Bag, Purse Or Trunk Patents (Class 362/156)
  • Patent number: 10966499
    Abstract: A pocketbook light device for illuminating a low light area is provided. The pocketbook light device comprises an openable carrying accessory and a housing having a front side and a rear side. The housing is mountable within the carrying accessory. A plurality of lights is mounted in the front side of the housing. An activation mechanism activates the plurality of lights. Upon activation of the plurality of lights, the plurality of lights illuminate the interior of the carrying accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Armstrong, Carla Harris
  • Patent number: 10933541
    Abstract: A robot in which a signal lamp can be installed easily while maintaining the design property of the robot and a method of installing a signal lamp in the robot are provided. A robot includes: a panel that covers an opening of an upper arm; a side wall arranged so as to surround the opening to connect the panel and the upper arm and formed of a light transmitting member; and a signal lamp provided on an inner side of an enclosure formed by the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10863805
    Abstract: A removable storage pouch includes a pouch having a closeable opening providing access to an inner volume and three pouch attachment points coupled to an exterior side of the pouch. The removable storage pouch also includes a connector assembly comprising three corresponding pouch attachment points and two surface attachment points. Further, the removable storage pouch includes a removable light assembly operatively coupled to an inner surface of the pouch within the inner volume. Two of the three pouch attachment points of the pouch and two of the corresponding attachment points of the connector assembly are coupled together to complete an electrical circuit. The removable light assembly operatively coupled to an inner surface of the pouch includes electrical connectivity and removably coupling the light assembly to the inner surface of the pouch in order to light a light source of the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Lynne Cudden
  • Patent number: 10520659
    Abstract: A light-emitting pad structure and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The light-emitting pad structure includes: a pad unit, including a main pad body and a light-emitting module, and the main pad body has a top wall, a bottom wall and a lateral annular wall; a light-guiding strip, bent for being surrounded at a periphery of the lateral annular wall and arranged corresponding to the light-emitting module; a light-pervious fabric member having a middle segment and an outer segment, the middle segment is adhered to the top wall, the outer segment is adhered to the bottom wall, so that the light-pervious fabric member is formed with an accommodation bag arranged to cross the lateral annular wall and enclose the light-guiding strip; and a bottom plate adhered to and covering the bottom wall and the outer segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: HADES-GAMING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hung-Jen Chou
  • Patent number: 10086752
    Abstract: An illuminable seat cover assembly for emitting various visual lighting effects including lights with various colors. The illuminable seat cover assembly includes a seat cover including a backrest portion and a seat portion; and a lighting assembly in communication with the seat cover for displaying steady, flashing and pulsating light of various colors with varying degrees of brightness and intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Demetris A. Bobo, Adrian A. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10054729
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a woven fabric in which optical fibers are woven as a constituent yarn and a light source. The illumination apparatus makes light delivered from the light source incident upon the end surfaces on one end side of the optical fibers and emits the light at least from the end surfaces on the other end side of the optical fibers for illumination. The other end side of the optical fibers is exposed from the woven fabric to constitute exposed parts, and the end parts of a plurality of the exposed parts on the other end side are supported by an end part support to form emitting parts which emit light from the light source. On the end part support, the end parts of the exposed parts on the other end side are individually supported such that their respective end surfaces are aligned on the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takamasa Yamada, Seiji Chaza, Shingo Okahara, Mitsutaka Sakoh, Hideo Kanamori, Atsuhiko Ito
  • Patent number: 9956753
    Abstract: The invention concerns a processing method of lining material for bags and luggage comprising: preparing a fabric; bonding the lightguide fiber on the fabric surface; coating a fluorescent layer on the fabric surface with lightguide fiber; setting a nano-antibiotic silicone layer on the fluorescent; setting the LED luminous tube and driving power at the end of the lightguide fiber. In this way, the first layer of the lining material is a nano silicone layer, the second the fluorescent layer, the third the fabric, a lightguide fiber between the second and third layer, LED luminous tube at the initial end of the lightguide fiber, which to light the luggage interior with the guiding characteristic of fiber by lighting up the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Shizhi Zhou
  • Patent number: 9939145
    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 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Tait
  • Patent number: 9907376
    Abstract: A light emitting system includes a bag that may contain items. A lighting unit is coupled to the bag and the lighting unit selectively illuminates the items thereby facilitating the items to be retrieved from the bag. The lighting unit is touch sensitive such that the lighting unit turns on when the lighting unit is touched. The lighting unit has a pair of intersecting arms such that the lighting unit has a cruciform shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Renee Chatman, Lisa Heath
  • Patent number: 9822964
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus for use in a tool carrier includes a conduit made of a translucent material. The conduit defines a conduit path sized to extend along a perimeter of a tool carrier floor. Light sources are disposed in the conduit and are electrically connected to a power source retained by the tool carrier. The lighting apparatus provides light to the inside of the tool carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Darrell A. Moreau, Andre W. Moreau, Reginald J. Moreau
  • Patent number: 9814290
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the invention, a novelty bag is provided that includes at least one panel connected to a bottom panel, and least one handle connected to the panel. There is at least one orifice in the at least one panel, and the orifice is adapted to receive a lighting element. A pouch is also connected to the panel, and a light module and a sound module are disposed within the pouch. The pouch includes at least one slit adapted to allow sound to travel through the pouch. An activation mechanism is disposed within the at least one handle, and the activation mechanism is in electrical communication with the light module and the sound module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Brittany Winkler, Jon Kiev
  • Patent number: 9802535
    Abstract: A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback. A support frame is partially enclosed by a seatback panel assembly. A seatback cushion assembly is supported on a seatback carrier and is proximate the seatback panel assembly. An external peripheral gap is defined between the seatback panel assembly and the seatback cushion assembly. A light source is defined in the seatback carrier and is configured to emit light into the external peripheral gap. A seat includes a support frame partially enclosed by a panel assembly. A seat cushion assembly is proximate the panel assembly. An external peripheral gap is defined between the panel assembly and the seat cushion assembly. A light source is defined in a seat carrier and is configured to emit light into the external peripheral gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Johnathan Andrew Line, Keith Allen Godin, Sean David Fannin
  • Patent number: 9793727
    Abstract: A wireless charger optimized for charging efficiency of portable terminals (e.g., mobile phones) of different sizes has a housing including within it laterally spaced side supports and a bottom support for cradling an inserted portable terminal. The side supports and the bottom support are interlocked for coordinated movement such that the bottom support is moved by a predetermined amount according to movements of the side supports. This arrangement optimizes relative placement of the charger's transmitting coil and the portable terminal's receiving coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung-Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Beom Lee, Seung Won Park, Yong Woon Park, Sang Ho Cho, Jae Hyoung Cho, Chang Ik Kim
  • Patent number: 9775217
    Abstract: A hand-held lighting device includes a light source (18) and a switching device (26) for switching the light source on and off, and the switching device (26) includes a speech processor (34) for analyzing and/or synthesis of the spoken speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Jörg Schwarzbich
  • Patent number: 9726358
    Abstract: An illumination device that is operable while being transported and that can be placed, or is placed, in an object that can be opened and closed again. The illumination device comprises a first light source, an electric energy storage device, and a switch device that comprises a control unit including a sensor unit with which a first switching unit is transferable from an open switching state into a closed switching state. The first light source is suppliable with electric power from the electric energy storage device when a first sensor is touched and/or when said first sensor detects a motion. The sensor unit comprises a second sensor that at least detects if the object is open or closed. A second switching unit is transferable from an open switching state into a closed switching state in which the first light source and/or a second light source is/are supplied with electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Schrims GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Schech, Bastian Wetzel
  • Patent number: 9696017
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a bag that has an outer wall and the outer wall has an inside surface. A lighting unit is removably attached to the bag and the lighting unit is positioned on the inside surface of the outer wall. The lighting unit is selectively actuatable to emit light downwardly in the bag with respect to the lighting unit and laterally in the bag with respect to the lighting unit. Thus, the lighting unit illuminates an interior of the bag thereby facilitating contents of the bag to be found in darkness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Lisa Allen
  • Patent number: 9642430
    Abstract: A solar powered motion sensing system that is integrated into a purse or other handbag including but not limited to a piece of luggage, a clutch purse, or the like. The solar powered motion sensing system activates a light upon detection of a hand or other motion entering the handbag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Juan N. Carbajal
  • Patent number: 9554449
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for illuminating a portable space, which, in some cases, is based on passive infrared (“PIR”) detection. In some embodiments, a first device might detect presence of at least a portion of a user's body (e.g., a hand or face of the user, etc.). Based at least in part on detection of the presence of the at least a portion of the user's body, a second device might illuminate an interior space of a bag or other portable enclosure. In some cases, the first and second devices might be the same device, while, in other cases, the first and second devices might be separate yet communicatively coupled to each other (such as via wireless or wired connection). In some embodiments, the first device might include a passive infrared sensor or the like, while the second device might include light emitting diodes or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: HolsterLab LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Kim, Chadd Van Komen
  • Patent number: 9381854
    Abstract: A vehicle for supporting a lighting control function includes: interior lighting apparatuses configured to include a lighting apparatus of a driver's seat supporting a lighting of the driver's seat and lighting apparatuses for each seat supporting each lighting for each seat; a control apparatus of a driver's seat configured to perform a lighting control of at least one of the lighting apparatus of the driver's seat and the lighting apparatuses for each seat; and control apparatuses for each seat configured to control the lighting apparatuses for each seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hee Cheon Lim
  • Patent number: 9204699
    Abstract: One embodiment includes an extendible handle having a lighting device. The extendible handle is connected to two or more pairs of connected telescoping arms. A pair of base arms is connected to the two or more pairs of connected telescoping arms. A storage container includes one or more rolling elements and is connected to the pair of base arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Custom Leathercraft Manuf, Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Ron A. Pickens, Matthew D. Noble
  • Patent number: 9160119
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for charging a cell phone battery in the dark. An LED and its control circuitry including a control switch are included in a USB connector to automatically illuminate a cell phone and its charging port or receptacle or jack, which happen to be located in an unlit or pitch black space, when a user attempts to insert a USB connector plug into the charging port for purposes of charging the battery. The LED is automatically energized by the user's mere touching of the overmold of the USB connector at its flat or bottom side, without otherwise manually operating the control switch, and thereby eliminating hunting in the dark for a control switch on the USB connector. This apparatus is useful with both standard charging equipment and with dongle charging equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Michael Peter Hardy
  • Patent number: 9144282
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal purse having an interior electroluminescent lighting system. The metal purse includes: a first metal shell, a second metal shell, an optional handle, a closure system, an on/off switch, a battery power pack, and one or more electroluminescent light panels. The metal purse may include a clutch, a tote, a briefcase, a handbag, a shoulder bag, or a makeup bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventor: Tamara Ann Leuty
  • Patent number: 9101193
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator is provided with a casing including a transparent glass and a mirror; a light and mount assembly disposed in the casing and including a seat, a light, a conductive member, a conductive biasing member, a battery, a moveable member, a stop member, and a case wherein the seat has a battery compartment for anchoring the conductive member, the conductive biasing member, the battery, and the moveable member; and a cosmetic element carrier releasably secured to the casing. A light of the light and mount assembly can automatically emit light after pulling the cosmetic element carrier out of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: CHUEN CHURN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Ling Liu
  • Publication number: 20150062879
    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: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Tait
  • Patent number: 8960940
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having a light source and a leveling mechanism capable of maintaining the light source in a desired orientation is described. The lighting apparatus may have a pivot mechanism about which the light source is capable of rotating such that the lighting apparatus maintains the desired orientation. In specific embodiments, the lighting apparatus comprises a directional light source, a pivot mechanism, a connector capable of connecting the pivot to another object, and a mechanism that allows the light source to rotate about the pivot to maintain a desired orientation. The lighting apparatus may be connected to an object, such as a piece of wheeled luggage, such that when the luggage is tilted the light source maintains an desired orientation such as a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Martin Edward Hellkamp
  • Patent number: 8944628
    Abstract: A lighting system for illuminating the interior of a container, such as a purse, includes a light strip having multiple lights, a battery to power the lights, an ON/OFF switch to operate the lights, and a timer set to a predetermined time. Pressing the ON/OFF switch a first time activates the lights and starts the timer. Pressing the ON/OFF switch a second time while the timer is still activated will deactivate the lights. If the predetermined time elapses and the ON/OFF switch is not pressed a second time, the lights will deactivate automatically. The lighting strip is covered in a PVC protective coating and encased in a fabric encasement to match the interior of the container. The fabric encasement is stitched or otherwise fixedly attached to the interior of the container adjacent to the top opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: PurseN, LLC
    Inventor: Hardeep Melamed
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8847760
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant purse includes a bag having a front surface, a rear surface, two opposing side edges, a lower surface and an open top in communication with an interior chamber. The open top is selectively enclosed with a foldable flap having a Hall-effect switch that changes states whenever the flap is opened. Extending from the bottom surface of the bag are a plurality of feet each having a pressure-sensitive switch therein. The pressure-sensitive switches and the Hall-effect switch are electrically connected to an alarm circuit including both audible and visual alarms. A strap is connected to a pair of detection switches that engage whenever a predetermined amount of force is applied to the strap. Accordingly, if the purse is moved, snatched or opened, the alarm is activated to alert those nearby of a potential theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: George W. Watkins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8678606
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a carrying container; at least two light sources to illuminate the interior and exterior of a the carrying container, each light source operatively connected directly to an actuation sensing device and to a power source. Magnetic actuators, mounted onto the carrying container activate each light source to provide illumination and independent of the access state of the carrying container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aja Berger
    Inventor: Aja A. Berger
  • Publication number: 20130329439
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus having at least one set of light sources, a microprocessor, and an orientation sensor. The microprocessor and the orientation sensor are capable of maintaining the light source in a desired orientation. The lighting apparatus and devices having a lighting apparatus are capable of controlling the plurality of light sources to maintain the desired orientation of the lighting. The lighting apparatus may be connected to a device, such as a piece of wheeled luggage, stroller or hat, such that when the luggage is tilted the light source maintains an desired orientation relative to a fixed orientation, such as a horizontal orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Martin Edward Hellkamp
  • Patent number: 8596805
    Abstract: A light-collecting accessory for an electronic device includes a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface. The housing can form an opening adapted to receive the electronic device. A light guide is communicatively coupled to the housing. The light guide can have a first end and a second end. The first end can be communicatively coupled to the outer surface of the housing. The second end can be communicatively coupled to the inner surface of the housing. In the event the electronic device resides in the opening of the housing, light emitted from the electronic device passes from the second end of the light guide to the first end of the light guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Carl Infanti, Archer Chi Kwong Wun, William Stephen Steinhoff
  • Patent number: 8579459
    Abstract: An illuminated bucket is a double-layered or walled carrier, with LED light, or other illuminated source, established between the layered inner and outer walls for the formed carrier. The circuitry for the LED lights includes a battery, and may further include a flasher that allows for blinking of the lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Chun C. Ma, Pu Ma
  • Publication number: 20130201666
    Abstract: A lighting system for illuminating the interior of a container, such as a purse, includes a light strip having multiple lights, a battery to power the lights, an ON/OFF switch to operate the lights, and a timer set to a predetermined time. Pressing the ON/OFF switch a first time activates the lights and starts the timer. Pressing the ON/OFF switch a second time while the timer is still activated will deactivate the lights. If the predetermined time elapses and the ON/OFF switch is not pressed a second time, the lights will deactivate automatically. The lighting strip is covered in a PVC protective coating and encased in a fabric encasement to match the interior of the container. The fabric encasement is stitched or otherwise fixedly attached to the interior of the container adjacent to the top opening of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: PurseN LLC
    Inventor: Hardeep Melamed
  • Patent number: 8496344
    Abstract: The reflector and light kit for rear of backpack is an auto-illuminating device that reflects and emits light from a back surface of a backpack and is useful as a safety feature to an end user wearing the backpack. The reflector and light kit can be built into the construction of a new backpack or is a kit that is installed upon an existing backpack. The reflector and light kit features at least one light positioned on a rear surface of a backpack, and a highly reflective material positioned around the light. The light features a switch and light sensor that enable the end user to turn on the light, and to automatically turn off the light when in an illuminated environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony Chapman
  • Publication number: 20130107503
    Abstract: The present invention provides a metal purse having an interior electroluminescent lighting system. The metal purse includes: a first metal shell, a second metal shell, an optional handle, a closure system, an on/off switch, a battery power pack, and one or more electroluminescent light panels. The metal purse may include a clutch, a tote, a briefcase, a handbag, a shoulder bag, or a makeup bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Tamara Ann Leuty
  • Patent number: 8382309
    Abstract: The light pod system is an illumination assembly that is placed in a handbag or a purse and when touched illuminates the interior to aid an end user in seeing the contents contained within the purse or handbag. The light pod system consists of a sleek housing that is slim and of which includes a plurality of light emitting diodes, which all illuminate once the housing is touched by an end user. The housing also includes a timer that can adjust the duration of illumination. An optional remote control can turn on the system without the need to actually touch the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Inventor: David Johnston
  • Publication number: 20130021787
    Abstract: A lighting device including at least one light source and a light source body attached to the light source. The light source body rotates for multi-positional lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew D. Noble
  • Publication number: 20130021786
    Abstract: A lighting device for a utility bag including at least one moveable light source, a bracket connected to a utility bag, and a hinge device connected to the bracket and the moveable light source. The moveable light source is adjustable for targeting lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew D. Noble
  • Patent number: 8282235
    Abstract: A lighted workbag or backpack having a positionable light source configured so as to provide significant illumination into the interior portion of the workbag or an external work area or the path in front of the backpack. The light source having a gooseneck configuration is mounted in a column or pouch positioned in the back of the backpack that allows the light to extend over the shoulder of a user wearing the backpack so as to illuminate the area in front of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Inventor: James Gilligan
  • Patent number: 8277073
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode system is sufficiently thin and poser efficient to permit its attachment to different configurations such as pocketbooks, brief bags, suitcases and the like. At least one side of the OLED material can have an attachment mechanism to facilitate attachment to a surface in the area to be lighted. The system may include a portable power source that provides electrical power to actuate the OLED material, causing it to generate light. A switch connected to the battery can control power to the OLED material to switch the light on and off. The switch can be manually operated or automatic. The low power consumption of embodiments of the OLED apparatus also provides for unique applications and uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventor: William K. Wells
  • Publication number: 20120212940
    Abstract: The invention is the application of a lighting source, EL or similar, built within the bottom or side of a purse (clutch, tote, handbag, shoulder bag, makeup, or shoulder type bag) that when illuminated helps see the contents of the bag. This application would include the method of installing the wiring, power mechanism, and on/off switch mechanism (manual or magnetic on/off switch applications) within the interior for installation within a man's or woman's purse, clutch, tote, handbag, shoulder bag, makeup, or shoulder type bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Tamara Ann Leuty
  • Patent number: 8240872
    Abstract: An interior lighting system for a security safe is taught which incorporates a power supply that is located within the safe and converts alternating current power to low voltage direct current. An electrical switch is in communication with the power supply and mechanically interfaces with the safe door boltworks which energize the lighting system when the safe door is unlocked and opened. A number of LED lights are disposed within the door edge and connected to the switch. When the door is hinged open the LED lights are energized through the switch and illuminate the interior of the safe until the door is closed and bolted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Cannon Safe Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Horn
  • Publication number: 20120147594
    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: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Tait
  • Patent number: 8177387
    Abstract: An illumination device is installed in a box body of a toolbox of a construction machine, and is protected by a protective cover. Water that flows into the box body through a weep hole formed in a lid is received by the protective cover and is guided to a water drain hole formed in a bottom plate of the box body. Then, the water is drained to the outside of the box body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Konelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Noda, Hiroshi Kanamaru
  • Patent number: 8157404
    Abstract: A visible light transporter (1) having a carrier (25) for holding a plurality of lighting devices (L1 through L4). The lighting devices frequently employed as road flares emit a light usually concentrated into a horizontal light beam (HB) and pulsing. Carrier (25) has body 9 constructed of a light transmitting resin which permits light from the held lighting devices to be transmitted with attenuation through body 9 of the carrier. Carrier (25) also includes openings (01 through 04) which permit lighting devices (L1 through L4) to be removeably installed in pockets (S1 through S4) provided for holding the lighting devices. Openings also permit some light to pass unattenuated exterior to carrier (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Kevin F McDermott
  • Patent number: 8147086
    Abstract: A purse illumination assembly including a power source, a light emitting portion, a touch-sensitive switch, and a circuit assembly connecting the light emitting portion to the power source through the touch-sensitive switch. The touch-sensitive switch is located in an indentation to protect against accidental switching on. The light emitting portion includes 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: September 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Cynthia K. Tait
  • Patent number: 8002430
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to a portable article illumination system with an enclosure disposed between openings in the interior and external surfaces of a portable article. A removable illumination device may be disposed within the enclosure such as a selectably engageable portable lighting device. The interior and exterior openings may each be substantially covered by transparent and opaque members respectively. The transparent members cover the interior and exterior openings and are disposed proximal to the enclosure with respect to the opaque members. The transparent members may further provide optical pathways between the enclosure and the interior and/or exterior region. The opaque members substantially cover the transparent members thereby optically obstructing the optical pathways which extend from the enclosure through the corresponding transparent member to the interior or exterior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Tactical Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Greg Kennedy, Douglas Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20110170282
    Abstract: What is provided is a bag having one or more interior surfaces and one or more exterior surfaces; a first lighting strand affixed to an interior surface, wherein the first lighting strand is capable of providing illumination to at least one interior portion of the bag; a second lighting strand affixed to an exterior surface, wherein the second lighting strand is capable of providing illumination to at least one exterior portion of the bag; at least one battery pack electrically coupled to the first and second lighting strands capable of providing power to said first and second lighting strands to illuminate the lighting strands; and at least one switch electrically coupled to the battery pack, wherein the switch is capable of turning power from said battery pack to the lighting strips on and off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Gary Munoz