Position Or Condition Responsive Switch Patents (Class 362/802)
  • Patent number: 11908300
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensor pad outer cover comprising a first surface layer and a second surface layer which together form an accommodating cavity configured to receive a sensor pad body of a medical sensor pad, the first surface layer further comprising a non-slip layer, wherein both the first and second surface layers are formed from at least one biodegradable material for reduced environmental pollution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Wilson W Luo, Zhi Guang Hou
  • Patent number: 11901753
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a safety device adapted to prevent workers from going into hazardous environment, such as underground using the faulty safety device. As a safety device, typically embodied as a cap lamp, must be charged prior to each use, the device is adapted to detect when the device is removed from the charger. The device starts to blink continuously when disconnected from the charger. An automated test procedure is completed on the device. The user may also complete a manual portion of the test procedure to make the device usable. When the test procedure is completed successfully, the lamp stops blinking. If the test procedure is not successful, the lamp continues blinking to effectively prevent user from using a faulty device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Newtrax Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Alexandre Cervinka
  • Patent number: 11872461
    Abstract: A golf ball comprising an integrated circuit is disclosed herein. The integrated circuit comprises a gyroscope, a magnetometer, and a BLUETOOH low energy (BTLE) radio, and at least one battery. A body is composed of an epoxy material, and the body encompasses the integrated circuit. A wound core layer is disposed over the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
    Inventors: Andrew Dykhuis, Mario Raposo
  • Patent number: 11859901
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a cabinet and a door configured to open and close a storage space of the cabinet. The door includes an outer plate defining a plate opening, a door liner defining a liner opening, a panel assembly configured to shield the plate opening and the liner opening. The panel assembly includes a first display through which the inside thereof is visible, and a screen is output, a second display disposed at a position that is spaced apart from the first display, and a frame provided between the outer plate and the door liner. The frame includes a first mounting part that mounts the panel assembly, a second mounting part that mounts the second display, and a wire guide part that connects the first mounting part to the second mounting part and accommodates a wire connected to the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chanuk Kang, Dongrim Woo
  • Patent number: 11832745
    Abstract: A wireless drink container can monitor a person's hydration and prompt him or her to drink more if appropriate. The drink containers as described herein can monitor liquid levels and communicate with external devices about the liquid levels and rate of consumption. One or more sensors in the drink container monitor the liquid level within the container. A processor coupled to the sensor(s) estimates how much liquid has been removed from the container from changes in the liquid level and transmits a signal representing the change in liquid level to a smartphone or other external device. It also triggers an audio or visual indicator, such as an LED, that prompts the user to drink more based on the user's estimated liquid consumption and on the user's liquid consumption goals, which may be based on the user's physiology, activity level, and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Jogan Health, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Hambrock, Coleman Iverson, Ngoc Thi Van Nguyen, Alexandra Feeken, Travis Heaver, Matt Engeriser, Paul Schmokel, Matthew Lewis, Marc Cuva, Nick Padilla
  • Patent number: 11825935
    Abstract: A table carried at the distal end of a table leg that is configured for anchoring entirely on a toilet. The table leg is anchored at its proximal end to an upside-down J-bracket configured to couple with the rim of a toilet bowl. A J-bracket typically includes a clamping mechanism to horizontally squeeze the rim. Table elevation above floor level may be adjusted by way of a telescopic table leg, and/or a coupling mechanism between the proximal table leg end and the J-bracket. Horizontal orientation of the table top surface may be maintained by an anti-twist mechanism and an anti-roll mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Matthew Hall
  • Patent number: 11820279
    Abstract: A light system having: (a) a plurality of light sources connected to a vehicle and creating light that radiates away from the vehicle so that the light substantially surrounds the vehicle; and (b) one or more sensors that detect light from another light source; and wherein one or more of the plurality of light sources are turned off in a direction of the another light source while some of the plurality of light sources remain on so that a tunnel having a reduction or absence of light is formed in the direction of the another light source between the plurality of light sources that remain on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Vision
    Inventors: Brant Potter, Mark Pattison, John Orisich, Ambroise Servantie, Minesh Chaudhari, Frederick Roth
  • Patent number: 11802671
    Abstract: An emergency lamp includes a housing assembly; a battery module; a control panel; a lighting assembly; a heat sink configured for heat dissipation for the lighting assembly; a light guide assembly; and a transparent cover. The battery module includes a bracket, a battery disposed on the bracket, and a cladding layer wrapping around the battery. The housing assembly is a hollow structure, and the battery module, the control panel, and the lighting assembly are disposed in the housing assembly. The light guide assembly is connected to the lighting assembly. The transparent cover is disposed on the housing assembly; a position of the transparent cover corresponds to that of the light guide assembly. The battery module is electrically connected to the control panel, and the lighting assembly is electrically connected to the control panel; and the housing assembly including a hole for fixing a waterproof joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: JE WOO CORPORATION, LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-Keun Lee
  • Patent number: 11786794
    Abstract: A 3-axis magnetometer inside a golf ball to detect the impact location on golf club heads that contain ferrous materials is disclosed herein. Key aspects of a golf shot are determined from within the golf ball itself. A magnetometer, preferably running at 85 Hz, inside a golf ball is able to measure spins of 5000 RPM. An integrated circuit comprises a gyroscope, a magnetometer, and a BLUETOOTH low energy (BTLE) radio, and at least one battery. A body is composed of an epoxy material, and the body encompasses the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
    Inventor: Mario Raposo
  • Patent number: 11781806
    Abstract: Provided are a refrigerator and a control method thereof. The refrigerator is characterized by enabling at least a part of a refrigerator door to be selectively transparent by a user's operation, such that the user sees through an inside of the refrigerator while the refrigerator door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungkyu Park, Jongpil Kim, Cheoljun Park
  • Patent number: 11777246
    Abstract: An electrical pop out device has an shroud and a pop out housing configured to be inside the shroud in a retracted position and to extend outside the shroud in an extended position. A guidance mechanism connects the pop out housing with the shroud and allows movement of the pop out housing with respect to the shroud between a retracted position and an extended position. The electrical pop out device includes an electrical connection for powering an electrical/electronic device in the pop out housing and/or charging a battery of the electrical/electronic device in the pop out housing. The electrical pop out device may also include audio, video and/or data connections for the electrical/electronic device in the pop out housing. In some embodiments, the electrical/electronic device is portable and the pop out housing is detachable from the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: THE WIREMOLD COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark Makwinski
  • Patent number: 11719400
    Abstract: Electrical devices with lights having onboard secondary power supplies are configured with synchronizable zone-based operation and/or color selectable modes. The electrical devices can be power receptacles and can be connected to a line input of a power circuit of a power grid and can also have the onboard secondary (emergency power) power supplies. The devices are configured so that respective lights can automatically illuminate upon motion detection in a zone and/or upon a disruption to the power circuit or to a powered state of a particular electrical device. The devices can be configured to allow a user to select different color or color temperatures using a color selection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Abdulkabir O. Dansalami, Saivaraprasad Murahari, Kevin Zhong, Huafei Huang, Sophia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11692295
    Abstract: A laundry appliance may include a cabinet, a drum, a door, a transmitter power coil, a receiver power coil, and an electronic component. The drum may be mounted within the cabinet. The drum may define a space for the receipt of articles therein. The door may be movably mounted to the cabinet to selectively restrict access to the drum. The transmitter power coil may be mounted to the cabinet proximal to the door. The receiver power coil may be mounted to the door in selective electromagnetic communication with the transmitter power coil to receive an electromagnetic field therefrom. The electronic component may be in electrical communication with the receiver power coil to receive power therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander B. Leibman, Venkata Chakradhar Rangu
  • Patent number: 11666150
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is directed to a cabinet having a charging device. The cabinet's housing has a cavity, a door configured both to close to cover the cavity and to open to expose the cavity, and shelves extending horizontally across the cavity. The charging device is positioned within the cavity and includes a housing, a charger for charging an electronic device, a receiving portion configured to hold the electronic device upright, a light source configured to shine through at least a portion of the device housing to illuminate the cavity of the cabinet housing, and an electrical outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Mort, Brian Whetstone, Linda Yang, George Wahlgren, Howard Katz, James A. DeHope, Harshil N. Patel
  • Patent number: 11650359
    Abstract: A multicolor static multiview display and method of multicolor static multiview display operation provide a color static multiview image using diffractive gratings to diffractively scatter light from guided light beams having a selectable color and different radial directions. The multicolor static multiview display includes a light guide configured to guide plurality of guided light beams and a multicolor light source configured to provide the guided light beam plurality having the selectable color and the different radial directions. The multicolor static multiview display further includes a plurality of diffraction gratings configured to provide from a portion of the guided light beams directional light beams having a color, intensities, and principal angular directions corresponding to color view pixels of the color static multiview image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: LEIA INC.
    Inventor: David A. Fattal
  • Patent number: 11608953
    Abstract: A method for simulating a candle flame with at least one computing device. The method may include controlling at least one lighting element according to at least a current wind value and a current flame value. The method may include controlling the current wind value and the current flame value by iteratively determining whether a first event occurred. When the first event is determined to have occurred, the method may include setting the current wind value to a random wind value and then changing the current wind value toward a baseline wind value. When the first event is determined to have not occurred, the method may include changing the current wind value toward the baseline wind value, determining whether a second event occurred. When the second event is determined to have occurred, the method may include setting the current flame value to a random flame value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Polygroup Macau Limited (BVI)
    Inventors: Victor Hugo Ocegueda Gallaga, An-Wu Tang, Lewis Ka Hang Cheng
  • Patent number: 11598503
    Abstract: A multi-directional adjustable solar outdoor projection light capable of adjusting its lighting range, angle and sensing direction includes a support assembly, and a key light, and a solar power module which are pivoted to the top of the support assembly. Both sides of the key light are pivoted with a fill light capable of adjusting the angles of elevation and depression and the front and rear directions of a projected light relative to the key light, and the support assembly is pivoted is an axially rotatable sensor, thus improving the convenience of use and expanding the lighting range of the solar outdoor projection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: METROMAX AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christina Hwang
  • Patent number: 11567590
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an electronic pen including a first pen module which includes a first pen core including a writing material used for a medium and a pattern sensing unit configured to acquire a handwritten image of a user in order for the electronic pen to acquire first location information that is location information of the electronic pen with respect to the medium, a second pen module which generates at least one of a magnetic field and an electronic field in order for the electronic pen to acquire second location information that is location information of the electronic pen with respect to an electronic device, a main body in which the first pen module is disposed at a first end portion thereof and the second pen module is fixed to at least one of the first end portion and a second end portion thereof and which has a cavity therein, and a control unit which generates a signal for controlling the first pen module and the second pen module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: NEOLAB CONVERGENCE INC.
    Inventors: Sang Gyu Lee, Ji Wan Park, Bong Ki Park, Sung Hoon Ha, Sang Ho Kim, Sang Won Cho
  • Patent number: 11525281
    Abstract: A smart door lock device is installed on a door panel. The smart door lock device includes a base, a handle and a projection module. The base is combined with the door panel. The handle is installed on the base. The projection module is installed on the base. A safe door opening range image corresponding to a rotation range of the door panel can be projected on a ground by the projection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Tsai, Li-Kuei Cheng, Chi-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 11506348
    Abstract: The present disclosure sets forth a motion sensing outdoor security light with the flexibility of being mounted to either a wall structure or to an eave or ceiling structure. An adjustable spherical motion sensor housing may be provided with the rotationally adjustable outdoor security light, allowing easy adjustment of motion detection ranges under different mounting schemes without comprising the aesthetic design of the light. The adjustable spherical motion sensor housing may also provide an enlarged horizontal field of view for better performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HEATHCO LLC
    Inventors: Miles William McDonald, Kushagra Dixit, Scott Blaise Tylicki, Apollo Paul Paredes, Lionel V. Luu, John Colvin Deaton
  • Patent number: 11464299
    Abstract: A zipper includes a tape body including two zipper tapes each having an inner edge with a row of teeth. A stop includes a first end connected to distal ends of the rows of teeth and receives two first conductive plates. An end of one of the two first conductive plates is electrically connected to an electrode of at least one light-emitting element. A power connecting portion is electrically connected to another of the two first conductive plates and another electrode of the at least one light-emitting element. A slider is slidably disposed on the rows of teeth for engaging or disengaging the rows of teeth. The slider includes a second conductive plate configured to simultaneously contact with the two first conductive plates, causing electrical conduction to activate the at least one light-emitting element to emit light. A container with the zipper is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan United Outdoor Group Inc.
    Inventor: Chien-Ping Lien
  • Patent number: 11466830
    Abstract: An LED simulated flame device includes a semi-transparent diffusion cover in a candle flame shape, a light-emitting lamp plate, and a control circuit module. The light-emitting lamp plate includes a PCB substrate, and several LED chips shading between brightness and darkness at random, and the LED chips include an up-lighting LED chip that is located on a top edge of the PCB substrate, emits light upward, and is configured to project light and shadows onto a middle upper portion of the diffusion cover, two mid-lighting LED chips that emit light toward a front surface of the diffusion cover, are configured to project light and shadows onto a middle portion of the diffusion cover, and are located on front and back surfaces of the PCB substrate, and a down-lighting LED chip that corresponds to a bottom portion of the diffusion cover, emits light upward, and is configured to supplement light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Jianfeng Zheng
  • Patent number: 11447064
    Abstract: A vehicle body side structure includes: a cornering light as a light source configured to illuminate an area in a turning direction when a vehicle turns; a light path forming a path, through which light from the cornering light passes toward the area in the turning direction; and a reflector provided in the light path and reflecting at least a part of the light to illuminate an area in the vicinity of a door opening on a lateral side of a vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Takori, Naoto Inoue, Go Shimizu, Yuji Tsuchiya, Ryuya Kawaji
  • Patent number: 11363698
    Abstract: This present invention relates to an illuminated source of light used for illuminating specific areas, such as door handles, door locks, door knobs and more. The source of light comprises an integrated light source, such as a plurality of LED lights, that can be turned ON manually or automatically based on motion detection of an approaching individual or object. Additionally, the source of light may be automatically turned OFF after a predetermined duration of time has elapsed in order to conserve battery life. The illuminated source of light offers a functional and decorative lighting solution for illuminating dark or dimly lit areas, such as dwelling entries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Mary Ellen Brown
  • Patent number: 11313535
    Abstract: A photoelectric device including at least five plates and at least one light source is provided. The at least five plates are assembled together to form a chamber. The at least five plates include at least two of a solar panel, a reflective plate, and a light-transmitting plate. The at least one light source is embedded in the at least one of the at least five plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Chi-Yuen Chau
  • Patent number: 11300350
    Abstract: Provided is a refrigerator. The refrigerator is characterized by enabling at least a part of a refrigerator door to be selectively transparent by a user's operation, such that the user sees through an inside of the refrigerator while the refrigerator door is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jisu Park, Taehoon Choi
  • Patent number: 9961891
    Abstract: Fly traps that do not require toxic chemicals and that can un-intrusively be present in public areas. An example trap includes a housing to contain a solution and including opening(s) for ingress of flies, a conduit or nozzle, a pump to cause solution to flow via the conduit/nozzle and along the inner surface of the housing to capture flies, and a timer to activate the pump. Another example trap includes a gathering vessel, conduit coupled to the vessel and to be submerged in a fluid trap, a vacuum to remove air from the fluid trap, and a timing device to activate the vacuum. Another example trap includes an outer wall to contain a solution, an inner wall extending into the solution, an air pump and conduit(s) to form bubbles in the solution that rise in a space between the outer and inner walls and cascade down the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Michael D. Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 9873064
    Abstract: A flying disc assembly that contains an electronics module. The electronics module is protected from impact forces by the structure of the flying disc assembly. The flying disc assembly includes an annular disc body that defines a central opening. The electronics module extends through the central opening and is joined to the annular disc body by shock absorbing elements. The shock absorbing elements enable the electronics module to move relative the annular disc body when the flying disc assembly experiences a rapid change in velocity. The range of movement is limited to prevent permanent deformation of the shock absorbing elements. However, the range of movement that is permitted significantly reduces the forces that are experienced by the electronics module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tucker International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Adkins, Jack S. Lovewell, Byron Hu
  • Patent number: 9022609
    Abstract: A novel means for reducing the maintenance costs of cobra head lighting fixtures is presented, comprised of a new housing with a hinge at one end that allows the upper half of the housing to be lifted up for easy access to the lamp and ballast. There is a contact pressure switch in the enclosure which is opened electrically when the upper housing is lifted so that power to the entire enclosure is cut for the safety of the installer. The combination of the switch and the liftable upper housing reduces the steps necessary to do a bulb replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Lau
  • Patent number: 8979300
    Abstract: A LED flashing lamp contains: a transparent housing, a cell disposed in the transparent housing, a trigger switch, a photoresistor, a controller, and at least one LED light element. The cell is connected with a power supply end of the controller, the trigger switch has a first end for connecting with a negative electrode of the cell and a second end for coupling with a signal input end of the controller via the photoresistor, the at least one LED light element is in connection with an output end of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Sun-Hsien Chang
  • Patent number: 8960949
    Abstract: A multi-mode portable illumination device includes a switch structure featuring a substantially planar member and a mechanical switch which requires a relatively small amount of force and a short stroke distance to actuate. The mechanical switch is attached to a member which contains circuit(s) adding additional functionality to the multi-mode portable illumination device. The member has conductive springs attached to either end that are used to complete the electrical circuit with the battery and the lamp, while their compressive force is absorbed by a housing protecting the switch structure. A conductive strip is used to improve the conductivity of the circuit in a metal multi-mode portable illumination device which has been provided with an electrically resistive protective coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Greg W. Koch, Bruce K. Bangerter, Kevin E. Collier, Darrell B. Steinicke
  • Patent number: 8960946
    Abstract: A multifunctional device is disclosed for facilitating plant growth by shining a solar-powered light over plants, and can provide other functions. The multifunctional device comprises a center post, a ground stake, and solar panels. The center post telescopically expands and retracts. The ground stake tapers to a point on one end and can be secured in the ground. Further, the solar panels fold down against the center post for storage, unfold perpendicular to the center post, and are locked in place when in use via a locking collar. The solar panels comprise an underside and a topside, with solar cells secured to the topside and lights secured to the underside. The solar cells absorb sunlight, and turn the sunlight into electrical energy which is used to charge the solar batteries housed in the center post. The solar batteries power the lights located on the solar panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: James Richards, James Gustav Harris
  • Patent number: 8944628
    Abstract: A lighting system for illuminating the interior of a container, such as a purse, includes a light strip having multiple lights, a battery to power the lights, an ON/OFF switch to operate the lights, and a timer set to a predetermined time. Pressing the ON/OFF switch a first time activates the lights and starts the timer. Pressing the ON/OFF switch a second time while the timer is still activated will deactivate the lights. If the predetermined time elapses and the ON/OFF switch is not pressed a second time, the lights will deactivate automatically. The lighting strip is covered in a PVC protective coating and encased in a fabric encasement to match the interior of the container. The fabric encasement is stitched or otherwise fixedly attached to the interior of the container adjacent to the top opening of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: PurseN, LLC
    Inventor: Hardeep Melamed
  • Patent number: 8905568
    Abstract: A partially transparent dome mirror is used to display messages generated from within the dome by a light generating system. The mirror is incorporated in an apparatus for seeing and warning traffic crossing at an intersection in a commercial, industrial or other space to improve worker safety and to avoid costly damage due to collisions at the intersection. The unitary apparatus does not require sensors or other wiring external to the mirror and its supporting frame. The mirror system can also be used in commercial and retail applications for surveillance and advertising.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: David A. Fossier, William Chernick
  • Patent number: 8876343
    Abstract: A lighting system for a motor vehicle 1 is disclosed in which a light source 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d is fitted to the inside of each door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R so as to selectively provide interior lighting when the respective door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R is closed and puddle lighting when it is open. Each of the light sources 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d is mounted close to a waistline of the door 2L, 2R, 3L, 3R to which it is attached and is arranged to project light in a downward direction so as not to provide a distraction for a driver of the motor vehicle 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Murray, Torsten Gerhardt, John K. Harding, Will Farrelly
  • Patent number: 8870405
    Abstract: An illumination device includes an elongate rod-shaped lamp having at least one light emitting diode, an electronic module coupled to a power supply device, a magnetic reed switch coupled with the power supply and a magnetic member, the illumination device being configured such that the lamp is turned ON or OFF in response to the magnetic reed switch and the magnetic member approaching or moving away from one another. The illumination device is installed in a drawer of a cabinet to automatically emit light whenever the drawer is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Nan Juen International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-Chang Chung
  • Patent number: 8851709
    Abstract: A remote control operation of an illuminated unit attached to a headset consisting of a headband and at least one optical device providing illumination at a known distance from the optical device attached to the headband is disclosed. The remote control unit incorporates a sensing unit that causes power to be switched on and off by the detection of motion in front of the sensing unit. In addition, the illumination may be increased or decreased based on a signal strength of a detected remote sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Ken Braganca, Kenneth Koscheka
  • Patent number: 8833961
    Abstract: A multi-purpose illumination device includes a lamp-holder body and a portable lighting device detachably installed in the lamp-holder body. The lamp-holder body has a partially transparent cover and a power converter. The power converter converts a utility power into a DC power. The portable lighting device has a housing, a charging circuit, a battery unit, a push-button unit, an LED driving circuit, an LED unit, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the push-button unit, the charging circuit, a detection mechanism, and the LED driving circuit for detecting a button pressing state of the push-button unit, whether there is utility power, and whether the portable lighting device is installed in the lamp-holder body to control the LED driving circuit to drive the LED unit to light. The portable lighting device can also be used as a backup power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: GEEE Creations, Inc.
    Inventor: Yarn Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 8820959
    Abstract: A lighting fixture system, comprising a first illuminant, a secondary illuminant; and a sensor configured to detect a predetermined condition, the sensor being coupled to the first illuminant and the secondary illuminant, the first illuminant and the secondary illuminant comprising different light sources, the sensor configured to cause modulation of the first illuminant and the secondary illuminant in response to detection of the pre-determined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventors: Michael O. Nevins, Keith E. Graeber, Michael Jay Siminovitch, Konstantinos Papamichael
  • Patent number: 8810360
    Abstract: The status of a device is controlled by detecting (403) the presence of a user; changing the status of a device to a first state (405) if the presence of a user is detected within a first, predetermined zone; changing the status of the device to the second state (407) if the presence of a user is detected outside a second, predetermined zone, the first, predetermined zone being smaller than and being wholly contained within the second, predetermined zone; and maintaining (407) the current state of the device if the presence of a user is detected outside of the first, predetermined zone and within the second predetermined zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: TP Vision Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Tommaso Gritti, Steven Leonardus Josephus Dimphina Elisabeth Van De Par
  • Patent number: 8770797
    Abstract: An illuminating device includes a heat-dissipating shroud, a heat-dissipating module, an upper cover module and a lower cover module. The heat-dissipating module includes a light source, a substrate, a heat-conducting element and heat-dissipating blades. The upper cover module includes an upper cover, a light sensor and a protective cover. The lower cover module includes a lower cover, a transparent shroud and a transformer. The heat-dissipating shroud is assembled above the heat-dissipating blades of the heat-dissipating module. A top surface of the heat-dissipating shroud is provided with heat-dissipating holes. A space of a suitable height is generated between the top surface of the heat-dissipating shroud and the heat-dissipating blades of the heat-dissipating module to act as a heat concentration chamber. A gap is formed between the bottom of the heat-dissipating shroud and the top surface of the upper cover of the upper cover module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 8696178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, methods, and systems for illuminating roadways, paths, tunnels, bridges, and areas adjacent to such in a manner which minimizes glare and/or other adverse lighting effects commonly experienced by night-time drivers. According to aspects of the invention, horizontal and vertical aiming of a plurality of solid-state light sources permits projected light from a fixture to be tailored to roadway features (e.g., bends in the road) and in some cases, permits the mounting height of fixtures to be reduced which can make the envisioned system a cost-effective alternative to traditional roadway lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Myron Gordin
  • Patent number: 8641220
    Abstract: A display apparatus for lighted footwear, having a spring switch, a battery-powered integrated circuit sealingly encapsulated, a plurality of illuminators, and a wiring harness connecting the illuminators to points of the integrated circuit, the integrated circuit being configured for activating the illuminators in a sequential pattern that can include repeated activation cycles when the spring switch is subjected to an effective acceleration. The display apparatus preferably includes the battery being sealingly encapsulated together with the spring switch and the integrated circuit; an ON/OFF switch can be included for selectively producing a deep sleep state of the integrated circuit that is unresponsive to the spring switch. Also disclosed is footwear incorporating the display apparatus, wherein the encapsulated enclosure is located within a sole heel portion of the shoe, and the illuminators are distributed on the footwear for external view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fujian Yibao Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiayang Lin
  • Patent number: 8602632
    Abstract: A replaceable electronic candle wick can be easily removed from a setting and accurately mimics a candle flame. The replaceable electronic candle wick comprises a wick assembly that is detachably coupled to a candle base. The wick assembly comprises a base lighting element electrically coupled to an integrated circuit board in the candle base. The wick assembly further comprises a shrink tubing. The candle base further comprises an air pressure sensor electrically coupled to the integrated circuit board. In this manner a user can detach the wick assembly from the candle base to replace the base lighting element and the air pressure sensor can affect a light that effects of the base lighting element via the integrated circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Ngatik Poon
  • Patent number: 8567993
    Abstract: An emergency illumination device includes a housing. The emergency illumination device is arranged to include a light source and a power supply. The emergency illumination device further includes a motion detector to generate a motion signal when motion is detected. The emergency illumination device is arranged to switch on the light source when a motion signal is generated by the motion detector. The housing includes a first outer surface arranged to support the emergency illumination device when positioned on a bearing surface. The motion detector generates a motion detection plane that is substantially perpendicular with respect to the first outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Nodazzle Holding BV
    Inventor: Michael Robert ten Wolde
  • Patent number: 8562165
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments comprise a lighted glove with an infra red light source which can be activated by applying a force to a pressure sensor that is in electrical communication with the light source. Exemplary embodiments are useful in night vision applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Justin Thompson, Timothy L. Matheney, II
  • Patent number: 8545080
    Abstract: In a switch module which is arranged in opposition to a key substrate, the switch module is provided which is able to reduce an amount of light leaking out from the vicinity of an end of a light guiding member in the direction of key parts, so that the key parts can be illuminated in a uniform manner by the light which advances in the interior of the light guiding member. A switch module is provided with a circuit substrate that has a metal dome sheet mounted on a surface thereof which is arranged in opposition to a key substrate, a light guiding sheet that is arranged between the key substrate and the circuit substrate, an LED, and a reflector that makes the light emitted from the LED incident into the light guiding sheet from an end thereof, wherein key parts are able to be illuminated by the switch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Nippon Mektron, Ltd.
    Inventors: Manabu Ohrui, Takahisa Akatsuka, Hitoshi Uchida, Kazuki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8511846
    Abstract: A cooler that utilizes multiple LEDs to illuminate an entire interior is disclosed herein. The LEDs are activated by a magnetic reed switch positioned between an inside liner and an outer liner of the cooler. A magnet is positioned in a lid. Removal of the magnetic field of the magnet when the lid is in an open state allows the magnetic reed switch to complete a circuit from a battery to the LEDs thereby allowing the LEDs to illuminate the entire interior chamber of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Liddup, Inc.
    Inventor: Jayson T. Sandberg
  • Patent number: 8496351
    Abstract: An integrally formed single piece light emitting diode (LED) light wire that provides a smooth, uniform lighting effect from all directions of the LED light wire. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire includes a support substrate, a conductive base formed on the support substrate, the conductive bus comprising a plurality of conductive bus elements, at least one conductive segment arranged between the plurality of conductive bus elements, the at least one conductive segment comprising at least one LED. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire may include built-in sensors/detectors and/or a plurality of LED modules with individually controlled LEDs via microprocessors. The integrally formed single piece LED light wire may also include an interlocking alignment system which permits the coupling of at least two LED light wires. Further, a plurality of the integrally formed single piece LED light wires may create a lighting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Huizhou Light Engine Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lo, Teddy Yeung Man Lo, Eddie Ping Kuen Li
  • Patent number: 8475002
    Abstract: A light fixture is described that measures the ambient light intensity and determines whether to provide illumination. The light fixture may further determine a traffic status proximate the fixture and adjust the illumination accordingly. A network of light fixtures is also provided, the light fixtures communicating data to each other and determining illumination states therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Matthew Regan, Addy S. Widjaja, Mark Andrew Oostdyk