Illuminated wind indicator

  • US 8,077,052 B2
  • Filed: 01/02/2008
  • Issued: 12/13/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/07/2005
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A wind indicator, comprising:

  • a suspension device;

    at least one chime member, wherein said at least one chime member is movably suspended below said suspension device;

    a pendulum assembly movably suspended from said suspension device such that said pendulum assembly and said at least one chime member move relative to each other;

    at least one light source situated such that a portion of said pendulum assembly emits light;

    at least one rechargeable battery connected so as to provide power to said at least one light source;

    an activation circuit to provide power to said at least one light source from said at least one rechargeable battery at ambient light levels at or below a predetermined intensity;

    at least one solar panel connected such that said at least one rechargeable battery accumulates charge when said at least one solar panel is exposed to ambient light levels of sufficient intensity; and

    wherein at least part of said light emitted by said pendulum assembly is reflected by said at least one chime member causing at least part of an external surface of said at least one chime member to be illuminated such that movement of said at least one chime member relative to said pendulum assembly is visible at said ambient light levels.

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