Adjustable Patents (Class 362/139)
  • Patent number: 10500011
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an illumination device for illuminating a body cavity in a surgical space during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ngian Chye Tan, Wah Siew Tan, Min Hoe Chew, Hiang Khoon Tan, Pankaj Pandurang Sunkeri, Siang-Long Richard Lieu, Wei Ling Fiona Loke, Iyer Narayanan Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 8752975
    Abstract: A telescopic flashlight that includes a universally adjustable mirror unit for reflecting the light of the lighting unit over a universal range, which mirror unit is readily and easily attached and detached from the distal end of the flashlight apparatus via a metallic mounting collar that is magnetically retained by means of an annular magnet affixed to the distal end of the apparatus, which mounting collar itself is rotatable relative to the distal end of the flashlight apparatus in order to provide two of the three degrees of freedom on motion of the mirror proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rubino
  • Patent number: 8746917
    Abstract: A fan base and illuminated mirror apparatus for use in cooling a user's neck and torso while the user is positioned adjacent the apparatus includes a base member having upper and lower portions. A fan member is pivotally coupled to the base member and selectively movable between upward and downward directed configurations. A length adjustable rod is coupled to the upper portion of the base member and extending upwardly therefrom, the rod being selectively movable between expanded and retracted configurations. A mirror is operatively coupled to an upper end of the rod such that the mirror is vertically displaced from the fan member, the mirror being movable between straight and tilted configurations. The apparatus includes a light coupled to the mirror and electrically connected to a power source, the light configured to illuminate the mirror when energized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara D. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8746918
    Abstract: A telescopic flashlight that includes a universally adjustable mirror unit for reflecting the light of the lighting unit over a universal range, which mirror unit is readily and easily attached and detached from the distal end of the flashlight apparatus via a metallic mounting collar that is magnetically retained by means of an annular magnet affixed to the distal end of the apparatus, which mounting collar itself is rotatable relative to the distal end of the flashlight apparatus in order to provide two of the three degrees of freedom on motion of the mirror proper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Rubino
  • Patent number: 8735922
    Abstract: A LED mirror light assembly comprises a body having a through hole configured subject to a predetermined shape and located on a middle part thereof, a film-coated glass configured subject to shape of the through hole and supported on a first step, a LED holder holding a plurality of light-emitting diodes, and a reflector comprising a reflective surface located on a front side thereof and facing toward the light-emitting diodes and a light-shading coating coated on a rear side thereof The reflector being kept in a non-parallel manner relative to the film-coated glass and defining with the film-coated glass a predetermined contained angle so that the light spots of the light-emitting diodes are repeatedly reflected by the reflective back face of the film-coated glass and the reflective surface of the reflector, forming a curved tunnel of light spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Chien-Tsai Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130077291
    Abstract: A lighted inspection tool includes a mirror having a reflective surface and a back surface, a plastic housing attached to the back surface of the mirror, a light mounted in the housing along a side edge of the housing, a power source housed in the housing and operatively connected to the light member, and a substantially rigid axially telescoping handle pivotably mounted relative to the mirror and the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
  • Publication number: 20100238651
    Abstract: A light assembly for an inspection tool having a mirror, the assembly comprising a housing attached to the mirror; a light member movably attached to the housing; and a power source for the light member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: Edward S. Coleman, Jianping Qui
  • Patent number: 7677751
    Abstract: A hands free magnification device is provided that is capable of illuminating an area adjacent the user. A method of use of the device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: William E. Kinsman, Robert E. O'Brien, David J. O'Brien
  • Publication number: 20090109662
    Abstract: A light assembly for an inspection tool having a mirror, the assembly having a mounting bracket attached to the mirror; a light member attached to the mounting bracket; and a power source for the light member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Edward S. Coleman, Qiu Jianping
  • Patent number: 7090378
    Abstract: A portable travel mirror device includes a base, a handle pivotably mounted to the base, and a dual mirror assembly mounted to the handle which is pivotable and telescopically extendable between compact transport and upright use configurations, and includes a circular primary mirror frame holding a magnifying mirror encircled by a ring-shaped lamp energized by a power source within the base, and overlain by a diffuser ring. A secondary mirror pivotably and swivelably attached to the primary mirror frame has a different magnification factor, e.g., 1×, and is pivotable upwards from a travel position overlying and protecting the primary mirror to an upright use position, and is also swivelable into contact with the primary mirror frame, whereby light from the lamp is transmitted through the diffuser ring and a transparent secondary mirror bezel to illuminate objects in front of the primary or secondary mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Inventor: Zlatko Zadro
  • Patent number: 7064498
    Abstract: High-brightness LEDs, combined with a processor for control, can produce a variety of pleasing effects for display and illumination. A system disclosed herein uses high-brightness, processor-controlled LEDs in combination with diffuse materials to produce color-changing effects. The systems described herein may be usefully employed to bring autonomous color-changing ability and effects to a variety of consumer products and other household items. The system may also include sensors so that the illumination of the LEDs might change in response to environmental conditions or a user input. Additionally, the system may include an interface to a network, so that the illumination of the LEDs may be controlled via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin J. Dowling, Frederick M. Morgan, Ihor A. Lys, Michael K. Blackwell, Alfred Ducharme, Ralph Osterhout, Colin Piepgras, George C. Mueller, Dawn Geary
  • Patent number: 7004599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an illuminated personal hygiene mirror for viewing facial skin or other areas of the body. In each of the embodiments of the present invention, a hand-held frame receives and supports a mirror. The mirror is covered with a polarizer for polarizing any reflected light falling thereon. A light source is positioned within the frame about the periphery of the mirror and is covered by a polarizing filter for polarizing light emitted therefrom. The mirror polarizer and light source polarizer are out of phase providing cross-polarized light to the eye of the user. An integral handle supports the frame and is held by the user when viewing facial skin. Other embodiments of the present invention include the same components, except a two-way mirror is employed and the mirror frame has a removable back portion to allow viewing by a second person. Other embodiments include an illuminated mirror employing cross and parallel polarization using two light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: 3gen, LLC.
    Inventor: Nizar A. Mullani
  • Patent number: 6854859
    Abstract: A pen-size inspection lamp for detecting fluorescent leak detection materials in hard-to-reach areas. The inspection lamp includes a housing, an extendible handle, at least one LED and a mirror assembly. The mirror assembly includes a mirror, a clip for attaching the mirror to the housing, and an arm extending between the clip and the mirror with a hinge connection for rotating the mirror to different reflection angles with respect to the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Spectronics Corporation
    Inventors: B. William Cooper, Gustavo Garcia
  • Patent number: 6840643
    Abstract: A mirror accessory is connectible by a police officer, e.g., to the lens end of a flashlight to enable viewing around corners, into rooms and other places without exposing the officer to hazard. The accessory includes a coupling ring engagable to the end of a flashlight and a mirror assembly connected to the ring by a hinge having plural detented stable positions. The mirror assembly also is movable about a swivel axis which is perpendicular to the hinge axis and is movable about the hinge axis. The mirror assembly has plural detented stable positions angularly about the swivel axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Gordon W. Clemmer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6834655
    Abstract: A foot-care accessory kit includes a portable carrying case for housing a mirror having substantially the shape of a human foot. The mirror includes a threaded female portion connected thereto and a plurality of light bulbs disposed about the perimeter of the mirror that may emit light in a vertical direction upwardly from the mirror. An elongated mirror handle has a threaded male portion removably attachable to the threaded female portion of the mirror and includes a pivot mechanism for positioning the mirror at various angles. Such a handle enables a user to inspect the lower appendages of his/her foot without needing to bend over. The carrying case includes a plurality of compartments and bands for storing and maintaining a variety of foot care products and tools to aid in the treatment of a foot infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Vanessa Briscoe
  • Publication number: 20030142489
    Abstract: An inspection lamp kit for detecting fluorescent leak detection materials in hard-to-reach areas. The inspection lamp kit includes a pen-size light with an extendible handle and a plurality of attachable lamp housings. At least one lamp housing including at least one LED which emits light within a wavelength band below about 500 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Spectronics Corporation
    Inventors: B. William Cooper, Gustavo Garcia
  • Publication number: 20030007345
    Abstract: A pen-size inspection lamp for detecting fluorescent leak detection materials in hard-to-reach areas. The inspection lamp includes a housing, an extendible handle, at least one LED and a mirror assembly. The mirror assembly includes a mirror, a clip for attaching the mirror to the housing, and an arm extending between the clip and the mirror with a hinge connection for rotating the mirror to different reflection angles with respect to the LED.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Applicant: Spectronics Corporation
    Inventors: B. William Cooper, Gustavo Garcia
  • Patent number: 6273585
    Abstract: An improved bathroom-use mirror lamp having a mirror lamp and gimbal frame that are capable of a flexible range of angular adjustment. A gimbal frame is situated on the upper extent of the lower base, and a mirror lamp is mounted to the gimbal frame, with the gimbal frame containing internally routed electrical wiring. The electrical wiring of the mirror lamp is routed from the interior section of the mirror lamp through the two lateral arms of the gimbal frame and extended out at the bottom end of the lower base. The gimbal frame and mirror lamp each have a laterally disposed semicircular shaped recess at a connection section with a position limiting ball bearing in each. When the mirror lamp is rotated 180 degrees, the position limiting ball bearings become restricted against two edges of the insertion conjointment slots, causing the mirror lamp to become incapable of further rotation and preventing the twisting of the electrical wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Wen-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 6264342
    Abstract: To achieve the object to improve an illuminating device to the effect that such a device can be produced and/or installed with a low economic outlay, can be adjusted easily, is variable with regard to the place of use, and is dependable overall, the illuminating device is improved by virtue of the fact that the at least one light source, the at least one deflecting reflector and (lacuna) at least one reflecting surface are connected to one another to form an assembly to be positioned in an appropiate position relative to surface to be illuminated, and control means for switching and dimming said at least one light source are provided including at least one dimmer switch to be positioned near an operator position independently from said assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: VH Lichttechnische Spezialgerate GmbH
    Inventor: Ulrich von Hagen
  • Patent number: 6193386
    Abstract: An inspection/pickup tool having a casing within which a telescopically extendible rod is mounted for telescopic extension in a direction away from the casing. A quick connect-disconnect coupler is provided on the outward end of the rod for removably coupling a selected inspection/pickup head to the rod. A light is mounted within the casing to emit light in the direction in which the rod extends. A focusing mechanism is provided for focusing the light. For example, a lens can be mounted over the light for selectable advancement and retraction of the lens with respect to the light. The casing is shaped for single-handed manipulation of the inspection/pickup head and for simultaneous single-handed activation and focusing of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Carica USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Franklin Reynolds
  • Patent number: 5959792
    Abstract: An ergonomic vehicle inspection mirror apparatus has a handle, a pole or casing, and a foot. Mounted on the foot is a rotatable mirror. The mirror is attached to the foot by means of a pivot shaft, about which the mirror is capable of two degrees of rotational freedom, in order to turn the plane of the mirror at various angles with respect to the foot. Rotation about the pivot shaft is actuated by an electric motor in the foot. The motor is interconnected with a toggle switch in the handle. Pushing the switch in a particular direction causes the mirror to rotate in that direction. The inspector can place the foot of the device under the vehicle with the pole at an attitude that is chosen to be comfortable. Thereafter, the mirror may be rotated with the switch so as to direct the line of sight at various points under the vehicle body without having to readjust the pole for each angle of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Abdalla M. Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 5915825
    Abstract: A holder has a first aperture and a second aperture adapted to receive a light source and a wand of a mirror assembly, respectively. The holder positions the light source and the mirror assembly so that light from the light source is received by a mirror of the mirror assembly. Suitable manipulation of the holder enables the mirror assembly to be positioned so that a user can indirectly visualize an object in the presence of light from the light source reflected off the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Inventor: Kenneth Weister
  • Patent number: 5848835
    Abstract: A conveniently detachable lighted-magnifier accessory for use with a high-brightness, focusable-beam flashlight, that provides true coaxial illumination for shadow-free viewing of a wide variety of subject matter as well as to the bottom of small holes, is disclosed. Light from an attachable flashlight is reflected by a beamsplitter onto the subject matter. An observer views the illuminated subject matter through a beamsplitter through a magnifying lens or clear window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Inventor: Walter J. C. Cook
  • Patent number: 5636918
    Abstract: A precision sighting device is provided for viewing dark recesses as well as obstructed areas in general which are difficult to see with the naked eye comprising a longitudinally extendable/retractable rigid rodlike member, a focusable light source mounted at one end of the rodlike member, longitudinally parallel and adjacent to the rodlike member by at least one holding bracket such that light may be emitted from the focusable light source and directed lengthwise and parallel to the rodlike member toward an opposite end of the rodlike member, a tandem ball joint at said opposite end of the rodlike member formed in part by a first ball integral to said opposite end of the rodlike member, and a mirror pivotally connected by a flange extending from a peripheral portion of the mirror, to a second ball of said tandem ball joint--such that light emitted from the focusable light source may form a focal point or area on the center of the mirror at an exponential number of positions of the mirror with respect to a fo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Lott
  • Patent number: 5519590
    Abstract: A highly controllable way to light target areas includes a primary reflector which generates a defined primary beam in association with a light source. The primary beam, or at least a portion of the primary beam, is directed onto a target reflector which generates a secondary beam to the target space. The secondary reflector can be configured in any number of contours, shapes, secularities, or other characteristics to alter and control the characteristics of the secondary beam. Other options, enhancements, alternatives, and features are possibly utilized with the principles of the present invention or by a primary light source is reflected off a secondary reflector means. This invention supplies a way to light the underside of an airplane while, for example, a wing is being painted. A light source is place a substantial distance away from the wing of the airplane to be painted. The light source includes a primary reflector to direct the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Joe P. Crookham, Myron K. Gordin
  • Patent number: 5450298
    Abstract: A tool for allowing bus or truck drivers to inspect the tires and brakes on their vehicles, to determine whether or not their vehicles comply with applicable regulations and/or safety practices. The tool has in one integral unit a flashlight, an inspection mirror, a tire knocker, a tire tread depth gauge, a digital clock, a magnetic support, and a window closer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Inventors: Cedric H. Fells, Roy G. Burnley
  • Patent number: 5428484
    Abstract: A hand held telescoping mirror device includes a light bulb situated to provide a broad illumination region. The device includes several useful features such as a telescoping arm that retracts within the handle, a twist type on-off switch, and a mirror that's interchangeable with a magnifying glass. In addition, the handle and telescoping arm are separable from the rest of the device so that they may be reconnected to various accessories such as a brush or magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventor: Michael W. Baker
  • Patent number: 5311366
    Abstract: A personal hygiene mirror assembly is mountable on a sitting person's legs to enable the person to view the anal or genital area while leaving the person's hands free to perform a personal hygiene procedure. The mirror assembly includes a mirror which can be adjusted to a plurality of inclinations. The mirror assembly is mounted on the person's legs by means of leg grips which are slidable with the person's legs when the legs are spread apart or brought together. Such movement of the legs can be made without changing the selected inclination of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1994
    Assignee: Paul A. Hostetler
    Inventor: Joseph A. Gerace
  • Patent number: 5124857
    Abstract: A support tube including inter-folded legs is readily mounted upon a support surface, with a telescoping rod received within the tube. The upper terminal end of the rod includes a socket connection mounting rotatably therewithin a convex mirror for positioning rearwardly of a vehicle to permit an operator to visually observe operation of tail light assemblies of the vehicle. A modification of the invention includes signal alert apparatus removably mounted to the rod for use as an alert device during maintenance of vehicular light assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventor: Francis G. Pitz
  • Patent number: 5043852
    Abstract: There is provided a bench to facilitate the self-examination, shaving, and/or cleansing of the user's pubic area. The bench includes a cavity which is covered by an operable top. A light and a mirror are received in the cavity. The bench includes one or more foot supports. The mirror is mechanically linked to the top so that when the top is opened the mirror will move out of the cavity. The mirror is adjustable to permit the user to readily observe the pubic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1991
    Inventor: Roland W. Gerstenberger
  • Patent number: 4995712
    Abstract: (1) A light radiation stand for holding a fiber optic cable which transmits light rays therethrough and emits the same from its light-emitting end is described. The light radiation stand has a pole removably mounted to the stand and a mirror rotatably mounted on said pole. The mirror has a concave surface on one side and a convex surface on the other side. Furthermore a plane mirror is rotatably mounted on the middle portion of the pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1991
    Inventor: Kei Mori
  • Patent number: 4966450
    Abstract: (1) A light radiation stand for holding a light emitting end of a light-transmitting fiber optic cable is described. The light radiation stand comprises a stand base, one or more deformable flexible conduits vertically installed on the upper part of the base, a fiber optic cable holding means mounted on the tip end portion of each conduit and a mirror integrally mounted to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Inventor: Kei Mori
  • Patent number: 4866578
    Abstract: A printed circuit board inspection fixture adapted to support a printed circuit board and including a light source and a mirrored reflective surface positioned to reflect light from the source onto the bottom side of said printed circuit board in order to facilitate inspection of the lower portion so as to detect improper lead insertion of components positioned on the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1989
    Assignee: AG Communication Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Glenn, Norman S. Zaremba
  • Patent number: 4850688
    Abstract: An optical personal inspection instrument enabling an individual, without any assistance, to examine a body orifice or any other body site otherwise not visually accessible. The instrument is provided with a hand-held platform on which a flashlight unit is hingedly supported by an adjustable beam whereby the unit may be more or less raised with respect to the platform and angled to assume an orientation at which a light beam projected from the unit is directed to illuminate the site of interest. Supported behind and above the unit at the upper end of a telescoping arm of adjustable length is a concave mirror, the lower end of the arm being hingedly attached to the adjustable beam at a point thereon adjacent its lower end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventors: Irving Rosenberg, James O. Kuhn
  • Patent number: 4623955
    Abstract: The ano-genital self-viewing device is used in conjunction with a conventional toilet to permit a person to conveniently view his or her own ano-genital region while seated in the conventional manner. The device has a fluorescent lamp with batteries, supporting arms to contain the device below the user and mirrors, one planar to reflect normal images and another concave to reflect magnified images from the illuminated ano-genital region upwards. The arms and mirrors fold compactly onto the base of the device to facilitate transportation and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Inventor: Luis A. Santini
  • Patent number: 4521834
    Abstract: There is disclosed an adjustable light reflector to be used in combination with an illuminating device for the purpose of reflecting light into almost any desired direction which comprises of a hood having a reflective surface on the underside of the top surface, said top surface having arms attached on either side, said arms extending downward and each arm having a rotatable attaching means receiver and latch receiving means on the lower end; a collar means having made thereupon two rotatable attaching means, each said means being rotatably engaged with a rotatable attaching means receiver; an illuminating device casing having latch means, hood receiving means and a collar means receiver, said collar means receiver positioned near the light emitting end and concentric to the longitudinal axis of the said illuminating device casing, the collar means receiver to rotatably receive the collar means, the latch means to engage the latch receiving means and the hood receiving means to receive the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Inventor: Allie E. Orr
  • Patent number: 4499365
    Abstract: A portable heater for radiantly heating the underbody, particularly the engine oil pan or crankcase, of a motor vehicle to facilitate starting in cold weather includes an elongate wheeled support member horizontally positionable adjacent and under the vehicle by a handle on one end of the support member. A radiant energy generator, such as a conventional infrared lamp or an electric resistance element, is mounted on the support member and oriented to project a beam of radiant energy substantially parallel to and along the longitudinal axis of the support member to a planar reflector on the support member downstream of the generator and disposed at an angle to reflect the beam of radiant energy upwardly to portion of the vehicle underbody desired to be heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 12, 1985
    Inventor: Abe Puziss
  • Patent number: 4090506
    Abstract: A device for visually examining a generally inaccessible body cavity, such as the larynx or the like, including a mirror mounted upon an elongated support member for insertion and positioning within the cavity, a light transmitting means having a light receiving face positioned adjacent a source of the illumination outside the cavity and a light exit face positioned adjacent to the mirror within the cavity for focusing a small light beam upon a portion of the mirror. A clear aperture is provided in the mirror that is positioned in reference to the incident light beam to allow a portion of the light to pass through the mirror. The region directly behind the mirror is thus illuminated to permit the mirror to be rapidly and accurately positioned by the examiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1978
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventor: William S. Pilgrim