Hat Patents (Class 362/106)
  • Patent number: 11064756
    Abstract: A head unit system (24) for a head (22) of a user (20), including a headpiece (26) for being worn over the head (22) with a support structure (28) shaped to be worn over the head (22). A shield mount (30) attached to the support structure (28) is arranged for supporting a face shield (32) adjacent to the head (22). A headpiece connector (34) is attached to the support structure (28) and has a headpiece contact (36) configured for electrical connection. First and second peripheral devices are provided for being secured to the headpiece (26) for concurrent movement, and each respectively has a device connector (40) with a device contact (42) configured for electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Beau Michael Kidman, Brian James Vanderwoude, Bryan Matthew Ulmer
  • Patent number: 11052282
    Abstract: A device and method for influencing the movement and muscular function in the neck, includes a helmet, the helmet has a rim, said rim has notches along the edge, on top of the helmet there is attached a vertical rod, on top of this vertical rod there is attached at least two laser sights pointing forward, at least one rod is attached at one end to the vertical rod, and the at least one rod can rotate around the vertical rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FREBRA HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Bent Brask
  • Patent number: 11039674
    Abstract: A breakage resistant light bulb headband having increased flexibility includes a single piece injection-molded main body with integral bulb holding structures, a clip-on battery case, and wiring that connects light sources and a power source in the battery case by extending along an outside surface of the headband so as to eliminate the need for an internal passage, and a relatively thick multiple piece construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Connie Wang
  • Patent number: 11035555
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a lighting unit with a snapping member formed on each of two ends thereof. A lighting portion is formed to the lighting unit and located between the two snapping members. A room defined in the lighting unit. A light emitting unit is located in the room and includes a light emitting member which is located corresponding to the lighting portion. A switch is connected to the underside of the lighting unit and electrically connected to the light emitting unit so as to control the operation of the light emitting member. Two clip members are respectively connected to the two snapping members of the lighting unit, or two connection portions are respectively formed on the two ends of the lighting unit. The clip members or the connection portions are attached to the visor to maintain the lighting device to the underside of the visor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11019870
    Abstract: A hard hat with symmetric front and back mounting ridges to support a headlamp is described. The hard hat provides mounting ridges to receive insertion slots of a rigid mounting bracket that fit around the ridges. The rigid mounting bracket includes channels to loop a strap through the channels and support a lamp on the bracket. The strap may include a hook and loop fastener system to enable attachment of a variety of lamps to the rigid support bracket. In this way, the hard hat can support a wide variety of headlamps attached to the rigid mounting bracket without destructive alterations to the hard hat. Clips may be added to the rigid mounting bracket to secure or lock the bracket in place during operation and prevent accidental knocks or jarring of the headlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Steven W. Hyma
  • Patent number: 10990185
    Abstract: In example implementations described herein, there is a smart hat that is configured to receive gesture inputs through an accelerometer or through touch events on the hat, with light emitting diodes providing feedback to the wearer. The smart hat can be configured to be connected wirelessly to an external apparatus to control the apparatus by transmitting and receiving messages (e.g., commands) between the hat and the apparatus wirelessly. Further, a network of smart hats may be managed by an external device depending on the desired implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christine Marie Dierk, Scott Carter, Patrick Chiu, Anthony Dunnigan, Chelhwon Kim, Donald Kimber, Nami Tokunaga, Hajime Ueno
  • Patent number: 10970826
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention provides an image correction method comprising: providing a first image; providing a first image; providing viewpoint information about a viewpoint which observes the first image; dividing the first image into two or more segmented images along a horizontal direction of the first image; and providing a second image converted from the first image by converting each of the two or more segmented images based on the viewpoint information and vertical lengths of each of the segmented images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: D RECTION, INC.
    Inventor: Dong-Yun Shin
  • Patent number: 10939718
    Abstract: A modular helmet interface with a mounting cleat and adhesive layer is provided. In one aspect, a mounting cleat is affixed to a helmet, such as a ballistic helmet, by an adhesive layer, the mounting cleat having a cavity filled with the adhesive used to secure the cleat to the helmet. In a further aspect, the mounting cleat has one or more annular grooves for improving the bond between the cleat and the helmet. In another aspect, a mounting cleat is secured to a helmet by way of a cleat-receiving securing member, the securing member affixed to the helmet by an adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wilcox Industries Corp.
    Inventors: James W. Teetzel, Gary M. Lemire
  • Patent number: 10932513
    Abstract: Wearable Far-Ultra Violet C (Far-UVC) head article with components thereof and other accessories is provided to protect the wearer from intrusion of viruses and micro-organism. The head article is integrated with Far-UVC photons on a brim that project wavelengths of about 222 nm safely in front of the face to protect against viruses. The head article would be a baseball type cap with Far-UVC photons attached in a channel perpendicular to the axis on the brim on a fore edge underneath a surface thereof projecting the wavelength of sterilizing rays in front of the face while protecting the skin and eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Cook Day, Michele Marie Day
  • Patent number: 10772370
    Abstract: A hat for a head of a person. The hat can include an illumination system configured to illuminate a hollow interior of the hat. The hat includes light-transmissible material configured to permit light from the light source to pass from the hollow interior to an exterior of the hat to be visible from the exterior of the hat body. A noise maker party hat can include a mouth piece and a sound wave guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Michael C. Powers, William M. Powers
  • Patent number: 10743599
    Abstract: A support for mounting at least one lighting element on a safety helmet, the support comprising a body having: (i) at least one helmet attaching portion configured for directly or indirectly connecting the support to a portion of the safety helmet, and (ii) a plurality of lighting element attaching portions configured for directly or indirectly connecting the at least one lighting element to the support, wherein the plurality of lighting element attaching portions are configured to facilitate the attachment of the at least one lighting element in a corresponding plurality of positions, such that light projected from the at least one lighting element is focused or directed at a plurality of corresponding angles. An adjustable lighting system and a cable retention arrangement for a safety helmet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MSA do Brasil Equipamentos e Instrumentos de Seguran├ža Ltda.
    Inventors: Luciano Silva, Gabriel De Marchi, Daniel Stegun, Loren Pearson
  • Patent number: 10716350
    Abstract: There is provided lighted headgear having various configurations, components thereof, and other accessories combined therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • Patent number: 10653210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a customizable lapel pin featuring a detachable or swappable face covering for easy customization, all designed to cover a micro communication device for recording and transmitting audio and video. The recording device may be charged by wired connection or wireless inductive charging. Data connection is also by wired micro USB connection or wireless transceiver, which could provide a Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or cellular connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Roberts Bennett
  • Patent number: 10645987
    Abstract: An apparatus is presented for improving the noticeability of a hat. The apparatus includes a light source configured to produce light upon receiving electrical energy. The apparatus also includes a mount coupled to the light source and configured to selectively attach to and detach from the hat. The mount, when attached to the hat, orients the light source to project light away from an exterior surface of the hat into an ambient environment of the hat. The exterior surface includes at least one of a left-side exterior surface and a right-side exterior surface. The apparatus additionally includes a battery receptacle electrically-coupled to the light source and having electrical contacts for coupling to one or more batteries. Hats having improved noticeability and methods for improving the noticeability of a hat are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Santos Anthony Maldonado, Jodi Lynn Maldonado, Brent Allen Clothier
  • Patent number: 10561217
    Abstract: A breakage resistant light bulb headband having increased flexibility includes a single piece injection-molded main body with integral bulb holding structures, a clip-on battery case, and wiring that connects light sources and a power source in the battery case by extending along an outside surface of the headband so as to eliminate the need for an internal passage, and a relatively thick multiple piece construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Connie Wang
  • Patent number: 10477948
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a mounting component with an opposed exterior surface configured to adapt to a curvature of a helmet via an attachment portion and angularly defined guide rails and friction slots. A cradle includes an exterior portion configured to receive an accessory and friction receiving coupler to integrate said cradle to said mounting component whereby cradle will travel non-linearly along the angularly defined guiderails of the mounting component. Friction inducing elements increase friction between the mounting component and the cradle where the friction is induced by mechanical elements, where the mechanical elements are adjustable by hand power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Task Racing LLC
    Inventor: Mark H. Slover
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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