Ceiling Attachment Patents (Class 248/343)
  • Patent number: 11876281
    Abstract: A mounting device configured to be integrated with a network device to facilitate mounting of the network device is disclosed. In an embodiment, the mounting device is a twist-to-lock mounting device configured to be compatible with one or more standard types of ceiling rails, allowing network devices to be mounted in a non-destructive manner without requiring the use of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Gururaj Govindasamy
  • Patent number: 11837859
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved electrical box and conduit support plates that allow for central mounting of an electrical box to a support plate and mounting of electrical conduits for suspended installations in various orientations. The support plate includes a body having a plurality of built-in offsets, a plurality of built-in hanger tabs, and a plurality of clip mounting apertures that may be arranged as pairs. Each built-in offset preferably has two side walls extending from the body and a mounting arm between the side walls. Each mounting arm includes a plurality of clamp mounting apertures used to attach a conduit clamp to the mounting arm. Each of the plurality of built-in hanger tabs are preferably bendable relative to the body. Box and conduit support kits that includes a body and a plurality of hanger clips are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Victor Beristany, Steven James Johnson
  • Patent number: 11828435
    Abstract: A light assembly for mounting to a light to a sloped surface using a hanger bracket and a downrod such that the light is suspended from the hanger bracket via the downrod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Jack Doresky, Douglas Troy Mason
  • Patent number: 11578734
    Abstract: A ceiling fan assembly or similar air-moving device can include a motor for rotating one or more blades to drive a volume of air about a space. The ceiling fan assembly can further include a hanger ball with an indexing pin. The ball hanger can be received by a mounting bracket so that, via an alignment guide, the indexing pin of the hanger ball aligns with an indexing groove on the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Charles Wiliam Botkin, Bobby Neal Norwood
  • Patent number: 11536025
    Abstract: Bridging connector (1) for a suspended ceiling system, and a suspended ceiling system comprising the bridging connector. The bridging connector comprises a beam connector (2) joined to a wall engagement element (3) arranged at an angle of essentially 90 degrees to the beam connector (2), the wall engagement element (3) further comprising a depressed beam engagement element portion (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventor: Vicky Engelen
  • Patent number: 11505219
    Abstract: A device for connecting a cross member for receiving pivot pins on two lower longitudinal members of a car body for a rail vehicle. The cross member has a transversal part that connects the two longitudinal members to each other in the region of the connection, and a longitudinal part that extends to the closest car front. The lower longitudinal members extend over the complete length of the car body and consist of multi-chamber hollow profiles made of a fibre composite material. The number of chambers of the multi-chamber hollow profile of each longitudinal member is reduced in the region of the connection such that the wall material of at least one chamber was removed in such a way that the webs to the adjacent chambers are exposed. At these places, load-introducing elements engage, to which load-introducing elements the cross member is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG CO., LTD., CG RAIL—CHINESISCH-DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSZENTRUM FÜR BAHN- UND VERKEHRSTECHNIK DREDEN GMBH
    Inventors: Jianying Liang, Chongcheng Zhong, Jiajie He, Junhai Liang, Jian Du, Dawei Ruan, Werner Hufenbach, Andreas Ulbricht
  • Patent number: 11477551
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a mounting assembly for the recessed installation of a voice-enabled device. The mounting assembly comprises a trim comprising an outer flange, an inner flange, and a wall section. At least a portion of the outer flange of the trim is designed to be positioned below a ceiling, and the inner flange is designed for positioning the voice-enabled device thereon. The mounting assembly also comprises retaining structures that are attached to the wall section. The retaining structures are designed to hold the voice-enabled device on the inner flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Jyoti Kumar
  • Patent number: 11454382
    Abstract: A moveable mount supports a lighting device assembly and driver electronics. The moveable mount includes a base having a light opening, and a light engine support bracket assembly movably secured to the base. The light engine support bracket is configured to support the lighting device assembly and the driver electronics, for movement relative to the base between a first position in which an optic or a light source of the light engine assembly is aligned with the light opening of the base to direct light through the light opening, and a second position in which the driver electronics is aligned with the light opening of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Troy-CSL Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Wong, Jacob Hawkins
  • Patent number: 11450185
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems for securing an item of merchandise from theft or unauthorized removal. For example, the security system may include a sensor configured to be coupled to the item of merchandise, wherein the sensor includes an electrical connector. The security system also includes a base configured to removably support the sensor thereon, wherein the base includes an electronics module having a connector. The connector of the sensor and the connector of the electronics module are configured to electrically connect with one another when the sensor is supported on the base, and the sensor is configured to detect unauthorized removal of the item of merchandise from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Richard Helman, Kyle Baker, Jonathon D. Phillips, Daniel G. Dugas, Michael R. Johnston, Daniel C. Symons, A. Reneau Van Landingham, Jr., Eric Brutke
  • Patent number: 11402084
    Abstract: Disclosed is a quick connection device, which includes an upper cover and a lamp, the upper cover comprises an upper cover body and an upper cover covering edge integrally formed with the upper cover body, the upper cover covering edge is positioned at an outer side of the upper cover body, and a clamping groove is provided at an inner wall of the upper cover body; the lamp comprises a lower cover connected to the upper cover, the lower cover comprises a lower cover body and a lower cover covering edge integrally formed with the lower cover body, the lower cover covering edge is positioned at an outer side of the lower cover body, a clamping block is arranged on an outer wall of the lower cover body, and the lower cover body is clamped in the clamping groove of the upper cover body through the clamping block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Guanghai Li
  • Patent number: 11396969
    Abstract: A surface mount assembly for mounting a device in a surface opening of a mounting surface includes a frame, a number of locking mechanisms, and a cam ring. Each locking mechanism includes a locking member, a locker, and a coil spring. The cam ring shifts the locker rearward to move the locking member to a deployed orientation when the cam ring is rotated in one direction. The coil spring pushes the locking member to a deployed position against a back side of the mounting surface when the locking member moves to the deployed orientation. The cam ring shifts the locker forward to secure the locking member in the deployed position when the cam is rotated in a second direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MS ELECTRONICS LLC
    Inventor: Loren Paul Magruder
  • Patent number: 11346360
    Abstract: A ceiling fan assembly or similar air-moving device can include a motor for rotating one or more blades to drive a volume of air about a space. The ceiling fan assembly can include a ceiling fan mount with a dual axis gimble. The dual axis gimble can be received by a mounting bracket so that at least a first and second axis of rotation are provided to the ceiling fan assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Douglas Troy Mason, Bobby Neal Norwood, Matthew McPherson
  • Patent number: 11349289
    Abstract: A bracket system for mounting an electrical box and other components can include a mounting bracket configured to be removably secured to a support bar or a threaded rod. The mounting bracket can include a plurality of spring arms that can be manually moved towards each other to insert locking profiles of the spring arms into one or more mounting openings of the electrical box. Once the locking profiles are inserted, the spring arms can be released so that they spring resiliently apart from each other and secure the locking profiles against removal from mounting openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ERICO International Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Ernest Anderson
  • Patent number: 11326735
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for mounting an electronic device to the T-bar of a drop ceiling provides for self-locking snap-action securing of the mounting bracket to a flange of the T-bar, suspending the mounting bracket from the T-bar. The mounting bracket also provides for self-locking snap-action attachment of the mounted device to the bracket, suspending the device from the suspended mounting bracket. A split adapter allows vertical offsetting of the device from the ceiling, reducing vertical displacement of ceiling tiles resting on the T-bar. The split adapter has two halves the are laterally slid on to the T-bar flange and are then longitudinally slid together to be joined against lateral separation. The composite adapter thus formed presents an adapter flange to which the mounting bracket snap-secures, the mounting bracket locking the adapter halves against longitudinal separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Josh Rosenthal, John Musante
  • Patent number: 11320066
    Abstract: A bracket assembly, a fire sprinkler support assembly, and a method for using a bracket assembly are disclosed. The bracket assembly can comprise a first plate having a first end and a second end; a second plate rotatable relative to the first plate; and a lever assembly coupling the first plate to the second plate, the lever assembly comprising a lever and a rod, the rod engaging a fastener opening in the first plate and a fastener opening in the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ASC Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Odair Dafonseca, Joseph Beagen
  • Patent number: 11248776
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a lighting fixture comprising a lighting device and a mounting bracket is provided. The lighting device comprises a front cover, a back cover, a frame, and at least one LED mounted within the interior of the lighting device. The frame has an interior edge that is in contact with a perimeter of the front cover and a perimeter of the back cover. The front cover, the back cover, and the frame define the interior of the lighting device. At least one of the frame and the back cover comprises one or more attachment mechanisms. The mounting bracket comprises a junction box mounting element configured for securing the mounting bracket to a junction box or a mounting surface, and one or more attachment mechanism mating elements configured to mate with the one or more attachment mechanisms when the lighting device is rotated within the mounting bracket to secure the lighting device into the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 11248508
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a retaining flange for a metering valve for an exhaust gas cleaning module of an exhaust gas system of a combustion engine, wherein the retaining flange has a base plate having a central recess with a central axis for receiving the metering valve, wherein the base plate has a mounting surface via which the retaining flange can be positioned on the exhaust gas cleaning module in the region of a supply opening of the exhaust gas cleaning module, wherein a valve surface is provided opposite the mounting surface against which the metering valve can be positioned and wherein at least one retaining arm having a retaining eyelet with a central axis and for a retaining means is provided, on which the metering valve can be at least indirectly fixed, such that the at least one retaining arm has a root connecting to the base plate, from which the retaining arm extends in the radial direction relative to the central axis and in the circumferential direction about the central axis, wherein the ro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Tenneco GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Grünig, Philipp Gran, Timo H. Weber
  • Patent number: 11193657
    Abstract: A frame system for securing a lighting fixture to a surface is provided. The frame system can include a frame defining an opening. The frame can be configured to accommodate a selected insert of a plurality of inserts associated with the lighting fixture and coupleable to the frame. Each of the plurality of inserts can include an aperture defining portion of a different size or shape. The aperture defining portion of the selected insert can extend through the opening defined by the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Russell James Weston, Jared Roulier
  • Patent number: 11193636
    Abstract: A retrofit LED system for a lighting system allowing ease of replacement or installation of an LED lighting system in a grid ceiling. An adapter for providing easy installation of an LED lighting system within a room. A driver for operating directly from any standard AC voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jeff Hayman, Jeremy MacGillivray
  • Patent number: 11125359
    Abstract: A method for mounting a support assembly to a ceiling support structure is disclosed. In example aspects, the method can comprise providing the support assembly, the support assembly comprising a bracket assembly, the bracket assembly comprising a first plate, a second plate, and a seating frame; positioning the seating frame in an open position; positioning a portion of the ceiling support structure within a space defined between the first and second plates; and securing the bracket assembly to the ceiling support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ASC Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Beagen, Odair Dafonseca, William Tyler Howe
  • Patent number: 11054085
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, devices, apparatus, assemblies and methods for hanging a ceiling fan with a down rod to a ceiling canopy assembly with a floating hanger assembly which eliminates wobble effects, such as up and down motions and side to side motions while the ceiling ran is running. The floating hanger assembly an include a ceiling mounting bracket attached to a ceiling with an upper opening for supporting a floating hanger support to be supported therein. A down rod with an enlarged partial ball shaped upper end can be supported within the floating hanger support, and a lower end of the down rod attached to a ceiling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HKC-US, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan P. Byrne, Alton Burrage
  • Patent number: 11047533
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an LED strip light conversion system for converting fluorescent strip light fixtures to LED strip light fixtures. The system includes a set of adjustable installation clip members. Each of the adjustable installation clip members includes an L-shaped slide plate and a clip structure that is slidably couple to a bottom portion of the L-shaped slide plate. The LED strip light conversion system also includes an LED strip light unit. The adjustable installation clip members are used to attach and secure the LED strip light unit to existing strip light housing having a range of widths or dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Green Creative Ltd.
    Inventors: Guillaume Vidal, Zhang Yulin
  • Patent number: 10895368
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a lighting fixture comprising a lighting device and a mounting bracket is provided. The lighting device comprises a front cover, a back cover, a frame, and at least one LED mounted within the interior of the lighting device. The frame has an interior edge that is in contact with a perimeter of the front cover and a perimeter of the back cover. The front cover, the back cover, and the frame define the interior of the lighting device. At least one of the frame and the back cover comprises one or more attachment mechanisms. The mounting bracket comprises a junction box mounting element configured for securing the mounting bracket to a junction box or a mounting surface, and one or more attachment mechanism mating elements configured to mate with the one or more attachment mechanisms when the lighting device is rotated within the mounting bracket to secure the lighting device into the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Feit, Brian Halliwell
  • Patent number: 10851939
    Abstract: A dynamic fan mount for supporting the fan has a first part movable relative to a second part. A restrictor for restricting lateral movement or swaying of the fan is provided. In one embodiment, the restrictor is a cushion connected to the second part of the dynamic fan mount for dampening the movement of the fan relative to the mount. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DELTA T, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Trout, Ethan Beum, Preston Goulson
  • Patent number: 10788176
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to LED based lighting systems, such as surface mounted lighting systems and lighting systems that can connected to an existing grid structure. These lighting systems can be utilized in many settings, for example, as primary lighting systems for a commercial building and for retrofit lighting improvement purposes. Devices according to the present disclosure provide lighting systems capable of mounting to an existing surface, such as a T-bar ceiling structure. These devices can further comprise modular elements which facilitate connections of multiple lighting body components, allowing for multiple lighting arrangements and providing a cost effective and easily configurable lighting design. In some embodiments, multiple lighting components can be attached together by movable joints, allowing further user control over light distribution from the lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas William Medendorp, Jr., James Michael Lay, Randall Levy Bernard
  • Patent number: 10780006
    Abstract: A mounting device for mounting a stand device under a ceiling in an operating room incorporates a mounting apparatus extending in the longitudinal direction along a mounting axis configured to bear a connection component of the stand device, in particular a spindle; and a ceiling flange configured to mount the mounting apparatus under the ceiling and to support the stand device on the ceiling; wherein the ceiling flange is mountable in different mounting positions along the mounting axis relative to the mounting apparatus on the mounting apparatus in a way that the mounting device is configured to hold the stand device in a height variable manner in different, in particular predefined, height positions. The invention further relates to a mounting system including such a mounting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Ondal Medical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Oginski, Markus Höser
  • Patent number: 10752180
    Abstract: A system for retaining an optical member about a vehicle is disclosed. The system can comprise a mount, an optical member having a first end and a second end, and a primary retention system operable to secure the second end of the optical member of the mount. The system can further comprise a secondary retention system. The secondary retention system can comprise a retaining clip coupled to one of the optical member and the mount, adjacent the second end of the mount. The retaining clip can comprise at least one aperture therethrough. The secondary retention system can further comprise a pin coupled to the other of the optical member and the mount. The pin can extend through the aperture of the retaining clip. The secondary retention system can activate to cause the pin to engage the retaining clip upon movement of the optical member relative to the mount and at least partial failure of the primary retention system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Canada Limited
    Inventors: Peter Rozitis, Mikael Grans, Edward Benneyworth
  • Patent number: 10753513
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tube locking and releasing device, the device including: a tube seating structure including: a seating bottom of a rectangular shape; and opposing seating walls standing to face each other on opposite edges of the seating bottom; a tube covering structure including: opposing cover walls being hinged to each of the seating walls so as to intermittently cover the seating wall; and a cover ceiling connecting each of the cover walls to each other; a tube fixing structure including: a handle fixing part being hinged to a second side part of the cover wall and being intermittently locked to each of the seating walls; and a handle press part protruding from the handle fixing part; and a tube pressing structure being attached to/detached from the cover ceiling and protruding downward from the cover ceiling when attached to the cover ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SEUNGJIN IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Woon Taek Jung
  • Patent number: 10746380
    Abstract: A low-profile surface mount for a light fixture. The surface mount consists of a base plate attached to a mounting surface, whether vertical, horizontal, or any angle in-between. The base plate has a raised central portion that defines an open area between the base plate and the mounting surface. The open area is positions over an electrical source, as a junction box or a hole in the mounting surface through which electrical wires are provided. A threaded opening in the raised central portion of the base plate provides access to the open area. A threaded mounting stem is attached to the threaded opening. A cover plate having a raised central portion generally matching that of the base plate is disposed over everything, this the mounting stem protruding through a non-threaded opening. A light fixture is attached to the mounting stem and abuts against the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Nate Mullen
  • Patent number: 10728639
    Abstract: A speaker mounting assembly includes a frame to which a plurality of fixing seats is coupled. Each fixing seat includes a sliding space, a guiding groove aligned with the sliding space, and an engagement portion that has a stop portion aligned with the sliding space and an ejection port intercommunicating with the sliding space. The ejection port includes an actuating portion. A fixing member is slidably received in the sliding space and is pivotably connected to an engaging plate movable through the ejection port. The fixing member abuts against one of a first limiting member aligned with the stop portion and a second limiting member having a coupling and abutting block and an interlocking pin. The interlocking pin is retractable into or extendable beyond the actuating portion, such that the coupling and abutting block abuts against or does not abut against the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Tzu-Chung Chang
  • Patent number: 10598352
    Abstract: A downlight fixing structure is provided. The downlight fixing structure comprises a housing and a spring. The housing is for accommodating light components. The housing has an insertion lock structure on a side of the housing. The spring comprises a coil portion, a head portion, and a tail portion. The coil portion, the head portion and the tail portion are formed by the same metal wire. The head portion is inserted into the insertion lock structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Maojin Zeng, Xiaobo Chen, Liangliang Cao, Dingwei Liang
  • Patent number: 10544807
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, mechanisms, systems and methods for flush mounted fans such as hugger fans for easy mounting by pre-attaching a bracket on a motor to a ceiling mounted plate by a hook, the plate having noise isolation pads. Raised alignment tabs and female receptacles on the ceiling plate and motor bracket for easily aligning the bracket to the ceiling plate, along with captive fasteners to attach the motor bracket to the ceiling plate. The alignment tabs allow the installer to position the bracket to the plate by sliding the bracket against the plate so that captive fasteners on the bracket adjacent to the alignment tabs are aligned with fastener holes on the plate. Finally, the installer can easily screw the captive fasteners into the holes for an easy to install, secure and wobble free installation between the motor bracket and the ceiling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CHIEN LUEN INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., INC.
    Inventors: Zachary Zauhar, Eliezer Rivera, Tien S. Lowe
  • Patent number: 10533716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ceiling lamp with a light guide plate and an assembly method thereof. The ceiling lamp consists of a board assembly, and a lamp body assembly attached to the board assembly via a fixation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Sang Pil Moon
  • Patent number: 10532235
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an anchor assembly for providing a secure point of attachment at a grid mesh platform. The anchor assembly comprises a housing in the form of an elongated case with a central hollow channel, generally rectangular in shape with a flat base and roof. The base includes openings in the form of access slots to provide access from the channel to the exterior of the base. The anchor assembly also comprises a suspension member located within the channel. In operation the anchor assembly spans adjacent structural members underlying the mesh grid. A coupling member in the form of a sling having an end loop is engaged by the suspension member which passes through the end loop of the sling. The sling also passes through one of the slots in the base of the elongated case. An opposite end of the sling provides an anchor point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: GRIDMESH ANCHOR PTY LTD
    Inventor: Stephen Linton
  • Patent number: 10522943
    Abstract: A versatile device for quickly and conveniently linking electronic apparatuses includes a pair of cooperating bodies with mating interfaces, and magnetically coupling elements having an adjustable degree of attraction and retention. Angularly keyed, selective geometrical interfaces between the bodies facilitate and assure correct relative orientation and mating. A light indicator attests to proper electrical connection between the bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Calista A. Termini, Jennifer J. Termini, John W. Cramer, IV
  • Patent number: 10480536
    Abstract: Notched portions and positioning projecting portions are elastically engaged with each other to hold a fan unit at a fixing position in a housing, in a state in which the fan unit is placed at the fixing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takafumi Morihara, Fuqiang Han
  • Patent number: 10473849
    Abstract: A lighting arrangement can include a light panel, a bracket, and a connecting member. The light panel can include a frame and a plurality of light emitting units. The bracket can be mountable on at least one of a wall and a ceiling. The frame of the light panel and the bracket can be selectively engageable with one another through movement of the light panel relative to the bracket along a path of movement in a direction between first and second positions. The connecting member can be fixedly engaged to the light panel or the bracket. The connecting member can be configured to interconnect the light panel and the bracket and to accumulate energy during movement of the frame along the path wherein the accumulated energy is at least partially released upon the light panel reaching the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Dave Boulanger, Maciej Nowakowski
  • Patent number: 10407911
    Abstract: A multi-purpose anchor device for use in anchoring one or more tension cables and one or more window or curtain walls. In this respect, the anchor includes a channel, angle bracket, or plate for use in attaching to a window or curtain wall. One or more tension cables are also coupled to the anchor, which anchors the tension cables. The multi-purpose nature of the anchor allows for the reduction in materials cost, installation time, and conflict issues between placement of previously known anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Eric Fenske
  • Patent number: 10385563
    Abstract: The invention relates to an anchoring rail with a substantially C-shaped cross section for anchoring in concrete. The anchoring rail includes a cross sectionally substantially U-shaped base body, two free limbs and at least one anchor. The base body includes a base and two side walls. The two free limbs are arranged opposite the base of the base body. The at least one anchor is arranged on the base. Between the free limbs, a slot is formed in the longitudinal direction of the anchoring rail. The anchoring rail has at least one thickened portion on the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HALFEN GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Albartus, Frank Haeusler, Dirk Borgstede, Andreas Hanke
  • Patent number: 10330289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover for a support arrangement of a strip light system, said support system comprising at least two elongate support rail elements which are arranged behind each other in the longitudinal direction. According to the invention, the cover is formed by an elongate shaped part on which several contact elements which are interconnected by means of at least one cable are arranged, and which are described to make contact by means of the light modules of the strip light system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventor: Gerald Ladstätter
  • Patent number: 10280964
    Abstract: A nut insert body includes an outer periphery and an aperture formed with threads. The threads are centered on a thread axis. The outer periphery of the nut insert body is curved about a curve axis defined about an axis having at least a component extending in a perpendicular direction from the thread axis. A component receiving a nut insert is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: James R. O'Coin
  • Patent number: 10274148
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having an adjustable collar for accommodating different ceiling thicknesses is provided. The lighting fixture preferably includes a light module, a plaster frame, first and second support arms extending from the plaster frame, a U-shaped support assembly, an adjustment assembly for coupling the support assembly to the first and second support arms, and the collar. The adjustment assembly enabling the support assembly and the adjustable collar to be selectively movable along an axis perpendicular to the plaster frame. The adjustment assembly being configured so that, in a first configuration, the support assembly along with the light module and the collar are movable along the axis, and in a second configuration, the support assembly along with the light module and the collar are fixed to the first and second support arms so that a bottom end of the collar extends beyond a bottom surface of the plaster frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Brian Eidsvold, Aida Spremo, Jonathan Spicer
  • Patent number: 10207867
    Abstract: A multi-level storage structure includes a plurality of vertical supports, a plurality of row spacing members connecting vertical posts positioned laterally relative to each other, a plurality of row rails connecting vertical posts positioned longitudinally relative to each other and configured to support at least one row cart, a plurality of aisle rails extending perpendicular to the plurality of row rails and configured to support at least one aisle cart, and a plurality of pre-formed holes formed in at least one of the vertical supports, row spacing members, row rails, and aisle rails to mount at least one of a lighting system, a fire suppression system, a mobile safety tie off carriage, and at least one support brace to the storage structure. The plurality of pre-formed holes are formed prior to assembly of the storage structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Swisslog Logistics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brumm, Mohan Ramankutty, Rodney Tipton, Pat Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10053863
    Abstract: A multi-purpose anchor device for use in anchoring one or more tension cables and one or more window or curtain walls. In this respect, the anchor includes a channel, angle bracket, or plate for use in attaching to a window or curtain wall. One or more tension cables are also coupled to the anchor, which anchors the tension cables. The multi-purpose nature of the anchor allows for the reduction in materials cost, installation time, and conflict issues between placement of previously known anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Eric Fenske
  • Patent number: 10024051
    Abstract: An adjustable location anchor with a greatly increased strength having wide versatility regarding the types of straps or attachments which are usable therewith. The invention includes an extended housing having an interior cavity which includes a main slot and which can include a pair of anterior flanges or wings, wherein the extended housing can be placed into the uncured concrete such that it is rigidly embedded therein upon curing. A sliding insert can then be provided within the interior cavity being configured to slide along a slot formed thereby. The extended housing can also have one or more reinforcement attachment means for connecting to existing concrete reinforcement structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: A.L. Patterson, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jablonsky, Greg Fleck
  • Patent number: 10006618
    Abstract: A housing for a luminaire is disclosed. The housing can include a housing top and a housing body coupled to each other. The housing body can include at least one wall that is bendable to form a cavity. The housing body can also include at least one first housing body coupling feature disposed on a first end, and at least one second complementary housing body coupling feature disposed on the first end adjacent to the at least one first housing body coupling feature. The housing body can further include at least one second housing body coupling feature disposed on a second end, and at least one first complementary housing body coupling feature disposed on the second end adjacent to the at least one second housing body coupling feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu, Zhihong Lin, Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 9994085
    Abstract: A ventilation unit for motor vehicles comprises a tubular element (5) fitted, through an opening (4) in the chassis (1) of the motor vehicle, and a hub (8), coaxial with the tubular element (5), which mounts an electric motor (10) for driving an impeller (12) fitted with blades (15); the motor and impeller are supported by connecting means (7) which are provided between the tubular element (5) and the hub (8) and which define a grille (20) for protecting the opening (4); these connecting means are suitably shaped to define means for regulating the air flow generated by the impeller (12), in such a way as to increase efficiency and reduce noise; the unit (2) also comprises a cover (21) for protecting the motor (10), fitted with means (24) for quick connection/disconnection to/from the hub (8) and defining, between the hub and the motor, openings (26) to allow the passage of the air flow moved by the impeller in such a way as to cool the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SPAL AUTOMOTIVE S.r.L
    Inventor: Pietro De Filippis
  • Patent number: 9970144
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus includes a main washing apparatus and a secondary washing apparatus that includes a cabinet, a drawer housing within the cabinet, a tub in the drawer for receiving washing water, hanging couplers provided at an outer circumferential surface of the tub and spaced apart from each other, suspending couplers provided at the drawer housing and positioned at locations corresponding to the hanging couplers, a drum rotatably provided in the tub, and suspension assemblies provided between the drawer housing and the tub to attenuate horizontal and vertical vibrations of the tub, the suspension assemblies being disposed between respective hanging couplers and suspending couplers to support the tub. Each of the suspension assemblies includes a support bar, support members at both ends of the support bar through which the support bar extends, and an elastic member disposed on the support member provided at one end of the support bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woonghui Won, Jinwoo Seo, Wooseong Kim
  • Patent number: 9970607
    Abstract: A lighting assembly, mounted within a cavity of a structure having an exposed outer surface, includes a lighting source having a light output surface and a push-retract mechanism. The push-retract mechanism includes at least one biasing assembly operable to displace the lighting source between an extended position where the light output surface extends beyond the outer surface of the structure, and a retracted position, where the light output surface does not extend beyond the outer surface of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Jean-Christophe Doyon
  • Patent number: 9963858
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mounting system for a plumbing fixture fitting that provides a rigid mounting even when the plumbing fixture fitting has an extended height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark S. Bors, Jeremy S. Culmer