Patents Assigned to Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
  • Patent number: 9188320
    Abstract: A residential outdoor luminaire having a combined junction box and mounting arm that allows for canopy mounting as well as mounting on a vertical surface is provided. The luminaire housing has a rear beveled mount surface which engages a junction box mounting arm. The junction box mounting arm has at least one side wall and a hollow interior with an outwardly extending mounting flange. The sidewall has a beveled mounting face engageable with the rear bevel mount surface of the luminaire such that the junction box mounting arm may be mounted against a vertical or horizontal surface while maintaining the luminaire in a similar orientation with respect to the area being illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, Frank Locascio
  • Patent number: 9067280
    Abstract: An apparatus for etching multiple surfaces of a hydroformed powder coated luminaire reflector is described. The system includes a laser, one or more high speed scan heads, a laser marking station and a conveyance device. The system positions a reflector into optical alignment with the scan heads to allow permanent etching of the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas V. Daily
  • Patent number: 8944648
    Abstract: A fixture accessory assembly includes a fixture having an accessory retaining member, the accessory retaining member receiving an accessory cartridge, the accessory cartridge releasably positioned within the fixture by a magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dupre
  • Patent number: 8803028
    Abstract: An apparatus for etching multiple surfaces of a hydroformed powder coated luminaire reflector is described. The system includes a laser, one or more high speed scan heads, a laser marking station and a conveyance device. The system positions a reflector into optical alignment with the scan heads to allow permanent etching of the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas V. Daily
  • Patent number: 8556453
    Abstract: A fluorescent luminaire has a luminaire housing, a lens frame positioned within the luminaire housing, the lens frame having a first side frame member and a second side frame member connected to a first end frame member and a second end frame member, a flexible plastic lens having a length, wherein a distance between the first and second side frames is less than the length of the plastic lens and, wherein the lens curves from the flat orientation to a curved orientation when seated between the first and second side frames corresponding to curvature of the first and second end frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Roy B. Crane, William Fabbri
  • Patent number: 8475014
    Abstract: A T-bar mounting bracket assembly for a luminaire fixture frame having a bracket, a clip vertically adjustable relative to the bracket, the clip extending through an opening in the bracket, a fastener extending through the bracket and the clip and, the fastener spaced from a location where the clip passes through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Mark O. Jones, Graham M. Rippel, Michael S. O'Boyle, Craig S. Nevers
  • Patent number: 8201962
    Abstract: A recessed fixture frame mounting device comprises a first hanger bar connected to a first joist, a second hanger bar connected to a second joist, a recessed can light and junction box connected to the first and second hanger bars, the recessed can and the junction box movable about an axis extending between the first and second joists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Robert Wedekind
  • Patent number: 8144025
    Abstract: A current limiting system in accordance with the present invention comprises an accessory or canopy mount device that is permanently installed between a source of electrical power 1 and a track lighting system 2. The system may be installed integrally with a track lighting system to supply power to a plurality of lighting tracks from a plurality of power sources or circuits, as desired by a user or lighting designer. The system may also be configured to be compatible with a wide variety of track lighting system power tracks and is difficult to remove once properly installed, thereby making it tamper-proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Mackenzie, IV, Alejandro Mier-Langner, Michael S. O'Boyle, James Edward Kuchar
  • Patent number: 8092039
    Abstract: The invention comprises a completely recessed wall-wash lighting fixture capable of being installed within a ceiling. The lighting fixture comprises a housing, which contains a lamp. The invention may comprise a lighting fixture further comprises a reflector disposed within the housing and adjacent to the first end of the housing. The invention may also comprise a flared lamp shield attached to the housing, which is capable of protecting the lighting fixture from damage. The lamp shield extends below the ceiling when the lighting fixture is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Paul Thompson
  • Patent number: 8066413
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture having a rotation ring allowing rotation of a lamp mounted over the fixture frame aperture, the rotation ring easily rotatable on the frame and held in place by a ring clamp. The recessed light fixture rotation ring has a mechanical brake for locking the ring in place after positioning of the lamp. The ring also has a slip disc positioned between the surface of the frame and the ring to allow easy rotation. The housing of the fixture has junction boxes mounted on side walls which are hinged to the sidewalls of the housing and which swivel into the interior of the housing for ready access after installation through the aperture of the frame. The lamp of the fixture movable about a horizontal adjustment and vertical adjustment axis while also maintaining position with respect to the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Ken Czech, Richard Meyer, Thomas Gamache, James Neeld
  • Patent number: 8038327
    Abstract: A luminaire housing designed to be installed to illuminate an illumination area, wherein a light source is oriented within the housing to direct a central axis of emitted light rays away from the illumination area and towards a reflective surface of a stationary reflector. In some embodiments the stationary reflector is oriented and contoured to reflect the light rays towards a light passageway. In some embodiments, an adjustable reflector is also provided that is movable between at least a first and a second position. Optionally, the luminaire housing may be a recessed luminaire housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Peter Franck, Sherman Ng
  • Patent number: 7985004
    Abstract: A luminaire assembly comprises a housing, a plurality of light emitting diodes disposed within the housing, a microwave sensor disposed within the housing for detecting occupants in an area adjacent the housing, wherein the microwave sensor is in electrical communication with the light emitting diodes, and wherein the light emitting diodes are driven at a first light level and in response to the microwave sensor at a second light level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: John William Schach, Donald Manuel Perreira, Chris Boissevain
  • Patent number: 7972036
    Abstract: A modular louver assembly for a bollard luminaire comprises a louver having an upper surface, a lower surface and an opening, a heat sink disposed within the opening of the louver and adjacent the lower surface, a plurality of LEDs disposed about the heat sink on a lower surface of the louver, and, a lens disposed beneath the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: John William Schach, Donald Manuel Perreira, Chris Boissevain
  • Publication number: 20110133671
    Abstract: A current limiting system in accordance with the present invention comprises an accessory or canopy mount device that is permanently installed between a source of electrical power 1 and a track lighting system 2. The system may be installed integrally with a track lighting system to supply power to a plurality of lighting tracks from a plurality of power sources or circuits, as desired by a user or lighting designer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP LLC
    Inventors: KENNETH MACKENZIE, IV, ALEJANDRO MIER-LANGNER, MICHAEL S. O'BOYLE, JAMES EDWARD KUCHAR
  • Patent number: 7950834
    Abstract: A brake assembly for an adjustable downlight fixture comprises a fixture having a rotational collar assembly, the rotational collar assembly having a first race rotating relative to a second race, a brake assembly connected to one of the first race and the second race, the brake assembly frictionally engaging the other of the first race and the second race.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Scott Dupre
  • Patent number: 7950833
    Abstract: A fluorescent luminaire has a luminaire housing, a lens frame positioned within the luminaire housing, the lens frame having a first side frame member and a second side frame member connected to a first end frame member and a second end frame member, a flexible plastic lens having a length, wherein a distance between the first and second side frames is less than the length of the plastic lens and, wherein the lens curves from the flat orientation to a curved orientation when seated between the first and second side frames corresponding to curvature of the first and second end frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Roy B. Crane, William Fabbri
  • Patent number: 7926970
    Abstract: An in-grade light fixture has a lamp compartment having an open upper end with a lens cover covering the open upper end. The lens cover may have a joint connection to permit travel from an open configuration to a closed configuration. A junction box is adjacent to the lens cover along an upper portion of the compartment. If a ballast is utilized for proper supply of power to the lamp, a ballast compartment is adjacent an open lower end of the lamp compartment. A hydraulic isolation chamber extends vertically downward from the junction box to the sealed ballast compartment. The hydraulic isolation chamber is filled with a potting material and prevents wicking of moisture into the ballast compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Pressel, Lew Waltz
  • Publication number: 20110080750
    Abstract: A T-bar mounting bracket assembly for a luminaire fixture frame having a bracket, a clip vertically adjustable relative to the bracket, the clip extending through an opening in the bracket, a fastener extending through the bracket and the clip and, the fastener spaced from a location where the clip passes through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: MARK O. JONES, GRAHAM M. RIPPEL, MICHAEL S. O'BOYLE, CRAIG S. NEVERS
  • Patent number: 7911351
    Abstract: A current limiting system in accordance with the present invention comprises an accessory or canopy mount device that is permanently installed between a source of electrical power 1 and a track lighting system 2. The system may be installed integrally with a track lighting system to supply power to a plurality of lighting tracks from a plurality of power sources or circuits, as desired by a user or lighting designer. The system may also be configured to be compatible with a wide variety of track lighting system power tracks and is difficult to remove once properly installed, thereby making it tamper-proof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Mackenzie, IV, Alejandro Mier-Langner, Michael S O'Boyle, James Edward Kuchar
  • Patent number: 7905621
    Abstract: An in-grade light fixture has a lamp compartment having an open upper end with a lens cover covering the open upper end. The lens cover may have a joint connection to permit travel from an open configuration to a closed configuration. A junction box is adjacent to the lens cover along an upper portion of the compartment. If a ballast is utilized for proper supply of power to the lamp, a ballast compartment is adjacent an open lower end of the lamp compartment. A hydraulic isolation chamber extends vertically downward from the junction box to the sealed ballast compartment. The hydraulic isolation chamber is filled with a potting material and prevents wicking of moisture into the ballast compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: James Hickman, Matthew Pressel, Michael Riebling, David Smith, Lew Waltz