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1.

ARC DETECTION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 18141137
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-28
First Publication Date 2023-11-02
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., dba SloanLED (USA)
Inventor Woo, Sung-An

Abstract

The present invention generally directed to arc detection circuits or systems that help prevent fire damage to solid state (LED) based light sources by providing an arc detection system that can be used to detect acing in LED based light fixtures. Once the arcing is detected, power can be quickly turned off to the lighting system. One arc detection circuit according to the present invention comprises a high pass filter circuit arranged to accept an electrical signal with an arc current component having one or more arcing events and a direct current (DC) component, wherein the high pass filter passes only the arc current component. An arc detection circuit is included that accepts the arc current component and filters out arcing events below a threshold. Wherein the arc detection circuit provides an arcing signal with arcing events above said threshold. A microcontroller is also included that accepts the arcing signal to generate control signals based on the arcing signal. In some embodiment, the control signals can be used to control a power supply.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02H 1/00 - EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS - Details of emergency protective circuit arrangements
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices

2.

Arc detection system

      
Application Number 17138481
Grant Number 11641099
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-12-30
First Publication Date 2022-06-30
Grant Date 2023-05-02
Owner The Sloan Company (USA)
Inventor Woo, Sung-An

Abstract

The present invention generally directed to arc detection circuits or systems that help prevent fire damage to solid state (LED) based light sources by providing an arc detection system that can be used to detect acing in LED based light fixtures. Once the arcing is detected, power can be quickly turned off to the lighting system. One arc detection circuit according to the present invention comprises a high pass filter circuit arranged to accept an electrical signal with an arc current component having one or more arcing events and a direct current (DC) component, wherein the high pass filter passes only the arc current component. An arc detection circuit is included that accepts the arc current component and filters out arcing events below a threshold. Wherein the arc detection circuit provides an arcing signal with arcing events above said threshold. A microcontroller is also included that accepts the arcing signal to generate control signals based on the arcing signal. In some embodiment, the control signals can be used to control a power supply.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02H 1/00 - EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENTS - Details of emergency protective circuit arrangements
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21Y 115/10 - Light-emitting diodes [LED]

3.

Sign box light module

      
Application Number 17183078
Grant Number 11982427
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-23
First Publication Date 2021-07-01
Grant Date 2024-05-14
Owner The Sloan Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The disclosure relates to light modules using light emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly to LED based light modules for existing sign boxes. One embodiment of a light module according to the present invention can comprise an elongated support structure having a plurality of surfaces and comprising a plurality of support structures joined together to form an overall support structure of a desired length. A plurality of light units can be included wherein at least some of the lighting units comprise a first light unit array on one of the support structure surfaces, and others of the said light units comprise a second light unit array on another one of the support structure surfaces. Conductors are arranged to connect the first light array in a series interconnection and to connect the second light array in a respective series interconnection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21S 4/10 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources attached to loose electric cables, e.g. Christmas tree lights
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • G09F 13/00 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising
  • F21Y 103/10 - Elongate light sources, e.g. fluorescent tubes comprising a linear array of point-like light-generating elements
  • F21Y 107/90 - Light sources with three-dimensionally disposed light-generating elements on two opposite sides of supports or substrates
  • F21Y 115/10 - Light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

4.

CONTRACTOR ESSENTIALS

      
Serial Number 90687793
Status Registered
Filing Date 2021-05-03
Registration Date 2023-04-25
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., DBA SloanLED ()
NICE Classes  ? 39 - Transport, packaging, storage and travel services

Goods & Services

Transport of lighting products for lighting product distributors and building contractors; expedited shipping of lighting products for lighting product distributors and building contractors

5.

LEDBLADE

      
Serial Number 88956392
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-06-09
Registration Date 2021-08-17
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., DBA SloanLED ()
NICE Classes  ? 11 - Environmental control apparatus

Goods & Services

LED (light emitting diode) lighting fixtures

6.

SLOANLED

      
Serial Number 88956483
Status Registered
Filing Date 2020-06-09
Registration Date 2022-03-01
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., DBA SloanLED ()
NICE Classes  ?
  • 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments
  • 11 - Environmental control apparatus

Goods & Services

Optoelectronic devices, namely, light emitting diodes for illumination and signs light emitting diode (LED) based lighting fixtures

7.

Sign box light module

      
Application Number 16163440
Grant Number 11280479
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-10-17
First Publication Date 2019-06-20
Grant Date 2022-03-22
Owner The Sloan Company (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The disclosure relates to light modules using light emitting diodes (LEDs) and more particularly to LED based light modules for existing sign boxes. One embodiment of a light module according to the present invention can comprise an elongated support structure having a plurality of surfaces. A plurality of light units can be included wherein at least some of the lighting units comprise a first light unit array on one of the support structure surfaces, and others of the said light units comprise a second light unit array on another one of the support structure surfaces. Conductors are arranged to connect the first light array in a series interconnection and to connect the second light array in a respective series interconnection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • G09F 13/00 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising
  • F21S 4/10 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources attached to loose electric cables, e.g. Christmas tree lights
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • F21Y 103/10 - Elongate light sources, e.g. fluorescent tubes comprising a linear array of point-like light-generating elements
  • F21Y 107/90 - Light sources with three-dimensionally disposed light-generating elements on two opposite sides of supports or substrates
  • F21Y 115/10 - Light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

8.

CHANNELED

      
Serial Number 88203116
Status Registered
Filing Date 2018-11-21
Registration Date 2019-06-25
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., DBA SloanLED ()
NICE Classes  ? 09 - Scientific and electric apparatus and instruments

Goods & Services

Optoelectronic devices, namely, light emitting diodes for illumination and signs

9.

FLEXIBLE RIBBON LED MODULE

      
Application Number US2015018162
Publication Number 2015/131139
Status In Force
Filing Date 2015-02-27
Publication Date 2015-09-03
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Lind, Justin
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The invention described herein is directed to different embodiments of a low profile lighting unit (300) that in some embodiments is adapted to conform to the shape of the mounting surface and/or adapted to be adjustable so as to be arranged in different configurations to accommodate various lighting applications.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)

10.

SIGN BOX LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2014068929
Publication Number 2015/088922
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-12-05
Publication Date 2015-06-18
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Chu, Chad

Abstract

A lighting system (100) comprising a light box housing (102), a plurality of lighting units (110) including a housing, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB within the housing. The lighting units (110) can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration on at least one carrier (112), such that the lighting units (110) form an array of lighting units. The array of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing (102), wherein the light box housing (102) comprises one or more arrays of lighting units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/08 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers
  • G09F 13/10 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers using transparencies
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

11.

Pole mount light

      
Application Number 29451520
Grant Number D0717989
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-04-03
First Publication Date 2014-11-18
Grant Date 2014-11-18
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Heim, Matthew
  • Prichard, Aaron

12.

TRIM CAP ILLUMINATED CHANNEL LETTER LIGHTING SYSTEM AND LETTER CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2014028277
Publication Number 2014/152927
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-14
Publication Date 2014-09-25
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Lind, Justin
  • Chu, Chad
  • Meyer, Aaron

Abstract

A channel letter lighting system comprising a channel letter housing including a light transmissive face, a rear wall and at least one trim cap adapted to receive the light transmissive face and rear wall. A plurality of light emitting units within the channel letter housing and at least one optical element proximate the plurality of light emitting units, wherein the at least one optical element is configured to direct light emitted from the plurality of light emitting units in a direction away from the face and towards the rear wall or the opposing trim cap. The channel letter lighting system arranged to provide low profile channel letters.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia

13.

Trim cap illuminated channel letter lighting system and letter construction system

      
Application Number 13830694
Grant Number 09004719
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-03-14
First Publication Date 2014-09-18
Grant Date 2015-04-14
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Lind, Justin
  • Chu, Chad
  • Meyer, Aaron

Abstract

A channel letter lighting system comprising a channel letter housing including a light transmissive face, a rear wall and at least one trim cap adapted to receive the light transmissive face and rear wall. A plurality of light emitting units within the channel letter housing and at least one optical element proximate the plurality of light emitting units, wherein the at least one optical element is configured to direct light emitted from the plurality of light emitting units in a direction away from the face and towards the rear wall or the opposing trim cap. The channel letter lighting system arranged to provide low profile channel letters.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 1/00 - Shades for light sources
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia

14.

Sign box lighting system

      
Application Number 14100983
Grant Number 10446065
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-12-09
First Publication Date 2014-09-18
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Chu, Chad

Abstract

A lighting system having a light box housing, a plurality of lighting units, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB. The lighting units can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration on at least one carrier, such that the lighting units form an array of lighting units. The array of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing, wherein the light box housing has one or more arrays of lighting units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21V 21/088 - Clips; Clamps
  • F21V 21/14 - Adjustable mountings
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
  • F21S 4/22 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources held by or within elongate supports flexible or deformable, e.g. into a curved shape
  • F21S 4/20 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources held by or within elongate supports
  • F21V 21/005 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks
  • G09F 13/08 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers
  • G09F 13/10 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers using transparencies

15.

Sign box lighting system

      
Application Number 14101182
Grant Number 10443824
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-12-09
First Publication Date 2014-09-18
Grant Date 2019-10-15
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Chu, Chad

Abstract

A lighting system having a light box housing, a plurality of lighting units, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB. The lighting units can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration on at least one carrier, such that the lighting units form an array of lighting units. The array of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing, wherein the light box housing has one or more arrays of lighting units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/088 - Clips; Clamps
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21V 21/14 - Adjustable mountings
  • F21S 4/20 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources held by or within elongate supports
  • F21V 21/005 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21S 4/22 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources with light sources held by or within elongate supports flexible or deformable, e.g. into a curved shape
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
  • G09F 13/10 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers using transparencies
  • G09F 13/08 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers

16.

SIGN BOX LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2014028659
Publication Number 2014/144311
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-14
Publication Date 2014-09-18
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Chu, Chad

Abstract

A lighting system (100) comprising a light box housing (102), a plurality of lighting units (110) including a housing, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB within the housing. The lighting units (110) can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration on at least one carrier (112), such that the lighting units (110) form an array of lighting units. The array of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing (102), wherein the light box housing (102) comprises one or more arrays of lighting units (110).

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/08 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers
  • G09F 13/10 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using both translucent and non-translucent layers using transparencies
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

17.

ANGLED LIGHT BOX LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2014020888
Publication Number 2014/138295
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-05
Publication Date 2014-09-12
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A lighting system (10) comprising a light box housing (11), a plurality of lighting units (12) including a housing (24), a plurality of light emitting elements (18, 19, 20) mounted on a PCB (22) within the housing (24), and an optical element (70) mounted on top of the housing and covering the light emitting elements (18, 19, 20). The light emitting elements (18, 19, 20) are arranged on an angled surface, inclined with respect to the base of the housing, such that the light emitting elements (18, 19, 20) emit light in a sideways direction from the lighting units. The lighting units (12) can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration, such that the lighting units (12) form a row of lighting units. The row of lighting units (12) is adapted to be mounted within the light box housing (11), wherein the light box housing (11) comprises one or more rows of lighting units (12).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • F21V 5/00 - Refractors for light sources
  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21Y 103/00 - Elongate light sources, e.g. fluorescent tubes
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

18.

CHANNEL LETTER LIGHTING SYSTEM USING HIGH OUTPUT WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

      
Application Number US2014021370
Publication Number 2014/138464
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-03-06
Publication Date 2014-09-12
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron

Abstract

A channel letter lighting system comprising a plurality of lighting units (72) that are interconnected by a conductor (14, 16). Each of the units is coupled to the conductor such that an electrical signal applied to the conductor causes the lighting units to emit light. The length of the conductor (14, 16) between said units is adjustable to vary the distance between adjacent ones of the lighting units (72). In other embodiment the lighting units comprise a plurality of emitters. A conductor is included for carrying an electrical signal with the lighting units connected to and interconnected by a conductor. An electrical signal applied to the conductor causes the emitters emit light.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 27/00 - Cable-stowing arrangements structurally associated with lighting devices, e.g. reels
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources

19.

Flexible ribbon LED module

      
Application Number 14192733
Grant Number 09410665
Status In Force
Filing Date 2014-02-27
First Publication Date 2014-09-04
Grant Date 2016-08-09
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lind, Justin
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The invention described herein is directed to different embodiments of a low profile lighting unit that in some embodiments is adapted to conform to the shape of the mounting surface and/or adapted to be adjustable so as to be arranged in different configurations to accommodate various lighting applications.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G09F 13/06 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia using individual cut-out symbols or cut-out silhouettes, e.g. perforated signs
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21K 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details

20.

FLEXIBLE RIBBON LED MODULE

      
Application Number US2013050668
Publication Number 2014/014903
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-07-16
Publication Date 2014-01-23
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Lind, Justin
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The invention described herein is directed to different embodiments of a low profile lighting unit that in some embodiments is adapted to conform to the shape of the mounting surface and/or adapted to be adjustable so as to be arranged in different configurations to accommodate various lighting applications.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia

21.

Bi-pin dongle

      
Application Number 13841946
Grant Number 09240659
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-03-15
First Publication Date 2013-11-14
Grant Date 2016-01-19
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Brandon

Abstract

The invention described herein is directed to different embodiments of a bi-pin dongle that in some embodiments is adapted to be received by a standard lamp holder to provide an electrical signal to a non-conventionally shaped lamp or other electronic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 23/06 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being coupling devices
  • H01R 33/94 - Holders formed as intermediate parts for linking a counter-part to a coupling part
  • H01R 33/08 - Two-pole devices with two current-carrying pins, blades, or analogous contacts, having their axes parallel to each other for supporting tubular fluorescent lamp
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices

22.

BI-PIN DONGLE

      
Application Number US2013040423
Publication Number 2013/170084
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-05-09
Publication Date 2013-11-14
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor Brooks, Brandon

Abstract

The invention described herein is directed to different embodiments of a bi-pin dongle (10) that in some embodiments is adapted to be received by a standard lamp holder to provide an electrical signal to a non-conventionally shaped lamp or other electronic device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01R 33/94 - Holders formed as intermediate parts for linking a counter-part to a coupling part

23.

Pole mount light

      
Application Number 29410142
Grant Number D0688412
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-01-04
First Publication Date 2013-08-20
Grant Date 2013-08-20
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Heim, Matthew
  • Prichard, Aaron

24.

Angled light box lighting system

      
Application Number 13787620
Grant Number 09200788
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-03-06
First Publication Date 2013-07-18
Grant Date 2015-12-01
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A lighting system comprising a light box housing, a plurality of lighting units including a housing, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB within the housing. The light emitting elements arranged on an angled surface such that the light emitting elements emit light in a sideways direction from the lighting units. The lighting units can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration, such that the lighting units form a row of lighting units. The row of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing, wherein the light box housing comprises one or more rows of lighting units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/005 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks
  • F21V 3/04 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings
  • F21V 21/08 - Devices for easy attachment to a desired place
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21V 7/04 - Optical design
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages

25.

ATTACH TOGGLE

      
Application Number US2013020087
Publication Number 2013/103675
Status In Force
Filing Date 2013-01-03
Publication Date 2013-07-11
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Prichard, Aaron
  • Heim, Matthew

Abstract

An attachment device 10 comprising a bolt 12, a toggle 20 adapted to receive the bolt 12 and a nut 18, wherein the nut 18 is received by the toggle 20 and adapted to exert a force on the toggle 20 in order to mount an external device to a pole or similar structure. The toggle 20 is configured such that gravitational force properly aligns the toggle 20 during installation. The bolt 12, toggle 20 and nut 18 are arranged to form a structural connection that supports the load of the mounted device as well as external and/or environmental forces which may be exerted upon the structural connection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F16B 13/08 - Dowels or other devices fastened in walls or the like by inserting them in holes made therein for that purpose with parts gripping in the hole or behind the reverse side of the wall after inserting from the front with separate gripping parts moved into their final position in relation to the body of the device without further manual operation

26.

Display box lighting module

      
Application Number 13429170
Grant Number 08899784
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-03-23
First Publication Date 2013-03-28
Grant Date 2014-12-02
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A lighting system comprising a system housing, a plurality of lighting units and first and second conductors electrically connected to said plurality of lighting units. The lighting units comprising a housing including a top portion and a bottom portion, a plurality of light emitting elements on a printed circuit board (PCB) within said housing. The top portion and bottom portion adapted to be coupled together to form the housing and form a seal to protect the components within the housing. The top portion further configured to comprise light altering characteristics so as to direct and shape emitted light from the plurality of light emitting elements.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 1/00 - Shades for light sources
  • G09F 13/28 - Signs formed by filament-type lamps
  • F21V 5/04 - Refractors for light sources of lens shape
  • F21K 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)

27.

Angled light box lighting system

      
Application Number 13409064
Grant Number 08845131
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-02-29
First Publication Date 2013-03-07
Grant Date 2014-09-30
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A lighting system comprising a light box housing, a plurality of lighting units including a housing, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB within the housing. The light emitting elements arranged on an angled surface such that the light emitting elements emit light in a sideways direction from the lighting units. The lighting units can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration, such that the lighting units form a row of lighting units. The row of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing, wherein the light box housing comprises one or more rows of lighting units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/00 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • F21V 21/08 - Devices for easy attachment to a desired place
  • F21V 3/04 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21K 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)

28.

LED based down light

      
Application Number 13402665
Grant Number 09074743
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-02-22
First Publication Date 2013-02-28
Grant Date 2015-07-07
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Heim, Matthew
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Koteles, John
  • Gwak, Min
  • Fisher, Sam

Abstract

A lighting assembly comprising a housing including a front surface and a back surface, a plurality of light emitting elements on a printed circuit board (PCB) within said housing, and a reflector proximate the light emitting elements. The reflector comprises a plurality of reflective cups, wherein each reflective cup is configured to receive a respective light emitting element. The reflector is adapted to reflect light emitted from the plurality of light emitting elements in accordance with a desired light distribution pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21S 8/04 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation intended only for mounting on a ceiling or like overhead structure
  • F21V 23/04 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being switches
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21Y 105/00 - Planar light sources

29.

Angled emitter channel letter lighting

      
Application Number 13653282
Grant Number 09170000
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-10-16
First Publication Date 2013-02-14
Grant Date 2015-10-27
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Timothy Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron

Abstract

The present embodiments provide channel letter lighting devices and/or systems. A lighting system, comprising a plurality of electrically connected lighting units, comprising conductors to provide an electrical signal to each of the units. Each of the lighting units comprise a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted within the housing and having a plurality of tabs and a plurality light emitting elements on the tabs. The tabs are angled in relation of the remainder of the PCB or housing. The electrical signal applied to the light emitting elements causes them to emit light substantially away from said housing. The lighting system further comprises a sealant within the housing filling cavities around the light emitting elements and the cavity around said PCB and a mounting mechanism for mounting the unit to a structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21V 31/04 - Provision of filling media
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21V 21/08 - Devices for easy attachment to a desired place
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • H05K 1/05 - Insulated metal substrate
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)

30.

Power control unit

      
Application Number 13308377
Grant Number 09320115
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-11-30
First Publication Date 2012-11-29
Grant Date 2016-04-19
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Koteles, John

Abstract

The present invention generally provides a power control unit adapted to provide adjustable levels of a controlled output power signal, such as but not limited to a pulse width modulated signal or a serial binary signal. One embodiment of a power control unit according to the present invention comprises a housing holding internal electronic components. This housing further comprises input and output wiring extending out of the housing and internally connected to the electronic components. The electronic components further comprise circuitry capable of providing at least 2 levels of the controlled output power signal. The present invention also includes lighting systems incorporating a power control unit according to the invention.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 37/02 - Controlling
  • H05B 33/08 - Circuit arrangements for operating electroluminescent light sources

31.

DISPLAY BOX LIGHTING MODULE

      
Application Number US2012030585
Publication Number 2012/129567
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-03-26
Publication Date 2012-09-27
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A lighting system (10) comprising a system housing (12), a plurality of lighting units (20) and first and second conductors (28,30) electrical¬ ly connected to said plurality of lighting units (20). The lighting units (20) comprising a housing (22) including a top portion (24) and a bot¬ tom portion (26), a plurality of light emitting elements (33, 34, 25) on a printed circuit board (PCB) within said housing (22). The top portion (24) and bottom portion (26) adapted to be coupled together to form the housing (22) and form a seal to protect the components within the housing (22). The top portion (24) further configured to comprise light altering characteristics so as to direct and shape emitted light from the plurality of light emitting elements (33, 34, 35).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • A47G 1/06 - Picture frames
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/18 - Edge-illuminated signs
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

32.

ANGLED LIGHT BOX LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Application Number US2012027336
Publication Number 2012/119002
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-03-01
Publication Date 2012-09-07
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A lighting system (10) comprising a light box housing (11), a plurality of lighting units (12) including a housing, a plurality of light emitting elements mounted on a PCB within the housing. The light emitting elements arranged on an angled surface such that the light emitting elements emit light in a sideways direction from the lighting units (12). The lighting units can also be interconnected in a daisy-chain configuration, such that the lighting units (12) form a row of lighting units. The row of lighting units adapted to be mounted within the light box housing (11), wherein the light box housing (11) comprises one or more rows of lighting units.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 3/04 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings
  • F21V 21/08 - Devices for easy attachment to a desired place
  • G09F 9/33 - Indicating arrangements for variable information in which the information is built-up on a support by selection or combination of individual elements in which the desired character or characters are formed by combining individual elements being semiconductor devices, e.g. diodes
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21K 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass

33.

LED BASED DOWN LIGHT

      
Application Number US2012026296
Publication Number 2012/116163
Status In Force
Filing Date 2012-02-23
Publication Date 2012-08-30
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Heim, Matthew
  • Ferrie, Timothy, Drew
  • Koteles, John
  • Gwak, Min
  • Fisher, Sam

Abstract

A lighting assembly (10 ) comprising a housing (12) including a front surface (14) and a back surface (16), a plurality of light emitting elements (23, 25, 27) on a printed circuit board (PCB) (22) within said housing, and a reflector (28) proximate the light emitting elements. The reflector comprises a plurality of reflective cups (29), wherein each reflective cup is configured to receive a respective light emitting element. The reflector is adapted to reflect light emitted from the plurality of light emitting elements in accordance with a desired light distribution pattern.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 8/04 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation intended only for mounting on a ceiling or like overhead structure
  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)

34.

POWER CONTROL UNIT

      
Application Number US2011062709
Publication Number 2012/075188
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-11-30
Publication Date 2012-06-07
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Koteles, John

Abstract

The present invention generally provides a power control unit adapted to provide adjustable levels of a controlled output power signal, such as but not limited to a pulse width modulated signal or a serial binary signal. One embodiment of a power control unit according to the present invention comprises a housing holding internal electronic components. This housing further comprises input and output wiring extending out of the housing and internally connected to the electronic components. The electronic components further comprise circuitry capable of providing at least 2 levels of the controlled output power signal. The present invention also includes lighting systems incorporating a power control unit according to the invention.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 37/02 - Controlling
  • H05B 33/08 - Circuit arrangements for operating electroluminescent light sources

35.

Low profile extrusion

      
Application Number 13316114
Grant Number 08388173
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-12-09
First Publication Date 2012-06-07
Grant Date 2013-03-05
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses and methods of manufacturing low profile housings for electronic and/or optoelectronic devices. Some embodiments provide low profile housings with a hollow casing comprising a first surface, second surface, and at least one lateral side surface. The housing is substantially light-diffusive. At least one cap is provided for sealing an end of the casing, with the at least one cap being sized to account for variations in the casing. At least one light emitting device, such as an LED, may be mounted within the casing. A mounting means may be included for mounting the housing to a mounting surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 11/00 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or  
  • F21V 1/00 - Shades for light sources
  • H05K 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing or adjusting assemblages of electric components

36.

LOW PROFILE EXTRUSION

      
Application Number US2011000610
Publication Number 2011/126563
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-04-04
Publication Date 2011-10-13
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses and methods of manufacturing low profile housings for electronic and/or optoelectronic devices. Some embodiments provide low profile housings (10) with a hollow casing (12) comprising a first surface (14), second surface (16), and at least one lateral side surface (18a, b). The housing is substantially light-diffusive. At least one cap is provided for sealing an end of the casing, with the at least one cap being sized to account for variations in the casing. At least one light emitting device, such as an LED, may be mounted within the casing. A mounting means may be included for mounting the housing. In another embodiment, a low profile housing (120) with a first casing (134) and second casing (122) surrounding a majority of the first casing may be provided. At least one light emitting device (144), such as a double-sided printed circuit board with a plurality of LEDs, may be provided in the first casing. One or more end caps (146,152) may be provided for sealing both the first (134) and second (122) casings while providing a ventilation feature to allow for pressure equalization. Two different wavelengths of light may be emitted from either side of the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 31/03 - Gas-tight or water-tight arrangements with provision for venting
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings

37.

DISPLAY CASE LIGHTING

      
Application Number US2011000503
Publication Number 2011/115685
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-03-17
Publication Date 2011-09-22
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Brooks, Brandon

Abstract

The present embodiments provide channel letter lighting devices and/or systems. A lighting unit (142), comprising: a housing (138); a printed circuit board (PCB) (134) mounted within the housing and having a plurality light emitting elements on the PCB which emit light when an electrical signal is applied to the light emitters; and a plurality of reflectors, each of which comprised of an at least one partial parabola which reflects light substantially away from the housing, the plurality of reflectors over the PCB and the light emitters such that each of the light emitters is surrounded by at least one of the plurality of reflectors.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47F 3/00 - Showcases or show cabinets
  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 7/06 - Optical design with parabolic curvature
  • F21V 7/09 - Optical design with a combination of different curvatures
  • F21W 131/305 - Lighting for domestic or personal use for refrigerators
  • F21W 131/405 - Lighting for industrial, commercial, recreational or military use for shop-windows or displays
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)

38.

Angled emitter channel letter lighting

      
Application Number 13010703
Grant Number 09080745
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-01-20
First Publication Date 2011-09-01
Grant Date 2015-07-14
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron

Abstract

The present embodiments provide channel letter lighting devices and/or systems. A lighting system, comprising a plurality of electrically connected lighting units, comprising conductors to provide an electrical signal to each of the units. Each of the lighting units comprise a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted within the housing and having a plurality of tabs and a plurality light emitting elements on the tabs. The tabs are angled in relation of the remainder of the PCB or housing. The electrical signal applied to the light emitting elements causes them to emit light substantially away from said housing. The lighting system further comprises a sealant within the housing filling cavities around the light emitting elements and the cavity around said PCB and a mounting mechanism for mounting the unit to a structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21V 21/08 - Devices for easy attachment to a desired place
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21V 31/04 - Provision of filling media
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent
  • H05K 1/02 - Printed circuits - Details
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • H05K 1/18 - Printed circuits structurally associated with non-printed electric components
  • H05K 1/05 - Insulated metal substrate

39.

CHANNEL LETTER LIGHTING SYSTEM USING HIGH OUTPUT WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

      
Application Number US2011000115
Publication Number 2011/090796
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-01-21
Publication Date 2011-07-28
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Drew

Abstract

The present embodiments provide channel letter lighting devices and/or systems (10). A lighting system (10), comprising: a plurality of electrically connected lighting units (12), comprising conductors to provide an electrical signal to each of said units, each of which comprises: a housing (24); a printed circuit board (PCB) (22) mounted within said housing and having a plurality of light emitting elements (18, 19, 20), the electrical signal applied to said light emitting elements causing them to emit light substantially away from said housing, said PCB (22) conducting and dissipating heat from said light emitting elements, further comprising a sealant (36) within said housing filling cavities around said light emitting elements (18, 19, 20) and the cavity around said PC

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 31/04 - Provision of filling media
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

40.

ANGLED EMITTER CHANNEL LETTER LIGHTING

      
Application Number US2011000114
Publication Number 2011/090795
Status In Force
Filing Date 2011-01-21
Publication Date 2011-07-28
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. dba SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Quaal, Bruce
  • Ferrie, Drew
  • Meyer, Aaron

Abstract

The present embodiments provide channel letter lighting devices and/or systems. A lighting system (10), comprising a plurality of electrically connected lighting units (12), comprising conductors (14, 16) to provide an electrical signal to each of the units. Each of the lighting units comprise a housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) (22) mounted within the housing (24) and having a plurality of tabs (60) and a plurality light emitting elements (18, 19, 20) on the tabs. The tabs are angled in relation of the remainder of the PCB or housing. The electrical signal applied to the light emitting elements causes them to emit light substantially away from said housing. The lighting system further comprises a sealant (36) within the housing filling cavities around the light emitting elements and the cavity around said PCB and a mounting mechanism for mounting the unit to a structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 31/04 - Provision of filling media
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia
  • F21Y 101/02 - Miniature, e.g. light emitting diodes (LED)
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems
  • G09F 13/22 - Illuminated signs; Luminous advertising with luminescent surfaces or parts electroluminescent

41.

USER PROGRAMMABLE LIGHTING CONTROLLER SYSTEM AND METHOD

      
Application Number US2010002902
Publication Number 2011/056225
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-11-04
Publication Date 2011-05-12
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Day, John

Abstract

Lighting systems wherein the lighting effects can be customized by the user to include different colors or different color changing effects. The lighting systems are arranged to be used with different emitters, including but not limited to solid state emitters such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), wherein the LEDs can be divided into zones. The lighting produced in each of those zones can be customized to be a unique color of light or to change colors in a particular way. The lighting system also allows for the different zones to be programmed to cooperate, such as allowing for particular colors of light to flow from one zone to another. Other lighting characteristics can also be controlled, including but not limited to color intensity, speed of color changing or the different colors included in the sequence of color changing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 33/08 - Circuit arrangements for operating electroluminescent light sources
  • H05B 37/02 - Controlling

42.

SHELF LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD

      
Application Number US2010002699
Publication Number 2011/046593
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-10-06
Publication Date 2011-04-21
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses, systems, and methods for lighting devices used in shelving, displays, and the like. Some embodiments provide lighting devices (10) comprising elongated extrusions (12) with a first surface (14) and a second surface (16) proximate the first surface (12). The second surface (16) may be reflective. One or more light emitting devices (22) may be mounted at the first surface (14) of the extrusion (12). The first surface (14) is angled with respect to the second surface (16) such that at least a portion of the light emitted from the light emitting devices (22) will be reflected from the second surface (16). A protective and possibly light diffusive lens may be provided between the first and second surfaces (14,16). In other embodiments, lighting systems may be provided with a plurality of lighting devices (10) as described above. One or more power transfer devices may be provided to connect the lighting devices (10), and at least one power supply may be provided. Additionally, dimmer devices with integrated sensors may be included to dim the lighting devices (10).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • F21V 21/005 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks
  • A47F 3/00 - Showcases or show cabinets
  • F21V 7/05 - Optical design plane
  • F21V 7/06 - Optical design with parabolic curvature
  • F21V 7/22 - Reflectors for light sources characterised by materials, surface treatments or coatings, e.g. dichroic reflectors
  • F21V 14/04 - Controlling the distribution of the light emitted by adjustment of elements by movement of reflectors
  • F21V 19/00 - Fastening of light sources or lamp holders

43.

Shelf lighting device and method

      
Application Number 12616620
Grant Number 08506116
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-11-11
First Publication Date 2011-04-14
Grant Date 2013-08-13
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses, systems, and methods for lighting devices used in shelving, displays, and the like. Some embodiments provide lighting device comprising elongated extrusions with a first surface and a second surface proximate the first surface. The second surface may be reflective. One or more light emitting devices may be mounted at the first surface of the extrusion. The first surface is angled with respect to the second surface such that at least a portion of the light emitted from the light emitting devices reaches the second surface. If the second surface is reflective, at least a portion of the emitted light will be reflected from the second surface. A protective and possibly light diffusive lens may be provided between the first and second surfaces. In other embodiments, lighting systems may be provided with a plurality of lighting devices as described above. One or more power transfer devices may be provided to connect the lighting devices in vertical and/or horizontal arrangements, and at least one power supply may be provided to power the power transfer devices and lighting devices. Additionally, dimmer devices with integrated sensors may be included to dim the lighting devices when reduced illumination is desired.

IPC Classes  ?

44.

Low profile extrusion

      
Application Number 12757854
Grant Number 08398262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-04-09
First Publication Date 2011-01-13
Grant Date 2013-03-19
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses and methods of manufacturing low profile housings for electronic and/or optoelectronic devices. Some embodiments provide low profile housings with a hollow casing comprising a first surface, second surface, and at least one lateral side surface. The housing is substantially light-diffusive. At least one cap is provided for sealing an end of the casing, with the at least one cap being sized to account for variations in the casing. At least one light emitting device, such as an LED, may be mounted within the casing. A mounting means may be included for mounting the housing. In another embodiment, a low profile housing with a first casing and second casing surrounding a majority of the first casing may be provided. At least one light emitting device, such as a double-sided printed circuit board with a plurality of LEDs, may be provided in the first casing. One or more end caps may be provided for sealing both the first and second casings while providing a ventilation feature to allow for pressure equalization. Two different wavelengths of light may be emitted from either side of the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 11/00 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or  
  • F21V 1/00 - Shades for light sources
  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • H05K 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing or adjusting assemblages of electric components

45.

LOW PROFILE EXTRUSION

      
Application Number US2010000245
Publication Number 2010/132078
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-01-29
Publication Date 2010-11-18
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses and methods of manufacturing low profile housings for electronic and/or optoelectronic devices. Some embodiments provide low profile housings with a hollow casing comprising a first surface, second surface, and at least one lateral side surface. The housing is substantially light- diffusive. At least one cap (78) is provided for sealing an end of the casing (12), with the at least one cap being sized to account for variations in the casing. At least one light emitting device (188), such as an LED, may be mounted within the casing. A mounting means may be included for mounting the housing. In another embodiment, a low profile housing with a first casing and second casing surrounding a majority of the first casing may be provided. At least one light emitting device, such as a double-sided printed circuit board with a plurality of LEDs, may be provided in the first casing. One or more end caps may be provided for sealing both the first and second casings. Two different wavelengths of light may be emitted from either side of the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21K 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass

46.

LEDSTRIPE

      
Serial Number 85174499
Status Registered
Filing Date 2010-11-11
Registration Date 2013-09-03
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., DBA SloanLED ()
NICE Classes  ? 11 - Environmental control apparatus

Goods & Services

light emitting diode (LED) based lighting fixtures

47.

Low profile extrusion

      
Application Number 12454101
Grant Number 08083370
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-05-11
First Publication Date 2010-09-23
Grant Date 2011-12-27
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

The present invention provides various embodiments for apparatuses and methods of manufacturing low profile housings for electronic and/or optoelectronic devices. Some embodiments provide low profile housings with a hollow casing comprising a first surface, second surface, and at least one lateral side surface. The housing is substantially light-diffusive. At least one cap is provided for sealing an end of the casing, with the at least one cap being sized to account for variations in the casing. At least one light emitting device, such as an LED, may be mounted within the casing. A mounting means may be included for mounting the housing. In another embodiment, a low profile housing with a first casing and second casing surrounding a majority of the first casing may be provided. At least one light emitting device, such as a double-sided printed circuit board with a plurality of LEDs, may be provided in the first casing. One or more end caps may be provided for sealing both the first and second casings. Two different wavelengths of light may be emitted from either side of the housing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 4/00 - Lighting devices or systems using a string or strip of light sources
  • F21V 11/00 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or  
  • F21V 1/00 - Shades for light sources
  • H05K 13/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing or adjusting assemblages of electric components

48.

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT

      
Application Number US2010000141
Publication Number 2010/090702
Status In Force
Filing Date 2010-01-20
Publication Date 2010-08-12
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

In an LED strip, a retained and a removable circuit connect together to form a closed circuit. A switching mechanism is connected between the retained and removable circuits and to a circuit break load. Upon disconnection of the circuit break load and/or the removable circuit, the switching mechanism automatically switches from an open circuit to a closed circuit to form a closed circuit with the retained circuit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 33/08 - Circuit arrangements for operating electroluminescent light sources

49.

LED drive circuit

      
Application Number 12321422
Grant Number 08487537
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-01-20
First Publication Date 2010-07-22
Grant Date 2013-07-16
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A retained and a removable circuit connect together to form a closed circuit. A switching mechanism is connected between the retained and removable circuits and to a circuit break load. Upon disconnection of the circuit break load and/or the removable circuit, the switching mechanism automatically switches from an open circuit to a closed circuit to form a closed circuit with the retained circuit.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 37/00 - Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general

50.

CHANNEL LETTER LIGHTING SYSTEM USING HIGH OUTPUT WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

      
Application Number US2009006580
Publication Number 2010/068300
Status In Force
Filing Date 2009-12-14
Publication Date 2010-06-17
Owner THE SLOAN COMPANY, INC. DBA SLOANLED (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas, C.
  • Quaal, Bruce

Abstract

A channel letter lighting system (10) comprising a plurality of lighting units (12) that are interconnected by a conductor (14,16). Each of the units is coupled to the conductor such that an electrical signal applied to the conductor causes the lighting units to emit light. The length of the conductor between said units is adjustable to vary the distance between adjacent ones of the lighting units. In other embodiment the lighting units comprise a plurality of emitters (18,20). A conductor is included for carrying an electrical signal with the lighting units connected to and interconnected by a conductor. An electrical signal applied to the conductor causes the emitters emit light. The lighting units are separable into sections each of which comprise at least one of the plurality of emitters and each of which remains connected to the conductor. The length of the conductor between the sections can be adjustable to vary the distance between adjacent ones of the sections.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/005 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks
  • G09F 13/04 - Signs, boards, or panels, illuminated from behind the insignia

51.

Self adjusting power supply apparatus and method

      
Application Number 12157430
Grant Number 08350491
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-06-09
First Publication Date 2009-05-28
Grant Date 2013-01-08
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Koteles, John
  • Kwag, Min

Abstract

Apparatus and methods are disclosed that control power supplies to automatically provide the appropriate voltage to drive constant current devices. A lighting system according to the present invention comprises a lighting module having a constant current device that provides a constant current in response to constant current voltage. A power supply is included that generates a power supply voltage coupled to the lighting module. A feedback circuit is included from the lighting module to the power supply causing the power supply voltage to be sufficient to provide a constant current voltage at the LED module. A method according to the present invention for generating a constant current voltage to drive a constant current device, comprises providing a drive voltage to a constant current device. The current at the constant current device is sensed a first time, and the drive voltage is increased. The current to the constant current device is sensed a second time. The drive current is held at its increased level if the current did not increase from the first to the second sensing. The increasing of the drive voltage and sensing of the current is repeated of the current did increase between the first and second sensing.

IPC Classes  ?

52.

Packaging for lighting modules

      
Application Number 11823531
Grant Number 08038320
Status In Force
Filing Date 2007-06-27
First Publication Date 2009-01-22
Grant Date 2011-10-18
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sloan, Thomas C.
  • Ferrie, Timothy

Abstract

A package for holding a plurality of LED modules interconnected by wire. The package comprises a plurality of cradles each of which is sized to hold a respective one of the interconnected LED modules. Each of the cradles comprises first and second opposing side vertical surfaces partially defining a space for holding its respective one of the LED modules, each of the LED modules arranged in a respective one of the cradles. A plurality of holding tabs is included at least one of which is on one of the first and second opposing side vertical surfaces of each of the cradles and protruding into the module holding space. Each of the tabs is arranged to hold its respective one of the modules in its cradle, wherein the cradles are arranged adjacent to one another with the interconnecting wire running between adjacent cradles.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 27/00 - Cable-stowing arrangements structurally associated with lighting devices, e.g. reels

53.

Method of making RGB spa light using light emitting diodes

      
Application Number 12074105
Grant Number 08161640
Status In Force
Filing Date 2008-02-28
First Publication Date 2008-07-03
Grant Date 2012-04-24
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Sloan, Thomas C.

Abstract

A method for forming a protective jacket over a connection region includes connecting the leads of an electronic device to conductors such that the connections are in a connection region, placing the connection region in a mold, injecting molten protective material into the mold to cover the connection region, allowing the molten material to cool and harden and removing the connection area from the mold.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H01R 43/00 - Apparatus or processes specially adapted for manufacturing, assembling, maintaining, or repairing of line connectors or current collectors or for joining electric conductors

54.

LED controller and method using variable drive currents

      
Application Number 11470172
Grant Number 08207686
Status In Force
Filing Date 2006-09-05
First Publication Date 2008-03-06
Grant Date 2012-06-26
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Sloan, Thomas C.

Abstract

A system and method is disclosed for illuminating a plurality of emitters such as light emitting diodes (LEDs). The system comprises a plurality of LEDs and a circuit to provide a digital signal. An LED drive circuit is included comprising a first converter for converting the digital signal to one or more analog voltages. The LED drive circuit further comprises a second converter that converts the one or more analog voltages into corresponding one or more drive currents. Each of the drive currents is applied to at least one of the plurality of LEDs to cause the at least one of the plurality of LEDs to emit light. The intensity of emission of the LEDs is related to the level of the applied drive current.

IPC Classes  ?

55.

LIQUALED

      
Serial Number 78775090
Status Registered
Filing Date 2005-12-16
Registration Date 2007-05-01
Owner The Sloan Company, Inc., DBA SloanLED ()
NICE Classes  ? 11 - Environmental control apparatus

Goods & Services

Lighting systems, namely, light emitting diode (LED) based lighting systems for pools and spas comprising light emitting diode based lights, corresponding power supply and controller