Rechargeable Electrical Source Of With External Connections Patents (Class 362/183)
  • Patent number: 10797495
    Abstract: A power bank has a station and a plurality of battery modules. Each of the battery modules can be positioned in a corresponding slot of the station in a pluggable way and is electrically connected to a charging-discharging control circuit of the station. When a main charging port of the station is electrically connected to a power supply, the charging-discharging control circuit receives electric power from the power supply via the main charging port and uses the received electric power to charge rechargeable batteries of the battery modules. When a main discharging port of the station is electrically connected to an electronic apparatus, the charging-discharging control circuit receives electric power from the rechargeable batteries of the battery modules so as to provide electric power to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Wen Chen, Wen-Yu Peng, Chih-Hsu Yen
  • Patent number: 10782007
    Abstract: A modular system may include a plurality of magnets that may be provided to self-align a casing with an accessory. Self-alignment of the casing and the accessory may provide a secure connection of the casing with the accessory. At least one detent and at least one locking arm may mate and lock the casing against the accessory in a mounted position. The at least one detent and the at least one locking arm may unlock in an insertion position. Self-alignment may occur when a first set of magnets attracts a second set of magnets in which opposite polarities attract and automatically initiate movement of the casing towards the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TTP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Grider, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 10767820
    Abstract: A charging device for a portable light includes a receptacle for receiving a portable light therein and a pair of latch arms that are pivotable for engaging a light body of the portable light when the portable light is placed in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Worman, W. Ross McLennan
  • Patent number: 10757771
    Abstract: A light pen which performs pointing on an image projected from a projector includes: a battery; a light emitting unit which intermittently emits light with electric power supplied from the battery; a remaining battery capacity detection unit which detects a remaining capacity of the battery; and a control unit which changes a light emission mode of the light emitting unit in such a way as to reduce an amount of light emitted from the light emitting unit, if the remaining capacity of the battery detected by the remaining battery capacity detection unit is equal to or lower than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masanori Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10753587
    Abstract: A multipurpose illuminating device for auto detailing includes a main body, a control module and a lighting fixture. The main body has a fixed end and an illumination end oppositely disposed to each other, where the fixed end is used for fixedly connecting a machine tool or a platform. The control module, disposed at the main body, includes a first adjustment switch, a second adjustment switch and a third adjustment switch. The lighting fixture includes a multi-angle bending assembly and a lighting assembly. The multi-angle bending assembly is rotationally fixed to the illumination end. The lighting assembly is connected with the multi-angle bending assembly, and coupled electrically with the control module for controlling the light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Hung-Fu Liang, Wei-Hsin Chuang, Tzu-Yu Lee, Chao-Ching Lee
  • Patent number: 10742069
    Abstract: A control system 100 for controlling a lighting device 110 arranged for providing functional and/or atmosphere lighting is disclosed. The control system 100 comprises a detector 102 for detecting a presence of a portable device 120 at a wireless power transmitter 130 arranged for charging the portable device 120, a processor 104 for generating a lighting control command 108 when the presence of the portable device 120 has been detected, and a communication unit 106 for communicating the lighting control command 108 to the lighting device 110.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Philip Steven Newton, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 10724695
    Abstract: The present discloses a solar-powered floatable lamp which provides decorative illumination both underwater and above water surface. The lamp comprises a transparent floating component and a lamp component detachably arranged in the floating component. The lamp component comprises a transparent housing, a light emitting component arranged inside the housing, and a solar panel disposed on top of the housing. The solar panel is electrically connected with the light emitting component. The floating component has a mounting socket to fix the lamp component when the floating component is inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Xingao Tang, Kai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10718478
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus has a lighting component, an energy storage assembly electrically connected to the lighting component, a control assembly electrically connected to the energy storage assembly, and an energy receiving component electrically connected to the control assembly. The energy receiving component wirelessly receives energy. The energy storage assembly includes a Graphene strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Chirstmas Products LLC
    Inventor: Michael M. McRae
  • Patent number: 10718500
    Abstract: A solar powered security light is provided which includes a universal mounting bracket. The security light has a mounting recess which receives the mounting bracket and allows the luminaire to be variably installed in an eave, wall, and gutter or pole mount position. The solar charging station includes associated charging circuits to charge storage devices such that the security light does not need directly line voltage connection. Further the charging station may be placed remote from the luminaire housing and include required electronics thereby reducing the footprint of the luminaire housing and increasing the installation locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HEALTHCO LLC
    Inventors: Scott Blaise Tylicki, Leeman Elliot Stevens
  • Patent number: 10704780
    Abstract: A water solar lamp comprises a light transmissive casing, a solar panel, a power processing unit, and a plurality of light emitting components. The light transmissive casing comprises an upper cover, a base assembled with the upper cover, and an installation space defined by the upper cover and the base. The base is set as a water-facing side, the base comprises a ring groove for temporarily storing gas when the light transmissive casing is disposed on water, and the ring groove divides the base into an inner ring region and an outer ring region. The solar panel is disposed on the upper cover, and the power processing unit is disposed in the installation space and connected to the solar panel. The plurality of light emitting components are disposed in the installation space, and the plurality of light emitting components receive power provided by the power processing unit to emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Y. Ko
  • Patent number: 10690295
    Abstract: An apparatus with a computer interface module (CIM) is described herein. The assembly may be coupled to, and may receive power from, wiring of a vehicle. The vehicle wiring may include wiring dedicated to the apparatus or wiring that was previously dedicated to another component of the vehicle. The assembly may be installed via a mounting base including the CIM configured with a receptacle for coupling to a cable. The CIM may be configured to provide power to an electronic device, such as via the cable. Additionally, the CIM may be configured to communicate with one or more electronic devices via a wired and/or wireless connection. The assembly may include a lamp unit with an efficient light source. The lamp unit may include a lamp configured to adjust between white, red, and/or green lights. The assembly may include a clamping system configured to securely house a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Global Navigation Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew King
  • Patent number: 10670242
    Abstract: A luminaire that includes a lamp head that is magnetically connectable to a support, is configured to rotate to any desired angle or orientation and is detachable from the support to allow for the lamp head to be a hand-held light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian Garnett
  • Patent number: 10670232
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided with a first housing assembly formed from a thermally conductive material and a second housing assembly formed of a thermally conductive material. At least one electrical component is positioned within the first housing assembly and the at least one electrical component is in thermally conductive contact with the first housing assembly. At least one light source is in thermally conductive contact with the second housing assembly. The second housing assembly is not in thermally conductive contact with the first housing assembly, such that thermal energy from the first housing assembly does not directly transfer to the second housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Mario A. Castillo, Kurt S. Wilcox, William L. Dungan, Russell S. Schultz, Brian Kinnune
  • Patent number: 10667371
    Abstract: A tent includes a tent frame, an illumination source, and a control system. The illumination source and control system are disposed at the tent frame. The control system includes receiving, processing, driving module, voltage output, and timing modules. The receiving module receives wirelessly a signal from an electronic device and sends the signal to the processing module to process the signal. Depending on the type of the signal, the processing module sends a command to the driving, voltage output, or timing module. In response to the command, the driving, voltage output, or timing module turns on/off the illumination source, adjusts its brightness, or turns on/off the illumination source at a specific time point and for a specific time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Campvalley (Xiamen) Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 10631388
    Abstract: A power supply device is provided, which includes a plurality of battery packs and a plurality of unidirectional conductive elements. The plurality of battery packs are connected in parallel with each other and disposed toward the same direction. The unidirectional conductive elements are connected in serial to the battery packs, respectively. A positive pin of each of the unidirectional conductive elements is connected in serial to a positive terminal of the corresponding battery pack, and a negative pin of each of the unidirectional conductive elements is connected in parallel to negative pins of other unidirectional conductive elements. Therefore, the present disclosure is capable of preventing the battery packs having relatively lower voltages from being charged by the battery packs having relatively higher voltages, thereby prolonging lifetimes of batteries, and avoid from affecting power to be supplied to a power receiving circuit from the battery packs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: COSMO LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: Nai-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 10627100
    Abstract: A light includes a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion. The lower portion defines a battery port. The light also includes a heat sink extending upward from the lower portion. The heat sink includes a body defining a central aperture that extends along a central axis, a plurality of light support surfaces arranged around a perimeter of the body, and a top support member attached to tops of the plurality of light support surfaces. The light further includes a first plurality of LEDs coupled to the plurality of light support surfaces to emit light in a 360 degree pattern, a second plurality of LEDs supported on a surface of the top support member that is perpendicular to the plurality of light support surfaces, and a battery pack received in the battery port to power the first plurality of LEDs and the second plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle Harvey, Ross McIntyre, David Proeber, Jason Isaacs, Joshua Schermerhorn, Brian Cornell
  • Patent number: 10602670
    Abstract: Various examples of methods and systems are provided for increasing productivity of one or more photosynthetic cultures via self-powered light systems. In one example, a system includes a waterproof casing and a light module enclosed within the waterproof casing. The waterproof casing is configured to be neutrally buoyant in a culture tank comprising the one or more photosynthetic cultures. In another example, a method includes placing a self-powered light system within a culture tank, the self-powered light system being neutrally buoyant within the culture tank. The method further includes causing turbulence of water within the culture tank, and the self-powered light system harvests energy to power a light of the self-powered light system via the turbulence of the water within the culture tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF LOUISANA STATE UNIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURE AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Gutierrez-Wing, Jin-Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 10551043
    Abstract: A portable lamp includes an illumination module, a shaft supporting the illumination module, a base module configured to support the shaft and the illumination module; and a power module, including an electrical power source and a cable configured to connect to the power source, the power module electrically coupled to the illumination module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Brent Mullin
  • Patent number: 10518657
    Abstract: A charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) is mounted on a public light post which receives an allotment of electric energy from a distributed power grid. In addition to its electrical connection with the distributed power grid, the charging station is electrically connected with a solar array on the light post that collects solar electric energy. Also mounted on the light post is a wind turbine that produces wind-generated electric energy. The electric energy from all three sources (i.e. solar, wind and grid) is consolidated in a storage battery at the charging station. The consolidated electric energy is then used for charging EVs, with an overriding priority given to electric energy allotted for regulated grid support requirements, such as street lighting and lighting for public venues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Envision Solar International, Inc.
    Inventors: Desmond Wheatley, Patrick Senatore
  • Patent number: 10522047
    Abstract: A guidance system for a drone is described, said system comprising: a plurality of poles fixed to the ground and associated with a private or public electric power grid; a plurality of devices fixed to the poles and powered by the electric power grid, said devices being interconnected in a wireless network and comprising a radio communication module for communicating with the drone; a controller connected to the wireless network and intended to program a flight path of the drone between two or more poles by transmitting configuration commands to the respective devices of the wireless network, for configuring the radio communication modules, wherein the radio communication module of one pole in the flight path is configured to guide the drone towards the radio communication module of a following pole in the flight path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: PARADOX ENGINEERING SA, SUPSI (SCOULA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA)
    Inventors: Alessandro Giusti, Luca Maria Gambardella, Giovanni Minetti, Jérôme Guzzi
  • Patent number: 10498153
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method, an apparatus and a computer-readable medium for device control. The method includes obtaining remaining battery energy, an operating power and a timing period for the device and determining a power change curve of the device when the remaining battery energy is insufficient to enable the device to operate with the operating power for the timing period. The method also includes adjusting the operating power of the device according to the power change curve of the device to enable the device to operate for the timing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongxu Liu, Xiaobo Huang, Huanyuan Feng
  • Patent number: 10483790
    Abstract: A solar or self-powered assembly includes a rechargeable battery and photo voltaic panel and/or wind turbine for supplying a battery charging current. A charge controller processor is controls charging current from the photovoltaic panel and/or wind turbine to maintain the battery in a substantially fully charged state of 80% or more state of charge over daily charge and discharge cycle charging is based on a projected target energy input based on the initial bulk energy charge, the level of discharge required to compensate for charging inefficiencies and the battery capacity factor representative of the projected natural charge in the battery over its lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: John Tuerk
  • Patent number: 10443830
    Abstract: A light socket adapter configured for use with specialty lighting, for example ornamental lighting features, which may not be compatible with a standard socket wherein the light socket adapter is capable of rotation at an angle, bending and flexing in any direction desired and being suitable for extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Stewart I. Weston, Fortino Reyes
  • Patent number: 10429052
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture and methods of manufacturing the same. In various embodiments, the LED lighting fixture comprises a lighting fixture body and one or more luminaires. The one or more LED modules are operatively and securely fixed to the lighting fixture body. Each LED module comprises at least one LED, and a heat sink. The at least one LED is mounted within the LED module such that light emitted by the at least on LED is emitted in an upward direction. The heat sink is positioned such that at least a portion of the light emitted by the at least one LED is not incident upon the heat sink. Additionally, the heat sink is permanently fixed to the lighting fixture body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Barry Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10422511
    Abstract: A lighting system can include a light fixture having a body and at least one light source, where the light fixture is coupled to a structure. The lighting system can also include a cover having at least one first fixture coupling feature, where the at least one first fixture coupling feature detachably couples to the body of the light fixture, and where the cover physically covers at least a first portion of the body of the light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Scott Peter Formel, Anthony Reale, Joseph Cazeno, III
  • Patent number: 10398962
    Abstract: A personal transport system is provided including, in an embodiment, an electrically powered vehicle, a companion remote control, and a companion mobile phone application. The vehicle includes an operator-supporting deck, one or more deck-mounted trucks, one or more axle-mounted wheels on each of the one or more trucks, one or more batteries, and a deck lighting system. The one or more batteries power a motor configured to drive the wheels by way of a pulley system, at least one battery of which is disposed under a battery enclosure. The battery enclosure has a first light indicator system, and the companion remote control has a second light indicator system, each of which is configured for communicating with the operator. The deck lighting system includes a light strip of light-emitting diodes disposed in a groove of the deck configured to change state to communicate with the operator or others sharing a road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Boosted, Inc.
    Inventors: Jukka Rautiainen, Levi Jacob Price, Oliver Riihiluoma, Asa Weiss, Angus Peart, Barrett Heyneman, Shelby Noonan, Chris Rieger, John Ulmen
  • Patent number: 10371362
    Abstract: A method and device for easily installing and removing an airport light on a runway using a fixture ring having a base ring; an annular lip operatively connected to and extending radially inwardly from the base ring; a lift bar operatively connected to the annular lip and extending from one side to the diametrically opposite side of the annular lip; and an extractor, operatively connecting the lift bar to the annular lip to cause the lift bar to move up and down relative to the annular lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SALSTAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Abel Alex Salazar, Stanley L. Stosel
  • Patent number: 10367442
    Abstract: A transportable, deployable power system comprising a hybrid power box containing solar panels, wind turbine(s), fuel cells, fuel reformers, and other energy sources. The system could also include waste water and potable water inlet and outlet ports for water treatment. It will also allow for shelf mounted solar and wind turbine installation for disaster recovery, backup power for telecommunication, military power, Homeland Security power, off grid homes and water and wastewater packaging domestically and internationally. The present invention is ideal for any situation requiring immediate power and/or water treatment, such as remote construction sites or in emergency situations. The hybrid power box can be mounted to a standard shipping truck, train, or ship, and transported over land to the desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HCI Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Reza Ansari
  • Patent number: 10323836
    Abstract: A light emitting bowl assembly for facilitating an ornamental festive display includes a bowl that may be positioned on a support surface. A plurality of candle units is provided and each of the candle units is selectively positioned in the bowl. Each of the candle units is arranged in a selected arrangement and the bowl. Moreover, each of the candle units is selectively turned on to selectively emit light outwardly therefrom. In this way the candle units enhance an ornamental appearance of the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Guajardo
  • Patent number: 10317028
    Abstract: Said lighting device is made up of lighting elements (L1, L2, . . . , L20) arranged on a mounting board (PS1, PS2, etc.). The one or more boards are arranged so as to supply light with a predetermined coverage. The boards comprise a plugging system (C1, C2, C3, P1, P2, P3) for connecting said lighting elements. The mounting of such a device using a threaded rod 7 makes it possible to obtain easy maintenance of the device of the invention. This device can easily be used to form striplights. Use: Lighting of car parks, meeting rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Stephane Bochenek
  • Patent number: 10309590
    Abstract: A tiltable solar disk light has a solar light disk body comprising a disk-shaped housing which houses solar cells, LEDs, a rechargeable battery, a pushbutton switch, and driver electronics configured to deliver power to the LEDs from the battery when the switch is in the ON position and the solar cells are not detecting ambient light and to cut off power to the LEDs when the switch is in the OFF position or the solar cells are detecting ambient light. The disk body is tiltably and rotatably supported in a frame, on a pair of pegs extending from the housing, with enough clearance space about the disk body to permit tilting and rotating within the frame. A landscape spike is optionally connected to the frame by curved arms configured to define a clearance gap between the spike and the frame to permit the disk body to tilt within the frame about the axis of rotation formed by the pegs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10277047
    Abstract: A multi-function car-mounted charger comprises a main housing, a lighting housing, a power input portion, a main circuit, a rechargeable battery, a magnet, a power output portion and a lighting portion; the power input portion, the main circuit, the rechargeable battery, the magnet, and the power output portion are disposed in the main housing; the lighting portion is disposed in the lighting housing; the power input portion, the rechargeable battery, the power output portion, and the lighting portion are electrically connected with the main circuit respectively; the power input portion comprises a first electrode and a second electrode, both of which are electrically connected with the main circuit respectively; and the first electrode is provided with a cone body. The car-mounted charger is diverse in function and may be attracted onto a car shell through the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Wenjie Li
  • Patent number: 10260717
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe systems and methods for a lighting device that is configured to couple with the end of a ladder. The lighting device may be configured to illuminate a room within a building with different types of light being projected in different, predetermined directions. Therefore, a firefighter within the building may be able to determine the location of the ladder even if heavy smoke is positioned within the building. Accordingly, the firefighter may be able to enter the building quicker because the firefighter may not have to bring an extra light, while also allowing the firefighter to exit the building quicker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: STOUT INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan Stout
  • Patent number: 10251968
    Abstract: An electronic scented candle is described that includes a flame piece, a shell including an installation chamber, a fragrance container that is removably positioned inside the installation chamber, a scent chamber, and a liquid suction channel positioned within the fragrance container. One end of the liquid suction channel protrudes from the fragrance container into the scent chamber and anther end of the liquid suction channel is positioned within the fragrance container to draw a fragrance material from the fragrance container to the scent chamber. A scent outlet in communication with the scent chamber allows scent from the chamber to reach an external environment of the electronic scented candle, and an air inlet in communication with the scent chamber directs air from the external environment to the scent chamber. A heating device heats the content of the scent chamber to allow rapid dissemination of the scent chamber into an external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10228103
    Abstract: The present application discloses a solar lamp, comprising a main frame, a solar panel, an LED light panel, a sensor switch and a mounting base. The solar panel is fixed to the main frame. The LED light panel is movably connected to the main frame, and forms an included angle of 0-100 degrees with respect to a plane where the main frame is located. The sensor switch is mounted on a bottom face of the main frame, and is opposite the ground. The mounting base is connected to the main frame, and is provided with an adapter. The lamp senses presence and absence of a user via the sensor switch so as to switch on or off lights, thereby realizing effects of power saving and automatic switch-on and switch-off; and the illumination direction of the LED light panel is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN THAILIGHT SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenbo Zhou
  • Patent number: 10223559
    Abstract: The tombstone information system is an electronic reliquary that is adapted for use with a tombstone or other funerary marker. The tombstone information system is a memorial device that delivers an encomium of the life of the decedent. The tombstone information system comprises a marker, one or more encomia and a memorial database. The marker is a placard that conveys the index information required to identify and access the encomium associated with the decedent. The memorial database is a data storage device that stores and retrieves the encomium for delivery and display. The memorial database stores and manages one or more encomia. Each encomium selected from the one or more encomia comprises a eulogy, the vital statistics, and references to other relevant information regarding the decedent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Frank Chen
  • Patent number: 10190756
    Abstract: A flexible signalling device is disclosed comprising a housing manufactured from a rigid material and comprising a flat bottom and a rounded top, an electronic circuit positioned within the housing and comprising at least one LED arranged along a light emitting edge of the housing, a battery and a user actuatable switch for selectively energizing the at least one LED, a lens covering the at least one LED, and a solid elongate light diffuser manufactured from a non-opaque flexible rubberlike material. The housing and the light diffuser combine to form a unitary elongate ellipsoid when viewed from above and further wherein the at least one LED is arranged to emit light through the lens and into the diffuser along a length thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: 9609385 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Timothy D. F. Ford
  • Patent number: 10184649
    Abstract: A light device includes a USB charger, an AC to DC converter, and a DC to DC circuit to provide power to a light source that provides area illumination, at least one USB charging port and optional additional functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Tseng-Lu Chien
  • Patent number: 10113717
    Abstract: A locking structure for an LED lamp contains: a casing, a substrate, at least one locking slot defined between the substrate and the casing, and at least one fixing element configured to fix the casing and the substrate. The substrate includes a trench formed therein, and a profile of the trench corresponds to the casing so that the trench accommodates and retains with the casing. The at least one locking slot and the at least one fixing element are defined between a peripheral fence of the trench and a peripheral wall of the casing, and the at least one fixing element is inserted into the at least one locking slot so as to fix the casing and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10050449
    Abstract: A wireless rail system for providing power and control to auxiliary devices on the rail is disclosed. Such a system includes a one or more channels mounted to a structural building component forming a rail. Auxiliary devices on the rail communicate with each other and user devices. Each of the auxiliary devices are addressable either wirelessly or by a parallel bus within the rail. The auxiliary devices are connected and disconnected from the rail by rotating approximately 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hall Labs, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Jerome Miles
  • Patent number: 10047938
    Abstract: A modular lighting system may include a plurality of magnets that may be provided to self-align a light pod casing with a pod accessory. Self-alignment of the light pod casing and the pod accessory may provide a secure connection of the light pod casing with the pod accessory. At least one detent and at least one locking arm may mate and lock the light pod casing against the pod accessory in a mounted position. The at least one detent and the at least one locking arm may unlock in an insertion position. Self-alignment may occur when a first set of magnets attracts a second set of magnets in which opposite polarities attract and automatically initiate movement of the light pod casing towards the pod accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TTP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Grider, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 9920895
    Abstract: A street light has a hollow standard having a lower end and an upper end. The standard is root mounted at its lower end and supports a lamp and a solar panel. An illumination circuit is mounted in the base compartment and connects a battery to the lamp for control of the lamp. A charging circuit connects the battery to the solar panel and to an electricity connection for charging. A control circuit inside the base compartment controls the brightness. The electricity connection extends from the root portion of the standard for connection of the light to an AC electricity supply. The charging circuit is programmed to connect the battery to the electricity supply at low electricity tariff times and to disconnect the battery from the mains before high electricity tariff times. The charging circuit is programmed to connect the battery to the solar panel for charging during daylight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Peter James Andrew Diamond
  • Patent number: 9920917
    Abstract: A house number light includes a frame defining an opening in a central portion and having a side opening along an inside face. The frame includes light sources, first and second power sources configured to provide electric power to the light sources, and a control circuit connected between the first power source and the light sources and connected between the second power source and the light sources. The control circuit electrically couples one of the first and the second power sources to the light sources at a time. If the first power source is electrically coupled to the light sources, electrical energy from the first power source passes through the control circuit to the light sources, and if the second power source is electrically coupled to the light sources, electrical energy provided by the second power source passes through the control circuit to the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Tacettin Isik, Selcuk Sen
  • Patent number: 9920913
    Abstract: A color assurance device houses an array of distinct LEDs lighting sources with each LED array having a distinct color metric index for simulating a distinct light condition to permit color samples to be viewed under multiple simulated colored lighting conditions. Each color lighting condition is at a temperature range that simulates a well-known lighting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MDR, LLC
    Inventor: Richard S. Heyderman
  • Patent number: 9885457
    Abstract: An LED illumination apparatus includes a substrate, a light source disposed on a top side of the substrate, a cover unit configured to cover the light source, and a reflector configured to extend from inside the cover unit towards the upper substrate, such that light generated by the light source illuminates an area below a bottom side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Tae Kang
  • Patent number: 9863614
    Abstract: A beam-control member has a substantially cylindrical holder that is light-permeable, and a first beam-control member disposed on an end surface of the holder, the first beam-control member reflecting part of the light emitted from a light-emitting element and admitting part of the light. A guide protrusion and a tab are provided on the end surface of the holder. A concave portion corresponding to the tab is provided on an outer circumferential part of one surface of the first beam-control member. The first beam-control member is radially mated in a rotatable manner along the guide protrusion. Rotating the first beam-control member on the end surface of the holder so that the tab and the concave portion engage causes the first beam-control member to be secured on the end surface of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akinobu Seki, Noriyuki Kawahara
  • Patent number: 9855891
    Abstract: A removable electrical device for a motor vehicle, which is insertable into a recess in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle, where its battery is rechargeable, the removable electrical device comprising an indicator light which constitutes a charge indicator of the battery in the daytime and an ambient lighting element for the passenger compartment of the vehicle at nighttime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Pierre Louis Tassy, Christophe Dubosc, Nirina Rasoldier, Maxime Briand
  • Patent number: 9851082
    Abstract: A lamp (10) constructed as a hand lamp and for static use. The lamp includes a lamp housing (12), a light source in the lamp housing, a lamp mounting (14) for mounting the lamp in a desired position on a surface and a universal joint (24, 26) coupling the lamp housing and the mounting together, whereby the lamp housing is universally adjustable in attitude relative to the mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Jack Sealey Limited
    Inventors: Tim Thompson, Jess I'Anson, Bao Yong
  • Patent number: 9847559
    Abstract: A plurality of batteries is stacked, together with spacers, in a compressed state. Charging and discharging units are arranged facing lead terminals protruding from the batteries and are independently operable for the respective batteries. The charging and discharging units each independently include substantially V-like shaped power-side and measurement-side contact elements elastically supported by compression coil springs and having floating freedom. When the batteries are moved all together toward the charging and discharging units, front end surfaces of the lead terminals are pressed against and electrically connected to flat surfaces of the power-side and measurement-side contact elements. By this, it is possible to smoothly perform charging and discharging inspection on the batteries even when the lead terminals protruding from the battery package are subjected in advance to surface treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Niwa
  • Patent number: 9819064
    Abstract: Provided herein are energy source systems for a vehicle. One energy source system for a vehicle includes a battery having a plurality of cells coupled in series with one another and adapted to be coupled to an alternator of the vehicle. The energy source system for the vehicle also includes one or more ultracapacitors coupled in series with one another and adapted to be coupled to starting components of the vehicle. The battery and the one or more ultracapacitors are coupled to one another in a parallel arrangement, and a combined voltage of the battery cells is substantially matched with a combined voltage of the one or more ultracapacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Control Technology Company
    Inventors: Junwei Jiang, Thomas M. Watson