Patents by Inventor Kevin Roy Harpenau

Kevin Roy Harpenau 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: 20190285259
    Abstract: A system for mounting a light emitting diode (LED) wave guide down light retrofit fixture. The system can include a mounting plate having a number of apertures symmetrically positioned around a center of the mounting plate. The system can also include at least one fastening device mechanically coupled to an upper surface of the mounting plate using at least a first aperture of the apertures, where the at least one fastening device mechanically couples to a base of an existing fixture. The system can further include a coupling device mechanically coupled to a lower surface of the mounting plate. The system can also include a trim assembly having a frame and a LED light source mechanically coupled to the frame. The frame can have a coupling feature disposed on a top surface of the frame, where the coupling feature mechanically couples to the coupling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • Publication number: 20190268993
    Abstract: A system can configure a luminaire for providing illumination of a selected color temperature, a selected lumen output, or a selected photometric distribution. The luminaire can comprise at least two light sources that have different illumination characteristics, for example different color temperatures, different lumen outputs, or different photometric distributions. The system can configure the luminaire to operate a first of the two light sources, a second of the two light sources, or both of the light sources based on an input. When the luminaire is configured to operate both of the light sources, the luminaire can produce illumination having a color temperature, a lumen output, or a photometric distribution that is different than either of the two light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Walter Pyshos, Raymond Janik, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Publication number: 20190211999
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a finishing section. The finishing section has a finishing cone that defines an internal cavity. The finishing section further includes a light source that is disposed within the internal cavity of the finishing cone. Additionally, the luminaire includes one or more retention devices that are coupled to the finishing cone. The one or more retention devices are configured to mount the finishing cone within a recessed can having one or more retention device receivers. The one or more retention devices include wire forms such as, but not limited to, spring wire forms and coiled wire forms. Alternatively, the one or more retention devices include a friction retention device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green, Philip Dean Winters, Jyoti Kumar, Oliver Ernst
  • Patent number: 10309632
    Abstract: A system for mounting a light emitting diode (LED) wave guide down light retrofit fixture. The system can include a mounting plate having a number of apertures symmetrically positioned around a center of the mounting plate. The system can also include at least one fastening device mechanically coupled to an upper surface of the mounting plate using at least a first aperture of the apertures, where the at least one fastening device mechanically couples to a base of an existing fixture. The system can further include a coupling device mechanically coupled to a lower surface of the mounting plate. The system can also include a trim assembly having a frame and a LED light source mechanically coupled to the frame. The frame can have a coupling feature disposed on a top surface of the frame, where the coupling feature mechanically couples to the coupling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 10299335
    Abstract: A system can configure a luminaire for providing illumination of a selected color temperature, a selected lumen output, or a selected photometric distribution. The luminaire can comprise at least two light sources that have different illumination characteristics, for example different color temperatures, different lumen outputs, or different photometric distributions. The system can configure the luminaire to operate a first of the two light sources, a second of the two light sources, or both of the light sources based on an input. When the luminaire is configured to operate both of the light sources, the luminaire can produce illumination having a color temperature, a lumen output, or a photometric distribution that is different than either of the two light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven Walter Pyshos, Raymond Janik, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • 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: 10174917
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a finishing section. The finishing section has a finishing cone that defines an internal cavity. The finishing section further includes a light source that is disposed within the internal cavity of the finishing cone. Additionally, the luminaire includes one or more retention devices that are coupled to the finishing cone. The one or more retention devices are configured to mount the finishing cone within a recessed can having one or more retention device receivers. The one or more retention devices include wire forms such as, but not limited to, spring wire forms and coiled wire forms. Alternatively, the one or more retention devices include a friction retention device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green, Philip Dean Winters, Jyoti Kumar, Oliver Ernst
  • Patent number: 9975569
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle may include an engine, an electric power steering system and at least one controller. The at least one controller may, during an auto stop event of the engine, reduce at a first rate an available electric power steering system current to a non-zero threshold value before fuel to the engine is shut off and reduce at a second rate different than the first rate the available electric power steering system current from the non-zero threshold value to 0 after fuel to the engine is shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Pebley, Sangeetha Sangameswaran, William James Bouse, John Michael Jakupco, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Publication number: 20180116029
    Abstract: A system can configure a luminaire for providing illumination of a selected color temperature, a selected lumen output, or a selected photometric distribution. The luminaire can comprise at least two light sources that have different illumination characteristics, for example different color temperatures, different lumen outputs, or different photometric distributions. The system can configure the luminaire to operate a first of the two light sources, a second of the two light sources, or both of the light sources based on an input. When the luminaire is configured to operate both of the light sources, the luminaire can produce illumination having a color temperature, a lumen output, or a photometric distribution that is different than either of the two light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Walter Pyshos, Raymond Janik, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: 9834194
    Abstract: An automotive vehicle includes an engine, a plurality of electrical load subsystems, and at least one controller. During an auto start of the engine, the at least one controller detects a starter disengage condition. In response to detecting the starter disengage condition, the at least one controller periodically determines a value of an operating parameter associated with the vehicle, causes a first subset of the electrical load subsystems to be enabled when the value of the operating parameter falls with a first predefined range of values, and causes a second subset of the electrical load subsystems to be enabled when the value of the operating parameter falls within a second predefined range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sangeetha Sangameswaran, Kirk Pebley, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Eric Michael Rademacher, David Celinske
  • Patent number: 9820350
    Abstract: A system can configure a luminaire for providing illumination of a selected color temperature, a selected lumen output, or a selected photometric distribution. The luminaire can comprise at least two light sources that have different illumination characteristics, for example different color temperatures, different lumen outputs, or different photometric distributions. The system can configure the luminaire to operate a first of the two light sources, a second of the two light sources, or both of the light sources based on an input. When the luminaire is configured to operate both of the light sources, the luminaire can produce illumination having a color temperature, a lumen output, or a photometric distribution that is different than either of the two light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Steven Walter Pyshos, Raymond Janik, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: 9803836
    Abstract: In an example embodiment of the present disclosure, a light fixture assembly comprises a surface mount light fixture. The surface mount light fixture comprises a trim having a first shape. The trim comprises an outer trim perimeter and an inner trim perimeter. The inner trim perimeter defines an orifice through which light is emitted, wherein the outer trim perimeter includes a chamfered edge. The light fixture assembly further includes a skin having a second shape similar to the first shape and configured to at least partially cover the trim. The skin includes an outer skin perimeter configured to surround the outer trim perimeter, an inner skin perimeter configured to surround the inner skin perimeter, and a raised coupling feature configured to grip the chamfered edge of the trim. The skin is coupled to the trim via the engagement of the raised coupling feature and the chamfered edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • Publication number: 20170303363
    Abstract: A system can configure a luminaire for providing illumination of a selected color temperature, a selected lumen output, or a selected photometric distribution. The luminaire can comprise at least two light sources that have different illumination characteristics, for example different color temperatures, different lumen outputs, or different photometric distributions. The system can configure the luminaire to operate a first of the two light sources, a second of the two light sources, or both of the light sources based on an input. When the luminaire is configured to operate both of the light sources, the luminaire can produce illumination having a color temperature, a lumen output, or a photometric distribution that is different than either of the two light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Walter Pyshos, Raymond Janik, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Publication number: 20170268736
    Abstract: A light fixture mounting assembly comprises an extender and a bracket. The extender comprises a junction box end configured to couple to a junction box, a fixture end located a distance from the junction box end, a perimeter wall extending from the junction box end to the fixture end, and a first set of screw holes formed within the junction box end or the fixture end. The bracket comprises a raised portion and one or more flange portions coupled to the raised portion. The one or more flange portions have a second set of screw holes formed therein. The one or more flange portions are disposed against the fixture end of the extender. The raised portion is disposed through an opening formed in the extender, and the second set of screw holes of the bracket is aligned with the first set of screw holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green, William Randolph Johnson, JR.
  • 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: 9618678
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) light fixture is described. The LED light fixture can include a wave guide having an aperture that traverses therethrough. The LED light fixture can also include at least one LED disposed adjacent to the aperture in the wave guide. The LED light fixture can further include a LED driver electrically coupled to the at least one LED. The LED light fixture can also include a heat sink thermally coupled to the at least one LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • 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: 9523490
    Abstract: The luminaire includes a light emitting diode (LED) module that includes a heat sink with an outer wall defining a top cavity and a bottom cavity and a mounting flange generally positioned along the bottom of the outer wall. A LED light source is positioned within the bottom cavity and in thermal communication with the heat sink. The bottom surface of the mounting flange includes one or more alignment features or keys extending out from the bottom surface. A trim having a corresponding alignment aperture is matingly engaged by positioning all or a portion of the alignment feature into the alignment aperture to ensure proper orientation of the trim with the LED module and to provide sufficient surface area for good thermal transfer between the heat sink and the trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Evans Edward Thompson, III, Russell Bryant Green, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Publication number: 20160195255
    Abstract: The luminaire includes a light emitting diode (LED) module that includes a heat sink with an outer wall defining a top cavity and a bottom cavity and a mounting flange generally positioned along the bottom of the outer wall. A LED light source is positioned within the bottom cavity and in thermal communication with the heat sink. The bottom surface of the mounting flange includes one or more alignment features or keys extending out from the bottom surface. A trim having a corresponding alignment aperture is matingly engaged by positioning all or a portion of the alignment feature into the alignment aperture to ensure proper orientation of the trim with the LED module and to provide sufficient surface area for good thermal transfer between the heat sink and the trim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Evans Edward Thompson, III, Russell Bryant Green, Kevin Roy Harpenau
  • Patent number: D834234
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Wilston Nigel Christopher Sayers, Kevin Roy Harpenau