With Support Patents (Class 362/190)
  • Patent number: 10693309
    Abstract: A method and system for a headset wireless charging dock, where the charging dock comprises a radio, a coil, and a proximity sensor. The method may comprise sensing a presence of a headset using the proximity sensor, wirelessly charging a battery in the headset utilizing the coil, and wirelessly communicating commands, using the radio, to the headset to power down at least a portion of circuitry in the headset. The command may be communicated to the headset utilizing a protocol and a RF radio used by the headset to receive audio signals. The command communicated to the headset may power down audio processing circuitry in the headset. The charging induction coil may be inductively coupled to a coil in the headset to wirelessly charge the battery in the headset. The proximity sensor may comprise a Hall sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Schoene, Scot Robert Cochran, Nicholas Richard Bourne
  • Patent number: 10670801
    Abstract: An illuminated drain stopper includes a body having an upper end and a lower end, and a light pipe disposed at the upper end of the body. The light pipe is configured to transfer light from a light source within the body to an outer periphery of the light pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Brian J. Mooren
  • Patent number: 10598319
    Abstract: A portable lantern light is configured to be operated in a range of selectable operational modes to provide flexible illumination solutions in both stationary and portable situations. The lantern light includes an elongated central body with a plurality of external longitudinal ribs, longitudinal channels positioned between a pair of external ribs, a lighting element residing within the channel, and a lens overlying the lighting element that acts as a primary optic. A power source that includes a battery cartridge is removably inserted within a receiver of the central body. The lantern light includes an operating mode selector assembly to control which lighting elements are illuminated during operation of the portable lantern light, and a luminosity selector assembly to selectively control the lumen output (brightness) of the lighting elements. The lantern light also includes a retractable stabilization assembly that can be deployed to stabilize the light on a support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Promier Products Inc.
    Inventor: Cody Duane Grandadam
  • Patent number: 10578856
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a camera skid is presented. The camera skid includes a body into which a camera can be inserted; and a front portion received into the body, the front portion including a lip that contacts a face of the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Metrotech Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Yong, Richard Jordan
  • Patent number: 10527240
    Abstract: A luminaire is provided including a housing and at least one peripheral compartment defined in the housing that is configured to receive a lighting element. A central compartment is defined in the housing and disposed laterally inwardly of the at least one peripheral compartment. The central compartment is configured to receive control and power components for the lighting element. At least one lens is disposed over the at least one peripheral compartment such that the central compartment is accessible when the luminaire is installed on a support surface without a need to remove the at least one lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Mooar, Travis Schubert, Travis Wright, Chris Papa, John D. Boyer, Jonathan M. Hermansen
  • Patent number: 10451234
    Abstract: An electronic candle is provided, wherein the electronic candle includes at least one lamp bead having at least two light emitting elements provided therein; the at least two light emitting elements change lights emitted therefrom to form a flickering effect. Using the electronic candle of this type, space utilization in the electronic candle is improved, and production cost is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NANTONG YA TAI CANDLE ARTS & CRAFTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingqi Ding
  • Patent number: 10337708
    Abstract: A system for accessing industrial lighting fixtures is described. The system may include a telescoping light pole having a light fixture at one end, a base support at an opposite end for securing the light fixture, and an electrical passage through tubular supports of the pole for providing power to the light fixture. The telescoping function of the light fixture may be supported by a biasing member inside the tubular supports. A tool for assisting in the extension and retraction of the fixture is also provided, as well as a mating device for mating the electrical passage with a port of an electrical enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew J. Grant, Allen Coogler
  • Patent number: 10208501
    Abstract: A lamp-equipped tent shelf, comprising a shelf, an LED lighting assembly, and a plurality of hooks is provided. The hooks are connected to the shelf. The LED lighting assembly is disposed on the shelf. The LED assembly comprises a power source, an LED light source and a switch. The LED light source is connected to the power source and the switch control the LED light source to turn on and off. The tent shelf can be hung directly to the tent frame and serves as an illumination source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xiamen Innovation Metal Products Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Juyoung Jin
  • Patent number: 10190757
    Abstract: LED related lighting methods and apparatus are described. Various features relate to water tight light fixtures. Some of the fixtures are spotlights while other fixture are intended for in ground use. The light fixtures in at least some embodiments include power control features. In spotlight embodiments beam angle and power or light output can be controlled without opening the light assembly or compromising the water tight seals which also protect against dirt. In ground embodiments support tilt angle setting which allow a user to set the light fixture to one or more tilt angles. Beam angle can also be changed in some embodiments as well as power control. Beam angle, power control and tilt angle adjustments are supported in some embodiments but need not be supported in all embodiments with some embodiments using one or more of the described features but not all features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Basar Erdener, Voravit Puvanakijjakorn
  • Patent number: 10180231
    Abstract: Disclosed is a multipurpose assistance lamp in which a lighting unit includes a transparent film and a casing plate, which have a curved surface, respectively, and are disposed on a front surface and a back surface of an OLED lighting sheet having a curved surface, a rotary body is coupled to one end portion of the lighting unit so as to support the lighting unit, and a circuit part and a battery for operating the OLED lighting sheet are provided in a base that is hingedly coupled to the rotary body, thereby reducing or minimizing a thickness by adopting an OLED as a light source, and providing light having improved brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hyoung Lee, Jong Seok Kim, Hye Cho Shin, Seung Chul Oh
  • Patent number: 10160518
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable platform with a plurality of panels configured to have a folded state and an extended state, wherein the platform is buoyant in water. The platform is configured to provide a substantially horizontal surface above a water surface when in the extended state and placed in a body of water. A first one of the plurality of panels is a support panel that may include a heat resistant support plate on which a barbecue or stove may be placed and/or secured. A second one of the plurality of panels has an aperture configured such that the barbecue fits through the aperture when the platform is in the folded state. A third one of the plurality of panels that is a cover panel that enables the platform to enclose the barbecue when in the folded state. The cover panel may have a heat resistant protective plate and the protective plate on the cover panel may have a recess to accommodate the barbecue when the platform is in the folded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kirsty Horvath, Sunny Horvath
  • Patent number: 10113737
    Abstract: The technical result of the invention is the creation of a moisture-proof LED luminaire, with improved cooling of optical assemblies with LEDs and of a power source as a result of the optical assemblies with LEDs being fastened to a body so as to be in thermal contact therewith, and the power source being fastened in the cavity of a cover so as to be in thermal contact with the cover. The body and the cover are interconnected so that air gaps are formed therein by end caps having through ventilation openings. The air gaps communicate with the cavity of the cover. The through ventilation openings communicate with the cavity of the body and the cavity of the cover and are designed to permit the passage of convection currents of air into the cavity of the body and the cavity of the cover, thus enabling more effective cooling of the body and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Yuriy Borisovich Sokolov
    Inventor: Yuriy Borisovich Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10094544
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus has an upper hub, a base, a lower hub, and a plurality of illumination devices that are pivotably supported at the upper hub, with each illumination device being pivotable up and down towards each other, as well as being rotatable. A shaft assembly has an upper end that is secured to the upper hub, and a lower end that is secured to the base. A plurality of legs is connected to the lower hub and the base for pivoting motion therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ningbo Utec Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi Fang
  • Patent number: 10071683
    Abstract: An attachment structure for a lighting device, with which it is possible to reduce the time that attachment requires and stably attach a lighting device to a curved surface on which the lighting device is to be attached without using a screw member. This attachment structure for a lighting device is equipped with: a base provided on a curved surface of a door lining and having a plate-shaped base section; and an attachment part provided on the base and used for affixing the lighting device to the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Inose, Naoki Ozono
  • Patent number: 10070543
    Abstract: A power adapter including a first substrate, a second substrate, a transformer and an insulating frame is provided. The first substrate includes a first terminal set. The second substrate includes a second terminal set. The transformer includes a primary side connection terminal and a secondary side connection terminal, wherein the primary side connection terminal is connected to the first terminal set and the secondary side connection terminal is connected to the second terminal set. The insulating frame is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and the transformer leans against the insulating frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chih-Pin Sung, Kuo-Lung Chang, Yi-Ling Chen, Kun-Hua Tsai, Zih-Yi Yang
  • Patent number: 9958143
    Abstract: A flashlight assembly includes a bistable safety bail to prevent inadvertent depression of an operational push button switch. The flashlight assembly further includes a bistable pivoting mode selection lever which controls operational modes of the flashlight. Further, the flashlight operates with a thermal optimization circuit which automatically, over time, reduces the duty cycle of the control circuit to reduce the temperature of the LED junction, improve LED performance and increase battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: EMISSIVE ENERGY CORP.
    Inventors: Robert D. Galli, Chris O'Brien, Kevin Okruta
  • Patent number: 9925449
    Abstract: A training aid includes a frame configured for mounting on a head of a user and a light indicator coupled to the frame. The light indicator includes a light source configured to generate a beam of visible light extending away from the light source. The light indicator includes a first casing segment pivotally coupled to the frame and a second casing segment pivotally coupled to the first casing segment, wherein the light source is disposed in the second casing segment. The light indicator further includes an inclinometer configured to control operation of the light source depending on a tilt angle of the light indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PROGRESSIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Barbara Anne Salmon
  • Patent number: 9925426
    Abstract: A ball includes a first housing, at least six light emitting structures, a woven structure, and a second housing. The light emitting structures are symmetrically disposed on the first housing. Each light emitting structure includes a fixing unit, a light emitting unit, and a first light permeable unit. The fixing unit is disposed on the first housing. The light emitting unit is located between the fixing unit and the first light permeable unit. The woven structure includes a plurality of woven units, which are at least partially overlapped and covering the first housing. The second housing covers the woven structure and includes a first material layer, a second material layer, and at least six second light permeable units. The first material layer covers the second material layer. The second light permeable units are disposed on the second material layer corresponding to the positions of the light emitting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Lin Fang
  • Patent number: 9908008
    Abstract: A ball includes a first housing, at least a fixing body, at least a ceramic vibration unit and a second housing. The fixing body is disposed on the internal wall of the first housing. The ceramic vibration unit is configured to make a sound and is fixed on the fixing body. The ceramic vibration unit includes a vibrating plate, a ceramic sheet and a cover body. The ceramic sheet and the cover body are disposed on the vibrating plate, and the ceramic sheet is located between the vibrating plate and the cover body. The second housing covers the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Lin Fang
  • Patent number: 9885452
    Abstract: A 3D swing simulation electronic candle lamp includes a retaining device and a swing device. The swing device is installed on the retaining device. The swing device is able to swing in an upright direction. A fake flame is provided and retained on the swing device. The beneficial effect of the present invention is that the fake flame is provided and retained on the swing device and the swing device is installed on the retaining device, enabling the fake flame to swing freely in an upright direction along with the swing device so as to imitate the swing effect of a real flame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzen Lycas Electronics Co., LTD
    Inventor: Dan Yuan
  • Patent number: 9821196
    Abstract: A luminous ball is provided, including an internal sphere in which at least one receiving space is disposed; a light-emitting device disposed in the receiving space; at least one covering wrapping an external circumferential surface of the internal sphere; at least one seam formed on an edge of the covering; a plurality of thread apertures disposed in pairs at two sides of the at least one seam; at least one thread penetrating the plurality of thread apertures to stitch the edge of the covering between the two sides of the at least one seam; wherein the internal sphere is a transparent ball, a light generated by the light-emitting device penetrates the internal sphere through the receiving space, and is visible through the at least one seam and the plurality of the thread apertures distributed on the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Wei-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 9810408
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus has an upper hub, a base, a lower hub, and a pair of illumination devices that are pivotably supported at the upper hub, with each illumination device being pivotable up and down towards each other, as well as being rotatable. A telescoping shaft assembly has an inner shaft and an outer shaft, with the inner shaft telescopically received inside the outer shaft, the inner shaft having an upper end that is secured to the upper hub, and the outer shaft having a lower end that is secured to the base. A plurality of legs are connected to the lower hub and the base for pivoting motion therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ningbo Utec Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi Fang
  • Patent number: 9784440
    Abstract: LED related lighting methods and apparatus are described. Various features relate to water tight light fixtures. Some of the fixtures are spotlights while other fixture are intended for in ground use. The light fixtures in at least some embodiments include power control features. In spotlight embodiments beam angle and power or light output can be controlled without opening the light assembly or compromising the water tight seals which also protect against dirt. In ground embodiments support tilt angle setting which allow a user to set the light fixture to one or more tilt angles. Beam angle can also be changed in some embodiments as well as power control. Beam angle, power control and tilt angle adjustments are supported in some embodiments but need not be supported in all embodiments with some embodiments using one or more of the described features but not all features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: WANGS ALLIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Basar Erdener, Voravit Puvanakijjakorn
  • Patent number: 9691936
    Abstract: An LED carrier includes a substrate, a metallic layer, an insulating layer, and a reflecting layer. The metallic layer is disposed on the substrate and has a die bonding region and a ring-shaped wiring region separated from the die bonding region. A region arranged between the die bonding region and the ring-shaped wiring region is defined as an insulating region. The insulating layer at least partially covers the insulating region. The reflecting layer is arranged above the die bonding region and at least partially covers the top surface of the insulating layer. Moreover, the instant disclosure also provides a manufacturing method of an LED carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: LITE-ON OPTO TECHNOLOGY (CHANGZHOU) CO., LTD., LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chen-Hsiu Lin
  • Patent number: 9637191
    Abstract: A bicycle LED signaling device for a bicycle includes a lighting module with at least one array of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a power source, an operation interface, and a controller connected to the power source and the operation interface to receive an operation command to control the LED array to display a corresponding signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TENNUS INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Chiang Lee
  • Patent number: 9517389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a beach ball including a light-emitting device which can be disposed in the beach ball and a light-emitting device accommodating groove which can removably accommodate the light-emitting device in the ball such that the beach ball can be played with even at night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Myung Hee Won
  • Patent number: 9447938
    Abstract: An electronic lighting device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The electronic lighting device may comprise a core, which may comprises an enclosure, a light-emitting element, a flame sheet and a swing mechanism. The flame sheet is movably supported or suspended on the enclosure, and may comprise an upper sheet which is of a flame-like shape. The upper sheet is configured to expose above the top of the enclosure. The light-emitting element may be installed on the enclosure. A light outgoing direction of the light-emitting element may be intersected with the surface of the upper sheet so that the light of the light-emitting element is projected on the surface of the upper sheet. The swing mechanism is disposed beneath the flame sheet and can apply a force on the flame sheet to actuate the flame sheet to sway or swing. By the present application, a visual experience of true fire can be achieved and an interestedness and appreciation can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: SHENZHEN LIOWN ELECTRONICS COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 9366419
    Abstract: A self-contained, portable light assembly and method, the assembly generally comprising a housing body having a front body side and a back body side that are connected together by a top body end and bottom body end and further forming a hollow interior that contains a first power circuitry for energizing electrical light sources; a light panel pivotally attaches to the top body end and further supports one such electric light source, a telescopic mast that attaches to the housing body and supports another such electrical light source; a telescopic mounting device for supporting the housing body in a standalone and upright operating position, the telescopic mounting device telescopically supports a hook extension that has a C-shaped clip that can removably receive a brim of a hat in a secure manner that can allow the assembly to be removably mounted to the hat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: John Osborn
  • Patent number: 9354435
    Abstract: Provided is a protection device including a cover member that is disposed on a stage of a microscope main unit, which is provided with a shutter that can block the entry of laser light into an objective lens from a total-reflection illumination optical system, so as to cover a specimen, and that can be opened and closed; and an open/close sensor that detects open and closed states of the cover member and that outputs a drive signal that causes the shutter to block the laser light when the cover member is detected to be in the open state, wherein the cover member has an opening at, in the closed state, a position away from a track along an optical path of the laser light that has been focused by the total-reflection illumination optical system and that has passed through the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaharu Tomioka
  • Patent number: 9316384
    Abstract: A collapsible worklight assembly comprises a head assembly and a multi-legged support assembly. The head assembly includes first and second worklights hingedly attached to each other, allowing the head assembly to be open in a deployed configuration and closed in a collapsed configuration. The head assembly is hingedly attached to the multi-legged support assembly. The multi-legged support assembly includes a support head and a plurality of support legs. The support head includes a hinged connection to the head assembly that allows the plurality of support legs to rotate towards the head assembly in a collapsed configuration and away from the head assembly in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: International Development LLC
    Inventors: Richard Russell Mumma, Gary Van Deursen
  • Patent number: 9303862
    Abstract: A device for an illuminated balloon includes a light emitting diode. A holder is connected to the light emitting diode, the holder having a first side, an opposite second side, and a hole which receives the light emitting diode, the hole extending from the first side to the second side. The holder is connectable to the inside surface of the balloon, so that the light emitting diode points out from the balloon. When so connected to the balloon, the longitudinal axis of the light emitting diode is oriented substantially perpendicular to the surface of the balloon. In an embodiment the holder is disc shaped, is fabricated from foam, and is connected to the inside surface of the balloon by an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: David Brett Rubinstein
  • Patent number: 9228704
    Abstract: A modular lighting system with a magnetic plug and socket connection between a battery module, light module, and other modules is provided. The plug and socket include magnets which are attached magnetically to each other to hold the battery module and light module together. Electricity is transmitted through the magnets to power the light module. The connection system allows a user to easily customize the lighting system to meet different needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Cade Andersen, Brian Andersen
  • Patent number: 9182090
    Abstract: A lighting element for a solar powered lantern is formed integrally with a bottle closure which can be threaded onto a discarded plastic bottle, such that the light emitting diodes (LEDs) of the lighting element extend into the bottle. The lighting element is powered by a rechargeable battery which is recharged by a photovoltaic panel positioned on the top surface of the bottle closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: MPOWERD, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Muehlemann, Jason Alan Snyder, Karim Khattab
  • Patent number: 9052072
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a body sized to be held in the hand of a user. The flashlight includes a light source coupled to the body for emitting light when the light source is activated by a user. The light source is movable to emit light as directed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Edward Renk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9033540
    Abstract: A flashlight mount for use on helmets and on equipment is provided. The mount includes a light holder, a clamp and fastening device. The light holder is rotatably coupled to the clamp, wherein the clamp operates to retain the light holder in a user selected orientation, thereby preventing rotation of the light holder. The clamp further includes a top clamp portion and bottom clamp portion, wherein in some embodiments, they are hingedly coupled together on a first end and the securing device repeatably and releasably clamping the top and bottom clamp portions together on second ends of the clamp portions by use of a securing device, or the clamp portion are fixed for receiving a protrusion from equipment or a helmet with a securing device for securing the clamp to the protrusion or helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: 1445 Designs Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher McCorkle
  • Publication number: 20150131275
    Abstract: A decorative lighting assembly incorporating at least a first rectangular sheet having upper and lower edges and having lateral edges; a plurality of fold scores impressed into the at least first rectangular sheet, the fold scores defining a laterally extending series of adjacent lantern wall faces; an adhesive pad fixedly attached to one of the edges among the pair of lateral edges, the adhesive pad being positioned for, upon folding of the at least first rectangular sheet creating angles between the lantern wall faces totaling 360°, holding the at least first rectangular sheet at an interior space defining configuration; perforate image indicia formed from at least a first aperture, the perforate image indicia, upon the holding of the at least first rectangular sheet at the interior space defining configuration, opening the interior space for light emission; and a first illuminator fitted for receipt within the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Robl
  • Publication number: 20150116994
    Abstract: A portable, battery-operated flashlight having improved pivoting, switching and focusing features is disclosed. In one aspect of the invention, the flashlight takes the form of an attachment to a head gear for hands free use. In another aspect of the invention, the flashlight takes the form of a head lamp held in place on a user's head by an elastic band. The pivot connection between the body and the base, as well as the serrations on an exterior surface of the body, allows a user to adjust any angular direction of the light as desired. In another aspect of the invention, the flashlight takes the form of a long-handled flashlight having improved switching and focusing capabilities, such that axial movement of the switching assembly turns the flashlight “on” or “off,” as well as causing a position of the lamp to vary in order to focus or defocus the light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: MAG INSTRUMENT, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Lee Halasz
  • Patent number: 9016887
    Abstract: A gripping device is disclosed that provides police officers, security guards, hunters, homeowners, and anyone else who uses a long-handled flashlight with an easy, insulated, comfortable, glow-in-the-dark way to get a good tactical grip on the flashlight. The gripping device comprises a flexible sleeve member that is expandable for receiving at least a portion of the main body of the flashlight. The flexible sleeve member comprises open, opposing ends, and is tubular in shape with a generally circular outer circumference. The exterior surface of the flexible sleeve member comprises a plurality of recessed finger and thumb grooves for easily gripping the flashlight, and a smooth cushioned area for allowing a user to hold the flashlight between a chin and a shoulder. Further, the recessed finger and thumb grooves comprise glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent cell inlays to illuminate the flashlight at night or in low light areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Weinrich
  • Patent number: 9010958
    Abstract: A penetrating illuminator for vein observation, including a case, a lens and a light hole in the upper case, a circuit board in the case, a power source and an LED lamp. The case includes an upper part and a lower part; the rims of the upper case and lower case are in the shape of a circular arc while the top of the upper case is made into the shape of an arc protruding from the center. The lower case is rear-connected to a handle at an obtuse angle. Configured as a child's hand, it is especially suitable for use on children. Simply place the hand, with palm down, over the illuminator emitting penetrating light. A fixing stand is provided, including a base plate and a rod in the center of the base plate, wherein a groove is provided to accept the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: China Qingdao Medical Manufacturing, Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dezheng Zhao
  • Patent number: 9010960
    Abstract: A flashlight having integrated rolling protection, including a rod-shaped housing, at the first end of which a light body is arranged and at the opposite, second end of which a cap is arranged, wherein the light body has a light outlet opening and a circumferential wall having a rounded outer contour, which circumferential wall surrounds the light outlet opening, and the circumferential wall is designed as having at least one rolling protection surface that cuts the cross-section of the circumferential wall in the manner of a secant. The aim is to provide a flashlight having effective and captive rolling protection. Said aim is achieved by a flashlight for which a support ring raised relative to the rod-shaped housing is formed on the second end or the cap, the outer contour of said support ring lying in a common plane with the at least one rolling protection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dieter Rix
  • Patent number: 9013100
    Abstract: An integral battery, light and light switch assembly can be removably fitted within a light-transmitting pocket on an article of clothing, such as a glove. Alternatively, the assembly can be mounted to virtually any surface with an adhesive or hook and loop fastener. In one application, the assembly can be attached to fishing tackle to attract fish. The assembly is particularly useful for nighttime use by those in the vicinity of traffic, including police, fire and ambulance workers as well as runners and cyclists. The assembly can also be used to mark a trail or identify a location in the dark. Infrared lighting can be used for tactical operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Glenn Bushee
  • Publication number: 20150103520
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic candle with an electronic light source. The electronic candle has a candle body with an interior cavity. A removable battery module supplies power to the electronic candle and is removable from the interior cavity of the candle body. The electronic candle can have a base cap module for closing the interior cavity of the candle body and a speaker for generating sound. The speaker can be positioned between the battery module and the base cap module, and directed to project sound downward. Apertures in the battery module and/or the base cap module allow sound from the speaker to pass through the aperture or apertures into the interior cavity of the candle body. Accordingly, the candle body can resonate and/or amplify sound generated by the speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Winvic Sales Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Fournier, Carlos Carpintero, John Bacher, Kim McCavit
  • Publication number: 20150092401
    Abstract: A lighted belt keeper may include a housing comprising a power source compartment that opens to a first end, wherein a power source may be enclosed by a power source compartment closure. A cover may enclose the power source and power source compartment closure. The cover may removably attach to the first end of the housing. A light may attach to a second end of the housing. The housing and cover may attach to a base which may attach to a first end of a strap by a fastener. A second and a third fastener may be attached to the strap to removably hold the strap in position while the strap may surround an object such as a utility belt, pant belt or the like. In certain embodiments, instead of a strap, the base may have wings that removably attach to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew David Gallup
  • Publication number: 20150092402
    Abstract: A remote controlled lighted mooring beacon is adapted to be secured to a mooring ball. The beacon includes a central shaft of a mooring stick. A ballast at the base of the shaft contains at least one battery which supplies the ballast for the mooring stick. A float surrounds a middle portion of the mooring stick and is located along the shaft between the top of the shaft and the ballast. An electronics package is located on the shaft including a receiver that responds to a wireless code for generating an activation signal. A 360 degree viewable high intensity light source is on top of the shaft, is daylight visible and is activated by the actuation. A conductor is connected from the at least one battery in the ballast to the electronics package and the light source for the powering thereof for at least one boating season.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Susan Waldrop
  • Publication number: 20150092437
    Abstract: A power-supply device including: a casing having a space therein and formed by metal stamping or having a thickness ranging from 0.3 to 3.0 mm; and a circuit board disposed inside the casing, wherein the casing includes a casing portion having an opening, and a cover portion disposed to cover the opening of the casing portion, the casing portion has a through hole formed at a position corresponding to a connector terminal connected to the circuit board, and a non-flat portion is provided to a region having a size greater than or equal to an outside diameter of a connector of an external connector line connected to the connector terminal in the casing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Kosaku ARITA
  • Publication number: 20150077981
    Abstract: An electronic personal vaporizer is provided, including a shell having a flexible printed circuit board; and a printed battery printed on the flexible printed circuit board. The printed battery may be printed onto the flexible printed circuit board via application of inks to the flexible printed circuit board. The vaporizer may further include an electroluminescent light source printed on the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Cameron Lanning Cormack
  • Publication number: 20150077967
    Abstract: A smart portable lighting device including: at least one or a plurality artificial light sources having a high light output, the artificial light source or each of the artificial light sources being provided with an voltage-to-current electricity converter, which is capable of modulating the output of the light sources according to a given set value; a self-contained power source having a rechargeable battery for supplying electricity to the artificial light source(s) via the voltage-to-current electricity converters, characterized in that the device includes an electronic management casing, which includes a digital processing unit with attached circuits to which the converter(s) of the light source(s) and the self-contained power source are connected, the electronic management casing being configured so as to establish the main lighting phase by programming the desired lighting duration determining a constant light output, or by programming a constant light output determining the available lighting duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PELLENC (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventor: Roger Pellenc
  • Patent number: 8974098
    Abstract: A bicycle light for securing to a handlebar or other part of a bike, or to a rider's helmet, has an angled front face that allows use of a single, flat LED circuit board with one or more deep conic or parabolic reflectors positioned in front of the upper part of the board and one or more shallow reflectors in front of the bottom part of the board. This provides for both a spot beam produced by the deep reflector and flood light produced by the shallow reflector, in a compact and efficient assembly. Another important feature of the device is side lighting which can be independently controlled, important in affording the rider side lighting while in street traffic but the option to pulse or switch off the side lighting when riding on a trail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Light & Motion Industries
    Inventors: Christopher McCaslin, Greg Weisenfeld, Beau Jesse Robertson, Roxanne Lo
  • Publication number: 20150062881
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention uses a sealed housing and using a battery of sufficient voltage/power to continue the a light source projected for at least eight hours into the display. This light is directed onto a clear or translucent acrylic sheet or other material of similar properties using the described sheet as a light pipe. Any engraving in the surface of the material is highlighted and gives the appearance of a neon style light display. An illuminated display that is customizable, attractive, durable and easily cleaned. Accordingly, Additional features, advantages, and embodiments of the invention may be set forth or apparent from consideration of the following detailed description, drawings, and claims. Moreover, it is to be understood that both the foregoing summary of the invention and the following detailed description are exemplary and intended to provide further explanation without limiting the scope of the invention as claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Robert Mahoney, SR.
  • Publication number: 20150062886
    Abstract: The device is a helmet-mounted or helmet-integrated combination personnel marker/identification light and active “Identification Friend or Foe” (IFF) infrared interrogation and response device. The IFF function provides acquisition and processing of an incoming IR laser IFF interrogation and then sends one or more user-defined responses to the interrogator and/or the user/wearer. A photo sensor array is designed to detect and identify incoming infrared signals. The array is arranged to provide omni-directional, line-of-sight sensing over more than a full hemisphere. A detachable user feedback module comprised of a vibratory pad and cable provides a user/wearer alert when infrared interrogation has been detected. An operating status switch allows the user/wearer to confirm that the device is in an active mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Leegate, Marcia Baldwin