Mating-halves Type Flashlight Casing Patents (Class 362/196)
  • Patent number: 10401002
    Abstract: An LED light source module is provided and includes: a light source plate that has a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other, where several LED light sources are attached on the first surface; a power driving module, configured to be electrically connected to the light source plate; and an integrated lens assembly, fixed on the light source plate and having several lens units respectively capped outside the corresponding LED light sources, where the integrated lens assembly is configured to have an accommodating space and the power driving module is accommodated in the accommodating space, and magnetic elements and/or mechanical connecting elements are assembled into the integrated lens assembly and run through the light source plate and are adsorbed and/or assembled on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengwang Xu, Songjing Jiang, Shitao Deng, RuiKai Lian
  • Patent number: 9964290
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a light housing extending from a light head and defining an envelope line extending along a side thereof, the light housing having a recess in the side thereof inward of the envelope line; a light source supported by the light head and energizable to produce light; a switch for selectively energizing the light source; and a clip disposed in the recess of the light housing and configured so that the clip is substantially in the recess and substantially within the envelope line of the light housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, W. Ross McLennan
  • Patent number: 8944629
    Abstract: The invention discloses a power generating device comprising a first shell, a magnetic unit, a second shell and an inductance coil. The first shell comprises at least a first engaging part. The magnetic unit is disposed on the first shell. The second shell comprises at least a second engaging part which is detachably engaged to the first engaging part making the first shell and the second shell form a space, wherein the magnetic unit is disposed inside the space. The inductance coil is disposed on the second shell inside the space, and the magnetic unit is surrounded by the inductance coil. When an external force is applied to the first shell and the second shell, the first engaging part moves relatively to second engaging part, and the inductance coil generates an induced current by sensing changes of a magnetic flux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Shen-Ko Tseng, Juinne-Ching Liao
  • Patent number: 8833962
    Abstract: A portable pocket light, comprising three sections; (1) a main body containing an electric circuitry board, battery compartment, and a power switch; (2) a lamp section containing a light source, a lens, and a means for rotatably attaching said lamp section to the main body and facilitating rotation of said lamp section in a 300 degree arc about the an extended axis of said main body, and (3) a sheath section comprising two prongs, and an axial means for rotating said main body an unimpaired 360 degrees within the confines of the two sheath prongs. The two prongs further facilitate a self-standing base by means of which the pocket light may rest on a surface and provide stable, adjustably aimed illumination in a plurality of directions and orientations. The pocket light is fabricated with an integral spring-loaded clip which enables temporary attachment of the pocket light to the brim of a wearer's cap, a shirt pocket, or other stable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Wai-Shing Peter Ko
  • Patent number: 8721111
    Abstract: A flashlight zooming structure includes a main body and a zooming assembly screwed on one end of a neck of the main body. In the zooming assembly, a transparent lamp cup centrally formed with a convex lens is received in a cup seat, the cup seat is screwed into a cap, and the lugs on the outer periphery of the cup seat are received in the corresponding peripheral notches of a receiving section extending from one end of a middle annular element. To illuminate a distant or nearby target, the zooming assembly mounted around the neck of the main body is rotated in the desired direction so that the light emitted by a lighting unit at one end of the neck of the main body is projected outward through the transparent lamp cup in the zooming assembly as a convergent or divergent light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • Patent number: 8573795
    Abstract: A warning lamp has a first assembling member, a second assembling member, a clamping space, an illuminating unit and a battery unit. The first assembling member is pervious to light and has a concave clamping section. The second assembling member is detachably and securely connected with the first assembling member and has a concave pressing section. The clamping space is formed between the pressing section and the clamping section and is capable of receiving a bar. The illuminating unit and the battery unit are securely mounted in the first assembling member. Because the second assembling member is detachably and securely connected with the first assembling member, the warning lamp can clamp different objects at different positions of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Yin-Wu Lai
  • Patent number: 8376570
    Abstract: A portable illumination system comprising distal and proximal members rotatably coupled to one another. The rotatable coupling between the members includes resistive rotational feedback across a plurality of independent rotational regions between the members. A rotational switching mechanism is configured to switch between an activated state and a deactivated state. The activated state includes an electrical coupling between an electrical power source and an electro-optical output device across a plurality of independent rotational regions between the members. The plurality of independent rotational regions of the activated state corresponds to a linear or lengthwise alignment between the distal activated indicator and the activated proximal indicator. The plurality of independent rotational regions of the resistive rotational feedback may be coordinated with the plurality of independent rotational regions of the activated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tactical Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Kennedy, Greg Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8348454
    Abstract: A flashlight having a handle with a clamp integrated therein, so that the flashlight can be used in either hands-free or in a portable mode. The handle of the flashlight can comprise clamp arms that are biased in a closed position, and can form a clamp, which can be affixed to an object. A battery housing can be disposed between the clamp arms, or one or both of the clamp arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Blackbeam LLC
    Inventors: Louis F. Henry, Justin Cohen
  • Patent number: 8297779
    Abstract: A device for power supply of a portable electric lighting lamp by batteries or a storage battery unit, said device being composed of a front case housing a system of electric contacts connected to the lighting module, of a rear case in the form of a cover, and of a fixing system comprising first articulation means and first clip-fastening means to assemble the rear case to the front case. A storage battery unit is housed in an insulating enclosure to constitute a single intercalated part able to be inserted between the front case and the rear case, said enclosure comprising second articulation means and second clip-fastening means designed to operate in conjunction with said first means of the fixing system when the storage battery unit is fitted instead of and in place of the batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Grégory Martin, Frédéric Piu, Paul Petzl
  • Patent number: 8282237
    Abstract: A signaling or emergency light-emitting device comprises a shell (1) that is made of a watertight transparent material and is provided with a crush resistant structure, containing a LED illumination circuit which is provided with a battery (16) rechargeable through a coil (19) that can be linked in its magnetic flux with an inductive power source, with a microprocessor (22) and a radiofrequency transceiver (23). The shell (1) comprises a base (5) and a cover (6) that are joined together by means of a series of fixing screws (10), a seal (2) that extends radially and enlarges the rest surface for the base (5) is interposed peripherally between the base (5) and the cover (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: SOBEI S.r.l.
    Inventor: Angelo Vittozzi
  • Patent number: 8215792
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a plurality of light source assemblies within a light housing. The light source assemblies include a light emitting diode disposed in tubular lens. The light housing is attached to an edge of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John R. Brown
  • Patent number: 8210707
    Abstract: Provided is an improved flashlight structure applicable to a flashlight for use at special sites. The flashlight structure includes a press switch whose protruding end is constantly received in a recessed area. Therefore, should the flashlight be dropped, with the press switch facing down, the press switch will not be pressed inward (and hence turned on or off) by accident. Also, the flashlight structure includes a partition plate for separating batteries in the flashlight and preventing the batteries from overheating due to close contact. A lighting unit connected to the open end of the flashlight structure is peripherally provided with ribs of different widths for engaging with the corresponding slots and thus positioning the lighting unit properly. An annular isolation portion in the middle section of the press switch is tightly engaged with the inner periphery of an end hole of the flashlight structure to prevent entry of external moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Ching-Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8210711
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light (1) especially a wall or ceiling light protected from spray water and used to receive at least one long gas discharge lamp (5), said light comprising a closed housing formed by an at least transparent base part (3) which can be mounted in a fixed location and holds electrical devices, and an at least transparent coupling part (2). The base part (3) and the coupling part (2) are injection-molded from the same charges of thermoplastic material in a common mold which is essentially symmetrical in terms of the injection process, and overlap along peripheral edges on both sides, one edge being an insertion edge (10) and the other edge being embodied as a U-shaped receiving element (9) for receiving the insertion edge (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: IBV Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Vonhoff
  • Patent number: 8197084
    Abstract: A mobile illuminating device includes a generally cylindrical housing including: illuminating elements in the form of light-emitting diodes (LED) fixed on a support plate, electrical/electronic control and/or connectors between the illuminating elements and a battery. An axially extending section of the housing forms an interior space divided into a plurality of receptacles occupying respective circumferentially adjacent portions of the axial section. A first of the receptacles contains the diodes and a second of the receptacles contains batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Works (Europe) GmbH
    Inventor: Gilles Jean-Albert Bernard Dubois
  • Patent number: 8182109
    Abstract: Various lighting device implementations and related methods may be used to selectively provide various types of light in response to user-actuated controls. In one example, a lighting device includes a plurality of light sources, a body, a head, and one or more controls adapted to adjust operation of the light sources. The body includes a housing. The head includes a bezel adapted to rotate relative to the body to select between at least a first one of the light sources and a second one of the light sources. The head also includes a lens adapted to rotate eccentrically relative to a centerline of the head in response to rotation of the bezel. The lens includes a light inlet adapted to be selectively positioned over the first light source, the second light source, or neither of the light sources as the lens rotates eccentrically relative to the centerline of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Matthews, Michael D. Picciotta, William Wells
  • Patent number: 8157409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light emitting means having a structure that can be used as a light emitting ornament in a sports ground or an event location, a fishing light for the long-line fishery, or light emitting means that can be formed to a specific shape by being continuously assembled with another light emitting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Centro Corporation
    Inventor: Woo-Kyung Sim
  • Patent number: 8147089
    Abstract: Various structures are provided that may be advantageously used in one or more illumination device designs. In one example, a lens is movable among a plurality of light sources to facilitate selection of which light source is used to provide light for the illumination device. In another example, electric power is provided only to the light source that is used to provide light for the illumination device. Rotation of a bezel of the light source can determine which light sources provides light for the light source and which light source receives electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: SureFire, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Matthews, Michael D. Picciotta, William Wells
  • Patent number: 8128255
    Abstract: A structure for securing a conductive strip of a flashlight includes a flashlight main body formed therein with a receiving space for receiving batteries. The receiving space has a lateral surface formed with a groove whose cross-section tapers toward the center of the receiving space and is configured for receiving the conductive strip coupled to a switch assembly, along with an insulating element corresponding in width to the conductive strip and having a predetermined length. Once installed in the flashlight main body, the conductive strip is separated from the batteries in the receiving space, thereby preventing the batteries from overheating, which might otherwise result from direct contact with the conductive strip. The main body further has a rear end coupled with a pressing portion formed of a pliable material such that a switch of the switch assembly is switched on or off by pressing the pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • Patent number: 8113696
    Abstract: A universal light ball system has a light source with a substantially round housing disposed within a substantially elongated housing so that the light source may be directed by changing the orientation of the substantially round housing relative to the substantially elongated housing. The substantially elongated housing may be inserted into another member such as a the hollow top of landscape edging in order to provide unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing landscape lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Inventors: Roman F. Striebel, Michael Rowell
  • Patent number: 7972026
    Abstract: Housings are described that include snap fittings or connections that can be placed on portions of the housing to allow assembly of the housing in the field, without the need for assembly tools or welding. Reduced assembly time and cost, as well as the reduction/elimination of tooling costs for assembly tools and/or associated hardware can therefore be realized. Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can include a snap fitting with first and second portions, e.g., male and female portions, including a portion having a tab or clip punched out of a sheet and including a holding protrusion or portion, and another portion having an aperture or depression configured and arranged to receive and be held by the holding portion. Preferred embodiments can be utilized as light pole base covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory L. Warner, Andrew J. Bankemper, Brian J Orth, James D Francis
  • Patent number: 7914169
    Abstract: A light-emitting product (for example, a flashlight) includes a first housing includes a light source for emitting light and a lens system that is adjustable in position relative to the light source. The second housing can be attached to the first housing and includes a power source for the light source. When the first housing and the second housing are attached, the first housing and the second housing can be moved relative to each other to adjust the position of the lens system relative to the position of the light source to focus the light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Bryan L. Hesse, John Rotondo, Michael L. O'Banion, Joseph Paul, David Mathieu
  • Patent number: 7883243
    Abstract: An LED light may comprise a light emitting diode selectively energizable for producing light; an electronic circuit for selectively energizing the light emitting diode; and a heat sink of a thermally conductive material, wherein the light emitting diode is thermally bonded to the heat sink; and wherein the electronic circuit is attached to the heat sink. The light may have a pair of contact springs extending from the heat sink and the electronic circuit may include thermal conductivity enhancing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Snyder
  • Patent number: 7850331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a body and a plurality of light source assemblies within a light housing. The light source assemblies include a light emitting diode disposed in tubular lens. The light housing is attached to an edge of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John R Brown
  • Publication number: 20100232149
    Abstract: A flashlight assembly includes an outer housing, an inner housing received in the outer housing, a cover partially received in the outer housing, and a base disposed in a top of the outer housing. The base has a protrusion extended into the inner housing via the outer housing. The base has two side grooves respectively defined in a lateral of the protrusion. The inner housing has two male projections. The cover has two female recesses. Each male projection engages with one of the two female recesses. The cover has two side protrusions. Each side protrusion engages with one of the two side grooves. The outer housing, the inner housing, the cover, and the base are firmly assembled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Su-Chang Liao, Di-Shun Liao
  • Patent number: 7771076
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a housing having a substantially elliptical perimeter and an elongated aperture for accepting the digits of a user's hand. A first light emitting source is positioned in the housing for projecting a beam of light into a distance in front of the user. A second light emitting source is positioned in the housing for projecting a beam of light toward a surface proximate the user's feet. The housing includes a handle between the aperture and the substantially elliptical perimeter for gripping the light emitting device and wherein the elliptical perimeter distributes a weight of the light emitting device substantially evenly across the user's grip to prevent the user's grip from becoming fatigued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Steven Mattheis
  • Patent number: 7758205
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a lamp support, an electric light-generating mechanism in the lamp support, a covering member around the lamp support, a barrel body joined on the covering member, and an adjustment member; the adjustment member is threadedly joined in the lamp support, and can be turned to adjust a position of a focal point of light emitted from a light source of the light-generating mechanism; front and rear heat-conducting components are positioned on front and rear ends of the light-generating mechanism respectively, and they contact the lamp support and the barrel body respectively; heat produced from functioning of the light-generating mechanism will be conducted away from the front heat-conducting component to the lamp support and from the rear heat-conducting component to the barrel body, and the light source is prevented from being damaged by the heat produced from it continuing shining for an extended length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventor: Yun-Zhao Liu
  • Patent number: 7731404
    Abstract: An illuminator (10) for a plurality of optical fibers (12). The illuminator (10) comprises a housing (14) that can be formed of two housing halves, (14a) and (14b) of a suitable material such as an opaque ABS plastic. First and second compartments (16, 18) are provided in the housing. A suitable battery (20) is contained within the first compartment (16) and a light source (22) is contained in the second compartment (18). The light source (22) is preferably a LED. The light source (22) is mounted upon a printed circuit board (24), which, in turn, can be mounted upon a heatsink (24a), for example, a black, anodized aluminum. An optical coupler (26) is associated with the light source (22) and comprises a central body (28) arrayed along a light source axis (30) and has a proximal end (32) with a lens (34) adjacent the light source (22) and a distal end (36). At least one lateral projection (38) (preferably, two) is formed on the central body (28), the lateral projection (38) including mounting means (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania Inc
    Inventor: Charles M. Coushaine
  • Patent number: 7674013
    Abstract: A light assembly, comprising: a translucent housing; an inner wall disposed in the translucent housing, the inner wall and the translucent housing defining an inner cavity; a plurality of light emitting diodes electrically coupled to a power source; a switch for electrically connecting and disconnecting the plurality of light emitting diodes to the power source and activating an operating mode including sequential flashing of the plurality of light emitting diodes, the plurality of light emitting diodes and the power source being disposed in the inner cavity; and a removable base configured to be secured to the inner wall, the removable base defining a bottom portion of the housing, the switch being located in the removable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Leslie, David Mallard, Elliott P. Montgomery, Taek Kim, Roland Zeder
  • Patent number: 7635208
    Abstract: A modularly constructed hand held, utility light is described and taught having a sealed electrical module and a separately attached hand-hold module. The hand-hold module includes two half shells that when assembled and attached to the electric module completes the utility light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Multiway Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul Hedrick
  • Patent number: 7604366
    Abstract: A portable reading lamp includes a lower and an upper cover assembled together to enclose therein a printed circuit board (PCB), a plurality of light-emitting units, a laser-illuminating unit, a power supply unit, and switches for switching on and off the light-emitting units and the laser-illuminating unit. The assembled lower and upper covers define an inward curved front surface, from where the light-emitting units irradiate light onto a predetermined area to help in reading at a dark place without the need of a light-guiding plate, enabling a largely reduce size of the portable reading lamp. With the laser-illuminating unit, the portable reading lamp may serve as a laser pointer. And, magnets may be externally attached a bottom of the lower cover, enabling the portable reading lamp to serve as a magnetic memo holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Lionbrook Technology Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 7594741
    Abstract: A bicycle lighting device configured to be mounted to a bicycle includes a lamp case, a control case and a mounting unit. The lamp case has a light emitting diode arranged therein. The control case is connected to the lamp case by a hinge. The control case is configured to clamp onto a handlebar. A control circuit for controlling the light emitting diode is installed inside the control case. The mounting unit is for attaching the lamp case and the control case to the handlebar in such a fashion that the lamp case and the control case are drawn close together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Shinpei Okajima, Masashi Goto
  • Patent number: 7562997
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a shell, a battery device held in the shell, a light emitting member installed on a front end of the shell, and a tail cap for the shell; the battery device includes a casing, and several single-part batteries held in the casing; the casing comprises two covering parts, which are joined together; the battery device further includes a socket on the casing; positive and negative poles of the battery device are exposed through front and rear ends of the casing respectively, and they are electrically connected with the sockets; a circuit board is secured in the tail cap, and electrically connected with the battery device; the circuit board has a built-in microcomputer controller to control power to the light emitting member; after a plug of a charger is inserted in the socket of the battery device, the batteries together will be charged through the charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Yun-Zhao Liu
  • Patent number: 7534006
    Abstract: A disposable flashlight uniquely suited to operation in high humidity and water exposure conditions, such as those encountered in search and rescue missions at sea. The bulb, which is preferably a high intensity super-bright light emitting diode, is energized to produce light using a battery connected to it via a switch and an electrical circuit. The switch completes the electrical circuit via an electrically conducting fluid, allowing the electrical current to flow from the battery and the bulb to illuminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Goswami, Vinita Goswami
  • Patent number: 7524081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a light housing including a light source being rotatably connected by a rotatable connection means to a lighting device body, said body having said rotatable connection means positioned so as to allow said light housing to lay adjacent said body and to define therebetween a narrow space which is accessible in a base to top direction. The present invention also provides a light housing for a lighting device, said light housing including a light source holder at one end thereof, said light housing also including means to receive a mounting member at one end of said light housing opposite to said light source holder, said light housing being characterised by said light source holder allowing limited pivotal movement of said light source when said light source is mounted in said light source holder, said limited pivotal movement being in the range of 5° to 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John Robert Brown
  • Publication number: 20090016049
    Abstract: A modularly constructed hand held, utility light is described and taught having a sealed electrical module and a separately attached hand-hold module. The hand-hold module includes two half shells that when assembled and attached to the electric module completes the utility tight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventor: Paul Hedrick
  • Patent number: 7448773
    Abstract: A decorative structure includes at least one hollow modeling shell and at least one limiting ring. The modeling shell is assembled by two corresponding half bodies. An outside of one half body corresponds to an inside of the other half body thereby the two half bodies are positioned in the same direction. The modeling shell has at least one connecting portion along jointed ends of the two half bodies. The limiting ring surrounds an outside of the connecting portion for supporting the modeling shell. Accordingly, the present invention positions the two half bodies in the same direction so that the modeling shell is positioned before being assembled to reduce its volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Inventor: Chi-Shih Lai
  • Publication number: 20080165529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flashlight with battery cartridge assembly which comprises a case disposed with a light source assembly and a battery cartridge assembly which is removably inserted into the case, wherein the battery cartridge assembly comprises a battery cartridge and an end cap which are fixedly connected with each other, and a switch is disposed between the battery cartridge and the end cap, and the battery cartridge is in a tubular shape for housing one or more batteries, and one end of the battery cartridge which faces the light source assembly is disposed with a first electric contact and a second electric contact, both of which are electrically connected to the light source assembly respectively, and the other end of the battery cartridge which faces the end cap is disposed with a third electric contact and a fourth electric contact, both of which are electrically connected to the switch respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: KAPER INDUSTRIAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Shiu-Fai Stephen MAN
  • Patent number: 7390104
    Abstract: A snapped together portable lamp assembly may be formed with a deformable reflector. Cutouts in the reflector form a resiliently flexible web that enables axially flexing to initiate a spring operated electrical switch. A covering lens may transmit the initiating force to turn the lamp on or off. The structure is compact, easily operated with a single touch and inexpensive to make.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Osram Sylvania, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles M. Coushaine
  • Patent number: 7387402
    Abstract: A multiple lens LED flashlight is disclosed and comprises a quick release opening mechanism combined with a slow release battery mechanism for easy replacement of batteries. A reverse tapered handle provides a secure grip and ensures proper and safe use of the multiple lens LED flashlight. Various different lens designs refract light emitted from the LEDs and create one or more of a wide angle of projected light as well as concentrated narrow beam of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Chun Wai Lui (Phillip)
  • Patent number: 7344267
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating the interior of a balloon includes a cylindrical plug with an integrally-formed radially extending integral flange insertable within the balloon neck. A light element is affixed to the plug and disposed within the neck. A battery is electrically connected to the light element and is typically mounted next to the light element, or includes the light element in a single assembly. Switching is provided to turn the lighting element on and off which, in the preferred embodiment is effected by inflating the balloon with the apparatus inserted into the balloon neck. The light element may be affixed to the head of the apparatus by magnetic means, by means of a screw-on cap, or by other well-known techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: Domenic Carito
  • Patent number: 7338189
    Abstract: An LED utility light includes a hollow housing having a wider upper light portion connected to a narrower lower handle portion. The light portion has a lens opening covered by a lens permitting light generated from an array of LEDs to exit the housing. A magnet mounted on the housing releasably retains the utility light on a support surface. The magnet is releasably attached to the housing and can be rotated about an axis generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Alert Safety Lite Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Kovacik, Paul S. Blanch, Joseph J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7325944
    Abstract: A portable rechargeable LED utility light is releasably retained in a charging base for recharging an internal battery. Light is provided by an array of LEDs, typically rows and columns, that can be connected to the battery in groups by a switch having at least two “on” positions. The light has at least one hook member stored in a recess in the back of the housing and a pair of handle cushions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Alert Safety Lite Products Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Kovacik, Paul S. Blanch, Joseph J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7281814
    Abstract: A car flashlight structure, which can be plugged into a car charger, consisting of a cylindrical body, a cap disposed on a front end of the cylindrical body, a casing cover socket joined to the cap and an illumination assembly disposed within the cylindrical body. The illumination assembly is provided with at least one accumulator unit, at least one LED light, and configured with a contact switch. According to the aforementioned structure, the car flashlight can be plugged into a conventional car charger to replenish electric power, and is taken out directly from the charger to use, whereupon the cap is pushed forward to actuate the contact switch and provide an electric current to the LED light of the illumination assembly, thereby furnishing the user with auxiliary illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Inventor: Tieng-Teng Sheen
  • Patent number: 7261432
    Abstract: An illuminated ball formed by two substantially identical mating elements. Each mating element has an exterior surface bounded by an edge, an annular surface joined to said exterior surface at the edge, two opposed radial recesses formed in the annular surface, a well abutting a portion of the annular surface and one of the recesses, and an alignment guide abutting a portion of the annular surface and the other of the recesses. The alignment guide extends away from the exterior surface and includes a hole therethrough in alignment with the recesses. The mating element is matable with a second, substantially identical mating element by the well of each mating element receiving the alignment guide of the other element. The channel formed by the cooperation of the recesses and holes of both mating elements is sized to contain a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Inventor: Gerett Habitz
  • Patent number: 7222985
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a waveguide body, a source of illumination, a triggering mechanism, a battery, a connecting ring, and controlling circuitry. The device is attached to an article (such as a set of keys) using the connecting ring. The source of illumination includes at least one light emitting diode (LED) whose output is in optical communication with the waveguide body so that when lit, the LED's output illumination is transmitted throughout the waveguide body. Power to the LED(s) is supplied by the battery and is controlled by the controlling circuitry and the triggering mechanism. The triggering mechanism includes a motion or movement detector, preferably based on an electro-mechanical spring-switch. The light from the LED transmits throughout the waveguide body creating an even, soft glow-like illumination through the entire body thereby illuminating the relatively large waveguide body of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Inventor: Susan Henoch
  • Patent number: 7217003
    Abstract: A flashlight having a light-emitting diode light source with first and second leads extending therefrom, a power source, a power source frame enclosing at least a portion of the power source; a housing containing the light source and power source, a switch located adjacent the power source and operable to close a circuit including the light source and the power source, and wherein one or all of the following may be included 1) a keyring extension extending from a power source frame or the housing with the keyring extension having an opening whereby an article can be attached to the keyring extension and includes a keyring lock wherein upon exerting a force against the keyring lock, the keyring lock is opened to permit the article to be attached to the keyring extension; 2) the housing is comprised of translucent material; and 3) the housing includes at least one side cover which is not integral with the housing and the at least one side cover being selected from anodized aluminum, anodized metal, anodized met
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Armament Systems & Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: 7192156
    Abstract: The present invention is a waterproof indicator light, which solves the problem that the length of the space needed for the battery is too long, caused by the battery needing to be in serial connection for the conventional waterproof indicator light. The invention includes a step-up apparatus in the illuminating module to reduce the number of batteries needed, or to change to a button mercury battery that has a lower voltage and is smaller. Then, the step-up apparatus is used to increase the voltage. By so doing, it largely reduces the space needed for the battery set, increases the length of the refracting surface for the illuminating module, and increases the illuminating effect as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventor: Chih-Wen Hung
  • Patent number: 7172309
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a light emitting diode, power source, momentary contact switch for manually activating the flashlight, and a split-ring clip for attachment to key-rings, baggage, and various articles of clothing. The flashlight body includes an interchangeable bottom wall, suitable for engraving, printing, silk screening, or stamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin L. Parsons
  • Patent number: RE41795
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lighting device having a light housing including a light source being rotatably connected by a rotatable connection means to a lighting device body, said body having said rotatable connection means positioned so as to allow said light housing to lay adjacent said body and to define therebetween a narrow space which is accessible in a base to top direction. The present invention also provides a light housing for a lighting device, said light housing including a light source holder at one end thereof, said light housing also including means to receive a mounting member at one end of said light housing opposite to said light source holder, said light housing being characterised by said light source holder allowing limited pivotal movement of said light source when said light source is mounted in said light source holder, said limited pivotal movement being in the range of 5° to 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Dalton, Angelo Kotsis, John Robert Brown
  • Patent number: RE44281
    Abstract: An LED light may comprise a light emitting diode selectively energizable for producing light; an electronic circuit for selectively energizing the light emitting diode; and a heat sink of a thermally conductive material, wherein the light emitting diode is thermally bonded to the heat sink; and wherein the electronic circuit is attached to the heat sink. The light may have a pair of contact springs extending from the heat sink and the electronic circuit may include thermal conductivity enhancing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Snyder