With Or Comprising Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/191)
  • Patent number: 10800475
    Abstract: A cockpit assembly for a micro-mobility fleet vehicle may include at least two visible and at least partially opposed faces linked by a fold aligned along an axis of a handlebar assembly, such as a first face, a second face, and an intermediate portion connecting the first face to the second face. The first face may include a headlight assembly. The second face may include a display of a user interface that is arranged to face a rider of the fleet vehicle. The display may be disposed adjacent to and/or beneath a mobile device holder. The first face, the second face, and the intermediate portion may wrap at least partially around the handlebar assembly to position the first face towards a front of the fleet vehicle and the second face towards a rear, a rider, and/or a seat of the fleet vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Rex Luedtke, Kelly Erin Johnson, Alejandro Salvador Garcia, Sanket Parshuram Phalgaonkar, Oliver Maximilian Mueller, Jeffrey Allen Boyd
  • Patent number: 10782006
    Abstract: Illumination devices characterized in that they include one or more light sources disposed within a housing attached to a clip adapted to receive a portion of a wearer's headdress, for example a chin strap or bill of a cap. An upper surface of the clip may be shaped to be worn under the wearer's chin and may also include a groove adapted to facilitate attachment of the illumination device to nylon or other strap-like webbing. One or more of the light sources is operable by a switch mounted on an opposite side of the housing from the clip when the clip is in a closed position, that is, when the clip rests on an upper surface of the housing. In addition to light sources, the illumination device may further include one or more imaging devices, e.g., a camera, and/or audio communication devices, e.g., a microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: First-Light USA, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Ross
  • Patent number: 10779597
    Abstract: A clip for mounting on a hat brim includes a first panel and a second panel. The first panel and second panel are resiliently connected at their distal ends to a nose segment. The second panel has a wedge-shaped portion that increases from the distal end of the panel toward the proximal end of the panel. The second panel includes a communication system that pairs with a user's mobile device. The communication system has one or more speakers, a control interface, a charging interface, a microprocessor; a wireless communication module connected to the microprocessor and a battery connected to the charging interface. The top surface of the first panel at its proximal end includes structure that receives an accessory device. The one or more speakers include a left speaker and a right speaker respectively located on left and right portions of the second panel and projects toward the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Volmer Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason R. Volmer
  • Patent number: 10753585
    Abstract: A utility light comprises a main body and a light assembly defined on the main body including a light source disposed within a light housing. The light housing is pivotable and rotatable relative to the main body. The utility light also comprises a handle movably coupled to the main body. The handle is linearly extensible relative to the main body to a position in which an opening is defined between the handle and the main body, such that the opening is configured to receive a workpiece to support the utility light. The handle has a gripping portion defined by an aperture extending through the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Kyle Harvey, Jason D. Thurner, David Proeber, Justin D. Dorman
  • Patent number: 10670201
    Abstract: An illumination system can include a flashlight removable from a headlamp docking base with a C-shaped bracket. The flashlight can have a bifurcated body defined by a shaft and a bar each attached to a lateral side of a head and spaced apart from one another to define a slot. The shaft can define a battery housing. A first light source on a front side of the head and a second light source on the bar may each be on a front face of the flashlight. The flashlight may be selectively secured among different structures by selectively performing actions including at least: mounting the flashlight to the base by inserting the shaft of the flashlight into the C-shaped bracket of the base; and mounting the flashlight to a substrate by sliding the slot of the flashlight over an edge of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: 5.11, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Noble
  • Patent number: 10649199
    Abstract: A covert information viewing system converts visible light to infrared wavelengths that can be transmitted for detection by an infrared-sensitive detector, such as night vision goggles, without detection by the human eye. The system includes a visible light information source emitting radiation as visible light, and a covert covering including an energy converting layer for absorbing the visible light emitted from the visible light information source and converting the visible light to infrared wavelengths, and a light blocking layer capable of absorbing unconverted visible light and transmitting infrared wavelengths. The covert covering is attached to the visible light information source and oriented to cover visible light emitted from the visible light information source, but it is also easily removed from the visible light information source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BAMBU VAULT LLC
    Inventors: Satish Agrawal, M. Glenn Horner, Frank J. Bottari, Clifford W. Parker
  • Patent number: 10627056
    Abstract: A flashlight for mounting on a helmet is provided. The flashlight includes a mount that is configured to be readily attachable to the brim of a variety of helmets. The flashlight includes a forward-facing light to provide illumination and a rearward facing light for identifying the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond L. Sharrah
  • Patent number: 10611039
    Abstract: A camera for observing the inside of a shielded cell comprises a support provided with a spring in the form of a gripper for mounting it on a remote- manipulation arm performing the task to be observed, by means of another arm, exerting solely a force for opening the branches of the spring, after which the camera is properly held, while being able to be removed without difficulty. A stop means is added in order to provide the correct angular position of the camera while preventing its support from turning about the arm, and thus making it possible to position it correctly by other remote-manipulation means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Francois Gobin, Mickael Gennisson, Christophe Brenneis
  • Patent number: 10584867
    Abstract: A lighted sports court floor mop designed for drawing visual attention to itself. It has a circular mop body with a ring of downward facing LEDs imbedded about the entire perimeter of the mop head body. These LEDs face downward when the mop head is in use on the floor, and are not visible when the mop is in use, as they are embedded in the bottom face of the mop head. The light emitted from these LEDs is not directly visible when the mop is in use but rather the light directly emitted from the LEDs is reflected off of the floor to outside of the mop body so the viewing public sees the illusion that the mop body is floating above the court floor. A video display panel may be optionally mounted on the top deck of the mop head that is horizontally or vertically disposed. The lights and video display panel are operated by a pole handle mounted switch that operates the control module. The control module and its power source are housed in the mop body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Roy Allen Sigurdson
  • Patent number: 10584839
    Abstract: A portable light bulb system includes a bulb that is removably coupled to a mounting bracket affixed to a support surface. The bulb includes an internal battery power supply and a LED light engine. A base of the bulb has a diameter sized to prevent the base from being inadvertently inserted into a conventional 110 volt electrical light bulb socket. The system also includes a wireless module communication device configured to wirelessly communicate with the bulb. In a first use position, operation of the bulb provides illumination to a region proximate the mounting bracket affixed to the support surface. An operator can disconnect the bulb from the bracket and bring the bulb to a second use position where operation of the bulb provides illumination to the second region. The operator can then return the bulb to the bracket at the first use position, or bring the bulb to yet another location for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Promier Products Inc.
    Inventor: Cody Duane Grandadam
  • Patent number: 10563957
    Abstract: A flashlight mounting system for mounting a flashlight on a firearm includes a light barrel, which is sized and shaped for containing a flashlight and which is mountable on the firearm, a light activator plug positioned inside the light barrel, a light control member positioned on the outside of the light barrel, and a connector, which extends through a slotted hole in the light barrel and connects the light control member to the light activator plug. Sliding the light control member on the outside of the light barrel moves the light activator plug on the inside of the light barrel to push and activate an on-off switch on the flashlight in the light barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Steven R. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10544927
    Abstract: A clamp lamp includes a light source, a first clamping part, and a second clamping part. The first clamping part has a first holding portion and a lamp connecting portion connected to the first holding portion. The light source is connected to the lamp connecting portion. The second clamping part has a second holding portion and a counterweight disposed on the second holding portion. The first holding portion and the second holding portion are movably connected with each other. The clamp lamp is fixedly disposed on a structural edge by the first holding portion and the second holding portion clamping the structural edge; therein, the counterweight and the light source are located at two opposite sides of the structural edge, which is conducive to the balance of the clamp lamp on the structural edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Yen, Yu-Hsuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10479466
    Abstract: A paddling apparatus that includes a paddle having a blade on at least one end of a paddle shaft, an attachment removably attachable to the paddle shaft, and an accessory connecting element on a first side of the attachment for removably connecting at least one accessory to the attachment. The accessory includes a training aid that has a first base rotatably attached with the accessory connecting element and an elongated element pivotally attached to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: David Yepez
  • Patent number: 10448476
    Abstract: A lighting module is shown and described having a housing with an opening therethrough. A forward portion of the opening may be enclosed by a cap and a rearward portion of the opening may be enclosed by a transparent media. A second media may extend from the opening through a wall of the housing. The cap may be securable to a bar via a mounting apparatus. A PCBA with one or more operational groups of LEDs may be secured within the opening, such that light may be emitted through the media. A second PCBA with one or more operational groups of LEDs may be secured within the opening, such that light may be emitted through the second media. Each operational group may be integrated with a control system of a vehicle, and may be operated individually or collectively. Each operational group may correspond to similar or different colors of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: JST Performance, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley J. LaMarche, Pete D. Sibitzky, Edgar A. Madril
  • Patent number: 10422492
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a wallpack lighting fixture is provided herein for use with solid state lighting and which is configurable to selectively utilize different quantities, up to a maximum, of solid state lighting modules, allowing for different levels and patterns of light output. In a second aspect, a wallpack lighting fixture is provided herein for use with solid state lighting which includes a main housing and a secondary enclosure removably mountable to the main housing. In a further aspect, a wallpack lighting fixture is provided herein for use with solid state lighting which includes a housing having a wall mountable back panel and a door portion hingeably, and detachably, connected to the back panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MAXLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Xiang, Amro El-Adle
  • Patent number: 10323831
    Abstract: A utility light includes a main body, a handle movably coupled to the main body, and a pair of light assemblies. The handle is biased toward the main body such that the handle is configured to clamp a workpiece between the main body and the handle. Each of the light assemblies is defined on the main body and includes a light source disposed within a light housing. The light housings are each pivotally supported within a yoke that is rotatable relative to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kyle Harvey, Jason D. Thurner, David Proeber, Justin D. Dorman
  • Patent number: 10302284
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches and describes an illumination device that may be coupled to a variety of objects to help provide lighting to an area. The illumination device has at least two sections that are connected by a hinge and rotate around that hinge. The illumination device further has adapters to increase the grip and hold of the device. The device may be lockable or use tension to hold it in a particular configuration. The illumination device has a number of light emitting diodes placed on the various surfaces of the device. The light emitting diodes provide lighting to assist individuals in performing tasks in dark or poorly lit areas. The lighting is controlled by a power switch which may also change the intensity of the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Jarret Ammer
  • Patent number: 10219620
    Abstract: A mirrored storage cabinet is disclosed, including: a cabinet body formed by a bottom plate and an upper frame, a lower frame, a left frame and a right frame installed at four sides of the bottom plate; and a cabinet door installed at an opening of the cabinet body, wherein a first separating plate and a second separating plate are provided on the bottom plate close to the left frame and the right frame, side mirrors are provided respectively above the left frame and the first separating plate and above the right frame and the second separating plate, LED light strips are installed below the side mirrors via supports on the bottom plate, a division plate is provided between the first separating plate and the second separating plate, and the cabinet door is movably installed at the side edge of the first separating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Mirror Light Bathroom Technology Co., LTD
    Inventor: Shiping Chen
  • Patent number: 10194777
    Abstract: Various disclosed apparatuses relate to lighting mechanisms for illuminating portions of a fixture, such as a toilet. One embodiment relates to a seat assembly of a toilet. The seat assembly includes a hinge assembly including a hinge housing and a lighting mechanism. The lighting mechanism is at least partially disposed within the hinge housing. The lighting mechanism includes a light source and a lens. The lens includes a curved portion configured to direct light from the light source downwardly toward a bowl of the toilet. The seat assembly further includes a ring pivotally connected to the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventor: Jeffrey T. Laundre
  • Patent number: 10184756
    Abstract: A rail mounted weapon light for being interfaced with firearm platforms. The weapon light defines an outer housing that includes a main body and an integral outer housing extension that defines an interface profile shaped and sized to slidably engage the track of the firearm platform. The outer housing is configured such that there is an offset between the outer housing extension and the main body. A pressure switch is disposed on the outer housing extension. The pressure switch having a momentary on function and a constant on function. The main body including a head portion that defines an inner chamber for receiving the electronics of the weapon light. The electronics of the weapon light being in electronic communication with the pressure switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Sean McCauley, Eric Small, David A. Winge, Matt Tenbarge
  • Patent number: 10082281
    Abstract: An omnidirectional lighting stand includes a base structure, an extendible post structure, a pitch-rotation structure, and a light arm structure. The light arm structure is rotatably mounted to the pitch-rotation structure. The pitch-rotation structure is mounted to a top end of the extendible post structure. The extendible post structure has a lower end mounted to the base structure. The pitch-rotation structure is rotatably mounted to a rotation seat for adjustment of a pitch angle thereof in a range of 180 degrees and is selectively fixe din position by a handle bolt. The pitch-rotation structure has a front-rear through hole provided for adjustment of a lighting direction of the lighting device in an angular range of 360 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Po Lin Liao
  • Patent number: 10006614
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a primary housing having a light source and a secondary housing having a light source. The primary housing and the secondary housing can be magnetically and releasably coupled to each other by at least one magnet on either or both housings. The primary housing can include an upper shell and a lower shell pivotally coupled to each other to form a clamshell configuration. A hands-free emergency lighting method can include decoupling the primary housing from the secondary housing and magnetically coupling the secondary housing to a metal surface, such as a vehicle, to indicate an emergency while the primary housing can be opened and used to illuminate an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Alliance Sports Group, L.P.
    Inventor: Steven Cramer
  • Patent number: 9951940
    Abstract: A floating illumination device for a water feature has a housing having a sub-housing extending down from a bottom section of the housing. A lighting circuit is held by the sub-housing. A plurality of illuminating elements of the lighting circuit is attached to an outer perimeter of the sub-housing. A cover is positioned over the sub-housing forming a watertight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventors: Wing-Tak Hui, Andrew Matthew Hui, Martin Wing-Kin Hui
  • Patent number: 9879833
    Abstract: An example apparatus embodiment includes a flashlight operable from a primary electric storage battery and from another battery having an external casing that has a different outer diameter and possibly a different overall length than the primary battery. In some embodiments, a battery adapter extends a battery compartment to hold a longer substitute battery. In other embodiments a batter adapter holds a battery with a dimension, for example a diameter of the battery case, that is too large to allow the battery to slide into the battery compartment. Another example embodiment includes a battery adapter without a flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Nathaniel D. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9810385
    Abstract: A pocket carried work light has an elongate body with a first end, a second end, and defines a medial channel extending between the ends, the medial channel carrying a battery. A first electrode in the medial channel that electrically communicates with the battery and an electric circuit, a second electrode in the medial channel that communicates the battery and with the electric circuit and a switch communicating with the electric circuit. A pocket clip carried by the body and extending spacedly adjacent and parallel thereto, the pocket clip carrying a low intensity LED on a second surface opposite the body, the LED electrically communicating with the circuit to emit light waves when the electrical circuit is completed by operation of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Alexander Bonds
    Inventor: Alexander Bonds
  • Patent number: 9746881
    Abstract: A port expansion dock for a mobile electronic device comprises a housing, a connector positioned within the housing and configured to be connected to the mobile electronic device, and at least one video output port positioned within the housing and configured for a first connection to a first peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Phillip Q. Owens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9750167
    Abstract: A personal communication device (“PCD”) holder includes: an at least semi-rigid housing having a base wall and at least one side wall extending from the base wall so as to form a housing into which a user can place a PCD, the base wall and the at least one side wall including a conductive material so that the base wall and the at least one side wall bock are data signal blocking; and a lid configured to be moveable with respect to the housing so as to enable the user to (i) place the PCD into the housing and (ii) securely and releasably close the lid onto the housing, the lid also including a conductive material so that when the lid is closed onto the housing, the holder is data signal blocking, preventing a data signal from reaching the PCD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Caged Idea's LLC
    Inventor: Michael Nash
  • Patent number: 9743480
    Abstract: A two-level LED security light with a motion sensor. At night, the LED is turned on for a low level illumination. When the motion sensor detects any intrusion, the LED is switched from the low level illumination to a high level illumination for a short duration time. After the short duration time, the LED security light returns to the low level illumination for saving energy. The LED security light includes a power supply unit, a light sensing control unit, a motion sensing unit, a loading and power control unit, and a lighting-emitting unit. The lighting-emitting unit includes one or a plurality of LEDs which may be turned-on or turned-off according to the sensing results from the light sensing control unit. When the motion sensing unit detects an intrusion, the illumination of the LED security light can be immediately turned on to the high level to scare away the intruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Chia-Teh Chen
  • Patent number: 9739467
    Abstract: A portable light device includes a headlight disposed at one end of the portable light device. The headlight is adjustable and can be directed to a variety of angles. The headlight includes a reflector with facets and at least one light source positioned approximately in an optic center of the reflector. Further, the portable light device includes a floodlight panel disposed at a front side of the portable light device. The flood light panel includes one or more light sources and each light source is covered by a primary optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Gregg Lehman, Adam Green, Anthony Ryan Gibbs, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: 9712652
    Abstract: A cable including: a body having one or more elongated conductors and an electrically insulating sheathing covering the elongated conductor; and a connector disposed at at least one end for electrically connecting the elongated conductor to an electronic device; wherein at least a portion of the body has a rigidity such that the portion can be shaped into a predetermined configuration and maintained in the predetermined configuration when one or more of supporting the electronic device in a predetermined position or maintaining the body into a predetermined configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 9675383
    Abstract: An articulation element consisting of a plurality of adjustable jaw pairs for the purposes of fixating the relative position of coupled bars and/or bone pins of an external bone fixator. Each of the adjustable jaws consists of a pair of hemispherical jaw elements contained within a spherical housing. A passage is eccentrically arranged through the jaw elements to accept the pin or bar. The jaw elements have interposed between them a spring element that serves to bias the jaw elements in the closed position. Pins serve to provisionally lock the jaw elements in the closed position. Spring loaded buttons act to release the pins thereby allowing the jaw elements to open accepting the pin or bar. The jaws are attached in a back to back fashion through the use of a threaded collar which acts as a turnbuckle pulling the jaws together when tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Mullaney
  • Patent number: 9648860
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding and viewing a fishing lure is provided. The apparatus includes a flexible, elongated rod having a first end and a second end. A light assembly is attached to the first end of the elongated rod. The light assembly includes a light source, a battery, and a switch, wherein the light source is electrically coupled to the battery through the switch. A fastener is attached to the second end of the elongated rod and is adapted to hold a fishing lure or bait. Alternatively, a magnet may be attached to the second end of the elongated rod. The elongated rod is a flexible wire adapted to wrap around a fishing rod, thereby providing visibility during low light and night time conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Don Erickson
  • Patent number: 9630669
    Abstract: A system for dynamic distribution of bicycle lighting including a plurality of light sources coupled to and under operation of a controller. The controller controls power distributed to the light sources and provides dynamic illumination of the light sources according to bicycle operating condition data regarding the speed, angle of incline, angle of descent and geographic and terrain conditions in which the bicycle is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher Slaughter
  • Patent number: 9627802
    Abstract: Electrical charging devices and assemblies are provided herein. An example device includes a housing tray having a sidewall extending perpendicularly from the housing tray, the housing tray being configured to hold a personal electronic device, the housing tray including an electrical connector interface that couples with a charging connector of the personal electronic device. Also, the device includes an electrical connector for electrically coupling with a DC source, the electrical connector capable of being placed in either a deployed configuration where the electrical connector can couple with the DC source or a stored configuration where the electrical connector cannot couple with the DC source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: William J. Warren
  • Patent number: 9610994
    Abstract: A system for illuminating a bicycle having a frame comprising a plurality of tubular frame members wherein each frame member has a plurality of orifices. The orifices allow light rays to pass from inside each tubular frame member to outside each tubular frame member. Bulbs for emitting light are adapted to fit inside the tubular frame members and are conductively coupled to a power source. The power source is sized such that the power source fits inside a vertically situated tubular frame member. A planar platform, having a length in one direction that is less than the inside cross sectional diameter of the vertically aligned tubular frame member, is sized so that the platform fits inside the vertical tubular frame member. The platform supports the power source and is positioned such that the power source can be installed and removed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Brian Peterson, Michael Peterson, Sean Peterson
  • Patent number: 9599327
    Abstract: A multi-mode portable lighting assembly, such as a flashlight, is disclosed. The portable lighting assembly may include a plurality of lighting elements controllable by a plurality of switches. A first switch may be disposed on an outside portion of the portable lighting assembly and may therefore be accessible to a user under normal operating conditions. A second switch may be disposed within a compartment of the portable lighting assembly and may therefore be inaccessible to the user under normal operating conditions. The second switch may also be disposed on the outside portion of the portable lighting assembly. The second switch may have a plurality of positions and dependent on the selected position, the second switch may dictate the operation of the first switch with respect to the plurality of lighting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignees: 5.11, INC., INSIGHT 2 DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Tarter, Daniel DeBrunner
  • Patent number: 9337517
    Abstract: A solar powered cart is provided with a cabinet including a plurality of drawers, a plurality of doors, and a plurality of wheels mounted under the cabinet; a pivotal solar photovoltaic panel disposed on the cabinet and being capable of converting energy of light directly into electricity; a plurality of rechargeable batteries disposed in the drawers and capable of storing the electricity supplied from the solar photovoltaic panel; a controller electrically connected to the rechargeable batteries and capable of regulating charging and discharging of the rechargeable batteries and protecting overload; a transformer electrically connected to the controller for outputting DC voltage or AC voltage; and an air compressor disposed in the cabinet and electrically connected to the transformer, the air compressor being configured to output pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: E-MAKE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kung-Cheng Chen, Lung-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9161586
    Abstract: A mounting clip for attaching objects, such as flashlights to an article, includes a clipping portion dimensioned for attaching the clip to the article and an object mounting portion formed with the clipping portion. Objects of different widths are removably yet snugly grasped within the object mounting portion. The clipping portion includes upper and lower members defining a slot for receiving the article through a lip of the slot and frictionally securing the clip to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Brown
  • Patent number: 9080730
    Abstract: A combination reflector and LED conversion module for a non-LED flashlight includes a cup-shaped reflector including an interior with a reflective surface, an exterior, an open end, and an end opposite the open end; and one or more LEDs carried by the cup-shaped reflector adjacent the end opposite the open end. The combination reflector and LED conversion module replaces an existing non-LED bulb and reflector of a non-LED flashlight to convert the non-LED flashlight to a LED flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: XGLOW P/T, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Popper, Jensen Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 9057500
    Abstract: A flashlight has a casing extending along an axis, formed with a screwthread, and holding a battery having two poles. A light-emitting diode has a light-emitting head and a first and second integral lead wires. A holder is formed with first and second separate throughgoing holes, a seat into which the holes open and in which the diode head is fitted with the first and second wires extending outward through the respective first and second holes out of contact with each other, a reflector adjacent the seat, and a screwthread. The holder is fitted to the casing with the screwthread of the holder operatively engaged with the screwthread of the casing and the first wire pressed directly against one of the poles of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Inventor: Rainer Opolka
  • Publication number: 20150146416
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a personal lighting device for use by a person or which can be releasably mounted to a dog collar, and which includes a light component releasably attached to a mount. The light component comprises an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion comprises an outer shell with an ergonomic grip and a polished protective lens. The outer shell houses a series of LED lights that can be arranged equidistant from one another. The lower portion comprises a base with locking features for removably attaching the light component to the mount. The mount includes a receptacle that is sized to receive the base of the light component, and a locking mechanism including locking elements that cooperate with the locking features of the light component, and a spring steel flexure to form a spring biased locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jason Timothy Watson, Jeremy Eric Losaw
  • Patent number: 9039228
    Abstract: A flashlight holder for a brimmed helmet. The holder is formed of a body having a flashlight receiving section and a mounting section, the flashlight receiving section comprising a channel configured to repeatably and releasably retain a flashlight body and a coupling device, wherein the coupling device adjusts the friction between the flashlight receiving section and the flashlight body. The mounting section of the body of the holder includes a mounting slot engageable with the brim whereby the flashlight is held in a position beneath the brim substantially at the wearer's eye level and not extending substantially past the edge of the brim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: 1445 Designs Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher McCorkle
  • 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: 20150131276
    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: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Jack Sealey Limited
    Inventors: Tim Thompson, Jess I'Anson, Bao Yong
  • Patent number: 9028112
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a first and second housing; the first housing has an inner threading and a first protrusion. The lighting device includes a second housing having an outer threading and a second protrusion. A user advances one protrusion over the other in order to activate the lighting device. The lighting device also includes an arm that is part of the first housing and a post that is part of the second housing. The arm and post prevent the first housing from rotating to a point where the threading of the housings release. The arm may be flexed inwards to prevent allow for the release of the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Nite Ize, Inc.
    Inventors: Parker Stephen Ellenburg, Howard Steve Ellenburg, Barbara Kay Ellenburg
  • Publication number: 20150109769
    Abstract: An angle-adjustable lighting device includes a mounting device including a mounting base formed integral with or affixed to a pair of goggles, engineering cap, face shield or headphone and a plurality of arched retaining bars equiangularly spaced around the periphery of the mounting base and obliquely forwardly extending in direction toward each other, and a lighting device including a battery-operated LED, a switch operable to turn on/off the battery-operated LED and a rod member located at one lateral side thereof and terminating in a coupling ball that is detachably coupled to the arched retaining bars of the mounting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Hsi-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9004711
    Abstract: An eyeglass light assembly is disclosed. The eyeglass light assembly includes an ultra lightweight and configurable eyeglass light adapted to removably and interchangeably attach to an eyeglass frame or to be integrally formed with the eyeglass frame. The eyeglass light is adapted to provide a multiplicity of angle, pivot, and rotation configurations for varied use and adaptation at directing emitted light from an eyeglass frame. The eyeglass light is adapted to pivot and bend in various locations. The eyeglass light provides for hands-free use when mounted. In one embodiment, the eyeglass light includes and a flexible stem upon which the light is coupled. The stem is further coupled to clip members adapted to couple to one another to secure the assembly to eyeglass frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Helen Kallou Gerolemou
  • Patent number: 8985804
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a flashlight may include a tubular body and a finger rotation feature disposed on the tubular body. In other embodiments, a flashlight accessory may include a flashlight connector to removably attach to a flashlight, a finger rotation feature, and a finger trigger to activate the flashlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Andrew G. C. Frazier
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8960948
    Abstract: A light and associated mounting body is disclosed which is suitable for mounting on straps of different widths. In a particular embodiment the body can be mounted to the strap, for example a collar or the like, without removing the collar from the object it is attached to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Flewelling Ford Family Trust
    Inventor: Timothy D. F. Ford