Patents Examined by Thomas M. Sember
  • Patent number: 11363843
    Abstract: A safety vest includes a vest body including front, back and sides, a light source having a battery pack and at least one LED, the light source being removably mounted to the vest body, at least one light tube extending from one side of the light source, for receiving light projected from the LED and conveying the light along the length of the light tube, the light tube extending along the front, back or sides of the vest, and vest fabric mounted over the light tube to hold it in position against the vest body, the vest fabric being at least translucent and therefore permitting light from the light tube to shine therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Coast Cutlery Co.
    Inventors: Todd Ernst, Brian Sheehy
  • Patent number: 11359805
    Abstract: A plurality of light source boards each having a wiring pattern including a plurality of wires, a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on each light source board, switching on and off of which being controlled by a control board, board-side connectors each attached to a corresponding one of the plurality of light source boards, a flexible flat cable that has a multi-core structure including a flat-shaped insulator and a plurality of conductors aligned in a direction orthogonal to a thickness direction of the insulator, and is connected at one end to the control board, and a plurality of cable-side connectors attached to the flexible flat cable and coupled to the board-side connectors are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Takaharu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11359783
    Abstract: An LED diffusing assembly having a housing, a plurality of LED lights, and an LED control circuit. Each of the plurality of LED lights has a fixed intensity. Once activated the LED control circuit activates and deactivates each LED light at different times and for different intervals to create a flickering effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: AERON LIFESTYLE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Guerin
  • Patent number: 11353209
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illumination system for a leaf blower, which can be integrated into the original product or configured as an aftermarket product for use with existing leaf blowers. In an example, the illumination system includes at least one light assembly including at least one light source provided in association with a housing member. The housing member is integrated into at least one shoulder strap of a backpack blower such that the at least one light source is directed away from the front surface of the shoulder strap, or positioned between the shoulder straps by attachment members. A blower nozzle mounted illumination system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SHOOK ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Brandon M. Shook
  • Patent number: 11346514
    Abstract: The present disclosure sets forth an outdoor security light with the flexibility of being mounted to either a wall structure or to an eave or ceiling structure. The security light can be adjusted for each installation without the necessity of changing hardware elements of the security luminaire. Disclosed designs include a luminaire housing having a housing mount which is removably received within a housing mount attached to a structure. An electrical interface between the two may be provided to provide electrical power to the luminaire housing and provide communication therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HEATHCO LLC
    Inventors: Apollo Paul Paredes, Scott Blaise Tylicki, Miles William McDonald, Kushagra Dixit, Lionel V. Luu, John Colvin Deaton
  • Patent number: 11347139
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion element includes a fluorescent portion in which fluorescent particles are dispersed in a binder. The fluorescent portion has a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each other in a thickness direction and excitation light is irradiated from a second surface side. A volume density of the fluorescent particles in a first portion is higher than that in a second portion where the fluorescent portion is divided in the thickness direction into two of the first portion on a first surface side and the second portion on the second surface side. A thickness of the fluorescent portion is at least 5 times as long as an average particle size of the fluorescent particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yutaka Yamaguchi, Masayuki Abe, Minoru Ohkoba, Daisuke Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11339939
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a remotely operated light bar tilting system that adjusts the tilt angle of a light source about an attachment base mounted to a vehicle or other structure. A remotely operated light bar tilting system disclosed herein comprises an actuator coupled to and rotates with the light source to adjust the tilt of the light source by pushing or pulling on a linkage assembly that transmits a force from the actuator to an attachment base. The linkage assembly can include a ternary link or other similar link or assembly of links that can transmit force to the attachment base for tilting the light source. The tilting mechanism is entirely supported by the attachment base creating a compact system that does not require the actuator be mounted to a separate base on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Eversen Performance Products, LLC
    Inventor: John T. Evans
  • Patent number: 11333317
    Abstract: A lamp for an automobile and an automobile are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present disclosure, provided is a lamp for an automobile, the lamp including: a lens provided on the front outer side; a lens holder coupled to the lens to fix the lens; a heat dissipating module coupled to the lens holder in rear of the lens holder; a housing having a space configured to accommodate the lens, the lens holder, and the heat dissipating module, the housing having a through-hole which is provided in a rear side surface thereof and through which the heat dissipating module passes; and a sealing member provided between the heat dissipating module and the housing in the through-hole. The sealing member includes a protrusion-recess section having flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Woo Kang
  • Patent number: 11333346
    Abstract: Example handle-integrated lighting assemblies including one or more lighting module(s) located substantially within a handle of a lid of a grill are described. An example lighting assembly configured to be coupled to a lid of a grill includes a handle and a lighting module. The handle includes a crossbar and a stem coupled to and oriented at an angle relative to the crossbar. The lighting module includes a light source located within the handle. The light source is configured to project light through the stem in a direction away from the crossbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Douglas W. Masek, Nicholas M. Nanos, Jr., Chris Crowell, Mark D'Ambrosio, James Keclik, Thomas J. Schnell, Jr., Kerry S. Berland, Michael A. Graef, Nathan Mellas
  • Patent number: 11333326
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting unit including plural light emitting elements arranged in one direction, the light emitting unit being positioned at a predetermined position at both ends in the one direction, the light emitting elements emitting light in a same direction; a dynamic vibration absorber including a weight positioned at a center of the light emitting unit in the one direction and an elastic portion that supports the weight such that the weight is capable of vibrating, the dynamic vibration absorber being attached to the light emitting unit to absorb vibration of the light emitting unit; and an attaching member including a portion inserted in a groove formed in the elastic portion of the dynamic vibration absorber, the portion being used to attach the dynamic vibration absorber to the light emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yuji Kando, Yosuke Kasuya, Shuichi Nishide, Seiichi Takayama
  • Patent number: 11333306
    Abstract: A light bulb apparatus includes a bulb shell, a light source module, a bulb head, a bottom pin and a driver module. The bulb shell has a light passing cover and a neck portion. The bulb head has a body portion and an Edison cap. A bottom pin is used for connecting a second electrode of the Edison socket. The driver module is enclosed by the bulb head. The driver module has a driver plate mounted with a driver component and a driver input terminal. The driver input terminal has a guiding groove. The driver input terminal has a first wiring clip, the bottom pin is inserted into the guiding groove via the entrance and engages the first wiring clip for electrically connected to the driver component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Guochao Li, Yongjun Bao, Shengliang Huang
  • Patent number: 11325670
    Abstract: A saddle riding vehicle includes a front fork including a pair of left and right fork tubes and a pair of top and bottom bridges connecting the left and right fork tubes, a headlight, and an electric part accommodating member accommodating electric parts, the electric part accommodating member being disposed on the rear side of the headlight in a space surrounded by the left and right fork tubes and the top and bottom bridges. The electric part accommodating member includes a fastening section fixed to the front fork by a fastening member and a fitting section fitted and fixed to the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuro Tanaka, Keita Mikura, Shota Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11326744
    Abstract: A LED bulb apparatus has a bulb shell, a head cap, a driver circuit and at least one light strip. The bulb shell has a light passing shell and a bottom portion. A head cap has a neck portion, a first electrode and a second electrode. The neck portion of the head cap is connected to the bottom portion of the bulb shell forming a container space. A fluorescent layer covers the multiple LED modules. The driving current is transmitted via at least one of the top end and the bottom end of the light strip to the LED modules. The substrate has a light transmittance less than 50%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Liang Liang Cao, Cheng Zong Wu, Hong Kui Jiang, Yanzeng Gao
  • Patent number: 11318888
    Abstract: An interior rearview mirror assembly for an electric vehicle having a vehicle battery for powering a propulsion system of the electric vehicle. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror casing, a mirror reflective element, a mounting structure configured to adjustably mount the mirror assembly at an interior portion of the electric vehicle, and an indicator disposed at the mirror casing along a perimeter region of the mirror reflective element. The indicator includes a plurality of LEDs, and each LED of the plurality of LEDs is individually operated to emit light. With the mirror reflective element and the mirror casing adjustably mounted at the interior portion of the electric vehicle via the mounting structure, and responsive to a battery charge level of the vehicle battery, the indicator electrically powers one or more of the LEDs to convey vehicle battery charge level information to a driver of the electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: John T. Uken
  • Patent number: 11320124
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein involve a system for testing a light-emitting module. The light-emitting module may include a mounting platform configured to hold a light-emitting module for a camera. The mounting platform may also be configured to rotate. The system may further include a housing holding a plurality of photodiodes arranged in an array over at least a 90 degree arc of a hemisphere. The system may also include a controller configured to control the photodiodes and the rotation of the mounting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Choon Ping Chng, Cheng-Han Wu, Lucian Ion, Giulia Guidi
  • Patent number: 11322892
    Abstract: A tamper resistant nightlight for placement in an electrical receptacle, the nightlight includes a body that has a base with an LED circuit and plug blades extending from the body. A housing includes a locking element configured to restrict a child from removing the nightlight from the electrical receptacle through a flange that extends away from the body to be positioned behind a rear surface of an electrical wall plate associated with the electrical receptacle to prevent the tamper resistant nightlight from being removed from the electrical receptacle while the electrical wall plate is coupled to the electrical receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Baldwin, John E. Klein
  • Patent number: 11311001
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a decorative lighting system for a terrarium having a lid and a body comprising: a plurality of lighting elements, each lighting element having a light source, and a decorative member to cover the light source; an electrical powering arrangement having a switch, at least one electrical wiring to electrically coupled with the plurality of lighting elements to be lit via the switch, the switch is adapted to be coupled to the lid of the terrarium in such a manner that the switch protrudes from the lid to be accessed by a user from outside; a plurality of stalks, each stalk of the plurality of stalks having a top end portion and a bottom end portion, the top end portion having an attaching mechanism to detachably attach the lighting element and the at least one electrical wiring; and plurality of suction cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Fiona Soutter
  • Patent number: 11312306
    Abstract: a camera-puddle lamp integrated apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprising a lens module; an image sensor; and a puddle lamp module, the puddle lamp module includes a light source, a spring, a sliding bar, and a solenoid and is disposed in a second area outside the first area, the light source is formed to be movable to be located in the first area or the second area, the light source is fixed to one side of the sliding bar, a moving part of the solenoid is connected to the other side of the sliding bar, and the spring is formed to be operated to move the sliding bar when the solenoid is switched to a non-operational state so as to move the light source to the second area, the camera-puddle lamp integrated apparatus operates as a puddle lamp when the light source moves to the first area, and the camera-puddle lamp integrated apparatus operates as a camera when the light source moves to the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Moo Lee, Sang Hwan Oh, Eun Ho Choi, Hyun Seok Lee, Tae Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 11304542
    Abstract: A display case for preserving and displaying objects in a protected environment. The display case includes: a display space, delimited by separating walls including a lower plane, side walls and a ceiling; and means for adjusting and controlling air climate in the display space. The means for adjusting and controlling include: a hygrometric probe for detecting the relative humidity inside the display space: a control unit, connected to the hygrometric probe and a first relative humidity control electrolytic membrane, located in a first opening formed in one of the separating walls, activated by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: GOPPION S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Goppion, Sergio Matteo Savaresi, Silvia Carla Strada, Mara Tanelli
  • Patent number: 11306888
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotating mechanism of a water lamp handicraft, including: a base; a magnetic turntable; a support base; a fluid dial; and a scenery platform. In the rotating mechanism, the fluid dial is sleeved over a shaft sleeve of the magnetic turntable in an interference fit, so that the connection between the magnetic turntable and the fluid dial is appropriate. When rotating, the magnetic turntable may directly drive the fluid dial to rotate without a need of a plurality of gears to drive the rotation, thereby reducing a quantity of parts, and stabilizing the structure between the fluid dial and the magnetic turntable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang