With Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/365)
  • Patent number: 10816169
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a housing structure having a rear face, a sidewall, a front end face, a partition to divide an interior cavity of the housing structure into a top portion and a bottom portion, and at least one exterior width dimension such that at least a portion of the housing structure fits into a space having a width of less than 3.5 inches. A light source module is positioned in the bottom portion of the housing structure, and an AC to DC converter is positioned in the top portion of the housing structure to power the light source module. A reflecting element is positioned to direct light produced by the light source module out of the housing structure. At least a portion of a front surface of a substantially flat lens is substantially coplanar with an exterior surface of the front end face of the housing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DMF, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Danesh, Jamie Nixon
  • Patent number: 10816163
    Abstract: A ceiling lamp includes a mounting member, a lamp body, an upper lighting module, a lower lighting module, a sound device, and a control terminal. The lamp body includes a top plate, an inner shell, an outer shell, and a light output module. The light output module includes an upper diffusion board, a reflective member, a light guide board, and a lower diffusion board. Thus, the upper lighting module emits light upward, and the lower lighting module emits light downward such that the ceiling lamp provides upward and downward lighting effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10801706
    Abstract: The invention provides a fixture element (1) for mounting a luminaire (10) at least partly in an opening (510) of a ceiling (500), wherein the fixture element (1) comprises (i) a body (100), (ii) a first side portion (155) protruding relative to the body (100) at a first side (150) of the body (100) and configured to support the luminaire (10), (iii) a second side portion (165) protruding relative to the body (100) at a second side (160) of the body (100), and (iv) an engagement element (200) resiliently connected to the second side (160) of the body (100) and configured to clamp a part of the ceiling (500) between the engagement element (200) and the second side portion (165).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Vincent Stefan David Gielen, Rick Gerhardus Nijkamp
  • Patent number: 10735840
    Abstract: A device for securing an object to a ceiling includes a threaded rod, a bracket and a spring-loaded tab. The spring-loaded tab has a tab portion with an outer surface. The tab portion is rotatable about an axis perpendicular to the threaded rod. When the device is attached to the object and the object moves into an opening in the ceiling for installation to the ceiling, the tab portion is urged from an extended position to enable the object to pass through the opening. Subsequently, the tab portion returns to its extended position such that the object can be temporarily supported by the tab within the ceiling opening. The bracket is configured so that during a removal process, a portion of the bracket urges the tab portion inward from the extended position to enable the object to be removed from the ceiling opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter C. Santoro, Dennis E. Meyer, Jr., Robert A. Warden, Gregor Mittersinker, Seung Hyuk Noh, Christopher J. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10683994
    Abstract: A frame piece of a frame for a luminaire is disclosed. The frame piece can include an inner surface, a first frame coupling feature disposed at a first end of the frame piece, and a second frame coupling feature disposed at a second end of the frame piece. The first frame coupling feature can be configured to mechanically couple to the second frame coupling feature of a first adjacent frame piece. The second frame coupling feature can be configured to mechanically couple to the first frame coupling feature of a second adjacent frame piece. The inner surface forms a partial opening through which a light source component can traverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Huang Rongxiu, Michael Troy Winslett
  • Patent number: 10677429
    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: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10598354
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to an adjustable light fixture and method of installing the same. Various embodiments of the adjustable light fixture comprise a light head comprising a light source, a lens, and a frame; a socket base configured to be secured relative to a socket of a light assembly; and an extender located between the light head and the socket base and configured to move between an extended configuration and a compressed configuration. In various embodiments, the adjustable light fixture is installed by engaging the socket base with a corresponding socket of a light assembly, and adjusting the extender toward the compressed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Barry Feit
  • Patent number: 10598351
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus has a major housing, multiple hook slots, and multiple hooks. The major housing has a surface ring and a main cup. The main cup contains a LED plate and a driver circuit. The LED plate emits light through an opening of the surface ring. The multiple hook slots are located surrounding the main cup. The multiple hooks have bottom hooks inserted and locked in corresponding hook slots respectively and have top hooks to fix the major housing on a ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shouqiang Hou, Xiaoliang Wen
  • Patent number: 10591145
    Abstract: A luminaire (1) comprises lamp holder (3) and a lamp (2) mountable to the lamp holder (3). The lamp holder (3) has a body (6) with a cylindrical inner surface (8) and protuberances (1) located around the cylindrical inner surface (8). The lamp has a housing (15) with faces (21) and groups of grooves (22a, 22b, 22c) around an outer surface. Each group of grooves (22a, 22b, 22c) is spaced away from a first end of the housing (15) by a different distance. The faces (21) facilitate insertion of the housing (15) into the body (6) at a first orientation by providing space for the protuberances (10) between the housing (15) and the cylindrical inner surface (8). The lamp (2) is rotatable in the lamp holder (3) from a first orientation to a second orientation in which the grooves of one of the groups of grooves (22a, 22b, 22c) accommodate the protuberances (10) to secure the lamp (2) to the lamp holder (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: John Cullen Lighting Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Healey
  • Patent number: 10557622
    Abstract: A recessed light fixture and methods for manufacturing the same are disclosed. Embodiments include a support base and an adjusting bracket pivotally connected to the support base, the support base capable of pivoting between a first pivot position and a second pivot position to facilitate a user moving the adjusting bracket. When a lighting source is connected to the adjusting bracket, a user is able to move the lighting source and bracket aside to facilitate the user accessing the region behind the lighting source and bracket, which can include a power supply box and door. In at least one embodiment, a single-blade bracket extends perpendicularly from the support base while in the first pivot position and does not extend perpendicularly from the support base while in the second pivot position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Highbridge
  • Patent number: 10527264
    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: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10520796
    Abstract: The present invention provides a light-reflecting device for a photographic light, comprising a positioning member which is engageable with a support member, a top end of the support member being provided with a jacket; wherein the positioning member is provided with a locking mechanism of the jacket, the locking mechanism being provided with a movable lock button, the lock button being movably connected to the jacket. The present invention has the following beneficial effects: compact integral structure, convenient disassembling operation, and long life time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Yueqing Originality Photography Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qingyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10508783
    Abstract: A flush mount fixture can be installed directly into a junction box in ceiling while still meeting safety standards such as fire safety stands and electrical standards. The fixture can be electrically powered directly from the power lines entering the junction box. The components and materials have been designed and selected specifically for installation into a junction box to thereby provide a flush mounted fixture. By meeting all required safety standards, the lighting fixture is easy and quick to install. No additional cans, hanger bars, or similar devices are needed. The fixture's trim is removably attached such that it can be pulled away and replaced by a similar trim piece having a different color or decorative appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Nicor, Inc.
    Inventor: Rocklan E. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10508782
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to LED lighting that can be used for retrofit applications. In some examples, an LED light source is attached to a heat sink assembly. A housing assembly includes an LED driver connected to the LED light source. A mounting bracket is attached to an anterior of the heat sink assembly and to an anterior plate of the housing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Moon, John Luhrs
  • Patent number: 10501007
    Abstract: An indicator disposed proximate a fuel port of the vehicle is disclosed. The indicator comprises a persistent luminescent layer, a first light source, and one or more circuits. The persistent luminescent layer is configured to emit a first color of light. The first light source is configured to emit a charging emission to charge the persistent luminescent layer. The one or more circuits are configured to selectively activate one or more portions of the first light source such that the persistent luminescent layer is charged and illuminates the indicator in the first color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart C. Salter, Paul Kenneth Dellock, James J. Surman, Balbir S. Grewal
  • Patent number: 10400964
    Abstract: A retrofit LED lighting fixture for retrofitting alight source in a small recessed area. The retrofit LED lighting fixture has a junction box (200) installable through a luminaire housing (100) to fit within the small recessed area. A light engine module (300) is removably attached within the luminaire housing (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Wayne T. Driscoll
  • Patent number: 10378738
    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 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Jared Michael Davis
  • Patent number: 10344926
    Abstract: The modular LED retrofit lamp system includes a high-power LED light engine, together with an integrated optics mount, an integrated yet serviceable LED dimmable driver, and a point of attachment on the center area of the engine for mounting the LED engine. Different mounts for the engine can include, but are not limited to, PAR56, PAR46, PAR64, PAR38, Mini Candelabra, Intermediate Screw Base, Mogul Screwbase, and Fresnel-based Theatrical Fixtures. One LED light engine can replace a wide range of tungsten lamps ranging up to 500 watt equivalents in output performance, as well as dimming performance. Additional brackets and lamp sockets easily retrofit into an existing lighting fixture, while dimming capabilities are retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Moon, John Luhrs
  • Patent number: 10309630
    Abstract: A light fitting system has a light fitting for recessed mounting of a luminaire in a substrate such as a ceiling, which fitting comprises a luminaire support and a base for receiving the luminaire support and in relation to which base the luminaire support may be manipulated or moved or directed, and a tool for manipulating the luminaire support. The luminaire support and the luminaire support tool are configured for cooperative inter-engagement whereby the tool may be releasably inter-engaged with the luminaire support to enable manipulation of the luminaire support in relation to the base providing the advantage of a readily adaptable or manipulated luminaire support angularly adjustable or removable by means of the luminaire support tool thereby enabling adjustment and/or removal and replacement of a luminaire from a base without dismantling the fitting from the substrate into which it is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLED LIMITED
    Inventors: Simon Cadisch, Riccardo Bellano
  • Patent number: 10281117
    Abstract: A lighting fixture includes a light engine elastically coupled to a front ring module. The light engine includes a heat sink and at least one biasing member is coupled between the heat sink and the front ring module. The at least one biasing member is configured to urge the front ring module toward the heat sink. The biasing member could be a spring or an elastic band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lumenpulse Group Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Read, Joseph G. S. De Nardo, Sebastien Bire
  • Patent number: 10247394
    Abstract: The current invention relates to a housing (10) for securing a recessed fixture in a support (20), the housing (10) comprising at least one spring (12) resting on a portion of the side wall (10a) when loaded, and extending outwardly from the side wall (10a) when released so as to secure the housing (10) in the support (20); the housing (10) further comprises at least one releasable retention member keeping the spring (12) loaded over a given length of insertion of the housing (10) into the support (20). The housing (10) can notably be used in a recessed light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Frederic George Bardot, Reinier Imre Anton Den Boer, Sébastien Thierry Fol
  • Patent number: 10247397
    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: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Feit Electric Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10174916
    Abstract: A lighting fixture structure for a recessed lighting fixture includes a housing and a junction box. The lighting fixture structure further includes an arm. The arm is attached to the housing and to the junction box. The arm is rotatably attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Zhihong Lin
  • Patent number: 10174915
    Abstract: A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing includes a door assembly and a retainer including a flange. The flange is deformable between a first position and a second position. The light source is within the housing. The retainer includes the flange coupled to the housing of the door assembly. The retainer is configured to engage at least one of the troffer housing and a T-bar of a ceiling system to thereby selectively secure the door assembly within the ceiling system when the flange is in the first position. The retainer is further configured to facilitate at least one of installation and removal of the door assembly when the flange is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Scribante, Joe Bluma, Scott A. Green, Matthew S. Tlachac, Paul Stegemann
  • Patent number: 10072804
    Abstract: A table lamp has a lighting head with an asymmetrical light output. The lighting head is reversibly mountable to a support structure, so that the light output can be adapted to be optimized for positioning on either side (left or right) of a table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Deng, Guo Jiang Wang, Wan Xuan Lim, Yaoling Hu, Changxun Ke, Jianzhi Lou, Tingting Gao
  • Patent number: 10059256
    Abstract: One or more systems and techniques for illumination of a vehicle grille assembly are provided herein. The vehicle grille assembly may include a backlight panel, a vehicle grille structure, an emblem controller, and a peripheral controller. The backlight panel includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs). The vehicle grille structure includes a first opening associated with an emblem and a plurality of second openings arranged circumferentially about the first opening. The emblem controller controls illumination of emblem LEDs to illuminate in an order tracing an outline associated with the emblem. The peripheral controller controls illumination of peripheral LEDs arranged circumferentially about the emblem LEDs to illuminate outwardly in a lateral direction from the center portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nathaniel W. Diedrich
  • Patent number: 10036519
    Abstract: The modular LED retrofit lamp system includes a high-power LED light engine, together with an integrated optics mount, an integrated yet serviceable LED dimmable driver, and a point of attachment on the center area of the engine for mounting the LED engine. Different mounts for the engine can include, but are not limited to, PAR56, PAR46, PAR64, PAR38, Mini Candelabra, Intermediate Screw Base, Mogul Screwbase, and Fresnel-based Theatrical Fixtures. One LED light engine can replace a wide range of tungsten lamps ranging up to 500 watt equivalents in output performance, as well as dimming performance. Additional brackets and lamp sockets easily retrofit into an existing lighting fixture, while dimming capabilities are retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Moon, John Luhrs
  • Patent number: 9970636
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a pivot bracket that includes a first arm, a second arm, and a connector band that couples both the arms. The pivot bracket is pivotably coupled to a trim assembly at the first end of each arm such that the pivot bracket is pivotable with respect to the trim assembly about a first axis of rotation defined by and axially passing through a first aperture of each arm located at the respective arm's first end. Further, the pivot bracket is pivotably coupled to a socket bracket at an opposite second end of each arm such that the socket bracket is pivotable with respect to the pivot bracket about a second axis of rotation defined by and axially passing through a second aperture of each arm located at the respective arm's second end. Further, the lighting system includes a light source coupled to the socket bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Philip Dean Winters
  • Patent number: 9894949
    Abstract: A modular lighted artificial tree that includes first and second coupleable tree sections. The first tree section includes: a first trunk portion; a first wiring assembly having a first wire and a second wire, the first wiring assembly; a first trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the first wiring assembly, the first trunk electrical connector including a first tree-section fuse connected electrically in series between the first wiring assembly and the first light string and a first light string in electrical connection with the first tree-section fuse. The second tree section includes: a second trunk portion; a second wiring assembly having a first wire and a second wire, the second wiring assembly; and a second trunk electrical connector in electrical connection with the second wiring assembly. The first tree section is configured to couple to the second tree section such that the trunk electrical connectors are electrically connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9627830
    Abstract: A lighting system can comprise a receptacle for mounting and supplying electricity to a lamp. The receptacle can be compatible with multiple types of lamp sockets. For example, the receptacle can be compatible with two types of lamp sockets that utilize spring force for socket retention in the receptacle. In one such lamp socket type, a spring clip retains the lamp socket in the receptacle utilizing outward spring force. In another such lamp socket type, a spring clip retains the lamp socket in the receptacle utilizing inward spring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Jared Michael Davis, Rongxiu Huang, III
  • Patent number: 9618195
    Abstract: A recessed lighting fixture includes a housing, a baffle, a trim ring, a cover, and at least one attachment element. The housing includes an inner wall and side walls extending to an open outer end. The baffle is secured to the housing by at least one fastening element and includes a reflector wall extending through the outer end of the housing. The trim ring extends radially outward from the reflector wall beyond the outer end of the housing and defines a central opening. The cover includes a light transmitting panel and an attachment ring extending around an outer periphery of the light transmitting panel, with the attachment ring being sized and shaped to cover a circumference of the trim ring. The at least one attachment element secures the attachment ring to the trim ring, such that an air seal is effected between the attachment ring and the trim ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Charles O'Brien-Bernini, David Herman Wolf
  • Patent number: 9591390
    Abstract: Improvements in a fixture housing for recessed speaker or lighting that can be installed from one side of a wall or ceiling is disclosed. Once the ideal location is identified an installer uses a hole saw to cut an opening in the desired location. The fixture housing can then be pushed into the opening. The fixture housing for recessed speaker includes a plurality of engaging tabs that allows an installer to simply lift the speaker into the fixture housing for recessed speaker, and then turn the speaker within the fixture to lock the speaker within the fixture housing for recessed speaker. The securing tabs fold inward to clear the hole opening and then fold back out where the securing ears are brought down onto the back side of the opening to clamp the fixture to the wall or ceiling and secure the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventors: Tyler Humphreys, Jeremy Burkhardt, Ken Humphreys, Edward Haase
  • Patent number: 9557022
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) light fixture for attachment to a recessed electrical connection enclosure includes a luminaire with a frame having a non-round form. The light fixture includes a luminaire rotatably joined to a mounting member at a rotary connector. The mounting member has least one fastener for attaching the mounting member to a mounting fixture of the recessed electrical connection enclosure. The luminaire may be rotated relative to the mounting member attached to the mounting fixture of the recessed electrical connection enclosure, to orient the non-round frame of the luminaire in a desired orientation. The mounting member may be a mounting bar, and may include first and second fasteners at opposite ends of the mounting bar. Various types of fasteners may be employed for attachment to the mounting fixture of the recessed electrical connection enclosure, such as torsion springs, tension clips, J-box bracket clips, and twist-and-lock fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ever Venture Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: John Araki
  • Patent number: 9366418
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for connecting a light fixture having a light emitting diode (LED) lighting element to a mains power conductor in an electrical junction box is disclosed. The apparatus includes a support configured to attach to the electrical junction box and an electrical converter operable to receive electrical power from the mains power conductor and to generate an output power suitable for powering the LED lighting element. The apparatus also includes an output connector disposed on the support and in electrical connection with the electrical converter for receiving the output power, the output connector being operable to receive a connector of the light fixture for powering the LED lighting element, the output connector being oriented to receive the connector of the light fixture when the support is attached to the electrical junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Graham Gifford
  • Patent number: 9366421
    Abstract: An LED base module includes a substrate and several driving units disposed on the substrate. Each driving unit includes a circuit layer, a separating wall, an LED driving component, a packaging member, and two electrodes. The circuit layer, the separating wall, and the electrodes are disposed on the substrate. A portion of the substrate corresponding to each driving unit is provided with an LED area and an electronic component area defined by the separating wall. The LED driving component is disposed on a portion of the circuit layer arranged in the electronic component area. The packaging member is formed on the electronic component area to entirely cover the LED driving component. A portion of the circuit layer arranged in the LED bonding area is used to bond to an LED chip, and the separating wall is configured to separate the LED chip and the LED driving component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: BRIGHTEK OPTOELECTRONIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., BRIGHTEK OPTOELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Chung Huang, Chih-Ming Wu, Yi Hsun Chen
  • Patent number: 9331403
    Abstract: A pair of terminal portions of a bus bar (i.e. a terminal clamp) includes spring portions each of which is arranged to exert a pushing force in a direction of sandwiching a base portion of a bulb, and contact portions each provided at a tip portion of the spring portion. A housing (i.e. a socket body) includes regulation portions located on opposite side of the terminal portions and arranged to abut on the terminal portions from opposite side of the base portion to regulate elastic deformation amount of the spring portions to be within a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Yamanaka, Atsuro Murata, Ryohei Konishi
  • Patent number: 9310036
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mounting device for mounting light fixtures into new or existing ceiling mounting openings. The mounting device allows new light fixtures to be retrofitted into existing ceiling openings by providing the appropriate interface between the light fixture and the ceiling opening. In certain example embodiments, the mounting device includes a ceiling coupling mechanism configured to secure the mounting device within an opening in a ceiling. The mounting device further includes a light fixture coupling element configured to couple to and retain a light fixture, thereby mounting the light fixture to the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Charles Richard Vasquez, Jared M. Davis
  • Patent number: 9182093
    Abstract: A ceiling lamp consists of one or more LEDs supported by a housing that fits within a hemispherical framework that may be installed in a ceiling. The LED housing comprises a hemispherical heat sink that may be movably retained within the framework and may be rotated 360 degrees in the horizontal plane and downwardly in the vertical plane. The frame has one or more upwardly extending legs rigidly attached to a ceiling trim and that hold a circular ring positioned above the heat sink. An adjustment screw passes through a concave disc above the ring, and extends through the ring where it is attached to the hemispherical heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Evolution Lighting, LLC
    Inventors: Dwight D. Santiago, Timothy J. Haubach
  • Patent number: 9167667
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrical device that includes a lighting circuit is disposed in the second housing and coupled to the voltage output terminals. The lighting circuit includes a control circuit coupled to a plurality of first light elements and at least one second lighting element. The plurality of first light elements is configured to provide a relatively wide illumination beam when energized by the control circuit in a first operational state, and the at least one second lighting element being configured to provide a relatively narrow illumination beam when energized by the control circuit in a second operational state. The control circuit is configured such that the first operational state and second operational state do not simultaneously occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Pass & Seymour, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Trolese, Richard M. Rohmer, Lam Chung Fai, Leung Kwok Chung, Joshua Haines
  • Patent number: 9068722
    Abstract: A repositionable junction box is disclosed. The repositionable junction box can include a base comprising at least one wall that forms a cavity. The repositionable junction box can also include a coupling portion extending from the at least one wall, where the coupling portion can include at least one first coupling feature disposed at a distal end of the coupling portion, where the at least one first coupling feature is configured to mechanically couple to a first complementary coupling feature of a plurality of first complementary coupling features disposed on a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Steven Pyshos, Huang Rongxiu
  • Patent number: 9052101
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mounting device for mounting light fixtures into new or existing ceiling mounting openings. The mounting device allows new light fixtures to be retrofitted into existing ceiling openings by providing the appropriate interface between the light fixture and the ceiling opening. In certain example embodiments, the mounting device includes a ceiling coupling mechanism configured to secure the mounting device within an opening in a ceiling. The mounting device further includes a light fixture coupling element configured to couple to and retain a light fixture, thereby mounting the light fixture to the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate, Charles Richard Vasquez, Jared M. Davis
  • Patent number: 9046257
    Abstract: A lighting device providing an easy installation in a roof or a wall, having a small number of pieces is disclosed. The lighting device comprises at least a holding body (1) having a main axis (A) and at least one opening (4), comprising at least one magnetic band called “fixed band” (5) including at least one first magnetic element having a first polarity, and body (6) arranged to hold at least one light source, said light body being capable of moving with respect to the holding body relative at least to the main axis, comprising at least one magnetic band called “mobile band” including at least one second magnetic element having a second polarity opposite the first polarity, wherein said mobile band faces at least a part of the fixed band during at least a part of the motion of the light body with respect to the holding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Sebastien Burguburu
  • Patent number: 9033558
    Abstract: A light source includes one or more solid state light emitting devices, a heat spreader thermally coupled to the one or more light emitting devices, and a mounting carriage configured to mount the one or more solid state light emitting devices in a lighting fixture light and thermally couple the heat spreader to the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BRIDGELUX, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Farmer
  • 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: 9028089
    Abstract: An illumination device includes a light source unit having a light emitting panel, and a mounting unit attached to a non-light-emission surface of the light source unit and provided with a circuit board for controlling energization of the light emitting panel. The mounting unit includes a connection terminal to which an external conductor for electrically interconnecting the circuit board and an external device is connected. The connection terminal is arranged inward of an outer peripheral end of a surface of the mounting unit to which the light source unit is attached. A clearance for passing the external conductor therethrough is formed between the light source unit and the mounting unit in a state that the external conductor is connected to the connection terminal and the mounting unit is attached to the light source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kotera, Hideharu Kawachi
  • Patent number: 9022622
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a combination lighting and ventilating apparatus for installation in a structure. The apparatus can include a main housing having a first aperture that defines a ventilating inlet and a lighting outlet, a lamp housing recessed within the main housing, having first and second apertures spaced a distance from one another, and having a portion that extends outside of the main housing, and a lamp recessed within the lamp housing and the main housing. In some embodiments, the apparatus further includes a fan positioned to draw air into and through the first aperture of the lamp housing, around the lamp, and through the second aperture of the lamp housing. In another aspect of the invention, a method of lighting and ventilating a room using a combination lighting and ventilating apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Broan-NuTone LLC
    Inventors: Gary J. Craw, Daniel L. Karst
  • Patent number: 9016905
    Abstract: A cover for a recessed light fixture includes a base plate mounted on a surface such that an outer perimeter of the base plate surrounds the recessed light fixture. A lens frame is removably secured to the base plate. The lens frame includes a recess that receives an onyx lens that is sized and shaped to fit within the recess. The onyx lens is secured between a lens border of the lens frame and the outer perimeter of the base plate so that the onyx lens is positioned over the recessed light fixture. Light from a lamp within the recessed light fixture passes through the onyx lens and is emitted from a polished surface of the onyx lens to provide a pleasing decorative glow for illuminating a step or other passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gary Y. Butler
  • 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: 9010962
    Abstract: An adjusting unit disposed between a housing including at least one or more semiconductor optical devices and a case accommodating an SMPS, so as to adjust the height of the casing. At least one or more light emitting modules are mounted on the bottom surface of the housing, and a position determining unit is disposed in the housing in correspondence to an edge of the light emitting module. A heat sink unit is provided in correspondence to the top surface of the housing. Therefore, transport costs can be significantly reduced by securing the loading space. The semiconductor optical devices serving as a light source can be appropriately arranged, and the semiconductor optical devices can be mounted at accurate positions. Furthermore, products can be rapidly mass-produced due to a simplified manufacturing process thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Posco LED Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Wan Kim, Min Uk Yoo, Min Su Kim, Jung Hwa Kim