Patents by Inventor Christopher Blount

Christopher Blount 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: 11221111
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a luminaire includes a housing with a reflector. A rail is positioned near the reflector and has a light thereon which is configured to emit light into the reflector. The light is reflected from the reflector and passes through a diffuser that can act to ensure the emitted light is desirably defuse. In an embodiment, the diffuser can be removed from the housing for service or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Agro, Christopher Blount, Giovanni Frezza, Michael C. Picini, Victor Zaderej, Marko Spiegel
  • Publication number: 20200332970
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a luminaire includes a housing with a reflector. A rail is positioned near the reflector and has a light thereon which is configured to emit light into the reflector. The light is reflected from the reflector and passes through a diffuser that can act to ensure the emitted light is desirably defuse. In an embodiment, the diffuser can be removed from the housing for service or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: James V. AGRO, Christopher BLOUNT, Giovanni FREEZA, Michael c. PICINI, Victor ZADEREJ, Marko SPIEGEL
  • Patent number: 10612736
    Abstract: A luminaire with a removable rail is disclosed. The luminaire can be powered with power provided by a power over Ethernet (POE) solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Marko Spiegel, Christopher Blount
  • Patent number: 10609782
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) fixture is provided. The fixture includes a housing that supports an LED array. A power supply can be coupled to the housing via a connector. A controller with a constant current driver can be configured to actuate the LED array. In an embodiment the controller can be configured to control operation of the LED array based on a sensed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Christopher Blount, Megan E. Serwacki, Daniel B. McGowan
  • Publication number: 20200007359
    Abstract: A beacon includes an interface, a sensor, an indicator and a controller. The controller is communicatively coupled to the interface, the sensor and the indicator, the controller configured to receive control information via the interface and the sensor and to generate control instructions in response to the control information for the indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher BLOUNT, Giovanni FREZZA, Michael C. PICINI, Anthony MACKEY
  • Publication number: 20190081805
    Abstract: A system and/or method can include power of Ethernet (PoE) controller including a PoE interface, a device interface and a controller, communicatively coupled to the PoE interface and the device interface. The controller can be configured to receive device control information via the PoE interface and to generate control instructions in response to the device control information for the device interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Giovanni FREZZA, Christopher BLOUNT, Michael C. PICINI, Mohammed ALHROUB, Anthony MACKEY
  • Patent number: 10094539
    Abstract: A LED system is disclosed that includes a fixture with a module mounted in the fixture. The fixture includes a bottom wall with a socket. The module mounts in the socket and is biased into a mated condition with two magnets. The socket includes pads that are engaged by terminals that are supported by the module. A power supply can be mounted on a back side of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Megan E. Serwacki, Gregory Kuchuris, Daniel B. McGowan, Timothy Canzano, Christopher Blount, Victor Zaderej
  • Publication number: 20170234495
    Abstract: A luminaire with a removable rail is disclosed. The luminaire can be powered with power provided by a power over Ethernet (POE) solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor Zaderej, Marko Spiegel, Christopher Blount
  • Patent number: 9673573
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing that supports a core (which can be magnetic) and provides an inner channel. A power terminal is positioned in the inner channel and provides an electrical path between two opposite sides of the housing. The housing further support a sensor that is positioned in a gap in the core. The housing provides electrical isolation between the core and the power terminal. The connector can therefore provide both a power terminal and the ability to sense current in an integrated design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Marko Spiegel, Daniel G. Achammer, Christopher Blount
  • Patent number: 9591703
    Abstract: An LED module can be powered by two conductors and the LED module includes a constant current driver. The constant current driver is configured to provide a predetermined current so long as the input voltage provided on the two conductors exceeds a predetermined level. The constant current driver powers an LED string supported by the LED module and can adjust the current to the LED string based on an input signal. A conversion circuit converts the input voltage to an input signal and provides that input signal to the constant current driver so that dimming can be provided while only using two conductors to provide power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Blount
  • Publication number: 20170064782
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) fixture is provided. The fixture includes a housing that supports an LED array. A power supply can be coupled to the housing via a connector. A controller with a constant current driver can be configured to actuate the LED array. In an embodiment the controller can be configured to control operation of the LED array based on a sensed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Victor ZADEREJ, Christopher BLOUNT, Megan E. SERWACKI, Daniel B. McGOWAN
  • Publication number: 20160363298
    Abstract: A LED system is disclosed that includes a fixture with a module mounted in the fixture. The fixture includes a bottom wall with a socket. The module mounts in the socket and is biased into a mated condition with two magnets. The socket includes pads that are engaged by terminals that are supported by the module. A power supply can be mounted on a back side of the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Applicant: MOLEX INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Megan E. SERWACKI, Gregory KUCHURIS, Daniel B. McGOWAN, Timothy CANZANO, Christopher BLOUNT, Victor ZADEREJ
  • Publication number: 20160226197
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing that supports a core (which can be magnetic) and provides an inner channel. A power terminal is positioned in the inner channel and provides an electrical path between two opposite sides of the housing. The housing further support a sensor that is positioned in a gap in the core. The housing provides electrical isolation between the core and the power terminal. The connector can therefore provide both a power terminal and the ability to sense current in an integrated design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Marko Spiegel, Daniel G. Achammer, Christopher Blount
  • Publication number: 20150373795
    Abstract: An LED module can be powered by two conductors and the LED module includes a constant current driver. The constant current driver is configured to provide a predetermined current so long as the input voltage provided on the two conductors exceeds a predetermined level. The constant current driver powers an LED string supported by the LED module and can adjust the current to the LED string based on an input signal. A conversion circuit converts the input voltage to an input signal and provides that input signal to the constant current driver so that dimming can be provided while only using two conductors to provide power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: Molex Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher Blount