With Or Comprising Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/191)
  • 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
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: LIH YANN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    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
    Assignee: COMPUROBOT TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: MSB INCORPORATED
    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
    Assignee: ZWEIBRUEDER OPTOELECTRONICS GMBH & CO. KG
    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: 8960949
    Abstract: A multi-mode portable illumination device includes a switch structure featuring a substantially planar member and a mechanical switch which requires a relatively small amount of force and a short stroke distance to actuate. The mechanical switch is attached to a member which contains circuit(s) adding additional functionality to the multi-mode portable illumination device. The member has conductive springs attached to either end that are used to complete the electrical circuit with the battery and the lamp, while their compressive force is absorbed by a housing protecting the switch structure. A conductive strip is used to improve the conductivity of the circuit in a metal multi-mode portable illumination device which has been provided with an electrically resistive protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Greg W. Koch, Bruce K. Bangerter, Kevin E. Collier, Darrell B. Steinicke
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8956003
    Abstract: The invention is a light housing with a switch that holds an LED light that shines directly on the depth meter of a standard downrigger. In the present embodiment the housing is molded plastic shaped to conform to the particular downrigger that it is to be deployed on. Other embodiments are manufactured to specific downriggers and are comprised of a light housing and switch housing. The invention shines the light directly on the depth meter for the deployment of the downrigger in low or no light conditions to allow the user to deploy the downrigger using both hands for deployment while providing a light source to shine on the depth meter allowing for precise depth positioning and avoiding damage or loss of equipment. This lighted depth meter allows the user to quickly deploy fishing equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Wayne Raymond Mol
  • Patent number: 8944931
    Abstract: This invention relates to a training aid 10, 100 for a golfer. The training aid 10 mounts to a golfer's cap 24 or sunglasses and includes a battery powered collimated light source 12 in the form of an LED which is configured to emit collimated, visible light. The aid 10 further includes an electronic circuit which comprises a microcontroller 17 which is drivingly connected to the LED and an electronic orientation sensor 16 which is configured to sense the orientation of the LED. The circuit and LED are housed within a housing and a mounting formation is provided for mounting the training aid 10 to a user. In response to an orientation of the light source 12 sensed by the electronic sensor 16, the microcontroller 17 automatically interrupts emission of light when the training aid 10 is orientated outside of a predefined operative angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Willem Andre Sternberg Nell, Pieter Rynners
  • Patent number: 8931914
    Abstract: A flexible solar light includes a lamp portion, a main body portion, and a goose neck portion. The goose neck portion connects the lamp portion and the main body portion, which is flexible and configured to be bent in a shape and maintains the bent shape. The lamp portion and the main body portion are configured to form a portable flashlight, a light stand, a wall lamp, or a ceiling lamp by engaging or separating each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Ji Yong Kim, Man Duck Kim, Chung Han Kim
  • Patent number: 8911103
    Abstract: A portable light includes: a cylindrical housing having a longitudinal axis and receiving a bezel and a lamp for projecting a light radially away from the longitudinal axis; and a cradle assembly including a clamp for receiving the cylindrical housing, wherein the clamp includes a plurality of features for engaging selected ones of corresponding features on the cylindrical housing to secure the cylindrical housing at a selected rotational position about its longitudinal axis with regard to the cradle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Matthews, Ronald S. Gibson, Michael D. Anderson, Michael D. Picciotta, Hien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8905572
    Abstract: A portable light includes an elongated housing having a longitudinal axis, a light source positioned within the elongated housing, and an attachment member movably coupled to the elongated housing to hang the portable light from a support structure. The attachment member is movable to a first position, in which the attachment member generally extends from the elongated housing in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis, and to a second position, in which the attachment member generally extends from the elongated housing in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Gareth Mueckl, Timothy Janda, Wade F. Burch, Kyle Harvey
  • Patent number: 8905573
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light body having a light source near one end for emitting light in a substantially transverse direction; a switch actuator near the end of the light body for controlling the light source; and a stowable hanger affixed to the light body near the end thereof. The light body may have an external opening and a given cross-sectional shape and size for receiving a light source module having an exterior of the given cross-sectional shape and size. The light source module may comprise: a light source, a reflector, a heat sink thermally coupled to the light source, a lens, reflector, and a lens ring holding the lens. The portable light may also comprise: a clip extending adjacent the light body in a longitudinal direction, wherein the clip is rotatably mounted so as to be movable about the light body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Matthew B. Dalton
  • Publication number: 20140339982
    Abstract: A portable illuminating device is provided. The device has a rechargeable battery that can be re-charged using a wide variety of power sources, making is especially appropriate for use away from conventional power sources. The device can be connected to a wide variety of fittings that allow the device to be attached to users and to other objects. In some arrangements, the device includes a CPU that manages the power voltage and the temperature of the device so that its operation can be optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel Joel Freschl
  • Publication number: 20140334139
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting system for lighting the interior of an enclosure. The enclosure has at least one movable door or drawer for opening and accessing the interior of the enclosure. The lighting system includes a light assembly with a lower casing and an upper casing. The light assembly also includes a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) mounted within the upper casing, at least one battery mounted within the upper casing, electrical circuitry connecting the plurality of LED's to the battery, a means for mounting the lower casing to a surface, and a electrical receptacle mounted within the lower casing. The lighting system further includes a magnetic switch including an electrical cable or harness. The cable has an electrical plug configured to electrically mate with the receptacle of the lower casing. The magnetic switch has a means for mounting to an interior enclosure surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Robert W. Smith
  • Patent number: 8882292
    Abstract: A multi-spectrum emitting device includes one or more emitters configured to emit in a first spectrum and a second spectrum, a switching mechanism with at least two switching elements. configured to change an emitted light from a first spectrum to a second spectrum, and to change a blink pattern of emitted light. The first spectrum may be a non-visible light spectrum and the second spectrum may be a visible light spectrum. Devices may also include a unitary housing extending substantially upward and inward from a base of the device, the housing configured to emit light therethrough and to receive a power source for the device therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: S & S Precision, LLC
    Inventors: Johnny E. Swan, Michael Aaskov, Andrew C. Borland, David Rogers
  • Patent number: 8870414
    Abstract: A utility illumination device comprises a first end member, a second end member and a light tube coupled between the first end member and the second end member. The first end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. Analogously, the second end member has at least one faceted surface along an edge thereof. The illumination device further comprises an illumination assembly within the light tube that comprises a light source. The illumination device is manually adjustable to change the direction of light emitted from the illumination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory William Goeckel, David P. Bohman
  • Publication number: 20140313708
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus and method is disclosed for illuminating a surface using solid-state light emitting diodes (LEDs). The lighting apparatus consists of a plurality of LEDs arranged in an array form, a base for mounting the LEDs, an electrical power supply, and a fixing means for attaching said lighting apparatus to a surface to provide an upward lighting. In some embodiments disclosed in the invention, the base has a shaped surface. In other embodiments, a lensing means is provided. In some embodiments, the LEDs are mounted at an angle. According to the present invention, a method for providing an upward lighting to a surface using LEDs is provided, wherein the lighting apparatus is attached near the bottom of the surface to be illuminated and the angle between the plane of said surface and the center of the light beam from the LEDs is less than 45 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Yihao Cheng
  • Patent number: 8851706
    Abstract: The lighted road cone has a base and an elongate hollow pyramidal body having a plurality of faces extending upward from the base. A column of lights is disposed on each face of the pyramidal body, the lights extending from proximate the base upward to proximate a top portion of the hollow body. A controller turns the lights on and off. Preferably, each column has a pair of red lights near the base of the device, an intermediate pair of blue lights disposed upward from the red lights, and then a pair of red lights disposed upward from the blue lights. A top dome light may be disposed on the top of the hollow body. The lights may be prismatic in shape. Alternatively, the lights may be arranged in polygonal layers that circumscribe the pyramidal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Abdulreidha Abdulrasoul Alsaffar
  • Publication number: 20140293591
    Abstract: A flexible solar light includes a lamp portion, a main body portion, and a goose neck portion. The goose neck portion connects the lamp portion and the main body portion, which is flexible and configured to be bent in a shape and maintains the bent shape. The lamp portion and the main body portion are configured to form a portable flashlight, a light stand, a wall lamp, or a ceiling lamp by engaging or separating each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Ji Yong KIM, Man Duck Kim, Chung Han Kim
  • Patent number: 8845123
    Abstract: Apparatus for mounting accessories to guns. Some embodiments provide gun mounts each including a body and a magnet to magnetically couple the mount to the gun. The bodies are shaped and dimensioned to mechanically retain the accessories (which can be flash lights). The magnets are mechanically coupled to the bodies (and can be an integral portion thereof) and cause magnetic fields. Given the shapes and dimensions of the bodies, the positions of the magnets relative to the bodies and relative to the barrels of the guns when the bodies abut the barrels, the magnetic field strengths are within a range sufficient to releasably and magnetically couple the magnets and the barrels. In some embodiments the magnetic field strengths are sufficient to limit the ranges of motion of the mounts relative to the guns during the shock created by firing the gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Defender Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Marlin Fridley