With Wearing Apparel Or Body Support Patents (Class 362/103)
  • Patent number: 12010769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit for controlling light sources for a luminous garment, such as footwear, jackets, trousers, caps, belts. The circuit comprises an electric power source, such as a battery, a processor, one or more light sources and a switch. The processor and the light sources are powered by the electric power source. The light sources are connected to the processor, which controls their turning on and turning off, for example selectively based on a light program. The switch is connected to both the electric power source and the processor, and can be operated by the user in order to switch the processor on and off. The circuit is advantageously configured so that the electric resistance inside the processor, between the contact with the switch and the contact with the positive pole of the electric power source, is higher than the circuit resistance upstream of the processor itself, i.e. the resistance between the electric power source and the contact of the processor with the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: GEOX S.p.A.
    Inventors: Mario Moretti Polegato, Giuliano Gallo
  • Patent number: 11882923
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a hand strap apparatus for securing a mobile device relative to user's hand and methods of using the same. In various embodiments, the hand strap apparatus comprises a backhand strap plate configured for positioning against a backhand portion the user's hand based on an engagement of a strap mechanism with the user's hand; a backhand mount component configured to receive a mobile device to secure the mobile device in a mounted position relative to the backhand strap plate; a finger mount component configured to receive a detachable ring mount attachment in an attached position relative to the hand strap apparatus; wherein the backhand mount component is in electronic communication with the finger mount component such that, when the ring mount attachment is in the attached position, operation of the mobile device is controlled by a trigger button of the ring mount attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Quinton Eduard Theron
  • Patent number: 11719925
    Abstract: A user-wearable fluorescence based visualization system comprising a multi-light lamp assembly that provides for the selected output of light using multiple light emitting sources, wherein the outputted light may be tailored to generate response wavelength by the interaction of the emitted light and a tissue illuminated by the emitted light, through the process of fluorescence, and a viewing system that allows a practitioner view the fluorescent light generated by the tissue, and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Liviu Steier, Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 11561002
    Abstract: It is disclosed a fabric (10) comprising a main layer (1), at least one LED (2) and a supporting element (3), wherein said at least one LED (2) is arranged on a coupling surface (3a) of said supporting element (3), and wherein said coupling surface (3a) is coupled to the inner surface (1a) of said main layer (1), said supporting element (3) comprising a plurality of electrical connections (4) to electrically connect said at least one LED (2) to a logic control unit (6) configured to control said at least one LED (2) in function of a sensing signal coming from a sensing device (7), said main layer (1) being provided with at least one opening (5) arranged in correspondence of said at least one LED (2) for allowing the light emitted by said at least one LED (2) to pass therethrough. It is further disclosed an article comprising the above mentioned fabric (10) and a process for producing the fabric (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: SANKO TEKSTIL ISLETMELERI SAN. VETIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Ozgur Cobanoglu, Fehim Caglar, Serkan Mert, Deniz Iyidogan, Adnan Kocamer, Hakan Dincer, Ertug Erkus
  • Patent number: 11473741
    Abstract: A LED light with built-in Air flow device has AC-to-DC circuit to get DC current to supply power to LED or LEDs and-to charge inside rechargeable batteries and to the inside air flow related device or other product(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 11400359
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mouthguard with light emitting function. The mouthguard with light emitting function includes an occlusion unit which is bitten by teeth between the maxilla and the mandible of a wearer. A front end of the occlusion unit is provided with a protector which includes a holding chamber. The mouthguard also includes a lower cap, which is disposed in the holding chamber of the protector; an electric module, which is disposed in the lower cap and includes a control circuit, light emitting devices and a push button; and an upper cap, which covers the electric module to clip and fix with the lower cap. By pressing the push button, the light emitting devices are activated to emit light, thereby achieving the effect of alerting and highlighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LIAN HSING PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Hsing Lin
  • Patent number: 11333905
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for a hinge feed antenna of eyewear, are disclosed. One apparatus includes a front frame, a temple arm, and a hinge rotatably connecting the front frame and the temple arm. For an embodiment, the temple arm includes a circuit assembly including at least a radio that supports wireless communication. For an embodiment, the front frame includes one or more antennas traces, wherein the hinge conductively connects the circuit assembly to the one or more antenna traces, and wherein the hinge in combination with the one or more antenna traces form one or more antennas for supporting the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Ce Zhang, Bruno Cendon Martin, Jen Davis-Wilson, Geng Ye
  • Patent number: 11297886
    Abstract: A safety vest includes a vest body having front, back and sides, a light source, including a battery pack with at least one LED and a light flange, the light flange comprising a flat member mounted in proximity to the at least one LED such that light shining from the LED onto the flat member will light up the flat member, wherein the light source is removably mounted to the vest body such that the flat member provides a safety light mounted to the vest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Coast Cutlery Co.
    Inventors: Todd Ernst, Brian Sheehy
  • Patent number: 11291260
    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: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    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: 11274818
    Abstract: A desired design is created by use of clear and opaque sections and then illuminated by a light material viewing effect in an article of manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Carmen Rapisarda
  • Patent number: 11272761
    Abstract: A novel tracking system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a long-range tracking device is incorporated into a removable footwear insole and a short-range tracking device is incorporated into another removable footwear insole. The long-range tracking device includes a location determining device, a wireless communication device, and a power source. In a more particular embodiment, the location determining device is a GPS receiver, and the communication device is a cellular modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: GTX Corp
    Inventors: Patrick E. Bertagna, Andrew Hamish Duncan, Li Wang, Adam Solis
  • Patent number: 11262054
    Abstract: A compact light device includes a housing containing an integrated circuit board having a number of components thereon including at least one high CRI LED, a timer for controlling illumination time of the LED, and a switch for activating illumination of the at least one LED. A front face of the housing has openings for receiving lens covers for each LED and an actuator button for operating the switch on the circuit board. A removable spring biased clip allows the light device to be conveniently attached and removed from all types of articles and objects. A battery drawer slides out from the housing to allow replacement of batteries used for powering the components on the circuit board. One or more adhesive pads on the bottom of the housing enable mounting of the light device to any flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: LOTTA-LITE, LLC
    Inventor: Hardeep Melamed
  • Patent number: 11262064
    Abstract: A wrist band system includes a body having a first strap integral with a second strap, the first strap and the second strap joining at a top face and having a side face; an opening extending through the thickness of the top face a housing extending from an outer surface of the first strap, the housing having a port; a plurality of lights secured to the side face; and a power source disposed within the body and conductively coupled to both the port and the plurality of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Boyd
  • Patent number: 11259576
    Abstract: A high visibility safety vest assembly includes first and second elongated illumination assemblies positioned on a front portion of a vest, and third and fourth elongated illumination assemblies positioned on a rear portion of the vest. The vest includes a material layer. A high visibility safety vest assembly also includes a power supply having a rechargeable battery and supported by the vest. A control device is electrically coupled with the power supply and each of the first, second, third and fourth elongated illumination assemblies. The control device is configured to selectively facilitate provision of electrical power from the power supply to the first, second, third and fourth elongated illumination assemblies. The first, second, third and fourth elongated illumination assemblies are positioned such that, when the vest is donned by a person standing upright, each of the first, second, third and fourth elongated illumination assemblies are generally vertically oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Donald Nicholas Campbell
  • Patent number: 11253012
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating and using sensor system in articles of apparel are provided. The system may include an apparel piece sized and dimensioned to be worn on a user and a sensor system integrated with the apparel piece. The sensor system may include at least one stretchable capacitive sensor positioned on the apparel piece so as to measure a biometric parameter of the user when the apparel piece is worn, an illumination system configured to provide illumination in a specified illumination area based on the measured biometric parameter of the user, and a control module to control one or more settings of the illumination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Walker
  • Patent number: 11258211
    Abstract: There is described a method of establishing an electrical connection through a flexible planar material. The method involves attaching an intermediate coupling element to the flexible planar material so as to align an aperture defined by the intermediate coupling element with a hole through the flexible planar material, and coupling an electrical connector to the intermediate coupling element so as to permit electrical connection through the flexible planar material. In this way, the intermediate coupling element can be attached to the garment during the garment manufacture process, and subsequently the electrical connector can be coupled to the intermediate coupling element separately from the main garment manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AB CONNECTORS LTD.
    Inventors: Marcus Davies, Andrew Gardner, David Whitworth
  • Patent number: 11256298
    Abstract: A display device includes a substrate and a connector. The substrate includes a display area, a first pad area, and a second pad area. The display area has a plurality of pixels. The first pad area and the second pad area are adjacent respective sides of the display area and are connected to different ones of the pixels. The connector connects the first pad area and the second pad area when the substrate is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hae-Kwan Seo
  • Patent number: 11234416
    Abstract: A lighted pet harnessing device for illuminating an area in front of a pet includes a harness that is configured to couple to a pet and a leash. A lighting module that is coupled to a front of the harness is configured to illuminate an area in front of the pet when the harness is coupled to the pet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Albert Kornegay, Aislinn Kornegay
  • Patent number: 11215349
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a lamp bead and a lamp strip. The lamp bead includes a packaging housing, one or more LED lamps and an LED lamp driving chip; the LED lamps and the LED lamp driving chip are arranged in the packaging housing; and a power positive pole connection terminal, a signal connection terminal and a power negative pole connection terminal which are arranged longitudinally are exposed on an outer side of the bottom of the packaging housing. In the disclosure, through the packaging structure of the power positive pole connection terminal, the signal connection terminal and the power negative pole connection terminal which are arranged longitudinally, during wiring, power positive pole connection terminals of all beads are in a straight line, power negative pole connection terminals thereof are in a straight line, and signal connection terminals thereof are in a straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TAIRAN LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingxiang Wu
  • Patent number: 11208743
    Abstract: A seam connecting fabric edges is formed by surrounding a first fabric edge with a first plush material strip suitable for the attachment of a hooked material. The first plush material strip defines a first front surface and a first rear surface. A second fabric edge is surrounded with a second plush material strip having a second front surface and a second rear surface. A single strip of a hooked material is deployed behind the first rear surface and the second rear surface. Then, with the first surrounded edge substantially in contact with the second surrounded edge, a force is applied to engage hooks of the single strip of hooked material with said first rear surface and said second rear surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventor: Richard Sturman
  • Patent number: 11185116
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to an apparel item having an integrated lighting system and method of forming the apparel item having the integrated lighting system. The integrated lighting system comprises a power supply unit affixed to the apparel item, one or more light arrays having visible light sources affixed to the apparel item, and one or more conductive traces affixed to the apparel item, where the conductive traces extend from the power supply unit to the light arrays and electrically couple the two such that the light arrays are powered when the power supply unit is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimberly R. Fisher, Alice Fockele
  • Patent number: 11188094
    Abstract: A visual indicator system includes a sensor system, a visual indicator, a processing system coupled to the sensor system and the visual indicator, and a memory system that is coupled to the processing system and that includes instructions that, when executed by the processing system, cause the processing system to provide a visual indicator module. The visual indicator module receives first sensor data via the sensor system and determines based on the first sensor data that a first condition is satisfied. In response to the first condition being satisfied and via a first portion of the visual indicator, the visual indicator module provides a first visual indication that is associated with the first condition to a physical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Martin Patrick McEnroe, John Boehm, Eric Zavesky
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 CastaƱeda
  • 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: 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: 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: 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