be configured with contacts that are configured to engage pads on a corresponding LED array. One or both of the terminals can also omit the contact and can be mounted so as to be in electrical contact with traces provided on the frame and the traces can be electrically connected to the anode and cathode of the LED array. The frame can further support circuitry that is configured to convert AC to DC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Molex Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Daniel B. McGowan, Daniel G. Achammer
  • Publication number: 20150002759
    Abstract: A terminal connection structure includes plural first connection terminals which are arranged side by side in one direction on a first circuit substrate, and plural second connection terminals which are arranged side by side in the one direction on a second resin circuit substrate overlappingly connected to the first circuit substrate and are respectively connected to the plural first connection terminals. Each of the plural second connection terminals includes plural first wirings extending in a direction crossing the one direction, and a second wiring connected to the plural first wirings and extending in the one direction. The second wiring is provided in a region where the second circuit substrate is overlapped and connected to the first circuit substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Yasushi NAKANO, Hitoshi KAWAGUCHI, Hideaki ABE
  • Patent number: 8834180
    Abstract: A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly, a gas collecting member and a battery case. The electrode assembly has first and second electrode plates and a separator interposed between the first and second electrode plates. The gas collecting member is provided adjacent to the electrode assembly. The battery case accommodates the electrode assembly and the gas collecting member. In the secondary battery, the gas collecting member has a first collecting member collecting gas generated in the interior of the battery case and a second collecting member provided to surround the first collecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Gyun Woo, Sumihito Ishida
  • Patent number: 8817483
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensors including pressure sensors, humidity sensors, flow sensors, etc. In some cases, a connector assembly for a sensor assembly may include an electrical connector, a printed circuit board and a conductive outer housing. The electrical connector may include a mechanical connector and electrical terminals exposed at a first end and at a second end of the mechanical connector. The electrical connector, printed circuit board and conductive outer housing may all be electrically connected to one another. In some instances, a plurality of electrical connectors having different mechanically shaped second ends and similarly shaped first ends may be provided, from which one electrical connector may be chosen for use in the connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Eckhardt, Paul Rozgo, Ian Bentley, Jim Machir, Ryan Jones
  • Patent number: 8727789
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for attachment to electrical contacts of light emitting devices as well as light emitting device packages and lamp assemblies that use such connectors are provided. Further, methods for assembling light emitting device packages that use such connectors are provided. The electrical connector, for example, can have a plug housing with an electrically conductive socket engaging connection for engaging a socket. The electrical connector can also have an electrically conductive member extending from the plug housing and connected to the socket engaging connection. The electrically conductive member can have an end distal from the plug housing that forms a contact base configured to attach to an electrical contact on a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Todd Sheek
  • Patent number: 8568001
    Abstract: A socket assembly includes a light emitting diode (LED) package having an LED printed circuit board (PCB) with an LED mounted thereto. The socket assembly also includes a clamp for holding the LED package to a support structure. The clamp includes a base that is configured to be mounted to the support structure such that the base engages the support structure. The clamp also includes a spring finger that extends from the base such that the base and the spring finger define a unitary body of the clamp. The spring finger is configured to engage the LED PCB of the LED package and apply a clamping force to the LED PCB that acts in a direction toward the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Ronald Martin Weber
  • Patent number: 8540522
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide for the control of a powered utility. A circuit board, an onboard controller located on the circuit board, and a daughterboard connector also located on the circuit board are utilized. The onboard controller is configured to provide a first level of control functionality to the system. The first level of control functionality includes the ability to transfer the powered utility between an operating state and an off state. The daughterboard connector is configured to accept a daughterboard, and that daughterboard is configured to increase the control functionality of the system above the first level of control functionality to a second level of control functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Lumetric Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Davis, Moshe Shloush
  • Patent number: 8523423
    Abstract: An LED mounting seat includes a main body having a supporting surface that abuts against a light emitting portion of an LED, a connecting end that is connected to a circuit board, and a side surface that interconnects the supporting surface and the connecting end. The side surface is formed with a pair of lateral grooves. Each of the lateral grooves is defined by a groove-defining surface that has an abutting surface portion facing an opening of the corresponding one of the lateral grooves. The LED has two leads extending respectively through the lateral grooves and abutting respectively against the abutting surface portions of the groove-defining surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Quan Mei Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kuo-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 8506120
    Abstract: An adapter (1) with at least one electronic component (2) for mounting in a hole (3) extending through or partly through a composite board (4), which includes at least two layers (5) of electrically conducting material that are separated by at least one insulator (6) of electrically insulating material, the adapter (1) including one or more legs (7) adapted for by mounting in the hole (2) to establish electric connection with a first layer (8), and where the at least one component (2) is fitted on a metal item (9) which has a contact surface, and that the contact surface is in electrically and thermally conducting connecting with a contact surface on a second layer (10) when the adapter (1) is mounted in the hole (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: LEDlumina Technology A/S
    Inventors: Kai Rostrup Jensen, Bent Gøbel
  • Patent number: 8485830
    Abstract: An socket for light string is provided to include a pair of symmetrically arranged first and second casings mated together. Each of the first and second casings is featured with a side opening, and a first and second end channels, interlocking arrangements provided at internal wall thereof so as to securely interlock the first and second casings to configure the socket with a LED seat formed by the openings to host an LED, and passages for securely receiving conductive wires configured by the first and second channels. A partition is provided under the LED seat so as to insulatively isolated the conductive wires. Inner surfaces of the channels are provided with teeth to firmly hold the conductive wires. The socket is preferable for the use of configuring a light string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Chang Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8414304
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) device includes a substrate, an anode, a cathode, an active region including an organic material, wherein the active region is electrically coupled to the anode and the cathode, at least one coupler configured to electrically couple at least one of the anode or the cathode to a power supply, and an encapsulation that isolates the active region from an ambient environment. A lighting system can be made including a plurality of OLED devices. A lighting system can be assembled using the OLED devices from a kit. The OLED devices may be polymer light emitting diode (PLED) devices or small molecule light emitting diode (SMOLED) devices. The OLED devices can use regio-regular poly-thiophene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Plextronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew K. Mathai, Glenn Thompson, Mark L. Storch, Troy D. Hammond
  • Publication number: 20130040471
    Abstract: An interposer adapted to interrupt the power source of a streetlight and intervening between an existing photo-controller and the streetlight with a lamp connected to a power line, the interposer having a body having a top and a bottom, the top of the body having an electrical receptacle, the bottom of the body having an electrical plug, the body containing a microprocessor and a load switch connected to the main power line and lamp, wherein the microprocessor instructs the load switch to selectively connect and disconnect the power line and the lamp, or to dim a multi-level lighting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: QUALSTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: WILLIAM J. GERVAIS, MARK H. HELMICK
  • Patent number: 8337214
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for attachment to electrical contacts of light emitting devices as well as light emitting device packages and lamp assemblies that use such connectors are provided. Further, methods for assembling light emitting device packages that use such connectors are provided. The electrical connector, for example, can have a plug housing with an electrically conductive socket engaging connection for engaging a socket. The electrical connector can also have an electrically conductive member extending from the plug housing and connected to the socket engaging connection. The electrically conductive member can have an end distal from the plug housing that forms a contact base configured to attach to an electrical contact on a light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Todd Sheek
  • Publication number: 20120294017
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) connector for connecting to a LED module has a connector board, a module contact and an electrical wire connection section. The connector board has an opening exposing a light emitting section of the LED module, and a trace formed on a contact surface thereof facing the LED module. The connector board covers a portion of the LED module. The module contact on the contact surface is electrically connected to the trace and electrically connectable with a contact pad of the LED module. The electrical wire connection section on the contact surface, is electrically connected to the trace and electrically connectable with an electrical wire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Taisuke Nagasaki, Yuji Umemura
  • Patent number: 8308501
    Abstract: A solid state lighting assembly includes a housing configured to hold a solid state lighting module. The housing has a cavity. A contact is positioned within the cavity. The contact has a wire end and a mating end. The wire end is configured to be coupled to a insertion segment of a wire. The wire extends from the cavity to an exterior of the housing. A strain relief member extends from the exterior of the housing. The strain relief member is configured to engage a portion of the wire upstream from the insertion segment of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily
  • Patent number: 8282228
    Abstract: A display device capable of driving a scanning backlight is disclosed. The display device forms a conductive pattern on a balance printed circuit board (PCB) and sequentially controls the on/off time of light sources without assigning driving units to each of the light sources. As such, the display device can drive the scanning backlight and reduce manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Seo Park, Yeon Chae Hong
  • Patent number: 8251710
    Abstract: A lamp socket includes an insulative housing defining a base, a lamp receiving portion extending upward form the base with a lamp receiving cavity, a board receiving portion extending downward from the base with a board receiving cavity and a side opening communicating with the board receiving cavity. A contact includes an engaging portion retained in the base, a clamp arm extending upward from the retaining portion and received in the board receiving cavity for contacting with a lamp and an contacting arm extending downward from the retaining portion and protruded in the board receiving cavity; A bottom cover is associated with the board receiving portion and defines a supporting arm protruded upwards in the board receiving cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: De-Jin Chen
  • Patent number: 8241044
    Abstract: A socket assembly includes a light emitting diode (LED) package having an LED printed circuit board (PCB) with an LED mounted thereto. The LED package has a power contact configured to receive power from a power source to power the LED. The socket assembly also includes a socket housing having a receptacle that removably receives the LED package. The socket housing has a securing feature engaging the LED PCB to secure the LED PCB within the receptacle, where the securing feature is configured to release the LED PCB to remove the LED PCB from the receptacle. Optionally, the socket housing may include mounting features configured to mount the socket housing to a base, where the LED package is removable from the socket housing while the socket housing remains mounted to the base. A second LED package may be provided, where the LED package is removable from the receptacle and is replaced by the second LED package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Edward Mostoller, Christopher George Daily, Charles Raymond Gingrich, III, Ronald Martin Weber
  • Patent number: 8208269
    Abstract: A composite structure includes an electronic component and a supporting member. The electronic component includes a main body and a plurality of pins extended outwardly from the main body. The supporting member includes a first supporting part and a second supporting part. The first supporting part is foldable with respect to the second supporting part. The main body of the electronic component is accommodated within the first supporting part of the supporting member. The pins are accommodated with the second supporting part of the supporting member. The first supporting part is folded with respect to the second supporting part such that the pins are bent to define a bent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Tang Yang, Wei-Kai Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8186841
    Abstract: A fluorescent tube is prevented from being wrongly attached and broken when being attached, and luminance nonuniformity of backlight due to luminance difference generated in a tube axis direction of the fluorescent tube is reduced. A backlight device 2 is provided with a plurality of fluorescent tubes 21 having electrodes 211 at both ends; a bundling member 213 for bundling wirings 212 pulled out from the electrode 211 on one side of two or more of the fluorescent tubes 21; and a conducting means 31 for achieving conduction between the electrodes of the two fluorescent tubes among the fluorescent tubes 21 by being connected with the bundling member 213. The conducting means 31 permits a current to be carried between the electrodes of the two fluorescent tubes 21, which are bundled by the one bundling member 213, and the conducting means are arranged on inverter circuit substrate 28, respectively, not to be adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Arai, Kohei Nanbu, Masaki Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20110306220
    Abstract: A lamp socket includes an insulative housing defining a base, a lamp receiving portion extending upward form the base with a lamp receiving cavity, a board receiving portion extending downward from the base with a board receiving cavity and a side opening communicating with the board receiving cavity. A contact includes an engaging portion retained in the base, a clamp arm extending upward from the retaining portion and received in the board receiving cavity for contacting with a lamp and an contacting arm extending downward from the retaining portion and protruded in the board receiving cavity; A bottom cover is associated with the board receiving portion and defines a supporting arm protruded upwards in the board receiving cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: DE-JIN CHEN
  • Patent number: 8052292
    Abstract: A flash assembly includes a circuit board unit, a flash unit, and a housing. The circuit board unit includes a circuit board and two connecting members electrically disposed on the circuit board. Each connecting member defines a gap. The flash unit includes a reflector and a flash tube received in the reflector and electrically connected to the reflector. The flash tube includes two power electrodes received in the corresponding gaps and electrically connected to the circuit board by the connecting members. The flash unit and the circuit board unit are received in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heng-Hsin Huang, Shu-Fan Wang, Jun-Han Lin
  • Publication number: 20110255287
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to connectors for lighting strips. More particularly, the present invention relates to modular lighting systems, which provide for physical and electrical interconnection of multiple lighting strip devices to form lighting systems. In an embodiment, the present invention provides a connector assembly for modular lighting strips comprising: two or more integrally-formed plugs or sockets joined together in a manner to provide for physical and electrical connection with two or more lighting strips comprising a non-conductive substrate strip with an electrical circuit; a plurality of light sources operably connected to the electrical circuit; and a plug or socket integrally formed at opposing ends of the substrate strip; wherein the plugs and sockets provide for removable, friction-fit, and electrical interconnection of two or more circuits of the lighting strips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Qing (Charles) Li
  • Patent number: 8033873
    Abstract: A system for locating corresponding ends of a communications or data patch cable used to conduct a signal between computing or telecommunications devices. The invention provides a physical indication of the location of an opposite end of a given patch cable when a switching means on the first end of the same cable is activated. The invention utilizes an existing pair of wires in category-type cables to send a DC voltage when activated to illuminate a light emitting diode in the opposite end of a patch cable thereby providing an immediate indication of the location of the termination of the opposite end of a patch cable making it possible to visually identify a cable without removing the cable from service or from connection of the modular plugs on either end of the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Link Light Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: William D. Ankerstjerne
  • Publication number: 20110116275
    Abstract: Electrical connectors for attachment to electrical contacts of light emitting devices as well as light emitting device packages and lamp assemblies that use such connectors are provided. Further, methods for assembling light emitting device packages that use such connectors are provided. The electrical connector, for example, can have a plug housing with an electrically conductive socket engaging connection for engaging a socket. The electrical connector can also have an electrically conductive member extending from the plug housing and connected to the socket engaging connection. The electrically conductive member can have an end distal from the plug housing that forms a contact base configured to attach to an electrical contact on a light emitting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Todd Sheek
  • Patent number: 7854541
    Abstract: A backlight unit with socket connecter includes: a bottom frame having a topside and a backside; at least one lamp on the topside of the bottom frame; a socket connector disposed on a backside of the bottom frame, the socket connector being connected to the lamp; and a backlight circuit board having a plug connector connected to the socket connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun-Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 7828557
    Abstract: A printed circuit board having an upper face provided with contact traces and pads with a light-emitting diode fixed to the board and connected to the traces. A connector juxtaposed is with the pads and carries a contact element having a leg bearing with spring force on one of the pads and formations gripping a hookup wire. At least one fastener engages through the connector and circuit board with a heat-sink base and presses the connector against the circuit board and the circuit board against the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl-Wilhelm Vogt, Daniel Tauber, Freddi Plikun
  • Patent number: 7791115
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting display, which includes a large quantity of a hydroscopic layer having a good hydroscopic ability by changing a mounting structure of the hydroscopic layer. An organic light emitting display includes a first substrate. An organic emission portion is formed at one surface of the first substrate. A second substrate is formed at a surface of the first substrate on which the organic emission portion is formed for sealing the organic emission portion from external air. A first hydroscopic layer is formed between the first and second substrates. A third substrate is formed at another surface of the first substrate for sealing the first substrate. A second hydroscopic layer is formed between the first and third substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eunah Kim
  • Publication number: 20100201239
    Abstract: An end cap assembly for a light tube that has a circuit board with one or more solid state lighting devices mounted thereto and a lens covering the circuit board includes an end cap body having a lens engagement surface configured to engage the lens and an external mating interface configured to mate with a socket connector of a fixture. An end cap connector extends from the end cap body. The end cap connector holds contacts having first mating portions configured to be electrically connected to the circuit board and second mating portions configured to be electrically connected to the socket connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: MATTHEW EDWARD MOSTOLLER, CHARLES RAYMOND GINGRINCH, III, CHRISTOPHER G. DAILY, RONALD MARTIN WEBER, RICKY EDWARD BROWN
  • Patent number: 7771204
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided, in which a flexible printed circuit (2) is connected to a plug connection (4) which connects the flexible printed circuit (2) either to a power source or to a second flexible printed circuit (20). The connection of the flexible printed circuit to a second printed circuit or to a power source can be made easily, and can be produced in large quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Osram Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
    Inventor: Harald Stoyan
  • Patent number: 7766661
    Abstract: A heat transfer member which is capable of enhancing efficiency of heat dissipation, and a connector including the heat transfer member. On the surface of an elastic body arranged between an LED and a heat sink, a heat conduction metal thin film that transfers heat generated in the LED to the heat sink is formed. The member may also include an electrical conduction metal film, whereby the member may serve as both a heat transfer member and as an electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry Limited
    Inventors: Akira Kuwahara, Takuya Takahashi, Seiya Takahashi, Hiroshi Akimoto, Hiroshi Endo, Yoshiaki Ishiyama
  • Patent number: 7766499
    Abstract: A light source unit including light emitting diodes mounted on a printed circuit board by not using a soldering method but a fitting method, and a backlight unit and liquid crystal display including the light source unit. The light source unit includes light emitting diodes including lead terminals and a printed circuit board including a fitting hole. Each of the lead terminals includes a base part and a fitting part protruding from the base part. The fitting part of the light emitting diode is fitted into the fitting hole of the printed circuit board and so that the light emitting diode is mounted on the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hee Park, Jung Tae Kang, Jin Ho Ha, Hyun Chul Bae, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 7677899
    Abstract: A LED light source module includes a printed circuit board and a plurality of LEDs. The printed circuit board has a plurality of through holes arranged in intervals. Each of the LEDs includes at least one LED chip and at least one metal board. The metal board has a supporting surface. The LED chip is arranged on the supporting surface. At least one of the LED chip and the metal board is contained in each through hole of the printed circuit board corresponding to the LED including the at least one of the LED chip and the metal board. Each of the LEDs electrically is connected with printed circuit board through the supporting surface of the metal board to make the LED chip be connected with the printed circuit board electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Young Lighting Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Huan-Lian Low
  • Patent number: 7674111
    Abstract: Provided is an LED module for lighting, which includes a printed circuit board (PCB); at least one or more LED elements mounted on the PCB; and a waterproof agent surrounding terminals between the PCB and the LED elements, which are exposed on mounting surface of the LED elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kilyoan Chung, Il Ku Kim
  • Publication number: 20100045175
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) device includes a substrate, an anode, a cathode, an active region including an organic material, wherein the active region is electrically coupled to the anode and the cathode, at least one coupler configured to electrically couple at least one of the anode or the cathode to a power supply, and an encapsulation that isolates the active region from an ambient environment. A lighting system can be made including a plurality of OLED devices. A lighting system can be assembled using the OLED devices from a kit. The OLED devices may be polymer light emitting diode (PLED) devices or small molecule light emitting diode (SMOLED) devices. The OLED devices can use regio-regular poly-thiophene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Mathew MATHAI, Glenn Thompson, Mark Storch, Troy Hammond
  • Publication number: 20100039572
    Abstract: In a power board, relay terminals penetrate a circuit board through fitting holes, and are connected to output terminals. The fitting holes are thus formed as through holes on the circuit board, and thereby on-board connectors provided for connection to the relay terminals on a chassis can be arranged on the back surface of the circuit board on the opposite side of the chassis. Electronic components free from restriction of the positional relationship with the chassis can be mounted on the back surface of the circuit board, as are the on-board connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takata, Kenichi Iwamoto, Takaaki Kudo, Naofumi Ikenaga
  • Publication number: 20090305521
    Abstract: A lighting connector including a terminal enclosure, an adapter circuit board and an insulating layer. Multiple terminals are enclosed in the terminal enclosure. A first side of the adapter circuit board is provided with multiple terminal contacts with which the terminals are respectively soldered. A second side of the adapter circuit board is provided with multiple wire contacts with which multiple signal wires are respectively soldered. The insulating layer encloses the terminal enclosure, the adapter circuit board and the signal wires. The insulating layer is made of a transparent material. At least one light-emitting element is arranged on the adapter circuit board. Two electrode pins of the light-emitting element are connected to a set of printed power circuits of the adapter circuit board. After turned on, the light-emitting element emits light which goes through the transparent insulating layer to outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Jui-Ming Yang, Chia-Chieh Chen, Yen-Tung Chen, Jui-Lin Yen, Sz- Han Chen
  • Patent number: 7621752
    Abstract: Disclosed is an LED package holder for retaining and electrically connecting an LED package. The LED package holder includes a housing configured to hold an LED package and has at least one center opening defined therein. A connector shroud is integrally formed with the housing and has a cavity for receiving a connector operable to supply power to the LED package. Two contact features are retained by the housing, and each contact feature has an inner contact and an outer contact. Each inner contact engages an LED electric terminal of the LED package. Each outer contact extends into the connector shroud so as to engage connector terminals when a connector is inserted into the connector shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff C. Lin, Viren B. Merchant, Edwin Mitchell Sayers, Andrew Z. Glovatsky
  • Patent number: 7602112
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of a capped high-pressure discharge lamp (1) and a lamp holder (50). The discharge lamp comprises an outer envelope (10) in which a discharge vessel (11) is arranged. The outer envelope has a pinched portion (20) provided with a clamping member (25). A lamp cap comprises a substantially circular-cylindrical cup shaped portion for receiving the clamping member and is provided with a protruding collar (36). The lamp holder (50) comprises a substantially circular-cylindrical flange (55) for receiving the cup-shaped portion such that the flange engages the protruding collar. An inner diameter of the flange (55) has a tolerance of less than or equal to ?0.2 mm. An outer diameter of the cup-shaped portion (33) has a tolerance of less than or equal to +0.2 mm. The respective tolerances extend over a length of at least 2.5 mm, measured with respect to the protruding collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., BJB GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Nicholas Gerardus Antonius Peeters, Johannes Antonius Theresia Schellen, Karl-Wilhelm Vogt, Erwin Norbert Lingemann
  • Patent number: 7588346
    Abstract: A lamp assembly, light supplying module and LCD device using the same are provided. The LCD device includes the light-supplying module for generating a first light, a light distribution-changing module for receiving the first light and changing the optical characteristics of the first light to output a second light, and a display module for receiving the second light having improved optical characteristics, the light distribution-changing module being coupled to the light-supplying module by means of a first engaging member, the display module being coupled in the light distribution-changing module by means of a second engaging member, and the display module, light distribution-changing module and light-supplying module being coupled to each other by means of a third engaging member. Therefore, each component of the LCD device having above structure is easily separated, replaced and easily repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hea-Chun Lee, Sang-Soo Kim, Jin-Ho Ha, Yoon-Soo Kwon
  • Publication number: 20090197430
    Abstract: The invention discloses a connector including a housing, a terminal, a circuit board, and a light-emitting device. The housing has an accommodation space. The terminal is disposed in the accommodation space for being coupled with a plug. The circuit board is disposed in the accommodation space and includes a first surface toward to the terminal and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The light-emitting device is disposed to the first surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Yi Bin LEE, Chih Tse CHEN, Chen Jung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20090191725
    Abstract: A printed circuit board having an upper face provided with contact traces and pads with a light-emitting diode fixed to the board and connected to the traces. A connector juxtaposed is with the pads and carries a contact element having a leg bearing with spring force on one of the pads and formations gripping a hookup wire. At least one fastener engages through the connector and circuit board with a heat-sink base and presses the connector against the circuit board and the circuit board against the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Karl-Wilhelm VOGT, Daniel Tauber, Freddi Plikun
  • Patent number: 7553162
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a socket for electronic component which contains an electronic component. The socket for electronic component comprises a platy base, containers formed to be concaved on a front face of the base and to contain LED packages therein, connectors provided on side faces and connected to other members, supports each of which supports and fixes the LED package contained in the container and electrically connected to the LED package, heat conductors each of which is provided continuously from a bottom face side of the container to a rear face of the base and contacts the LED package contained in the container so as to conduct heat generated by the LED package, and terminals electrically connected to the other members coupled with the connectors and the supports. The heat generated by the LED package is conducted to the rear face of the base through the heat conductors, and effectively radiated to an installation member on which the socket for electronic component is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Isoda, Kazuhiro Takamura, Tokushi Yamauchi, Katsuyuki Kiyozumi, Nobumichi Nishihama
  • Patent number: 7540636
    Abstract: An LED module includes a housing component, a frame holding an LED thereon and covered by the housing component, a fastener located in and secured to the housing component, a heat spreader located in the fastener and secured to the fastener and a heat transfer member having a heat-dissipating unit remote from the LED and a heat pipe thermally connecting with the heat spreader, the LED and the heat-dissipating unit. The housing component tightly presses the frame on the fastener to make a close contact between the heat pipe and the frame. The heat pipe transfers heat from the LED to the heat spreader and the heat-dissipating unit. The heat spreader and the heat-dissipating unit each have a large heat-dissipating surface, whereby the heat generated by the LED can be quickly dissipated by the heat spreader and the heat-dissipating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Tien Lai, Zhi-Yong Zhou, Qiao-Li Ding
  • Patent number: 7527531
    Abstract: A vehicular light emitting diode connector includes an outer case, an inner case, a first signal wire, and a second signal wire. The outer case comprises an open end and a compartment. The inner case is inserted into the compartment of the outer case and has a through hole therein to form a first open end and a second open end. The first signal wire is secured to the inner wall of the first open end of the inner case, and the second signal wire is secured to the outer case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Inventor: Yu-Chu Lin