Valence Or Cornice Patents (Class 362/151)
  • Patent number: 9259104
    Abstract: The electric display apparatus with a lighting system, comprising: an electric display column, a support frame, a display shelf, some lamps, some plastic strips and coppers. The electric display column includes some grooves and grids. The plastic strips are installed in the grooves; the coppers are installed in the plastic strips, and they are connected to the power supply. The multiple rectangular hanging holes distributing along the longitudinal direction of the grids; the hanging arms are installed on both ends of the support frame. The middle part of the hanging arm is installed with the guide groove, which bottom installed the positioning bolt. The insulating plastic material movable plug is fixed in the hanging arms, the interior of the movable plug inlaid with the electric copper, which is installed in the guide groove of the hanging arm. The display shelf is fixed to the support frame by the screw connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: DongGuan HengLong Fixture Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Yeung Yuen
  • Patent number: 9103535
    Abstract: A system including a J-shaped portion defined via an elongated trough and an elongated leg. The trough having an elongated inner channel. The leg having an elongated inner surface exposed to the inner channel. The J-shaped portion having a first elongated end at the trough and a second elongated end at the leg. The first end having an elongated grasping lip curving toward the inner channel. The inner surface having a plurality of decorative light holders stationed along the inner surface. The holders are disposed between the inner channel and the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph A. Nodland, Molly Strobel
  • Patent number: 9062840
    Abstract: A light apparatus is mounted to a surface of a building. The apparatus has at least one elongate mounting extrusion engaged to the surface. At least one elongate trim extrusion is mounted to the mounting extrusion and extending forward therefrom. The trim extrusion has a forward edge and an upwardly and rearwardly sloping surface extending from the edge. At least one light source is mounted to at least one of the mounting extrusion and trim extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Electrix, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon L. Swisha, Joseph J. LoMenzo
  • Patent number: 8956000
    Abstract: A rain gutter illumination system including an inverted U-shaped hanger, an illuminable surface attached to a stem of the hanger and including an aperture, an L-shaped base including a foot at one end, the end of the base opposite the foot being attached to the end of the illuminable surface opposite the hanger. A light source and one of various removable decorative inserts and optionally a diffusing panel are arranged so that the light source projects light through the aperture of the illuminable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Stephane Martinez
  • Patent number: 8721108
    Abstract: An LED street light includes a central housing portion having two spaced-apart sidewalls, and two lateral housing portions disposed respectively on two opposite longitudinal sides of the central housing portion. Each lateral housing portion includes a first plate fixed to a respective sidewall and having a first plate opening, a second plate connected to the first plate, a curved plate connected to the second plate, and a reflection layer disposed on the curved plate and facing one of the sidewalls. The first plate and the curved plate of each lateral housing portion have bottom ends defining a bottom opening. A plurality of light-emitting modules are disposed on each sidewall. Each light-emitting module includes at least one LED element, and extends into one of the lateral housing portions through the first plate opening. The reflection layer reflects the light emitted by the LED element toward the bottom opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventor: Chung-En Lee
  • Publication number: 20130235564
    Abstract: The invention provides an architectural molding system including at least one section of molding that comprises an elongated body having a longitudinally extending light clip channel and a longitudinally extending slot through a front surface of the elongated body and communicating with the longitudinally extending light clip channel. The longitudinally extending slot is downwardly and outwardly sloped in a direction from the longitudinally extending light clip channel towards the bottom of the front surface. A flexible light source, such as, a rope light is removably postionable within the light clip channel. When the light source is turned on the longitudinally extending slot directs the light from the light clip channel upon a floor surface adjacent the molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Karina Barcelos, Robert Karnick, Chris Stefko
  • Patent number: 8296873
    Abstract: A portable spa enclosure provides an aesthetically pleasing cover for pre-manufactured spas. Additionally, spa hardware is concealed by the spa enclosure, while lighting is recessed to provide a “soft” light solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Jake Dragovich
  • Patent number: 8002447
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a modular lamp assembly and a lighting fixture comprising a mounting plate and lamp holder affixed to the mounting plate. The lamp holder has flexible retaining members which extend away from the mounting plate. The retaining members have respective securing means to secure the modular lamp assembly at a fixed angle relative to the mounting plate. A flange on the lamp holder guides an electrical cord. This arrangement allows safe and convenient replacement of the modular lamp assembly. A skirt affixed to the mounting plate protects the lamp holder and modular lamp assembly and provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The lighting fixture may be readily mounting to hardscape or wooden construction. A strain relief for the electrical cord in the lighting fixture includes an elastic plug and stopper molded to the cord as a single body, and fits into a hole in the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Inventor: Anthony Patti
  • Patent number: 7631982
    Abstract: A light attachment system for efficiently attaching outdoor lights to a building structure (e.g. house, shed, etc.). The light attachment system generally includes a support including a hanger portion and a projecting portion, wherein the projecting portion extends from the hanger portion and wherein the hanger portion includes a cavity defined by the hanger portion. A securing member is attached to the hanger portion and extends at least partially within the cavity to attach the support to various objects, such as a rain gutter or an outside wall of a building. A light source extends from the projecting portion to illuminate the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Mr. Go Green, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent G. D'Onofrio
  • Patent number: 7441919
    Abstract: Embodiments of an improved lighted rail system are provided. In one embodiment, a lighted rail system includes plurality of interconnected light elements coupled to an extruded rail member that has a plurality of spindle-receiving holes formed in a first side. In another embodiment, a lighted rail system includes a rail member, a light support member and a plurality of light elements. The rail member has a plurality of spindle-receiving apertures formed in a first surface. The light support member has a length substantially equal to a length of the rail member and is configured to side within or be coupled to the rail member upon assembly of the light rail system. The light elements are coupled to the light support member and are spaced to align with light apertures formed through at least one of the rail member or light support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventor: Richard G. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 7419276
    Abstract: An improved lighted rail system is provided in the present invention. In one embodiment, the lighted rail system includes a rail member having a plurality of spindle-receiving holes formed in a first side, at least one wire routed through the rail member; and a plurality of light elements coupled to the wire. In another embodiment, a rail member utilized in a lighted rail system includes an upper portion of a rail member having a conduit formed therein, a spindle-receiving portion configured to receive a spindle, a spindle stop formed in the rail member separating the conduit from the spindle-receiving portion, and a lighting system disposed in the rail member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Inventor: Richard G. Sheridan
  • Patent number: 7306354
    Abstract: A housing for holding one or more light sources. The housing includes an elongate body defining a channel and one or more support elements for positioning the light source in the channel. The body includes an exposed portion having one or more light-transmitting parts through which light from light source is transmittable. The support element locates the light so that the light source is spaced apart from the light-transmitting part by a preselected distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Inventor: Ed Haas
  • Publication number: 20070263379
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are cove lighting apparatus for architectural surfaces, particularly, recessed cove lighting apparatus integrated with an architectural surface and employing LED-based light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: Color Kinetics Incorporated
    Inventor: Kevin J. Dowling
  • Patent number: 7249870
    Abstract: A light apparatus has an elongate bulb extending essentially in a first direction. An elongate reflector has a first surface generally facing the bulb and a second surface generally facing away from the bulb. A housing supports the reflector and bulb. The housing has a back portion for mounting the apparatus to a wall. The housing has a lower portion extending forward from the back portion and extending below the reflector and bulb and having an upwardly open channel. The housing has a front element having a lower edge portion accommodated within the channel and extending upward forward of the bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Electrix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon L. Shwisha
  • Patent number: 7114826
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for providing indirect illumination to a building interior or exterior using crown molding with specialized grooves for holding light ropes or other types of light sources. The invention generally consists of modular pieces of crown molding with an elongated groove in a top surface running parallel to the front surface. A light rope or other types of illumination are installed in the groove and provide indirect light on the wall, ceiling or other objects above the crown molding. Molding may also be used as picture frame and shelving accent lighting. Clips hold the light rope or other source of illumination inside the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Inventor: Donald W. Lilly
  • Patent number: 7093965
    Abstract: A lighting assembly for an interior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle includes an illumination source, a reflective element and a lens. The illumination source is operable to radiate radiation including visible radiation and infrared radiation. The radiation from the illumination source impinges on the reflective element. The reflective element reflects reflected radiation toward the lens. The reflective element is adapted to at least partially transmit the infrared radiation so that reduced reflection of the infrared radiation occurs toward the lens. The lens may include an optical element which functions to substantially transmit the visible radiation through the optical element and the lens while at least partially reflecting the infrared radiation generally away from the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Roger L Veldman
  • Patent number: 6913369
    Abstract: A wall or ceiling mountable device has a body of predetermined shape for forming a wall or ceiling feature and a flat, peripheral flange of predetermined width projecting outwardly from the perimeter of the body. The body may be a light sconce or valance, niche, shelving unit, bas-relief, or other feature. The flange has a periphery of predetermined shape for mounting in a wall or ceiling opening of corresponding shape and dimensions with the outer face of the flange flush with the surrounding wall or ceiling surface, and the seam or joint between the flange and opening is finished such that the body appears to be molded integrally with the wall or ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Inventor: Bernard L. Chadwick
  • Patent number: 6843583
    Abstract: A device for storing and displaying decorative light strings has a stationary upper body mountable to the eaves of a house or the like and a lower body. The lower body is rotatably connected with the upper body and dimensioned to fit inside the upper body. The lower body houses the decorative light string. In storage position, the decorative light string is completely enclosed and therefore protected from the natural elements. Using a handle, the lower body can be rotated and the light bulbs will be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Inventor: Sita H. Winter
  • Patent number: 6736522
    Abstract: An elongate light fixture, the light fixture having an adjustable overall length, and a method of installing same. The elongate light fixture includes a first piece that includes a first reflector shroud portion and a second piece that includes a second reflector shroud portion. The first and second pieces are coupled to a frame to permit relative movement of the first and second pieces for spacing the first and second pieces at a desired distance apart to provide the desired overall length of the housing arrangement and to provide a space between the first and second pieces. The adjustable-length, elongate light fixture further includes an insert that is trimmable to fit in the space between the first and second pieces. The method of installing an adjustable-length, elongate light fixture, the method including moving a first piece, which includes a first reflector shroud, of a housing arrangement relative to a second piece, which includes a second reflector shroud, of the housing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Signage Systems
    Inventor: Samuel Cini
  • Publication number: 20040047157
    Abstract: A floor lamp that economizes floor space and illuminates and enhances the corner of a room, the functional and ornamental design of which is based on symmetry considerations dictated by the three-dimensional geometry of the corner. The footprint of the lamp base has two sides that form a ninety-degree angle for flush insertion in the corner. A post or other structure attached at its lower end to the base supports a luminaire at its furthest end. The base, post or support structure[[,]] and luminaire have an ornamental design that is are either symmetric with respect to a vertical plane that bisects the ninety-degree angle of the base, or exhibits exhibit balanced asymmetry with respect to the said bisecting plane, as understood by persons skilled in the art. Rectangular lamp bases are excluded by failure either to economize floor space or to meet the above symmetry requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Robert Louis Denningham
  • Publication number: 20030076675
    Abstract: A sunshine curtain is a closed cubicle formed by a mounting base, a front wall, a back wall, two sidewalls and a bottom. There is a light tube inside the cubicle. On the outside of the front wall, there is a drawing of a normal window picture. On the inside of the back wall, there is a drawing of a sunshine-outside picture. The part of the front wall, which is covered by the glass area of the window picture on the outside of the front wall, is made of transparent material, so that we can see the sunshine-outside picture on the inside of the back wall through the front wall as if we saw the sunshine outside through the window. When the light tube inside the sunshine curtain is on, the light will come out of the sunshine curtain through the transparent area of the front wall. It looks like the sunlight comes in the room through the window. Therefore, the sunshine effect is created even when it's cloudy outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Kai Lu
  • Patent number: 6454431
    Abstract: A modular cove lighting system is formed of tubular fluorescent light fixtures connected together in parallel. The modular system is capable of providing uniform illumination along its length. The modular system advantageously may include straight lamps, curved lamps (including lamps forming 90° angles), and/or hinged lamp fixtures. The system may be constructed with lamps that are illuminated completely from end to end, which can then be lined up end-to-end to create the illusion of one continuous lamp. Through special matching of ballasts and appropriate lamps, the lamps will dim evenly with each other, regardless of the lengths and shapes of the lamps. Each lamp and ballast is completely contained in a casing to form a cove lighting module. Multicolor systems formed of one or more light fixtures are also disclosed. A recessed light fixture is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Cathode Lighting Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven H. Grossman, Richard E. Grossman
  • Patent number: 6186644
    Abstract: A decorative lighting system is used with a string of lights, usually of the “mini-light” type. A string of lights is mounted in an extruded plastic channel, with the light sockets engaged in respective apertures spaced along one side of the channel. A cap snap fits over the open side of the channel to form a complete box section housing all the wiring and inner ends of the light sockets. The resulting unit is mounted on a window using an appropriate fastener, preferably hook and loop fastener, along the channel base and the window pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventor: Raymond Mosseau
  • Patent number: 6179451
    Abstract: An indirect fluorescent lighting fixture arrangement for a suspended grid ceiling that includes elements that combine with the ceiling grid to form a fixture. A panel frame element engages the grid from below and simultaneously acts as part of the ceiling and part of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Darryl C. Bodine, William C. Dorsey
  • Patent number: 6076938
    Abstract: A frame is provided for supporting ornamental lights on a structure. Each frame includes a rod having at least one hoop and at least one peg from which a bar is hinged or pivotally disposed. A plurality of prongs may also be provided to retain an electrical cord with ornamental lights. The bar may also be provided with a plurality of clips to retain the ornamental lights as they are strung along the bar. A plurality of frames may be joined together via the rods to form an assembly. The size of the assembly may vary according to the sizes of the frames used and the number of frames connected. The lengths of the bars may also vary. Shingle-gutter members for attaching and suspending the frame or assembly to the structure are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Inventor: Abraham Sandford Kinderman
  • Patent number: 5908179
    Abstract: A special connector for use with a drapery headrail incorporates an attachment clamp for flexible tubular lighting devices at one end of the connector. At the opposite end the connector incorporated a protuberance or some other structure for removably interacting with the headrail (i.e., the protuberance snaps into a channel or groove on the head rail). The connector may also incorporate a clamp to grasp a valance and thus act as an improved valance clip which is removably attachable to the drapery headrail and to the valance and also incorporates a device to hold a length of flexible tube accent lighting. The clips may be readily rearranged on the head rail to prevent drooping of the flexible tube or to create complex patterns with the tube. The flexible tube may be readily removed for replacement of defective elements. Clips can be available in different configurations so that the accent lighting is most prominent on the valance, most prominent on the drapery or is even aimed upwards towards the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Inventor: Ralph Fimbres
  • Patent number: 5873646
    Abstract: A lamp (34) for a refrigerator or freezer cabinet is located forwardly and above a horizontal edge (38) of an access opening (16) to a storage space (12) for goods in the cabinet. The lamp (34) illuminates the space (12) through the access opening by means of a reflector (36). The reflector (36) includes a cylindrical part (52) having a semi-elliptical cross-sectional shape. A concave side of the cylindrical part (52) faces the access opening (16). The lamp has a filament (42) which shines in the shape of a line (44) running parallel to the edge (38) and through one (42) of the focal points of the ellipse. The other focal point (58) of the ellipse is located quite close to and outside the edge (38), so that the light from the filament (42) first is reflected by the cylindrical part (52) of the reflector (36) and then passes through the other focal point (58) on its way into the space (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Adam Fjaestad, Thomas Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 5775797
    Abstract: The line-illumination device has a carrier (1), a plurality of tubular lamps (2) and a screen (5). Mounting brackets (7), which may be mounted to the screen (5) in any area of its length, are coupled to the screen (5) and to suspension brackets (6), which are coupled to the carrier (1) in a free area thereof. The suspension brackets (6) have a first hole (60) which extends up to the circumference of the bracket, and which may have a narrowed portion adjacent said circumference. A first pin (73) of the mounting brackets (6) is supported in said hole (60) and may be unround so as to be able to pass through the narrowed portion of the hole (60) in a rotational position which is different from rotational positions in which the pin (73) is supported in the hole (60). The construction of the device allows for an easy and fast assembling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventor: Greald Henstra
  • Patent number: 5575098
    Abstract: An illuminated display apparatus includes embossed or quilted indicia artistic and pleasing to small children applied to a generally flat surface that is provided with a plurality of apertures disposed at locations relating to the indicia placed thereon and includes illumination devices extending through the plurality of apertures. A solid state switching device applies electrical power to the illumination devices to energize them. Electrical conductors interconnect the source of electrical energy, the switching device, and the illumination devices, all of which are embedded in a soft sponge-like material sandwiched between a backing material cooperating with the flat surface, sandwiching the electrical components therebetween. The illumination devices may be affixed to a hard frame (valance) or curtain rod for display or may be left unframed where it can function as an illuminated flag, blanket, or wall hanging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 19, 1996
    Assignee: Sunbeam Oster
    Inventor: Jeanette C. Goettel-Schwartz
  • Patent number: 5379199
    Abstract: A recessed wall lighting fixture is disclosed comprising a recessed enclosure, a tray connected to and extending out from the recessed enclosure, and means for mounting the recessed enclosure in a predetermined orientation. The recessed enclosure has a back wall and an opened face with a flange portion. The tray extends out from the flange portion and provides a platform adapted for supporting a light diffuser. The tray also has an upright partition. The platform extends from the upright partition to the flange portion of the enclosure. The tray also includes an adjustable connecting means extendable between the upright partition to the flange portion for engaging the light diffuser. The tray can be attached to either of adjacent side walls of the enclosure, thereby allowing the light diffuser associated therewith to be oriented in either a horizontal or vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Progress Lighting
    Inventors: Steven J. Hirshenhorn, Steven T. Reisbord, William P. Galgon
  • Patent number: 5331526
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for lighting and suspension of at least one hanging-rod (9), characterized in that it comprises a mounting member (1) adapted to be fixed against a wall (2) or a ceiling and at least a first sectional member constituting a cornice (3) having in cross-section a vertical portion (4) which forms at the upper end a cavity (5) for hooking onto said mounting member (1) and at the lower end a nose (6) for receiving the raised end (7) of a support (8) which may be provided for a hanging-rod and for horizontal stabilization by means of a couple exerted between said mounting member (1) and said hanging-rod support (8), and a portion (10) having a horizontal tendency and of concave shape towards said upper end of the vertical portion (4) and provided with first means for supplying electric current to at least a first light source (38), a proximal extremity (13) of said horizontal-tendency portion (10) being intended to constitute a vertical bearing surface for said raised end (7) of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 19, 1994
    Assignee: Zebulon
    Inventors: Alain Girot, Bruno Houssin, Pierre-Laurent Martin
  • Patent number: 5309335
    Abstract: The invention includes a lens assembly for use in a lighting system including (a) an elongated translucent lens; (b) tracks for slidably receiving the lens; (c) means for securing the lens at one point thereby allowing thermal expansion and contraction of the elongated translucent lens along the tracks; and (d) means for receiving ends of the elongated translucent lens during expansion and contraction. The invention also includes a light box corner section attached to the corner of a raised canopy or roof including (a) a top assembly in an L-shaped configuration attached to the ceiling of the raised canopy; (b) a bottom panel having an L-shaped configuration attached to the top assembly; and (c) a corner section elongated translucent lens secured between at least a portion of the outer edges of said top assembly and bottom panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: John F. Tryon
  • Patent number: 5226724
    Abstract: A modular, fluorescent, indirect lighting system which may be easily mounted to most surfaces by the user, without any technical knowledge or experience, using just a screwdriver and measuring tape. The system is comprised of a family of plug-in modules, each of which contain an integral power bus (84 and 86), that provides power continuity to the adjacent module, and a gender conversion plug (42) that allows the installer to configure each module so that power is supplied only from female connectors. The system includes a power source module (110) and three sizes of illumination modules (156, 158 and 52), which house single 20, 30 or 40 watt lamps, as well as inside and outside corner modules (118 and 122) and both straight and corner adjustable-length modules (128 and 148). Modules selected from this family can be plugged together to create a cove lighting system for a room of almost any size or shape. The complete installation is powered by a neat line cord (116) plugged into a standard wall outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1993
    Inventor: Shepard S. Kanarek
  • Patent number: 4725931
    Abstract: The cove fixture described herein is formed of an extruded elongated trough body having a series of grooves on the inner face of its side walls, an additional wall extends upwardly from within the body and includes also a groove longitudinally thereof. A fluorescent supporting plate is slidably mounted in the grooves so that one or more fluorescent lamp may be longitudinally adjusted in the body to provide optimum light distribution over the wall of a room where the light fixture is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1988
    Assignee: Monitronik Ltee.
    Inventor: Claude Bourdon
  • Patent number: 4574336
    Abstract: A cornice lighting fixture 10 is disclosed for use on a mass transit vehicle 12 and comprises a unitary molded body 22 including a trim panel 26 and a lamp panel 24. The trim panel includes a mounting flange 62 along the outer edge and the lamp panel is provided with a connector 72 for mounting the fixture to the vehicle roof 14. A lens 34 is hingedly mounted by the connector 72 and secured to the trim panel 22 by a closure flange 96. A fluorescent tube 32 is disposed within a lamp housing which is comprised of the lamp panel 24 and the lens 34. The connector 72 is a separate extruded strip secured to the lamp panel and provides a double-wall for mounting to the vehicle. A pair of retainer strips 122, 124 are extruded sections secured to the surface of a panel section 56 for retaining an advertising card 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Transmatic, Inc.
    Inventor: Liudas K. Mikalonis
  • Patent number: 4533981
    Abstract: A cornice designed especially for illuminating a wall of a retail store or the like, of knockdown construction for quick and easy erection and demounting. This invention is an improvement over that disclosed and claimed in my U.S. Pat. No. 4,251,855 issued Feb. 17, 1981. Like my patented invention, units in the instant case are tailored to fit a specific installation with a minimum of on site labor and little or no material waste. A major improvement in this case comprises means facilitating multiplying the vertical dimension of a cornice embodying my invention. This is accomplished by nesting together, in upper/lower relation, a pair of similar cornice units, as by interengaging marginal flanges at the upper and lower edges of the respective units. Accidental displacement may be insured against by such means as resilient tangs or prongs on one unit bearing yieldingly against an adjacent face of the mating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Ready Metal Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: John R. Radek
  • Patent number: 4388675
    Abstract: An indirect multiple bulb fluorescent light fixture has an elongated rectangular housing with inverted V-shaped reflector members located beneath each of the bulbs and with an additional inverted V-shaped reflector member located between each pair of bulbs in the fixture. All of the interior surfaces of the fixture, including the side walls of the rectangular housing for the fixture, have specular surfaces. The angles of the V-shaped reflector members are selected to cause substantially all of the light emanating from the bulbs to be reflected out of the fixture and to minimize light reflected back into the bulbs for dispersing the light emanating from the fixture uniformly on the ceiling above the fixture without requiring translucent covers or other diffusers. This results in a significantly improved efficiency of the fixture over conventional fixtures which rely upon translucent covers to effect the desired light dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Inventor: Ian Lewin
  • Patent number: 4387415
    Abstract: A cornice lighting fixture (10) disclosed is designed for use on public transit vehicles (12) and includes a unitary member (20) defining a light housing (22) and a trim panel (24) that extends horizontally and vertically from the light housing. A light cover (28) encloses a fluorescent tube (26) mounted within the housing by an electrical connector support (84). The unitary member defining the housing and trim panel is preferably made as a pultrusion from resin and glass fibers so as to have an elongated shape of a uniform cross-section with the light housing defining an upper and inward longitudinal margin of the fixture and with an outer mounting flange (70) of the trim panel defining a lower and outward longitudinal margin of the fixture. Upon mounting of the fixture, the housing and the trim panel cooperate to partially define an air duct (30) for carrying heated or cooled air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: Transmatic, Inc.
    Inventor: Ben V. Domas
  • Patent number: 4338653
    Abstract: A versatile fluorescent lighting fixture is provided having a housing which will flush mount in either a corner or on a wall or ceiling surface, there being a recessed track in the back into which mounting plates slide. The front of the housing is adapted to accept either a translucent shield for direct lighting or an opaque reflector apparatus spaced somewhat from the housing for indirect lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1982
    Inventor: Louis Marrero
  • Patent number: 4251855
    Abstract: A light cornice designed for illuminating a wall of a retail store or the like, of knockdown construction for quick and easy erection. Tailored to fit a specific installation, there is a minimum of onsite labor, with little or no waste, and mountable with common hand tools. Consequently, there is great saving in cost. The improved cornice panels have detachable light fixtures adjustably mounted thereon, the panels being adjustably secured to posts adjacent the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1981
    Assignee: Ready Metal Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: John R. Radek
  • Patent number: 4246629
    Abstract: A fluorescent light fixture is provided which can be easily assembled from kit form and in essence provides a reversible mounting system such that the main housing can be alternatively mounted flush against a flat wall or ceiling surface or reversed so that a pair of orthogonally related housing walls fit flush into a corner defined between two walls or a wall and a ceiling. The flat wall mode of deployment can also be adapted to be spaced from a ceiling by the addition of a pair of conventional chain mounts used for fluorescent fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Inventor: Louis Marrero