Patents by Inventor Doyle Scott Butler

Doyle Scott Butler 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: 10082262
    Abstract: A modular lighting assembly includes two modular segments, each having a frame member. A coupler for forming an assembly, and an assembly formed by the coupler. In one example implementation, two members having abutment faces are drawn together using a coupler. Each of the members has a T having a T-shaped cross section, and the coupler has channel with a T-shaped cross section. The channel receives the ends of the rails. Each rail has an opening in its top face. Two screws are threaded into a back of the coupler and angled toward a center of the coupler, such that the ends of the screws engage sidewalls of the openings in the rails. As the screws are advanced into the coupler body, the ends of the screws are drawn together, drawing together the abutment faces of the two members. In other implementations, other rail and channel shapes may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Robert Wayne Mock, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20180112842
    Abstract: A modular lighting assembly includes two modular segments, each having a frame member. A coupler for forming an assembly, and an assembly formed by the coupler. In one example implementation, two members having abutment faces are drawn together using a coupler. Each of the members has a T having a T-shaped cross section, and the coupler has channel with a T-shaped cross section. The channel receives the ends of the rails. Each rail has an opening in its top face. Two screws are threaded into a back of the coupler and angled toward a center of the coupler, such that the ends of the screws engage sidewalls of the openings in the rails. As the screws are advanced into the coupler body, the ends of the screws are drawn together, drawing together the abutment faces of the two members. In other implementations, other rail and channel shapes may be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Robert Wayne Mock, JR.
  • Patent number: 8845152
    Abstract: Enclosures for housing the electrical components of a luminaire at the base of a pole. In some embodiments, the enclosure is formed by two enclosure halves that are positioned around the base of the pole and mated together to form the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Ormand Gilbert Anderson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130077327
    Abstract: Enclosures for housing the electrical components of a luminaire at the base of a pole. In some embodiments, the enclosure is formed by two enclosure halves that are positioned around the base of the pole and mated together to form the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Ormand Gilbert Anderson, JR.
  • Patent number: 8029151
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention provide a secondary, or back-up, lighting system for light fixtures having a primary light source. The back-up lighting system is configured to mount onto a support structure of the light fixture. The back-up lighting system includes a light source and a lens with optical properties. A housing retains the light source and lens. The back-up lighting system may include a controller that monitors the main power source for the primary light source of the light fixture. The controller activates the light source of the back-up lighting system upon detecting power restoration after a power loss. In some embodiments of this invention, the back-up lighting system includes a secondary power source that powers the back-up lighting system during a loss of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Doyle Scott Butler
  • Publication number: 20090244881
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention provide a secondary, or back-up, lighting system for light fixtures having a primary light source. The back-up lighting system is configured to mount onto a support structure of the light fixture. The back-up lighting system includes a light source and a lens with optical properties. A housing retains the light source and lens. The back-up lighting system may include a controller that monitors the main power source for the primary light source of the light fixture. The controller activates the light source of the back-up lighting system upon detecting power restoration after a power loss. In some embodiments of this invention, the back-up lighting system includes a secondary power source that powers the back-up lighting system during a loss of power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Doyle Scott Butler
  • Patent number: 7563004
    Abstract: A light fixture for directing light emitted from a light source toward an area to be illuminated, including a reflector assembly within which the light source is positioned and a lens assembly detachably secured to a portion of the reflector assembly such that a lens of the lens assembly overlies the light source and such that substantially all of the light emitted from the light source passes through the lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Pickard, James Michael Lay, Doyle Scott Butler, Mark Campbell Logan, Leslie Charles King
  • Patent number: D556357
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, J. Michael Lay
  • Patent number: D565232
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Doyle Scott Butler
  • Patent number: D570027
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ray Miller, Doyle Scott Butler, Frank A. Friedman
  • Patent number: D571494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Acuity Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank A. Friedman, Doyle Scott Butler
  • Patent number: D583494
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Frank A. Friedman, Doyle Scott Butler
  • Patent number: D583497
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ray Miller, Doyle Scott Butler, Frank A. Friedman
  • Patent number: D602093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: ABL IP Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, John T. Mayfield, III
  • Patent number: D634465
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Luke J. Siefker, John Bryan Harvey, Jonathan Meyer, Januk Swarup Aggarwal, Jeffrey D. McClow, Doyle Scott Butler, Larry Adams
  • Patent number: D663462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Daniel Vincent Sekowski
  • Patent number: D670856
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Daniel Vincent Sekowski
  • Patent number: D670857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Daniel Vincent Sekowski
  • Patent number: D672492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Doyle Scott Butler, Daniel Vincent Sekowski
  • Patent number: D867652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Vincent Sekowski, Luke J. Siefker, Jeffrey Chase Carpenter, Doyle Scott Butler