Patents Assigned to Super Vision International, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20080080168
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a plurality of light fixtures to create light and music, including a processor having a memory. Software is loaded in the memory and is executable by the processor to operate a plurality of light fixtures and at least one music speaker. At least one DMX controller is operable by the software to control the color of at least one of the plurality of light fixtures, the at least one light fixture controllable by the DMX controller including an LED light engine. The system and method generates light and sound displays by operating the lights in synchronization with music played through the music speaker. The color of at least one of the plurality of light fixtures is altered in synchronization with the music by the DMX controller. Also disclosed is a light fixture suitable for use in the light and music displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harris, Adrian Ehresman, Stephen Faber, Paul Koren, Roy Archer
  • Publication number: 20070095933
    Abstract: Devices for producing waterfalls, which provide a decorative effect in pools, spas, bathtubs, and sinks. The devices include a water inlet, and a water chamber connected to the water inlet. An elongated water outlet is connected to the water chamber, such that water exiting the water outlet forms a waterfall-type flow. In one arrangement, a light chamber including at least one lamp is included. The light chamber has a window which allows light generated by the lamp to shine through the water outlet. In another arrangement, the elongated water outlet is provided on an outlet insert, the insert and water chamber having complementary inclined surfaces such that the outlet insert may be positioned at varying distances from the water chamber. In a further arrangement, a plurality of pins are located at the egress of the water chamber, the pins acting as baffles to the flow of water through the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Ehresman, Paul Koren, Daniel Kim
  • Publication number: 20070097675
    Abstract: A submersible light fixture which includes a housing, and an LED light engine mounted to a heat-conducting plate, with the heat conducting plate being supported by the housing. The housing defines an opening adjacent to the heat-conducting plate, and the opening is designed to be in fluid communication with a body of water when the light fixture is submerged such that the water acts as a heat sink to the LED light engine. In one arrangement, the opening is a gap between the heat-conducting plate and a watertight container containing a control module for the LED light engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Koren, Roy Archer, Stephen Faber, Michael Bauer
  • Publication number: 20070096134
    Abstract: A housing for a plurality of light emitting diodes includes a housing providing a heat sink, where the heat sink includes a plurality of protrusions. A control board can be removably coupled to the heat sink and the control board can provide an aperture to receive a lens housing and an aperture to receive a coupling member to secure the control board to the heat sink. Further, a plurality of light emitting diode light engines can be mounted to the control board where the individual heat sink protrusions of the plurality of heat sink protrusions align with individual light engines of the plurality of light engines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2005
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kim, Steve Faber, Michael Bauer
  • Patent number: 7204602
    Abstract: A LED light assembly, the light assembly comprising a reflective plate comprising a plurality of perforations formed therethrough the reflective plate, a plurality of LED bulbs wherein each LED bulb protrudes through a respective perforation of the plurality of perforations, and a control circuit selectively operable to produce a plurality of colored lights through the plurality of LED bulbs wherein the control circuit comprises a switch which when activated a defined number of times produces a plurality of at least light colors and light patterns wherein each of the plurality of at least light colors and light patterns are selected based on the defined number of times the switch is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Archer
  • Publication number: 20060220571
    Abstract: A method of accurately controlling at least one of an intensity, brightness, dimming or color mixing of a LED, the method comprising monitoring an actual current flowing through the LED, selecting a specific current based on at least one of a desired illumination intensity, a desired brightness, a desired dimming, or a desired color mixing, comparing said actual current and said specific current, and if a difference exists between said actual current and said specific current, adjusting said actual current to agree with said specific current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Howell, Simon Hobday, Allan Bradford, Adam Pulley, Cristoffer Kvist, Stephen Faber, Brett Kingstone
  • Publication number: 20060215402
    Abstract: A LED light assembly, the light assembly comprising a reflective plate comprising a plurality of perforations formed therethrough the reflective plate, a plurality of LED bulbs wherein each LED bulb protrudes through a respective perforation of the plurality of perforations, and a control circuit selectively operable to produce a plurality of colored lights through the plurality of LED bulbs wherein the control circuit comprises a switch which when activated a defined number of times produces a plurality of at least light colors and light patterns wherein each of the plurality of at least light colors and light patterns are selected based on the defined number of times the switch is activated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Applicant: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Koren, Stephen Faber, Roy Archer
  • Patent number: 7062129
    Abstract: An illuminating apparatus may include a housing and a lamp assembly to produce a beam of light transmitted to a fiber optic cable. An insulating device for insulating an input end of the fiber optic cable from beat may be disposed between the input end of the fiber optic cable and the lamp assembly. The insulating device may be a fused bundle of glass fiber that insulates the input end of the fiber optic cable. A method for retrofitting fiber optic light sources may include removing a fiber head from the light source and inserting a fiber optic glass to insulate the input end of a fiber optic cable from heat generated within the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Roy Archer
  • Patent number: 6971760
    Abstract: A swimming pool light assembly is provided. The light assembly includes a reflective plate having a plurality of perforations formed therethrough the reflective plate, and a plurality of LED bulbs. Each LED bulb protrudes through a respective perforation of the plurality of perforations, and a control circuit is selectively operable to produce a plurality of colored lights through the plurality of LED bulbs. The control circuit has a switch which when activated a defined number of times produces a plurality of at least light colors and light patterns. Each of the plurality of at least light colors and light patterns are selected based on the defined number of times the switch is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Archer, Pinhas Paul Koren
  • Patent number: 6484952
    Abstract: A waterfall illuminated by a plurality of optical fibers having their ends disposed into an outlet of the waterfall and directing light from the fiber ends onto water within the waterfall. The waterfall comprises a water conduit having an inlet for receiving water into the interior of the water conduit and having an outlet formed by a top plate and bottom plate for producing a waterfall as the water flows out of the water conduit, a fiber optic cable bundle attached to the water conduit, and the fiber optic cable bundle comprising a plurality of fibers where each fiber adapted to receive light at an input end and to emit light at an output end. The output ends of the respective fibers are disposed within the outlet whereby the output ends are positioned to direct light onto water in the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Pinhas Paul Koren
  • Patent number: 6422730
    Abstract: A fiber optic light source having an improved cooling scheme for preventing heat damage to the fiber optic cable input ends. The housing for the light source is divided into two sections, with a separate cooling air supply for each section. The first section is provided with a high volume cooling air flow for general area cooling of the lamp assembly, power supply and other exothermic components. The second section is provided with a high velocity cooling air flow directed at the fiber ends. The second cooling air flow is isolated from the heat generated by the lamp assembly and is provided to the fiber ends at essentially ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Pinhas Paul Koren, Roy Archer
  • Patent number: 6398397
    Abstract: A pool lighting apparatus including a sealed lens assembly attached to a light emitting end of a fiber optic cable. The sealed lens assembly is installed into a standard pool wall fixture and is provided with redundant seals for preventing the passage of water there between. A glass lens is provided to be either flat or convex to provide the desired field of lighting. One or more removable protective covers may be applied to the lens to provide a desired color effect within the pool. A metal cutting ring is disposed about the fiber optic cable within the sealed lens assembly to provide a flat surface for guiding a cutting tool for forming a planer light emitting end on fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Pinhas Paul Koren
  • Patent number: 6200012
    Abstract: A fiber optic light source cooled by a tube-axial fan having a blocking device covering a portion of its outlet. The blocking device generates a relatively higher velocity stream of cooling air just downstream of the blocking device in the direction of the rotation of the fan blades, while maintaining the velocity of cooling air is produced across the remainder of the fan outlet relatively unchanged. The higher velocity cooling air is used to cool the fiber optic cable ends while the relatively lower velocity cooling air is used to cool the bulb and other components of the light source. The dual characteristics of the cooling air produced by the fan provides an efficient, low noise cooling source that facilitates higher levels of light input without the problem of melting of the fiber optic cable ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Xing Ouyang
  • Patent number: 5838860
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable lateral illumination system comprising a housing having an internal cavity and an aperture communicating the cavity externally of the housing, an optical system located within the internal cavity; the optical system comprising a reflector and a high intensity lamp positioned within the reflector for directing light along an optical axis, a plate of heat absorbing material spaced from the reflector, and at least one color filter spaced from the plate and the reflector; the optical cable including a plurality of optical fibers and a ferrule assembly for supporting the cable to the optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett M. Kingstone, Pinhas Koren
  • Patent number: 5789471
    Abstract: A polyvinyl chloride (PVC) composition includes an active fluorescence or phosfluorescence inducing agent which causes the composition to emit a brighter or hotter appearing light, as compared to conventional PVC compositions, when exposed to white light. In one form, the PVC composition includes barium diphenylaminesulfonate as an additive in a clear or transparent composition and light passing through the composition appears to be hotter than the impinging light. In another form, the additive is barium carbonate and the PVC includes a tinting agent to induce a colored glow when exposed to white light. In all forms, the fluorescence or phosfluorescence inducing agent is selected from a class of materials having the characteristics of creating a compound having an outer electron shell which will permit an electron shift between shells when exposed to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack Caruso
  • Patent number: 5617497
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable suitable for lateral illumination lighting installations has a central core, wrapped perimetrically with angularly distributed bundles of optical fibers and covered with a transparent sheath. In one form, the core includes an outer cylindrical surface of reflective material that deflects inwardly directed lateral emissions back outwardly so they can contribute usefully to the visible light. In another form, the core may be reflective or non-reflective and include material enabling the cable to be bent or formed into various shapes. In still another form, the cable includes in combination an outer channel of opaque material with cutout designs formed in the channel for lateral illumination to shine through. In manufacture, the bundles are wound about the core by a cabling machine which simultaneously extrudes the sheath about the winding. In a modified embodiment, a cable includes an arcuate cutout that mates with a complementary track of a mounting strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett M. Kingstone
  • Patent number: 5617496
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable (10) suitable for lateral illumination lighting installations has a tubular central core (12), wrapped perimetrically with angularly evenly distributed bundles (15) of optical fibers (16) and covered with a transparent sheath (17). The core includes an outer cylindrical surface (14) of reflective material (24) that deflects inwardly directed lateral emissions back outwardly, so they can contribute usefully to the visible light. In manufacture, the bundles are wound about the core by a cabling machine which simultaneously extrudes the sheath about the winding. In a modified embodiment, a cable (10') includes an arcuate cutout (30) that mates with a complementary track (39, 40) of a mounting strip (35). Strip (35) includes a reflective substance in an area (38) between upper and lower cables (10') to present a continuous, top to bottom lateral illumination effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett M. Kingstone
  • Patent number: 5528714
    Abstract: A light source for illuminating a fiber optic cable comprising a housing having an internal cavity and an aperture communicating said cavity externally of said housing, an optical system located within said internal cavity; said optical system comprising a reflector and a high intensity lamp positioned within said reflector for directing light along an optical axis, a plate of heat absorbing material spaced from said reflector, and at least one color filter spaced from said plate and said reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1996
    Assignee: Super Vision International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett M. Kingstone, William Collins
  • Patent number: 5333228
    Abstract: A fiber optic cable (10) suitable for lateral illumination lighting installations has a tubular central core (12), wrapped perimetrically with angularly evenly distributed bundles (15) of optical fibers (16) and covered with a transparent sheath (17). The core includes an outer cylindrical surface (14) of reflective material (24) that deflects inwardly directed lateral emissions back outwardly, so they can contribute usefully to the visible light. In manufacture, the bundles are wound about the core by a cabling machine which simultaneously extrudes the sheath about the winding. In a modified embodiment, a cable (10') includes an arcuate cutout (30) that mates with a complementary track (39, 40) of a mounting strip (35) . Strip (35) includes a reflective substance in an area (38) between upper and lower cables (10') to present a continuous, top to bottom lateral illumination effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Super Vision International Inc.
    Inventor: Brett M. Kingstone