Ceiling Attachment Patents (Class 248/343)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 9966752
    Abstract: A recessed, deployable ceiling box assembly includes a ceiling frame-mounting member and a ceiling box member, a support member for securing the ceiling frame-mounting member to a ceiling structural member and one or more connector members for attaching the ceiling box member to the ceiling frame-mounting member. The ceiling box member is deployable from a retracted position, where the ceiling box member is retained within the ceiling frame-mounting member at or above the height of the ceiling, to a deployed position, where the ceiling box member hangs by the connector member below the height of the ceiling. A door may be used to cover the contents of the deployable ceiling box assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: FSR, Inc.
    Inventor: David R. Hansen
  • Patent number: 9964837
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for mounting a device in an opening in a structure comprising a socket configured to receive the device, an anchoring element, and a fastening element configured for adjustable engagement with the anchoring element is disclosed. The socket has a plate portion and a body portion to be insertable in the opening, and an abutment flange extending from the body portion and dimensioned to abut a first side of the structure, and an aperture for receiving the fastening element. The anchoring element is insertable through the opening and has abutment portions for abutting a second side of the structure, the anchoring element comprising an opening for receiving and holding the fastening element. The fastening element has a distal end configured to adjustably engage with the opening of the anchoring element, and a proximal end configured to engage with the aperture of the socket and to hold the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Caroline Jacobsson, Linnéa Karlsson
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9933144
    Abstract: A light fixture mounting assembly that includes a lamp housing having a sidewall and an opening defined by a rim at one end of the sidewall and a detent extending outward from the sidewall in a position to engage an outer surface of a panel when the housing is in an installed position. A lamp module is carried within the lamp housing and comprises a lamp positioned to emit light through the housing opening. The lamp housing is configured to carry either a spring clip-type retainer or a hose clamp-type retainer to hold the lamp housing in the installed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: MAN-D-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Roy Mandy, Dalton John Mandy, Brandon Roy Mandy, Tyler Flake
  • Patent number: 9913013
    Abstract: A device for securing an object to a ceiling includes a threaded rod, a bracket and a spring-loaded tab. The spring-loaded tab has a tab portion with an outer surface. The tab portion is rotatable about an axis perpendicular to the threaded rod. When the device is attached to the object and the object moves into an opening in the ceiling for installation to the ceiling, the tab portion is urged from an extended position to enable the object to pass through the opening. Subsequently, the tab portion returns to its extended position such that the object can be temporarily supported by the tab within the ceiling opening. The bracket is configured so that during a removal process, a portion of the bracket urges the tab portion inward from the extended position to enable the object to be removed from the ceiling opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter C. Santoro, Dennis E. Meyer, Jr., Robert Warden, Gregor Mittersinker, Seung Hyuk Noh, Christopher O'Connell
  • Patent number: 9903571
    Abstract: A retrofit assembly for inserting LED luminaries into previously recessed lighting fixtures has a horizontal bridge adjustable for various existing opening diameters of ceiling holes. The horizontal bridge carries two vertically adjustable brackets at its opposing ends. Tabs on the end plates of the bridge and tabs on the vertically adjustable brackets together help form bolt-operated vertical clamps adjustable for various ceiling thicknesses. The vertically adjustable brackets also carry torsion spring receivers for accepting the torsion springs of a retrofit LED luminaire/trim assembly. The vertically adjustable brackets may be spring-loaded for ease of adjustment when increasing the dimension of the vertical clamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Schubert, Joseph Stauner
  • Patent number: 9869225
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a selective catalytic reduction system with a doser mounting system. A mounting plate includes an aperture in a surface with a plurality of fastener brackets coupled to the surface. The fastener brackets are positioned about a peripheral portion of the aperture. The fastener brackets each include an opening for inserting a fastener. The opening is elevated from the surface of the mounting plate. The fasteners each have a fastener head and a fastener shaft positioned in the opening of the fastener brackets. The fastener shaft extends from the opening in a direction having an orthogonal component with respect to the surface of the mounting plate. A doser is coupled to the doser mounting system. The fastener shafts extend through openings in legs of the doser. An injector port of the doser is aligned with the aperture in the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Karthik Muruganantham, Achuth Munnannur, Deepesh Goyal, Ken Hummel, Vinay Kumar Joshi, Vipin Iyer
  • Patent number: 9863619
    Abstract: The present application relates to a lighting device and in particular to a lamp, a transition member for mounting a lamp, a lamp body and a junction box assembly, by which problems such as inconvenient operation and low efficiency in connecting wires during the mounting of a lamp can be solved. The lamp provided by the present application comprises a lamp body and a transition member which is configured to mount the lamp body in a mounting position. The transition member comprises a mounting portion and a placement portion; the mounting portion is configured to be mounted in said mounting position; and the placement portion enables the lamp body to be placed thereon before the mounting is completed, and in this state, wires connected between the lamp body and the mounting position are not shielded so that it is possible to connect the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Smart Hero Enterprises Limited
    Inventor: Wilson Yu Sang Mak
  • Patent number: 9863580
    Abstract: Systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms or apparatus adapted to suspend or otherwise hang heavy objects such as chandeliers such as from a ceiling via a junction box suspended therein from a crossbar secured to one or more adjoining beams or joists via respective bracket housings configured to adjust an inclination of the crossbar secured therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Eliahu Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 9843848
    Abstract: Disclosed is a speaker unit which includes a provisionally fastening mechanism provided on a side surface of a cabinet section for provisionally fastening the speaker unit to a mounting part with at least a portion of the cabinet section inserted in an opening section of the mounting part from a face side of the mounting part. The provisionally fastening mechanism includes an engagement section for provisionally fastening the speaker unit to the mounting part, and a retention section for retaining the engagement section. The engagement section is movable between an engagement position in which the engagement section engages with the mounting part and a cancellation position in which the engagement section cancels the engagement with the mounting part by being moved away from the mounting part, and the retention section retains the engagement section in the cancellation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shiojima, Kazuya Atsumi, Katsutoki Hanayama, Satoshi Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9816690
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a fastener and a fastener assembly. The fastener includes a position limit column, an elastic member, and at least one fastening hook. The elastic member is disposed at a bottom portion of the position limit column, the first fixing member includes a fastening hole disposed at a portion corresponding to the fastening hook, and the first fixing member includes a position limit hole disposed at a portion corresponding to the position limit column. When the fastener moves to a predetermined position, the position limit column falls into the position limit hole and the fastening hook engages with the fastening hole, thus, the fastener is fixedly connected with the first fixing member. This kind of fastener has a simple structure and does not need screws for mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Wu, Jiefei Wu
  • Patent number: 9816516
    Abstract: A support assembly for a fan includes a hanging member, an elongate support member, a resilient interface member, and a fastener member. The hanging member has a support surface and an inner circumferential surface defining a central passage. The elongate support member includes a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion extending into the central passage and defining a first fastener aperture and a second fastener aperture. The resilient interface member is interposed between the elongate support member and the central passage, includes a first plurality of outwardly extending ribs configured to engage the inner circumferential surface in the central passage, and defines a third fastener aperture substantially aligned with the first fastener aperture and a fourth fastener aperture substantially aligned with the second fastener aperture. The fastener member extends through the fastener apertures and is supported by the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Fanimation, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Frampton
  • Patent number: 9803838
    Abstract: A bracket for a luminaire is described. The bracket can include a first portion having at least one first lamp socket connection system coupling feature disposed within a first body of the first portion, where the at least one first lamp socket connection system coupling feature is non-planar with the first body. The bracket can also include a second portion coupled to a proximal end of the body of the first portion, where the second portion includes at least one first housing coupling feature disposed within a second body of the second portion. The at least one first lamp socket connection system coupling feature can be configured to couple to at least one first bracket coupling feature of a socket of the luminaire. The at least one first housing coupling feature can be configured to couple to at least one second bracket coupling feature of a housing of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 9797585
    Abstract: LED lighting systems and methods for retro-fitting existing lighting systems such as acorn and other globe style fixtures is disclosed. The retro-fit systems can be provided with an LED driver, an adaptor casting which mounts to industry standard fixture, a riser for adjusting the height of the lighting fixture, and an assembly of an optically active sealing lens, a heat sink and a LED board, wherein the LED lights, which can be made up of a plurality of LEDs, are arranged in concentric rings on the LED board, and are fitted with a sealing lens in the form of a rotated bubble optic with concentric grooves on the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AMERLUX LLC
    Inventors: Itai Leshniak, Tori Poppenheimer
  • Patent number: 9739464
    Abstract: A plaster frame for a luminaire includes a first attachment tab on a side of the plaster frame and a second attachment tab on the side of the plaster frame. The plaster frame further includes a back wall. The first attachment tab and the second attachment tab each include a rib protruding toward the back wall. The back wall and the first attachment tab define a first space for a hanger bar assembly to extend therethrough, and the back wall and the second attachment tab define a second space for the hanger bar assembly to extend therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Jared Michael Davis, Huang Rongxiu, Russell Green
  • Patent number: 9739057
    Abstract: A ceiling system in one embodiment includes a support grid including intersecting grid support members and grid openings formed between the grid support members. A vertical baffle is positioned in a grid opening and is attached to the support grid. The baffle includes opposing front and rear faces extending between opposing lateral sides of the baffle. First and second mounting grooves formed in the baffle engage and support the baffle from the grid. In one embodiment, one of the mounting grooves is disposed in each lateral side to support the baffle from opposite sides. The baffle may further include a third mounting groove formed in the rear face which engages the support grid to help align and squarely register the baffle with respect to the grid for clean linear visuals. In one embodiment, the grid support members may have a standard T-shaped cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Todd Bergman, Scott Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 9625104
    Abstract: Provided is an LED light that includes a base plate, heat pipes disposed on the base plate, at least one heat dissipation fins disposed on the heat pipes, and an LED module fastened to the base plate by screws, in which protrusions having a space with the bottom open integrally protrude from the base plate and a thread for thread-fastening of the screw is formed around the inner side of the protrusions. Accordingly, water or foreign substances from cannot flow into the LED module through around the screw, with high waterproof ability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Donghyun Lee, Jaepyo Hong, Seokjae Jung
  • Patent number: 9593687
    Abstract: A ceiling fan includes a suspending unit and a ceiling fan body. The ceiling fan body includes a shaft; a motor; a plurality of blades; an upper body cover having a first opening, at a central part, for passing the shaft therethrough, and a second opening outside the first opening; and a lower body cover. The upper body cover rotates with the blades and has a first wall standing vertically between the first opening and the second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyohiko Iwamoto, Hiroyuki Kuramochi
  • Patent number: 9579165
    Abstract: A corner protector for use with a surgical tray includes a base, at least one side extending from the base, and at least one aperture extending through the base. The at least one aperture allows a medium to pass therethrough. The corner protector further includes at least one stud extending from a major surface of the corner protector such that when the corner protector is positioned against a surgical tray, a channel is created between the corner protector and the surgical tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Richard M. Lavelle
  • Patent number: 9541268
    Abstract: A lighting mount assembly and method are disclosed to mount a recessed light fixture in an opening in a wall. The lighting mount assembly includes a mounting frame, and at least two adjustable brackets which are movable relative to the mounting frame. The mounting frame and the brackets cooperate to clamp a portion of the wall from opposing sides. Each of the brackets also includes a resilient member, such as a leg spring, which can be engaged to and disengaged from a portion of a light fixture, such as a groove, to hold or release the recessed light fixture in the wall opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Howard Clark
  • Patent number: 9534622
    Abstract: Provided is a side bracket for holding a sprinkler joint by clamping a square bar to two channeled rails, the channeled rails being arranged in parallel at regular intervals so as to hold ceiling boards, with horizontal wings provided along opposite side edges of each of the channeled rails, and the square bar crossing the two channeled rails. The side bracket includes: a pair of support sides; an upper connection part connecting upper ends of the support sides; clamp parts provided on lower ends of the support sides so as to be clamped to a channeled rail; and a space adjustment unit provided on lower parts of the support sides of the side bracket. The side bracket can be easily and simply clamped to a wing of a channeled rail while providing a firm clamping structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Seungjin Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hye Ri Jung
  • Patent number: 9446291
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described herein to provide a golf club, such as, for example, a putter, with a select loft angle and/or a select lie angle. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a golf club having a golf club head, a hosel, and a hosel shim. The golf club head has a hosel shank and the hosel is configured to be coupled to the hosel shank. The hosel shim is configured to be coupled to the hosel to position the hosel at a select angle relative to the golf club head such that the golf club has a select lie angle. The hosel shim is further configured to limit rotational movement of the hosel relative to the golf club head such that the select lie angle is maintained when the hosel is coupled to the golf club head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Vikash Sanyal, David Stuart Cooper, Jr., Jeffrey D. Sheets
  • Patent number: 9447950
    Abstract: A frame piece of a frame for a luminaire is disclosed. The frame piece can include an inner wall, a first frame coupling feature disposed at a first end of the frame piece, and a second frame coupling feature disposed at a second end of the frame piece. The first frame coupling feature can be configured to mechanically couple to the second frame coupling feature of a first adjacent frame piece. The second frame coupling feature can be configured to mechanically couple to the first frame coupling feature of a second adjacent frame piece. The inner wall can have a first shape and a first size that is substantially similar to a second shape and a second size of a portion of a housing of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu, Michael Troy Winslett