US 11,054,087 B2
Light emitting diode (LED) filament light bulb with secured antenna
Dustin Cairns, Rootstown, OH (US); George J. Uhler, Wadsworth, OH (US); Paul Phillips, Aurora, OH (US); and Jimmy Zheng, Aurora, OH (US)
Assigned to Technical Consumer Products, Inc., Aurora, OH (US)
Filed by Technical Consumer Products, Inc., Aurora, OH (US)
Filed on Dec. 12, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/711,597.
Application 16/711,597 is a continuation of application No. 16/131,906, filed on Sep. 14, 2018, granted, now 10,544,907.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/559,045, filed on Sep. 15, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2020/0116308 A1, Apr. 16, 2020
Int. Cl. F21K 9/232 (2016.01); F21K 9/237 (2016.01); F21V 23/04 (2006.01); F21V 31/00 (2006.01); F21K 9/90 (2016.01); F21V 23/00 (2015.01); F21K 9/235 (2016.01); F21K 9/238 (2016.01); F21Y 115/10 (2016.01)
CPC F21K 9/232 (2016.08) [F21K 9/235 (2016.08); F21K 9/237 (2016.08); F21K 9/238 (2016.08); F21K 9/90 (2013.01); F21V 23/003 (2013.01); F21V 23/006 (2013.01); F21V 23/0435 (2013.01); F21V 31/00 (2013.01); F21V 31/005 (2013.01); F21Y 2115/10 (2016.08)] 6 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of producing a LED filament light bulb, the method comprising:
fusing a plurality of LED filaments to a support structure that is defined by a wall that forms an internal cavity that is elongated along an axis of symmetry;
joining the support structure to a cover of the LED filament light bulb, wherein the support structure is fused to the cover by heating both parts together about an opening to the internal cavity;
joining an antenna to the support structure by heating the support structure and then pinching the internal wall to create an elongated raised portion encapsulating the antenna;
flushing or filling an interior volume defined by the cover with a non-reactive gas; and
heating and closing an end of an evacuation tube to create a gas-tight seal, wherein the evacuation tube is defined by the support structure and is fluidly connected to the interior volume.