Ceiling-suspended Support Patents (Class 362/404)
  • Patent number: 10596962
    Abstract: An automotive chandelier assembly includes a cage that has a plurality of openings extending therethrough. Thus, the cage has a grid-like structure to pass light therethrough and the cage is positionable to replace a dome light cover in a vehicle. A plurality of refractors is provided and each of the refractors is positioned within a respective one of the openings in the cage. Each of the refractors refracts light passing through the respective opening to produce a chandelier effect when the dome light is turned on. A plurality of ornaments is provided and each of the ornaments is suspended from housing. Each of the ornaments is comprised of a light refracting material to produce a chandelier effect when the dome light is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Nelson Darden
  • Patent number: 10458633
    Abstract: A deformable and quick-installation illumination includes a central assembly, a first lateral assembly provided with lamp bars, and a second lateral assembly provided with lamp bars, the first lateral assembly is movably connected to one side of the central assembly, so that the first lateral assembly can retract or stretch, the second lateral assembly is movably connected to the other side of the central assembly, so that the second lateral assembly can retract or stretch, and the first lateral assembly and the second lateral assembly are both connected to the central assembly by using a limiting component, so that the illumination lamp can maintain a stretching state. A plurality of lamp bars can be installed on a building at a time, so that an installation procedure is simplified, thereby implementing quick installation, and reducing installation costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: COOLUX LIGHTING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ilona Mai
  • Patent number: 10436412
    Abstract: A lamp assembly for a vehicle includes a housing that defines a space; an outer lens that covers the space defined by the housing; and a bezel disposed on the space defined by the housing. The lamp assembly also includes a plurality of OLED modules mounted on the bezel that is disposed on the space defined by the housing, the plurality of OLED modules mounted to be separated from each other. The lamp assembly further includes a drive module configured to control the plurality of OLED modules; and a connecting flexible circuit board disposed on at least one of the housing or the bezel, to which each of the plurality of OLED modules is connected and which is connected to the drive module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jonghak Lee
  • Patent number: 10345689
    Abstract: Provided is a video-image-projecting-function-equipping lighting device having favorable usability for a user. The lighting device has: a lighting unit for emitting illumination light; a projection type video image display unit for projecting a video image; and also a structure of suspending the lighting device from a ceiling surface so as to make its horizontality adjustable, and the projection type video image display unit displays an image for guiding the adjustment of the horizontality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Watanabe, Nobuyuki Kaku, Tatsuya Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10344964
    Abstract: A lighting structure for a ceiling fan includes a substrate. The substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface. At least a lamp is disposed on the bottom surface. A plurality of fins and an upright wall are disposed on the top surface. The upright wall extends upward and extends around an enclosure to form therein a receiving chamber for receiving a ceiling fan control device. A first connection portion is disposed near the top end of the upright wall and connected to the ceiling fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Chao Chin Yao
  • Patent number: 10208930
    Abstract: A ceiling light includes a threaded rod, a light source module, a tray, a locking member and an outer lampshade. The threaded rod in turn extends through the tray, the light source module, the locking member and the outer lampshade. The outer lampshade is provided with a screw hole screwed onto the lower end of the threaded rod. A receiving space is defined between the tray and the outer lampshade. The light source module is received in the receiving space. The light source module includes a wire board mounted on the tray and an inner lampshade mounted on the wire board. The locking member is mounted on the threaded rod and rests on the bottom of the light source module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 9810417
    Abstract: A light emitting diode module is removably coupled to a heat sink with screws and includes slots configured to receive at least a portion of the screw therethrough, the width of the slot being greater than the thread-width of the screw but less than the width of the screw head. Some slots also include a keyhole having a diameter greater than the width of the screw head. For embodiments without keyholes, the module is coupled to a heat sink by loosening the screws, sliding them into the slots, and tightening the screws to hold the LED module in place. For embodiments with one or more keyholes, the keyhole is vertically aligned with the screw, the module is moved down over the screw, and the screw is moved into the narrower portion of the slot. Then, the screws are tightened to hold the module in place against the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Grzegorz Wronski
  • Patent number: 9677746
    Abstract: A system according to an embodiment of the invention may include a track and a power supply substantially contained within the track. One or more lamps may be electrically connected to the power supply. The lamp may be an HID lamp, an LED lamp, or a fluorescent lamp. The power supply may be a ballast or a transformer, and may comprise a printed circuit board with electrical power handling components on one side. The system may also include a housing which may surround the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Rafael M. Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9594261
    Abstract: Disclosed is a light guiding valve apparatus comprising an optical valve, a two dimensional light source array and a focusing optic for providing large area collimated illumination from localized light sources. A stepped waveguide may be a stepped structure, in which the steps may be extraction features optically hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. Returning light propagating in a second backward direction may be refracted, diffracted, or reflected by the features to provide discrete illumination beams exiting from the top surface of the waveguide. A two dimensional array of viewing windows may be produced. Such controlled illumination may provide for efficient, multi-user autostereoscopic displays with wide viewing freedom and low cross talk and near-eye displays that are substantially transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Graham J. Woodgate, Michael G. Robinson, Jonathan Harrold, Miller H. Schuck
  • Patent number: 9551482
    Abstract: A light fixture assembly includes a housing having an interior surface, a ballast mounted on the interior surface of the housing, a first reflector releasably coupled to the interior surface of the housing, the ballast being substantially enclosed between the housing and the first reflector when the first reflector is in a first, closed position and being exposed when the first reflector is in a second, open position spaced from at least a portion of the interior surface, a lens releasably coupled to the housing, the first reflector being substantially enclosed between the lens and the housing when the lens is in a first, closed position and substantially exposed when the lens is in a second, open position. This construction provides relatively easy and quick access to the ballast for replacement and from below the fixture if it is mounted in or on the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan D. Seward, Martin C. Werr, David J. Rector, Randy K. Lewis, Raymond A. Brown
  • Patent number: 9225131
    Abstract: A low voltage power assembly may comprise a track that includes one or more conductive plates and one or more metal plates, wherein the track is powered from a low voltage power source; and a power connector assembly that connects to the track, wherein the one or more conductive plates connect to the power assembly providing a low voltage power connection, and further wherein the one or more metal plates connect to the power assembly providing a magnetic connection. The power connector assembly may be configured to provide low voltage power through the track to a low voltage power device. The low voltage power assembly may include a configuration of ferrous material, conductive material, and nonconductive materials arranged in such a way as to provide a method for power and/or signal distribution to a mating device, such as to a set of magnetic LED modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: RTC Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph C. Ernest, Thomas E. Hubley, John W. Swafford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9062869
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus has an upper housing assembly and at least one additional housing assembly. The upper housing assembly has a top wall and at least one sidewall. The top wall includes a mounting portion with mounting brackets that are configured to attach to respective extension members when the lighting apparatus is rotated into a locking arrangement, with the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: James Michael Lay, William L. Dungan
  • Publication number: 20150146439
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting arrangement comprising, among others, means for supporting rods from the ceiling, light fixtures at the lower ends of the rods, and coupling means between the supporting means and the rods, allowing a modular light fixture to be installed with multiple configurations. The invention is characterised in that it comprises one or more nodes, each node occupying coordinates that are pre-determined using a corresponding configuration method, with one or more holes being made in the ceiling or roof, into which a support or rosette is inserted in order to act as a supporting means for one or more pairs of rods at the upper end thereof, said rods being of equal or different length, while at the lower end the rods are connected with the incorporation of the light fixtures and/or bulbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: GRUPO T DIFFUSION S.A.
    Inventor: Pere Llonch Fontanet
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150117025
    Abstract: The lighting fixture comprises a receptacle having a first sidewall and a second sidewall disposed in opposed relationship and a first end wall and a second end wall disposed in opposed relationship. A back wall extends from the first and second sidewalls from the first and second end walls. The sidewalls, end walls and back wall define a chamber. The u-shaped channel having a base and opposed legs extends from the first end wall to the second end wall. The base of the channel extends into the chamber. At least one Edison screw type base socket is positioned on at least one leg of the channel. The Edison screw type base socket is designed to accept a screw type light producing lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas W. Adkins
  • Patent number: 9016909
    Abstract: An ornamental fixture includes a monolithic frame member having a plurality of integral bendable members, and a plurality of ornaments supported on the integral bendable members. The plurality of generally bendable members has a first portion and a second portion. At least a portion of the first portion is bent so that the second portion forms a post receivable in a first opening of a passageway within the ornament, and forms a distal portion extending from a second opening out of the passageway of the ornament. The distal portion is bent to inhibit movement of the ornaments off of the post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Swarovski Lighting, Ltd.
    Inventor: Brian E. Sigel
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8979309
    Abstract: An array of non-packaged LED dies is sandwiched between at least two transparent substrates having conductors bonded to the electrodes without wires. The light sheets are formed to emit light from opposite surfaces of the light sheet to create a bidirectional light sheet. The light sheet may be suspended from a ceiling to be perpendicular to the ceiling, or the angles of the light sheet may be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Louis Lerman, Allan Brent York
  • Publication number: 20150070915
    Abstract: A lighting assembly that has a heat. sink with an arcuate channel thereon around a circular member to receive wiring. During manufacturing the wiring is connected a printed circuit board. that engages the heat sink and is disposed through an opening in the heat sink within the arcuate channel. Then, during installation the wiring is wrapped around the circular member within the arcuate channel and held in place with an end cap. The wiring is then connected to wiring within a building allowing during which process stress and stain is transferred from the wiring to the heat sink to prevent damage to the connection point between the wiring and the printed circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Zdenko Grajcar, Tom Fields
  • Patent number: 8931936
    Abstract: A height-adjustable pendant lamp canopy assembly with an overhead-mounted junction box; a base-plate mounted transformer therein; an apertured insulating spacer plate below the base plate; a releasable cord grip with a threaded lower end protruding through the aperture; and, a clamping nut securing, releasably, the canopy cover on the end of the cord grip. A cord braid connector has a metal body with a cord-receiving, through-socket, a terminating portion for a fixture ground wire, and, a transverse screw hole. A braid-clamping, metal collar is clamped around braid of cord extending through the through-socket with the collar stuffed axially into the through-socket; and a clamping screw in the screw hole anchoring the metal collar and braid in the through-socket in a permanent electrical connection of the braid and the connector body, irrespective of limited lamp raising or lowering movement of the lamp power cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: W.A.C. Lightning Company Ltd
    Inventors: Sean Tham, Molly McGee, JunQuan Rao
  • Patent number: 8915611
    Abstract: A luminaire providing wide angle up lighting using light wells is provided. The luminaire can include a frame having a center plate and side walls. LED modules can be disposed adjacent to opposite side walls such that the LED modules are oriented towards each other. The luminaire can include light wells positioned over each of the LED modules such that light emitted by the LED modules may be reflected within the light wells until it is transmitted by a lens region of the light well at a wide angle relative to the nadir of the luminaire. The light wells can include reflective layers disposed on all surfaces surrounding the LED modules, and a transmittance lens region through which light, emitted by the LED modules as point sources, can exit the fixture as a surface of light. Light emitted by LED modules and light wells disposed on opposite sides of the luminaire can provide a bat wing distribution of up light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Lunera Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: John X. Zhang
  • Patent number: 8882298
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for achieving desirable light distributions. In one exemplary embodiment, the light module includes a body having a pair of opposed complex parabolic bodies, an LED light source, and an inner reflective surface. The light source can be configured to provide for a desired light distribution, such as a bat wing light distribution. The provided light distribution can be such that it is not the result of passing light through a secondary optics component. Thus, while in some embodiments the LED module can include a glare reduction lens disposed over at least part of the LED light source, the lens may not affect the resulting light distribution configuration. Exemplary configurations of other systems, devices, kits, and methods associated with the teachings are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: RemPhos Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David Gershaw
  • Patent number: 8864332
    Abstract: A passive cooling lighting fixture that includes a light diffusing lens. The fixture is self-contained and self-cooled in order to maximize the life span of the light source. The passive cooling system utilizes vented end caps that circulate cool air into the lighting fixture while venting hot air out of the lighting fixture. The light diffusing lens produces a light that is soft enough for use indoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Light Emitting Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Zorak Ter-Hovhannisyan
  • Publication number: 20140307445
    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: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: RAB Lighting Inc.
    Inventor: Doug Highbridge
  • Patent number: 8858051
    Abstract: An LED track-lighting system includes an LED for emitting light. A light-transmitting element captures light emitted by the LED light and emits it over at least a portion of the track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: CRS Electronics
    Inventor: Scott A. Riesebosch
  • Publication number: 20140301091
    Abstract: A mounting element for selective mounting of an object (1) for illumination or for transmission of light from a light source arranged behind the object, including two or more arms (5) which are arranged in one end (7) to be mounted so as to depend from a ceiling or to project from a wall, and in another and free end (6) are arranged to detachably engage, by a biasing force, in one of at least two alternative arresting seats (10, 16, 17) arranged to this purpose on an inner side of a frame (4) carrying the object, wherein a first of the arresting seats (10) is arranged to hold the frame into contact with the ceiling or the wall, and a second arresting seat (16; 17) is arranged to hold the frame while forming a gap (14) between the frame and the ceiling or wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Anders Rensmo
  • Patent number: 8851699
    Abstract: There is provided a lighting fixture adapted to be installed on a ceiling having a predetermined plane. A light emitting diode light source is supported by the lighting fixture. At least a portion of the lighting fixture protrudes below the plane of the ceiling supported by the lighting fixture. A heat sink is attached to the back side of the LED light source. The heat sink includes a thermal chimney directing heat away from the LED light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Enigma Universal Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: George Erik McMillan
  • Patent number: 8833996
    Abstract: Illumination devices are described for illuminating a target area, e.g., floors of a room, using solid-state light sources. In general, an illumination device includes a first light guide extending along a first plane, the first light guide to receive light from first light emitting elements (LEEs) and guide the light in a first direction in the first plane; a second light guide extending along the first plane, the second light guide to receive light from second LEEs and guide the light in a second direction in the first plane opposite to the first direction; a first redirecting optic to receive light from the first light guide and direct the light in first and second angular ranges; and a second redirecting optic to receive light from the second light guide and direct the light in third and fourth angular ranges, where the first, second, third and fourth angular ranges are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Louis Lerman, Ingo Speier
  • Patent number: 8820971
    Abstract: Lighting fixtures using light-emitting devices are disclosed with heat sinks that are both decorative and functional by providing heat dissipation for the light-emitting devices used therein. A luminaire can feature a base for attachment to a support and a driver positionable in the base. An electrical connector can extend downward from the base and have a proximal end and a distal end with the proximal end disposed in the base and engaging the driver. A heat sink can be disposed at the distal end of the electrical connector with the electrical connector extending through the heat sink. A light-emitting device can be attached to the heat sink and connect with the electrical connector such that the driver is electrically connected to the light-emitting device. A lamp shade can be secured to the heat sink proximal to the base with the light-emitting device disposed within the lamp shade and at least a portion of the body of the heat sink forming a decorative portion extending outward from the lamp shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua J. Markle, Robert Higley, Shawn Keeney, Greg Bibee, Donald G. Hirsh
  • Patent number: 8794804
    Abstract: A system for supporting and leveling a light fixture having a fixture body supporting one or more light sources, and connectors on the fixture body, and a pair of V-shaped hanger rods, where each hanger rod has an apex area and first and second ends, and the first and second ends are each configured to be coupled to one of the connectors. A pair of suspension rods are each configured to engage an overhead structure. A pair of spring clip brackets each having a slot and an aperture are releasably and adjustably secured along the length of one of the suspension rods, and also have a receptacle with a locking tab that receives and retains the apex area of one of the hanger rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal R. Verfuerth, Kenneth J. Wetenkamp
  • Patent number: 8789977
    Abstract: Techniques for light emitting diode (LED) lighting with heat spreading in illumination gaps. Inexpensive structural aluminum may be suitably employed to form a passive heat spreading mount for plural LEDs whose illumination collectively combines to provide the light needed by a particular lighting fixture, such as a pendant chandelier, by way of example, by angling fins of the passive heat spreading mount to correspond to illumination gaps of the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8783898
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides light emitting devices, including light fixtures and luminaires. In some embodiments, a light emitting device comprises at least one light source, a lightguide operable to receive light from the at least one light source at a first location on the lightguide, at least one light extraction region optically coupled to the lightguide and a substantially non-scattering region along a portion of the lightguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignees: ABL IP Holding LLC, Fusion Optix, Inc.
    Inventors: Zane Coleman, Peter Yi Yan Ngai, David Morin, Michael Trung Tran, Terence Yeo
  • Patent number: 8766556
    Abstract: A remotely controllable track lighting system includes a track with lamps supported on the track that are individually controlled by a wireless remote. Each lamp may be set to different intensity levels (e.g., high, mid, low, off) or to the same intensity level. All lamps may be set, upon initially turning on the lamps or at another time, to previously set intensity levels. The track system may also be powered via a wall switch where initially turning on the lamps via the wall switch causes all of the lamps to return to their previously set intensity levels or the user can move the wall switch off then on within a short period of time (e.g., 3 seconds) to cause all of the lamps to be set high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Evolution Lighting, LLC
    Inventor: A. Corydon Meyer
  • Patent number: 8733985
    Abstract: An example includes a lamp system couplable to a vertical structure and a horizontal structure, the system including a base including a first electrical contact couplable to a power source, a motor coupled to the base, the motor couplable to the power source, a cord coupled to the motor, with the motor configured to extend and retract the cord with respect to the base and a lamp socket coupled to the cord, the lamp socket including a second electrical contact mateable to the first electrical contact to electrically couple the lamp socket to the power source, wherein the base is hingedly couplable to a hinge plate, with a proximal portion of the hinge plate to be hinged to a side of the base in a vertical-mount configuration, with the cord extending through a channel located on a distal end of the hinge plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: GLS Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Greg Lyle Storm
  • Patent number: 8714787
    Abstract: There is provided a low bay lighting apparatus secured to an elevated horizontal surface. The low bay lighting apparatus including a light fixture and a mounting bracket to which the light fixture is to be removable attached. The light fixture includes a plurality of posts disposed on opposite ends of opposing outer side surfaces of the light fixture. The mounting bracket includes a plurality of slots configured to mate respectively with the plurality of posts to removably secure the light fixture to the mounting bracket. When being serviced, the light fixture is configured to freely hang from a first set of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Eugene McGehee, John Thomas Adinolfi
  • Publication number: 20140043835
    Abstract: An example includes a lamp system couplable to a vertical structure and a horizontal structure, the system including a base including a first electrical contact couplable to a power source, a motor coupled to the base, the motor couplable to the power source, a cord coupled to the motor, with the motor configured to extend and retract the cord with respect to the base and a lamp socket coupled to the cord, the lamp socket including a second electrical contact mateable to the first electrical contact to electrically couple the lamp socket to the power source, wherein the base is hingedly couplable to a hinge plate, with a proximal portion of the hinge plate to be hinged to a side of the base in a vertical-mount configuration, with the cord extending through a channel located on a distal end of the hinge plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: GLS Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Lyle Storm
  • Patent number: 8641241
    Abstract: Gimbaled LED array module. In an aspect, In an LED mounting assembly is provided for directing light emitted from an LED array. The LED mounting assembly includes a gimbaled assembly configured to receive the LED array and to allow for positioning the LED array to direct the light emitted from the LED array. The LED mounting assembly also includes a body portion configured to receive the gimbaled assembly, and a connector coupled to the body portion, the connector configured to provide at least one of an electrical connection and a mechanical connection for the mounting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bridgelux, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Farmer
  • Patent number: 8602611
    Abstract: Lighting fixtures using light-emitting devices are disclosed with heat sinks that are both decorative and functional by providing heat dissipation for the light-emitting devices used therein. A lighting fixture can contain an insert portion for removably attaching to a heat sink. A light-emitting device can be mechanically coupled and attached to the heat sink while simultaneously electrically coupling and connecting the light-emitting device. A lamp shade can be secured to the heat sink by attachably engaging with a retaining portion of the insert portion. The fixture comprises a lamp shade wherein at least a portion of a body of the heat sink forming a decorative portion can extend outward from the lamp shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua J. Markle, Robert Higley
  • Patent number: 8556477
    Abstract: A light fixture mounting post includes an upper threaded portion for attaching the post to a light shade and a lower portion having a multiplicity of sequential taper threaded segments for attaching light fixtures to the post. The upper threaded portion has left handed threads, and an O-ring and a shaped rubber washer residing between a post nut and the shade. A post flange limits the insertion depth of the upper threaded portion through the shade. The taper threaded segments include right handed pipe threads for tightly engaging the light fixtures and reduced thickness spaces separating the taper threaded segments allowing easy shortening of the lower portion. An unthreaded shoulder adjacent to one of the reduced thickness spaces lengthens the separation of the taper threaded segments below the unthreaded shoulder from the taper threaded segments above the unthreaded shoulder which facilitates the attachment of known light fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ohai
  • Patent number: 8550670
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus is shown and described. In one aspect, the lighting apparatus includes a lighting component and a mounting structure. The lighting component can include a light source, a plate, and a frame. The light source can include one or more lighting elements, such as light emitting diodes. The lighting component can be releasably secured to the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Boyer, Brian D. Cranston, James G. Vanden Eynden
  • Patent number: 8545063
    Abstract: There is provided a light fixture for mounting to a ceiling, wall or the like, which comprises a pot having a peripheral edge abutting the area adjacent a hole made in the ceiling or wall. A hook and a bolt cooperate to secure the pot to the ceiling or wall. Rotating the bolt causes the hook to move into an abutting engagement with the rear surface of the ceiling, the latter thus being contacted, on the outside, by the peripheral edge of the pot and, on the inside, by that portion of the hook engaging the rear surface of the ceiling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Eclairage Contraste M.L. Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Dupuy, Pascal Lecluze, Jayson Auger
  • Patent number: 8523378
    Abstract: A combination ceiling fan and track light where a support mechanism couples to the ceiling and supports the ceiling fan and the ceiling fan supplies power to the track light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Minka Lighting, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Schulzman
  • Publication number: 20130223100
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) system to retrofit a light fixture has a frame configured to be installed under an existing light fixture and a LED lighting assembly couplable to the frame. In one example, the frame is formed as a plurality of rails having a flange to be installed between the light fixture and a grid member of a ceiling suspension system. The frame may be installed without removal of the existing light fixture. The LED lighting assembly includes an LED array and an optical waveguide for dispersing light from the LED array. The LED system maintains a thin profile, enabling it to retrofit existing light fixtures. Installation time is reduced, thereby reducing labor costs, while the LED lighting provides more light with less energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ECOLITE MANUFACTURING CO.
    Inventor: ECOLITE MANUFACTURING CO.
  • Patent number: 8517553
    Abstract: A fan light apparatus comprises: a ceiling mount disk; a light frame, coupled to the ceiling mount disk; a lamp, fixed onto the light frame; a fan installing case, installed to the bottom of the light frame; a fan motor, installed in the fan installing case; a vane, pivotally coupled to the fan motor spindle; a support, movably coupled to an internal side of the bottom of the fan installing case; a wind-guide fan motor, fixed to the center of the support; a wind-guide vane, sheathed on a spindle of the wind-guide fan motor; a latch, pivotally coupled to the spindle of the wind-guide fan motor for supporting the wind-guide vane; and an anion generator, installed in a space between the vane and the wind-guide vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Superiorlite Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Charles Lan, Guo-You Liu
  • Patent number: 8491155
    Abstract: A solid state lighting system and components therefor are provided that are modular, rugged, reliable and energy efficient. Heat dissipation with respect to solid state light fixtures may be addressed by inverting the solid state lights on a circuit board to project light through apertures in the circuit board, so that heat need not be dissipated through the circuit board itself. In addition, solid state light fixtures may be coupled to one another along with a power supply in modular strands that incorporate AC/DC multi-wire cords that carry both AC and DC signals. Additional functionality, such as support for multiple lighting modes, may also be included, e.g., to support blackout lighting in addition to standard lighting. The multiple lighting modes may be selected, for example, by adjusting an electrical parameter of the AC power signal supplied to the lighting system, e.g., by rectifying the AC power signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Techshot, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Cherry, II, Todd P. Fricke, John T. Quesenberry, Nathan A. Thomas, John C. Vellinger
  • Patent number: 8485700
    Abstract: A low-profile luminaire has a planar light source comprised of one or more planar organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). The OLED light source is supported by a low-profile OLED support structure that lies in a plane. The support structure has a maximum height (H) of about two inches and preferably a height of about one inch or less. It also has perimeter dimensions that allow the luminaire to fit within and to be supported by the T-bar grid of a grid ceiling system. Electrical components for driving and controlling the OLED light source can be provided within the support structure or externally of this structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Y. Y. Ngai
  • Patent number: 8469560
    Abstract: A light (10) includes a mounting bracket (17) including a top plate (18), a pair of arms (19), and an inner cap (20). The inner cap has a central D-shaped mounting hole (21) and an offset pull chain passage hole (22). A hollow D-shaped nipple (25) is positioned within the D-shaped mounting hole. The light also includes a light diffusor (34) and an outer cap having a central D-shaped mounting hole (37) journalled upon the D-shaped nipple and an offset pull chain passage hole (38). The ceiling fan includes a motor having a pull chain which passes through the pull chain passage holes. Lastly, a hollow finial (40) is threaded onto the nipple to a position abutting the bottom of the outer cap so as to lock the position of the light diffusor and outer cap. The D-shape of the nipple and surrounding mounting holes prevent the nipple from rotating relative to the inner and outer caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Hunter Fan Company
    Inventors: Jeremy R Tarr, Daniel P Edwards
  • Patent number: 8465170
    Abstract: A ceiling notification device has a housing; a reflector unit mounted to the housing; a lens positioned over the reflector unit; and a lamp in the center of the reflector unit along the central axis. The reflector unit has a base, a plurality of reflective fins, and a surface portion. The base has a curved surface that is symmetrical about a central axis. The plurality of reflective fins each has a first fin portion extending from the base and a second fin portion extending from the base and the first fin portion, the second fin portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface is exposed to the central axis. The surface portion extends from the base and positioned between the first fin portion and an edge of the base and is angled toward an inner surface of the second fin portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Copper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Wei Rong, Joseph Keller, Joseph Kosich, Crystal Pierz
  • Patent number: 8444286
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus includes a metal mounting fixed to a needed place such as a ceiling or a wall, rod-shaped holding metal fixtures, and a lighting apparatus body constituted by a chassis to which one end portion of each holding metal fixture is loosely fitted, a board which is fixed to the chassis and on which light emitting diodes are mounted as luminous elements, a reflecting panel, a cover (diffusing panel) that covers the light emitting diodes, and so on. By inserting the lock section of the other end portion of each holding metal fixture into an insertion hole and then locking each holding metal fixture on the metal mounting, the lighting apparatus body is held in a state of being separated from the metal mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sachiko Yasuoka
  • Patent number: 8430541
    Abstract: A ceiling fan with an illumination mechanism includes a motor, a motor rotary disc, blades, a wire collection case, an annular LED lid and a lampshade. The motor includes a switch control circuit board to control LEDs provided on the annular LED lid. The annular LED lid is connected to the wire collection case. The wire collection case has a wire collection hole at a top thereof. The wires extend out from the switch control circuit board are confined in the LED lid. The wire collection case further has a pair of first pin holes at a bottom thereof. The LEDs are disposed around a lower portion of the LED lid to illuminate downward. The LED lid has two threaded hole at two sides of a bottom thereof. The lampshade has two corresponding holes for connection of screws. The LED lid has at least one pair of second pin holes at the lower portion thereof. The second pin holes correspond in position to the first pin holes of the wire connection case for connection of a pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Teng-Chen Ko