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Illumination August list RSS, inventions by patent category 08/07

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08/30/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20070201217 - Illumination device: An illumination device includes a control knob having a display portion, a tubular case combined with a back side of the control knob, a light guide plate attached to seal an upper opening of the tubular case, and LEDs disposed at a lower opening of the tubular case. Light emitted... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070201218 - Lamp assembly with variable illuminating direction: A vehicle lamp assembly includes a transmission axle coupled to a lamp unit, and a drive unit for driving the transmission axle to rotate such that the lamp unit is movable to a selected one of a default position, where the illuminating direction of the lamp unit is parallel to... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070201219 - High visibility safety sign: A safety sign for school and other buses and methods are shown with advantages such as being more visible in poor conditions such as snow, dust, fog, low light, etc. Safety signs as shown can be seen from farther away than conventional signs.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20070201220 - Illuminated container: A vessel with a base unit that illuminates the beverage housing of the vessel is provided. The housing may be in the shape of a beverage bottle. The base unit may include a light source adapted to project light through the housing with a color of light coordinated with the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20070201221 - Lighted shoes: A lighted shoe including, but not limited to, a component including, but not limited to, at least one light source (e.g., a light emitting diode or “LED”), and a power generating element (e.g., a magnetic dynamic motor or “dynamo”) used to generate power to illuminate the at least one light... Agent: Erik Cherdak

20070201222 - Tool hand tube rod: A tool hand tube rod which comprises a long hollow rod body; having a receiving space; a lateral side of the rod body having an open hole; and one end of the rod body having a inserting end; a driving head inserted into the inserting end of the rod body;... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070201223 - Renewable energy flashlight: A renewable energy flashlight includes a flashlight housing, a light emitter carried by the housing, and a power source carried by the housing and powering the light emitter. The power source includes a charging magnet, at least one induction coil, and first and second repulsion members, all carried by the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070201224 - Retractable dimmer sleeve for an elongated light source: A retractable dimmer sleeve comprises sleeve material formed into an elongated enclosed passage having an open end and an interior volume for receiving an elongated light source. The dimmer sleeve enables, during operation of a light source while received within the sleeve, adjustment of a length of a selected portion... Agent: David S Alavi

20070201225 - Led device for wide beam generation: An apparatus and method is characterized by providing an optical transfer function between a predetermined illuminated surface pattern, such as a street light pattern, and a predetermined energy distribution pattern of a light source, such as that from an LED. A lens is formed having a shape defined by the... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

20070201226 - Backlight unit and liquid-crystal display device using the same: An edge-light type backlight unit reduces the color unevenness on the display screen caused by the arrangement of point-shaped light sources (e.g., LEDs) in a point-shaped light source unit comprising a set of point-shaped light sources aligned. The backlight unit includes at least one point-shaped light source unit having point-shaped... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20070201227 - Light cable accessory for an electronic device and methods of operating a lighted cable accessory for an electronic device: An accessory for an electronic device includes a cable, such as an audio cable having first and second ends, and a plurality of light guides attached to the cable. The light guides have first ends proximate the first end of the cable and extend along a length of the cable.... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20070201228 - Post lantern energy conversion device: Device and wiring system of present invention allows for conversion of natural gas powered and 110 voltage post lantern lights to 12-volt or 24 volt electric energy by utilizing a copper bulb housing, attached to a CPVC stem, being hollow, wherein two center contact wires extend from stem, a third... Agent: Charm-lite, Inc.

20070201229 - Light source apparatus: A light source apparatus comprises a mercury lamp having an arc tube having a light emitting portion and sealing portions extending from both sides of the light emitting portion, respectively and, a concave reflection mirror which reflects light emitting from the discharge lamp in a predetermined direction, and a front... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070201230 - Lighting device: A lighting device can include a light source in line and a reflector behind the light source. In front of the light source, a transparent inner lens and a transparent outer lens can be provided with a gap formed therebetween. The shape of the lens can be defined by bending... Agent: Cermak Kenealy & Vaidya, LLP

20070201231 - System and method for resetting a light counter: A system and method for resetting a light source counter is provided. One embodiment includes a light source assembly having an opening, a light source in the light source assembly, and an alterable material to temporarily obstruct light passage through the opening in the light source assembly when a new... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20070201232 - Illumination apparatus having heat dissipating capability: An illumination apparatus includes a heat sink having a circuit-mounting side provided with a heat-conductive insulating film thereon. A lighting device includes a printed circuit provided on the circuit-mounting side of the heat sink and in thermal contact with the heat-conductive insulating film, and a lighting unit having a light... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070201233 - Illumination device: An illumination device can be configured to be capable of radiating light generated from a light emitting element while efficiently dissipating heat from the light emitting element. The illumination device can also efficiently utilize the light from the light emitting element. The illumination device can include a light emitting element,... Agent: Cermak Kenealy & Vaidya, LLP

20070201235 - Light-emitting module and image projection apparatus using same: A light-emitting module has: a single reflector having a plurality of concave reflection surfaces; and light emitters in a same number as a number of the concave reflection surfaces. Each of the concave reflection surface has an outer shape partially notched at a boundary thereof with the adjacent concave reflection... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20070201234 - Luminous element: The invention provides a luminous element that includes a light-guiding device in which light is guided by reflection. The light-guiding device has at least one light-scattering area with light-scattering structures. The light-scattering structures can be applied to the surface of the light-scattering area. The luminous element also includes at least... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20070201236 - Lighting and ventilating apparatus and method: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a combination lighting and ventilating apparatus for installation in a structure. The apparatus can include a main housing having a first aperture that defines a ventilating inlet and a lighting outlet, a lamp housing recessed within the main housing, having first and second... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

20070201237 - Antitheft device and method for vehicle lamp: A method and system for deterring theft of a vehicle lamp component can include a flexible member that can be permanently or semi-permanently attached to a vehicle lamp such that valuable portions of the vehicle lamp are destroyed if/when unauthorized detachment of the lamp occurs. The vehicle lamp can include... Agent: Cermak Kenealy & Vaidya, LLP

20070201238 - Marine light mounting system and method for producing same: A marine light mounting system for attaching at least one light to a marine vehicle includes a support structure for supporting one or more lights on the marine vehicle. The support structure includes a light mounting portion configured to receive a housing of one of the lights, and to facilitate... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20070201239 - Display device for a vehicle: A display device for a motor vehicle is used to display a number relating to the motor vehicle or a symbol relating to the motor vehicle. The display device has a layer made of a light-emitting polymer for emitting light of a first colour, a transparent carrier layer and a... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P. Patent Department

20070201240 - Vehicle headlamp with daytime running light: A vehicle headlamp. The headlamp comprises a light source and a reflector to direct light received from the light source out of the headlamp. A movable shade is positionable to control the light received by the reflector. A shade driver is coupled to the movable shade to position the shade.... Agent: Eley Law Firm Co.

20070201241 - Lamp unit of vehicle headlamp: A lamp unit of a vehicle headlamp characterized in a lamp unit of a vehicle headlamp includes a projecting lens arranged on an optical axis extended in a front and rear direction of a vehicle, a first light emitting element arranged on a rear side of a rear side focal... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070201242 - Backlight unit and display apparatus having the same: A backlight unit includes a planar light source member that has a light-emitting surface and that emits light having directivity in a perpendicular direction to the light-emitting surface. An optical member has a light-receiving surface opposed to the light-emitting surface of the planar light source member and a light-emitting surface... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070201243 - Backlight assembly and liquid crystal display having the same: A backlight assembly and an LCD having the same are disclosed to prevent wrinklings of optical sheets due to close contact of optical sheets or prism sheets. The backlight assembly includes multiple optical sheets disposed between a light guiding plate and a display unit, for the diffusion of light, collection... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070201244 - Backlight module: A backlight module (10) includes a light source and a light guide plate (12). The light source defines a number of light units (11) for emitting light beams. The light guide plate includes a light incident surface (121), an emission surface (123) adjacent to the light incident surface, a bottom... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20070201245 - Optical sheet: An optical sheet (20) includes a main body. The main body includes an incident surface (22), an emitting surface (23) at the opposite side of the incident surface, and a plurality of inverted pyramid depressions (24) formed on the emitting surface.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20070201246 - Enhanced light diffusing sheet: A light transmitting diffusing sheet can be used in backlighting systems for liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Such displays are typically used in televisions, computer monitors, laptop computers and handheld devices such as mobile phones. Embodiments of the light diffusing sheets are suitable for use with both cold-cathode fluorescent (CCFL) and... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.

20070201247 - Spread illuminating apparatus: In a spread illuminating apparatus including: an LED at a side surface of a light conductor plate; and an FPC having a land formed on a side thereof for mounting the LED, throughholes are formed at the land, and solder is contained at least partly in each of the throughholes,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070201248 - Portable display device: A portable display device minimizes protrusions of a light emitting display panel, such as an organic light emitting display panel, and an integrated circuit to allows the thickness thereof to be reduced. The portable display device includes a light emitting display panel, such as an organic light emitting display panel.... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell

08/23/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20070195513 - Illumination-type rotational control device: A rotatable control knob for actuating a rotary switch includes a slit serving as a pointer display element. An illuminating portion of a light guiding unit attached to the control knob is disposed in the slit. A strip light-guiding portion extends spirally from the illuminating portion is secured to the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070195514 - Reading assistant for torah scrolls: A system and method for reading Torah text, which includes a light table on which notation sheets which are in the form of individual sheets or a scrollable web are placeable, is so structured that a Torah scroll can be opened by being placed over the light table and the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20070195515 - Lighted reading glasses: Lighted reading glasses are provided that have high intensity lights, such as in the form of LEDs that generate narrow light beam cones and which are oriented via light mounts as by inward canting of the light beam cones to meet and overlap so high brightness light is generated in... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery

20070195516 - Decorative bulb chain: A decorative bulb chain including a plurality of bulb chain units, which can be connected one another electrically in a detachable manner, is provided. Various shapes of the tree branches can be realized by connecting the respective bulb chain units in series, in parallel, or in combination thereof, or by... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20070195519 - Display device using external light: A display device using external light and including: a light guide panel guiding light; an internal light source disposed on at least one side of the light guide panel and supplying internal light to the light guide panel; an optical filter disposed on a rear surface of the light guide... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070195517 - Showcase: An object is to provide a showcase in which terminals of an illuminative lamp can electrically be connected to power supply portions of sockets securely and safely and in which an attaching operation of the illuminative lamp can be simplified; the showcase is provided with the sockets each including a... Agent: Armstrong, Kratz, Quintos, Hanson & Brooks, LLP

20070195518 - Showcase: An object is to provide a showcase capable of realizing a stable attaching operation of sockets and a replacement operation of an illuminative lamp, the showcase provided with the illuminative lamp having terminals at opposite end portions, respectively, includes a pair of sockets which connect the illuminative lamp to a... Agent: Armstrong, Kratz, Quintos, Hanson & Brooks, LLP

20070195520 - Flashlight holder: A flashlight holder is disclosed that includes a first interface configured to secure a flashlight, a user interface configured to secure the flashlight holder to a user's arm at least one adjustable member between the flashlight holder and the user interface. An adjustable pivot can be provided as part of... Agent: Galasso & Associates, Lp

20070195521 - Compact reconfigurable illumination device: Methods and apparatus providing a compact illumination device with interchangeable adaptable insert components and a light source heat sink feature are disclosed. A compact illumination device generates high quality illumination with interchangeable insert components enabling the illumination device to functioning independently or in conjunction with existing devices. The heat sink... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20070195522 - Flashlight with selectable output level switching: A flashlight has a lamp, a power source, two switches, and a controller connected to the switches. The first switch controls delivery of power to the lamp, and the second switch selects a dimmed brightness level. The first switch may invoke the dimmed level, or a maximum brightness level. The... Agent: Langlotz Patent Works, Inc.

20070195523 - Backlight module: A backlight module (20), includes a plurality of light sources (24) and an optical sheet (21). The optical sheet includes a light incident surface (211), a light emitting surface (212), and a plurality of inverted rectangular pyramid depressions (213). The light sources are positioned adjacent to the light incident surface.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20070195524 - Point light source, light-emitting module and display device having the same: A point light source includes a body, a light-emitting unit and a fluorescent unit. The body includes a bottom portion and a protrusion portion protruded from the bottom portion. The light-emitting unit includes a light-emitting chip disposed at the protrusion to have an inclined-angle with respect to the bottom portion.... Agent: Frank Chau, Esq. F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070195525 - Lamps and reflector arrangement for color mixing: A luminaire (1) suitable for color mixing of light originating from lamps (2, 3, 9, 10, 11) having different color properties. Has reflectors (5, 6, 12) configured to provide an equal ratio of partial illuminance for each of the color properties at each position of a translucent element, e.g. a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070195526 - Wireless lighting control methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus involving at least two LEDs configured to generate at least two different spectra of radiation that are combined to produce white light. At least one parameter of the at least two different spectra of radiation generated by the at least two LEDs is controlled, based at least... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20070195527 - System and method for power control in a led luminaire: The present invention is directed to an LED lighting source comprising a housing adapted for coupling to an AC power source; a rectifier circuit for converting the AC power to a DC supply; a power control circuit disposed in the housing and electrically connected to the DC supply; a string... Agent: Dennison Associates Suite 301

20070195528 - Matrix display using cassette light units: A light board is made with a receptacle substrate for accommodating cassette light units. The convenience of assembly and disassembly of the light units from the receptacle substrate makes the product easily to be maintained for changing different color light units, changing different displaying patterns, removing or replacing a failure... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP

20070195529 - Light emitting diode fan pen: A light emitting diode fan pen is provided that includes a rotatable fan leaf that is coupled to an electric motor. A circuit board is also rotatably coupled to the fan leaf and electric motor. At least one light emitting diode in electrical communication with the circuit board is visible... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20070195530 - Light distribution control type illuminator: A light distribution controller for discharge lamps having improved lamp efficiency while maintaining its specific lighting posture is obtained. There are provided a lighting source 1 in which electric discharge is caused between opposed electrodes 2, 4 to radiate light, a reflecting mirror 5 for reflecting a flux of light... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20070195531 - Luminaire with reflector of adjustable rotation: Luminaire with reflector of adjustable rotation comprises a luminaire housing, a reflector received in the housing and an assembled component at ends of reflector. Each longitudinal end of the luminaire has a recess and a projection on internal surface, the recess defining a circular arc, with center as longitudinal axis... Agent: Bruzga & Associates

20070195532 - Led lamp module: An LED lamp module designed to be easily retrofitted into existing incandescent based light fixtures with minimum modification is provided. The LED lamp module includes a generally circular metal core board including a first surface and a second surface; at least one LED disposed centrally on the first surface of... Agent: Michael J. Porco, Esq.

20070195533 - Light-distributing optical foil: A foil including optically refractive pyramidal elements, which each have a triangular base. The bases of adjacent elements are turned 180 degrees relative to each other. The foil has optically refractive characteristics upon incidence of electromagnetic waves thereon, which characteristics render the foil suitable for imparting a desired pattern, possibly... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070195534 - Side emitting lens, light emitting device using the side emitting lens, mold assembly for preparing the side emitting lens and method for preparing the side emitting lens: Disclosed are a side emitting lens, a light emitting device using the side emitting lens, a mold assembly for preparing the side emitting lens and a method for preparing the side emitting using the mold assembly. The lens of the present invention has a simple structure so the lens is... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20070195535 - Reflector system for led illuminated display case: A lighting system for a commercial display case. The display case includes a plurality of mullions disposed in a vertical orientation between doors of the display case. A plurality of light emitting diodes are disposed in a linear array on each of the mullions. A reflector system is mounted proximate... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP

20070195536 - Roller blind with centering by stops: A window shade for motor vehicles having a shade of approximately trapezoidal shape. An extension profile or pull rod of the shade, the ends of which are guided in guide rails, is arranged on the shortest transverse edge of the shade. In order to compensate for a varying distance between... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20070195537 - Illuminating module for mounting in a domestic appliance and domestic appliance with such a module: A luminous module for mounting in a household appliance has a housing that is embodied in such a way as to receive a luminous element. The luminous module further contains a first optical wave guide having a light admission surface via which light emitted by the luminous element enters the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20070195538 - Optical component, light converting member, and light emitting device: An optical component that can be attached to an end portion of an optical guiding member, and a light converting member used in the optical component. The optical component comprises a cap having an engaging portion defining a bore engaged with an end member of a light guiding member, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070195539 - Ultra wide band wireless optical endoscopic device: A video endoscopy system for displaying an area to be viewed to a user, the system providing for wireless transmission via UWB signal technology of image data representative of the area to be viewed. The video endoscopy system uses an LED and a battery for providing illuminating light to the... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20070195541 - Illumination device: In order to create an illumination device (1) with improved technical light characteristics for a vehicle, it is proposed that the illumination device (1) include a primary reflector (2) to create core light distribution, and a secondary reflector (3) interacting with a lens to create peripheral light distribution.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20070195540 - Vehicle lighting system: A vehicle lighting system having: a light guiding member having a front face as a light emitting surface, a rear face having a plurality of reflecting portions inclined to the front face, and a side face; and a light source disposed opposite to the side face. An angle θ defined... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20070195542 - Illuminated door handle: An illuminated door handle (16) for a vehicle door (12,14) includes a mounting frame (22), a handle arm (24), an LED (26), an LED light guide (28), and a back plate (30). The handle arm (24) is pivotally attached to the mounting frame (22). The handle arm (24) includes one... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC

20070195543 - Vehicle headlamp: A vehicle headlamp includes a lamp 110 having shade switching means 140 for providing a desired light distribution pattern by blocking a portion of light emitted from a light source. Light distribution pattern switching controlling means controls the shade switching means 140 in response to receipt of an instruction of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070195544 - Remote controlled led light bulb: The present invention relates to a remote controlled light bulb using a light emitting diode (LED). Advantageously, the light bulb includes a conventional mounting that allows it to be mounted in a conventional socket. The light emitting diode emits radiation at a first wavelength and advantageously includes known technology for... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20070195545 - Vehicle light using led light source: A vehicle light can include a plurality of light projection units each having a replaceable LED lamp, a reflector unit, a projection lens, and a shielding member. A housing can be provided that includes a lens and a rear side part, with the housing configured to accommodate the light projection... Agent: Cermak & Kenealy, LLP

20070195547 - Apparatus for illuminating channel letters and light boxes: A channel letter or light box illumination apparatus wherein the channel letter or light box is illuminated from a luminaire located at some distance from the channel letter or light box, ideally in a location expeditious to servicing replaceable components such as lamps and driver electronics. A light engine includes... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC

20070195546 - Fibre or filament: A filament or fibre (2) comprising a volume modulation colouration producing substance (6); containment means (8) for containing the substance in the form of an elongated core which containment means is at least partially light transmitting; and stimulation means (4) for stimulating the substance to produce a change in the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070195548 - Light emitting panel for medical applications: A light emitting panel is disclosed for medical applications including photodynamic therapy and photo bio-stimulation. The light emitting panel utilizes high intensity light emitting diodes (LEDs) as its light source and side-emitting optical fibers for light delivery.... Agent: Bwt Property, Inc.

20070195549 - Phosphor based illumination system having a plurality of light guides and a display using same: An illumination system including a light source, light guides coupled to the light source, each including an input surface and an output surface, emissive material positioned to receive light from at least one light guide, and a first interference reflector positioned between the emissive material and the output surfaces of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070195550 - Foldable electronic device: A foldable electronic device including a main frame, a display and a pivot is provided. The main frame includes a photo catalyst disposed on the surface thereof The display includes an ultraviolet light source for illuminating the photo catalyst disposed on the main frame. The main frame is pivoted on... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070195551 - Led backlight unit: An LED backlight unit which can be assembled without a thermosetting adhesive, improved in heat radiation effects to maintain high brightness, and also significantly improved in productivity. A light source has a substrate and a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed on the substrate. A light guide plate is placed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070195552 - Apparatus and method for controlling operation of led in light unit: Provided are an apparatus and method for controlling an operation of an LED in a light unit. The apparatus includes: a micom for sequentially outputting red, green and blue signals delayed by a predetermined interval through n (n>1) number of channels for each color; a plurality of light emitting diode... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070195553 - Reflector: A reflector in a backlight module comprises a reflection layer and an electrical conduction layer. The conducting is installed on one side of a reflection layer, and is connected to the ground of the system. Thereby, when the reflector is applied to an edge-type or a direct-type backlight module, by... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070195554 - Backlight assembly and liquid crystal display apparatus having the same: In a backlight assembly and an LCD apparatus having the same, a lamps fixing member includes a base substrate, a fixing clip protruded from a base substrate so as to fix a lamp and a fixing portion formed by partially cutting-away the base substrate. A mold frame includes a receiving... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070195555 - Backlight module and liquid crystal display: A backlight module having a light source module and an optical film module is provided. The light source module includes a first frame module and a light source. The light source is disposed in the first frame module. The optical film module includes a second frame module and a plurality... Agent: J.c. Patents, Inc.

08/16/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20070189000 - Method for preventing incorrect lighting adjustments in a daylight harvesting system: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for preventing incorrect lighting changes in a daylight-harvesting system, which controls the output of a lighting system based on the presence of daylight and/or other light sources to reduce energy usage. During operation, the system measures a first light level using... Agent: Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20070189001 - Multi-functional ballast and location-specific lighting: An energy-efficient lighting apparatus that includes a lighting fixture. The lighting fixture includes a multi-functional ballast and one or more fluorescent lights. The lighting fixture may also operate one or more fluorescent lamps. One or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) may also be used. The LEDs may be located on... Agent: Madson & Austin Gateway Tower West

20070189002 - Illuminated umbrella: The illuminated umbrella includes a substantially translucent canopy supported by a plurality of ribs pivotally swingable towards and away from a shaft. Each of the ribs has attached intermediately of its length to one end of a spoke. The other spoke end is pivotally attached to a slidable sleeve on... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd

20070189003 - Display novelty: There is provided a face mask with two eye holes, having a lighting display unit located inside a housing on the front of the forehead area of the mask and having a reflective, transparent sheet attached to the front of the mask between the eye holes and the housing. The... Agent: Joseph E. Funk

20070189004 - Illum-a-field modification of medical and surgical instruments: ILLUM-A-FIELDR Modification of Medical and Laboratory Instruments encompasses attaching a LED Assembly to medical, laboratory and other instruments and tools. Power to said assembly is a portable, lightweight, rechargeable power supply. Major advantages include field portability; use in hostile environments including battlefield conditions and civilian emergency situations; can be supplied... Agent: Guy Dickes

20070189005 - Flashlight: A flashlight includes a first or top section attached to a second or base section. The top section has one or more elements that are axially moveable relative to the base section, for focusing light. This movement may be achieved, for example, by having the top and base sections joined... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20070189006 - Illumination device and display apparatus including the same: An illumination device for a display apparatus provided on a rear side of a display panel of the display apparatus includes a plurality of rod-like light sources arranged substantially parallel to each other; and a light scattering member for scattering light, the light scattering member being provided between two adjacent... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20070189007 - Led mounting module, led module, manufacturing method of led mounting module, and manufacturing method of led module: The following explains an LED module that can achieve favorable light extraction efficiency without increasing a cost. An LED module (100) includes LED devices (110), an LED mounting module (120) on which the LED devices (110) are mounted, and a lens board (130) attached to a front surface of the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (matsushita)

20070189008 - Multi-beam pitch adjusting apparatus and image forming apparatus: A multi-beam scanning apparatus includes a light source having first and second light source sections that hold a pair of semi-conductor laser diodes and coupling lenses that couple four beams irradiated from the pair of semi-conductor laser diodes with a base member. A light beam deviating device may be provided... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070189009 - Back light module and light mixing apparatus thereof: A light mixing apparatus including a bottom plate, a plurality of lateral walls, a reflection structure and a plurality of side emitting type LEDs is provided. The bottom plate is connected to the lateral walls. Moreover, each lateral wall has an inner surface and the inner surface face each other.... Agent: J.c. Patents, Inc.

20070189010 - Light diffusing element: A light diffusing element is invented which includes: a passage part which passes, as first light, light traveling in substantially parallel to an optical axis while almost not scattering the light, and a diffusion part which scatters light spreading outward from the optical axis by a predetermined angle or more... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20070189011 - Light-generating module, backlight assembly and display device having the same, and method thereof: A light-generating module includes a heat radiating plate, a first insulation layer, a conductive pattern, and a plurality of light sources. The heat radiating plate includes graphite. The first insulation layer is formed on a first surface of the heat radiating plate. The conductive pattern is formed on the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070189012 - Light emitting diode illumination apparatus and heat dissipating method therefor: A light emitting diode (LED) illumination apparatus including an illumination module, a heat dissipating unit and a loop heat pipe (LHP) device is provided. The illumination module includes a base and many LEDs. The LEDs are disposed on the base. The LHP device contains working fluid and includes an evaporator,... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20070189013 - Light emitting and receiving device: There is disclosed an adjustable light emitting device for selectively projecting light directionally and omnidirectionally, the device comprising a stepped surface lens having a focal point and a light source positioned substantially along an optical axis of the lens and adapted for movement along the axis between the focal point... Agent: Goudreau Gage Dubuc

20070189016 - Light source device and projector: A light source device includes: a light source lamp having a light-emitting tube with a discharge space and a pair of electrodes disposed in the discharge space of the light-emitting tube; a reflector extending in a substantially concave shape in section, the reflector reflecting a light beam irradiated from the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070189015 - Light source module and backlight system using the same: A light source module includes at least a light source and a housing. The housing includes a base having a slanted reflective surface, a plurality of sidewalls extending out of a peripheral of the base cooperatively defining an opening with the base, the sidewall aligned with a trough of the... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20070189014 - Light reflecting triggering device for a paintball gun: A light reflecting triggering device for a paintball gun includes a trigger and a light reflector. The light reflector has a light emission unit and a light receiving unit spaced each other. When the trigger is pressed, the trigger will extend into the light reflector and the light from the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070189017 - Lamp: A lamp (10) comprising at least one base (11) which is joined to a light, and a dome-shaped, in particular dish-shaped, essentially rotationally symmetrical reflector (13), wherein a light source is arranged in the focal point (32) or focal point area thereof in order to produce an oriented, e.g. narrowly... Agent: Thomas Langer Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane

20070189018 - Curing system and method of curing: A curing device for curing an ink, varnish, adhesive, and/or adhesive with a lamination film on a web includes a curing housing and a control system. The curing housing includes a xenon light source and an outlet for light emitted by the light source. The control system is configured to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20070189019 - Reflectors, reflector/led combinations, and lamps having the same: A concave reflector can form a more uniform beam of light. The light source can be an LED with a nominally lambertian radiation pattern. LED can be high power requiring heatsink. Light reflected by reflector and light exiting without hitting reflector can form coinciding beams of essentially same size. Matching... Agent: Patent Administrator Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20070189020 - Lamp enclosure: A lamp enclosure comprises a cover made of elastic material for covering upon a lamp so that light emitted from the lamp will feel soft and comfortable. The cover is made of fireproof material. A surface of the cover has a plurality of holes and the surface of the cover... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070189021 - Recessed lighting fixture: This lighting fixture is made up of a translucent front plate (2) and a recessed body (1) made from a high-resistance translucent material with ultraviolet protection, which has a general tubular configuration and includes an inner transversal wall (11) that, separates a rear cavity (12), designed for housing the lighting... Agent: Notaro And Michalos

20070189022 - Joint structure for angular arm for lighting fixture: A joint structure for supporting a lighting fixture includes a tubular support arm and a tubular angular arm. The tubular supporting arm, which is adapted for supporting the lighting fixture, has a coupling end portion defining at a first free end, wherein the supporting arm includes a sliding guider inwardly... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan

20070189023 - Pull down light fixture: A pull down light fixture having a cover connected to a bottom portion of the light fixture. A power source is connected to the light fixture via a power cord. A power cord base engages a ceiling for housing the power cord. A predetermined plurality of retraction cords are connected... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20070189026 - Light system manager: Methods and systems are provided for lighting control, including a lighting system manager, a light show composer, a light system engine, and related facilities for the convenient authoring and execution of lighting shows using semiconductor-based illumination units.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20070189024 - Liquid crystal display device and backlight unit: In a backlight unit provided with a plurality of optical sheets, a first optical sheet is characterized by having different coefficients of linear expansion in two different directions (a first direction and a second direction) with the coefficient of linear expansion in the first direction larger than that in the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070189025 - Universal actuator particularly for dashboards: An electric dashboard actuator including an electric motor driving an indicator. The electric motor includes a hollow output shaft of which the ends are located at and flush with two opposite surfaces of the motor, and the indicator includes a male coupling member with a cross-section matching the cross-section of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070189027 - Vehicle console device: A console device for a vehicle includes a housing body fixed by a side face to the ceiling part of the vehicle. The device has a recessed part formed by an opening in another side face, and a cover body that pivots on the housing body. The recessed part can... Agent: Michael L. Crapenhoft C/o Hiroe And Associates

20070189028 - Light emitting warning triangle: A warning triangle mainly contains a stationary side piece, two movable side pieces, a stationary support piece, a movable support piece, a battery chamber, circuit boards, and light emitting diodes (LEDs) to achieve superior visibility. Grooves are provided on the two sides and along the outer edges of the side... Agent: Leong C Lei

20070189029 - High intensity utility light: A high intensity light source arrangement includes a luminary unit having a luminary unit, at least a terminal electrically connected to the luminary circuit, and at least a luminary element electrifying with the terminal for emitting light, a heat dissipation unit which dissipates heat generated from the luminary unit, and... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan

20070189030 - Illuminating device for imaging apparatus: An illuminating device for imaging apparatus includes: a light source; plural batteries that supply power to the light source; plural detection voltage generating units that are provided with respect to each battery and generate detection voltages from output voltages of the batteries; a voltage monitoring unit that is supplied with... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20070189031 - Method for making an abraded optical fiber illumination means: An incoherent bundle of optical fibers surrounded by a tubing are selectively damaged to create a decorative lighting effect. With the optical fibers inside the tubing, the tubing is periodically partially cut, abraded, poked or otherwise worked so that damage to the optical fibers can be caused that creates numerous... Agent: The Hill Law Firm, PLC

20070189032 - Backlight system: A backlight system includes a light diffusion plate and at least one light source module. The light source module is disposed under the light diffusion plate. The light source module includes a base, a sidewall extending from a longitudinal edge of the base, a protrusion formed on an edge of... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20070189033 - Light guide plate: A light guide plate has a light emitting surface and a prism surface opposite to the light emitting surface. The prism surface includes a plurality of grooves extending parallel to each. The grooves have a constant depth, and widths of the grooves are varied, thereby adjusting the apex angles of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070189034 - High output light guide panel, backlight unit having the light guide panel, and display having the backlight unit: A light guide panel (LGP), a backlight unit, and a display using the LGP are provided. The LGP includes: a first layer having an incident surface on which light emitted from a light source is incident, a surface opposite to the incident surface, and a top surface through which light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070189035 - Phosphor based illumination system having a short pass reflector and method of making same: An illumination system including a light source, a light guide including an output surface, a first interference reflector positioned between the light source and the output surface of the light guide, and emissive material positioned between the first interference reflector and the output surface of the light guide is disclosed.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070189036 - Backlight module: A backlight module includes a light guide plate, a bar member, and two point light sources. The bar member is connected to one side of the light guide plate with a slot being formed between them. The bar member has a light emitting surface facing the light receiving surface of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070189037 - Backlight device of liquid crystal display device and method of fabricating the same: A backlight device for a liquid crystal includes a substrate, a light source including a first plurality of green light emitting diodes, a second plurality of blue light emitting diodes, and a third plurality of red light emitting diodes arranged along a first row direction on the substrate in an... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20070189038 - Multifunctional optical assembly: An optical assembly including a light management component and a light delivery component is disclosed. The light management component and the light delivery component are attached together in a manner that defines voids between the light management component and the light delivery component.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070189039 - Light guide plate, mold for forming light guide plate, and method for manufacturing a mold for forming light guide plate: The present invention provides a light guide plate including: a lateral surface from which light from a light source enters; a light emission surface from which the light is emitted; and a light reflecting surface reflecting the light. In the light guide plate, at least one of the light emission... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20070189040 - Light guide plate for liquid crystal display back light units and liquid crystal display back light unit using the same: A light guide plate includes a main body having opposing side faces, and front and rear faces connected to the opposing side faces, the front face being adapted to output light incident on at least one of the side faces, a plurality of front prisms disposed at the front face... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.

20070189041 - Backlight module and illuminant structure thereof: An illuminant structure, adapted to a liquid crystal display, is provided. The illuminant structure includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having a conducting line and a connector. The connector is mounted on the back side of the PCB and electrically connected to the conducting line. A socket is mounted on... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070189042 - Flat panel display having backlight module: A backlight module includes a metal back plate having a front surface, an insulating layer disposed on the front surface of the metal back plate, a metal layout layer disposed on the insulating layer, the metal layout layer including signal lines, and at least one light emitting diode coupled to... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

08/09/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20070183136 - Backlight assembly and display device having the same: A backlight assembly includes a light source unit a light guiding plate and an optical changing pattern. The light source unit includes a light source, a first lens portion enclosing the light source and a second lens portion positioned on the first lens portion. The second lens portion has a... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20070183137 - Planar lighting device: The planar lighting device includes linear light sources, a light guide plate having a flat light exit surface, a rear surface and parallel grooves formed in the rear surface for accommodating the light sources, respectively, and a support member for supporting the light guide plate with the rear surface. A... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070183132 - Method for the production of the photoelectron the wavelength of which is homogeneous with and resonating at the wavelength of the photoelectron emitted in a cell, promoting the activity of cell: The present invention relates to a method for the production of the photoelectron the wavelength of which is homogeneous with and resonating at the wavelength of the photoelectron emitted in a cell. Particularly the present invention relates to a method for the production of light energy which utilizes the wavelength... Agent: Ip Strategies

20070183133 - Mains wire antenna for wireless interface applications: The present invention deals with wireless control of a lamp such as a fluorescent lamp controlled by a ballast with a wireless control interface for RF communication. The receiver input and the transmitter output of the control interface module are connected to one or more mains wires by means of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070183134 - Backlight module and system for displaying images: Systems for displaying images are provided. A representative system includes a backlight module incorporating a channel, a discharging gas, a fluorescent material, a cathode and an anode. The channel exhibits a series of waves arranged along a length thereof. The discharging gas and the fluorescent material are located within the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070183135 - Backlight module with threads for supporting a film: Disclosed is a backlight module including at least a light source, at least a film, a frame, at least a back bezel, and at least a thread. The frame is used for loading the light source and has a base portion and a side wall portion. The thread is used... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20070183138 - Express mount for electrical fixture: A system for quickly mounting and grounding electrical fixtures with respect to flush mounted electrical junction boxes is provided. The system comprises an electrically conductive mount bracket for releasably securing on and across the junction box mounted flushly on a support surface. A ground wire to be secured to the... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20070183139 - Airport light installation with split ring adapter: Disclosed is an airport light base including a light base container having an upper end with an inverted first flange having a first outer face, an opposing first inner face facing into the light base container, a continuous inwardly directed first edge bounding a first opening into the light base... Agent: Michael Winfield Goltry

20070183140 - Multi-colored container: A multi-colored transparent or semi-transparent container having at least two discrete sidewall regions, each discrete region having a different transparent color such that when the container is viewed it exhibits multiple transparent colors or gradations of color. The container may have a generally polygonal or round cross section. The container... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070183141 - Handbag with lighted inside bottom: The present invention relates to a handbag, briefcase, or other container in which the bottom is provided on the inside with a two-dimensional light-emitting element.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070183142 - Mp3 and/or mp4 player flashlight device: A high-intensity LED is integrated into an MP3 player such as an iPod™ device to provide an extremely convenient flashlight functionality at the ready for a user, particularly useful in emergency situations. When an emergency or other need emerges suddenly and while the user is otherwise unable to obtain a... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter PLLC

20070183143 - Solar-powered collapsible lighting apparatus: A solar-powered collapsible lighting apparatus and methods of assembling such a lighting apparatus are disclosed.... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20070183144 - Illumination device: An illumination device for illuminating a surrounding region that is adapted to be placed on a soft penetrable support surface, such as the bottom of a pumpkin. The illumination device includes a housing with a base, which sets on the support surface and supports a power source. The base also... Agent: Martin & Henson, P.C.

20070183145 - Pivoting flashlight: A flashlight is provided that includes a housing and a light assembly including a light source and a battery. A light activation switch is provided for selectively forming an electric circuit between the light source and the battery to induce light emission from the light source. A pivot engages both... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20070183146 - Retractable, automatic, on/off flashlight system: A retractable, automatic, on/off flashlight system includes a retriever having a retriever spring and a line to be retracted by the retriever spring into the retriever in a retraction direction. A flashlight has a light source, a power source and a switch connected in a circuit. The switch has an... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20070183147 - Non-tangling christmas light assembly: Spring coiled holiday light strings are described that can be expanded for stringing on a Christmas tree or other surface and conveniently re-coiled for storage and later reuse.... Agent: Wesley B. Ames AmesIPLaw

20070183148 - Light fixture: A light fixture or troffer for directing light emitted from a light source toward an area to be illuminated, including a reflector assembly within which the light source is positioned, a lens assembly detachably secured to a portion of the reflector assembly such that a lens of the lens assembly... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.

20070183149 - Lamp support unit and backlight assembly and liquid crystal display including the same: The present invention relates to a lamp support capable of stably and firmly mounting a lamp, and a backlight assembly and a liquid crystal display including the lamp support unit. The lamp support unit includes a socket housing, a socket terminal disposed in the socket housing gripping a lead of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070183150 - Surface light source device and liquid crystal display apparatus having the same: A surface light source device includes a light source body having an internal space. A partition wall is disposed in the internal space of the light source body to divide the internal space into a plurality of discharge spaces. The partition wall has end portions that make contact with inner... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070183151 - Electrical lighting system: An electrical lighting system for mounting to a surface. The lighting system includes an electrical power supply that is mounted by adhesive backing to a surface. Light fixtures use piercing connectors to pierce the electrical power supply and engage the electrical leads to provide power to the light fixtures. The... Agent: Glenn L. Webb

20070183152 - Animated light source and method: An animated light source and method are provided. The light source may include a plurality of solid-state emitters and a control circuit for controlling the selective energization of the emitters individually to from a beam of light along an axis. The emitters may be selectively energized to provide the appearance... Agent: Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne A Law Corporation

20070183153 - All-in-one led assembly, string assembly and method: The invention presents a new practical LED assembly and LED string assembly. The invented LED package includes an LED, a lamp cover, a lamp holder, wire connections, and a plug. The LED with its electrical connections is inserted and positioned in the lamp cover/lamp holder subassembly. The bottom opening of... Agent: Jing Jing Yu

20070183154 - Sealed cover for recessed lighting fixture: The present invention relates to a cover for a recessed light fixture, having a housing composed of heat-tolerant material, and having visible trim ring (12), and a means for retaining said cover to said fixture (10). Light generated by the recessed light fixture will pass through the lens (14), which... Agent: C. Mark Robson

20070183155 - Decorative entertaining unit: A decorative entertaining unit includes a decorative ornament body and an entertaining unit. The decorative ornament body has a base portion attached on a user's body, and a decorative portion extended from the base portion, wherein the decorative portion has a predetermined aesthetic appearance for serving general decorative function. The... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan

20070183156 - Led lighting system: A light emitting diode lighting device and system that can be used for illuminating the interior and/or exterior of vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, signage or buildings is provided. It includes a voltage feedback constant current power supply circuitry and high power LEDs. The printed circuit assemblies are firmly mounted onto a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20070183157 - Luminaire with a louver for controlling the light radiation: A luminaire, comprising a light source (6,7) for producing light radiation leaving the luminaire through its front side. The luminaire comprises a dome-like concave reflector (1) around a central axis (2) perpendicular to said front side. The luminaire comprises a tubular louver (11), being positioned around said central axis (2)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070183158 - Light fixture and lens assembly for same: A light fixture or troffer for directing light emitted from a light source toward an area to be illuminated, including a reflector assembly within which the light source is positioned; a housing defining at least one selectively enclosable ballast enclosure; and a ballast that is positionable in the at least... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.

20070183159 - Led indicator casing, led indicator, and led indicator joint member: An LED indicator casing (1R) has: a casing (1a) including a bottom face (S1), a front face (S2) having an aperture (2a) for light emission, and paired side faces (S3 and S4) adjoining the front face (S2); and paired lead terminals (11 and 12), one of which has a light-emitting... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070183160 - Ceiling lamp holder to accept a non-incandescent lamp: This invention is directed to a lampholder for receiving a non-incandescent lamp having a 2-pin base. A surface mountable member for receiving the lamp and which has no voltage transforming circuitry is disclosed. Each pin of the lamp has an enlarged cylindrical shaped end attached to a shaft of reduced... Agent: Paul J. Sutton, Esq., Barry G. Magidoff, Esq. Greenberg Traurig, LLP

20070183161 - Method and apparatus for achieving perceived light mixing via alternating different colored leds: A method and apparatus for achieving perceived light mixing via alternating colored light emitting diodes (LEDs) is disclosed. For example, a control signal to produce a requested color output is received. Then a timing sequence for at least two different colored LEDs to achieve the requested color output is determined.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP Suite 100

20070183162 - Electronic endoscope apparatus: An electronic endoscope apparatus capable of setting the brightness of a displayed spectroscopic image within a desirable range. The apparatus includes: a light source for irradiating white light on an observation target body; a first color conversion imaging the observation target image; a first color conversion circuit for converting Y/C... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070183163 - Ambient light based illumination control: An ambient light based illumination control system for motor vehicles. The system incorporates an ambient light sensor and provides control signals for controlling headlamp illumination and illumination of interior instrument panel lighting. The control system provides a variation of intensities for instrument panel lighting in transient ambient light conditions. The... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070183164 - Vehicle headlamp: A vehicle headlamp is provided with an upper stage light source unit, a middle stage light source unit, and a lower stage light source unit. The upper stage light source unit, the middle stage light source unit, and the lower stage light source unit are provided at a lamp body... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20070183165 - Direct lighting vehicular lamp: According to an aspect of the present invention, lenses used for directing the light beams from lighting elements in a direct lighting vehicular lamp are constructed on an inner lens assembly that is separate from the lamp enclosure. Such a physical separation of the lens assembly and the lamp enclosure... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20070183167 - Vehicle light: A vehicle light that includes a semiconductor light emitting device can have a simple structure which suppresses deterioration of the light emitting quality of the device. The vehicle light can be configured to prevent aging and/or deterioration of components, such as a vapor deposited silver coating on the reflection surface... Agent: Cermak & Kenealy, LLP

20070183166 - Headlight module with cut-off, for a motor vehicle: An optical module of a headlight for a motor vehicle, for giving a cut-off beam and comprising a plurality of reflectors, including a reflector which is situated below the horizontal plane that passes through the optical axis and that defines a meridian curve which consists of an elliptical arc; a... Agent: Matthew R. Jenkins, Esq.

20070183168 - Vehicle lamp: A vehicle headlamp 10 is provided with an upper stage light source unit 20, a middle stage light source unit 40, a lower stage light source unit 60. The upper stage light source unit 20, the middle stage light source unit 40, the lower stage light source unit 60 are... Agent: Sughrue-265550

08/02/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20070177369 - Illuminated indicator and method of manufacturing the illuminated indicator: An illuminated indicator and a method of manufacturing the illuminated indicator that can make black the color of an indicator mark formed by irradiation with laser light are provided. In a shift position indicator panel, part of a light-blocking coating material layer and a design coating material layer is removed... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes

20070177372 - Photocatalytic material, photocatalyst, photocatalytic product, lighting apparatus, and method of producing photocatalytic material: A photocatalytic material containing tungsten trioxide fine particles having an average particle diameter of 0.5 μm or smaller and a crystal structure of a monoclinic crystal system as a main component.... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20070177370 - Switch lighting el sheet and lighting switch and electronic apparatus using it: A switch illuminating EL sheet (7) has a structure such that a transparent protection film (8), a transparent electrode layer (9), a light emitting layer (10), a dielectric layer (11) and a back electrode layer (12) are layered in order from a light emitting face side. The transparent protection film... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070177371 - Surface light source device and backlight unit having the same: A surface light source device of a backlight unit for a liquid crystal display is provided. The surface light source device includes: a main body having a first panel, and a second panel between which an inner space is formed; and at least one partition wall for partitioning the inner... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP

20070177373 - Book light: A book light has a base, a telescoping arm having proximal and distal ends, and a shaded light source. The proximal end of the arm is pivotally connected to the base, and the light source is pivotally connected to the distal end of the arm. The light source includes at... Agent: Donald S. Dowden Cooper & Dunham LLP

20070177375 - Electric torch-light equipped with a device for fixing and positioning on a support: A fixing and positioning device for a torch-light comprises a slide associated with retaining means integral to an actuating part movable between a latched position and an unlatched position, and a male coupling insertable in the guide. The coupling is provided with an annular notched crown-wheel so as to form... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070177376 - Hands-free flashlight: The area in front of a person is illuminated without requiring the use of the person's hands, by suspending from the neck of the person a housing containing at least one LED light source emitting a light beam extending forwardly from the person, a battery power supply for the light... Agent: Stephen G. Rudisill Jenkens & Gilchrist

20070177374 - Miniature led flashlight: A miniature flashlight using a silicone part as switch, a light emitting diode (LED), one or multiple batteries, and a housing to protect the parts mentioned above. The housing is comprised of a top cover and a bottom cover which could be engraved for decoration purpose. See the following descriptions... Agent: Hong Phuc Nguyen

20070177377 - Rechargeable flashlight: A flashlight includes a dynamo connected with a retractable handle. At least one rechargeable battery is connected to the dynamo. Many light emitting diodes (LEDs) are connected to the rechargeable battery. A first switch is connected to the rechargeable battery.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20070177378 - Full color flashlight with high power led: The present invention discloses a full color flashlight with high power LEDs. The flashlight is primarily composed of a full color LED module having LED chip set of different wavelengths, a control-circuit module, a function switch, batteries, and a barrel body. By controlling the LED chip set of different wavelengths... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20070177379 - Light module: A light module includes a printed circuit board, a plurality of lamps and a connector. The printed circuit board has a conductive wire surface. Each lamp has a connecting portion electrically connected to the printed circuit board. The connector is installed between the printed circuit board and the lamp for... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070177380 - Led illumination assembly with compliant foil construction: An illumination assembly includes a compliant substrate comprising a first and second electrically conductive foil separated by an electrically insulating layer. The insulating layer includes a polymer material loaded with particles that enhance thermal conductivity of the insulating layer. A plurality of LED dies are disposed on the first conductive... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070177381 - Adjustable lighting apparatus: An adjustable lighting apparatus includes a plurality of flexible light segments having first and second ends. Each first end includes an input connector and each second end includes an output connector such that multiple light segments may be electrically connected end to end to conformably surround objects of various diameters,... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.

20070177382 - Solid state light source: A modular light source system forms a plurality of distinct light sources with a common tubular metal housing, an LED based lighting element for each light source, and a pair of end caps on opposed ends of the metal housing for each light source. Each distinct lighting source is comprised... Agent: Blynn L. Shideler The Blk Law Group

20070177383 - Decorative lighting string: A decorative lighting string, which comprises a connector, a rectifier, an housing, a LED lamp and a PCB circuit board. The PCB circuit board is defined with an IC controlling circuit that is provided for controlling the flashing frequency and brightness of the LED lamp, and the LED lamp is... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20070177384 - Motion sensing lighting fixture: The present invention relates to a lighting fixture housing a motion sensor. More specifically, the invention relates to a lighting fixture and motion sensor completely integrated with a support post or a pedestal. The lighting fixture houses a motion sensor with greater than 180-degree motion sensing capabilities. In accordance with... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger

20070177385 - Mounting structure of an led and mounting method thereof: A mounting structure of an LED includes an LED unit including an LED, a lens element in front of the LED, and a collar around the lens element; a support member including a through-hole through which the lens element of the LED unit is exposed and an annular portion; an... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070177386 - Light diffusion film, surface light source unit, and liquid crystal display: A light diffusion film 1 according to the present invention comprises a transparent substrate 11 and a light-diffusing layer 15 provided on the transparent substrate 11, and the light-diffusing layer 15 comprises an ionizing radiation curing resin and an ultraviolet light absorber and has, on its surface, fine irregularities 17... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070177387 - Lamp and motorcycle provided with the lamp: A tail light (lamp) for a motorcycle with improved visibility and outward appearance includes a bulb, a reflector that reflects light from the bulb in a predetermined direction, and a lens that transmits the reflected light. Flux density is varied about a set point, which is distant from the bulb,... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20070177388 - Light-enhancing structure: A light-enhancing structure having an optical cavity defined by two Bragg reflectors that are substantially parallel to one another and two edge reflectors that are substantially parallel to one another. A light-emitting material is disposed within the optical cavity. The optical cavity is configured to enhance an incident pump radiation... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070177389 - Volumetric downlight light fixture: A light fixture for directing light emitted from a light source toward an area to be illuminated, including a reflector assembly within which the light source is positioned and a lens assembly detachably secured to a portion of the reflector assembly such that a lens of the lens assembly overlies... Agent: Needle & Rosenberg, P.C.

20070177390 - Hanging lighting fixture for retrofitting to recessed ceiling lights: A hanging lighting fixture that is easily and quickly changed over from a recessed ceiling light without requiring rewiring. The lighting fixture utilizes a housing with attached light bulb socket of the ceiling light already affixed within a hole in a ceiling. The lighting fixture includes a cover plate that... Agent: Brian R. Rayve

20070177391 - Lighting for insulated glazing assembly: A lighted insulated glazing assembly including a light source. In a first aspect of the invention, the light source is within the insulated glazing assembly; and power is routed from the light source through the spacer assembly to a battery or wired power source located outside the assembly. In a... Agent: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP

20070177392 - Lighting fixture: A lighting fixture comprises a base portion and at least one valance portion oriented so as to project outwardly from the base portion. The at least one valance portion is connected in heat conductive relation to the base portion, to thereby act as a heatsink. There is at least one... Agent: Vladimir Grigorik

20070177394 - Flickering display systems and methods: A flickering display system has: a display, a microprocessor, one or more light emitting diodes and digital memory, the memory storing one or more digital images of a lighted candle. Under control of the microprocessor, the digital images are displayed on the display and the diodes activate in a flame... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20070177393 - Illumination device: An illumination device is provided which includes a lighting stand (3) in which a torch portion (11) including a light source support (13) on which a plurality of light sources (2a to 2c) is supported is provided upright on a base in which a control circuit unit (22) to change... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20070177395 - Artificial lighted umbrella tree: An umbrella structure is disclosed with a plurality of lights attached to each of a plurality of arms. The umbrella structure includes a pole and a movable device attached to the pole so that the movable device can slide up and down the pole. The movable device can be moved... Agent: Walter J, Tencza Jr.

20070177396 - Swing arm taillight assembly for a motorcycle: The taillight assembly is mountable to a swing arm of a rear suspension motorcycle frame and includes a tubular cover housing and an LED lamp disposed within the cover housing. The LED lamp is electrically wired to the motorcycles electrical system by wires that are run internally through the cover... Agent: R. Tracy Crump

20070177397 - Lighting apparatus for vehicle: The invention provides a lighting apparatus which can reduce a layout space within a vehicle and can easily arrange a wiring. A translucent portion of a board lighting apparatus and a translucent portion of a console lighting apparatus are structured such as to serve as a decorative luminous portion and... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20070177398 - Lamp for vehicle and lamp-mounted vehicle: The present invention provides a lamp for a vehicle provided to a forward inclined face of a roof of a vehicle. The forward inclined face inclines downward and forward of the vehicle from a top of the roof. The lamp for a vehicle is provided with a light emitting face... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20070177399 - Lighting system for a vehicle and a method and a tool for producing the same: For creating a lighting system (1) for a vehicle comprising a reflector (4) and a light source (5), wherein the lighting system (1) can be adapted with as low an outlay as possible to different specifications in regard to light distribution, it is proposed that a light distribution corresponding to... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20070177400 - Vehicle lighting device: A vehicle lighting device includes a reflection type lamp unit including a first LED that emits light downward; and a reflective face that reflects part of the light emitted by the first LED outward to the front of the vehicle lighting device. Part of the light emitted by the first... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070177401 - Vehicle headlamp: A first LED unit, a first reflector, a second LED unit, a second reflector, and a light source mount which supports the first LED unit and the second LED unit are provided in a light chamber. The first reflector is formed integrally with a projection lens and forwardly reflects direct... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070177402 - Decoration tree with inserted articles: The trunks and/or branches of a decoration tree are made of “metal mesh/insulation/metal mesh” sandwiched structure. Ornamental articles are configured to be easily and rapidly inserted into the sandwiched structure to decorate the decoration tree. The two metal meshes are each coupled to one of the two electrodes of an... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP

20070177404 - Display device having an extendible screen: A display device (1) has an extendible screen (2) and at least one extendible side member (3). The extendible screen (2) is extendible in an extension direction from a relatively compact form to an extended form. The screen (2) in the extended form has opposed edges (17) that are substantially... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20070177403 - Prism of backlight module and structure thereof: A prism of backlight module and structure thereof is provided. The prism includes a central area on which geometrical units are formed and arranged adjacent to each other on the prism and a periphery area, being a planar structure, located at two sides outside the central area and terminated at... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20070177405 - Backlight unit, liquid crystal display module and electronic device: The present invention provides a backlight unit. The backlight unit includes a light guide plate (LGP) having a incident surface and a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed adjacent to the incident surface. Each LED has an light-emitting axis, and the light-emitting axes are not parallel. The present invention... Agent: Liu & Liu

20070177406 - Illumination apparatus: A point light source is converted into a plane light source having a satisfactory uniformity. The point light source is converted into a line light source by means of a linear light guiding plate, and further into the plane light source by means of a plane-like light guiding plate. Light... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

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