Patents Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
  • Patent number: 10616977
    Abstract: Linear array of lighting nodes (3) which are connected at different respective positions along a flexible, rigid or malleable continuous supporting line (6). One or more attachable dividers (5) are provided, configured to be mechanically attachable by a user onto the line (6) without severing the line, or at least without completely severing the line, each attachable between a respective neighbouring pair of the lighting nodes (3). Each of the attachable dividers (5) is configured so as, when attached to the line (6), to enable detection of a position at which the divider (5) is connected along the line (6) relative to the lighting nodes (3), and configured to provide information related to said position to a controller (7), thus dividing the lighting nodes into different segments along the line. The controller (7) is configured to apply a different lighting effect to the illumination emitted by the lighting nodes (3) in each of some or all of the different segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe
  • Patent number: 10613186
    Abstract: Methods for distinguishing devices (1, 2) receive position information from position sensors (13, 23) defining positions of the devices (1, 2), and receive direction information from direction sensors (14, 24) defining directions of the devices (1, 2), and analyze the direction information. The devices (1, 2) can be distinguished from each other, even in case they are located closer to each other than the accuracies of their position sensors (13, 23). First devices (1) comprise first drivers (11) for driving first loads (15), and first controllers (12) for controlling the first drivers (11) and for receiving first position signals from first position sensors (13) and for receiving first direction signals from first direction sensors (14). The first direction sensors (14) may comprise first light detectors (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Petrus Antonius Verbeek, Biju Kumar Sreedharan Nair, Cornelis Antonius Verbakel
  • Patent number: 10616978
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting arrangement (10) comprising a lighting device (20) having an adjustable luminous output; a control arrangement (30) communicatively coupled to the dimmable lighting device including a controller (39) adapted to adjust the luminous output of the lighting device a data storage device accessible by the controller storing calibration data for a light measurement device of a mobile communication device, the calibration data being a function of a distance between the mobile communication device and the lighting device and a communication module (31) communicatively coupled to the controller, wherein the control arrangement is adapted to control the lighting device such that the lighting device produces a predefined luminous output; receive a luminous output measurement from the mobile communication device at an unknown distance from the lighting device; retrieve distance information regarding the distance between the mobile communication device and the lighting device from the calibration da
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Yi Zhang, Feng He, Haitao Liu
  • Patent number: 10616540
    Abstract: A user device (200) comprising a display (206), an interface (208) for communication with a lamp comprising controllable light sources (104) and a processor (202) configured to run an application (214), wherein the application is configured to: control the lamp to emit light in accordance with a source light pattern (302), said source light pattern defining for each light source the light that is to be emitted by the light source and designating at least one of the light sources as a marker light source (308); receive an image of the source light pattern as projected onto a target surface (300) by the lamp wherein the image is captured by a camera (210), wherein the target light pattern (310) in the image is distorted; display the received image on the display; detect locations in the displayed image where the marker light source(s) are positioned/intended to emit light onto the target surface; and use the detected locations of marker light source(s) to align a control overlay over the displayed image, the co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Valentinus Rene Engelen, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu
  • Patent number: 10612735
    Abstract: A lighting device comprising a grid sheet carrier 3 mounted via its border 4 on a base part and having an open surface area 5 of a plurality of openings 7 and having carrier material 9 surrounding said openings. The carrier material 9 being arranged in a two-dimensional, first pattern 11. The lighting device further comprises a plurality of LEDs 13 mounted on one main face 15 of the carrier material 9 and arranged in a two-dimensional, second pattern 17. The second pattern 17 is coinciding with the first pattern 11 when superimposed and the second pattern 17 is at least a sub-pattern of the first pattern 11. Furthermore, R is a ratio between the plurality of LEDs 13 and the plurality of openings 7, wherein R>=3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Tim Dekker, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Siebe Tjerk De Zwart
  • Patent number: 10609795
    Abstract: A fault detection system (100) for detecting faulty devices among a first plurality of serviceable devices (200) is provided. The serviceable devices have a wireless transmitter (210) arranged to periodically transmit a wireless signal (230) that encodes a device identifier. Mobile devices have a receiver (310) arranged to receive the wireless signal of a serviceable device within the transmission range, and to obtain the device identifier from the wireless signal. A fault detector (400) is arranged to detect faulty devices by selecting device identifiers in the plurality of device identifiers for which no device identifier was received in a time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Rohit Kumar, Maulin Dahyabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10609791
    Abstract: A method and corresponding system is disclosed for use in a Networked Lighting Control System whereby communication costs (e.g. costs associated with LTE technologies), variable electric rates and traffic models are analyzed to maximize cost savings. In one example, the system consists of receiving cellular usage rates, electric usage rates, and generated traffic models or statistics to manage transmission and broadcast of usage rates to lighting poles. An apparatus associated with the lighting pole can then use this information to determine frequency of sending lighting commands to nearby poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Amjad Soomro, Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Dan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10609787
    Abstract: A recommendation engine for a lighting system comprises a recommendation component for generating recommendation messages to recommend lighting effects for the lighting system; at least one data input for receiving, from a data source, data pertaining to a user of the lighting system; and a receptiveness component configured to use the received data to compute a current receptiveness level for the user indicating a current receptiveness of the user to receiving recommendations; wherein the recommendation component is configured to selectively cause recommendation messages to be outputted to the user via a user interface, to recommend lighting effects for the lighting system, in dependence on the current receptiveness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Berent Willem Meerbeek, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis
  • Patent number: 10606158
    Abstract: A light emitting device (1) comprising a luminescent element (3) comprising a first face (31) and a second face (32), the first face comprising a light input surface and one of the first face and the second face comprising a light exit surface, the luminescent element (3) being adapted for receiving first light (4) with a first spectral distribution emitted by at least one laser light source (21, 22, 23) at the light input surface, converting at least a part of the first light with the first spectral distribution to second light (5) with a second spectral distribution, guiding the second light with the second spectral distribution to the light exit surface and coupling at least a part of the second light with the second spectral distribution out of the light exit surface, and a heat sink element (7) arranged to be in thermal contact with at least a part of the luminescent element (3) extending between the first face (31) and the second face (32), wherein the first face (31) comprises a cross-sectional area A
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hendrik Johannes Boudewijn Jagt, Dominique Maria Bruls, Daniël Anton Benoy, Dirk Kornelis Gerhardus De Boer, Hugo Johan Cornelissen, Joris Jan Vrehen, Jacobus Gerardus Boerekamp, Christoph Gerard August Hoelen
  • Patent number: 10609794
    Abstract: A method of generating a lighting effect based on metadata of an audio stream, the method comprising steps of: extracting metadata items from the audio stream; retrieving a first set of one or more images based on the metadata items; controlling a light source to generate a lighting effect based on said first set of one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Berent Willem Meerbeek, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis
  • Patent number: 10602575
    Abstract: The invention provides a current modulating circuit, for example for use in a driving circuit for driving a lighting load such as an LED arrangement. A current modulating element is provided in series with the lighting load, and modulates the current based on a data input signal. A feedback system controls the current modulating element, and it has a first feedback control path which uses a voltage across the current modulating element, and a second feedback control path which uses the data input signal. The voltage feedback is used to maintain the overall current equal to the current output from a driver. The difference in current is taken up by a capacitor at the output of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johan-Paul Marie Gerard Linnartz, Kumar Arulandu, Aleksandar Sevo, Haimin Tao
  • Patent number: 10595514
    Abstract: An aquarium lighting system has a set of lighting elements (30) each with a beam shaping element (60, 70) for passing first light which is emitted from the lighting element at an angle to the normal below a threshold and for processing second light which is emitted from the lighting element at an angle to the normal above the threshold. The processing gives a greater amount of scattering compared to the passed light so that direct light at steep angles is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Lucas Louis Marie Vogels
  • Patent number: 10598363
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting fixture (200) with a separately controllable set of LED-based light sources (102) configurable to create both downlighting and wall-washing lighting effects. To create the desired wall-washing effects, the intensity and angle of light sources in the lighting fixture are adjusted to individually illuminate different portions of the wall of surface. One set of LED-based light sources positioned along the edge of the ceiling tile is configured to emit a low intensity light beam toward the upper portion of the wall surface adjacent the ceiling. Another set of LED-based light sources emits a higher intensity light beam toward an intermediate portion of the wall surface. Another set of LED-based light sources emits an even higher intensity light beam toward the bottom portion of the wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Philip Steven Newton, Tim Dekker, Tatiana Aleksandrovna Lashina, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu
  • Patent number: 10601516
    Abstract: A method of operating a group of lamps in a multi-lamp luminaire, each lamp being operable to emit respective illumination embedded with a predetermined coded light message, and each comprising a respective local controller; wherein the method comprises: communicating between the local controllers of the lamps within the multi-lamp luminaire in order to coordinate that unsynchronized instances of said coded light message are not transmitted from different ones of the lamps in the multi-lamp luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Deixler, Haimin Tao
  • Patent number: 10602589
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for adjusting environmental conditions based on automatically and manually generated requests. A commissioned unit comprising at least one IP luminaire (140, 150), transmits a signal comprising one or more identification codes. The signal may be, for example, a coded light signal. An environment control device (160) receives the signal, detects user input indicating one or more preferred environmental conditions, and transmits an environment control request comprising the one or more preferred environmental conditions. An environment manager module (110) receives the environment control request, generates an environment control command using the control request, and transmits the environment control command to one or more commissioned units to alter environmental conditions in a space in accordance with the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Mark Henricus Verberkt, Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Lokesh Narayan, Wijnand Johannes Rietman, Simon Dingle, Jules Martinus Adrianus Gerardus De Laat, Sanjay Bhat, Tony Petrus Van Endert, Michael Petrus Franciscus Verschoor, Petrus Johannes Lenoir
  • Patent number: 10589461
    Abstract: A method for 3D printing a 3D item (10), the method comprising providing a filament (320) of 3D printable material (201) and printing during a printing stage said 3D printable material (201) on a substrate (1550), to provide said 3D item (10), wherein the printing stage comprises (a) providing a layer (405) comprising particles (410) on the substrate (1550), wherein the particles (410) have a main axis (A1) having a main axis length (LI), and a minor axis (A2) having a minor axis length (L2), wherein the main axis length (LI) and the minor axis length (L2) have a first aspect ratio of at least 5, wherein in average the main axes (A1) of said particles (410) are configured parallel to a tangential plane (P) to the substrate (1550), wherein said particles (410) comprise light reflective material (411), and (b) printing said 3D printable material (201) on said layer (405) on the substrate (1550) to provide said 3D item (10) comprising said layer (405).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet, Ties Van Bommel
  • Patent number: 10595375
    Abstract: The invention provides a lighting system comprising one or more solid state light sources, wherein the lighting system is configured to provide lighting system light having a correlated color temperature of at least 1700 K and having a S* value of at least 33 in a first setting of the lighting system, wherein the S* value is defined as S*=100*(2*A*+B*)/WS with A* being the spectral power in the wavelength range of 380-440 nm, B* being the spectral power in the wavelength range of 660-780 nm, and Ws being the total spectral power in the wavelength range of 380-780 nm of the lighting system light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Marcus Theodorus Maria Lambooij, Dragan Sekulovski, Tobias Borra, Petrus Johannes Hendrikus Seuntiens, Martinus Petrus Joseph Peeters, Lucas Josef Maria Schlangen
  • Patent number: D880044
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Jenny Chen
  • Patent number: D880444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Mathew Lee Bembridge
  • Patent number: D880751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ken Ji, Liang Bao, Yong Jun Y J Hwang