With Hermetic Seal Patents (Class 362/158)
  • Patent number: 10969095
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a substrate of non-absorbent foam material having a first surface, an undercut groove formed in the first surface, and a light source disposed in the undercut groove. The lighting system can be used with various structures including, but not limited to spas, swimming pools, decks, marine products, and sheds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Masterspas, LLC
    Inventor: Nathan Coelho
  • Patent number: 10900658
    Abstract: A light fixture for repair tools that includes a housing, a battery compartment in the lower part of the housing, a hole in the center of the housing, two light source openings on both sides of this hole, a mount for a mounting plate on the inside of the housing, and an LED mounting plate built into this mount. Two LEDs are located on this plate, compatible with the above light source openings, and at the bottom of the LED mounting plate there is a sensor switch. Lightweight reinforced plastic is used for the light fixture, the edge of the housing is made using bicomponent casting technology, and the notches on both sides have an anti-slip design. The housing allows achievement of a good light focusing effect, the fixtures are resistant to vibration and loosening, the battery can be repeatedly recharged, and the device is convenient to use and repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Taizhou Beswell Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nile Lee
  • Patent number: 10873185
    Abstract: A subsea electric power distribution installation including: one or more MV switching apparatuses electrically connected with an electric power source an one or more electric loads, the switching apparatuses being adapted to switch a MV electric power supply to the electric loads; electronic equipment operatively associated with the switching apparatuses for managing the operation of the switching apparatuses, the electronic equipment being configured to receive a LV electric power supply. The subsea electric power distribution installation includes a centralized energy storage unit including one or more storing devices for storing electric energy to feed the electronic equipment, wherein the centralized energy storage unit is adapted to receive electric power from the electric power source to charge the storing devices, wherein the centralized energy storage unit is adapted to provide an electric power supply to the the electronic equipment by absorbing electric power from the storing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Luciano Di Maio, Dukkaiappan Subbiah Thevar, Pravin A. Futane, Marco Testa, Johan Gunnar, Kai Tormod Hansen
  • Patent number: 10845035
    Abstract: An LED mother-son lamp includes a mother lamp body and a son lamp body. The mother lamp body includes a mother lamp bracket a mother lamp head, and a mother lamp cover mounted on the mother lamp bracket. The interior of the mother lamp cover forms a receiving chamber for accommodating the son lamp body and having an opening downward. A positioning seat for pairing and mounting the son lamp body is provided on the mother lamp head. The son lamp body includes a son lamp bracket, a son lamp head and a son lamp cover mounted on the son lamp bracket. The son lamp head is located in the son lamp cover. The top of the son lamp bracket is provided with a quick mounting seat for detachable mounting with the positioning seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: DongGuan City General Success Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10813542
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus for an endoscope includes an exterior member; an internal unit including an image pickup unit; a fixing frame formed of metal and including at least one fixing portion configured to retain the internal unit and to fix the internal unit to an inner surface of the exterior member; and a washer provided between the at least one fixing portion and a screw hole of the inner surface, the washer being formed of a member with a lower thermal conductivity than metal, wherein the at least one fixing portion of the retaining member is fixed to the fixing part of the exterior member by a fixing member via the heat insulating member, and the heat insulating member covers an outer circumference of the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Tetsuro Nara
  • Patent number: 10760752
    Abstract: A light emitting device module including a substrate including a plurality of light emitting areas, light emitting devices disposed in each light emitting area and to emit light, windows disposed on the substrate, each of the windows covering one of the light emitting areas and having an asymmetrical shape with respect to one direction, and a holder for coupling the windows, the holder including a plurality of openings each having an asymmetrical shape, in which each of the windows is individually disposed in a corresponding one of the openings and is detachably coupled to the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Jun Zhang, Zhisheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10697139
    Abstract: An improved electric road flare assembly formed of a plurality of LED arrays, a concave tripodal housing, and a translucent or transparent lens operable to be deployed along a roadside at night and display a plurality of high-intensity colors in a plurality of display modes. The electric road flare may be configured to display any color light on the visible light spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10658873
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to wireless charging devices. In an example, a wireless charging device includes a housing and circuitry including a power transmitting coil, where the wireless charging device does not include a power amplifier or a power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Isaac Lagnado, Monji G Jabori, Richard Sweet, Steven Petit, Donald J Cottrell, Jr., Mats Anders Krister Luckman
  • Patent number: 10648630
    Abstract: A luminaire, comprising: a luminaire rear wall for mounting to a wall or ceiling, a printed circuit board, fitted with a plurality of light-emitting diodes and having a connecting cable, as a light-emitting means, and a connecting clamp connected to the connecting cable and to which a supply cable is able to be clamped. A spacer is fixedly mounted to the luminaire rear wall, to which the printed circuit board is releasably attached, with a free space being formed between the printed circuit board and the luminaire rear wall. The whole connecting cable, or a majority thereof, and the connecting clamp are arranged in the free space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Dicken, Marc Rosenboom, Tobias Pfaffenbauer
  • Patent number: 10627488
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first chamber, a sensor disposed in the first chamber, a second chamber adjacent the first chamber, a filter permitting airflow between the first and second chambers, a chimney connected to the filter and disposed in the second chamber, and a fan positioned to circulate air from the first chamber to the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Prashant Dubey, Segundo Baldovino, Venkatesh Krishnan, Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam, Sami A. Alkharabsheh
  • Patent number: 10591138
    Abstract: A fluid container and dispenser have an associated source of power to energize a light source coupled in optical communication with portion of the container to energize the luminescent fluid contents before they are dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Nigel Blackdiamond
  • Patent number: 10436431
    Abstract: An underwater dock light having an adjustable anchoring system having a capturing assembly with an upper capturing housing located opposite a lower capturing housing. The upper capturing housing can have at least one cord opening configured to receive a cord. The upper capturing housing can have a cord capturing structure. The cord is configured to contact a portion of the cord capturing structure. A fastener is configured to connect the upper capturing housing to the lower capturing housing. The cord is captured between the cord capturing structure of the upper capturing housing and a surface of the lower capturing housing. An anchoring weight is configured to connect to the capturing assembly. The anchoring weight has an opening. The upper capturing housing and lower capturing housing are configured to retain the anchoring weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Steven Miller
  • Patent number: 10433135
    Abstract: A programmable controller for operating a system is provided as well as a method and devices of configuring such controller. The controller includes firmware storing instructions for controlling operations of the system, the firmware including a passive memory component and a processing unit programmed for operating the system at least in part based on the instructions of the firmware. The firmware is responsive to a signal carrying firmware update information received from an external device for drawing energy from the signal to activate the passive memory component and causing a firmware update process to be performed. Advantageously, the proposed controller can be configured in the absence of electrical power being supplied by an external source and in, some embodiments, using the signal carrying the firmware update information as the sole source of electrical energy in order to perform at least part of the firmware update process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Christian Brochu, Benoit Laflamme
  • Patent number: 10347371
    Abstract: A device for managing health data provides a first housing portion including a data storage system that stores health data and a second housing portion including a data communications element. The data communications element provides data communications between the data storage system and a processing device that processes the health data according to a data-management software. The first housing portion and the second housing portion are connected by a cable that communicates signals between the data communications element and other components in the first housing portion. Another device for managing health data provides a first housing portion including a health data management system and a data communications element that provides data communications between the health data management system and an external processing device. The second housing portion is removably coupled to the first housing portion, and includes at least one component used by the health data management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steven Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10234109
    Abstract: A single-piece end cap includes a plate, a perimeter wall extending around a perimeter of the plate. The single-piece end cap further includes structural tabs that protrude out from the plate. The structural tabs are used to attach the single-piece end cap to an extrusion frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Rodney Colin Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10228122
    Abstract: A birdbath basin having a body and a lighting assembly. The lighting assembly includes a light-emitting body. A bottom portion of the body protrudes inwardly into the body to form a chamber. The light-emitting body is provided inside the chamber. Chamber walls of the chamber are formed as a first luminous body which is translucent. Lights emitted by the light-emitting body may converge and focus on the surfaces of inner walls of the body after passing through the first luminous body. The basin-shaped body is placed outdoors. Water and bird food can be held in the basin. In daytime, the light-emitting body does not light up. Birds can clean their feathers and peck at the bird food in the basin, which is environmentally friendly and energy saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Peijun Wang
  • Patent number: 10215356
    Abstract: Examples of the present invention relate to a lighting unit having an unconstrained curvature, irrespective of the shape of an installation space, and implementing high light-emitting efficiency with a small number of light sources, the lighting unit comprising: a reflection module including a pair of first side portions and a bottom portion connected thereto; and a light-emitting module for emitting light into the reflection module, wherein the bottom portion includes a curved region including at least one inflection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10215394
    Abstract: An underwater light or submersible luminaire may include a housing and a transparent pressure bearing window positioned at a forward end of the housing. A window supporting structure may be mounted in the housing behind the transparent window. A printed circuit board element having a plurality of LEDs may be positioned within the housing behind the window supporting structure to bear substantially all of the ambient water pressure applied to the transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, John R. Sanderson, IV, Steven B. Weston, Jon E. Simmons, Brian P. Lakin
  • Patent number: 10184760
    Abstract: An apparatus has a lens. A frame has a gasket for receiving the lens and a shock-resistant housing is secured about the frame. A visual output element is disposed proximate the lens and an audio output element is disposed within the housing. A control component with a power source is provided for controlling at least one of the visual output element and the audio output element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DURENDAL, LLC
    Inventors: Lyman Bishop, Lonnie Young, Mike Hilberath, Paolo M. Vianson
  • Patent number: 10119699
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method and apparatus for a liquid-activated, lighted and flavored drink infuser. The invention enhances the water experience for any user by providing a liquid-activated, lighted, device with a dissolvable shell that, when placed in liquid, will light up and/or release into the liquid specific contents inside the infuser after the exterior dissolves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: VIBE, LLC
    Inventors: Hagan D. Walker, Kaylie L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10045655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel method and apparatus for a liquid-activated, lighted and flavored drink infuser. The invention enhances the beverage and drink experience for any user by providing a liquid-activated, lighted, flavored drink infuser that, when placed in liquid, will light up and/or release into the liquid specific contents inside the infuser, such as flavoring(s) and/or medicine(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Vibe, LLC
    Inventors: Hagan D. Walker, Kaylie L. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9954572
    Abstract: An electronic device having an enclosure with a sealing element to prevent ingress of contaminants at an interface between sealing element and a material is disclosed. The material may include an injection molded material that forms at least part of a radio frequency transparent window. The enclosure may include a first channel that receives the material. A second channel may open to the first channel and receive the sealing element. The sealing element may initially extend at least partially into the first channel. However, the material may provide compression forces to the sealing element to compress the sealing element out of the first channel, or at least compress the sealing element further into the second channel. The sealing element may provide a counterforce against the material to increase or enhance a seal against ingress attempting to pass through the enclosure at the interface between sealing element and the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tyler B. Cater, Derek C. Krass, Rasamy Phouthavong
  • Patent number: 9873620
    Abstract: A modular illumination assembly (10) includes at least two units, one of the at least two units presenting a first adaptor (42) and another of the at least two units presenting a second adaptor (56) to be assembled with one another and disassembled from one another along a common interface (46). One of the at least two units is a modular base unit (20) having an illumination device for illuminating an environment and a power supply electrically connected to the illumination device to supply power to the illumination device. Another of the at least two units is an accessory unit without a power supply that requires power to operate. The modular base unit (20) and the accessory unit are removably connectable mechanically and electrically with one another at the common interface (46) by the first adaptor (42) and the second adaptor (56) to provide power between the modular base unit (20) and the accessory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sameer Hajee, Simon Nicholas Tremeer, Barry Martin Whitmill
  • Patent number: 9846351
    Abstract: A projector includes a case, a system fan located in the case, a lamp securing module and a lamp. The lamp securing module includes a lamp holder and a lampshade integrated with the lamp holder. A plurality of heat conduction portions is located on the lampshade to be adhered to the lamp to guide the heat generated by the lamp to the lampshade, so that the system fan dissipates the heat from the lampshade. The disclosure further offers a heat dissipating method for the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Chin-Wen Yeh
  • Patent number: 9800038
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wall structure and a lighting system using the same. The wall structure in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention includes an installation surface on which an electronic apparatus is installed; a first conductive attachment part provided at the installation surface to be attached to the electronic apparatus, and electrically connected with a first terminal of a power source configured to supply power to the electronic apparatus; and a second conductive attachment part provided at the installation surface to be attached to the electronic apparatus, spaced from the first conductive attachment part, and electrically connected with a second terminal of the power source configured to supply power to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Si Chung Noh, Ha Young Jhun
  • Patent number: 9772066
    Abstract: A supporting device includes a base, a fixing structure, a rotating structure, and a supporting structure. The fixing structure is mounted to the base. The rotating structure is rotatably mounted to the fixing structure. The supporting structure is configured to support a portable electronic device. The supporting structure is mounted to the rotating structure and rotates along with the rotating structure relative to the fixing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Tseng
  • Patent number: 9754739
    Abstract: A switch that includes a hermetically sealed container including a container wall separating an inside of the hermetically sealed container from an outside of the hermetically sealed container, a magnetic sensor arranged in the hermetically sealed container and configured to be turned ON/OFF by a magnetic field of a magnet acting from the outside of the hermetically sealed container through the container wall of the hermetically sealed container, and a first magnetic body provided at the container wall of the hermetically sealed container and serving as a path of the magnetic field acting on the magnetic sensor from the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Yoshiro Honda, Takashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9746170
    Abstract: An underwater diving light includes efficient cooling of LEDs and other internal electronics by heat transfer to ambient water. The water is in contact with a metallic face plate or puck that conducts heat via contiguous metal from an LED circuit board or LED face plate. Ambient water can enter the assembly to spaces between the face plate and an intermediary plate at the front of a housing to efficiently cool the LEDs and associated electronics. In a high-output form the light can emit 8000 lumens, and in this embodiment the battery is cooled by ambient water. The face plate or puck is interchangeable, for different lighting characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Jarod Armer, Mark Olsson, Christopher McCaslin, Theodore Masek, Brooks Lame
  • Patent number: 9634206
    Abstract: A compact light unit having light emitting diodes (LEDs) includes a circuit board assembly and a lens including optical structures, a front face, and a rim disposed about the front face. The lens may include a pocket on a back portion of the lens opposite the front face within which the circuit board assembly is mounted with the LEDs being optically aligned with the optical structures. The LED light unit further includes a bezel having an interior opening with the bezel configured to be mounted to the lens with the rim engaged with an interior portion of the bezel and the front face exposed through the interior opening. Various optical structures may be provided to direct light projected by the LEDs at different angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CSE, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Miedema
  • Patent number: 9605819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a modular LED street light including an electrical chamber, a lamp arm, two supporting pipes, an end cap and a plurality of LED light source modules. The LED light source modules are fixed between the two supporting pipes. Each LED light source module includes a circuit board and a radiator. The radiator includes a first plate, two second plates extending from two sides of the first plate and a third plate connected to the two second plates. The radiator has a large area of heat dissipation. When it is required to increase or decrease the number of the LED light source modules for the purpose of increasing or reducing the power of the LED street light, all that is needed is exchanging with lengthened or shortened supporting pipes, thus enabling a power seriation of the street light at very low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Fei Jiang
  • Patent number: 9605836
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light housing having housing parts for enclosing a source of electrical power and supporting an electrical light source, a slide latch slidable on the light housing parts between latched and unlatched positions; a projection proximate the slide latch when the housing parts are adjacent; wherein when the slide latch is moved to the latched position, separation of the housing parts is prevented, and wherein when the slide latch is moved to the unlatched position, the housing parts can be separated. A tool may be needed to open the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Peter J. Ziegenfuss, Cleatis A. Eichelberger
  • Patent number: 9605830
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for reducing glare or pixilation associated with LEDs are disclosed. The disclosure relates to a light module that includes a cover panel that reduces contrast in the light emitted by LEDs. The cover panel can be mounted on a substrate which can include a plurality of LEDs. Apertures in the cover panel are aligned with each of the LEDs and any optic that may be disposed over each LED. A first portion of the light emitted from the LEDs passes through the optic only and into the environment to be illuminated. A second portion of the light emitted from the LEDs passes through both the optic and the cover panel before passing into the environment to be illuminated. The cover panel can be diffuse and can include various characteristics including textures, objects, and angled surfaces that assist in scattering light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Philip Dean Winters, Hung Dinh, Reed Alan Bradford, Sylvia Herman, Christopher Ladewig
  • Patent number: 9581316
    Abstract: A module comprising: one or more vials containing tritium; one or more tritium covers; and an open space within the one or more tritium covers, wherein the one or more vials containing tritium are located within the open space of the one or more tritium covers so that the one or more tritium covers protect the one or more vials containing tritium, and wherein the one or more tritium covers are made from a material that exhibits sufficient strength so that the module protects the one or more vials containing tritium from damage when dropped from a distance of 1 m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cammenga Company, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Karchon, Alexander J. Karchon, Robert J. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9512988
    Abstract: A light for use in high ambient pressure environments having a hollow housing comprising a front and rear section and at least one LED is disclosed. A transparent window may extend across an aperture in the housing and a seal may be positioned between the front and rear sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, Jon E. Simmons, Aaron J. Steiner, John R. Sanderson, IV
  • Patent number: 9494310
    Abstract: A device with a waterproof function includes a case, an electrical module, at least one sealant and some liquid. The case includes 2 holes and 1 button, the electrical module is connected to the case, and at least one sealant is used to seal the holes of the case to form a closed space to contain the liquid. The liquid filled in the device is not only able to balance the inner and outer pressure of the device but is also used to allow a user smoothly to press the button of the waterproof device by being pressed to transmit pressure to one hole in the case and make the at least one sealant connected to the hole outwardly form the shape of a bulge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Kuan-Li Chao
  • Patent number: 9482415
    Abstract: A submersible floating light (1) having a bulb that (3) that floats under that surface of a body of water, thereby illuminating the water and attracting fish and other aquatic life at night. A weighted base (8) locks onto an electrical power cord (7) that passes through apertures (15, 16) located on a housing (9) of the weighted base. The electrical power cord extends from an electrical power source through the weighted base and to the bulb. Clamps (17) allow the weighted base to be positioned at a predetermined distance from the bulb on the electrical power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventor: Jack A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9377173
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) module having a configurable LED substrate capable of receiving varying numbers and layouts of LEDs are described herein. The LED substrate includes LED coupling points for receiving the LEDs and electrical traces etched into the substrate for routing power to the LEDs. The LED module can include a multi-LED over-optic having multiple over-optics that are configured to match the number and configuration of the LEDs positioned on the substrate. The LED coupling points and over-optics can be arranged symmetrically to enable the LED module to be rotated to adjust the light output distribution and direction. The LED module can include a power connection mechanism, for example located at the center of the substrate, that also allows the LED module to be rotated. One or more of the LED modules may be mounted on a heat sink and incorporated into a light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Gregg Arthur Lehman, Anthony James Carney, Ellis Patrick, Chun Wah Chan, Christopher Ladewig, Timothy Glen Wright, Christopher Michael Bryant, Victor Diegues
  • Patent number: 9368302
    Abstract: Proximity switches include a hermetically sealed unit that can be used in harsh environments and under significant pressures, such as underwater and in nuclear power facilities, without having any parts that would require replacement or periodic maintenance. The proximity switches are preferably switches actuated by physical movement of a contact in response to changing magnetic forces. The switches are preferably disposed in a body tube optionally including a hermetic seal assembly to seal an open end of the body tube and/or a ferrule that prevents electrical wires attached to the switch inside the body tube from being pulled away from the switch. Further, the switches preferably maintain a contact pressure between electrical contacts sufficient to withstand acceleration seismic testing of 10 g with no contact discontinuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: General Equipment and Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Robert Lynn LaFountain, Gregory Curtis Merrifield
  • Patent number: 9352236
    Abstract: A floating entertainment and communication system is a floating multipurpose apparatus for use in conjunction with personal electronic devices while floating on a body of water. The system is designed to amplify audio from various audio sources such as personal music players and display video from video players that are able to be docked in one of the waterproof docking stations in the center column. The system has capabilities to have 2-way communication with a remote transreceiver for convenience and for rapid response in water related emergencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Kari Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9347629
    Abstract: An inflatable solar-powered light is disclosed. In some embodiments, the inflatable solar-powered light includes the following: an expandable bladder including a plurality of surfaces; a solar-powered light assembly positioned on at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder; and one or more cover portions positioned over the assembly and joined with the at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder around its edges, wherein at least a portion of at least one of the at least one or more cover portions is substantially transparent and each of the one or more cover portions forms a substantially waterproof envelope with the at least one of the plurality of surfaces of the bladder in which the solar-powered light assembly is contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LuminAID LAB, LLC
    Inventors: Anna R. Stork, Andrea M. Sreshta
  • Patent number: 9293741
    Abstract: Bead blasting the inner, contact surface of an electrochemical cell casing to render the inner surface thereof essentially contamination free and suitable as a current collector, is described. The casing is preferably of stainless steel and houses the alkali metal-halogen couple in a case-positive configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Glenn J. Kraft, Jacquelyn S. Monrian
  • Patent number: 9255696
    Abstract: Improved lighting devices, such as non-rechargeable and rechargeable flashlights, having simplified designs with fewer component parts are described. A focusing feature is described where the light source is held stationary and the reflector is moved through the engagement of threads and/or teeth arrangement. An improved reflector that avoids regions of increased thickness to reduce or avoid distortion caused by sink is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Maglica
  • Patent number: 9239161
    Abstract: A coupling for a powered search light includes a body that has a power device that provides electrical power or access to electrical power and a head coupled to the body including an lighting device which provides light when electrically powered. An end is coupled to or included as part of the body. A receiving coupling is coupled to or included as part of the head. A plurality of tabs are defined on the end and extending radially therefrom. A corresponding plurality of flanges are defined in the receiving coupling and extending radially inward therefrom. The end is arranged and configured to engage the receiving coupling by capture of the plurality of tabs by the corresponding plurality of flanges. A lock locks the plurality of tabs with respect to the plurality of flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Surefire LLC.
    Inventors: Gregory Z. Jigamian, David Parrott
  • Patent number: 9192872
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing and illuminating a balloon includes: a body element insertable into an opening of a balloon, the body element enabling inflation of the balloon through an intake tube thereof; a light module for illuminating an interior of the balloon; and a sealing element having a first end couplable to the body element and a second end extending freely from the body element, the second end of the sealing element sealable below the intake tube to prevent deflation of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cool Glow LLC
    Inventors: Hunaid Hakam, Glenna Morgio
  • Publication number: 20150109767
    Abstract: A light ring includes an LED seat having a protection cover and a circuit board which has multiple batteries and LEDs. The circuit board is protected in the protection cover. A transparent tube has an inner diameter which is larger than that of the protection cover. Conductive gel is filled in the transparent tube. The LED seat is inserted into the transparent tube and two ends of the transparent tube are seamlessly sealed so that the LED seat, the protection cover and the circuit board are received in the transparent tube. The LED seat is sealed in the transparent tube so that the light ring is water proof. The LED seat is protected by the transparent tube and the protection cover. The two ends of the transparent tube can be easily opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Shih-Ping Chen
  • 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: 8939600
    Abstract: A down light fixture that is suitable for installation on building structures and around lawns and gardens of residential and commercial properties for providing aesthetically pleasing illumination and security illumination. The down light fixture includes a body having a hollow interior and a circuit board mounted in the hollow interior. A transparent cover extends across a lower end of the body. A wire extends through a pivotable mounting device secured to an upper end of the body and through a potting cup to the circuit board for carrying electrical power to a source of illumination. The body is formed with a drain port located so that any water that accumulates in the interior of the body when the body is in a downwardly directed orientation will drain from the body before it can reach an upper end of the potting cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Z. Beadle, Darrin I. Schmuckle
  • Publication number: 20150003050
    Abstract: A flashlight is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin Parsons
  • Patent number: 8888310
    Abstract: A floating device that is capable of illumination. In one embodiment, the invention can be a floating illumination device comprising: a housing having a sealed interior cavity and a substantially vertical axis; a power source located within the sealed interior cavity, the power source comprising a first battery and a second battery separated by a gap; and a light source located within the sealed interior cavity and operably coupled to the power source, the light source located within the gap between the first battery and the second battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mervin A. Dayan
  • Patent number: 8864326
    Abstract: An underwater diving light has a rotatable front filter ring for selecting light filtration as needed for underwater still or video photography conditions. The filter ring is removable and interchangeable with different rings. Another important feature is efficient cooling of the LEDs and other internal electronics of the diving light assembly. The water is in contact with a metallic front face that conducts heat directly away from a metal core circuit board carrying the LED array or arrays. In one form of the diving light water channels are provided so that the ambient water can enter the assembly to spaces behind the LCD circuit board to efficiently cool the LEDs and associated electronics. The front plate assembly can be removable, for rinsing the internal cooling cavities, for interchange with different front face assemblies, and for air travel when the LCDs must be removed from driving electronics for safety concerns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Jarod Armer, Doug Foss, Mark Olsson, Christopher McCaslin