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: 11754235
    Abstract: Light systems, systems and apparatus related thereto that aids in the installation and removal of a luminaire as well as eliminates gaps formed in a housing for the light system. The light system includes a spring-loaded attachment system for a light system, a mounting system in which a luminaire can be arranged therein that includes interchangeable plates to accommodate various size and shape luminaires, and a light-blocking rotatable housing assembly for a recessed luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Yangyang Wang, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: 11708948
    Abstract: A lighting system includes two or more three-dimensional structural frames that are joined to one another by at least one shared frame component and at least one shared connector to form a modular structural frame. The frames can be fitted with a light emitting panel for emitting light downwardly. The frames can be suspended from a ceiling via suspension cables or can be fixedly mounted to a ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: 11668456
    Abstract: A modular lighting system that includes at one cylindrical luminaire that includes a power contact on at least one end that is contacted by a connector from which pins extend to transfer power. The lighting system can be mounted on a ceiling, wall or both at the same time with the luminaire being rotatable and the system being scalable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20230030164
    Abstract: A lighting system includes two or more three-dimensional structural frames that are joined to one another by at least one shared frame component and at least one shared connector to form a modular structural frame. The frames can be fitted with a light emitting panel for emitting light downwardly. The frames can be suspended from a ceiling via suspension cables or can be fixedly mounted to a ceiling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20220349535
    Abstract: Light systems, systems and apparatus related thereto that aids in the installation and removal of a luminaire as well as eliminates gaps formed in a housing for the light system. The light system includes a spring-loaded attachment system for a light system, a mounting system in which a luminaire can be arranged therein that includes interchangeable plates to accommodate various size and shape luminaires, and a light-blocking rotatable housing assembly for a recessed luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Applicant: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Yangyang Wang, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Publication number: 20220282842
    Abstract: A lighting system that includes at least one luminaire that has a base plate, a plurality of light sources affixed to the base plate and that are connected to each other by electrical wires and a cover plate that includes a plurality of lenses that allow light from the light sources to emit therethrough. At least one connector is arrangeable adjacent to the at least one luminaire to connect the luminaire to another luminaire. The combination of luminaires with connectors allows for a plurality of configurations of any size lighting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Publication number: 20220282860
    Abstract: A modular lighting system that includes at one cylindrical luminaire that includes a power contact on at least one end that is contacted by a connector from which pins extend to transfer power. The lighting system can be mounted on a ceiling, wall or both at the same time with the luminaire being rotatable and the system being scalable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: D954661
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Yangyang Wang, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: D954662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Yangyang Wang, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: D954663
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Yangyang Wang, Nuno Pires Da Silva
  • Patent number: D954664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett, Yangyang Wang, Nuno Pires Da Silva