Patents by Inventor Russell Bryant Green

Russell Bryant Green 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9500320
    Abstract: An electrical connection adapter for an existing light fixture is described herein. The adapter can include a housing having at least one wall that forms a chamber disposed between a top side and a bottom side of the housing. The adapter can also include a first connection feature disposed within the top side of the housing and configured to couple to an electrical connector for the existing light fixture. The adapter can further include a second connection feature disposed within the bottom side of the housing. The adapter can be configured to couple to a light source of a retrofit light fixture. The adapter can also include a power transfer device disposed within the chamber of the housing, where the power transfer device has a first end electrically coupled to the first connection feature and a second end electrically coupled to the second connection feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Russell Bryant Green, DeShawn Anwar Ingram
  • Patent number: 9413149
    Abstract: An electrical box that allows for separate wire connection areas for low voltage and line voltage wiring within a single box. The electrical box includes a voltage divider positioned within the box that divides the box into two portions, providing a low voltage wiring connection area that is separate from the line voltage wiring connection area. The electrical box also includes multiple knockouts, each covering an opening that provides a passageway from the interior of the box to the exterior of the box. At least one knockout and associated opening are positioned to provide access to the low voltage wiring connection area and another knockout and associate opening is positioned along to the box to provide access to the line voltage wiring connection area. The box provides an electrical junction for a luminaire, such as a downlight, or other electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Russell Bryant Green, Terence JaMal Clarke
  • 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: 9291319
    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: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green, Evans Edward Thompson, III
  • Patent number: 9188318
    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: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 9109783
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting system includes a primary enclosure and a secondary enclosure. The primary enclosure can include a fastening feature of a secondary enclosure receiver that is positioned adjacent to an aperture in the primary enclosure. The secondary enclosure can include a corresponding fastening feature that mechanically couples to the fastening feature of the primary enclosure, where the secondary enclosure surrounds the aperture when the secondary enclosure is mechanically coupled to the primary enclosure. The secondary enclosure can further include a passage through which a wire that traverses the aperture in the primary enclosure passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jared Davis, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, Russell Bryant Green, Gregg A. Lehman
  • Publication number: 20150138832
    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: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Jerold Alan Tickner, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 8845144
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) driver case includes a housing, driver circuitry, an recessed area in the housing, and a luminaire disconnect. The luminaire disconnect is coupled to the recessed area in the housing and extends toward an aperture in a top plate of a LED module. The luminaire disconnect can be fixedly or removably coupled to the recessed area in the housing. When the luminaire disconnect is removably coupled to the recessed area, one or more of a number of retaining features can be used to prevent the luminaire disconnect from moving or to limit the movement of the luminaire disconnect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jared Davis, Kevin Roy Harpenau, Jyoti Kathawate, Michael Troy Winslett, Russell Bryant Green
  • Patent number: 8675332
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture includes a thermally protected light emitting diode (“LED”) module. The thermally protected LED module includes a thermal protector positioned in series between a source of electrical power and an LED driver and is configured to open a circuit to prevent power from being supplied by the power source to the LED driver for an LED package when a thermal rating or activation temperature of the thermal protector is exceeded. For example, the maximum operating temperature of the LED driver may be 90 degrees Celsius, and the thermal rating of the thermal protector may be 80 degrees Celsius, and when the temperature of the driver or a mounting bracket upon which the driver is mounted reaches 80 degrees Celsius, the thermal protector opens a circuit and removes current flow from the power source to the driver, thereby removing power to the LED package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Russell Bryant Green, Terence JaMal Clarke