With Static Structure Patents (Class 362/145)
  • Patent number: 10711982
    Abstract: A light module, comprising: a support comprising at least one first surface called a separating surface and at least one organic light-emitting diode comprising a first light-emitting part, a connecting part or means for attaching the diode to the support and an electrical connector or means for electrically 10 connecting the diode. The means for attaching the diode and the electrical connector or means for electrically connecting the diode are borne by a part of this diode, called a connecting part. Additionally, the separating surface of the support delimits a light-scattering area into which the first light-emitting part of the diode extends, and separates this light-scattering area from a 15 masked area, into which connecting part of the diode extends, such that the connecting part is occulted by the separating surface of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Christophe Dubosc, Damien Cabanne, Benoit Reiss, Eric Moisy
  • Patent number: 10697194
    Abstract: A light-emitting warning rope is provided with one end connected to a tent and other end connected to an anchoring point. The light-emitting warning rope is disposed between the anchoring point and the tent to provide a tension to set the tent upright. The rope comprises a light-emitting core and a structural rope. The structural rope comprises a plurality of bearing yarns which is knitted into a strip body with the light-emitting core as an axis, and the strip body knitted by each bearing yarn is knitted in a mesh shape on the radial side and has a plurality of gaps through which light from the light-emitting core is transmitted. In any segment of the rope, the light-emitting core has a stretching length less than that of each bearing yarn, so that the axial tension acts substantially on the bearing yarns when the rope suffers an axial tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Profilm Materials Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching Wang
  • Patent number: 10663125
    Abstract: A lighting element for an illuminated hardscape. The lighting element includes a body structure defining a dispersion surface. A light fixture is positioned within the body structure and is configured to provide a light which is dispersed through the body structure to the dispersion surface. The body structure is formed from a clear or translucent material. An illuminated hardscaping is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hartman Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10663128
    Abstract: In one aspect, a lighting fixture includes a pole having a first section and a second section. The second section of the pole includes a radio frequency (RF) transparent material. The lighting fixture also includes a light housing coupled to the first section of the pole and a light source in the light housing. The lighting fixture further includes an antenna assembly in the second section of the pole. The antenna assembly is configured to wirelessly communicate with a user equipment device (UE). The lighting fixture also includes a communications backhaul interface coupled to the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExteNet Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Abbott, Tormod Larsen, Michael R. Alt, Timothy P. Asta, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10633852
    Abstract: Methods for constructing and a building kit for use thereof are disclosed. The building kit includes a plurality of posts configured for embedding within square apertures of a foundation, wherein the posts have a cross-shaped cross-sectional shape, a plurality of cross-shaped cross-sectional shaped elongated members, and a plurality of enforcement joints configured to conform to the interior cross-sectional shape of the posts and the cross-shaped cross-sectional shaped elongated members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Majid Janabi
  • Patent number: 10619804
    Abstract: An integrated cap for retrofitting an existing light fixture can include an integrated cap housing that is configured to be disposed atop a pole that supports the existing light fixture, where the integrated cap housing includes a communication module and a transceiver. The integrated cap can also include a first coupling feature disposed at a bottom end of the integrated cap housing, where the first coupling feature is configured to couple to a first component of the existing light fixture to provide electrical signals to the communication module and the transceiver, where the communication module and the transceiver communicate with a second component external to the existing light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Chenell Erika York, Nam Chin Cho
  • Patent number: 10571098
    Abstract: A lighting assembly, comprising a housing (2) and a lighting element (6). The housing (2) is manufactured by extrusion from at least one flexible material, and comprises a first housing wall (21), a second housing wall (22) and a third housing wall (23). The first housing wall (21) is pivotably connected to the second housing wall (22) by means of a first flexible hinge (31), and the second housing wall (22) is pivotably connected to the third housing wall (23) by means of a second flexible hinge (32). The lighting element (6) is located inside the housing (2), and arranged to emit light out from the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Teknoware Oy
    Inventor: Oskari Siltanen
  • Patent number: 10557603
    Abstract: A lighting system is configured to provide lighting on an interior of a utility platform. The lighting system comprises a rope light and a power source for installing in or near the utility platform. The rope light includes a plurality of light emitters and a casing. The casing surrounds the plurality of light emitters, which are spread along the rope light. The rope light is configured to provide light to an interior surface of the utility platform. The isolated power source provides electrical power to the rope light, and is configured to prevent a discharge of electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Altec Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Elizabeth K. Walker
  • Patent number: 10544914
    Abstract: A lighting element for an illuminated hardscape. The lighting element includes a body structure defining a dispersion surface. A light fixture is positioned within the body structure and is configured to provide a light which is dispersed through the body structure to the dispersion surface. The body structure is formed from a clear or translucent material. An illuminated hardscaping is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hartman Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10539292
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical device (10) comprising a plurality of lenses (100) for projecting a plurality of parallel beams (202, 204) having a predetermined width towards an object area, wherein each lens comprises a lens body including a cavity (150) for housing a solid state lighting element (200); a pair of opposing internally reflecting side surfaces (130) for constraining said beam within said predetermined width; and a light exit surface delimited by said opposing side surfaces, the light exit surface comprising a curved region (110) extending from a first further side surface (141) extending between the opposing side surfaces and shaped to generate a collimated beam portion along an optical axis; and a stepped region in between the curved region and a second further side surface (142) extending between the reflecting side surfaces, wherein said steps are defined by a plurality of prismatic protrusions (120), each of said protrusions laterally extending between said opposing side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Xiu Yang, Caijie Yan, Gang Song, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10527263
    Abstract: A modular lighting system comprises a plurality of LED modules and a plurality of connecting modules intended for the creation of three-dimensional constructions. The LED modules comprise an elongated cylinder-shaped body made of translucent electrically insulating polymer material. A longitudinally upper opening and a lower opening with flat elongated cross-section shape are located one above the other. The inner surface of both openings is electrically conductive through the entire length of the openings, creating electrically interconnected upper and lower electrical sockets. The LED module is connected to a connecting module, which comprises an upper and a lower connecting element. The upper connecting element is a flat metal one-piece part. It consists of a base part and three same-size pins located around its perimeter, the sizes of which correspond to the sizes of LED module sockets. The lower and upper connecting elements are identical and can be fastened together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Guntis Kalnins
  • Patent number: 10457418
    Abstract: In one possible embodiment, a UAV payload module retraction mechanism is provided including a payload pivotally attached to a housing. A biasing member is mounted to bias the payload out of the housing and a winch is attached to the payload. An elongated flexible drawing member is coupled between the housing and the winch, the elongated drawing flexible member being capable of being drawn by the winch to retract the payload within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Peter Zwaan, Pavel Belik, Manolis Dimotakis, Christopher J. D'Aquila
  • Patent number: 10450160
    Abstract: An insert is provided for use on industry standard gratings to prevent wear and damage to rigging ropes passing through the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Paul Michael Mabbett, Timothy Grant Griffith
  • Patent number: 10436419
    Abstract: The present invention discloses variable focus spotlight with spin type focusing structure, the variable focus spotlight includes a shell, a driving ring and a focusing module. With the implementation of the present invention, the focusing module slides toward or away from the light source in the shell by rotating a driving ring which pulls the connecting rods penetrating position spiral slits on the shell, so that the variable focus spotlight with spin type focusing structure can easily output a broad beam, a collimated beam, or a beam ranging between the broad beam and the collimated beam according to user's needs to widely promote applications of the variable focus spotlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CentraLED Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuan-Hao Lee, Yeh-Wei Yu, Chiu-Fen Wang
  • Patent number: 10429019
    Abstract: A light fixture includes at least one elongated strut and a socket formed on each strut. Each strut includes a first end, a second end, and an arcuate portion extending between the first end and the second end. An axis extends between the first end and the second end. The arcuate portion extending at least partially around the axis. The socket includes a ridge and a surface supporting a first light-emitting element. The surface is recessed relative to the ridge such that the light emitted by the light-emitting element is directed at an acute angle relative to the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert R. Nankil
  • Patent number: 10401008
    Abstract: Track heads and associated track lighting systems are provided that obviate a lamp or light bulb holder and associated architecture, such as a gimbal ring. In one aspect, a track head of a track lighting system comprises a track mount and a conduit extending from the track mount and coupling to a baseless light bulb assembly, the conduit comprising electrical leads extending therein and connecting with power circuitry of the baseless light bulb assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Jarrard, Mai Carr Zakerin
  • Patent number: 10400979
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a plurality of light emitting modules electrically connected together. Each of the light emitting modules includes a wiring board, a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices arranged on one surface of the wiring board, a first wiring electrically connected to first conductive electrodes of the semiconductor light emitting devices and arranged on the one surface of the wiring board, and a second wiring electrically connected to second conductive electrodes of the semiconductor light emitting devices and extending to another surface of the wiring board through a via hole. The first wiring of at least one of the light emitting modules and the second wiring of the neighboring light source module overlap each other in a thickness direction of the light emitting modules, such that the light emitting modules are connected in series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sechul Park, Mingu Kang, Hooyoung Song, Sungwhan Lee
  • Patent number: 10393331
    Abstract: A lamp and a hardscape structure illuminated by the lamp are disclosed. The lamp is formed from a plate to which a light fixture is attached. The plate may have a flange, a decorative face plate and side panels attached to direct light from the fixture along the hardscape on which the lamp is mounted. Mounting is effected by positioning the plate between discrete hardscape elements that are stacked one atop another. A portion of the plate projects out from the structure allowing the fixture to cast light on the structure surface. A light transmitting cover is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hartman Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Hartman
  • Patent number: 10393362
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illuminated handle system for a cabinet. The illuminated handle system includes at least one handle comprising a gripping member, at least one support member that secures to a cabinet door via a fastener, a light source disposed within the gripping member, wherein the light source is operably connected to a first power source, a microprocessor, and a first transceiver. The microprocessor actuates the light source when a wireless signal is received by the first transceiver. The illuminated handle system further includes a motion sensor comprising a housing having a second power source and a second transceiver, wherein the motion sensor transmits a wireless signal to the handle when motion is detected, such that the light source is actuated. In an alternative embodiment, the light source is operably connected to a temperature activated sensor disposed within the handle that actuates the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Hurmie Wallace
  • Patent number: 10384806
    Abstract: A lighting system for aircraft landing surfaces, including a plurality of electric lighting elements arranged in an orderly sequence to help to form on the surface a predetermined symbol, visible from the aircraft during landing, at least one branch box for accessing the electricity network, the sequence of the lighting elements forming a chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CALZONI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Daniele Maria Bertin
  • Patent number: 10378722
    Abstract: A lighting system for a motor vehicle includes a printed circuit board equipped with light-emitting diodes for producing light and an optical module to propagate and transmit the light. The optical module includes a reception surface to receive the light produced and an emission surface for retransmitting the light produced. The optical module includes a housing for receiving the printed circuit board equipped with light-emitting diodes and the housing includes an internal wall forming the reception surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RENAULT S.A.S.
    Inventor: Francois Grosdidier
  • Patent number: 10371329
    Abstract: A recessed downlight fixture and method for installation is provided. The recessed downlight fixture can be installed in a retrofit application, after a ceiling is installed, through a pre-existing opening in that ceiling. Alternatively, a recessed downlight fixture according to a second embodiment can be installed before a ceiling is present. In either embodiment, the light source coupled to, for example, a heat sink, can be universally moved in three degrees of movement, rotationally, along a tilt axis, or further within the ceiling to increase or decrease the recess. All such universal adjustments can take place through and below the ceiling opening during or after installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Ketra, LLC
    Inventors: Steven F. Coakley, John P. Michalko, Derek E. Logan
  • Patent number: 10347161
    Abstract: Disclosed is a road sign plate comprising: a base plate (2); a series of LEDs (4) disposed on said base plate; and power-supply means connected to said series of LEDs. In particular, the road sign plate comprises: a first resin layer (1) that covers at least the base plate (2); and a second resin layer (7) disposed on said first resin layer, said second resin layer (7) being of a translucent material. The road sign plate is a low cost plate, with high electro-mechanical strength and improved translucency properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLIGHT SP, S. L.
    Inventor: José Carlos Ruiz Cuenca
  • Patent number: 10317608
    Abstract: A lighting device comprises a body of optically transmissive material exhibiting a total internal reflection characteristic, the body further comprising a light input surface for receiving light, a light extraction portion spaced from the light input surface, a light transmission portion disposed between the light input surface and the light extraction portion, and at least one light deflection surface for deflecting light toward the light extraction portion. Further in accordance with this aspect the light extraction portion comprises a first extraction surface for extracting light deflected by the at least one light deflection surface out of the body and a second extraction surface for extracting light other than light deflected by the at least one light deflection surface out of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Hong Lim, Curt Progl, Kurt Wilcox, Steve Wilcenski, Zongjie Yuan
  • Patent number: 10311688
    Abstract: A system to alert and guide rescue personnel to a building is disclosed. The system is installed at a rooftop or sidewall of the building. The system comprises a sensor to detect fire in the building. Upon sensing, the sensor sends signal to a controller to activate an illuminating unit and a display unit. Subsequently, the controller instructs the illuminating unit and the display unit to pop out of the rooftop or sidewall of the building. Concurrently, the controller instructs a transceiver to send an alert to emergency personnel. When the emergency personnel try to reach the building, the emergency personnel can use the visual indication provided by the illuminating unit and display unit to identify the building and reach the building to rescue occupants of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Micheline Tirado
  • Patent number: 10309637
    Abstract: An improved low profile light is provided. The low profile light includes one or more solid state light sources and a cover disposed in relation thereto, such that light emitted from the light sources passes through the cover. The low profile light also includes a driver, in a driver housing, that provides electrical power to the light sources. The low profile light also includes a housing. The housing includes a central portion with a first side and a second side; a lip that extends around an outer edge of the housing; a cover receptacle to receive the cover; an outer face that extends from the lip inward towards the cover receptacle; an inner surface that extends downward away from the central portion and upward towards the lip, so as to form a valley; and a fin that extends perpendicularly up from the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Shiyong Zhang, Golshan Coleiny, Peter Stratemeyer
  • Patent number: 10247406
    Abstract: In one aspect, a lighting fixture includes a pole having a first section and a second section. The second section of the pole includes a radio frequency (RF) transparent material. The lighting fixture also includes a light housing coupled to the first section of the pole and a light source in the light housing. The lighting fixture further includes an antenna assembly in the second section of the pole. The antenna assembly is configured to wirelessly communicate with a user equipment device (UE). The lighting fixture also includes a communications backhaul interface coupled to the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ExteNet Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Abbott, Tormod Larsen, Michael R. Alt, Timothy P. Asta, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10247391
    Abstract: A stake for holding decorative lights has a stake portion having a pointed end and a head attached to the opposite end of the stake portion. The head has an open center and a top portion. A bulb gripper is pivotably attached to the inner surface of the top portion, such that the bulb gripper can be moved from a position which is co-linear with a centerline through the stake portion to a position which is substantially perpendicular to the centerline through the stake. The bulb gripper has a tab sized and positioned to engage another tab on the head when the bulb gripper is in a position which is substantially perpendicular to the stake portion locking the bulb gripper in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Adams Mfg. Corp.
    Inventors: William E. Adams, IV, Kevin A. Harper
  • Patent number: 10234110
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture apparatus is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a light fixture housing including a first opening configured to face an opening in a ceiling and a light assembly housing configured to slide horizontally within the light fixture housing. The light assembly housing includes a second opening configured to face the opening in the ceiling and a light receptacle. The example apparatus also includes a driver electrically connected to the light receptacle. In a first position, the light assembly housing is positioned within the light fixture housing such that the second opening is aligned with the opening to enable the lighting element to emit light out of the light fixture housing. In a second position, the light assembly housing is slid horizontally within the light fixture housing to enable access through the first opening of the light fixture housing to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nora Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred Farzan
  • Patent number: 10228101
    Abstract: An LED light fixture that replaces a par 36 lamp includes a body casting having an LED mounting area with an outer perimeter surrounded by an outer ring, and a shroud covering a portion of the outer perimeter of the LED mounting area. The body casting has elongated slots that extend between the LED mounting area and the outer ring. The outer ring has internally threaded openings that extend through the outer ring and that are spaced from one another around the outer ring. The light fixture includes ground mounting pins having first ends with external threads that are adapted to mesh with the internally threaded openings in the outer ring. The pins may be affixed for ground mounting and removed for disposing the light fixture in a well housing disposed in the ground. An LED circuit board containing one or more LEDs overlies the LED mounting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: David M. Beausoleil
  • Patent number: 10227784
    Abstract: A deck light assembly for attachment to a deck railing includes a C-shaped body with a core nesting within a cover and a top plate extending between two legs. A foot extends inwardly from each of the legs to engage the bottom of the deck railing and secure the deck light assembly thereon. A solar panel on the top plate charges a battery and causes an LED light to illuminate in the absence of ambient light. A shade on the outer surface of one of the legs directs light downwardly. One leg includes a catch with a planar portion biased inwardly to engage the deck railing and configured to flex outwardly to disengage from the deck railing. A nub extends from the catch for application of an outward force to flex the planar portion for attaching or removing the deck light assembly from the deck railing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lacks Home Products
    Inventors: Scott Stuart, Michael Modrusic
  • Patent number: 10215382
    Abstract: A lighting unit which has a lighting unit housing with a profiled element and which has a retaining element arranged on the profiled element for retaining another lighting unit component, for example a lighting unit top sleeve and/or an operating device. The lighting unit is designed such that the retaining element is held on the profiled element solely via a latching connection. The design allows the retaining element to be connected to the profiled element in a particularly simple manner. Additionally, no special fixing elements are required in order to attach the retaining element to the profiled element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Hesse, Eugen Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 10208904
    Abstract: A light hanging system is described. The system employs a channel and a housing configured to slide into the channel. The housing is further configured to receive, retain and suspend at least one set of decorative lights. The channel is configured to be mounted either directly or in conjunction with at least one channel mount, to a gutter or soffit portion of a building structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Arnold Haas
  • Patent number: 10208476
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a foldable building plate element by providing a flat plate (1), providing of at least one folding groove (2) in the flat plate, providing a folding profile (6), comprising two side wings (7) and an interposed folding portion (8), and fitting the folding groove into the folding profile in such a way, for example by gluing, that the side wings thereof form a strong connection with the two side faces (5) of the folding groove. The side wings are interconnected with each other through a bridging strip (9), which will be removed when the plate is folded. The wings are further provided with connecting means (10) that snap-connect with each other when the side wings are folded towards each other. If desired, a filler strip (11) can be inserted between the side wings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ripstaal B.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Mathias Maria Van Rijsingen
  • Patent number: 10203076
    Abstract: A friction blade trim retention system is disclosed. The friction blade trim retention system uses friction blades that are biased radially outward to engage the interior wall of a can housing to hold a trim assembly of a recessed light fixture therein. The system includes vertical translating components that include spring biased detents to toggle between an upper position and a lower position. The detent lower position allows the installer to install the friction blade inside the can in a first step. The installer in the second step pushes the trim assembly upward into the can to engage the upper detent, thus completing installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cordelia Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Huan C. Nguyen, Aaron O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10189581
    Abstract: In one possible embodiment, a UAV payload module retraction mechanism is provided including a payload pivotally attached to a housing. A biasing member is mounted to bias the payload out of the housing and a winch is attached to the payload. An elongated flexible drawing member is coupled between the housing and the winch, the elongated drawing flexible member being capable of being drawn by the winch to retract the payload within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Peter Zwaan, Pavel Belik, Manolis Dimotakis, Christopher J. D'Aquila
  • Patent number: 10180220
    Abstract: An enclosed lighting unit for use with light strips is provided to enable installation of architectural lighting. The lighting unit has cooperating base and cover which are assembled by hand. The unit encloses a channel supporting the light strips which maintain a clearance distance between the light sources and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Inception Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Eddins
  • Patent number: 10101004
    Abstract: A light cove cap is provided. The cap includes: a first wall; an second wall extending from the first wall; a third wall extending from the first wall below the second wall and substantially parallel to the first wall; the second wall, the third wall, and a bridging portion of the first wall defining a board receiving area; the first wall extending below the third wall, wherein the third wall and portion of the first wall extending below the third wall defines a drywall compound receiving area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dorr Houzzer USA LLC
    Inventors: Mario Turcotte, Richard Mayo
  • Patent number: 10072803
    Abstract: An electrical device, method of making the device, and method of using the device. The device can be incorporated into illumination configurations, as in lighting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Neal Nelson
  • Patent number: 10066824
    Abstract: An LED filament lamp comprises a bulb shell and an LED filament component located inside the bulb shell. The LED filament lamp further comprises a driving board, a lamp holder bulb shell and an inside liner. The inside liner is a bulb shell structure made of insulating material and installed inside the lamp holder bulb shell. At least a part of the driving board is located inside the inside liner to make the driving board and the lamp holder bulb shell separate from each other. The LED filament component is electrically connected to the driving board and the lamp holder bulb shell is electrically connected to the driving board. The LED filament lamp has characteristic of simple structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Xiamen Eco Lighting Co. Ltd
    Inventors: Feng Wu, Yunwei Chen, Minghao Wu, Fuwen Li
  • Patent number: 10036538
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting system (10) that illuminates a surface (16) with a uniform illumination pattern (12). The lighting system includes a plurality of lighting units (14) that each emit a light beam that has a variable vertical illumination distribution and a variable horizontal illumination distribution. The intensity of each light beam is uniform in a central region of the horizontal illumination distribution, and non-uniform at each end of the horizontal illumination distribution. Similarly, the intensity of each light beam is uniform in a central region of the vertical illumination distribution, and largely non-uniform at each end of the vertical illumination distribution. The light beams overlap in the region of horizontal nonuniformity in order to create an illumination pattern that appears uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Isaac Goldstein, Eric Anthony Roth
  • Patent number: 10030828
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the use of light emitting diode (LED) lighting in flexible strips, where the color of the lighting emitted from the flexible strip is consequential to the encapsulation process and heat from the lights is adequately dissipated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lilibrand LLC
    Inventor: Ariel Meir
  • Patent number: 10030833
    Abstract: Described herein are day lighting systems that utilize a combination of at least one natural light source with at least one multimode artificial light source. Also disclosed are methods for designing and operating such systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventor: Helmar Adler
  • Patent number: 9982852
    Abstract: A light installation system and method is described. The system employs a channel, at least one set of lights, at least one mount, and a wire housing tube. The at least one set of lights are configured to fit partially within the wire housing tube, and extend out of the wire housing tube via a series of exit holes arranged equidistant from one another on the bottom of each wire housing tube. Each of the wire housing tubes is configured to be placed in carefully spaced segments within the channel(s). The channel is configured to be mounted, via the at least one mount, to the gutter or soffit portion of a building structure. The wire housing tube is configured to rapidly and easily slide into the channel when decorating, and be removed from the channel quickly when taking down the at least one set of lights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Arnold Haas
  • Patent number: 9983508
    Abstract: An image forming device includes a toner cartridge having an outlet port positioned on the front of a housing for transferring toner from a reservoir to a developer unit. The toner cartridge includes an engagement member having a first engagement surface and a second engagement surface. The first engagement surface is positioned proximate the rear of the housing to receive an actuation force from an actuation feature of an image forming device. The second engagement surface is positioned proximate the front of the housing below the outlet port to engage a shutter on an inlet port of the developer unit. The engagement member is movable from a first position to a second position upon receiving the actuation force. As the engagement member moves from the first position to the second position, the second engagement surface protrudes from the front of the housing to engage the shutter of the developer unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Andrew Buchanan, Randal Scott Williamson
  • Patent number: 9964267
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a solution to installing a large number of lighting fixtures on a pole or other elevating structure in a manner that does not project light behind the pole/elevating structure, does not project light so to strike the pole/elevating structure and produce localized glare, does not produce uneven loading, and minimizes uncontrolled uplighting. Said solution is achieved, at least in part, by an envisioned tilted pole top fitter designed to offset rows of lighting fixtures to prevent both physical and photometric interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventor: Nathanael J. Van Ee
  • Patent number: 9915401
    Abstract: An improved mounting system and associated kit is disclosed for installing decorative lights within a window frame. The present system comprises a support framework assembly of separate tubular track members, each having a slotted opening running along its length and together joined in a substantially rectangular configuration or in an alternative form intended to conform to the shape of the window frame. Separate L-shaped and T-shaped connectors constructed having movable projecting sections are sized and fitted with O-ring members to provide a press-fit engagement with the tubular chambers of the track members at their respective ends and thereby join the tubular track members together in their assembly and secure the assembly in mounted position within the window with the respective slotted openings inwardly facing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: RODAN ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventors: Dana Russikoff, Ronald K. Russikoff
  • Patent number: 9897278
    Abstract: A reflector configured for reflecting light emitted from a light emitting diode (LED) toward a desired area is provided. The reflector defines a groove therein for accommodating the LED. Light emitted from the LED is reflected by an inner surface of the reflector toward a desired area located below the reflector, wherein the light reflected out of the reflector travels along a direction opposite to the main emitting direction of the LED. An LED illumination device incorporating the reflector is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED OPTOELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Hao-Xiang Lin, Chung-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 9879842
    Abstract: Sunny Bright Solar Lighting is an easily mounted roof solar sunpipe that magnifies and concentrates the incoming sun light with an internally mounted and focused nonimaging Fresnel lens paired with a Kohler concentrator lens in order to magnify and concentrate the focused intense sun light onto a fiber optic illumination systems glass plate, used for solid core fiber optic lighting cables, and a bundle of seven 14 mm solid core endglow plastic fiber optic cables that carries only light waves in a visible light spectrum to seven different rooms that are up to thirty three feet away from the roof mounted sunny bright solar tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Loyd Edward Orfield
  • Patent number: 9850004
    Abstract: In one possible embodiment, a UAV payload module retraction mechanism is provided including a payload pivotally attached to a housing. A biasing member is mounted to bias the payload out of the housing and a winch is attached to the payload. An elongated flexible drawing member is coupled between the housing and the winch, the elongated drawing flexible member being capable of being drawn by the winch to retract the payload within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: John Peter Zwaan, Pavel Belik, Manolis Dimotakis, Christopher J. D'Aquila