Key Holder Patents (Class 362/116)
  • Patent number: 10948006
    Abstract: A carabiner having a container or empty section with the gate or solid gate. The gate may have a cap with a threaded section such that when the gate is pulled away from the body, the cap may be screwed off to reveal the empty section of the gate. The empty section may store items for the user. The cap may be received into the nose section of the carabiner when the spring forces the gate closed. A fire starting implement may be provided on the carabiner. The gate may rotate inward or outward with respect to the carabiner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Outdoor Element, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica
  • Patent number: 10665083
    Abstract: A keyway illumination and key-loss prevention system and method provides a smart key having a master module, and a keyway having an integral slave module. The modules are in operational communication with a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device is operable with a positional detection software application that identifies relative positions of the master and slave module. The slave module generates a geofence near keyway. The master module transmits a signal defining positional information. The positional information includes the position of master module, relative to the slave module. The positional detection software processes the positional information from the emitted signal. The positional detection software triggers the communication device to actuate an alert when the positional information indicates the master module has exited the geofence of the keyway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Nipong Vang
  • Patent number: 10593960
    Abstract: An apparatus in the form of a cell for powering an electrical device, such as a light source, that includes a first electrode generally in the shape of a rectangular metallic strip; a second electrode generally in the shape of a length of metallic wire wrapped around the first electrode; and a conductive absorbent material wrapped at least partially around the first electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: James Siegrist
  • Patent number: 10274190
    Abstract: A multi-functional, multi-directional wearable safety lighting device is disclosed herein that includes a main light housing and a magnetic mounting assembly coupleable to a bottom surface of the main light housing. The mounting assembly is configured to secure the wearable safety lighting device to a user. The main light housing includes warning light elements coupled front and rear side surfaces. A directional work light is coupled to the front side surface of the main housing and is distinct from the warning light elements. A power source supplies power to the warning light elements and the work light. A controller is programmed to energize the warning light elements in select subgroups following depression of a first control button or a second control button, and energize the directional work light following depression of a third control button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ARCHANGEL DEVICE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin D. Matte, Ronald R. Dir, Chad J. Stillman
  • Patent number: 10151432
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flashlight comprised of a bezel assembly, a case configured to enclose a first battery and a second battery in a side-by-side manner, and a tube extending from the bezel into the case assembly to at least partially enclose the first battery and provide a physical barrier between the first and second batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Uke
  • Patent number: 9918524
    Abstract: A multifunction key fob for retaining a plurality of keys and extending a selected key into a useable position. The multifunction key fob includes a housing with a motorized key tray inside the housing for selectively aligning a key with an ejection port in the housing. The key tray includes a plurality of key slots and a moveable key carriage in each key slot for moving a key up and down inside its respective slot. When a button on the surface of the housing is pressed, a key in a corresponding slot is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Desmond Byrd, Brian Byrd
  • Patent number: 9642220
    Abstract: A keyway illumination system is operable with different keys to enable illumination of a keyway when a matching key approaches to enhance visibility of the keyway. A smart key case detachably couples to the key to provide a gripping surface for applying torque to key, and electrical components to actuate illumination of the keyway. The key case includes a receiver, a power switch, a mode switch, and a PCB motion sensor mechanism that deactivates illumination of the key case when sensing proximity to keyway. A slave module attaches adjacently to the keyway and communicates with the key case. A light torch emits a beam of light onto the keyway. A photoresistor detects presence of light from the key case to determine activation or deactivation of light torch. Verification that the key is engaging a matching keyway is possible by matching LED colors of the key case and slave module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Nipong Vang
  • Patent number: 9611673
    Abstract: An illuminating key fob including a key fob body having a base and a cap secured together. Various compartments, disposed on the base within the internal chamber, store batteries providing a power source to a light emitting diode light source adjacent the key blank disposed within the internal chamber at a front side of the key fob body. The light source is provided to illuminate a key hole opening for insertion of a key produced from a key blank. The batteries are in selective operational communication with the light source to operate the light source upon the alternate activation and deactivation of an on-off button switch on the cap. A loop-receiver opening in the rear side is sized to receive a key ring therethrough. A notch in the cap along the rear side assists in grasping the rear side for insertion of the key ring through the loop-receiver opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Hiep Vo
  • Patent number: 9540846
    Abstract: A motor vehicle key of flat structure includes a circuit board with an opening, a mounting for a battery, wherein the mounting extends at least partially over the opening, and contact elements, which are electrically coupled to the circuit board. One contact element includes a resilient contact section, by means of which the battery may be fixed in the position in the mounting. The contact element is fastened to the circuit board such that a region of the resilient contact section extends over the opening above a plane defined by the surface of the circuit board and at least this region is received in the opening when the battery is disposed in the mounting and is fixed in position in it by the resilient contact section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Huf Huelsbeck & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jurgen Sersch
  • Patent number: 9322520
    Abstract: A portable multi-functional light emitting device includes a first cover, a transparent waterproof cover, an illumination module, a second cover and a light guide member. Both illumination module and transparent waterproof cover are installed in the first cover, and the first cover is integrally combined with the second cover, so that the illumination module achieves both waterproof and translucent effects by the transparent waterproof cover. This device with a small volume is convenient to carry, and the second cover is connected to a PET bottle or a circular rod-shaped light guide member, and the illumination module provides an illumination required in outdoor activities or a warning light effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: I-Lung Li
  • Patent number: 9061427
    Abstract: A faux key tool and light device has a head assembly and a faux key blade assembly. The head assembly has a head housing with a battery compartment, a lens opening and an actuating button opening. The faux key blade assembly has a pair of flat, opposing spaced walls having opposing edges with faux key teeth, and a knife blade pivotally mounted between the spaced walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: INTERDESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Bennett S. Rubin, Richard C. Adamany
  • Publication number: 20140233219
    Abstract: This invention relates to a key that will illuminate in the dark. Why is it needed? The concept serves as a niche for the market and has the potential for making keys. It's easily recognizable simply by associating the key color with homes, locks, garages, offices, machinery and ect. This also includes anything that requires identification of a select key when light may not be available. Who benefits? Adults and children who need to gain access to secure homes at night. The key will reduce fumbling to identify keys during late evenings and nights. Disabled people will benefit because the key will help them maneuver through things during the night quickly. Being able to quickly access a locked vehicle at night will also benefit people. Shut down or disabled machinery could potentially reduce the number of physical attacks on victims, robberies, muggings, murders and ect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Bernadette Taylor
  • Patent number: 8794783
    Abstract: A system for distinguishing a target key which opens a lock from at least one other connected key in a dark environment includes a magnet which is positioned adjacent to the lock, and which produces a magnetic field. The system further includes a light assembly which is connected to the target key. The light assembly includes a magnetically activated switch and a light source. When the light assembly is moved into the magnetic field of the magnet, the magnetically activated switch is activated and causes the light source to give off light, thereby distinguishing the target key from the at least one other key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Christopher Nappi
  • Publication number: 20140192519
    Abstract: A faux key tool and light device has a head assembly and a faux key blade assembly. The head assembly has a head housing with a battery compartment, a lens opening and an actuating button opening. The faux key blade assembly has a pair of flat, opposing spaced walls having opposing edges with faux key teeth, and a knife blade pivotally mounted between the spaced walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: InterDesign, Inc.
    Inventors: Bennett S. Rubin, Richard C. Adamany
  • Patent number: 8628228
    Abstract: A light assembly is provided. The light assembly has a housing having a first end segment carrying an activation mechanism, a second end segment, and a light emitting segment connecting the first and second end segments. A light source is provided in communication with an activation device and arranged to illuminate the light emitting segment. An attachment assembly is arranged for attachment of the light assembly to a carrying device. The attachment assembly is formed by a first receptor and a second receptor, the first and second receptors adapted to receive an attachment device. The attachment assembly may also be formed by a first magnet arranged to attract to the carrying device and a second magnet arranged to attract to the carrying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Benton Lundy
  • Publication number: 20130308300
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus to retractably store multiple keys. The apparatus is designed to permit a user to install up to eight (8) custom keys in a compact “key wallet.” Individual keys are pivotally deployed by pressing a designated button on the apparatus and are returned to a stowed position by rotating the key back into the apparatus until it locks into position. The apparatus uses a spring-loaded key release mechanism to release and retract the keys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: Rudi A. Thyn
  • Patent number: 8388165
    Abstract: The device comprises a visual effecter and a display, wherein the visual effecter comprises at least one encapsulated electronic-optical element; the display can be a 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional display or any combination thereof; the display locates outside the visual effecter; and the display is subject to the visual effect of the visual effecter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Yudong Zhang
  • Patent number: 8251534
    Abstract: A key holder including an illumination means for illuminating a key shank, the key holder including first and second cooperating parts for accommodating the handle of the key therebetween, said first cooperating part including a fastening means releasably engageable with a key ring mount permanently fixed on said second cooperating part, said fastening means and key ring mount arranged in use to secure the cooperating parts to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Lee Berman
  • Publication number: 20110203337
    Abstract: A key holder, comprising an external housing and an internal housing pivotably mounted inside the external housing. Keys can be retractably mounted in the internal housing with means by which keys can be extended in and out of the internal housing while the internal housing. The internal housing can be rotated in relation to the external housing when the keys are retracted into said internal housing with the keys in the internal housing held under pressure against a plug of soft material to dampen rattling when in a retracted position. The external housing includes an internal chamber sized and configured to contain a larger remote key adjacent the internal housing when the internal housing is retracted into the key holder. Other aspects of the key holder include an integral light or cell phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Bruce W. Booker
  • Publication number: 20110088440
    Abstract: A key with a key light function comprising at least one light source (5), a storage circuit (20) for storing at least one code sequence, and a driver unit (10), which converts the stored form of the code sequence into a driving output for the light source (5), wherein the code sequence can be emitted by the light source (5) at a wavelength visible to humans by means of a temporal or color variation of the luminous flux, and the light source (5) can also be used as an orientation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventors: Henry Feil, Thomas Schaefer, Joachim Walewski
  • Patent number: 7628503
    Abstract: An illuminated key casing assembly includes a light transmissive casing having a top and bottom side, a key ring hole, and a slot between the top and bottom side extending to the key ring hole that is configured to receive a key. The light transmissive casing includes a first cavity holding a single battery, and a second cavity that receives a light emitting device. Disposed between the first and second cavities are first and second protrusions, wherein light that is transmitted from within the second cavity through the first protrusion is dispersed through the light transmissive casing. The second protrusion has a mounting hole and an arcuate-shaped slot. The light emitting device has a first leadwire force-fit between a sidewall of the first cavity and battery so as to secure the battery, and a second leadwire received within the arcuate-shaped slot to provide a free end positioned over and spaced apart from the battery. A cover is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin M. Pumm
  • Publication number: 20090296377
    Abstract: A key holder including an illumination means for illuminating a key shank, the key holder including first and second cooperating parts for accommodating the handle of the key therebetween, said first cooperating part including a fastening means releasably engageable with a key ring mount permanently fixed on said second cooperating part, said fastening means and key ring mount arranged in use to secure the cooperating parts to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Lee BERMAN
  • Patent number: 7510301
    Abstract: A security lock, locking system, kit, and personal apparel, such as garments, purses, and luggage that include the security lock. The security lock is a typical combination lock, which includes a body and a locking member in communication with a lock mechanism disposed within the body and a user interface disposed upon or within the body. A battery powered light is disposed proximate to the user interface such that the light illuminates the symbols on the movable members when power is supplied thereto. The system includes a security lock, with or without a light, and an adjustable cable. The kit and apparel include the system and a pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Dial
  • Patent number: 7438431
    Abstract: A portable light is disclosed comprising at least one light emitting diode, a power source, a switch operable for closing an electronic circuit between the power source and the light emitting diode, wherein when the electronic circuit is closed the at least one diode emits light generally about a first axis, and a body adapted to receive the light emitting diode, the battery and the switch, the body comprising a loop portion towards one end thereof defining a loop aperture having an axis which is substantially parallel to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: The Flewelling Ford Family Trust
    Inventors: Timothy D. F. Ford, Stephane Gascon
  • Patent number: 7329021
    Abstract: An illuminated keyed remote control device providing illumination in the visible spectrum and the functionality of a wireless signal transmitter. Light projects from one or more translucent portions of the remote control device, at least a portion of which illuminates the key. The illuminated remote control device comprises at least one translucent portion adapted for the transmission of light from a cavity to the outer surface of the housing. At least one control feature is provided to operate transmitter electronics and/or the light source housed in the cavity. The light source produces light within the cavity, the light being then guided from the cavity to the surface by a translucent portion of the housing. The illumination provides the user with an increased ability to see or be seen in the dark and provides illumination that is visually appealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: The Hoffman Group International, Ltd.
    Inventor: Lawrence Andrew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7296909
    Abstract: A handheld flashlight includes a head that pivots relative to a body. At least two legs pivotally connect to the body at a fixed location along the body, and open into an extended, open or deployed position to support the head in an elevated position. In the closed or handheld flashlight position, the legs form a flashlight handle that is aligned with an illumination direction of the head and is shaped and sized to be held in the hand of an operator. Each of the legs may contain battery source holders for battery sources that connect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: Gary Van Deursen, Joseph Martone, Vincent Cook, Michael Kwok Ying Chan
  • Publication number: 20070263382
    Abstract: A flashlight having a lock bar. The lock bar is positioned at an end cap of the flashlight, and is U-shaped with two ends. Both ends are captured within the flashlight in a first, closed position, and a second, shorter end is released in a second, open position. While in the open position, the lock bar may be looped around a structure, such as a carabineer, a hook, a keychain, or a belt loop. The lock bar may then be returned to the closed position and locked into place so that the lock bar stays latched to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Tarter, Jake L. Hillard
  • Patent number: 7217003
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7186001
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7185996
    Abstract: A key holder apparatus is provided with a battery powered light source. When shaken, a flashing light is emitted for a preset time interval. This enables a user to readily find her keys when they are within a cluttered purse. The light source is in a housing in the form of a dice with six transparent sides to enhance the chances of light being seen in a crowded purse. The light source is preferably one or more light emitting diodes for low power and compactness considerations. A vibration switch in the circuit is not actuated by minor movement such as caused by usual purse motion to the device or when swinging in an automobile ignition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Inventor: Susan Caprio
  • Patent number: 7172309
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a light emitting diode, power source, momentary contact switch for manually activating the flashlight, and a split-ring clip for attachment to key-rings, baggage, and various articles of clothing. The flashlight body includes an interchangeable bottom wall, suitable for engraving, printing, silk screening, or stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7159993
    Abstract: An auxiliary light device for a key comprises a base, a lighting element, two batteries and a casing assembly. The base is to be fixed permanently on a gripping portion of a key, in the base are formed two battery chambers, in a front portion of the base is defined a notch facing the shaft of the key, the notch is connected to the battery chambers via a groove, in a rear portion of the base is formed a threaded hole. The lighting element is inserted in the notch of the base, two conductive terminals of the lighting element are engaged in the groove of the base and extended into the chambers. The two batteries are disposed in the chambers of the base and connected to the two conductive terminals, respectively. The casing assembly serves to cover the abovementioned components and includes a cover, a button and a partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Inventor: Ta-Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 7147344
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7147340
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Arnament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7048407
    Abstract: A miniature LED flashlight is composed of a flashlight assembly and an attachment loop. The attachment loop is configured to require a two-step manipulation for attachment or detachment from a key ring. The flashlight assembly and attachment loop are attached by a snap fit relationship between a projection on one and a recess on the other, and can be readily disconnected by application of a bending force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Princeton Tectonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yos Kumthampinij, Kenneth Zorovich
  • Patent number: 7036950
    Abstract: An illuminated key blank is provided with a blade and a head integral with the blade as a single piece. A cutout is preferably formed in the key blank head so that the head is substantially U-shaped, and a battery is disposed in the cutout between the arms of the U. A light source, preferably a light-emitting diode (LED), is selectively electrically connected to the battery. A casing is sealed around the head of the key and the battery, and the casing retains the light source in place so that the light source shines light substantially in the direction of the blade. The light source shines light which is preferably the same or a contrasting color as the color of the casing so that the key may be identified in the dark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Element Extreme, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Freeman, Ari Freeman
  • Patent number: 7021810
    Abstract: An illuminated remote control device providing illumination in the visible spectrum and the functionality of a wireless signal transmitter. Light projects from one or more translucent portions of the remote control device. The illuminated remote control device comprises a housing defining an outer surface and a cavity therein. The housing comprises at least one translucent portion adapted for the transmission of light from the cavity to the outer surface of the housing. At least one control feature is provided to operate transmitter electronics and/or the light source housed in the cavity. The light source produces light within the cavity, the light being then guided from the cavity to the surface by a translucent portion of the housing. The illumination provides the user with an increased ability to see or be seen in the dark and provides illumination that is visually appealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Inventor: Lawrence Andrew Hoffman
  • Patent number: 7021790
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a light emitting diode, power source, momentary contact switch for activating the flashlight, and a split-ring clip for attachment to key-rings, baggage, and various articles of clothing. The momentary contact switch may be activated manually or when the flashlight is selectively inserted into a carrier that releasably retains the flashlight on an article of clothing or other support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6991344
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6986590
    Abstract: An articulated illumination device includes an elongated holding sleeve with one end threadably attached to a support body or base which communicates with an iron slug in an interior storage compartment for insertably receiving and magnetically holding the device. The storage compartment insertably receives a magnetic end of the illumination means that is releasably engageable with the iron slug and a battery-operated light is disposed at the other light or end. A universal joint includes a ball socket and joint formed in the support body or base for rotatably mounting a selected end of the illumination device. A magnet is intended to either attach to the support body or base by magnetic attraction to the iron slug when the illumination means is in the storage compartment or the magnet is employed for supporting the illumination means in a cantilevered position from a wall surface, a post or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2006
    Inventor: Stephen J. Padden
  • Patent number: 6971761
    Abstract: A protective flashlight case includes left and right pieces with front and rear ends. The rear ends of the two case pieces are formed in a closed loop shape so as to enclose a key ring clip of a flashlight. A hollow space defined by the walls of the loop permits the case, with the flashlight enclosed, to be attached to a key chain, article of clothing, or other support. The case protects flashlights from harsh, rugged conditions as well as from water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6959997
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6951410
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6942362
    Abstract: Described is an apparatus for a lighted whistle connectable to a predetermined article. A housing forms an outer shape of said whistle and has therein an inner cavity. A mouthpiece adapted for a user to blow air thereinto has an opening in fluid connection with said inner cavity and a sound hole opening providing an air outlet from said inner cavity. A power source is connected in an electrical circuit with a light source and a switch. A connector for connecting said whistle to a predetermined article is positioned on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Assignee: Theory3, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Deutsch, Jason Barber, Russell Rotham
  • Patent number: 6908209
    Abstract: A miniaturized flashlight activated by external pressure by a push stem at one end of its casing, to energize its lamp. The flashlight includes a casing, for holding one or more batteries, and a front cap for holding a lamp contained within the casing, a resilient sleeve that engages the lamp, and likewise engages the front of the located battery, so as to provide for displacement of the lamp from the battery terminal during non-usage, but once the battery is urged forwardly, through pushing of its push stem, provides for illumination of the lamp, as it extends through the front cap for the battery. A rear end cap, just like the front cap, resiliently binds upon the back of the flashlight casing, to hold the light assembled, and a push stem extends through the back of the rear cap, readily available for physical manipulation forwardly to illuminate the light, during usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Mocap, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph T. Miller
  • Patent number: 6892558
    Abstract: A key holder is provided that includes an upper housing connected to a lower housing, such that the upper and lower housings together form a key housing. A turn table for receiving a key having an end portion is attached to the key housing. The turn table is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein in the first position the key end portion is retracted within the key housing and in the second position the key end portion extends from the key housing. The key housing includes a slot between the upper and lower housings for allowing movement of the key end portion when the turn table is moved between the first and second positions. A locking device is attached to the key housing and lockingly engages the turn table when the turn table is in the first position. A push button is moveable to cause the locking device to disengage the turn table, allowing the turn table to rotate from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Inventor: David Jeffrey Chodosh
  • Patent number: 6860615
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2005
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 6857757
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parsons, W. Clay Reeves
  • Patent number: 6824292
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Parsons, W. Clay Reeves
  • Patent number: 6802620
    Abstract: The present invention includes an illumination assembly consisting of a light source such as a light emitting diode (LED) that produces a near field image and a means of imaging and focusing the near field image. The means for imaging and focusing the near field image is a convex optical lens having a radius of curvature equal to twice the overall thickness of the lens. The optical lens is installed in fixed spaced relation to the LED such that the lens is imaging the reflector cup of the LED rather than the light on the surface clear LED housing. The lighting assembly is enclosed in a flashlight housing having a means for operating the lighting circuit, a means for retaining a power source and a key ring extension with a slidable latching mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Galli