Handle Or Bail Patents (Class 362/399)
  • Patent number: 10137823
    Abstract: An adaptive cornering light system for a motor vehicle includes an exterior mirror head, housing at least one lighting module that having a plurality of LEDs arranged in sectors to provide different lighting functionalities. One LED or light sector is provided for adaptively illuminating a cornering area that extends along the side of the vehicle toward the front of the exterior mirror head. This “cornering LED” is adaptively activated if the speed of the vehicle is below a threshold speed, or in response to additional optional parameters such as steering angle, turn-signal blinker activation, and running lights activation. Another LED or light sector may be used as a security light to illuminate or display a message on the ground in the door area adjacent the side of the vehicle. Interior lights are also disclosed. User input may also control options for illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Daniel Fritz, Ilka Rötzer, Eugen Meier, Oliver Schmidt, Romeo Wieczorek, Andrea König, Peter Hein, Alexandru Dobrete, Andreas Herrmann, Christopher Moase, Adam Di Fiore, Phillip McKenzie, Marco Cid, Simon Belcher
  • Patent number: 9055142
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a first interconnector portion configured to fasten to a side part of a first housing portion of a portable apparatus, and a second interconnector portion rigidly connected to the first interconnector portion and configured to fasten to a second housing portion of the portable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Gareth Osborne, Esa-Sakari Maatta, Hutch Hutchison, Anton Fahlgren, Casper Asmussen, Ville Henrikki Vehkapera, Juha Kuivas, Yu-Chieh Lee, Noriaki Saika
  • Patent number: 8858044
    Abstract: A foldable LED table lamp is provided. The foldable LED table lamp includes a base, an elongated holder, an elongated lamp body, an LED emitting element fixed in the lamp body, and a touch sensitive switch. The elongated holder has a first end hinged to the base and an opposing second. The elongated lamp body has a first end hinged to the second end of the holder. The lamp body is rotatable between a first position where the lamp body is substantially perpendicular to the holder and a second position where the lamp body is juxtaposed with and parallel with the holder. The touch sensitive switch is mounted on the base and is configured to control the LED emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiang-Kuo Tang, Dao-Cai Zheng, Xiao-Ling Yang
  • Patent number: 8840264
    Abstract: A portable work light clamp system includes a first clamp handle assembly having a proximal end, a mid section and a distal end and a gripping/standing member rotatably coupled to the proximal end of the first clamp handle assembly, a second clamp handle assembly having a proximal end and a distal end and a gripping/standing member rotatably coupled to the proximal end of the second clamp handle assembly, a light assembly coupled to the distal end of the first clamp handle assembly that includes a swivel base member and a light housing pivotally coupled to the swivel base member by a light pivot to selectively pivot 50 degrees about a longitudinal axis of the light pivot and a light base coupled to the swivel base member and rotatable relative to the light base by a swivel connector to selectively rotate 360 degrees around a longitudinal axis of the light base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: IBT Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Francisco Molina, Glenn Robinson
  • Patent number: 8794811
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a transparent or translucent panel and a light module comprising a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) devices. The light module is mechanically connected to an edge of the panel with the LED devices oriented to inject light into the edge of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: GE Lighting Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Germain, Sebastien Magnan
  • Patent number: 8789243
    Abstract: The invention is a disposable cover handle cover for a surgical light head, and more particularly to a single-piece, integrally-formed disposable handle cover for a surgical light head and the like. The disposable cover includes a single-piece hollow member having a first open end adapted to receive the positioning handle of the surgical light head housing a camera and a second open end generally opposite the first end. The second end is closed off by a lens disposed within and integral with the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Douglas Denmark
  • Patent number: 8752987
    Abstract: The present invention solves the problem of secure engagement of a thin gauge light handle cover to a light handle. This is possible by way of a simple addition to existing light handle covers. Vacuum structures are a critical improvement of the present invention over the prior art. The prior art has uniformly tried to use a seal between the shield rim and the light handle cover behind which a vacuum would be attempted to be formed. Where the post and shield covering sections have sufficient structural strength, such a seal and vacuum can be obtained. With thin gauge polymers, it is simply not practical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Inventor: Moshe Mike Hoftman
  • Patent number: 8714788
    Abstract: A spotlight includes a main housing, an illumination device received in the main housing and an angle adjusting arrangement. The angle adjusting arrangement includes an adjustable handle and a locking mechanism. The adjustable handle, having a predetermined curvature, is outwardly extended and rotatably mounted to the main housing and is arranged to selectively and rotatably move with respect to the main housing so as to selectively adjust an angle of inclination between the adjustable handle and the main housing. The locking mechanism is coupled between the adjustable handle and the main housing for selectively retaining the adjustable handle at a predetermined angle of inclination with respect to the main housing so that when the adjustable handle is held by a user, the illumination device is arranged to generate the illumination at a predetermined orientation corresponding with the angle of inclination of the adjustable handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Fermi Chi Hung Lau
  • Publication number: 20140085904
    Abstract: The invention discloses an LED light fixture, which comprises a lamp body and a lamp handle connected therewith, wherein the lamp body adopts an AC (Alternating Current) LED as a light source. As the LED light fixture does not need a power supply, the light fixture has the advantages of being small, having a simple structure and saving materials; as a plurality of small planes are used for forming a complete multi-stage sagittal reflecting surface, the light fixture has higher reflection efficiency; as a gland strip and a shielding mechanism are adopted, the reverse side of the product has a complete structure and is lightproof; as non-through screwed connection holes are formed at positions of the lamp body, at which the lamp body is connected with the lamp handle, the light fixture has superior sealability and watertightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: CASTER LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Frank TSAO, Yanchao HU
  • Patent number: 8662719
    Abstract: An operating light (1) has a housing (2), which has a light exit opening (4); a holding system, which is coupled with housing (2) and is designed to movably hold the operating light; at least one light source (3) as well as at least one corresponding optical system to direct light emitted by the at least one light source (3) in the direction of light exit opening (4). A grip assembly unit (14) is provided approximately in the middle of light exit opening (4). The grip assembly unit (14) has a handle (5) to pivot the operating light (1) into a desired position. At least one rotating ring (11) is located between the handle (5) and the housing (2) and is rotatable in relation to the handle (5) and is designed to set various functions of operating light (1). As an alternative or in addition, a touch-sensitive sensor element (15), which is designed to set various functions of operating light (1), is located between the handle (5) and the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Dräger Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Rohwedder, Hanno Kretschmann, Sven Müller
  • Patent number: 8646569
    Abstract: A mounting ring with which an engaging hook of a fall-preventing member is to be engaged and a flexible handle member are fixed within an area of a cabinet section that is located upward of a first plane passing through the position of a center of gravity of the cabinet section generally in parallel to the bottom surface of the cabinet section and located to one side of a second plane passing through the position of the center of gravity in intersecting relation to the first plane. The speaker unit hung by the handle member being held with a hand of a human operator is inclined, so that the mounting ring is oriented upward near the hand. Thus, the human operator can perform with ease an operation for engaging the engaging hook with the mounting ring with one hand while holding the handle member with the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Yoshida, Katsuya Tanaka, Tadashi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 8599035
    Abstract: Equipment module indicator handle apparatus and methods are provided for displaying indications of the status conditions of equipment module circuitry using a light-conductive handle body that includes at least one handle leg at least partially composed of light conductive material and configured to transmit emitted light from a proximate end of the indicator handle toward a distal end of the indicator handle to visibly display a status condition of the module circuitry to a user on a surface of the indicator handle that is spaced apart from the wall of a chassis of the module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Richard A. Crisp, David W. Williams
  • Publication number: 20130308318
    Abstract: The improvements include an illuminator for a gun comprising a manually manipulated and storable external IR filler with a plurality of radially directed circumferential tabs integrally extending from the frame to allow a manual torque to be applied to the frame to manually screw it into and out of the bezel in the field. A high g-force diaphragm shock mount for the lamp includes a receptacle which positions the longitudinal axis of the lamp on the optical axis of the reflector. The field serviceable lamp assembly is an integrated or modular and sealed unit. A field serviceable electronics module is accessed by removing the rear bezel. The illuminator handle includes a double locked latch lever. A T-Slot to Picatinny adapter allows a SureFire T-rail fitting of the handle to fit a conventional Picatinny rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: SureFire LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Z. Jigamian, Michael D. Picciotta, Ronald S. Gibson
  • Patent number: 8469553
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Publication number: 20130077326
    Abstract: A lamp holder for holding a source of LED light includes a lamp holding component that is sized and arranged to securely receive the source of LED light. Keyed openings, engageable with fasteners associated with the mounting surface, are used to releasably attached the lamp holding component to the mounting surface and to urge the source of LED light against the mounting surface once the lamp holding component is attached thereto. Electrical contacts carried by the lamp holding component, provided to engage corresponding electrical contacts of the source of LED light, are also arranged to urge the source of LED light against the mounting surface when the lamp holding component is attached to the mounting surface. The lamp holding component also includes resiliently mounted holding elements for releasably holding the source of LED light in an accessible location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alan E. Zantout, Dennis M. Breen, IV, Benjamin D. Swedberg
  • Patent number: 8376569
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a lamp head configured to emit light; a lamp head holder including a lower base, an upper base and a first pivot mount supported by the upper base, the upper base being rotatably connected to the lower base such that the upper base and the lower base are rotatable relative to each other about a first axis of rotation, and the lamp head being rotatably connected to the pivot mount such that the lamp head is rotatable relative to the upper base about a second axis of rotation defined by the pivot mount; and a clamp pivotably connected to the lower base of the lamp head holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Pelletier, Karl Vanderbeek, Brian McNeill
  • Publication number: 20130021807
    Abstract: A lamp unit 10 includes a lamp 100, a lamp holder 102/103 for holding the lamp 100, a handle section 108 used when removing the lamp unit 10 from a projector, and a support section 251/252 for supporting the lamp unit 10 from below. The support section 251/252 includes a front side support section 251 for supporting the lamp unit 10 at a front side of the lamp unit 10, and a back side support section 252 that is disposed behind the lamp 100 and is for supporting the lamp unit 10 at a tip thereof located outside an outer circumference of the lamp 100 when the lamp unit 10 is viewed from front.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoto Saruwatari, Masanori Gotou, Hiroshi Sekido, Makoto Hoshino
  • Patent number: 8333492
    Abstract: An illumination module for a vehicle includes at least one illumination source for illuminating a target area at the vehicle. The illumination module may be mounted at a handle of a vehicle door and may be operable to illuminate the handle region and/or pocket region of the vehicle door and to illuminate a ground region adjacent to the vehicle and generally below the door handle assembly. The illumination module may include an icon established thereat and the at least one illumination source may back light the icon so that the icon, when the illumination module is activated, is viewable by a person viewing the vehicle. The illumination module may project or direct the illumination toward a targeted area so that the icon is discernible at the targeted area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Donnelly Corporation
    Inventors: David A. Dingman, Brett A. Gorby, Keith D. Foote
  • Patent number: 8317374
    Abstract: A modularly constructed hand held, utility light is described and taught having a sealed electrical module and a separately attached handle module. In one embodiment. module includes two half shells that when assembled and attached to the electric module. Various embodiments of the handle module may comprise an articulation mechanism configured to allow the user to manipulate the direction of the light provided by the utility light by rotating the utility light in at least one direction. The articulation mechanism may comprise one or more of a ball and socket joint, a ratchet mechanism, or any other suitable device configured to allow a user to manipulate the direction of the light provided by the modular utility light. In another embodiment, the handle module may comprise a strap configured to facilitate cord management and/or allow a user to hang the modular utility light above a work area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Multiway Industries (HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul A. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 8308333
    Abstract: A surgical lamp that includes a carrying system, a lamp body, and at least one handle having an illuminant. The handle is at least partially formed of a translucent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Fritze, Kamran Tahbazian, Rudolf Marka
  • Patent number: 8262246
    Abstract: A flashlight includes a lamp head configured to emit light; a lamp head holder including a lower base, an upper base and a first pivot mount supported by the upper base, the upper base being rotatably connected to the lower base such that the upper base and the lower base are rotatable relative to each other about a first axis of rotation, and the lamp head being rotatably connected to the pivot mount such that the lamp head is rotatable relative to the upper base about a second axis of rotation defined by the pivot mount; and a clamp pivotably connected to the lower base of the lamp head holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Pelletier, Karl Vanderbeek, Brian McNeill
  • Patent number: 8220972
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 8083368
    Abstract: A spot light includes a universal body, a light arrangement, and a spot light accessory. A spot light accessory having a plurality of accessory elements selectively and detachably coupling with the universal body to transform the universal body from one configuration to another configuration such that the type of spot light, the hand carry method, and even the supporting method of the floor stand are flexible depends on the customers needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Fermi Chi Hung Lau
  • Patent number: 8025420
    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. A battery compartment can be disposed within one of the clamp arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Blackbeam, LLC
    Inventors: Louis F. Henry, Justin Cohen
  • Patent number: 7850329
    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. A battery compartment is disposed within one of the clamp arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Blackbeam, LLC
    Inventors: Louis F. Henry, Justin Cohen
  • Patent number: 7832906
    Abstract: A transport device used to connect to a jack-o-lantern which serves to both provide for an illumination source and an easy manner in which to transport the jack-o-lantern when it is illuminated. There are also provided related systems and methods of use of the device. The result provides for a jack-o-lantern to be easily transported as a lantern or costume prop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Inventor: Kirk A. Damman
  • Patent number: 7789543
    Abstract: A light fixture having a head, a yoke and a base, the yoke having handles for carrying the light fixture. Placing the handle at the upper part of the yoke is very efficient if the light fixture is to be carried. Access to these handles is possible directly in a flight case because there is sufficient space for getting access to the handles above the yoke. In terms of small light fixtures, an individual can easily carry the light fixture by these handles and safely lift the light fixture from a flight case. In the case of very large light fixtures, two individuals can lift the fixture from both sides of a flight case and can carry the light fixture by the handles. By placing the handles as high as possible in relation to the light fixture, the light fixture can be carried in a very stable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Peter Manscher
  • Patent number: 7726863
    Abstract: A medical handle device having an illumination apparatus with at least one optical semiconductor component and a method for manufacturing such a hand-held device are displayed. It is proposed that in order to adapt the hand-held device to the specific requirements of a medical application such as uniformly high light emission, high mechanical resistance, sterilizability and electric safety, the illumination apparatus is provided with a base body, at least one blind hole arranged in the base body, a light-emitting window which is formed by the part of the base body extending from the bottom of the blind hole to the first end of the base body and is connected to a cover device which is connected to the base body and with which the blind hole forms a hermetically sealed interior, whereby the at least one optical semiconductor component is arranged in the hermetically sealed interior and the base body and the cover device are made of an electrically non-conducting material that can withstand sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: W&H Dentalwerk Bürmoos GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Brandstaetter, Anton Schalda, Wolfgang Wendtner
  • Publication number: 20100061111
    Abstract: A modularly constructed hand held, utility light is described and taught having a sealed electrical module and a separately attached handle module. In one embodiment. module includes two half shells that when assembled and attached to the electric module. Various embodiments of the handle module may comprise an articulation mechanism configured to allow the user to manipulate the direction of the light provided by the utility light by rotating the utility light in at least one direction. The articulation mechanism may comprise one or more of a ball and socket joint, a ratchet mechanism, or any other suitable device configured to allow a user to manipulate the direction of the light provided by the modular utility light. In another embodiment, the handle module may comprise a strap configured to facilitate cord management and/or allow a user to hang the modular utility light above a work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Paul A. Hedrick
  • Patent number: 7641353
    Abstract: A light attachment for fastening to a carrier structure including a light source (4), a battery (5) and a light source controlling switch (23) comprising a casing (1) with a front side and a rear side and including a head portion (16) with a first opening (17) for the light source (4) in the front side and an elongated body portion with a second opening for a switch actuating arm in the front side and further comprising a removable elastic sleeve (6) for surrounding at least partially the elongated body and the carrier structure to urge and fasten the rear side of the casing (1) to the carrier structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Inventors: Bretislav Kostal, Vladimir Kupa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090310375
    Abstract: A light fixture having a head, a yoke and a base, the yoke having handles for carrying the light fixture. Placing the handle at the upper part of the yoke is very efficient if the light fixture is to be carried. Access to these handles is possible directly in a flight case because there is sufficient space for getting access to the handles above the yoke. In terms of small light fixtures, an individual can easily carry the light fixture by these handles and safely lift the light fixture from a flight case. In the case of very large light fixtures, two individuals can lift the fixture from both sides of a flight case and can carry the light fixture by the handles. By placing the handles as high as possible in relation to the light fixture, the light fixture can be carried in a very stable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: MARTIN PROFESSIONAL A/S
    Inventor: Peter Manscher
  • Patent number: 7400232
    Abstract: A vehicle grab handle is provided to assist entry into the vehicle, such as an RV, semi tractors, emergency vehicles, utility vehicles, construction equipment and agriculture equipment and other vehicles. The handle includes a pair of spaced apart end bases and a grab bar extending between the bases. A keypad is provided in one of the bases to provide keyless entry into the vehicle or other controls of the vehicle. An LED is provided in the opposite end base so as to illuminate the grab bar. Multiple LEDs having different colors may be provided, with electrical circuitry connected to the door lock and to a vehicle alarm so that solid or blinking lights and different colored lights provide a visual display corresponding to the locked or unlocked status of the door, the activated or deactivated status of the alarm, or status of other vehicle accessories including diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: TriMark Corporation
    Inventors: Anita L. Reichling, Dave Magner, Daniel J. De Boer
  • Patent number: 7374319
    Abstract: A lighted handle includes an elongate light transmitting member that has first and second end portions. First and second support surface engageable mounting brackets carry the first and second end portions of the light transmitting member. A narrow beam light emitter is located in the first mounting bracket and has a light beam emitting end. The light beam emitting end faces the adjacent first end portion of the light transmitting member and is aimed longitudinally along the light transmitting member to make the same more visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventors: Richard J. Camarota, Richard Hartmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7370989
    Abstract: An impact resistant assembly for a handheld fluorescent task lamp, comprising a housing configured as a hollow tubular handle; a generally tubular lens body molded of a substantially clear plastic material, seated in a recess within a first end of the housing and enclosing at least one compact fluorescent bulb; an elongated spine member extending from a rearward side of the first end of the housing approximately parallel to a longitudinal axis thereof and configured for slidingly supporting the lens body on a track formed along a rearward portion of the lens body; and a resilient bulkhead disposed within a distal portion of the lens body for cushioning a distal end of the at least one compact fluorescent bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Bayco Products, Ltd.
    Inventors: Bijan Bayat, James Newton, Max Alan Probasco, Shawn Christopher Traylor
  • Patent number: 7367689
    Abstract: An adjustable light includes a base member, which is a shell-like member, having a circuit board and a battery set therein and having a pivot portion and a magnet at an end thereof. The base member can be attracted on a surface, which is made of a magnetic attraction material, by the magnet. A pivot base is pivoted on pivot portion of the base member, on which a switch is provided. An illuminating tube member has a transparent tube and a lamp in the tube. The tube has two lids to close two ends thereof. A shaft is inserted through one lid to pivot the illuminating tube member on the pivot base, and a hook mount is pivoted on the other lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Hiever Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tony Huang
  • Patent number: 7347582
    Abstract: An invertible light source that may be configured in either an upright or an inverted configuration. The invertible light source may include a hanger that can be positioned at various locations on the housing of the light source to convert the invertible light source between the upright and inverted configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Dorcy International, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Kung
  • Patent number: 7321385
    Abstract: A surgical light system (10) includes a lighthead (44) coupled to a suspension arm (41?) adapted for mounting to a surface (14) of a surgical room. A bulb (130) is disposed in the lighthead. A processor (120) in the lighthead is operatively coupled with the bulb for controlling an intensity of light of the bulb and is adapted to generate a lighthead status signal representative of a first status of the lighthead. A control apparatus (32, 34) is in operative communication with the processor (120) in the lighthead. The control apparatus receives the lighthead status signal and selects a set of control algorithms from among a group of algorithms based on the lighthead status signal for controlling the lighthead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2008
    Assignee: Steris Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Rus, Terry A. Drabinski, James A. Petrucci, David Jesurun, Alan J. Greszler, Yury Keselman
  • Patent number: 7296906
    Abstract: The invention relates to a soft handle having a lighting apparatus, which includes a lighting apparatus and a spring switch being received in one end of a shaft of the handle. The handle has a soft shell with inner liquid for comfortable use and has the lighting apparatus to emit lighting ray as a flashlight. The handle includes two functions in a single body and then obtains utilization and improvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Inventor: Michael Chien-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 7207694
    Abstract: A light emitting diode light system has a plurality of light emitting diodes, a focusing member secured at a fixed distance from the light emitting diodes, and a substrate with a central section in a generally rectangular configuration securing the diodes in a common plane whereby light from the light emitting diodes is focused by the focusing member and projected to a patient for operating and examination purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Boyd Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Petrick
  • Patent number: 7175303
    Abstract: An LED utility light has a hollow housing with an upper light portion and a lower handle portion, the housing being formed by a rear shell and a front shell with a lens aperture formed therein. An LED circuit board assembly disposed in the housing has an array of LEDs arranged in rows facing the lens opening. A reflector member is mounted between the circuit board assembly and the lens opening and has a plurality of light apertures formed therein corresponding to the array with each LED being visible through an associated one of the light apertures, the reflector member having a reflective front surface. A lens member is mounted in the lens opening for passing light generated by the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Alert Safety Lite Products Co., Inc
    Inventors: James D. Kovacik, Paul S. Blanch, Joseph J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7172311
    Abstract: Disclosed is a preferred flashlight device configured for potential use with another item such as a firearm or in activities where some manual dexterity of the hand grasping the flashlight is required. Preferred devices include downwardly-extending light and handle portions, interconnected by a transverse member. Preferred devices include moveable connections between the light and handle members and the transverse member, so that the direction of a beam emanating from the flashlight can be optimized to an activity undertaken while holding the flashlight, for example during a two-handed pistol firing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: First-Light USA, LLC
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Ross
  • Patent number: 7150540
    Abstract: A portable utility light has a hollow housing formed of releasably joined front and rear housing halves with a lens opening. A plurality of LEDs is mounted in the housing adjacent the lens opening and positioned in rows and columns. A reflector member has a plurality of cone-shaped apertures each receiving one of the LEDs with a facing reflective surface. A transparent lens member is mounted in the lens opening to permit light generated from the LEDs to exit the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Alert Safety Lite Products Co, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Kovacik, Paul S. Blanch, Joseph J. Smith
  • Patent number: 7121696
    Abstract: A light cover for protecting recessed lighting fixtures from exposure to fluid during painting or other ceiling treatments has a shield, sized to fit over a baffle and an outer trim of a recessed lighting fixture, and a mounting flange sized to fit within the baffle and frictionally engage the light cover to the baffle. The light cover has a handle located on the shield and the handle is used to engage the flange to the baffle to secure the light cover to the recessed lighting fixture prior to a ceiling treatment. The handle is also used to disengage the flange from the baffle to remove the light cover from the recessed lighting fixture after completion of a ceiling treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: John Lyle Whitfield, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7101057
    Abstract: A flash light has a barrel for batteries, a lamp, a switch for opening and closing a circuit a lens, a cap, and a pistol grip handle extending transversely from the barrel. The handle includes a trigger with a magnetic to activate the switch in the barrel. The barrel is watertight between the barrel, the cap and a transparent face mounted with the cap. A reflective parabolic lens surface has multiple protrusions arranged on the reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Pelican Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Parker, John Paul Hoven, Alstair Warren Jarrett, Kevin Deighton
  • Patent number: 7001044
    Abstract: A portable worklight designed to illuminate a 360 degree area. The worklight includes a triangular-shaped base with three side members. Mounted on each side member is a rotating and pivoting light head that includes two diagonally aligned light cavities. Mounted inside each light cavity is a horizontally aligned halogen bulb with a concave reflective shield mounted behind the bulb. Mounted over the front face of each light cavity is a glass plate and a chevron-shaped frame. Attached to the rear surface on each worklight includes a handle. Each light head is mounted on a rotating U-shaped bracket that allows the head to rotate upward and downward approximately 45 degrees. The bracket is also able to rotate 360 degrees over the side member. Each light head also includes a separately operated ON-OFF switch that controls the operation of the halogen bulbs contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Monte A. Leen
  • Patent number: 6997583
    Abstract: A lamp for a vehicle includes a housing, an illuminant that is arranged in the housing, und a plug element for electrically contacting the illuminant. The lamp further includes a pull-off-assisting element for pulling the plug element off the housing in a pull-off direction. The pull-off-assisting element has a first end arranged at the plug element such that it is pivotable about a pivoting axis, which extends transversely to the pull-off direction, and a second end for being manually gripped and for facilitating pulling of the pull-off-assisting element. This pull-off-assisting element is pivotable between a parking position in which is rests against the housing, and a pull-off position in which it extends from the housing for pulling off the plug element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Goodrich Hella Aerospace Lighting Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Broelemann
  • Patent number: 6976771
    Abstract: An illumination device confusing, in combination, a housing having a first elongated section and a second elongated section extending endwise relative to the first section, and an elongated lens assembled to the second section and having hinge support at or near one end of the lens to enable jaw-like opening bodily swinging the lens abut a hinge support axis defined by said hinge support, to gain access to elongated illumination bulb means carried by and within by the second elongated section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: National Electric Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Gälvez
  • Patent number: 6964495
    Abstract: A reduced emissions work light includes a bulb with an elongated bulb tube. A handle is provided adjacent the bulb, and is adapted for being gripped by a user to manipulate the work light. An emissions containment housing is located within the handle. A ballast is located within the housing, and is operatively connected to the bulb. An emissions filter is located within the housing, and is operatively connected to the ballast. The filter and housing cooperate to reduce emissions generated by the work light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: MacLean Jameson, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Schnaufer, Thomas S. Crates
  • Patent number: RE40342
    Abstract: A portable light includes first and second d.c. lamps. A first housing portion has longitudinal access and encloses the first lamp while projecting a first light beam in a direction of longitudinal access. The first housing portion has a exterior surface contour and includes a compartment containing an electrical device connectable to a d.c. power supply connectable in circuit with the first lamp. A second housing portion is the shape of a hand grip and extends from first side of the first housing portion in a direction transversed to the longitudinal access to the first housing portion. The second housing portion encloses the second lamp which is connectable in circuit with the electrical device for projecting a second light beam in the direction forming at an angle with the longitudinal access of the first housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Vector Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Krieger