Rechargeable Electrical Source Of With External Connections Patents (Class 362/183)
  • Patent number: 11149930
    Abstract: An area light includes a housing defining a central axis. A lens is coupled to a first end of the housing and a light assembly is disposed within the lens. The light assembly includes one or more LEDs. A battery is selectively coupled to a battery port and arranged to provide power to the LEDs. A hook is coupled to a second end of the housing. A slot on the second end of the housing is configured to receive a support member that is configured to support the light. A user interface includes a first control member configured to turn the one or more LEDs on and off, and a second control member configured to switch the intensity of the one or more LEDs. A control unit controls power to the one or more LEDs. The light passing through the lens has a range of between 3500 and 5500 lumens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Ross McIntyre, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 11125418
    Abstract: A modular device includes a light housing configured to receive a light source thereon, and a central housing, decoratively patterned and configured to be connected to the light housing such that, in a state of the connection of the light housing with the received light source to the central housing, the light source is also received through the central housing and encompassed by the central housing with the decorative patterning thereon. The central housing is configured to be capable of being connected to each of a handle element and a base element such that the modular device is capable of being used as a torch when the handle element is connected to the central housing, and the modular device is capable of being used as a lantern when the base element is connected to the central housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHAWSHANK LEDZ INC.
    Inventors: Brian Freeland, Yanbei Qin
  • Patent number: 11112076
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is provided with a housing that includes a rear mounting platform and a partitioning wall extending from the rear mounting platform to form a first cavity and a second cavity within the housing. The lighting apparatus includes a light module mounted on the housing to seal the first cavity, where the light module includes a heat sink located at least partially within the first cavity and at least one LED supported by the heat sink. A battery receptacle is formed within the second cavity, where the battery receptacle is arranged to receive a removable battery pack through a lower open end of the second cavity in a direction parallel to a plane of the rear mounting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Puzio, Daniel L. Schwarz, Ethan L. Helmer
  • Patent number: 11114861
    Abstract: A network is disclosed of a plurality of outdoor lighting units. Each lighting unit comprises a light fixture, for example a LED lamp; a power generating means, such as a solar panel or a wind turbine; and a storage means for electric energy, for example a battery. The energy storage means of neighboring lighting units are connected by a conductor. An imbalance in power generation or power consumption results in a balancing current through the conductor. The balancing current equalizes the charge levels of the energy storage means in the system. In an embodiment the conductor comprises a single core wire and ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Euro Sino Optical Research and Development Centre B.V
    Inventor: Johannes Otto Rooymans
  • Patent number: 11092299
    Abstract: A solar light assembly is configured for illuminating a corrugated sign. The assembly comprises a solar panel, a battery, and a printed circuit board electrically connected to the battery and to the solar panel. An LED light is disposed on the printed circuit board, which is curved to direct the light onto a printed surface of the sign. A sign attachment component attaches the assembly to the corrugated sign. The sign attachment component may be one or more spears configured to be inserted into flutes of the corrugated sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: GREEN LIGHT OPTICS LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Weddendorf, Shawn Estes, Benjamin Payment
  • Patent number: 11073267
    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: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HEATHCO LLC
    Inventors: Scott Blaise Tylicki, Leeman Elliot Stevens
  • Patent number: 11067268
    Abstract: An apparatus to provide a source of light includes a lighted mirror. The lighted mirror is configured for installation within a building. A single electrical power circuit provides a source of electrical power to the lighted mirror from the building. The single electrical power circuit is either in an ON state or an OFF state. The lighted mirror includes a nightlight system. The nightlight system includes a battery. The battery is electrically connected to charge when the single electrical circuit is in the ON state. The nightlight system includes a first sensor. The first sensor is configured to receive electrical power from the battery and to measure a first value for a first parameter from an area proximate to the lighted mirror. The nightlight system includes a nightlight. The nightlight is electrically connected to receive electrical power from the battery. The nightlight system has an ON state and an OFF state and control logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Philip Johnston, Seth Axel Coady, Templeton Briggs, III
  • Patent number: 11047556
    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 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TTP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Grider, Derek Smith
  • Patent number: 11035534
    Abstract: A luminaire has a light source carrier around a central light output window, with light sources facing a first, at least partially upward, direction. An upper reflector cover reflects light to a range of light output directions, at least partially downwardly, through the central window opening. A lens structure is formed over the set of light sources having a light diffusing output area and reflecting side walls extending between the light sources and the light diffusing output area. This design enables the luminaire to be very slim. The design may also avoid the need for a light diffusing output window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Qin Li, Wil Ma, Zhong Huang, Huajie Luo, Liang Zhou, Jing Bao
  • Patent number: 11022699
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an alternate power source through the use of photovoltaic technology that mounts to a bracket that attaches to the tripod underneath the GPS base station. Some embodiments of the present invention include a photovoltaic solar panel battery adapted to provide the GPS base station with a longer operating time window and the ability to conveniently recharge the base station when needed. Additionally, a photovoltaic solar panel battery allows the GPS base station to independently recharge and operate without a traditional external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Cory A. Webb
  • Patent number: 10995918
    Abstract: An outdoor solar lamp assembly structure includes a base having a receiving slot, a translucent lamp cover covering on the top and outer periphery of the base, and a solar lighting module installed between the base and the translucent lamp cover, and a waterproof design is provided between the translucent lamp cover and the base, and the solar lighting module has a multiple of LED lamps, a solar panel, and a battery integrated and installed onto both front and back sides of a circuit board with a modular design which is conducive to assembly and maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: METROMAX AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christina Hwang
  • Patent number: 10985332
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of islands and a bridge connecting the plurality of islands to each other. Each of the plurality of islands includes a flexible substrate, a thin film transistor positioned on a first surface of the flexible substrate, a first electrode connected to the thin film transistor, and a protective mask positioned on a second surface of the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Min Shin, Seung Bae Kang, Jong Ho Hong, Gun Mo Kim, Min Woo Kim, Won Sang Park, Hye Jin Joo
  • Patent number: 10969071
    Abstract: The device includes a photovoltaic panel, an illumination lamp, a control device and a lamp strap disposed on the photovoltaic panel; the photovoltaic panel is electrically connected to the control device, and when the photovoltaic panel senses light, the photovoltaic panel performs photoelectric conversion and generates a conversion electric signal, so as to output the conversion electric signal to the control device; the control device is electrically connected to the lamp strap, and when the voltage of the conversion electric signal is lower than a preset threshold, the control device generates a driving electric signal, so as to transmit the driving electric signal to the lamp strap; the control device is electrically connected to the illumination lamp, and the control device transmits an illumination signal to the illumination lamp for illumination; the lamp strap receives the driving electric signal, and emits light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUNAN NEPUENERGY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haoyu Huang, Yibo Wang
  • Patent number: 10952303
    Abstract: A light control system comprises a light control device and a sensor module configured to detect a motion pattern of a user's hand relative to the entranceway and a light control device. The light control device includes a housing, a proximity sensor configured to detect a position of a door in a vicinity of the entranceway, and a light controller disposed in the housing and communicated with the sensor module and the proximity sensor. The light controller is configured to control the light strip in response to a detected position of the door by the proximity sensor; and control the light strip in response to the motion pattern detected by the sensor module when the door is not detected at a preset opening position or no door is present at the entranceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Luminook Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher F. Stubbs
  • Patent number: 10942344
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component includes a light emitter including a multiplicity of image points configured to emit light, and an optical element configured to guide light emitted by the light emitter into a target region, wherein a lower side facing toward the light emitter of the optical element is subdivided into four quadrants, each quadrant includes a Fresnel structure having a multiplicity of ridges extending along concentric annular arcs, the ridges of the Fresnel structure in each quadrant are respectively curved around a center shifted relative to a midpoint of the lower side of the optical element, and the center in each quadrant is arranged at a corner of the lower side of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Streppel, Désirée Queren
  • Patent number: 10939522
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving a desired light color temperature-time function. A first drive signal parameter is selected for a first light source having a first color temperature and a second drive signal parameter is selected for a second light source having a second color temperature. The drive signal parameters are selected to create a color temperature for a value of the desired light color temperature-time function. First light is emitted from the first light source and second light from the second light source. The first light and the second light combine to form blended light at the color temperature for the value from the desired light color temperature-time function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Richard Allen Lindsay, Michael Martin Uhl, Johann Friedrich Adam
  • Patent number: 10883675
    Abstract: A flashlight and acoustics assembly includes a mounting seat, an outer shell mounted on the mounting seat, a housing mounted in the outer shell, a lighting unit mounted on an outside of the housing, a rechargeable battery mounted in the housing, a sound device mounted in the housing, a magnet mounted in the housing, and a connecting unit mounted in the housing. The lighting unit and the sound device are electrically connected with the rechargeable battery. The connecting unit includes a connecting board locked on the housing, and a connecting rod connected with the connecting board. Thus, the housing is mounted in the outer shell steadily by magnetism of the magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10875439
    Abstract: A split-type car cigarette lighter includes a cigarette lighting device and a car charging device movably connected to the cigarette lighting device. The cigarette lighting device includes a first housing formed a first receiving room therein for receiving a first PCB and a battery therein, and a heating plate electrically connected to the first PCB. The battery is tightly fixed with the first housing and electrically connected to the first PCB. Both the heating plate and the first PCB are tightly fixed with the first housing. the heating plate is electrically connected to the at least one electrical contact when the cigarette lighting device is partially received in the first mounting recess and movably connected to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN JIEMEISI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Liming Wang
  • Patent number: 10859255
    Abstract: A handheld flashlight includes a hollow cylinder having a first end and a second end, and a rechargeable battery therein. The handheld flashlight further includes a lamp head with a light source, a window breaker, a charging port and a discharging port, selectively connected to an external power source or an external load; a connection port, selectively connected to positive and negative terminals of a vehicle battery through external cables; and a management circuit, selectively applying power from the battery to one or more of the light source, the discharging port, and the connection, and selectively charging the battery from the external power source through the charging port; wherein the handheld flashlight is of such compact size and low weight as to be suitable for single-handed portable operation by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shenshen Chifrog Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fang Li, Yunzheng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10859215
    Abstract: Low voltage LED filament array lighting in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a LED array light including a cover component with first and second faces and containing a control circuitry and a battery electrically coupled to the control circuitry, a solar panel in contact with the first face of the cover component and electrically coupled to the control circuitry, and an LED filament light bulb in contact with the second face of the cover component and electrically coupled to the control circuitry, wherein the LED filament light bulb comprises an array of LEDs and a fluorescent material, wherein the control circuitry routes electricity generated by the solar panel to the battery for storage when the solar panel is generating electricity, and wherein the control circuitry routes electricity from the battery to the LED filament light bulb when the solar panel is not generating electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Bentley Chelf
  • Patent number: 10862324
    Abstract: A reverse current protection circuit includes a MOSFET and an on/off controller. When the on/off controller applies an on-state control voltage to a gate of the MOSFET, a main power supply input through a main power supply line is output to a common connection node via the MOSFET; and when an off-state control voltage is applied to the gate of the MOSFET, the electrical connection between the main power supply line and the common connection node is interrupted to prevent a reverse current. A diode is connected to enable a forward current flowing from a sub power supply line to the common connection node and the reverse current is prevented. The voltage drop of the main power supply, when the on-off controller applies the on-state control to the gate of the MOSFET, is lower than the voltage drop of the sub power supply through the diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teruhiro Tsujioka
  • Patent number: 10859222
    Abstract: The present disclosed subject matter relates to an installation for illuminating an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ICGH INVESTMENT AND CONSULTING GMBH
    Inventor: Dieter Hornbachner
  • Patent number: 10841992
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving a desired light color temperature-time function. A first drive signal parameter is selected for a first light source having a first color temperature and a second drive signal parameter is selected for a second light source having a second color temperature. The drive signal parameters are selected to create a color temperature for a value of the desired light color temperature-time function. First light is emitted from the first light source and second light from the second light source. The first light and the second light combine to form blended light at the color temperature for the value from the desired light color temperature-time function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Richard Allen Lindsay, Michael Martin Uhl, Johann Friedrich Adam
  • Patent number: 10823344
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a decorative lantern having a portable lantern and cradle is set forth. Both the portable lantern and the cradle may include a light source. The mounted cradle includes a power source capable of recharging and/or powering the portable lantern when docked. The light source of the cradle may be illuminable when the portable lantern is removed from the cradle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HEATHCO LLC
    Inventors: Kennith R. Moore, Scott Blaise Tylicki, Leeman Elliot Stevens, Amer Salihovic, John Colvin Deaton, Stephen Brett Thompson
  • Patent number: 10818982
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a quick charge battery which includes a battery cell, a cap assembly, a quick charge assembly and an insulating film. The cap assembly protrudes from the battery cell. The cap assembly includes a main body and an electrically conductive member. The electrically conductive member is located on a side of the main body away from the battery cell. The quick charge assembly is located in the main body and is located between the battery cell and the electrically conductive member. The quick charge assembly includes a circuit board and a quick charge connector. The quick charge connector is electrically connected to the battery cell. The electrically conductive member is electrically connected to the battery cell. The insulating film is sleeved on the battery cell and the cap assembly. The quick charge connector is exposed from the main body and the insulating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: APO INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Ming Chen, Ting-Ping Lin, Ker-Wen Teng, Kuo-Pin Wen
  • Patent number: 10816151
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting system, comprising a control unit (10), a solar panel (20) for plugging into the control unit, and at least one light (32) connected to the control unit. The control unit comprises a control circuit (12), a battery bay for receiving at least one battery (16) that supplies battery power to the control circuit, and a socket (14) for receiving a plug (24) of the solar panel for supplying solar power to the control circuit. The control circuit (12) detects whether the solar panel is plugged into the control unit, and in response switches from a battery power mode in which the control circuit powers the at least one light from the battery power, to a solar power mode in which the control circuit powers the at least one light from the solar power, wherein the solar power mode is an energy saving mode which uses less energy in comparison to the battery power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Smart Garden Products Ltd.
    Inventor: Stuart Glennerster
  • Patent number: 10813196
    Abstract: A light control system comprises a light control device and a sensor module configured to detect a motion pattern of a user's hand relative to the entranceway and a light control device. The light control device includes a housing, a proximity sensor configured to detect a position of a door in a vicinity of the entranceway, and a light controller disposed in the housing and communicated with the sensor module and the proximity sensor. The light controller is configured to control the light strip in response to a detected position of the door by the proximity sensor; and control the light strip in response to the motion pattern detected by the sensor module when the door is not detected at a preset opening position or no door is present at the entranceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Luminook Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher F. Stubbs
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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