Patents by Inventor Raymond L. Sharrah

Raymond L. Sharrah 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: 10378702
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light body having an illumination, e.g., white, light source and a laser light source supported thereby, each source being selectively energizable for producing light; and a switch for selectively energizing the illumination light source and/or laser light source. The laser light source is configured to provide a plane of laser light, so as to create a line of laser light on objects illuminated by the plane of laser light. The laser light source may include a cylindrical lens to create the plane of laser light. The plane of laser light may be rotatable relative to the light body. A TIR optical element may also be disposed in front of the illumination light source for receiving the light produced thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Thomas D. Boris, Donald J. Keeley
  • Publication number: 20190234566
    Abstract: A method for making a lighting device includes: obtaining a circuit board having one or more light emitting devices; obtaining a housing configured to receive the circuit board; placing the circuit board in the housing; then dispensing a conformal coating material onto the circuit board; allowing the dispensed conformal coating material to spread and level; and curing the conformal coating material to form a cover or lens on the circuit board. A lighting device may include: a housing configured to receive a light emitting circuit and a battery; a light emitting circuit including one or more light emitting diodes mounted to a circuit board; a translucent or transparent conformal lens formed to cover the one or more light emitting diodes; and an electrical switch for selectively energizing the light emitting diodes to produce light. The housing may be in a shape resembling a key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Cleatis A. EICHELBERGER
  • Patent number: 10326292
    Abstract: A method for charging a battery may comprise: setting an initial low charge current level; repetitively interrupting charging in a periodic cycle, and: measuring an open circuit battery voltage when charging is interrupted, determining from the open circuit battery voltage a corresponding predetermined charging current; applying the predetermined charging current; and repeating the periodic cycle. A method may also comprise: setting an initial charge current level, measuring the supply voltage, and decreasing the charge current level if the measured supply voltage is less than a predetermined voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon C. Zeisler, Raymond L. Sharrah, Peter J. Ziegenfuss, Thomas D. Boris
  • Publication number: 20190170292
    Abstract: A portable light includes a base and a light source supported by the base. The base includes at least two deployable legs, wherein the legs cooperate with the base in providing a three point support for the light, e.g., for aiding stability. The at least two deployable legs may include a brace between the legs, wherein the legs when braced cooperate with the base in providing the three point support, e.g., for aiding stability. The portable light may also include a pole on the base and the light source on the pole; and the pole may be a telescoping pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Jonathan R. Sharrah
  • Patent number: 10295128
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a housing configured to receive a light emitting circuit and a battery; a light emitting circuit including one or more light emitting diodes mounted to a circuit board; a translucent or transparent conformal lens formed to cover the one or more light emitting diodes; and an electrical switch for selectively energizing the light emitting diodes to produce light. The housing may be in a shape resembling a key. A method for making a lighting device includes: obtaining a circuit board having one or more light emitting devices; obtaining a housing configured to receive the circuit board; placing the circuit board in the housing; then dispensing a conformal coating material onto the circuit board; allowing the dispensed conformal coating material to spread and level; and curing the conformal coating material to form a cover on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Cleatis A. Eichelberger
  • Patent number: 10215331
    Abstract: A portable light includes a base having a deployable pole pivotably supported on the base, and a light source supported on the deployable pole. A latch is configured to retain the deployable pole in a deployed position and to release the deployable pole from the deployed position at which it is retained. The latch includes a latch plate that is biased to move toward the deployable pole to engage a base end thereof when the deployable pole is in the deployed position and that is movable to release the deployable pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Jonathan R. Sharrah
  • Publication number: 20190003658
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light body having an illumination, e.g., white, light source and one or more laser light sources, each light source being selectively energizable for producing light; and a switch for selectively energizing the illumination light source and/or the laser light sources. The one or more laser light sources provide diverging narrow beams of laser light, so as to appear as spaced apart dots or spots of laser light on objects illuminated by the beams of laser light. Because the laser light beams diverge, the distance between the dots is proportional to the distance to the object which the dots illuminate. A TIR optical element may also be disposed in front of the illumination light source for receiving the light produced thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond L. SHARRAH, Thomas D. BORIS, Donald J. KEELEY, Michael F. DINEEN
  • Patent number: 10119686
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light body defining at least a part of a passage, a light source supported by the light body, a switch for controlling the light source, and a deployable hanger for hanging the light from an object. The deployable hanger may comprise: a spring finger proximate the passage, and a hanger ring having at least first and second flat surfaces disposed in the passage and engaging the spring finger. The spring finger bears against the first flat surface of the hanger ring for biasing the hanger ring to a first position and bears against the second flat surface of the hanger ring for biasing the hanger ring to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Matthew B. Dalton
  • Publication number: 20180254649
    Abstract: A method for charging a battery may comprise: setting an initial low charge current level; repetitively interrupting charging in a periodic cycle, and: measuring an open circuit battery voltage when charging is interrupted, determining from the open circuit battery voltage a corresponding charging current; applying the predetermined charging current; and repeating the periodic cycle. A method may also comprise: setting an initial charge current level, determining the current available by measuring the supply voltage, and decreasing the charging current level if the measured supply voltage is less than a predetermined voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jon C. Zeisler, Raymond L. Sharrah, Peter J. ZIEGENFUSS, Thomas D. Boris
  • Publication number: 20180195676
    Abstract: A flashlight for mounting on a helmet is provided. The flashlight includes a mount that is configured to be readily attachable to the brim of a variety of helmets. The flashlight includes a forward-facing light to provide illumination and a rearward facing light for identifying the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventor: Raymond L. Sharrah
  • Patent number: 9964290
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light housing extending from a light head and defining an envelope line extending along a side thereof, the light housing having a recess in the side thereof inward of the envelope line; a light source supported by the light head and energizable to produce light; a switch for selectively energizing the light source; and a clip disposed in the recess of the light housing and configured so that the clip is substantially in the recess and substantially within the envelope line of the light housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, W. Ross McLennan
  • Patent number: 9960621
    Abstract: A connector comprises: an elongated connector body defining a longitudinal direction with an electrical connector frame at one end thereof; the elongated connector body having a longitudinal alignment feature on the elongated connector body configured for aligning the elongated connector body, a guide feature defining a unique orientation thereof, and a retaining feature configured for retaining the elongated connector body in a connector guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Ziegenfuss, Jon C. Zeisler, Raymond L. Sharrah, Thomas D. Boris
  • Patent number: 9960622
    Abstract: A battery charger comprises: a housing having at least one cradle; a connector port for receiving at different times electrical plug connectors having different contact configurations; electrical receptacles in the connector port for receiving at different times electrical plug connectors associated with different electrical power supplies, plural electrical receptacles having different contact configurations; the plural electrical receptacles being closely adjacent such that an electrical connector inserted into one electrical receptacle physically prevents an electrical connector from being inserted into the other electrical receptacle; and an electrical circuit coupling electrical power received at the electrical receptacles to the at least one cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Ziegenfuss, Jon C. Zeisler, Raymond L. Sharrah, Thomas D. Boris
  • Patent number: 9927209
    Abstract: A light for mounting on an implement is provided. In particular, a light configured to be releasably attached to a firearm is provided. The light includes first and second light elements. A selector switch is operable to select which of the two light elements is energized when a primary switch is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: STREAMLIGHT, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, John C. DiNenna, Thomas D. Boris, Jon C. Zeisler
  • Publication number: 20180051848
    Abstract: A portable light includes a base having a deployable pole pivotably supported on the base, and a light source supported on the deployable pole. A latch is configured to retain the deployable pole in a deployed position and to release the deployable pole from the deployed position at which it is retained. The latch includes a latch plate that is biased to move toward the deployable pole to engage a base end thereof when the deployable pole is in the deployed position and that is movable to release the deployable pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Jonathan R. Sharrah
  • Patent number: D814675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Sharrah
  • Patent number: D851307
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Cleatis Eichelberger
  • Patent number: D851309
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Cleatis Eichelberger, Donald J. Keeley
  • Patent number: D851797
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Sharrah
  • Patent number: D861215
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Cleatis A. Eichelberger