Patents by Inventor David R. Dalton

David R. Dalton 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: 8505727
    Abstract: A blister package (12) of transparent plastics material having an actuation portion (18), an electrical device such as a flashlight (14) with a slider switch (32) disposed at least partially within the package, the device including a battery power source (22) and an activatable component such as a LED or light; and a package switch (46) with actuation element (66) having an activation condition and a deactivation condition and being changeable from its deactivation condition to its activation condition. The package and device combination being configured for the power source to form part of a closed electrical circuit with, and to activate, the activatable component when the package switch is in its activation condition, and for the circuit to be open once the package switch has changed to its deactivation condition. The consumer can test the operation of the packaged flashlight by operating the switch (46) to illuminate either the LED (24) or the fluorescent tube (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Kin Sang Chung, Michael Squires
  • Patent number: 8491152
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a battery housing to hold a battery, a light housing having a light source and a lens assembly into which said light source will emit light when activated, said battery and said light source being in circuit with a switch to open and close said circuit, said light housing being moveable relative to said battery housing to motivate said switch to open and/or close said circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Timothy J. Rugendyke
  • Publication number: 20130016502
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a battery housing to hold a battery, a light housing having a light source and a lens assembly into which said light source will emit light when activated, said battery and said light source being in circuit with a switch to open and close said circuit, said light housing being moveable relative to said battery housing to motivate said switch to open and/or close said circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Timothy J. Rugendyke
  • Patent number: 8317366
    Abstract: A light distributor includes a panel (202) having a textured surface (206) and a light distribution surface. A number of LEDs (204) are located in proximity to the textured surface. Some of the light (208, 212) impinging on the textured surface (206) is refracted or reflected (214, 216) into the panel (202) from where it can be transmitted through the distribution surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Patrick Michael Conrick, David John Alessio
  • Patent number: 8277076
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a battery housing to hold a battery, a light housing having a light source and a lens assembly into which said light source will emit light when activated, said battery and said light source being in circuit with a switch to open and close said circuit, said light housing being moveable relative to said battery housing to motivate said switch to open and/or close said circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Timothy Rugendyke
  • Patent number: 8215792
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a plurality of light source assemblies within a light housing. The light source assemblies include a light emitting diode disposed in tubular lens. The light housing is attached to an edge of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20120081890
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a plurality of light source assemblies within a light housing. The light source assemblies include a light emitting diode disposed in tubular lens. The light housing is attached to an edge of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110075405
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a plurality of light source assemblies within a light housing. The light source assemblies include a light emitting diode disposed in tubular lens. The light housing is attached to an edge of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John Robert Brown
  • Patent number: 7850331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a body and a plurality of light source assemblies within a light housing. The light source assemblies include a light emitting diode disposed in tubular lens. The light housing is attached to an edge of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John R Brown
  • Patent number: 7775686
    Abstract: A lighting device which is adapted to be converted between a flashlight mode and an area light mode includes a housing to receive a power supply, a light source associated with the housing and a tubular lens surrounding the light source, a reflector mounted to said device so as to slide relative to the tubular lens, the reflector including an aperture through which the light source can pass, the aperture having a shutter associated therewith whereby the shutter closes the aperture when the reflector is in a position which allows the device to be used in the area light mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Angelo Kotsis
  • Publication number: 20100202137
    Abstract: A device having a body and an adaptor is provided. The body includes a battery, a circuit and recharging terminals connected to the battery and the circuit for recharging the battery. The adaptor includes electrical connectors that can be connected to a wall outlet and/or power supply. Further, the adaptor includes contacts. The recharging terminals can be inserted into the adaptor and connect to the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Michael Squires, KW Au, David J. Alessio, Sui Bong Ng
  • Patent number: 7708426
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flashlight or device having a body with a battery, and a circuit therebetween; recharging terminals for recharging the battery and an adaptor having electrical connectors for connecting to a power supply; structural connection means on the body and or the adaptor to releasably connect the body and the adaptor; and electrical connection means on both the body and the adaptor to releasably electrically connect the terminals and the adaptor. The present invention also provides a flashlight having a body with a light means at one end, a battery, and a circuit therebetween, so that when the circuit is closed the light means will generate light; the light means including a conical reflector, a white light LED emitting a conical light output and a double convex lens portion, the double convex lens portion being located away from the LED so that the outside diameter of the double convex lens portion will a circle of light from the LED which is of substantially the same diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Michael Squires, Kw Au, David J. Alessio, Siu Bong Ng
  • Patent number: 7703940
    Abstract: A lighting device (30) having a housing (12) which includes a lamp means, a battery housing to receive at least one battery and a switch means to open and close a circuit between said lamp means and terminals of said at least one battery when located in said housing. Said lighting device includes a lanyard (110, 112) attached to said housing (12) characterised by said lanyard having a proximal end attached to said housing (12) and a distal end, whereby said distal end or a portion of said lanyard (110, 112) is adapted to be releasably attached to said housing (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R Dalton, Timothy Rugendyke, John R Brown, Scott Allen, Robert Englert, Scott W Osiecki, Andrew Schweitzer
  • Publication number: 20090310350
    Abstract: A light distributor includes a panel (202) having a textured surface (206) and a light distribution surface. A number of LEDs (204) are located in proximity to the textured surface. Some of the light (208, 212) impinging on the textured surface (206) is refracted or reflected (214, 216) into the panel (202) from whence it can be transmitted through the distribution surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Patrick Michael Conrick, David John Alessie
  • Publication number: 20090196027
    Abstract: A lighting device which is adapted to be converted between a flashlight mode and an area light mode includes a housing to receive a power supply, a light source associated with the housing and a tubular lens surrounding the light source, a reflector mounted to said device so as to slide relative to the tubular lens, the reflector including an aperture through which the light source can pass, the aperture having a shutter associated therewith whereby the shutter closes the aperture when the reflector is in a position which allows the device to be used in the area light mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Angelo Kotsis
  • Publication number: 20090195167
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a battery housing to hold a battery, a light housing having a light source and a lens assembly into which said light source will emit light when activated, said battery and said light source being in circuit with a switch to open and close said circuit, said light housing being moveable relative to said battery housing to motivate said switch to open and/or close said circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, John R. Brown, Timothy J. Rugendyke
  • Publication number: 20090135589
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a light housing including a light source being rotatably connected by a rotatable connection means to a lighting device body, said body having said rotatable connection means positioned so as to allow said light housing to lay adjacent said body and to define therebetween a narrow space which is accessible in a base to top direction. The present invention also provides a light housing for a lighting device, said light housing including a light source holder at one end thereof, said light housing also including means to receive a mounting member at one end of said light housing opposite to said light source holder, said light housing being characterised by said light source holder allowing limited pivotal movement of said light source when said light source is mounted in said light source holder, said limited pivotal movement being in the range of 5° to 30°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John Robert Brown
  • Publication number: 20090116229
    Abstract: A lighting device (30) having a housing (12) which includes a lamp means, a battery housing to receive at least one battery and a switch means to open and close a circuit between said lamp means and terminals of said at least one battery when located in said housing. Said lighting device includes a lanyard (110, 112) attached to said housing (12) characterised by said lanyard having a proximal end attached to said housing (12) and a distal end, whereby said distal end or a portion of said lanyard (110, 112) is adapted to be releasably attached to said housing (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: EVEREADY BATTERY COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Timothy Rugendyke, John R. Brown, Scott Allen, Robert Englert, Scott Osiecki, Andrew Schweitzer
  • Patent number: 7524081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a light housing including a light source being rotatably connected by a rotatable connection means to a lighting device body, said body having said rotatable connection means positioned so as to allow said light housing to lay adjacent said body and to define therebetween a narrow space which is accessible in a base to top direction. The present invention also provides a light housing for a lighting device, said light housing including a light source holder at one end thereof, said light housing also including means to receive a mounting member at one end of said light housing opposite to said light source holder, said light housing being characterised by said light source holder allowing limited pivotal movement of said light source when said light source is mounted in said light source holder, said limited pivotal movement being in the range of 5° to 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John Robert Brown
  • Patent number: RE41795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a light housing including a light source being rotatably connected by a rotatable connection means to a lighting device body, said body having said rotatable connection means positioned so as to allow said light housing to lay adjacent said body and to define therebetween a narrow space which is accessible in a base to top direction. The present invention also provides a light housing for a lighting device, said light housing including a light source holder at one end thereof, said light housing also including means to receive a mounting member at one end of said light housing opposite to said light source holder, said light housing being characterised by said light source holder allowing limited pivotal movement of said light source when said light source is mounted in said light source holder, said limited pivotal movement being in the range of 5° to 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John Robert Brown