With Wearing Apparel Or Body Support Patents (Class 362/103)
  • Patent number: 10794650
    Abstract: A sporting equipment is disclosed. The sporting equipment may include a harness, and a protective plate. The protective plate may be integrally formed with the harness from a plurality of fibers that are continuous from the harness into the protective plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Continuous Composites
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Tyler, Ryan C. Stockett
  • Patent number: 10798548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method by which a user device controls a target device by using Bluetooth low energy technology in a wireless communication system, and an apparatus. According to the present invention, provided are a method and an apparatus for: discovering a first gateway for controlling at least one target device through a voice signal; receiving a first voice signal for controlling the at least one target device from a user; transmitting user information for identifying the user and the first voice signal to the searched for first gateway; and receiving, from the first gateway, a second voice signal or data indicating a control result with respect to the first voice signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jingu Choi, Taeyoung Song, Minsoo Lee, Jinkwon Lim
  • Patent number: 10779598
    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: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    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: 10767851
    Abstract: A sparkling viewing effect is created when a light material viewing effect attributable to a given LED is seen to move about a light effect material as an electronic assembly moves within a chamber when the given LED is emitting light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 10757989
    Abstract: A composite fabric is disclosed in which an information beacon is embedded within the composite fabric to assist with loss prevention, anti-counterfeiting, locating lost individuals or the like. In embodiments, layers of fabric may be joined using adhesive, stitching, quilted stitching, riveting, or other means to securely house an information beacon. In embodiments of the invention, an information beacon may be encased in a housing that provides resistance to environmental factors such as moisture and temperature and allows the fabric to be washed in a conventional laundry cycle. In embodiment, Bluetooth Low Energy device that utilizes a smartphone and mobile application software to provide the location of the beacon. In alternate embodiments, RFID or other technology may be used. The composite fabric of the present invention has myriad uses and may be used to fabricate articles such as clothing, handbags, wallets, shoes, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Kiyeon Nam
  • Patent number: 10746393
    Abstract: A harness vest carries a lighting system for safety and utility. The vest includes holsters for light modules on front and back shoulder pads. The light modules may be removable or fixed LED strips attached to the front and back shoulder pads. Each lighting module is removable and is controlled by on/off buttons and front-mounted control panels for separate use as portable, personal, lighting devices. Modules are magnetic and may be removable from the harness best and attached to other surfaces for illuminating a work area. The user controls brightness, mode (such as strobe, strobe frequency), and color. The vest can be added to a reflector cover as part of a 5-point breakaway reflector vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Gary M. White, David White
  • Patent number: 10729011
    Abstract: A method of providing power input to a flexible printed circuit. The method involves the step of bisecting a flexible printed circuit into a first conductive area adapted for power input and a second conductive area adapted for ground connection. In accordance with this teaching, power input is provided to electrical components attached to the flexible printed circuit via first conductive area and second conductive area, rather than through individual control lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TF Massif Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Alain Carel, Kimball Andersen
  • Patent number: 10709189
    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: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    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: 10697621
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illuminated flag including a flag, a first layer of the flag, a second layer of the flag, a first light in the flagpole, a second light disposed between the first layer of the flag and a second layer of the flag, a flag clamp, a notch in the flag clamp, a wire extending from the second light, through the notch in the flag clamp, and into an interior space of the flagpole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lizal, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Zolte
  • Patent number: 10690316
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for retaining a dome lens in a lighting element that provides a projection of light forming a substantially uniform bright light on a surface a known distance from the lighting element. The lighting elements includes a dome lens that is removably positioned proximal to a light source, such that the light source is retained at a location within a focal length of a projection lens and at or within a focal length of the dome lens. The dome lens magnifies the light outputted by the light source, such that the projected light is brighter than the light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Matthew Kenyon, David T. Wicks
  • Patent number: 10660384
    Abstract: A personal lighting system includes: a wearable safety garment having a front surface and a rear surface, including reflective and high-visibility materials; a battery pack contained in a weather resistant pocket formed on the rear surface; adjustable water-resistant front LED modules located on the front surface; water-resistant power cables running from the front LED modules to the battery, the cables concealed under flush-mounted reflective strips; and, at least one water-resistant rear LED module located on the rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Philip F. Lauf, Jeffrey W. Stoltz
  • Patent number: 10663150
    Abstract: A hands-free forearm flashlight for hands-free illumination includes a base having a distal end, a proximal end, a dorsal side, a ventral side, a lateral side, and a medial side. A strap extends from the lateral side to the medial side. A hinge is coupled to the proximal end of the base and to a bottom side of a light panel, allowing the light panel to swingably move between a closed position touching the base and an alternate open position perpendicular to the base. A plurality of lights is coupled to the light panel and comprises a front light matrix coupled to a bottom side and a rear light matrix coupled to a top side. A power switch is coupled to the base to separately activate and alternatively deactivate each of the front light matrix and the rear light matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Phillip Luna, Roxanne Luna
  • Patent number: 10648629
    Abstract: An expandable net light defined by a matrix of connectors for supporting light members. The matrix includes conductive and non-conductive connectors wherein the non-conductive or both connectors are expandable. The conductive connectors define an electrical circuit within the matrix permitting expansion of the net light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Wintergreen Corporation
    Inventor: J. Chris Miller
  • Patent number: 10649238
    Abstract: A head mounted device intended to be worn by a wearer comprising: —a battery, and —a flexible wireless power system receiver connected to the battery through at least one electrical connection mean, the flexible wireless power system receiver being arranged to receive an electromagnetic field so as to allow charging of the battery through the electrical connection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Denis Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10619831
    Abstract: Technologies are described for devices to secure a light fixture including a light source and electronics to a structure. The devices may comprise a curved first end. First walls of the first end may define a first opening. The devices may comprise first tabs that project from second walls of the first end. The first tabs and the second walls may define first and second protrusion openings. The second walls and first tabs may secure protrusions of the light fixture within the first and second protrusion openings. The devices may comprise a second end that includes end tabs attached to the second walls and angled ends extending from the end tabs. The end tabs and the angled ends may define a second opening. The second opening of the device may expand further open when the angled ends are pressed against the structure to secure to the device to the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SENTRY ELECTRIC LLC
    Inventors: Shepard Kay, Leonid Aronov
  • Patent number: 10617159
    Abstract: High-visibility garment for use by operatives working in hazardous environment has base garment and detachable light-reflecting apparatus. Base garment comprises outer shell constructed from florescent material and having internal pocket. Powered control unit with loom socket, is retained within internal pocket. Base garment also includes outer attachment material at positions intended for light-reflective material, with loom hole in outer shell and in outer attachment material. Detachable light-reflecting apparatus has light-reflecting outer material with light-emitting devices extending through device holes. Apparatus has inner attachment material and loom connecting light-emitting devices, in which restrained portion of loom is located between light-reflecting outer material and inner attachment material. Loom also has extended portion that connects to loom plug. Loom plug is inserted within loom socket by passing extended portion through loom hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Lynch
  • Patent number: 10578258
    Abstract: An illumination device for a button including a substantially cylindrical housing unit and a substantially cylindrical base unit having an interior surface threadably engageable with a top portion of the housing unit. A battery is removably disposed within the top portion of the housing unit. A depressible push cap is mounted atop the housing unit, with the push cap enclosing a push button actuator and a light bulb. A U-shaped clamp has a right end, a left end, and a pair of leg attachments. A lower edge of each of the pair of leg attachments is attached at a ninety degree angle to the clamp. An upper edge of each of the pair of leg attachments is attached to the housing unit. The clamp is slidably engageable with a button. The push cap is configured to activate the light when the push cap is depressed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Tina Patton
  • Patent number: 10561187
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a system and method for digitally customizable apparel products. The present invention is a unique system and method for the digitalization of user's personal apparel to include graduation cap covers and display buttons. Specifically, this invention relates to a system and method that connects a removably attached digital visual display terminal containing light-emitting diodes (LED) cap covers, a removably attached LED display terminal display buttons, and display enabled computing devices to an encrypted wireless network that contains display-sharing interfaces, mirroring software and other programming systems for a new utility clothing that is functional, attractive, and complimenting to the user's personal style. Similarly, establishing a method for the invention to transmit the same images, media, and files through applications, websites, software programs, and other technological mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Mary-Elizabeth Antoinette Baccus
  • Patent number: 10549680
    Abstract: A wheel of a mobility scooter includes a wheel body provided with a light emitting module. The light emitting module includes an LED lamp bar, a plane mirror and a two-way mirror. The LED lamp bar is disposed between the plane and two-way mirrors. Mirror surfaces of the plane and two-way mirrors face the LED lamp bar therebetween. A perspective surface of the two-way mirror faces an outer side of the wheel. Through optical characteristics of the two-way mirror and the plane mirror, a real image of the LED lamp is reflected back and forth between the two mirrors for infinite times. From the perspective surface, a black hole illusion that LED lamps extend indefinitely into the wheel one after another can be seen, so that the interior of the wheel presents a hollow visual effect which is eye-catching, thereby increasing the product attractiveness and improving the market competitiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Yufeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10551012
    Abstract: A wrist-worn flashlight can include a lighting unit attached to a wrist band for allowing a user to wear the device on the wrist and a remote control that attaches to a finger of the user for allowing the user to control the light unit by finger. The remote control may allow the user to power the lighting unit on/off and/or switch between multiple lighting modes. The wrist-worn flashlight can enable a user to operate and toggle between modes using the user's fingertips. The flashlight can illuminate a target and free both hands of the user to work on the target. Moreover, the flashlight can allow the user to directionally train the beam on the target as desired and control the beam without diverting it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Jerome Otto Schorr, III
  • Patent number: 10542603
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a wearable light-emitting device that can be used for safety warnings, cheering, and light show performing. The invention also refers to a control method that allows the wearer to perform different commands by waving her/his hand in left or right, up or down, forward or backward directions. In addition, the control method allows the wearer to turn off/on the light and change its color with simple actions such as closing and opening her/his hand. Furthermore, the invention allows the wearer to easily handle other objects or perform grasping tasks while wearing this device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Huynh Phong Pham
  • Patent number: 10539788
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system (100) comprising a head-mountable eye tracking sensor (116), a processor (110) coupled to said eye tracking sensor and at least one light source (120, 20?) under control of said processor, wherein the at least one light source is arranged to generate a configurable luminous distribution (10, 20) into a field of view of the wearer of the eye tracking sensor; and the processor is adapted to configure said luminous distribution in response to eye tracking data obtained from said eye tracking sensor. A method of controlling such a system and a computer program product for implementing such a method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Shrubsole, Luca Tiberi, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer, Ralf Gertruda Hubertus Voncken
  • Patent number: 10539312
    Abstract: An item of clothing in the form of a jacket provides enhanced visibility for a cyclist. A right detection device is configured to identify a raising of a right arm and a right indictor light (103) is configured to indicate in response to the raising of the right arm. Similarly, a left detection device is configured to identify the raising of a left arm and a left indicator light 104 is configured to indicate in response to the raising of the left arm. A housing contains a power supply and a control circuit and a pocket is provided in the jacket for supporting the housing. Wires extend from the housing to the detection devices and indicators and these wires are restrained within seams used to construct the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventor: Mark Jonathan Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10520179
    Abstract: A metalized layer can be used as a light source with a light effect material and a transparent space to create a reflected light material viewing effect in which a viewer perceives reflected light as a dispersed light effect viewing pattern rather than as a reflective light pattern viewing the same light path with the light effect material removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 10517379
    Abstract: This fastening element for magnetically fastening an electronic module is configured to be fixed to a support, the support having a recess, the electronic module including a radioelectric antenna and a display screen, the radioelectric antenna having a characteristic wavelength, the display screen being visible through the recess when the fastening element is fixed to the support and fastened to the electronic module, the fastening element being configured to be fixed around the recess, wherein the fastening element comprises several portions, at least some portions being separate from each other by a respective gap for emission and/or reception of radio waves by the radioelectric antenna, and wherein at least one portion has a length depending on the characteristic wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Wear TRBL
    Inventors: Olivier Levy, Mélusine Pigeon
  • Patent number: 10495489
    Abstract: An item monitoring system including a bladder including a body with a hollow interior configured to be filled with a fluid is described. The system includes an energy generation mechanism connected to the bladder and including a tube equipped with a wire core or surrounded by a wire coil in fluid communication with the bladder, and a magnetic item movably disposed within the tube. The system includes a light source electrically connected to the energy generation mechanism. Displacement of the fluid from the bladder into the tube moves the magnetic item within the tube, thereby generating an electrical current to emit a light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Jones, Aaron Vasgaard, Nicholaus Adam Jones, Robert James Taylor
  • Patent number: 10480720
    Abstract: PCBs, PCB components and PCB assemblies are provided with mounting configurations and structures for reducing Z height dimensions of the PCB assemblies and, in some instances, for improving thermal conductivity of the PCB components and assemblies. The active illumination device/source or other PCB components (e.g., camera modules and LED packages) are affixed to a mounting substrate that has a top surface that is physically and electrically mounted to a bottom surface of a PCB, with at least a portion of the active illumination device/source being concurrently positioned within one or more holes in the PCB. A thermal interface in contact with at least the mounting substrate can also be used for dissipating heat from the PCB components and PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Kirk Price, Christopher John McMillan, Rachel Leigh Peters
  • Patent number: 10455907
    Abstract: A bracelet for a timepiece comprising at least a first strap section and a second strap section, each strap section comprising a first end adapted to be joined to a watchcase and a second end joined to a foldable clasp. The foldable clasp is arranged such that it exhibits an unfolded state, in which the second ends are at a maximum separation, and a folded state, in which the second ends are maintained at a minimum separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GEOSATIS S.A.
    Inventors: José Carlos Fernandes Demetrio, Anita Durand, Christophe Pierre, Vincent Praplan
  • Patent number: 10448682
    Abstract: The illuminated safety harness is a garment. The illuminated safety harness is worn as personal protective equipment. The illuminated safety harness is configured for use with a bicycle. The bicycle is further defined with a handlebar. A rider rides the bicycle. The illuminated safety harness provides a plurality of illuminated traffic control signals that indicates an intention to change the direction of travel of the bicycle. The plurality of illuminated traffic control signals are wirelessly controlled. The wireless control of the plurality of illuminated traffic control signals is accessible from the handlebar of the bicycle. The illuminated safety harness comprises a harness and a safety circuit. The harness forms the garment worn by the rider. The safety circuit generates the plurality of illuminated traffic control signals. The portion of the safety circuit mounts on the handlebar. A portion of the safety circuit mounts on the harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Barry Owens
  • Patent number: 10441217
    Abstract: An eyewear set is provided, including: an eyewear; and a signal processing unit that is attachable to and detachable from a bridge of the eyewear, where the signal processing unit includes: an enclosure; a first electrode and a second electrode that are provided outside the enclosure and detect a biomedical signal of a wearer who is wearing the eyewear; a signal processing portion that is arranged inside the enclosure and processes the biomedical signal; a transmitting portion that is arranged inside the enclosure and transmits a processing result according to the signal processing portion to an external device; a power supply portion that is arranged inside the enclosure and supplies electrical power to the signal processing portion and the transmitting portion; and a mounting portion that attachably and detachably mounts the enclosure on the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: JINS HOLDINGS Inc.
    Inventor: Taiki Komoda
  • Patent number: 10405588
    Abstract: Safety vests and garments are for enhancing the visibility of a wearer in low-light, poor vision conditions. The safety garment has a first reflective layer, a second layer of reflective tape, physically attaching Electro Illuminating Wire under the inside edge of the reflect tape that maybe sewn or glued secures the Electro Illuminating Wire in place. Electro Illuminating Wire is then connected to a standard battery pack of old circuitry. The Electro Illumination Wire and glue are available on the market, Electro Illuminating Wire is old circuitry, prior art. Physically attaching the electro illuminating wire to safety garments creates a new environment, new area for a brighter and versatile safety garment. The electro illuminating wire adds greater visibility to safety garments. Wearers have the option to turn on a bright solid light or bright blinking light, simply by pressing a button, adding even greater visibility to wearers and stopping injury or even death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Rayma Charlene Wright
  • Patent number: 10405640
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to visibility-enhancing objects and systems. These embodiments include visibility-enhancing portions can include a reflective portion and/or a light source. In some embodiments, a connecter is adapted to removably attach a visibility-enhancing portion to a container. Such containers can include at least one strap, and the visibility-enhancing portion can be arranged between the container and one a strap, to extend at least partially beyond a perimeter of the container to increase visibility of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Kim Coleman
  • Patent number: 10398181
    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: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mangata, LLC
    Inventor: Mary Tiffin
  • 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