Pen Or Pencil Patents (Class 362/118)
  • Patent number: 10549000
    Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV) light disinfectant unit is sized for portability and handheld use. The handheld UV light disinfectant unit includes a shell defining an interior cavity. A UV light is provided on an exterior of the shell. A transparent lens cap is provided over the UV light and is removably mounted to the shell. At least one writing instrument such as a pen and/or stylus is integrated into the handheld UV light disinfectant unit. The writing instrument is extendable away from the shell and retractable into the interior cavity. A slider button may be provided to slide the writing instrument between the retracted position and the extended position. A combination of a UV light and a writing instrument in a handheld device provides a user with a multiuse tool to accomplish tasks such as writing on publicly accessible screens that may make multiple steps of disinfecting desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HEALTHY SIGNOFF, LLC
    Inventors: Iris Yellen, Shelley Katz, Mario Alexander Esquer
  • Patent number: 10499970
    Abstract: A laser device having a proximal end and a distal end spaced from the proximal end, the distal end configured to receive a fixation member to be affixed to a target surgical site. The laser device includes a laser source supported by the laser device body and capable of emitting a laser beam to the distal end, wherein the laser source is responsive to at least one input so as to selectively switch between an inactive configuration whereby the laser source does not emit the laser beam, and an active configuration whereby the laser source emits the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Leuenberger, Dieter Schmidli
  • Patent number: 10317050
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a plurality of oblong flexible substrates, each flexible substrate comprising a sheet-shaped base body and a wiring pattern formed on one face of the base body, and each flexible substrate having a plurality of light emitting sections disposed thereon; a plurality of a reflective layers, each reflective layer being disposed at a periphery of a respective light emitting section above a respective flexible substrate; an insulating reflective sheet made of a light reflecting resin, the reflective sheet having a plurality of through holes located such that the light emitting sections and at least a portion of the reflective layers are exposed via the through holes; and a plurality of adhesive members, each adhesive member adhering a respective flexible substrate to the reflective sheet in regions where the reflective layer is not formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Fujikawa, Takuya Wasa, Tomohiro Ikeda, Yohei Inayoshi, Motokazu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10241613
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touch screen; a stylus pen including a pressure sensor and an optical sensor; a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with the stylus pen; and a controller configured to drive the stylus pen in a first operation mode in which the pressure sensor provided in the stylus pen is activated and the optical sensor is deactivated, when sensing information sensed by the pressure sensor indicates the stylus pen is in contact with the touch screen, and drive the stylus pen in a second operation mode in which both the pressure sensor and the optical sensor provided in the stylus pen are activated, when the sensing information sensed by the pressure sensor indicates the stylus pen is not in contact with the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hongjo Shim, Hyunok Lee, Youngho Sohn, Mihyun Park, Jisoo Park
  • Patent number: 10222879
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides for a device and method related to powering an electronic stylus with a removable, integrated battery that acts as a structural segment and external casing along the long axis of the stylus body. The integrated battery incorporates interlocking features, which removes the need for an external tube around a battery cell. As a result, the electronic stylus has one structural component performing multiple functions (e.g., providing power, functioning as the stylus casing), which achieves a more lightweight and compact electronic stylus. The placement of the battery along the long axis can vary to provide comfortable weight distribution for writing, which can involve an interlocking interface at one end of the battery or at both ends of the battery (e.g., to interlock with one or both ends of the electronic stylus).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Tristan Thomas Trutna
  • Patent number: 9982851
    Abstract: A flashlight is provided. The flashlight includes a frame defined by a rail that extends around a central opening predominantly within a single plane, a mounting loop extending outboard of the frame on a first end, a planar circuit board disposed within the central opening. The plane of the circuit board coincident with the plane of the frame, an LED light disposed on the circuit board, where a light emitting end of the LED light extending through the frame on a second end of the frame opposite the first end. A rechargeable battery is disposed on the circuit board, a switch is provided that couples the battery to the LED light. An actuator of the switch extends through the frame between the first and second ends, a USB connector is disposed on the circuit board, the USB connector extends through the frame between the first and second ends and a battery charger is disposed on the circuit board that charges the battery via energy received through the USB connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ARMAMENT SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 9923249
    Abstract: A rechargeable battery pack for a handheld power tool, encompasses a housing and at least one interface unit for establishing a mechanical and electrical connection between the rechargeable battery pack and the handheld power tool and/or a charging device. The interface unit has at least one locking element for locking the rechargeable battery pack onto the handheld power tool, and an actuation element for actuating the locking element. The actuation element encompasses at least one light-emitting element for outputting an optical signal and/or for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Marcin Rejman, Rainer Glauning
  • Patent number: 9915530
    Abstract: A laser readable surveying rod is provided with adjustable lighting elements. More specifically, lighting elements, such as LED lights are provided along a length of a surveying rod such that laser readings may be taken at night or in dark conditions. Lighting elements may be translated along a length of a rod, particularly where it is desirable to illuminate only a portion of a rod and conserve valuable energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: RM ASSET GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Gregory, Reed W. Baker
  • Patent number: 9796208
    Abstract: A multifunctional pen includes a penholder and a refill provided in the penholder. A clip is provided on the penholder. The penholder comprises an upper penholder and a lower penholder hinged to each other. The lower penholder may bend and tilt toward the upper penholder through a hinged joint. The clip is arranged on the upper penholder and across the upper penholder and the lower penholder. A tail end of the clip is raised and a pressing raised strips for a mobile phone is provided thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: TONGLU JINBANG PEN INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TONGLU IDO IMP & EXP CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kuanfei Xu
  • Patent number: 9720526
    Abstract: An active stylus without function keys is disclosed to include a pen body defining therein an accommodation chamber, a control device mounted inside the accommodation chamber and including a circuit board capable of outputting a signal to a touch control device of a touch screen being touched by the active stylus and two first conductors electrically connected to the circuit board, and a rotating barrel rotatably mounted on the pen body around the control device, the rotating barrel including a second conductor movable with the rotating barrel relative to the pen body into contact with either or both of the two first conductors or away from the first conductors to provide one of a series of signals for driving circuit board to output a corresponding control signal to the touch control device of the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: eGalax_eMPIA Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 9315067
    Abstract: A combined writing utensil and light emitter assembly ensures that various accessories are readily accessible for use during hunting. The assembly includes a tube having a first end, a second end and a hollow interior configured to receive objects therein. A writing implement is provided having a main body and a tip. The writing implement is positionable within the hollow interior of the tube through the first end of the tube wherein the tip is positioned proximate the second end of the tube when the writing implement is positioned within the hollow interior. An light emitter is coupled to the second end of the tube. A first end cap is coupled to a distal end of the main body with respect to the tip. The first end cap is removably couplable to the first end of the tube for securing the writing implement within the hollow interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Curtis J. Chauvin, II
  • Patent number: 9239212
    Abstract: An apparatus providing a regenerative light source capable of illuminating a large area in front of and around the barrel end of a firearm. The apparatus may be installed as a retrofit into the firearm body without any need to alter it. Moreover, the light source and the electronics powering are will be shielded from environmental hazardous associated with the operation of a firearm thus prolonging the life of the apparatus while ensuring it remains functional whenever needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Leko, Steven M. Beumer
  • Patent number: 9186930
    Abstract: A writing instrument generally includes a barrel having a tip and an end distal from the tip. A housing is coupled to the distal end. Movable flecks are inside the housing. A blade is operable to move air and the flecks within the housing. A switch is electrically coupled to the blade. A power supply is electrically coupled to the blade and the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew Curren
  • Patent number: 8911113
    Abstract: A laser pointer suitable for a touch display panel is provided. The laser pointer includes a main body, a laser diode and a wave plate. The main body has a containing space. The laser diode is disposed in the containing space and has a light emitting end. The wave plate is disposed on the light emitting end, wherein the laser diode is suitable for emitting a laser beam having linear polarization from the light emitting end, and the wave plate is suitable for transforming the laser beam having linear polarization into a laser beam having circular polarization, such that the laser beam is suitable for being an input signal for the touch display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Intergrated Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang-Hui Chang, Shen-Tai Liaw, Nae-Jye Hwang
  • Patent number: 8861779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for electronically evaluating a dialog between at least two persons comprising receiving audio data, analyzing the audio data to determine the reparation of utterances of the at least two persons in the course of the dialog and comparing the results of the analysis with predetermined communication patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Zero to One Technology
    Inventors: Philippe Hamel, Jean-Paul Audrain, Pierre-Sylvain Luquet, Eric Faurot
  • Patent number: 8757830
    Abstract: A self-defense device that includes a flashlight with a weapon end, tissue-abrading and tissue-collecting features, and with or without a writing instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: PowerTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara Gross, Danny Joe Holmes
  • Patent number: 8684784
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, photo-chromic and phosphorescent toys are disclosed. A photo-chromic and phosphorescent toy includes both photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials applied to the toy such as through an ink, paint, plastic, or dye. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be supplied within a material of the toy or applied-to a surface of the toy at the factory. The photo-chromic and phosphorescent materials may be activated in various ways with various light activating devices that can generate an activating light with appropriate wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Shoot The Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Schmidt, William J. Hudson, Sunil W. Moothedah, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago, Brian D. Farley
  • Patent number: 8628210
    Abstract: A portable light is disclosed including a housing having an upper end, a lower end and a cavity for receiving a power source therein. The housing further includes at the upper end a channel having channel walls and a plurality of LED lights in the channel. The channel walls have a height greater than the height of the LED lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Walter R. Tucker Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark H. Tucker, Yalin Liu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8419222
    Abstract: An electronic reader system includes an electronic book and a stylus. The electronic book includes a battery and a cover. The stylus includes a pen body for writing on the electronic book to input data or commands into the electronic book, and an illumination member detachably attached to the pen body. The illumination member can be detached from the pen body and attached onto the electronic book, receiving electrical power from the book as it does so, to illuminate the electronic book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sha-Sha Hu, Yan-Xiang Huang, Ting Gong, Ting Dong, Bo-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 8414140
    Abstract: A writing instrument providing illumination includes a penholder, a pen core, a solid state lighting source module, and a rotating plate. The rotating plate connects to one end of the penholder. The solid state lighting source module is embedded in the rotating plate which can rotate to a specific angle. A battery providing electrical energy to the solid state lighting source module is arranged inside the penholder. When the rotating plate is turned to a position perpendicular to the penholder the solid state lighting source module is turned on and when the rotating plate is turned to a position adjacent to the penholder the solid state lighting source module is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 8393816
    Abstract: A glow-in-the-dark marking pen that is intended for use for marking structures during search and rescue operations, particularly during a fire, is herein disclosed. The glow-in-the-dark properties of the ink are activated by breaking an inner glass tube contained within the plastic marker body and shaking it. The cap is removed and the pen can be used upon various surfaces as needed. The glow-in-the-dark ability of the ink allows others to see writing in diminished lighting environments, such as emergency personnel who wish to alert other personnel that a room of a structure is being checked or has been checked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: John D. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 8308315
    Abstract: A hand-held glow writing apparatus constructed for use with an ultraviolet sensitive surface to produce images that glow in the dark and will fade over a time period. The device including a plurality of LED lights arrange in a parallel line. The device includes a selector switch for electively choosing an image pattern stored on a memory. The LED lights when activated, turn on and off in accordance with a predetermined sequence timed for a movement of the writing apparatus across ultraviolet sensitive surface whereby the selected image pattern will imprint an image on the ultraviolet sensitive surface that fades over the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: G2 Inventions, LLC
    Inventors: Nick Grisolia, Peter Greenley
  • Patent number: 8292485
    Abstract: A light pen includes a case, a light source, a pen-nib structure, a first lens device, an elastic piece, a hollow knob, and a linkage pipe. The pen-nib structure is disposed through the case. The first lens device is disposed between the light source and the pen-nib structure. The elastic piece is connected to the first lens device. The hollow knob rotatably sheathes the first lens device. The linkage pipe sheathes the first lens device and is connected to the hollow knob for driving the elastic piece to move away from the pen-nib structure when the hollow knob rotates to a first position, so that the pen-nib structure can move relative to the case. The linkage pipe is further used for being separate from the elastic piece when the hollow knob rotates to a second position, so that the elastic piece can be engaged with the pen-nib structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yin Wang
  • Patent number: 8262241
    Abstract: A lamp pen comprises a lower body, an upper body attachable to the lower body, a refill and a lamp disposed in the lower body, a conductive spring disposed about the pen refill, a rotating body assembly disposed in the upper body and having a battery, conductive terminals, and a rotating wheel, a conductive guiding sleeve, a conductive element, and a push button assembly. Repeatedly depressing the push button assembly causes the rotating body assembly to rotate such that the assembly moves between a first position wherein the refill is retracted into the lower body, a second position wherein the refill is extended, the conductive terminals of the body assembly engage the conductive guiding sleeve causing the lamp to illuminate, a third position wherein the refill is retracted, and a fourth position wherein the refill is extended and the lamp is not illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 8246192
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing; a touch tip portion fixed to one end of the housing; a cover fixed to the other end of the housing; a laser unit disposed in the housing adjacent to the touch tip portion; a rechargeable battery disposed in the housing electrically connected to the laser unit; and a first charging connecting portion and a second charging connecting portion positioned on an outer surface of the housing apart. The first charging connecting portion includes a first connecting end electrically connected to a negative electrode of an external power and a second connecting end electrically connected to the positive electrode of the rechargeable battery. The second charging connecting portion includes a first connecting end electrically connected to a positive electrode of an external power and a second connecting end electrically connected to the negative electrode of the rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Chi Mei Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Huang-Yu Xu
  • Patent number: 8240893
    Abstract: A lamp has a housing and a connecting device. The housing has at least one LED, a connecting section and a through hole. The at least one LED is mounted on the housing. The connecting section protrudes from the housing beside the at least one LED. The through hole of the housing is defined through the connecting section. The connecting device is connected with the connecting section and has a rod section which is mounted through the through hole of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Chia-Yun Lin
  • Publication number: 20120087112
    Abstract: A writing instrument providing illumination includes a penholder, a pen core, a solid state lighting source module, and a rotating plate. The rotating plate connects to one end of the penholder. The solid state lighting source module is embedded in the rotating plate which can rotate to a specific angle. A battery providing electrical energy to the solid state lighting source module is arranged inside the penholder. When the rotating plate is turned to a position perpendicular to the penholder the solid state lighting source module is turned on and when the rotating plate is turned to a position adjacent to the penholder the solid state lighting source module is turned off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: FOXSEMICON INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: KUO-CHENG CHANG
  • Patent number: 8118510
    Abstract: An electronic assembly that produces audile signals, such as prerecorded phrases, when activated. The electronics assembly is part of a secondary device, such as a pen, utensil, jewelry, or similar small object. The electronics assembly includes a housing having a first end and an opposite second end. A battery casing is disposed within the housing. The battery casing is sized to retain a plurality of concentrically stacked button cell batteries. An electronics module is provided within the housing for producing audible signals. A spring extends from the electronics module into the battery casing and biases the button cell batteries into a stacked configuration. The electronics module is powered, in part, by electricity flow through said spring from the button cell batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Jay Kamhi
  • Patent number: 8066397
    Abstract: First and second magnets of a light pen according to the present invention are used for replacing a conventional spring to be a switch structure of the light pen. Whereby, the elastic fatigue problem is not yielded, the switch structure is enabled to be more durable and dependable and can be used as a switch structure for a light pen whose stroke between two electric contact points from a separation state to a contact state is shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Era Optoelectronics Inc.
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiung Lin
  • Publication number: 20110176294
    Abstract: A light producing device, such as a flashlight, may have a clip that is removably attached to a body thereof. The clip may comprise a split ring that substantially encircles the body and has a split therein and may also comprise an elongated portion having a proximal end and a distal end. The elongated portion may be attached to the split ring substantially opposite the split. The clip may be readily removed from the body, such as to better facilitate hand holding of the light producing device, to facilitate maintenance or repair of the light producing device, and/or for storage/transportation of the light producing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SUREFIRE, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Y. Kim
  • Patent number: 7971790
    Abstract: A laser pointer includes a human-machine interface disposed above the housing for users to control components inside the housing to decide patterns and size of the projecting image. The components consist of a frequency/phase control module, a driving energy control module, a laser beam generating module and a light scanning device. The frequency/phase control module controls the driving energy control module while the driving energy control module controls driving energy of the light scanning device. The size of the image is controlled by change of the amplitude of the light scanning device while the amplitude is changed along with the driving energy. The amplitude may also change along with the driving frequency. When the driving energy is fixed and the driving frequency is close to the resonant frequency, the amplitude increases. On the contrary, the amplitude decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Opus Microsystems Corporation
    Inventors: Chang-Li Hung, Feng-Chun Yeh, Tsun-Hsiang Cheng
  • Patent number: 7967463
    Abstract: A pen having a decoration includes a decoration on a penholder. The decoration contains an illuminator. When the decoration rotates, the illuminator emits light. On the other hand, upon writing with the pen, the illuminator emits the light as well. Therefore, the illuminator will emit the light by this dual switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Chung-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20110134630
    Abstract: A lamp pen comprises a lower body, an upper body attachable to the lower body, a refill and a lamp disposed in the lower body, a conductive spring disposed about the pen refill, a rotating body assembly disposed in the upper body and having a battery, conductive terminals, and a rotating wheel, a conductive guiding sleeve, a conductive element, and a push button assembly. Repeatedly depressing the push button assembly causes the rotating body assembly to rotate such that the assembly moves between a first position wherein the refill is retracted into the lower body, a second position wherein the refill is extended, the conductive terminals of the body assembly engage the conductive guiding sleeve causing the lamp to illuminate, a third position wherein the refill is retracted, and a fourth position wherein the refill is extended and the lamp is not illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: BEIFA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 7927032
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a cosmetic and/or care product includes a container having a free edge defining a product dispensing aperture. According to an example, the container has a longitudinal axis intersecting the dispensing aperture, a cap to be mounted on the container between closed and open positions, a sensory stimulation member or device fixed in relation to the container or the cap housing it. A power supply switch is inaccessible in the closed position, and capable of making the sensory stimulation member change state. A switch actuator selectively connects the power supply to the sensory stimulation member during movement of the cap from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Marcel Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7926968
    Abstract: A dual mode luminous ball pen is disclosed. The luminous pen includes a pen shaft; a tapered transparent tip portion disposed on a proximal end of the shaft; a refill, a switch portion, a lamp, a control portion, and a button. The switch portion disposed inside the pen shaft and connected to the tip portion for rotating a sleeve. The lamp includes at least a cell, a first light emitting diode (LED), and a second LED, and can be rotated together by the sleeve to supply/cut-off a power supplied by the cell to the LEDs. The control portion is disposed on the switch portion to turn on one of the first and second LEDs. The button is depressed into the pen shaft to rotate the control portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Spark Gold Co.
    Inventor: Yu-Yin Liu
  • Publication number: 20110081191
    Abstract: An illuminated marking device is described for use with colorless marking materials. The marking materials remain colorless until being transferred to a marking surface having a developer material disposed thereon that causes the marking material to develop a colored appearance. The marking material is contained within a marking device having a clear or translucent barrel and a lens integrated into a first end. The lens is tinted in a color similar to that of the developed color of the marking material. The first end of the marker is inserted into a light housing having a light source therein. Light from the light source is filtered by the lens and thereby illuminates the barrel of the marker in a color similar to that of the developed color of the marker. The glowing marker indicates the marking color of the marker and provides an enjoyable glowing experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: CRAYOLA LLC
    Inventors: Anthony P. Monzo, Scott Collins, Gregory R. Nungester
  • Publication number: 20110075440
    Abstract: A light pen includes a case, a light source, a pen-nib structure, a first lens device, an elastic piece, a hollow knob, and a linkage pipe. The pen-nib structure is disposed through the case. The first lens device is disposed between the light source and the pen-nib structure. The elastic piece is connected to the first lens device. The hollow knob rotatably sheathes the first lens device. The linkage pipe sheathes the first lens device and is connected to the hollow knob for driving the elastic piece to move away from the pen-nib structure when the hollow knob rotates to a first position, so that the pen-nib structure can move relative to the case. The linkage pipe is further used for being separate from the elastic piece when the hollow knob rotates to a second position, so that the elastic piece can be engaged with the pen-nib structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Yin Wang
  • Patent number: 7887212
    Abstract: A lamp pen comprises a lower body, an upper body attachable to the lower body, a refill and a lamp disposed in the lower body, a conductive spring disposed about the pen refill, a rotating body assembly disposed in the upper body and having a battery, conductive terminals, and a rotating wheel, a conductive guiding sleeve, a conductive element, and a push button assembly. Repeatedly depressing the push button assembly causes the rotating body assembly to rotate such that the assembly moves between a first position wherein the refill is retracted into the lower body, a second position wherein the refill is extended, the conductive terminals of the body assembly engage the conductive guiding sleeve causing the lamp to illuminate, a third position wherein the refill is retracted, and a fourth position wherein the refill is extended and the lamp is not illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Beifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 7871175
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of drawing with light. The apparatus comprising of a cylindrically shaped body which houses a light emitting diode of various colors and intensities. The apparatus additionally comprising of a lens which focuses the light emitted through an aperture of various sizes. Under darkroom conditions, the apparatus is manually passed over chosen areas of light sensitive paper to create drawings. Thereafter, the paper is developed with photo chemicals to expose the drawn images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Inventor: Natasha Dawn Bacca
  • Publication number: 20100265698
    Abstract: A pen having a decoration includes a decoration on a penholder. The decoration contains an illuminator. When the decoration rotates, the illuminator emits light. On the other hand, upon writing with the pen, the illuminator emits the light as well. Therefore, the illuminator will emit the light by this dual switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Chung-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20100103653
    Abstract: A lamp pen comprises a lower body, an upper body attachable to the lower body, a refill and a lamp disposed in the lower body, a conductive spring disposed about the pen refill, a rotating body assembly disposed in the upper body and having a battery, conductive terminals, and a rotating wheel, a conductive guiding sleeve, a conductive element, and a push button assembly. Repeatedly depressing the push button assembly causes the rotating body assembly to rotate such that the assembly moves between a first position wherein the refill is retracted into the lower body, a second position wherein the refill is extended, the conductive terminals of the body assembly engage the conductive guiding sleeve causing the lamp to illuminate, a third position wherein the refill is retracted, and a fourth position wherein the refill is extended and the lamp is not illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: BEIFA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liang Liu
  • Patent number: 7575334
    Abstract: A chalk holding device for marking up dry walled walls of a building uses a pole that has a chalk holder at one end wherein chalk is received within the holder and locked in place via a compression ring. The pole may be threadably attached to an additional extension pole on the end opposite the chalk holding end. A light source is attached to the pole either by clamping the light source and attaching the clamp to the pole via another clamp, via adhesion or welding, or other appropriate attachment method, or the light source is an LED ring such that the pole passes through a central opening of the LED ring with the ring attached to the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: Mark C. Becnel
  • Publication number: 20090196021
    Abstract: A dual mode luminous ball pen is disclosed. The luminous pen includes a pen shaft; a tapered transparent tip portion disposed on a proximal end of the shaft; a refill, a switch portion, a lamp, a control portion, and a button. The switch portion disposed inside the pen shaft and connected to the tip portion for rotating a sleeve. The lamp includes at least a cell, a first light emitting diode (LED), and a second LED, and can be rotated together by the sleeve to supply/cut-off a power supplied by the cell to the LEDs. The control portion is disposed on the switch portion to turn on one of the first and second LEDs. The button is depressed into the pen shaft to rotate the control portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Applicant: SPARK GOLD CO.
    Inventor: Yu-Yin Liu
  • Patent number: 7547109
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, photo-chromic applicators are disclosed. The photo-chromic applicator may include a liquid photo-chromic material such as a photo-chromic ink or paint. The photo-chromic material is applied to a surface of a toy, a page, or other object by a child user. The photo-chromic material may be activated in various ways with various light activating devices that can generate the activating light with appropriate wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Shoot the Moon Products II, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Schmidt, William J. Hudson, Sunil W. Moothedah, David B. Small, Paul S. Rago
  • Publication number: 20090134311
    Abstract: A power supply system for a green laser indicating pen, comprises a computer having an USB receptacle which is connected to a current source in the computer; a USB plug being connected to the USB receptacle; a USB transmission line for connecting the USB plug to a transformer; a chargeable battery connected to the transformer for receiving current from the computer so as to charge the chargeable battery; a voltage level detector connected to the chargeable battery for comparing the voltage of the voltage level detector with a reference voltage in the voltage level detector; an indicator light connected to the voltage level detector for displaying the voltage state with different colors; and a power switch being connected between the transformer and the laser source; as the power switch being actuated, the power from the transformer can be directly transferred to the laser source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Chung-Kai Yeh
  • Publication number: 20090129065
    Abstract: A pen is provided with optical magnifying capabilities, and, optionally, further includes an illuminating device. The pen functions as a writing tool so that a user can easily hold it to write. A double prismatic lens is disposed inside a lower casing of the pen and by manipulating a selector switch, a user can control the magnifying level. An LED is disposed inside casing of the pen and a light producing assembly (LPA) is disposed in a lower pen sleeve. Correspondingly, by pushing the selector switch, the LPA is electrically connected to the battery and to a switch to turn on or off an LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Giora Tamir, Tali Tamir, Shlomo Berkovitz
  • Patent number: 7448767
    Abstract: A lip pen assembly includes a container and a lip pen is removably inserted into the container. The lip pen has a base and a handle, the base is mounted to a neck extending from an end of the container and two light bulbs are connected to the base. A seal ring has a plurality of protrusions which extend through an end of the handle. The two light bulbs include two first poles and two second poles. A cover is removably connected to the base and has a biasing member which pushes a battery and the battery pushes the protrusions to be inserted into the base when the lip pen together with the base is removed from the container, so that the battery is in contact with the first terminals to light up the light bulbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Chuen Chern Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 7419275
    Abstract: A printed circuit board (PCB) has a ā€œUā€ shape circuit connected to a light emitting diode (LED) by a proximal end, connected to a conducting spring by a distal end. LED mounted inside a conducting shell to emit light toward a light guide tube by magnetic attraction realized by a conducting member having a conducting pole; a refill fits through the light guide tube, and a magnet mounted inside a cap member. One lead of the LED electrically connected to an anode of batteries, the other lead electrically connected to the conducting shell. But the batteries are insulated from the conducting shell; a cathode of the batteries electrically connected to the conducting pole, which is insulated from the conducting shell, as the magnet attracts to the conducting pole and conducting shell by magnetic attraction to conduct an electric current, the LED is lit up for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Ming Huang
  • Publication number: 20080205038
    Abstract: A chalk holding device for marking up dry walled walls of a building uses a pole that has a chalk holder at one end wherein chalk is received within the holder and. locked in place via a compression ring. The pole may be threadably attached to an additional extension pole on the end opposite the chalk holding end. A light source is attached to the pole either by clamping the light source and attaching the clamp to the pole via another clamp, via adhesion or welding, or other appropriate attachment method, or the light source is an LED ring such that the pole passes through a central opening of the LED ring with the ring attached to the pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Mark C. Becnel