With Container Patents (Class 362/154)
  • Patent number: 11075529
    Abstract: A compact, decorative and multi-functional portable power charger and cable apparatus includes a portable charger unit with a housing where the housing encloses an internal rechargeable battery unit for connecting to and recharging one or more electronic devices, and a charging cable extending from the charger housing and in operative communication with the rechargeable battery. At least the charger housing is surrounded by an aesthetic feature, which can comprise a tasseled fitting, a puffball, a luggage tag, or a doll or teddy bear to hide the charger unit. Electrical fittings including power connection interfaces for connecting the charger and cable apparatus with at least one electronic device, or an external power source, or both, can be provided on the charging cable and also hidden by the aesthetic feature. The power charger and cable apparatus can be attached to a fashion accessory, such as a purse, a bag, luggage or clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11054120
    Abstract: A battery powered lighting device is configured to be releasably attached to a lift bucket having sidewalls and an upper lip extending from uppermost portions of the sidewalls. The lighting device includes a main housing, a securing member that cooperates with the main housing to secure the device to an aerial work platform, a main light mounted to the main housing and located to illuminate areas outside of the lift bucket, and an interior light located to illuminate an interior of the lift bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton J. Gable, Kozeta C. Topchian, Eric Salinas, Scott M. Hargis, John H. Kargenian
  • Patent number: 10752403
    Abstract: A storage box having organizational inserts is capable of being stored within a side box of a cab of a tractor trailer. The inserts are configurable and modular. Certain embodiments include illumination means on the exterior of the storage box and the interior of the storage box. Other certain embodiments include a split lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Dennis Rinear, Dennis D. Rinear, Robert Lee, Constantino Velez
  • Patent number: 10649629
    Abstract: A computing device is configured with a multifunctional backlit display. The backlighting can be operated in at least a first mode and a second mode. In a first mode, the backlighting provides luminance to the display so that images on the display can be easily seen. In a second mode, the backlighting provides visual stimulus for relaying information to a user or a user's surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Antony Whang
  • Patent number: 10524433
    Abstract: An automated plant cultivation system is provided having multi-tiered vertically arranged horizontal magazine structures each employing seed or plant capsules with a fluid circulation and illumination and communication network controlled by an on-board processor. Particularly, the system includes a magazine structure having seed/plant capsules within seed/plant reservoirs alternately arranged between at least one of a light source substantially concealed from direct viewing. A fluid channel extends across a long axis of the magazine structure, wherein the magazine structure is adapted for use of seed/plant capsules with nutrient composite plant growth cultivation, hydroponic plant growth cultivation, aeroponic plant growth cultivation methods or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel S. Spiro
  • Patent number: 10377541
    Abstract: Embodiments of an illuminated liquid container are disclosed herein. The illuminated liquid container can include a light source that, when activated, emits light, and a switch that activates the light source. Some embodiments of the illuminated liquid container include a bottle for holding a liquid and a cap through which the liquid can be passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Adam J. Citrin
  • Patent number: 10343600
    Abstract: An electroluminescent assembly for a vehicle storage compartment and a method for installing the same on a vehicle storage compartment includes a transparent panel and a door, each at least partially defining the storage compartment. Light emitted by the electroluminescent assembly illuminates the interior of the storage compartment, and is also transmitted through the transparent panel to thereby illuminate a portion of the vehicle that is at an exterior of the storage compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nichole A. Verwys, Zachary Segraves
  • Patent number: 10234132
    Abstract: A lighted holding device is disclosed having at least one ring, having a hollow center, an outside surface, and an inside surface, said ring configured to receive a beverage container therein. The ring has a handle coupled thereto and a light source disposed opposite the handle. The device also has a power source coupled to the light source and a switch coupled to the power source and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alliance Sports Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory Lee Horne, Jimmy Prieto
  • Patent number: 10173589
    Abstract: A cup holder includes a cup holder body which has a bottomed container shape and is capable of accommodating a beverage container; a decorative finisher member which is installed in an upper edge portion of the cup holder body; a light guide member which is interposed between a lower portion of the finisher member and an upper edge portion of the cup holder body. A light-guide-member installation part and a finisher-member fixing part are provided in the cup holder body. The finisher-member fixing part fixes the finisher member to the cup holder body in a state where the finisher member is separated with a gap part from an upper side of the light guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshihide Takahama
  • Patent number: 10133317
    Abstract: A computing device comprises a plurality of on-board displays and a graphics controller configured to control output of image content to the plurality of on-board displays in an extended display mode and/or a dual display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Cameron C. Duncan
  • Patent number: 9938059
    Abstract: A bottled beverage illumination device includes an elongated transparent or translucent rod partially secured at a first end within a cork assembly. Above the cork assembly is housing that retains an illumination means in electrical communication with a power source and switch. At least one (1) embodiment of the device includes a cap with a fastener located on the cork assembly for removable attachment to a beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: John R. Handick
  • Patent number: 9939135
    Abstract: A magnetic headlight assembly. The magnetic headlight assembly includes a housing having a light assembly and one or more magnetic coupling mechanisms that can attach the headlight assembly to a working appliance, such as a lawnmower. The magnetic coupling mechanisms allow for the adjustment, attachment, and removal of the light assembly from a variety of working appliances without the need for tools. The light assembly includes one or more light sources that are controllable from a control box that can be selectively activated by a user for improved vision in low and no light conditions. In one embodiment, multiple magnetic headlight assemblies are electrically connected and independently controllable from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: John Varhola
  • Patent number: 9908463
    Abstract: A storage device includes a storage body having an opening and a lid for selectively opening and closing the opening of the storage body. The storage body has a light emitter and a power receiving portion connected to the light emitter. The lid has a power supplying portion, which is configured to supply power to the power receiving portion by the direct current resonance method. The light emitter emits light to interior of the storage body at a first luminance when the opening is closed by the lid. When the lid opens the opening so that the distance between the power receiving portion and the power supplying portion is reduced, the light emitter changes the luminance to a second luminance, which is different from the first luminance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Shibata, Shinichiro Fuki, Jiyun Paku, Satomi Akehi
  • Patent number: 9751460
    Abstract: A cup holder assembly includes a lens and a cup holder liner. The lens is configured to receive light from a light source and direct the light towards a perimeter edge of the lens. The cup holder liner is composed of a light transmissive material and is disposed above the lens. The cup holder liner includes a peripheral wall that has an interior surface defining a receptacle. The lens extends beyond an exterior surface of the peripheral wall to define a perimeter edge segment of the lens that protrudes from the exterior surface of the peripheral wall to the perimeter edge of the lens. The lens is configured to emit light from the perimeter edge segment into the peripheral wall through the exterior surface thereof to illuminate the interior surface of the peripheral wall of the cup holder liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Lucian Iordache, Nelson Yu, Andras Gyimes
  • Patent number: 9726360
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing defining an interior volume. The luminaire also includes a lamp within the interior volume and configured to emit light. Additionally, the luminaire includes a wireless antenna positioned within the interior volume, configured to transmit or receive a wireless signal along a first direction, and configured to be operatively coupled to an access point. The wireless antenna can be entirely within the interior volume. The luminaire can include a first reflective surface within the interior volume and configured to redirect the wireless signal. The lamp can be configured to be electrically coupled to a power inserter that powers the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Alexander, Robert Anderson, Alvin Clark
  • Patent number: 9726424
    Abstract: A cooler with a modular light bar having multiple LEDs and a secondary lid is disclosed herein. The LEDs are preferably automatically activated by a switch positioned in the cooler. When the lid is in an open state, the switch completes a circuit from a battery to the LEDs of the modular light bar thereby allowing the LEDs to illuminate the entire interior chamber of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Liddup, LLC
    Inventor: Jayson T. Sandberg
  • Patent number: 9697702
    Abstract: A display device is provided, which includes a display configured to display a user interface (UI) screen, a status display which includes a plurality of light emitting elements arranged on an outline region of the display, and a controller configured to control a light emitting status of the plurality of light emitting elements so as to provide a light interaction in which the plurality of light emitting elements operate in a preset display pattern based on an interaction occurring on the UI screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Woo-seok Hwang, Ji-eun Kim, Jang-won Seo
  • Patent number: 9615676
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a linear array of LEDs which can be utilized in conjunction with a product display case wherein the linear array of LEDs is operatively mounted upon, and disposed immediately adjacent to, a first end edge portion of a glass plate so as to effectively illuminate the glass plate by means of total internal reflection principles whereby the glass plate operatively serves as a light pipe such that the light emitted from a second opposite end edge portion of the glass light pipe can illuminate the interior portion of the product display case. Alternatively, the linear array of LED lights can be operatively mounted upon, and disposed immediately adjacent to, an edge portion of a glass shelf disposed within the product display case so as to likewise illuminate the glass shelf itself by means of total internal reflection principles whereby the illumination from the glass shelf serves to illuminate the products being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: A.J. ANTUNES & CO.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Clark, Ted R. Mila
  • Patent number: 9599312
    Abstract: A portable lamp, mainly includes a framework, reflecting seat, power box and positioning mechanism, where the reflecting seat is configured on the inner edge of one side of the framework, the power box is coupled pivotally inside the framework through the positioning mechanism and can be rotated relatively to the framework and positioned through the positioning mechanism, and the power box has a light emitting unit which can be rotated with the power box and illuminate toward the reflecting seat or in other directions, thereby allowing the present invention to form a lamp capable of the adjustment of an illumination direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Yu-Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 9560926
    Abstract: An electronic fork for measuring eating rhythms comprising a conductive fork (F) head with its shoulder and its truncated handle interacting with an electronic card (20) characterized in that on the conductive fork (F) between the neck of the fork (F) and its shoulder is overmolded an insulator (11), on the insulated fork (F) and shoulder assembly is then overmolded an oblong hollow conductive handle (12), the assembly forms an oblong tool (O) inside of which is plugged an electronic key (30) made by assembling an insulated shell (32) around an electronic card (20), the electronic card (20) comprises two contact tracks (P1, P2) between which a capacitive sensor detects the closing of the circuit between the contact tracks (P1, P2), two contact blades (31a, 31b) are housed in the shell (32) in contact at one end with the contact tracks (P1, P2) and exiting the shell (32) to be housed in the position in which the key is plugged into the tool, first against the truncated body of the fork (F) and second against t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventor: Jacques Lepine
  • Patent number: 9539941
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating a vehicle cupholder is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a cavity formed by a console. The cavity is configured to receive a container and has a base portion. The base portion comprises a light-transmissive portion configured to transmit electromagnetic energy. A light source is configured to emit a first emission proximate the light-transmissive portion. The apparatus further comprises a photoluminescent portion proximate the light-transmissive portion. The photoluminescent portion is configured to be excited in response to the first emission to generate a second emission configured to illuminate the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Cornel Lewis Gardner, Chad M. Bross
  • Patent number: 9353920
    Abstract: A lighting assembly 20 comprising a lighting housing 22 having a rectangular box-shaped portion 24 and having a circular point of attachment 5 having a circular shaped housing wall 50 from which extend tabs. A threaded container 100 having an externally threaded portion 106 that is capable of engaging the tabs extending from the circular shaped housing wall. The rectangular box-shaped portion 24 defines a housing recess 44 for housing a solar panel 120 and a battery 122 and the battery 122, and the battery is for powering light emitting diodes 124.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Callanan
  • Patent number: 9328914
    Abstract: A self-illuminating tooth for a vegetable lantern is provided. The self-illuminating tooth has a tooth portion with a front facing portion, a rear facing portion, and a cavity provided within the tooth portion provided on the rear facing portion. A tooth retention portion is coupled to the tooth portion and has a plurality of flights, each flight having a serrated edge. A light is provided within the cavity of the tooth portion. The light in certain examples comprises a chemiluminescent tooth insert and is replaceable within the cavity. In other examples, a light and switch mechanism are provided. The light may be selectively actuated to illuminate the tooth portion. A method of decorating a vegetable lantern and a kit are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Keith E. Ksobiech
  • Patent number: 9249954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for providing a light source for activating a luminescent object. In general, the system comprises a housing formed of at least two portions that are either separable or form a unitary housing depending on the embodiment. A first portion of the housing forms a light containment cavity, having at least one opening configured for receiving the luminescent object. A second portion of the housing is configured to contain a light source for providing light for activating the luminescent object. One or more light switches are located on the outside of the housing for activating the light source. In some embodiments, the opening is configured such that it can be covered by a user's hand to prevent light from escaping from the light containment cavity when the light source is activated. In some embodiments, one light switch is positioned relative to the opening so that the user can cover the opening and manipulate the light switch with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Keith Norman Johnson
  • Patent number: 9221169
    Abstract: A tool box, especially a hand tool box, includes a basic box element, that has at least one storage space, which is provided at least for accommodating at least one tool and/or at least one accumulator unit. It is provided that the tool box have at least one light source unit that is at least partially integrated into the basic box element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Thorsten Seidel
  • Patent number: 9039253
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device including a light source, a power supply to supply power to the light source, a housing including one side formed to be open, and including the light source and the power supply in the housing, at least one diffusion cover, disposed on the open side of the housing, through which light from the light source passes, and a power cover, disposed on the open side of the housing, to cover one side of the power supply. The illumination device may minimize a number of components or tools used for installing the illumination device. The illumination device may be readily installed by changing a structure and components included in the illumination device may be readily changed and repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Joong Hun Jin, Min Ho Cha, Hyeong Won Yun
  • Publication number: 20150131272
    Abstract: A lighted cup holder and method for illuminating a cup holder, the cup holder having a base component having a cylindrical body for mounting through a spa shell, a first end, a second end, and a hollow interior; a lens or light diffuser at the first end of the body and located proximal to an exterior surface of the spa shell; a decorative or functional stencil or insert located within the hollow interior at or proximal to the first end of the body; a light source; and a light holder for retaining the light source on the base component at or proximal to the second end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Victor L. Walker
  • Patent number: 9022595
    Abstract: An illuminated Halloween candy container that includes an open top, a rim, a handle, and a base, with a first container and a second container, the second container isomorphic with, but enlarged in respect to, the first container, the second container disposed surrounding and spaced apart from the first container, the second container joined to the first container by means of a rim plate disposed perimetrically around the rim, wherein a plurality of first, second, and third Light Emitting Diodes are included to respectively illuminate an ornamental pattern, floodlight for increased visibility, and illuminate a space between the first container and the second container, whereby the illuminated Halloween candy container is seen to glow, and a digital media player selectably plays recorded sounds, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Brandon S. Schilling, Gary D. Wood
  • Publication number: 20150109766
    Abstract: The invention is a lighted, three tray tackle box with a light that can be used for nighttime fishing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Adam Gibbs, Nick Bongi
  • Patent number: 9010953
    Abstract: A color changing container apparatus is disclosed. The color changing container apparatus includes a container having an open top, a bottom and a side, and constructed from a material such that substantially all of the container transmits light there-through; and at least one light emitting device attachable to the container to direct light through the container when the container is connected to the at least one light emitting device and providing at least one light color to illuminate the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bright Kingdom Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Harold W. Wells
  • Publication number: 20150077975
    Abstract: A container apparatus includes a container and a light assembly. The light assembly can include four elongate light members. The container can include a rectangular base and a rectangular sidewall extending upwardly from the base. The sidewall defines four corners of the container, and four elongate recesses are formed in the sidewall proximate the four corners of the sidewall to receive the elongate light members. The recesses are sized and shaped to conform to the elongate light members so that the light members can be releasably retained within the elongate recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew S. Brown
  • Patent number: 8979297
    Abstract: Disclosed is an illuminated cooler with a light source positioned below an expected top level of contents of the cooler. A light source is preferably between two and six inches below an expected top level of contents. Most preferably, the cooler will comprise multiple lights arranged at varying heights within the cooler or a single light that provides light sources at a range of heights. The cooler may also comprise a switch to activate the lights when the cooler is opened, an ambient light sensor, and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Larson Statham
  • Patent number: 8973882
    Abstract: A method and apparatus include attaching a lighted cup holder to a seating arrangement. The lighted cup holder includes a cup holder body and a light-producing light source, with the cup holder body being attached to the seating arrangement and having a cup receptacle therein, the light-producing source being disposed within the cup receptacle for illuminating the receptacle. A light-sensitive element operatively connected to the light source selectively controls production of light by the light source in such a manner that illumination of the cup holder is provided only under conditions where visibility is reduced to the point that it becomes difficult to locate the cup holder. The light-sensitive element is mounted on a master lighted cup holder and controls illumination of the master lighted cup holder and one or more slave lighted cup holders operatively connected to the master lighted cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Raffel Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Stangl, Ken Seidl
  • Patent number: 8960937
    Abstract: The structure of base for decorative aquatic ball mainly contains a shell, a hollow transparent shell made of plastic material; a decorative layer, a laser paper film with a pattern, the laser paper film covering the inner wall of the shell; and a decorative aquatic ball, a light-transmittable three-dimensional shape, disposed on top of the shell, and sealing in a fluid with slightly higher viscosity. As such, the decorative layer enables the base carrying the aquatic ball to create rich and layered visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 8960944
    Abstract: A seat cup holder includes a main body and a rim night light arrangement. The main body includes a holder element defining a receiving cavity formed within the holder element. The holding rim is peripherally provided at a top edge portion of the holder element, and contains a receiving slot formed along the holding rim. The rim night light arrangement includes at least one illuminator supported in the receiving slot of the holding rim, and a rim reflector mounted on the holding rim for peripherally enclosing the receiving slot for reflecting illumination coming from the illuminator, wherein when the illuminator is activated to generate illumination, the illumination is arranged to partially propagate toward the holder element, and partially propagate toward the rim reflector which reflects the illumination to surrounding space of the main body so as to produce a predetermined lighting effect of the seat cup holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Hung Yuan Foo
  • Patent number: 8939599
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for providing a light source for activating a luminescent object. In general, the system comprises a housing formed of at least two portions that are either separable or form a unitary housing depending on the embodiment. A first portion of the housing forms a light containment cavity, having at least one opening configured for receiving the luminescent object. A second portion of the housing is configured to contain a light source for providing light for activating the luminescent object. One or more light switches are located on the outside of the housing for activating the light source. In some embodiments, the opening is configured such that it can be covered by a user's hand to prevent light from escaping from the light containment cavity when the light source is activated. In some embodiments, one light switch is positioned relative to the opening so that the user can cover the opening and manipulate the light switch with one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Keith Norman Johnson
  • Patent number: 8931913
    Abstract: A motorcycle is provided a trunk having a storage compartment. The trunk includes a trunk body member having an upper opening, and including an outer body member and an inner body member provided inside the outer body member, and a lid member attached to the trunk body member so as to cover the opening of the trunk body member and provided with a lamp device for illuminating a rear side of the trunk, the lid member including an outer lid member and an inner lid member provided inside the outer lid member. A wire cord of the lamp device is passed through a gap between the outer lid member and the inner lid member and a gap between the outer body member and the inner body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Michio Nagayoshi, Makoto Iida
  • Patent number: 8928234
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is disclosed. The lighting apparatus is capable of achieving improved aesthetics by irradiating mood lighting into a storage container and also, of functioning to display a variety of status information about the storage container to the outside and to sterilize the interior of the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ji Young Kim, Eun Seok Choi, Ji Hye Hwang, Mi Sun Hwang, Hae Rim Park, Min Su Park
  • Patent number: 8888309
    Abstract: An electronic device case comprises a housing having a pivotable light arm and a receptacle. The light arm may be displaced between a stowed position and a use position. When in the use position, the light arm reduces the amount of glare light and increases the uniformity of light distribution to effectively illuminate the display of the electronic device. The receptacle comprises a lip over-molded to a base. The lip may be formed of a material that is more flexible than a material forming the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Khim Hung Foo, Kari J. Rinko, John Gee Tang, Gregory T. Witmer, Qing-Hua He, Jerilynn S. Ng
  • Patent number: 8882288
    Abstract: A purse illumination assembly including a power source, a light emitting portion, a voice-sensitive switch, and a circuit assembly connecting the light emitting portion to the power source through the voice-sensitive switch. The light emitting portion may be a light emitting fabric or may include EL wire alone or in combination with LED lights to provide both lighting and a decorative effect. A driver circuit may be included for driving both the EL wire and the LED lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Tait
  • Patent number: 8878679
    Abstract: A baby monitoring light system includes a light body having a bottom portion and a top portion, the light body having a height generally shorter than the light body width and length, the light body comprising a light source oriented upwardly from the top portion, the light body adapted to project a light beam upwardly onto a surface approximately 5 to 15 feet away. The system may include a blanket having a pocket, the light body positionable in the pocket, the pocket having a space through which the light source projects when the light body is in the pocket. The light body may include one or more releasable fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventors: Alissa Arndt, Michael Arndt
  • Publication number: 20140312371
    Abstract: A package for a light source and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. In particular, a light source package is disclosed with an outer component and an interchangeable inner component. The inner component can be modular and replaceable with other inner components having different properties, thereby enabling a flexible design of a light source package to accommodate different lighting conditions and desired lighting effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd .
    Inventor: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Patent number: 8864331
    Abstract: An illumination system is provided for illuminating a planter box used to provide lighting for walkways, stairs, decks and the like. Indirect lighting is provided for illuminating the planter box with up-lighting and the supporting surface for the planter box with down-lighting. In a preferred embodiment, each LED is solar powered and provides both indirect up-lighting and indirect down-lighting simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventors: David Kalb, Todd Lyon
  • Publication number: 20140286002
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette case of the invention, includes a case body and a case cover interconnected, an illuminating lamp is set in the case cover, a battery is set in the case body, the illumination lamp is electrically connected with the battery to form an illumination circuit, first and second switch contacts in the illumination circuit are independent and touchable, the case cover is set with a cover cam, the cam can push the first switch contact away from the second switch contact. The case has illumination device, can realizes illumination function; the illumination device has switch corresponding to the cover being open or closed, when the cover open, the illuminating lamp is on, thus the user can clearly see the atomizer, power rod and the electronic cigarette, which brings convenience to the user; when the cover closed, the illuminating lamp is off, which saves power, and prolongs using life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Publication number: 20140268693
    Abstract: A power housing assembly includes a housing having a side thereof that is at least partially open. A faceplate, coupled to the open side at a first hinge position, can articulate about the first hinge position between a first position and a second position. The faceplate includes a substantially L-shaped portion that resides (i) in the housing when the faceplate is in its first position, and (ii) outside of the housing when the faceplate is in its second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Marina Electrical Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Dively, Alston G. Brooks, Kelly W. Treiber
  • Publication number: 20140268694
    Abstract: A plastic at least partially transparent container holds water with a luminary floating on the water. The water closes a circuit causing the luminary to light up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Epstein, David Stang
  • Patent number: 8820988
    Abstract: A lighting system for installation in a ceiling portion of a passenger compartment, including a lamp unit; a selection unit having a different shape from the lamp unit; and a case having a first unit installation opening configured to detachably accommodate the lamp unit and a second unit installation opening configured to detachably accommodate the selection unit. The selection unit may be selected from a plurality of selection units, where the plurality of slection units may each have a different application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kentaro Nagai, Yoshihito Masuko
  • Publication number: 20140218897
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pocket-size accessory that can acts as a stand for holding a smart cellphone, MP3 player or tablet computer with a built in flashlight unit. The accessory includes a clam shell style housing comprising an upper case and a lower case pivotally connected together along one end with the flashlight unit mounted on the inside surface on the lower case. The upper case includes two upper side arms and a lower resting lip that extends perpendicularly outward. The lower case includes an integrally formed transverse structure with two laterally extending axles that are extended into two bores form in the arm of the upper case to enable the two cases to snap fit together and pivot approximately 270 degrees. The flashlight unit includes at least one LED bulb, a printed circuit board with a voltage boosting circuit, at least one battery, and a switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: James K Chun
  • Patent number: 8783921
    Abstract: A glove box assembly defines a storage cavity for a vehicle, such storage cavity including a wall with a perimeter edge defining a light aperture, and a light housing is adjacent to the wall and aligned with the light aperture. A flange extends from the light housing into the light aperture adjacent to at least a portion of the perimeter edge of the light aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Kwolek
  • Publication number: 20140146526
    Abstract: A mobile beach storage pole includes a cup holder attached to the upper section of the pole and a storage basket attached to the middle section of the pole. The cup holder may be formed to include a cavity for receiving ice or an insulator material to keep the beverage in the cup holder cold. The basket attached to the middle section of the pole is preferably rectangular in shape and may include a lid which may be lockable to secure personal items. The lower section of the pole is tapered to facilitate insertion of the pole into the ground. A solar battery is attached to the upper section of the pole and is used to power or charge a light or an electronic device. A hook is provided to provide additional storage capacity for items such as towels, apparel or other items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Lee S. Evans, SR., Timothy D. Jones