US Pat. No. 9,408,262

MULTI-MODE PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A flashlight comprising:
a housing for receiving a power source comprising at least one battery;
a light source comprising at least one LED;
a main power circuit for connecting the light source to the power source, the main power circuit including a mechanical power
switch; and

a regulating circuit that is coupled in series with the mechanical power switch and that powers the light source and a controller;
wherein the controller provides a pulse width modulating (PWM) signal to the regulating circuit to provide multiple modes
of flashlight operation, such that during the on cycle of the PWM signal, the regulating circuit is a current regulating circuit
that powers both the light source and the controller, and during the off cycle of the PWM signal, the regulating circuit is
a voltage regulating circuit that powers the controller; and

wherein the controller is not powered by the power source when the mechanical power switch is opened in an off state.

US Pat. No. 9,368,768

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING BATTERY CORROSIVE ELECTROLYTE LEAKAGE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A device powered by a plurality of batteries held in a series configuration in a battery compartment, wherein each of the
plurality of batteries is comprised of a metal can which holds a cathode, an anode and a current collector, said can having
a first end with a first contact having a first polarity and a second end with a second contact having a second polarity,
said two or more batteries having a terminal battery in which its second end is a terminal end of the series configuration
which is held proximate to a terminal retaining member of the battery compartment, comprising:
an adjustable mechanical retention device which biases the plurality of batteries toward a first end of the series configuration
which is held proximate to an initial retaining member of the battery compartment;

wherein the adjustable mechanical retention device creates a snug mechanical fit at a bottom surface of the metal can of the
terminal battery.

US Pat. No. 9,456,476

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A method for controlling light emitted from a light-emitting diode (“LED”) used in a portable lighting device, comprising:
electrically connecting in series in the subsequent order a) a DC power source, b) an inductor, c) the LED, and d) a high
frequency switch and

controlling a current through the LED by calculating a battery current between the DC power source and the high frequency
switch;

wherein the current through the LED is controlled without measuring the current through the LED.

US Pat. No. 9,341,326

LIGHTING DEVICE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a body for retaining at least one battery, said body having a plurality of serrations;
a base attached to said body by at least one pivot connection point, said base having a stop; and
a light source, housed within said body, and selectively electrically connected to said at least one battery to cause said
light source to emanate light;

wherein said stop is capable of engaging with one or more of said serrations to facilitate desired angular adjustment of light
emanating from said light source; and

wherein said pivot connection point is located substantially between said at least one battery and said light source.

US Pat. No. 9,488,361

LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A flashlight, comprising:
a housing having a first set of threads;
a head assembly including a spiral nut that includes a second set of threads that engage the first set of threads when the
head assembly is coupled to the housing;

an LED light source module fixedly held by a heat sink fixedly held by the housing;
a power source held within the housing; and
a switch assembly;
wherein the light provided by the LED light source module may be varied by rotating the head assembly relative to the housing
while the heat sink, the switch assembly and the power source remain stationary.

US Pat. No. 9,453,625

LED FLASHLIGHT WITH IMPROVED HEAT SINK AND BATTERY PROTECTION

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A flashlight, comprising:
a flashlight barrel that is thermally conductive;
a light emitting diode (“LED”) package contained within the flashlight barrel, said LED package comprising:
a substrate;
an LED die atop a substrate top surface; and
a first electrically conductive contact, a second electrically conductive contact and an electrically neutral contact located
under the substrate relative to the LED die, each of which is electrically isolated from each other;

wherein the LED die emits light out of a first end of the flashlight barrel when power is applied to the first and the second
electrically conductive contacts and heat is transferred from the LED die through the substrate to the electrically neutral
contact; and

a heatsink assembly held within the outer casing, said heatsink assembly comprising:
an outer electrically conductive member that is thermally conductive and which is mechanically connected to the flashlight
barrel;

an electrically insulating material which is held within the outer electrically conductive member; and
an inner electrically conductive member which is positioned and electrically isolated from the outer electrically conductive
member by the electrically insulating material;

wherein the first electrically conductive member of the LED package is electrically bonded to a top surface of the outer electrically
conductive member and the second electrically conductive member of the LED package is electrically bonded to the inner electrically
conductive member;

wherein the electrically neutral contact is thermally bonded directly to the top surface of the outer electrically conductive
member without the use of a printed circuit board (“PCB”); and

wherein the LED package is turned on when power from an electrical circuit is applied to the outer electrically conductive
member and the inner electrically conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,370,070

LED MODULE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A lighting module for flashlights, said lighting module comprising:
a light emitting diode;
an amplifying circuit including a temperature sensing device, said temperature sensing device arranged to sense heat from
said light emitting diode; and

a microchip having an input and an output, said amplifying circuit coupled to said input, said output coupled to a switching
device that regulates energy delivered to the tight emitting device.

US Pat. No. 9,671,098

RECHARGEABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A rechargeable lighting device, comprising:
a housing having a forward end which contains a light source and a tail end which contains a switch opposite the forward end;
a rechargeable power source with a front end and a rear end, the rear end being more proximate the tail end than the forward
end when the rechargeable power source is held in the housing, said rechargeable power source having a first negative electrode
located at its front end and both a second negative electrode and a positive electrode located at its rear;

a first printed circuit board (“PCB”) located in the tail end, said rechargeable power source being located between the light
source and the first PCB when the rechargeable power source is held within the housing;

a microcontroller located on the first PCB;
a first and a second charging contact located on the exterior of the rechargeable lighting device at or near its tail end;
a main power circuit that powers the light source of the rechargeable lighting device and includes the positive electrode
and the first negative electrode; and

a charging circuit that is configured to be enabled upon the rechargeable lighting device engaging a charging device and includes
the positive electrode and the second negative electrode;

wherein the main power circuit is activated by the switch which causes the microcontroller to turn the main power circuit
on;

wherein the charging circuit is activated by inserting the rechargeable lighting device into a charging cradle which causes
the microcontroller to turn the charging circuit on when a cradle detection circuit detects that at least one of the first
and the second charging contacts is engaging an electrical contact in the charging cradle; and

wherein the first charging contact is part of the main power circuit and is isolated from a charging ground path when the
main power circuit is turned on and the charging circuit is not turned on but acts as part of the charging ground path when
the charging circuit is turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,368,767

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING BATTERY CORROSIVE ELECTROLYTE LEAKAGE

Mag Instrument, Inc, Ont...

1. A device powered by a plurality of cylindrical batteries held in a series configuration in a battery compartment, wherein
each of the plurality of cylindrical batteries is comprised of a cylindrical metal can which holds a cathode, an anode and
a current collector, said can having a first end with a button contact having a first polarity and a second end with a substantially
flat contact having a second polarity, said two or more cylindrical batteries having a terminal battery in which its second
end is a terminal end of the series configuration which is held proximate to a terminal retaining member of the battery compartment,
comprising:
for each pair of batteries of the plurality of cylindrical batteries held in the series configuration, a shock absorbing spacer
positioned between the first end of a second cylindrical battery and the second end of a first cylindrical battery of the
plurality of cylindrical batteries, said spacer comprising a shock absorbing material;

for each shock absorbing spacer, a resilient contact which provides a resilient electrical contact between the first end of
the second cylindrical battery and the second end of the first cylindrical battery; and

a terminal end shock absorber positioned so that the terminal end will be cushioned by the terminal end shock absorber when
a force is applied to the series configuration causing the two or more cylindrical batteries to move relative to the terminal
retaining member;

wherein the shock absorbing spacer has a thickness sufficient to prevent the first end of the second cylindrical battery from
contacting the second end of the first cylindrical battery.

US Pat. No. 9,255,696

LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A flashlight, comprising:
a housing having a set of threads;
a head assembly including a spinal nut that includes another set of threads that engage the set of threads when the head assembly
is coupled to the housing;

an LED light source module fixedly held by a heat sink fixedly held by the housing;
a switch assembly; and
a power source;
wherein the heat sink, the switch assembly and the power source are part of an electrical circuit when the LED light source
module emits light; and

wherein the light provided by the LED light source module may be varied by rotating the head assembly relative to the housing
while the heat sink, the switch assembly and the power source remain stationary.

US Pat. No. 9,444,081

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING BATTERY CORROSIVE ELECTROLYTE LEAKAGE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A device powered by a plurality of batteries held in a series configuration in a battery compartment, wherein each of the
plurality of batteries is comprised of a metal can which holds a cathode, an anode and a current collector, said can having
a first end with a first contact having a first polarity and a second end with a second contact having a second polarity,
said two or more batteries having a terminal battery in which its second end is a terminal end of the series configuration
which is held proximate to a terminal retaining member of the battery compartment, comprising:
for each pair of batteries of the plurality of batteries held in the series configuration, a spacer positioned between the
first end of a second battery and the second end of a first battery of the plurality of batteries, wherein the spacer has
a thickness sufficient to prevent the first end of the second battery from contacting the second end of the first battery;
and

for each spacer, a resilient contact which provides a resilient electrical contact between the first end of the second battery
and the second end of the first battery;

wherein each spacer is made of a shock absorbing material and is comprised of:
a first resilient contact orientated toward the first end of the second cylindrical battery; and
a second resilient contact orientated toward the second end of the first cylindrical battery;
wherein the first and second resilient contacts are held by the shock absorbing material; and
wherein the first resilient contact is comprised of a first plurality of resilient ears and the second resilient contact is
comprised of a second plurality of resilient ears.

US Pat. No. 9,247,598

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A multi-mode portable electronic lighting device, comprising:
a housing including a source of power;
a light source electrically connected to the source of power which emanates light away from the housing toward a plane along
a principal axis of projection that is perpendicular to the plane at a point of intersection with the plane when an on/off
switch is not in an off state;

a controller configured to implement a plurality of modes of operation of the light source along the principal axis of projection
when the on/off switch is not in the off state and a momentary switch is actuated; and

a user interface for inputting commands to the controller,
wherein the user interface comprises a motion sensitive interface in which commands are input through a first predefined movement
of the portable electronic lighting device;

wherein the controller will not change operation of the light source between the plurality of modes of operation when the
on/off switch is not in the off state and the momentary switch is not actuated;

wherein the controller is configured to change a mode of operation of the light source when the controller determines that
the multi-mode portable electronic lighting device has been moved in the first predefined movement, so that the light source
operates in a changed mode of operation; and

wherein the controller is further configured to adjust light output of a given mode of operation of the light source when
the controller determines that the multi-mode portable electronic lighting device has been moved in a second predefined movement
when the on/off switch is not in the off state and the momentary switch is not actuated.

US Pat. No. 9,812,880

CRADLE FOR RECHARGEABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A charger cradle for recharging a flashlight having a barrel, comprising:
a base;
a housing attached to the base; and
a clamping system configured to receive the barrel and hold it in place in the cradle until it is released, said clamping
system comprising:

two opposing cradle arms;
a release button;
a cradle arm stop operatively connected to the release button; and
a spring;
wherein the housing has a pair of cutouts configured to receive the two opposing cradle arms and a third cutout configured
to receive the release button;

wherein the two opposing cradle arms are comprised of a rigid material that resists bending or flexing and are configured
to extend outwardly through the pair of cutouts when the housing is attached to the base;

wherein each of the two opposing cradle arms are configured to rotate in opposite directions about a cradle arm axis to move
between an open position in which the barrel is inserted into the cradle between the two opposing cradle arms and a closed
position in which each of the two opposing arms hold the barrel and the cradle arm stop engages the two opposing cradle arms
and prevents the two opposing cradle arms from releasing the barrel;

wherein each of the two opposing cradle arms has a bottom which rests on a top surface of the cradle arm stop in the open
position while the spring applies an upward pressure on a bottom surface of the cradle arm stop to keep the two opposing cradle
arms in the open position;

wherein the spring locks the cradle arm stop between the two opposing cradle arms in the closed position; and
wherein the release button is configured to disengage the cradle arm stop from the closed position and allow the two opposing
cradle arms to move to the open position when the release button is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,534,751

LED MODULE

MAG INSTRUMENTS, INC., O...

1. A lighting module, comprising:
a circuit board;
a light emitting diode attached to said circuit board with solder; and
a heat sink attached to said circuit board with solder;
wherein said heat sink comprises an outer housing.

US Pat. No. 9,512,991

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A portable lighting device configured to operate using a portable source of power, the portable lighting device comprising:
a light source;
a main power circuit for electrically connecting the light source to the portable source of power, the main power circuit
including an electric power switch disposed electrically in series with the light source;

an inertial sensor having at least one output; and
a controller electrically coupled to the portable source of power, the controller including an output for providing a control
signal for controlling the flow of power through the electronic power switch and the light source in the main power circuit,
the controller also being electrically connected to the at least one output of the inertial sensor, wherein the controller
is configured to control the flow of power through the electronic power switch based on one or more signals received from
the at least one output of the inertial sensor;

wherein the controller is configured to control the electronic power switch in a manner to provide at least two modes of operation,
and wherein the controller is configured to switch to a new mode of operation when the controller determines that the portable
lighting device has been moved in a first predetermined manner based on the one or more signals received from the at least
one output of the inertial sensor; and

wherein the controller is configured to adjust at least one mode of operation when the controller determines that the portable
lighting device has been moved in a second predetermined manner.

US Pat. No. 9,494,308

LED FLASHLIGHT WITH IMPROVED HEATSINK

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
an outer casing that is thermally conductive;
a light emitting diode (“LED”) package contained within the outer casing, said LED package comprising:
a substrate;
an LED die held by the substrate, said LED die configured to emit light outwardly from a front surface of the LED package;
a first electrically conductive pad;
a second electrically conductive pad; and
a thermal pad configured for removing heat from the LED die to outside of the LED package;
wherein the first and second electrically conductive pads are configured to provide power to cause the LED die to emit light;
wherein the first and second electrically conductive pads and the thermal pad are located on a rear surface of the LED package
opposite from the LED die; and

a heatsink assembly held within the outer casing, said heatsink assembly comprising:
an outer electrically conductive member that is thermally conductive and which is mechanically connected to the outer casing;
a core of an electrically insulating material which is held within a cavity formed in the outer electrically conductive member;
and

an inner electrically conductive member which is positioned and electrically isolated from the outer electrically conductive
member by the core;

wherein the first electrically conductive pad and the thermal pad are thermally and electrically bonded to a first top surface
of the outer electrically conductive member without use of a printed circuit board and the second electrically conductive
pad is electrically bonded to a second top surface of the inner electrically conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,447,951

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A head and switch assembly for a flashlight comprising:
a hollow head having an outer surface, the outer surface of the head has a front section, an aft section, and a cylindrically
midsection, the cylindrically midsection has a plurality of protuberances, each of the protuberances has a cut facing to the
front section, each of the protuberances has a lock member forms under the cut; and

a skirt lock ring having an inner surface, the inner surface of the skirt lock ring has a front end, an aft end and a middle
portion, the middle portion has a plurality of first indexing bumps and the aft end has a plurality of second indexing bumps,
each of the first indexing bumps is aligned to one of the second indexing bumps to form a plurality of channels, each of the
first indexing bumps and the second indexing bumps is constructed by two high plateau regions that separate by one of the
low plateau;

wherein the skirt lock ring is locked by the head when each of the protuberances is aligned with a low plateau.

US Pat. No. 9,810,412

MULTI-MODE PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A multi-mode portable lighting device comprising:
a housing for receiving a portable power source having a positive electrode and a negative electrode;
a light source having a first electrode and a second electrode;
a main power circuit for connecting the first and second electrodes of the light source to the positive and negative electrodes
of the portable power source, respectively, the main power circuit including a mechanical power switch and an electronic power
switch disposed electrically in series with the light source;

a controller electrically coupled in series with the mechanical power switch so that when the mechanical power switch is opened,
the controller is not powered by the portable power source, the controller including an output for providing a control signal
for controlling the opening and closing of the electronic power switch, the controller being configured to control the electronic
power switch in a manner to provide at least two modes of operation;

a state machine having a memory mechanism for temporarily storing a mode of operation and at least one output coupled to the
controller for communicating at least one output signal to the controller, wherein said controller is configured to determine
the mode of operation based on the at least one output signal from the state machine, and wherein the controller is configured
to write a new mode of operation to the state machine following power up;

wherein no current from the portable power source is consumed when the mechanical power switch is opened.

US Pat. No. 9,494,285

LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A flashlight, comprising:
a housing which is thermally and electrically conductive having a first mechanical spiral engagement system;
a head assembly that includes a second mechanical spiral engagement system that engages the first mechanical spiral engagement
system when the head assembly is coupled to the housing;

a light emitting diode (“LED”) having a first and a second electrically conductive member;
a thermally and electrically conductive heatsink having a top surface, said heatsink being held within and in thermal and
electrical contact with the housing;

an electrical insulating material held within the heatsink;
a power source held within the housing; and
a switch assembly;
wherein the light provided by the LED may be varied by rotating the head assembly relative to the housing while the heat sink,
the switch assembly and the power source remain stationary;

wherein the LED is mounted to the top surface with the first electrically conductive member thermally and electrically directly
connected to the heatsink without the use of a printed circuit board and the second electrically conductive member is electrically
isolated from the heatsink by the electrical insulating material; and

wherein the LED is turned on when power from an electrical circuit is applied to the heatsink and the second electrically
conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,060,407

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH RECONFIGURABLE USER INTERFACE

Mag Instrument, Inc., On...

1. A portable lighting device, comprising:
a power source, a light source and electronics electrically coupled to form a circuit;
a power switch that is electrically coupled to the circuit when engaged by a user; and
one or more user interfaces that are each associated with a number of blink(s) of the light source;
wherein the electronics are configured to provide power to the light source to emit a number of blink(s) when a user engages
the power switch while the circuit is closed and to select the desired user interface when the user disengages the power switch
after a certain number of blink(s).

US Pat. No. 9,719,669

MULTI-MODE PORTABLE ILLUMINATION DEVICE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A multi-function portable lighting device, comprising:
a body;
a power source held within the body;
a light source;
a mechanical switch;
a circuit that electrically connects the power source, the light source, and the mechanical switch; and
electronics which produce a plurality of electrical functions of operation in response to a plurality of different actuation
actions of the mechanical switch by a user of the multi-function portable lighting device;

wherein the plurality of electrical functions are selected from the group consisting of a flashlight light mode, an automatic
shut off mode, an audio feedback mode; an interactive Morse Code capability, a global positioning transponder mode, a laser
pointer mode, a motion detector mode, and infrared light sensing mode and a digital compass mode.

US Pat. No. 9,644,806

LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

8. A flashlight, comprising:
a housing having a first set of threads;
a head assembly including a spiral nut that includes means for engaging the first set of threads when the head assembly is
coupled to the housing;

an LED light source module fixedly held by a heat sink fixedly held by the housing;
a power source held within the housing; and
a switch assembly;
wherein the light provided by the LED light source module may be varied by rotating the head assembly relative to the housing
while the heat sink, the switch assembly and the power source remain stationary.

US Pat. No. 9,671,102

LED FLASHLIGHT WITH IMPROVED HEAT SINK

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
an outer casing;
a light emitting diode (“LED”) package contained within the outer casing, said LED package comprising:
a substrate;
an LED die held by the substrate, said LED die configured to emit light outwardly from a front surface of the LED package;
a first electrically conductive pad;
a second electrically conductive pad; and
a thermal pad configured for removing heat from the LED die to outside of the LED package;
wherein the first and second electrically conductive pads are configured to provide power to cause the LED die to emit light;
wherein the first and second electrically conductive pads and the thermal pad are located on a rear surface of the LED package
opposite from the LED die; and

a heatsink assembly held within the outer casing, said heatsink assembly comprising:
an outer electrically conductive member that is thermally conductive and which is thermally connected to the outer casing;
a core of an electrically insulating material which is held within a cavity formed in the outer electrically conductive member;
and

an inner electrically conductive member which is positioned and electrically isolated from the outer electrically conductive
member by the core;

wherein the first electrically conductive pad and the thermal pad are thermally and electrically bonded to a first top surface
of the outer electrically conductive member without use of a printed circuit board and the second electrically conductive
pad is electrically bonded to a second top surface of the inner electrically conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,851,061

RECHARGEABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A rechargeable lighting device, comprising:
a housing having a forward end which contains a light source and a tail end which contains a switch opposite the forward end;
a rechargeable power source with a front end and a rear end, the rear end being more proximate the tail end than the forward
end when the rechargeable power source is held in the housing, said rechargeable power source having a first negative electrode
located at its front end and both a second negative electrode and a positive electrode located at its rear;

a first and a second charging contact located on the exterior of the rechargeable lighting device at or near its tail end;
a main power circuit that powers the light source of the rechargeable lighting device and includes the positive electrode
and the first negative electrode; and

a charging circuit that is configured to be enabled upon the rechargeable lighting device engaging a charging device and includes
the positive electrode and the second negative electrode;

wherein the main power circuit is activated by the switch which causes the main power circuit to turn on;
wherein the charging circuit is activated by inserting the rechargeable lighting device into a charging cradle which causes
the charging circuit to turn on when at least one of the first and the second charging contacts is engaging an electrical
contact in the charging cradle; and

wherein the first charging contact is part of the main power circuit and is isolated from a charging ground path when the
main power circuit is turned on and the charging circuit is not turned on but acts as part of the charging ground path when
the charging circuit is turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,416,950

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A flashlight, comprising:
a switch; and
a lock out feature that is activated by:
pointing the flashlight in a first preselected direction prior to the flashlight being turned on;
turning on the flashlight by depressing a switch on the flashlight;
tilting the flashlight in a second preselected direction while continuously depressing the switch; and
releasing the switch;
wherein activation of the lock out feature prevents the flashlight from being turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,978,225

PORTABLE LAMP FLASHLIGHT

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A portable lamp flashlight assembly, comprising:a flashlight, said flashlight comprising:
a barrel configured to receive and hold a light source, said barrel having a tail cap end opposite a head end; and
a head configured to be removably attached to the head end of the barrel, said head receiving the tail cap end of the barrel; and
a wand held by the head end of the barrel;
wherein the wand has an inner bore having a first zone configured to receive and hold the head and a second zone configured to receive and hold the head end of the barrel, wherein the inner bore in the first zone has a wider opening than in the second zone;
wherein the inner bore of the wand is configured with at least one stop to prevent the head from entering into the second zone when the flashlight in a normal mode of operation with the head attached to the head end of the barrel is inserted into the inner bore; and
wherein the flashlight is configured to work in a candle mode when head is removed from the head end of the barrel.

US Pat. No. 9,759,414

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH RECONFIGURABLE USER INTERFACE

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A portable lighting device, comprising:
a power source, a light source for producing a light output and an electrical circuit to couple the power source and the light
source;

a switch to open and close the electrical circuit;
a plurality of operational modes provided by the light source to a device user, the modes arranged in a predetermined operable
sequence; and

electronics to control and access the modes manually operable by the device user to change the sequence of the modes.

US Pat. No. 9,719,658

LED FLASHLIGHT

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A flashlight comprising: a source of energy; an LED light source coupled to said source of energy by an electrical circuit;
and a reflector that reflects light emanating from said LED light source, said reflector including a first open end, a second
end, and a parabolic profile extending between said first open end and said second end; wherein the electrical circuit includes
a switch assembly having a substantially hollow heat sink housing that holds said LED light source relative to said reflector
such that light generated by said LED light source is reflected by said reflector; and wherein the substantially hollow heat
sink housing forms part of the electrical circuit and thermally conducts heat from the LED light source.

US Pat. No. 10,066,794

RECHARGEABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A process for charging a rechargeable lighting device, comprising the steps of:turning on a charging circuit when a cradle detection circuit detects that at least one of a first and a second charging contacts of the rechargeable lighting device is engaging an electrical contact when the rechargeable lighting device is inserted into a charging cradle; and
controlling a charging process of the rechargeable lighting device by a software algorithm and a microcontroller configured within the rechargeable lighting device;
wherein the rechargeable lighting device has a housing which contains a switch, a rechargeable power source and the microcontroller;
wherein the first and the second charging contacts are located on the exterior of the rechargeable lighting device; and
wherein the first charging contact is part of a main power circuit that powers a light source of the rechargeable lighting device and is isolated from a charging ground path when the main power circuit is turned on and the charging circuit is not turned on but acts as part of the charging ground path when the charging circuit is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,050,454

CRADLE FOR RECHARGEABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A charger cradle for recharging a flashlight having a barrel, comprising:a housing having a bottom base and a support configured to receive at least a first portion of the barrel;
a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact configured for charging the flashlight when the flashlight is inserted into the support;
two opposing rotating cradle arms mounted within the housing, each of which is configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position, each of which is configured with an upper section and a lower section;
a cradle arm stop mounted within the housing configured to engage the lower section of each of the two opposing rotating cradle arms in the closed position and prevent each of the two opposing rotating cradle arms from rotating out of the closed position toward the open position while the cradle arm stop engages the two lower sections of the two opposing rotating cradle arms;
a biasing means for biasing the cradle arm stop upwardly away from the bottom base toward the support;
a release button configured to push down on the cradle arm stop which pushes down on the biasing means to disengage the two lower sections of the two opposing rotating cradle arms and allow the two opposing rotating cradle arms to rotate to the open position until a release button is actuated to disengage the cradle arm stop and thereby allow said two opposing rotating cradle arms to each rotate to said open position;
wherein each of the two opposing rotating cradle arms is configured to receive a second portion of the flashlight when the flashlight is inserted in between the two opposing rotating cradle arms in the open position and lock the flashlight in the charger cradle when insertion of the flashlight into the charger cradle causes said two opposing rotating cradle arms to rotate into the closed position where they are engaged by the cradle arm stop.

US Pat. No. 9,829,160

LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC., On...

1. A flashlight, comprising:
a housing having a first mechanical spiral engagement system;
an LED light source module fixedly held by the housing;
a power source held within the housing;
a switch assembly held within the housing; and
a head assembly, comprising:
a head;
a reflector; and
a second mechanical spiral engagement system for engaging the first mechanical spiral engagement system when the head assembly
is coupled to the housing;

wherein light provided by the LED light source module may be varied by rotating the head assembly relative to the housing
while the LED light source remains stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,018,342

MULTI-MODE PORTABLE ILLUMINATION DEVICE

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1. A flashlight, comprising:a barrel having a head end and a tail cap end;
a power source held within the barrel;
an LED light source for emitting light from the head;
a mechanical switch;
a circuit that electrically connects the power source, the LED light source, and the mechanical switch; and
electronics which produce a plurality of functions of operation for the LED light source in response to a plurality of different actuation actions of the mechanical switch by a user of the flashlight.

US Pat. No. 10,085,322

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

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1. A method for increasing battery life in a lighting device powered by a battery source, comprising: causing an electronic switch to provide a declining power supply to a light emitting diode (“LED”) as a power profile of the battery source declines.

US Pat. No. 10,012,376

LED FLASHLIGHT WITH IMPROVED HEAT SINK

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1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:an outer casing;
a light emitting diode (“LED”) package contained within the outer casing, said LED package comprising:
a substrate;
an LED die held by the substrate, said LED die configured to emit light outwardly from a front surface of the LED package;
a first electrically conductive pad;
a second electrically conductive pad; and
a thermal pad configured for removing heat from the LED die to outside of the LED package;
wherein the first and second electrically conductive pads are configured to provide power to cause the LED die to emit light; and
a heatsink assembly held within the outer casing, said heatsink assembly comprising:
an outer electrically conductive member that is thermally conductive and which is thermally connected to the outer casing;
a core of an electrically insulating material which is held within a cavity formed in the outer electrically conductive member; and
an inner electrically conductive member which is positioned and electrically isolated from the outer electrically conductive member by the core;
wherein the first electrically conductive pad and the thermal pad are thermally and electrically bonded to a first top surface of the outer electrically conductive member without use of a printed circuit board and the second electrically conductive pad is electrically bonded to a second top surface of the inner electrically conductive member.

US Pat. No. 9,977,607

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE WITH RECONFIGURABLE USER INTERFACE

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1. A portable lighting device, comprising:a power source, a light source for producing a light output and an electrical circuit to couple the power source and the light source;
a switch to open and close the electrical circuit;
a plurality of operational modes provided by the light source to a user of the portable lighting device in a user interface in which the plurality of operational modes are arranged in a predetermined operable sequence; and
electronics to control, access and allow the user to alter the predetermined operable sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,933,146

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

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1. A multi-mode flashlight, comprising:a housing including a source of power;
a light source located at a forward end of the housing, the light source being configured so that it can operate in a plurality of modes of operation that vary light emitted from said light source in a chosen direction; and
a tail cap located at the tail end of the housing, the tail cap including a switch and at least to icons, wherein each icon is associated with a single mode of operation of the light source from the plurality of modes of operation;
wherein the mode of operation is selected by orienting the housing so that the icon associated with the desired mode of operation is positioned in a predetermined manner with respect to a point of reference located apart from the multi-mode flashlight and the switch is depressed to turn the flashlight on and the switch is depressed for at least a predetermined amount of time;
wherein a change between two modes of operation of the light source requires the housing to be orientated differently with respect to the point of reference; and
wherein the change between two modes of operation of the light source cannot be actuated through movement of a component of the multi-mode flashlight apart from movement of the entire multi-mode flashlight and depression of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,208,936

MULTI-MODE PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. A lighting device powered by a plurality of batteries connected in series, comprising:a light source;
a current-limited load switch which regulates current delivered to the light source from the plurality of batteries; and
a controller electrically coupled in series with a mechanical power switch so that when the mechanical power switch is opened, the controller is not powered by the plurality of batteries, the controller including an output for providing a control signal for controlling the opening and closing of the current-limited load switch;
wherein current delivered to the light source by the current-limited load switch is set by a resistor connected to an ISET pin of the current-limited load switch.

US Pat. No. 10,240,758

APPARATUS FOR CREATING A STORAGE COMPARTMENT IN A FLASHLIGHT AND METHOD OF ITS USE

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10. A flashlight, comprising:a cylindrical barrel for housing one or more batteries, said cylindrical barrel having a first outer diameter, a first end, and a second end, said second end being configured with one or more sets of barrel threads inside the first outer diameter;
a lighting assembly located at the first end;
a conductive spring located proximate the second end;
a cylindrical storage compartment having a second outer diameter, said cylindrical storage compartment comprising a barrel end, a tail cap end, an inner storage compartment and a barrel end wall, said barrel end being configured with one or more sets of barrel end threads by which the barrel end is removably threadable into said one or more sets of barrel threads, said tail cap end being configured with one or more sets of tail cap end threads inside the second outer diameter; and
a tail cap having a third outer diameter, said tail cap being configured with one or more sets of tail cap threads by which the tail cap is removably threadable into said one or more sets of tail cap end treads and said one or more sets of barrel threads;
wherein the second outer diameter is continuously flush with the first outer diameter of the cylindrical barrel and the third outer diameter of the tail cap;
wherein the barrel end is configured to receive the conductive spring so that the conductive spring completes an electrical circuit when the flashlight is switched on and light is emitted from the lighting assembly;
wherein the barrel end wall isolates the conductive spring from the inner storage compartment and creates a barrier that prevents water from flowing between the conductive spring and the inner storage compartment;
wherein the inner storage compartment is accessed via the tail cap end and is located between the conductive spring and the tail cap end; and
wherein the conductive spring can be removed from the barrel end, the cylindrical storage compartment can be removed from the second end, and the conductive spring can be fitted to the tail cap.

US Pat. No. 10,215,390

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

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1. A flashlight, comprising:a battery power source;
a light source;
a circuit powered by the battery power source which causes the light source to emit light in an on state;
a switch which causes the circuit to alternate between the on state and an off state in which the light source does not emit light when the switch is actuated by a user;
a controller for causing light emitted from the light source to emit at two or more modes other than the off state; and
an automatic dimmer residing within the flashlight which causes light emitted from the light source to dim without any activation of the switch after a first preselected amount of time.

US Pat. No. 10,371,327

RECHARGEABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

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1. A process for operating a portable rechargeable lighting device, comprising the steps of:using a battery monitoring circuit to monitor at least one electrical characteristic relative to the at least one rechargeable battery configured within a housing of the portable rechargeable lighting device; and
using software configured within a housing of the portable rechargeable lighting device to turn on a charger protection circuit when a charging circuit is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,285,242

PORTABLE LIGHTING DEVICES

MAG INSTRUMENT, INC, Ont...

1. A method for increasing battery life in a lighting device powered by a battery source through an electronic circuit, comprising: causing the electronic circuit to provide a declining power supply to a light emitting diode (“LED”) as a power profile of the battery source declines.