Rechargeable Electrical Source Of With External Connections Patents (Class 362/183)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9812880
    Abstract: A charger cradle for recharging a rechargeable lighting device is described. The cradle may include two prongs that flex outwards to allow a lighting device to be inserted into the cradle. After the lighting device is fully inserted, the prongs resume a normal position to exert an inward force on the lighting device to secure it in place. The cradle may also include two moveable cradle arms, in lieu of two prongs, to allow a spring mechanism within the device to motivate the moveable cradle arms to grasp a lighting device when the lighting device is inserted into the rechargeable lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Maglica, Eric Melton, Erik Terberg
  • Patent number: 9765945
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a channel-shaped housing having two ends with a main axis of the housing extending between the ends, a pair of mounting fixtures for a pair of light radiation sources within the housing with the light radiation sources radiating light radiation in opposite directions along the main axis, and a pair of reflectors each facing a respective one of the mounting fixtures to receive light radiation along the main axis and reflect it to the outside of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Alessandro Scordino, Alberto Alfier, Dina Pasqualini, Marco Lamonato
  • Patent number: 9754519
    Abstract: A street sign assembly is fabricated from a composite material having at least one panel for displaying indicia such as street names. Electrical conductors are embedded into the panel to permit attachment and electrical coupling of an integrated power supply module, lights and other electrical devices thereto. The integrated power supply module includes a solar panel and battery in a single weatherproof enclosure that is attachable to the panel. The battery is recharged by the solar panel and power is provided from the module through electrical leads that contact the embedded electrical conductors in the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ALF OPERATING PARTNERS, LTD.
    Inventors: M. John Fakhari, A. Lee Finley, Adam R. Fakhari
  • Patent number: 9739443
    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: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Tae Kang
  • Patent number: 9732946
    Abstract: Provided is a device including a base configured for attachment to a lighting fixture. The device also includes an engagement mechanism having first and second portions configured for mounting the lighting fixture within a recess of a substantially flat member having first and second ends. The engagement mechanism facilitates movement of the lighting fixture within the recess from the first end towards the second end, the movement (i) being responsive to an applied force and (ii) occurring in only a single direction. The first portion engages a first surface of the member and the second portion engages a second surface of the member when the lighting fixture reaches the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Abai, Bulcsu Simonyi, Armin Gyula Fendrik, Istvan Rozsas
  • Patent number: 9696020
    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 a pair of extractors, 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: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: SALSTAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Abel Alex Salazar, Stanley L. Stosel
  • Patent number: 9692485
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with wireless energy are described. In one embodiment, a method can comprise collecting an energy that is transmitted wirelessly to produce a collected energy. The method can also comprise supplying the collected energy to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventors: Brendan Edward Clark, Ronald Charles Krosky
  • Patent number: 9683713
    Abstract: A flameless candle includes a shell that has a sidewall and a hollow interior region. The sidewall can be made of a waxen material. The sidewall has a thickness and opacity. The shell also has a hollow interior region within the sidewall. A lamp (for example, LED) may be housed within the hollow interior region. The flameless candle also includes an insert. The insert can be made of a waxen material that may have different properties from the material of the sidewall. The insert is positioned in a top area of the hollow interior region. The insert includes a shading wall that has a thickness and opacity. The thickness of the sidewall may be different than the thickness of the shading wall. As another option, the opacity of the sidewall may be different from the opacity of the shading wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: NII NORTHERN INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Mathieu Chartrand
  • Patent number: 9668817
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure involves a method. The method includes retrieving, from a diagnostic medical device, identification information that identifies a feature of the diagnostic medical device. A proprietary signal is generated in response to the identification information. The proprietary signal is sent to a medical measurement system to facilitate an unlocking of one or more programs to be executed on the medical measurement system. Another aspect of the present disclosure involves a method. The method includes detecting, through an electronic interface device, a coupling of a remote diagnostic medical device. Thereafter, a proprietary signal is received from the electronic interface device. An identity feature of the remote diagnostic medical device is ascertained based on the proprietary signal. One or more programs are unlocked for execution if the identity feature of the remote diagnostic medical device matches a predetermined identity feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventors: David Anderson, Douglas E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 9671096
    Abstract: A system for focused lighting on a remote control including: a bracket, where the bracket includes a cradle and a release clip, where the release clip enables the placement of the bracket onto the remote control; a first set of clamps extending from a first side of the cradle, where the first set of clamps extend around a first side of the remote control; a second set of clamps extending from a second side of the cradle, where the second set of clamps extend around a second side of the remote control; a stem extending from the cradle; and a LED light at a distal end of the stem, where the LED light illuminates a control panel of the remote control. Preferably, the cradle and release clip abut an underside of the remote control. Also preferably, the stem extends from the underside of the remote control to the control panel side and the direction of the LED light is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Doug Odom
  • Patent number: 9664369
    Abstract: A LED lamp has a base and an at least partially optically transmissive enclosure connected to the base. A heat sink is partially disposed in the enclosure and supports a plurality of LEDs. The heat sink comprising a mounting portion positioned in the enclosure for supporting the LEDs and a heat dissipating portion exposed to the ambient environment where the interior of the enclosure is exposed to the ambient environment. The heat sink have a plurality of separate heat sink structures that are mounted to the lamp independently of one another. Each heat sink structure may have a thickness of approximately 1-5 mm. Each heat sink structure may in some embodiments weigh approximately 3.8 to 7.7 grams and in other embodiments weigh approximately 27 grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Richards, Shawn Keeney, Mark Youmans, Michael Leung, Nicholas Desilva, Dante Nava, Robert Higley
  • Patent number: 9668053
    Abstract: Audio landscape/pathway lights, devices, apparatus, systems and methods using BLUETOOTH wireless communication technology with integrated speakers, receivers/transmitters, outdoor speaker, PCB control card, driver, amplifier and FM receivers/transmitters. A single primary unit, which can be a pathway (landscape) light, can have a BLUETOOTH receiver and an FM transmitter, a speaker and a light (LED) and LED control. Secondary units can each contain a pathway/landscape light and FM receivers and speaker, and LED control. A Bluetooth enabled device from a portable digital device can send BLUETOOTH audio signals to the primary unit which automatically relays the audio signal to the secondary units so that the audio signal (music, words, and the like) can be synchronized and played simultaneously at all the units without lag time, echoes or reverberation, and without any other undesirable noise effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: Chien Luen Industries Co., Ltd., Inc., DBest Limited
    Inventors: Eliezer Rivera, Tien S. Lowe, Jianwei Feng
  • Patent number: 9660468
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a recharging device includes a recharging port that receives a flameless candle and recharges a battery in the candle. The recharging device includes a first stacking structure that has a top portion and a bottom portion. There is a top stacking contact on the top portion. An electrical power bus is connected with the top stacking contact. The electrical power bus is also configured to provide electrical power to the flameless candle through the recharging port. The top portion of the first stacking structure is configured to mate with a bottom portion of a first stacking structure of another recharging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: NII NORTHERN INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Bernard Fournier, Frédéric Boucher, Carlos Carpintero
  • Patent number: 9657909
    Abstract: A light source causes hollow objects to glow in the dark (GID), thereby extending the operating period of light-activated materials in gazing globes and other decorative or ornamental objects. The light source may be provided as part of a conversion kit, enabling objects from different manufacturers to be converted to GID objects following purchase. A base unit includes the light emitter supported to illuminate the object from the inside out. The base unit further includes at least one solar panel facing into the interior of the object, and one or more batteries charged by the solar panel to power the light emitter. A device is used to couple the base unit to the rim of the object. In the preferred embodiment, the device for coupling the base unit to the rim of the object is an elastomeric ring that stretches over the rim of the object, thereby forming a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 9651208
    Abstract: A portable light or device may comprise: a housing for receiving a battery; a light source or other operating element in the housing; an electrical switch actuatable from outside the housing; a control circuit in the housing connecting the operating element in circuit with a battery for selectively energizing the operating element responsive to the electrical switch; a first electrical charging port on the housing coupled to the battery by the control circuit for charging the battery; and a second electrical charging port on the housing coupled to the battery by the control circuit for charging the battery. The second electrical charging port may include a USB connection for receiving battery charging current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Thomas D. Boris
  • Patent number: 9644815
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a luminaire comprising one or more LED light sources (102) arranged within a light chamber that is enclosed by a translucent cover (302), having an inner surface (308), wherein the LED light source (102) is arranged to illuminate the inner surface (308) of the translucent cover (302). The translucent cover (302) comprises a prismatic optical structure (304) on the inner surface (308) for reflecting and/or refracting light from the LED light source (102) omni-directionally. The prismatic optical structure (304) is designed such that a direct view of the LED light source from outside the luminaire is obstructed by means of total internal reflection at the prismatic optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Philips Lighting Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Maria Thijssen, Denis Joseph Carel Van Oers, Noud Johannes Fleuren
  • Patent number: 9638397
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting apparatus and a method for reducing discomfort glare. The method comprises a step of providing a first portion of light radiation in a first incident angle range; and another step of providing a second portion of light radiation in a second incident angle range consecutive to the first incident angle range. The first incident angle range is greater than the second incident angle range viewed from a vertically downward direction of a light source emitting the light radiation, and the correlated color temperature of the first portion of light radiation is lower than that of the second portion of light radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Zhu, Wenyi Li, Shitao Deng, Miao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9631800
    Abstract: A compressible decorative structure can be easily converted from a non-compressed configuration to a compressed configuration. The structure includes an inner support that is attached to a base. A movable ring slides along the inner support and is held in the compressed configuration by retaining clips. Naturally biased connectors, formed of a flexible material, return the structure to its non-compressed configuration when the retaining clips are disengaged. Alternatively, the structure includes a rope and a top cover that engages the rope. Springs hold the structure in the desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PLOW & HEARTH, LLC
    Inventors: Janice M. Coughlin, Tere Eggleston
  • Patent number: 9602903
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for providing enhanced sound and additional functionality to auxiliary devices. In one embodiment, a light and sound bar system comprising an omnidirectional high fidelity speaker; an adjustable lighting device; and attachment hardware for attaching to an auxiliary device is provided to add enhanced sound capabilities and lighting functionality to auxiliary devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robyn Wirsing Black, Matthew Seibert, Joel Beebe, Bret Gould
  • Patent number: 9599299
    Abstract: An outdoor light unit has plural self-contained mechanisms for producing electricity for powering the light unit, the light unit including a support, an electrical lamp, photovoltaic material at its top, an electrical generator, and water impingement blades and wind turbine blades to turn the generator to power the lamp. A rainwater collector collects rainwater running off of the photovoltaic material and directs it onto the water impingement blades. The generator and the rainwater collector are mounted to pivot with respect to the support, and fins cause the wind turbine blades to face into the wind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Kieu Hoang
  • Patent number: 9587671
    Abstract: A rotating mechanism, for a working lamp with a housing and a base, including a connecting column, a ball joint, and a seat; wherein a second end of the connecting column extends inside the housing; the ball joint is rotatably mounted inside the seat and a elastic member pushes the ball joint against the seat; furthermore, the connecting column relative to the housing, or the seat relative to the base, can move along the axis of the housing. A certain space may be formed between the ball joint and the seat, thereby ensuring that the ball joint performs stepless rotation of 360 degrees as required and then drives the housing on the connecting column (or seat) and the illuminant in the housing to rotate, subsequently realizing universal illumination conveniently. In the invention, light can be universally adjusted to a required angle and the purpose of reliable positioning can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Yuyao Yuchang Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Bao
  • Patent number: 9583977
    Abstract: A back-up lamp light system has a portable light that is configured to be detachably attached to a lamp and is configured to automatically turn on in the event of a power outage. The portable light is configured to be retained by a mounting bracket to a lamp. The portable light may be detached from the mounting bracket and used as a flashlight. A portable light has a main light and a night light configured on opposing ends of the portable light. A back-up lamp light system may have a light level sensor that is configured to automatically turn on the nightlight in the event of a light level being detected below a threshold value. A back-up lamp light system may be portable and have a separate power cord or may be integral and have a power cord that extends through the interior of a lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Crystal Beranek Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Crystal Beranek
  • Patent number: 9568171
    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. 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: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TTP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Grider, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 9553481
    Abstract: A freestanding solar-powered charging system includes a baseplate, a substantially vertical frame member having a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to and extending from the baseplate, one or more panels coupled to the second end of the vertical frame member, each of the panels having an upper surface with a photovoltaic cell, an energy storage device electrically coupled to the photovoltaic cell, and one or more electrical connectors supported by the vertical frame member and electrically coupled to the energy storage device, the electrical connectors configured to engage any one or more of a plurality of consumer electronic devices for charging the consumer electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: GOAL ZERO LLC
    Inventors: Mark Prommel, Marco Perry, Pil Ho Chung, Kevin O'Leary, Avi Bajpai, Todd Brunner, Keyvan Vasefi, Walker Ford, Robert Norman Gardner
  • Patent number: 9533870
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a pouring device for a container for the dosing of liquid, said pouring device comprising: a) a housing b) a passage for the liquid within the housing; c) an electrical operated opening/closing mechanism for opening or closing the passage in order to dosing of a predetermined or registerable amount of liquid, characterized in that the passage comprising a silicone tube, and the opening/closing mechanism is to block the silicone tube by squeezing the silicone tube in order to close the passage. The silicone tube inside the spout is the only path for the liquid to go through from the bottle, meanwhile the rest components are protected from liquid. This guaranties a quick and controlled flow of the liquid and avoids any air bubbles to influence the pour precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Achim Philipp Zapp