With Wearing Apparel Or Body Support Patents (Class 362/103)
  • Patent number: 11178922
    Abstract: A wearable illumination device, including a main body to be disposed on a body of a user, a plurality of lights disposed on and within at least a portion of the main body to illuminate a surrounding area, the plurality of lights including a plurality of flashing portions disposed on and within at least a portion of the main body to illuminate the surrounding area, such that the plurality of flashing portions flash, and a power source disposed on at least a portion of the main body to provide power to the plurality of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Larry Allen
  • Patent number: 11184971
    Abstract: Devices, a set of devices, and methods are described to create coordinated, or synchronized, displays of colors by worn fashion accessories, such as necklaces, earrings, shoes, belts, and the like. A master device is defined that sends broadcast, wireless commands to slave devices, which respond with colors and timing in a synchronized way, typically to enhance the experiences of the wearers. Synchronization may include simultaneous lighting, sequential lighting, the same color or coordinated colors. A group ID in messages is defined so that a first set of fashion accessories on a first group of wearers may be controlled by one master, while a nearby second set of fashion accessories worn by a second set of wearers controlled by a second master do not conflict. Operation, including changes from a standby state to an operational state is automatic, using, for example motion detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Kim Rubin
  • Patent number: 11176854
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes an illuminating component set, a controlling circuit coupled to the illuminating component set, and a communication circuit electrically coupled to the controlling circuit. The controlling circuit further includes a storage and a processor electrically connected to the storage. The communication circuit is configured for receiving a picture transmitted by an input device and storing the picture into the storage. The processor selectively drives the illuminating component set to emit light according to a controlling signal and the picture. The illuminating device can be configured on a wearable object, so that the wearable object can be controlled to emit light by the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Shen-Ko Tseng
  • Patent number: 11166369
    Abstract: A light radiation emitting device including at least one LED-type device capable of generating a light radiation in a predefined wavelength range and having two electrical contact pads, and a support delimited by first and second opposite sides defining together a thickness of the support, the support supporting at least one LED luminous device and at least one conductive electric track. The electric track is formed of conductive wires. All or part of the conductive wires are bonded to the support along all or part of their length. All or part of the conductive wires have at least one contact portion exposed towards at least one of the first and second sides of the support. Each of the contact pads of the LED-type device is positioned opposite a contact portion of one of the conductive wires and is electrically connected to the contact portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Eric Eymard, Christophe Mathieu, Jerome Deschamps
  • Patent number: 11151860
    Abstract: A hand protection method is provided that detects hand self-motion information and relative motion information between the hand and surrounding objects. The method also contemplates evaluating a risk level of the hand injured by surrounding objects according to the detected self-motion information and the detected relative motion information. An alarm is sounded if the risk rises above a predetermined risk level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Zhijia Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yongliang An, Ke Xie
  • Patent number: 11150692
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing. The housing may be characterized by a vertical axis and may have housing structures such as cylindrical housing structures with a cylindrical surface. A speaker may be mounted in the housing to provide sound through openings in the housing structures. A visual output device may be mounted in the housing to provide light through openings in the housing structures. The visual output device may include an electrophoretic display, a light-emitting diode display, or other display with an array of pixels that display images or may include other components for emitting light. During operation, voice commands may be received by a microphone in the device and action taken based on the commands and other information. The action taken may include playing sound with the speaker and providing visual output with the visual output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Jie Gu
  • Patent number: 11147943
    Abstract: A vehicle nightlight assembly for soothing a child in a vehicle includes a light emitting unit is positionable on a car seat for a child in a vehicle. The light emitting unit emits light at an intensity of no greater than 20.0 lumens. In this way the light emitting unit can soothe a child in the car seat while simultaneously avoiding negatively affecting night vision of a driver of the vehicle. A magnet is coupled to the light emitting unit. A disk is provided and the disk is positionable against an opposite side of the child car seat with respect to the magnet. In this way the magnet magnetically engages the disk for removably retaining the light emitting unit on the child car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Demetrius Lumpkin, Kimberly Lumpkin
  • Patent number: 11071497
    Abstract: A wearable medical device includes a frame and a lens coupled to the frame. The lens is configured to be positioned proximate eyes of a user. At least one lamp device is coupled to the frame. The at least one lamp device emits light forward from the frame. A controller activates and controls the at least one lamp device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason D. Hallack, Thomas S. Wright, Joshua D. Lintz, Kurtis L. Geerlings, Bradley R. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 11066008
    Abstract: An illuminable vehicle component and a method for illuminating a vehicle component includes a vehicle component including an A-surface, a photoluminescent or electroluminescent light source covering the A-surface, a pigmented layer coving the photoluminescent or electroluminescent light source, and an optional optically clear top coat covering the pigmented layer. When the photoluminescent or electroluminescent light source is not activated and is not emitting light, the pigmented layer has an opaque appearance. When the photoluminescent or electroluminescent light source is activated to emit light, light emitted from the photoluminescent or electroluminescent light source is transmitted through the pigmented layer and the optional optically clear top coat such that the illuminable vehicle component has an illuminated appearance and the component is illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nichole A. Verwys, Zachary Segraves
  • Patent number: 11015799
    Abstract: There is provided a device that requires the presence of a textile or fabric; and a flexible and conformable light source apparatus attached to the textile or fabric, where the light source apparatus requires: at least one light source; at least two conductive members having a first end and a second end, the first end is connected to the at least one light source and the second end is adapted to connect to a power source; and at least one transparent polymer layer that encapsulates the entirety of the at least one light source and at least part of the at least two conductive members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MAS Innovation (Private) Limited
    Inventors: Tharindu Athauda, Kireety Madiraju
  • Patent number: 11003145
    Abstract: There is provided an information display device making it possible to improve the reliability of a display against an external force. The information display device includes a case portion for displaying time information in a predetermined operation mode, and a band portion to be worn on an arm, and includes one piece of thin display inside the case portion and the band portion. Inside the band portion, the thin display, a metal sheet, and a resin sheet are laminated. The present technology can be applied to an information display device, etc., for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masakazu Mitsugi, Kenji Itoh, Seigo Yoneda, Masatomo Shimoyama, Masaki Miyamoto, Tomokazu Takase, Yoichi Ito
  • Patent number: 10962210
    Abstract: A headlamp which includes a pivoting lamp body is presented. The headlamp includes a support with a fixing for a retaining strip on the head of a user. The support has a horizontal base, a first left lateral part and a first right lateral part perpendicular to the base of the support. A lamp body has a light source associated with electrical circuits allowing the control and regulation of the light source. The lamp body is housed between the first and second lateral parts. The lamp body is fixed to the support by means of a mechanical connection combining a pivot function and a translation function to hold the lamp body as close as possible to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Zedel S.A.S.
    Inventors: Tiphaine Gagneux, Raphael Bortolotti
  • Patent number: 10935815
    Abstract: An embodiment includes eyewear having an optical element, electronic components, a support structure configured to support the optical element and the electronic components, and light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled to the electronic components and supported by the support structure. The LEDs are positioned to illuminate the support structure according to a lighting scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Julio Cesar Castañeda
  • Patent number: 10900647
    Abstract: A portable neck light for wearing on a user's neck is disclosed having a neck member adapted to fit around a user's neck, body members on each side of the neck member having a light source, a movable member between each end of the neck member and each body member allowing for the adjustment of each light source independently of the other, a power source and an on/off switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Walter R. Tucker Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Cacciabeve
  • Patent number: 10869733
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for use as a surgical headlamp is disclosed. A light emitting diode is positioned in a recess within a frustoconical, thermally-conductive heat sink that has a several circumferential ridges to provide a desired surface area for heat transfer. The diode and the heat sink are provided in a housing that also includes a fan for drawing ambient air into the housing to contact the heat sink and exhausting heated air. A lens is snap-fit into a slide that frictionally engages the interior of the housing, allowing a user to adjust the spacing between the light emitting diode and the lens as desired. Personal cooling apparatuses usable with the lighting apparatus are also described. Auxiliary undergown switches are also described as are personal cooling apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Clifton Learn
  • Patent number: 10856589
    Abstract: A safety garment includes a base layer, and a horizontal, first vertical, and second vertical strip attached to the base layer, and a first and second strip of lighting elements attached to the base layer. The first vertical strip forms at least a first intersection with the horizontal strip. The second vertical strip forms at least a second intersection with the horizontal strip. The first strip of lighting elements is positioned along an outer edge of the first vertical strip. The second strip of lighting elements is positioned along an outer edge of the second vertical strip. A wiring assembly is routed between the base layer and the horizontal strip. An end of the wiring assembly connects to an end of the first vertical strip at the first intersection. Another end of the wiring assembly connects to an end of the second vertical strip at the second intersection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Starlite Electric Inc.
    Inventor: William Lee
  • Patent number: 10856602
    Abstract: Adaptive output control is performed on the basis of sound and motion. Footwear includes a sensor portion that detects motion of the footwear, a transmission portion that transmits sensor data detected by the sensor portion to an external apparatus, a reception portion that receives an output control signal based on sound data and the sensor data from the external apparatus, and an output portion that performs output based on the output control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NO NEW FOLK STUDIO INC.
    Inventor: Yuya Kikukawa
  • Patent number: 10861297
    Abstract: A wearable lighting system includes a first wireless communications device such as a transmitter disposed within a vehicle, a light-emitting device worn by a user, and a second wireless communications device such as a sensor. The sensor is worn by the user and is in wireless communication with the transmitter. The sensor is adapted to activate the light-emitting device when the sensor is greater than a threshold distance from the transmitter and adapted to deactivate the light-emitting device when the sensor is a less than or equal to the threshold distance from the transmitter, thereby causing the light-emitting device to automatically activate upon the user exiting the vehicle and automatically deactivate when the user returns to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Mark W. Jones
  • Patent number: 10849373
    Abstract: A garment includes a flexible layer of material configured to fit a contour of a body, a first length of an electro illuminating (EL) wire assembly is coupled to the flexible layer. The EL wire assembly includes a tubular sheath at least partially surrounding a second length of an EL wire. The tubular sheath includes a hollow interior and a water resistant outer surface. The outer surface includes one or more attachment tabs extending away from the outer surface. The EL wire assembly is attached to the garment via the one or more attachment tabs. A battery pack includes an electrical energy storage device electrically coupled to the EL wire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Rayma Charlene Wright
  • Patent number: 10842234
    Abstract: An illuminated accessory. The illuminated accessory includes a housing that may be elastic, a power source inside the housing, electric lights connected to the power source, and a power switch to control the electric lights and/or other components of the illuminated accessory, such as a camera, a microphone, a clock, and/or a timer. The illuminated accessory may be configured to wrap around a wrist of an individual and worn as a bracelet, and/or may be configured to wrap around a device, such as a hair trimmer, and used as a light source when performing an activity, such as trimming hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Alva Kenley Allan
  • Patent number: 10816187
    Abstract: A waist light assembly has a light housing including one or more light-emitting devices in the light housing, and a battery housing separate from the light housing, the battery housing being coupled to the light housing via an electrical wire. The waist light assembly may be used in combination with a waist belt, the waist belt having a front pad for securing the light housing and a rear pad for securing the battery housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Elite Creators, LLC
    Inventor: Bryce Thatcher
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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