Recessed Patents (Class 362/364)
  • Patent number: 10865966
    Abstract: A retrofit trim lighting device is provided. In example embodiments, the retrofit trim lighting device comprises a bracket comprising an opening; at least one torsion spring secured to the bracket and configured to mount the retrofit trim lighting device within a recessed housing; a retrofit housing comprising at least one light engine; and an engagement element. The engagement element is secured to the retrofit housing through the opening of the bracket such that, when so secured, the retrofit housing and the bracket are rotatable relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10851977
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present fixtures include a mechanical actuator configured to direct movement of a light mount along an arcuate path defined by arcuate bearing surface(s). Some embodiments of the present fixtures include a rotatable portion coupled to a stationary portion at an interface that is at least partially defined by smooth surface(s). Some embodiments of the present mounts include a base having a sidewall that defines an outer perimeter and mounting tab(s), each movable between a deployed state and a retracted state in which at least a portion of the mounting tab is disposed within the outer perimeter. Some embodiments of the present removable shroud assemblies include a lens coupled to a second end of a shroud and movable from a first position to a second position in which a portion of the lens is not in contact with the second end of the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LUCIFER LIGHTING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ben Mathews, Scott Bell
  • Patent number: 10775018
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a housing, a downlight that includes one or more first light sources configured to emit a first light downwardly from the housing, a waveguide, and one or more second light sources. The waveguide is formed of a portion of an optical material and characterized by opposing planar faces joined by one or more edge faces about a periphery of the optical material. The waveguide forms at least a portion of an uppermost optical surface of the luminaire. The one or more second light sources are coupled with the housing and configured to emit a second light into the optical material through at least one of the one or more edge faces. The waveguide is configured to emit at least a portion of the second light upwardly from an upper one of the planar faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Dewayne Grove, Benjamin Bruckner
  • Patent number: 10746383
    Abstract: A multi-angle light source device includes a holder, a housing movably connected with the holder and rotated relative to the holder, a power supply received in the housing and electrically connected to the holder, and a body fixedly connected to the housing. The body includes a fixing portion fixedly connected to the housing, a connecting portion rotated relative to the fixing portion and at least one illuminant formed on a distal portion of the connecting portion to rotate relative to the connecting portion. The present structure can flexibly adjust its luminous angle so that it can be conveniently used in different lamp-housings, suppress light pollution, reduce waste of electric energy, and further improve its heat dissipation performance of the product by the power supply separating from its heat source of each illuminant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Guanke Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Qing Lan, Xuren Qiu, Ligen Liu, Shoubao Chen
  • Patent number: 10677420
    Abstract: Optical components for lighting devices and lighting devices including such components are described. In some embodiments the optical components are in the form of a lens that alter the distribution of light produced by a lighting fixture. In some embodiments, the lenses are in the form of a downlight to wallwash lens which, when placed in a downlight fixture, convert the light distribution to that of a wallwash fixture, e.g., causing the downlight to produce an off-axis light distribution, without changing the fixture. The lens includes a body with a light source facing side and an opposite room facing side having two optically active regions, each including structures that redirect a portion of light received through the light source facing side and incident thereon. The first region includes structures that redirect, via refraction, and the second region includes structures that redirect, in part via total internal reflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Radl, Zhuo Wang, Yvetta Pols Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10502390
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp assembly comprising a lamp housing, a light source, a lens, and a bezel. The light source is attached to and supported by the lamp housing and the lens is spaced from the light source. The lens is attached to and supported by the bezel. The lamp housing, lens, and/or bezel include a wall with one or more perforated areas that are defined by a micro mesh of holes. Each hole in the micro mesh has a cross-sectional area that is less than 0.3 square millimeters. The micro mesh of holes provides airflow through the vehicle lamp assembly to reduce or eliminate the build-up of condensation inside the vehicle lamp assembly. The micro mesh of holes may be backlit or arranged in a pattern to enhance aesthetics or create a logo on the vehicle lamp assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D Knettle, Kyle P Lucas
  • Patent number: 10473307
    Abstract: A linear light fixture assembly for supporting a light fixture in a ceiling structure, comprises a light fixture mounting structure having a pair of opposed boundary regions configured to fit within a designated light fixture receiving region in the ceiling structure, and a plurality of spring elements configured to spaced outwardly from at least one of the boundary regions, each spring element having a mounting region configured to be anchored to the mounting structure and a free end region to extend therefrom and to be laterally outwardly biased in a first position to form a path of contact with a support surface region on the ceiling structure to anchor the structure in the receiving region, each of the spring elements configured to be movable toward the corresponding boundary region in a second position to release the path of contact to release the light fixture from the receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Axis Lighting Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas James, Howard Yaphe, Andrew Miles
  • Patent number: 10334338
    Abstract: A small dual-speaker ceiling speaker system including a loudspeaker and a tweeter with an acoustic diffuser that is adjustable over a range of lengths for different thicknesses of ceiling tile and is independently adjustable over a range of acoustic port sizes. The loudspeaker sends acoustic waves into a acoustic channel that includes a truncated conical shell, or acoustic channel cone, with a cylindrical acoustic channel shell extending therefrom. A tweeter is mounted in the acoustic channel shell. A diffuser couples to the acoustic channel shell using threads that may be engaged or disengaged. The diffuser has a diffuser element that can be raised or lowered with a screw to adjust the size of the acoustic port. The diffuser element has demarcations for visually indicating acoustic port size. A housing with a base having extendable braces supports the speaker system on the ceiling grid, rather than on the tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Johnathan Ivey
  • Patent number: 10234085
    Abstract: In a lighting strip system having an elongate support arrangement for holding lamp units and lines for electricity supply and/or signal transmission, the support arrangement has an I-shaped profile in cross section, with two receiving regions, which run in the longitudinal direction of the support arrangement and are separated by a preferably vertically aligned partition, wherein the lines for electricity supply and/or signal transmission are arranged in one of the receiving regions and operational devices of the lamp units are arranged in the other receiving region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventors: Gerald Ladstaetter, Gerhard Galler, Thomas Rein
  • Patent number: 10168028
    Abstract: A lamp includes a main body, a lighting assembly, a lampshade assembly, and a reflector cover. The main body includes a heat sink and a lamp holder, the bottom of the heat sink extends outwardly to form a flange, the lamp holder has a trumpet shaped structure, a bottom of the lamp holder has a minor axis along a longitudinal direction and a major axis along a transverse direction. The lighting assembly is mounted to the bottom of the lamp holder. The lampshade assembly includes a cover body covering the lamp holder and a spring located in the cover body. The reflector cover includes a sleeving portion and an embedded portion, an inner diameter of the embedded portion is less than the major axis of the bottom of the lamp holder, and is greater than the minor axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN JIA SHENG LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shui-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 10125934
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a T-Grid LED lighting system with insertedly coupled illumination assembly, including a T-Bar, an illumination assembly, and a driver assembly. The illumination assembly includes parts that are insertedly coupled to each other and to the T-Bar, providing convenience and saving cost in maintenance and/or update. The T-Grid LED lighting system also generates less heat and has advantageous thermal dissipation, eliminating the need for extra heat dissipation structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen OKT Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Allan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10125965
    Abstract: A recessed light apparatus for being installed at a ceiling includes a light source unit, a heat sink for dissipating heat generated from the light source unit, and a thermal insulating member coupled between the heat sink and the light source unit to define an upper space above the heat insulating member and a bottom space below the thermal insulating member. In case of fire, the heat insulating member prevents flame or fire spreading from the bottom space to the upper space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Liangju Wu
  • Patent number: 10094519
    Abstract: A visible LED retrofit kit includes a chassis for an LED assembly and an elongated bracket including a first end portion and a bifurcated second end portion. The first end portion of the bracket is configured to be bent for attachment thereof to a first longitudinal side of a light fixture housing. The second end portion of the bracket includes a first tab and a second tab. The first tab is configured to be bent for attachment of the second end portion to a second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing. The second tab is configured to movably couple the chassis to the second longitudinal side of the light fixture housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FLEX LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Stranczek, Jordon Musser, Kevin Emr
  • Patent number: 10077875
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode lamp includes an optically-transparent lens and an assembly. The lens includes a parabolic section defined about an axis and having a focus. The section includes a surface extending from the axis to a periphery of the section at a first end of the section, and a channel extending along the axis partially inside the section at a second end of the section. The assembly includes a chip and a dome. The chip is disposed in the channel at the focus of the section. The dome is disposed in the channel forming an interior space between the dome and the lens. The space is filled with an optically-transparent material having an index of refraction approximately equal to an index of refraction of the lens that eliminates or reduces effect of an optical interface between the material and the lens on direction of light emitted by the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Vitrulux Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Bronislav Vladislavovich Gorlinskiy, Yuri Sergeevich Panteleev
  • Patent number: 10047934
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes an elongated housing defining an elongated chamber. The housing is mountable at first end to a structure. A fixture includes a receptacle that receives a light bulb. The fixture is configured to be slidably inserted into the housing from inside the structure and positioned within the elongated chamber of the elongated housing outside the structure. An alternate lighting apparatus includes a mounting apparatus having a housing including a receptacle for receiving a light bulb and a body portion connected to the housing. The mounting apparatus is positionable in a first position inside the structure and configured for receiving a light bulb inside the structure, and the mounting apparatus is postionable in a second position wherein the mounting apparatus with the housing and the received light bulb is slidably inserted through a bore in a wall of the structure and the housing is positioned outside the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Anthony Nevitt
  • Patent number: 10011356
    Abstract: An illumination device (6) comprising a light source (8) producing a first cone of light (10) and a deflection unit (12) for the beam-shaping conversion of the first cone of light (10) into a second cone of light (14a,b) and to emit the latter towards the target area (4a,b), the deflection unit (12) can be varied in order to vary the form (Fa,b) and/or the intensity distribution (Ia,b) in the second cone of light. An illumination system (2) contains the illumination device (6) and the target area (4a,b). The illumination device (6) or the illumination system (2) is used to illuminate a surface of an interior of a vehicle as target area (4a,b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Schmid, Andreas Hammel, Jan Guenther, Marc Renz, Dirk-Achim Schevardo
  • Patent number: 9919643
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a headlamp including a first connector, a headlamp housing accommodating the headlamp, and a harness including a second connector configured to be connected with the first connector, in which the headlamp housing includes a connector holding portion holding the first and second connectors connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsumiyama, Takashi Hisamura, Chad Enger
  • Patent number: 9709257
    Abstract: A recessed light apparatus for being installed at a ceiling includes a light source unit, a heat sink for dissipating heat generated from the light source unit, and a thermal insulating member coupled between the heat sink and the light source unit to define an upper space above the heat insulating member and a bottom space below the thermal insulating member. In case of fire, the heat insulating member prevents flame or fire spreading from the bottom space to the upper space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Liangju Wu
  • Patent number: 9689565
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for directional recessed luminaires includes a tilt adjustment screw 104 and rotation adjustment screw 124 supported in adjacent positions on a bearing ring 102, the screws being oriented vertically and conveniently accessible through an open center of the bearing ring. Follower 106 travels vertically on the tilt adjustment screw when rotated. Drive link 108 connected to both the follower and a four bar linkage (110), transfers force from the follower to the linkage when the tilt screw is rotated. The linkage pivots about anchor points 114,116 and is pivotally connected to lamp carrier frame 118 supporting light source 105. When the tilt adjustment screw is rotated, light source moves along a path (FIG. 6, 7) to aim the light beam. After aiming, the mechanism locks the light source into place. The mechanism is compact and the adjustment screws are easily accessible from beneath the mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Aaron P. Fryzek
  • Patent number: 9677747
    Abstract: An illustrative remodel light assembly for installation from a front side surface of a ceiling or wall panel, such as drywall, includes a collar inserted though and secured to a panel cutout with bendable fingers, a light housing, a light trim including a trim flange, the flange for abutting a front side surface of the panel, and a plurality of self-actuating spring clips coupled to an outer periphery of one of the light housing and light trim, the self-actuating spring clips engaging the collar. The collar provides a secure structure that lines the cutout and upon which the trim flange and self-actuating spring clips secure the light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Highbridge
  • Patent number: 9664347
    Abstract: A lighting fixture can dispose a light source in a recess of a ceiling or another surface while providing at least one of three adjustments that facilitates installation or post-installation setup. The first adjustment can support mounting the fixture to surfaces of differing thicknesses while maintaining the light source at a uniform recess depth. The second possible adjustment can facilitate rotating a visible portion of the fixture, typically an aperture or hole through which light transmits from the light source into a room or some other illuminated space. After the lighting fixture is attached to the ceiling, a user can rotate the aperture for alignment with another fixture or another object. The third possible adjustment can provide an illumination pattern that can be tilted to various angles or oriented in various directions according to user preference or to establish a desired lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Terence J. Clarke, James C. Jones, Rongxiu Huang, Lin Zhihong
  • Patent number: 9623798
    Abstract: An instrument cluster assembly having a biasable member for reducing noise produced by vibration, where the instrument cluster assembly includes a light housing, a perimeter sidewall formed as part of the light housing, and at least one biasable member integrally formed with the perimeter sidewall. A mask is selectively connected to the light housing, and an inner perimeter sidewall is formed as part of the mask. The biasable member includes a base portion formed with the perimeter sidewall, and a flange portion integrally formed with the base portion. At least a portion of the flange portion is in contact with the inner perimeter sidewall of the mask, such that the flange portion deflects to absorb vibration between the light housing and the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Jose Francisco Lopez Reyes, Bruno Fornelli Campos, Victoria Elvira Arellano Echeverria
  • Patent number: 9506611
    Abstract: A recessed down-light fixture having a housing with a light source aperture, a control gear assembly containing control gear, and a guidance system that allows the control gear assembly to slide and align with the light source aperture. The aperture enables passage of a light source through a barrier such as a ceiling. The housing includes a latching or locking device for release and passage of components through the aperture for maintenance or re-lamping. The control gear assembly, or internal wiring compartment, includes a stop that secures the shuttle in a position above the aperture. The control gear assembly can then be detached and pass through the aperture, providing access to electrical components and splices within the assembly. A trim ring having a concealable surface is mounted around the aperture to increase the structural integrity of the aperture, allow for plastering and painting, and to provide a finished appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Rafael M. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9494286
    Abstract: A troffer door assembly has a frame assembly, a lens member and a light emitting diode (LED) assembly. The rigid brace member is affixed to the frame assembly such that the rigidity of the frame assembly is increased. Hinge members and latch members are positioned in exterior slots on the frame assembly such that the location of the hinge members and latch members can be adjusted. In this manner installed troffer light fixtures can be retrofitted by replacing the installed troffer door with the troffer door assembly as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Green, Scott W. Lowden, Efrain Padilla, George S. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9447953
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light fixture that includes a main body element that approximates a hollow spherical segment, a lamp assembly that includes a light source, an inner element, an outer element, wherein the light source, the inner element and the outer element are coupled together with the main body element positioned between the outer element and the inner element, and a central portion that extends through the main body element and couples the inner element to the outer element, wherein the lamp assembly is selectively movable relative to the main body element to alter a relative position and an angular orientation of the light source relative to the bottom opening without any portion of the lamp assembly extending blow the main body element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: GENERATION BRANDS LLC
    Inventor: Michael Lawlor
  • Patent number: 9429307
    Abstract: A connection to an electrical supply for a lighting system can be configured to facilitate deployment of the lighting system in a cramped space, for example in a shallow overhead plenum. The lighting system can comprise a housing for the light source. One or more sides of the housing can extend about the light source, for example circumferentially around the light source or otherwise laterally enclosing the light source. The electrical connection can be provided at a side of the housing, resulting in a low profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Kathawate, Jason Paulsel, Steven Pyshos
  • Patent number: 9316387
    Abstract: LED lights including a metal core printed circuit board (MCPCB) having a rear side and a front side are disclosed. At least one LED may be mounted to the front side of the MCPCB. A transparent window may be mounted and sealed to the front side of the MCPCB to enclose the LED. A portion of the MCPCB may extend from the transparent window so that it can be in heat exchange contact with water when the window of the lighting fixture is submerged in water or other fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventors: Mark S. Olsson, John R. Sanderson, IV, Brian P. Lakin, Jon E. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9206968
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment of a light fixture, which may be a type of recessed downlight called a wallwasher, includes a light housing and has a power supply, such as a driver and/or electrical junction box, mounted on or forming an arm. The arm is rotationally coupled to the light housing, with the arm having two axes of rotation relative to the light housing. That is, the arm freely rotates laterally about a first axis, and freely rotates in elevation about a second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Highbridge
  • Patent number: 9202394
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shading device for use with a display system. The shading device comprising fixing means (102) for fixing onto the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: BARCO N.V.
    Inventor: Karim Meersman
  • Patent number: 9121590
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a fixture to be generally received in a recess of a support surface. A plurality of light engines are disposed within the fixture. The light engines each have at least one light source. A heat flange disposed about a distal end region of said fixture. The heat flange having a hollow, generally frustum shape with a cross-section extending generally radially outwardly beyond said fixture and extending away from said distal end region of said fixture. The hollow shape provides a flange cavity for housing of driver or other components for the light engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc.
    Inventors: James Gotay, Thomas Noll, Thomas Dreeben, Heinz Ito
  • Patent number: 9039254
    Abstract: A recessed lighting system is provided. The recessed lighting system includes a light module and a driver separately coupled to a chassis. The light module includes one or more rotatable prongs for allowing the light module to pivot while the driver and chassis remain static. By being mechanically separate, the driver does not interfere with the movement of the light module. In particular, since the light module is not directly coupled to and is mechanically separate from the driver, pivoting the light module does not require space in a cavity of an associated housing to accommodate the rotation of the driver. This independent freedom of movement allows the light module to achieve a greater degree of rotation in comparison to light modules that are mechanically dependent on drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh
  • Patent number: 9039253
    Abstract: Provided is an illumination device including a light source, a power supply to supply power to the light source, a housing including one side formed to be open, and including the light source and the power supply in the housing, at least one diffusion cover, disposed on the open side of the housing, through which light from the light source passes, and a power cover, disposed on the open side of the housing, to cover one side of the power supply. The illumination device may minimize a number of components or tools used for installing the illumination device. The illumination device may be readily installed by changing a structure and components included in the illumination device may be readily changed and repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joong Hun Jin, Min Ho Cha, Hyeong Won Yun
  • Patent number: 9033559
    Abstract: An assembling heat dissipating lighting device comprises a lamp socket means and a heat dissipating lighting means. The lamp socket means includes an installing space and an installing hole communicated with the installing space. A periphery of the installing hole is formed with an inserting portion and an engaging portion. The heat dissipating lighting means includes a LED lighting member and a heat dissipating member thermally connected with the LED lighting member, and an outer ring surface of the LED lighting member has an engaging element and a fastening portion. The heat dissipating lighting means is fixed to the lamp socket means by way of engaging the engaging element into the installing space and correspondingly engaging the fastening portion with the engaging portion by way of rotating the heat dissipating lighting means. Thus, the convenience of disassembly and fixation of the assembling heat dissipating lighting device is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Polar-Lights Opto Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsien-Chih Ting, Cheng-Tai Chou, Chun-Jiun Chang
  • Patent number: 9033557
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to underwater lights for attachment to a niche, the niche including a threaded hole. The underwater lights include a light body that defines a flange. The flange includes an elongated slot. The elongated slot is configured and dimensioned to receive a fastening element therethrough for securing the light body to the niche. The underwater lights can include a spacer through which the fastening element is inserted. Tabs of the spacer can be inserted into the elongated slot of the flange. The elongated slot is configured and dimensioned to receive the fastening element therethrough. The threaded hole is configured and dimensioned to receive the fastening element. A position of the light body relative to the niche is adjustable by translating the fastening element within the elongated slot. Embodiments are also directed to underwater light systems and associated methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Hayward Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Potucek, James Carter
  • Patent number: 9028093
    Abstract: A method of retro-fitting an existing luminaire housing comprises the steps of removing lighting components from the existing housing, fastening a first powertray retaining assembly to an end cap of the existing housing, fastening a second powertray retaining assembly to a second end cap of the existing troffer, telescoping a powertray to a size allowing the powertray to be moved through an opening in the existing housing, inserting the powertray through the opening in the existing housing and retaining the powertray on one of the first and second retaining assemblies, telescoping the powertray to engage the other of the first and second retaining assemblies and, positioning a diffuser in the troffer. A retro-fit luminaire assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: William C. Fabbri
  • 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: 9004713
    Abstract: An interior illumination assembly comprising a lamp housing mountable on an interior panel and a lamp removably supportable within the lamp housing. The lamp includes an LED module carrying an LED and removably receivable by the lamp housing into an installed position in the lamp housing. A lens is disposed across the module opening and a reflector carried by the LED module reflects light from the LED through the lens into the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Man-D-Tec, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Roy Mandy, Dalton John Mandy, Brandon Roy Mandy
  • Patent number: 9004728
    Abstract: A light assembly that includes a mounting frame on which a light engine is mounted so as to direct light through the mounting frame opening and out of an opening in the ceiling. The light assembly is designed to permit the light engine to be rotated and tilted, in some embodiments without the need for tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Gregory Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150085500
    Abstract: A recessed lighting assembly has an integrated junction box, a removable insert configured to be secured within the junction box/housing, and a connector for connecting the electrical components to electrical wires of the cable within the interior of the junction box/housing. The insert comprises a light emitter, such as one or more LEDs, electrical components for supplying current to the light emitter, and an exterior portion that is exposed when the assembly is mounted to the structure. The connector may include one or more quick connect members for conveniently connecting household wires to electrical leads of the insert. The assembly may be installed by initially mounting the junction box/housing to structure, forming an electrical connection between the household wires and the fixture wires, and securing the insert within the junction box/housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: CANARM LTD.
    Inventors: James A. Cooper, Hon Man Kuan
  • Patent number: 8979329
    Abstract: A curved wall, square-shaped reflector assembly includes multiple reflector wall sections and multiple enclosure wall sections. Each reflector wall section is slidably coupled to a respective enclosure wall section by positioning a top reflector flange of the reflector wall section above a top support flange of the enclosure wall section and aligning alignment features on the enclosure wall section with holes on the reflector wall section. In addition, a bottom flange of the reflector wall section is positioned below a bottom edge of the enclosure wall section, thereby providing a consistent tension along the wall surface of the reflector wall section. Each enclosure wall section includes flange members on opposing side edges. Each of the combined reflector-enclosure wall sections are positioned orthogonal to one-another and coupled together along the adjacent flanges from the adjacent enclosure wall sections with rivets. The assembly reduces light leak without damaging the reflector surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Michael Darrill Moore, Robert Allan Blalock
  • Publication number: 20150062930
    Abstract: An light emitting diode (LED) module includes a circuit board, a plurality of LED chips arranged on and electrically connected to the circuit board, and an encapsulant arranged on the circuit board and covering the LED chips, a plurality of first recesses defined in a first surface of the circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: CHUNG-MIN CHANG, CHIEN-LIN CHANG-CHIEN, YA-TING WU, ZHENG-HUA YANG
  • Patent number: 8967832
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a lighting and ventilating system including a main housing. The main housing can include an inlet through which air can be received within the main housing and an outlet through which the air can exit the main housing. A fan wheel can be supported in the main housing and it can be operable to generate a flow of air. A grille can be coupled to the main housing and the grille can comprise at least one aperture. The system can include a plate coupled to the grille and the plate can include a recess. Also, a set of illumination devices can be at least partially disposed within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Mirko Zakula, Corey S. Jacak
  • Patent number: 8960973
    Abstract: Splice enclosures for housing wire splice connections in a luminaire are described herein. The splice enclosures may each include a cover that includes one or more tabs extending substantially orthogonal from the cover, and a bottom housing (or body) having a base and two side walls and two end walls. Moreover, at least one of the side walls includes an outer surface having one or more protrusions for engaging the tab(s) of the cover. Additionally, at least one of the end walls includes a wire routing aperture. In some embodiments of the invention the cover may include at least one notched protrusion that aligns with the wire routing aperture to retain wires exiting an end wall of the splice enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Kathawate, James Richard Christ
  • Patent number: 8956013
    Abstract: A light assembly contains a troffer containing a housing. One or more LED light units are contained within the troffer, wherein each of the LED light units contain only one corresponding conductive end cap. A pair of conductors extending from each of the corresponding conductive end caps are mated with a corresponding socket contained within a DC power supply module contained within the troffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Larry N. Shew
  • Patent number: 8950885
    Abstract: A downlight comprises a light source for generating a light to be emitted downwards by the downlight, a mounting ring for retaining the downlight on a ceiling element, and a reflector for reflecting the light generated by the light source. A holding device which retains the reflector on the mounting ring is designed in such a way that the reflector is retained on the mounting ring merely by lying thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zumtobel Lighting GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Pieper
  • 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: 8950898
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an illumination device includes driver and LED lighting modules collectively sized to fit within a recessed-can lighting fixture constructed for use with incandescent or halogen bulbs, thereby facilitating LED changeover without removal and replacement of the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Terralux, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Catalano
  • Patent number: 8944627
    Abstract: A recessed lighting device includes an electrical component housing that has a cavity. The recessed lighting device also includes a plaster ring that includes a plaster plate that has an opening therethrough. The plaster ring also includes a body extending substantially orthogonally from a perimeter of the opening towards the electrical component housing. The recessed lighting device further includes an illuminated panel that includes an electrical component assembly inserted through the opening and into the cavity, where the electrical component assembly is positioned within the electrical component housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Westly Davis Hetrick
  • Patent number: 8931932
    Abstract: A moisture release valve for an outdoor light including a valve body having a stem received in a valve guide and having a head seating with a valve seat integrally formed of part of a sidewall of a light casing of the light fixture. Valve body is gravity displaced between a closed position and an open position depending upon light fixture orientation and can include a counterweight carried by its stem interiorly disposed within the fixture helping to cause displacement of the valve body toward the desired open or closed position in response to a change in light fixture orientation. Valve body can be a rivet, such as a split rivet, and the counterweight can be a washer, such as an annular washer, having an opening generally in registry with the valve guide permitting fluid within the fixture to drain from the fixture when the valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: G.H.L. International, Inc., Magnum Power Products, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Lipscomb, Keith H. Hamm, Stanley L. Suring, Walter J. Fiedorowicz, Harley A. Reabe, Walter E. Frohboese, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150009676
    Abstract: A compact recessed lighting system is provided. The lighting system includes a light source module and a driver separately coupled to a unified casting. The driver is formed in a “donut” shape such that the light source module may be coupled to the casting in the center hole formed by the driver. The lighting system may also include a reflector that surrounds the light source module and shields the driver from exposure to the area surrounding the lighting system. Based on this configuration, the lighting system provides a compact design that allows the combined casting, light source module, driver, and reflector to be installed in a standard junction box instead of a “can” housing structure to reduce the overall cost of the lighting system while still complying with all building and safety codes/regulations. This configuration also allows the lighting system to achieve a UL fire-rating of at least two hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Michael D. Danesh