Patents by Inventor John Peter Kassay

John Peter Kassay 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: 20110222275
    Abstract: A wire guard fluorescent fixture attachment uses snap fasteners to attach the wire guard to a fluorescent fixture. Two or more such snap fasteners are spaced apart on each side of the fixture adjacent to the bottom housing edge. Each snap fastener has three functions in this application. It fastens the wire guard to the fixture; it also hinges the wire guard to the fixture so that it can swing open in either of two directions. It is also a latch to lock the wire guard in place after a service requiring swinging the wire guard open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Patent number: 7942545
    Abstract: A hatch is provided for a fluorescent lighting fixture having a continuous reflector covering the central section. The hatch is covered by a cover of compatible contour cut through the reflector underneath the location of the ballast in the housing above the reflector. The hatch cover is finished in the same surface as that of the reflector to minimize any disruption to the intended reflective pattern and to blend visually with the reflector. Two or more preferably quick-connect fasteners attach the hatch cover to the reflector. To gain access to the ballast, the lens or diffuser is removed and then the fluorescent lamp tubes which would interfere with the hatch cover are removed. The hatch cover is then removed to gain unobstructed access to the ballast from the underside of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Philips Electronics North America Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Patent number: 7878679
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture is suspended by a longitudinally extending trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer. The trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer includes a horizontally extending top brace and a pair of obliquely extending arms extending downward in opposite directions from the top brace in a trapezoidal crossection. Each obliquely extending arm has a flat, horizontally and outwardly extending attachment foot extending longitudinally along a flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture, wherein each attachment foot is attached to the flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture. The horizontally extending top brace is attachable to a ceiling mounted fastener, such as a toggle hanger or other downwardly extending fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Publication number: 20100290219
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture is suspended by a longitudinally extending trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer. The trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer includes a horizontally extending top brace and a pair of obliquely extending arms extending downward in opposite directions from the top brace in a trapezoidal crossection. Each obliquely extending arm has a flat, horizontally and outwardly extending attachment foot extending longitudinally along a flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture, wherein each attachment foot is attached to the flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture. The horizontally extending top brace is attachable to a ceiling mounted fastener, such as a toggle hanger or other downwardly extending fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Parie, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Patent number: 7757369
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture is suspended by a longitudinally extending trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer. The trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer includes a horizontally extending top brace and a pair of obliquely extending arms extending downward in opposite directions from the top brace in a trapezoidal crossection. Each obliquely extending arm has a flat, horizontally and outwardly extending attachment foot extending longitudinally along a flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture, wherein each attachment foot is attached to the flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture. The horizontally extending top brace is attachable to a ceiling mounted fastener, such as a toggle hanger or other downwardly extending fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Publication number: 20100046215
    Abstract: A hatch is provided for a fluorescent lighting fixture having a continuous reflector covering the central section. The hatch is covered by a cover of compatible contour cut through the reflector underneath the location of the ballast in the housing above the reflector. The hatch cover is finished in the same surface as that of the reflector to minimize any disruption to the intended reflective pattern and to blend visually with the reflector. Two or more preferably quick-connect fasteners attach the hatch cover to the reflector. To gain access to the ballast, the lens or diffuser is removed and then the fluorescent lamp tubes which would interfere with the hatch cover are removed. The hatch cover is then removed to gain unobstructed access to the ballast from the underside of the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay
  • Publication number: 20090231837
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture is suspended by a longitudinally extending trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer. The trapezoidal pendant bracket/stabilizer includes a horizontally extending top brace and a pair of obliquely extending arms extending downward in opposite directions from the top brace in a trapezoidal crossection. Each obliquely extending arm has a flat, horizontally and outwardly extending attachment foot extending longitudinally along a flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture, wherein each attachment foot is attached to the flat top surface of the fluorescent lamp fixture. The horizontally extending top brace is attachable to a ceiling mounted fastener, such as a toggle hanger or other downwardly extending fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Charles E. Kassay, Suzanne M. Pane, Marc A. Kassay, John Peter Kassay