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Illumination August list of inventions 08/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080205030 - Horticulture light fixture having integrated lamp and ballast: A horticultural light system integrating a grow lamp and lamp ballast within a single fixture. The grow lamp is enclosed by the lower exterior structure and benefits from cooling atmosphere that is forced through the lower exterior structure to regulate the grow lamp temperature. The lamp ballast is mounted to... Agent: Robert Ireland
20080205031 - Photographic flashlight: A light diffusion arrangement, for a photographic device having a flashlight, includes a diffuser housing, a plurality of diffracting mesh members, and a plurality of light diffusing elements. The diffuser housing has a light-admissible surrounding sidewall radially extended from a base portion to define a light diffraction cavity. The diffracting... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm
20080205032 - Light guide method of double-layer light guide plate and keypad structure using the double-layer light guide plate: A keypad structure includes a circuit board, a reflecting plate, a second light guide plate, a second light guide plate, a shading strip, a first light guide plate, an elastic layer, a keypad module and a light source module. A shading strip is provided for attaching the second light guide... Agent: Hdsl
20080205033 - Lighting apparatus for biological and medical purposes: The lighting apparatus according to the invention comprises one or several light sources and a light guide including a light outcoupling structure. The lighting apparatus emits light between 280 and 800 nanometers. It is an object of the invention to provide an improved apparatus for scientific and therapeutic purposes with... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205034 - Sanitary fitting comprising an assembly of several light sources: The invention relates to a sanitary fitting containing an assembly of several light sources for illuminating water that flows out of or into the sanitary fitting, said light sources generating light of different colours. According to the invention, collecting optics are positioned upstream of the light sources to focus and... Agent: Factor & Lake, Ltd
20080205035 - Light-source with fabric diffusing layer: A light-source comprising at least one lighting unit (101) being arranged on a substrate (102) and a diffusing element (103) being arranged to receive and diffuse light emitted by said at least one lighting unit (101) is provided. The diffusing element (103) comprises a layer of non-woven fabric having a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205036 - Single axis headlamp: A headlamp (10) that is aimed by rotation. The headlamp (10) includes a head mount (20) and a body (22) having a light source (60, 62). The head mount (20) is held to a user's head by a strap (12). The body (22) rotates relative to the head mount (20)... Agent: Kelly S.k. Elsea Intellectual Property Counsel For
20080205037 - Interface apparatus for mounting a portable illumination tool & related illumination assembly: A mounting apparatus (12) for a personal illumination tool (14) having a removable end cap (84) is provided. The apparatus (12) generally includes a sleeve (16) for receipt and retention of the personal illumination tool (14), more particularly, a ring or ring-like member (26) depends from an interior surface of... Agent: Nawrocki, Rooney & Sivertson Suite 401, Broadway Place East
20080205038 - Chalk holding device with light: A chalk holding device for marking up dry walled walls of a building uses a pole that has a chalk holder at one end wherein chalk is received within the holder and. locked in place via a compression ring. The pole may be threadably attached to an additional extension pole... Agent: Peter Loffler
20080205039 - Ornament with image projector: Some embodiments of a decoration apparatus may have an attractive appearance and multi-functional capabilities. The decoration apparatus may include one or more internal light sources that provide lighting effects in combination with decorative elements formed in the structure. In addition to providing internal lighting effects, the decoration apparatus may include... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080205040 - Open showcase: There is disclosed an open showcase provided with a light device capable of simplifying a maintenance operation and improving a cooling efficiency in a display chamber. In an open showcase 1 of the present invention, a display chamber 11 is formed in an insulating wall 2, cold air is discharged... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080205043 - Open showcase: There is disclosed an open showcase provided with a light device capable of simplifying a maintenance operation and improving a cooling efficiency in a display chamber. In an open showcase 1 of the present invention, a display chamber 11 is formed in an insulating wall 2 to display commodities in... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080205041 - Showcase: There is disclosed a showcase provided with a light device capable of simplifying a maintenance operation and improving a cooling efficiency in a display chamber. In a showcase 1 of the present invention, a display chamber 11 is formed in an insulating wall 2 to display commodities on shelf plates... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080205042 - Showcase: There is disclosed a showcase provided with a light device capable of simplifying a maintenance operation and improving a cooling efficiency in a display chamber. In a showcase 1 of the present invention, a display chamber 11 is formed in an insulating wall 2 to display commodities in the display... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080205044 - Showcase: There is disclosed a showcase provided with a light device capable of simplifying a maintenance operation and improving a cooling efficiency in a display chamber. In a showcase 1 of the present invention, a display chamber 11 is formed in an insulating wall 2 to display commodities on a plurality... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080205045 - Illumination device for items of furniture: Illumination device (20) for box-like or chest-like items of furniture having a body, which is provided with at least one door or flap, which can be pivoted between a closed position and an open position in relation to the body or a withdrawable part, for example a drawer or the... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus, P.a.
20080205046 - Mirror maze including floor lighting: A mirror maze that employs lighting in the floor of the maze to add to the optical illusion provided by the mirror maze effect. The mirror maze includes the traditional array of pillars and mirrors where lines are provided between the pillars, and where the space between some of the... Agent: Miller Ip Group, Plc
20080205047 - Illuminating device and illuminating packaging system: An improved product packaging system for use in containing and/or dispensing one or more products incorporates an illuminating device such that the one or more products housed within the packaging system are enhanced by light emitting from the illuminating device. A housing, container or vessel of the product packaging system... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c Attn: Patent Intake Customer No. 30623
20080205048 - Cold weather equipment box: An equipment box, particularly useful for ice fishing, capable of powering multiple electrical and electronic devices. The equipment box includes a heat generating light source and a housing having a top portion, a bottom portion and a battery enclosure within the bottom portion that accommodates a battery to power the... Agent: Moore & Hansen, Pllp
20080205049 - Water-actuated survival lamp unit with an led light source: Embodiments of water activated survival lamp units for mounting to a flotation device above and in proximity to the water line are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the survival lamp unit has a light source including a LED array having a plurality of semi conducting light emitting chips encased in... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20080205050 - Lighting apparatus: An apparatus for use with an electric lamp, such apparatus comprising a housing for storing at least one battery, such housing being manufactured from a first predetermined material and having a first predetermined size and a first predetermined shape and being engageable with a base of such electric lamp. At... Agent: James Ray & Associates
20080205051 - Illuminating device: An illuminating device serves as a flashlight in one mode of operation, and as an illuminated magnifier in another mode of operation.... Agent: Kirschstein, Ottinger, Israel & Schiffmiller, P.c.
20080205052 - Method and system for the recognition of an optical signal: A system and method for distinguishing a first light source from other light sources utilizes an image receiver that can selectively engage and disengage a filter. The filter can be configured to block bands of light corresponding to the light being emitted by either the first source or the other... Agent: Hoffman Warnick Llc
20080205053 - Optical integrating chamber lighting using one or more additional color sources to adjust white light: A system provides white light having a selectable spectral characteristic (e.g. a selectable color temperature) using an optical integrating cavity to combine energy of different wavelengths from different sources with white light. The cavity has a diffusely reflective interior surface and an aperture for allowing emission of combined light. Control... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080205054 - Indirect lighting apparatus: An indirect lighting apparatus is disclosed to include a lamp holder, which has a mounting panel for quick installation in a wall or support and holding one or a number of light emitting devices, and a baffle, which has a coupling portion coupled to a coupling portion of the lamp... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080205056 - Light guide device and light guide apparatus: An aspect of the present invention provides a compact light guide device and a light guide apparatus having high productivity and an even light emission property. A light guide device is made of a translucent material, and LED is disposed in a notch step portion formed by cutting at least... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p.
20080205055 - Light-source module and holder therefor: A light-source module is described having at least one light-emitting element (3) such as, in particular, LEDs, light guides, collimator elements or lens elements, which together form a light exit area, as also is a holder for a module of this in the form of an LED module, system, such... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205058 - Backlight unit having light emititng diodes and method of manufacturing the same: There is provided a backlight unit including: a chassis having an insulating layer formed on a top thereof; a circuit pattern formed on the insulating layer; a plurality of light emitting diodes formed on the insulating layer to electrically connect to the circuit pattern.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080205057 - Light source device assembly: A novel light source device assembly comprises a substrate, a plurality of light source devices and a heat dissipation plate. In the substrate, a plurality of through holes is provided at a plurality of predetermined positions, to support the plurality of light source devices. In the heat dissipation plate, at... Agent: Venable LLP
20080205059 - Lighting apparatus cable and lighting apparatus using the same: The present invention provides the lighting apparatus cable that allows it to easily attach the lighting module and enables it to improve the productivity. A flat cable used in a lighting apparatus having a plurality of lighting modules disposed in series, for connecting the lighting modules in such a manner... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080205060 - Led light device with changeable features: The LED light device with changeable function which At least one of LED install within housing-unit or joint-means and the said housing-unit and joint-means can be change the orientation, or position, or viewing angle, or others light properties related to any other of the LED to allow the light device... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc
20080205061 - Apparatus and method of using a led light source to generate an efficent, narrow, high-aspect ratio light pattern: An LED light source produces a narrow beam of light having a linear field of illumination, which is substantially uniform across the linear field. The light source comprises at least one light emitting diode (LED) and preferably a plurality of LEDs, an optical element for the efficient collection of energy... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20080205062 - Multiple light-emitting element heat pipe assembly: The present invention provides an optical device comprising one or more heat pipes with a desired level of thermal coupling with the light-emitting elements which are positioned along a periphery of the evaporator surface portion of the heat pipe in such a way that they are thermally coupled to the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20080205063 - Optical apparatus: In an optical apparatus that comprises a discharge lamp and a concave reflecting mirror, the concave reflecting mirror comprises a front elliptical reflecting mirror portion, a middle spherical reflecting mirror portion, and a rear elliptical reflecting mirror portion; the relationship between an angle α between a virtual tangential line VTL,... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.c.
20080205064 - Lamp assembly comprising a uv-enhancer: A lamp assembly, comprising a high-pressure discharge lamp (4) and a reflector (1) surrounding at least a part of said lamp (4). The lamp (4) comprises a bulb made of glass, which bulb encloses a gas discharge space (5) in which a first electrode (6) and a second electrode (7)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205065 - Luminaire and a lighting panel for a luminaire: A luminaire comprising a light source and a lighting panel in front of the light source, wherein light radiation from the light source is transmitted through the lighting panel before it leaves the luminaire. The material of the lighting panel is transparent, and the front surface of the lighting panel... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205066 - Optical element package: An optical packaged body capable of preventing generation of a wrinkle, deflection, and warpage, capable of being thinned is provided. The optical package body includes a support medium and a packaging film that covers the support medium in a state of being applied with shrinkage force. The packaging film has... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20080205067 - Luminaire optical assembly: A luminaire assembly includes a housing having a first end and a second end, one of the first end and the second end having a threaded connection, a glass lens and a collar assembly connected to said lens, the collar assembly threadably connected to the housing. A luminaire lens mounting... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20080205068 - Luminaire optical assembly: A luminaire assembly includes a housing having a first end and a second end, one of the first end and the second end having a threaded connection, a glass lens and a collar assembly connected to said lens, the collar assembly threadably connected to the housing. A luminaire lens mounting... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20080205069 - Sealed acorn luminaire: An sealed acorn style luminaire is described. The luminaire has generally separate inflow and outflow valves for pressure equalization in order to minimize the amount of dust and other foreign matter which could enter into the sealed optical compartment thereby reducing the optical characteristics of the fixture. A one way... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20080205070 - Cradle: A cradle includes a housing, an indicator configured to display a status by emitting light, a light-emitting unit serving as a light source for causing the indicator to emit the light, and a reflection unit for guiding the light emitted from the light-emitting unit to the indicator by reflecting the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.
20080205071 - Lighting apparatus: A lighting apparatus that includes an outer housing defining an intake vent and an exhaust vent, an inner housing disposed within the interior of the outer housing, and an air path defined between the outer housing and the inner housing. The outer housing includes a cover, a top and a... Agent: Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP
20080205072 - Motor vehicle low-beam headlight system: The invention relates to a low-beam headlight system for at least two motor vehicles, comprising a first illuminating device on a first vehicle and a second illuminating device on a second vehicle, each of the devices being provided with main road illuminating means. The first device furthermore comprises additional illuminating... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20080205073 - Structure of tail light for motorcycle: A tail light unit for a vehicle with a bulb that is not visible without decreased visual recognizability from the rear. A light blocking wall covers the bulb such that the bulb is not visible from the rear. An emission region provided outside the light blocking wall allows light emitted... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.l.p.
20080205074 - Semiconductor light engine for automotive lighting: A light engine (20) to provide light from a plurality of semiconductor light sources (40) in an automotive lighting system, such as a headlamp, includes a substrate (24) upon which the semiconductor light sources are mounted. The semiconductor light sources are spaced from one another on the substrate for cooling... Agent: Magna International, Inc.
20080205075 - Light module for producing light with a scattering pattern that is electrically variable and use thereof as a multiple purpose light: The invention provides a light module (1) with a light source (2) for emitting a beam of light (5), an adjustable optical element (300) for adjusting the beam of light (5) from the light source (2) into an adjusted beam of light (25) with a scattering pattern that is electrically... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205076 - Automatic dimming liquid crystal mirror system: An automatic dimming mirror system is disclosed. The mirror system comprises a liquid crystal reflective assembly being responsive to voltage applied across the assembly, and an electronic circuitry for varying a level of the voltage at a predetermined rate thereby to a alter a reflectance level of the assembly at... Agent: Fennemore Craig
20080205077 - Lighting system comprising 2d led stack: The invention relates to a lighting system (LSI) which comprises a plurality of light engines (LEa1,1, LEa2,1, LEa3,1) and a system-exit window (OS). Each light engine comprising a first predetermined number of light emitting diodes, a second pre-determined number of dichroÊc beam splitters, and an engine-output window. The light engine... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205078 - Illumination tiles and related methods: Illumination assemblies, components, and related methods are described. A plurality of illumination tiles may be arranged in a two-dimensional array. In one embodiment, an illumination tile comprises at least one solid state light-emitting device and a light guide including an edge constructed and arranged to receive light from the solid... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080205079 - Spread illuminating apparatus and display device incorporating same: A spread illuminating apparatus is provided which includes: a light conductor plate having a light inlet surface and two major surfaces; a light source unit disposed at the light inlet surface of the light conductor plate; and a light diffuser pattern disposed at the lower major surfaces of the two... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080205080 - Tiled illumination assembly and related methods: Illumination assemblies, components, and related methods are described. An illumination assembly is provided that comprises a plurality of illumination tiles each having a light emission surface. The plurality of illumination tiles are arranged in a two-dimensional array. The illumination tiles are constructed and arranged so as to provide a substantially... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.c.
20080205081 - Luminaire with stack of flat panel light guides: A luminaire comprising a transparent light guiding structure (2), including a stack of transparent, flat panel light guides (3). Each panel light guide has an in-coupling edge (4) adapted to receive light from said light source and couple this light into the light guide, and at least one out-coupling surface... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080205082 - Super-thin light-guiding module with a side light-projecting type function: A super-thin light-guiding module with a side light-projecting function includes: a transparent elastic element, at least one light-emitting element, a displaying layer, and an elastic filling layer. The transparent elastic element has a plurality of light-guiding microstructures formed on a bottom thereof. The light-emitting element is disposed beside one side... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080205083 - Planar light source, display device, portable terminal device, and ray direction switching element: A planar light source includes a large variable width of an irradiation angle of illumination light, a display device having a large variable width of an angle of field that uses the planar light source, a portable terminal device that uses the display device, and a ray direction switching element... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, Pllc
20080205084 - Polarized light source device and back light module for liquid crystal display: A polarized light source device comprises a light source, a reflector, a transparent substrate, an antireflection layer, and a plurality of metal grid wires. The reflector surrounds the light source for reflecting the light, and has an opening for emitting the light. The transparent substrate is disposed at the opening.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20080205085 - Lamp holding unit: A lamp holding unit includes a coupling terminal and a main body. The coupling terminal includes a coupling plate extended in a direction crossing a longitudinal direction of a lamp. The coupling plate has a cutout portion to receive a lead line of the lamp so that the cutout portion... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP08/21/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080198570 - Backlight apparatus, liquid crystal display: The present invention relates to a backlight apparatus and a liquid crystal display apparatus, capable of realizing a backlight apparatus having high color reproductivity without color irregularities in a backlight apparatus having a LED device as its light source. In the optical unit 61, there are disposed the dichroic mirror... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20080198571 - Light guide device: A light guide device is provided. The light guide device of the present invention includes a substrate and a plurality of patterns disposed on a surface of the substrate, wherein a material of the pattern includes an adhesive and a reflective material.... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 2099 Gateway Place
20080198573 - Illumination system comprising color deficiency compensating luminescent material: In order to improve the color rendition of solid-state illumination devices, an illumination system comprising a radiation source capable of emitting primary radiation and a luminescent material comprising a blend of a first phosphor capable of converting the primary radiation into a broad-band emission in the yellow range of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080198572 - Led lighting systems including luminescent layers on remote reflectors: A lighting system may include a substrate and a light emitting device (LED) on the substrate, and the light emitting device may be configured to transmit light having a first wavelength along a path away from the substrate. A remote reflector may be spaced apart from the light emitting device,... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20080198574 - Led apparatus for world homologation: A lamp assembly including a plurality of light sources, a plurality of light guides, and at least one lens. The plurality of light guides are optically connected to the plurality of light sources, and selected plurality of light sources emit light that is selectively propagated through the plurality of light... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c
20080198577 - Atmosphere device with user interface for light and fragrance control: The present invention relates to an atmosphere device (1) with a user interface (3) for controlling the setting of a lighting unit (2a) and/or a fragrance unit (2b) of the atmosphere device (1), thus determining the atmosphere conditions in a room. The user interlace (3) is based on a system... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080198575 - Lighting fixture: A light fixture for a water containment vessel or other application has a fixture configured to receive a light assembly at one end and a decorative top at the other end. The fixture can be configured to be inserted into a water containment vessel wall and to accept interchangeable decorative... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20080198576 - Method and device for lighting vessels: Imbedded in glass vessels like drinking glasses and bottles an electronic device that shines when the glass vessel is moved. The rays of light would travel through the thickness of the glass and/or through the liquid therein. The electronic device is powered by a battery and the movement of the... Agent: Uzi Ezra Havosha & Partners
20080198578 - Fashion illumination system: A fashion apparel accessory, such as a garment, having one or more concealed light sources positioned so as to illuminate the skin of the wearer, as opposed to focusing attention on the light sources themselves. A particular embodiment includes concealed light sources proximate to a low-cut neckline of a female's... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20080198579 - Hat light: A hat has a first part of a hook and loop fastener defining a large patch along the underside of its brim. One or more flashlights have stiff plastic housings, each of which has a patch of a second part of the hook and loop fastener. The hook and loop... Agent: Stiennon & Stiennon
20080198580 - Light attachment: A light attachment for fastening to a carrier structure including a light source (4), a battery (5) and a light source controlling switch (23) comprising a casing (1) with a front side and a rear side and including a head portion (16) with a first opening (17) for the light... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20080198581 - Touch sensor type light-emission writing instrument: Provided is a touch sensor type light-emission writing instrument such as a ball point pen or an automatic pencil, which includes an LED (Light-Emitting Diode) unit which is turned on or off by a touch sensor without special illumination at dark places or at night. The touch sensor type light-emission... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20080198582 - Under-shelf light fixture: A shelf assembly incorporating a light fixture includes a shelf having a top surface, a downward extending front skirt with an inward extending front lip, a pair of downward extending sidewalls, and possibly a rib extending parallel to the lip between the sidewalls. The light fixture includes an elongate box... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20080198584 - Building structures having electrically functional architectural surfaces: A building structure (100) including at least one architectural surface (108) including at least one substrate having electrical circuitry including patterned electrical conductors (110) and at least one electrical component (112) formed on the at least one substrate (108), least one substrate 108 being of at least one of transparent... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20080198583 - Multi-purpose lamp housing and network: A multipurpose ceiling fixture selectively receives and powers multiple components. A mounting strap supports a lamp socket, a battery socket, and plural power outlets for selected components. A cylindrical lamp housing within the fixture is attached to the mounting strap and a lamp is engaged with the lamp socket. An... Agent: Patent Law & Venture Group
20080198585 - Purse illumination assembly: The present invention provides a purse illumination assembly, comprising: a purse having at least two sides, wherein the inside of at least one of the at least two sides is light emitting fabric; a power source means operatively coupled to the light emitting fabric; and a switch means operatively coupled... Agent: Meredith & Keyhani, PLLC
20080198586 - Flashlight with automatic light intensity adjustment means: A flashlight with automatic light intensity adjustment means comprising a flashlight casing, a light source, a switch, a light controlling circuit on a printed circuit board and a power source, wherein a sensor component is attached to the flashlight casing, and the sensor component comprises a sensor casing and an... Agent: Eric Chan
20080198588 - Flashlight with rotatable handle: A portable flashlight includes a housing having a first end, a second end, a base, and an axis running from the first end to the second end of the housing. A rechargeable battery is connected to the base of the housing, so that the battery may be used as a... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20080198587 - Removable emergency light: A removable emergency light that can be removed from the wall and used as a flashlight. The light is hard wired into a standard power supply and will turn on during a power failure. When the power supply is functioning, batteries in the light are charged. The removable emergency light... Agent: Robert Haight
20080198589 - Telecommunication device and illumination structure thereof: An illumination structure of a telecommunication device with a housing. The illumination structure comprises a printed circuit board, a supporting member, and an illuminating apparatus. The printed circuit board is disposed in the housing. The supporting member is disposed on the printed board. The illuminating apparatus is disposed on the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080198590 - Extensible light shade: A male terminal cap and a female terminal cap are mounted on the two ends of a strip light shade to form an extensible strip light shade. Electrical contacts are formed in the terminal caps for electrical coupling when two light shades are connected through mechanical coupling of the terminal... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20080198591 - Fluorescent lamp, backlight assembly having the same and method of assembling the same: A fluorescent lamp includes a fluorescent tube, a thermal electron, a first cover electrode and a second cover electrode. The fluorescent tube has a discharge space. The thermal electron emitting part is disposed in the discharge space. The first cover electrode is disposed at an end portion of the fluorescent... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20080198592 - Semiconductor light emitting device array chip and exposure light source apparatus: A light emitting device array chip comprises a light emitting device array having a plurality of light emitting devices arranged two-dimensionally on a substrate. The profile of the light emitting device array chip is a parallelogram with two long sides and two short sides forming an acute or obtuse angle.... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080198593 - Light source for an image-generating unit: The invention relates to a light source (2) comprising at least one light module (13) and one control module (12) provided with a control electronics system. The invention also relates to an image-generating unit (1) for a head-up display provided with an inventive light source (2). Traditional solutions require too... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20080198594 - Optical module: An optical module includes: point light sources; and an optical lens being spaced apart from the point light sources with an air layer therebetween and asymmetrically refracting and emitting a light incident from the point light sources.... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP Song K. Jung
20080198595 - Electronic candle: An electronic candle includes a power supply port, a first illuminating module, a second illuminating module, and a light dispersing element. The power supply port connects with an AC power supply. The first illuminating module connects with the power supply port to input AC therein, and includes a first illuminating... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080198596 - Luminaire optical system: A luminaire optical system comprises a ballast housing, a reflector having an upper end and a lower end, the ballast housing connected to the reflector, a plurality of lamp assemblies each having a base and a lamp portion, the lamp in electrical communication with the base at a single end,... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20080198597 - Illumination device: An illumination device is disclosed that is provided with a radiation exit surface, a reflector arrangement comprising a first reflector layer and a second reflector layer, and a radiation source, and in which the first reflector layer is disposed between the radiation exit surface and the radiation source, radiation generated... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20080198598 - Light source mounting system and method: A mounting system and method for a light source includes a light source support structure. The light source support structure positions the light source with respect to a source of electrical power which, when connected to the light source, will cause the light source to emit light energy. Further included... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP
20080198599 - Combined glowing decorative structure: A combined glowing decorative structure includes a receiving body, having a receiving room inside, connecting with a controlling device and including at least one fixing portion mounted on at least one side; at least one extension, received in the receiving room of the receiving body and having a connecting portion... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080198600 - Light emitting diode lighting assembly: A light emitting diode lighting assembly includes a display unit and lighting assemblies. The display unit includes a left vertical support on a left side, a right vertical support on a right side, and a front portion. The first lighting assembly is operatively connected to the left vertical support proximate... Agent: Iplm Group, P.A.
20080198601 - Backlight module and a wire positioning device thereof: A backlight module and a wire positioning/holding device for the frame structure thereof are disclosed. The backlight module mainly includes a frame and a light source module. The light source module is disposed on the lateral side or on the bottom of the frame. The wire holding device mainly includes... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080198602 - Method and apparatus for illuminating material for automated inspection: A lighting configuration that is a combination of far dark field lighting and a modified dark stripe lighting is disclosed. The novel combination provides a more robust detection of flaws on, e.g. a moving web of transparent film, than either would provide alone or through a summation of their individual... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080198603 - Light source and illumination device comprising at least one light-emitting element: A light source comprising a light engine (10), especially with at least one LED and/or at least one laser light emitting element, and further comprising a light guide (11) and an out-coupling structure (12) is proposed. By this, a flexible scheme to tailor the source size and radiation characteristic of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080198604 - Lighting apparatus using filter and condenser for led illumination: The lighting apparatus in which the optical filter can be exchanged comprises: a LED for generating a light source for illumination, a condenser for concentrating the light source generated from the LED, and an optical filter connected to the condenser, for providing an optical pattern, wherein the optical filter is... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20080198605 - Projector: Disclosed is a projector comprising a lamp and a reflector which reflects the light beams emitted by the lamp towards a light output hole of the projector. The position of the reflector and the lamp relative to each other can be modified, the distribution of the light that is output... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080198606 - Panel mount light emitting element assembly: A light emitting element assembly for mounting to a panel. The assembly includes a housing configured to receive a light emitting element therein. In addition, the assembly includes a bezel having at least one latch arm extending from a surface of the bezel, wherein the bezel is configured to detachably... Agent: Tyco Technology Resources
20080198607 - Panel mount light emitting element assembly: A light emitting element assembly for mounting to a panel. The assembly includes a housing configured to receive a light emitting element therein. In addition, the assembly includes a bezel having a first set of latch arms and a second set of latch arms extending from a surface of the... Agent: Tyco Technology Resources
20080198608 - Low-power illumination apparatus: A low-power illumination apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a mounting for securely mounting to a building surface in a residence or building. A light bulb socket is electrically connected to an external power source through a hollow housing which holds the socket and the electrical wiring providing the power.... Agent: Kimberly A. Chasteen
20080198609 - Light fixture support assembly: In an embodiment of a light fixture support assembly for securing a light fixture to a fixed surface, the assembly includes a fixture-support member and a surface-attachment member. The fixture-support member has proximal and distal ends and also includes walls defining a compartment and further defining a first opening at... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.
20080198610 - Magnetic light fixture: The present invention provides a light fixture assembly. The assembly includes a light bulb socket with an opening at one end for accommodating C7/C9 light bulbs and at least one opening at the second end. The socket includes a conductor that places a light bulb into electrical contact with electrical... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20080198611 - Ceiling fixture mount-facilitating assembly: A ceiling fixture mounting assembly including a box for affixing to a ceiling and containing electrical wiring, the box having opposite vertical sidewalls each with first and second laterally spaced threaded holes receiving corresponding first and second fasteners, and two vertical mounting plates each projecting upwardly from the fixture to... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.
20080198612 - Light arrangement, method for operating a light arrangement and a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a light arrangement, comprising a motor vehicle light which can be operated in at least two operating modes, as well as further comprising a control mechanism for the motor vehicle light. The invention further relates to a method for operating a motor vehicle light and a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gme)
20080198613 - Led driver touch switch circuit: A vehicular touch switch activated LED illumination circuit includes a LED illumination source for providing vehicle illumination. A touch switch antenna senses a user input for activating and deactivating the LED illumination source. An integrated circuit mounted to a printed circuit board for controlling the current provided to the LED... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20080198614 - Vehicular lamp: A vehicular lamp has a lamp unit structured so as to irradiate light forward and provided tiltable rightward, leftward, upward, and downward within a lamp housing; right-left driving means for moving the lamp unit so as to tilt in a right-left direction; and up-down driving means for moving the lamp... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080198615 - Led spotlight: LED lamp has LEDs aimed rearwards with either a concave mirror to the rear of each LED, or one concave mirror to the rear of two or more LEDs, collecting the light from the LEDs to form a forward projecting beam. LEDs may be high power types that require heatsinking.... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20080198616 - Light emitting diode for automotive lamp: A light emitting diode (LED) for automotive lamp is described. The LED has a cross-axis symmetrical optical structure on a light emitting path. When the LED emits light, a light form of the light assumes a symmetrical cross-axis distribution due to the optical structure.... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20080198617 - Led adaptive forward lighting systems: An LED adaptive forward lighting system for an automotive vehicle comprises a headlamp housing fixed to the vehicle for mounting LED lamp units having fixed light beam directions. The LED lamp units each have mounting pivots and link pivots that are spaced from one another to provide lever arms. The... Agent: General Motors Corporation Legal Staff
20080198618 - Networking cable with lighting system for cable tracing: A cable includes a waveguide with a lighting system removeably attached to it. The lighting system includes a plurality of light emitters extending along the waveguide and connected together with conductive lines. The lighting system also includes light emitter connectors which can be engaged with a power source to activate... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts
20080198619 - Backlight module with tubes: A tube installation of a backlight module allowing fast and easy assembly and disassembly of tube without depending on a soldering process is comprised of a substrate, multiple tubes and a locating means; a terminal of each tube being provided with a conductor comprised of a first bending portion and... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20080198620 - Backlit communication display: Communication display comprises a light source for backlighting an advertising spot or similar, arranged on a support. The light source comprises a web of optical fibres arranged facing the back of the support and adapted for emitting light laterally. Optical fibres present on at last one edge of the web... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC
20080198622 - Back light module: A back light module includes a frame body, a backboard, a reflecting sheet, a light-guiding plate, a lighting member, an optical film and an upper cover. The frame body and the backboard are formed integral. The frame body has its outer peripheral edge formed with lots of radiating fins, and... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20080198621 - Optical sheet and surface light source device: A semi-permeable/reflective sheet (19) has a lower surface as a flag light incident surface (47) and a surface opposite to the light incident surface (47) where a light reflection area (43a) and a light transmittance area (43b) are provided. The light transmittance area (43b) is a flat surface parallel to... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20080198623 - System and method for displaying images: System and method for projection display with slim cabinet depth. An embodiment comprises a collimating layer positioned in a light path of a display plane, and a diffusion layer positioned in the light path of the display plane after the collimating layer. The diffusion layer increases the viewing angle of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20080198624 - Light guide orientation connector: A light guide assembly and method of forming the assembly. The light guide assembly includes an elongate light guide having an optically smooth surface for propagating light along its length and a light emitting region extending along at least a portion of the light guide length. The light emitting region... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20080198625 - Light guide sheet and movable contact unit and switch using the same: The disclosed relates to a light-guide-sheet used in operation panel of a various electronic equipment, and a movable-contact-unit and a switch using the same, which have a simplified structure free from uneven illumination and a cheap cost price. Therefore, the light-guide-sheet is provided with the light-guide-member including an inlet, a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20080198626 - Backlight module: A backlight module has a light guide plate and a plurality of light sources. The light guide plate includes a light exit surface, a plurality of light entrance surfaces round the light exit surface, and a plurality of light guide portions disposed on the bottom surface opposite to the light... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080198627 - Planar light source device and display device: A planar light source device includes a light guide plate, a lamp unit and emitting light to a side surface of the light guide plate, a rear frame for storing the light guide plate and the lamp unit and a mold frame in frame shape disposed between the light guide... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080198628 - Night light type switch assembly: The present invention relates to a night light type switch assembly, which comprises a base, a cover, a circuit board, a switch pushbutton, a sensor and at least one LED. The circuit board is mounted on the inside of the base, and electrically connected to the switch pushbutton. The circuit... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20080198629 - Socket & cap of christmas light strings: The present invention is related to a socket & cap of Christmas light strings, comprising a socket, cap and two conductive pieces, wherein the bottom of the socket is provided with a central baffle plate, on the two sides of which are opposite bent L-shaped buckle slabs to achieve the... Agent: Han-ming Lee08/14/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080192456 - Artificial window: The artificial window (1) for use in apartments which lack a window through which day light may enter, has a light box (10) in which three sets of color lamps as light sources (13R,13G,13B) are mounted behind a diffuser (14). A window frame (20) is present in front of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080192457 - Light-emitting device with brightness enhancing layer: A brightness enhancing means (5), comprising a collimating means (6) having a receiving area (61), an output area (62) being larger than said receiving area (61), and sidewalls (63) at least partially extending between said receiving and output areas, is provided. At least a portion of the sidewalls (63) of... Agent: Philips Electronics North America Corporation Intellectual Property & Standards
20080192458 - Light emitting diode lighting system: A lighting system for generating an illumination product comprises an excitation source, blue/UV LED, operable to generate excitation radiation and a remotely located phosphor, photo luminescent material. Excitation radiation is guided from the excitation source to the phosphor by a waveguiding medium, the waveguiding medium being configured such that the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney Pc
20080192459 - Position sensitive illumination system: A position sensitive illumination system for a patient includes an illumination source and at least one sensor structured and configured to selectively activate the illumination source in dependence of movement of the patient. Illumination source and/or sensor may be provided to one or more portions of a patient interface, e.g.,... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc
20080192460 - Rod shaped light for marking a tower with lights: A rod-shaped light for marking a pylon or a pylon element, in particular of a wind power installation, with lights, is in the form of a rod-shaped holder, at the first end of which lighting means are arranged and at the second end of which lighting means connections are arranged.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group Pllc
20080192461 - Portable worklight with two switchable lightsources: The present invention discloses a portable worklight with two switchable lightsources, comprising a main body, a flexible compound cable, and a lampshade. The main body is disposed with a power supply unit to provide power to a main circuit board, which is coupled with the switch through power cords. The... Agent: Troxell Law Office Pllc One Skyline Place
20080192462 - Strip illumination device: A low-profile strip illumination device comprises a substrate supporting an elongate heat conductor and positively and negatively energized elongate rails. A plurality of spaced apart light emitting diodes (LEDs) are mounted so as to be powered by the elongate rails. The LEDs are arranged generally adjacent the elongate heat conductor... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20080192463 - Led rope light with a light refracting layer on top thereof and an opaque layer at a bottom thereof: A rope light with multiple light emitting diodes received therein and has a refracting layer integrally formed on top of the core to allow light from the LEDs to penetrate through the refracting layer. The refracting layer is provided with a dome having a height between 14-18 mm and a... Agent: Patenttm.us
20080192465 - Illumination device and display with illumination device: According to at least one embodiment of the invention an illumination device emitting light with an average color comprises a plurality of first light-emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting light with a first color and a plurality of second light-emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting light with a second color, wherein the average color... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc
20080192464 - Light source module: A light source module for a scanning projection apparatus is provided. The light source module includes a plurality of point light sources and at least one light blocking unit. Each point light source is capable of providing a color light beam. The color light beams are combined into a combined... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20080192466 - Reflective light guiding mechanism: A reflective light guiding mechanism (10) for illuminating a keypad assembly of a portable electronic device is provided. The reflective light guiding mechanism includes a light guiding plate (12), a reflective layer (14), and a plurality of light sources (16). The reflective layer is formed on a surface of the... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080192467 - Portable luminaire: A portable luminaire includes an optical module, a power source and a housing. The optical module has at least one light emitting diode (LED) that emits light with a wide divergence, a non-imaging optical element and a transparent window. The non-imaging optical element (NIO) has a refractive member located around... Agent: Gehrke & Associates, S.c.
20080192468 - Operation light: The invention relates to an operation light, comprising at least one light-emitting component (9) and at least one light-reflecting surface Mn and in which the light-emitting surface of the light-emitting component (9) is so arranged in the operation light that all or substantially all of the light produced by the... Agent: Wolf, Block, Shorr And Solis-cohen LLP
20080192469 - Combinational storage decoration structure: The present invention discloses a combinational storable decoration structure that combines detachable components including a head portion, a shoulder portion, a body portion, a leg portion, and a hand portion into a decoration structure. The storing characteristic of the decoration structure allows users to store each detachable component into the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080192470 - Lamp assembly with shaped part of filament: The present invention provides a lamp assembly, more particularly, a decorative lamp assembly with a shaped part of filament. The lamp assembly includes a light source and a shaped part of filament with a predetermined shape. The light source is installed on the shaped part of filament. The lamp assembly... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20080192471 - System and method for inside can inspection: A system and method for imaging an interior of a substantially cylindrical object are disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a substantially cylindrical illuminator is positioned above an opening of a substantially cylindrical object to be imaged (e.g., a beverage can) in order to illuminate at... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP
20080192472 - Light-emitting device: The present invention relates to a light-emitting device comprising at least one light-emitting diode (LED) chip (12), and an inorganic optical element (14) being connected to the chip(s) by means of a bond (16). The light-emitting device is characterized in that the bond is of a bonding material comprising a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080192473 - Fooldlight with variable beam: The invention relates to a floodlight comprising means (101) for generating a convergent beam having a central axis, and a lens (102) located substantially around the central axis. The floodlight comprises means for moving the lens with respect to the generating means.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080192474 - Front bezel with light-guiding device: A front bezel includes a main body (10) defining a light-pervious area (142) therein, a light-guiding member (20) secured to the main body, a shielding plate (30), and a gear member (40) rotatably secured on the light-guiding member. The light-guiding member has a light-guiding portion (22) defining a space for... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080192475 - Illumination device for producing light effects as well as insert for such an illumination device: An illumination device for producing light effects has a housing with at least one light source. At least one effect element, which subjects a light beam coming from the light source to optical effects, can be received in the housing. By at least the effect element being receivable in a... Agent: Schoppe, Zimmerman , Stockeller & Zinkler
20080192476 - Illuminating device: An illuminating device 100 in which an illumination direction is freely changeable, includes: a light source portion 15 including: a light emitter having a plurality of light emitting diodes installed on a base; a first reflector formed of parabolic surfaces which are provided on a light emergence side of the... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, Pllc
20080192478 - Light-emitting diode illuminating equipment: The invention discloses a light-emitting diode illuminating equipment, including a heat-dissipating plate device, a plurality of heat-conducting devices, a plurality of diode light-emitting apparatuses, a plurality of optical devices, and a hollow barrel. The hollow barrel is engaged to the heat-dissipating plate device to form a space for accommodating the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20080192477 - Optic for leds and other light sources: An LED lighting device comprises an LED light source; a thermal management element coupled to the LED light source to manage heat generated by the LED light source; a primary reflector with at least one reflective surface oriented to collect light from the LED light source and direct collected light... Agent: Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20080192479 - Laterally emitting, radiation-generating component and lens for one such component: A laterally emitting radiation-generating component comprising a radiation source, the optical axis of which runs perpendicular to a mounting area of the component, and comprising an optical device arranged downstream of the radiation source. The optical device includes a reflective surface shaped like a V in cross section and a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20080192480 - Led light module for omnidirectional luminaire: A light module including a single light emitting diode (LED) and a rotationally symmetrical reflective light transformer providing an omnidirectional pattern with a pre-calculated intensity distribution. In alternative embodiments the light module may consist of a plurality of LEDs and the reflective light transformer, having plurality of identical segments, provides... Agent: Gehrke & Associates, S.c.
20080192481 - Tensioned optical element and display: An optical element comprises at least one optical film wherein at least a portion of the optical film is maintained dimensionally stable by the presence of a mechanism for application of a controlled tensile force to the film wherein the tensile force is applied through a tensioning mechanism protruding through... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff
20080192482 - Tensioned optical element and display: An optical element comprises at least one optical film wherein at least a portion of the optical film is maintained dimensionally stable by the presence of a mechanism for application of a controlled tensile force via an elastic material bonded to the perimeter of the film.... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20080192483 - In-ceiling focus located surgical lighting: An invention that provides improved means for automatic illumination of a surgical site is disclosed. By way of utilizing a wireless radio-frequency transmitter adapted to transmit a distance signal to a receiver, which provides adjustment, by way of an actuator, of a single light source or an array of light... Agent: Hunton & Williams/new York Intellectual Property Dept.
20080192484 - Optical sheet and display device including the same: An optical sheet includes a substrate having rear and front surfaces, a micro-lens-array on the front surface of the substrate, the micro-lens-array including a plurality of micro-lenses, a plurality of protrusions spaced apart from each other on the rear surface of the substrate, and an intercepting reflector layer on the... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.c.
20080192485 - Compact reflector fluorescent lamp with good heat dispersion: A compact reflector fluorescent lamp unit with good heat dispersion comprises a lamp cap, a lamp tube, an electronic ballast assembly, a circuit board, a housing and an intermediate plate, a reflection cup, and a transparent plate, wherein the intermediate plate and the housing, the intermediate plate and the circuit... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, P.c., Suite 500
20080192487 - Collapsible lamp shade and assembly: A shade for mounting to a light bar to direct light from a bulb onto a billiard table or other desired area includes a plurality of shade portions having a generally arcuate-shape. Each shade portion includes a first side edge and a second side edge. The first side edge includes... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20080192486 - Three dimension collapsible lampshade: A three dimension collapsible lampshade mainly includes a collapsible rib foldable on a cubical surface and a pliable fabric cover foldable on a plane. The pliable fabric cover has a flexible ring at a lower rim that may be fixed or folded in a desired shape. The collapsible rib and... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20080192488 - Decorative structure: A decorative structure includes at least one hollow modeling shell and at least one limiting ring. The modeling shell is assembled by two corresponding half bodies. An outside of one half body corresponds to an inside of the other half body thereby the two half bodies are positioned in the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20080192489 - Puk led light fixture: The PUK LED light fixture of the present invention includes an LED light source including the necessary electrical componentry to enable the electrical energy applied thereto to cause light to be emitted from the one or more LEDs contained thereon. An LED light source retainer assembly positions the LED light... Agent: Strasburger & Price, LLP
20080192490 - Recessed lighting fixture with alignment enhancements and methods for mounting same: Recessed-lighting fixtures having features to facilitate alignment between adjacent fixtures. According to one embodiment of the present invention, alignment means are provided on downwardly directed walls of a recessed lighting tray, ensuring alignment between adjacent fixtures. In another embodiment, apertures on the tray permit relative movement between the tray and... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20080192491 - Light-reflecting and light-shielding apparatus of computer panel: A panel assembly includes a panel (13), a light-reflecting member (30) and a light-shielding board (50). The panel includes a light-pervious area. The light-reflecting member is coupled to the light-pervious area of the panel. The light-reflecting member forms a light-guiding wall (363) with a plurality of spaced slots (361) therein.... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080192492 - Lighting assembly for a sunshade or an awning: A lighting assembly includes a first unit and a second unit. The first unit defines an inner recess which has an inner end surface. The second unit is shaped to fit within the inner recess of the first unit. The second unit has an inner surface. The first unit and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20080192493 - High thermal conductivity packaging for solid state light emitting apparatus and associated assembling methods: One or more solid state light emitting elements are mounted on a hardcoat anodized aluminum substrate. One or more bars also may be provided that slidably contact an edge of the hardcoat anodized aluminum substrate. The substrate and the bar(s) may be mounted in a housing with the bars mounted... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.a.
20080192494 - Light-emitting diode illuminating equipment with replaceable shell: The invention discloses a light-emitting diode illuminating equipment including an illuminating apparatus and a replaceable shell. The replaceable shell is detachable to be engaged to the illuminating apparatus. The illuminating apparatus includes a heat-dissipating plate device, a plurality of diode light-emitting devices, a plurality of heat-conducting devices, and a hollow... Agent: Reed Smith LLP
20080192495 - Electronic apparatus with light emitting diode: An electronic apparatus installed outdoors includes a cabinet body having an opening that houses components constituting the electronic apparatus, a lid body that closes the opening, a printed circuit board unit on which electronic components are mounted, and a block made from an opaque material that has a plurality of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20080192496 - Lamp system for vehicle: A vehicle lamp system includes lamps RHL and LHL. The lamp system can switch at least to a low beam distribution and a motorway light distribution. A light distribution switching control portion CONT for switching the light distribution based on operational information of the vehicle switches to the low beam... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.
20080192497 - Warning light device of a bicycle: A warning light device of a bicycle includes a seat tube having an opening, a shell base installed in the opening, a warning light, a power unit and a waterproof unit. The warning light is set in a recess of the shell base, with the power unit stored in a... Agent: Troxell Law Office Pllc
20080192498 - Headlight device for vehicle: A headlight device for a vehicle that improves external appearance by varying irradiation light reflected by a reflector. The reflector is in a shape of a bowl opening to a front side of the vehicle. An outer housing supports the reflector so that the reflector can swing back and forth.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.l.p.
20080192499 - Apparatus and method for dimming function to control led intensity: In one non-limiting embodiment, a system is provided for controlling interior lighting in a vehicle. The system is adapted to project a preselected color of light selected by user from a plurality of colors. The system generally includes one or more light emitting devices arrangements, a color selection device and... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.c./fgtl
20080192500 - Terminal apparatus: An electronic apparatus including an optical waveguide formed in direct to the housing thereof by comprising an outer case which is formed partly or entirely of transparent resin material, an optical waveguide provided to the transparent resin material of the outer case and a light emitting element to radiate the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080192501 - System and method for displaying images: System and method for reducing visible speckle in images displayed using coherent light. An embodiment comprises a first layer in a light path of a display plane, the first layer collimates and diffuses light passing through the first layer from a light source side of the display plane along the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20080192502 - Optical film assembly, as well as backlight module and lcd apparatus comprising the same: An optical film for use in backlight module is provided. The optical provides quality luminance of a liquid crystal display (LCD) apparatus. The optical film assembly comprises a substrate with a polarization direction, in which the substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposing thereto. A first prismatic... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080192503 - Optical element and display with transparent tensioned supporting films: An optical element comprises a stack of at least three juxtaposed films with at least one inner optical film and two outer transparent films exhibiting high dimensional stability, wherein a controlled tensile force is applied in at least one direction to the two outer films but not the at least... Agent: Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company
20080192504 - Backlight module: A backlight module including light guide plate, light source disposed facing a light-in surface of the light guide plate, and optical film; both of bottom surface and light-out surface of the light guide plate being respectively disposed with a same type or two different types of a dimming structure to... Agent: Troxell Law Office Pllc
20080192505 - Backlight assembly and display device having the same: A backlight assembly includes a light source, a light-guiding member, a mold frame and a printed circuit board (“PCB”). The light source generates light. The light-guiding member guides the light generated from the light source. The mold frame receives the light-guiding member. An opening is formed through a side of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080192506 - Spread illuminating apparatus: A spread illuminating apparatus includes: a light conductor plate having a light inlet surface and a light outlet surface; a point light source disposed at the light inlet surface of the light conductor plate; and a light diffuser sheet disposed on the light outlet surface of the light conductor plate,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc
20080192507 - Edge type backlight module having a reflective plate: An edge type backlight module includes a diffusion plate, at least a lamp-fixing unit, at least a light source and a reflective plate. The lamp-fixing unit is disposed under one edge of the diffusion plate. The lamp-fixing unit includes an inner surface facing the inner area underneath the diffusion plate,... Agent: Pce Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20080192508 - Method of lighting a cabinet or display case and lighting assembly therefore: A fluorescent lighting assembly for a cabinet or display case may be retrofitted to provide non-fluorescent lighting of the cabinet or display case by providing an existing fluorescent lighting system of the cabinet or display case having a socket for receiving a fluorescent lamp. The socket has electrical contacts for... Agent: Salter & Michaelson The Heritage Building08/07/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. list of inventions
20080186693 - Container inspection machine: A machine for inspecting the mold code on the heel of a glass bottle having a vertical axis. A light source is located below the bottle for directing a light beam vertically, coaxially upwardly towards the bottle. An inner conical reflector having an outer conical reflecting surface located between the... Agent: Emhart Glass Research, Inc.
20080186694 - Novelty glow spike: A chemiluminescent glow spike includes a hand tool having a transparent plastic tube portion as a shell container for a first agent of a liquid chemiluminescent material and for a glass vial containing a second agent of the liquid chemiluminescent material. A distal end of the transparent plastic tube portion... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Intellectual Property Department
20080186695 - Light emitting diode assemblies for illuminating refrigerated areas: An LED assembly for illuminating a refrigerated area includes a plurality of LED modules and a reflector base configured to reflect light generated by the plurality of LED modules into the refrigerated area. The reflector base is further configured to conduct heat away from the plurality of LED modules and... Agent: Kang Lim
20080186696 - Light emitting diode waveguide assemblies for illuminating refrigerated areas: An LED assembly for illuminating a refrigerated area includes a conductive base, a plurality of LED modules coupled to the conductive base, and a waveguide configured to direct light generated by the plurality of LED modules into the refrigerated area by reflecting and refracting light generated by the plurality of... Agent: Kang Lim
20080186697 - Beverage container holder: A beverage container is provided for mounting to vehicles such as power boats, sailboats and recreational vehicles. The beverage container holder is adapted for mounting to support platforms on the vehicle which may be any suitable vehicle structure such as the armrest of a chair. The beverage container holder comprises... Agent: Jonathan P. O'brien
20080186698 - Lighting device: A lighting device provides with a mechanism which rotates, oscillates or rolls a lighting unit, and includes a power source (1), a trigger (2), a lighting unit (3) and a motor (4), wherein the power source (1) supplies power to the lighting unit (3) and the motor (4) via the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20080186699 - Task light system: A task light system for mounting to a computer component, including a housing with an aperture, a light source, and a mounting structure such that light escapes to illuminate a workspace when desired and levels of light may be adjusted. The task light system of the present invention also includes... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.
20080186700 - Signal light using phosphor coated leds: A method for creating an improved signal light is disclosed. For example, the improved signal light includes a housing, one or more first type of light emitting diodes (LEDs) emitting a light energy having a first dominant wavelength deployed in the housing, one or more second type of LEDs emitting... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan L.L.P. Nj Office
20080186702 - Array of light emitting devices to produce a white light source: A device is provided with an array of a plurality of phosphor converted light emitting devices (LEDs) that produce broad spectrum light. The phosphor converted LEDs may produce light with different correlated color temperature (CCT) and are covered with an optical element that assists in mixing the light from the... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP
20080186701 - Projector and image pickup apparatus: Light generated at a specific wavelength corresponding to a particular color or color range that is distracting or disruptive to a driver during a normal operation is blocked through an inexpensive construction without blocking light in a required range of wavelengths. A projector is constructed such that a plurality of... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20080186703 - High power light emitting diode (led) illumination apparatus: A high power LED illumination apparatus is disclosed. The high power LED illumination apparatus includes a frame body, a plurality of LEDs, a plurality of lens devices having a plurality of first light-reflecting units, and a second light-reflecting unit. The LEDs are positioned within the frame body and electrically connected... Agent: Madson & Austin
20080186704 - Led light in sealed fixture with heat transfer agent: An LED light system has an LED light module for inserting into a standard fixture. The fixture has a housing and cover for sealing the enclosure. The LED module contains a shell or outer surface having a matching form factor as the housing for making physical contact with the housing... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080186705 - Lighting unit structure: The present invention provides a lighting unit, including a body and a light-emitting element. The body has a circuit component set, a switch linked to the circuit component set, and a plurality of through-hole coupling portions placed properly. The coupling portion is provided with a spacer, and the light-emitting element... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20080186706 - Light shades and lighting systems: Light shades and lighting systems that create a spectral effect when a lighting element is illuminated within the shade, and features that reflect light originating within the shade. Embodiments of the invention incorporate hollow body having a diffraction grating thereon and an internal cavity to retain one or more lighting... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20080186707 - Illuminated surround and method for operating same for video and other displays: In a video or other screen display apparatus, a surround to the actual screen is provided whose light output is variable in order to compensate for the effect of ambient (room) illumination on apparent contrast and chroma of the displayed image. The relationship between ambient light level and the surround... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080186708 - Lens member: A lens member, which is disposed behind an LED display part formed as a small rectangular hole in a front wall of a cabinet of a display device, includes a plate-like substrate part, a light receiving part formed on a back surface of the substrate part like a spherical recess,... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20080186709 - Variable reflector device: A variable reflector device, comprising a reflector (6) arranged to direct light from a light source (7) and a casing (5) containing the reflector (6), a portion of said casing (5) being transparent to light directed by the reflector (6). The reflector (6) is formed by a meniscus (2) at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080186711 - Illumination source that emits reduced short wavelengths of light to protect eyes: The object of this invention is an illumination source that reduces, to a variable extent, the emission of short wavelengths of light to protect healthy and/or pseudophakic eyes (subjected to cataract surgery) and/or eyes suffering neurodegeneration from the short wavelengths of the visible spectrum from 500 to 380 nm. The... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080186710 - Wavelength conversion element, light source device, image display device, and monitor device: A wavelength conversion element includes a second harmonic wave generating element provided with an entrance surface and an emission surface, a function of converting an incident fundamental wave into a second harmonic wave with a different wavelength and emitting the second harmonic wave, and a cyclic polarization inversion structure configured... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080186712 - Light emitting diode: An LED including housing, lead frame in the housing, light-emitting chip, and packed colloid; pit accommodation portion being disposed in the housing to expose lead frame, and multiple reflective sidewalls at various inclinations being disposed on a side of accommodation portion; the chip being disposed on a lead frame; streams... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20080186713 - Optical sheet, and backlight unit and display having plural microlenses on lens sheet with respective light transmission parts and pairs of reflection layers sandwiching the light transmission parts: One embodiment of the present invention is an optical sheet including a lens sheet having a plurality of microlenses arranged on a front surface thereof and a plurality of projections located at a back side thereof, a projection being located between light transmission parts, and a part corresponding to the... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20080186714 - Light-emitting diode: A light-emitting diode including a substrate provided with a pair of electrodes, a light-emitting element mounted on the substrate and electrically connected to the pair of electrodes, and a junction being in the light-emitting element, the substrate including a mirror surface on at least a position where the light-emitting element... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20080186715 - Undershade apparatus: An undershade apparatus for an illumination assembly having an illumination device mounted within a frame assembly includes a light modifying element suspended adjacent to the illumination device. A suspension assembly is also provided, the suspension assembly being fixed to the frame assembly and the light modifying element. The light modifying... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20080186716 - Light fixture: A light fixture is provided which includes an improved connector arrangement between a fixture housing and a lens therefor. The connector arrangement includes a pre-mounted plunger cartridge which includes a cartridge body that mounts to the fixture housing and a resiliently biased plunger which projects through the fixture housing wall... Agent: Jonathan P. O'brien
20080186717 - Compact in-grade luminaire: The invention comprises a compact in-grade luminaire having a lamp module bracket assembly and lamp closure band, a lamp module assembly having a reflector and a lamp housing, a ballast assembly, and a socket assembly that dissipates heat. The in-grade luminaire may be used with wall wash and other types... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20080186718 - Recessed light can height adjustment: A recessed down lighting system having an adjustable retaining bracket. The adjustable retaining bracket facilitates attachment of a reflector to ceilings, walls, or the like of variable thicknesses. The recessed down lighting system may be installed in locations having reduced overhead space above the ceiling or where minimal lateral clearance... Agent: Middleton & Reutlinger
20080186719 - Locking mechanism for light fittings: A light fitting, particularly a built-in light fitting for ceilings and/or walls, includes an embeddable housing for receiving lighting means, a reflector, a housing frame, a functional frame, which can be detached at least partially from the housing frame and a locking device, which acts between the housing frame and... Agent: Fulbright And Jaworski LLP
20080186720 - Spotlight unit comprising means for adjusting the light beam direction: A spotlight unit (1) comprising a light source (7) for producing a light beam (10), and motor means for adjusting the direction of the light beam (10). A detector (11) detects a laser beam (13; 17) of a laser pointer (12) being directed towards the spotlight unit (1). The detector... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080186721 - Illumination system for passenger cabin illumination: A light module, a light-module carrier and an illumination system for an aircraft, which allow intelligent illumination and at the same time easy reconfiguration of cabin illumination. The light module provides information relating to its characteristics, while a control system determines a position of the light module on a light-module... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20080186722 - Display device: A display device that performs display by illuminating an object having a display surface is reduced in size and improved in viewability. A panel-shaped illumination device is disposed facing a display surface of an instrument that is the illumination object. The illumination device has light-emitting regions patterned finely and facing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080186723 - Two-sided light-passing device for the additional warning light of an automobile rear-view mirror: A two-sided light-passing device for the additional warning light of an automobile rear-view mirror includes a circuit board bored with plural light-passing holes at the locations respectively corresponding with the luminous bodies of LEDs. By so designing, light emitted by the luminous bodies of the LEDs can be transmitted to... Agent: Chi-san Huang
20080186724 - Video mirror system for a vehicle: A video mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly with an electrochromic reflective element having a front portion and a rear portion generally opposite the front portion. The reflective element has an electrochromic medium disposed between a first substrate and a second substrate and has a... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20080186725 - Headlamp for vehicles: The invention relates to a lamp for vehicles with at least one main light source (2) which in the active operating state of the lamp emits primary light, with at least one light out-let opening (6) and with at least one translucent body (3) arranged in the beam path of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080186726 - Led lighting unit and vehicle lamp: The disclosed subject matter includes an LED lighting unit that uses a light guide, and a thin vehicle lamp using the light guide and which can conform to light distribution standards for vehicle lamps. The LED lighting unit can include a light guide having one flat surface formed with many... Agent: Cermak Kenealy & Vaidya, LLP
20080186727 - Automotive head lamp bulb shield: A head lamp for a motor vehicle is disclosed with a reflector for reflecting light. A light bulb is oriented within the head lamp and spaced apart from the reflector for providing illumination that is reflected from the reflector and out of the head lamp. A bulb shield is provided... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20080186728 - Automotive head lamp louvre: A head lamp for a motor vehicle is disclosed with a reflector for reflecting light. A generally transparent lens is mounted to the reflector for enclosing the head lamp. A light bulb is oriented within the head lamp spaced apart from the reflector for providing illumination that is reflected from... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20080186729 - Vehicle headlight mounting assembly: A mounting assembly configured to attach a headlight to a vehicle includes a mounting bracket and a support member attachable to the mounting bracket. The mounting bracket includes a first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion. The first portion is configured for attachment to the vehicle,... Agent: John M. Weyrauch Dicke, Billig & Czaja, PLLC
20080186730 - Annular light pipe: An economical, energy efficient light pipe that illuminates to encircle a button or the like is disclosed. In one embodiment, the light pipe is substantially conical shaped with a substantially convex tip positioned substantially adjacent to a light source. Preferably, the light pipe has a substantially conical-shaped portion that opens... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080186731 - Lamp: A lamp comprising a base (10) having separate parts (11, 12) which may be brought together around, and to make contact with, an electrical supply cable (13). In the base (10) there is provided one or more LEDs and electrical circuitry, and a solid acrylic rod (18) is mounted in... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20080186732 - Light emitting diode modules for illuminated panels: LED modules are provided for efficiently illuminating edge illuminated panels. Each LED module includes a base, an LED located substantially within the base, an inner beam director, and an outer beam director. An interface between the inner beam director and the outer beam director is shaped to refract and/or reflect... Agent: Kang Lim
20080186733 - Led & led-applied backlight module: A light emitting diode includes two lead-frames, one or a plurality of light emitting chip, a casing, and a packaging colloid; the casing comprised of two pairs of a first and a second side units to surround a compartment; the first side unit being higher than the second side unit;... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20080186734 - Side-emitting backlight system and backlit display using the same: A side-emitting backlight system for an image display panel, the system comprising a plurality of light emission units, each unit arranged so as to provide side light emission to region of an image display panel and having at least one light emission source; and a controller for individually controlling each... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20080186735 - High optical efficiency illumination device for use in image reading: A high efficiency illumination device has a light guide with a light entrance for converting entering lights into lights exiting through light exit surfaces. Numerous light emitting elements are arranged near the light entrance. A mounting mechanism is interposed between the light emitting elements and the light entrance for affixing... Agent: Chein-hwa S. Tsao
20080186736 - Lightguide arrangement and related applications: A lightguide arrangement including a substantially thin, lightguide for transporting and coupling light. At least one light source is coupled to the lightguide. A plurality of micro-optic surface relief forms are arranged on the lightguide. The lightguide is configured to produce one or more active indicative and/or decorative illumination effects... Agent: Venable LLP
20080186737 - Edge-illuminated panels with shaped-edge diffuser: An edge-illuminated panel with a shaped edge diffuser is provided. The panel includes a panel frame having at least one illuminated frame member coupled to the shaped edged diffuser. The diffuser includes a diffusion layer having a shaped illuminated edge. The panel frame includes at least one wide-angled light source... Agent: Kang Lim
20080186739 - Light guide panel and backlight module using the same: The present invention provides a light guide panel and a backlight module using the light guide panel. The light guide panel is disposed corresponding to a light source module of the backlight module. The light guide panel mainly comprises a plate, a plurality of microstructures and a plurality of protrusions.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20080186738 - Polarized light guide plate with improved brightness and method of manufacturing the same: A polarized light guide plate (LGP), and a method of manufacturing the polarized LGP are provided. The polarized LGP includes: a light source; a first layer that guides light emitted from the light source; a second layer disposed on the first layer and including a first emission unit having repetitive... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080186740 - Connecting assembly in light strings to maintain electrical connection: A lamp for a light string includes a V shaped spring with two ends movably received inside the passage of the socket to selectively engage with two connecting plates of two cables so as to maintain electrical engagement between the two connecting plates when the light bulb is removed from... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.Previous industry: Electricity: electrical systems and devices
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