Emson Acquires Four Coleman Lantern Patents

Emson has purchased four portable lantern patents from The Coleman Company.

The four patents— United States patents 5,758,949 and 6,030,094; Canadian patent 2,234,018; and Great Britain patent 2,322,695— relate to portable lanterns with lights that are telescopingly mounted for moving between a lowered position, where the lights are housed inside the lantern, and a raised position, where the lights are illuminated.

Emson recently introduced the Bell+Howell TacLight lantern through its direct response advertising campaigns, including a 2-minute infomercial and Emson’s website at www.taclightlantern.com. The Bell+Howell TacLight lantern, protected by the purchased Coleman patents, is a compact, durable and bright lantern that collapses for storage and portability purposes.

Eddie Mishan, president of Emson, said, “The acquired Coleman patents strengthen and diversify Emson’s position in the vibrant and growing market for portable, consumer lighting products, including the TacLight lantern, the TacLight tactical flashlight and the TorchLite work light and flashlight.”