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Rechargeable electrical source of with external connections

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362157000 - SELF POWERED LAMP

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20120201018LONG-RANGE, HANDHELD SEARCHLIGHT - A handheld searchlight for producing a high intensity beam of light output has an elongated housing including a handle portion for gripping by a user. A head has a window opening for transmitting a light beam. There is a mechanical coupling between the housing and the head. A parabolic reflector is mounted in the head facing the window and has an aperture for accommodating a high intensity lamp. The reflector has a longitudinal optical axis. The rotation of the head about the coupling causes movement of the parabolic reflector relative to the lamp along the optical axis thereby changing a spread of the high-intensity light beam. The searchlight further includes a rotatable bezel ring mounted on the head and a filter ring mount connected to the rotatable bezel. An optical filter is mounted in the filter ring mount.08-09-2012
20120162971ENTRANCE TICKET WITH LIGHTING EFFECT - A apparatus having an embedded processor in a substrate for creating a synchronous lighting effect at a controlled access venue and a method for creating a lighting effect at a controlled access venue while controlling access to the venue simultaneously using a apparatus that coordinates with the performance allowing a holder of the apparatus to perform with the performance.06-28-2012
20100008079LED INSPECTION LAMP AND LED SPOTLIGHT - An LED inspection lamp has plurality of LED sources for emitting electromagnetic radiation at different peak wavelengths for causing visible fluorescence in different leak detection dyes. A lens is associated with each LED. Radiation passing through lenses is superimposed in target area at target distance. Another LED inspection lamp has plurality of LEDs emitting electromagnetic radiation at a peak wavelength. A lens adaptor has lens housing for attachment to LED inspection lamp with a single LED for causing visible fluorescence, and a lens. Substantially all of the radiation from the LED passes through the lens and is focused in a target area at a target distance from the lenses. LED spot lights have a similar configuration. The LEDs may produce white light from distinct LEDs or from white LEDs. The light may be a flashlight or fixed spot light.01-14-2010
20100085742Solar powered garden light with rotatable direction indicating lights - A solar powered garden light that can be used to indicate a direction is disclosed. LEDs are situated in a pattern, such as an arrow, on a platform which can be rotated. A user can adjust the direction that the solar powered garden light indicates by rotating the platform. The platform can be rotated by turning a knob. A solar cell is used to charge batteries, where these batteries are used to power the LEDs. The same solar cell can also act as a switch that turns the lights on and off.04-08-2010
20100073920SOLAR LED LAMP ASSEMBLY - A solar LED lamp assembly includes a bracket, an LED lamp mounted on a bottom end of the bracket, a solar panel assembly slantwise mounted on a top end of the bracket and electronically connecting the LED lamp, and a reflector sandwiched between the solar panel assembly and the top end of the bracket and oriented towards the LED lamp. The LED lamp includes a heat sink and a printed circuit board mounted with a plurality of LED modules thereon and received in the heat sink.03-25-2010
20090046451PARKING SPACE BARRIER BLOCK WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC ILLUMINATION - A solar-powered parking space barrier block is configured as a one-piece molded housing of a high strength, transparent plastic material in which a photovoltaic solar panel and a DC energy storage module are inclosed. A pair of white light LED lamps provide end panel marker illumination, two yellow light LED lamps provide hazard warning illumination and a rechargeable supercapacitor storage module provides operating power. A power control circuit enables use of the solar panel as a photosensor to automatically energize the LED lamps when ambient skylight falls below a predetermined safe visibility level, and removes operating power from the LED lamps when ambient skylight rises above a predetermined safe visibility level.02-19-2009
20130039046APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC CANDLES - It is disclosed an apparatus for electric candles, which includes electric power supply, connectable light emitters, flame sensors respectively proximate to the light emitters, and means for connecting a light emitter to the electric power supply in accordance with the sensed flames. The flame sensor may activate an electric switch connecting the power supply to the respective light emitter. The apparatus may include a control unit for receiving a flame detection signal, connecting a respective light emitter to the power supply, receiving control commands from an user interface, storing control commands, and turning off a light emitter in accordance with stored control commands. The user kindles fire on a flame carrier, bringing the flame to a flame sensor, the flame sensor detects the flame, and causes connecting to a power supply.02-14-2013
20130039045SOLAR LIGHT WITH CENTERING HOOK - A hanging basket lighting system is disclosed. The system may include a light source and a clip device attachable to the light source providing a manner to hang the light source over a basket so as to shine unobstructed light on the contents of the basket. Additionally, the light source may be solar powered providing an energy conserving mechanism for illuminating the contents of hanging baskets at night.02-14-2013
20080304254Self-powered flashlight/lantern - An illuminating device including a housing, at least one LED located within said housing, a grip handle, wherein the grip handle comprises a first shell and a second shell, wherein the first shell and the second shell join together, a rotatable shaft, coupled to the grip handle and to the housing, wherein the rotatable shaft comprises a spindle and a belt that rotates along the spindle to rotate the grip handle and the housing in a twisting motion against one another, an electric generating device received in a cavity of the grip handle, and an actuating device including a follower rotatably attached to the grip handle, including a handle pivotally attached to the follower for rotating the follower relative to the grip handle, and including a knob rotatably attached to the handle, to allow the handle to be rotated relative to the grip handle, wherein the actuating device and the electric generating device generate electric energy to energize the illuminating device.12-11-2008
20120140456LASER DAZING BATON SHAPED OPTICAL DISTRACTOR AND SEARCHLIGHT - Provided is a laser dazing apparatus shaped as a baton having a cylindrical encasement including a forward end housing a focusing range adjustment fixture and a laser aperture. The encasement also includes a finned heat sink (06-07-2012
20090154150Electronic device for vehicles - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide an electronic apparatus for use in a vehicle, the apparatus including: a connector further including at least two electrical connection points and a mechanical connector; an adaptation portion coupled with the connector; a housing adaptively coupled with the adaptation portion; and an electronic portion housed at least partly in the housing, the electronic portion electrically coupled with the at least two electrical connection points, wherein the adaptation portion is facilitative for orienting the housing in a plurality of positions relative to the connector. In an embodiment, the adaptation portion includes a pivot having a mechanical memory. In an embodiment, the electronic portion includes a rechargeable battery and a load connection, wherein the rechargeable battery is capable of receiving energy from a vehicle electrical system through the connector, and the rechargeable battery is capable of supplying energy to a load connected to the load connection. In an embodiment, the data link connector port includes a J1962 connector.06-18-2009
20130027919SYSTEMS CONFIGURED TO POWER AT LEAST ONE DEVICE DISPOSED IN A LIVING SUBJECT, AND RELATED APPARATUSES AND METHODS - Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems configured to power at least one device disposed in a living subject, apparatuses configured to be disposed in a living subject and export power stored in an energy-storage device, and related methods of powering at least one device disposed in the living subject.01-31-2013
20130027920SYSTEMS CONFIGURED TO POWER AT LEAST ONE DEVICE DISPOSED IN A LIVING SUBJECT, AND RELATED APPARATUSES AND METHODS - Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems configured to power at least one device disposed in a living subject, apparatuses configured to be disposed in a living subject and export power stored in an energy-storage device, and related methods of powering at least one device disposed in the living subject.01-31-2013
20120212943Lighting fixture - A lighting fixture comprises a cylindrical or U-shaped sleeve configured to engage a shower curtain rod or other support. The fixture contains a plurality of low-voltage lighting elements wired to a common power supply, enabling a user to safely retrofit lights into a bath or shower area.08-23-2012
20120182726CLIP-ON LED LAMP WITH SOLAR PANEL FOR BASEBALL CAP - A clip type lamp attachable to a hat or cap. The clip type lamp comprises a housing including a main body, a solar panel on the top side of the main body, a plurality of light emitters on a rotating member configured to rotate about a horizontal axis of rotation at the front of the housing. A mode-control switch is provided on the exterior of the housing. The main body of the housing includes an interior chamber below the solar panel for receiving a solar-rechargeable battery. A clip extending under the bottom side of the housing may have one end integrally engaged with the housing or a forward extension thereof. The rotating member can be user-rotated so that at least one of the plurality of light emitters illuminates the user's face.07-19-2012
20120182725LIGHTING APPARATUS AND ENCLOSURE - An autonomous lighting apparatus for use in an interior of an enclosure having a barrier including a translucent portion. The lighting apparatus is attached to an interior side of the translucent portion of the barrier and includes a solar cell configured to receive light energy directed through the translucent portion. The lighting apparatus also includes a rechargeable power storage apparatus electrically engaged with the solar cell, a light source electrically engaged with the power storage apparatus, and a detection device detection device electrically engaged with the power storage apparatus and configured to detect events occurring in the interior of the enclosure, such that upon the detection of such events the light source is activatable to illuminate the interior of the enclosure.07-19-2012
20130070446SOLAR CANDLE LIGHT INSERT MODULE - A decorative lighting device that provides a solar powered light insert module that is adaptable to a wide variety of tubular decorative lightshades. More specifically, the solar powered lighting insert of the present invention provides a solar powered lighting fixture having one or more light emitting diodes, which flicker so as to emulate the light of a candle flame. The housing is designed so as to be slideably coupled with a. wide variety of decorative votive candle lightshades.03-21-2013
20090303703Solar-Powered LED Street Light - A solar-powered LED street light that can immediately report its power data. The disclosed LED street light has a solar cell, a switch power supply unit, and a power cable data communicating unit. The mains power cable of the LED street light connects to the switch power supply unit for providing it with DC power. The solar cell has a solar board, a battery and a charge controller. The charge controller can also provide the LED street light with DC power. The charge controller has a power data digital output interface for connecting with the power cable data communicating unit, outputting the power data of the solar cell to the power cable data communicating unit. Through the mains power cable, the status of solar cell of each LED lamp is monitored.12-10-2009
20090303701Automatic Mobile Luminous Device - An automatic luminous device whose use does not require an external manual switch, which is substituted by another internal automatic switch, which activates the device only when it is placed on a sufficiently dense metal surface, nor does it require a connecting cable to an external power source, which is replaced by a preferably rechargeable battery. It was designed as an emergency light for police vehicles, and as a back-up light and is fitted with a base or casing (12-10-2009
20110013384Maintainable Solar LED Paver/Ground Light, Fixture Thereof, and Installation Method Thereof - A maintainable solar LED paver/ground light, a fixture thereof, and an installation method thereof are disclosed. The solar LED paver/ground light includes a fixture, a solar lighting device, and a frame. The fixture has a base plate and a housing such coupled that an exposed portion of the base plate juts out of the housing. The solar lighting device is settled in the housing and the frame is affixed atop the housing so that a light-emitting surface of the solar lighting device is exposed at an opening of the frame. The frame is affixed to the fixture by screws so it is easy to remove for facilitating maintenance of the solar lighting device. A ballast block is arranged on the exposed portion of the base plate so as to fix the solar LED paver/ground light and prevent the solar LED paver/ground light from unintentional displacement due to ambient factors.01-20-2011
20090268439LIGHTING DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR THE LIGHTING DEVICE - A lighting device includes a light collecting unit, a solar cell panel, a storage battery, a lighting element and a control unit. The light collecting unit includes a lens exposed to outside light, and an optical leveling element. The optical leveling element includes a light guide plate having a dot pattern arranged thereon and facing toward the lens module. A refractive index of the dot pattern gradually increases from a center to a periphery. The solar cell panel is aligned with the optical leveling element, and is configured for receiving light transmitted through the optical leveling element and converting the light into electrical energy. The control unit is connected to the solar cell panel and the storage battery, and is configured for controlling the solar cell panel to power the storage battery and controlling the storage battery to power the lighting element.10-29-2009
20090268438SOLAR ILLUMINATION-AND-SURVEILLANCE DEVICE FOR A HOME GARDEN - A solar illumination-and-surveillance device for a home garden includes a support post, a lamp positioned at the upper end of the support post for receiving a light source member, a surveillance camera installed at a preset location of the lamp and having a lens for receiving and picking up images, which are processed and then transmitted to a receiving device by an emission device, and a solar power supply module assembled at the topside of the lamp and disposed with a upper cover having its surface installed with a solar panel. The upper cover is provided inside with a battery and a driving circuit electrically connected with the solar panel, the lamp and the surveillance camera. Solar energy absorbed in the daytime is changed into electric energy through photoelectric conversion and the electric energy is stored in the battery to be used at night.10-29-2009
20090237919ILLUMINATING DEVICE - An illuminating device, includes a board, a plurality of lights, a rechargeable battery, a first circuit, a second circuit, and a switch. The board has a first surface and a second surface at an opposite side of the board to the first surface. The light sources are mounted on the first surface of the board. The rechargeable battery is mounted on the second surface of the board. The first circuit is configured for electrically connecting the light sources to mains power. The second circuit is configured for electrically connecting the light sources to the rechargeable battery. The switch is configured for controlling the light sources to be selectively connected to the first circuit or the second circuit.09-24-2009
20090237918STRUCTURE FOR ROAD LAMP WITH INTEGRATION OF WIND POWER AND SOLAR POWER - A structure for road lamps with integrated wind power and solar power comprises a solar panel, a wind turbine generator, an electrically controlling apparatus, a battery, a road lamp, an electric box, a fixing ring, locking rings and a base. It is an independent system to be mounted around a traditional road lamp pole or any pole standing on. The structure utilizes the solar and wind power generated, being used for lighting in the dark. It is not connected either to any power generation service or to the traditional road lamp on the original pole.09-24-2009
20090002977Receptacle positioned rechargeable flashlight - A plug-in rechargeable flashlight that may be inserted into a conventional cigarette lighter or battery power source receptacle found in an automobile, airplane, boat or other vehicle. The flashlight has light emitting diodes as the primary light source located on the end of the flashlight which is insertable into the power receptacle concealing the light source. When the flashlight is plugged into the receptacle the primary light source is extinguished. The flashlight is further provided with an electrical output connection at the opposite end of the primary light source allowing the flashlight to serve as a replacement socket for the power receptacle consumed by the flashlight. The replacement socket provides an electrical connection for receipt of additional powered accessories, or limited in use to pre-selected items such as a USB port, AC port, backlighting, and so forth. The ports may be further isolated such as having a removable USB port that allows use of the powered receptacle in the normal manner or modified for use with USB ports by insertion of the removable USB port.01-01-2009
20120113625UNIVERSAL SOLAR ILLUMINATOR SYSTEM - A universal solar illuminator system (05-10-2012
20120113624LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - The present invention provides a light emitting device, comprising: a solar cell unit, a capacitor unit, a charging circuit unit, an organic light emitting diode (OLED) unit, and a discharging circuit unit. The solar cell unit is utilized for converting solar energy to generate a current. The capacitor unit is coupled to the solar cell unit and utilized for storing electric power. The charging circuit unit is coupled between the solar cell unit and the capacitor unit, and utilized for using the current to charge the capacitor unit. The OLED unit is coupled to the capacitor unit. The discharging circuit unit is coupled between the capacitor unit and the OLED unit, and utilized for discharging the capacitor unit and control lighting of the OLED unit.05-10-2012
20120113623Solar Powered Lighting Assembly - A solar powered lighting assembly that can provide natural light and/or emitted light to the interior area of a building or other habitable structure and the power source may be a low voltage direct current power source or solar cells disposed within the lighting assembly.05-10-2012
20100085743MEMORIAL CROSS - The memorial cross (04-08-2010
20120236548LED Flare and System - A LED flare and system for use to provide greater visibility in any light conditions, particularly in low light. The flare comprises an elongated housing that is generally cylindrical with a flat side. It has a handle at one end and a plurality of LEDs positioned along the outer periphery. A switch located on the elongated housing operates the flare. The flare also includes a re-chargeable battery encased in the housing for powering the flare and a circuit for delivering power and operational control from the battery to the LEDs upon activation by the switch. A set of contacts positioned on the outside of the housing deliver a charge to the battery. The flare includes an attachment device for holding an external charger in place against the contacts during charging operation. An individual flare may be part of a system that also includes other flares and a carrying case with an integrated charger, one or more flare stands and charger accessories.09-20-2012
20110032695SOLAR POWERED LIGHT ASSEMBLY - A light assembly comprising a globe, an electric grid powered lighting element disposed within the globe, a solar powered lighting element disposed within the globe, a solar panel coupled to the solar powered lighting element for collecting light and generating power for the solar powered lighting element, a rechargeable power source coupled to the solar panel and the solar powered lighting element for storing the power generated by the solar panel and powering the solar powered lighting element, a first sensor for detecting an ambient light level and activating the solar powered lighting element when the ambient light level is below a desired ambient light level, and, a second sensor for detecting output levels of the solar powered lighting element and activating the electric grid powered lighting element when the output level of the solar powered lighting element is below a desired output level.02-10-2011
20090154149Inductive Flashlight Charging System with Concentric Coils - A rechargeable flashlight uses induction for charging, and thus does not utilize external contacts. The flashlight is cylindrically shaped, and has a secondary coil wrapped around a portion of the cylindrical body. The flashlight is placed within a ring shaped charger with a primary coil, such that the primary coil is wrapped around the secondary coil. This greatly maximizes the amount of interfacing area between the two coils, without adversely affecting the reflector design. This allows for the charging of a high powered flashlight, without requiring the flashlight to have a disadvantageously sized or constructed head. Furthermore, the primary coil of the charger can advantageously serve as a mechanical support for the flashlight.06-18-2009
20110075403Safety Device For Illuminating Sports Enthusiasts - Apparatus and methods are provided to illuminate a person engaged in an activity along a dark road, thereby promoting safety. The apparatus may allow approaching traffic, such as motorized vehicles, to see and recognize the presence and speed of the user, reducing the occurrence of collisions. The apparatus includes a light which is positioned in a location and at an angle to improve the illumination of the user, while enabling compact storage when not in use via a preferred telescoping design having means to transfer electrical power through the telescoping member.03-31-2011
20120134143SOLAR-POWERED JAR LID - A solar-powered lighting lid is shown and described. In one embodiment, the reclosable lid comprises a light emitter, a top opaque surface having a solar panel and a photo resistor, and a rechargeable storage device. Typically, the solar panel recharges the storage device and the storage device powers the photo resistor. Further, when an ambient darkness is detected by the photo resistor, the light emitter is activated and light is at least partially visible through the transparent jar. Additionally, a solar light insert may be provided for cooperation between a jar and a band, ring or the like.05-31-2012
20110157877RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT ELECTRICALLY CHARGED BY A CIGAR JACK - A rechargeable flashlight electrically charged by a cigar jack includes a body unit and a head unit. The body unit includes a charging terminal connected to an external power of a car by a cigar jack, a rechargeable battery connected to the charging terminal and charged by the cigar jack, and a contact pin connected to the charging terminal and an electrode of the rechargeable battery. The head unit includes a circuit board having a circuit pattern contacting the contact pin and a light source connected to the circuit pattern and irradiating a light, and rotatablely couples on a front end of the body unit. The circuit pattern selectively contacts with the contact pin according to the rotation of the head unit so that the rechargeable battery is charged, and the light source is turned on or turned off.06-30-2011
20110280009SOLAR POWERED CANDLE - A solar powered light device having a shade having an upper edge, an interior area, and an outside bottom surface having a solar panel set thereinto which is electrically connected to a light bulb and a battery located within the interior area of the shade; a switch operatively connected to the light bulb which can be closed when the device is made to rest on the bottom surface; wherein the solar panel charges the battery when the device is resting on the upper edge and wherein the battery powers the light bulb when the device is resting on the bottom surface and the switch is closed.11-17-2011
20110069480ILLUMINATION STRUCTURE OF SWITCH PANEL - An illumination structure of a switch panel includes a panel, at least one edge of the panel being provided with a receptacle, a conductive section being disposed in the receptacle and connected to an AC/DC conversion module; and an illumination mechanism detachably received in the receptacle. The illumination mechanism has a first and a second light-emitting sections and an illumination control module connected to the first and second light-emitting sections. The illumination control module is electrically connected to the AC/DC conversion module via contacts and the conductive section. The illumination mechanism further has a switch section connected to the first and second light-emitting sections and the illumination control module. The illumination mechanism can be securely located in the receptacle of the panel or easily taken off from the panel as a flashlight. The appearance and the size of the panel will not be changed due to the illumination mechanism.03-24-2011
20110149559LOCATION DEVICE - A location device for use in various electronic devices. The location device can have a GPS receiver and a GPS antenna, as well as a communication element for transmitting the GPS data. The location device is configured to be used with other common electronic devices for tracking of status and location of individuals.06-23-2011
20090207598LOCKING CONNECTOR FOR LIGHTING SYSTEM - The present invention is directed to lighting systems and illumination devices, and more particularly to a removable handle and battery pack for a portable lighting system that produces a high intensity beam of light in the visible and infrared spectral regions that can be used for non-covert and ultra-covert operations. The battery pack includes a 360 degree ballast connector, a locking, water-proof, recharge connector and plug, and a four-function back switch. The battery pack fits tightly into the redundantly sealed, water-proof handle, which includes a specially designed knurling system around the handle to improve a user's comfort and grip during extreme conditions and a rotatable D-ring connecter that locks in place and provides covert sound protection. The 360 degree ballast connector connects to a number of sealed connectors formed within a sealed ballast assembly. 08-20-2009
20110299273LIGHTING DEVICE WITH WIND GENERATOR - A lighting device includes a casing unit, a lighting module, a wind generator, a power port module, a battery seat and a control module. The casing unit includes a first side, a second side, and a wind duct extending through the first and second sides. The lighting module is disposed at the first side and operable to emit light outwardly of the casing unit and away from the first side of the casing unit. The wind generator includes a blade unit disposed in the wind duct, and an electric generator unit coupled to the blade unit. The blade unit is driven to rotate by wind flow. The electric generator unit is driven by rotation of the blade unit to generate electricity. The control module is configured to control distribution of electricity generated by the electric generator unit to the lighting module, the power port module and the battery seat.12-08-2011
20110299274LIGHTING DEVICE - Embodiment of the invention include a lighting device having a tubular current-conductive housing, a lamp assembly, an insulator sleeve, and a diffuser globe. The lamp assembly can include one or more lamps such as one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs). The diffuser globe is preferably a fumed blown glass diffuser globe having a concentrated region for refracting and diffusing light. The diffuser globe can include an internal diffuser for further refraction and control of the light. Embodiments also include a solar powered hook-shaped luminaire having a solar panel, a body member, and a diffuser globe. Embodiments further include a shatter resistant, portable, remote controllable, programmable, rechargeable, and floatable lighting device and/or globe luminaire, which can be automatically, manually, remotely, and/or locally controlled.12-08-2011
20110299272SOLAR POWER ALARM LAMP - A solar power alarm lamp includes a support post, an alarm device connected to the support post and a lamp set connected to the alarm device. The support post includes an insertion leg insertable into the ground. The alarm device and the lamp set have respectively a first solar panel and a second solar panel. The alarm device includes a circuit board which contains a PIR sensor, a microwave sensor and a buzzer to send out an alarm. The solar power alarm lamp thus formed can be inserted anywhere outdoors through the insertion leg. The first and second solar panels can convert solar power into electric power required by the alarm device and lamp set. The invention is simple to install and also does not need external electric power.12-08-2011
20090273922Street light utilizing combination low-pressure sodium and metal halide light sources - A street light that uses both a low-pressure sodium vapor bulb and a metal halide bulb is disclosed. The combination of these two light bulbs creates an efficient light source that is highly effective in bad weather conditions as well as able to provide good color differentiation. Further, the street light can be battery powered, where the batteries are recharged by solar cells, wind turbines, or both. A self-sufficient cost-effective street light is produced that uses renewable energy to provide light that has high penetration and wide color spectrum characteristics.11-05-2009
20110292644APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING GAZING GLOBES AND OTHER DECORATIVE OBJECTS INTO GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PRODUCTS - A light source causes hollow objects to glow in the dark (GID), thereby extending the operating period of light-activated materials in gazing globes and other decorative or ornamental objects. The light source may be provided as part of a conversion kit, enabling objects from different manufacturers to be converted to GID objects following purchase. A base unit includes the light emitter supported to illuminate the object from the inside out. The base unit further includes at least one solar panel facing into the interior of the object, and one or more batteries charged by the solar panel to power the light emitter. A device is used to couple the base unit to the rim of the object. In the preferred embodiment, the device for coupling the base unit to the rim of the object is an elastomeric ring that stretches over the rim of the object, thereby forming a seal.12-01-2011
20110292643SOLAR PUCKLIGHT WITH BRACKET MOUNT - An improved puck light assembly comprised of a solar-powered puck light mounted in a bracket assembly, which may be securely attached to a structural mounting surface. The puck light device of the present invention is dimensioned to be a hand-held, self-contained, rechargeable, solar-powered lighting assembly. The puck light device of the present invention is mounted in a bracket assembly that allows the puck light to be both recharged and used without repositioning in the bracket assembly. In one embodiment, the bracket assembly comprises a fixed bracket assembly that includes a bracket mount for selectively attaching the bracket assembly to a smooth surface. In another embodiment, the bracket assembly comprises pivoting bracket assembly. The pivoting bracket assembly includes a receiver tray for holding the puck light device, a pivotally attached support bracket connected to a bracket mount for attaching the pivoting bracket assembly to a mounting surface.12-01-2011
20090129068Maxi-storm light - An independently powered hand-held signaling device which makes use of a large capacity of LED's that are basically sandwiched creating a large cavity of transferring light. Between the two semi-transparent panels the bright light provides illumination in two directions providing illumination through info on both panels, in two opposite directions. The unit does not have to be depending on reflective light to be visible. A switch on the side of handle provides steady on or a light source for flashing mode. The unit has its own electrical power source which can be recharged from an auto or 120 volt source. The molded body handle and frame is connected and makes use of a polygon frame. Fasteners for holding the information panels allow for quick change. At the base of the unit is a feature, where the user can attach a pole for extended use or a strap to hold on to the unit. The unit is basically used while arm is extended.05-21-2009
20120188754Cordless Decorative Lamp - A decorative cordless lamp has a replaceable rechargeable energy storage device for powering an LED lighting element. The LED lighting element may be controlled by a variety of switches, timers, and sensors to enable the user to selectively tailor the operation of the decorative cordless lamp.07-26-2012
20120188753DUAL CHARGING SYSTEM - The invention relates to a dual charging system comprising a rechargeable unit and a charging station. The charging station comprises retaining means and a base part, said base part having a charging seat with a projecting peg acting as a first electrode, around which an at least partly circumferential second electrode is arranged. The rechargeable unit comprises a notch, acting as a third electrode, and a fourth electrode, said third and fourth electrode is each arranged on the rechargeable unit to engage with the first and second electrode respectively of the charging seat when the rechargeable element is retained in the charging station. Hereby an advantageous charging system is achieved ensuring correct positioning of the rechargeable unit in the charging station, even under unfavourable conditions.07-26-2012
20100008078SOLAR COMPONENT AND DEVICES CONTAINING THE SAME - Solar component and devices containing the same are disclosed. The solar component includes coupling an upper member, a lower member, and at least two side members to form a cavity for housing a plurality of solar cells. Adjacent solar cells may have unused spaces thereby allowing apertures to be formed therethrough the upper member and the lower member. The apertures are capable of allowing air flow through the cavity thereby leading to reduced wind resistance of the solar component.01-14-2010
20090168411SOLAR-INFRARED-RAYS SENSING GARDEN LAMP - A solar-infrared-rays sensing garden lamp is provided. It mainly comprises a garden lamp body with a control apparatus set inside. The control apparatus charges a power supply via the solar energy in the daytime, and provides power via the power supply in the nighttime. Therefore a infrared rays sensing circuit set on the garden lamp body at a surface thereof can sense omnibearingly in the nighttime. When the infrared rays sensing circuit senses unusual situation, it drives a corresponding lighting unit to illuminate and transmits a triggered signal to the voice control unit for driving a speaker and giving off sounds.07-02-2009
20080239715LIGHTING SYSTEM - A light head is mounted on a common base, and includes a light source in a mounting base. The base is mounted on a collapsible elongated pole, and the pole is for mounting on an outside wall of a carrying case. There is a carrying handle for the case, an electrical power outlet mounted on a wall, base or lid of the case and for plugging in an electrical wire to power the light head. The interior of the case is for locating a rechargeable battery, and the battery when charged, supplies power to the power outlet such that the light head can be powered. Recharging can be via either a 12V DC automobile or a 110 AC power supply. The carrying handle is extendible; and retractable, and in the retraction mode is essentially within the general perimeter space of the case. The case includes a pair of pulley wheels, the wheels being for facilitating the moving of the case.10-02-2008
20080273320Solar powered mailbox light with movable magnetic connection - The present invention is a solar powered light assembly mounted at distal end of a flexible neck support, where a proximal end is fixed to a top of an exterior panel housing of an exterior panel that supports the neck support and light in a position which can be easily manipulated by a user. Presented at an underside of the exterior panel is a first flat magnet generally co-extensive with the entire underside of the exterior panel. An interior panel comprises a second flat magnet with approximately the peripheral shape as that of the first flat magnet. A secure fixation of the exterior panel on an outside surface of a mailbox, regardless of the location on said outside surface, can be achieved by the invention assembly by placing an upper surface of the interior panel adjacent to a portion of the relatively thin wall of the mailbox where the underside of the exterior panel has been located. The magnetic attraction of the first and second flat magnets causes the exterior panel to remain fixed at an outside surface of the mailbox at a desired location.11-06-2008
20080239714MONUMENT ASSEMBLY - A monument assembly having a main body that is interlocked with a base. The main body has inscriptions and etchings that are laser cut therein of a memorable photo or design. A plurality of solar powered lights are then used in association with the monument assembly to focus light onto the etching at night to illuminate the etching.10-02-2008
20090310340BATTERY POWERED ELECTRICAL FIRE - An electric fire configured to provide a simulated fire effect in response to activation of at least one light source. The fire including a battery which is useable to provide power to the at least one light source. The fire having a chassis providing a mount for the light source and a screen for displaying the fire effects and wherein the simulated fire effect is a flame effect and the screen displays flames in response to the light source output. The battery is a rechargeable battery. The fire includes a power connector which may be used to provide for a recharging of the battery such that the fire can be used independently of a mains power supply.12-17-2009
20100124050INDUCTION RECHARGEABLE ELECTRONIC CANDLE SYSTEM - A large plurality of artificial, battery-operated, electronic candles are arranged to be simultaneously recharged upon placement on a series of interconnected charging trays that include a transformer primary winding at defined locations thereon. The primary windings are driven by an AC signal whose duty cycle is controlled by a pulse width modulator IC to induce a voltage across secondary windings contained within the candle housing. This induced signal is rectified to produce the battery charging current and the delivery of the charging current to the rechargeable batteries is controlled by a microprocessor IC.05-20-2010
20110194277MODULAR ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM WITH A RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER GENERATING APPARATUS - The electric power system is provided with a main module 08-11-2011
20120033413SOLAR LAMP - The present invention discloses a solar lamp which includes a bottom seat, a housing, a solar cell, a control circuit board, rechargeable batteries and LEDs. The solar cell is installed at a top of the housing, the control circuit board, the rechargeable batteries and the LEDs are installed inside the housing, the top of the housing is provided with a top ornament and a lower side of the housing is supported by the bottom seat. The present invention enables a solar cell to have a larger power and the top ornament can compensate for incompleteness of the shape.02-09-2012
20100079984SOLAR LED LAMP - A solar LED lamp includes an envelope having a seat, a first sleeve extending from the seat and a second sleeve extending from the first sleeve. An LED lamp is received in the second sleeve of the envelope. The LED lamp includes a heat sink and a plurality of LEDs attached to the heat sink. A solar panel covers the second sleeve of the envelope for collecting solar energy and converting the solar energy to electrical energy. A storage battery is accommodated in the first sleeve of the envelope for reserving the electrical energy from the solar panel and providing electrical energy to the LED lamp. A solar controller controls the solar panel to convert the solar energy to the electrical energy or not.04-01-2010
20100079985LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PLATFORM - A lighting system for a vehicle maintenance platform includes a frame structure, a plurality of light sources and a rechargeable power source. The frame structure is capable of being detachably coupled to the vehicle maintenance platform. The plurality of light sources is disposed on the frame structure and is configured to illuminate a target region underneath a vehicle. The rechargeable power source is coupled to the frame structure and is electrically connected to the plurality of light sources. The rechargeable power source provides electrical power to the plurality of light sources. Further, a vehicle maintenance apparatus including the lighting system and the vehicle maintenance platform is also provided.04-01-2010
20120268923SOLAR RAZOR - A solar razor is provided with a housing; at least one shaving assembly rotatably mounted on the housing; a solar cell mounted on an outer surface of the housing for converting light directly into electricity; a rechargeable battery disposed in the housing and connected to the solar cell for storing electricity from the solar cell, the rechargeable battery being electrically connected to the shaving assembly; and a switch mounted on the outer surface of the housing and electrically connected to the rechargeable battery, the switch being manually movable between first and second positions. The rechargeable battery disconnects from the at least one shaving assembly when the switch is in the first position. The rechargeable battery connects to the at least one shaving assembly when the switch is in the second position.10-25-2012
20110170283Solar Powered Led Street Lamp With Automatic Light Control - A solar powered LED street lamp with automatic light control includes a solar photovoltaic board, a brightness/darkness detection sensor, a lamp pole, an LED lamp, an LED direction board, billboard or light box, a base, a storage battery, a central controller and an infrared motion sensor. The solar photovoltaic board is mounted on the top end of the lamp pole, the LED direction board, billboard or light box is mounted on the lamp pole, the storage battery and the central controller are situated in the base, the motion sensor and the LED lamp are mounted on the transverse bar of the lamp pole, and a plurality of LEDs are arrayed so as to constitute the characters or text on the LED direction board, billboard or light box.07-14-2011
20080310148RECHARGEABLE FLUORESCENT TASK LAMP - A battery operated fluorescent lamp is disclosed, which is operable from the battery while the battery is being recharged, comprising a tubular housing configured as a handle grip at one end and a cylindrical lens portion at the other end. The tubular housing lockably connects to a battery pack. The cylindrical 12-18-2008
20090262523LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DEVICE - A light emitting diode device includes a light emitting diode illumination element, a solar cell unit generating power for the illumination element and a rechargeable cell unit storing the power.10-22-2009
20090279288LIGHT EMITTING MODULE WITH SOLAR CELL UNIT - In one exemplary embodiment, a light emitting module includes a LED chip, a solar cell unit, and an interconnecting electrode. The LED chip includes a first P type semiconductor layer. The solar cell unit includes a second P type semiconductor layer. The interconnecting electrode is sandwiched between the first and second P type semiconductor layers. The interconnecting electrode electrically couples the solar cell unit to the LED chip.11-12-2009
20100277900GAZING GLOBES AND OTHER DECORATIVE OBJECTS INCLUDING LIGHT SOURCES AND LIGHT-ACTIVATED MATERIALS - A self-contained, glow-in-the-dark decorative article according to the invention comprises a transparent or translucent air-filled, hollow object having a lower rim defining an opening into the interior of the object, with light-activated material deposited on, or embedded in, the object. A base unit on a stake includes a receptacle to receive the rim of the object. The base unit includes a light emitter supported to illuminate the object from the inside out. The base unit further includes one or more solar panels facing into the interior of the object and one or more batteries charged by the solar panels to power the light emitter. The transparent or translucent object may be made of glass, and may be a sphere, a flattened sphere, or a teardrop shape. The source of light may be a light-emitting diode (LED), preferably a violet or ultraviolet LED.11-04-2010
20090290333BATTERY OPERATED RECHARGEABLE LIGHT - A battery operated rechargeable portable light may comprise: a light housing, a light source for producing light, a switch for selectively energizing the light source, charging contacts for receiving a DC voltage from a DC voltage source; and a DC charging circuit for coupling the DC voltage to a rechargeable battery. The DC charging circuit may apply a DC voltage of the given polarity to the rechargeable battery irrespective of the polarity of the DC voltage or the light may provide an indication of the presence and absence of the DC voltage, or both, e.g., by the light source producing light.11-26-2009
20090290332LIGHTING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a lighting system comprising a base part (11-26-2009
20110205730Light Device - A light device is disclosed which is arranged to receive at least one rechargeable electrical power storage device. The light device comprises a flexible body portion movable between an expanded configuration and a contracted configuration and defining an enclosure when the body portion is in the expanded configuration, the body portion being at least partially transparent or translucent. The light device also comprises at least one light emitting element which receives electrical power from the or each electrical power storage device disposed during use in the light device, the light emitting element being arranged so as to generate light which passes outwardly of the light device through the body portion, and a solar power converting device arranged to convert solar power to electrical power for recharging the or each electrical power storage device disposed during use in the light devices. The light device is disposable in an expanded configuration or a contracted configuration by respectively expanding or contracting the body portion.08-25-2011
20100027247PORTABLE OUTDOOR FIXTURE FOR LEISURE AREA - A portable outdoor fixture adapted to be supported by a beam of a shelter structure including a mounting assembly, an extension arm, and an appliance. The mounting assembly has an adjustment member operably coupled to a fixed base to permit clamping of the beam. The adjustment member is releaseably locked in position relative to the fixed base through interaction of a ratchet mechanism interposed between the adjustment member and the fixed base. The extension arm extends from the fixed base of the mounting assembly toward a coupling end. The appliance is disposed at the coupling end of the extension arm.02-04-2010
20090168410Light-emitting module and light-emitting system - Disclosed is a light-emitting module wherein light entering into a solar cell is not attenuated, thereby preventing power output decrease of the solar cell. In addition, this light-emitting module can be produced by a simple process. Specifically disclosed is a light-emitting module wherein at least (a) a solar cell unit (b) a first adhesive layer, (c) a light-emitting unit composed of a second light-transmitting insulating substrate (transparent PET), a second metal layer (circuit pattern) and a light-emitting element (chip LED), (d) a second adhesive layer and (e) a third light-transmitting insulating substrate are sequentially stacked. The transparent PET having a thickness about 50-500 μm which is provided with the circuit pattern in advance is used for producing the light-emitting unit. A silver paste which can be cured by 30-minute heating at 150° C. is used as a circuit pattern material, and the circuit pattern is formed on the transparent PET by screen printing, and then thermally cured.07-02-2009
20100271814RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT, BATTERY AND CHARGER ADAPTER AND PROTECTOR THEREFOR - An adapter for replacing an original battery, light or battery powered device utilizing a battery of a first type with a replacement battery light or battery powered device utilizing a battery of a second and different type may comprise first terminals configured similarly to terminals of an original battery, light or battery powered device, second terminals for connecting to a replacement battery, light or battery powered device, and an electronic circuit for controlling charging of the battery of the replacement battery, light or battery powered device connected to the second terminals when a battery charging device for a battery of the first type is connected to the first terminals.10-28-2010
20080278934LIGHTING SYSTEM - A lighting system hardware and control are described. Advantages of the system include the ability to add lighting to an otherwise unmodified location by providing a clamping system that is adaptable to multiple configurations and remote operability. Remote operability includes the ability to use renewable power sources such as solar or wind power and the ability for self-calibration with respect to the time of day. The system also minimizes the number of circuit components required thus making it optimally inexpensive and reliable.11-13-2008
20080278935Multifunctional mirror lamp that can be mounted on a wall or a table - A mirror lamp includes a mirror lamp body, a hanging plate mounted on the mirror lamp body, and a wall attachment plate detachably combined with the hanging plate. Thus, the hanging plate is hung on the wall attachment plate to attach the mirror lamp body to a wall so that the mirror lamp functions as a wall lamp or a night lamp. In addition, the hanging plate is detachable from the wall attachment plate so that the mirror lamp body is operated individually to provide an illuminating function and to provide a dressing or make-up function. Further, when the mirror lamp body is operated individually, the base of the mirror lamp body is mountable on a table so that the mirror lamp functions as a table lamp.11-13-2008
20120140455ILLUMINATING APPARATUS - An illuminating apparatus includes a main body for fixing the illuminating apparatus to a support, a connecting member rotatably and detachably mounted on the main body for electrically connecting with an external power source, and a light illuminating module securely mounted on the connecting member. The light illuminating module includes a light source and a power storage device supplying power to the light source. The light source and the power storage device both electrically connect with the connecting member.06-07-2012
20080304256Torch Comprising a Battery Charging Device - The invention relates to a torch (12-11-2008
20080266846Solar Lamp with a Variable Display - The present invention supports a solar lamp that includes a solar panel that charges a battery to power a display panel and a processor. Based on environmental factors measured by a sensor, the processor instructs the display panel to change colors based on the value of an environmental factor. If the measured environmental factor changes values, the processor may subsequently instruct the display panel to change colors. The solar lamp may be controlled by a remote controller. The solar lamp has a receiver circuit that receives control data from the remote controller to configure the display panel. Based on the control data, a processor may instruct the display panel to change colors or change intensity. The remote controller controls a solar lamp through a wireless communications channel. Based on an indication, a processor sends control data through a wireless transmitter circuit to configure the display panel of the solar lamp.10-30-2008
20110007500APPARATUS FOR A SOLAR WINDOW NIGHTLIGHT - An apparatus for a solar window nightlight includes at least one battery contained within a circuit housing. Solar panels are disposed on an outside surface of the circuit housing for charging the battery. Control circuitry connects the battery, the solar panels and LED lights to control operations of the LED lights and charging of the at least one battery. A photocell is connected to the control circuitry where when ambient light falls below a predetermined level, the control circuitry activates the LED lights. Translucent lenses include a bore hole in a base for receiving one of the LED lights and reflective material on outside edges. Suction cups retain the apparatus on a window surface where, during day light hours, there is sufficient ambient light to charge the battery and, during night hours, the translucent lenses illuminate a desired area.01-13-2011
20110007499Packaging System for the Retail Sale of an Electrical Device - A packaging system for the retail display of an electrical device is disclosed. The packaging includes a “try me” switch to allow a potential customer to activate the electrical device in the store. The product includes a photovoltaic array and rechargeable battery which is intended to be periodically charged by the photovoltaic array. When packaged by the manufacturer, the rechargeable batteries are sufficiently charged to substantially activate the electrical device. When depressed, the “try me” switch interconnects the primary rechargeable battery with the electrical device within the packaging.01-13-2011
20110007498ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH A SOLAR CELL - An illumination device may include a multilayer system having at least two functional layers, a supporting functional layer having a sheet-like substrate on which a photovoltaic functional layer with at least one solar cell is applied; at least one energy storage device for storing energy generated by the at least one solar cell; at least one light source that can be operated by means of the energy stored in the energy storage device; and at least one brightness sensor. The illumination device may be configured to activate or deactivate the at least one light source on the basis of a measured value sensed by the at least one brightness sensor.01-13-2011
20090303702LAMP SYSTEM PARTICULARLY FOR CORDLESS LAMPS - A rechargeable lamp system (12-10-2009
20100142195Enhanced Portable Battery Powered Electrical Appliance - An appliance, such as a flashlight, accepts first and second batteries. The appliance also includes an electrical load, such as a light source. A first circuit, such as a DC to DC converter, receives power from the first battery and supplies power to the load. A second circuit, such as a DC to DC converter, receives power from the second battery and supplies electrical power to the load. In one embodiment, the appliance accepts batteries having multiple physical sizes.06-10-2010
20120069555ENERGY-SAVING ILLUMINATION SYSTEM HAVING PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS - An energy-saving illumination system includes a piezoelectric floor, a revolving door, an accumulator, a light source, and an electrical power sensing device. The piezoelectric floor contains piezoelectric material therein. The revolving door comprises a power generating device. The accumulator is electrically connected to the piezoelectric floor and the power generating device. The light source is electrically connected with the accumulator. The electrical power sensing device is configured to detect the quantity of electric charge in the accumulator; the power generating device of the revolving door charges the accumulator according to the detected result obtained from the electrical power sensing device in respect to the accumulator.03-22-2012
20110141719ILLUMINATING LAMP - An outdoor-installed illuminating lamp provided with a power generation member and a storage battery. The storage battery and electric components, etc. are made to be easy to mount to the inside of a pole, thereby improving workability of an assembling work and wiring work. The illuminating lamp (06-16-2011
20130215603LED DEVICE HAS BUILT-IN REMOVABLE LED-LIGHTS. - The current invention for The LED device has build-in removable LED-Unit(s) which the main object has 108-22-2013
20110228520RENEWABLE ENERGY POWERED LIGHT ASSEMBLY - The invention is a renewable energy powered light assembly for a roof window of a building. A housing extends within the roof aperture from an interior of the house towards the exterior. A plurality of lighting elements is disposed in the housing. A renewable energy source is connected to each of the lighting elements. A solar panel array collects light from an electrical grid powered lighting element. A rechargeable power source is connected to the renewable energy source and the plurality of lighting elements. The invention also is a light assembly for illuminating an area from a floor of a building. A renewable energy source is externally mounted and coupled to a plurality of lighting elements disposed adjacent the floor. A rechargeable power source is coupled to the energy source and the plurality of lighting elements for storing the power generated and powering the plurality of lighting elements.09-22-2011
20130182419PORTABLE LIGHT, AND SWITCH, HEAT SINK AND CHARGING MODULE THEREFOR - A portable light may include a light housing, a light source module and a switch. A light source module may include a thermally conductive module housing and a switch housing that fit together and have an exterior size and shape for being disposed in a light housing. The module includes a light source thermally coupled to the module housing, a control circuit for controlling the light source, an electrical switch actuatable from exterior the module and supported by the switch housing, and at least one contact.07-18-2013
20090196028SOLAR POWERED ADDRESS INDICATOR WITH RECHARGEABLE AND REPLACEABLE BATTERIES - An address indicator has panels each displaying a translucent character surrounded by an opaque area. A frame with a channel slidably captures the panels and has an upper chamber above the channel and a rear chamber behind the channel. Stops at opposite ends of the channel keep the panels in the channel and lights such as LEDs are spaced in the upper chamber for casting light into the rear chamber. A translucent screen in the rear chamber defuses light for illuminating the translucent character of each panel. Solar cells charge replaceable, rechargeable batteries for powering the lights.08-06-2009
20110228521RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT AND BATTERY ASSEMBLY FOR SINGLE-HANDED INTERMITTENT AND CONTINUOUS OPERATION - A rechargeable flashlight is also provided. The flashlight includes a housing having a battery compartment and a light source adjacent a first end of the housing. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides power for the flashlight. A controller circuit serially connected with the battery is operable to control the flow of electricity to and from the battery. Specifically, the controller circuit is operable to disconnect the lithium-ion battery cell from the light source in response to the charge in the lithium-ion battery depleting below a pre-determined lower threshold. The control circuit is further operable to disconnect the lithium-ion battery cell from electrical connection with the first charging contact when the lithium-ion battery is connected with a battery charger and the charge in the lithium-ion battery reaches a pre-determined upper threshold.09-22-2011
20090213582Illuminated Display - A display device that can be mounted to a surface, such as a car or refrigerator using magnetic attraction. The display device has an illumination element, such as an LEC panel, is powered preferably by battery or solar power, and is lightweight and flexible. The illumination element has a film that preferably displays indicia that is lit up by the illumination element.08-27-2009
20090251891Portable Illuminator - Disclosed is a portable illuminator, capable of variously adjusting an angle and a length and simultaneously charging batteries used in various mobile products while serving as a reading lamp, a table lamp, and any other ordinary lamp. The portable illuminator includes a power supply and control module supplying power to control operation of a lamp, a guide and pivot main body pivotably coupled to the power supply and control module, a slide assembly slidably inserted into the guide and pivot main body, and a lamp module mounted to one end of the slide assembly.10-08-2009
20090251892Lighting Apparatus - A lighting apparatus provided in the form of a bulb for use in a solar lantern or other electrical device. The lighting apparatus includes a hollow light guide with a light reflective layer on the inside. A first and second light source such as an array of LEDs, LECs, etc. is positioned at opposite ends of the hollow light guide such the light emitted by the light sources is directed through the light guide between the inner and outer sidewalls thereof. The first and second light source are connected to a power source such as a battery.10-08-2009
20090129067Marine lantern controlled by GPS signals - A remotely adjustable lighting device configured to an operational mode customized for the geographic location of the device. The lighting device is powered by a battery provided with solar charging. The lighting device, under control of an integral controller, is turned off and on for an illumination period as a function of both local sunrise and sunset times determined by a combination of time and date information and GPS positioning. The luminosity of the lighting device is autonomously controlled as a function of battery charge and the determined required illumination period. The solar charging system is oriented by the controller to optimize its energy collection by periodical adjustments.05-21-2009
20120188752LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH HYBRID POWER SUPPLY DEVICE, AND METHOD UTILIZING THE SAME - A light apparatus with a hybrid power supply device and method utilizing the same are disclosed. The light apparatus includes an LED module, a solar module, an auxiliary power module, a voltage level detection circuit, a first switch unit, and a second switch unit. When a voltage of a solar electric power generated by the solar module is greater than a predetermined value, the voltage level detection circuit provides an electrical connection between the solar module and the LED module for enabling a transmission of the solar electric power to the LED module. When the voltage of the solar electric power is smaller than the predetermined value, the voltage level detection circuit provides an electrical connection between the auxiliary power module and the LED module for enabling a transmission of an auxiliary electric power generated by the auxiliary power module to the LED module.07-26-2012
20100149794TOUCH PEN AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A portable electronic device includes a housing; a touch tip portion fixed to one end of the housing; a cover fixed to the other end of the housing; a laser unit disposed in the housing adjacent to the touch tip portion; a rechargeable battery disposed in the housing electrically connected to the laser unit; and a first charging connecting portion and a second charging connecting portion positioned on an outer surface of the housing apart. The first charging connecting portion includes a first connecting end electrically connected to a negative electrode of an external power and a second connecting end electrically connected to the positive electrode of the rechargeable battery. The second charging connecting portion includes a first connecting end electrically connected to a positive electrode of an external power and a second connecting end electrically connected to the negative electrode of the rechargeable battery.06-17-2010
20120195031FLASHLIGHT FOR CAR RE-CHARGER - A flashlight for car re-charger includes a flashlight body. The flashlight body has a head mounted a front end thereof and a connecting portion disposed a rear end thereof. A flexible extender is electrically and detachably connected with the flashlight body. A charging plug is electrically connected with the flexible extender for charging the flashlight body. A magnet connector is detachably sleeved on charging plug for providing a magnetic effect.08-02-2012
20100177508Portable Lighting Device - A flashlight having a main power circuit and a barrel is disclosed. The main power circuit includes a light source and a portable power source for supporting the light source. The barrel is not within the main power circuit. The flashlight also has a ball for holding the light source. The light source is fit and in contact with the inner surface of the ball. The outer circumference of the ball has an array of fin-like protrusions for effectively dissipating heat from the light source.07-15-2010
20110128726THIN FILM ENERGY FABRIC WITH LIGHT GENERATION LAYER - The Thin Film Energy Fabric includes an energy storage section adapted to store electrical energy; an energy release section coupled to the energy storage section and configured to receive electrical energy from the energy storage section and to utilize the electrical energy; and an energy recharge section, coupled to the energy storage section, adapted to receive or collect energy and convert the received or collected energy to electrical energy either for storage by the energy storage section or for use by the energy release section or simultaneous storage in the energy storage section and immediate use by the energy release section. The energy release section can provide electrical energy transmission capability to charge devices which are placed in a position juxtaposed to a surface of the Thin Film Energy Fabric. An optional protection section is provided on at least one side of the material.06-02-2011
20090316392ELECTRIC ENERGY CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR SOLAR POWER ILLUMINATION SYSTEM - The present invention discloses an electric energy control circuit for a solar power illumination system. The solar power illumination system has at least one solar panel coupled to a charging controller, and the solar panel charges at least one battery via the charging controller. An electric energy control circuit according to the present invention controls a driving unit to acquire electric energy from the battery and turn on at least one lamp set. The electric energy control circuit comprises: a power detection loop and an output control loop. The power detection loop is coupled to the solar panel and the battery and detects the power generation of the solar panel and the remaining capacity of the battery. The output control loop is coupled to the power detection loop and determines the power output to the lamp set according to the power generation and the remaining capacity. Thereby, the present invention can modulate the power for the solar power illumination system according to the weather, prolong the power supply time of the battery, and reduce the bad weather-induced attrition of the solar power illumination system.12-24-2009
20120195032MODULAR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY - The present invention includes an LED lighting fixture containing: a housing insert electronically communicating with the light fixture; and one or more LED modules electronically communicating with the housing insert upon receipt of direct current power from the housing insert. One or more LED modules are removably seated within the housing insert for ready replacement of the LED modules while conserving unnecessary waste by preserving the continued use of the housing insert.08-02-2012
20100226121SOLAR LIGHT APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A lighting apparatus includes a housing, a light source, and sign mounting hardware. The housing includes a top surface which is also a top surface of the entire lighting apparatus. The top surface of the lighting apparatus includes attachment means for coupling the lighting apparatus to light mounting hardware to suspend the lighting apparatus from a bottom surface of a crossarm of a sign post in a mounted position, so that the entire lighting apparatus suspends below a bottom surface of the crossarm of the sign post in the mounted position. The light source is within an internal compartment of the housing. The sign mounting hardware is coupled to the housing. The sign mounting hardware is configured to suspend a sign from the lighting apparatus, so that the entire sign suspends below the lighting apparatus in the mounted position.09-09-2010
20100142194AUTOMOTIVE LAMP LIGHTING SYSTEM - An automotive lamp lighting system includes a rear combination lamp, a secondary battery for storing electric power to be supplied to the rear combination lamp, a solar battery for generating electric power to be stored in the secondary battery or electric power to be supplied to the rear combination lamp, and a control module for controlling the supply of electric power from the solar battery and the secondary battery to the rear combination lamp in response to a state of lighting of the rear combination lamp.06-10-2010
20090040750SOLAR-POWERED LIGHT POLE AND LED LIGHT FIXTURE - A solar-powered lighting system includes a flexible, wrap-around, preferably self-stick panel of photovoltaic laminate applied to the outside surface of a light pole. An LED light fixture is connected preferably at or near the top of the pole and has the same or similar diameter as the pole. The LED light fixture has multiple columns and rows of LEDs and an interior axial space for air flow to cool the LEDs. The pole preferably also has vents and axial passage(s) for creating a natural updraft through at least a portion of the pole and the light fixture, for cooling of the photovoltaic panel interior surface, the LEDs, and/or other equipment inside the fixture or pole, and batteries that may be provided inside the pole or pole base. A purely or mainly decorative additional fixture, which emulates conventional outdoor light fixtures, may be provided on the lighting system, wherein the decorative additional fixture includes no, or only a minimal, light source. The lighting system has a sleek profile with few or no protrusions from the sides of the pole and from the LED light fixture, except for the optional decorative fixture that provides a conventional street light appearance even though the main light source is the LED fixture.02-12-2009
20090040749RETRACTABLE LIGHT APPARATUS - A retractable light is provided with a light to extend and retract in a housing. A motor for driving a sprocket is mounted in the housing or light assembly and a gear rack is mounted in the other. The gear rack has a series of apertures so that debris is conveyed into the apertures. Another embodiment provides a housing with a first guide member, connected to a light assembly by a second guide member. A motor and a gear are mounted in one of the housing and light assembly. A gear rack is mounted in the other of the housing and the light assembly. In another embodiment, a rechargeable battery is powered by a solar cell with a first circuit for powering the motor with a first voltage and a second circuit for powering the light source with a second voltage that is less than the first voltage.02-12-2009
20120033414PORTABLE LIGHT HAVING A ROTATABLE CYLINDRICAL HEAD - A portable light may comprise: a generally rectangular light body having a pair of opposing extensions or projections thereon, the light body having a generally rectangular cavity for receiving a source of electrical power therein; a generally cylindrical light head rotatably supported between the extensions of the light body adjacent the light body, the light head including a light source for producing light; and a switch for selectively actuating the light source. The light may include interchangeably a generally rectangular battery or a plural cylindrical batteries, and the battery or batteries may be rechargeable.02-09-2012
20130128562SOLAR PANEL LIGHT INDICATOR/DECORATIVE SYSTEM - A solar power generation system contains a housing that encloses photovoltaic panels, solar panel control systems, light sources and may also contain modules and assemblies such as solar panel processing circuitry, communication and power interfaces, heater assembly, electrical rotational assembly, self cleaning assembly, and so forth. For optimal functioning, it is essential that all these modules incorporated within the housing function properly. The light sources are communicatively coupled to the solar panel processing circuitry and a central control unit; and are operable to produce a visible output. The light sources identify a solar panel among plurality of solar panels of the solar power generation system, and display a visible light that indicates operating condition of that solar panel, which may be problems related to the maintenance, cleaning, solar panel positional adjustment, heater assembly. The visible output may display colorful holiday lighting and advertisements, especially at the roofing edges.05-23-2013
20130135847REMOTE LIGHTING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A lighting device to receive solar light by a color conversion optic and convert the solar light into a powering light, increasing the efficiency of electrical power generation using a photovoltaic system. The electrical power may be stored by a battery, from which it may be drawn to drive a lighting element to emit illuminating light. The illuminating light may be received and converted by the color conversion optic into a converted light, providing illumination in a desired wavelength range. The color conversion optic may be positionable adjacent to the photovoltaic system or the lighting element to convert light. A controller may be included to control the color conversion operation. The controller may be connected to a sensor or a timer.05-30-2013
20100302763Movable light bar assembly - A movable light bar assembly includes a primary frame having a side coupled with a secondary frame and an opposite side coupled with at least one lighting clement and a battery element. The secondary frame has a surface provided with solar chips and is provided internally with a photoelectric transducer electrically connected to the battery element and the at least one lighting element. Each lighting element is provided with at least one light-emitting body and secured to the primary frame by a lamp cover. The battery element is secured to the primary frame by a battery cover. The primary frame is peripherally provided with at least one rotatable handle which, when angularly offset from the primary frame, serves to support the primary frame. The at least one handle is insertable into a fixing base and connectable with a hanging cord. The primary frame can be positioned at a lamp frame.12-02-2010
20100302765Solar Energy Street Lamp Structure with Adjustable Angle - A solar energy street lamp structure with an adjustable angle is provided. The solar energy street lamp structure includes a lamp holder, a lighting unit, a photovoltaic panel, an electric power storage portion, and an actuation portion. A frame and a holder of the lamp holder are movably coupled by pivot units. The electric power storage portion is placed inside the lamp holder. An actuation unit of the actuation portion is connected between the frame and the holder for adjusting an angle between the frame and the holder such that the lighting unit and the photovoltaic panel, both disposed on the holder, are adjustable synchronously. The photovoltaic panel and the lighting unit are rotatable according to an incident angle of sunlight by adjusting the holder. Thus, the solar energy street lamp structure generates power at enhanced efficiency and can emit light in various directions so as to have wide applicability.12-02-2010
20110122606SOLAR ENERGY COLLECTOR AND LAMP USING THE SAME - A lamp includes a lamp body, a control module and a solar energy collector. The solar energy collector includes a first motor, a second motor coupled to the first motor, a solar energy absorption board, and a detection apparatus mounted on the solar energy absorption board. The solar energy absorption board coupled to the second rotary rod. The detection apparatus includes two first photosensitive resistors mounted opposite to each other and two second photosensitive resistors mounted opposite to each other. The control module controls the first motor to rotate when a voltage difference between the first photosensitive resistors is detected; the control module controls the second motor to rotate when a voltage difference between the second photosensitive resistors is detected.05-26-2011
20100309653Solar-lamp assembly - A solar-lamp assembly includes a main frame, a secondary frame mounted atop the main frame and having solar wafers and a photoelectric-transducing-and-controlling element; a housing attached below the main frame for accommodating therein a battery; a post connected below the housing; at least one electrically interconnected lamp element connected below the main frame by a respective lamp shade and including therein at least one lighting device, wherein the battery, the lamp element, and the photoelectric-transducing-and-controlling element are electrically connected; a flexible board provided between the lamp element and the main frame, wherein the flexible board allows a plurality of the lamp elements to project light in different directions; and at least an arm-shaped lamp supporter connected with one lateral of the housing and having at least one lamp element affixed thereto through another flexible board.12-09-2010
20130141901Solar diamond dot dock lite - A durable dock light for mounting into a top void on a floating dock. The light has a housing and lens cover that complement the shape of the top dock void. The housing also extends through the dock through hole into the bottom void of the dock. Spring clips are attached to the housing that extends into the bottom void of the dock thus removably mounting the dock light to the dock. The housing and lens cover define a chamber which houses a power storage device, such as a battery, a power collecting device, such as a solar panel, and a light generating device, such as a light emitting diode (LED). The dock light provides a fast solution to lighting a floating dock without costly wiring or electrical cost. The dock light provides lighting at night, making it safer for persons and watercraft operating on or around the dock.06-06-2013
20110242802ADAPTIVE SOLAR POWERED SYSTEM - An apparatus for powering a load from solar energy comprises logic is coupled to the converter to control its conversion rate. A detector is coupled to the converter and detects its power output. The logic is operable to adjust the conversion rate until the solar panel operates at the smaller of a maximum power point of the solar panel and a power point of the solar panel that results in a maximum desired power and second logic adjusts the energy consumption over a period of time as a function of the energy available from the solar panel over a previous same period of time.10-06-2011
20110019393ILLUMINATION APPARATUS - An illumination apparatus for lighting a road surface includes a light source mounted on the road surface, an electrical power storage device, a solar cell, and a transparent package. The light source includes at least one light emitting diode and an optical element optically coupled to the light emitting diode. The optical element deflects the light from the light emitting diode to opposite sides of the light source along the road surface. The included angles between the light from the optical element and the road surface are asymmetric at the opposite sides of the light source. The light source and the solar cell are encapsulated in the transparent packing.01-27-2011
20110019392CLAMP WITH LAMP - A clamp with lamp, particularly useful for attaching to an automobile battery, or similar rechargeable battery, when charging or otherwise working with the battery, is disclosed. The clamp with lamp is configured to provide a convenient source of light during nighttime or other low-light conditions and to provide an automated means for turning the light on and off during use. The clamp with lamp includes an LED lamp disposed on the upper jaw of the clamp, a battery disposed in a battery case inside the handle and a switching mechanism. A switching mechanism is actuated when the jaws of the clamp open, thereby providing power to the LED lamp. When the clamp is engaged with the automobile battery, and when the jaws are closed, the switching mechanism turns off the LED lamp to save electricity. The clamp is small, handy, elegant, and durable.01-27-2011
20110044033LED LAMP ASSEMBLY - An LED lamp assembly includes a pole-shaped major lamp, an auxiliary lamp fixed on a top of the major lamp and a rechargeable battery mounted in the auxiliary lamp. The auxiliary lamp includes a lamp shell, a plurality of LED components accommodated in the lamp shell and a solar panel mounted thereon. A plurality of light-outputting windows are defined in a sidewall of the lamp shell. The rechargeable battery is charged by the solar panel. The major lamp is powered by electrical power from a power plant. The LED components of the auxiliary lamp are powered by the rechargeable battery to generate light radiating outside of the lamp shell through the light-outputting windows.02-24-2011
20110128727INTEGRATED SEEBECK DEVICE - An integrated device includes a Seebeck device (06-02-2011
20110128723ROTATING LED LIGHT ON A MAGNETIC BASE - A battery powered rotating LED lighting assembly with a magnetic base, a housing and a pivot post attached to the housing. The lighting assembly housing is supported by the pivot post, which is supported by a support assembly in the base.06-02-2011
20110128725LIGHT ASSEMBLY - A light assembly includes a housing containing at least one solid state lighting device. The solid state lighting device electrically communicates with an AC energy source in a known manner. At least one photovoltaic cell is connected to an inner wall of the housing adjacent to the solid state lighting device whereby the photovoltaic cell absorbs radiative energy from the solid state lighting device. At least one battery pack derives energy from the artificial light of the lighting device, by and through the photovoltaic cell. One or more LED lights, or an LED array, are contained within the housing, and electronically communicate with the battery pack. An actuation sensor activates a switching means to energize the LED light(s) with DC power from the battery pack.06-02-2011
20110128724ELECTRIC TORCH - An electric torch (06-02-2011
20110085322SOLAR-POWERED LIGHT POLE AND LED LIGHT FIXTURE - A solar-powered lighting system includes a flexible, wrap-around, preferably self-stick panel of photovoltaic laminate applied to the outside surface of a light pole. An LED light fixture is connected preferably at or near the top of the pole and has the same or similar diameter as the pole. The LED light fixture has multiple columns and rows of LEDs and an interior axial space for air flow to cool the LEDs. The pole preferably also has vents and axial passage(s) for creating a natural updraft through at least a portion of the pole and the light fixture, for cooling of the photovoltaic panel interior surface, the LEDs, and/or other equipment inside the fixture or pole, and batteries that may be provided inside the pole or pole base. A purely or mainly decorative additional fixture, which emulates conventional outdoor light fixtures, may be provided on the lighting system, wherein the decorative additional fixture includes no, or only a minimal, light source. The lighting system has a sleek profile with few or no protrusions from the sides of the pole and from the LED light fixture, except for the optional decorative fixture that provides a conventional street light appearance even though the main light source is the LED fixture.04-14-2011
20120230021ADAPTIVE HYDROKINETIC ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM - An adaptive system for harvesting hydrokinetic energy from flowing fluid uses a hydrofoil-type vane in a flow-way and an electrical power generator to convert torque generated by the oscillating vane to electrical current. The generator may be electromagnetic or piezoelectric. The system includes a control module that measures the oscillation of the vane, the generated torque, or the characteristics of the generated current, and modifies the resistance of the vane or the conversion of the electrical current in response to changes therein. Some systems include a frame that can be anchored in a body of water. Some systems are portable and provide illumination. Some systems are adapted for use as hiking or camping gear and may be inserted into stream beds or used as walking sticks. Some systems are in-line devices. Some systems are adapted as fishing lures.09-13-2012
20100188843EL POWER UNIT - A safety vest is sized to be worn by a human, wherein the vest has a front and back and left and right sides each having a shoulder portion. An EL strip is provided on each side of the vest extending from the bottom of the vest upwards toward the shoulder portion. A power source is supported by the vest and connected to the EL lamp strips to supply electrical energy to the strips so that they emit EL light, wherein the EL light emitted by the EL strip is a safety yellow color, and wherein other portions of the vest are a safety orange color. Further safety articles of clothing and devices are also described, including a power pack unit.07-29-2010
20100053943ELECTRICAL COMPONENT, SUCH AS A LIGHTING UNIT AND BATTERY CHARGER ASSEMBLY - An apparatus includes a housing including an AC power input and a power tool battery port adapted to receive a power tool battery pack. A light body includes an illumination portion operable to emit light. The illumination portion is movably coupled to the housing such that the illumination portion is movable between an open position and a closed position in which the housing blocks the emitted light. A circuit includes a battery charger portion. The circuit is operable when AC power is available at the AC power input to direct AC power from the AC power input to the battery charger portion and from the battery charger portion to the power tool battery port to charge the power tool battery pack and to direct AC power to the illumination portion to emit the light. When AC power is not available, the circuit directs power from the power tool battery pack to the illumination portion to emit the light.03-04-2010
20110249429METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING A VIEWING AID TO A VISUAL CONTENT SOURCE VIA INTERCHANGEABLE FASTENERS - Disclosed herein are viewing kits that can be assembled and coupled to visual content sources, such as e-readers, to facilitate viewing visual content. Example viewing kits include a viewing aid, which may include a light, lens, filter, or other implement, and an interchangeable fastener that can be removably coupled to the viewing aid using a slot-and-key interface or other suitable coupling mechanism. Either the fastener alone, or the fastener coupled together with the viewing aid, provides a deformable cavity that is shaped to clamp onto an edge of the e-reader. Inserting the e-reader into the cavity causes the fastener, which is made of resilient material, to bend outwards. In response, the fastener exerts a pinching force on the e-reader, creating a pressure fit that connects the viewing aid securely to the e-reader.10-13-2011
20110069479PSEUDO SOLAR LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS AND PSEUDO SOLAR LIGHT GENERATION METHOD FOR SOLAR CELL CHARACTERISTIC MEASUREMENT - [Object] A pseudo solar light generation apparatus using a switching system, capable of increasing electric power, measuring accurate I-V characteristic of a high-efficiency solar cell, and lengthening a time for maintaining an arc discharge of a lamp is provided.03-24-2011
20120147595Flashlight Charging Composition Capable of Magnetic Positioning - A flashlight charging composition capable of magnetic positioning includes a flashlight and a charging unit. Positive and negative jacks are disposed at the bottom of the flashlight. The charging unit has a base, a circumferentially-disposed section extending upward from the base to receive the bottom of the flashlight, two protruding members formed inside the circumferentially-disposed section and spaced apart from each other, two clamping sections formed on two opposing sides of the circumferentially-disposed section respectively, and two protruding portions extending from the clamping sections at a preset height thereof respectively. Effectuating a reliable charging equipment entails: inserting the bottom of the flashlight into the circumferentially-disposed section of the charging unit, spreading the clamping sections, engaging the positive and negative jacks and the protruding members respectively, and enabling the protruding portions to abut against corresponding portions of the flashlight precisely.06-14-2012
20110149560SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERFACING PORTABLE HAND-HELD DEVICES - A system and method for interfacing a charger with a portable hand-held electronic device via one or more magnetic portions.06-23-2011
20110255275PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE - A portable lighting device that is lightweight and features a space-efficient design includes a body containing a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. The body includes a pair of pivot arms that are spaced from one another. A lamp assembly includes a lamp assembly housing containing a light source that is powered by the Li-ion battery. The lamp assembly housing is pivotally connected to each of the pair of pivot arms and positioned there between. A handle includes a gripping portion that is spaced from the body so that a gripping space is defined between the gripping portion of the handle and the body. A removable bumper pad is positioned on the bottom of the body. The portable lighting device features recesses on opposite sides that are engaged by corresponding tabs on a charging rack. This prevents non-compatible lighting devices from being positioned on the charging rack.10-20-2011
20100296274SOLAR ENERGY LAMP HAVING FIBER DISPLAY - The present invention discloses a solar energy lamp having a fiber display. The solar energy lamp includes a lamp support, a photovoltaic panel, a lighting module, a fiber display module and a power module. The photovoltaic panel is disposed on the lamp support and the lighting module is disposed on a housing of the lamp support for lighting. The fiber display module is located at an appropriate location of a pole set of the lamp support for watching. Besides, the power module can save the electrical power generated by the photovoltaic panel and the power module also can control the lighting module and the fiber display module to turn on or turn off. Because of the usage of the photovoltaic panel, the solar energy can be the power source of the lighting module and the fiber display module. Thus, it can achieve the purpose of saving energy.11-25-2010
20080239713SOLAR DOOR LIGHTING SYSTEM - A self-contained, solar-powered light fixture for illuminating the exterior of a building door. The fixture includes a light source, a rechargeable battery, and a solar collector. The collector charges the battery when ambient light is relatively high (i.e. during the day), and the battery powers the light when ambient light is relatively low (i.e. during the night). The solar collector is removable from the fixture, enabling the solar collector be mounted in a location separate from the fixture.10-02-2008
20080232096Solar stepping stone - A solar stepping stone comprises a housing having an upper surface, side walls and a lower surface, the housing defining a chamber. A solar energy collector is associated with the housing for collecting solar energy. A solar power storage device is provided in the chamber for receiving and storing solar energy received from the solar energy collectors. An illuminator for illuminating at least a portion of the upper surface of the solar stepping stone is contained in the chamber and is powered by solar energy stored by the solar power member.09-25-2008
20120201016MOBILE SOLAR-POWERED LIGHT TOWER - Provided is a mobile lighting device that can derive power from a renewable energy source, such as solar power. The device can comprise a mobile base unit that can house one or more components of the device. The device further can comprise a solar power module associated with the mobile base unit that converts solar energy into electrical current. The device also can comprise a lighting module associated with the mobile base unit that is at least partially powered either directly or indirectly using the electrical current from the solar power module. The device further can comprise a solar power storage module, such as comprising one or more batteries, for storing energy and discharging as electrical current for powering the lighting module, which can be positioned atop a mast that can be extendable, pivotable, and/or rotatable. The invention also provides methods and systems for illuminating areas.08-09-2012
20120201015MOBILE SOLAR-POWERED LIGHT TOWER - Provided is a mobile lighting device that can derive power from a renewable energy source, such as solar power. The device can comprise a mobile base unit that can house one or more components of the device. The device further can comprise a solar power module associated with the mobile base unit that converts solar energy into electrical current. The device also can comprise a lighting module associated with the mobile base unit that is at least partially powered either directly or indirectly using the electrical current from the solar power module. The device further can comprise a solar power storage module, such as comprising one or more batteries, for storing energy and discharging as electrical current for powering the lighting module, which can be positioned atop a mast that can be external, pivotable, and/or rotatable. The invention also provides methods and systems for illuminating areas.08-09-2012
20120201017SOLAR-POWERED, ILLUMINATED SUPPORT FOR A DECORATIVE ITEM - A support for a decorative item includes a stanchion with a first end and a second end. A flexible neck, having a first end and a second end, is connected to the second end of the stanchion at a first end thereof. At least one attachment device lies between the first and second end of the stanchion for attaching a decorative item to the stanchion. A luminary is connected to the second end of the flexible neck to provide illumination to the decorative item.08-09-2012
20080253113Illumination assembly - An illumination assembly comprises a base and at least one illumination cell. The base comprises a supply circuit for supplying an external power after connecting to a power source. The illumination cell is optionally connected to the base or removed from thereof, and includes a power storage unit stored with a storage power, a discharging circuit, and a charging circuit, wherein the power storage unit is electrically connected to the discharging circuit and the charging circuit. When the illumination cell is removed from the base, the storage power released from the power storage unit drives the illumination cell projecting an illumination light beam via the discharging circuit. When the illumination cell is assembled to the base, the supply circuit is electrically connected to the discharging circuit and the charging circuit respectively, so that the external power can drive the illumination cell projecting the illumination light beam and charge the power storage unit simultaneously.10-16-2008
20100328930Energy-saving fluorescent lamp - This invention relates to an energy-saving fluorescent lamp in which a solar energy collection unit is provided on the reflection hood of the fluorescent lamp, the solar energy collection unit being connected to a power storage unit through the circuit of a light-to-electricity converting unit, the power storage unit being capable of supplying electricity to the fluorescent lamp tube, a control unit being further provided between the power storage unit and the fluorescent lamp tube, the power storage unit being controlled by the control unit in such a manner that the power is supplied to the tube only when the power storage unit is stored with electricity, otherwise the tube being still supplied with electricity of utility power. In this manner, energy-saving effect can be achieved.12-30-2010
20110134631Solar powered apparatus for illuminating signs - A solar powered apparatus for illuminating a sign attached to a sign post comprising: a photovoltaic cell, a light emitter, and a battery pack, the photovoltaic cell is affixed to the sign post such that the photovoltaic cell is exposed to sunlight, the battery pack is in communication with the photovoltaic cell, and the battery pack is in communication with the light emitter.06-09-2011
20110096536SOLAR-POWERED LED INDICATOR LAMP - An LED indicator lamp includes a shell, at least an LED module, a driving and controlling circuit board, a rechargeable battery and a plurality of solar panels. The shell has indicating words formed thereon. The shell and indicating words have different hues so that the indicating words can be easily recognized. The LED module is received in the shell to lighten the shell and highlight the indicating words. The driving and controlling circuit board is received in the shell to drive and control the LED module to lighten. The rechargeable battery is received in the shell to provide the LED module with electrical power. The solar panels are fixed on an outer surface of the shell to capture sunlight and convert it to electrical power to charge the rechargeable battery.04-28-2011
20110085323LED PROJECTION NIGHT LIGHT - An LED projection night light for night time or dark area use includes a plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current operated night light with projection features to project an image, message, data, logo, or time on a ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface. The LED night light incorporates optics means such as an optics-lens, slides, openings, or cut-outs, and/or a transparent material piece, translucent material piece, telescope assembly, housing-member, slide-film, slide-disc, elastic-member, tilt-means, rotating-means, adjust-means, roller-means, mechanical-means, extend-means, convex lens, and/or concave lens designed to make the desired image, message, data, logo, or time project to the ceiling, walls, floor, or other desired surface to be seen by a viewer. The LED light has an interchangeable power source arrangement, permitting the night light to be selectively powered by either an AC powered sealed-unit or a DC powered battery-pack.04-14-2011
20100214774LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH A SOLAR BULB - A light emitting device is disclosed. The light emitting device includes a bottle, and a solar bulb for capping with the bottle. The solar bulb includes a housing, a solar panel disposed on the housing for converting solar energy into electric energy, a rechargeable battery module installed inside the housing for storing the electric energy generated by the solar panel, a light source installed inside the housing for emitting light to the bottle, and a control circuit installed inside the housing and coupled to the solar panel and the rechargeable battery module for transmitting the electric energy from the rechargeable battery module to the light source.08-26-2010
20100182774MANAGING LOAD POWER CONSUMPTION BASED ON STORED ENERGY RATE - A system includes an energy storage device, a power generator, and a controller. The energy storage device is operable to power a load. The power generator is operable to charge the energy storage device. The controller is operable to generate an energy storage metric representing a quantity of energy stored in the energy storage device over a first time interval and adjust at least one power consumption characteristic of the load for a second time interval based on the energy storage metric.07-22-2010
20100177507BATTERY PACK ASSEMBLIES AND PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES EMPLOYING SAME - A portable electronic device, such as a flashlight, with a battery pack assembly is provided. The battery pack assembly has a cylindrically shaped housing with a base and a cover that form a chamber to hold a battery pack. A printed circuit board is installed in the cylindrically shaped housing to provide multiple functions to the portable electronic device.07-15-2010
20100002421USB receptacle for use with a powered receptacle or a rechargable flashlight having a powered receptacle - A USB mini plug for use independently or in combination with a plug-in rechargeable flashlight. The USB mini plug may be inserted into a conventional cigarette lighter or battery power source receptacle found in an automobile, truck, airplane, boat or other vehicle. The flashlight has light emitting diodes as the primary light source located on the end of the flashlight which is insertable into the power receptacle concealing the light source. When the flashlight is plugged into the receptacle the primary light source is extinguished. The flashlight is further provided with an electrical output connection at the opposite end of the primary light source allowing the flashlight to serve as a replacement socket for the power receptacle consumed by the flashlight. The replacement socket provides an electrical connection for receipt of additional powered accessories, or limited in use to pre-selected items such as the USB mini port.01-07-2010
20100165609LIGHTING APPARATUS - Disclosed herein is a portable lighting apparatus. The portable lighting apparatus includes a main body, one or more color filters, and an input jack and an output jack. The main body includes a light source. The color filters are provided so as to be moved to the light emission region of the light source. The input and output jacks are connected to a charging unit, which is provided in the main body.07-01-2010
20120206908LASER SIGNALING BUOY AND METHOD OF USING - A signaling buoy and method suitable for emitting a light signal over long distances in marine environments. The buoy includes a watertight enclosure having a compartment, an aperture at an upper end of the enclosure for emitting a laser light beam therethrough, a laser light source disposed within the enclosure for generating the light beam, and a battery within the enclosure for powering the light source. Electrical contacts are disposed on an exterior of the enclosure and are adapted to complete an electrical circuit when an electrical short exists therebetween to conduct electrical power from the battery to the laser light source. The buoy is configured to float upright in water with the electrical contacts submersed in the water.08-16-2012
20100195319PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR LAMPPOSTS WITH NETWORK CONNECTION - The invention relates to photovoltaic solar lampposts with network connection formed by a redimensioned photovoltaic solar panel connected to the electrical network in series with other lampposts of the same type, their connections converging in an inverter with network connection which will be common for a certain and calculated number of lampposts.08-05-2010
20100195320Foldable light - A foldable, rechargeable light emitting diode (LED) pocket light is disclosed. The light includes a first compartment, a second compartment and a hinge element. The first compartment has a housing, a plurality of LED lights, a rotatable hinge, and a hook for hanging the light. The second compartment includes a housing, a member for receiving the rotatable hinge and a power source. The light also includes an activating member and circuitry for activating the LED lights.08-05-2010
20110261558SYSTEM FOR USE IN ILLUMINATION OF RAILWAY FEATURE - There is provided a system for use in illuminating a feature of a railway. In one embodiment, a system can include an illumination unit disposed for illumination of a railway feature. The illumination unit can include a light source bank, a solar panel, and a rechargeable battery for energizing the light source bank that is rechargeable utilizing energy collected by the solar energy panel.10-27-2011
20110188235Method and LED apparatus for billboard lighting - A high efficiency LED billboard lighting system with four LED modules replacing existing lighting modules. Each module has six heat sink assemblies arranged in two rows. The heat sink assemblies comprise an LED package mounted on a heat sink reflector. The LED package has a flat fine diffusing lens positioned over the diode. A diffusing lens is spaced apart from the heat sink assemblies. An LED controller is provided for each module, with power factor corrected, switch mode Power Supply, where the secondary side can be connected directly to a battery to monitor and charge one or more battery, and can run directly from the battery.08-04-2011
20110188234Light fixtures for converting man-made light into renewable energy - A light fixture assembly is provided for converting man-made light into renewable energy. The light fixture assembly is for indoor and outdoor use and has a housing and a ballast therein, and the conventional electrical components, including electrical contacts for the fluorescent light bulbs or other bulbs. One or more photovoltaic members or cells are mounted inside the light fixture assembly to collect the man-made light produced by the light fixture assembly, and generate electricity. An inverter is connected to the photovoltaic members to receive the electricity produced by the light fixture assembly.08-04-2011
20090175034SOLAR-POWERED COLLAPSIBLE LIGHTING APPARATUS - A solar-powered collapsible lighting apparatus and methods of assembling such a lighting apparatus are disclosed.07-09-2009
20090175033LED night light has laser or hologram element(s) - The LED night light has laser or hologram optics-means for night time or dark area use for long time period illumination including plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current(DC) operated night light has image, message, logo shown on optics means surface. The said LED night light incorporated with optics-means and parts may selected from group combination from housing member, optics-lens, openings, cut-outs, plastic parts to create the preferred image to viewer. The said LED(s) can be designed has added features to adjust angle, distance, position, orientation of light source to the said optics-means to make eye-catching light effects incorporated desire circuit means for variable image size, dimension etc. The interchangeable power source between AC powered sealed-unit and DC powered battery-pack is major features of said LED light.07-09-2009
20110216532Folding Rechargeable Worklight - An LED worklight having a center core and a first panel and a second panel coupled to the center core. The first panel includes a first array of LEDs mounted to a first circuit board disposed within a first opening formed within the first panel and a first lens disposed over the first array of LEDs. The second panel includes features similar to the first panel. The second panel is rotatable around the center core from a 0 degree closed orientation to about a 360 degree orientation, and is positionable at any intermediate angle therebetween. The LED worklight includes a retractable hook for mounting to an elevated object. The LED worklight also includes at least one magnet to mount the LED worklight to vertical/vertically angling surfaces. The array of LEDs mounted to the first panel and the second panel can be controlled independently of one another.09-08-2011
20110216531Wirelessly connectable light source - The present invention provides a wirelessly connectable light source, which includes a woven member, an electrical conductor, a receiver circuit, and a light-emitting element. The woven member includes a body and an extension section extending from the body. The conductor is arranged in the body and the receiver circuit is electrically connected to the conductor. The light-emitting element is arranged inside the body and includes a light emission section and two conductive sections. The light emission section emits light projecting outside the body of the woven member. Light emitting from the light emission section is projected outside the body of the woven member. The two conductive sections are electrically connected to the conductor. Through integration of the extension section of the woven member to an article and coupling of a charging device to the article, the charging device may perform electrical charging to the receiver circuit so as to supply electrical power to the light-emitting element for giving off light.09-08-2011
20110216530Solar Power Illuminated Book - A solar powered self-illuminating book comprising a first cover having an outer surface and an inner surface; a second cover, wherein the first and second covers are positionable in a closed orientation in which the second cover is opposed to the first cover; one or more pages connected between the first and second cover; one or more solar panels disposed in the outer surface of the first cover and exposed to the environment, a rechargeable battery electrically connected to each of the one or more solar panels; and one or more LED's embedded within the one or more pages which are electrically connected to the rechargeable battery.09-08-2011
20110216529SOLAR LAMP - A solar lamp includes a solar panel, a reserve power unit, a luminescence module and a transmission module. The solar panel connecting the reserve power unit transforms solar energy into electric energy, and stores electric energy into the reserve power unit. The luminescence module connecting the reserve power unit receives electric energy outputting from the reserve power unit. The transmission module comprises a port, wherein one end of the port connects the reserve power unit, and the other one end of the port electrically connects an electronic product. Therefore, the solar lamp would supply electric energy into the electronic product by the transmission module, or the electronic product would supply electric energy into the solar lamp by the transmission module.09-08-2011
20110051405LED NIGHT LIGHT HAS LASER OF HOLOGRAM ELEMENT(S) - An LED night light has a laser or hologram optics-element and is suitable for night time or dark area use over an extended time period. The night light may be a plug-in wall outlet night light or direct current (DC) operated night light having an image, message, or logo shown on the surface of the optics element. The LED night light parts that may include a housing member, optics-lens, openings, cut-outs, and/or plastic parts to create a preferred image. The night light can be designed with added features to enable adjustment of the angle, distance, position, or orientation of the LED(s) with respect to the optics-means to provide eye-catching light effects by varying the image size, dimensions, etc. The power source may be interchanged between an AC powered sealed-unit and a DC powered battery-pack.03-03-2011
20110305010POLE WITH SOLAR MODULES - Poles having solar power capabilities and, more specifically, poles that include solar modules (hereinafter “solar poles”) are disclosed. In some embodiments, the solar modules are positioned within a solar pole. A solar module can include, for example, a solar cell and at least one planar reflective surface situated near the solar cell. The reflective surfaces reflect and focus light onto the solar cells, thereby increasing the amount of light and energy collected by individual solar cells.12-15-2011
20110305009VEHICLE BAFFLE WITH SOLAR LAMP - A vehicle baffle with a solar lamp includes a baffle main body, an illuminating module, a solar power supply module, and a switch. The illuminating module is fixed to the baffle main body. The solar power supply module is installed in the baffle main body and is electrically connected to the illuminating module. The switch is electrically connected to the illuminating module and the solar power supply module; it controls the on/off of the illuminating module. The vehicle baffle can act as a fender, and will use solar light to charge when the light is sufficient. The stored solar power can then be supplied to the illuminating module. When the surrounding light is sufficient, the illuminating module will stop illuminating in order to conserve energy.12-15-2011
20110007497Solar Table Lamp and Solar Flashlight Combination - A solar table lamp and solar flashlight combination includes a pivotal parallelepiped electricity generation and storage assembly comprising two solar cell panels mounted thereon, an internal circuit board, and a rechargeable battery wherein electricity generated by the solar cell panels is supplied to the rechargeable battery for charging via the circuit board, and the circuit board can control on or off of the charging of the rechargeable battery; a pivotal parallelepiped illumination assembly comprising a light source mounted on a front end, and a switch mounted thereon; and two links each comprising a first pivot pivotably connected to a midpoint of either side of the illumination assembly, and a second pivot pivotably connected to a rear end of either side of the electricity generation and storage assembly.01-13-2011
20110110078SOLAR-POWERED ILLUMINATION DEVICE - A solar-powered illumination device includes a solar-thermal-electric power system transforming solar power into electric energy, an illumination module electrically connecting with the solar-thermal-electric power system, a heat dissipation device dissipating heat generated by the illumination module and a heat-collection box receiving at least a part of the heat dissipation device therein. The solar-thermal-electric power system drives the illumination module to illuminate. The heat dissipated by the at least a part of the heat dissipation device is collected by the heat-collection box and transferred into the solar-thermal-electric power system. The solar-thermal-electric power system transforms the heat dissipated by the at least a part of the heat dissipation device into electric energy.05-12-2011
20100027249FOUR-WAY POWER SOURCE FOR MULTIFUNCTION TOOL - A multi-power source is described that provides power through a single source—e.g. rechargeable batteries—whose charge is maintained through four or more different power sources. Examples of such power sources are taken from a group consisting of disposable batteries, mechanical energy as developed through a crank, solar power, an external DC source such as provided through a car battery connection, and an external AC input as from an in-wall outlet. The power source is used to power an emergency multifunction tool, such as a modular light source having a flashlight, lantern, siren, flasher, and radio functions powered from the multi-power source.02-04-2010
20110075404BATTERY POWERED INDOOR/OUTDOOR DECORATIVE TABLE AND FLOOR LAMP AND LED BASED LIGHT BULB - Provided is a lamp configured for both indoor use and outdoor use. The lamp may include several features to protect against conditions encountered during outdoor use, such as wind, precipitation, lack of external power, etc. The lamp also defines an aesthetically pleasing design to provide lighting during upscale outdoor events/celebrations, such as weddings, reunions, holiday events, or a private gathering in a backyard. The functional and aesthetic features of the lamp, such as the lamp's capability of operating independent of a power cord while at the same time defining a stylish appearance, may additionally make the lamp desirable for use in indoor environments.03-31-2011
20090059574Solar lighting light up blinds - A solar lighting light up blinds is provided which consist of a mini blind or various types of window blinds that is mounted within a interior of a frame of a window in a home or a building. An apparatus is carried by the mini blind, for converting solar radiation of sunlight into electrical energy. A mechanism is carried by the mini blind for utilizing the electrical energy to light the led lights. At sunrise and all through the day, the solar panel will charge and at sunset the led lights will illuminate.03-05-2009
20100103655ELECTRONIC SKYLIGHT SYSTEM - The electronic skylight system includes an exterior mounted photovoltaic solar panel electrically connected to power-switched, ceiling-mounted LED light sources to simulate a traditional skylight. The photovoltaic (PV) panel output is routed to a distribution box that provides power to the LED array(s). Disposed between the PV panel and the distribution box is an optional 12-volt battery with charge controller and battery protection. The PV or battery power source activates the ceiling-mounted LED light array(s). Power switching in the LED arrays allows a user to turn off the arrays when the room needs to be darkened. Power from one photovoltaic panel can illuminate multiple rooms. The light output per room can be adjusted by using various power levels of LED lights.04-29-2010
20110063821Lighting System for Vehice Maintenance Platform - A lighting system for a vehicle maintenance platform includes a support frame structure, a plurality of light sources and a rechargeable power source. The plurality of light sources is disposed on or within the frame structure and is configured to illuminate a target region underneath a vehicle. The rechargeable power source is contained within the frame structure and is electrically connected to the plurality of light sources. The rechargeable power source provides electrical power to the plurality of light sources. A vehicle maintenance apparatus including the lighting system and the vehicle maintenance platform is also provided.03-17-2011
20110317404ILLUMINATED APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING MOVEMENT - An illuminated apparatus for assisting movement is provided that is able to illuminate surface areas upon which one walks, hikes, skis, skates, runs, reads from, signals, examines or studies. The illuminated apparatus for assisting movement may provide both broad and focused illumination. The device may ensure safe footing, solid purchase, and stable load bearing by providing illuminated assistance for foot, ski and skate placement, as well as the placement of singular and multi-pole fixtures used for activities such as hiking, climbing, skiing, skating, running, and walking. The illuminated apparatus for assisting movement may be compact and lightweight.12-29-2011
20110317403RECHARGEABLE FLAMELESS CANDLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - According to embodiments of the present invention, a recharging device includes a recharging port that receives a flameless candle and recharges a battery in the candle. The recharging device includes a first stacking structure that has a top portion and a bottom portion. There is a top stacking contact on the top portion. The electrical power bus is connected with the top stacking contact. The top portion of the first stacking structure is configured to mate with a bottom portion of a first stacking structure of another recharging device. In an embodiment, the bottom portion of the first stacking structure has a bottom stacking contact electrically connected with the electrical power bus. The bottom stacking contact may have a pogo spring. The recharging device may also have a second stacking structure having a top portion without an electrical contact. The second stacking structure is configured to mate with a bottom portion of another second stacking structure. In an embodiment, the device has two first stacking structures and two second stacking structures.12-29-2011
20120063126PENDANT HAVING AN INDIVIDUALIZING ELEMENT - Pendant 1 having a base body 4 with a front side 2 and a back side 3 and an element individualizing the pendant arranged on the base body 4, such that the element individualizing the pendant is designed as a lenticular object 5.03-15-2012
20120044672Solar-Powered Lighting System - An improved, solar-controlled light device with a circuit-control having a phototransistor, a variable resistor, and a first transistor connected to a storage unit, to a solar cell, and to a current-control. The variable resistor can be set to permit the device to turn on at pre-set ambient light levels. The current-control has a transformer, a second resistor, and a second transistor, connected at one end of the current-control to a light and at another end connected to the circuit-control, wherein the current-control senses the amount of power and boosts the power as needed to a sufficient level to power the lights.02-23-2012
20120057333LAMP WITH ORIENTABLE LIGHTING SOURCE - Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to a portable lamp. Various embodiments of the portable lamp comprise a base having an upper surface, a substrate coupled to the base on the upper surface of the base, the substrate including at least one surface having a plurality of light emitting units disposed thereon, the substrate being movable relative to the base to direct light emitted from the light emitting units in a desired direction, and a light-transmitting cover surrounding the substrate.03-08-2012
20120057332SOLAR POWERED ILLUMINATOR FOR PLANTS AND DECORATIVE ARTICLES - A system for illuminating a potted plant, statuary or other decorative articles comprises a base having a plurality of lighting units disposed around the periphery thereof to illuminate the article from below. The base may be circular, having a diameter in the range of 10 to 24 inches. A solar panel generates electricity from sunlight to charge a battery, and switching circuitry interconnects the battery to the lighting units when ambient light falls to a predetermined level. Each lighting unit may be integrally formed with the base, permanently or removably attached to the base, or coupled to the periphery of the base through one or more articulating joints and/or telescoping arms. The base may include a peripheral lip, thereby forming a water-holding tray to support a potted plant. The solar panel, battery and photodetector may be disposed in a remote housing and interconnected to the lights through electrical wiring.03-08-2012
20110013385LED LIGHT HAS REMOVABLE SELF-POWER LED UNIT(S) - The current invention disclosure LED light has removable self-power source LED unit(s) to has different area(s) illumination for the said LED light and the removable LED-Unit(s). Further incorporated power saving circuit which has flashing quickly than human eye's response time and each flashing has duty cycle for “On” and “Off” at desired per-centage (%) to make power saving purpose. The current invention also may incorporate with cost saving circuit to use lower energy storage power source to drive higher working voltage of LED(s) to save the rechargeable battery number. The current invention for all kind of LED light for indoor or outdoor use for home, building, street, transportation equipments for people stay. The removable LED unit(s) can be rechargeable or non-rechargeable while connect with the said LED light. The said LED light has plurality of LED unit(s) and everyone has its own circuit and electric signal to make desired function selected from all kind of market available LED light device.01-20-2011
20120106141GRAPHIC LIGHT MODULE FOR USE WITH PORTABLE DEVICE - A graphic light module for use with portable device includes a case body, a graphic light block, and a power supply unit. The case body is combined with the outer casing of the portable device and has an accommodating space. The graphic light block is replaceably disposed in the accommodating space. The graphic light block includes a light-permeable film, an image component combined with the light-permeable film, and a light emitting component. The power supply unit is disposed inside the case body and is electrically coupled to the light emitting component to allow the light emitting component to emit light in order to display a graphic image of the image component.05-03-2012
20080285262LONG LIFE CRANKING MINIMIZED FLASHLIGHT - An improved flashlight having a flashlight housing, comprising an elongated substantially flat gear train having a mechanical input and a mechanical output is disclosed. An elongated substantially flat solar cell supplies power to the system. A control circuit is coupled to said solar cell. A generator is electrically coupled to the control circuit and mechanically coupled to the mechanical output of the elongated substantially flat gear train. An electrical switch is coupled to the control circuit. A rechargeable battery and is positioned within a battery housing, which opens to the outside of the housing of the flashlight coupled to said control circuit. A removable cap closes the battery housing. A crank is mechanically coupled to the input of the gear train.11-20-2008
20120155068MULTIFUNCTION ELECTRICITY GENERATING ASSEMBLY USING SOLAR POWER - A multifunction electricity generating assembly includes: a pivot seat mounted pivotally in a housing; a solar power collecting unit mounted selectively to the pivot seat, and including a carrier connected detachably to the pivot seat to co-rotate with the pivot seat relative to the housing, and formed with electrical contacts that contact respectively and electrically exposed conductive members of the pivot seat when the carrier is connected to the pivot seat, and a solar power collecting plate connected electrically to the electrical contacts, and carried on the carrier for converting solar power into electrical energy; and a rechargeable battery unit disposed in the housing for storing collecting plate, the electrical energy converted by the solar power collecting plate.06-21-2012
20120155067SOLAR ASSEMBLY HAVING REMOVABLE SOLAR PANEL - A solar assembly includes a base and at least one LED coupled to the base. An illumination panel having a first end and a second end is provided. The first end is coupled to the base. The illumination panel extends from the base between the first end and the second. The illumination panel reflects light emitted from the at least one LED. A solar panel receptacle is positioned at the second end of the illumination panel. A solar panel housing is removably attached to the solar panel receptacle. The solar panel housing has a solar panel to power the at least one LED.06-21-2012
20120155069MULTI-PURPOSE ILLUMINATION DEVICE - A multi-purpose illumination device includes a lamp-holder body and a portable lighting device detachably installed in the lamp-holder body. The lamp-holder body has a partially transparent cover and a power converter. The power converter converts a utility power into a DC power. The portable lighting device has a housing, a charging circuit, a battery unit, a push-button unit, an LED driving circuit, an LED unit, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the push-button unit, the charging circuit, a detection mechanism, and the LED driving circuit for detecting a button pressing state of the push-button unit, whether there is utility power, and whether the portable lighting device is installed in the lamp-holder body to control the LED driving circuit to drive the LED unit to light. The portable lighting device can also be used as a backup power.06-21-2012
20120120641AUTOMATIC MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING OF SOLAR ENERGY RECEPTORS - In one embodiment, a solar powered street lamp includes a solar panel configured to generate electric power from sunlight, a power storage device for storing the generated electric power, a light source powered by the stored electric power, and a washing system including a nozzle for directing fluid from a fluid supply at the solar panel. Optionally, a wiping system is provided and includes a wiper along with a wiper motor configured to motivate the wiper across at least a portion of the solar panel. Detergent may be provided to aid in chemical cleaning of the panel.05-17-2012
20120120640Traffic safety system - A traffic safety system includes an enhanced reflective strip made from a flat, elongated flexible material having a plurality of layers. Preferably, the enhanced reflective strip includes a back layer having a plurality of LED's arranged in a pattern; a middle layer including weatherproofing material; and a front layer including a reflective material. Preferably, the enhanced reflective strip is installed in place of the top reflective band on a round construction drum or a construction barricade, though it could also be installed on any flat or round surface such as lane dividers, guardrails or water barriers. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention the enhanced reflective strip is installed on a construction drum and is solar powered. Preferably, a thin-film solar panel is attached to the top surface of the construction drum and the other components are placed inside the drum.05-17-2012
20110090679LIGHT SOURCE FOR INJECTING LIGHT INTO A HAND-HELD MEDICAL APPLIANCE - The invention relates to a light source for coupling light into a hand-held medical device (04-21-2011
20110090678Street light with continuous supply of light - The present invention provides an energy efficient street light, having a pole support and a light fixture mounted on the pole support. A first light receiving lens is located on the upper area of the light fixture for receiving natural light during day light hours. A second light receiving lens is located on the bottom area of the light fixture for receiving light from the light fixture when it is turned on at night. A plurality of solar panels are disposed in an enclosure above ground, or in an enclosure below ground. A plurality of light transmitting fiber optic cables are connected to the first and second light receiving lenses for transmitting light (natural and from the light fixture) to the plurality of solar panels 24 hours a day for storing the light energy to power the light fixture on one or more street lights. One or more electric cables are provided for transmitting electricity from the solar panels to one or more light fixtures.04-21-2011
20120120643SOLAR-POWERED LIGHTING MODULE - A solar-powered lighting module is provided, including a solar cell for generating electricity when exposed to light, a battery for storing charge from the generated electricity, and a light generating device powered by the stored charge. In an embodiment, the module further includes a controller that regulates the current transmitted between the components of the module. In a further embodiment, the module is incorporated into an interface to an environmentally controlled space and can be positioned to light an interior portion of the space. In another embodiment, the solar cell and light generating device are transparent to allow light to pass through the interface. In a further embodiment, tinted-color conjugated polymers incorporated into the module limit the spectrum of light that can pass through the interface. In yet another embodiment, a method of modifying an existing interface with such a module is provided.05-17-2012
20120120642Inflatable Solar Light - A solar rechargeable light is disclosed. In some embodiments, the solar light include the following: an expandable inner bladder including at least front and bottom surfaces; a solar rechargeable light assembly joined with the front surface of the inner bladder, the assembly including a thin-film photovoltaic, a battery charger in electrical communication with the thin-film photovoltaic, a rechargeable battery in electrical communication with the battery charger, and a light emitting diode in electrical communication with the rechargeable battery; and an expandable outer bladder configured to contain the inner bladder. The inner and outer bladders are substantially transparent, flexible, inflatable, and collapsible.05-17-2012
20100172128APPARATUS FOR A SOLAR WINDOW NIGHTLIGHT - An apparatus for a solar window nightlight includes at least one battery contained within a circuit housing. Solar panels are disposed on an outside surface of the circuit housing for charging the battery. Control circuitry connects the battery, the solar panels and LED lights to control operations of the LED lights and charging of the at least one battery. A photocell is connected to the control circuitry where when ambient light falls below a predetermined level, the control circuitry activates the LED lights. Translucent lenses include a bore hole in a base for receiving one of the LED lights and reflective material on outside edges. Suction cups retain the apparatus on a window surface where, during day light hours, there is sufficient ambient light to charge the battery and, during night hours, the translucent lenses illuminate a desired area.07-08-2010
20110103046TRANSPORTABLE DEVICE WITH LEDS FOR EVENT AND STAGE LIGHTING - The present invention relates to a device for illuminating in particular walls, facades, interior spaces and the like, comprising a housing, a reflector plate disposed in the housing, a lighting means having at least one LED, an electronic unit for actuating the lighting means, at least one control element for actuating the electronic unit, and a rechargeable self-contained power supply unit, wherein the reflector plate divides the housing into an upper part and a lower part, wherein the self-contained power supply unit and the electronic unit are disposed substantially beneath the reflector plate, and the control element and the lighting means are disposed on or in the reflector plate.05-05-2011
20100246165Invisible and/ or non-invisible designed inflatables combined with electric black ultra-violet lights and inflator nozzle fixture accessories - Itemized inflatables and their accessories relating generally to party, advertising, and, ornamental goods and supplies are disclosed herein to include invisible and/or non-invisible (visible) designed clear transparent inflatables made of diversified materials of varying sizes, shapes, and, forms, extently using fluorescent, phosphorescent, and, standard (invisible and/or visible) paint means, said inflatables resiliently adhesively combined with multiple varieties of electric (battery operated) black ultra violet lights and standard lights fixtures, adaptedly comprising numerous different and common inflator nozzle means, so as to permit said inflatables to demonstrably emanate, never before seen, out of the ordinary distinct iluminations of carefully, strategically, and, articulately positioned designed images, that appear and disappear in whole or in part, from the hidden to the visible and back to obscurity, thereby, imparting to viewers, continual repetitions of unique, dramatic, multiple stupendous, exciting visual displays and effects, of truly unlimited epic proportions.09-30-2010
20120314404Solar collection and illumination apparatus - A solar powered illumination apparatus includes an upper housing having an upper optic lens configured to receive high angle solar light energy into an upper housing interior area and having a prismatic lens configured to refract low angle solar energy into the upper housing interior area. A lower housing is attached to the upper housing defining a lower housing interior area in communication with the upper housing interior area. A photovoltaic member is situated adjacent a lower end of the prismatic lens, the photovoltaic member configured to receive the light energy from the upper housing interior area. A battery is electrically connected to the photovoltaic member. Circuitry is situated intermediate the photovoltaic member and the battery for converting the solar energy to electrical energy. A plurality of lights is electrically connected to the battery configured to emit light when energized. The lights are energized only in dim light or darkness.12-13-2012
20120212942INDUSTRIAL LED LAMP - An industrial LED lamp comprises: a housing having at least one compartment and a built-in power supply, and the built-in power supply having a first connecting portion; at least one LED lamp, disposed in the compartment, and having a second connecting portion electrically coupled to the first connecting portion for driving the LED lamp to light up; and a stand, disposed in the compartment, and having a platform at an end of the stand, and a plurality of support legs at the other end of the stand. When use, the LED lamp and the stand are removed from the housing and then connected, and the LED lamp is electrically coupled to the built-in power supply, so that the LED lamp improves the convenience of mobility, installation, use and storage and requires no external electric power for its use.08-23-2012
20120212941CORDLESS, PORTABLE, RECHARGEABLE FOOD HEATING LAMP - A portable, rechargeable heat lamp keeps food warm for hours. The heat lamp has a base with at least one rechargeable battery. The battery has a connection point for recharging and another connection point for an electrical wire to connect to the heating lamp; and ii. a power management system. The heat lamp also has a neck to carry the electrical wire from the battery to the light fixture, the neck being connectable to the base and to the light fixture. The light fixture has a heating light bulb, a cover for the light bulb and a screw holder which hold the light bulb in place and provides an electrical contact for the light bulb.08-23-2012
20100027248Solar Lamp - The present invention discloses a solar lamp includes a solar panel installed onto a housing, a battery, an optical switch, an illuminating light, and an integrated circuit board contained in the housing. The solar panel, the battery and the integrated circuit board are connected to constitute a charge circuit, and the battery, the optical switch, the illuminating light and the integrated circuit board are connected to constitute an illumination circuit, and the charge circuit converts solar energy into electric energy for lighting up the illuminating light of the illumination circuit. The solar lamp of the invention is convenient to carry and use.02-04-2010
20090059573SOLID-STATE LIGHTING DEVICE - A solid-state lighting device for illuminating a predetermined area having a width and length includes a reflector having at least one cavity. At least one edge emitting solid-state light-emitting device is positioned relative to the cavity of the reflector. The cavity includes an inner curved surface terminating at an edge proximate the solid-state light-emitting device. The inner curved surface has a curvature such that a light intensity of the device has a sharp drop-off in intensity at a boundary of the width and a slowly attenuating light at a boundary of the length.03-05-2009
20090059572SOLAR LAMP - A solar lamp includes a supporting board for being loaded with a solar panel, a lower shell, an LED board, a light diffusion tube and a reflecting base. The lower shell is fixed under the supporting board, having a battery and a circuit board. The LED board and the reflecting base are threadably engaged the lower shell. The light diffusion tube possesses refracting grooves on its wall. The reflecting base is positioned under the light diffusion tube by means of an adjustment rod. The solar lamp, able to convert sunlight into power energy without any wiring connection, can be easily assembled in any lamp base to create a great light diffusion via the alternate refraction of the refracting grooves and reflecting surfaces of the lower shell and the reflecting base.03-05-2009
20110199757MULTIPURPOSE HAND LAMP - A multipurpose hand lamp comprises a housing accommodating a motherboard assembly carrying a contact switch, a lamp switch and a power socket, a power supply unit electrically connected with the power switch and carrying at least one replaceable rechargeable battery for power input and power output, a light source unit having a lamp cover hinged to the housing and at least LED lamp carried in the lamp cover and electrically connected with the lamp switch for giving off light, and an electric heater having an electric heating wire electrically connected with the contact switch and disposed below a cigarette lighter port of the housing, and a spring-loaded holding-down member for switching on the contact switch to turn on the electric heater when the lamp cover is opened.08-18-2011
20120176778Modular Lighting System - A light collecting module includes a tapered light baffle. An optical fiber is coupled to a shortened base of the tapered light baffle, and a window is coupled to a lengthened base of the tapered light baffle. The optical fiber receives light flowing through the window, wherein the light can be sunlight. The optical fiber can provide the light to a light emitting fixture.07-12-2012
20120176777HYBRID LIGHTING DEVICE - A hybrid lighting device is described. The hybrid lighting device comprises a solar panel arranged to generate electric power; a wind turbine arranged to generate electric power; an energy storage device electrically connected with the power controller and arranged to store electric power; a power controller electrically connected with the energy storage device and the solar panel and the wind turbine and arranged to transfer electric power; and an induction-based light source electrically connected with the power controller.07-12-2012
20100271813FLASHLIGHT WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SOURCE - A flashlight including a photovoltaic power source adapted to convert incident light energy to electrical energy and wherein the flashlight is configured such that the flashlight is induced to orient the photovoltaic power source to face upwards when the flashlight is placed on a generally horizontal surface. The flashlight can include a rechargeable battery pack so as to have a hybrid power supply. Also, a method of powering a flashlight including attaching at least one solar cell to a body of a flashlight, connecting the at least one solar cell to a battery such that electrical output of the solar cell can charge the battery, and connecting a switch and a lamp to the at least one solar cell and the battery such that a user can actuate the switch to connect the battery to the solar cell for charging of the battery or to the lamp for generation of light from the flashlight.10-28-2010
20100271812Lighting Fixture and Rail Module - The invention relates to a lighting fixture (10-28-2010
20100008076NIGHT LIGHT AND SPEAKING OBITUARY - A device used in conjunction with a grave marker or headstone for illuminating a grave site during the night. An enclosure unit is directly affixed to the grave marker or provided in a stand alone unit associated with the grave marker. The enclosure also includes audio material, such as an obituary which can be played by depressing or engaging a switch associated with the enclosure. Both the illumination device as well as the audio material are powered by a rechargeable battery connected to a solar panel provided directly on the enclosure.01-14-2010
20100008077Outdoor solar decorative lights - An outdoor solar powered decorative lighting system includes a light string having a plurality of light bulbs evenly spaced along the length of the string and being electrically connected to a roof mounted solar collector having one or more solar panels or cells for collecting sunlight—radiant energy—from the sun and which is then conveyed to a rechargeable battery enclosed within the solar collector for discharge to provide the power to illuminate the light bulbs and thus create the decorative lighting effect with the solar collector including a switch to automatically turn the light bulbs on at dusk and to switch the light bulbs off at the following sunrise.01-14-2010
20080291665SOLAR BIRDFEEDER WITH WIND CHIME - An apparatus includes a bird feeder having a base and a cover. A plurality of wind chime tubes are hung from the base of the bird feeder as is a transparent striker. The transparent striker is hung in such a manner to hit the plurality of wind chimes responsive to a blowing wind. A light is suspended within the transparent striker that is powered by a rechargeable battery. A solar power conversion system provides electricity to the rechargeable battery responsive to sunlight.11-27-2008
20120224359Solar Light Assembly - A solar light assembly including an expandable bladder and a solar rechargeable light assembly.09-06-2012
20120262911SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRALLY ILLUMINATED PAVING ENCLOSURE CONSTRUCTION AND USE - An internally illuminated enclosure for a walkway or driveway is provided. The internally illuminated enclosure includes solar panel converting sunlight to electricity which is stored in a rechargeable battery. When a low-light situation is detected by an ambient light sensor, a control circuit provides power from the rechargeable batters to LEDs. Additionally, the internally illuminated enclosure includes a two-part placesetting system having a permanently installed portion and a removable portion.10-18-2012
20120081888Solar Gazing Globe - A lighting device is described having a diffuser having an aperture and generally enclosing a chamber. An electrical light source is positioned to direct light through at least a portion of the diffuser via the chamber. A circuit controls power to electrical light source. There is at least one solar cell. A base portion attaches to a portion of the diffuser proximate the aperture. The base portion includes a base housing, a substantially tubular neck portion extending below the base housing, and a battery compartment at least partially disposed in the neck portion providing a cavity to removably receive and support a rechargeable battery; and wherein the battery compartment is integrally formed with the neck portion. A support member is included to elevate the rechargeable battery above a substrate, the support member comprising an axial conduit running through the length of the center of rotational symmetry of the support member.04-05-2012
20100302764SOLAR ENERGY STREET LAMP STRUCTURE WITH AIR PASSAGEWAY - A solar energy street lamp structure with an air passageway is provided. The solar energy street lamp structure includes a lamp support, a photovoltaic panel, a lighting unit, and a power module. The photovoltaic panel and the lighting unit are coupled with the street lamp, respectively. The power module stores power generated by the photovoltaic panel and provides the stored power to the lighting unit. Moreover, the air passageway is formed between a first body and a second body of the lamp support to enable air circulation. Thus, heat generated by the photovoltaic panel and the lighting unit in operation can be dissipated by air circulating through the air passageway. The solar energy street lamp structure with the air passageway is capable of effective heat dissipation and therefore has an extended service life.12-02-2010
20110122607Furniture Lighting - A lighting apparatus for providing illumination within a furniture module is provided. The lighting apparatus comprises a means of capturing kinetic energy of a moving part of the furniture module, a means for converting the kinetic energy into electric energy, and a means of converting the electric energy into light energy for lighting up the space within the furniture module. The lighting apparatus is attached to the furniture module. The means of converting kinetic energy into electric energy is, for example, a mechanical gear based assembly or a piezoelectric crystal based assembly. The light source is activated using a rechargeable battery or by using a continuously generated electric current in the short duration of the operation of the furniture module. The lighting apparatus is either directly attached to the furniture module or is an integral part of a furniture hinge.05-26-2011
20110122605Collapsible light - A collapsible lighting device has a main body surrounded by a collar whose position is adjustable along the longitudinal axis of the main body. Pivotally connected or hinged legs are attached to the collar and to the main body with struts. When the collar is on one position, the legs deploy outward from the main body to the extent permitted by the struts, thereby allowing the legs to support the collapsible lighting device upright. A lamp head is attached to a member which telescope from the main body. When deployed, the lamp head can be switched on to provide illumination. When the collar is another position, the legs are drawn in toward the main body to form a cylindrical shape. The lam head can be positioned so that when the telescoping member is retracted into the main body, the collar surrounds the exterior of the lamp head, thus protecting the lamp head for transport. The overall cylindrical shape of the lighting device in the collapsed position facilitates transport, for example using a strap to carry the device on one's back.05-26-2011
20080304255Utility light with removable light arm - A utility light comprising a light arm having two ends, an LED mounted on one end and a conductive plug mounted on the other end; a main housing which is adapted to contain a battery power source, a conductive socket for removeably receiving the conductive plug, a power control circuit, and cause the power control circuit to receive power from the battery power source only when conductive plug is in the conductive socket, and a power switch for connecting the power source to the battery power control circuit, said power switch adapted to control said power control circuit to output each of two different power levels for providing the LED with two different levels of light output illumination, and wherein said conductive socket includes a sensing switch to detect the presence of the conductive plug in the conductive socket.12-11-2008
20100328933Lighting System - A lighting system hardware and control are described. Advantages of the system include the ability to add lighting to an otherwise unmodified location by providing a clamping system that is adaptable to multiple configurations and remote operability. Remote operability includes the ability to use renewable power sources such as solar or wind power and the ability for self-calibration with respect to the time of day. The system also minimizes the number of circuit components required thus making it optimally inexpensive and reliable.12-30-2010
20100328932Solar Light Assembly for Street and Park Lighting - The present solar light assembly uses a unique housing having a light that can be adjustably rotated and tilted for park and street lighting applications. Once assembled, the housing is covered by a solar panel that charges a remotely located battery and acts as a protective lid over the housing. Rather than removing the solar panel to access the contents of the housing, the housing can be accessed by excessively tilting the light until a shroud swings away from an opening in the housing designed to accommodate the light. The shroud, which can retract into the housing, protects the contents of the housing from inclement weather and from view. When the light is excessively tilted, the shroud swings away from the housing to expose wires, electronics and other contents of the housing that may require servicing. Because a solar light system is pole mounted at least several meters above ground level, being able to easily access the housing from below without needing to remove any heavy or awkward parts provides a much safer alternative than other solar light systems.12-30-2010
20100328931Solar Light Assembly for Street and Park Lighting - The present solar light assembly uses a unique housing having a light that can be adjustably rotated and tilted for park and street lighting applications. Once assembled, the housing is covered by a solar panel that charges a remotely located battery and acts as a protective lid over the housing. Rather than removing the solar panel to access the contents of the housing, the housing can be accessed by excessively tilting the light until a shroud swings away from an opening in the housing designed to accommodate the light. The shroud, which can retract into the housing, protects the contents of the housing from inclement weather and from view. When the light is excessively tilted, the shroud swings away from the housing to expose wires, electronics and other contents of the housing that may require servicing. Because a solar light system is pole mounted at least several meters above ground level, being able to easily access the housing from below without needing to remove any heavy or awkward parts provides a much safer alternative than other solar light systems.12-30-2010
20080298051Flat-plate lighting device - A flat-plate lighting device comprising a lamp body and a lamp post; the lamp body related to a flat-plate frame having on its top disposed with a sheet matrix-like arrangement of a solar moudle, and on its inner-bottom connected to a light emitting area and a accommodation area with the lighting emitting area comprised of one or a plurality of lighting unit of LED and the accommodation area being related to a thicker box; the box contains a solar cell and a circuit board, the circuit board converts the sunlight energy from the solar moudle into electric energy and stored in the solar cell; the power is supplied to the lighting unit once a electro-optical sensor detects insufficient ambient luminance; and a power monitor circuit is added to the circuit board.12-04-2008
20120327639Outdoor Solar Light With Multi-Panel Solar Array - A solar powered lighting fixture having a multi-paneled solar array that maximizes the generation of solar energy during the course of a day. The outdoor lighting fixture of the present invention includes a multi-paneled solar array housing positioned on an extension rod that includes a plurality of solar panels arranged in a slanted configuration about the periphery of the housing unit. The housing unit is positioned on the extension rod so as to be elevated above the ground but below the actual light fixture. Employing a housing unit separate from the light fixture permits a greater variety of shapes to be used for the light fixture. Moreover, it allows the individual solar panels to be positioned at an optimal angle for maximizing exposure to solar radiation. Each of the solar panels is independent of the others, charging the battery separately so as not interfere with the other solar panels.12-27-2012
20120327640DETACHABLE SOLAR PANEL LED DESK LAMP - The detachable solar panel LED desk lamp includes a desk lamp body and a solar cell unit. Through a solar panel on the solar cell unit, the light energy is transmitted to an electricity conversion control circuit board from the solar panel. The electricity conversion control circuit board converts the light energy into electric energy. The electric energy is stored in a battery unit for providing electricity to an LED light source seat of the desk lamp body. The light from the LED light source seat can be circulated and converted by the solar panel of the solar cell unit and then stored in the battery unit again. The present invention can be extensively used and is very convenient for use.12-27-2012
20120320572LED LAMP WITH POWER SUPPLY - A low voltage LED bulb having a base that fits a standard light socket designed to receive a bulb operated at line voltage is installed in a conventional lamp, which is connected by a lamp cord to a rechargeable battery, the charge in which is maintained by a charging circuit. The rechargeable battery can be provided in a module equipped with a receptacle capable of receiving a standard plug designed for line voltage, and in this case, the lamp requires no modification other than the replacement of the standard bulb by the low voltage LED bulb. In another embodiment, the battery and charger are incorporated into the lamp.12-20-2012
20090080182STREET LIGHT WITH WIND POWER GENERATOR - A street light includes a post with a light bulb connected to a top thereof and a wind power generator unit is connected to the post and includes a shaft, a plurality of blades connected to the shaft, and a generator connected to the shaft. A chargeable battery is electrically connected to the generator and the light bulb. A circuit board is electrically connected to the chargeable battery and the light bulb.03-26-2009
20110235314PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL AND LED ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MAKING - A LED lighting assembly comprising at least one LED; the at least one LED being mounted to a support; at least one solar element for creating electric power from solar power; at least one battery for storing electricity generated by the solar element; at least one wind vane operatively associated with the support; at least one motor/generator having a first mode for generating electric power from the wind turbine; and at least one shaft operatively connected to the at least one motor/generator and the support; the motor/generator having a second mode in which the motor/generator operates to rotate the support; the at least one motor/generator being operatively connected to the at least one battery for storing electric power therein.09-29-2011
20100232147Folding Rechargeable Worklight - An LED worklight having a center core and a first panel and a second panel coupled to the center core. The first panel includes a first array of LEDs mounted to a first circuit board disposed within a first opening formed within the first panel and a first lens disposed over the first array of LEDs. The second panel includes features similar to the first panel. The second panel is rotatable around the center core from a 0 degree closed orientation to about a 360 degree orientation, and is positionable at any intermediate angle therebetween. The LED worklight includes a retractable hook for mounting to an elevated object. The LED worklight also includes at least one magnet to mount the LED worklight to vertical/vertically angling surfaces. The array of LEDs mounted to the first panel and the second panel can be controlled independently of one another.09-16-2010
20100232148PORTABLE SOLAR LIGHT TOWER - A portable solar light tower includes a trailer mounted extension tower outfitted with high output Light Emitting Diode (LED) flood lights. The portable solar light tower also includes a set of solar panels which fold up for travel mode and fold down for charging mode. A battery bank is housed in a locking compartment built into the trailer deck.09-16-2010
20110255273LED LAMP - An LED lamp includes a lamp post, an illumination unit fixed on the lamp post, and a generator disposed in the lamp post and coupled to the illumination unit electrically. The lamp post defines an airflow passage along a longitudinal direction thereof. The airflow passage communicates with an outer environment. The generator is adapted for converting wind energy to electric energy, and includes a rotary turbine arranged in the airflow passage. The rotary turbine includes a hub and a plurality of blades around the hub. Each of the blades includes a top face and an opposite bottom face. The top face and the bottom face are symmetric to a plane which extends through opposite connecting edges of the top and bottom faces and is perpendicular to a rotary axis of the turbine.10-20-2011
20120087114ILLUMINATION DEVICE USING SOLAR ENERGY - An illumination device includes a reflection disk, a positioning frame, a solar cell module, an illumination member and a driving device. The positioning frame is located at the focus of the curved reflection surface of the reflection disk. The solar cell module and the illumination member are respectively connected to the front and back of the positioning frame. The driving device is used to drive the positioning frame to rotate relative to the reflection disk. When the solar cell faces the curved reflection surface, the solar cell absorbs the reflected sun light to generate electric power. When the illumination member faces the curved reflection surface, light emitted from the illumination member is reflected by the curved reflection surface.04-12-2012
20100220467WIND AND SOLAR-POWERED LIGHT APPARATUS - An apparatus for providing power to an illumination device includes power produced by a wind turbine and a solar array. The wind turbine may be a vertically oriented curved turbine and the solar array may be a single or a plurality of solar panels. The illumination device, wind turbine and solar array may be employed as a cost efficient substitute for commercially powered street lights and related devices, without any need for trenching commercial power lines or paying for commercial power.09-02-2010
20120287611LED Flare - A LED flare and system for use at night, in low light conditions or during the day where a lighted object provides greater visibility. The flare comprises a multi-sided housing with a panel on each side and having a top and a base. It has a plurality of LEDs aligned in windows positioned in at least one of the panels. A switch located on the housing operates the flare. The flare also includes a re-chargeable battery encased in the housing for powering the flare and a circuit for delivering power and operational control from the battery to the LEDs upon activation by the switch. A set of contacts positioned on the outside of the housing deliver a charge to the battery. The flare includes an attachment device for holding an external charger in place against the contacts during charging operation. An individual flare may be part of a system that also includes other flares and a carrying case with an integrated charger and charger accessories.11-15-2012
20120287612INDUCTION RECHARGEABLE ELECTRONIC CANDLE SYSTEM - A large plurality of artificial, battery-operated, electronic candles are arranged to be simultaneously recharged upon placement on a series of interconnected charging trays that include a transformer primary winding at defined locations thereon. The primary windings are driven by an AC signal whose duty cycle is controlled by a pulse width modulator IC to induce a voltage across secondary windings contained within the candle housing. This induced signal is rectified to produce the battery charging current and the delivery of the charging current to the rechargeable batteries is controlled by a microprocessor IC.11-15-2012
20100220466Wind Powered Device - A light fixture including a turbine generator having one or more vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) for generating energy and a plate located above and/or below each turbine for focusing and converging the wind inwardly. The plate is aerodynamically-designed to converge the wind onto the turbine and provide a strong wind current. The turbine generator is incorporated into a light fixture to provide self-sustaining light energy. Solar panels may be provided in conjunction with the turbine generator to provide an additional source of energy and a controller is included to manage the flow of electricity and ensure that the light fixture is powered during periods of darkness.09-02-2010
20090147505Rechargeable portable Light with Multiple Charging Systems - A rechargeable portable light having a housing member with an opening for the emission of light, and several possible charging systems including a solar panel, an AC charger, an auto charger, and a hand crank generator charger. An electronic circuit is located within the housing member and includes at least one electrochemical capacitor for power storage. The electrochemical capacitor is charged by a charging system. A power inverter circuit, a mechanical switch method, or a DC-DC IC is used to increase voltage and regulate current. The circuit also includes at least one light emitting diode (LED) positioned near the opening in the housing member, and a switch interposed between the capacitor and the LED. The switch is closed when power is delivered from the capacitor to the LED.06-11-2009
20100202137Rechargeable Device Having an Adaptor - A device having a body and an adaptor is provided. The body includes a battery, a circuit and recharging terminals connected to the battery and the circuit for recharging the battery. The adaptor includes electrical connectors that can be connected to a wall outlet and/or power supply. Further, the adaptor includes contacts. The recharging terminals can be inserted into the adaptor and connect to the contacts.08-12-2010
20100202136SIGNALLING OR EMERGENCY LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE - A signalling or emergency light-emitting device comprises a shell (08-12-2010
20130016501ILLUMINATED NOVELTY TOPPERAANM Zinox; Larry C.AACI Highland ParkAAST ILAACO USAAGP Zinox; Larry C. Highland Park IL US - A device for illuminating the interior of a pumpkin, gourd or the like includes a housing having an interior region and a lighting assembly positioned at least in part within the interior region. The lighting assembly includes a rechargeable power source and a lighting element. The device includes a depending skirt extending from the housing and defining a recess. A photovoltaic collector is operably connected to the lighting assembly. The skirt is inserted into an opening in the pumpkin, gourd or the like, and the lighting element illuminates the interior of the pumpkin, gourd or the like. The photovoltaic collector recharges the rechargeable power source when exposed to ambient light.01-17-2013
20110157880SOLAR LED INDICATOR FOR ROAD RAILINGS - A solar LED indicator for use on road railings including a base, a lamp holder, a solar panel, an LED, a rechargeable battery, and a control panel. The base is S-shaped and on the top thereof disposed is the solar panel. The lamp holder comprises a chamber and is disposed at the concave side of the base. The LED is disposed at least at one side of the lamp holder. The rechargeable battery and the control panel are disposed in the chamber of the lamp holder, the rechargeable battery is connected with the solar panel, and the control panel controls the working conditions of the LED. The solar LED indicator can be seen from a long distance and exhibits a good guiding effect.06-30-2011
20110157879LIGHT ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A light assembly is provided, which includes a solar cell, a light guiding plate mounted on one side of the solar cell; a frame releasably holding the solar cell and the light guiding plate; and a LED array releasably mounted within the frame and adjacent to the light guiding plate so that the light generated by the LED array passes through the side surface of the light guiding plate and illuminates the area in front of the light guiding plate or the light guiding plate.06-30-2011
20110157878PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED LIGHTING DEVICE - A photovoltaic powered lighting device includes a protective frame, a photovoltaic module, and an LED lighting module. The photovoltaic module is fixed in the protective frame for transferring incident lights into electricity power. The LED lighting module is detachably disposed in the protective frame, so that the LED lighting module can be removed for replacement. Also, the LED lighting module electrically connects with the photovoltaic module.06-30-2011
20110157876SOLAR POWERED LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE - A solar powered light emitting device includes a solar cell battery, a plurality of organic light emitting diode (OLED) elements and a plurality of light guides. The OLED elements and the light guides are arranged on a light incident surface of the solar cell battery in which each of the light guides are arranged between every two neighboring OLED elements for guiding lights into the solar cell battery.06-30-2011
20130021788Personal Energy Christmas Ornaments - A method is disclosed for personalizing a Christmas ornament by associating the ornament with a store of energy harvested from the body of at least one person and/or animal subject. An energy storage device charged with the harvested energy, referred to as “personal energy” herein, is operatively associated with an electronic device comprised in a Christmas ornament. The ornament can be additionally personalized with conventional personalization elements, such as indicia or photography, to identify and further associate with the Christmas ornament the person and/or animal whose energy powers the ornament's electronic device. The especially intimate nature of harvested personal energy enhances the sentimental and social expression values of the Christmas ornament.01-24-2013
20120243214SOLAR PATHWAY LIGHT - The present invention relates to a device for providing solar outdoor lighting including a generally U-shaped support pole. The support pole free-ends are spaced apart and attached to a base or substrate connected together by an upper joining section which connects orients and spaces apart the pole supports. Connected to the upper joining section is an electrical light source that is directed downward through a lens suspended below the joining section. Below the lens and above the base or substrate is a housing that includes the solar panel, a rechargeable battery, charging and illumination control circuitry, and activation circuitry to turn on the light at low ambient light levels. The support pole forms a safety barrier for the light source and solar panel from knocks while providing at least two poles for attached to a base or substrate. The present invention further relates to a water-resistant customer activation structure.09-27-2012
20120243213OUTDOOR LED LIGHT FIXTURE WITH DIMMER SWITCH - The outdoor lighting fixture of the present invention provides a solar powered lighting fixture having one or more light emitting diodes whose luminance or brightness may be selectively adjusted by the user. The outdoor lighting system includes a dimmer switch mechanism in its electronic circuitry that allows a user to vary the luminance of the emitting diodes. In one embodiment, the dimmer switch mechanism modulates the pulse width of electricity provided to the one or more light emitting diodes. In another embodiment, the dimmer switch mechanism modulates the frequency of the one or more light emitting diodes. By adjusting the brightness of the light emitting diodes the operational time of the lighting fixture may also be modified.09-27-2012
20120243212PORTABLE AND BENDABLE UTILITY LIGHT - A portable and bendable utility light is disclosed. Example embodiments include a body fabricated from a flexible non-metallic material, the body including a spine and a handle, the spine including a plurality of articulated light cells and corresponding radiused gaps between each light cell to facilitate bending of the spine in a plurality of directions; and an electrical assembly enveloped within the body, the electrical assembly including a conducting plane, a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in electrical connection with the conducting plane and positioned within each of the plurality of articulated light cells, as power source in electrical connection with the conducting plane, and a switch in electrical connection with the power source and the conducting plane.09-27-2012
20130170192DYE-LABELED POLYMER, SOLAR COLLECTOR AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE, AND OFF-GRID LAMP USING THE COLLECTOR - A dye-labeled polymer includes a fluorescent dye moiety and a polymer moiety, wherein the fluorescent dye moiety and the polymer moiety are connected through a chemical bond.07-04-2013
20130170193IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE - Disclosed is an image display device, which is provided with an optical power generating section, which generates power when light is applied, a display section, which displays an image using the power obtained by the power generation performed by the optical power generating section, and a body section having the display section provided therein. The optical power generating section is provided vertically above the body section.07-04-2013
20080239712LIGHTING SYSTEM - A light head is mounted on a common base, and includes a light source in a mounting base. The base is mounted on a collapsible elongated pole, and the pole is for mounting on an outside wall of a carrying case. There is a carrying handle for the case, an electrical power outlet mounted on a wall, base or lid of the case and for plugging in an electrical wire to power the light head. The interior of the case is for locating a rechargeable battery, and the battery when charged, supplies power to the power outlet such that the light head can be powered. Recharging can be via either a 12V DC automobile or a 110 AC power supply. The carrying handle is extendible; and retractable, and in the retraction mode is essentially within the general perimeter space of the case. The case includes a pair of pulley wheels, the wheels being for facilitating the moving of the case.10-02-2008
20130141900LIGHT EMITTING UNIT FOR CONTINUOUS LIGHT PRODUCTION - A light emitting unit for continuous production of light energy that can be utilized for a variety of light applications, including with an apparatus adapted to convert light energy to electricity when insufficient sunlight is available. The light emitting unit comprises a light emitting device electrically connected to a rechargeable battery, a vibrator motor electrically connected to the battery, a drive motor electrically connected to the vibrator motor, a shaft interconnecting the drive motor and a disc, and one or more magnets on the disc. The vibrator motor has a tip magnet that is positioned opposite the magnets on the disc to rotate the disc and shaft to produce electricity from the drive motor that is used to recharge the battery. In one configuration, a photocell electrically connects to the battery and the vibrator motor and a safety circuit is disposed between the battery and the light emitting device.06-06-2013
20130176713FIREFIGHTER LIGHT APPARATUS AND METHODS - A flashlight includes a housing for receiving a battery; a first light supported by the housing, the first light configured to emit light in a first direction; a second light supported by the housing, the second light configured to emit light in a second direction that is non-parallel with the first direction; and an actuation switch configured for selectively powering the first light and the second light with the battery received in the housing.07-11-2013
20130114249PENETRATING ILLUMINATOR FOR VEIN OBSERVATION - A penetrating illuminator for vein observation, including a case, a lens and a light hole in the upper case, a circuit board in the case, a power source and an LED lamp. The case includes an upper part and a lower part; the rims of the upper case and lower case are in the shape of a circular arc while the top of the upper case is made into the shape of an arc protruding from the center. The lower case is rear-connected to a handle at an obtuse angle. Configured as a child's hand, it is especially suitable for use on children. Simply place the hand, with palm down, over the illuminator emitting penetrating light. A fixing stand is provided, including a base plate and a rod in the center of the base plate, wherein a groove is provided to accept the handle.05-09-2013
20130201668Device has LED means with extendable construction and added functions - An LED device has an extendable construction and added function(s). For example, the LED device may fit into a lamp fixture and or holder like a conventional light bulb, but include parts which extend, collapse, retract, and so forth for carrying out a variety of different functions, such as sensing or camera functions, as well as illumination functions.08-08-2013
20130128563ADAPTER CIRCUITRY FOR ENABLING CHARGING AND/OR RECHARGING A DEVICE OR BATTERY OF A DIFFERENT TYPE - An electronic adapter circuit for charging and/or recharging a battery of a first battery type utilizing a charging device for a battery of a second different battery type, may comprise: an electronic circuit for controlling the charging of the battery of the first battery type when the battery of the first type is charged by the battery charging device, wherein the electronic circuit has high conductivity when the battery of the first type provides electrical power to a load, and has a reduced conductivity for limiting charging of the battery of the first type when it is charged by the battery charging device. The electronic circuit may include a controllable conductivity device having high conductivity when the battery of the first type provides power to a load, and a battery charging control circuit for reducing the conductivity of the controllable conductivity device for limiting the charging of the battery.05-23-2013
20110273869Cost Effective Apparatus for a Heterogeneous Battery Operated Laser Illumination System - The invention relates to a cost effective power supply system for a laser illumination lamp as a novelty toy for laser beam patterns. The system provides a unique cost effective limited part circuit design to enable the usage of a heterogeneous set of battery options for the user to operate as well as a heterogeneous set of AC adapter power sources which may have different cost structures and availability.11-10-2011
20100277899UTILITY LIGHT WITH ARTICULATING MOUNTING LEGS ADAPTED WITH SUCTION CUP FASTENERS - A portable utility light is provided for removable mounting to a surface, such as the side of an automobile, for providing temporary emergency lighting. The utility light includes a main body having first end portion adapted with mounting structure to facilitate removable attachment to a smooth surface, and a second end portion adapted with light emitting device, such as one or more light emitting diodes (“LED's”). The main body comprises an elongate generally cylindrical structure wherein the first and second portions are connected and capable of rotation relative to one another about an elongate axis. The main body first end includes a battery compartment for housing a battery power source, and is further adapted with a plurality of circumferentially spaced articulating legs. Each articulating leg is configurable between a stowed configuration wherein the leg is substantially parallel with the longitudinal axis of the main body, and a deployed configuration wherein the leg is angularly disposed outward. Each leg includes a distal end having a suction cup, or other attachment structure connected thereto for removable attachment to a smooth surface, such as the side of a vehicle. The combination of three deployable articulating legs terminating in suction cups, allows the main body to be easily configured for removable attachment to a vehicle side panel of virtually any shape or contour. The main body second end includes a light source pivotally connected thereto to allow for 270-degree pivotal positioning and adjustment thereof when in use. In addition, the second end is connected to the first end by a swivel that allows relative rotation of approximately 270-degrees. Reflective material may be affixed to the main body to reflect light from oncoming vehicles in roadside environments.11-04-2010
20110222272Removable wirelessly-chargeable light-emitting device - The present invention provides a removable wirelessly-chargeable light-emitting device, which includes a body containing therein at least one light-emitting element and a receiver circuit. The body has a surface to which at least one fastening member is mounted, so that direct coupling with an article can be made through the fastening member and wireless charging can be made through the receiver circuit for energizing the light-emitting element to give off light.09-15-2011
20080198588Flashlight 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 stand for the battery. In the first end of the flashlight, a parabolic reflector having a focus is positioned, so that the focus of the reflector is positioned on the axis of the housing. A fixture or socket for holding an electric light is positioned so as to hold the light at the focus of the reflector. A handle is connected to the housing, where the handle has a first end and a second end. An elastic cord runs from the first end of said handle to the second end of the handle; and one end of the elastic cord may be released from the handle, wrapped around a support for the flashlight, and reattached to the handle. The handle may be rotated relative to the axis of the housing.08-21-2008
20080198587Removable 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 provides a light source that can be easily located during a power failure, removed and used in multiple locations as desired. The removable emergency light is sized to fit in a standard gang box and can be used with any standard electrical plan.08-21-2008
20110242801Portable Lighting Device - Disclosed is a portable light that can be secured to most any fixed object by use of an elastic band attachment mechanism. The elastic band securement device is form fitting and fully adjustable with the ends of the securement device placed beneath a cover of the light during installation, wherein the cover of the light conceals the attachment mechanism to prevent accidental disengagement of the light from the object of attachment. In operation, the base of the light has a cover which is secured by a latch, hook and loop, thumb screws or any other type of fastener which upon removal exposes the light and the two ends of the elastic cord. A portion of the elastic cord is secured around a fixed object and the bitter end of the cord is drawn tight and placed through a cord fastener so as to secure the cord in a secured and tensioned position. The cover is then replaced, thereby concealing the ends of the elastic band from disengagement. The light can then be operated in a usual manner by the use of an on/off switch.10-06-2011
20110255274ROTATING LED LIGHT ON A MAGNETIC BASE - A light includes a magnetic base; a light housing having a plurality of LEDs and a DC power source; and a frictional pivot connection between the magnetic base and the light housing.10-20-2011
20090207597Rechargeable Light Assembly - A rechargeable light assembly which includes a lamp module and a support rod sub-assembly can provide illumination while installed as a walkway light on the ground. The same lamp module may also be used as an illumination device when the lamp module is removed from the support rod sub-assembly. While the lamp module is mounted on the support rod sub-assembly, a recharging power source attached to the support rod sub-assembly charges an electrical storage device inside the lamp module. Removal of the lamp module from the support rod sub-assembly still permits use of the lamp module as a portable lighting device.08-20-2009
20130148338LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TABLE LAMP - An exemplary LED table lamp includes a lamp stand and an LED lighting module. The LED lighting module includes a light source, a power storage device and a first electrical connector. The LED lighting module can be independently used as a torch. The lamp stand includes a second electrical connector. The second electrical connector can be connected to an external electrical power supply. The first electrical connector can be detachedly electrically connected to the second electrical connector. The power storage device can be electrically connected to the light source to supply electrical power to the light source. The light source can be electrically connected to the second electrical connector, so that the external electrical power supply can supply electrical power to the light source.06-13-2013
20100296275LAMP ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A LAMP DEVICE DETACHABLE FROM A STAND UNIT FOR SERVING AS A TORCH LIGHT - A lamp assembly includes a lamp device mounted detachably on a stand unit. The lamp device includes a lampshade for receiving a light emitting element. An electrical connector is coupled electrically to the light emitting element and a power source in such a manner that when the lamp device is mounted on the stand unit, the electrical connector is plugged into the power source so that the light emitting element is supplied with electricity by the power source. A storage battery module is coupled electrically to the electrical connector and the light emitting element so that when the lamp device is mounted on the stand unit, the storage battery module is charged by the power source via the electrical connector. When the lamp device is detached from the stand unit, the light emitting element is supplied with electricity by the storage battery module.11-25-2010
20100302766ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH ANTI-GLARE FUNCTION - An illumination device is adopted for lighting a road and includes a light source, a power storage device, a solar panel, and a light pervious encapsulant. The light source includes an LED and an optical element optically coupled to the LED, light emitted from the LED is redirected to one side of the light source by the optical element at an angle θ in respect to the road surface, wherein, −30°≦θ≦+30°. The power storage device is electrically connected to the LED. The solar panel is electrically connected to the power storage device for converting energy of sunlight directly into electricity, and the converted electricity is stored in the power storage device. The light source and the solar panel are packaged in the light pervious encapsulant.12-02-2010
20100315807SOLAR OR WIND POWERED LIGHT - A LED lighting assembly comprising at least one LED; the at least one LED being mounted to a support; at least one solar element for creating electric power from solar power; at least one battery for storing electricity generated by the solar element; at least one wind vane operatively associated with the support; at least one motor/generator having a first mode for generating electric power from the wind turbine; and at least one shaft operatively connected to the at least one motor/generator and the support; the motor/generator having a second mode in which the motor/generator operates to rotate the support; the at least one motor/generator being operatively connected to the at least one battery for storing electric power therein.12-16-2010
20130155661COMPUTER ENCLOSURE WITH LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES - A computer enclosure includes a chassis, a power supply, a light-emitting diode (LED) mounted on an inside surface of the chassis, a battery, a driving circuit connected between the battery and the LED, a switch connected between the battery and the driving circuit, and a charging circuit connected between the power supply and the battery for charging the battery. When a user turns on the switch, the battery is caused to supply power to the driving circuit turning on the LED.06-20-2013
20130155662Modular Lighting System - A modular lighting system includes a mobile lighting unit and a stationary power supply network connection unit, wherein the lighting unit has at least one light source, wherein the lighting unit and the network connection unit have corresponding electrical contacts for electrical connection of the lighting unit to the network connection unit, wherein the network connection unit has electrical connections to connect the network connection unit to an electrical power supply network, wherein the electrical connections are formed as electrical connection terminals, and wherein the network connection unit has a rail mount for installation on a mounting rail of an electrical distribution system.06-20-2013
20130155663Outdoor Light Fixture Apparatuses and Methods For Locating and Identifying Markers of Interest - Apparatuses and methods described herein may allow markers of interest to be located and identified according to an industry and item of interest. In one embodiment, an outdoor light fixture apparatus comprises a housing comprising a mounting surface and a top surface, a solar panel affixed to the top surface of the housing, a mounting mechanism affixed to the mounting surface, and a rechargeable battery positioned within the housing. The outdoor light fixture apparatus also comprises a first light emitting diode with a first light color corresponding to the American Public Works Association Uniform Color Code for an industry classification of an item of interest at or near the outdoor light fixture apparatus, a second light emitting diode with a second light color, wherein the second light emitting diode is separated from the first light emitting diode by a distance, and a printed circuit board positioned within the housing, wherein the printed circuit board comprises at least one switch to control the first and second light colors and wherein the distance separating the first and second light emitting diodes is such that the first light emitting diode is visually discernable from the second light emitting diode.06-20-2013
20120281393SOLAR-POWERED COLLAPSIBLE LIGHTING APPARATUS - A solar-powered lighting apparatus having a light transmissible shade coupled to a housing that receives a solar cell, a battery and at least a portion of a lighting element assembly. In one embodiment, the shade may have a spherical shape achieved with a support unit or achieved by operation of gravity. A bottom device or bottom portion may be coupled to the shade and cooperate therewith forming and maintaining the spherical shape.11-08-2012
20120281392CHARGING DEVICE - A charging device is provided. The charging device includes an input interface configured to receive electrical power from a power source and charge a removable energy storage device using the electrical power from the power source. The power source may be a solar panel. The charging device may include multiple input interfaces configured to receive electrical power at different voltages. The charging device may include an output interface configured to provide electrical power to an electrical device connected to the output interface, and the circuit may be configured to provide electrical power to the output interface from at least one of the removable energy storage device and the input interface.11-08-2012
20120281391SOLAR-POWERED SWOOPER/BANNER FLAGPOLE - A hollow metal/plastic swooper/banner flagpole having holes spaced along the length of the flagpole. Light fixtures and reflectors are inserted inside the pole to direct light outward through the holes. The flagpole is intended to be placed on a base/stand and able to spin with the lights directed to illuminate the inside of a flag or banner.11-08-2012
20130182420Solar Powered Attachable Light - A solar-powered attachable light is adapted for use as a holiday decoration and includes a lamp pivotably mounted to an enclosure. A solar cell charges an internal rechargeable battery during daytime hours and the rechargeable battery powers the lamp during nighttime hours. A rear of the enclosure includes a clip assembly for removable attachment of the device to various outdoor structures. The device eliminates the presence of wires and the requirement of connection to a fixed power source in a manner particularly beneficial when simultaneously arranging decorative outdoor lighting in a variety of locations.07-18-2013
20130182421BATTERY AND METHOD OF USE - A battery includes a battery case including battery chemistry for supplying electricity, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end; a first positive terminal, a first negative terminal, and a first insulator therebetween at the first end that together form a first positive terminal and negative terminal configuration; a second positive terminal, a second negative terminal, and a second insulator therebetween at the second end that together form a second positive terminal and negative terminal configuration, wherein the second positive terminal and the second negative terminal configuration is a mirror image of the first positive terminal and the first negative terminal configuration.07-18-2013
20110310597SOLAR ENERGY GROUND LIGHT STRUCTURE - The present invention discloses a solar energy ground light structure. The solar energy ground light structure includes a shell, at least one solar energy plate, light-emitting diodes and an optical film plate. The shell has a bottom plate and a lateral plate. The solar energy plate and the light-emitting diodes are disposed on the bottom plate alternately. The optical film plate is disposed on the shell and has light-converging areas and light-diffusing areas. The solar energy plate is corresponding to the light-converging areas and the light-emitting diodes are corresponding to the light-diffusing areas. Therefore, the light-converging capacity of the solar energy ground light structure can be improved and the uniformity of the emitting light also can be enhanced.12-22-2011
20110310596360 degree angular LED lighting - A high mast post mounted light emitting device such as street or parking lot illuminates, and the like, has an energy source of a wind turbine with at least one blade and a solar panel with solar cells to recharge a bank of batteries when necessary, and a light source of at least one light emitting diode. A cap member seals the inner portions of the light guide housing from the elements in addition to a lens covering which also acts as a diffuser. Said light guide housing possesses at least one rectangular slot for at least one attachable LED strip. A second embodiment includes an indoor ceiling mounted post-less illumination unit. A diffusing sheet about said light guide housing may also be included to add a sparkling effect to illumination produced by said unit.12-22-2011
20130188341POWER GENERATING DEVICE - A power generating device includes a first casing, a magnetic component, a second casing, an induction coil, and a first piezoelectric device. The first casing and the second casing engage with each other to form a space, and the magnetic component is fixed on the first casing and configured in the space. The induction coil is fixed on the second casing and configured in the space, and it is positioned outside the contour of the magnetic component. The first piezoelectric is configured between the magnetic component and the first casing. When an external force acts on the first casing and the second casing, the first casing and the second casing move relatively to each other so that the induction coil generates an induced current by sensing a magnetic flux variation, and the first piezoelectric component generates a first charge by absorbing the pressure between the magnetic component and the second casing.07-25-2013
20130188340Lotus Light - A multifunctional device is disclosed for facilitating plant growth by shining a solar-powered light over plants, and can provide other functions. The multifunctional device comprises a center post, a ground stake, and solar panels. The center post telescopically expands and retracts. The ground stake tapers to a point on one end and can be secured in the ground. Further, the solar panels fold down against the center post for storage, unfold perpendicular to the center post, and are locked in place when in use via a locking collar. The solar panels comprise an underside and a topside, with solar cells secured to the topside and lights secured to the underside. The solar cells absorb sunlight, and turn the sunlight into electrical energy which is used to charge the solar batteries housed in the center post. The solar batteries power the lights located on the solar panels.07-25-2013
20120008312PORTABLE CARD EMERGENCY ILLUMINATING SYSTEM - A portable illuminating system is provided. The portable illuminating system includes an illuminating card providing a light; a cartridge socket retaining the illuminating card; and a battery base electrically connected with the cartridge socket and retaining a battery providing an electric power to the illuminating card.01-12-2012
20080205050Lighting 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 least one light emitting diode light is disposed on such housing. A circuit mechanism operably connects the at least one battery to such at least one light emitting diode light and a switch mechanism is disposed in the circuit mechanism for selectively opening and closing the circuit mechanism.08-28-2008
20120020061POLE LIGHTS AND DOCK POLE COVERS WITH LIGHTING - The present invention is a self contained lighting system, including a light member, the light member having at least one light emitting member operably coupled to an ambient light sensor, the light sensor opening a path of electric energy to at least one light emitting member at a first certain sensed level of ambient light and closing the path of electric energy to at least one light emitting member at a second certain sensed level of ambient light, an electric energy storage device operably coupled to the path of electric energy and an electric energy generation device operably coupled to the electric energy storage device, the electric energy generation device for providing electric energy to the electric energy storage device, and a generally thin walled tube being operably coupled to the light member, the tube defining an inner aperture, an opening at the first end of the tube opening to the inner aperture, and at least one threaded, generally transverse bore defined in the thin wall, the at least one bore for threadedly receiving a set screw. A method of forming the self contained lighting system, is further included.01-26-2012
20120020060ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLAR-POWERED OUTDOOR LIGHTING - One or more outdoor lights may operate independently with sensing and control processes mainly on-pole, or may communicate as a networked array of poles, wherein a master/coordinating pole/node transmits signals from the networked array to a control station, and receive signals from the control station for the networked array, via call phone and/or satellite. Independent poles and/or the networked array of poles may be adapted for energy-saving processes; cooperation with the grid; renewable power production and storage by means of solar panels and associated batteries; and/or to provide Wi-Fi hot-spots, public safety alarms, information or data-analysis to the public or customers. An energy-saving active control system controls charging of the batteries and distribution of energy from the solar panel and/or the batteries, so that the batteries remain undamaged, and the light(s) remain operation even during the winter or other long periods of clouds and diffuse light. The active control of energy distribution by a load controller function may include dimming during the night, except when sensors detect motion, and, in extreme cloudy or diffuse-light periods, increasing increments of dimming and/or load shedding, to preserve the batteries and operability.01-26-2012
20120020059FOCUSABLE FLASHLIGHT - A flashlight has a casing extending along an axis and adapted to hold an electric power supply, a light source fixed at a front end of the casing and electrically energizable to emit an axially forwardly directed light beam, an annular head fitted to the casing and axially shiftable thereon. Stops engaged between the head and the casing limit axial travel of the head relative to the casing. A lens is fixed in the head so that the lens and head can be shifted to focus the light beam. Thus the lamp head is captively attached to the casing. This creates an extremely compact structure that can be assembled quickly, thereby allowing manufacturing costs to be reduced. In addition, damaged components can be replaced quickly and easily.01-26-2012
20130194788Refuse Container Support Apparatus - Disclosed is a refuse container support apparatus including an elongated post member including a first end and a second end, with the first end disposed to support the second end above the ground, at least one foot member coupled to the post member between the first and second ends to at least partially support a refuse container above the ground, and at least one attachment bar to removably couple a refuse container to the post member from within the interior of a refuse container. The present general inventive concept can also include a substantially flat base member coupled to the post member's first end, a light in electrical communication with a solar panel disposed atop the post member, and a surround member coupled to the post member to receive and support a refuse container.08-01-2013
20130194789Lighted Eyeglass Perch and Light Source - Disclosed is a combination night light and eyeglass support having a detachable light source. The device comprises a lighted eyeglass perch supported by a base and an upstanding body portion. Within the upstanding body portion is a hollow region to accept an upright and removable flashlight, which is independently operable from the base and receives battery charging power therethrough. Above the eyeglass perch is a night light that allows the location of the device to be readily recognized in low light situations. Along the base is a lighting control, which operates the night light and the flashlight when attached to the base, providing a light assembly and convenient perch for eyeglass locating in low light.08-01-2013
20120300440SOLAR BATTERY POWER SUPPLY DEVICE - A battery pack (11-29-2012
20120300439Novel enhanced stroller lighting processes products thereby and accoutrements - Lighting systems for strollers enable users to integrate straight forward and modular lighting elements with eco-friendly practices to produce helpful and useful products whose functionality dictates safety levels consistent with statutory schemes for other wheeled vehicles, assuring visibility to both pedestrians and other street traffic.11-29-2012
20130208453Lighting Device with Emergency Illumination Function - A lighting device includes a base (08-15-2013
20130208454LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT CHAMBERS - A lighting device comprises a circuit housing is disposed between the upper and lower light chambers. An upper lamp is provided for directing light above the circuit housing, and a lower lamp is provided for directing light below the circuit housing. The lighting device includes battery connections for allowing at least one rechargeable battery to provide electrical power the control circuitry. The lighting device also includes a solar panel above the circuit housing for receiving ambient light and recharging the battery.08-15-2013

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