Patents by Inventor Chris P. Lickiss

Chris P. Lickiss has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10378732
    Abstract: Lighting applications which are particularly difficult to light because of “non-standard” target area characteristics or the like would benefit from advancements in lighting design. That being said, conventional wisdom in lighting design has reached a point of diminishing returns in terms of beam control. Envisioned is an LED lighting system designed for precision lighting insomuch that—as compared to state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures—sharpness of cutoff is improved while in at least some cases simultaneously allowing a steeper cutoff without undesirable beam shift. Furthermore, overall beam dimensions can be tailored fixture-to-fixture for an application without replacing an entire optic system or designing an entirely new fixture, and control of intensity distribution is improved (e.g., by avoiding striations at the edge of beam patterns). Said envisioned LED lighting system employs a number of materials not used in conventional LED lighting systems in novel ways to achieve the aforementioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Luke C. McKee, Chris P. Lickiss
  • Patent number: 10337693
    Abstract: As lighting systems age the need for retrofits—namely where newer lighting technology is used to replace older or different technology, but where a direct replacement is not possible without some kind of modification to the rest of the lighting system—increases. The residential lighting retrofit market is well established with a one-for-one light source replacement approach that is widely embraced; for example, a table lamp with a failed incandescent bulb can be readily replaced with an LED bulb despite the disparate power requirements because of the onboard driver system, and this avoids having to modify the lamp itself, the outlet, incoming power, etc. No such solution exists for specialized lighting systems such as sports and wide area lighting systems. The present invention is directed to such a solution, and one which is cost effective, easy to implement, and customizable to meet the varying site requirements of such specialized systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Timothy A. Barker, Andrew J. Schembs, Alan W. Sheldon, Luke C. McKee, Chris P. Lickiss, Aric D. Klyn, Joel D. DeBoef
  • Patent number: 10330284
    Abstract: Precision lighting design is a subcategory of lighting design which benefits from a concerted, synergistic effort to improve beam control; sports lighting is one such example. Beam control is improved when all light directing and redirecting devices are considered together, and insomuch that adverse lighting effects are best avoided when considering how all the lighting fixtures in an array interact with one another. To that end, envisioned is a multi-part visoring (i.e., light redirecting) and optic (i.e., light directing) system designed with consideration towards how a fixture lives in a mounted space—how its photometric and physical presence affects other fixtures in or proximate said space—while demonstrating improved beam control over that which is available to general purpose (e.g., indoor residential) lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Joel D. DeBoef, Steven T. Heaton, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Publication number: 20180347787
    Abstract: Lighting applications which are particularly difficult to light because of “non-standard” target area characteristics or the like would benefit from advancements in lighting design. That being said, conventional wisdom in lighting design has reached a point of diminishing returns in terms of beam control. Envisioned is an LED lighting system designed for precision lighting insomuch that—as compared to state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures—sharpness of cutoff is improved while in at least some cases simultaneously allowing a steeper cutoff without undesirable beam shift. Furthermore, overall beam dimensions can be tailored fixture-to-fixture for an application without replacing an entire optic system or designing an entirely new fixture, and control of intensity distribution is improved (e.g., by avoiding striations at the edge of beam patterns). Said envisioned LED lighting system employs a number of materials not used in conventional LED lighting systems in novel ways to achieve the aforementioned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: MYRON GORDIN, LUKE C. MCKEE, CHRIS P. LICKISS
  • Publication number: 20180010772
    Abstract: Precision lighting design is a subcategory of lighting design which benefits from a concerted, synergistic effort to improve beam control; sports lighting is one such example. Beam control is improved when all light directing and redirecting devices are considered together, and insomuch that adverse lighting effects are best avoided when considering how all the lighting fixtures in an array interact with one another. To that end, envisioned is a multi-part visoring (i.e., light redirecting) and optic (i.e., light directing) system designed with consideration towards how a fixture lives in a mounted space—how its photometric and physical presence affects other fixtures in or proximate said space—while demonstrating improved beam control over that which is available to general purpose (e.g., indoor residential) lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: MYRON GORDIN, JOEL D. DEBOEF, STEVEN T. HEATON, CHRIS P. LICKISS, LUKE C. MCKEE
  • Publication number: 20160230964
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, method, and system for producing a customizable composite beam from a plurality of solid state light sources. Each light source is associated with individually adjustable fixture components which allow for a variety of lighting needs to be addressed. The composite beam is a collective of the beam projected from each adjustable component/light source combination; each individual beam being of customized shape or standard shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Lawrence H. Boxler, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Patent number: 9068707
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus including a compact LED light source module comprising a base adapted to mount to a surface or in a fixture; one or more LEDs mounted to an LED mounting interface on the base, the LED mounting interface having a pre-designed geometry related to a pre-designed primary orientation of each LED relative the base; a light transmissive cover over the one or more LEDs, the light transmissive cover having the ability, if needed, to further alter or control the light output distribution of the one or more LEDs; to provide a compact LED light source that can be both substantially standardized but can produce a variety of light output distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence H. Boxler, Thomas A. Stone, Matthew D. Drost, Chris P. Lickiss, Joel D. Rozendaal
  • Patent number: 8992047
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, method, and system for producing a customizable composite beam from a plurality of solid state light sources. Each light source is associated with individually adjustable fixture components which allow for a variety of lighting needs to be addressed. The composite beam is a collective of the beam projected from each adjustable component/light source combination; each individual beam being of customized shape or standard shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence H. Boxler, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Patent number: 8770801
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system for lighting target areas with bollard or pagoda-type lights in a controlled and efficient manner. The apparatus includes a housing with a light source, optic system, and a control circuit. The light source and optic system are configured to produce a highly controlled output beam pattern and shield from normal viewing angles direct sight of the source. This enables control of glare and spill light which can improve effectiveness, efficiency, and energy usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Berns, Lawrence H. Boxler, Matthew D. Drost, Chris P. Lickiss, Joel D. Rozendaal, Thomas A. Stone
  • Publication number: 20130335960
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, methods, and systems for deriving composite beams from a plurality of light sources such as LEDs. Optical units comprising a plurality of light sources, each source having an associated optic which is individually positionable, are developed using optimization techniques that allow for lighting different target areas in an effective manner by rotating or otherwise positioning the reflectors, refractive lenses, TIR lenses, or other lens types to create a composite beam. The apparatus, methods, and systems of lighting herein make it possible to widely vary the types of beams from an available fixture using a small number of optics and fixtures. In some cases, by using a combination of individual beam patterns from the same or different types of light sources, a small set of individual optics may be sufficient to create a majority of the typical and specialized composite beams needed to meet the needs of most lighting projects and target areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MUSCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: MYRON GORDIN, LAWRENCE H. BOXLER, MATTHEW D. DROST, LUKE C. MCKEE, CHRIS P. LICKISS
  • Patent number: 8602588
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, methods, and systems for deriving composite beams from a plurality of light sources such as LEDs. Optical units comprising a plurality of light sources, each source having an associated optic which is individually positionable, are developed using optimization techniques that allow for lighting different target areas in an effective manner by rotating or otherwise positioning the reflectors, refractive lenses, TIR lenses, or other lens types to create a composite beam. The apparatus, methods, and systems of lighting herein make it possible to widely vary the types of beams from an available fixture using a small number of optics and fixtures. In some cases, by using a combination of individual beam patterns from the same or different types of light sources, a small set of individual optics may be sufficient to create a majority of the typical and specialized composite beams needed to meet the needs of most lighting projects and target areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Lawrence H. Boxler, Matthew D. Drost, Luke C. McKee, Chris P. Lickiss
  • Patent number: 8449144
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatus, method, and system for producing a customizable composite beam from a plurality of solid state light sources. Each light source is associated with individually adjustable fixture components which allow for a variety of lighting needs to be addressed. The composite beam is a collective of the beam projected from each adjustable component/light source combination; each individual beam being of customized shape or standard shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence H. Boxler, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Patent number: D682459
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Patent number: D696452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle, Matthew D. Drost, Chris P. Lickiss
  • Patent number: D734525
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Patent number: D734526
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Timothy J. Boyle, Chris P. Lickiss, Luke C. McKee
  • Patent number: D794244
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Steven T. Heaton, Chris P. Lickiss
  • Patent number: D841854
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Luke C. McKee, Chris P. Lickiss, Kenneth G. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D841855
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Luke C. McKee, Chris P. Lickiss, Kenneth G. Lewis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D841856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Myron Gordin, Luke C. McKee, Chris P. Lickiss, Kenneth G. Lewis, Jr.