Patents by Inventor Thomas Russello

Thomas Russello 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: 9188320
    Abstract: A residential outdoor luminaire having a combined junction box and mounting arm that allows for canopy mounting as well as mounting on a vertical surface is provided. The luminaire housing has a rear beveled mount surface which engages a junction box mounting arm. The junction box mounting arm has at least one side wall and a hollow interior with an outwardly extending mounting flange. The sidewall has a beveled mounting face engageable with the rear bevel mount surface of the luminaire such that the junction box mounting arm may be mounted against a vertical or horizontal surface while maintaining the luminaire in a similar orientation with respect to the area being illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, Frank Locascio
  • Patent number: 8506127
    Abstract: A lens frame for mounting and cooling LEDs is described. The lens frame (120) may be continuous and attachable to a luminaire (100) having a luminaire housing (110) with an opening (112). The lens frame (120) may extend across and close the opening (112) of the luminaire housing (110). The lens frame (120) may include a recessed support surface (122), a lens attachment area (126) positioned outward from and peripherally of the support surface (122), and heat dissipating structure (130) located peripherally of the support surface (122). A plurality of LEDs (154) may be coupled to the support surface (122) of the lens frame (120) exteriorly of the luminaire housing (110) and a lens (188) may be coupled to the lens retaining area (126) of the lens frame (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, Kevin Anthony Baboolal, Gary Eugene Schaefer, Dana Wallace, Wayne D. Campbell, Clint Stanford, Hristea Mihalcea
  • Publication number: 20110141728
    Abstract: A lens frame for mounting and cooling LEDs is described. The lens frame (120) may be continuous and attachable to a luminaire (100) having a luminaire housing (110) with an opening (112). The lens frame (120) may extend across and close the opening (112) of the luminaire housing (110). The lens frame (120) may include a recessed support surface (122), a lens attachment area (126) positioned outward from and peripherally of the support surface (122), and heat dissipating structure (130) located peripherally of the support surface (122). A plurality of LEDs (154) may be coupled to the support surface (122) of the lens frame (120) exteriorly of the luminaire housing (110) and a lens (188) may be coupled to the lens retaining area (126) of the lens frame (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas RUSSELLO, Dylan AKINRELE, Kevin Anthony BABOOLAL, Gary Eugene SCHAEFER, Dana WALLACE, Wayne D. CAMPBELL, Clint STANFORD, Hristea MIHALCEA
  • Patent number: 7695169
    Abstract: A gasket for a vandal resistant luminaire, the gasket is constructed to be disposed between an electrical component housing and a lens wherein the lens is held to the electrical component housing with a front trim ring surrounding an outer portion thereof. The gasket is designed to form a seal between the lens and electrical component housing and absorb physical shock placed on the lens and/or the electrical component housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan A. Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Kenneth W. Biello
  • Patent number: 7654707
    Abstract: A rear trim ring for a vandal resistant luminaire having a round front and rear opening, the rear opening mounts flush to the surface onto which the luminaire is installed eliminating pry points between the luminaire and mounting surface, and an annular space between the rear trim ring and a luminaire housing provides room for the rear trim ring to deform upon the application of physical shock absorbing a portion of the shock applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan A. Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Kenneth W. Biello
  • Patent number: 7631993
    Abstract: A trim ring for a vandal resistant luminaire, the trim ring is disposed about an electrical component housing and a lens and holds the lens to the electrical component housing. The trim ring is designed to protect the luminaire by absorbing physical shock exerted on the luminaire and provide an aesthetic pleasing design. Twist locks depend from an inner annular surface of the trim ring which cooperate with retaining legs on the electrical component housing providing for access to the internal components of the vandal resistant luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan A. Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Kenneth W. Biello
  • Patent number: 7575336
    Abstract: An indirector light fixture in combination with a leveling device which is utilized to position the light fixture at least one of a plurality of preselected angles. A method is also described for positioning the fixture at the at least one of the preselected angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Yoshida, Thomas Russello
  • Patent number: 7547117
    Abstract: A multiple position luminaire is described having a hinged lens frame and lens. The lens rotates about a hinge affixed to the luminaire housing, the lens frame being sealed against the luminaire housing with a double gasket seal, a first seal interposed between the lens frame and the housing and the second seal being a plurality of gasket fingers contacting an inner surface of the luminaire side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Frank L. Locascio
  • Patent number: 7455428
    Abstract: A multiple position luminaire is described having a hinged lens frame and lens. The lens rotates about a hinge affixed to the luminaire housing, the lens frame being sealed against the luminaire housing with a double gasket seal, a first seal interposed between the lens frame and the housing and the second seal being a plurality of gasket fingers contacting an inner surface of the luminaire side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Frank L. Locascio
  • Publication number: 20080101075
    Abstract: An indirector light fixture in combination with a leveling device which is utilized to position the light fixture at least one of a plurality of preselected angles. A method is also described for positioning the fixture at the at least one of the preselected angles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Yoshida, Thomas Russello
  • Publication number: 20080094838
    Abstract: A residential outdoor luminaire having a combined junction box and mounting arm that allows for canopy mounting as well as mounting on a vertical surface is provided. The luminaire housing has a rear beveled mount surface which engages a junction box mounting arm. The junction box mounting arm has at least one side wall and a hollow interior with an outwardly extending mounting flange. The sidewall has a beveled mounting face engageable with the rear bevel mount surface of the luminaire such that the junction box mounting arm may be mounted against a vertical or horizontal surface while maintaining the luminaire in a similar orientation with respect to the area being illuminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, Frank Locascio
  • Patent number: 7325938
    Abstract: An indirector light fixture is described wherein the fixture is comprised of a reflector housing and a ballast housing connected together by a support arm. The reflector housing may be positioned relative to the ballast housing by movement of the support arm and maintained therein by a ratchet and pawl mechanism or other rotational restriction device. The ballast housing and ballast electronics are connected to the lamp within the reflector housing by ballast feed wires which are maintained internal of the entire fixture thereby preventing the wires from becoming entangled during installation or after installation. Additional structure is provided to further allow adjustment of the head angle relative to the ballast housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Michael K. Yoshida, Thomas Russello
  • Patent number: 7296914
    Abstract: A multiple position luminaire is described having the ability to convert to multiple classifications. The luminaire claimed and described has a multiple position mounting surface on the back of the housing, the housing enclosing a lamp which is surrounded by a reflector. The luminaire mounts to a mounting bracket which allows the luminaire to be mounted in a plurality of positions and angles, the bracket engaging the multiple position mounting surface of the luminaire housing to be positioned either in multiple angle face down positions or multiple angle face up positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Frank L. Locascio
  • Publication number: 20070253192
    Abstract: A rear trim ring for a vandal resistant luminaire having a round front and rear opening, the rear opening mounts flush to the surface onto which the luminaire is installed eliminating pry points between the luminaire and mounting surface, and an annular space between the rear trim ring and a luminaire housing provides room for the rear trim ring to deform upon the application of physical shock absorbing a portion of the shock applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP LLC
    Inventors: David S. Monteiro, Kenneth W. Biello, Dylan A. Akinrele, Thomas Russello
  • Publication number: 20070253199
    Abstract: A vandal resistant luminaire having an electrical component housing with an outwardly extending rim separating a front portion from a rear portion; the front portion has a gasket ring about a front edge, at least one lamp socket, wiring, and associated electrical components contained therein; a shock absorbing gasket is mounted on the gasket ring and a lens with a rear edge removeably sealed against the gasket by means of a front trim ring that surrounds an outer portion of the lens and an outer portion of the front portion of the electrical component housing. Optionally, the vandal resistant luminaire has a rear trim ring surrounding a rear portion of the electrical component housing having a shock absorbing configuration and a substantially flat rear mating surface eliminating pry points between the vandal resistant luminaire and a surface too which it is mounted. Additionally, the front trim ring may depend about the lens forming a pattern thereon such as a grid pattern or a graphical display area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: GENLYTE THOMAS GROUP LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Biello, Dylan A. Akinrele, David S. Monteiro, Thomas Russello
  • Publication number: 20070253204
    Abstract: A trim ring for a vandal resistant luminaire, the trim ring is disposed about an electrical component housing and a lens and holds the lens to the electrical component housing. The trim ring is designed to protect the luminaire by absorbing physical shock exerted on the luminaire and provide an aesthetic pleasing design. Twist locks depend from an inner annular surface of the trim ring which cooperate with retaining legs on the electrical component housing providing for access to the internal components of the vandal resistant luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventors: Dylan A. Akinrele, Kenneth W. Biello, David S. Monteiro, Thomas Russello
  • Patent number: D555821
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele
  • Patent number: D556938
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele
  • Patent number: D564697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Dylan Akinrele, Thomas Russello
  • Patent number: D565236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Russello, Dylan Akinrele