With Implement Or Hand Held Holder Therefor Patents (Class 362/109)
  • Patent number: 10687926
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a phototherapy device that can deliver light to tissues to activate photoactive agents that have been applied to the tissues or that are included within a fiber optic tip member of the device which may be coupled to a light source using a sleeve. The present disclosure also relates to methods of phototherapy using the phototherapy device such as anti-bactericidal treatment, anti-fungal treatment, anti-parasitic treatment, anti-viral treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KLOX TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Remigio Piergallini, Nikolaos Loupis, Lise Hébert
  • Patent number: 10667953
    Abstract: An instrument for use with an otoscope to examine an ear and remove cerumen (i.e., ear wax) from an ear canal includes a speculum having a channel extending between a tip and a rear with the tip having a first side and a second side opposite the first side and a curette having a through hole a first end connected to the first side of the speculum, and a second end connected to the second side of the speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Larry A. Hendricks
  • Patent number: 10668847
    Abstract: Provided is an assist grip handle storing an escape hammer. The handle is to be attached to an interior space of a vehicle, and includes a bar-shaped grip portion; a curved portion continuous with at least one end of the grip portion; and an attachment portion continuous with the curved portion and attached to an interior member of the vehicle. Since provided inside the grip portion is a storage portion continuous with an opening section formed at the curved portion side, and an escape hammer is stored in the storage portion, the hammer can be stored in the handle in a compact manner. Since there are provided a biasing member biasing the hammer toward the opening section side; a regulation portion for regulating the hammer; and a push button for releasing the restriction by the regulation portion, the hammer can be easily installed in and removed from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shinpei Takenaka, Akihiko Saito
  • Patent number: 10645948
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for molding a freezable substance and dispensing a stored fluid substance. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a device that, when assembled, creates a Popsicle®-like frozen confection having a container containing an alcoholic liquid, where the user employs a plunger to drive the alcoholic liquid upward through a lumen in the frozen confection so that the user may simultaneously consume the frozen confection and ingest the alcoholic liquid. The device is a four-piece assembly. The first member is a handle with a plunger disposed at one end. The second member is a flange and a container extending from the flange and receiving at a first end of the container the plunger, the container defining an inner volume to receive and store a fluid substance. The end of the container generally opposite the end receiving the plunger has an orifice. The third member interacts with the second member at the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LIQR POP, LLC
    Inventors: Tracy Reinhardt, Scott Lucas
  • Patent number: 10531931
    Abstract: The present invention is a combination light handle cover having flexible light handle cover performance in its grip part and semi-rigid light handle performance in its protective upper flange, where two snap fit connections are formed between the invention combination light handle cover and a rigid light handle which is adapted to be fixed rigidly to a surgical light or lamp. A lower snap fit connection is formed between lower female impressions (such as tabs) in the combination light handle cover at a relatively smaller diameter portion of the combination light handle cover in a zone between the grip part and the protective upper flange, which first female impressions snap fit to a lower extension ridge of the rigid light handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Moshe Hoftman, Noel Gharibian
  • Patent number: 10485136
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a fan module having a plurality of mounting openings, a housing partially surrounding the fan module, and a plurality of dampers that extend through the plurality of mounting openings to couple the fan module to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Shankar Gopalakrishna, Kiran Devapalan, Saju Cheeran Verghese Francis, Vivekananda Avvaru, Anil KC
  • Patent number: 10451256
    Abstract: A lighting appliance (1) comprises a light module (2) having a base (6) designed to receive a handle (5) provided with a grip stick (10), the handle (5) being arranged such that it can be inserted axially in removable manner into a ring (7, 7?) arranged on the base (6). The handle (5) is withdrawn axially from the base (6) by turning the ring (7, 7?) relative to the base (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MAQUET SAS
    Inventors: Patrice Changeux, Andre Loiseau
  • Patent number: 10363998
    Abstract: An aquatic vessel basically includes a floating body, a submersible propulsion unit and a communication device. The floating body has an above water level surface and a below water level surface. The submersible propulsion unit is disposed on the floating body beneath the below water level surface of the floating body. The communication device is disposed on the floating body above the above water level surface of the floating body. The communication device is wired to the submersible propulsion unit, and is configured to wirelessly communicate with a control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Terada
  • Patent number: 10362764
    Abstract: A cat amusement system including a user actuated transmitter sized to be held by hand, the transmitter housing an actuation signal generator for remotely controlling a pet activity toy The system also includes a user actuated light generator for generating light at a wavelength and intensity to be visible to a pet proximate the pet activity toy The pet activity toy includes a motor which propels the pet activity toy upon receipt of the actuation signal emanating from said transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Worldwise, Inc.
    Inventors: Hannah Rosenberg, Aimee Diskin, Charles Floyd, Victoria Davila, Michael Risso, Lisa Davis-David, Andrew Murrer, Erwin Del Pinal
  • Patent number: 10357888
    Abstract: A knife assembly includes a handle having a first and second handle portion each extending in spaced relationship with one another between a first and second knife end to define a working gap. A knife blade is pivotably secured to the second knife end and pivotable between a closed and engaged position. A switch button is interconnected to the handle for releasing the knife blade from the closed or engaged positions. A spacer is disposed within the working gap and extends between the first and second handle portions. A first vial of tritium is housed within the switch button and a second vial of tritium is housed within the spacer. The switch button defines an opening and the spacer is comprised of a transparent or translucent material for allowing tritium produced by the first and second tritium vials to be viewable by a user of the knife assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cammenga Company, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Karchon, Alexander J. Karchon
  • Patent number: 10300374
    Abstract: A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc. The participant's performance in the play elements determines the play elements to which the participant may proceed as well as the play parameters of the play element in which the participant is currently involved. The play elements are thus interlinked to define a sequence or path network along which the participant advances. By advancing through the play elements the participant carries out a plot, story, theme, etc. that attaches a significance to the successful completion of a given play element or elements. Also disclosed in a variety of play elements suitable for use in the system, an example of a plot or theme that may be carried out by the system, and a send/receive radio frequency network that may be used to track play participants in a play center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MQ Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Briggs, Denise Chapman Weston
  • Patent number: 10226611
    Abstract: A grip light for use with a tattoo machine having an exterior grip surface extending from an upper grip portion downward toward an opposite working end and surrounding a channel extending through the upper portion to the working end, light transmissive material running through the grip from a light receiving surface to a bottom surface of the working end, and a light pipe inlet for receiving light from a light pipe into the light receiving surface and thereby permitting light from the light pipe to be projected out from working end of the grip light to illuminate an area therebelow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ushio America, Inc.
    Inventors: James H. Collias, David Goldman
  • Patent number: 10219800
    Abstract: A surgical device provides a retractor tool or rake with integral lighting. The device includes a retractor body having a rake finger at one end and a handle at its other end. A light source is embedded in the rake finger. A power unit supplies a current to the light source, and a cable interconnects the retractor body and the power unit. Sterile packaging is adapted to contain the surgical device, wherein the sterile packaging has a deactivation feature for preventing the supplying of current from the power unit to the light source while the device is stored within the sterile packaging, and wherein removal of the device from the sterile packaging results in automatically supplying the current to the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 10139205
    Abstract: A high impact strength nock assembly that couples with, and decouples from, a bushing mounted in an arrow. The forces applied to the nock during launch are translated to the arrow through the bushing, greatly extending arrow life. For lighted nock applications, the nock translates within the bushing during launch to activate the light. A battery stop is coupled to the battery and releasably coupled within the center opening of the bushing that resists longitudinal translation of the battery relative to the bushing. Consequently, the light can be deactivated without removing the lighted nock assembly from the bushing. The entire lighted nock assembly is removable from the bushing for maintenance and replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ravin Crossbows, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Yehle, Fred Hunt, Larry Pulkrabek
  • Patent number: 10131041
    Abstract: A wrench with multiple display windows includes a body, two side display window lighting modules and a main display window lighting module. The two side display window lighting modules are illuminated synchronously with each other. The two side display window lighting modules are corresponding to each other. The two side display window lighting modules, are illuminated toward a first optical axis and a second optical axis. The side display window lighting module includes side display window lighting elements configured to generate side display window colors which are turned on or turned off according to the torque. The main display window lighting module is connected to the body and illuminated toward the first optical axis. The main display window lighting module includes main display window lighting elements configured to generate main display window colors which are turned on or turned off according to the torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KABO TOOL COMPANY
    Inventor: Chih-Ching Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10080072
    Abstract: A microphone includes a tubular microphone case having conductivity, a circuit board on which a circuit is configured, the circuit being used for an operation of a microphone unit that converts an audio signal into an electrical signal, a light source that is accommodated in a position close to a first end of the microphone case and emits light, a light source mounting board on which the light source is placed, a holding member that has conductivity, holds the light source mounting board and the circuit board, and is fixed to the microphone case, and a light guide member including a protrusion. The holding member includes a light source mounting board accommodating portion that accommodates the light source mounting board, a circuit board accommodating portion that accommodates the circuit board, and a hole that can accept the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TECHNICA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Furuya
  • Patent number: 10072823
    Abstract: A laser-pointing device includes a housing having a front opening, a laser-generating mechanism for generation of a pointing light beam through the front opening, a support member movably supporting the laser-generating mechanism in the housing, a controller, and a drive mechanism connected with the laser-generating mechanism and used for driving the laser-generating mechanism to move along a predetermined track in the housing under control of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LICC MANUFACTURING COMPANY (FAR EAST) LTD.
    Inventor: Ying Cheung
  • Patent number: 10057671
    Abstract: To enable light to be easily visually recognized, the light indicating an operation state. A tubular microphone case, a light source that is accommodated in a position close to a first end of the microphone case and emits light in a direction of the first end, a light source mounting board on which the light source is placed, a light guide member including a protrusion and having an optically transmissive property, and a holding member that maintains a position of the light source and a position of the light guide member, and is fixed to the microphone case together with the light source mounting board are included, and the holding member includes a hole capable of accepting the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA AUDIO-TECHNICA
    Inventor: Hiroaki Furuya
  • Patent number: 10054305
    Abstract: A 3-in-1 self-defense apparatus with a blinding LED light panel, pepper spray, and a stun gun in a compact and unassuming form factor. A pepper spray canister is disposed within the top of the tubular handle. The blinding LED light panel is disposed within the front of said handle, and the stun gun is disposed within the bottom of said handle. A rechargeable battery housed inside the handle provides power to the LED light panel and to the stun gun. The battery is charged with a USB port disposed within the back of the handle next to a plurality of controls which are used for the light and the stun gun. A plurality of concave indentations along the handle, as well as an adjustable wrist strap disposed to the top of the handle, provide grip for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Vincent Slepack
  • Patent number: 10034459
    Abstract: A multi-function cat toy is disclosed. The toy has a physical cat-attracting toy such as a feather clump, a light pointer and a sound chip for producing cat interest-piquing sounds. The toy may include batteries rechargeable through connecting the toy to a USB-powered connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: EQUIPT4 LLC
    Inventors: Holly Beth Scanlan, Scott Lawson Steagall
  • Patent number: 9960509
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing coupled to an electrical power source, a motor contained in the housing, and a motor control circuit that controls output speed of the motor. A light nut is coupled to the housing to illuminate a work surface. A light unit control circuit controls illumination of the light, unit. A switch unit is coupled to the housing and selectively operable to control the operation of the motor control circuit and the light unit control circuit. The light unit control circuit includes a timer configured to cause the light unit to illuminate a first brightness level when the switch unit is actuated, and to remain illuminated at the first brightness level for a predetermined time period after the trigger is actuated. The predetermined time period restarts if the switch unit is not deactivated before the end of the predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Sterling, Stephen P. Osborne, Paul S. White, Jeff Delcamp
  • Patent number: 9958150
    Abstract: A multifunction flashlight includes a flashlight body defining opposing front end and rear, a light source with a LED light mounted in the front end of the flashlight body, a light source switch mounted on the flashlight body near the front end, a focus adjustment device mounted on the flashlight body between the light source and the light source switch, multiple tools pivotally connected to the rear end of the flashlight body and receivable inside the flashlight body, an emergency exit hammer pivotally connected to the rear end of the flashlight body and receivable inside the flashlight body, a release switch mounted on the flashlight body near the rear end, a seat belt cutter, and a USB jack for battery charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jack Tang
  • Patent number: 9861887
    Abstract: A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc. The participant's performance in the play elements determines the play elements to which the participant may proceed as well as the play parameters of the play element in which the participant is currently involved. The play elements are thus interlinked to define a sequence or path network along which the participant advances. By advancing through the play elements the participant carries out a plot, story, theme, etc. that attaches a significance to the successful completion of a given play element or elements. Also disclosed in a variety of play elements suitable for use in the system, an example of a plot or theme that may be carried out by the system, and a send/receive radio frequency network that may be used to track play participants in a play center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MQ GAMING, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Briggs, Denise Chapman Weston
  • Patent number: 9822965
    Abstract: A multipurpose, hand-held device comprises a focused light source and a ducted fan. The device produces and directs light and airflow, for the purpose of illuminating an area while starting and maintaining a fire. The airflow feature rapidly accelerates combustion. With the added safety and convenience of a hand-held, integrated flashlight, the device's controllable airflow delivers the capability to rapidly ignite and maintain fires made with charcoal, wood, coal, fire starters, paper, newspaper, cardboard, dung, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: James Kirk Jackson
  • Patent number: 9731194
    Abstract: A multi-media interactive play system has a number of play elements situated in a variety of play environments or play media. The play elements are linked to a common record of participant performance, progress, character attributes, etc. The participant's performance in the play elements determines the play elements to which the participant may proceed as well as the play parameters of the play element in which the participant is currently involved. The play elements are thus interlinked to define a sequence or path network along which the participant advances. By advancing through the play elements the participant carries out a plot, story, theme, etc. that attaches a significance to the successful completion of a given play element or elements. Also disclosed in a variety of play elements suitable for use in the system, an example of a plot or theme that may be carried out by the system, and a send/receive radio frequency network that may be used to track play participants in a play center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MQ Gaming, LLC
    Inventors: Rick A. Briggs, Denise Chapman Weston
  • Patent number: 9696516
    Abstract: A vehicle repair hand tool has a handle, a connecting rod, a connecting unit and a working unit. The connecting rod is connected with the handle. The connecting unit is connected with the connecting rod and has an engagement hole. The working unit is connected with the connector and has a base, an engagement unit and a working body. The base has a sliding recess and a recess opening formed in a bottom of the sliding recess. The engagement unit is mounted in the sliding recess and has a sliding block slidably mounted in the sliding recess. The engagement unit further has an engagement ball mounted in the recess opening, sheltered by the sliding block, and selectively engaged in the engagement hole. The working body is mounted on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TRISON GLOBAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yin-Wu Lai
  • Patent number: 9678653
    Abstract: Various front light accessories are disclosed that may be used with or coupled to an electronic device to provide light to an outward surface of a reflective light display. A front light accessory may include a light sensor to measure an intensity of ambient light and then control an amount of light emitted by the front lights based on the measured ambient light. In some instances, the front light accessories may share resources such as hardware and software from the electronic device to control an amount of light emitted from the front lights, to provide power to the front lights, and/or for other reasons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Vijay Manyam
  • Patent number: 9669528
    Abstract: A lighted pipe wrench assembly having a first wrench member and a second wrench member cooperatively joined. The first wrench member includes a head portion having a first jaw section and an interface section, and further includes an elongate neck portion having a longitudinal axis. A receiving channel extends laterally therethrough the interface section. A communication channel extends radially from the receiving channel to an end port which terminates at the work surface. A primary illumination device formed for removable, axial sliding receipt in the receiving channel of such that an output portion is aligned with the communication channel. A first end cap cooperate to securely abut and seat the illumination device therebetween, and secure to the coupling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ReadyMax, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Crawford, Bill Reimann, Bill E. Brauner
  • Patent number: 9632323
    Abstract: A laser pen includes a laser diode and a plug. The plug is received in an earphone jack of a portable electronic device. The laser pen obtains power from the portable electronic device to turn on the laser diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Chou Lin
  • Patent number: 9629678
    Abstract: The present invention relates to open irrigated catheter ablation systems and methods used in connection with open irrigated catheter systems. The systems and related methods can control irrigation fluid flow to obtain temperature responses indicative of temperatures associated with an ablation procedure. Embodiments of the present invention provide irrigated catheter ablation systems having controlled irrigation fluid flow that can be directed at target areas where coagulation is more likely to occur to help minimize blood coagulation and associated problems. The irrigated fluid flow may be regulated in connection with an established or predetermined temperature threshold to improve or better optimize cooling and ablation properties of the system. In embodiments, irrigation flow may be either delayed or intermitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Huisun Wang
  • Patent number: 9626011
    Abstract: A rechargeable capacitive stylus includes a pen-shaped casing structure, a sensor module, a pen head structure, and an electrical connector structure. The pen-shaped casing structure has a pen casing, a rotatable ring rotatably disposed around the pen casing, and a pen holder adjacent to the rotatable ring. The sensor module is disposed inside the pen-shaped casing structure. The pen head structure is movably disposed inside the pen-shaped casing structure to selectively contact the sensor module. The electrical connector structure is disposed inside the pen-shaped casing structure. The electrical connector structure includes a first electrical connector electrically connected to a power supply, and the first electrical connector has a first electrical connection portion. The pen casing has a first fixed opening for exposing the first electrical connection portion, and the rotatable ring has a movable opening that is moved relative to the pen casing or the pen holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: WALTOP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yi Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 9599319
    Abstract: A radiation-emitting device and a method for producing a radiation-emitting device are disclosed. In an embodiment, a radiation-emitting device comprises an optoelectronic semiconductor component and an optical element disposed downstream of the semiconductor component in an emission direction. The optical element is mechanically fixed to the semiconductor component by a clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventor: Karsten Auen
  • Patent number: 9559537
    Abstract: The invention is directed to activating a guidance light for a mobile device. The guidance light is located proximate to connector, such that activation of the guidance light serves to help a user guide a charging wire into the connector, especially during less than ideal lighting conditions. Specific embodiments of the invention provide for determining, at the mobile occurrence of a trigger and, in response to determining the trigger event activating the guidance light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Olof Zander
  • Patent number: 9447952
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base, and a lighting apparatus mounted to the base. The lighting apparatus includes a bracket mounted to the base, a pivoting member pivotably attached to the bracket, and a lighting unit fixed in the pivoting member. The pivoting member is pivoted out of the bracket to expose and turn on the lighting unit. The pivoting member is pivoted into the bracket to cover and turn off the lighting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ShenZhen Treasure City Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Chang Lee, Qi-Lin Bo
  • Patent number: 9418639
    Abstract: Embodiments of a smart drumstick, a device interacting with the drumstick, and related methods are disclosed. Some embodiments include a computer-readable storage medium whose contents are capable of causing a computing system to perform a method of managing data related to lighting and motion for a device having a drumstick shape, the method comprising: identifying a light signal corresponding to a given type of motion; sending a definition of the determined light signal to the device; receiving a description of a type of motion of the device; determining whether the given type of motion matches the type of motion of the device; and transmitting the determination result to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MUZIK LLC
    Inventor: Jason Hardi
  • Patent number: 9406000
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: a sensor unit that is arranged at a predetermined position inside a casing, and that images a subject outside the casing through an opening portion, with a part of an imaging region, while imaging a reference chart with another part of the imaging region; and a light absorption member that is arranged in an optical path of light from a illumination light source toward a specular-reflection position from which specular-reflection light of the illumination light source is entered to the sensor unit, in the imaging range. The light absorption member has at least a first surface on which light from the illumination light source toward the specular-reflection position is irradiated, and a second surface that faces to the first surface, and reflected light that has been reflected on the first surface and then on the second surface is further directed toward the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Satoh, Mamoru Yorimoto, Kenji Morita, Masaya Kawarada, Daisaku Horikawa
  • Patent number: 9399280
    Abstract: This application is directed to a device for replacing a pocket door track without removing a section of the wall adjacent the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick Grady
  • Patent number: 9386913
    Abstract: A tongue depressor for illuminating an oral cavity, the tongue depressor including a handle which includes a light source and a switch for connecting a power supply to the light source. The tongue depressor also includes a blade for depressing the tongue, the blade being removably coupled to the handle, and wherein coupling the blade to the handle actuates the switch so that light emitted from the light source is transmitted by the blade into the oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Throat Scope Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Jennifer Louise Holland
  • Patent number: 9371971
    Abstract: This invention is a removable flashlight insert for fitting into an oil-type cigarette lighter outer case. The flashlight insert contains an LED lamp module with a movable switch element and a battery module contained within a top chamber and a bottom chamber respectively of an outside metal shell. The outside metal shell provides a direct conduction path between a battery terminal in the bottom chamber and the movable switch element in the top chamber. The flashlight insert may contain two different LEDs, where either of the two LEDs may be user selected by a separate switch. A rechargeable flashlight insert is also shown having an electronic circuit contained inside the outer metal shell. Lamp and battery modules are also provided in a kit to transform an oil-type cigarette lighter insert into a flashlight insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: John Alfred Ayres
  • Patent number: 9332333
    Abstract: A simple microphone which can vary the direction of the light beams emitted from a ring lamp is provided. A microphone includes a ring lamp; and a light guide that receives incident light beams emitted from the ring lamp. The light guide includes a plurality of light-guiding portions that receive the light beams. The light guide is movable relative to the ring lamp. The light guide moves for selection of the light-guiding portion to receive the light beams and vary the direction of the light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Audio-Technica
    Inventor: Hiroshi Akino
  • Patent number: 9316370
    Abstract: A light unit used in train tunnels is readily mountable and removable from a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket allows the battery backup system and light engine to be gravity mounted in manner that allows for quick and easy mounting and removal while also resisting vibrations and wind. A quick disconnect fitting can be used with the power cord to allow the units to be removed and replaced as needed. The light unit integrates the light engine with a battery backup system so that the entire light and battery unit is removed and replaced when necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Clear-Vu Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Lax, Agjah I. Libohova, Timothy J. Keuning, Roy Jacob, Michael Lax
  • Patent number: 9273864
    Abstract: An emitting device using smart mobile electronic device as operation interface comprises a connector having a circuit board, the circuit board having an electrical connection portion at a front end, and the electrical connection portion set to match specifications of a transmission port of a smart mobile electronic device for being inserted into the transmission port to get the power and signal; a light emitting module installed at a side of the circuit board; a drive circuit couple between the circuit board and light emitting module. Whereby when the connector of the emitting device is electrically connected to the transmission port, the power module provides the power to the emitting device to turn on or off the light emitting module of the emitting device through the user's operation interface on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Conary Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Wei Lin, Hsien-Cheng Yen
  • Patent number: 9271566
    Abstract: An illuminating toothbrush for illuminating the inside of a users mouth while the user brushes her teeth and/or gums. The illuminating toothbrush comprises a conventional toothbrush having elongated handle portion and bristle head portion modified with a lighting element connected to an internal battery compartment and a manually actuated momentary switch. The lighting element is positioned on the handle portion to enable it to direct light towards the bristle head, configuring it to illuminate the mouth of a user when the bristle head is in the user's mouth. In operation, when the manual switch is depressed through the application of manual pressure, the lighting element illuminates and when the manual pressure is removed, the lighting element ceases to illuminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Ginger Belge-Barnes
  • Patent number: 9164351
    Abstract: An imaging panel includes a light source, a reflective image-forming array, and a freeform-prism eyepiece. The light source includes a light emitter and a waveguide having a grating. The waveguide is configured to confine the light from the light emitter and to release the light through the grating. The reflective image-forming array is configured to form a display image using light from the light source and to reflect the display image back through the waveguide. The freeform-prism eyepiece configured to receive the display image and to present the display image for viewing, together with an external image transmitted through the eyepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: David D. Bohn
  • Patent number: 9157629
    Abstract: A lighted hand tool includes a cylindrical-shaped rivet member, and a first and second tool member each having a handle, a jaw, and a pivot portion therebetween. A cylindrical bore section is defined by each pivot portion, and each bore is in co-axial alignment for aligned receipt of the rivet member therein. The rivet member prevents lateral separation of the first and second hand tool therebetween, while enabling pivotal movement of the jaw portions. An illumination device is formed for sliding receipt in the receiving channel of the rivet member, and aligns an output portion with the communication port to illuminate the work area. A first end cap and second cap are threadably disposed in the opposite openings into the rivet member. The first and second end cap cooperate to securely abut and seat the illumination device therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ReadyMax, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill E. Brauner, Eivind Clausen, Mickey Makay
  • Patent number: 9144261
    Abstract: The device is a helmet-mounted or helmet-integrated combination personnel marker/identification light and active “Identification Friend or Foe” (IFF) infrared interrogation and response device. The IFF function provides acquisition and processing of an incoming IR laser IFF interrogation and then sends one or more user-defined responses to the interrogator and/or the user/wearer. A photo sensor array is designed to detect and identify incoming infrared signals. The array is arranged to provide omni-directional, line-of-sight sensing over more than a full hemisphere. A detachable user feedback module comprised of a vibratory pad and cable provides a user/wearer alert when infrared interrogation has been detected. An operating status switch allows the user/wearer to confirm that the device is in an active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ARCACHON HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Gary Leegate, Marcia Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9046260
    Abstract: A wand for visual communication comprising an elongated handle having an interior region, an elongated optical element having an interior region composed of light transparent material configured for joinder to the handle, and lighting disposed in the interior region and in communication with a control circuit. The control circuit comprises a controller configured to energize said lighting in response to user input and sensor input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Kent Dial
  • Patent number: 9046231
    Abstract: A worklight includes a center core comprising an inner cavity, a first panel coupled to the center core, in which the first panel comprises at least one first LED module, and a second panel coupled to the center core opposite the first panel, in which the second panel comprises at least one second LED module. The worklight further includes a hanger comprising a core guide rod and an outer molding. The core guide rod comprises a shaft portion extending within the inner cavity at a distal end and a hook portion bent at an approximately 90° angle to the shaft portion. The hook portion is disposed within the outer molding, and the outer molding comprises a plurality of detents on a bottom surface. The plurality of detents are configured to hang the worklight in a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 9028121
    Abstract: An electronic censer includes a censer body, a driving device and an incense branch. The censer body defines a recess on a top end thereof. The driving device is received in the recess of the censer body. The incense branch is inserted in the censer body and extends from the recess to external environment of the censer body. The incense branch includes a frame and an LED light source located at an upper end of the frame. The LED light source is electrically connected with the driving device. The frame has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion of the frame is pivotally connected with the second portion of the frame, thereby making the second portion of the frame rotatable around the first portion of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chen Lai
  • Patent number: RE47688
    Abstract: A bicycle light for securing to a handlebar or other part of a bike, or to a rider's helmet, has an angled front face that allows use of a single, flat LED circuit board with one or more deep conic or parabolic reflectors positioned in front of the upper part of the board and one or more shallow reflectors in front of the bottom part of the board. This provides for both a spot beam produced by the deep reflector and flood light produced by the shallow reflector, in a compact and efficient assembly. Another important feature of the device is side lighting which can be independently controlled, important in affording the rider side lighting while in street traffic but the option to pulse or switch off the side lighting when riding on a trail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Christopher McCaslin, Greg Weisenfeld, Beau Jesse Robertson, Roxanne Lo