With Liquid Container Patents (Class 362/101)
  • Patent number: 10704782
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a sleeve, a securing member, and a light source. The sleeve defines a cavity and includes an open upper end communicating with the cavity and a lower end. The open upper end and the cavity are dimensioned to receive a fluid container. The securing member is supported on the sleeve and is adapted to secure the sleeve tightly about fluid containers having different diameters. The light source includes a light bulb and a power source and is supported on the sleeve in a position to direct light into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Linda Lynch
  • Patent number: 10598323
    Abstract: An illuminated novelty frame for displaying a feature in motion is disclosed, having a frame and two panels that are separated by a gap and seated within the frame. At least one of the panels is transparent, and each panel is supported by the frame at an interface. An electric motor is supported by the frame and when energized induces movement of a decorative feature that is positioned to move and be visible between the two panels. A light source, also supported by the frame, is oriented to illuminate at least the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ADESSO INC.
    Inventor: Lee Schaak
  • Patent number: 10576179
    Abstract: A liquid electrical air care device for dispensing a liquid composition from a reservoir containing the liquid composition, wherein the liquid composition includes 0.1% to 10% by weight of the total liquid composition of a fragrance ingredient having a standard equilibrium headspace concentration (HSi) of greater than 12 to 50 micrograms/litre and a Flexibility Index (FIi) of 45 or more, and/or 0.1% to 7% by weight of the total liquid composition of a fragrance ingredient having a standard equilibrium headspace concentration (HSi) between 5 and 12 micrograms/litre and a Flexibility Index (FIi) of between 20 and 44, and/or 0 to 1% by weight of the total liquid composition of a fragrance ingredient having a standard equilibrium headspace concentration (HSi) of less than 5 micrograms/litre and a Flexibility Index of between 7 and 19 (FIi).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Givaudan, S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Blondeau, Alice Bresson Boil, Andras Borosy, Celine Ropartz-Lebel, Michele Brubaker
  • Patent number: 10568187
    Abstract: Modules, devices, systems and methods that allow for remotely changing the white colors of LEDS (light emitting diodes) in overhead or wall mounted lights, as well as in ceiling fan lights by a remote control or wall switch, without requiring a three-position mechanical switch mounted on the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CHIEN LUEN INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD., INC.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bucher, Zachary Zauhar
  • Patent number: 10556635
    Abstract: A straddled vehicle includes a main frame extending rearward from a head pipe in a vehicle front-rear direction; a rubber bracket attached to the main frame and formed in a recessed shape that is open upward; and a protruding member extending sideways from a side wall of a fuel tank, wherein the protruding member engages with the rubber bracket. A portion of the fuel tank overlaps with a rear cross frame as the vehicle is seen from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Murayama, Katsuya Haruta
  • Patent number: 10495408
    Abstract: A luminescent element renewal system including an enclosure having a closed condition defining an inside space in which one or more light emitting elements have a location to proximally align with a corresponding one or more photoluminescent elements of a device received within said enclosure with the one or more light emitting elements operable in the closed condition of the enclosure to emit an amount of light to induce luminescence in the photoluminescent elements of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HiViz LLC
    Inventor: Richard Alan Moore
  • Patent number: 10488005
    Abstract: An imitation candle is provided that simulates an open flame by providing a flickering light effect reflected on a flame element. The flickering light effect may be produced using a light transmitting device, such as a fiber optic cable, that allows light to travel from a light source located near the base of the candle to the top of the candle to reflect off the flame element. The imitation candle may further include an additional light source located in the base of the candle to illuminate the body of the candle. Such additional light source may be one or more light sources of different color, which may allow the body of the candle to change color. Optionally, the color changing body may be implemented in combination with a light source located at the top of the candle that produces a flickering effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MerchSource, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Roberts, Y-Co Thy Nguyen-Viveros
  • Patent number: 10478831
    Abstract: A bioluminescent tornado maker system for creating a pleasing, glow-in-the-dark tornado. The bioluminescent tornado maker system generally includes a base that supports a transparent vessel having a liquid within it. The liquid may be salt water, and may contain bioluminescent organisms, such as dinoflagellates. An impeller in the base in contact with the liquid causes a rotational flow of the liquid, creating a visible vortex and also a mechanical disturbance that causes the bioluminescent organisms to emit a visible light, resulting in a glow-in-the-dark tornado.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Aviraj G. Soin, Dhilen N. Soin
  • Patent number: 10454402
    Abstract: An illuminated lamp with rotating film imagery is provided with improved integrated circuitry that is powered by parallel and equal DC power sources and that includes a LED light source and motor that may be controlled by the integrated circuitry to operate together or independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MerchSource, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Yong
  • Patent number: 10449897
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a main body that includes a recess-shaped cup housing portion for housing a cup, a light source arranged on a back surface of the main body and located under the cup housing portion, and a plate-shaped light guide lens placed on a bottom surface of the cup housing portion of the main body. The main body includes a first hole and a second hole on the bottom surface of the cup housing portion. The second hole is arranged to guide light emitted from the light source to the light guide lens, and the first hole is arranged to drain liquid inside the cup housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoko Tokunaga, Naoto Nishimura, Yukihiko Umeda
  • Patent number: 10450768
    Abstract: A universal swimming pool light adapter ring consisting of a two-element interlocking adapter ring for retrofitting a swimming pool light into a swimming pool niche. The adapter ring has a two element face ring that interlocks and fastens around a swimming pool light cord, so that an existing swimming pool light does not need to be substantially removed or disassembled to facilitate installation. Further the adapter ring consists of an adjacent two-element mounting ring that utilizes a plurality of mounting screws to each respective element, which creates pressure points that secure the adapter firmly into the light niche to allow a fit into most standard light niches, including but not limited to, a sealed beam light niche. Two thread points on each opposing side on the adapter's face ring, as well as a mounting tab, allow multiple brands and sizes of swimming pool lights to be mechanically fastened, securely to the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Steven E Thompson
  • Patent number: 10448503
    Abstract: An LED array and driver design minimizes space requirements and simplifies assembly, while reducing costs. A printed circuit board with LED driver electronics has a central opening through which the LED array is mounted. In one form the LED array is a chip on board (COB) array, the array being circular and fitting closely within the central opening of the PCB. Four integral leaf springs are formed into the flat PCB, in position to push the LED array down when the PCB and LED array are attached against the heat sink. Two of the springs have electrical contacts that make contact with those of the LED array. With the LED array and driver circuit on the face of a light assembly, the space rear of the driver circuit is free to be open to air flow for cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Daniel T. Emerson, Brooks Patrick Lame, David William Tolan, Jarod Armer
  • Patent number: 10422493
    Abstract: A night light includes a housing, a dimmable light source operatively connected to a rotatable light source controller rotatable about an axis and at least one first sensor mounted within the housing operative to sense rotation of the rotatable light source. The at least one first sensor outputs a signal representative of the rotation. Further, the rotatable light source can be rotated by a hand of a user. Still further, the light night can be controlled via wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: 1842728 Ontario Inc
    Inventors: Mitchell Thompson, David Snaith, Daniel Kowalewski, Steve A. Copeland
  • Patent number: 10386029
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a solar powered submerged lighting system that is self-contained, waterproof and provides underwater lighting during the nighttime. The system contains a solar cell array for charging a battery and electronic elements to control the transmission of the battery power towards a set of LED lights in the absence of solar light. The LED lights contain light projectors to improve the light penetration through the water body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Imack Laydera-Collins
  • Patent number: 10357584
    Abstract: A cubicle unit includes a first illumination apparatus, a second illumination apparatus, a sensor, and a controller. When a brightness sensed by the sensor is a predetermined brightness or less, the controller causes the second illumination apparatus to emit light having a first color temperature lower than a color temperature of light emitted by the first illumination apparatus. When the brightness sensed by the sensor is greater than the predetermined brightness, the controller causes the second illumination apparatus to emit light having a second color temperature lower than the first color temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hatta, Junichi Hasegawa, Kiyotaka Hirata
  • Patent number: 10337718
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device and assembly method thereof. The LED lighting device includes: a base having a mounting surface; an LED element disposed on the mounting surface of the base; a lens component disposed at a side of the mounting surface of the base; a gasket disposed between the base and the lens component, such that the LED element is located within an area surrounded by the gasket; a fastener comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first component is disposed at the side of the lens component opposite to the base and facing a portion of the lens component, the second portion extends from the first portion and is connected to the base, and the first portion of the fastener applies a pressure on the lens component towards the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HPWINNER OPTO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kai Chen, Jianming Huang
  • Patent number: 10330306
    Abstract: Provided is a system, method, and an apparatus for underwater lighting. The underwater lighting assembly includes a mounting plate for attaching to an underwater surface of a container for holding a body of water, at least one light source for providing light, a controller electrically connected to the at least one light source, the controller being configured to control the at least one light source, a housing for providing a watertight seal to enclose the at least one light source and the controller, the housing being attachable to the mounting plate, and a signal wire for receiving remote control signals, the signal wire being electrically connected to the controller and configured to extend from the controller to an area outside of the body of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Artistic Landscaping Inc
    Inventor: Patrick C. Dyck
  • Patent number: 10315561
    Abstract: A cup holder assembly for a console assembly of a vehicle includes a cover, a housing, a light source, a support frame, and a light emitting assembly. The cover includes an exterior surface, an opposite interior surface, and an opening extending between the exterior surface and the interior surface. The housing includes an open ended receptacle. The housing is connected to the interior surface of the cover such that the opening permits access to the open ended receptacle. The support frame is connected to at least one of the cover and the housing. The light emitting assembly is positioned between the interior surface of the cover and the support frame. The light emitting assembly is oriented to emit light outwardly away from the exterior surface of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Porcs, Chae An
  • Patent number: 10309632
    Abstract: A system for mounting a light emitting diode (LED) wave guide down light retrofit fixture. The system can include a mounting plate having a number of apertures symmetrically positioned around a center of the mounting plate. The system can also include at least one fastening device mechanically coupled to an upper surface of the mounting plate using at least a first aperture of the apertures, where the at least one fastening device mechanically couples to a base of an existing fixture. The system can further include a coupling device mechanically coupled to a lower surface of the mounting plate. The system can also include a trim assembly having a frame and a LED light source mechanically coupled to the frame. The frame can have a coupling feature disposed on a top surface of the frame, where the coupling feature mechanically couples to the coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 10247404
    Abstract: A pin light assembly with specialized elastomeric grommet and cylindrical pin attached to the light lens for installation into the substrate of a spa wall that overcomes minimum outer diameter light limitations found in the prior art elastomeric grommet installation systems wherein the elastomeric grommet portion of the pin light assembly receives the LED light thereby eliminating the need for a tube to receive the LED and have a separate elastomeric grommet installed outside of the light lens tube. Optional features include retaining features such as a barb around the cylindrical pin or a retaining flange with undercut at the termination of the cylindrical pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Waterway Plastics
    Inventor: Jason Hillyard
  • Patent number: 10222053
    Abstract: The bathtub generally has a wall having a translucent inner layer defining a cavity for receiving water. The bathtub has at least one translucent outer reinforcement member which is secured to a portion of the translucent inner layer, thus forming at least one window with the corresponding portion of the translucent inner layer. The bathtub has a corresponding light source which faces the translucent outer reinforcement member for lighting through the window, into the cavity. The wall further has an outer reinforcement layer covering the translucent inner layer around the at least one window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GESTION ULTRA INTERNATIONALE INC.
    Inventors: Henry Brunelle, Louis Gendreau, Danny Grenier, Guy Baillargeon, Guillaume Savard, Marie-Hélène Poirier
  • Patent number: 10222031
    Abstract: Submersible lights including housings and a multilayer stack for pressure transfer are disclosed. A transparent pressure-bearing window, a window support structure, a circuit element populated with LEDs, and a pressure support structure may be mounted inside the housing. The support structure may be structured to bear at least some of the pressure applied to the transparent window from external pressure sources. The support structures may also be adapted to transfer thermal energy to an exterior environment such as sea water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: DEEPSEA POWER & LIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, John R. Sanderson, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10215361
    Abstract: A shade for removable attachment to a headlamp assembly having a headlamp connected to a head-strap where the shade is formed from first and second flexible, translucent wall panels which may lay flat against each other when not in use. The shade includes notches formed in each wall panel to which the segments of the head-strap located on either side of the headlamp may be removably connected. The headlamp assembly and shade when connected together may be suspended from a fixed point or placed upon a flat surface thereby creating a hands-free lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan McCann
  • Patent number: 10203099
    Abstract: A shade for removable attachment to a headlamp assembly having a headlamp connected to a head-strap where the shade is formed from first and second flexible, translucent wall panels which may lay flat against each other when not in use. The shade includes notches formed in each wall panel to which the segments of the head-strap located on either side of the headlamp may be removably connected. The headlamp assembly and shade when connected together may be suspended from a fixed point or placed upon a flat surface thereby creating a hands-free lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan McCann
  • Patent number: 10154657
    Abstract: A method of experimenting on aquatic life in an indoor facility and lighting assembly for accomplishing the same. The lighting assembly includes a lighting device that emits light at a predetermined wavelength that provides a minimum water penetration depth and is positioned in a manner to provide uniform lighting at the air and water interface within a containment unit housing the aquatic life. The on and off function are also controlled by the lighting assembly to provide a gradual turn on and off to prevent interference of effects of lighting with experimental results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Once Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Zdenko Grajcar, Juliette Delabbio
  • Patent number: 10139094
    Abstract: A submerged light fixture including a light enclosure, a sealing agent, and an upper platform. The light enclosure includes a cover, lens, and lens ring that is secured to the upper platform. A series of radially position fins that define tunnels between the upper platform and a lower platform to provide a pathway for water to flow through the submerged light fixture and dissipate heat emitted from the light source in the light enclosure. A method of cooling a light source of a submerged light fixture, the light source being fully encapsulated with a sealing agent, by passing water underneath the light source through tunnels in the submerged light fixture defined by radially positioned fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Anibal Rene Reichenbach, Rafael Reksidler Reichenbach
  • Patent number: 10125967
    Abstract: An underwater light cover kit for use upon a pool underwater light fixture includes a seal ring and an applicator ring. The seal ring has a circular shape having a circular aperture through a middle section thereof and is adapted to be placed upon a pool underwater light fixture having a circular shape. The applicator ring has a circular shape having a circular aperture through a middle section thereof and is adapted to be placed upon the seal ring and used to push the seal ring upon the pool underwater light fixture to deform the seal ring, push out air between the seal ring and the pool underwater light fixture and form the suction connection therebetween. A combination of a pool underwater light fixture and an underwater light cover kit, the combination includes a pool underwater light fixture and an underwater light cover kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Henry Lockard
  • Patent number: 10107489
    Abstract: The invention provides a water-activatable luminescent particulate material (1) comprising particles (100), wherein each particle (100) comprises a solid state light source (10) functionally coupled with a water-activatable battery (20) and a water absorbing shell (120) enclosing at least part of the water-activatable battery (20). The invention also provides a luminescent particulate material spray device comprising a container configured to host the water-activatable luminescent particulate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Eric Cornelis Egbertus Van Grunsven, Marc Andre De Samber, Egbertus Reinier Jacobs, Esther Anna Wilhelmina Gerarda Janssen
  • Patent number: 10106105
    Abstract: A receptacle for a vehicle interior is configured to provide light from a light source. The receptacle includes a base, a wall extending from the base to form an opening and providing an outlet into the opening, a guide for transmitting light along the base, and a guide for transmitting light along the wall. When light is provided beneath the base by the light source, light is transmitted through the guide along the base and into the guide along the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI YANFENG JINQIAO AUTOMOTIVE TRIM SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Scott Allen Hansen, Ronald A. Bozio
  • Patent number: 10101017
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing having an external surface and an internal surface defining an interior volume, with an LED light source mounted on a mounting surface within the interior volume, an internal inter-surface structure within the interior volume in thermal communication with the board and in thermal communication with at least one housing internal surface. The internal inter-surface structure configured to spread heat generated by the LED light source laterally along the internal inter-surface structure. The interior volume of the housing is substantially closed to external air flow. The housing external surface being an about smooth surface free of extruding heat sink fins or ridges, and having a shape sufficient to inhibit the trapping of water or dirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Laszlo Toth, Peter Almosdi, Balazs Nagy, Gabor Fejes
  • Patent number: 10088144
    Abstract: A cooler comprising a main body, a lid, a lighting mechanism and a control unit is disclosed herein. The lighting mechanism is positioned in the main body. The lighting mechanism comprises a fiber optic tubing and a light source. The tubing extends along substantially all of a circumference of the interior chamber. The light source is attached to the tubing. The control unit is connected to the lighting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Liddup, LLC
    Inventor: Jayson T. Sandberg
  • Patent number: 10088143
    Abstract: Lighting device embodiments having a housing enclosing one or more interior volumes, a metal core printed circuit board, a multilayer stack of spacers, and a serviceable port in the housing to allow venting of one or more of the interior volumes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: DEEPSEA POWER & LIGHT LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jeff R. Truesdell, John R. Sanderson, IV, Jon E. Simmons, Eric M. Chapman, Aaron J. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10084123
    Abstract: An LED package structure without pre-stored power sources includes a substrate unit and a LED chip. The substrate unit includes a carrier substrate, a positive conductive pin, and a negative conductive pin. The positive conductive pin is made of a first predetermined material with positive oxidation-reduction potential. The negative conductive pin is made of a second predetermined material with negative oxidation-reduction potential. The LED chip is disposed on the carrier substrate and electrically connected between the positive conductive pin and the negative conductive pin. Both the positive conductive pin and the negative conductive pin concurrently contact a predetermined liquid for generating oxidation-reduction reaction so as to generate electric powers with a predetermined driving voltage, and the LED chip is driven by the electric powers with the predetermined driving voltage for generating an indicator light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HARVATEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsin I Lu, Yu Ping Wang, Chia Pin Chang, Hui Yen Huang
  • Patent number: 10054287
    Abstract: A submersible light fixture including an outer casing with a window and a housing, the outer casing being sealed for operation underwater, an LED array within the outer casing behind the window including a plurality of light-emitting diodes, and a driver within the outer casing including a microprocessor, at least one capacitor, a charging circuit, and discharging circuit. The charging circuit charges the at least one capacitor to a voltage of at least two times a forward voltage of the LED array. The discharging circuit delivers power from the at least one capacitor to the LED array in discrete pulses at a voltage of at least two times the forward voltage of the LED array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Arctic Rays, LLC
    Inventors: Dirk Fieberg, Charles L. Frey
  • Patent number: 10054285
    Abstract: A light-emitting arrangement including an optical member and a light-transmissive shield member secured with respect to the optical member at least partially defines a light-fixture exterior and having a back side facing a circuit board and receiving a gasket which encircles the circuit board to provide a water seal thereabout. The gasket has a pair of spaced apart outwardly-extending lateral fingers engaging lateral sides of a recess formed by the optical-member back side, and at least one inner finger extending into the recess offset from the recessed lateral sides. A peripheral wall extends from the optical-member back side outwardly around the gasket and engaging an emitter-supporting to minimize water ingress toward the gasket. An opaque shield is disposed along at least a portion of a perimeter of the optical member and configured and dimensioned to minimize or block distribution of light in at least one direction opposite the direction of the primary illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Demuynck, Lisa Barglind, Charles Hobson, Mark Dixon, Kurt Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10010639
    Abstract: An electrical plug in fragrance dispenser can include a removable decorative sheath. The dispenser can be configured so that, when the sheath is attached, an electrical outlet is completely covered. In this way, the dispenser will have the appearance of a more permanent decorative light fixture. The dispenser can also be configured to plug into two outlets of an electrical receptacle thereby increasing the stability of the dispenser when attached to the wall or other surface. The dispenser may also include an outlet so that the receptacle can still be used when the dispenser is secured overtop the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: RIMPORTS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Wilson, Tyler Davis, Jeff Goodsell
  • Patent number: 10004347
    Abstract: An electric powered flashlight configured so that one or more of the battery cells designed to fit within it may be replaced by a fluid carrying vessel that is electrically conducive so that in addition to carrying fluids internally it may be part of the energy transmission circuit within said flashlight. One or both ends of said vessel may have a removable drinking cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Charlton Carrender
  • Patent number: 10007045
    Abstract: Fiber lighting systems and methods of switching light are disclosed. A system includes a light source and a switching device having an input that receives light from the light source, at least one output, and a microelectromechanical mirror disposed in an optical pathway between the input and the output. The mirror is repositionable to direct light from the input into the output. The system also includes a light diffusing fiber coupled to the output that emits light along its length and an electronic control unit that directs the light source to pulse the light at a frequency of 10 Hz-500 kHz and orient the mirror for directing the light to an output. The repositioning is synchronized with the pulsing such that the mirror is at a coupled orientation during a pulse and is repositioned between pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Carl Edgar Crossland, Peter Gerard Wigley
  • Patent number: 10001321
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illuminated cooler with a light source positioned below an expected top level of contents of the cooler. A light source is preferably between two and six inches below an expected top level of contents. Most preferably, the cooler will comprise multiple lights arranged at varying heights within the cooler or a single light that provides light sources at a range of heights. The cooler may also comprise a switch to activate the lights when the cooler is opened, an ambient light sensor, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: James Larson Statham
  • Patent number: 9975675
    Abstract: A luminous bottle stopper (1) includes a light guide body (10), a light emitting module (20), a power module (30), a stopper cover (40) and a flexible sleeve (50). The light guide body (10) has an accommodating space (110) including a light guide seat (11) and a light guide column (12). The light emitting module (20) is installed in the accommodating space (110) and includes a circuit board and a light emitting element (22). The power module (30) is installed in the accommodating space (110) and includes a battery (31) and a conduct element (32). The stopper cover (40) is combined with the light guide seat (11) and sealed the accommodating space (110). The flexible sleeve (50) is sleeved on the light guide column (12) and able to be plugged in the mouth (2) of bottle. Thereby, the identification and overall appearance of the bottle can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Chia-Shin Kuo, Yu-Feng Kuo
  • Patent number: 9970621
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to enhance controllability of a lighting apparatus and increase durability. A lighting apparatus includes a light source; a condenser that converges first light emitted from the light source onto a predetermined focal position of a wavelength conversion element as converged light; the wavelength conversion element that receives the converged light and emits second light at an emission point; and a projection lens that projects the second light as projection light. The lighting apparatus changes the focal position of the condenser lens to change the emission point of the second light to the projection lens, thereby being capable of projecting the second light in any direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yamanaka, Kiyoshi Morimoto, Yoshihisa Nagasaki, Seigo Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 9895014
    Abstract: A cup that harnesses the positive psychological effects of cartoon to encourage and motivate a user to consume a beverage served in the cup. The cup has a beverage container and a sound-emitting base that is attached to the bottom of the container. The cup contains a capacitive liquid sensing system: two electrodes forming a capacitor that are flush mounted in the bottom of the beverage container, two spring loaded connectors that bridge between the electrodes and a capacitive liquid sensor that is contained in the base. The base further includes a power source, a processing unit, a memory module, an audio circuitry and an audio output device. When the beverage container is filled with a beverage, a resultant capacitance change activates playback of audio files saved in the memory module, which contains pre-recordings of cartoon voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Umm Al-Qura University
    Inventors: Taghreed Sindi, Saima Malatani
  • Patent number: 9897307
    Abstract: A selectively-illuminable decorative water feature in the form of an assembly includes a base, casing, and a light source in communication with a semi-translucent or translucent fixture. The base may, for example, be a portion of a component/feature of a swimming pool, a spa or a fountain. The casing and light source may be mounted within the base and the fixture attached to a front surface of the base. The translucence or semi-translucence of the fixture creates an illumination effect due to limited transmission of light, emitted from the light source, through the feature. The water feature may take on a variety of forms, including, for example, decorative fixtures, receptacles, a bowl-shaped fixture, and a hand grip attached to a structural surface of a pool, spa or fountain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: WATER WORKS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: David W. Elder
  • Patent number: 9869437
    Abstract: An LED light device includes a liquid container with floating miniatures. The miniatures are caused to move by a propeller driven through a magnetic coupling by a motor. Light from at least one LED passes through the liquid container and is projected onto another surface such as a wall or ceiling. The liquid moved by the propeller can be caused to move relatively slowly through a large opening or be accelerated by passage through a relatively small opening for liquid dance effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 9845947
    Abstract: Apparatus and method provide underwater lighting to illuminate a site within a body of water in which underwater lighting apparatus is immersed during a lighting cycle. A housing is constructed of a heat-conductive material and LED arrays are affixed to the housing, within a sealed chamber, to conduct heat from the LED arrays to the housing such that heat generated by the LED arrays during the lighting cycle will be conducted directly to the housing and dissipated by the housing to the surrounding body of water. Light provided by the LED arrays is passed through corresponding lens members located for directing light in different directions. At the same time, fouling by marine organisms is resisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Richard James Shanahan, III
  • Patent number: 9839310
    Abstract: An illuminating motion sensing module for a beverage container. The illuminating motion sensing module is removably coupled to the base of the beverage container. The top surface of the module is comprised of a translucent surface with a diffusion texture which allows light emitted from the module to be propagated into the surrounding environment. The beverage container and motion module are placed on a nightstand, dresser, table, or any other flat surface within a low-light or no-light environment. After the motion of a user has been detected by the module, an illumination pattern is responsively emitted from the module and propagated out of the translucent or transparent beverage container, thus signaling the location of the beverage container to the user in a low-light or no-light environment. The motion module comprises a set of pre-programmed instructions for operating the motion module in one of a plurality of operation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Adrian Mongeli
  • Patent number: 9835298
    Abstract: An underwater pendant light installation within a wall of a water feature has an installation tube in a niche tube having a facia section at the terminus of the niche tube. One terminus of the niche tube in communication with the water feature and having a water inlet coupled to a water gap section. An at least one underwater pendant or accent light having a housing, a lens body, an electronics section, an at least one heat sink, and one or more LEDs is mounted within the niche tube. The underwater pendant or accent light being coupled in a watertight fashion to a power source through the watertight coupling and being contained within the niche tube such that the water gap section surrounds at least in part the housing and permits water from the water feature to circulate in contact the housing but not penetrate into the watertight electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Doyle
  • Patent number: 9822962
    Abstract: An underwater light probe includes a body, a heat sink, and a lens assembly. The heat sink forms at least a portion of the body and includes a longitudinally extending mounting base having a plurality of laterally facing mounting surfaces configured to mount a plurality of laterally facing light elements thereon. The lens assembly is configured to couple to the body and defines a bore configured to receive the longitudinally extending mounting base and the plurality of laterally facing light elements mounted thereon and provide a watertight seal therearound when coupled to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Bryan C. McGilvray
  • Patent number: 9801968
    Abstract: A lighted air freshener assembly provides a fragranced odor and illumination as well as the ability to be hung from a support structure, such as a Christmas tree. The assembly includes a support base having a top wall, a bottom wall and a perimeter wall coupled to and extending between the top wall and the bottom wall. At least one light emitter is coupled to the support base. A scent device is coupled to the support base and includes a scented material for emitting a fragranced odor. A decorative casing is positionable over the scent device and is removably couplable to the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Cherie Graves, Katy Graves, Andrew Graves
  • Patent number: 9801250
    Abstract: An LED lighting device or LED lamp comprises one or more LED packages, driver circuitry configured to provide a controllable electrical current to at least one of the one or more LED packages during operation of the LED lighting device or LED lamp; and a switch comprising at least two selectable options. At least one selectable option corresponds to a set operating mode and one selectable option corresponds to a configurable operating mode. During operation, when the switch is in a position to select the selectable option corresponding to the configurable operating mode, the driver circuitry operates at least one of the one or more LED packages to emit light having operating light qualities corresponding to a most recently received signal indicating a user-selection. The user-selection may be provided through user interaction with an interactive element of the LED lighting device or LED lamp, wall switch, or portable remote switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Halliwell