US 9,810,379 B2
LED lamp
Christopher P. Hussell, Cary, NC (US); John Adam Edmond, Durham, NC (US); Gerald H. Negley, Chapel Hill, NC (US); Curt Progl, Raleigh, NC (US); Mark Edmond, Raleigh, NC (US); Praneet Athalye, Morrisville, NC (US); Charles M. Swoboda, Cary, NC (US); Antony Paul van de Ven, Hong Kong (CN); Paul Kenneth Pickard, Acton, CA (US); Bart P. Reier, Cary, NC (US); James Michael Lay, Apex, NC (US); and Peter E. Lopez, Cary, NC (US)
Assigned to Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (US)
Filed by Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (US)
Filed on Aug. 5, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/229,218.
Application 15/229,218 is a division of application No. 13/774,078, filed on Feb. 22, 2013, granted, now 9,410,687.
Application 13/774,078 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/467,670, filed on May 9, 2012, granted, now 9,322,543, issued on Apr. 26, 2016.
Application 13/467,670 is a continuation in part of application No. 13/446,759, filed on Apr. 13, 2012, granted, now 9,395,051, issued on Jul. 19, 2016.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/738,668, filed on Dec. 18, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/712,585, filed on Oct. 11, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/716,818, filed on Oct. 22, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/670,686, filed on Jul. 12, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0363269 A1, Dec. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. F21V 19/00 (2006.01); F21K 9/232 (2016.01); F21V 29/77 (2015.01); F21V 7/00 (2006.01); F21V 21/00 (2006.01); F21V 29/00 (2015.01); F21V 23/06 (2006.01); F21V 29/70 (2015.01); F21V 29/503 (2015.01); F21K 9/238 (2016.01); H05K 1/05 (2006.01); F21Y 101/00 (2016.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01); F21Y 107/30 (2016.01); F21Y 107/40 (2016.01)
CPC F21K 9/232 (2016.08) [F21K 9/238 (2016.08); F21V 7/00 (2013.01); F21V 19/003 (2013.01); F21V 19/004 (2013.01); F21V 21/00 (2013.01); F21V 23/06 (2013.01); F21V 29/004 (2013.01); F21V 29/503 (2015.01); F21V 29/70 (2015.01); F21V 29/773 (2015.01); F21V 29/777 (2015.01); F21Y 2101/00 (2013.01); F21Y 2107/30 (2016.08); F21Y 2107/40 (2016.08); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08); H05K 1/05 (2013.01); H05K 2201/10106 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49826 (2015.01)] 30 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lamp comprising:
an optically transmissive enclosure;
a base;
an LED assembly disposed in the optically transmissive enclosure operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path;
a heat sink thermally coupled to the LED assembly for transmitting heat from the LED assembly to the ambient environment;
an electrical interconnect for mechanically connecting a conductor to the heat sink where the conductor is in the electrical path between the LED assembly and the base.