Patents by Inventor Anthony Maglica

Anthony Maglica has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10443834
    Abstract: One electrical lead from an LED package is soldered to an inner electrically conductive member positioned and electrically isolated from an outer electrically conductive member by electrically insulating material while a second electrical lead and a neutral lead from the LED are soldered to the outer electrically conductive member so that heat is transferred from an LED die within the LED package to the outer electrically conductive member and then to a thermally conductive outer casing with a thermal path that minimizes thermal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Publication number: 20190301688
    Abstract: A portable rechargeable lighting device uses software in a microcontroller to turn on a charger protection circuit when a charging circuit is activated, to monitor at least one electrical characteristic relative to a rechargeable battery, to control at least one charging parameter of the charging circuit, and to alert a user of a low battery condition before light emitted from the device terminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Benny M Osorio, Stacey H West
  • Patent number: 10371327
    Abstract: A portable rechargeable lighting device uses software in a microcontroller to turn on a charger protection circuit when a charging circuit is activated, to monitor at least one electrical characteristic relative to a rechargeable battery, to control at least one charging parameter of the charging circuit, and to alert a user of a low battery condition before light emitted from the device terminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Benny M Osorio, Stacey H West
  • Publication number: 20190223269
    Abstract: A flashlight uses a reverse battery protection circuit to prevent current from flowing in a power control circuit when at least one battery is held in a reversed orientation, rather than a correct orientation, in a battery compartment of the flashlight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey West
  • Publication number: 20190219255
    Abstract: A flashlight or portable light source has a battery power source, a light source, a circuit powered by the battery power source which causes the light source to emit light in an on state, a switch which causes the circuit to alternate between the on state and an off state in which the light source does not emit light when the switch is actuated by a user, a controller for causing light emitted from the light source to emit at two or more modes other than the off state, and an automatic dimmer residing within the flashlight which causes light emitted from the light source to dim without any activation of the switch after a first preselected amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey H. West
  • Patent number: 10285242
    Abstract: A method for increasing battery life in a lighting device powered by a battery source in which an electronic circuit is caused to provide a declining power supply to a light emitting diode (“LED”) as a power profile of the battery source declines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey West
  • Patent number: 10253951
    Abstract: A lighting device with improved optical performance and efficiency is provided. The lighting device includes a source of energy, a light source, a reflector and a holder. The reflector has a first open end, a second end, and a parabolic profile extending between the first open end and second end. The focus of the parabolic profile is located outside of the profile. The reflector may also be movable relative to the light source. The lighting device may include a circuit that delivers a pulsed or thermally compensated pulsed current to the light source. The light device may also include a heat sink housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey West, John K O'Farrell
  • Patent number: 10240758
    Abstract: A storage compartment for a flashlight with a cylindrical barrel, a tail cap and a conductive spring fitted to the tail cap. The conductive spring is removed from the tail cap and fitted to the barrel end of a cylindrical compartment which has an outer diameter substantially the same as that of the barrel and then the tail cap is threaded into a tail cap end of the cylindrical compartment, thus sealing off an inner compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 10215390
    Abstract: A flashlight or portable light source has a battery power source, a light source, a circuit powered by the battery power source which causes the light source to emit light in an on state, a switch which causes the circuit to alternate between the on state and an off state in which the light source does not emit light when the switch is actuated by a user, a controller for causing light emitted from the light source to emit at two or more modes other than the off state, and an automatic dimmer residing within the flashlight which causes light emitted from the light source to dime without any activation of the switch after a first preselected amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey H. West
  • Publication number: 20190051880
    Abstract: Battery corrosive electrolyte leakage is reduced by absorbing forces generated during impact of a device holding the batteries and preventing such forces from being transferred to terminal contacts of batteries held in a series configuration. Contacts of batteries connected in series are protected by use of shock absorbing spacers while a terminal end shock absorber is positioned so that the terminal end will be cushioned when a force is applied to the series configuration causing the batteries to move relative to the terminal battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Publication number: 20190029095
    Abstract: A method for increasing battery life in a lighting device powered by a battery source in which an electronic circuit is caused to provide a declining power supply to a light emitting diode (“LED”) as a power profile of the battery source declines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey West
  • Publication number: 20180363862
    Abstract: A portable rechargeable lighting device uses software in a microcontroller to turn on a charger protection circuit when a charging circuit is activated, to monitor at least one electrical characteristic relative to a rechargeable battery, to control at least one charging parameter of the charging circuit, and to alert a user of a low battery condition before light emitted from the device terminates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Benny M. Osorio, Stacey H. West
  • Patent number: 10085322
    Abstract: A method for increasing battery life in a lighting device powered by a battery source in which an electronic switch is caused to provide a declining power supply to a light emitting diode (“LED”) as a power profile of the battery source declines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey West
  • Publication number: 20180259168
    Abstract: A storage compartment for a flashlight with a cylindrical barrel, a tail cap and a conductive spring fitted to the tail cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 10066794
    Abstract: A charging process of a rechargeable lighting device is controlled by a software algorithm and a microcontroller configured within the rechargeable lighting device which has first and the second charging contacts located on its exterior and the charging circuit is turned on when a cradle detection circuit detects that at least one of the charging contacts engages an electrical contact when the rechargeable lighting device is inserted into a charging cradle. The charging process begins with a charge-current which is constant and a battery charge-voltage which rises up to a nominal battery charge-voltage. The rechargeable lighting device recovers to a preselected condition through use of a power interruption avoidance algorithm configured within the microcontroller when there is a loss of power to the microcontroller of less than a preselected amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Benny M Osorio, Stacey H West
  • Patent number: 10050454
    Abstract: A charger cradle for recharging a rechargeable lighting device is described. The cradle may include two prongs that flex outwards to allow a lighting device to be inserted into the cradle. After the lighting device is fully inserted, the prongs resume a normal position to exert an inward force on the lighting device to secure it in place. The cradle may also include two moveable cradle arms, in lieu of two prongs, to allow a spring mechanism within the device to motivate the moveable cradle arms to grasp a lighting device when the lighting device is inserted into the rechargeable lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Eric Melton, Eric Terberg
  • Publication number: 20180209628
    Abstract: A flashlight or portable light source has a battery power source, a light source, a circuit powered by the battery power source which causes the light source to emit light in an on state, a switch which causes the circuit to alternate between the on state and an off state in which the light source does not emit light when the switch is actuated by a user, a controller for causing light emitted from the light source to emit at two or more modes other than the off state, and an automatic dimmer residing within the flashlight which causes light emitted from the light source to dime without any activation of the switch after a first preselected amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Mag Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Stacey H. West
  • Patent number: 10012376
    Abstract: One electrical lead from an LED package is soldered to an inner electrically conductive member positioned and electrically isolated from an outer electrically conductive member by electrically insulating material while a second electrical lead and a neutral lead from the LED are soldered to the outer electrically conductive member so that heat is transferred from an LED die within the LED package to the outer electrically conductive member and then to a thermally conductive outer casing with a thermal path that minimizes thermal resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 9978225
    Abstract: A flashlight capable of operating with its head removed in a candle mode is combined with a wand which has two inner zones to receive either the head of the flashlight or the barrel of the flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: D826440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica