With Liquid Container Patents (Class 362/101)
  • Patent number: 11378257
    Abstract: A niche for a pool or spa light includes a back wall having an aperture for a power cable, a side wall, a plurality of mounting ribs, and means for receiving a locking mechanism of a pool or a spa light for locking the pool or spa light in position with respect to the niche. In another embodiment, a niche for a pool or spa light includes a body and a rotatable hub with a plurality of mounting ribs for attaching a pool or spa light to the hub. The body includes a back wall having a power cable aperture and a threaded aperture for receiving a screw, and a side wall. The hub includes a back wall having an aperture for receiving the screw and a plurality of mounting ribs, the hub being rotatable about the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, Carl Davidson, Alan Levin, Gregory Fournier
  • Patent number: 11375833
    Abstract: A container assembly includes a container, e.g., configured for containing a beverage, where the container has a connecting structure, and a carrier assembly that includes a carrier having an engagement structure configured for releasable connection to the connecting structure of the beverage container to releasably connect the beverage container to the carrier assembly. The carrier assembly also includes a chip engaged with the carrier such that the chip is carried by the carrier, where the chip stores electronic payment information and is configured for transmitting the electronic payment information to an external computer for authorizing payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Calvin Barker, Andrew Anderson, William Nuckols
  • Patent number: 11353208
    Abstract: An underwater lamp with improved light distribution for underwater applications. The underwater lamp includes a circuit trace having non-coplanar circuit segments, LEDs mounted on the non-coplanar circuit segments so as to emit light in nonparallel directions, and a lens. The lens includes lens portions aligned with the LEDs on the circuit trace circuit segments. The lens may be a thermoplastic material encapsulating the LEDs and the circuit trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Innotec, Corp.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Veenstra
  • Patent number: 11345181
    Abstract: Provided is a self-made LED luminous floating oil pen, including an empty pen tube. One end of the empty pen tube is threadedly connected to a plastic shell, and the inner cavity of the empty pen tube is filled with a mineral oil. Two sides of the inner cavity of the empty pen tube are provided with LED lamp beads distributed at equal intervals, and floating action figures are arranged in the inner cavity of the empty pen tube. Glitter and hollow plastic balls are filled in the inner cavity of the empty pen tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Yougen Kong
  • Patent number: 11320141
    Abstract: A hybrid light and fan fixture includes a plurality of LED lights surrounding a fan and its motor within a housing. A connector is made to allow the hybrid fixture to be installed in a conventional light socket for 110v electrical power. An alternative embodiment includes either or both features of a set or rotatable deflector blades and a serpentine heating element to more positively influence the air flow created by the fan and make the air stream more effective in de-fogging the mirror. Preferably, the fixture includes a circuit that allows the lights to be energized with and without the fan and heating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Puckett
  • Patent number: 11311001
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a decorative lighting system for a terrarium having a lid and a body comprising: a plurality of lighting elements, each lighting element having a light source, and a decorative member to cover the light source; an electrical powering arrangement having a switch, at least one electrical wiring to electrically coupled with the plurality of lighting elements to be lit via the switch, the switch is adapted to be coupled to the lid of the terrarium in such a manner that the switch protrudes from the lid to be accessed by a user from outside; a plurality of stalks, each stalk of the plurality of stalks having a top end portion and a bottom end portion, the top end portion having an attaching mechanism to detachably attach the lighting element and the at least one electrical wiring; and plurality of suction cups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Fiona Soutter
  • Patent number: 11278360
    Abstract: An end-effector for a surgical robot system may include an end-effector body and an optical sub-assembly. The optical sub-assembly may include a housing coupled to the end-effector body, the housing including a threaded portion. The optical sub-assembly may further include a window that is transparent to a predetermined range of light radiation wavelengths. The optical sub-assembly may further include a gasket disposed between the housing and the window. The optical sub-assembly may further include a threaded ring disposed over the window and threadedly engaging the threaded portion of the housing, the threaded ring compressing the gasket between the window and the housing to form a seal between the window and the housing. The optical sub-assembly may further include a light emitter configured to emit light in the predetermined range of light radiation wavelengths through the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Globus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Cascarano, Justin Larson, Zachary Olenio, Sritam Parashar Rout, Norbert Johnson
  • Patent number: 11252944
    Abstract: A fish lighting system has an input interface (10) which receives instructions corresponding to a desired fish behavioral and/or physiological response (12). This is converted into a lighting control signal (RGB, t) for driving a lighting arrangement (18), with the intensity and color of the output from the lighting arrangement selected to obtain the desired fish behavioral and/or physiological response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Cristina Tanase, Rémy Cyrille Broersma, Henricus Marie Peeters, René Theodorus Wegh, Rob Franciscus Maria Van Elmpt, Martinus Petrus Joseph Peeters, Esther De Beer, Rainier Franciscus Xaverius Alphonsus Marie Mols, Ronaldus Johannes Marie Velings, Patrick Henricus Johannes Van Stijn
  • Patent number: 11248761
    Abstract: A small night lamp with spreading fragrance function includes a bottom shell, a fan, a transparent supporting base, a light source and a transparent encloser. The bottom shell is provided with an accommodating groove, the accommodating groove is provided with a first bottom wall and a groove opening, the first bottom wall is provided with a number of air inlet holes. The fan is arranged above the accommodating groove. The inner wall surface of the transparent supporting base is provided with a perforated board, the top surface of the perforated board is provided with a groove for an essential oil piece. The light source is arranged in the transparent supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Shibo Liu
  • Patent number: 11208798
    Abstract: A trip lever assembly for a toilet includes a body and an infrared sensor. The body is configured to be mechanically coupled to a flush valve assembly of the toilet. The infrared sensor is coupled to the body, and is configured to be electrically coupled to the flush valve assembly. The body is configured to be manually actuated to control the flush valve assembly. The infrared sensor is a time-of-flight sensor configured to detect the distance of an object in a detection region of the infrared sensor to control the flush valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: John Lipinski, Clayton Garrels, Timothy Waack
  • Patent number: 11206719
    Abstract: A system and method for an accent lighting system is provided. The system includes a plurality of underwater luminaires each having a plurality of light emitting diodes, and a junction box controller housing a plurality of electrical components for generating electrical signals for controlling the plurality of underwater luminaries. The junction box controller can be mounted to an electrical conduit and a plurality of cables can connect the plurality of underwater luminaires with the junction box controller. An underwater luminaire can include a heat sink and a flexible circuit board having a plurality of light emitting diodes mounted on the heat sink. The flexible circuit board transfers heat from the light emitting diodes to the heat sink. The underwater luminaire can also include a wiring harness for connecting the underwater luminaire to a cable. The underwater luminaire can also include a housing having a lens positioned at one end, an end cap mounted to an opposite end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Fournier, Kevin Potucek, James Murdock, Steven Mitchell, James Carter
  • Patent number: 11175032
    Abstract: The water lamp includes a casing, a lighting member, a cap, and a decorative element. The casing has an accommodation space inside filled with a fluid and a through opening on a bottom side. The lighting member positioned in the accommodation space, including at least one lighting element on a top side and a number of columns and a tube arranged at intervals on a bottom side. The translucent cap has an open bottom receiving the top side of the lighting member. The cap and the lighting member jointly enclose a watertight space. The decorative element has a three-dimensional shape having a chamber on a bottom side for covering the cap. As such, the lighting elements are isolated in the watertight space and separated from the fluid in the casing. Through a power element, the lighting elements may illuminate from inside the casing element, thereby creasing interesting visual effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Tung-Yao Yang
  • Patent number: 11168881
    Abstract: A lamp structure includes top case, a bottom case coupled to the top case, a lamp shade coupled to the bottom case, and an LED base board provided between the lamp shade and bottom case. The top case includes a hollow member formed on a top surface, a projecting member inside the hollow member such that a first tank is defined between the hollow member and the first projecting member, a first elastic ring inside the first projecting member, and a first latch member inserted in the first projecting member and configured to press the first elastic ring. The bottom case includes a second projecting member configured to cooperate with an interior surface of the bottom case to define a second tank, a second elastic ring inside the second projecting member, and a second latch member inserted in the second projecting member and configured to press the second elastic ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nan Ya Photonics Incorporation
    Inventors: Jung-Huang Lo, Tung-Hsing Chou, Yen-Yi Chen, Tsung-Kun Yang, Yi-Chih Yin
  • Patent number: 11156760
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a luminaire comprises a plurality of waveguides, a light source arranged to direct light into the plurality of waveguides, and a plurality of extraction feature patterns. The luminaire contemplated by the present disclosure is arranged with the plurality of waveguides are aligned such that an extraction feature pattern extracts light out of a first waveguide of the plurality of waveguides and a second extraction feature pattern extracts light out of a second waveguide of the plurality of waveguides. Further, in accordance with this aspect, the light extracted out of the first waveguide is directed through the second waveguide to develop an appearance of depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Theodore D. Lowes, Matthew Berry
  • Patent number: 11118745
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a starry projection lamp, including a shell, a control panel arranged in the shell, a laser component, a water ripple component, and a film component. The lower part of the water ripple component is provided with a driving component which drives the water ripple component to move; the upper part, corresponding to the water ripple component, of an upper shell is provided with a lens outer cover; a lower shell is hemispheric; the lower part of the lower shell is also connected with a base; a power component is arranged inside the base; the upper part of the base is provided with a ring-like groove; and the shell is rotatably arranged on the ring-like groove of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Caijian Zheng, Wenzhen Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11087651
    Abstract: An underwater image projection system submerged in a body of water and projecting an image within the body of water. The system includes a submerged projection element, a light source steering device, a user interface, and a controller. The submerged projecting element includes a projecting light source that projects an image within the body of water. The light source steering device directs light from the projecting light source. The user interface receives data input from a user including at least one of an input of the image and instructions for displaying the image. The controller retrieves the data input from the user interface, accesses image data corresponding to the image, and controls the projecting light source and the light source steering device to project the image onto a target surface within the body of water based on the data input from the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    Inventors: Rakesh Reddy, Bruce Johnson, Kevin Doyle
  • Patent number: 11047560
    Abstract: A cooling system for a light emitting diode assembly includes a heat exchanger configured to exchange heat from a fluid to ambient air, an enclosure configured to house the LED assembly, and a pump configured to circulate the fluid through the enclosure, through the LED assembly, or both, and through the heat exchanger. The fluid is configured to absorb heat at the LED assembly and generated by the LED assembly, and the heat exchanger is configured to cool the fluid and remove the heat absorbed by the fluid at the LED assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
    Inventor: Charles Edwards
  • Patent number: 11044895
    Abstract: A method and lighting system for promoting survival of larvae from a plurality of eggs within a containment unit. The lighting system includes at least one lighting device emitting light energy in a pre-determined narrow range of wavelengths and a pre-determined lighting intensity that promotes the survival of the larvae within the containment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zdenko Grajcar, Juliette Delabbio
  • Patent number: 10989370
    Abstract: There is disclosed a dual-mode lighting device having decorative electronic illumination and optional magnifying device (“lighting device” or “device”). The lighting device incorporates at least two sets of light sources to provide illumination for decorative lighting and for illumination for spot lighting a specific area. The lighting device has a power source, a switch, one or more light sources such as light emitting diodes. The lighting source is bi-directional so that it has the ability to illuminate in both upward and downward direction. An optional lens for magnification expanding across the length and width of the device is housed between the upward and the downward illumination sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Denise Longarzo, Volker Schauz, Donald D. Davis, Kathleen Kennedy Davis
  • Patent number: 10973943
    Abstract: A scented plug-in night light provides a pedestal for variable, interchangeable thematic character statuettes, which are illuminated by the scented plug-in night light. The scented plug-in night light is optionally provided with a digital clock incorporated into the housing for the scented night light to turn on the night at specified times to illuminate a child's favorite thematic character, which can serve as an inducement for a child who is reluctant to observe bedtime. Thereafter the illuminated thematic character of the night light stays on to act as a safety night light during the selected duration of time, and an alarm for waking the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Goldmeier
  • Patent number: 10967116
    Abstract: An IV-line identification system to enable ready identification of an IV line and its associated fluid source and output from other IV lines with their fluid sources and outputs. The IV-line identification system includes an optical member affixed along a longitudinal length of an elongated member that transmits light when a light source provides a light to the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MEDLITE ID INC.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Provost, Jeffrey D. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10912286
    Abstract: An aquarium has wireless lighting which is configured to turn on a lighting device provided inside the aquarium and vertically move the lighting device in water by a wireless magnetic resonance method. Therefore, a light that can be maintained in a submerged state may be provided, thereby providing better aesthetic effects than existing lights of aquariums. In addition, additional devices such as a filter can be moved in water by using a magnetic field, thereby improving functional effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PR Technology inc.
    Inventors: Chang Uk Choi, Sang Hoon Hwang
  • Patent number: 10897806
    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: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CHIEN LUEN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., INC.
    Inventors: Charles E. Bucher, Zachary Zauhar
  • Patent number: 10881227
    Abstract: A container lid includes an upper member extending downwardly and transitioning into at least one sidewall. An aperture is formed on the at least one sidewall. At least one ring structure is dimensioned to be attached to a bottom of the sidewall. At least a portion of the ring structure is embedded with fluorescent material which glows in the dark and thus enables the lid container to be seen in a dark or dimly lit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Kyle D. Green
  • Patent number: 10845045
    Abstract: A wall flower lamp having an LED powered receptacle portion with a back face for mounting on a wall; a ring of sectorial, artificial sepals covering the front face; an LED mounted centrally on the front face and, a series of narrow elongate, artificial petals extending from the eye radially outwards over respective individual artificial sepals, each petal mounting a LED string extending over center lines of respective sepals for illuminating surfaces of respective sepals in respective different colors simultaneously. The sepals have out-turned, radially extending edges that combine forming respective radially extending out-turned cusps providing a light barrier enabling the individual sepals to capture and reflect colored light from a respective overlying LED string while preventing the light leaking/bleeding onto an adjacent sepal of different color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Andre Armenante
  • Patent number: 10830410
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a field stage lighting, in particular to an LED projection lamp. The LED projection lamp includes an optical lens cover, a first aluminum substrate, a second aluminum substrate, and a first housing. A first glass lens bracket, a glass lens, and a second glass lens bracket are respectively arranged on an upper end of the first aluminum substrate. A water ripple sheet is arranged on a lower end of the first aluminum substrate. Condensing lens is arranged on an upper end of the second aluminum substrate. A motor is arranged on a lower end of the second aluminum substrate. A second housing is arranged on a lower end of the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN XINGWEI OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Wei, Dongdong Tian
  • Patent number: 10773867
    Abstract: An illuminating container is provided. The illuminating container allows inspection of the contents of an opaque body to provide a desirable and pleasant illumination of the contents within the container. Typically, the illumination may be triggered automatically by a sensor, though in other embodiments may be triggered by a manual switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Rahul Shah
  • Patent number: 10752426
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to beverage-ware in the form of beverage container sleeves and similar such beverage-ware devices for use with beverage containers. More particularly, the present invention relates to an ornamental and multi-functional beverage container accessory for engagement with water bottles, beer bottles, wine bottles, champagne bottles, liquor bottles, alcohol bottles, cups and similar beverage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Kortney Amelia Myles
  • Patent number: 10732019
    Abstract: An improved fluid level verification apparatus with an integral, internal source of illumination that is powered by an integral, internal energy source and is activated by a motion sensor or any other sensor commonly known in the art to detect the presence of a person in dark or dimly lit environments. The preferred light source is a light emitting diode (LED). A second embodiment of the integral, internal source of illumination that is powered by an integral, internal energy source and is activated by a motion sensor or any other sensor commonly known in the art to detect the presence of a person in dark or dimly lit environments is applied to a fluid reservoir tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OIL-RITE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Carolyn M. Boldt, Jonathan J. Krueger
  • Patent number: 10722641
    Abstract: An IV line identification system to enable ready identification of an IV line and its associated fluid source and output and to enable distinguishing the IV line from other IV lines and their fluid sources and outputs. The IV line identification system includes a first light source and a second light source communicatively coupled to one another via a wireless connection. The light sources are configured such that when one is activated so as to generate a light signal, the other is automatically activated to generate a corresponding light signal. Each light source may be placed on opposite ends of an IV line to enable ready identification of each end of the same IV line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MJ Stewart Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne A. Provost, Jeffrey D. Stewart
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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