Wall Type Arm Or Bracket Support Patents (Class 362/432)
  • Patent number: 10808918
    Abstract: A light apparatus is mounted to a surface of a building and comprises: at least one elongate mounting member engaged to the surface; spaced-apart brackets mounted to the at least one elongate mounting member and extending forward therefrom; at least one light source mounted to a plurality of the spaced apart brackets; a forward trim mounted to the spaced-apart brackets; a lower trim mounted to the spaced-apart brackets; and a passageway. The passageway passes at least one of: a fluid line; an optical fiber; a communications line; and a power line not powering the at least one light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Electrix, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Lahner, Armando A. Abrina
  • Patent number: 9599397
    Abstract: A curing apparatus is disclosed. The curing apparatus includes a flash lamp and a lamp housing for containing the flash lamp with the flash lamp's longitudinal axis in parallel with the direction of motion of a moving substrate irradiated by the flash lamp. The lamp housing is capable of attaching to a second lamp housing to form a concatenated lamp housing having a common reflector cavity. The second lamp housing also holds a second flash lamp with the second flash lamp's longitudinal axis in parallel with the direction of the moving substrate under the second flash lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NCC NANO, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas K. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20150062934
    Abstract: A luminaire adapter is provided. The luminaire adapter includes a tombstone cover and a light source bracket. The tombstone cover includes a housing that defines a slot opening to accept a tombstone socket and a pair of snap connectors. The light source bracket includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion are configured to connect. The bottom portion includes a pair of snap receivers configured to receive the pair of snap connectors of the tombstone cover. The top portion and the bottom portion define an opening to receive a luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ekey, Douglas Harriott, Brandon Holley, Fernando Aguiar
  • Publication number: 20150055353
    Abstract: A luminaire having a housing with a column extending therefrom and a bracket secured to the column, the bracket having a body and two wings extending from opposing sides of the body, at least a portion of each wing extending in a direction at least partially away from the column. The mounting bracket allows installation of the luminaire to a structure, such as a ceiling or canopy, by inserting the luminaire column and bracket into an aperture in the structure from the underside of the structure. The aperture edge forces the wings to flex inward as the column advances through the aperture until the wings pass the aperture edge and spring outward to hold the luminaire to the structure. The mounting bracket thus facilitates quick attachment of the luminaire to the structure and allows attachment of additional mounting hardware to further secure the luminaire to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: LSI Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hutchens, John D. Boyer, Larry Akers, Eric Jon Mooar
  • Patent number: 8905621
    Abstract: A luminaire adapter is provided. The luminaire adapter includes a tombstone cover and a light source bracket. The tombstone cover includes a housing that defines a slot opening to accept a tombstone socket and a pair of snap connectors. The light source bracket includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion are configured to connect. The bottom portion includes a pair of snap receivers configured to receive the pair of snap connectors of the tombstone cover. The top portion and the bottom portion define an opening to receive a luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ekey, Douglas Harriott, Brandon Holley, Fernando Aguiar
  • Publication number: 20140301076
    Abstract: A system for mounting an industrial light to a fixed surface includes a plurality of spring-loaded pins extending from one of either the industrial light or the fixed surface, and a mounting bracket associated with the other of either the industrial light or the fixed surface. The mounting bracket includes an engagement aperture corresponding to each of the plurality of spring-loaded pins, a retainment aperture associated with each engagement aperture, and an inclined channel connecting each engagement aperture with its associated retainment aperture. A head of each of the spring-loaded pins is inserted through a corresponding one of the engagement apertures and then moved through the associated inclined channel until it is seated within the associated retainment aperture, in order to removably attach the industrial light to the mounting bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Zorak Ter-Hovhannisyan
  • Publication number: 20140226348
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method and apparatus for an integrated illumination device mount and for mounting the integrated illumination device and mount to a firearm or helmet. In some embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount is a low profile mount. In some embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount allows rigid mounting of an illumination device to a rail of a firearm. In other embodiments, the integrated illumination device allows pivotal mounting of the illumination device to a rail of a firearm. In yet other embodiments, the integrated illumination device mount allows pivotal mounting of the illumination device to a rail of a helmet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: S & S Precision, LLC
    Inventor: Johnny E. Swan
  • Patent number: 8794784
    Abstract: The recessed can lampshade accessory is able to be configured for use with an existing recessed can that is mounted on a ceiling. The recessed can lampshade accessory includes a plurality of arm supports that each includes an attachment clip on a distal end. The attachment clip enables the respective support arm to clip onto the recessed can fixture, and from which the arm support extends downwardly in order for a lamp shade to attach thereon. The lamp shade is suspended below the recessed can in order to diffuse light directed therefrom, and which also resembles a lamp shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Darren V. Maloney, Meanie A. Maloney
  • Patent number: 8783907
    Abstract: A lamp socket and cable bracket assembly includes a lamp socket holding a lamp bulb, electrical wires extended from the lamp socket for connection to power source, and a flat cable bracket configured to hold the electrical wires in a smoothly curved manner against stretching and to dissipate heat radiated by the lamp bulb, avoiding electrical wire damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 8764255
    Abstract: A semi-rigid electronic device is disclosed that includes a flexible panel and a housing. The housing may have a physical dimension L, such as length, height, or a diagonal. The minimum bending device radius of the device along the dimension L may be L/pi when held at an edge. The bending radius increases the more rigid the device. The housing, electronic components, and display may each contribute to the flexibility of the overall device. The housing and/or the flexible panel may also include one or more ribs to constrain movement of the semi-rigid device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Hack, Emory Krall, Ruiqing Ma, Prashant Mandlik
  • Publication number: 20130258687
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a backplane, a backlight module and an LCD device. A backplane of a backlight module, comprising: a plurality of mutually joined brackets, and fixed grids which are fixed among the brackets and used for fixing functional clamping pieces of the backlight module. The functional clamping pieces are used for fixing components and parts of the backplane module, such as PCBs and the like. In the present invention, because the brackets and the fixed grids are adopted as basic members of the backplane, the brackets are used as main supporting components of the backplane; the fixed grids are fixed among the brackets; components and parts of the backlight module, such as PCBs, are fixed to the fixed grids. The brackets can be designed into universal sections; in using the brackets, the brackets are only cut and joined according to backplanes of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Chong Huang, Yicheng Kuo, Yuchun Hsiao
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8459823
    Abstract: A screen enclosure lighting system includes a housing mounted to the framework of the enclosure. The housing has a base for supporting a light source. The housing also includes a back portion attached to the base and supporting a top cover above the base. A curved window interconnects the base, the back portion and the top covering for projecting light from the light source through of an angle of approximately 180°. Exterior electrical wiring interconnects the light fixtures to an alternating current source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventors: Robert E. Steele, Jeffrey S. Steele
  • Publication number: 20130141923
    Abstract: A luminaire adapter is provided. The luminaire adapter includes a tombstone cover and a light source bracket. The tombstone cover includes a housing that defines a slot opening to accept a tombstone socket and a pair of snap connectors. The light source bracket includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion are configured to connect. The bottom portion includes a pair of snap receivers configured to receive the pair of snap connectors of the tombstone cover. The top portion and the bottom portion define an opening to receive a luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Osram Sylvania Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ekey, Douglas Harriott, Brandon Holley, Fernando Aguiar
  • Patent number: 8439540
    Abstract: An aircraft position light assembly having one or more light emitting diode (LED) modules. The LED module can be installed in a variety of aircraft wing-tip cavities. An example LED module includes a support device that mounts within an aircraft wingtip, a bracket device that attaches to the support device, at least one circuit board that mounts to the bracket, and two pairs of LEDs. Each pair of LEDs is mounted on opposing major surfaces at a first end of the circuit board. A first pair of reflectors is attached to the circuit board adjacent to two of the LEDs on the opposing major surfaces. A second pair of reflectors is attached to the circuit board adjacent to the other two LEDs on the opposing major surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Stout, Timothy A. Holden, Kenneth Colvin, Richard Walker, John Lundberg
  • Patent number: 8398276
    Abstract: A wall light system including a single piece wall mount extrusion having a vertical rear mounting surface and a horizontally extending light shield. The interior of the vertical rear mounting surface has first and second projections extending therefrom defining a first slot, while the interior of the light shield has a downwardly extending vertical projection and a horizontal projection formed thereon, which together define a second slot. A lampholder has lower and upper tongues positioned to snap fit into the first and second slots, respectively, and mounts a circuit board which carries one or more LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Tempo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Pearson, Guang Jin
  • Patent number: 8388199
    Abstract: A lamp device includes a lamp seat defining a first through hole, a lamp main body defining a second through hole, and a holding mechanism. The holding mechanism includes a bolt, a first nut, and a second nut. The bolt includes a head and a spindle connecting to the head. The spindle defines first screw threads at the opposite end from the head and second screw threads adjacent to the first screw threads. The threads per inch of the first screw threads are smaller than that of the second screw threads. The spindle passes though the first through hole and the second through hole to connect with the lamp main body and the lamp seat. The first nut and the second nut are respectively fit over the first screw threads and the second screw threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gang Cheng, Rui Liu, Meng-Hua He, Te-Sheng Jan, Yu-Tao Chen, Chun-Che Yen, Wen-Hsiang Lu, Ting Dong
  • Patent number: 8342722
    Abstract: A light system for mounting adjacent to a wall is provided which includes an opaque panel disposed adjacent to and offset from the wall. The panel has a wall side and a lower side (facing the room in which the light system is mounted). The panel has a perimeter edge. Lights are mounted within the perimeter edge on the wall side of the panel, between the wall and the panel, such that the lights are generally not visible, but light emanating from the lights is visible to form a halo on the wall around the panel, generally conforming to the perimeter edge of the panel. An upper releasable mounting bracket and a lower releasable mounting bracket are provided where the upper releasable mounting bracket is disposed on the wall and the lower releasable mounting bracket disposed on the wall side of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Nicholas C. Opdahl
  • Publication number: 20120300482
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus comprises a base, a heat sink group, and at least one fastening arm. The base is made of material with high heat conductivity and has a first surface and an opposite second surface for receiving a light source. The heat sink group is placed on the first surface and comprises three types of heat sinks arranged in three lines extending along a lengthwise direction of the base. The fastening arm has a recess defined therein. First and second heat sinks are alternately arranged on each of outer two lines of the heat sink group. Third heat sinks are arranged on the middle line. Each third heat sink is positioned between two first heat sinks at one side thereof and two second heat sinks at the other side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: SUNG-HSIANG YANG
  • Patent number: 8313215
    Abstract: A light holder including a suspension tie; a wire cradle attached to the suspension tie; a friction arm attached to the suspension tie; a matrix of knurls extending from the friction arm; and a matrix of concavities aligned with and underlying the matrix of knurls; each knurl among the matrix of knurls having a rhombus shaped periphery and each concavity among the matrix of concavities having a rhombus shaped periphery; each of the rhombus shaped peripheries of the matrices of knurls and concavities having a longitudinal vertex and an oppositely longitudinal vertex, each vertex being acutely angled; the matrices of knurls and concavities corrugating the friction arm and defining an overlying channel grid and an underlying ridge grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Inventors: Trudy K. Wawak-Umscheid, Roger W. Umscheid
  • Publication number: 20120243244
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a tower-shaped LED module that comprises a base, at least three LED panels mounted on the base and a bracket used to support the LED panels, wherein the LED panels are fixed on the bracket to form a pyramid. The present invention solves the traditional problem of the LED panels not secured firmly or shifting around easily. To fix the LED panels on the designed bracket, first slide each LED panel upward into sliding slots. Then insert each electrode pin of the LED panels into a corresponding pin hole in the base. Next put a screw though the base and fasten it to a supporting rod. At last solder the electrode pins of the LED panels to a printed circuit board on the bottom surface of the base. The whole assembly process is very simple and the assembled LED panels have good stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Yehu Wan, Fang Chen, Jinqiang Gu
  • Patent number: 8256176
    Abstract: A support frame of glass brick wall has multiple horizontal beams, multiple vertical beams and multiple side bars. Each of the horizontal beams and the vertical beams has a body, two side wings respectively and longitudinally formed on and protruding from two edges of the body, and two lamp slots respectively and longitudinally formed on and recessed from two sides of the body. Each of the vertical beams is securely mounted between two adjacent glass bricks in a corresponding row of glass bricks with adhesive. Each of the horizontal beams is securely mounted on a top of a corresponding row of glass bricks with adhesive. Two of the side bars are securely mounted on two edge sides of the glass brick wall. Each of the side bars has openings to replace light strips mounted in the lamp slots. Accordingly, the support frame provides a clean and easy lamp replacement solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Inventor: Yuan-Lun Kuo
  • Publication number: 20120134163
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes a display panel for displaying images, a bracket for supporting the display panel, a buffer member disposed between each corner region of the display panel and the bracket, and an adhesive member disposed between the display panel and the bracket to combine the display panel with the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventor: Jung-Ho Hwang
  • Publication number: 20120075873
    Abstract: A system of interlocking, rigid or semi-rigid, components which when connected provide a modular, easy-to-install, direct, decorative, lighting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: James M. Cooper
  • Patent number: 8104933
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a lamp to a pole, includes a frame and a bracket pivotably attached to the frame. The frame has multiple positioning holes defined therein, and the bracket has two slots defined corresponding to the positioning holes. A blot extends through the frame and the bracket, and a screw is selected to extend through one of the positioning holes and a corresponding slot to fix the bracket to the frame with a required angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: You-Xue Liu, Ci-Jin Mo
  • Patent number: 8100566
    Abstract: A light fixture has a bracket adapted to be fixed to a wall or ceiling surface and having a leg formed with a leg hole, and a bolt fixed in the fixture housing and projecting therefrom along an axis through the leg hole. A ring engageable over an outer profiled end of the bolt can fit complementarily therewith. An annular disk fits over the ring, has a back face turned toward and engageable around the ring with the leg, and is formed with a radially extending threaded bore holding a radial screw engageable radially inward with the ring to rotationally lock the disk on the ring. The disk and leg fit are locked together so they cannot relatively rotate. An axial screw engaged through the disk and ring with the bolt engages axially inward with the disk to press the disk against the leg and the leg against the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Willy Meyer = Sohn GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Klaus Storch
  • Publication number: 20110286226
    Abstract: A high bay light including a mounting plate which may be secured to either a vertically disposed support or a horizontally disposed support. One to four LED light modules are secured to the mounting plate and are mounted thereon in such a way to achieve various lighting patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: John D. Van Horn, Richard I. Grant, JR., Christopher M. LePage
  • Publication number: 20110267831
    Abstract: A socket assembly is provided for mounting on a base of a lighting fixture. The socket assembly includes a socket housing having a base side, a clip side, and a side wall extending from the base side to the clip side. The base side of the socket housing is configured to be mounted on the base of the lighting fixture. The socket housing includes a receptacle extending therein. A light emitting diode (LED) is held within the receptacle of the socket housing. The socket assembly further includes a mounting clip having a strap and an arm that extends from the strap. The strap extends over and is engaged with the clip side of the socket housing. The arm extends outwardly from the strap along the side wall of the socket housing and is configured to engage the base of the lighting fixture to hold the socket housing on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher George Daily, Matthew Edward Mostoller
  • Patent number: 8021018
    Abstract: A LED display unit comprises a housing; an openable door coupled to a front of the housing for movement between a closed position and an opened position; a LED module mounted on a front of the openable door; and a sliding assembly coupled to an inside surface of the housing and an inside surface of the front door comprising: a first connection member fixedly mounted to an inside surface of the housing, a second connection member fixedly mounted to an inside surface of the front door, a sliding member slidely mounted to the first connection member and rotatably connected with the second connection member, so that the sliding member can move forward from the housing and rotate relative to the openable door so as to open the openable door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Thinksign Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongliang Zheng, Xiaoqing Huang
  • Patent number: 7993039
    Abstract: A lighting fixture having a housing with a main body, and a primary light source disposed beneath a cover secured thereto with a latching mechanism. The light fixture may include a reflector suspended above the main body on a pair of struts. The latching mechanism is engaged by pivoting at least one exterior wall of the housing to provide tool-less access to the light source. In an alternative embodiment, the main body attaches to a mounting arm and a wall mount housing with a secondary adjustable light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert R. Nankil, Nora N. Onofrio
  • Publication number: 20110176319
    Abstract: A bracket assembly for suspending an object from a portion of a bar joist, the bracket assembly having a rigid hangar having a first end portion and an opposing second end portion, the second end portion including at least one connector for engaging the object and means for connecting the rigid hanger to the bar joist, the first end portion of the rigid hangar being pivotally connected to the connecting means so that the object connected to the rigid hangar is able to self-level upon the connecting means being connected to the bar joist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventor: Larry D. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 7972027
    Abstract: The invention is a light kit that attaches to the interior portion of garage door panels in order to illuminate the garage when either the garage door is open or closed. The kit includes a plurality of lights with corresponding mounting brackets, a watt reducer, lighting box, and a spring-loaded electrical wiring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventor: John D. Hatfield
  • Publication number: 20110128747
    Abstract: A lamp holder includes an electrically insulative holder base for holding a lamp bulb, a plastic bracket fastened to the rear side of the holder base, the plastic bracket having a transverse extension lug, a wire hole cut through the transverse extension lug and two wire notches at two sides relative to the transverse extension lug, and two insulated electric wires inserted through the wire hole on the transverse extension lug and turned backwardly apart and respectively attached to the wire notches for electrically connecting two metal terminals in the holder base to an external power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 2, 2011
    Inventor: Ming Jen Hsiao
  • Patent number: 7909492
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for reflectors such as reflector umbrellas for lighting used in motion picture and still photography. The apparatus secures the reflector by retaining elements and the reflector may be removed efficiently from the apparatus and replaced by another reflector if desired by rotating one of the retaining elements about a hinge. The angular position of the reflector may be adjusted by rotating supports for the retaining elements to desired angular configurations by activation of a gear mechanism in a housing. The apparatus includes an indicator that indicates the position or angular orientation of the reflector and allows a user to orient the reflector into one or more desired angular configurations and remove the reflector while maintaining the orientation of the supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Sergio Alejandro Ortiz-Gavin
  • Publication number: 20110019127
    Abstract: Provided are a backlight assembly and a display device having the same. The backlight assembly comprises an elongated first high voltage lamp extending in a first direction and having respective first and second ends. A second similar lamp is provided so as to be separated at its ends from the corresponding first and second ends of the first lamp by a first gap distance (d1) and to extend substantially, but not fully parallel to the first lamp. An intermediated gap fixing part is provided for fixing at an intermediate position along the lengths of the first and second lamps a second separation gap distance (d2) that is smaller than the first gap distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2010
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Yong-Eun Park, Jin-Soo Shin, Ki-Yong Park, Jin-Yong Park, Jin-Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20110007503
    Abstract: A versatile valance light fixture having a light emitting member that can be easily removed for maintenance or replacement, as well as being relatively easily customizable in terms of the direction and the color of the light that it is emitting toward its surrounding space. Furthermore, a plurality of versatile valance light fixtures can be easily connected in a daisy chain configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel Caron, Guy Drapeau
  • Patent number: 7841755
    Abstract: A luminaire and mounting bracket combination is disclosed which allows the luminaire to be readily installed and retained by the bracket while the installer permanently affixes the luminaire directly to the bracket. Single installer capability is therefore allowed due to the construction of the support bracket and luminaire combination described. The bracket incorporates the use of a plurality of support arms and possibly a lower support bracket which correspondingly fit into apertures formed in the luminaire support frame formed on the mounting face of the luminaire. The design allows the luminaire to be vertically lowered on the support bracket and retained thereby while the installer fastens the luminaire directly to the bracket without need for additional support mechanism or aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Genlyte Thomas Group LLC
    Inventor: Justin M. Walker
  • Publication number: 20100277933
    Abstract: A down light fixture and a down light are provided. The down light fixture is used for fixing a lamp holder in a recess housing. The recess housing has at least one fixing portion. The down light fixture includes a bracket and a clip. The bracket is fixed to the lamp holder. The clip is disposed at the bracket, and the clip has a connecting portion and an elastic portion connected with each other. The connecting portion is connected to the bracket, and the elastic portion is contained in the fixing portion. The lamp holder is fixed in the recess housing by disposing the lamp holder in the recess housing and rotating the lamp holder to press the elastic portion into the fixing portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Chiu-Chia Chen
  • Publication number: 20100265728
    Abstract: A light bulb holder including a gripper unit for holding an elongate tubular light bulb during installation of the bulb in a light fixture. The gripper unit generally includes an attachment member for removably attaching the gripper unit to a ladder and at least one gripper supported on the attachment member. The gripper has opposed resilient fingers defining an opening for receiving a light bulb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: William S. Melittas
  • Publication number: 20100246193
    Abstract: Lighting fixtures provided with trim assemblies that prevent a vandal from rendering the fixtures inoperative or otherwise damaging or tampering with the fixtures, and further provides protection against damage due to accidental contact with the fixture. The fixtures generally include a mounting plate, a ceiling bracket, a reflector that houses a light source, and a bezel assembly. The ceiling bracket is supported on the ceiling by the mounting plate via the use of retainer brackets. The bezel assembly in turn is supported on the ceiling by the ceiling bracket. The bezel assembly includes a bezel housing and at least one tamper-resistant lens mounted in the housing. The bezel assembly serves to cover and protect the light fixture, particularly the light source housed in the fixture, from damage caused by intentional or accidental external forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: David Wiley Clifton, Leslie Charles King
  • Patent number: 7798690
    Abstract: A headlamp including a metal bracket and a plurality of light source units 50, each unit having a light source, being mounted on the metal bracket 20, and being disposed within a lamp chamber. Irradiation light patterns of the light source units 50 are combined together to form a predetermined light distribution pattern. Each of the light source units 50 includes a resin shade 58, which is fastened to the bracket 20 by a fastening portion and is disposed forwardly of the light source, and a resin lens 52 connected to the shade 58. Part of the fastening portion is made of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Watanabe, Tetsuaki Inaba
  • Patent number: 7780318
    Abstract: An LED flood lamp includes an LED lamp and a primary bracket and an accessorial bracket. The lamp includes a pair of lateral sidewalls. The primary bracket pivotally connects with the lateral sidewalls. The accessorial bracket has one end pivotally connecting with one lateral sidewall, and another end connected to the primary bracket via a fastener. Each of the primary and accessorial brackets defines an elongated slot. The fastener is slidable along the slots of the primary and accessorial brackets to vary an illumination angle of the lamp. The LED lamp has a substrate, a plurality of LED modules mounted on a top surface of the substrate and a heat sink mounted on a bottom surface of the substrate, whereby heat generated by the LED modules can be transferred to the heat sink via the substrate to be dissipated to ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignees: Fu Zhun Precision Industry (Shen Zhen) Co., Ltd., Foxconn Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu-Hua Xiao, Yi-San Liu, Li He
  • Patent number: 7753552
    Abstract: An assembly and a method for attaching a sign-type lighting fixture to an electrical box. The assembly includes a lighting fixture having a mounting plate affixed to the electrical box, an illuminating sign, and a canopy affixed to the lighting fixture, allowing the canopy and the mounting plate to attach quickly. The method first includes affixing a mounting plate to an electrical box and affixing a canopy to a sign-type lighting fixture. Next, the canopy is secured to the mounting plate by inserting at least one wing tab from the canopy through at least one holding tab on the mounting plate. Then, the electrical wiring is connected. After that the wing tab and holding tab are separated. Finally, the wing tab is inserted into at least one offset on the mounting plate, and the canopy is secured to the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventors: Viorel Mirica, Patrick Martineau
  • Publication number: 20100157613
    Abstract: A lamp holder includes a mounting portion, a lamp holding part which is connected to the mounting portion, and includes an end capable of surrounding a peripheral surface of a lamp, and is capable of being elastically opened and deformed during attaching and detaching of the lamp. The lamp holder also includes a recessed portion positioned at a surface of the lamp holding part that is opposite to the lamp and located at a position between an end portion and a connecting region of a mounting portion, such that the recessed portion allows the lamp holding part to bend so that the end portion is displaced in a direction away from the peripheral surface of the lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Yoshiki TAKATA, Tatsuya KUDARI
  • Publication number: 20100157580
    Abstract: A suspension bracket for a lighting fixture of the type used in residential or commercial buildings. The bracket provides a center mounting point for a shade while allowing a lighting element to be positioned in the center of the fixture, rather than to the side of the shade mounting point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Marvin Feig, Alexander Kowalenko
  • Publication number: 20100110705
    Abstract: A hanger bar for supporting a recessed light fixture is attachable to ceiling joists or a T-bar grid of a drop down ceiling. First and second bars of the hanger bar slide and telescope. First and second spring clips are detachably coupled to the brackets at the ends of the first and second bars, respectively. Each of the first and second clips has a pair of downwardly extending arms bent inwardly toward one another, a first leg extending from a first arm, a second leg extending from a second arm, and an outwardly-extending foot on the second leg. The spring clips snap on to the T-bar grid. Each bracket includes a nail that is angled away from the hanger bar and downward so that the nail head is below the level of the hanger bar. The angled nails enable easy hammer strikes to attach the hanger bar to ceiling joists without accidental hammer blows to the hanger bar. The bracket may be discrete from the hanger bar but attached via tox clinching or a tab pass-through attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Huan Nguyen, Dwight Santiago, Dan Dix
  • Patent number: 7703939
    Abstract: In an embodiment of a light fixture support assembly for securing a light fixture to a fixed surface, the assembly includes a fixture-support member and a surface-attachment member. The fixture-support member has proximal and distal ends and also includes walls defining a compartment and further defining a first opening at the proximal end of the fixture-support member for communication with the surface-attachment member. The walls further define a second opening for communication with the light fixture. The fixture-support assembly also has a neck portion extending from the proximal end and the neck portion has a flange portion extending from it. The surface-attachment member includes a proximal end attached to the fixed surface and a distal end configured to engage the neck portion, whereby the fixture-support member is supported by the surface-attachment member when the neck portion is inserted into the fixture-support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Ruud Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt S. Wilcox, Brian L. Kinnune, Russell S. Schultz, Steven R. Walczak
  • Publication number: 20100091484
    Abstract: A replacement light fixture for directing light emitted from a light source toward an area to be illuminated, including a base member upon with the light source is positioned and a reflector assembly detachably secured to a first and second mounting brackets that are mounted to a portion of the preexisting light fixture housing such that a lens portion of the reflector assembly overlies the light source and such that substantially all of the light emitted from the light source passes through the lens portion
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: John T. Mayfield, III, Carl T. Gould, George McIlwraith, Christopher L. Sharp
  • Patent number: 7658518
    Abstract: A light apparatus is mounted to a wall of a building. At least one elongate mounting plate is engaged to the wall extending essentially horizontally along the wall. A number of brackets are mounted to the mounting plate and extend forward therefrom. One or more trim pieces are mounted generally below and in front of the brackets. A number of holding elements mount at least one light source to at least one of the elongate mounting plates and brackets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Electrix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon L. Shwisha
  • Publication number: 20100020555
    Abstract: A method of decorating a lamp extending from a vertical wall includes providing a light fixture, the light fixture having a surface comprising a first edge and a second edge and a bracket connected to the surface, the bracket having a notch. The lamp has an arm portion and a light portion, the light portion having a larger cross section than the arm portion. The method includes placing the light fixture over the lamp and mating the bracket with the arm portion so that the arm portion fits within the notch, where the light fixture is supported at least by contact between the notch and the arm portion, contact between the first edge and the wall, and contact between the second edge and the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Shannon Colleen Bedard, Craig Matthew Bedard