Jacketed LED assemblies and light strings containing same

  • US 7,220,022 B2
  • Filed: 02/21/2006
  • Issued: 05/22/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A jacketed light emitting diode assembly, comprising:

  • a light emitting diode comprisinga contact set comprising a positive contact and a negative contact, each of the contacts having a first end portion and a second end portion; and

    a lens body containing a semiconductor chip and the first end portions of the positive and negative contacts;

    an electrical wire set comprising a first electrical wire and a second electrical wire electrically connected to the second end portions of the positive contact and the negative contact, respectively;

    a light transmissive cover having a cavity with an opening, the cavity receiving the lens body, the opening having at least one of the contact set and the electrical wire set passing therethrough; and

    an integrally molded thermoplastic jacket at the opening of the light transmissive cover to provide a seal at the opening against moisture and airborne contaminants.

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