Flat Flashlight Casing Patents (Class 362/200)
  • Patent number: 9568182
    Abstract: A purse security device according to the present invention includes a front panel having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, the front panel having a generally planar configuration. The purse security device includes a back panel having a front side and a back side opposite the front side, the back panel having a generally planar configuration. The back side of the front panel is operably coupled to the front side of the back panel. A circuit board having a battery is positioned on the front side of the back panel. A light element is situated on the front side of the front panel and electrically connected to the battery and selectively energized thereby. The back side of the back panel is selectively coupled to an inner wall of a purse for illuminating an interior area of the purse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Michael A. Juarez
  • Patent number: 9500346
    Abstract: A light dispersing flashlight cover adapted for selective attachment to a flashlight having an articulating head. The cover includes a platform supported in resilient cantilevered relation such that the platform is disposed in overlying, raised relation to at least a portion of the flashlight lens when the cover is in place. A light beam emitted through the lens is at least partially blocked by the platform and is dispersed radially relative to the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC
    Inventors: Christopher A. J. Iannello, Jon D. Burrow
  • Patent number: 8851697
    Abstract: A compact flashlight that allows a user to view documents in a dark situation without having to hold a flashlight. The pocket light fits easily over the top of the pocket and can be covered by a conventional pocket flap. The light is an LED display device that produces a significant amount of light so a user can check identification or documentation, as in a license check, or registration verification for police. The pocket light has a push button power switch that can be activated by the user through the fabric of their shirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Brian Quittner
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140226319
    Abstract: An automatic tactical light bar includes a body having a plurality of illuminated sides including at least a first illuminated side and a second illuminated side arranged around a central chamber; a plurality of illumination elements fixed to the illuminated sides with at least one illumination element per illuminated side; an electric circuit in communication with the illumination elements and the central chamber, the circuit including at least one orientation sensor; an electric power source in the central chamber and in communication with the plurality of illumination elements through the electric circuit, wherein the at least one orientation sensor controls one of plurality of illumination elements according to the electric circuit, wherein each of the at least one orientation sensors are arranged inside the body to selectively supply power to the at least one illumination elements corresponding to the first illuminated side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Howell
  • Patent number: 8702256
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emergency light device for marine use comprising a housing accommodating an electronic circuit, a least one transparent dome, and a first and a second shell member, said electronic circuit comprising at least one light emitting diode provided in the at least one transparent dome, an electrical power supply comprising at least one battery of the AA, AAA or AAAA type, and at least one operating switch, said emergency light characterized in that the housing has a width which is substantially larger than the height, preferably the width is at least double or triple the height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Alcares APS
    Inventor: Hans Poul Alkjær
  • Patent number: 8690379
    Abstract: A personal light including a battery power source connected in series with a light-emitting diode (LED) light source and a switching mechanism configured for non-contact actuation are disposed within a housing assembly. Linear, or rotational, switch actuation element movement may be employed. A holder for the personal light is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Robert L. Canella
  • Publication number: 20140085877
    Abstract: The present invention provides a heat dissipation device for a flashlight, comprising a lighting portion and a handheld portion; said lighting portion is provided inside an outer housing and comprises a lighting source adjacent to a front light cover and a light reflector; an end of said lighting source is connected to a power supply end via power wires, and one side of said handheld portion is attached with an elastic clip; characterized in that: a heat dissipating fin is attached to a back portion of said lighting source inside said outer housing; air vents are formed on a rear side circumference of said outer housing; whereby heated air generated by said lighting source is exhausted rearward from a side of said heat dissipating fin and along said air vents on said rear side circumference of said flashlight to maintain good air circulation between said flashlight and the user's garment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Wang Shih Hao
  • Patent number: 8585236
    Abstract: A manually powered hand held electrical device such as a flashlight is provided. The device has an elongate housing, a power-requiring functional element, a hinge element at the back of the housing, and a crank arm having an end rotatably attached to the hinge. The hinge allows the crank arm to rotate within an arc of 270 degrees between a resting position and an operating position. The arc is within a plane that includes the longitudinal axis of the housing. In the resting position, the crank arm is parallel to the housing; in the operating position, it is orthogonal thereto. The hinge is rotatable about the longitudinal axis of the housing, and consequently so too is crank arm. The hinge is connectable to a generator; rotation of the hinge element powers the generator, and the generator provides power to the power-requiring functional element such as a light-emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Stanton M. Tangeman, William P. Evans, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8545043
    Abstract: An illumination device for providing synchronous forward and backward lighting is disclosed. The illumination device includes a light housing of a predetermined shape and an illumination light source provided in the light housing. Also provided in the light housing is a reflector having a front section and a rear section, each of which sections forms a flared reflective area. Light emitted by the illumination light source in the light housing is reflected by the reflective areas of the front and rear sections of the reflector and hence directed both forward and backward, so as for the illumination device to provide wide-range lighting when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • Publication number: 20130215608
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a core having first and second surfaces, a side edge portion, and proximal and distal ends; along with first, second and third cavities. Light generating components include a light emitter in the first cavity, a switch in the second cavity and a battery disposed in the third cavity. A ribbon cable electrically couples the switch and battery. A first sheet-like stiffener overlays the first surface of the core. A first cover sheet overlays the first sheet-like stiffener to sandwich the sheet like stiffener between the first surface of the core and the first cover sheet. A second cover sheet overlays the second surface of the core. The first and second cover sheet members are joined together to form a flexible casing having an interior cavity. The core stiffener and light generating components are disposed within the interior cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: THOMAS KILLION
  • Patent number: 8511847
    Abstract: A portable light may comprise: a generally rectangular light body having a pair of opposing extensions or projections thereon, the light body having a generally rectangular cavity for receiving a source of electrical power therein; a generally cylindrical light head rotatably supported between the extensions of the light body adjacent the light body, the light head including a light source for producing light; and a switch for selectively actuating the light source. The light may include interchangeably a generally rectangular battery or a plural cylindrical batteries, and the battery or batteries may be rechargeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Streamlight, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond L. Sharrah, Peter J. Ziegenfuss, Brian Orme
  • 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: 8246204
    Abstract: A lighting assembly can comprise a cover and mounting assembly configured to receive and support a board-mounted LED. The cover and mounting assembly can comprise an outer surface with an opening corresponding to each board-mounted LED while otherwise covering the board of the LED. The cover and mounting include mounting points on its underside along with contact points positioned so that when the board-mounted LED is secured with the cover and mounting assembly, wires on the underside are brought into electrical connection with contacts of the board of the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Forrest McCanless
  • 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: 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: 8152328
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device including a power supply housing, a lighting head including at least one light source, and a connection arm having an elongated shape. The arm includes a first end connected to the housing and a second end connected to the head in order to mechanically connect the housing and the head, the latter being mobile relative to the housing between a first position in which the head is in the vicinity of and/or connected to the power supply housing, and at least a second position in which the head is remote and/or disconnected from the housing. The length of the arm is shorter than or equal to the largest dimension of the power supply housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Works (Europe) GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Parini, Philippe Praudel, Jocelyn Vecchio
  • Patent number: 8152329
    Abstract: A solar table lamp and solar flashlight combination includes a pivotal parallelepiped electricity generation and storage assembly including two solar cell panels mounted thereon, an internal circuit board, and a rechargeable battery. Electricity generated by the solar cell panels is supplied to the rechargeable battery for charging via the circuit board, and the circuit board can control on or off of the charging of the rechargeable battery. A pivotal parallelepiped illumination assembly includes a light source mounted on a front end, and a switch mounted thereon. Two links each include a first pivot pivotably connected to a midpoint of either side of the illumination assembly and a second pivot pivotably connected to a rear end of either side of the electricity generation and storage assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Chuan Cheng Hat Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Yie Liao
  • Patent number: 8152330
    Abstract: Lighted reading glasses are provided to enable clear reading of normal sized text to occur when the reading material is held at usual distances from the reader in poorly lit locations. The lighted glasses have high intensity lights, such as in the form of LEDs that generate narrow light beam cones and which are oriented in light modules to inwardly cant the light beam cones to meet and overlap so high brightness light is generated in a conical overlap area of light which is maximized in size in the range of normal reading distances. In another form, a clip-on light apparatus is provided that includes a spacer frame having opposite end portions each mounting lights, preferably constructed as described above. In one form, retainers at the end portions are adapted to releasably engage outer sides of the eyeglass lenses. The frame preferably incorporates a draw spring assembly to allow adjustments for different size glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Waters
  • 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: 8118456
    Abstract: A luminaire to illuminate surfaces comprises a housing, a mounting fixture and a light source. The housing includes a base having a bottom surface positionable on a surface to be illuminated, an interior, and at least one window providing access between the interior and an exterior of the housing. The mounting fixture extends at least approximately perpendicularly downward with respect to the bottom surface of the base to secure the housing into a peripheral portion of the surface to be illuminated. The light source has a principal axis of emission that is directed outwardly through the window of the housing at a downwardly oriented angle with respect to the bottom surface of the base such that, when in use with the luminaire mounted to the surface to be illuminated, the principal axis of emission of the light source is directed at a portion of the surface to be illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Express Imaging Systems, LLC
    Inventors: William G. Reed, John O. Renn
  • Patent number: 8104915
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a light powered by a battery, and a circuit having: a memory for storing a battery life information and voltage output information versus time for the battery to power the light, a controller operating a count down timer to accumulate an amount of time that the battery powers the light, a voltage measure circuit for monitoring the voltage output by the battery while the battery powers the light and supply the voltage output to the controller. The controller determines: a first remaining battery life by comparing the accumulated time to the battery life, a second remaining battery life by comparing the voltage output to the voltage output information, and the lesser of the first and second remaining battery lives. The flashlight includes a display for receiving a command from the controller to display the lesser of the first remaining battery life and the second remaining battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Osterhout Design Group
    Inventors: Ralph Osterhout, Michael J Keating, Antony Van der Mude
  • Patent number: 8042967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lamp module (10) comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED) chip (12) for emitting light, means (13, 15, 16, 17) for extracting and shaping the light emitted from the chip(s), and a base (21) for allowing the lamp module to be fitted and connected to a lighting device. The lamp module is characterized by at least one electrically switchable cell (22) adapted to receive light emitted from the LED chip(s), which cell in a first state transmits incoming light without substantially altering the direction of the light and in a second state alters the direction of the light when the light passes the cell(s). This allows for electrically controlled adjustable beam shaping. The present invention also relates to a lighting device (30) comprising such a lamp module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Ties Van Bommel, Chi Keung Lau, Yiu Wing Ha
  • Patent number: 7926988
    Abstract: Flashlights are provided herein that can be removable attached to a magnetic surface. A flashlight can include a body having a bulb end and a clip end, a light source connected to the bulb end, and one or more magnets attached to the body flashlight. In one example, a flashlight includes a pocket clip attached to the clip end, and the one or more magnets can be attached to the pocket clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Robinson
  • Patent number: 7883235
    Abstract: A lighting assembly that incorporates a high brightness LED in a compact assembly that is sealed and sufficiently durable for a continuous operational range of between 350 feet below sea level and 35,000 feet above sea level. Further, the flashlight of the present invention includes a novel modular interface arrangement that allows the flashlight to be interfaced with a variety of different equipment or reconfigured in order to facilitate use for different functionality such as a marker light, a runway indicator light or a weapon mounted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Inventor: Robert D. Galli
  • 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: 7869576
    Abstract: A power management system for a plurality of rechargeable vehicles comprising an administrator interface for transmitting messages to a rechargeable station network using a processor in communication with data storage; a dynamic information database comprising a classification for at least one user, a rechargeable station identification, a user contact device information, discretionary power consumption information, and at least one dispatchable or non-dispatchable power source; and computer instructions in the data storage for instructing the processor to provide at least one message to the rechargeable station network. An administrator initiates distribution of the at least one message, which is transmitted through at least one industry standard protocol, and the administrator manages distribution and usage of the dispatchable power and non-dispatchable power to the rechargeable station network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: TechRadium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Mark Stephen Ledder, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald F. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7857478
    Abstract: A wearable safety light apparatus includes a housing that includes a rear wall, a front wall and a perimeter wall extending between the front and rear walls. A light emitter is mounted in the housing and extends outwardly of the front wall. At least one battery is mounted within the housing and is electrically coupled to the light emitter to supply power to the light emitter. At least one lens is attached to the front wall and covering the light emitter. A strap is removably attached to the housing to removably attach the housing to a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Marvin Keller
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7852181
    Abstract: An electrical device has a battery, a load, wiring connecting the battery to the load, and a switch in the wiring closable by a magnetic field to energize the load from the battery. It is enclosed in a package or support having an envelope surrounding the electrical device, a magnet shiftable on the envelope between an on position juxtaposed with and actuating the switch and an off position spaced from and not actuating the switch, and a spring urging the magnet into the off position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Zweibruder Optoelectronics GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Opolka
  • Publication number: 20100309657
    Abstract: The present invention combines a USB memory device with flashlight to conveniently illuminate a computer USB port for easier insertion of the USB plug. The flashlight can be used independently from the USB memory device to illuminate any dark area. The light is integrated with the USB flash drive, battery powered, bright and focused through a housing which directs the light beam to the front end of the device. The assembly contains a printed circuit board (PCB) including LED bulbs which indicate operational status. The embodiment of the invention includes a removable cap that protects the USB plug and also has a feature which permits the light to pass through for flashlight use. The components are designed in a manner that utilizes physical features to interlock and contain the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Beverly Purdy, Craig A. Purdy, Christine Marquez
  • Patent number: 7780307
    Abstract: An illumination control apparatus for being applied to a hand tool has a modulized structure and easy to be assembled and operated. The illumination control apparatus primarily comprises a modulized switch circuit, and a housing for enclosing the modulized switch circuit. By pressing a pressing switch of the modulized switch circuit, a light emitting element electrically connected to the modulized switch circuit can be controlled to provide or shut illumination thereof. Besides, the illumination control apparatus is firmly affixed to the hand tool by a screwing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Shin Yueh Handtool Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hung Wen Lin
  • 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: 7758203
    Abstract: A portable illuminator includes a contained power source and an integrally contained light source that is selectively inserted into the handle portion of a vaginal speculum. The portable illuminator includes an electrical interface that permits selective connection to at least two electrical devices for purposes of at least one of supplementing, replacing and recharging the contained power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. McMahon, Steven R. Slawson, Dale C. Saddlemire
  • Patent number: 7745066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to materials comprising hydrophilic polymers and immobilized proteorhodopsin and the use of such materials as an optical information carrier. The material comprises one or more hydrophilic polymers that are capable to form a homogeneous phase with proteorhodopsin prior to solidification to a solid form. The hydrophilic polymer, for example, is silica sol-gel, gelatin, polyvinylalcohol, agarose, agar, methyl cellulose, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl pyrrolidone, polyethylene glycol, or a mixture thereof. The solid material having immobilized proteorhodopsin is deposited on a substrate selected from the group consisting of glass, paper, metal, fabric material, plastic material, and used as an optical data storage material or a fraud-proof carrier. The present invention further provides a security ink comprising proteorhodopsin and one or more hydrophilic polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Danisco US Inc,
    Inventors: Rasmus B. Jensen, Bradley R. Kelemen, Joseph C. McAuliffe, Wyatt Charles Smith
  • Patent number: 7699493
    Abstract: A personal light including a battery power source connected in series with a light-emitting diode (LED) light source and a switching mechanism configured for non-contact actuation are disposed within an environmentally sealed chamber. A reflector is employed to maximize reflection of light emanating from the LED and a lens having an anti-reflective coating thereon associated with the LED opposite the reflector to enhance the light output and magnify the narrow beam of the LED. The switch employs an actuation mechanism exterior to the chamber to activate and deactivate the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Inventor: Robert L. Canella
  • Patent number: 7683275
    Abstract: A miniature switch module includes a battery harness attached to a circuit board. A diaphragm or pushbutton type switch and a battery are sandwiched between the retainer and circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Playhard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Moore, Christian James Moore
  • 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: 7670024
    Abstract: A portable utility light comprises a first housing portion, a second housing portion, and a light-emitting source disposed in the second housing portion. The first housing portion has a first end rotatively coupled by a joint to a first end of the second housing portion. The first housing portion is rotatable about the first end of the second housing portion to a first position and a second position. The light-emitting source is electrically coupled to a power supply by an activation switch. The first housing portion is configured to at least partially cover the light-emitting source when disposed in the first position. The first housing portion is configured to support the second housing portion and the light-emitting source in an upright bearing when disposed in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Leslie, David Mallard, Elliott P. Montgomery, Taek Kim, Roland Zeder
  • Patent number: 7575347
    Abstract: An auxiliary light source has battery operated LEDs and uses embedded magnets to attach the light source to another object. The light beams from the LEDs shine along axes that are parallel to the central axes of the magnets. This makes the auxiliary light especially adapted for magnetic attachment to an inspection mirror because the projected light beams will shine on objects the user of the mirror intends to have illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventor: John Daly
  • Patent number: 7563001
    Abstract: An adapter for a portable light source permits a module to be attached to the portable light source and powered by the power source of the portable light source. In one embodiment of the invention, the power source is a battery and the adapter includes a bottom plate and a housing defining a compartment that holds the module. In this embodiment, the bottom plate of the adapter features a positive contact opening and a negative contact opening adapted to receive and electrically communicate with the positive and negative terminals of the battery. The bottom plate of the adapter also includes positive and negative contact leads which communicate with the contact openings and the module so that the latter receives power from the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Bobbin, John Devaney, Mark Dirsa
  • Patent number: 7549770
    Abstract: A flashlight or lantern having a separate modular component that is preferably powered by the flashlight or lantern power source and is mounted within a pocket or recess on the outer surface of the body of the flashlight or lantern. The module can be a secondary lighting source or a device such as a tracking mechanism or GPS receiver. The module can be semi-permanently or detachably mounted to the flashlight or lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Koehler-Bright Star, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Devaney, Mark F. Dirsa
  • 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: 20090103291
    Abstract: A lighting lamp having an enclosure housing a DC power source and contact parts for connection to a printed circuit card connected with a light-emitting diode. The contact parts comprise first contact elements electrically connected with the power source and second contact elements designed to pass successively through a pair of holes situated in a tight intermediate wall of the enclosure and a through a pair of slots of the card. Soldering of the second contact elements onto the card, in addition to electric connection of the power source, enables a tightly sealed compartment to be achieved in the enclosure around the card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: ZEDEL
    Inventors: Sebastien Jarzac, Stephane Huguenin, Paul Petzl
  • Patent number: 7497591
    Abstract: An eyestrain reducing device is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the eyestrain reducing device includes a lighting unit having a lighting unit housing; a plurality of light openings provided in the lighting unit housing; and a plurality of lights provided in the lighting unit housing adjacent to the plurality of light openings, respectively. At least one of the plurality of lights is an infrared light. A power source is connected to the plurality of lights. A switch is provided on the light unit housing and electrically connected between the power source and the plurality of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Inventors: James L. Bix, Ginny D. Bix
  • Publication number: 20090034246
    Abstract: Oil-type cigarette lighters are converted to small flashlights by utilizing the lighter insert sub-assembly to house a LED module and a battery module. These modules are connected together by an insulated wire passing through the wick hole of the insert sub-assembly and a switch that contacts the hinge side of the lighter outer case lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventor: John Alfred Ayres
  • Patent number: 7478918
    Abstract: A portable lamp comprises a LED-based lighting module, a rotary selector switch for selecting the operating mode, and a power supply battery, the whole assembly being housed in a compact case which is coupled to a fixing plate with multidirectional orientation. The lighting module and the selector switch are arranged side by side on the front face, the fixing plate being joined to the case by a ball and socket joint arranged in a housing provided at the base of the case between the selector switch and the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Zedel
    Inventors: Paul Petzl, Raphael Bortolotti
  • 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