Head Covering Or Clamp Patents (Class 362/105)
  • Patent number: 10401004
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a main body including a belt-shaped portion mounted along a circumferential direction of a head of a wearer, a storage case provided in the main body and positioned in a forehead region of the wearer when the lighting device is mounted on the wearer, and a light source unit that is incorporated in the storage case and includes a light emitting diode (LED) substrate on which a plurality of LED light sources is mounted. The light source unit includes a condensing lens for condensing light emitted from the plurality of LED light sources, a reflecting mirror for deflecting light emitted from the condensing lens and reflecting the light toward an affected part of a patient, and a radiator plate that radiates heat generated from the LED substrate and extends from a forehead region toward a parietal region of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Koyama
  • Patent number: 10390578
    Abstract: Guard padding with sensor is provided, including a cushion pad and a sensor. The cushion pad has auxetic structure and is manufactured by a 3D printing process. The cushion pad has a slot at a side thereof. The sensor manufactured by the 3D printing process is disposed in the slot. The sensor is a pressure sensor, a humidity sensor or a temperature sensor. The pressure sensor generates a pressure signal, the humidity sensor generates a humidity signal and the temperature sensor generates a temperature signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chia-Chen Kuo, Mao-Jiun Wang, Chun Zhang, Hsu-Pin Wang, Kan Wang
  • Patent number: 10357146
    Abstract: A headlight device that can be mounted to a surgical face shield, helmet, or other type of headgear with dual-sided peel and stick adhesive or magnets allowing for various mounting locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: William Fiebel, Christopher Kanel, Paul Lacotta, Steve Lucey, Todd Robinson
  • Patent number: 10349695
    Abstract: An illuminable helmet assembly is disclosed. The helmet assembly may include a helmet body having an outer shell, an energy management layer and a fit system. A light diffuser is coupled to an outer surface of the helmet body, the diffuser having an illumination surface with an outer perimeter and defining a footprint of the illumination surface extending inward from the illumination surface to a center of the helmet body. A light source is positioned adjacent to and in some cases outside of the outer perimeter and the footprint of the illumination surface. The light source is positioned to emit light toward the illumination surface at an acute angle to the illumination surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc
    Inventors: David M. Thompson, Samuel Kass
  • Patent number: 10355402
    Abstract: Connector inserts and connector receptacles that have a small form factor, readily mate when brought into proximity to each other, and disconnect when subjected to a non-axial force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brett W. Degner, Bradley J. Hamel, Christopher J. Stringer, Christiaan A. Ligtenberg, David H. Narajowski, Kristopher P. Laurent, Mahmoud R. Amini, Michael E. Leclerc
  • Patent number: 10344963
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a headphone assembly having a customizable ear cups. Specifically, a user may customize an outer surface of an ear cup assembly by selecting one or more of color to be illuminated on the outer surface and an insert. The insert further diffuses the illuminate light. A trim ring that secures the insert is configured to overlay the lightpipe and a portion of an ear cup subassembly regardless of the presence of the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Darius Mobed, Joel H. Miller, Joseph Titlow, Jesse Flack, Lee Zamir
  • Patent number: 10342277
    Abstract: A safety light helmet is a helmet with a light affixed to the top center of the helmet for 360-degree visibility by other riders and vehicles when passing a rider wearing the helmet. The safety light detaches immediately during a collision without causing injury to the rider. The safety light helmet has a plurality of light bulbs operative for displaying a plurality of light patterns. The light is rechargeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Darryl William Munns
  • Patent number: 10289160
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated intelligent head-mounted device comprising a frame mounted on a helmet in a detachable manner, on which a control circuit, a safety detection sensor, a loudspeaker, a microphone and a power supply are disposed or mounted. The integrated intelligent head-mounted device further comprises a health detection sensor disposed inside the helmet. The control circuit is provided with a wireless communication module and a positioning module and electrically connected to the health detection sensor, the video camera, the safety detection sensor, the loudspeaker, the microphone and the power supply. The device can be easily mounted and dismounted on a safety helmet and can monitor the physical condition and ambient condition of the wearer in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Kin Yung Chan
  • Patent number: 10281709
    Abstract: In one aspect, a handheld lighting system is disclosed, which comprises a handheld housing extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and a light module disposed at least partially in the housing. The handheld lighting system further includes a removable and replaceable power module that is coupled to the housing (e.g., it is at least partially disposed within the housing) and is electrically coupled to the light module, e.g., through a pair of electrical leads, for providing electrical power thereto. Light intensity from the light module may be controlled from a knob on the power module. Various adapters can allow the lighting system to attach to a multitude of medical, industrial, dental or veterinary endoscopes or other instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Acera, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas V. Root, Michael Cook, Thomas Davis, Michael S. Epstein, Carlton Jones, David Leo
  • Patent number: 10271601
    Abstract: The helmet has a cap, and a turning assembly and a fastening device assembled on the cap. The helmet is formed as an integral whole and has a simplified and compact structure. A camera is mounted to the fastening device and is held by a lower holder and an upper holder of the turning assembly. A locking panel of the fastening device allows the camera to be easily and quickly mounted onto the cap via the fastening device or removed from the fastening device. With a locking member engaging in or disengaging from one of multiple engaging recesses of a corresponding guiding rod of the turning assembly, a position of the camera relative to the cap can be also easily and quickly adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Tzu-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10215369
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a light source unit having a light source portion configured to mount a light source thereon, and a light distribution angle adjusting means coupled to the light source portion and configured to change an irradiation range of the light source. The light distribution angle adjusting means includes a reflector provided with a spiral guide portion in a peripheral surface thereof and configured to reflect a light emitted from the light source, a movable body having an engaging portion configured to slidably engage the guide portion and a control portion configured to limit a direction of a movement to a rotation axis direction of the reflector, a support configured to support a movement of the movable body in the rotation axis direction of the reflector, and an optical component secured to the movable body and configured to change a light path of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shinichi Fujisawa, Takuya Nagai
  • Patent number: 10201204
    Abstract: A light-emitting helmet is provided. The helmet includes a main body, a number of fixing members, and a number of light-emitting lamp strips. The main body includes a shell and inner layer. The shell includes an outer surface and a number of grooves defining in the outer surface. The fixing members are secured in the inner layer. The lamp strips are detachably mounted in the grooves by the fixing frames respectively. In addition, a light-emitting helmet manufacturing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Bo Zheng, Yong-Zheng Ye, Jie Tian, Zhi-Ming Li, Xiang-Ling Yi
  • Patent number: 10188166
    Abstract: Implementations of a helmet mounted lighting system are provided. In some implementations, the lighting system may be mounted to a helmet, hard hat, and/or other type of protective headwear. In some implementations, the lighting system acts as a safety device when mounted to a protective headwear by providing illumination which serves as a visual indicator of the wearer's presence and/or location. In some implementations, the lighting system may comprise a mounting plate, a cover, a battery, and a printed circuit board (PCB). In some implementations, the PCB may comprise a logic board, one light emitting diode (LED), a capacitor, and/or a switch. Together, the mounting plate and cover form a housing that encases the battery and the PCB. In some implementations, the bottom side of the mounting plate may be contoured for attachment to the curved exterior surface of a protective headwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Trent Zimmer
  • Patent number: 10151452
    Abstract: A variable focus lighting fixture includes a fixed sleeve assembly, a moveable sleeve assembly, a light emitting unit, a lens and an actuation assembly. The moveable sleeve assembly penetrates into the fixed sleeve assembly and moves relative to the fixed sleeve assembly. The light emitting unit is secured onto the fixed sleeve assembly. The lens is secured onto the moveable sleeve assembly. The actuation assembly is connected between the moveable sleeve assembly and the fixed sleeve assembly. The actuation assembly includes a spiral curve slot and a sliding pin penetrating into the spiral curve slot. When the moveable sleeve assembly rotates along a central axis of the moveable sleeve assembly, the sliding pin moves along the spiral curve slot to drive the moveable sleeve assembly to move along the axial direction thereof. Accordingly, the projection path of the light from the light emitting unit through the lens is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Hsin-Chieh Huang, Shun Wang, Shun-Wen Teng
  • Patent number: 10101006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wearable mining lamp with uniform auxiliary lights, comprising a main light source and a main lamp cup. The mining lamp further comprises auxiliary light sources and auxiliary lamp cups for mounting the auxiliary light sources; the side wall of the auxiliary lamp cup has a reflecting effect, the reflecting surfaces are flat surfaces, and the side wall is in the form of a rearward tapering horn. The miniature lamp cup structure disclosed by the present invention can regulate the low-beam projection in a predefined area to provide uniform illumination without light spots and shadow interferences, so as to provide a high-quality illumination environment for low-beam operation and meet the requirements of close-range observation or operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Wuhan Kinyun Science & Technology Development Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Honghua Wang, Chunhua Wang, Liangke Yu, Chengbo Wan
  • Patent number: 10030864
    Abstract: Helmets and helmet lighting systems for use in demanding environments, such as fire, rescue, police and military applications. The helmets and systems provide one or more of high levels of light emission, long operational life, waterproofing/ability to operate in wet or submerged environments and relatively low weight. In some configurations, a helmet comprises a lighting system including an exterior layer and an interior layer applied to a shell of the helmet. In some configurations, a lighting module having an internal layer and an exterior layer is attached to an underlying helmet. In some configurations, a lighting system includes pods and/or strips containing a source of light. The pods or strips can be attached to an underlying helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Vernon Lombard
  • Patent number: 10012364
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light diffuser casing comprising an enclosure defining a cavity and provided with a closable opening configured to enable a headlamp to be inserted inside the casing. A light diffuser is arranged in the casing to receive a light beam coming from the headlamp and to make said beam diffuse on the enclosure. The light diffuser is made from a translucent or transparent material so that said beam passes through it, and the enclosure is made from a translucent material. The invention also relates to a method for using the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZEDEL
    Inventor: Raphaƫl Lanez
  • Patent number: 9968417
    Abstract: A hands-free lighting system comprising: a master control unit, a light unit, and a remote control unit. The master control unit is configured for controlling the operation of a remote light unit based on a signal received from a remote control unit. The light unit comprising at least one light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Raptor Inventions, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Landon Johnson, Stegen David Phillips
  • Patent number: 9896677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the purification of vitamin K-dependent blood coagulation factors, such as Factor IX (FIX). In particular, the invention provides a method for purifying Factor IX having a desired content of gamma-carboxyglutamic acid from a sample comprising a mixture of species of said Factor IX having different contents of gamma-carboxyglutamic acid, said method comprising the steps of: (a) loading said Factor IX sample onto an immunoaffinity chromatography material coupled to a binding moiety for gamma-carboxyglutamic acid; (b) eluting said Factor IX; and (c) selecting a fraction obtained from said elution wherein the polypeptides in the fraction have the desired content of gamma-carboxyglutamic acids; characterized in that the total concentration of Factor IX within said sample exceeds the binding ability of the immunoaffinity chromatography material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Jais Rose Bjelke
  • Patent number: 9885471
    Abstract: A multiple electronic tag holder includes a housing adapted to hold a plurality of electronic tags. Circuitry adapted to electrically engage a battery and the plurality of electronic tags, so that the plurality of electronic tags are powered by the battery, is positioned within the housing. A printed circuit board may optionally be provided and positioned within the housing to power the electronic tags and provide the multiple electronic tag holder with additional functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Dirsa, Jeff Keisling, Robert Baran, Joseph Bobbin, John Devaney
  • Patent number: 9874342
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a gas warning head lamp, including a helmet and a head lamp, wherein the head lamp includes a lamp holder assembly, a power control compartment and a sheathed wire. The helmet is provided with a snapping seat, and the lamp holder assembly is snapped into the snapping seat on the helmet. The power control compartment includes an upper cover of the compartment, a main power supply housing, a battery pack and a control panel; wherein the upper cover and the main power supply housing are assembled together in a sealed explosion-proof configuration to form a housing of the power control compartment. The battery pack and the control panel are electrically connected to each other by a built-in line. An end of the sheathed wire is electrically connected to the control panel, and the other end of the sheathed wire is connected to the lamp holder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ningbo Kingdun Electronic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xueyong Liu, Fulong Zhu
  • Patent number: 9835789
    Abstract: An operational element receives manipulation and moves relative to a base. A light source emits light. A visor is extended from the base and is located on an upper side of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Arceo, Cary Horvath, Gareth Webb
  • Patent number: 9829182
    Abstract: A bicycle light system has front and rear (white and red) lights with mounting brackets to secure on a bicycle helmet. A battery is contained in the rear light casing, with an electrical cord extending between the front and rear light casings. The front light casing has controls for both front and rear lights, which can include different power levels and preferably a flash mode for the front light. Helmet or headstrap mountings for the front and rear light casings have a quick-release feature enabling the lights to be easily and quickly removed from the helmet or headstrap, such as for recharging. Multiple selectable lights can be included in the front light assembly. In an embodiment, any of a series of different front light assemblies can be plugged into the rear assembly. For marine use appropriate light colors can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Christopher McCaslin, Daniel T. Emerson, Theodore Dale Masek, Jr., Beau Jesse Robertson
  • Patent number: 9795009
    Abstract: Described herein is a lighting system capable of responding to user input provided via proximity sensors. In some embodiments, proximity sensors are communicatively coupled to a processor capable of receiving input from the sensors. The sensors may be arranged in a row such that an object moving down the row proximate to the sensors may trigger each sensor sequentially. In some embodiments, the lighting system may alter a beam configuration or cycle between various lighting modes in response to receiving input from the proximity sensors. In some embodiments, the order in which the sensor input is received may be used to determine which lighting mode to cycle to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Coleman Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew G. Law
  • Patent number: 9791138
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to a lower housing element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Ken Braganca, Ken Koscheka, Bo Zhou
  • Patent number: 9726356
    Abstract: A headlamp includes a module assembly, a back of the module assembly including a geared portion, the geared portion including a plurality of grooves and protrusions, and the module assembly including a lighting module. The headlamp further includes a holder, the holder pivotally attached to the module assembly, and the holder includes a tab mounted on a flexible tab arm, the tab and flexible tab arm positioned such that the tab interfaces with the geared portion of the back, the module assembly being rotatable in relation to the holder, the tab ratcheting from one groove to another groove of the plurality of grooves, and the flexible tab arm flexing to allow the tab to pass over the protrusions of the geared portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Bowden Ormsbee, Richard N. Case, Michael C. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9717633
    Abstract: Lighted headgear, and more particularly lighted earwear such as earmuffs or headphones, is provided herein that are configured to mount or secure to a user's head while providing light forwardly thereof. The lighted headgear includes ear engaging or covering assemblies, which can be connected by a headband or other crown portion. The ear covering assemblies can include one or more light sources mounted thereto or can have a light module secured thereto to provide a user with hands-free lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Waters, Charles Waters
  • Patent number: 9717400
    Abstract: An illuminating lens for a medical headlamp, endoscope or exoscope, to generate an illuminating light bundle with variable light distribution includes a liquid lens with variable focal length to modify a focusing of the illuminating light bundle. The invention also relates to an observation device with an illuminating lens of this type as well as a method to generate an illuminating light bundle with variable light distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jan Dahmen
  • Patent number: 9693425
    Abstract: A wearable headlamp is provided that may provide improved illumination control and adjustability. The wearable headlamp may include a primary light-emitting diode (LED) configured to illuminate an area in front of the headlamp and a photosensor configured to detect the level of ambient light surrounding the headlamp and adjust the luminous flux of the light emitted by the primary LED accordingly. Additionally, the headlamp may include an alternate, red LED to provide illumination where the brightness of the primary LED is not suitable. Furthermore, both the primary LED and alternate LED may be secured within a pivotable lamp housing that enables the direction of the light emitted from the LEDs to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LED Lenser Corp. Ltd.
    Inventors: Stefan Feustel, Andre Kunzendorf
  • Patent number: 9593834
    Abstract: A head lamp device for wearing on a head and emitting lights outwardly is disclosed and comprises a cover member, a main control member, a sensing member, and at least two lamps. The main control member is mounted on the cover member. A receiving unit and a control unit are embedded in the main control member and electrically connected with each other wirelessly or wiredly. The sensing member is electrically connected with the main control member and installed in the cover member. The sensing member is detecting an inclined angle of the head and generating a signal for being transmitted to the main control member and received by the receiving unit. The lamps are electrically connected with the control unit. The lamps are controlled to turn on/off, adjust brightness, and change light-on/off priority by the control unit. The sensing member detects the change of the angle via moving the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 9568173
    Abstract: Lighted headgear is described having a light assembly mounted thereto. The light assembly includes a power source, a switch device, and one or more light sources. The light sources are mounted to the headgear within a transparent or translucent light holder configured to orient the light sources to project light along desired axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9532846
    Abstract: A medical light-source device for securing a long illumination time required for operations in the medical field, has an LED illumination section including an LED element; a holder to put the LED illumination section on a head of the operator; a battery power supply section that supplies power to the LED illumination section; a charger having an AC adaptor capable of being connected to a commercial power supply for charging the battery power supply section; and a battery holding belt to put the battery power supply section and the charger on the body of the operator. The battery holding belt has a switch section to switch on/off the LED illumination section and to adjust intensity of illumination of the LED element; and a control section to control a constant current, which is associated with the intensity of illumination, supplied to the LED illumination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9526287
    Abstract: Lighted headgear is described having a head-fitting portion with a light assembly mounted thereto. The light assembly includes a light source, a power source, and a switch device. The light source is mounted to the head-fitting portion to provide illumination forwardly and/or downwardly thereof. The head-fitting portion can include a loop of material so that the light assembly can be disposed therein to substantially conceal the light assembly from view with the light source thereof projecting through an opening the loop of material. A light module for mounting to the brim of headgear is also described that includes a housing sized to receive a light assembly therein including light sources, a power source, and a switch device. The light module includes a forwardly and downwardly projecting light mount having cavities therein to receive the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9469241
    Abstract: A portable lamp, such as a headlamp is presented. The lamp contains a light source comprising one or more sources for generating at least one light beam; a means for controlling the brightness of said at least one beam in response to a control information or a control signal; and a control unit for the purpose of generating said control information or said control signal. The control unit contains a photo sensor and a regulation circuit controlling a switch-off phase of one or more beams during a period not visible to the holder of the lamp. The switch off phase being combined with at least one measure of diversity made by means of the photo sensor(s) on the reflective ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Zedel S.A.
    Inventors: Fabien Genthon, Romain Pellat-Finet
  • Patent number: 9451671
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode system is sufficiently thin and poser efficient to permit its attachment to different configurations such as pocketbooks, brief bags, suitcases and the like. At least one side of the OLED material can have an attachment mechanism to facilitate attachment to a surface in the area to be lighted. The system may include a portable power source that provides electrical power to actuate the OLED material, causing it to generate light. A switch connected to the battery can control power to the OLED material to switch the light on and off. The switch can be manually operated or automatic. The low power consumption of embodiments of the OLED apparatus also provides for unique applications and uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: William Keene Wells
  • Patent number: 9400101
    Abstract: Wearable headlight devices and related methods are provided and can include a luminaire that can include a housing having a luminaire vent therein for receiving cooling air and a light source contained within the housing. An air moving device can be located outside of the luminaire for facilitating cooling air intake through the luminaire vent. An exhaust tube can be connected to the luminaire and the air moving device to facilitate air flow of the cooling air between the luminaire and the air moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: James Strong, Richard A. Tamburrino, John M. Ryan, Roger W. A. Leseberg, Ervin Goldfain, David M. Babson, David Stephens, Angelo Martellaro
  • Patent number: 9265295
    Abstract: A helmet mounted lighting apparatus including an identification or decorative shield that may be removably coupled with the helmet. The apparatus may include one or more of at least one light, at least one power source, a microcontroller, a switch and a heat dissipater. In at least one embodiment, the at least one power source does not protrude in front of a main surface area of the identification or decorative shield. The at least one light may be focused to point forward from the identification or decorative shield, such that the at least one light illuminates an area forward of the helmet focusing on a working area of a user. The at least one light may also point downward at an adjustable angle. The apparatus may include at least one location proximal to the identification or decorative shield to place the at least one light respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Highland Innovates, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Boulan
  • Patent number: 9234653
    Abstract: A medical headlamp having a front from which light is selectively emitted. The headlamp includes a beam origination portion that produces a light beam and an iris assembly, positioned in front of the beam origination portion, having a user accessible actuator and an iris, responsive to the actuator to block a user-selectable portion of the light beam. The iris is also responsive to the actuator to block none of the light beam, for maximum efficiency, when a user so selects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9215782
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a medical light source device capable of securing a long illumination time required to use in operations in the medical field, and the medical light source device that is worn on the body of an operator to apply light to a target portion of the medical treatment is to cause an illumination section 81 to be worn on the body of the operator with a holder 7, and is provided with an acceleration sensor 80 that detects a motion of the operator, where a control section 84 controls a supply of current from a power supply section to the illumination section 81, while controlling to reduce illuminance of the illumination section 81 or to halt the passage of current to the illumination section 81 when the acceleration sensor 80 detects acceleration of a predetermined value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignees: ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9206977
    Abstract: An illumination assembly structured to be supported on an individual, including a garment worn by the individual, having a base connectable to the garment and an adjustment assembly connected to the base. An illumination source is connected to the adjustment assembly and moveable therewith relative to the base. The adjustment assembly is disposed in movable interconnecting relation between the illumination source and the base and is cooperatively structured therewith to facilitate adjustable, multi-directional movement and multi-positional placement of the illumination source on the base. The base may be removably connected to a mounting structure connected to the garment, wherein the mounting structure is dimensioned and configured to be unobtrusive when not connected to the base and disposed in underlying relation to an over garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Kendel C. Cain
  • Patent number: 9194548
    Abstract: In a lighting apparatus comprising a light source housing is pivoted on a clip that can attach alternatively to a head strap adapter or to an adapter secured to a night vision goggle mounting plate. The clip includes a horizontal member having a bracket on the light source housing is rotatable, a pair of spaced, upwardly extending, tabs, and a vertical member extending upward from a location between the tabs. The upwardly extending tabs enter slots on the bottom of the adapter or mounting base, and a rib on the top of the adapter or mounting base is received by a snap fit in a downwardly facing slot on a horizontal part at the upper end of the vertical member of the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Princeton Tectonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory C. Janice
  • Patent number: 9185278
    Abstract: There is provided headgear having a variety of components. In one form, the headgear includes a camera device mounted to a brim thereof. Camera accessories that can be mounted to the headgear can include a switch, a control panel, a view finder, one or more lights. The headgear can also include a heat sink mounted to the brim to dissipate heat, and can be configured to block radio frequency emissions, generated by powered components of the headgear, such as the camera, a circuit board, one or more lights, or the like. The headgear can also include a 3D camera device having first and second lens devices mounted to the brim in a spaced configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9169990
    Abstract: A loupe light that is compact and lightweight is described. The loupe light includes an adhesive that is electrically insulating and thermally conducting to help secure a wire supplying power to a light source. The loupe light also includes an end piece configured to help secure the wire as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald C. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9167086
    Abstract: Wireless headsets with audio recording capabilities are disclosed. The wireless headsets with audio recording capabilities can include a microphone for receiving first audio signals generated by a user, a BLUETOOTH module for transmitting and receiving wireless radio signals, wherein the wireless radio signals received by the BLUETOOTH module comprise second audio signals. The headsets can also include an audio encoder/decoder for encoding the first audio signals received by the microphone and the second audio signals received by the BLUETOOTH module to generate data, a loudspeaker, connected to the audio encoder/decoder, for playing the second audio signals to the user, a memory unit for storing the data generated by the audio encoder, and a control unit which is coupled to the audio encoder/decoder for transferring the data to the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Avraham Gilor
  • Patent number: 9091428
    Abstract: A medical headlamp assembly has a headband subassembly, including an electrical network, including a battery and an electrical jack and a headlamp mount. An electrical headlamp subassembly, has a mounting element that is matingly and removably engaged to the headlamp mount, and an electrical plug that is matingly and removably engaged to the jack and an electrical headlamp, electrically connected to the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9062871
    Abstract: A LED lamp (1) having an air-cooled heat sink (6) enclosed in a housing (2) having a front section (3) and a rear section (4) that holds at least one LED (5) connected to the heat sink. A plurality of cooling vanes (7) extend from the heat sink and heat generated by the at least one LED travels through the heat sink and then through the cooling vanes. The cooling vanes create additional surface area for air to come into contact with, thereby allowing more efficient cooling of the at least one LED. Cooling channels (8) located between the cooling vanes allow for air flow between the cooling vanes. Further, the cooling vanes are angled so that a venturi effect is created as a fan (13) pulls air through the cooling channels, thereby increasing the airflow across the cooling vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Inventor: David M. Medinis
  • Patent number: 9039224
    Abstract: A head-mounted pointing device is disclosed, and can be used for example for surgical training. The pointing device includes a frame or harness assembly made from a circumferential headband and a cross strap that extends over the user's (i.e. trainer's) head. A laser pointer is mounted on one side of the circumferential headband, and a battery pack is provided to power the laser pointer. An user-operated pneumatically controlled switch is used to toggle the laser pointer. By moving the user's head and by activating the switch to engage the laser pointer, the trainer can point to a given target, such as material to be surgically excised from the patient during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: University Hospitals of Cleveland
    Inventors: Conor P. Delaney, Nicholas John Gray Swingle, Kaleigh E. Judson, Kristin Bolte
  • Patent number: 9033505
    Abstract: A method of tracking a position of an eye is provided. The method of tracking a position of an eye includes converting an obtained image into a binary number image, classifying the corner of the eye, maximum and minimum values of a pupil of the eye, and extracting a feature point from the binary number image on which the binarization step is completed, calculating a distance and inclination between the corner and the pupil of the eye using the feature point extracted through the feature point extraction step, and determining a gaze direction of the eye based on the distance and inclination calculated through the distance and inclination calculation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Dongguk University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Sung Min Kim, Sang Hoon Hong, Chan Beom Jeong, Jeon Pil Han, Kwon Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 9033535
    Abstract: A control system for automatically switching power between two separate light sources integrated with a welding shield pivotally mounted to an adjustable headband includes at least one magnetic positional switch attached to the headband having electrical communication with at least one battery and the light sources, and two magnetic positional sensors strategically mounted on the interior surface of the welding shield along a defined arcurate path of rotation of the shield about the headband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Levi Jacob Robinson
  • Patent number: 9033534
    Abstract: Described herein are hands-free vision aids that may be used for low-vision reading. These vision aids may be beneficial for individuals with low-vision disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other visual disorders. The vision aids described here comprise an optical system with one or more light sources configured to provide a rectangular field of illumination with high illuminance levels bounded by high contrast perimeter. Such an illumination field greatly illuminates a targeted viewing region while reducing glare that arises from illuminating peripheral regions. Some vision aids use green light with high illuminance values for improving visual acuity and comfort for long-duration reading. The optical system of a vision aid may be configured to fit onto and/or integrate with eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Jasper Ridge Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Borden, Peter H. Muller