Having Only Two Duplicate Contacts Arranged Bilaterally Symmetric About Longitudinal Axis Of Engagement Patents (Class 439/619)
  • Patent number: 10122118
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus includes (1) a right-angle power plug that (A) plugs into a computing device and (B) facilitates feeding electrical power to the computing device when plugged into the computing device and (2) at least one power cable that is electrically coupled to the right-angle power plug at a right angle such that the power cable runs perpendicular to the right-angle power plug. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Fernando V. Bustos, Mahesh Nagarajan, Philip Quaife
  • Patent number: 9922815
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to an improved adapter for simplified lamps for use as a source of heat radiation in a rapid thermal processing (RTP) chamber. In one embodiment, a lamp assembly is provided. The lamp element includes a capsule having a filament disposed therein, a press seal extending from the capsule, and an adapter having a receptacle contoured to receive at least a portion of the press seal, wherein the press seal is removably engaged with the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Ranish, Oleg V. Serebryanov
  • Patent number: 9004948
    Abstract: An end cap of a lighting tube includes a first assembly member and a second assembly member. The first assembly member includes a first shell, several recesses, and two first position-limiting elements. The first shell has a first central-securing element, and the first shell forms a first area and a second area. The two first position-limiting elements are disposed on the first area. The second assembly member includes a second shell, a first elastic element, a second elastic element, and two positioning elements. An end of the second shell is connected to a lighting tube and a second central-securing element of the second shell is secured with the first central-securing element. The first elastic element is disposed on the second shell. The second elastic element is disposed on the second shell. The two positioning elements are disposed on the second shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lextar Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ming-Hua Tsai
  • Patent number: 8876557
    Abstract: A bracket lamp tube and a lamp head cover thereon are provided. The lamp head cover comprises a cover body (2) and a metallic needle (1) penetrating the cover body (2). The front end of the metallic needle (1) extends out of the outside of the cover body (2). The rear end of the metallic needle (1) is located inside the cover body (2) and is fixedly connected to a first metallic contact plate (3). A second metallic contact plate (5) separated from the first metallic contact plate (3) is provided inside the cover body (2). A third metallic contact plate (6) is provided between the first and the second metallic contact plates (3, 5) and is connected to a touch button (4). The touch button (4) is exposed outside the cover body (2). The first and the second metallic contact plates (3, 5) are electrically connected by the third metallic contact plate (6) as the touch button (4) is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Shanghai Yaming Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoliang Xu
  • Patent number: 8636390
    Abstract: A light emitting diode lamp, includes a pair of contacts for the electrical connection of the light emitting diode, wherein the pair of contacts includes two crimp contacts separated electrically from one another, each crimp contact including a conducting input including a conducting crimping skirt and a clinching zone intended to receive by clinching an electrical contact of the light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cemm Thome SK Spol Sro
    Inventor: Olivier Middy
  • Patent number: 8632364
    Abstract: Disclosed is a socket for a wedge bulb to maintain excellent grounding performance despite vibration encountered in use. The wedge bulb includes a light emitting element and a connector protruding from a lower end of the light emitting element and provided at each of a front surface and a rear surface thereof with a pair of parallel elastic terminals. The socket includes an elastic supporting terminal unit provided at an inner wall surface of a coupling recess defined in the socket and serving to elastically support the connector inserted into the coupling recess while achieving electrical connection with the electric terminals. Any one of each pair of the electric terminals is pressed and supported by the elastic supporting terminal unit at a different height from the neighboring electric terminal provided at the same surface of the connector and the other electric terminals provided at the opposite surface of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Tyco Electronics Amp Korea Ltd., SL Corporation
    Inventors: Chul Sub Lee, Kyung Hee Lim
  • Patent number: 8556454
    Abstract: A light tube including a heat sink, a light transmissive cover disposed on the heat sink, and at least one light source module is provided. A containing space is formed between the heat sink and the light transmissive cover. The light source module includes a carrier, a plurality of first light-emitting devices, a plurality of second light-emitting devices, and a plurality of non-light-emitting passive devices. The carrier is disposed on the heat sink. The first light-emitting devices are arranged on the carrier along a first straight reference line to form a first line of light-emitting devices. The second emitting devices are arranged on the carrier along a second straight reference line to form a second line of light-emitting devices. The non-light-emitting passive devices are disposed on the carrier and between the first and second lines of light-emitting devices and electrically connected to the first and the second light-emitting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Pei, Yi-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 8403707
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing, a number of power contacts secured in the insulative housing and a retaining member. The insulative housing includes a receiving space recessed from a mating surface for accommodating a complementary connector, and a mounting space in communication with the receiving space. Each power contact includes a mounting portion residing in the mounting space and a contact portion protruding into the receiving space. The retaining member is combined to the mounting portion and then received in the mounting space. The retaining member is separable relative to the mounting portion in a non-destructive manner so that both the retaining member and the power contact are easily disassembled and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Alltop Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hung-Chi Tai
  • Patent number: 8313348
    Abstract: A lamp cap (100) comprising a base part (101) defining a cavity (102) for receiving a socket (203) of a lamp, the base part (101) having a lateral wall arrangement (103) limiting the cavity (102) and a ring shaped bottom side (104) surrounding an aperture (105); an electrical insulating interface (106) fixed to the bottom side of the base part (104) in such a manner that it covers the aperture (105), a space (102) being defined between the electrical insulating interface (106) and the lateral wall arrangement (103); and an electrical connector assembly (120) extending through the electrical insulating interface (106) to provide an electrical connection between the lamp socket (203) and an electrical power supply. A method of and apparatus for manufacturing a lamp cap is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Juergen Mertens, Vincent Deurwaarder, Piet Verburg, Henk Te Loos
  • Patent number: 8240890
    Abstract: A lamp holder includes a holder body. The holder body includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a first side surface and a second side surface arranged between the first surface and the second surface. The holder body defines a first groove and a second groove at the first side surface of the holder body. The first groove and the second groove communicate with the first and second surfaces of the holder body. The first groove and the second groove are configured for receiving connectors of a lamp. A fool-proofing member is arranged at a first bottom surface of the first groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ping-Jung Tsai
  • Patent number: 7993162
    Abstract: An electrical contact (100) for a lamp (10) that includes electrical lead-ins (20) projecting away from a longitudinal lamp axis (40), said electrical contact (100) has a first electrically conductive segment (110) including a first segment (120) leading to a first reentrant portion (130), a first beam (140) that extends from the first reentrant portion (130) to an electrical lead-in engager (150), and a second reentrant portion (160) that connects to a second beam (170) that at least partially extends over the electrical lead-in engager (150). A back-up spring (220) is provided having a configuration substantially conforming to the conductive segment (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Scholeno
  • Patent number: 7988492
    Abstract: A connector adapted to be disposed on a carrier and electrically connected to the carrier is provided. The connector includes an insulating base and two electrodes. The insulating base has a first side surface, a second side surface, a bottom surface, and two through holes. The bottom surface connects the first and the second side surfaces. The through holes extend from the first side surface to the second side surface. The electrodes respectively penetrate the through holes. Each electrode has a bar portion and a bending portion extending from the bar portion. The bar portion is located in the corresponding through hole and protrudes away from the first side surface. The bending portion extends on the second side surface and toward the carrier. An end of the bending portion penetrates through the carrier and is electrically connected to the carrier. A light source apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Pei, Yi-Hung Chen, Feng-Ting Hsu
  • Patent number: 7896701
    Abstract: A connector adapted to be disposed on a carrier and electrically connected to the carrier is provided. The connector includes an insulating base and two electrodes. The insulating base has a first side surface, a second side surface, a bottom surface, and two through holes. The bottom surface connects the first and the second side surfaces. The through holes extend from the first side surface to the second side surface. The electrodes respectively penetrate the through holes. Each electrode has a bar portion and a bending portion extending from the bar portion. The bar portion is located in the corresponding through hole and protrudes away from the first side surface. The bending portion extends on the second side surface and toward the carrier. An end of the bending portion penetrates through the carrier and is electrically connected to the carrier. A light source apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Chang Pei, Yi-Hung Chen, Feng-Ting Hsu
  • Patent number: 7883261
    Abstract: Disclosed is waterproof lamp assembly that allows easy assembly and disassembly. LED elements can be quickly and easily replaced if an LED element is defective or burns out. Extended connectors are used that extend beyond an overmolded lamp holder so that the lamp holder can be easily molded without covering the connectors with molding material. The connectors are made from a malleable metal so that the connectors can be folded into a central opening in the lamp holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: 1 Energy Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 7833060
    Abstract: The LED bulb assembly includes a connector, an LED including two conductive wires, and means for attaching the LED to the connector and preventing the two conductive wires from contacting each other. The means for attaching the LED to the connector and preventing the two conductive wires from contacting each other may include a plate in the connector, and each of the two conductive wires extends along different sides of the plate. Alternatively, the means for attaching the LED to the connector and preventing the two conductive wires from contacting each other may include each of the conductive wires having a thickness such that the two conductive wires supports the LED while maintaining a gap between the two conductive wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Digicrown International Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth Tsai
  • Patent number: 7740503
    Abstract: A lamp string includes first and second wires and a number of lighting units each including a socket receiving a bulb in electrical connection with the wires. The socket includes a husk, which is coupled to the wires and defines a cavity that receives and retains the bulb in such a way to establish electrical connections respectively between first and second contacts of the bulb and the first and second wires, and a plug, which is removably received in the cavity between the bulb and the husk and forms a bore that receives a current bypass device therein. The current bypass device has first and second conductors that are respectively set in electrical connection with the first and second wires. The bore has only an open end to ensure properly installing the current bypass device in the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventor: Chang Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 7731545
    Abstract: A socket (10) for receiving and retaining a lamp (12) and providing electrical connection to electrical lead-ins (14a) and (14b) of the lamp (12), the electrical lead-ins (14a) and (14b) projecting from the lamp in a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal axis (18). The socket (10) comprises a first socket body half (16) arrayed about the longitudinal axis (18) and including a receptacle (20) aligned with the longitudinal axis (18) for receiving a portion (22) of the lamp (12). Lead-in receptacles (24) are formed in the socket body (16), the receptacles being laterally disposed relative to the longitudinal axis. Electrical lead-in contact receivers (26) are formed adjacent the lead-in receptacles. Radially spaced contact retainers (28, 29) are associated with the contact receivers (26). An electrical contact (30) is positioned in each contact receiver (26), each of the electrical contacts (30) comprising first and second spaced-apart lead-in engagers (32, 34) joined by a bight (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Scholeno
  • Patent number: 7717746
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bulb socket structure for an onboard interior lighting system, in which: a bulb attachment hole 12 to which a wedge base bulb 21 is attached is formed in a resin-made housing 10 constituting the onboard interior lighting system; and power supply terminals 15 configured to contact, and conduct electricity to, terminals of a base 21b arranged under a bulb part 21a of the wedge base bulb when the base is inserted into the inside of the bulb attachment hole are provided in the inside of the bulb attachment hole. In the bulb socket structure, a spacer 30 is provided to the bulb attachment hole 12. The spacer is includes a supporting cylindrical part 31 capable of supporting the bulb part 21a of the wedge base bulb from its outer periphery. The spacer is capable of causing the power supply terminals 15 to contact the respective terminals of the base part while protecting the power supply terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nagai, Yasuo Suzuki, Ryohei Ochiai
  • Publication number: 20090318027
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) has a body and two terminals protruding from a bottom of the body. Each terminal has at least one distal and proximal positioning protrusions. A fairy light of the LED has a casing, two wires being mounted in the casing and a partition being mounted between the wires. The distal and proximal positioning protrusions of the terminals of the LED hold insulating shells and electric cords of the wires. Thus, the LED is easily, securely and stably to be electrically connected to the wires so an assembling procedure can be done with automatic machines. Furthermore, the LED is held in position with the partition being mounted between the wires. Therefore, not only assembling processes but also assembling components of the LED and the fairy light with the LED are saved. Consequently, manufacturing costs are saved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng
  • Patent number: 7626321
    Abstract: A mechanical shunt for use in a socket of a string of lights resides in an otherwise typical lamp of a string of lights. The present shunt is a coiled spring shunt held by one of the electrical terminals in the socket so that it is cantilevered toward and in electrical contact with the other electrical terminal. The central portion of the spring shunt has a larger diameter. The lamp holder has bottom that, upon insertion of the holder into the socket, presses down on the central portion of the spring shunt so that its first end is moved out of electrical contact with the first electrical terminal, thereby allowing electrical current to pass through the filament in the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tech Patent Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Gibboney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7621782
    Abstract: A connector including an insulating base, two electrode rods, and two L-shaped electrode sheets is provided. The insulating base has a first side surface, a second side surface, a bottom surface connecting the first side surface and the second side surface, and two through holes. The two through holes pass through the insulating base and extend from the first side surface to the second side surface. The two electrode rods penetrate the two through holes, respectively. Each electrode rod has a first end and a second end, and the first end protrudes from the first side surface. Each L-shaped electrode sheet includes a bottom portion disposed on the bottom surface and a connection portion connected to the bottom portion. The connection portions are disposed on the second side surface and connected to the second ends of the two electrode rods, respectively. A light source apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Hung Chen, Yu-Ju Liu, Chien-Chang Pei
  • Patent number: 7604506
    Abstract: Wedge bulb lamp socket assemblies with potted axial terminal members. The terminals are held in place by tab members in the blades until the potting material is added. Ramp members are provided in the socket bodies in order to facilitate insertion of the lamp bulbs in the sockets, and shroud members are provided to protect the ends of the terminal members from being damaged during insertion of the lamp bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Empire Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Gucwa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090215316
    Abstract: A socket for a fairy light has a light-emitting diode (LED) recess being formed in an outer end of the socket and a partition being formed on a bottom of the LED recess. Any LED can be mounted on the partition and protrude out of the socket. Therefore, the LED recess will not limit a lighting range of the LED, and the fairy light with small LEDs saves manufacturing costs and energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng
  • Patent number: 7568951
    Abstract: A socket for a fairy light has a light-emitting diode (LED) recess being formed in an outer end of the socket and a partition and a holder being formed on a bottom of the LED recess. The holder is implemented with multiple arced walls being formed around the partition. Small LEDs, being smaller than conventional LEDs, can therefore be mounted on the partition and protrude out of the socket and the LED recess will not limit a lighting range of the LED, and the fairy light with small LEDs saves manufacturing costs and energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng
  • Patent number: 7568956
    Abstract: An LED illuminator has an LED, a sleeve, a housing, a first wire and a second wire. The LED has a lens and two leg-plates being conductive, substantially flat and connected to the lens and comprising a fore leg-plate and a rear leg-plate. The sleeve is an open container mounted around the LED and comprising an opening being mounted around the lens, a fore mounting hole mounted around the fore leg-plate and a rear mounting hole being mounted around the rear leg-plate. The housing receives the sleeve and has an opening, a fore terminal channel and a rear terminal channel. The first wire has a first terminal being mounted in the fore terminal channel and the second wire has a second terminal being mounted in the rear terminal channel. Each wire respectively contacts the leg-plates electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng
  • Patent number: 7556515
    Abstract: In a connector including a conductive member adapted to be connected to a connection object, the conductive member includes a movable contacting portion to be contacted with the connection object and a position control portion integrally formed with the contacting portion and serving to control a position of the contacting portion. The contact may includes a main body integrally formed with the contacting portion and an elastic portion coupling the position control portion to the main body so that the position control portion is displaceable with respect to the main body. The main body may be integrally formed with the position control portion. The elastic portion may couple the contacting portion to the main body so that the contacting portion is displaceable with respect to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited
    Inventors: Rintaro Kato, Nobukazu Kato, Akira Kimura, Masakazu Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 7530849
    Abstract: It is provided a lamp holding device (1) comprising a supporting element (14) made of an electrically insulating material and having a housing space (15). An electrically insulating hollow body (49 is disposed within the housing space (15) and is set to receive an end portion (3) of a lamp (2). Said hollow body (4) has a pair of electric contacts (7) each of which can be associated with a respective conductive element projecting from the end portion (3) of the lamp (2). Each electric contact (7) comprises first and second resilient counter-elements (9, 10) which are both movable between an opened position to enable passage of the respective conductive element and a constraint position to lock the conductive element. Each resilient counter-element has a contact surface (9a, 10a) adapted to abut onto a respective side wall of the conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: E.M.C. Colosio S.p.A.
    Inventor: Livio Colosio
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7448911
    Abstract: A detachable lamp socket includes a top cover, a mounting plate secured on the top cover, a housing detachably mounted on the mounting plate, a base secured in the housing, a circuit board mounted in the housing and supported by the base, and a locking rod movably mounted in the base and having a first end extended through the circuit board and the housing and retractably extended into the mounting plate to lock the housing onto the mounting plate. Thus, the housing can be rotated relative to the mounting plate to detach the housing from the mounting plate for maintenance of the lamp socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Sun-Lite Socketrs Industry Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Ho Yang
  • Publication number: 20080132117
    Abstract: It is provided a lamp holding device (1) comprising a supporting element (14) made of an electrically insulating material and having a housing space (15). An electrically insulating hollow body (49 is disposed within the housing space (15) and is set to receive an end portion (3) of a lamp (2). Said hollow body (4) has a pair of electric contacts (7) each of which can be associated with a respective conductive element projecting from the end portion (3) of the lamp (2). Each electric contact (7) comprises first and second resilient counter-elements (9, 10) which are both movable between an opened position to enable passage of the respective conductive element and a constraint position to lock the conductive element. Each resilient counter-element has a contact surface (9a, 10a) adapted to abut onto a respective side wall of the conductive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Livio Colosio
  • Publication number: 20080085635
    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: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventor: Yu-Chu Lin
  • Patent number: 7322828
    Abstract: An LED socket is detachably mounted on a circuit board in an LED illuminating device. The LED socket has a connector with a lead connecting assembly for connecting an LED and multiple locking protrusions having locking grooves to hold the LED socket in an opening in the circuit board. When an LED breaks or fails, a user can easily detach the LED from the LED illuminating device and conveniently replace it with a new one. As a result, the LED socket in accordance with present invention not only economizes the use of LED, but also makes maintenance and use of the LED illuminating devices easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Inventor: Chiang Wen Chiang
  • Patent number: 7304421
    Abstract: The subject matter of the disclosure is a power supply system for a lamp, having foils, which are embedded in a gas-tight manner in a pinch seal of the lamp and on which are arranged, in each case on two opposing narrow sides, an inner power supply line and an outer power supply line for the purpose of supplying power to a luminous element of the lamp, the outer power supply lines having lamp-side end sections, which are connected to the foils. According to the invention, the end sections of the outer power supply lines extend at least in sections approximately at right angles to a longitudinal axis of the foils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Patent-Treuhand-Gesellschaft für elecktrische Glühampen mbH
    Inventor: Bodo Mittler
  • Patent number: 7270468
    Abstract: A lamp string includes bulb mounting units arranged electrically in series with each other, and light-emitting units, each provided with two conductive leads. Each bulb mounting unit includes: a receptacle formed with angularly displaced first and second inner shoulders, the first inner shoulder having a shorter depth than the second inner shoulder from a top open end of the receptacle; a mounting seat mounted in the receptacle and including a flange formed with an axially extending protrusion, the flange having a portion seated on the first inner shoulder, the axially extending protrusion being seated on the second inner shoulder; and first and second conductive contacts contacting the leads of a respective light-emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Inventor: Vincent Lin
  • Patent number: 7253556
    Abstract: A lamp for a light string has a mechanical shunt to allow current to pass to the next light in the event of a missing bulb. A resilient shunt is held in a generally lateral orientation by a shunt holder within the socket. When the hollow base with its bottom opening is inserted into the socket, the walls of the base cam the ends of the shunt away from the electrical contacts on the walls of the socket. Likewise, when the base is removed, the resilient lateral ends of the shunt return to engage the electrical contacts. The timing of the contact by the shunt with the electrical contacts avoids arcing. Additionally, slits formed in the wall of the base allows the Dumet wires to exit the sides of the base in the correct location for engaging the electrical contacts, thus reducing the instances of misaligned Dumet wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Tech Patent Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: James W. Gibboney
  • Patent number: 7238061
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting source adapter includes a holder, terminals, and cables connected to the terminals. The holder has its front end disposed with an insertion plate. The insertion plate includes an upper surface and a lower surface. Each of the upper and lower surfaces is disposed with connection channels and insertion blocks. Each connection channel includes a first fillister and a second fillister. A retainer is disposed to each fillister. Each terminal is inserted into and partially exposed form the first fillister and has its snap portion to be restricted by the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2007
    Inventor: Yu-Chu Lin
  • Patent number: 7222987
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a plurality of light strings mainly includes a female socket and a male socket with a plurality of terminal receivers and conductive pieces respectively. The terminal receivers and the conductive pieces are connected with the light-string conducting wires or the control lines of the light strings. Thereby when the male/female sockets are joined together, the light string can be extended or a working module controller for the light string can control more light-strings. The female socket includes a waterproof stopper inside to stabilize the conducting wires going through the female socket and also to provide a waterproof function. A joint nut is set outside of the male socket to reciprocally join with the female socket, so that the male/female sockets will not separate from each other arbitrarily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Wei-Jen Tseng
  • Patent number: 7153019
    Abstract: A structure improvement for Christmas bulb socket, which comprises a plurality of lamp assemblies; the lower part of the bulb socket is furnished with a cross-shaped plug stub and two sets of symmetrical cross-shaped through holes; after one set of the two copper wires of the bulb is plugged in different set of through holes, two different kinds of bulb assemblies can be formed; therefore, after the bulb assembly is plugged in a correct socket, no incompatible bulb assembly can be used in a lamp string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Cheng-Ju Kuo
  • Patent number: 7083476
    Abstract: A base for a headlight lamp, which has a plastic base part having at least two electrical connections, which have a first end with a contact face, the first ends protruding from the base part when mounted such that the contact faces are perpendicular to the longitudinal extent of the headlight lamp, and a second end to be connected to a power supply wire and extends parallel to the longitudinal extent of the headlight lamp. For each electrical connection, the first and second ends are connected to one another by a central section, and these central sections are embedded in the plastic of the base part and the second ends are bent back from the respective central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Patent-Treuhand-Gesellschaft für elektrische Glühlampen mbH
    Inventors: Peter Helbig, Uwe Kantim
  • Patent number: 7029160
    Abstract: A wedge base for a lamp including a body section for mounting the lamp envelope with filament lead wires extending out, the body having a shoulder and an integral, depending rib. The bottom edge of the rib has notches formed along the lower edge. Lead wire bores are formed through the shoulder and rib and terminate in the notches. The lead wires extend through the bores, out of the notches and are folded upwardly against the rib. A bracket secures the lead wires against the rib. The bracket has a first side with at least one pin and a second side with at least one hole. Each bracket side has vertical wire grooves its inner face. The bracket sides are laterally positioned on each side of the rib with the pin engaging the hole and snapped together to secure the lead wires within the groves and against the rib. When assembled, the base is configured to fit securely, with electrical contact, within the socket of a lamp fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: His-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 7025634
    Abstract: A socket (40) for a bi-pin lamp (41) has a primary housing (42) including a receptacle (44): a secondary housing (46) formed to be received in the receptacle (44), the secondary housing (46) having a body (48) with a pair of recesses (50) therein; a floor (52) in the recesses (50); a pin-receiving aperture (54) in the floor of each of the recesses (50); and an electrical contact (10) positioned in each recess (50), the electrical contact (10) comprising a substantially U-shaped body (12) having an open end (14) and a bight (16), the U-shaped body (12) comprising a substantially U-shaped contact portion (18) formed of a first material nested within a substantially U-shaped contiguous spring portion (20) formed of a second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Douglas G. Seymour, Michael Scholeno
  • Patent number: 6971917
    Abstract: A socket according to the invention for an electrically operated device has two housing parts (9, 11), which are held together by clamping springs (22, 23). Each clamping spring may have, for example, at least one for example rectangular leg (28) with a recess, which in the installed state is interlocked with a snap-in lug of one housing part (11). Another leg (29) of each clamping spring (22, 23) extends at an angle <90° to the leg (28) and rests resiliently on the other housing part (9). As a result, production variations that occur can be compensated for, so that both housing parts (9, 11) are held against one another without play. The production and assembly of such lamp sockets are simplified considerably, compared to known lamp sockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Vossloh-Schwabe Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Faust, Hans-Peter Mews
  • Patent number: 6884118
    Abstract: A lead aligning terminal for receiving a lamp with a exterior electrical lead comprises at least one contact blade, the blade carrying an elongate lead guide that is adapted to receive the electrical lead, and if it is bent, straighten the same as the lamp is being inserted into the terminal. The lead guide may comprise a slot, a keyhole slot, channel, groove, rib or a plurality of parallel ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Christiana Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Street, Ismael Garcia
  • Patent number: 6878015
    Abstract: An improved decorative lamp assembly includes at least two core members adapted to be pieced together and defining, when pieced together, a bulb holding hole receiving channels for receiving electric wires. The at least two electric wire also includes an external member shaped and configured to contain the pieced-together core members. A bulb is received in the bulb holding hole, and electric wires are received in the electric wire receiving channels. The terminals of the bulb are connected with the ends of the electric wires in a non-separable permanent manner. This decorative lamp assembly has reliable electrical connection and good sealing performance, and also has the advantage that the manufacturing and assembly are convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2005
    Inventor: Zhiyi Fan
  • Patent number: 6857905
    Abstract: A lamp socket device includes a polygonal fitting hole for fitting of a twinkle light bulb. The twinkle light bulb includes a lamp base having polygonal configuration in corresponding to the fitting hole. When the twinkle light bulb is fitted to the lamp socket device, two conductive wires of the twinkle light bulb extending from a lower end of a base section of the twinkle light bulb contact the metal plates embedded in the inner wall of the fitting hole to conduct electricity. The fitting hole can be of rectangular, ladder, hexagonal, triangular or any shape that allows the smooth and fast fitting of twinkle light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Inventor: Whiter Shieh
  • Publication number: 20040253872
    Abstract: A lead aligning terminal for receiving a lamp with a exterior electrical lead comprises at least one contact blade, the blade carrying an elongate lead guide that is adapted to receive the electrical lead, and if it is bent, straighten the same as the lamp is being inserted into the terminal. The lead guide may comprise a slot, a keyhole slot, channel, groove, rib or a plurality of parallel ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Christiana Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Street, Ismael Garcia
  • Publication number: 20040198097
    Abstract: A wedge base for a lamp including a body section for mounting the lamp envelope with filament lead wires extending out, the body having a shoulder and an integral, depending rib. The bottom edge of the rib has notches formed along the lower edge. Lead wire bores are formed through the shoulder and rib and terminate in the notches. The lead wires extend through the bores, out of the notches and are folded upwardly against the rib. A bracket secures the lead wires against the rib. The bracket has a first side with at least one pin and a second side with at least one hole. Each bracket side has vertical wire grooves its inner face. The bracket sides are laterally positioned on each side of the rib with the pin engaging the hole and snapped together to secure the lead wires within the groves and against the rib. When assembled, the base is configured to fit securely, with electrical contact, within the socket of a lamp fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2002
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: His-Yu Huang
  • Patent number: 6799867
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a twinkling light string, which includes a main wire and several branch strings. Each branch string in interval is provided with a first bulb assembly or a second bulb assembly, wherein one bulb holder can and only can be connected with a related socket of the same bulb assembly. The bulb assembly can be easily differentiated by an outside convex beam on the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Inventor: Hung-Huei Cheng
  • Patent number: 6791244
    Abstract: An electric lamp (2) with a lamp cap (12) suitable for contacting an external electric contact element (28). The lamp cap comprises contacting means (16) comprising a first contact part (18) connected to a second contact part (20) via a spring (24), thus enabling the second contact part (20) to move transversely with respect to the first contact part (18) and/or the lamp cap (12). Optionally, the first contact part (18) is kept in a fixed position with respect to the lamp cap (12) through the spring force of a further spring (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Johannes Antonius Linssen