US Pat. No. 9,537,274

MODULAR POWER AND CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR LIGHTING ELEMENTS

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A power and lighting system for a shelving unit, comprising:
a first power track adapted to be disposed in an upright support of the shelving unit, the first power track including
a central portion having adjacent, uninsulated first power and ground conductors running the length of the first power track,
and

first side portions connected continuously in a flexible, resilient manner to respective left and right sides of the central
portion so as to extend generally perpendicularly therefrom over the entire length of the first power track, the side portions
being adapted to deflect resiliently inwardly; and

a first power plug including
first and second contact prongs spaced vertically from one another, at least one of the first and second contact prongs being
movable vertically relative to the other, and

a coupling mechanism to couple the first power plug to an exterior surface of the upright support while the first and second
contact prongs extend through openings in the upright support to contact the conductors within the first power track.

US Pat. No. 9,509,110

ADAPTER FOR LED STRIP LIGHT

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A power adapter for a strip light, comprising:
a housing with a first opening adapted to accept an end of a strip light, a second opening adapted to accept a power cord,
and an interior cavity into which the first and second openings open;

a vertical barrier within the interior cavity and with upper and lower portions attached to one or both of interior upper
and lower surfaces of the housing, the vertical barrier having a longitudinal portion aligned with a long axis of the power
adapter and a transverse portion essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal portion and parallel to the first opening;
and

a pair of gaskets sealing an area around the vertical barrier, the gaskets also sealing at least a portion of the perimeter
of the first opening; and

gripping structures extending from respective inner upper and lower faces of the housing;
wherein the housing houses an electrical connection between first power and ground leads from the power cord and second power
and ground leads from the strip light such that the respective power and ground leads are separated on opposite sides of the
vertical barrier.

US Pat. No. 9,239,136

CONNECTOR FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE STRIP

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. An anchoring or strip connector for a light strip containing a plurality of light-emitting diodes and a plurality of strip
conductors electrically connected to said light-emitting diodes, comprising:
a base portion,
a closable lid attached to said base portion by a hinge, said lid including at least one opening for admitting a light-emitting
diode when said lid is closed,

a plurality of electrodes in said lid arranged to contact said respective plurality of strip conductors on said strip when
said strip is positioned on said base portion and said lid is closed, said plurality of electrodes also arranged to be connected
to a plurality of power-supply terminals,

whereby when said strip is positioned on said base portion and said lid is closed, at least one light-emitting diode on said
strip is admitted into said opening and said plurality of electrodes are urged into contact with said plurality of conductors
so that said light-emitting diode can receive power from said power-supply terminals via said strip conductors when said power-supply
terminals are energized.

US Pat. No. 9,279,544

LED LINEAR LIGHTING STRIP

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A lighting kit, comprising:
a mounting clip for mounting said lighting kit to a mounting surface, said mounting clip including a base and a plurality
of flat and flexible members having a main portion extending away from said base and in generally parallel relation;

each of said members having an auxiliary portion that extends toward said base and a bight portion connecting said main and
said auxiliary portions;

an extrusion securable to said mounting clip, said extrusion including first and second channels;
an LED light strip secured within said first channel of said extrusion, said second channel of said extrusion having a recess
with two overhanging ledges extending toward one-another at the entrance to said second channel and separated by a distance
smaller than the maximum width of said auxiliary portions of said mounting clip so that said clip can be inserted into said
recess and retained in said recess by said ledges engaging said auxiliary portions;

whereby when mounting said extrusion to said mounting surface, said flat and said flexible members and said auxiliary portions
of said mounting clip engage said ledges on said recess, thereby providing a secure attachment of said lighting kit to said
mounting surface;

a second extrusion similar to said first-named extrusion so as to provide first and second extrusions; and
a double-tapered wedge having first and second ends, said wedge having a top portion with a first width that is sized to slidably
insert between said ledges in said extrusions and a bottom portion with a height that is sized to slidably fit into said second
channel of said extrusions and a width that is tapered from a narrow width at its ends to a wider width at its center point;

said width of said wedge at said center point between said first and said second ends being equal to or slightly greater than
the width of said second channel so that said wedge is slidably insertable into said second channel up to the center point
of said wedge but no further;

whereby when said first end of said wedge is inserted into said second channel of said first extrusion, said second end of
said wedge extends outward from said first extrusion so that said second channel of said second extrusion can slidably engage
said second end of said wedge until said first and said second extrusions are butted together in a tight fit, thereby securing
said first and said second extrusions in alignment.

US Pat. No. 9,565,769

LED LINEAR LIGHTING KIT

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. An extrusion kit for LED lighting, comprising:
at least two extrusions adapted to carry linear LED lighting, each of the at least two extrusions having
a first, open channel defined by a first pair of opposed, generally parallel sidewalls spaced from one another with a first
channel floor between and connecting the first pair of sidewalls, the first channel floor being generally flat,

a linear, flat-bottomed guide channel recessed into a central portion of the first channel floor and extending along at least
substantially the entirety of the first channel, the linear guide channel having a width and depth sufficient to accommodate
and seat an LED strip flat against the bottom of the linear guide channel,

a second channel adapted to seat connecting structures, the second channel being spaced or offset from and connected to the
first channel such that the first and second channels run an entire length of the extrusion, the second channel having a second
pair of opposed, generally parallel sidewalls spaced from one another with a second channel floor between and connecting the
second pair of sidewalls, and

a pair of ledges connected to respective outermost portions of the second pair of sidewalls and extending perpendicularly
inwardly therefrom without meeting to define an opening for the second channel, the opening for the second channel being smaller
than a width of the second channel; and

an insert with first and second ends that tapers from a maximum width between the first and second ends to minimum widths
proximate to the first and second ends, the minimum widths being less than the widths of the second channels and the maximum
width being equal to or greater than the widths of the second channels such that the insert can be slid into the adjacent
second channels of the at least two extrusions to join the extrusions in an abutted, press-fit connection.

US Pat. No. 9,404,645

WIRING AND CONNECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR INSTALLATION OF LED LIGHT ENGINES

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A wiring and connection management system, comprising:
a power supply;
a first elongate, at least semi-rigid printed circuit board (PCB) having first power and ground conductors connected to the
power supply, the first PCB adapted to be attached to a first area of a structure so as to extend in a first direction along
the structure;

one or more second elongate, at least semi-rigid PCBs adapted to be attached to the first area of the structure proximate
to the first PCB so as to extend in a second direction along the structure, the second direction being different than the
first direction, the one or more second PCBs having second power and ground conductors that are adapted to be electrically
connected to the first power and ground conductors of the first PCB;

first sets of connectors mounted directly on the one or more second PCBs and connected to the second power and ground conductors;
and

second sets of connectors electrically connected to the first sets of connectors, the second sets of connectors being positioned,
structured, and adapted to bridge between the first area of the structure and a second area of the structure so as to provide
power connection points along the second area of the structure.

US Pat. No. 9,601,866

STRAIN RELIEF AND JOINT SUPPORT

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A joint support and strain relief, comprising:
a cuff portion with curved interior sidewalls that define a curved channel for a power cord and form a gap therebetween into
which the power cord can be inserted, forward portions of the sidewalls having angled setbacks that allow the forward portions
of the sidewalls to taper to a fraction of a total height of the channel; and

a spade portion, in the form of a thin, flat generally rectangular plate, contiguous with the forward portions of the sidewalls
and extending forwardly therefrom at a height generally equal to or just below a floor of the channel;

wherein the joint support and strain relief is made of a nonconductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,647,349

THROUGH-INSULATION STRIP LIGHT CONNECTOR

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A connector for a strip light, comprising:
a housing having
a generally rectilinear cavity therein,
an opening along at least one face, the opening being contiguous with, and at least about the same width as, the cavity, and
a removable cover arranged such that its removal exposes the cavity; and
a pair of strip conductors mounted within the housing beneath the cavity in positions spaced from one another along the width
of the cavity, each of the pair of strip conductors having

a first pair of upwardly-extending sharpened pins oriented in a first direction along the width of the cavity, the first pair
of pins emerging through a floor of the cavity and diverging from one another to create a space therebetween with a defined
width,

a second set of upwardly-extending sharpened pins oriented in a second direction along a depth of the cavity, the second direction
being essentially orthogonal to the first direction, the second set of pins emerging through the floor of the cavity and being
substantially aligned with one another and spaced from one another along the second direction, and

a connecting portion constructed and arranged to connect to power wires.

US Pat. No. 10,041,636

LINEAR LIGHTING WITH DISTRIBUTED ONBOARD POWER CONVERSION

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A strip of linear lighting, comprising:a pair of conductors; and
a narrow, elongate printed circuit board arranged in one or more repeating blocks, each of the one or more repeating blocks being arranged electrically in parallel with one another between power and ground, and each of the one or more repeating blocks including
electrical connections to the pair of conductors to receive alternating current (AC) power,
a power conversion and conditioning circuit that converts the AC power to direct current (DC) power, the circuit including at least one capacitor, and
a plurality of LED light engines electrically connected to the power conversion and conditioning circuit to receive the DC power.

US Pat. No. 9,788,374

LED DRIVER SYSTEMS ADAPTED FOR GANG BOXES

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A power and control assembly, comprising:
an electrical gang box having at least one high-voltage compartment and at least one low-voltage compartment;
a high-voltage alternating current (AC) dimmer installed in the at least one high-voltage compartment, the AC dimmer taking
household or commercial power as input and providing an AC dimming signal as output;

a driver installed in the at least one low-voltage compartment, the driver being (1) connected to the AC dimmer and receiving
the AC dimming signal as input, and (2) adapted to transform and rectify the AC dimming signal into a direct current (DC)
dimming signal and to provide the DC dimming signal as a single low-voltage power and dimming output; and

a fascial element installed on the low-voltage compartment, overtop of the driver, the fascial element selected from the group
consisting of a mechanical dummy switch and a blank face plate.

US Pat. No. 9,583,903

ADAPTER FOR LED STRIP LIGHT

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. An adapter comprising:
an upper portion and a complementary lower portion that are adapted to be secured together, the upper and lower portions defining
a first opening sized and adapted to accept an end of a strip light,
a second opening sized and adapted to accept a power cord,
an interior cavity into which the first opening and the second opening open,
a vertical barrier spanning essentially an entire height of the interior cavity and dividing the interior cavity into power
and ground lead areas, the vertical barrier including a longitudinal portion that extends generally parallel to a long axis
of the interior cavity and a transverse portion that is contiguous with, and extends transversely with respect to, the longitudinal
portion, the vertical barrier being spaced and separate from sidewalls of the interior cavity and arranged such that the transverse
portion faces the first opening and extends parallel to the first opening; and

gripping structures projecting from interior top and bottom surfaces of the upper and lower portions proximate to the first
opening.

US Pat. No. 9,620,889

POWER CONNECTORS FOR LINEAR LIGHTING

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A connector comprising:
a housing, defining
a first opening sized and adapted to accept an end of a strip light,
a second opening,
an interior cavity into which the first opening and the second opening open,
a vertical barrier spanning essentially an entire height of the interior cavity and dividing the interior cavity into power
and ground lead areas, the vertical barrier including a longitudinal portion that extends generally parallel to a long axis
of the interior cavity and a transverse portion that is contiguous with, and extends transversely with respect to, the longitudinal
portion, the vertical barrier being spaced and separate from sidewalls of the interior cavity and arranged such that the transverse
portion faces the first opening and extends parallel to the first opening;

gripping structures projecting from interior top and bottom surfaces of the housing proximate to the first opening; and
male or female connecting structure contiguous with the exterior of the housing around the second opening, the connecting
structure adapted to make a connection between the connector and external conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,024,526

CONNECTOR FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE STRIP

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A connector, comprising:a connector base comprised of an electrically insulative material, the connector base defining
at least two compartments, a first compartment of the at least two compartments having a pair of retaining tabs extending into the compartment from respective sidewalls thereof and creating a slot between a floor of the first compartment and the pair of retaining tabs,
a barrier between the first compartment and others of the at least two compartments,
one or more conductive connecting members associated with the barrier and extending between the first compartment and the others of the at least two compartments, and
lid-engaging structure; and
a lid connected to the connector base by a hinge, the lid having
an open area over each of the at least two compartments, and
complementary structure to engage the lid-engaging structure on the connector base.

US Pat. No. 9,784,421

LINEAR LIGHTING WITH DISTRIBUTED ONBOARD POWER CONVERSION

Elemental LED, Inc., Eme...

1. A flexible strip of linear lighting, comprising:
a narrow, elongate, flexible printed circuit board (PCB) physically and electrically arranged in a plurality of repeating
blocks, each of the one or more repeating blocks being arranged electrically in parallel with one another between power and
ground, and each of the plurality of repeating blocks including

electrical connections to receive alternating current (AC) power,
a power conversion and conditioning circuit mounted on the PCB and connected to the electrical connections that converts the
AC power to direct current (DC) power, and

a plurality of LED light engines electrically connected to the power conversion and conditioning circuit to receive the DC
power; and

a pair of conductors traversing the length of the flexible PCB to provide the power and the ground for each of the plurality
of repeating blocks, the pair of conductors being connected to the AC electrical connections for each of the plurality of
repeating blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,113,728

JUNCTION BOX FOR MULTIPLE LED DRIVERS

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A junction box, comprising:a horizontal base having
an open central portion open at two opposed sides, and
two opposite end portions, each end portion having a four-walled compartment arising from the horizontal base, the four-walled compartments being at least substantially identical and spaced from one another by the open central portion, each of the four-walled compartments including
three vertical outer sidewalls, each of the three vertical outer sidewalls being aligned with an edge of the horizontal base and defining a portion of a sidewall of the junction box, and each of the three vertical outer sidewalls having at least one frangible portion that is adapted to be broken away to form an opening, and
a vertical inner sidewall separating the four-walled compartment from the open central portion of the base;
at least two mounting positions, each of the at least two mounting positions including or being associated with mounting structure secured, or adapted to be secured, to the open central portion of the base to secure a driver;
at least two cut-outs in each of the vertical inner sidewalls, the at least two cut-outs corresponding in number and position to the at least two mounting positions, and the at least two cut-outs in the respective vertical inner sidewalls being aligned with one another across a length of the open central portion of the base, each of the at least two cut-outs beginning at a top edge of one of the vertical inner sidewalls and extending downwardly; and
a U-shaped cover having
an upper face with a size and shape matching a size and shape of a lower face of the horizontal base, and
two depending side portions, the two depending side portions being sized and adapted to create a contiguous sidewall between the two four-walled compartments, such that when installed, the cover forms a closed enclosure with the base.

US Pat. No. 10,028,345

LINEAR LIGHTING WITH DISTRIBUTED ONBOARD POWER CONVERSION AND FILTERING

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A flexible strip of linear lighting, comprising:a narrow, elongate, flexible printed circuit board (PCB) physically and electrically arranged in a plurality of repeating blocks, each of the one or more repeating blocks being arranged electrically in parallel with one another between power and ground, and each of the plurality of repeating blocks including
electrical connections to receive alternating current (AC) power,
a power conversion and conditioning circuit mounted on the PCB and connected to the electrical connections that converts the AC power to direct current (DC) power,
a plurality of LED light engines electrically connected to the power conversion and conditioning circuit to receive the DC power, and
a filter separately connected in parallel with each of the plurality of LED light engines, each of the filters comprising at least a capacitive load and a resistive load in parallel with the capacitive load, and
one or both of a ballast resistor or a constant current controller; and
a pair of conductors traversing the length of the flexible PCB to provide the power and the ground for each of the plurality of repeating blocks, the pair of conductors being connected to the AC electrical connections for each of the plurality of repeating blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,116,127

JUNCTION BOXES WITH WRAP-AROUND COMPARTMENTS

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A junction box, comprising:a base having a bottom and a sidewall arising from the bottom;
a driver cap, the driver cap having
a top,
sidewalls depending from the top, and
partition portions extending outwardly from the sidewalls, the partition portions being arranged so as to extend to the sidewall of the base and thereby divide the base into at least two compartments that wrap around the driver cap; and
a cover sized and adapted to engage the base and to form a closed enclosure with the base.

US Pat. No. 9,909,743

CONNECTOR FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE STRIP

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A connector, comprising:
a connector base comprised of an electrically insulative material, the connector base defining
at least two compartments, a first compartment of the at least two compartments having a pair of retaining tabs extending
into the compartment from respective sidewalls thereof and creating a slot between a floor of the first compartment and the
pair of retaining tabs,

a barrier between the first compartment and others of the at least two compartments,
one or more conductive connecting members mounted on the barrier and extending between the first compartment and the others
of the at least two compartments, and

lid-engaging structure; and
a lid connected to the connector base by a hinge, the lid having complementary structure to engage the lid-engaging structure
on the connector base.

US Pat. No. 9,951,934

JUNCTION BOX FOR LED DRIVERS

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A junction box, comprising:a horizontal base having
an open central portion open at two opposed sides, and
two opposite end portions, each end portion having a four-walled compartment arising from the horizontal base, the four-walled compartments being at least substantially identical and spaced from one another by the open central portion, each of the four-walled compartments including
three vertical outer sidewalls, each of the three vertical outer sidewalls being aligned with an edge of the horizontal base and defining a portion of a sidewall of the junction box, and each of the three vertical outer sidewalls having at least one frangible portion that is adapted to be broken away to form an opening, and
a vertical inner sidewall separating the four-walled compartment from the open central portion of the base, the vertical inner sidewall having a cut-out that begins at a top edge of the vertical inner sidewall and extends downwardly;
mounting structure secured, or adapted to be secured, to the open central portion of the base to mount a driver; and
a U-shaped cover having
an upper face with a size and shape matching a size and shape of a lower face of the horizontal base, and
two depending side portions, the two depending side portions being sized and adapted to create a contiguous sidewall between the two four-walled compartments, such that when installed, the cover forms a closed enclosure with the base.

US Pat. No. 10,342,082

LINEAR LIGHTING WITH DISTRIBUTED POWER CONVERSION AND REDUCED FLICKER

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A flexible strip of linear lighting, comprising:a narrow, elongate, flexible printed circuit board (PCB) physically and electrically arranged in a plurality of repeating blocks, each of the one or more repeating blocks being arranged electrically in parallel with one another between power and ground, and each of the plurality of repeating blocks including
electrical connections to receive high-voltage alternating current (AC) power,
a power conversion and conditioning circuit including at least a full-bridge rectifier mounted on the PCB and connected to the electrical connections that converts the high-voltage AC power to direct current (DC) power,
a plurality of LED light engines electrically connected to the power conversion and conditioning circuit to receive the DC power, and
a filter connected to the plurality of LED light engines, the filter being adapted such that each of the plurality of LED light engines has a flicker percentage of 70% or lower when each of the plurality of repeating blocks is connected to the high-voltage AC power through an electronic low voltage dimmer at a dimmer setting of 100%;
a pair of conductors traversing the length of the flexible PCB to provide the power and the ground for each of the plurality of repeating blocks, the pair of conductors adapted to carry the high voltage AC power and being connected to the high-voltage AC electrical connections for each of the plurality of repeating blocks; and
a transparent, flexible, electrically insulative covering around the printed circuit board and the pair of conductors, the covering providing a separate, electrically-insulated space for each of the pair of conductors.