US Patent No. 9,915,420

ILLUMINATING DEVICE WITH SEALED OPTICS


Patent No. 9,915,420
Issue Date March 13, 2018
Title Illuminating Device With Sealed Optics
Inventorship Peter J. Woytowitz, San Diego, CA (US)
Darrin I. Schmuckle, Vista, CA (US)
Assignee Hunter Industries, Inc., San Marcos, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,915,420

1. An illuminating device comprising:
a housing having a first end, a second end, and one or more sidewalls defining a housing interior;
an optics assembly connected to the housing at near the first end of the housing and having:
a first portion having a first side and a second side;
a skirt connected to the first portion and extending from the second side of the first portion, the skirt having an interior
surface defining a skirt interior and an outer surface facing the one or more sidewalls of the housing; and

one or more lenses, at least one of the one or more lenses positioned at least partially within the skirt interior, each of
the one or more lenses having a first end and a second end positioned further from the first portion of the optics assembly
than the first end of the one or more lenses;

a light assembly positioned at least partially within the housing interior, the light assembly having:
a circuit board positioned within housing interior; and
at least one light element operably connected to the circuit board and positioned within the housing interior adjacent the
first end of the one or more lenses; and

a potting material;
wherein the skirt is connected to one or both of the circuit board and the one or more sidewalls, wherein the potting material
is positioned between the outer surface of the skirt and the one or more sidewalls to prevent water ingress into the skirt
interior, wherein no potting material is positioned within the skirt interior, and wherein the first portion of the optics
assembly includes a fill hole through which the potting material can be injected between the outer surface of the skirt and
the one or more sidewalls.