Patents Assigned to Osram GmbH
  • Patent number: 11175733
    Abstract: An image signal indicative of the head pose of a person in a scene, as provided by a camera may be processed by estimating, as a function of the image signal received by the image sensor, the head pose of the person. A view frustum of the person may be generated from the estimated head pose. A visual frustum of attention or VFOA of the person may be generated from the view frustum. From the visual frustum, a predicted movement trajectory of the person or an estimated scene attention map as a function of the visual frustum of attention, preferably by identifying in the attention map at least one object to be controlled may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: OSRAM GMBH, FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
    Inventors: Marco Cristani, Alessio Del Bue, Michael Eschey, Fabio Galasso, Irtiza Hasan, Herbert Kaestle, Francesco Setti, Theodore Tsesmelis
  • Patent number: 11178745
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus, for example for applications in the show-business or entertainment sector, including: a light-radiation generator, for example a laser generator, configured for projecting a lighting beam towards a lighting space in a certain direction; control circuitry of the light-radiation generator configured for controlling emission of the lighting beam by the light-radiation generator; and processing circuitry configured for calculating a thermal retinal radiance ratio of the light-radiation generator as a function of a distance from the light-radiation generator in the aforesaid direction and for acting on the control circuitry of the light-radiation generator in order to control the lighting beam of the light-radiation generator as a function of the thermal retinal radiance ratio, with the aim of maintaining the aforesaid thermal retinal radiance ratio below unity starting from a certain value of distance from the light-radiation generator in the aforesaid direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Alberto Alfier, Renato Frison
  • Patent number: 11164736
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electrode for a discharge lamp, wherein the electrode has a base body having an electrode plateau providing an end face of the electrode, wherein the base body is delimited by the electrode plateau in a longitudinal extension direction of the electrode. Furthermore, the electrode has a coating, arranged in at least a first region of the base body that is different from the electrode plateau, to increase an emission of heat. In addition, the electrode has an at least partially contiguous free region of the base body extending at least partly in the longitudinal extension direction as far as the electrode plateau, in which the coating for increasing the emission of heat is not arranged, and wherein the first region adjoins at least one section of the free region in the circumferential direction of the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventor: Bernhard Winzek
  • Patent number: 11140757
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the irradiation of an object with light from a luminaire includes the luminaire having one or more light sources, which emit light having a spatial radiation pattern; a computing unit, connected to the luminaire and set up to acquire information about an illuminance of the light of the light sources; a first memory, connected to the computing unit and in which information about spatial positioning of the luminaire relative to a surface of the object is stored; and a second memory, connected to the computing unit and in which information about the spatial radiation pattern of the light sources is stored. The computing unit may calculate and output a local intensity of light incident at the respective position on the basis of illuminance information, the spatial radiation pattern of the light sources, and the spatial positioning of the luminaire relative to the surface of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Inna Susin, Guido Angenendt
  • Patent number: 11120684
    Abstract: A system may be used for wirelessly transmitting data between a communication terminal positioned in a prescribed area and a remote communication station connected to a communication network. The system may include a lighting arrangement having a lighting device arranged in the prescribed region and at least one transmission device arranged in or directly on the lighting device. The transmission device may be configured to establish a first wireless optical communication connection to the remote communication stations and a second wireless communication to the communication terminal to transmit the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Wanderer
  • Patent number: 11109539
    Abstract: A system for lighting a space for growing vegetables, e.g. a greenhouse, wherein the system includes a first set of lighting sources for lighting the vegetables in a first, vertical direction, a second set of lighting sources for lighting the vegetables in at least one second direction, different from the vertical direction, e.g. in a horizontal and/or oblique direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Alberto Alfier, Luca Mascolo
  • Patent number: 11101888
    Abstract: A system may involve transmitting data via a light-based data link. The aim of the invention is to establish a data connection which is as simple and efficient as possible. In order to achieve this, the system comprises various components which deflect the light containing the data and distribute it in a targeted manner. The invention also relates to various fields of application for the system, such as mechanical joints and robot joints, rail systems and luminaires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Gerhard Maierbacher, Bernhard Siessegger
  • Patent number: 11098867
    Abstract: A light fixture may include a light source assembly configured to generate visible light radiation of different colours, an optical device configured to process at least a portion of the light radiation emitted by the light sources so as to form a light beam extending substantially along an optical axis, and at least one beam processing element located downstream of the optical device and configured to selectively intercept the light beam. The beam processing element may include at least one portion movable between several positions. The light fixture may include a control device configured to control the light source assembly either on the basis of the position of a movable portion of the beam processing element or on the basis of a parameter correlated to the position of the movable portion of the beam processing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignees: OSRAM GMBH, CLAY PAKY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Aris Quadri, Andreas Huber
  • Publication number: 20210227661
    Abstract: Color tunable lighting systems and methods are disclosed. The color tunable lighting systems and methods include user interfaces that allow for the control of color temperature and luminous intensity by a user. The systems and methods provide for flexibility and scalability, where a control module for controlling one or more solid state light source arrays can be programmed during installation for use with specific solid state light source arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicants: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Biju Antony, Markus Ziegler, Driss Baba, Daniel Chu
  • Publication number: 20210165078
    Abstract: Various implementations disclosed herein include a distance measuring unit for measuring, on the basis of a time-of-flight signal, a distance to an object situated in a detection field. The distance measuring unit includes an emitter unit for emitting pulses in the form of electromagnetic radiation, and a receiver unit comprising a sensor area for receiving the electromagnetic radiation in the form of echo pulses, and a mirror unit disposed upstream of the sensor area, wherein a detection field of the receiver unit is subdivided into a plurality of receiver solid angle segments, and wherein the plurality of receiver solid angle segments are assigned to the same sensor area in that echo pulses incident on the mirror unit from a respective receiver solid angle segment are reflected onto the sensor area when the mirror unit is in a tilt state associated with the respective receiver solid angle segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Nauen, Sergey Khrushchev, Christian Gammer
  • Patent number: 11021652
    Abstract: Phospher particles with a Protective Layer and a method for producing phosphor particles with a protective layer are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes treating Si-containing and/or Al-containing phosphor with an acid solution, wherein a pH value of the acid solution is maintained within a range of pH 3.5 to pH 7 for a period of at least 1 h, wherein an Si-containing layer is formed on the phosphor particles, wherein the Si-containing layer has a higher content of Si on a surface than the phosphor particles, and/or wherein an Al-containing layer is formed on the phosphor particles, wherein the Al-containing layer has a modified content of aluminum on the surface than the phosphor particles and tempering the treated phosphor particles at a temperature of at least 100° C. thereby producing the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH, OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Tim Fiedler, Sonja Tragl, Stefan Lange
  • Publication number: 20210160993
    Abstract: A system and a method for operating a lighting device may include a transmission device and an optional communication unit. The transmission device may be configured to wirelessly transmit a radio signal with identification data specific to the transmission device of the lighting device via at least two radio channels. The transmitted radio signal transmitted via a respective one of the at least two channels may include channel data with respect to the respective one of the radio channels. In a non-limiting embodiment, the transmission device is a beacon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph PEITZ, Andrej WALLWITZ, Karl-Heinz WALLWITZ, Andreas ZAGGL, Michel STUTZ, Henry FEIL
  • Patent number: 11012534
    Abstract: A node for a multi-hop communication network may include a wireless communication interface, configured to exchange data with the multi-hop communication network. The node moreover includes a processing unit, configured to drive the operation of the node as a function of the commands received via the wireless communication interface, and a memory storing a firmware for the processing unit. The node is configured to receive, via the wireless communication interface, an updated firmware, and to store the updated firmware into the memory. Moreover, the node is configured to detect, via the wireless communication interface, other nodes that are in the vicinity of the node, and to send (1010) the firmware stored in the memory to one or more of said nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Cristian Andreola, Stefano Pidutti
  • Patent number: 11009644
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an optical system is provided. The optical system includes two honeycomb condensers, which are connected one behind the other and in each case have two lenticular array sheets, which are connected one behind the other, and at least one diffuser which is connected downstream of the honeycomb condensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Hartwig, Volker Gaebler
  • Patent number: 11009206
    Abstract: An optical system includes optical fibers, a decoupling surface, an intersecting surface and a connecting portion. The optical fibers are arranged in at least one row. Each of the optical fibers includes a coupling surface onto which light from a light source is received. Light is directed through the optical fibers along an optical main axis. Light emitted from the optical fibers is directed onto a decoupling surface. The connecting portion is planar and is disposed between the decoupling surface and the optical fibers. The intersecting surface bounds the decoupling surface and is parallel to the optical main axis. Each of the optical fibers has an intersecting face oriented parallel to the optical main axis and parallel to the intersecting surface. The intersecting surface and the intersecting faces of the optical fibers generate a sharp outer edge of a light pattern formed by light emitted from the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hartmann, Thomas Feil
  • Patent number: 10993303
    Abstract: A power supply circuit may include at least a first and a second current generator. Each current generator is implemented with an electronic converter comprising a switching stage, a current sensor generating a feedback signal, and a regulator circuit configured to drive the switching stage as a function of the feedback signal. Specifically, each current sensor is a low-side current sensor configured to generate a feedback signal indicative of the current received via the negative terminal of the respective current generator. The power supply circuit may include also include a control circuit configured for various tasks pertaining to the first and second generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Filippo Branchetti
  • Patent number: 10991569
    Abstract: An electrode arrangement for a discharge lamp is provided, including an electrode unit including an electrode and an electrode plate, and a conductive connection unit for coupling to an energy source. The connection unit includes a connection unit plate. The arrangement includes a cylinder composed of a nonconductive material, said cylinder arranged between the electrode plate and the connection unit plate, and at least one conduction film which is arranged on an outer side of the cylinder and extends from the connection unit plate as far as the electrode plate and connects the connection unit plate and the electrode plate to one another. The arrangement includes a cap-shaped and integrally embodied protective film arranged on the electrode plate or connection unit plate, such that the film covers a plate side facing away from the cylinder and an outer lateral surface of the electrode plate or of the connection unit plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventor: Knut Grothmann
  • Patent number: 10986718
    Abstract: A method for setting up a lighting system comprising at least two luminaires, which are part of a network and each having a unique network address, wherein each luminaire has at least one sensor and one actuator, characterized by the steps of measuring the relative distance between respectively two luminaires by reading at least one sensor of the luminaire while simultaneously activating at least one actuator of the other luminaire, producing at least one data record, wherein each data record contains the network address of both luminaires and the relative distance of the luminaires from one another, and merging the data records to form a geo-localized network list and comparing the network list to a floorplan underlying the lighting system to determine the physical location of each luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Eberhard Hoefflin, Herbert Ernst, Michael Eschey, Holger Sacher, Bernhard Siessegger
  • Patent number: 10982825
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an illumination system. The illumination system includes at least one effect lamp configured to emit radiation, a mobile lamp, which can be arranged on a mobile object and which is configured to emit radiation, and at least one control unit configured to control at least one of the effect lamp or the mobile lamp. The control unit is configured to control the effect lamp as a function of at least one of one or more state information items of the mobile lamp or of the effect lamp or of an object or in such a way that it controls the mobile lamp as a function of one or more state information items of at least one of the mobile lamp or of the effect lamp or of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Haas, Norbert Magg
  • Patent number: 10976400
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting device for providing a position identification signal, wherein the lighting device comprises a lighting means. A transmitting unit comprising an antenna element transmits the position identification signal in the form of a directed radio signal having a specifiable emission characteristic during intended operation, wherein the position identification signal comprises a position determination data regarding a position of the transmitting unit and/or of the lighting means. The invention further relates to a lighting system having a plurality of lighting devices. In addition, the invention relates to a method for operating a lighting device having a lighting means and a transmitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Peitz