With Means To Position Plural Light Sources Colinearly Patents (Class 362/219)
  • Patent number: 11592171
    Abstract: A method for making continuous encapsulated linear lighting is disclosed. In this method, a PCB is placed within a channel, and the channel is dammed by one or more stoppers. The dammed segment is filled and then caused or allowed to cure. The stoppers are then removed from their initial positions and moved along the channel. If one runs out of channel before the desired length of linear lighting is achieved, a second piece of channel is abutted to the previous segment of channel, the PCB is laid into it, and a segment is dammed, filled, and cured. The process continues iteratively until the desired length is achieved or more channel is required. The PCB may initially be cut to the full desired length and applied to the channel piecewise as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Elemental LED, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian McKay
  • Patent number: 11396998
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for facilitating installation and/or replacement of linear lighting assemblies with linear light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires. In an embodiment, a system for installing a linear LED luminaire includes a suspension bracket having a connection feature for connection to a connection point, and an attachment portion for accepting a first distal end of a first linear LED luminaire. The system also includes a connecting bridge that includes a bridge housing, at least one aperture formed in the bridge housing, and at least one locking tab. The connecting bridge attaches to a second distal end of the first linear LED luminaire and enables secure mechanical and electrical connection between the first linear LED luminaire and a second LED luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Steve Germain, Yaseen Waheed
  • Patent number: 11359774
    Abstract: The invention describes a flexible lighting strip comprising a multitude of light-emitting diodes arranged in at least two groups. Each group comprises at least two light-emitting diodes arranged in an electrical series connection. The at least two groups are arranged in parallel to an anode track and a cathode track. The at least two groups are arranged in a longitudinal arrangement such that a last light-emitting diode of a first group is arranged next to a first light-emitting diode of a second group. The anode track and the cathode track each consist of a wire line having substantially circular wires that are bent to receive compressive and/or tensile stress. The electrical circuit provides a third wire line having a substantially circular wire as a center line arranged between the outer lines. At least one light-emitting diode of every group is mounted on an interposer which contracts all three wire lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Christian Kleijnen, Barbara Muelders, Lex Kosowsky, Manuel Grave, Udo Karbowski, Georg Henninger, S. Rao Peddada
  • Patent number: 11342702
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure according to the present disclosure includes a glass plate, a power supply part formed on the glass plate, a connection terminal including a base part facing the glass plate, and a spring member disposed between the power supply part and the base part and configured to electrically connect the power supply part to the base part. The spring member includes a fixing part, a curved part, and contact parts. The curved part includes branch parts branched by a slit. The contact part is disposed at each of end parts of the branch parts. The contact parts are in contact with the base part independently of each other. The curved part is in contact with the power supply part at a part protruding toward the glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Sotaro Kitade, Takashi Sato, Hidehiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11248757
    Abstract: The invention refers to a lighting device. The object to provide a lighting device in particular with flexible properties, wherein the mechanical robustness with respect to thermomechanical stresses is improved, is solved in that the lighting device comprises: at least one light-emitting element, wherein the at least one light-emitting element is arranged on connection elements for an electronic connection to the at least one light-emitting element, at least one encapsulating material surrounding at least part of the connection elements, wherein at least one connection element comprises at least one spring section. The invention further refers to a method for producing a lighting device and a use of a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Mülders, Danijel Labas
  • Patent number: 11209153
    Abstract: An elongated lighting module having an asymmetric illumination source formed from at least two rows of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that extend along the long axis of the module and are independently controllable. The illumination source is rectangular and oriented so that the rows of LEDs extend along the long axis of the module. The module has couplings at each end that allow additional modules to be interconnected to each other and to a central mount, thereby avoiding the need for a support pole having cross-arms. The lighting modules are powered via a wiring harness that extends down a support pole to a power converter stack having LED drivers to control the modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: M3 Innovation, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Nolan, Joseph R. Casper, Douglas C Nolan, Joseph J. Witkowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11168880
    Abstract: A cabinet light includes a heat dissipation shell; a light emitting component disposed in the heat dissipation shell; a driving component disposed in the heat dissipation shell and electrically connected to the light emitting component; a sealing end cover disposed on an open at a side of the heat dissipation shell by insertion and comprising a cavity; a cover element detachably disposed on an open at a top of the heat dissipation shell and comprising a light transmission area for light to pass through; a fixing structure disposed between the sealing end cover and the cover element; a piercing conductor disposed in the cavity and configured to pierce insulation layers of wires wherein the wires are placed in the cavity; and a press element disposed on a mouth of the cavity and configured to press the piercing conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Shouqiang Hou, Xiaoliang Wen, Zhenkun Huang
  • Patent number: 11162653
    Abstract: A modular LED string, an LED lighting assembly containing the LED string, and a method of manufacturing the lighting assembly are described. In various embodiments, the LED string contains LED module groups mounted on a carrier. Each module group has a series-connected row of LED modules, commencing with a first LED module followed by at least one inner LED module and terminated by a final LED module. Each main contact pad is electrically connected to a main supply track formed on the carrier and is arranged between neighbouring modules. Each secondary contact pad is electrically connected to a secondary supply track formed on the carrier and is arranged on either side of an inner module. An anode contact of each first module is electrically connected to the main supply track, and an anode contact of each remaining module is electrically connected to a secondary supply track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Grave, Nikolai Timm
  • Patent number: 11125399
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a substrate, an electrical circuit operably coupled to the substrate, a connector block operably coupled to the substrate and in electrical communication with the electrical circuit, and a casing disposed over the substrate, the electrical circuit, and the connector block. A portion of the casing defines a contact surface. The contact surface and a portion of the substrate define a cavity therebetween. A portion of the contact surface of the casing abuts a corresponding portion of the connector block to provide mechanical support to a joint formed between a portion of connector block and a portion of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Frank Zarcone, Michael Boyd
  • Patent number: 11060711
    Abstract: A lighting cove apparatus includes an elongate main housing with an outer rear wall from which an outer sidewall extends vertically therefrom on each side of the outer rear wall and terminating in an inwardly extending peripheral lip to define a channel with a passageway. The passageway extends the length of the housing. The outer rear wall has an inner concave reflecting surface configured to reflect light. The peripheral lip has an inwardly chamfered surface extending at an acute angle and intersecting with an inside surface of outer sidewall. The inwardly chamfered surface is configured to hold an LED strip. The main housing includes one or more female interlock components at one end and corresponding male interlock components at the other end. The lighting cove apparatus further includes a right-angled connector component for connecting two main housing units in a horizontal configuration and a corner connector component for connecting two main housing units in a vertical configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Seeless Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Shalom Illouz
  • Patent number: 11045713
    Abstract: A billiard table top lighting apparatus provides substantially uniform lighting across the surface of a billiard table surface. In one form, the lighting apparatus includes a frame supporting lights that are non-centrally placed such that no lights are supported above a middle portion of the billiard table surface. So configured, the frame can have an attractive profile and further mount additional items above the billiard table surface to enable a variety of other features. For example, the frame may support one or more cameras, one or more motion sensors, one or more microphones, and/or one or more computing devices to enable any of a variety of innovative features. Such features could include automatic game play recording from one or more perspectives, merged video track storage for replay, review, and analysis, automatic lighting and dimming control, control of the apparatus from any mobile device, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Smart Billiard Lighting LLC
    Inventors: James W. Bacus, James V. Bacus
  • Patent number: 11035531
    Abstract: A shelf light assembly is provided that includes a trim configured to mount to a shelf, a light assembly including a plurality of lights, a first end cap housing, and a second end cap housing. The light assembly is mounted to the trim. The first end cap housing is mounted to the trim on a first side of the light assembly. The second end cap housing is mounted to the trim on a second side of the light assembly. The first side is opposite the second side. The first end cap housing is attached to the first side of the light assembly. An expansion gap is located between the second end cap housing and the second side of the light assembly to support movement of the light assembly relative to the second end cap housing longitudinally along the trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sub-Zero Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith R. Wanta, Alan C. Wood, Sean T. Petersen, Matthias J. Wallner, Georg J. Spießl, Manfredi Signorino
  • Patent number: 11028981
    Abstract: Lighting device, in particular for automotive applications, comprising a plurality of lighting elements, wherein each lighting element comprises at least one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs). The lighting device comprises a first connector for connecting the lighting device to a lighting driver. The lighting elements are arranged in a row in order to form a luminous band. The plurality of lighting elements is divided into more than one group, each group consisting of at least one or more lighting elements. The lighting elements of one group are electrically connected in series. The groups are electrically connected in parallel in order to control each group individually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Udo Karbowski, Christian Kleijnen, Josef Schug
  • Patent number: 11009199
    Abstract: A solar-powered flag light designed to affix to a flagpole or flag stand and thereby illuminate the flag for easy viewing. The solar-powered flag light includes an elongated housing having an exterior surface and an interior surface. The elongated housing has an arcuate shape. A channel is on the interior surface along a central axis designed to receive a pole therein. A plurality of lights is along the interior surface and a plurality of solar cells are disposed along the exterior surface. At least one power source is within the housing and operably connected to the plurality of lights and the plurality of solar cells, such that the solar cells power the lights. In this way, a user is able to illuminate a flag, such that individuals may easily view the flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Gallo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10989404
    Abstract: A submersible light has an elongated tubular inner housing extending along an axis, an LED strip carrying a plurality of light-emitting diodes fitted into and extending axially inside the inner housing, and an elongated tubular outer housing longer than the inner housing and into which the tubular inner housing fits coaxially leaving end spaces in the outer housing at axially opposite outer ends of the inner and outer housings. Respective bodies of cured potting compound sealing the end spaces at the outer ends of the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LED-LINEAR GMBH
    Inventors: Heinz-Jakob Hendricks, Felix Kuepper, Jan Wessels, Soeren Bleul, Carsten Schaffarz
  • Patent number: 10976012
    Abstract: A light source apparatus and a lighting device are provided. The light source apparatus includes a light source assembly, a power source assembly, a first end cap, and a second end cap. The light source assembly includes a light source part and a light diffuser. An interior of the light diffuser includes a first receiving space which extends along a lengthwise direction of the light diffuser and penetrates the light diffuser. The light source part is mounted in the first receiving space along a lengthwise direction of the light diffuser. The power source assembly includes a power source part and a power source cover. An interior of the power source cover includes a second receiving space which extends along a lengthwise direction of the power source cover and penetrates the power source cover. The power source part is mounted in the second receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoping Wang, Xuejun Feng, Hongbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10969063
    Abstract: A filament includes a plurality of strings including radiation-emitting semiconductor chips electrically connected in series; and a plurality of contact structures to contact the strings, wherein the contact structures electrically connect to semiconductor chips at ends of the strings such that the strings are electrically drivable via the contact structures, and the filament is configured such that the strings are electrically drivable at least separately from one another via the contact structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Schlereth, Hagen Luckner
  • Patent number: 10962182
    Abstract: A light string includes an illumination device, a first wire, a second wire, soldering material, and transparent adhesive. The illumination device includes two soldering portions. The conductors of the first wire and the second wire are partially exposed to form a first soldering section and a second soldering section. Soldering material is used to attach the first soldering section and the second soldering section to the two soldering portions. The transparent adhesive forms a layer over, and covers, the illumination device, the first soldering section and the second soldering section, and extends to partially cover other portions of the first wire and the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Blooming International Limited
    Inventors: Johnny Chen, Shu-Fa Shao
  • Patent number: 10939527
    Abstract: A LED based lighting apparatus is disclosed. The light engine used in the lighting apparatus may use printed circuit board and have a plurality of LED groups that are independently controllable by a control unit. The power supply input and return paths connected to each LED group may be implemented on different layers to allow a compact footprint that may be used with traditional fluorescent encasements with relatively little modification. The LEDs may comprise a subset of LEDs having a first colour and a subset of LEDs having a second colour different from said first colour intertwined on the light engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARKALUMEN INC.
    Inventor: Gerald Edward Briggs
  • Patent number: 10869431
    Abstract: A lamp for growing plants in a greenhouse, having an elongated shape with a longitudinal axis, includes one or more LEDs and connectors, configured to connect two adjacent lamps in series, wherein the longitudinal axis of the connector providing a connection between two adjacent lamps is oriented orthogonally with respect to the longitudinal axis of the lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Alessandro Pasini, Enzo Cuoghi, Paolo Versari, Mirco Berti
  • Patent number: 10871273
    Abstract: A lighting system may include a plurality of suspenders and a beam configured to provide light in at least one direction. The suspenders may structurally support the beam from a ceiling and may provide electrical power and dimming control signals to the beam. The beam may include a plurality of light engines for emitting light. The light engines may be single sided or dual sided, and may transmit electrical power among each other. The dual sided light engines may emit light upwardly and downwardly from the beam, and the single sided light engines may emit light downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: 10865958
    Abstract: A luminaire comprises a frame and a plurality of optical waveguides retained by the frame. The optical waveguides bound a cavity, and each comprises: a top end and a bottom end opposite the top end; a coupling portion disposed at the top end; an inner side facing the cavity; and an outer side opposite the inner side. The inner and outer sides are disposed between the top and bottom ends. The luminaire further comprises at least one light emitting diode (LED) associated with each optical waveguide. Each of the LEDs are disposed opposite, and configured to direct light into, the coupling portion of the associated optical waveguide. Each optical waveguide is configured to receive the light via the coupling portion and emit the light primarily from the outer side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Brian Kinnune, Gary David Trott, Mario A. Castillo, Peter Lopez, S. Scott Pratt, Mark Dixon, William L. Dungan
  • Patent number: 10823905
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured to manipulate light provided by one or more light-emitting elements (LEEs). In general, embodiments of the illumination devices feature one or more optical couplers that redirect illumination from the LEEs to a reflector which then directs the light into a range of angles. In some embodiments, the illumination device includes a second reflector that reflects at least some of the light from the first reflector. In certain embodiments, the illumination device includes a light guide that guides light from the collector to the first reflector. The components of the illumination device can be configured to provide illumination devices that can provide a variety of intensity distributions. Such illumination devices can be configured to provide light for particular lighting applications, including office lighting, task lighting, cabinet lighting, garage lighting, wall wash, stack lighting, and downlighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Robert C. Gardner, George Lerman, Louis Lerman, Christopher H. Lowery, Brian D. Ogonowsky, George E. Smith, Ingo Speier, Robert V. Steele, Jacqueline Teng, Allan Brent York, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Patent number: 10813201
    Abstract: A motion-detecting lighting system includes a plurality of modular lighting units configured to electrically connect to one another, each modular lighting unit having an enclosure, a light emission window positioned within a first cavity of the enclosure, and a plurality of light emitting diodes positioned within the enclosure. One of the modular lighting units further includes at least one motion sensor protruding through a second cavity of the enclosure to detect motion of a user, and a processor that receives data from the motion sensor and generates a command to turn the light emitting diodes ON/OFF based on the motion of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Great Home Tek, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Ghahramani
  • Patent number: 10760762
    Abstract: Lit image projection lamp and assemblies and methods to use the same to generate three-dimensional images. In an exemplary embodiment of a projection device of the present disclosure, the projection device comprises a light source and a curved lens positioned at a first distance from the light source, wherein the curved lens is a lenticular lens, having a concave portion and a convex portion, and wherein the projection device is configured to generate a homogenous light bar image from light emitted from the light source that passes through the curved lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Flex-N-Gate Advanced Product Development, LLC
    Inventors: Todd M. Nykerk, Lester R. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10748251
    Abstract: The present application provides display method and display device. The method includes: establishing a mapping relationship between positions of respective odd and even pixels in a rotation display area of the RGB light strip and respective odd and even pixel points in an image to be displayed and generating an odd and even radius scanning coordinate conversion table; performing pixel point sampling on the image and acquiring chrominance information corresponding to the positions of the respective odd and even pixels in the rotation display area according to the coordinate conversion table; extracting and refreshing display data of the RGB light strip according to a current rotation angle of the RGB light strip and the chrominance information during the rotation of the RGB light strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Tunkey Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: RongYue Zeng
  • Patent number: 10728967
    Abstract: A surface mounted LED light structure has a V-shaped channel with opposed legs and a flat central portion. A flat base strip is attached to each leg. The strips each have a pair of electrically conductive traces. A plurality of LEDs is arrayed along the base strips and electrically connected to the traces. A diffuser is disposed over the LEDs. A spacer sleeve holds the diffuser over the channel central portion. A driver is mounted adjacent the channel and is connected to the conductive traces and to the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXLITE, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Treadway, James Steedly
  • Patent number: 10683999
    Abstract: A light assembly includes an arm with a frame, a hinge, and a magnet, wherein the hinge is in contact with the magnet and is movable along a groove within the frame, and a lighting control unit that includes a first plate, a power circuit board configured to receive power for the light assembly, a light blender configured to transform movement information into one or more control signals to control one or more lighting parameters associated with a light source of the light assembly, and a second plate with a first side, wherein the light blender is mounted on the first side, and the second plate is rotatable in relation to the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FADE STUDIO INC.
    Inventors: Bret Recor, Seth Murray, Matthew Swinton, Hsiao-wei Chang, Wen-pin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10648648
    Abstract: A lighting system may include a plurality of suspenders and a beam configured to provide light in at least one direction. The suspenders may structurally support the beam from a ceiling and may provide electrical power and dimming control signals to the beam. The beam may include a plurality of light engines for emitting light. The light engines may be single sided or dual sided, and may transmit electrical power among each other. The dual sided light engines may emit light upwardly and downwardly from the beam, and the single sided light engines may emit light downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Sonneman, Christian N. Garnett
  • Patent number: 10629791
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes: a substrate; a first electrode on the substrate; a metal member on the first electrode and having an cavity; a first insulating layer on the metal member and exposing the cavity therethrough; a bar-type LED having a first end portion and a second end portion; and a second electrode on the first insulating layer. The first end portion of the bar-type LED is in the cavity and electrically connected to the first electrode, and the second end portion of the bar-type LED protrudes outside of the cavity and is electrically connected to the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bek Hyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10539308
    Abstract: A modular overhead lighting system includes a raceway element and one or more interchangeable lighting modules capable of variable positioning relative to the raceway element. Multiple raceway conductors are mounted in the raceway element, with a portion of each raceway conductor being exposed along a lower surface thereof to facilitate continuously variable positioning of lighting modules. An electrical connector for establishing electrical connections between a raceway element and a lighting module includes multiple ridges incorporating electrical contacts configured to contact raceway conductors, and includes terminals to removably receive electrical wires permitting electrical communication between a lighting module and the raceway element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Randy Bernard, Eric Marsh, Mai Zakerin
  • Patent number: 10527238
    Abstract: A lamp includes main bodies, casings, two joint fixing members, two cover plates, a control module and lighting-emitting modules. Each of the lighting-emitting modules is disposed on a side of each of the main bodies and is electrically connected to the control module. Each of the main bodies has a casing fixedly disposed on a side opposite to the lighting-emitting module. A passage is formed between the casing and the main body. The lighting-emitting module has a light-transmitting component and a plurality of light-emitting units corresponding to a plurality of lens structures of the light-transmitting component. The joint fixing members are fixed to at least one of the main bodies and the casings such that the main bodies and the casings are arranged side by side. The passages communicate with each other to form a through passage with the control module disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kuo-Sung Huang, Jerryson Lee
  • Patent number: 10508790
    Abstract: An intra-canopy LED grow light incorporating Optical Lighting Film (OLF), which uses the reflective and transmissive properties of the OLF inside an expandable section of light tubing. The tube and film combination transport a light source distributing the light along the length of the tube. The entire fixture assembly is mounted through the middle of the plant growth by suspending the fixture assembly. The light engine drives the beam down the light tubes, and can be mounted outside of the plant canopy to discourage exposing the plants to additional heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LIFTED LED, LLC
    Inventors: Jaxon K. Patterson, Rob Love
  • Patent number: 10508797
    Abstract: A luminaire has a light emitting portion extending between first second end caps to define a length between the first end cap and the second end cap. The first end cap comprises a receptacle and the second end cap comprises a post both of which extend in an insertion direction. The receptacles are configured to closely receive the posts and the insertion direction is disposed transversely to the length. A method of assembling a luminaire assembly includes positioning a first end cap of a first luminaire over a second end cap of a second luminaire; moving the first end cap relative to the second end cap in the insertion direction; and inserting the post into the receptacle. An electrical connector on the first end cap may connect with a mating electrical connector on the second end cap to complete an electrical connection between the first luminaire and the second luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Donald Walker, Qingcong Hu, Boris Karpichev, Andrew Bendtsen, Kurt Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10415802
    Abstract: A linear lighting fixture abutment mechanism including a first portion having a first structure and a second portion having a second structure each portion mounted on a longitudinal wall of respective lighting fixture housings, the first portion and the second portion located at a position proximate to a respective lateral edge of the lighting fixtures. The first structure and the second structure configured to interlock together to retain respective lateral edges of the first and the second lighting fixtures in rigid proximity. The abutment mechanism device configured to generate opposing longitudinal forces on the first and the second lighting fixtures, the opposing longitudinal forces generated by a force that is at least one of movement along a lateral axis and a moment about the lateral axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Charles Leigh Huddleston
  • Patent number: 10393329
    Abstract: There is provided a light fixture that includes a mechanism for attaching the light fixture to another light fixture. The mechanism includes a set of retractable hooks configured to mate with an end of the other light fixture to attach the light fixture to the other light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Steve Germain
  • Patent number: 10390400
    Abstract: A soft start circuit device couples at the junction between a 0-10 volt DC dimmer and an LED driver. A first wire couples with the positive polarity dimmer output, and a second wire couples with the negative polarity dimmer output. A capsule provides electrical insulation and physical consolidation and isolation to the capsule interior, and the first and second wires each pass through the capsule wall into the capsule interior. A capacitor and resistor are retained in the capsule interior and are each electrically coupled in parallel across the first and second wires. A sealant fills the capsule interior. At least one indicium is affixed with each wire, to indicate proper polarity connection with the 0-10 volt DC dimmer output. The capsule may further comprise a generally cylindrical and light transmissive polycarbonate packaging tube, and first and second end caps. The sealant may also comprise a light transmissive silicone sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Heartland, Inc.
    Inventor: Blake D. Redfield
  • Patent number: 10352513
    Abstract: A modular canopy lighting system is described comprising suspension elements for suspending said system from a ceiling, power beams including internal power beams, and connectors for connecting beams with other beams and beams with suspenders and lighting elements. The system is modular with the beams assembled to preferably define a single plane. A variety of lighting elements are usable in the present system, including lighting elements embedded in beams. The lighting elements may be configured with lenses in order to, for example, direct or diffuse the emitted light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Contemporary Visions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Sonneman
  • Patent number: 10302256
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus including a plurality of frames connected to each other in the lengthwise direction; a connector, which is arranged between the plurality of frames and interconnects the plurality of frames by including a portion inserted into one of the plurality of frames, and including another portion inserted into the other one of the plurality of frames; and a light source arranged on the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-kwang Kwon, Joo-hun Han, Bang-won Oh, Du-su Kwon, Hyun-kyung Kim, Yoon-ki Park, Yoon-suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10295159
    Abstract: A modular lighting fixture may include an elongate housing having ends and terminating in sidewall edges, an elongate lens having end edge portions and opposite elongate edges forming lens-sealing surfaces, each fitted to a corresponding one of the sidewall edges, a pair of end structures each removably attachable to either end of the housing, such end structures fitted to the lens; and a plurality of gasket seals including an elongate gasket between each elongate edge and its corresponding lens-sealing surface and a gasket between each end of the housing and its corresponding lens end edge portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Kenall Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Charles A. McCarthy, James P. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10288239
    Abstract: A lamp device includes a shell and a light-emitting module. The shell has two guiding fastener members opposite to each other. The light-emitting module includes a carrier board body, fastening members, light-emitting assemblies, and a light-permeable shield module. One side of the carrier board body has two opposite connecting members. The carrier board body is connected with the two guiding fastener members through the connecting members to move relative to the shell along the guiding fastener members. The carrier board body has fastening holes cooperating with the fastening members so that the carrier board body and the guiding fastener members are fastened to each other. The light-emitting assemblies and the light-permeable shield module are fixedly disposed on one side of the carrier board body. The light-permeable shield module does not protrude from the ends of two side walls of the shell that are away from a top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Tsung-Lung Lee, Kuo-Sung Huang, Jerryson Lee
  • Patent number: 10240762
    Abstract: A recessible track for a lighting system, the track including a channel defined by first and second opposing sidewalls, a base wall, and a longitudinal opening opposite the base wall, a first lateral flange extending laterally from an exterior of the first sidewall substantially parallel to the base wall and for at least a portion of the length of the track, and a second lateral flange extending from an exterior of the second sidewall substantially parallel to the base wall and for at least a portion of the length of the track. The channel is dimensioned such that it does not extend past a thickness of standard ?-inch drywall when recessed while the first and second lateral flanges secure the channel to the surface. The flanges may be concealed by blending with the drywall using a concealing material such as a joint compound or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PureEdge Lighting LLC
    Inventor: Gregory L. Kay
  • Patent number: 10222561
    Abstract: A light launch device for transmitting light into a traceable fiber optic cable assembly with tracing optical fibers is disclosed herein. The traceable fiber optic cable assembly and light launch device provide easy tracing of the traceable fiber optic cable assembly using fiber optic tracing signals. Further, the launch connector is easily attached to and removed from the fiber optic connector with repeatable and reliable alignment of optic fibers, even when the fiber optic connector is mechanically and/or optically engaged with a network component. The fiber optic connectors are configured to efficiently illuminate an exterior of the connector for effective visibility for a user to quickly locate the fiber optic connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Sebastian Bauco, Douglas Llewellyn Butler, Ashley Wesley Jones, Jason Clay Lail, Eric Stephan ten Have
  • Patent number: 10208933
    Abstract: An adjustable light fixture and lighting system are selectively adjustable in the field and provide even light distribution across a space. A housing is selectively adjustable to a selected housing length and is mountable to the surface. A tray mountable to the housing includes plates which are selectively adjustable relative to one another to a selected tray length. Each plate includes a plurality of electroluminescent light sources providing uniformly luminous light across the light fixture. Overlap of plates varies the tray length and blocks light from light sources on one plate by the opposite plate. Evenly distributed light is therefore provided with no bright or dark spots. A lighting system of a plurality of light fixtures electrically connected to one another includes at least one adjustable light fixture, and preferably at least one stationary light fixture of fixed length. Methods of installation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Forum Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Seligman, Nicholas Brahm, Wescott Israel
  • Patent number: 10197254
    Abstract: A ceiling grid system formed of struts has a plurality of elongate insert light units. The grid system suspended from the ceiling and comprising a multiplicity of steel elongate channels (struts) arranged in the grid. The channels having a downwardly directed U-shape and defining an opening and an open channel interior, the channel having opposing J-shaped wall portions, each wall portion with an inwardly directed curved lip portion defining a gap width therebetween the two wall portions. The elongate insert light units seated within one of the steel elongate channels, each insert light unit having an elongate body with a light emitting side, each insert light unit comprising a housing, and a strip of light emitting diodes, and a transmission portion at the light emitting side, the body retained in the interior of the channel, each light unit removable and replaceable with the respective channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Walthill Opportunities, L.L.C.
    Inventors: William Todd Crandell, Benjamin S. Arriola
  • Patent number: 10180241
    Abstract: A conversion device for converting a linking cord for electrically linking two linkable LED lighting fixtures together to a power cord, the conversion device having a body portion with a portion for receiving a plug of a linking cord, and a portion with prongs for insertion into an electrical outlet for transmitting electricity to a linkable LED lighting fixture to which the lighting cord is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ETi Solid State Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Van Winkle
  • Patent number: 10172215
    Abstract: A LED lamp has at least two LEDs to provide light of at least two different spectral outputs. An optic element has an entry surface disposed to receive the light from the LEDs. The entry surface includes refracting surfaces that refract the light tangentially. The refracting surfaces may extend radially relative to a center of the entry surface. The refracting surfaces may be continuously curved in cross-section where the refracting surfaces may include convex refracting surfaces and concave refracting surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Tarsa, Michael John Bergmann, David Power, Jeremy Johnson, Jean Claude deSugny
  • Patent number: 10145552
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes example magnetic LED lighting systems. A lighting apparatus in accordance with the present disclosure may include LEDs connected in series with a resistor. The LEDs are each coupled, directly or via thermal vias through a mounting element, to one or more magnets. The magnets may serve dual purposes: as a heat sink to dissipate heat and enable LEDs to be used, and as a mounting device to mount the lighting apparatus to a desirable location, such as on an automobile or an industrial machine. The dual-purpose magnets may eliminate the need for an additional heat sink element, thereby reducing weight and/or size of the lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lux Lighting Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Eric Fay
  • Patent number: 10125968
    Abstract: A lighting device may be produced by providing a protected elongate light emitting module, including a substrate with at least one electrically-powered light radiation source, and at least one sealing mass protecting light radiation source(s), and by coupling to said light emitting module a channel-shaped cover member with a body portion including light permeable material and side portions, with the side portions of the cover member embracing and locking therebetween the light emitting module and with light radiation source(s) facing towards body portion of cover member, whereby the light permeable material provides a propagation path for the light radiation from light radiation source(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Alberto Zanotto, Simone Massaro, Thomas Rieger, Roberto Didone′, Simon Bobbo, Lorenzo Baldo
  • Patent number: 10072827
    Abstract: A lighting fixture can be configured to display reduced visibility of seams and hardware when illuminated. At the junction site between lighting modules of a modular lighting assembly, support hardware can be positioned within corresponding recesses in the respective coupling ends of the connected lighting modules. An outer element can also be wrapped around the respective outer edges of the coupling ends and partially into the junction site adjacent to the support hardware. Connective seams between the wrapped outer edges and support hardware at the junction between lighting modules can thus be de-emphasized when adjacent lighting elements are activated. Multiple, different shaped modules can be combined to create light fixtures of different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: 3Form, LLC
    Inventors: W. Bruce Clark, Caleb L. Patterson