Patents Examined by Thomas M. Sember
  • Patent number: 11686465
    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: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Brandon M. Shook
  • Patent number: 11686447
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle lamp controls an adjustment of an optical axis angle of a vehicle lamp provided with a vibration generating source that vibrates at a first frequency, and the control device includes an acceleration sensor provided in the vehicle lamp and configured to sample an acceleration at a second frequency that is a non-integral multiple of the first frequency, a receiving unit that receives a signal indicating an output value from the acceleration sensor, and a controlling unit that executes control of adjusting the optical axis angle of the vehicle lamp on the basis of the output value from the acceleration sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Masaaki Ishikawa, Kenta Ishigami, Atsushi Ogawa, Naoki Osada
  • Patent number: 11679714
    Abstract: A restraint includes a belt, a connecting structure that is connected to the belt, a buckle housing that includes a connector opening for insertion of the connecting structure, a latch assembly that is configured to retain the connecting structure in the connector opening, and a release button that is connected to the buckle housing and is configured to cause the latch assembly to release the connecting structure when the release button is operated. A first indicator area is located on the buckle portion adjacent to the connector opening. A second indicator area is located on the release button. A third indicator area is located on the release button and is surrounded by the second indicator area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Nathaniel J. Dennis
  • Patent number: 11672359
    Abstract: A display device for illuminating a packaged beverage includes a panel having a front end opposite a rear end. The panel further includes a top surface on which a packaged beverage may be placed, and the top surface has transparent portions. A light source is arranged within the panel for illuminating the packaged beverage arranged on the top surface of the panel. The display device further includes an end cap having a front wall arranged at the front end of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Jain, Gurmeet Singh Bhutani
  • Patent number: 11668459
    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: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Takaharu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11659897
    Abstract: The invention describes a belt buckle (10) for a motor vehicle comprising a belt buckle housing (12) as well as a lighting unit (20) present in the area of a tongue insertion opening (36) and including a lamp (22) and a light conductor (16). A front panel (14) surrounding the tongue insertion opening (36) is provided which limits the belt buckle (10) on the end face. The front panel (14) is coupled to the belt buckle housing (12) via at least one detent mechanism (24, 30) such that the light conductor (16) provided at least partially between the front panel (14) and the belt buckle housing (12) is aligned. The invention further describes a method for manufacturing a belt buckle (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Peter Haas, Andrea Schüch, Hans-Peter Betz, Jörg Meyer
  • Patent number: 11662177
    Abstract: A target dot sight includes a target illumination sensor that senses the amount of illumination at a target, rather than merely sensing the ambient sight of the entire operating environment. Then, based on the sensed target illumination, the target dot sight may automatically compensate for the brightness of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SIG SAUER, INC.
    Inventors: John P. Nichols, David Pierson
  • Patent number: 11661002
    Abstract: An illumination unit for an interior chamber of a vehicle includes at least one light source integrated into a surface side of a sun shield facing towards an occupant in a non-usage position of the sun shield. The at least one light source emits light in the activated state which is directed towards the occupant. A covering element is provided for covering a light outlet surface of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Stefan Bauer, Daniel Betz, Daniel Fuhrmann, Sebastian Schüler
  • Patent number: 11649007
    Abstract: An electric scooter includes: a scooter body; a front fork pivotally arranged on a front side of the scooter body; a front wheel mounted on the front fork; a rear wheel arranged on a rear side of the scooter body; a handlebar including a crossbar and a riser, the crossbar being arranged at an upper end of the riser, and a lower end of the riser being coupled to the front fork; and a left steering light and a right steering light mounted on at least one of the scooter body, the front fork or the handlebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11648870
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp (1) includes a lamp fitting (10), and a control unit (CO) configured to, when a signal indicating detection of a preceding vehicle (80) is input, control the lamp fitting (10) such that a total luminous flux amount of light emitted to a first region (211) and a second region (212), and widths (W211 and W212) in the first region (211) and the second region (212) change according to a position of the preceding vehicle (80) with respect to a vehicle (100), in which the first region (211) overlaps a whole of a visual recognition unit of the preceding vehicle (80), and edges (212R and 212L) of the second region (212) on both sides in the left-right direction are located on a preceding vehicle (80) side with respect to edges (211R and 211L) of the first region (211) on both sides in the left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Yuta Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11649940
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light source part having a first light source and a second light source provided away from the first light source, a reflective part provided away from the first light source and second light source and reflecting light emitted from the first light source and second light source, and a support part facing the reflective part and supporting the light source part. The reflective part includes a plurality of reflective plates which are continuously provided. Each of the reflective plates provided adjacent to one another has a reflective surface which is shaped differently from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Jang Weon Lee
  • Patent number: 11641892
    Abstract: A safety wear item featuring a series of LEDs mounted on each of four separate mounting strips, two strips extending down from a respective one of the wear item shoulders and two other strips wrapped around each side of the lower region of a wear item waist. The strips with LEDs are each readily and quickly detachable from the wear item to allow washing the vest or to replace a strip having a defective LED thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Kevin Moss
  • Patent number: 11639786
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lighting device, including a base, a cover and a lighting module, the cover is disposed on the base, and a receiving chamber is formed between the cover and the base; the lighting module includes a light source module and a driving power source, the light source module is rotatably disposed on a side wall of the base, the driving power source is disposed in the receiving chamber, and the light source module is connected with the driving power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hu Zhang, Zhanguo Liu
  • Patent number: 11629853
    Abstract: A lighting device system includes a lighting device module having a module housing configured to be selectively inserted through an opening in a panel or a base. Driver electronics are configured to be electrically coupled to the lighting device module. A heat sink member is located adjacent the opening in the panel or the base. A movable biasing device has a first position to apply a bias force on the module housing, pressing the module housing toward the heat sink member to increase thermal transfer. The moveable biasing device has a second position to provide improved access to the driver electronics through the opening in the panel or base relative to the first position. The movable biasing device is selectively moveable from the first position to the second position, or from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Wong, Jacob Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11632836
    Abstract: A light-emitting apparatus includes a first light emitter configured to emit visible light and including a plurality of light sources having color temperatures different from each other, a second light emitter configured to emit infrared rays, and a controller configured to adjust characteristics of the visible light and the infrared rays by controlling the first and second light emitters, in which each of the light sources includes a light-emitting diode chip and a wavelength conversion unit configured to convert a wavelength rage of light emitted from the light-emitting diode chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11629931
    Abstract: This invention herein described is a firearm mountable, illumination and projection system for projecting, detecting and/or receiving electromagnetic radiation (waves) from across the electromagnetic spectrum by utilizing a variety of technologies such as LED's, Infrared Illuminators, Laser Emitters, and FLIR sensors (examples not limitations). This invention, herein described, is unique in that the embodiment(s) for Illumination and Projection are separate, unique, and isolated (distally) from the embodiment providing the necessary power (Current, Voltage, Electromotive Force) for the illumination and/or projection of electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Hincapie, Peter Dorn Lindblom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11624227
    Abstract: Garage door opening systems commonly include lighting generated from lower wattage bulbs mounted to an electric operator near a garage ceiling. This lighting is inadequate to fully illuminate a garage space particularly at the floor level. Since vehicles park under the light, the vehicle can become a blocker of light. Disclosed are garage door opening systems including a safety eye light which integrates a light source into the safety eye of a garage door opening system thereby providing additional illumination to poorly lit areas of a garage. This additional source of lighting helps assure users safer home to vehicle ingress and egress. In some forms, the lights in the safety eye light are fixed, in other forms the lights are adjustable in direction. Various methods of integrating a safety eye light into a garage door opening system and use of the safety eye light are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Christopher T. Didio
  • Patent number: 11619777
    Abstract: The present invention includes a pane unit (1), which comprises a frame structure (2), an illuminable pane (4), a lighting element (5), and a receptacle (8) therefor, wherein a homogeneous light field is generated by the lighting, with, e.g. the lighting element (5), of at least one narrow side (7) of the illuminable pane (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Glass Technology GMBH
    Inventors: Heinz Haring, Andreas Wiesmueller
  • Patent number: 11589639
    Abstract: A light symbol projection device is disclosed. The light symbol projection device has a housing which is temporarily secured within a receiving mechanism. The receiving mechanism is embedded within a product such as, for example, a shoe. The light symbol housing may project, in various colors, a word, pattern, symbol, logo or other indicia on the ground. The light symbol housing may be interchangeable so that the receiving mechanism may receive various light symbol housings having different light projections. In one embodiment, a speaker associated with the device may also provide an audible sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: John C. Willis
  • Patent number: 11583466
    Abstract: A walker caddy device for carrying items while using a walker and lighting a path in front of a user of the walker includes a caddy defining an interior space and having a support clip coupled to a back wall of the caddy. The support clip is configured to couple to an upper cross member of a walker with the caddy being supported by a lower cross member of the walker. The caddy has a light source coupled to a front wall powered by a power module for selectively lighting an area in front of the walker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Walter McGee