Patents Examined by Leah Simone Macchiarolo
  • Patent number: 11959631
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting arrangement for a lighting fixture includes: a lighting strip comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged along a length of the lighting strip; a first multi-faceted side wall reflector extending from a first side of the lighting strip at an angle such that the first multi-faceted side wall reflector extends along an entire length of the lighting strip and away from a bottom portion of a light emitting portion of each of the light emitting diodes (LEDs); and a second multi-faceted side wall reflector extending from a second, opposite side of the lighting strip at an angle such that the second multi-faceted side wall reflector extends along an entire length of the lighting strip away from the bottom portion of the light emitting portion of each of the light emitting diodes (LEDs). The first and second multi-faceted side wall reflectors cause light produced by the plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) to be amplified and formed into a uniform beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Appalachian Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James J. Wassel
  • Patent number: 11953165
    Abstract: A connection system is provided for modular luminaires, wherein the luminaires are each provided with at least one tapered pillar projecting from a back, the pillar having a top opening. A coupling arrangement is used for coupling the two luminaires together, in the form of a bridge having first and second tapered openings for fitting over the pillars. A sprung retaining clip projects within each opening for passing through the top opening and thereby gripping the pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING, B.V.
    Inventors: Xuelin Li, Xia Wang, Jisong Xu, Chienliang Yeh
  • Patent number: 11940132
    Abstract: A light can be suspended from a structure to illuminate a space. The light can mount to the structure with a hanger bracket including a seat. A ball mount coupled to a downrod can be received within the seat to suspend the downrod. An open mouth in the hanger bracket permits insertion of the downrod to facilitate installation. A canopy can fasten to the hanger bracket to suspend the canopy from the structure via the downrod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Jack Doresky, Douglas Troy Mason
  • Patent number: 11921311
    Abstract: Provided is a lighting apparatus having high light entrance efficiency with respect to a light guide plate, and being excellent in tint of light emitted from the light guide plate. The lighting apparatus of the present invention includes: an LED package; a light guide plate, which includes a main surface serving as a light emission surface, and a side surface serving as a light entrance surface, and which is arranged so that the side surface is opposed to the LED package; and a low-refractive index layer arranged between the LED package and the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Takahiro Yoshikawa, Daisuke Hattori, Ryota Morishima
  • Patent number: 11914137
    Abstract: In one aspect, a light module is disclosed, which includes a housing providing a hollow chamber extending from a proximal end to a distal end, and a lens positioned in the hollow chamber, where the lens has a lens body comprising an input surface for receiving light from a light source and an output surface through which light exits the lens body, said lens further comprising a collar at least partially encircling said lens body. The light module further includes at least one shoulder on which the lens collar can be seated for positioning the lens within the housing. A light source, e.g., an LED, is coupled to the hollow chamber, e.g., at its proximal end, for providing light to the lens. In some embodiments, an optical window is disposed in the hollow chamber and is optically coupled to the output surface of the lens such that the light exiting the lens passes through the optical window before exiting the light module. In some embodiments, the shoulder can be formed as part of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Acera, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas V. Root, Thomas Davis, Michael Cook, Carlton S. Jones, David Leo, Michael S. Epstein
  • Patent number: 11885127
    Abstract: A mounting profile for lighting system of suspended ceiling, which comprises a comprehensive triple-section aluminium profile, where repositionable wireless luminaires fitted with magnets can be used on the mounting profile and comprises devices for fastening stretch ceiling material as well as other types of suspended ceiling materials thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Vitalii Kilievoi
  • Patent number: 11885484
    Abstract: A method is described for deploying one or more illumination devices. The or each illumination device is self-contained and has a first state in which it is inoperative and a second state in which it is operative to provide illumination at at least one frequency within the range from and including infrared to and including ultraviolet. The method comprises the steps, optionally repeated at intervals, of: actuating a mechanism to move a said illumination device from a housing storing one or more illumination devices to an exposed position outside the housing; and automatically changing the state of the illumination device from its first state to its second state as a direct result of movement of the illumination device from within the housing to the exposed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: John Bernard King
  • Patent number: 11878235
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an input device including: a plurality of input members; an upper surface having a right region in which a part of the plurality of input members is disposed, a left region in which another part of the plurality of input members is disposed, and a center region that is a region between the right region and the left region; and a light emitting region formed along an outer edge of the center region. The light emitting region includes a first light emitting portion configured to indicate identification information assigned to a plurality of input devices connected to an information processing apparatus, and a second light emitting portion configured to emit light based on information different from the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Ikuo Kobayashi, Takeshi Igarashi, Masaho Morita, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Akinori Ito
  • Patent number: 11852332
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to spa waterfall lighting systems. A spa waterfall lighting system can include a waterfall body with a base portion and a top portion, and a wired light located within the waterfall body. A projection, coupling, or barb is in connection with the base portion of the waterfall body. The projection includes an externally threaded portion, with a channel formed in the externally threaded portion. The channel receives a wire, the wire in electrical connection with the wired light located within the waterfall body. A threaded nut secures the projection to a spa shell, and the threaded nut is threadable over the externally threaded portion of the projection when the wire is in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Bullfrog International, LC
    Inventors: Todd Anderson, Eric Hales
  • Patent number: 11828435
    Abstract: A light assembly for mounting to a light to a sloped surface using a hanger bracket and a downrod such that the light is suspended from the hanger bracket via the downrod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Jack Doresky, Douglas Troy Mason
  • Patent number: 11819367
    Abstract: A neckband-type medical headlight system includes a lighting unit and a magnifying glass provided in glasses or a headset, a control unit configured to control the lighting unit, and a battery and a power cable configured to supply electric power to the lighting unit. The control unit for controlling the lighting unit is composed of a neckband type to be seated around a user's neck. A pedal-type wireless control unit is further provided to enable a user to turn on and off the lighting unit using a foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Jai Joon Jeong
  • Patent number: 11793342
    Abstract: A modular Christmas tree assembly includes a plurality of poles that is insertable into respective ones of the poles to define an elongated stanchion. A plurality of branches is each coupled to and extends away from a respective one of the poles such that the plurality of poles has the ornamental appearance of a Christmas tree. A plurality light emitters is each disposed on a respective one of the branches wherein to emit light outwardly from the respective branch. A base is provided which has a socket is integrated into the base. The socket insertably receives the elongated stanchion thereby facilitating the stanchion to be vertically oriented. A remote control is in wireless communication with the plurality of light emitters for remotely actuating and de-actuating the light emitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Hilda Hall
  • Patent number: 11774087
    Abstract: A lamp for securing items has a pair of vertically separable enclosure portions joined by coiled flexible bands. The flexible bands are operated by an electro-mechanical drive to uncoil and to recoil, thereby first separating the enclosure portions and later rejoining them. A lower one of the enclosure portions has an interior storage space for receiving and securing items such as watches, cellphones, and wallets. The lamp is mounted on the bottom of the lower portion of the enclosure so as to direct its light beam downwardly. A control device enables remote operation of the drive and the lamp. The enclosure may be mounted to top trusses of a camping tent or canopy for instance. The camping tent or canopy may be left unoccupied with the assurance that a thief will not know that valuables are present in the lamp and also will not be able to gain access to the interior of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Edward G. Singh, Steve Castro, James Edward Grimes, Qilang Chen
  • Patent number: 11761612
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an ornamental festoon lamp, and aims to provide a festoon lamp fence. The festoon lamp fence includes fence bodies and is formed by connecting the plurality of fence bodies. The fence bodies are connected to one another by a buckle connection portion. Each of the fence bodies includes a housing, a buckle plate, and a lamp string wire. A fixing seat is arranged on the fence bodies. The lamp string wire is arranged inside the housing. The buckle connection portion includes buckles arranged at one end of the housing and clamping grooves arranged at the other end of the housing. The buckles, the clamping grooves, the housings, and the buckle plates cooperate to form a wire outlet and a wire inlet. A connector configured to be connected to another lamp string wire is arranged at an end of the lamp string wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventor: Qiaoyan Wang
  • Patent number: 11761607
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting display defined to include a base housing a power source compartment. A cylindrical shell extends upwardly from an edge of the base. A plurality of light diodes is electrically connected to the power source and extend from the base. A sheet of material is curved and inserted against an inside surface of the shell. The material is configured to have a flat configuration but is capable of being curved such that when curved and inserted against the inside surface of the shell, the sheet has a tendency to press against the inside surface, attempting to return to the flat configuration. The plurality of light diodes being positioned interior to the sheet of material illuminate the sheet of material when activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: New Signature Homestyles, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Bessinger
  • Patent number: 11746996
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for securing a luminaire to a niche formed in a wall of a pool or spa. The assembly comprises a mounting bracket having a rear portion shaped and sized to fit within the niche and a front portion comprising a peripheral flange sized to engage the wall surrounding the niche. The mounting bracket enables the luminaire to be secured thereto and be visible from a front side thereof. The assembly includes at least one clamping device attached to the rear portion of the mounting bracket and configured to secure the mounting bracket to the niche. In a preferred embodiment, the clamping device comprises a clamping arm and drive member. The clamping arm is pivotally connected to the mounting bracket such that the mounting bracket is drawn into the niche and the peripheral flange of the mounting bracket is drawn towards the wall surrounding the niche.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Charles Smith, Mathew Rust, Elizabeth Christmas, Marcus Krigsman, Margaux Hayes, Thi Thanh Thao Nguyen, Josh Bell
  • Patent number: 11745649
    Abstract: A vehicle panel including a perforated pattern and a method of manufacturing the same, whereby a pattern can be realized through minimal means and a simple method, thereby reducing the amount of time taken and the expense incurred for the production of a product. Additionally, large-area patterning is possible, so the method can be applied to large parts. Moreover, the vehicle panel is capable of realizing a uniform lighting pattern without variation in luminance. When power is turned off, only a perforated pattern is viewed and, when power is turned on, a logical pattern with various designs is viewed, advantageously improving the aesthetic appearance of metal parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Sung Ho Yoon, Sun Jae Lee, Hyun Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11732850
    Abstract: A smart recessed light assembly for mounting into a hollow opening made in ceiling or a wall comprises a light source housing, a trim and a device mounting track. The device mounting track creates an extension to the illuminating assembly to house and power a variety of devices pertaining to smart home like an audio system, a video projection system, a surveillance system, variety of sensory systems that can measure temperature and humidity, to detect motion or hazardous situations like the case for carbon monoxide (CO). Smart recessed light may be recessed into the ceiling to give it the appearance of a continuous surface and to give it an aesthetic appeal. In addition, device mounting track has a modular cover to allow devices to be hidden behind a grid cover like the case of speaker or exposed like the case of a motion detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventor: Aziz Talbi
  • Patent number: 11732852
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus includes a driver box, a light source, a light housing, multiple leaf springs, multiple shaft connectors and multiple pads. The light housing has a light holder and a rim. The light holder has a holder plate and a holder wall defining a holder cavity. The multiple leaf springs are placed between the driver box and the light holder. Each pad has a pad hole and a pad scraper surrounding the pad hole. The pad scraper has a protruding part engaging an electric insulation layer on a top side of the holder plate. The shaft connector sequentially passes through a spring hole of the leaf spring, the pad hole and the top plate of the light holder. The protruding part of the pad scraper scraps a portion of the electric insulation layer of the holder plate for connecting the holder plate to ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Huiyong Huang, Zhenyu Tang, Shuxing Gao
  • Patent number: 11723425
    Abstract: Decorative systems that include an elongated decorative element and associated methods of manufacture and use are described. An example decorative system has a frame and an elongated decorative element attached to the frame. The frame has a first end, a second end, a length, and a main body that defines a slot and a central passageway. The slot provides access to the central passageway. The frame is moveable between a first configuration and a second configuration. The slot has a first width when the frame is in the first configuration and a second width when the frame is in the second configuration. The second width is greater than the first width. The first elongated decorative element has a first end, a second end, and a length. The length of the first elongated decorative element is greater than the length of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Christopher P. Pengov