With Wearing Apparel Or Body Support Patents (Class 362/103)
  • Patent number: 10372020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel lighting accessory, which has never been proposed before for increasing luminance when in one embodiment, a mobile electronic device is used in a low light environment for photography, videography or video conferencing. By disposing a lighting device in an accessory, when a user utilizes a common back camera on a mobile device to conduct video conferencing, the lighting device helps to illuminate the user's face and increase luminance. As for the user using a common front camera to do video or photo shooting, the lighting device helps to increase luminance of the subject and ambient environment, so that the video or photo shot performs at a high quality. The lighting device can be concealed in a novel reversible light housing that can also be used to conceal other wearable technology, such as fitness monitors, watch components, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Irena Raskin, Irena Hauser, Samuel Kryszek
  • Patent number: 10364973
    Abstract: A metalized layer can be added between a light effect material and a viewer so that components creating a light material viewing effect are masked by the metalized layer when the light material viewing effect is not activated. The metalized layer, light effect material and or an article of manufacture incorporating them can be designed so that the light material viewing effect, when activated, enhances a visual design (such as artwork). The metalized layer can be incorporated into a self-contained module or be separately incorporated into an article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 10344924
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a lighting device configured for projecting at least a 180 degree halo of light using at least one component module having a LED/lens light pod module, a mount configured for a user to wear the lighting device on a user's hand, at least one external battery pack and a navigation light device with the lighting device, wherein the lighting device and the navigation light device are configured to project a 360 degree light pattern and at least one sensor configured to automatically activate a front LED/lens light pod module when the user raises and points a hand to gain a predetermined distance forward focused beam in a pointing direction, wherein the at least one sensor activates left and right side LED/lens light pod modules for projecting a light pattern to a front and rear direction when the user's arm is at one's side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Ganahl
  • Patent number: 10274178
    Abstract: A pedestrian safety system includes a power transmission unit provided to a vehicle and transmitting an electric power, a power reception unit provided to a wearable member being wearable by a pedestrian and receiving the electric power transmitted from the power transmission unit, a power storage unit provided to the wearable member and storing the electric power received by the power reception unit, and at least one light emitting unit provided to the wearable member. The at least one light emitting unit performs a flash or illumination operation with a supply of the electric power stored in the power storage unit as an operational power. With this pedestrian safety system, pedestrian's safety can be properly ensured without disposing an operational power source of the light emitting unit on the pedestrian side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Yoshida, Kiyohiko Sawada
  • Patent number: 10253521
    Abstract: A tent including a frame and a tent cloth connected to the frame. A fixing member is sewn with the tent cloth. The fixing member is provided with a LED strip light. The LED strip light and the tent cloth are separated in the design of the tent, so the heat generated by the strip light would not be directly transferred to the tent cloth since the LED strip light and the tent cloth are not directly in contact with each other, thereby greatly reducing the possibility of the tent cloth getting burnt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CAMPVALLEY (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10240773
    Abstract: A reflective base fabric tape is permanently attached to a garment in all directions, the reflective base tape receiving a removably connected linear strip of high visibility LED lighted cable further attached to a local low voltage power supply having a remote on/off switch, the power supply concealing within the garment with the power supply garment extending through an outlet in the garment connecting to the lighted cable, the lighted cable removably detaching from the applied reflective base along with the power supply and switch so that the garment may be laundered and stored within the lighted cable and power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sidney Francis, Tiffany Swallow, Elizabeth Carroll
  • Patent number: 10219562
    Abstract: An illuminated garment is provided including at least three panels including a flexible fabric back panel, a flexible fabric front panel, and a planar light panel. The flexible fabric back panel forms the interior of the garment to be positioned adjacent to a person's body. The flexible fabric front panel forms the exterior of the garment. The planar light panel produces light and is positioned between the back panel and front panel. Preferably, a blackout layer is positioned on the interior side of the front panel to be adjacent said light panel. The flexible fabric front panel includes one or more openings in the form of decorative designs which permit the passage of light from the planar light panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LUMATIV INC.
    Inventor: Scott William Campbell
  • Patent number: 10215383
    Abstract: A modular system may include a plurality of magnets that may be provided to self-align a casing with an accessory. Self-alignment of the casing and the accessory may provide a secure connection of the casing with the accessory. At least one detent and at least one locking arm may mate and lock the casing against the accessory in a mounted position. The at least one detent and the at least one locking arm may unlock in an insertion position. Self-alignment may occur when a first set of magnets attracts a second set of magnets in which opposite polarities attract and automatically initiate movement of the casing towards the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TTP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Grider, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 10217387
    Abstract: A durable LED light engine includes a printed circuit board including LEDs mounted thereon positioned between a substantially U-shaped top enclosure and a bottom enclosure. Once assembled together, the combination of the substantially U-shaped top enclosure, the printed circuit board and the bottom enclosure are held together with a molding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: General LED Opco, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Kun Huang, Glenn Freeman, Gray Lankford
  • Patent number: 10206442
    Abstract: The turn signal riding gloves is a pair of gloves with lights integrated into an exterior surface that form turn signals or a braking signal light. Each of the pair of gloves operates independent of one another. Each of the pair of gloves includes a powering member that is wired in between a plurality of buttons and the plurality of lights. The plurality of buttons may be linearly aligned along a side surface of an index finger of the respective glove. In use, the motorcyclist simply raises an applicable hand and corresponding glove into the air, and pressing one of the plurality of buttons in order to generate a brake light signal, left turn signal, or right turn signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kimberly Malone-Jones, Rufus Jones
  • Patent number: 10203106
    Abstract: An illuminated vest comprises an enclosure including a light-emitting diode and control electronics that control the light emitting diode. Coupled to the enclosure is a belt made of passive material. A limb loop is created by an optical fiber structure that includes a first end and a second end. The light-emitting diode is optically coupled to the first end of the fiber optic structure. The optical fiber structure is also independent of passive material, such that the optical fiber structure forms a structure for the vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NOXGEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Curran, Thomas Walters
  • Patent number: 10165812
    Abstract: An illuminating undergarment carries a series of illuminating devices for emitting light and presenting a glow from underneath an outer garment. The undergarment can be tailored in any suitable form factor, such as a slip for placement under a skirt or skirt portion of a dress or other form factors for use under dresses, blouses, pants, etc. The undergarment comprises a series of illuminating device retention members affixed to a surface of the undergarment body. The undergarment body can be sectioned into segments, enabling changes in length and/or shape. The illuminating devices are removably attached to the undergarment by the retention members. The illuminating devices can be arranged in a random pattern, a pattern representing an object, a pattern representing text, etc. and any combination thereof. The illuminating devices can be powered by a portable power supply and controlled by a circuit and/or a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Jami Rose Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10161611
    Abstract: A control module (105) is supported within an item of clothing. The control module is located within a pocket (503). A visual indicator (1201) is pressed on the jacket at a position in front of the activation button on the control module. The activation button has a surface area that covers at least 40% of a surface area of the control module. In this way, it is possible for the control module to move within the pocket while still facilitating activation and deactivation upon pressing the visual indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventor: Mark Jonathan Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10145546
    Abstract: A lighting unit in which an electronic assembly is sealed within a watertight package. The electronic assembly has a PCB with a top side to which LEDs, an on/off switch and electronics are mounted and powered by a battery which may be mounted to the underneath side of the PCB. The watertight package is formed by sealing a first member to a second member, with the electronic assembly being sealed within it in a cavity and oriented so that its top side is more proximate the bottom housing than the underneath side, while a transparent space is created between the bottom housing and the LEDs, and the on/off switch can be actuated by pressure. The lighting unit can be used with a light effect material so as to create a light material viewing effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 10145145
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an illumination element for a vehicle. The illumination element comprises an outer trim part, illumination means, and a transparent cover arrangement between the trim part and the illumination means. The disclosure also relates to a vehicle comprising at least one such illumination element, and a control element for a device for opening or unlocking a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gerd Buschmann, Thomas Metzner, Markus Klameth
  • Patent number: 10133548
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a personal security platform. In particular, the present disclosure relates to such systems designed to be worn or attached to one's garment during use to provide safety and security measures and help if facing hostility, aggression, harassment, or any other emergency situation mostly while in an outdoor activity such as biking, jogging, walking, usage of any open vehicle and the like. Additionally, another aspect of the security platform is protecting users of open vehicles, where a signaling system is provided, comprising a vest or a wearable item having a rear-facing display, a controller and optionally, a front-facing display. The vest is configured to communicate with the controller for operating the display. The controller is configured to operate the display based at least on data from a GPS module and one or more motion sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROADWAREZ INC.
    Inventor: Yeshaya Krispin
  • Patent number: 10130441
    Abstract: A clip-on light source is provided that is suited for use with medical instruments. The device comprises a light source housing that is rotatably affixed to a spring biased clip. The clip includes an upper clip member and a lower clip member that are hinged and spring biased together. The upper clip member is rotatably affixed to the lower surface of the housing such that the housing can rotate relative to the clip once the clip is affixed to a support surface. The housing comprises a frontal portion, an upper portion, and an interior volume, whereby the interior volume supports a circuit board, a battery power supply, and the light source. The light source projects through an upper surface projection along the housing, whereby the light is directed along the upper surface of the housing and towards the frontal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Millie Martinez
  • Patent number: 10123396
    Abstract: A system for displaying symbols, signals, or other information through light sources that are incorporated into the material of wearables, i.e., apparel or accessories. LEDs are incorporated into a garment to which a controller is attached to control the LEDs, and a battery is attached to power the electronic components. The garment is programmed with different patterns that can provide information to the wearer or to others, and is connected to a device, such as a cellular telephone, smartwatch, or activity band, that the wearer can use to control the light sources embedded in the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lumenus, LLC
    Inventors: Wall Jeremy, Krissman Charles, Gugliuzza Charlie
  • Patent number: 10101003
    Abstract: A luminous system comprising one or more illumination sources, a multilayer structure, and one or more diffuse reflection layers being optically decoupled from the multilayer structure, wherein the emission and the reflection of the luminous system produce a first observed visible color when the one or more illumination sources are powered and a second observed visible color when the one or more illumination sources are non-powered is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of creating the inventive luminous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BAMBU VAULT LLC
    Inventors: M. Glenn Horner, Edward D. Kingsley, Satish Agrawal, Louis Cincotta
  • Patent number: 10065074
    Abstract: A training system based on mobile technology and kinematics of human motion characterizes, analyzes, and supplies feedback to a user based on the user's movements. The training system includes a garment having a sensor control module connected to multiple sensor nodes via electrically-conductive fabric running along parts portions of the garment. The sensor module/nodes can communicate through the conductive fabric. The sensor nodes acquire motion and/or physiologic readings that are wirelessly transmitted to a mobile computing device that runs an application that analyzes the data and provides visual (e.g., graphs, 3D avatar) and audio feedback (e.g., voice prompts). Vibration motors and LEDs/electroluminescent fabric in the garment also provide notifications and alerts. The triple layer of garment, conductive fabric, and sensor module/sensor node are sealed against contaminants, allowing the garment to be washable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Doug Hoang, Elijah J. Schuldt
  • Patent number: 10058297
    Abstract: A workstation includes a receiver configured to receive identification information of an X-ray detector from the X-ray detector; a controller configured to set assign indicator information of the X-ray detector, based on the received identification information of the X-ray detector; an output unit configured to display the set assign indicator information of the X-ray detector; and a transmitter configured to transmit the set assign indicator information of the X-ray detector to the X-ray detector. The X-ray detector includes a transmitter configured to transmit the identification information of the X-ray detector to the workstation; a receiver configured to receive the assign indicator information from the workstation after the transmitter transmits the identification information of the X-ray detector to the workstation; and an output unit configured to display an assign indicator based on the received assign indicator information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-seo Park, Woo-sup Han, Sang-uk Kim
  • Patent number: 10042085
    Abstract: An identification system includes a quantum dot form factor disposed on an article, and quantum dots disposed on the quantum dot form factor, the quantum dots emitting a predetermined emission. A marking system includes a secondary reservoir including a plurality of quantum dots configured to be expelled from the reservoir and a means for dispersing the quantum dots from the secondary reservoir to engage the area to be marked. A location system includes a main reservoir having a plurality of quantum dots disposed within the main reservoir, wherein the main reservoir is a water dissolvable material that dissolves over a predetermined period while exposed to water. An identification system includes a sensor for detecting a light wave query, a strobe for flashing, and a filter that includes quantum dots that the light from the strobe energizes to emit light at a predetermined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Snyder, Joshua D. Stokes
  • Patent number: 9986901
    Abstract: An air gap retractor illumination system includes any suitable retractor such as a McCulloch with a channel in the blade to accommodate an air gap illuminator. The illuminator is preferably made from a suitable light conducting plastic material such as acrylic or polycarbonate or silicone. The illuminator has active portions in which light passes and inactive or dead zones in which light does not pass as a result of the configuration and orientation of the input, output and surfaces of the illuminator. The illuminator is formed to have an air gap surrounding any active portion of the illuminator extending from the light input to the light output portion. The dead zones may include elements to allow the illuminator to securely engage the retractor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: INVUITY, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas L. Grey, Alex Vayser, Jonathan G. Gasson, Kenneth B. Trauner
  • Patent number: 9986778
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light-emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Illumagear, Inc.
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Patent number: 9990871
    Abstract: A banner for displaying while cheering at an event venue. The banner comprises a flexible woven fabric panel bearing indicia related to a partisan of an event taking place at the event venue, a reinforced opening and an illumination source. A handle having an enlarged head penetrates the opening and is retained by a friction fitted washer slipped over the handle. The opening is at one corner of the panel and the illumination source is a light emitting diode with battery and switch all contained in a compartment at another corner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Robert J. Marques
  • Patent number: 9958601
    Abstract: A display backlight can include a light source and a parabolic waveguide. The parabolic waveguide can have a light inlet to receive the light from the light source, a parabolic reflective surface adapted to change a direction of the light emitted from the light source by a predetermined angle, and a light outlet configured to emit the light at the predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rajesh Menon, Arkady Rudnitsky, Zeev Zalevsky
  • Patent number: 9927107
    Abstract: An illuminated animal restraint includes an elongated leash having a housing having a selectively enabled light source. The light source has a try-me timer assembly which enables selectively sampling operation of the light source and enables continuous and intermittent operation of the light source. A try-me package is provided with an opening to allows the user to press a button to activate intermittent or “try-me” illumination of the leash without draining the power source and without removing the leash from the package. The continuous operation is activated by removing the leash from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nitey Leash, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Osher, Joseph Hassan
  • Patent number: 9861156
    Abstract: A luminous shoe of the disclosure includes a sole and a light-emitting device located at the sole. The light-emitting device includes a control box, a controller located in the control box, and a light belt exposed out of the control box and electrically connected with the control box. The light belt includes a housing, a FFC received in the housing, N first circuit boards located on the FFC and electrically connected to the controller, N luminous elements located on the first circuit boards and electrically connected to the controller. The controller drives the N luminous elements lighting based on a first pre-defined lighting mode, a second pre-defined lighting mode, and a third pre-defined lighting mode randomly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TERRY ELECTRONCS (S.Z) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: John Gou
  • Patent number: 9839244
    Abstract: An illuminated glove assembly includes a glove and an illumination data controller. The glove has a body portion, a longitudinal glove axis, a pointer extension, a pinky extension, a wrist strap and a pocket portion. The wrist strap is positioned at a proximal end of the body portion. A securing mechanism is connected to the wrist strap and the pointer extension and pinky extension extend from a distal end of the body portion. The pointer extension is positioned on a first side of the longitudinal axis and the pinky extension is positioned on a second side of the longitudinal axis. The pocket portion is secured to and defines a pocket with the body portion. An opening of the pocket is defined proximate the distal end of the body. The illumination data controller is configured for selective mounting in the pocket and includes a housing with a front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Mangata, LLC
    Inventor: Mary Tiffin
  • Patent number: 9823698
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to wearable technology. An example embodiment includes a garment that includes a panel, a sensor, a flexible display device, and a communication module. The panel includes an outer surface. The sensor is integrated into the garment and configured to collect data. The flexible display device is integrated into the outer surface of the panel. The flexible display device is configured to receive and display data. The communication module is communicatively coupled to the flexible display device, the sensor, and a programmable device and is configured to receive data from the programmable device and sensed data from the sensor and to communicate the received data and the sensed data to the flexible display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Larry R. Laycock, David R. Wright, Kenneth James Anderson, Kenneth McKay Anderson
  • Patent number: 9815378
    Abstract: A polarized battery clamp includes a contact handle with an internal electrical path connecting a handle electrical connector at one end of the contact handle to a terminal contact pad at a second handle end, the contact handle also having an internal electrical contact bus connected to the electrical connector; and a contact arm having a terminal contact pad at a first arm end and a stepped pivot pin at a second arm end, the contact arm also having an electrical conductor electrically connected to the arm terminal contact pad; wherein the electrical conductor is placed into electrical contact with the electrical contact bus by inserting the stepped pivot pin into a handle positional slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph Stecewycz
  • Patent number: 9797573
    Abstract: A luminous system comprising one or more illumination sources, a multilayer structure, and one or more diffuse reflection layers being optically decoupled from the multilayer structure, wherein the emission and the reflection of the luminous system produce a first observed visible color when the one or more illumination sources are powered and a second observed visible color when the one or more illumination sources are non-powered is disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of creating the inventive luminous system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Indicator, LLC
    Inventors: M. Glenn Horner, Edward D. Kingsley, Satish Agrawal, Louis Cincotta
  • Patent number: 9772102
    Abstract: A lighting device, for attachment to an object structured to be worn on at least one facial feature of a human user, having a releasable fastener adapted for attachment to the above-noted object and a pole, having a first end pivotably connected to the clip, and a second end, opposed to the first end. An electric lamp is pivotably connected to the second end. Further, the pole defines an internal cavity and has battery contacts positioned to contact a battery set placed in the internal cavity. A conductive assembly is electrically connected between the battery contacts and the electric lamp, so as to power the electric lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: RIVERPOINT MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9743696
    Abstract: An illuminating undergarment carries a series of illuminating devices for emitting light and presenting a glow from underneath an outer garment. The undergarment can be tailored in any suitable form factor, such as a slip for placement under a skirt or skirt portion of a dress or other form factors for use under dresses, blouses, pants, etc. The undergarment comprises a series of illuminating device retention members affixed to a surface of the undergarment body. The undergarment body can be sectioned into segments, enabling changes in length and/or shape. The illuminating devices are removably attached to the undergarment by the retention members. The illuminating devices can be arranged in a random pattern, a pattern representing an object, a pattern representing text, etc. and any combination thereof. The illuminating devices can be powered by a portable power supply and controlled by a circuit and/or a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Jami Rose Ramsey
  • Patent number: 9737186
    Abstract: A nozzle comprising a first light and a second light, wherein one of the lights is used to detect certain materials, such as bodily fluids, pet messes and stains and the like, while the other light is used for illuminating an area to be cleaned. The lights may be integrally incorporate into a nozzle or removably detachable therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Michael DeGeorge
  • Patent number: 9737105
    Abstract: A light-emitting system is provided which is removably attachable to headgear for personal illumination to enhance visibility of the user to others. The light-emitting system includes a housing that defines a receiving aperture and is configured to surround a portion of the headgear when the light-emitting system is removably attached to the headgear for use. The light-emitting system further includes at least one lens and a plurality of lighting elements coupled to the annular housing which are configured to selectively generate a halo or at least a partial halo of light that radiates outwardly away from the annular housing through the at least one lens to provide enhanced personal illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Illumagear, Inc.
    Inventors: John Maxwell Baker, Andrew Royal, Raymond Walter Riley, Mark John Ramberg, Chad Austin Brinckerhoff, John R. Murkowski, Trent Robert Wetherbee, Alexander Michael Diener, Kristin Marie Will, Kyle S. Johnston, Clint Timothy Schneider, Evan William Mattingly, Keith W. Kirkwood, Jonathan Brandt Hadley
  • Patent number: 9707491
    Abstract: A glow-in-the-dark toy kit includes a hand-held light emitting device having a power source, a control circuit, a narrow beam light emitting diode and a wide beam light emitting diode. The power source provides an electrical energy to the control circuit. The control circuit provides the electrical energy to either the narrow or wide beam light emitting diodes. The narrow and wide beam light emitting diodes emit a wavelength of light around 405 nanometers a distance of at least 10 feet. The range of the wavelength of light used could also be plus or minus 50 nanometers. A receiving device includes a phosphorescence layer that reemits light once illuminated with the wavelength of light from the emitting device. The hand-held light emitting device can then be used in a dark environment to react with the phosphorescence layer of the receiving device from the distance of at least 10 feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Randy Wayne Clark
  • Patent number: 9707707
    Abstract: A battery headlamp assembly that includes a light engine bezel, an adjustable linkage supporting the bezel and including an electrically conductive system terminating at the bezel. Also, a headband assembly supports the adjustable linkage and includes a longitudinal rigid-flex circuit assembly. This assembly has a strip of rigid-flex circuit having two longitudinally opposed ends and including battery contacts on the ends. Also, two networks of electrical components are each supported by and electrically connected together, and to one of the battery contacts, by the strip of rigid-flex circuit, which includes conductive traces connecting both the networks to the electrically conductive system and to each other, to power the bezel from the battery contacts and to permit communications between the networks. In addition, a further electrically conductive element, electrically connects at least one conductive trace of the rigid-flex circuit to the electrically conductive system of the adjustable linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: RIVERPOINT MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9700087
    Abstract: An illuminated glove assembly includes a glove and an illumination data controller. The glove has a body portion, a longitudinal glove axis, a pointer extension, a pinky extension, a wrist strap and a pocket portion. The wrist strap is positioned at a proximal end of the body portion. A securing mechanism is connected to the wrist strap and the pointer extension and pinky extension extend from a distal end of the body portion. The pointer extension is positioned on a first side of the longitudinal axis and the pinky extension is positioned on a second side of the longitudinal axis. The pocket portion is secured to and defines a pocket with the body portion. An opening of the pocket is defined proximate the distal end of the body. The illumination data controller is configured for selective mounting in the pocket and includes a housing with a front face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Mangata, LLC
    Inventor: Mary Tiffin
  • Patent number: 9693615
    Abstract: A variable-color accessory is provided comprising: a plurality of accessory surfaces, a light-emitting plate, a light-scattering plate, and a control unit. The light-emitting plate is mounted inside one of the accessory surfaces, where the light-emitting plate is flexible, is bent consistently with one of the accessory surfaces, and has a plurality of light-emitting diodes for emitting different light colors. The light-scattering plate is disposed between the light-emitting plate and one of the accessory surfaces, where the light-scattering plate is flexible and transmits light. The control unit is electrically connected to the light-emitting plate, to control turn-on/off of the light-emitting diodes of the light-emitting plate. A variable-color device applied to the accessory is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKDIAMOND INNOVATION GROUP
    Inventors: Jia-Hung Wu, Chun-Yung Sung
  • Patent number: 9661882
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a system, method and apparatus for increasing the visibility of a garment or article of clothing may be described. This can include an element of a garment which may be functionally or structurally integrated into the garment, such as a heat transfer. The heat transfer can utilize any number of visibility-enhancing elements to increase the visibility of a wearer of a garment having the heat transfer, for example through any combination of reflective elements, retro-reflective elements, and elements formed in various colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy W. White, John Ellison
  • Patent number: 9626884
    Abstract: A durable LED light engine includes a printed circuit board including LEDs mounted thereon positioned between a substantially U-shaped top enclosure and a bottom enclosure. Once assembled together using alignment holes and projections, the combination of the substantially U-shaped top enclosure, the printed circuit board and the bottom enclosure are held together with a molding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: General LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Freeman, Gray Lankford
  • Patent number: 9584705
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for wearable camera systems. In one aspect, a hat and a camera system for the hat can be used for an interactive session with a remote user. In another aspect, the hat and camera system for the hat can be used to interact with an emergency situation routing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Nordstrom, Udi Manber, Matthew Amacker
  • Patent number: 9568183
    Abstract: A lighted backpack having interior light for illuminating the contents of the backpack. The lighted backpack includes a housing having an opening that provides access to an interior volume therein, wherein a fastener is configured to removably fasten the opening and the interior volume. The interior volume includes a lighting assembly having a power supply, a sensor, a control switch, a microprocessor, and at least one light emitting diode (LED). The LED includes at least three different colored diodes that are varied in relative intensity to one another to achieve a multitude of colors. The control switch allows a user to select a desired resultant color, which is relayed to the microprocessor to modulate the relative intensity of the different colored diodes to achieve the desired resultant color. The sensor is configured to activate the lighting assembly when a user reaches within the interior volume of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Voskanian
  • Patent number: 9521887
    Abstract: A spectator celebration system includes a plurality of celebration devices, each having a belt selectively attached to a user's waist and an emblem mounted to the belt. An electronics compartment coupled to the emblem defines an interior area for holding a battery and a controller electrically connected to the battery is programmed with light and sound data. A plurality of lights in data communication with the controller is spaced apart on the belt. A speaker is operatively coupled to one of the emblem or belt and electrically connected to the controller such that the speaker emits sound data when actuated by the controller. A toggle switch is in data communication with the controller and electrically connected to the plurality of lights for manual control over light actuation. A receiver is in data communication with the controller for selectively receiving an activation signal from a remote transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Acton
  • Patent number: 9505633
    Abstract: The invention described herein, is a design that allows the amount of any liquid which is to be filtered, to be monitored while submerged yet remain contactless to the liquid in its measurement to indicate how much liquid has passed through the filter inside the jug/container or cartridge. It can indicate when a filter used in the container/jug holding the liquid has expired or can indicate how much liquid has been through the filter so the user can decide when it requires replacing. The status indication is displayed by using a motion sensor to give a user interaction display based on movement rather than direct contact of user. Currently all water utilize external indicators located on the jugs to monitor the usage of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Naseem Bari
  • Patent number: 9482406
    Abstract: A light device and a method of making the same. The light device having a casing, or body, in the form of a multilayered stack that includes a supporting base layer, a scattering layer above the base layer, and an outermost protective layer above the scattering layer. The light device further includes a lighting unit contained within the casing, for emitting light outside the light device. The multilayered stack of the casing may further include a spacer arrangement, either as a separate layer between the base layer and the scattering layer, or as an integrated arrangement of one or both of the base layer and the scattering layer. The outermost protective layer may also be a prism layer having a one-way light transmitting character, and a one-way light reflecting character. The bottom layer may include a fastening element for releasably fastening the light device to a separate mounting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: MERROW SEWING MACHINE CO.
    Inventors: Owen W. Merrow, Charles G. Merrow
  • Patent number: 9470411
    Abstract: An illuminating undergarment carries a series of illuminating devices for emitting light and presenting a glow from underneath an outer garment. The undergarment can be tailored in any suitable form factor, such as a slip for placement under a skirt or skirt portion of a dress or other form factors for use under dresses, blouses, pants, etc. The undergarment comprises a series of illuminating device retention members affixed to a surface of the undergarment body. Examples of retention members include a pocket and a retention strap. The illuminating devices are removably attached to the undergarment by the retention members. The illuminating devices can be arranged in a random pattern, in a pattern representing an object, in a pattern representing text, etc. and any combination thereof. The illuminating devices are powered by a portable power supply and can be controlled by a circuit and/or a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Jami Rose Ramsey
  • Patent number: 9464780
    Abstract: A durable LED light engine includes an printed circuit board including LEDs mounted thereon positioned between a substantially U-shaped top enclosure and a bottom enclosure. Once assembled together using alignment holes and projections, the open spaces in the combination of the substantially U-shaped top enclosure, the printed circuit board and the bottom enclosure are filled with a plastic sealant. Once cooled, the plastic sealant holds the combination of the substantially U-shaped top enclosure, the printed circuit board and bottom enclosure together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: General LED, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Kun Huang, Glenn Freeman
  • Patent number: 9443918
    Abstract: A light-emitting device having a curved light-emitting surface is provided. Further, a highly-reliable light-emitting device is provided. A substrate with plasticity is used. A light-emitting element is formed over the substrate in a flat state. The substrate provided with the light-emitting element is curved and put on a surface of a support having a curved surface. Then, a protective layer for protecting the light-emitting element is formed in the same state. Thus, a light-emitting device having a curved light-emitting surface, such as a lighting device or a display device can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Momma, Tomohiko Suganoya, Saki Obana