Subceiling Patents (Class 362/148)
  • Patent number: 10775030
    Abstract: A device for directing light is provided. The device includes at least two light modules adapted to provide a fixture for a light source. The at least two light modules are linear, parallel to a central axis, substantially in a plane with the central axis, and arranged on both sides of the central axis in the plane. A first inner endcap is provided that is arranged on a first end of the at least two light modules and a second inner endcap is provided that is arranged on a second end of the at least two light modules. The first end opposes the second end along a length of the at least two light modules. The first and second inner endcaps provide a fixed, rotational axis for one of the light modules, and provide two locking positions to determine a rotational position for the light module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FLEX LTD.
    Inventors: Ashish Antony, Jordon Musser
  • Patent number: 10746381
    Abstract: A method and system for providing an improved recessed luminaire includes providing the ability to rotate or shift the position of the junction box within the system. The improved system also provides an ability to shorten lengths of the hanger bar assemblies in an efficient manner during installation of the luminaire. A geometry of the end of the hangar bar assemblies may be modified to provide a more efficient design that also helps support fasteners. Additional improvements may include those for a spring to lock a door of the junction box; improvements for locking hanger bars to a plaster plate; improved mounting tabs for the plaster plate; an improved thermal protector case with enhanced coupling mechanisms; and improvements to a spring for locking a door of the junction box that improve compactness for the system to aid in shipping the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Suzhou Rongwen Kubai Lighting System Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Guo Zhengzu
  • Patent number: 10746358
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features one or more inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels may feature one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals. One or more of the light panels may include sound-absorbing material therebelow and may define one or more apertures that reveal the sound-absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Paul Palfreyman, Philippe M. Schick, Michael A. Tischler
  • Patent number: 10738468
    Abstract: A false ceiling comprising a bearing structure comprising at least two coplanar and mutually parallel opposite profile members fixed to a ceiling, the profile members between them defining an access opening providing access to the ceiling, each profile member comprising a shoulder defining a horizontal bearing surface facing towards the ceiling, at least one panel positioned between the profile members, the panel being dimensioned to rest on the bearing surface of the profile members, the false ceiling further comprising removable and attached wedging means for transversely wedging the panel between two opposite profile members, the wedging means being arranged on either side of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NORMALU
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Scherrer, Edwin Kouijzer
  • Patent number: 10670259
    Abstract: The invention provides an elongated lighting element (200) for attachment to a building part (10) selected from the group consisting of a wall (11), a ceiling (12) and a floor (13), wherein the building part (10) comprises a first attachment unit (131) and a first electrical power connector (141), wherein the elongated lighting element has a front side (210) and at the other side of the front side (210) (i) a second attachment unit (231) for forming with the first attachment unit (131) said attachment to said building part (10), (ii) a second electrical power connector (241) for forming an electrical connection with the first electrical power connector (141), and (iii) a plurality of solid state based light sources (250) configured to provide light source light (251) and functionally connected with the second electrical power connector (241).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Marcellinus Petrus Carolus Michael Krijn, Hendrikus Hubertus Petrus Gommans, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe
  • Patent number: 10641446
    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: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cordelia Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Huan C. Nguyen, Aaron O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10641476
    Abstract: A luminaire that includes a heat spreader, a heat sink diametrically outboard of the heat spreader, an optic retained by the heat spreader, a light source disposed on the front side of the heat spreader, and a power conditioner disposed on the heat spreader. The power conditioner is disposed on the same side of the heat spreader as the light source. The heat sink includes fins that alternate with adjacently disposed and radially oriented recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Raymond A. Reynolds, Addy Widjaja, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Robert R. Soler, James Lynn Schellack
  • Patent number: 10605419
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture for installation in an inclined ceiling has an enclosure and a lighting assembly pivotal relative to the enclosure through a first and second range of relative angles such that an optical axis can be aligned vertically for the first and second ranges. First and second trim element are adapted for use with the first and second ranges of inclinations. The first and second trim elements have optical element aligned at different angles, and a relative angle between the optical elements and the reflector plane is less than or equal to 10 degrees. An angle indicator provides a proper relative angle of the lighting assembly and a trim indicator provides an indication of a proper trim element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: USAI, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan I. Jones, Frank Cogliano, Howard D. Delano
  • Patent number: 10591120
    Abstract: A housing has a sidewall that surrounds an interior cavity that has an open rear end and an open front end, and is divided by a partition into a top cavity and a bottom cavity. The top cavity extends to the open rear end, the bottom cavity extends to the open front end. A power supply circuit board is inside the top cavity, while a light source is inside the bottom cavity and emits light through the open front end to illuminate a room. First wires pass through an opening in the partition, and are coupled to the power supply circuit board at one end and to the light source at another end, to deliver power to the light source. A lid or cover covers the open rear end enclosing the top cavity, and is secured to the housing. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Bailey, Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 10563850
    Abstract: The recessed lighting fixture includes a light source module and a driver housed within a unified casting, and within a shared outer casing. The outer casing may be coupled to a hangar holder that is movably coupled to a corresponding hangar bar. The outer casing, including the light source module and driver installed therein, may move both 1) in the length direction of the hangar bar and 2) perpendicular to the length direction of the hangar bar. The recessed lighting fixture may have less bulk and size than traditional recessed lighting fixtures. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 10480996
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light source, a housing coupled to the light source, a light sensor, and a sensor cover over the light sensor and coupled to the housing. The housing includes an opening through which light generated by the light source is emitted towards an area of interest, and an exposed surface that reflects light such that the housing appears at a first color. The sensor cover includes a front surface that reflects light such that the sensor cover appears at a second color, which is substantially similar to the first color, and has an average transmittance greater than 10% within a desired wavelength band. By providing the sensor cover with the reflectance and average transmittance as described, a functional sensor cover that aesthetically blends with a lighting fixture is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventor: John Roberts
  • Patent number: 10344952
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture comprises a generally annular body having a central cavity in the form of a partially spherical socket. There is a lighting support member having a partially spherical exterior portion which is closely fitted within the partially spherical socket of the annular body. The lighting support member is pivotable relative to the annular body, but air flow between the partially spherical socket of the annular body and the partially spherical exterior portion of the lighting support member is substantially restricted. There may be a light source mounted to the lighting support member adjacent a bottom thereof. The light source may be a light-emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Georgi Yosifov Georgiev
  • Patent number: 10309631
    Abstract: A lamp includes a rotary adjustment mechanism, an inclination adjustment mechanism and a light source. The light source is rotatable along a first direction in a first plane by the rotary adjustment mechanism and/or rotatable relative along a second direction in a second plane by the inclination adjustment mechanism, wherein the second plane is different from the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Min Hsieh, Chih-Hung Ju, Guo-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 10302261
    Abstract: An automatic lamp installation mechanism includes a support element having one end of rotatably connected to a side of a fixing base; an elastic element arranged between the support element and the fixing base, a fixing element provided on the support element and including a first catch element; and a limiting element provided on the side of the fixing base and having a triggering element and a second catch element, wherein the triggering element is located apart from the fixing base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Liangju Wu
  • Patent number: 10281101
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a condenser lens with a focal plane and an optical axis, a heat-dissipation base disposed at a side of the condenser lens such that the focal plane is disposed between the condenser lens and the heat-dissipation base, a first light source disposed on the heat-dissipation base with a first light-emitting surface facing the focal plane, a reflector disposed on the heat-dissipation base and having a plurality of ellipsoidal surfaces with at least one of the two focal points of each of the ellipsoidal surfaces located on the focal plane, and a second light source disposed on the heat-dissipation base with a substrate and second light-emitting surfaces disposed on the substrate facing the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shih-Kai Lin, Yu-Min Lin
  • Patent number: 10234121
    Abstract: A sensor module for a lighting fixture includes a light sensor and a sensor cover over the light sensor. The sensor cover includes a front surface and a light focusing surface opposite the front surface. The front surface is configured to face an area of interest that is generally illuminated by the lighting fixture. The light focusing surface is opposite the front surface and includes a number of lens sections, each of which is configured to focus light from a different portion of the area of interest toward the light sensor. By including a number of lens sections each focusing light from a different portion of the area of interest, a relatively large area of interest can be observed while maintaining desirable aesthetics of the sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Jin Hong Lim, Andrew Bendtsen, Mike Walters
  • Patent number: 10206251
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a fixture body, a support structure, a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) a driver, a cover, and a connector. The fixture body includes a first raceway, a second raceway, and a channel. The second raceway is substantially parallel to the first raceway. The channel is coupled to the first raceway and the second raceway such that the channel is substantially orthogonal to the first raceway and the second raceway. The support structure is coupled to the first raceway and the second raceway. The plurality of LEDs is coupled to the support structure and spaced apart along a length of the support structure between the first raceway and the second raceway. The driver is positioned within the channel and electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs. The cover is detachably coupled to the channel and extends from the first raceway to the second raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Ernst, Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 10197250
    Abstract: A support ring is for mounting of a soft box on a light source. The support ring includes a connector for attachment of the support ring to the light source, and at least one cavity configured to receive support pins of the soft box. The cavity further includes a first and a second support element arranged to counteract a torque from the support pins, when the support pins are in an inserted position in the cavity. At least one entry element on a radial outside of the cavity is arranged to counteract a force required to bend the support pin to an angle where the support pin can be inserted into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: PROFOTO AB
    Inventors: Pär Blixt, John Carrick
  • Patent number: 10139086
    Abstract: A light fixture which is configured to be embedded in a surface is provided. The light fixture includes a light source and a front panel located in front of the light source. A frame is in contact with a front panel surface of the front panel. A pressure mechanism is configured to press the front panel surface against the frame. A fixing piece is provided at a position opposite to the front panel. The fixing piece extends outward from the base surface side to fix the frame to an external structure. The pressure mechanism is retractable by a distance greater than a thickness of the front panel when a pushing force is applied to the front panel surface. The front panel is movable in a direction perpendicular to a retractable direction of the pressure mechanism when the pressure mechanism is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takayuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10125971
    Abstract: An LED lamp, integrated to electric fan, comprising at least one flat LED lamp that comprises a light box containing, light diffuser, light reflector, multiplicity of packaged LEDs, heat sink, vent holes and printed circuit board, is powered by a programmable LED driver unit. The lamp employs multiplicity of packaged LEDs as a source for generating visible light for illumination. The LED lamp can be made in any shape and size and can be integrated to the electric fan at the front side or back side of the fan. The programmable driver unit can be programmed to apply desired ratio of power to RGB LEDs to generate various colors of light and hues of colors of light from the LED lamp containing multiplicity of packaged RGB LEDs. The program can be adjusted to generate various colors of light and hues of colors of light from the LED lamp depending on the time of the day or night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Graziano
  • Patent number: 10024523
    Abstract: A lighting module for a recessed light fixture has a housing and a light module body movably coupled to the housing by a linkage. In an intermediate tilted position, an optical axis of the light module body is aligned at a first angle relative to a Y axis, and in a fully-tilted limit position, the optical axis is aligned at a second angle relative to the Y axis. Movement of the light module body relative to the housing includes rotation about a Z axis and translation parallel to X and Y axes. During movement of the light module body relative to the housing a first lateral section of a peripheral edge defining an opening of the light module body remains substantially parallel to the Z axis and maintains a substantially constant perpendicular distance from the X axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: USAI, LLC
    Inventor: Howard D. Delano
  • Patent number: 9982875
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a modular lighting, detection and control system (1) for an industrial construction or a vehicle service construction comprising an assembly of one or more suspension rails (3) and one or more system modules (7), wherein the suspension rails (3) are arranged for receiving the system modules (7), and the system modules (7) are arranged for mounting thereof on the suspension rails (3) for suspending therefrom, and wherein the system is arranged conveying electric signals to and/or from the modules (7) via the suspension rails (3), said electric signals including a power signal for powering the system modules (7), wherein the system further comprises a low voltage power supply unit for providing the power signal, the power signal being a low voltage electrical power signal, and wherein for conveying the electric signals the suspension rails (3) comprise one or more conductor sections (12,13,14,15), wherein the conductor sections (12,13,14,15) are formed of a conductive material subst
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: TriLED cvba
    Inventor: Hans Stevens
  • Patent number: 9939136
    Abstract: A LED light fixture is disclosed with an adjustable mounting mechanism. The adjustable mounting mechanism includes lever features that are mechanically coupled to the adjustable flanges. The lever features ratchet or move downward to sandwich portions of a ceiling that surround a ceiling recess hole between the adjustable flanges and the lever features to secure the LED light fixture within the ceiling recess hole. The LED light fixture also includes a power source with a dimmer switch that allows DC power output from the power unit to be adjusted and dim light output emitted from the LED light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Green Creative Ltd
    Inventor: Guillaume Vidal
  • Patent number: 9939134
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a light fixture in a hole in a ceiling panel and including an annular trim ring that's held upward against a lower surface of a ceiling panel by the light fixture to be mounted, such that the trim ring spans an annular gap between such light fixture and the ceiling panel hole. A top plate is carried by the ceiling panel across the ceiling panel hole and includes a top plate hole that receives the light fixture to be mounted such that the top plate spans an annular gap between the light fixture and the ceiling panel hole. A mount supports the light fixture on the top plate in a position holding the trim ring up against the lower surface of the ceiling panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Terry Roy Mandy, Dalton John Mandy, Brandon Roy Mandy
  • Patent number: 9933139
    Abstract: The invention relates to a light fixture (1) comprising an elongated carrier element (5), a number of lighting modules (20), which can be detachably secured to the carrier element (5), and means for supplying power to the lighting module (20), said means comprising an operating device (100) and contacting means (40, 41) which are connected to said operating device (100) and to which the lighting modules (20) can be electrically connected. In said light fixture, the operating device (100) and the contacting means (40, 41) are arranged on a device carrier (50) that can be detachably secured to the carrier element (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventors: Sascha Skergeth, Michael Kohler, Thomas Kottek, Cristian Olariu, Norbert Peter, Sebastian Schubnell, Daniel Steurer
  • Patent number: 9927106
    Abstract: A lamp includes a rotary adjustment mechanism, an inclination adjustment mechanism and a light source. The light source is rotatable along a first direction in a first plane by the rotary adjustment mechanism and/or rotatable relative along a second direction in a second plane by the inclination adjustment mechanism, wherein the second plane is different from the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Min Hsieh, Chih-Hung Ju, Guo-Hao Huang
  • Patent number: 9907870
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for treating passenger transportation vehicle cabin surfaces and surrounding air. The methods may use organic LEDs to produce ultraviolet light. Systems may be provided to ensure safety and operation of the air treatment only when passengers and personnel are not present in the cabin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Razmik B. Boodaghians, Shane Nazari, Christina Ortolan
  • Patent number: 9796474
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reading lamp for installation in a cabin trim element (4) of a vehicle, in particular of an aircraft, comprising an installation frame (1) having a ring element (2), a lamp housing (7) having a mating support surface (8), and a clamping ring (9) wherein the clamping ring (9) is connected to the installation frame (1) by means of tension spring elements (10), such that the lamp housing (7) is forced against the support surface (6) of the inner surface of the ring element (2) by means of the clamping ring (9) and may be moved with respect to the installation frame (1) in the manner of a ball and socket joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Hartmann, Thomas Weninger
  • Patent number: 9784432
    Abstract: An optical assembly includes a first reflector having a reflective surface with a first lateral extent, and a second reflector having a reflective surface with a smaller, second lateral extent. The second reflector is disposed such that the second reflective surface opposes the first reflective surface with a space therebetween. A light emitter couples with the first reflector such that the light emitter emits light along a central axis, away from the first reflector and toward the second reflector. A translucent diffuser substantially spans the space between the first and second reflectors. A majority of the light emitted by the light emitter reflects from the first and second reflectors, and impinges on and passes through the diffuser. A luminaire that includes the optical assembly also includes an outer shell having a form that is analogous to a shape of the diffuser of the optical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Robert T. Allen, Mark Jongewaard, Jamie R. Graves, Dylan O. Jonsgaard, Chad Hilton
  • Patent number: 9702533
    Abstract: A bracket can connect a luminaire to a junction box or other housing or structure, for example at a ceiling. The bracket can be mounted to the junction box using one or more fasteners. The bracket can comprise two tabs, and the luminaire can comprise two corresponding slots. Alternatively, the bracket can comprise two slots, and the luminaire two corresponding tabs. The luminaire can be attached to the bracket by positioning the luminaire so that the two tabs are inserted into the two slots and rotating the luminaire so the slots and tabs engage and lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Kevin Harpenau, Grzegorz Wronski, Lin Zhihong
  • Patent number: 9599325
    Abstract: A mounting system for a recessed luminaire includes an upper frame 200 to fit within a cutout opening 141 in a ceiling 140, including pivotally mounted support levers 202 to overlap the upper surface of the ceiling. A lower frame 210 fits within the opening and has a trim face 220 that is configured to abut against the room-side surface of the ceiling. Clamping screws 212 fasten the lower frame to the upper frame and are adjustable to clamp varying thicknesses of ceilings between the support levers and the trim face when the screws are tightened. Fasteners 132 fasten a luminaire 100 to the lower frame, which is installed through the lower and upper frames, from the room-side of the ceiling. The mounting system and luminaire may be completely installed from below a ceiling that has limited space above the ceiling or when access above the ceiling is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Aaron P. Fryzek
  • Patent number: 9532410
    Abstract: A light fixture including a support structure and a plurality of LEDs coupled to the structure and spaced apart along at least a portion of a length of the structure. The light fixture further includes a power pack, the power pack including a driver configured to be electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs, power input wiring that is configured to receive power for the light fixture, and a cover provided substantially over the driver and the power input wiring. A modular power input connector is accessible without removing the cover, wherein the modular power input connector is coupled to the power input wiring, and wherein the modular power input connector is configured to accept a power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Ronald E. Ernst, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 9429284
    Abstract: An adjustable recessed trim for a lighting fixture includes an enclosure with a light output opening and a light source opening provided upward from the light output opening. An adjustable cover piece having a cover piece light source opening is provided over the enclosure in registration with the enclosure light source opening and is adjustable between at least a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: John S. Park, Clifford Russell Jones, Jr., Graham Michael Rippel, Mark Owen Jones
  • Patent number: 9366380
    Abstract: Improvements in a fixture housing with dog ears is disclosed that can be installed from one side of a wall or ceiling. This increases the ability of the installer to place the fixture in a desired location as opposed to using a location that provides the best access on stud or joists. Once the ideal location is identified the installer uses a saw to cut an opening in the desired location. The housing is pushed into the opening for installation without requiring access to the back of the wall, ceiling or floor. The fixture housing uses a plurality of spring loaded dogs that are operated from the visible wall or ceiling surface. It is also possible for the fixture to be removed by lifting the locking tabs and sliding securing ears where the entire fixture can then be pulled back through the open hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Tyler Humphreys, Jeremy Burkhardt, Ken Humphreys, Edward Haase
  • Patent number: 9303864
    Abstract: A light fixture is provided with a light seat including four spaced, upward inclined sides and holes arranged along a bottom edge of each side, insulators fastened in the holes respectively, LED arrays each including LEDs, and wires each passing through the hole to interconnect a power source and the LED array; a lampshade secured to the light seat; and a centrally raised cover comprising a threaded fastening assembly for securing the cover to the light seat, and through holes disposed along edges as heat sinks which are in close proximity to a predetermined number of the LED arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Teng-Chia Yen
  • Patent number: 9228347
    Abstract: A rectangular panel for a suspended ceiling, the panel having a suspension spring with two divergent arms at each of two opposed panel edges mounted on a rear side of the panel, each spring being mounted on the panel in an arrangement permitting the arms to lie parallel to a front face of a panel, project rearwardly perpendicular to the front face and to lie outside of the panel parallel to the front face, the spring mounting arrangement enabling the spring to be maintained in the rearward orientation by a force developed by the spring with its arms confined and locator elements for registering the panel with grid members of the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: USG INTERIORS, LLC
    Inventors: Abraham M. Underkofler, Peder J. Gulbrandsen, Mark R. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 9151477
    Abstract: A lighting device configured to be held relative to a space extending from an opening in a first surface. A distance between first and second emitters and/or a dimension of a lens is/are larger than a largest dimension of the opening and/or a largest dimension of a power supply. Also, a bracket comprising a body member and at least two mounting clips, the body member configured to be attached to a lighting device, each mounting clip pivotable about respective pivot axes at least from a first position, where a first end region of the clip does not extend farther from an axis of the body member than all portions of the body member, to a second position, where the first end region of the clip extends farther from the axis of the body member than all portions of the body member. Also, a lighting device comprising a removable bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Pickard, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Mark D. Edmond, Dong Lu, Curt Progl, Mark Dixon, Spencer Scott Pratt, Nathan R. Snell, James Michael Lay
  • Patent number: 9140441
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a substrate, a light emitting diode (LED) array mounted on a first surface of the substrate, and circuit components mounted on the first surface of the substrate and coupled to the LED array wherein the circuit components are adapted to control electrical power applied to the LED array. A heat exchanger is mounted on a second surface of the substrate and a reflector is disposed about the LED array wherein the reflector has a reflection surface that is convex on a first side of an inflection locus and concave on a second side of the inflection locus, and wherein the first side of the inflection locus is proximate the LED array. A diffuser is adjacent the second side of the inflection locus of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Goelz, Bernd R. Sieberth, Kurt S. Wilcox, Mario A. Castillo, Craig D. Raleigh
  • Patent number: 9052081
    Abstract: A magnetic kicker reflector that is installed within a reflector of a downlight fixture to create a “wall-wash” effect on one or more adjacent walls. The magnetic kicker reflector includes a proximal end, a distal end, a side surface extending from the proximal end to the distal end, and one or more magnets. The side surface includes an internal surface and an external surface. The magnets are coupled to or adjacent the external surface and faces substantially the same direction as the external surface. The proximal end, the distal end, and the side surface are formed having an arcuate length. The wall-wash assembly includes the kicker reflector, a reflector, and one or more bands coupled around and in contact with the outer surface of the reflector. The bands are in alignment with the magnets so that the kicker reflector is rotatable within the reflector and maintains attraction to the bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jason Q. Paulsel
  • Publication number: 20150131271
    Abstract: A hanger bar assembly includes a first hanger bar member that includes a first rail segment. The first hanger bar member also includes a first channel segment that includes a first channel. The first hanger bar member also includes a first transitional middle segment extending between the first rail segment and the first channel segment. The hanger bar assembly further includes a second hanger bar member that includes a second rail segment. The second rail segment is positioned in the first channel of the first channel segment. The second hanger bar member further includes a second channel segment that includes a second channel. The first rail segment is positioned in the second channel. The second hanger bar member also includes a second transitional middle segment extending between the second rail segment and the second channel segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Russell Green, Terence Clarke, Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu
  • Patent number: 9028089
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source unit having a light emitting panel, and a mounting unit attached to a non-light-emission surface of the light source unit and provided with a circuit board for controlling energization of the light emitting panel. The mounting unit includes a connection terminal to which an external conductor for electrically interconnecting the circuit board and an external device is connected. The connection terminal is arranged inward of an outer peripheral end of a surface of the mounting unit to which the light source unit is attached. A clearance for passing the external conductor therethrough is formed between the light source unit and the mounting unit in a state that the external conductor is connected to the connection terminal and the mounting unit is attached to the light source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kotera, Hideharu Kawachi
  • Patent number: 9010956
    Abstract: A light module includes a heat sink and one or more light sources coupled within a heat sink cavity formed therein. The heat sink includes an internal surface surrounding the cavity. The internal surface includes a mounting region, a reflector region extending from the perimeter of the mounting region to a distal end, and a decorative region extending from the distal end to a second distal end. The light module includes multiple mounting pads coupled circumferentially around a portion of the heat sink. The mounting pads are configured to facilitate the heat sink being coupled within different housing diameter sizes. The light module includes a trim ring integrally formed with the heat sink and extending radially outward from one end of the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 8995114
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture includes a lamp housing and a separate compact junction box, which contains a power supply that drives the lamp and serves in part to divide the interior cavity of the junction box into two separate wiring compartments. The junction box has two end walls spaced along an axis and a releasably secured cover The lighting fixture is particularly suitable for retrofit installations, especially where small aperture downlights are desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Shawn A Wilcox
  • Patent number: 8967844
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a heat spreader, a heat sink, a light source and an outer optic. The heat sink is substantially ring-shaped and is disposed around and in thermal communication with an outer periphery of the heat spreader. The light source is disposed in thermal communication with the heat spreader, the light source having a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are disposed in thermal communication with the heat spreader. The outer optic is disposed in optical communication with the plurality of LEDs. The heat spreader, the heat sink and the outer optic, in combination, have an overall height H and an overall outside dimension D such that the ratio of H/D is so dimensioned as to: cover an opening defined by a nominally sized four-inch can light fixture; and, cover an opening defined by a nominally sized four-inch electrical junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Michael Balestracci, Rick LeClair, Wei Sun, David Henderson, Shane Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8950908
    Abstract: An improvement in a recessed lighting strip that interlocks between insulated roof panels is presented herein. The recessed lighting strip uses mating interlocks to snap between the insulated panels, providing a method to place lights at each panel juncture across the width of the application, without violating the integrity of the panels themselves. The lighting strip is made from extruded plastic or aluminum that is essentially an open-topped rectangular box, shaped on the sides to interlock with foam insulated room panels that are typically 3?-6? thick and used in the construction of patio covers, patio enclosures, sunrooms and all other residential and commercial applications which use insulated roof panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Berman
  • Patent number: 8894232
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) system to retrofit a light fixture has a frame configured to be installed under an existing light fixture and a LED lighting assembly couplable to the frame. In one example, the frame is formed as a plurality of rails having a flange to be installed between the light fixture and a grid member of a ceiling suspension system. The frame may be installed without removal of the existing light fixture. The LED lighting assembly includes an LED array and an optical waveguide for dispersing light from the LED array. The LED system maintains a thin profile, enabling it to retrofit existing light fixtures. Installation time is reduced, thereby reducing labor costs, while the LED lighting provides more light with less energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolite Manufacturing Co.
    Inventors: Edward Nicholas Caferro, Timothy Lee Treto
  • Patent number: 8888326
    Abstract: A recessed LED light fixture is provided. The fixture includes a housing assembly, a power supply, and a light source. The power supply is positioned below the light source relative to an opening of the housing from which light from the light source is emitted. The power supply is positioned on an exterior side of the housing and proximate a lower-most extent of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hatch Transformers, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Hatch
  • Patent number: 8863457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a construction element (1) for use in interior decoration of a building construction (5), comprising a body (2) having a functional, non planar shape by which the construction element is adapted for fulfilling an additional function with respect to wall plastering (6) and which is provided to remain uncovered by wall plastering. The construction element (1) comprises joining elements (4) at one or more peripheral edges (3) of the body (2), adapted for being covered with wall plastering (6) which is applied around the peripheral edges (3) for covering part of the building construction (5). The body (2) and the joining elements (4) are constructed in a reinforced wall plastering material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Under-Cover
    Inventors: Alex Rottiers, Tom Weyers, Stephan Mees
  • Patent number: 8864340
    Abstract: A luminaire to be carried by a lighting fixture. The luminaire may include a housing, a primary optic disposed within the housing having a reflective inner surface defining an optical chamber, a light source, and a heat sink defining an aperture through which light may propagate. The light source may include a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The luminaire may further include a secondary optic positioned adjacent to the light source that may collimate and/or refract light emitted by the light source, and may form a seal between the light source and the optical chamber. The luminaire may further include a color conversion layer configured to change the color of light emitted by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Mark P. Boomgaarden, Rick LeClair, David DeVerter
  • Patent number: 8858018
    Abstract: A light fixture including first and second raceways, and at least one support structure extending between and coupled to the raceways. A plurality of LEDs are coupled to the structure and spaced apart along at least a portion of a length of the structure between the first and second ends of the light fixture. A power pack extends between the raceways, and the power pack includes at least one driver configured to be electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs, power input wiring that is configured to receive power for the light fixture, and a detachable cover provided substantially over the at least one driver and the power input wiring. A modular power input connector is coupled to the power pack, and is configured to allow a power cord to supply power to the light fixture without removing the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Ronald E. Ernst, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp