Patents by Inventor Christopher Michael Bryant

Christopher Michael Bryant 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: 10648765
    Abstract: A large capacity magazine apparatus for spherical projectiles, such as toy foam balls that may be used in conjunction with a launcher. The magazine includes drum and clip housings and a rotatable sprocket with longitudinal flutes that together form a smooth pathway for the foam balls to travel in the magazine and to alleviate jams. The smooth pathway includes a helical path, a transition path and a linear path within the housings. A constant force spring provides a rotational force for the sprocket and a plurality of articulated rigid balls function to push the foam balls out of the magazine and into a firing chamber of the launcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HASBRO, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Miller, Robert James Victor, William J Bryant, David Michael Nugent
  • Patent number: 10612763
    Abstract: A modular lighting system may include a support structure, a plurality of heat sink modules physically supported by the support structure, and one or more light source modules coupled to the plurality of heat sink modules. The plurality of heat sink modules may be arranged in a modular manner such that the number of heat sink modules in the modular lighting system is variable, and each heat sink module may be an integral molded structure defining at least one opening or passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Ladewig, Christopher Michael Bryant, Philip Dean Winters
  • Publication number: 20200080694
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The first housing portion includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the base. A top portion of the wall includes one or more hinges extending outwardly therefrom. The second housing portion includes a front panel and a side panel extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the front panel. A top portion of the front panel includes at least one slot. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an open position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel is disposed elevationally above the base. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an operational position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel covers the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Chad Stuart Newton, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 10473280
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The first housing portion includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the base. A top portion of the wall includes one or more hinges extending outwardly therefrom. The second housing portion includes a front panel and a side panel extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the front panel. A top portion of the front panel includes at least one slot. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an open position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel is disposed elevationally above the base. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an operational position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel covers the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Chad Stuart Newton, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 10393344
    Abstract: A light fixture assembly includes a light fixture and one or more reflectors having a curved cross-sectional profile. The light fixture includes a housing that is configured to house one or more electrical components of the light fixture. Further, the light fixture includes a heat sink that is coupled to the housing, and a plurality of light sources coupled to a bottom surface of the heat sink such that they emit light in a first direction. At least one of the one or more reflectors is coupled to the heat sink and disposed in the first direction of at least a portion of the plurality LEDs such that the light emitted by the portion of the plurality of LEDs is reflected by a substantially concave shaped inner surface of the respective reflector towards a second direction that is substantially opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Ryan Gibbs, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Publication number: 20190234604
    Abstract: A lighting fixture structure for a suspended lighting fixture includes an electronics housing for containing lighting electronics. The lighting fixture structure further includes a thermal barrier positioned around a portion of the electronics housing. The lighting fixture structure also includes a heat sink. The electronics housing is separated from the thermal barrier by a first air gap, and the thermal barrier is separated from the heat sink by a second air gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Publication number: 20190204041
    Abstract: A large capacity magazine apparatus for spherical projectiles, such as toy foam balls that may be used in conjunction with a launcher. The magazine includes drum and clip housings and a rotatable sprocket with longitudinal flutes that together form a smooth pathway for the foam balls to travel in the magazine and to alleviate jams. The smooth pathway includes a helical path, a transition path and a linear path within the housings. A constant force spring provides a rotational force for the sprocket and a plurality of articulated rigid balls function to push the foam balls out of the magazine and into a firing chamber of the launcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Miller, Robert James Victor, William J. Bryant, David Michael Nugent
  • Publication number: 20190178485
    Abstract: A modular lighting system may include a support structure, a plurality of heat sink modules physically supported by the support structure, and one or more light source modules coupled to the plurality of heat sink modules. The plurality of heat sink modules may be arranged in a modular manner such that the number of heat sink modules in the modular lighting system is variable, and each heat sink module may be an integral molded structure defining at least one opening or passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Ladewig, Christopher Michael Bryant, Philip Dean Winters
  • Patent number: 10260723
    Abstract: A lighting fixture structure for a suspended lighting fixture includes an electronics housing for containing lighting electronics. The lighting fixture structure further includes a thermal barrier positioned around a portion of the electronics housing. The lighting fixture structure also includes a heat sink. The electronics housing is separated from the thermal barrier by a first air gap, and the thermal barrier is separated from the heat sink by a second air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Publication number: 20190093838
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The first housing portion includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the base. A top portion of the wall includes one or more hinges extending outwardly therefrom. The second housing portion includes a front panel and a side panel extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the front panel. A top portion of the front panel includes at least one slot. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an open position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel is disposed elevationally above the base. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an operational position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel covers the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Chad Stuart Newton, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 10151469
    Abstract: A modular lighting system may include a support structure, a plurality of heat sink modules physically supported by the support structure, and one or more light source modules coupled to the plurality of heat sink modules. The plurality of heat sink modules may be arranged in a modular manner such that the number of heat sink modules in the modular lighting system is variable, and each heat sink module may be an integral molded structure defining at least one opening or passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Ladewig, Christopher Michael Bryant, Philip Dean Winters
  • Patent number: 10139062
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion. The first housing portion includes a base and a wall extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the base. A top portion of the wall includes one or more hinges extending outwardly therefrom. The second housing portion includes a front panel and a side panel extending outwardly from substantially the perimeter of the front panel. A top portion of the front panel includes at least one slot. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an open position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel is disposed elevationally above the base. The second housing is coupled to the first housing in an operational position when the hinge is inserted into the slot and the front panel covers the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Chad Stuart Newton, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 10072829
    Abstract: A lighting system, for example a portable light, can have at least two configurations that support outputting illumination in at least two different patterns. The lighting system can incorporate at least two light emitting diodes and at least two optics, for example two diffusing lenses or filters. In a first configuration, the light emitting diodes can emit light that provides illumination without incidence on the optics. In a second configuration, the light emitting diodes can emit light that is incident upon and controlled by the optics. Changing between the first and second configurations can move the optics into the respective light paths of the light emitting diodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Publication number: 20180195707
    Abstract: A modular lighting system may include a support structure, a plurality of heat sink modules physically supported by the support structure, and one or more light source modules coupled to the plurality of heat sink modules. The plurality of heat sink modules may be arranged in a modular manner such that the number of heat sink modules in the modular lighting system is variable, and each heat sink module may be an integral molded structure defining at least one opening or passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Christopher Ladewig, Christopher Michael Bryant, Philip Dean Winters
  • Patent number: 9945522
    Abstract: A light module can comprise a light emitting diode that generates light and an optic that manipulates or manages the resulting light. The optic can direct the generated light off axis, resulting in an illumination pattern that is biased towards one side of the light module, for example in a desired direction. Thus, the optic can transform the emission pattern of the light emitting diode to create an illumination pattern that is aimed in a desired direction. The optic can comprise a light-blocking shield to suppress, manage, or redirect light that would otherwise emanate from the light module in an unintended direction, for example opposite the desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bryant, Kevin Charles Broughton
  • Patent number: D810998
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Eric DiFelice, Patrick Neal Walker, Bradley Garrett, Christopher Michael Bryant, Bradley Bergeron
  • Patent number: D842533
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Eric DiFelice, Patrick Neal Walker, Bradley Garrett, Christopher Michael Bryant, Bradley Bergeron
  • Patent number: D844866
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: D865272
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Eric DiFelice, Patrick Neal Walker, Bradley Garrett, Christopher Michael Bryant, Bradley Bergeron
  • Patent number: D884257
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Eric DiFelice, Patrick Neal Walker, Bradley Garrett, Christopher Michael Bryant, Bradley Bergeron