Patents Assigned to ABL IP Holding LLC
  • Patent number: 10602590
    Abstract: A transceiver in a lighting system may include a digital isolation component having multiple channels and an isolation barrier. The digital isolation component may accept an outbound digital signal or an inbound digital signal. On a first channel, the outbound signal may be modulated with a high-frequency signal, and provided across the isolation barrier to the non-isolated side. On the non-isolated side, a modified outbound signal may be generated based on the modulated high-frequency signal. On a second channel, the inbound signal may be modulated with a high-frequency signal that is provided across the isolation barrier to the isolated side. On the isolated side, a modified inbound signal may be generated based on the modulated high-frequency signal. The transceiver may include a voltage level comparator configured to adjust voltage levels of the signals, or an edge transition or duty cycle balancer configured to adjust edges of the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Dalibor Zulim, Stefan-Cristian Rezeanu, Nathaniel Christopher Herwig
  • Patent number: 10602591
    Abstract: A robotic agent swarm system having first robotic luminaire agents, and at least one control processor. Each agent has a suspension configured to hold the agent against an architectural surface, which includes a holonomic operational area; at least one propulsion motor configured to enable holonomic movement of the agent different locations on the architectural surface; a communication system configured to communicate with at least one other agent; a power supply operatively connected to the at least one propulsion motor and the communication system; and a light source oriented to illuminate a region around the architectural surface. The control processor is operatively associated with the agents and configured to transmit operating instructions, via at least one of the agent's respective communication system. The operating instructions include instructions for operating one or more agent's respective propulsion motor to move the agent holonomically within the holonomic operational area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Jenish S. Kastee, Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Daniel M. Megginson, Niels G. Eegholm
  • Patent number: 10591355
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of hyperspectral imager-equipped lighting devices that provide general illumination supplied by artificial or natural light, and that also detect environmental conditions in the environment around the lighting device. The hyperspectral imager detects light within a contiguous spectral band from the environment in the vicinity of the lighting device. In response, the hyperspectral imager generates image data representative of the spectral intensity of one or more subsets of a continuous spectrum of wavelengths of the detected light. A controller may analyze the image data generated by the hyperspectral imager and may initiate action to control operation of the light source or building management products based on an environmental condition detected by the analysis of the generated image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10586439
    Abstract: Certain examples involve lighting systems controlled based on gas concentration data received by a controller. For instance, a lighting system includes a first light fixture to illuminate a first space. The lighting system also includes at least one gas concentration sensor associated with the first space, and a first controller that receives gas concentration data from the at least one gas concentration sensor. The first controller also overrides the illumination state of the first light fixture based on the gas concentration data received from the at least one gas concentration sensor by controlling the first light fixture in an alert state that is different from the illumination state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Steven E. Downs, Yenpao Lu
  • Patent number: 10584827
    Abstract: A support structure provides two or more axes of intelligent locomotion for a movable object on the support structure. The support structure can include a track system made up of a plurality of identically configured track modules that are connected end-to-end. Each track module can include an elongated body defining a longitudinal axis and having two ends. Each end can include at least one beveled edge and at least one track surface extending longitudinally along the elongated body. The track surface can include a plurality of protuberances arranged in rows that are parallel to the longitudinal axis of the elongated body, and in columns that are perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the elongated body. The track modules can be connected to a power source and include electrical contacts that provide electricity to self-propelled units that travel along the track system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Youssef F. Baker, Sean P. White, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee, Nathaniel W. Hixon, Niels G. Eegholm, David P. Ramer
  • Patent number: 10578705
    Abstract: An example of a technique for maintaining a previously calibrated mobile device positioning system to account for changes in perturbers of the Earth's magnetic field. A mobile device obtains a corrected heading estimate of the mobile device within a space based on a previously recorded heading correction value. The mobile device also calculates a device heading relative to a previously orientated map of the space. The mobile device subsequently updates the heading correction value with any deviation between the corrected heading estimate and the calculated device heading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Ryan, Kelby Edward Green, Emanuel Paul Malandrakis, Konstantin Klitenik
  • Patent number: 10578789
    Abstract: An optical system and method provides at least one, and preferably an array of relatively small, high brightness light sources with a surrounding surface that exhibits brightness, thereby reducing the contrast between the high brightness produced by the light sources and the brightness of their surrounding surfaces. The optical system includes a light waveguide structure that captures a portion of the light from the individual high-brightness light sources, and then re-emits the source light to create brightness in the light sources' surrounding surfaces. The optical system is particularly adapted for use with LEDs, but could be used with LEDs, but could be used with other high brightness light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Y. Y. Ngai
  • Patent number: 10578276
    Abstract: Optics over a light source, such as, but not limited to, an LED on a circuit board. The optic does not entirely encapsulate the LED but rather includes an inner surface such that an air gap exists between the optic and the LED. The optic may include a lens and may conform to the shape of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Craig Eugene Marquardt, Jie Chen, Daniel Aaron Weiss
  • Patent number: 10571096
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a light engine comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED), the light engine comprising a front surface and a rear surface. The element includes an electronics housing that is configured to house a plurality of electronic components. The electronics housing is coupled at a first end with the rear surface of the light engine. The electronics housing further includes a second end and at least one side wall extending between the first end and the second end. The at least one side wall defines an aperture though which at least some of the plurality of electronic components are accessible. The light fixture also includes a cover that is coupled with the at least one side wall, the cover being sized and shaped to cover the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Eric O. Rodriguez, Brad Carney, LaDarius Agee, Rick Martin Kelly
  • Patent number: 10571095
    Abstract: Optics for asymmetrically redirecting light from one or more light engines include a dome optic, and first and second reflecting surfaces. The dome optic refracts light emitted by the light engines. The first reflecting surface redirects at least a portion of the light that is initially emitted toward a backward horizontal direction, toward the forward horizontal direction. The first reflecting surface extends substantially vertically and along a transverse horizontal direction, proximate to and behind the dome optic, and has a height greater than or equal to a height of the dome optic. The second reflecting surface reflects downwardly at least a portion of the refracted light that is initially emitted in the forward horizontal direction. The second reflecting surface is proximate to the dome optic and forward of the dome optic, and forms an angle of 45 degrees or more with respect to vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Yinan Wu, John Bryan Harvey, Craig Eugene Marquardt, Charles H. Fails
  • Patent number: 10551921
    Abstract: A system including a controllable device configured to provide a premises related service in an area of a premises. The system includes an electroencephalography (EEG) device configured to be positioned with respect to a head of a user and process signals detected in real-time. The system also includes a processor in communication with the EEG device, a memory accessible by the processor and instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor. A data is stored in the memory that associates each of a plurality of predetermined sets of signals from the brain detected via the EEG device with at least one control instruction. The execution of the instructions configures the processor to using the stored data, analyze the real-time detected signals to determine that the real-time detected signals correspond to one of the plurality of predetermined set of signals associated with the one control instruction and generate a control data signal based on the one control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Youssef F. Baker, Niels G. Eegholm, Daniel M. Megginson, Jenish S. Kastee
  • Patent number: 10544912
    Abstract: A loadable cassette holds a planar light source, such as a flat OLED panel, along with a companion driver board in a manner that allows both the light source and driver board to be operatively and replaceably connected to a luminaire or lighting system. The cassette maintains an air gap between the light source and driver board so as to prevent heat produced by the driver board from damaging the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Jonathon Wickus
  • Patent number: 10546525
    Abstract: The examples relate to various implementations to enable simultaneous controllable lighting distribution and a wide angle image light output from areas of a luminaire. An example of such a luminaire includes image light emitters and an array of general illumination light emitters for general illumination. A grid structure that has a supporting grid of rows and columns with intersection points and transparent sections or gaps is used to maintain a spaced arrangement of the general illumination light emitters and the image light emitters. Each of the transparent sections is bounded by individual structural members of the grid meeting at individual intersection points. In a specific example, image light emitters are located at intersection points of the grid structure. The general illumination light emitters are optically coupled for emitting general illumination light through the transparent sections of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Kumar Komanduri, David P. Ramer, Guan-Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10547936
    Abstract: The examples relate to implementations of apparatuses, such as lighting devices, and a system that uses a speech-based user interface to provide speech-based navigation services. The speech-based user interface provides navigation instructions that direct a person to the location of an item within a premises. The person interacts with a speech-based apparatus to receive the navigation instructions as speech-based directions through the premises from a specified location to the item location, or as static navigation instructions enabling the person to navigate from the specified location to the item location. A directional microphone and a controllable speaker receive audio inputs from and output audio outputs to a specified location or subarea of the premises to a person using the speech-based user interface. The audio outputs are directed to the person in the subarea of the premises, and have a higher amplitude within the subarea than outside the subarea of the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Vernon J. Nagel, Jenish S. Kastee, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Nathaniel W. Hixon, Youssef F. Baker, Daniel M. Megginson, Sean P. White, Niels G. Eegholm
  • Patent number: 10544933
    Abstract: A light fixture includes a light fixture housing, one or more light sources housed in the housing, a power connection for receiving electric power for the one or more light sources, a light source driver circuit configured to receive power from the power connection and to drive the one or more light sources to produce light, and at least one audio speaker module coupled to the housing through at least one rotatable coupling. The light fixture further includes a wireless radio transceiver configured to receive transmissions of audio content to be played through the at least one audio speaker module, and an audio driver circuit configured to receive power from the power connection and to drive the at least one audio speaker module. The at least one audio speaker module is rotatable with respect to the housing via the at least one rotatable coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell C. Hand, David P. Zizzi
  • Patent number: 10539278
    Abstract: A luminaire is provided for illuminating a task surface and a volume of space above and about the task surface, including a limited human occupiable space proximate the task surface. The luminaire includes a body having a base end and an extension portion extending from the base end. A task lighting element on the body, and suitably at the base of the body, directs light in a directional light distribution pattern toward a task surface. Area light sources on the extension portion of the body emit light in a diffuse light distribution pattern for illuminating the volume of space over the task surface and a limited human occupiable space proximate the task surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Y. Y. Ngai
  • Patent number: 10535236
    Abstract: A lighting device or an apparatus for use with a light source has one or more sensors, intelligence in the form of programmed processors and communication capabilities. Each sensor is configured to monitor one or more conditions external to a lighting device not directly related to operational performance of the respective lighting device. Programming provides a standardized interface to enable processing of sensed conditions from sensors of different types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10535241
    Abstract: Examples of systems and method track a location of an asset within a space using an asset tag location estimation system, track movement of a selected user, or user's mobile device, using a positioning system, and associate the tracked asset with the selected user, or user's mobile device, based on a determination of a trajectory of the asset and the mobile device. Trajectories of the user/mobile device and the asset tag may be determined by a backend server. The trajectory of the selected user/mobile device and the trajectory of the asset tag are compared by the backend server to determine a correspondence between the respective trajectories based on a predetermined correspondence criteria. The determined correspondence indicates that a user of the corresponding mobile device is moving the asset. In response to the determined correspondence, the backend server associates the asset tag to the selected user/mobile device in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, John England
  • Patent number: D877385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Jon Eric Gibson, Adam Pate, Eric Fickas, Mark Mnich
  • Patent number: D877401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Megan Marie Tepo, Douglas Dewayne Grove, John M. Reilly, Joseph J. Onda, James S. Conn, Jeff Robert Shaner