US 9,810,479 B2
UV LED curing apparatus with improved housing and switch controller
Danny Lee Haile, La Mirada, CA (US); Kuo-Chang Cheng, Taipei Hsieng (TW); Yu-Jen Li, Taipei Hsieng (TW); Ya-Wen Wu, Taipei Hsieng (TW); and Pei-Chen Yang, Taipei Hsieng (TW)
Assigned to Nail Alliance, LLC, Gladstone, MO (US)
Filed by Nail Alliance, LLC, Gladstone, MO (US)
Filed on May 28, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/168,025.
Application 15/168,025 is a continuation of application No. 14/634,246, filed on Feb. 27, 2015, granted, now 9,351,555.
Application 14/634,246 is a continuation of application No. 12/779,779, filed on May 13, 2010, granted, now 8,993,983, issued on Mar. 31, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0273833 A1, Sep. 22, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. F26B 3/28 (2006.01); G21K 5/08 (2006.01); F26B 9/00 (2006.01); A45D 29/00 (2006.01); F21V 29/61 (2015.01); F21V 7/00 (2006.01); F21V 23/00 (2015.01); F21V 23/04 (2006.01)
CPC F26B 3/28 (2013.01) [A45D 29/00 (2013.01); F21V 7/00 (2013.01); F21V 23/009 (2013.01); F21V 23/04 (2013.01); F21V 29/61 (2015.01); F26B 9/003 (2013.01); G21K 5/08 (2013.01)] 28 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An UV LED curing apparatus, comprising:
an inner casing having a light reflective inner wall enclosing an inner chamber and an outer wall; wherein the inner chamber includes at least one front opening facing toward a front side;
an outer casing detachably attached to the outer wall of the inner casing; the outer casing and the inner casing defining a space suitable for affixing an UV LED light source to the inner casing;
the UV LED light source comprising at least one UV LED module affixed to the inner casing and having a light emitting side facing toward the inner chamber thereof and
a switch controller comprising at least one button, a substrate and a photo interrupt module, the switch controller electrically connected to the UV LED light source; wherein the substrate further comprises a timer and a current regulator integrated thereon;
whereby the switch controller controls an on-off state of the UV LED light source with reference to a first input signal received from and triggered by the photo interrupt module to turn on the UV LED light source and with reference to a second input signal received from the timer and the current regulator to turn off the UV LED light source.