Head Covering Or Clamp Patents (Class 362/105)
  • Patent number: 10779071
    Abstract: A headphone, which adjusts its decorative light by rotation, includes a headgear, earmuffs, light-emitting components and light covers. Each earmuff includes a translucent housing or a transparent housing. The light-emitting components are located in the earmuff, corresponds to the translucent housing. Light covers cover the earmuffs. First connecting members of the light covers are pivotally connected to the headgear so that the light covers can be easily rotated and the earmuffs can be adjusted to suit the user's head. The rotation of the light covers, which is relative to the translucent housing, changes the light-transmitting area of the translucent housings, so the headphone provides a variety of light effects and gorgeous visual experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Cheng-Yun Wu
  • Patent number: 10767840
    Abstract: A headlamp includes a tubular housing; an electrical conductor entering the housing and connected to an electrical network; an LED assembly with a ceramic substrate and an LED having a light-emitting front surface; an iris assembly with a toroidal housing, an iris diaphragm and an actuator for adjusting the width of the aperture. A prime lens placed in front of the iris diaphragm and having an annular light block provided proximate a rear surface of the prime lens; and an optical assembly with at least a light focusing lens placed in front of the iris assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10750797
    Abstract: The present invention is a deployable segmented sport equipment for reducing the impact force on sport equipment worn by a user by using deployable panels. The invention has a body defining a recess, and a panel movable within the recess. The panel includes a panel magnetic element capable of being acted upon by a magnetic force. An electromagnet is provided producing an attractive or repulsive magnetic force on the panel magnetic element. A proximity sensing device capable of sensing an object at a distance from the deployable segmented sport equipment is provided with the body. An electronic controller unit receives signals from the proximity sensing device and controls operation of the controllable magnetic element so as to deploy or retract the panel from or into the recess. The panel being deployed prior to impact with the object, with the repulsive force being controlled to absorb the impact force after impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Sebastian Yoon, David A. Guerra
  • Patent number: 10724716
    Abstract: A head wearable device includes a headpiece, a housing attached to the headpiece, a luminaire attached to the headpiece, the luminaire including a luminaire housing and at least one light source located within the luminaire housing, a duct system connecting the luminaire to the housing, a ball joint rotatably connecting the duct system to the luminaire, and an air moving device configured to induce a cooling air flow through an inlet in the luminaire housing, through the heatsink, through the ball joint, through the duct system, and out of an exhaust in the housing attached to of the headpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Neeley, Greg Falendysz, Steve Dieter, Parker Hren, Nick Higbee, Charles David Strubbe
  • Patent number: 10690325
    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: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: John Thomas Ferguson, Ned Nestorovic
  • Patent number: 10634330
    Abstract: A medical headlamp assembly, including a headlamp subassembly and a headstrap subassembly, that has a headstrap having an interior surface that touches the user's head when the headstrap is being worn. Battery holders are supported by the headstrap away from the headstrap interior surface, so that batteries held by the battery holders have no interior surface that is closer than 2 mm away from the headstrap interior surface, and thereby, away from the user's head. Also, battery contacts are positioned to be contacted by batteries held in the battery holders. Finally, an electrical network is electrically connected to the battery contacts and a headlamp subassembly connector, physically connected to the headlamp subassembly and electrically connects the headlamp subassembly to the electrical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: John Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10620460
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating an area is disclosed. The apparatus includes a frame and a spectrally-tunable lighting module comprising one or more light-emitting diodes. The apparatus further includes a control module with a hands-free interface that controls a light output of the spectrally-tunable lighting module in response to one or more lighting commands and a power module within the frame that powers the control module and the spectrally-tunable lighting module. A system and a method for using the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rancho El Toston, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher R. Carabin
  • Patent number: 10595974
    Abstract: A set for at least one of gluing, bonding, modeling and repairing of an object. The set includes a pen-type housing with a first end, a second end, and a reservoir, a light-curable material arranged in the reservoir, and an LED lamp which emits a light having a wavelength or a spectrum of wavelengths at which the light-curable material is selectively cured. The LED lamp is coupled to the pen-type housing at the second end so that the light emitted by the LED lamp is only emitted in a direction which faces away from the first end. The reservoir has an exit opening which selectively discharges the light-curable material at the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Dinko Jurcevic
  • Patent number: 10588371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light apparatus for headwear including an at least partially hollow, elongate housing for mounting to the headwear, at least one light located inside the elongate housing that is visible from the outside of the elongate housing, and at least one battery for powering the at least one light, such that when the light apparatus is mounted to the headwear, an orientation of the headwear can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Benjamin Robert Grant-Drew
  • Patent number: 10575580
    Abstract: A technique relates to a head apparatus for a user. A structure has an opening. A light source includes one or more graphene elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Mareo Alexander Harris
  • Patent number: 10568378
    Abstract: A helmet strap for fastening a helmet to a head comprises at least one strap belt having a Y shape that has a first arm, a second arm and a third arm to be fastened to the helmet at a respective helmet side by two of the arms and for the remaining arm to be able to extend up to a chin region of the head. In this respect, the strap belt comprises a first part belt that extends without interruption along the first and third arms and a second part belt that extends without interruption along the second and third arms, wherein the first and second part belts are fixedly interconnected along the third arm or are formed materially integrally with one another along the third arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Von Dunten, Matthias Ocklenburg
  • Patent number: 10561188
    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: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 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: 10547932
    Abstract: An audio system that is constructed and arranged to be carried by headwear, such as a cap, that has a crown with a lower edge. The audio system has two sound delivery assemblies that are constructed and arranged to deliver sound from a sound-delivery outlets thereof, and a clip for each sound delivery assembly, each clip constructed and arranged to be removably coupled to the lower edge of the crown of the headwear to allow the outlets of the sound delivery assemblies to be located proximate the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bluewire Audio LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Proos
  • Patent number: 10533732
    Abstract: A headlight (1) for a healthcare worker includes: a base part (10), which has a U-shape, is configured to come into abutment, at a center part of the base part (10), with a back side of a head and neck part of a wearer, and includes a right end part (11) and a left end part (11), each of which is configured to be hung on an upper part of an ear so that the base part (10) is retained on a head; a light source device (20), which extends from both or any one of a vicinity of the end parts (11), includes LEDs as light sources, and is configured to illuminate a region in front of the head; and a controller (30) configured to control an illumination state of the light source device (20). The controller (30) is configured to light the light source device (20) when the base part (10) reaches a predetermined depression angle with a standing state of the wearer serving as a reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: National University Corporation Shimane University, Do Light Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Morihiko Nakamura, Makie Yano, Hiroyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10473312
    Abstract: The present application relates to a handle device for a surgical light. The handle device may include a grip element which is prepared for being arranged on a lamp holding body of the surgical light and which forms a grip surface at an outer area. A sensor module is detachably connected to the grip element, with the sensor module including at least one distance sensor which is designed for detecting a position of an object. The present application further includes a surgical light including such a handle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Strölin
  • Patent number: 10465892
    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 an electronic circuit element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight, wherein control of the application of power to the headlight assembly is determined, in part, based on the stability of the headlight assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N Braganca, Michael D. Ross
  • Patent number: 10422517
    Abstract: The present application relates to a handle device for a surgical light. The handle device may include a grip element which is prepared for being arranged on a lamp holding body of the surgical light and which forms a grip surface at an outer area. A sensor module is detachably connected to the grip element, with the sensor module including at least one distance sensor which is designed for detecting a position of an object. The present application further includes a surgical light including such a handle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Karl Leibinger Medizintechik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Strölin
  • 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: Raphaël 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