Portable cordless multipurpose lighting system

  • US 9,109,769 B2
  • Filed: 02/21/2014
  • Issued: 08/18/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/15/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable lighting apparatus for illuminating a body panel of a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:

  • a light board that illuminates the vehicle body panel, wherein the light board has one or more selectable light sources positioned therein that provide a plurality of different types of illumination on the body panel, wherein each of the plurality of types of illumination has a unique set of lighting characteristics;

    a base that includes a battery which is coupled to the light sources and provides power for the light sources, wherein the base further includes a mount that is attachable to the vehicle body panel and thereby secures the base to the vehicle body panel; and

    a flexible extension member coupled between the light board and the base, wherein the extension member is movable with respect to at least one of the light board and the base, wherein the flexible extension member holds the light board in a position that is adjustable laterally and vertically with respect to the base;

    wherein the flexible extension member includes a slip ring which couples a first plurality of electrical conductors that are connected to the battery to a second plurality of electrical conductors that are connected to the light sources, thereby enabling the first plurality of electrical conductors to rotate freely with respect to the second plurality of electrical conductors, wherein the flexible extension member forms a conduit and wherein the slip ring and the first and second pluralities of electrical conductors are positioned within the conduit.

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