Philip D Sprung: Method and structure for improved natural lighting for plant growth. Kenyon & Kenyon, March 5, 1991: US04996791 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and structure for improved natural lighting for plant growth, particularly for mass production of horticultural crops in environmental conditions where normal solar lighting may be inadequate for horticultural production within a greenhouse structure. The structure comprises a translucent s ...

James W Oram, Alan M Schulman: Method and system for simulating the solar cycle. Glentronics, Jenkens & Gilchrist, April 10, 2001: US06212823 (4 worldwide citation)

A system for simulating the lighting cycle of the sun obtains a set of inflection points on a solar lighting cycle and also obtains the annual minimum sunlight value for a location at a predetermined latitude; reconstructs the daily and yearly solar cycle based about the set of inflection point and ...

Russell G Armas, Patrick A McGowan: Combination lighter. Edward J DaRin, March 10, 1981: US04254761 (4 worldwide citation)

A combination lighter constructed of a conventional, flame producing lighter integrated with a solar lighting device as a single unit or lighter. The solar lighter may include a tubular structure having a solar lens for focusing the solar rays onto an object to be lit that is positioned within the t ...

Takahashi Kazuo, Fujimoto Norioki, Takazawa Masashi, Odaira Takashi, Koizumi Tomohito, Kobayashi Kiyondo, Kato Shozo, Miyamoto Tetsuo, Kubo Mamoru: Solar lighting apparatus and controller for said apparatus.. Sanyo Electric Co, December 6, 1995: EP0685681-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

A solar lighting apparatus according to the present inveniton is configured so that one lighting prism plate is rotatably arranged in a lighting portion or a plurality of lighting prism plates are rotatably arranged in the lighting portion at intervals of a predetermined distance, and a prism angle ...

Bengt Steneby: Light collecting device. Parans Solar Lighting, Holland & Hart, October 12, 2010: US07813061 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to collecting sunlight and to transport said sunlight into a space. The sunlight collecting device comprises at least a first focusing lens and at least a first light collector. A first and a second movable sheet are provided with a first vertical distance from each oth ...

Li Wanda Ying: Solar lighting system for outdoors umbrella. Li Wanda Ying, Wanda Technology, CHAN Raymond Y, November 25, 2004: WO/2004/102063 (3 worldwide citation)

A solar lighting system (30), which is incorporated with an outdoors umbrella (1), includes a solar energy collector (31) mounted on top of the outdoors umbrella (1), a chain lighting arrangement (34), an attachable lighting system (35), and a light support (32), which is adjustably mounted along a ...

Steven Florman: Multiple-use bracket for lighting device installation. TJSL Patent Clinic, Peter Hackmann, March 17, 2015: US08979043 (2 worldwide citation)

This application discloses a bracket device used for mounting outdoor solar lighting on various types of surfaces, including but not limited to block walls, chain link fences, wooden fences and flat walls or for holding outdoor solar lighting devices as stand-alone fixtures.

Alexandros Papadopoulos: Hybrid photovoltaic concentrating system with corrected total reflection reflectors for very large concentrating ratios. Turocy & Watson, May 24, 2011: US07946287 (2 worldwide citation)

Solar concentrator system(s) that include parabolic Total Reflection Reflectors with corrected Curved Rectangular Total Reflection Prisms are provided. The corrected Curved Rectangular Total Reflection Prisms remove optical imperfections of diffusion typically present at conventional rectangular pri ...

Byung Chul Kim: Solar lighting apparatus with hybrid solar light diffuser having diffusion-refraction and diffusion-reflection functions. ABM Greentech, Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, October 1, 2013: US08545078 (2 worldwide citation)

A solar lighting apparatus uses optical fibers to transmit solar light for illumination. The apparatus includes a support frame, optical fibers, a hybrid solar light diffuser and a reflective sheet. The optical fibers are fastened to the support frame and are spaced apart from each other at regular ...

Eric N Bennington: Solar lighting blinds system. Plager Schack, May 3, 2016: US09328906 (2 worldwide citation)

A solar lighting blinds system is configured to provide light. The system includes blinds attached to a component housing. An LED bar is attached to the component housing. A switch is attached to the component housing. A solar panel is attached to the component housing. A battery is contained within ...