Patents by Inventor Robert A. Sonneman

Robert A. Sonneman 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: 10962181
    Abstract: A modular lighting system that includes or more luminaires that can be individually suspended from a surface or connected to each other to form a variety of scalable arrangements that project light downwardly therefrom. The luminaire can includes a housing that has a first and a second sidewall that is spaced from the first sidewall and a light source that is arranged between the first sidewall and the second sidewall. A first connector can be fixed to and delimit a first end of the luminaire and deliver power to the light source and a second connector can be configured to be fixed to and delimit a second end of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Nuno Luis Pires Da Silva, Yang Wang
  • Patent number: 10871273
    Abstract: A lighting system may include a plurality of suspenders and a beam configured to provide light in at least one direction. The suspenders may structurally support the beam from a ceiling and may provide electrical power and dimming control signals to the beam. The beam may include a plurality of light engines for emitting light. The light engines may be single sided or dual sided, and may transmit electrical power among each other. The dual sided light engines may emit light upwardly and downwardly from the beam, and the single sided light engines may emit light downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: 10738953
    Abstract: A lighting system that may include a platform, a plurality of hangers configured to hang the platform from a supporting structure, and at least one luminaire or light pendant electrically and structurally coupled to the platform for emitting light. The platform may include a plurality of first power bars spaced from one another and extending in a first direction, and a plurality of second power bars spaced from one another and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. The first and second power bars may be electrically and structurally connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: 10670242
    Abstract: A luminaire that includes a lamp head that is magnetically connectable to a support, is configured to rotate to any desired angle or orientation and is detachable from the support to allow for the lamp head to be a hand-held light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian Garnett
  • Patent number: 10648648
    Abstract: A lighting system may include a plurality of suspenders and a beam configured to provide light in at least one direction. The suspenders may structurally support the beam from a ceiling and may provide electrical power and dimming control signals to the beam. The beam may include a plurality of light engines for emitting light. The light engines may be single sided or dual sided, and may transmit electrical power among each other. The dual sided light engines may emit light upwardly and downwardly from the beam, and the single sided light engines may emit light downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: 10641465
    Abstract: A lighting system may include a plurality of suspenders and a beam configured to provide light in at least one direction. The suspenders may structurally support the beam from a ceiling and may provide electrical power and dimming control signals to the beam. The beam may include a plurality of light engines for emitting light. The light engines may be single sided or dual sided, and may transmit electrical power among each other. The dual sided light engines may emit light upwardly and downwardly from the beam, and the single sided light engines may emit light downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Publication number: 20200132262
    Abstract: A modular lighting system that includes or more luminaires that can be individually suspended from a surface or connected to each other to form a variety of scalable arrangements that project light downwardly therefrom. The luminaire can includes a housing that has a first and a second sidewall that is spaced from the first sidewall and a light source that is arranged between the first sidewall and the second sidewall. A first connector can be fixed to and delimit a first end of the luminaire and deliver power to the light source and a second connector can be configured to be fixed to and delimit a second end of the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Nuno Luis PIRES DA SILVA, Yang WANG
  • Publication number: 20200132266
    Abstract: A lighting system that may include a platform, a plurality of hangers configured to hang the platform from a supporting structure, and at least one luminaire or light pendant electrically and structurally coupled to the platform for emitting light. The platform may include a plurality of first power bars spaced from one another and extending in a first direction, and a plurality of second power bars spaced from one another and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction. The first and second power bars may be electrically and structurally connected to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 30, 2020
    Inventors: ROBERT A. SONNEMAN, CHRISTIAN N. GARNETT
  • Patent number: 10527269
    Abstract: A modular lighting system for providing light in various areas includes one or more canopies, a set of bars, a set of hangers for supporting the bars from canopies and, optionally other supports, a set of pendants with light emitting elements and a set of hangers for supporting the pendants from the bars. The bars include two segments with conductive rails disposed or imbedded in their inner surfaces. The hangers have one or two rods and bases shaped and sized for mounting on the bars with the rods contacting the conductive rails. The hangers and bars cooperate to allow the hangers to be placed anywhere along the bars. Pendants can be hanged on the bars singly, or in clusters. In this manner systems can be formed easily and quickly to achieve systems having various esthetic and utilitarian configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10514133
    Abstract: A lighting system that includes at least one illuminable pendant that is affixable to and adjustable vertically about at least two cable that are suspended from a surface and transfer power to the illuminable pendant to enable the illuminable pendant to emit light therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: D870363
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D870364
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D870365
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D871657
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D887627
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D915664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: D929640
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D929641
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: D930883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: D930888
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman