Patents Assigned to Cooper Technologies Company
  • Patent number: 10531543
    Abstract: A configurable lighting system includes a coordinator device and a first lighting device that wirelessly communicates with the coordinator device. The system further includes a user device having a display interface that displays representations of multiple lighting devices including a representation of the first lighting device. The user device is configured to indicate the representation of the first lighting device in the display interface in response to a first user input received at the first lighting device. In response to a second user input received at the user device, the second user input associating the representation of the first lighting device with a zone of a physical area, the coordinator device associates the first lighting device with a second lighting device associated with the zone of the physical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Deborah Baus, Michael Alan Lunn
  • Patent number: 10520529
    Abstract: An adapter for testing electrical equipment can include a first receptacle end having at least one first coupling feature, where the at least one first coupling feature is configured to couple to a power source and a first electrical device, where the first receptacle end is configured to receive from the power source at least one first test signal and send the at least one first test signal to the first electrical device. The adapter can also include a sensing device configured to receive at least one first response signal from the first electrical device, where the at least one first response signal is in response to and based on the first electrical device receiving the at least one first test signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Benjamin Avery Freer
  • Patent number: 10451252
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a housing that defines a first cavity. Further, the light fixture includes a light module that is disposed in the first cavity and is configured to emit light in a first direction. Furthermore, the light fixture includes a light redistribution apparatus that is coupled to the housing and is disposed in the first cavity to receive the light from the light module. The light redistribution apparatus includes an outer collar comprising a body that defines a second cavity. Further, the light redistribution apparatus includes a plurality of redirection segments that are disposed within the outer collar and across at least a portion of the second cavity such that they redirect a portion of the light that is emitted in the first direction towards a second direction and allow a remainder portion of the light to travel unobstructed towards the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Wilston Nigel Christopher Sayers, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: 10455654
    Abstract: A distributed low voltage power system is disclosed herein. The system can include a power source generating line voltage power, and a line voltage cable having a first end and a second end, where the line voltage end is coupled to the power source. The system can also include a power distribution module (PDM) having a power transfer device and an output channel. The system can further include a communication link coupled to the output channel of the PDM. The system can also include a point-of-load (POL) control device coupled to the output channel of the PDM using the communication link, where the POL control device generates a distributed LV signal using a LV signal received from the PDM. The system can further include at least one LV device coupled to the point-of-load control device, where the distributed LV signal provides power regulation to the at least one LV device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James Christopher Andrews, James Moan, Liang Fang, William Lee Shiley
  • Patent number: 10451649
    Abstract: A motion sensor includes a sensor element to sense a motion, and a controller communicably coupled to the sensor element. The controller is configured to set a detection sensitivity of the motion sensor to a maximum setting of the detection sensitivity. The controller is further configured to decrease the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor upon a detection of the motion until the motion is undetectable by the motion sensor at a decreased setting of the detection sensitivity. The controller is further configured to increase the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor until the motion sensor detects the motion at an increased setting of the detection sensitivity and to set the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor to a new setting based on the increased setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Nam Chin Cho, James Richard Christ, Tyler Christian Johnston
  • Patent number: 10443832
    Abstract: A light fixture can include a housing having at least one wall and a collar limiting feature disposed at a top end of the at least one wall. The light fixture can also include a collar disposed around the at least one wall, where the collar abuts against the collar limiting feature and is rotatable relative to the housing, where the collar includes a first cover coupling feature. The light fixture can further include a cover coupled to the collar, where the cover includes a first collar coupling feature, where the first collar coupling feature couples to the first cover coupling feature of the collar. The housing can be rotatable relative to the collar and the cover when the cover is decoupled from the collar, where the housing can be held in a fixed position relative to the collar and the cover when the cover is coupled to the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Manahan, Andrew Francis Scarlata, Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., James E. Crocker
  • Patent number: 10436976
    Abstract: A luminaire can comprise a top housing fastened to a bottom housing, the top housing comprising at least one rib, the luminaire further comprising a lightguide disposed between the top housing and the bottom housing, the rib securing the lightguide against a gasket, wherein the gasket is located between the lightguide and the bottom housing, and the luminaire further comprising a light source disposed between the top housing and the bottom housing and further disposed adjacent an edge of the lightguide. The bottom housing can define an opening through which light emitted by the lightguide exits the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Khurram Z. Moghal
  • Patent number: 10429576
    Abstract: A lighting fixture that includes a frame, a heat sink assembly, an LED assembly, and a reflector. The frame includes a first end plate and a second end plate, each end plate including a slot formed therein. The slot extends from a top edge of the end plates towards a bottom edge of the end plates. The heat sink assembly includes one or more LEDs and a lightguide having a first longitudinal edge that receives light emitted from the LEDs. A first edge and a second edge of the lightguide are slidably inserted into respective slots. The heat sink assembly includes a heat sink base and a heat sink cap coupled thereto which forms a first cavity for housing the LEDs and a second cavity adjacent the first cavity for housing a portion of the lightguide. The reflector is coupled to the end plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James H. Blessitt, Paul W. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10408396
    Abstract: A junction box for a regressed light module includes an upper housing having a top wall and perimeter walls. The perimeter walls form a polygonal shape. The junction box further includes a lower housing having a cylindrical shape. The lower housing has a cavity for receiving a light module. The lower housing is attached to the upper housing. A cavity of the upper housing and the cavity of the lower housing form a cavity of the junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Steven Walter Pyshos, Oliver Ernst, Rongxiu Huang
  • Patent number: 10408442
    Abstract: A housing for a light fixture includes at least one wall that forms a cavity and a light source housing portion, where the at least one wall includes a thermally-conductive material, where the light source housing portion is configured to receive at least one light source. The housing can also include a wireway disposed between the cavity and the light source housing portion. The housing can further include multiple heat sink fins that extend from an outer surface of the at least one wall. The housing can also include at least one air throughway that exposes at least a portion of the wireway between the at least one wall and the light source housing portion, where the at least one air throughway allows air to pass over the portion of the wireway, where the at least one air throughway is formed independent of the heat sink fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., Joseph Michael Manahan, Andrew Francis Scarlata, Adam Douglas Ledgerwood, Matthew Thomas Pernot, Kyle Patrick Desrosiers, Mevzad Ljuca
  • Patent number: 10401007
    Abstract: A backbox is disclosed herein. The backbox can include at least one wall forming a cavity, and a sensor mounting feature disposed on an outer surface of the at least one wall, where the sensor mounting feature is configured to couple to a sensor device. The backbox can also include at least one fixture coupling feature disposed on the at least one wall, where the at least one fixture coupling feature is configured to couple to a complementary coupling feature disposed on a housing of a light fixture. The at least one wall can be configured to extend substantially seamlessly from a portion of the light fixture at which the at least one complementary coupling feature is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Chenell Erika York, Bobby Brooks
  • Patent number: 10386571
    Abstract: A system of light emitting diodes and lightguides can produce and distribute light in a luminaire. Two or more lightguides can be mounted adjacent one another so that their edges extend alongside one another. An optic can couple light between the light emitting diodes and the edges of the adjacent lightguides. The optic, which can be another lightguide in some examples, can mix, blend, or homogenize light received from the light emitting diodes and distribute the light among the adjacent lightguides. The optic can mix light emitted from multiple light emitting diodes so that light enters the adjacent lightguides uniformly along the edges of the lightguide, thereby eliminating or reducing any bright spots or visual inconsistencies. The optic can further allocate light uniformly among the adjacent lightguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Adam Moore Foy, Eric T. DiFelice, Alexander James Ross
  • Patent number: 10381790
    Abstract: A controlled-power RJ45 socket includes a housing having a cavity to receive an RJ45 plug. The socket further includes electrical contacts positioned in the cavity and that come in contact with electrical contacts of the RJ45 plug when the RJ45 plug is plugged into the RJ45 socket. A switch is positioned to disconnect the power to the electrical contacts of the RJ45 socket before the electrical contacts of the RJ45 plug are physically detached from the electrical contacts of the RJ45 socket during a de-mating of the RJ45 plug from the RJ45 socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James C. Andrews, Kenneth Dale Walma, Geoffrey Granville Hammett, Mark Verheyen
  • Patent number: 10344927
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a lighting device, a motion sensor, and a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and receive wireless signals. The lighting fixture further includes a controller communicably coupled to the lighting device, to the motion sensor, and to the transceiver. The controller is configured to adjust a light provided by the lighting device based on a motion detection by the motion sensor and based on a wireless input signal received by the transceiver indicating whether a second motion is detected by a second lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Glenn Wright, Nam Chin Cho, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: 10337708
    Abstract: A system for accessing industrial lighting fixtures is described. The system may include a telescoping light pole having a light fixture at one end, a base support at an opposite end for securing the light fixture, and an electrical passage through tubular supports of the pole for providing power to the light fixture. The telescoping function of the light fixture may be supported by a biasing member inside the tubular supports. A tool for assisting in the extension and retraction of the fixture is also provided, as well as a mating device for mating the electrical passage with a port of an electrical enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew J. Grant, Allen Coogler
  • Patent number: 10317054
    Abstract: A lighting structure for a light fixture includes a trim ring, a spin ring positioned within the trim ring, and a tilt ring positioned within the spin ring and attached to the spin ring by a fastener. The tilt ring is tiltable relative to the spin ring. A first tab and a second tab extend inwardly from a wall of the tilt ring. The first tab and the second tab are positioned across from the fastener. The lighting structure further includes a lamp spring attached to the tilt ring across from the first tab and the second tab. The lamp spring is positioned to push a lamp toward the first tab and the second tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jared Michael Davis, Grzegorz Wronski, William Randolph Johnson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10299335
    Abstract: A system can configure a luminaire for providing illumination of a selected color temperature, a selected lumen output, or a selected photometric distribution. The luminaire can comprise at least two light sources that have different illumination characteristics, for example different color temperatures, different lumen outputs, or different photometric distributions. The system can configure the luminaire to operate a first of the two light sources, a second of the two light sources, or both of the light sources based on an input. When the luminaire is configured to operate both of the light sources, the luminaire can produce illumination having a color temperature, a lumen output, or a photometric distribution that is different than either of the two light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Walter Pyshos, Raymond Janik, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: D854735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Scott Peter Formel, Anthony Reale, Joseph Cazeno, III
  • Patent number: D857639
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Robert J. Reese, Ken Huggins, Jason S. Mevius
  • Patent number: D858847
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Craig Maurice Smith, Christopher Ladewig