Patents by Inventor Glenn E. Erlandson

Glenn E. Erlandson 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: 6025775
    Abstract: The notion of an easily retrofitable passive lighting-safety device designed to be generally installed into the existing rear lighting wiring-circuit of any motor-vehicle from motorcycles to cars and trucks, --so as to significantly boost a following driver's visualacuity cognition threshold of awareness regarding the state of a leading vehicle's sudden breaking procedure. The invention provides an intense quasi-precognitive white-light "flashback" alerting effect, preferably appearing (particularly under nighttime conditions) as a nearly subliminal approximate 100-200/millisecond flashback of visually non-deacclimating "white-light", emanating from a vehicle's existing back-up lights (or integrated with the DOT high-center brake-light). The effect being to essentially arouse a following motorist's attention to the simultaneous light-up of the preceding vehicle's stoplights. Regardless as to how long braking action continues, the so called STOPWHITES.TM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2000
    Inventor: Glenn E. Erlandson