Patents by Inventor James Richard Christ

James Richard Christ 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).

  • Publication number: 20190277465
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a lighting device, a motion sensor, and a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and receive wireless signals. The lighting fixture further includes a controller communicably coupled to the lighting device, to the motion sensor, and to the transceiver. The controller is configured to adjust a light provided by the lighting device based on a motion detection by the motion sensor and based on a wireless input signal received by the transceiver indicating whether a second motion is detected by a second lighting fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Glenn Wright, Nam Chin Cho, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: 10344927
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a lighting device, a motion sensor, and a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and receive wireless signals. The lighting fixture further includes a controller communicably coupled to the lighting device, to the motion sensor, and to the transceiver. The controller is configured to adjust a light provided by the lighting device based on a motion detection by the motion sensor and based on a wireless input signal received by the transceiver indicating whether a second motion is detected by a second lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy Glenn Wright, Nam Chin Cho, James Richard Christ
  • Publication number: 20190107551
    Abstract: A motion sensor includes a sensor element to sense a motion, and a controller communicably coupled to the sensor element. The controller is configured to set a detection sensitivity of the motion sensor to a maximum setting of the detection sensitivity. The controller is further configured to decrease the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor upon a detection of the motion until the motion is undetectable by the motion sensor at a decreased setting of the detection sensitivity. The controller is further configured to increase the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor until the motion sensor detects the motion at an increased setting of the detection sensitivity and to set the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor to a new setting based on the increased setting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Nam Chin Cho, James Richard Christ, Tyler Christian Johnston
  • Patent number: 10190754
    Abstract: An optical attachment feature of a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, a reflector, and a diffuser. The enclosure can include an enclosure wall forming a cavity and an enclosure collar having a first profile. The trim can include a trim collar that abuts to the enclosure collar, wherein the trim collar has a second profile. The reflector can include an outer surface, an inner surface having reflective material disposed thereon, and a reflector collar having a first optical attachment mechanism. The diffuser can include a diffuser collar, where the diffuser collar can include a second optical attachment mechanism and a third optical attachment mechanism, where the second optical attachment mechanism can couple to the first optical attachment mechanism, and where the third optical attachment mechanism is disposed within a feature formed by the first profile and the second profile when the enclosure collar is mechanically coupled to the trim collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ, Jason Q. Paulsel, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 10156581
    Abstract: A motion sensor includes a sensor element to sense a motion, and a controller communicably coupled to the sensor element. The controller is configured to set a detection sensitivity of the motion sensor to a maximum setting of the detection sensitivity. The controller is further configured to decrease the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor upon a detection of the motion until the motion is undetectable by the motion sensor at a decreased setting of the detection sensitivity. The controller is further configured to increase the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor until the motion sensor detects the motion at an increased setting of the detection sensitivity and to set the detection sensitivity of the motion sensor to a new setting based on the increased setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nam Chin Cho, James Richard Christ, Tyler Christian Johnston
  • Patent number: 10107480
    Abstract: A light fixture includes one or more light modules and a sensor module coupled to a housing of the light fixture. The sensor module includes an extension arm and a sensor unit that is rotatably coupled to one end of the extension arm. The other end of the extension arm that is opposite to the end coupled to the sensor unit is pivotably coupled to the housing of the light fixture to pivotably rotate the sensor module between a first position and a second position based on a mounting of the light fixture. Further, the sensor unit is adjustable independent of the extension arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Gerard Ladewig, James Richard Christ, Gregg Lehman
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9869457
    Abstract: A luminaire includes at least a cover and a mounting plate. The mounting plate includes one or more vertical protrusions and one or more horizontal protrusions that are substantially perpendicular to each other. Further, the mounting plate includes a tab that is substantially perpendicular to the one or more horizontal protrusions. The cover includes a pair of top apertures and a tab aperture. During installation of the luminaire, the cover is hung from the mounting plate by inserting each horizontal protrusion of the mounting plate through the respective top aperture of the cover. Alternatively, the cover is hung from the mounting plate by inserting the tab of the mounting plate through the tab aperture of the cover. After installation, the cover may be secured to the mounting plate by inserting the pair of vertical protrusions of the mounting plate through the pair of top apertures of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Wu Kun Lin, Li Ren Chen, Nivay Sahaye, James Richard Christ
  • Publication number: 20170268757
    Abstract: A lighting fixture can be mounted to a structure near an obstacle that may constrain mounting options for the lighting fixture. An adjustable bracket can facilitate mounting the lighting fixture closer to the obstacle than would be workable without the adjustable bracket. A portion of the adjustable mounting bracket can translate rotationally and linearly. Using the translation capability, an installer can move the portion of the bracket away from the obstacle to provide room for attaching the fixture to the bracket. Once the fixture is attached, the installer can readjust the bracket to provide a long-term operating position, or the installer may leave the lighting fixture in a translated position relative to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Christopher Michael Bryant
  • Patent number: 9739467
    Abstract: A portable light device includes a headlight disposed at one end of the portable light device. The headlight is adjustable and can be directed to a variety of angles. The headlight includes a reflector with facets and at least one light source positioned approximately in an optic center of the reflector. Further, the portable light device includes a floodlight panel disposed at a front side of the portable light device. The flood light panel includes one or more light sources and each light source is covered by a primary optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Gregg Lehman, Adam Green, Anthony Ryan Gibbs, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: 9732947
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, and at least one attachment mechanism. The enclosure can include at least one heat-generating device and an enclosure collar, where the enclosure is made of a first thermally conductive material. The trim can include a trim collar and at least one wall that defines a passage, where the trim collar abuts the enclosure collar, and where the passage has a reflector and a LED is disposed therein. The least one attachment mechanism can removably couple the trim collar to the enclosure collar, where the at least one attachment mechanism includes a back plate that is mechanically coupled to an upper flange and a lower flange, where the upper flange contacts the enclosure collar and the lower flange contacts the trim collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: James Richard Christ, Jared Davis, Jyoti Kathawate
  • Patent number: 9714752
    Abstract: A lighting system includes an array of domed light emitting diodes covering a surface area of a substrate and two optics for processing emitted light. The first optic includes an inner surface facing the array and an exterior surface facing away from the array. The second optic includes grooves extending away from the array. The inner surface of the first optic can form a cavity that is large relative to the array. For example, the cavity can have a volume exceeding the volume of a cube, where each side of the cube has the surface area of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Landon Brooks Gennetten, Anthony Ryan Gibbs, James Richard Christ
  • Publication number: 20170191641
    Abstract: An optical attachment feature of a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, a reflector, and a diffuser. The enclosure can include an enclosure wall forming a cavity and an enclosure collar having a first profile. The trim can include a trim collar that abuts to the enclosure collar, wherein the trim collar has a second profile. The reflector can include an outer surface, an inner surface having reflective material disposed thereon, and a reflector collar having a first optical attachment mechanism. The diffuser can include a diffuser collar, where the diffuser collar can include a second optical attachment mechanism and a third optical attachment mechanism, where the second optical attachment mechanism can couple to the first optical attachment mechanism, and where the third optical attachment mechanism is disposed within a feature formed by the first profile and the second profile when the enclosure collar is mechanically coupled to the trim collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ, Jason Q. Paulsel, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 9625125
    Abstract: A luminaire can comprise a housing that comprises a flat surface or platform. The platform can comprise one or more apertures. One or more light modules can be disposed in the aperture or apertures, so that each light module is set into the platform, for example. Each light module can be rotated within its aperture. Each light module can emit a pattern of illumination that is biased relative to its axis of light module rotation, for example. Accordingly, the illumination emitted by each light module can be aimed in various directions by rotating the light module. Adjusting the rotational orientation of each light module can thus control where the luminaire directs the illumination pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bryant, James Richard Christ, Christopher Gerard Ladewig, Travis Liam Johnson
  • Patent number: 9599315
    Abstract: An optical attachment feature of a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes an enclosure, a trim, a reflector, and a diffuser. The enclosure can include an enclosure wall forming a cavity and an enclosure collar having a first profile. The trim can include a trim collar that abuts to the enclosure collar, wherein the trim collar has a second profile. The reflector can include an outer surface, an inner surface having reflective material disposed thereon, and a reflector collar having a first optical attachment mechanism. The diffuser can include a diffuser collar, where the diffuser collar can include a second optical attachment mechanism and a third optical attachment mechanism, where the second optical attachment mechanism can couple to the first optical attachment mechanism, and where the third optical attachment mechanism is disposed within a feature formed by the first profile and the second profile when the enclosure collar is mechanically coupled to the trim collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ, Jason Q. Paulsel, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 9541244
    Abstract: A multi-purpose portable light includes an elongated body that has a first end and a second end. The elongated body extends from the first end to the second end. A headlight is mounted on the first end of the elongated body and a floodlight panel is located at a front portion of the elongated body. Further, the second end of the elongated body includes a base member. In addition, the elongated member includes one or more of the following elements: a belt clip, one or more magnets, an aperture to attach a fastener, a bottle opener, and a hook mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Berezinski, Nivay Sahaye, Patrick Ryan McDowell, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: D756557
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bryant, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: D763492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bryant, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: D794243
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Bryant, James Richard Christ
  • 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