Hat Patents (Class 362/106)
  • Patent number: 10117476
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having various configurations, components thereof, and other accessories combined therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 10082680
    Abstract: Spectacles with an illuminating light having a quick-release structure are provided. A clip piece of a clip member is inserted through a through hole of a temple, and the clip member can be rotated and operated. The clip piece is adapted to clip an inner surface of the temple and a buckle hole of the clip piece is engaged with an engaging protrusion on the inner surface of the temple, such that the illuminating light is secured on the temple. On the contrary, the illuminating light can be quickly removed from the temple. The overall structure can effectively enhance the convenience of the use of the spectacles for the installation of the illuminating light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Hsi-An Chung
  • Patent number: 10028543
    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: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventor: Darryl William Munns
  • Patent number: 9993043
    Abstract: A safety helmet includes a shell, a plurality of internal lamps located on an inner surface of the shell, and a headlight assembly attached to an outer surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Sean T. Daley
  • Patent number: 9968153
    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: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Thompson, Samuel Kass
  • Patent number: 9901414
    Abstract: A headlamp magnetically mounted on a magnifying loupe for use in cosmetic, dental, medical, surgical, hobby and any other fields where an individual would find the ability to simultaneously illuminate and magnify a small area to be advantageous. The headlamp would contain an internal power source, so that there is no longer a need for a cable to connect the headlamp with the bulky external power source that is found in traditional loupe mounted headlamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Brenton Lively, Daniel Joseph Bodenstein, Brad Landtbom, Petrus Jacobus Keirsgieter, Maarten Jan Willem Toering, Skylar Urban, Ryan Michael Welsh, Meg Tidd
  • Patent number: 9751607
    Abstract: A control system of a marine vessel includes a vessel control unit that controls the rotational position of at least one rotatable device on the marine vessel, and a head-mounted display in data communication with the vessel control unit. The head-mounted display has a sensor system that detects a facing direction and a display positioned in the operator's field of view that displays an indicator of the facing direction. The head-mounted display also includes an interface element that allows the operator to select the facing direction. The control system operates such that the vessel control unit adjusts the rotational position of the rotatable device based on the facing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Brunswick Corporation
    Inventors: Troy Kollmann, Mark W. Henker, Yana V. Foltice
  • Patent number: 9715813
    Abstract: An electronic module housing having a rounded stylized dog-bone-type shape and an equatorial partial light bar. The shape provides a view of parts of the light bar from many locations. The controller circuitry can detect a malfunction among one or more of a plurality of current-drawing components by detecting that the total cumulative current drawing by all the components falls outside a predetermined nominal range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Durex International Corp
    Inventors: James H. Kreisel, Jason S. Smith, Casey C. Clausen, Randall C. Nelson, Thomas J. Restis
  • Patent number: 9622529
    Abstract: An improved helmet construction and method having a circuit carried within an edge trim member received over the unfinished edge of the helmet shell. A plurality of electrical connectors are provided at different locations on the helmet for providing power, data transmission, and/or signal transmission to one or more accessory devices on the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Justin D. Harris
  • Patent number: 9585431
    Abstract: There is provided hands-free lighting, components thereof, and other accessories combined with the hands-free lighting. The hands-free lighting is preferably lighted headgear including hats or visors or other headgear. The hands-free lighting may include multiple light sources positioned at the brim of a lighted hat and configured to provide beams of illumination along different axes thereby illuminating distances both near and far from the wearer at the same time while maintaining natural and streamlined appearance of the lighted hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Waters Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 9588190
    Abstract: A method includes supplying a current to at least one conductive path integral with a MEMS device to thereby exert a Lorentz force on the MEMS device in the presence of a magnetic field. The method includes determining the magnetic field based on a control value in a control loop configured to maintain a constrained range of motion of the MEMS device. The control loop may be configured to maintain the MEMS device in a stationary position. The current may have a frequency equal to a resonant frequency of the MEMS device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Smith, Riad Wahby, Yan Zhou
  • Patent number: 9442245
    Abstract: A system for simulating an electric arc for use in models comprises a light source having a light output envelope and a light scaffold extending from the light source, wherein light output from the light source is transported along the scaffold to simulate the electric arc. A method for simulating an electric arc comprises emitting light through the light source wherein light output from the light source is transported along the scaffold to simulate the electric arc. The system may be located at the distal end of an hot stick and may include a switch and a transmitter for initiating a corresponding arc effect in a model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Norman Napaul Pepin
  • Patent number: 9392832
    Abstract: A helmet including a lighting system integrated into said helmet, the lighting system comprising a first layer; light emitting means mounted to said first layer; controller means mounted to said first layer for controlling said light emitting means; wiring means for linking said light emitting means to said controller means; a second layer fixably attached to said first layer thereby providing an area between said first and second layer for said light emitting means, controller means, and wiring means; power means fixably attached to said second layer for powering said controller and light emitting means; and operating means functionally linked to said controller means for operating said controller means. The application also discloses lighting system contained in a shell that that can be attached to an existing helmet. This application also discloses a lighting system contained in a flexible material that can be fitted onto an existing helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Vernon Lombard
  • Patent number: 9392823
    Abstract: An illuminated garment is provided including at least three panels including a flexible fabric back panel, a flexible fabric front panel, and a planar light panel. The flexible fabric back panel forms the interior of the garment to be positioned adjacent to a person's body. The flexible fabric front panel forms the exterior of the garment. The planar light panel produces light and is positioned between the back panel and front panel. Preferably, a blackout layer is positioned on the interior side of the front panel to be adjacent said light panel. The flexible fabric front panel includes one or more openings in the form of decorative designs which permit the passage of light from the planar light panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Lumativ Inc.
    Inventor: Scott William Campbell
  • Patent number: 9388952
    Abstract: A head-mountable portable device comprising: a first light source configured to emit a beam of white light in a first direction; and a second light source configured to emit blue light, the second light source being configured such that the blue light is substantially emitted in a second direction that is different to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Birju Patel, Roni Stone
  • Patent number: 9271343
    Abstract: A head lamp assembly wearable by a user or attachable to an object comprising a substrate, a first light source, a second light source, and a sensor. The sensor can turn the first and second light sources ON when light striking the sensor falls below a predetermined intensity level. The sensor can turn the first and second light sources OFF when light striking the sensor exceeds a predetermined intensity level. An override switch can allow user to keep the light sources either completely illuminated or obfuscated, irrespective of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Mackool, Luke Orlins
  • Patent number: 9173437
    Abstract: A personal protection system for providing a sterile barrier around medical/surgical personnel. The system includes a helmet over which a hood or a toga suspended. The helmet has a chin bar that extends forward of the face of the individual wearing the system. At least one manually actuated control for regulating one aspect of operation of the system is mounted to the chin bar. Sometimes the control is a button that is depressed to control the operation of a helmet mounted fan that draws air into the hood or toga. A microphone may also be mounted to the chin bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian VanDerWoude, Douglas Campbell, Marshall Proulx, Adam Sclafani
  • Patent number: 9161584
    Abstract: An illuminated head-gear assembly includes a cap that may be worn on a user's head. A retainer is removably coupled to the cap. A brim is removably coupled to the retainer. A strap is removably coupled to the cap to adjust a size of the cap. A first sleeve is positionable on the brim to alter an appearance of the brim. A front light emitter is coupled to the cap so the front light emitter emits light. A top light emitter is coupled to the cap so the top light emitter emits light. A motion sensor is coupled to the cap. The motion sensor is operationally coupled to the front and top light emitters so the motion sensor selectively actuates the front and top light emitters. An actuator is coupled to the cap. The actuator is operationally coupled to the motion sensor so the actuator actuates the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: William E. Garrett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9109786
    Abstract: Using a control system for automatically switching power between a first light source attached to a welding shield pivotally mounted to an adjustable headband, and a second light source attached to the headband, a method for alternating power to the light sources includes steps (a) raising the shield to the uppermost rotational position resulting in power on to the second light source, the second light source remaining on at the raised position, and (b) lowering the welding shield to the maximum allowable distance resulting in power off to the second light source immediately followed by power on to the first light source, the first light source remaining on at the lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Levi Jacob Robinson
  • Patent number: 9101174
    Abstract: Headgear is provided having one or more electrical devices, such as light sources mounted thereto. The headgear includes a power source for providing power to the electrical devices and a motion sensing device, such that any operating electrical devices are shut off if the hat does not move within a predetermined time period to conserve the life of the power source. In one form, the motion sensing device is operable to reset a shut-off timer when movement of the headgear is detected by the motion sensor so that the light sources, for example, are not turned off when the headgear is worn with the light sources turned on. In this manner, the shut-off timer is constantly being reset when the headgear is worn to keep the shut-off timer from timing out and turning the light sources off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • 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: 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: 8992039
    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: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Princeton Tectonics
    Inventor: Gregory C. Janice
  • Publication number: 20150061874
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a helmet and a method for dealing with an accident using the helmet, which the helmet includes: a helmet body part made of a resin having a semi-spherical space for receiving the head of a wearer; a light part arranged in the front of the helmet body part having LEDs mounted on a substrate to provide the wearer with lighting; a metallic heat radiator extending from the front of the helmet body part to the back thereof along the upper central line of the helmet body part and partially contacting the back of the substrate to discharge heat; a communication device part received in the helmet body part for dealing with communication and emergency circumstances; and a battery received in the helmet body part for supplying power to the communication part and light part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Duk Yong Kim
  • Publication number: 20150055327
    Abstract: A cap includes forward-looking illumination in the form of light beam emitted from at least one elongated flashlight of generally-cylindrical shape mounted to the visor of the cap. A clip includes adjacent semicircular and slot regions for holding the flashlight and engaging the visor respectively. The clip includes outwardly-displaceable free edges of the semicircular and slot regions for facilitating the ready installation of the flashlight and the mounting of the flashlight to the visor. Each flashlight is of the elongated type and arranged by means of an associated clip so that the light emitting end is remote from the skull-covering portion of the cap whereby light is projected along the field of view of the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory G. Mascitti
  • Patent number: 8960940
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having a light source and a leveling mechanism capable of maintaining the light source in a desired orientation is described. The lighting apparatus may have a pivot mechanism about which the light source is capable of rotating such that the lighting apparatus maintains the desired orientation. In specific embodiments, the lighting apparatus comprises a directional light source, a pivot mechanism, a connector capable of connecting the pivot to another object, and a mechanism that allows the light source to rotate about the pivot to maintain a desired orientation. The lighting apparatus may be connected to an object, such as a piece of wheeled luggage, such that when the luggage is tilted the light source maintains an desired orientation such as a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Edward Hellkamp
  • Publication number: 20150036324
    Abstract: Lighted headwear having a brim and a light unit located within the brim. The light unit includes: a holder with a front end and a back end; at least one lens located within the holder at the front end of the holder; and at least one light source located within the holder and axially spaced from the at least one lens such that light produced by the light source projects along the holder, through the lens, and out the front end of the holder. The lighted headwear produces a narrower, longer-distance beam of light than typical lighted headwear, more akin to the light produced by a flashlight or torch, while maintaining the look of a normal hat or cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert E. Fitzgerald, Caitlin A. Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8922159
    Abstract: A battery pack features a housing with a battery cell positioned within the housing. A pair of terminals attached to the battery cell and are adapted to provide power to a cap lamp and/or other device(s). Charging circuitry is positioned within the housing and attached to the battery cell. The charging circuitry provides a charging current to the battery cell when the battery pack is connected to a charger. A microprocessor is positioned within the housing and operatively connected to the charging circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bobbin, Mark Dirsa
  • Patent number: 8919984
    Abstract: A multiple light source cap device with short and long range lighting. The cap device includes a brim extending forwardly from a crown. A first light source is integral with a forward part of the brim, the first light source projecting light in a forward direction aligned with and projecting from the brim. A second light source in the brim projects light at a downward angle to the first light source forward direction. A third light source in the brim projects light at a downward angle from the second light source downward angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Outdoor Cap Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 8908389
    Abstract: An integrated accessory mounting and electrical interconnection device are provided which can be embedded or attached to the surface of a ballistic or non-ballistic helmet. The helmet system herein includes a flexible circuit substrate that may be embedded between a ballistic shell and an outer skin or shell. The helmet system and method allow a secure connection of helmet mounted accessories to the helmet without the need to penetrate any one or more layers of the ballistic shell with mounting hardware, fasteners, wiring vias, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Justin D. Harris
  • Patent number: 8882287
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel recreational or occupational modulating light headlamp which works in conjunction with the mechanics of human vision to provide effective path lighting in very low light or dark. Applying flicker fusion rate and factoring in the acuity of the eye's rods and cones, lighting is applied to the range and capability of the ocular abilities and optimized for low light or dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Taylor
  • Patent number: 8845121
    Abstract: A power supply unit including an accumulator, a back support body with means configured for holding the back support body on a user's head and connect to a lighting device, at least one first module provided with a USB connector, and means for removably securing the at least one first module to the back support body. The back support body also includes a hollow element for receiving the connector, such hollow element being mounted so as to pivot around a transverse axis of the back support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Sebastien Jarzac, Boris Bouffay
  • Publication number: 20140270685
    Abstract: Described is a personal and portable recording, illuminating, and data transmitting device constructed for mounting on or being integral to a wearable support device. The device includes, among other features, a light, audio and video source housing; a light source, such as an adjustable LED scope spotlight; an audio/video recording device, such as a high-definition video camera capable of transmitting live or recorded signals to remote displays or recipients; and an optional infrared light. The device may include a storage device slot for receiving a removable storage device, a wireless network antenna for connecting the recording device to a wireless network, an LED light indicating when the audio/video recording device is actively wirelessly transmitting, and an energy source housing electrically coupled to the light source housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Cam McLean LETKE
  • Publication number: 20140268684
    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: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Publication number: 20140268683
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8837788
    Abstract: A method and apparatus allow an individual to disrupt recognition of facial characteristics of the individual by a facial recognition system. This is accomplished by providing an object which is worn adjacent the face of the individual. At least one infrared radiation emitter is fixed to the object which emits mostly or totally infrared radiation. The infrared radiation emitter is adjacent the face of the individual and directed at least one of onto the face or forward of the face of the user at all times, and hence as the face of the individual is viewed by the camera of the facial recognition system. As a result, an image of the face obtained by the facial recognition system is substantially different from an image which would have been obtained were the infrared radiation not so emitted, so that determination of facial characteristics by the facial recognition system is disrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: J. Stephen Hudgins
  • Patent number: 8807778
    Abstract: A lighted helmet assembly is provided for enhancing visibility of the wearer for safety and providing signals of the intended direction of travel of the user. The assembly includes a curved shell having a bottom opening such that the shell is configured for fitting over and around a human head. The shell has an interior surface and an exterior surface. A liner is coupled to the interior surface and a plurality of lights is coupled to the exterior surface of the shell. The plurality of lights includes a plurality of directional lights, each being selectively activated to indicate an intended direction of travel by a user wearing the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventors: Dean Latchman, Glenda Latchman
  • Patent number: 8807814
    Abstract: A light and fan assembly has a generally tubular housing that has a turbine fan located on one end the fan discharging a stream of air therefrom, and a light is located on the opposing end, the light discharging a light beam therefrom in opposite direction to the air stream. A clip clips the housing to an appropriate surface such as a hat brim. The fan can draw air from one of two intakes with one of the intakes allowing air to pass over a heat sink of the light to help cool the light assembly and warm the air stream or resistive heating elements can be provided in order to heat the air stream. A magnifying lens is attached, fixedly or pivotally and possibly rotatably, to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Gregory Glenn
  • Publication number: 20140226314
    Abstract: A helmet including a lighting system integrated into said helmet, the lighting system comprising a first layer; light emitting means mounted to said first layer; controller means mounted to said first layer for controlling said light emitting means; wiring means for linking said light emitting means to said controller means; a second layer fixably attached to said first layer thereby providing an area between said first and second layer for said light emitting means, controller means, and wiring means; power means fixably attached to said second layer for powering said controller and light emitting means; and operating means functionally linked to said controller means for operating said controller means. The application also discloses lighting system contained in a shell that that can be attached to an existing helmet. This application also discloses a lighting system contained in a flexible material that can be fitted onto an existing helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Vernon Lombard
  • Publication number: 20140218962
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having a head-fitting fitting portion and a brim portion extending forwardly therefrom. A light source is received within a cavity in the brim portion so that the light source is spaced rearwardly from an outboard edge of the brim portion. A light transmissive portion is disposed forwardly of the light source for transmitting light from the light source therethrough and forwardly of the brim portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8783892
    Abstract: A hat with a solar system comprises: a body, a power supply device, a lighting device, and a solar panel, wherein the power supply device is disposed on the body and has a control unit and a battery, the control unit has a charging circuit and at least one external charging connector that is electrically connected to an electronic device, the battery is able to charge the electronic device; the lighting device has a switch and at least one LED lighter and is electrically connected to the battery of the power supply device and turns on or shuts down the LED lighter; and the solar panel is electrically connected to the battery and transforms absorbed light into electric power, which is stored in the battery. Therefore, the present invention continuously provides power, lighting and safety reminder while the present invention is being applied in an outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Chuan Cheng Hat Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Yie Liao
  • Publication number: 20140192518
    Abstract: There is provided hands-free lighting, components thereof, and other accessories combined with the hands-free lighting. The hands-free lighting is preferably lighted headgear including hats or visors or other headgear. The hands-free lighting may include multiple light sources positioned at the brim of a lighted hat and configured to provide beams of illumination along different axes thereby illuminating distances both near and far from the wearer at the same time while maintaining natural and streamlined appearance of the lighted hat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8757831
    Abstract: Headgear includes a brim portion and a power source. In one form, a camera is mounted to the brim portion such that the power source powers the camera. The camera includes a lens mounted to the brim portion and control circuitry for operating the camera mounted to the brim portion at least partially between upper and lower major surfaces thereof. In alternate forms, a heat sink can be mounted to the brim portion to dissipate heat generated by powered components of the headgear, such as the camera, a circuit board, a light source, or the like, and a rotary switch can be mounted to the brim portion for energizing the a light source and/or operating the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 8754593
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) assembly is provided having a LED and a temperature sensor for monitoring a temperature of the LED. An active cooling circuit receives temperature input from the temperature sensor. The temperature input is indicative of the temperature of the LED. An active cooling system cools the LED. The active cooling system being controlled by the active cooling circuit to control a temperature of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen M. Jackson, Matthew Edward Mostoller, Mohammad S. Ahmed, Gerald J. Wingle, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8742917
    Abstract: A warning triangle has a simplified structure and is operable in accordance with the requirement of energy saving and manufactured at lower cost. The warning triangle structure includes a first board body, a second board body and a third board body, which are assembled with each other. Each of the board bodies has a first face and a second face, which together define an internal cavity. At least one light source and a light guide strip for guiding light are disposed in the cavity. The second and third board bodies are pivotally connected with movable stands for supporting the warning triangle in use. The second and third board bodies can be selectively collapsed onto the first and second faces of the first board body to minimize the volume of the warning triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Chang-Hsien Ho
  • Patent number: 8727558
    Abstract: Provided is a medical headlamp including a main body put on a head, a driving unit installed and connected to one side of the main body and to provide a driving force, a location adjustment unit installed and connected to one side of the driving unit, a lamp unit installed and connected to one side of the location adjustment unit to move along with a movement of the location adjustment unit, and irradiate light onto one side of a front end thereof, a capturing unit installed and connected to one side of the main body and to capture eye locations, a control unit installed and connected to the driving unit and the capturing unit to analyze an image captured by the capturing unit, calculate the eye locations, and operate the driving unit according to the calculated eye calculation, and a power supply unit installed and connected to the control unit, the driving unit, and the lamp unit and to apply a current thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguk University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: SungMin Kim, Hyo Joon Kim, Wonha Kim, Sang Hoon Hong
  • Patent number: 8729851
    Abstract: A battery pack features a shock-absorbing and sealed construction and an electronic control module that provides automatic recovery circuitry in the event of a short circuit in the load whereby the power is terminated and then restarted at a lower level so that removal of the short circuit may be detected. Full power is restored to the load when the short circuit is removed. In addition, the electronic control module of the battery pack uses the battery pack load, such as a cap lamp, to provide an indication of a low battery charge level. The electronic control module also provides a soft-start feature where the power provided to the bulb is ramped up to avoid current in-rush to the bulb during startup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bobbin, Mark Dirsa
  • Patent number: 8721103
    Abstract: A welding shield includes a durable shell body having a front viewing window pivotally attached to a headband, a welding shield lens attached to the shell body covering the front viewing window of the shell body, a first light source disposed to the front area of the shell body, a second light source disposed to the front area of the headband, and at least one control device for controlling the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Levi Jacob Robinson
  • Patent number: 8721104
    Abstract: A hat is provided with a crown; a bill including a front recess; a lamp assembly including a hollow seat releasably secured to the recess, the seat including two side wings each having a through hole, two gears each around a portion of the hole, two guide grooves each on an outer surface of the wing, and two rear projections at both ends respectively wherein the guide grooves are slidably secured onto both sides of the recess and the projections are fitted in both ends of the cavity respectively; a mounting unit in the seat and including a receptacle and two hollow cylinders extending laterally to dispose in the holes respectively, each cylinder having an outer protrusion in gear engagement with the gear; and a lamp unit releasably secured to the mounting unit and including light emitting members; and a power supply electrically connected to the light emitting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Chuan Cheng Hat Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Yie Liao
  • Patent number: 8690375
    Abstract: A cap lamp system features a battery pack, a cap lamp housing containing a cap lamp bulb and a power cord connected between the battery pack and the cap lamp housing. The power cord provides power to the cap lamp bulb from the battery pack. An electronic module includes a housing defining a chamber and electronic circuitry is positioned within the chamber of the housing. The electronic module is positioned in circuit with the power cord. The electronic module may receives power from the battery pack and the electronic circuitry of the electronic module may includes a battery that powers the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bobbin, John Devaney, Mark Dirsa