With Mounting Means Patents (Class 362/365)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150103536
    Abstract: A retention structure for retaining a recessed lighting fixture behind a ceiling includes an attachment structure that has a first wall and a second wall. The attachment structure is designed to be attached to a housing of a recessed light fixture. The retention structure further includes a screw attached to the first wall of the attachment structure and to the second wall of the attachment structure. The retention structure also includes a pawl attached to the threaded screw. The pawl is rotatable along with the threaded screw. The pawl is also axially movable along the threaded screw between the first wall of the attachment structure and the second wall of the attachment structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Grzegorz Wronski, Zhihong Lin, Steven Pyshos, Jyoti Gururaj Kathawate
  • 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: 20150085499
    Abstract: A light fixture mounting assembly that includes a lamp housing having a sidewall and an opening defined by a rim at one end of the sidewall and a detent extending outward from the sidewall in a position to engage an outer surface of a panel when the housing is in an installed position. A lamp module is carried within the lamp housing and comprises a lamp positioned to emit light through the housing opening. The lamp housing is configured to carry either a spring clip-type retainer or a hose clamp-type retainer to hold the lamp housing in the installed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MAN-D-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Roy Mandy, Dalton John Mandy, Brandon Roy Mandy, Tyler Flake
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150078012
    Abstract: A light fixture has a mount to attach the light fixture to a support structure. A yoke is connected to the mount and is operable to rotate relative to the mount at least 360 degrees about a rotation axis passing through an illumination aperture of the light fixture. A lamp is connected to the yoke and is operable to rotate with the yoke about the rotation axis. A proximal end of a junction box is connected to the yoke and is operable to rotate at least 360 degrees relative to the yoke about the rotation axis, to maintain a rotational orientation of the junction box relative to the mount during rotation of the yoke and lamp. The junction box is operable to pivot relative to the yoke, about a pivot axis perpendicular to the rotation axis and to contact the support structure on a distal free end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: USAI, LLC
    Inventor: Howard D. Delano
  • Patent number: 8979332
    Abstract: A mounting device for an LED lamp has a support tube and at least one fixed unit. The support tube has an outer surface and an external engaging surface. The external engaging surface is formed on the outer surface of the support tube. Each one of the at least one fixed unit has a positioning block mounted movably and pivotally around the support tube and has a front surface and an internal engaging surface. The internal engaging surface is formed on the front surface of the positioning block and engages the external engaging surface of the support tube. Therefore, it is convenient to adjust the fixed unit to a suitable position so that the LED lamp can be installed at any location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Keeper Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Fu Liu
  • Patent number: 8966741
    Abstract: A one-piece, sloped baffle includes a generally cylindrical central opening having a central axis extending between an open circular end and an open elliptical end. A plane defining the open circular end is perpendicular to the central axis. A plane defining the open elliptical end is at an oblique angle relative to the central axis. The baffle further includes an opening extending between the ends and a pair of opposing edges substantially parallel with the central axis and on opposite sides of the opening. First projections are positioned on opposite sides of the opening and aligned with the opposing edges. Second projections are positioned on opposite sides of the opening at a radial distance from the first projections. The baffle further includes a plurality of grooves that extend circumferentially around an inner surface of the baffle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schneider Electrical USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph B. Stauner
  • Publication number: 20150043224
    Abstract: Present invention teaches the construction of a LED lighting device where water-proof structure can be implemented to prevent water from coming into contact with the LED modules that are housed inside the device; accumulated water inside the groove/channel area will flow out, via the hole(s), and through the ring of ledge area of the light diffuser cover and drip down and away from the lighting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael CHEN
  • Publication number: 20150043223
    Abstract: Present invention teaches to the construction of a LED lighting device where a LED light module and a retention piece will be placed inside an outer cover and a receiving tray, which can then be assembled to a commercially available junction box, instead of an extra can or bucket, resulting in reduced space requirement for the installation of recessed lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael CHEN
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150029732
    Abstract: A recessed LED light fixture is provided. The fixture includes a housing assembly, a power supply, and a light source. The power supply is positioned below the light source relative to an opening of the housing from which light from the light source is emitted. The power supply is positioned on an exterior side of the housing and proximate a lower-most extent of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: HATCH TRANSFORMERS, INC.
    Inventor: Michael L. Hatch
  • Publication number: 20150016121
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus includes a radiating fin exposed externally on an upper surface of a casing having a light source and a drive unit accommodated therein, and a securing portion to secure the casing to a ceiling surface. The radiating fin includes a ventilation path that is provided in the form of a groove located between a plurality of fin portions extending in a first direction parallel to each other and has opposite ends in the first direction, externally opened. The securing portion allows the radiating fin to be disposed with a distance from the ceiling surface. When the illumination apparatus is installed on the ceiling surface the radiating fin and the ceiling surface form a space having opposite ends in the first direction, each externally opened, and opposite ends in a second direction corresponding to a direction in which the plurality of fin portions are aligned, each externally opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumio Kokubo, Hirokazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8920003
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a first body module, a light module, a second body module, a wire-receiving unit, and a wire. The light module is disposed on said first body module. The second body module is movable telescopically relative to the first body module. The wire has two ends respectively and electrically connected to the first and second body modules, and a portion that is received within the wire-receiving unit and that is movable at least partially into or out of the wire-receiving unit as a result of adjusting the length of the luminaire, thereby preventing entanglement of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Lite-On Electronics (Guangzhou) Limited, Lite-On Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Shun-Chung Cheng, Chih-Huang Wang, Chang-Ming Cheng