Patents Examined by Haissa Philogene
  • Patent number: 11425804
    Abstract: A color-mixing lighting control method is used for receiving an original color-mixing light data to control a color-mixing light source. The color-mixing light source includes a plurality of light-emitting elements to produce a plurality of emission colors. The original color-mixing light data includes a plurality of original light intensity values corresponding to the emission colors. The color-mixing lighting control method comprising: determining a maximum value of the original light intensity values; calculating the light intensity percentage of each of the emission colors in the original color-mixing light data according to the original light intensity values; generating the corrected light intensity value of each of the emission colors according to the maximum value and the light intensity percentage of each of the emission colors; and respectively controlling the light-emitting elements by using the corresponding corrected light intensity value of each of the emission colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-En Lin, Shih-Hung Chou, Chih-Yuan Lin, Xin-Han Cai, I-Ting Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11417556
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic dielectric substrate, a base plate, and first and second porous parts. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes first and second major surfaces. The second major surface is opposite to the first major surface. The base plate supports the ceramic dielectric substrate and includes a gas feed channel. The first porous part is provided in the ceramic dielectric substrate and is opposite to the gas feed channel. The second porous part is provided in the base plate and is opposite to the gas feed channel. The ceramic dielectric substrate includes a first hole part positioned between the first major surface and the first porous part. The first porous part includes a first porous region including pores and a first dense region. The second porous part includes a second porous region including pores and a second dense region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shiraishi, Shuichiro Saigan, Tatsuya Mori, Masahiro Watanabe, Yuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11419199
    Abstract: A method and controller for selecting media content based on a lighting scene, the method comprising: selecting the lighting scene, the lighting scene having properties comprising one or more lighting properties; determining one or more of the properties of the selected lighting scene; selecting media content based on the determined one or more of the properties, wherein the media content comprises audio content; controlling a media device to output the selected media content; and adjusting one or more of the lighting properties based on the audio content of the selected media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Berent Willem Meerbeek, Aleksandar Ostojic, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Gerhardus Engbertus Mekenkamp
  • Patent number: 11419194
    Abstract: A LED light apparatus includes a first light source, a second light source, a PWM generator, a control signal generator and a manual switch. Users operate the manual switch to adjust a duty ratio setting of the PWM generator for adjusting a first control signal and a second control signal for controlling the first light source and the second light source to generate a desired light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Maojin Zeng, Bin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11419200
    Abstract: A system using a handheld device for programming lighting instruments, which is operable on the DALI system, includes a wireless control module electronically connected and integrated with the DALI system; and a handheld device, having two-way communication with the wireless control module wirelessly. The handheld device has a graphical user interface wherein the graphical user interface has functional blocks. One functional block, which programs groups of functional blocks, includes menus. The screen of each menu is divided into first and second display areas. The handheld device accesses the initialized addresses of the lighting instruments in the DALI system from the wireless control module and displays the non-programmed icons of lighting instruments in the DALI system in the second display area. By dragging the lighting instrument icons displayed in the second display area into the first display area, programming groups of the lighting instruments can be accomplished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Cincon Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yun-Hsiao Yen
  • Patent number: 11412597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an interactive modular lighting system are described. The lighting systems enable users to dynamically build a luminaire through a modular joining of individual light-emitting units, however such that risk of electrical failure is automatically prevented through a dynamic computation of electrical circuit properties and dynamic configuration of components. Additionally, lighting systems with granular and configurable touch sensing are described, wherein a user's interaction with the lighting system can be coupled to actuation of properties of the lighting system or of properties of other devices in communication with the lighting system. Illustrative embodiments of applications of said lighting systems in smart home and gaming are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Nanogrid Limited
    Inventors: Nathan Dyck, Tomas Rodinger, Aliakbar Juzer Eski, Lei Zhang, Jennelle W. Y. Wong
  • Patent number: 11412600
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for lowering the sound levels in an indoor environment or space. The system detects and measures the sound decibel level, processes the information, and provides a control signal to a lighting control module. The lighting control module alters the intensity of the lights (dims or brightens) or wavelength of the light (color) in the environment. The dimming or color change of the lights is an indicator to the people in the environment to lower the sound in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ENERGY CONTROL SERVICES LLC
    Inventor: Karl H. Justin
  • Patent number: 11412601
    Abstract: A method comprises detecting that a light device (61) which has not been commissioned into a lighting system has been added to the lighting system. The method further comprises determining whether the entertainment mode is active, adding the light device to the entertainment group (51,52,53) upon detecting that the light device has been added to the lighting system in dependence on the entertainment mode being active, and controlling the light device to render one or more light effects synchronized to the media content in the entertainment mode after the light device has been added to the entertainment group. The method further comprises detecting that the light device is unavailable and removing the light device from the entertainment group upon detecting that the light device is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jonathan David Mason
  • Patent number: 11412602
    Abstract: An electronic device (1) is configured to obtain at least one image (81) captured with a camera. The at least one image captures one or more light effects (91,92). The electronic device is further configured to perform image analysis on the at least one image to identify one or more lighting devices (25,26) rendering the one or more light effects, receive one or more input signals comprising one or more current light settings of the identified one or more lighting devices, and output the one or more current light settings and an association between the one or more current light settings and the at least one image. A user of another device may be able to activate these one or more light settings on one or more of his own lighting devices by selecting the at least one image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Marius Leendert Trouwborst
  • Patent number: 11405999
    Abstract: A system (1) is configured to obtain a target light level, determine a first set of light settings for one or more lights (13,14,24,25) and/or a first set of daylight blocker settings for one or more daylight blockers (21,22) based on the target light level, control these devices based on the first set(s) of settings, and receive from a user device (31) information indicating a quality of a light-modulated data signal received by the user device from the one or more lights, as determined by the user device. The system is further configured to determine a second set of light settings based on the first set of light settings and the determined signal quality and/or a second set of daylight blocker settings based on the first set of daylight blocker settings and the determined signal quality and control these devices based on the second set(s) of settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Mustafa Tolga Eren, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen
  • Patent number: 11399420
    Abstract: Lighting systems combine UV-A and white light with an adjustable CCT value so that any adverse effects from the UV-A radiation are mitigated—that is, tunable adjustments to the output of the non-UV LEDs, or to all of the LEDs, result in an overall mixed output conforming to a target CCT value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: JUGANU LTD.
    Inventors: Noam Meir, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Ada Lotan, Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Efrati, Jonathan Stok, Yossi Bechor, Yoav Bar
  • Patent number: 11395396
    Abstract: A system and method for providing high power factor wired lamp control that include receiving a lighting control input though a switch that is associated with at least one of: an operation and a function of at least one lamp. The system and method also include determining if an environment of the at least one lamp includes a connection between a neutral wire and the switch. The system and method additionally include communicating at least one electronic data command associated with the lighting control input to the at least one lamp through an AC power cycle. The system and method further include controlling the at least one lamp to operate based on the lighting control input based on the receipt of the at least one electronic data command communicated through the AC power cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Laszlo A. Takacs, Attila Tomasovics, Greg Flies, David Nicolay, John M. Davenport, Zhang Liang
  • Patent number: 11395383
    Abstract: A lighting control system, including a TRIAC dimmer, a wireless control apparatus, and a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes a rectifier circuit, a TRIAC dimming detection circuit, a dimming constant-current circuit, and a controller connected to the TRIAC dimming detection circuit and the dimming constant-current circuit. The controller is configured to, control the dimming constant-current circuit to perform dimming on the lighting load based on a brightness control signal, in response to receiving the brightness control signal sent by the wireless control apparatus, and control the dimming constant-current circuit to restore a default state to stop the wireless control apparatus from limiting the dimming constant-current circuit, in response to the TRIAC dimming detection circuit determining that a first preset operation is performed on the TRIAC dimmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG YANKON MEGA LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Lingxiang Zhong, Qi Jiang, Bin Shen
  • Patent number: 11391439
    Abstract: Lighting systems combine UV-A and white light with an adjustable CCT value so that any adverse effects from the UV-A radiation are mitigated—that is, tunable adjustments to the output of the non-UV LEDs, or to all of the LEDs, result in an overall mixed output conforming to a target CCT value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: JUGANU LTD.
    Inventors: Eran Ben-Shmuel, Ada Lotan, Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Efrati, Jonathan Stok, Yossi Bechor, Yoav Bar, Noam Meir
  • Patent number: 11395393
    Abstract: A chained flashlight system includes: plural flashlights; plural lighting control devices that control lighting of the plural flashlights, respectively; a communication wire; and a traffic control device. The plural lighting control devices include receiving units, controlling units, activating units, and power supply units, respectively and are coupled to the traffic control device by the communication wire. The traffic control device simultaneously sends an activating signal to the plural lighting control devices via the communication wire. The receiving units receive the activating signal. The controlling units activate the activating units based on a time from reception of the activating signal to activation of the activating units, set for the flashlights, respectively. When the power supply units are turned ON in an activated state of the activating units, respectively, the flashlights are lit by a lighting signal from the traffic control device, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimasa Mizobe
  • Patent number: 11388803
    Abstract: A triac dimming system for lighting dimming function includes a triac dimming circuit and a zero-cross test unit. The zero-cross test unit connect with triac dimming circuit and pass the zero-cross signal to triac dimming circuit, then the main control center of triac dimming circuit will adjust the ON/OFF timing of triac dimming unit according to the zero-cross signal and the reserved amount to make the conduction angle of triac dimming circuit stable. After precisely controlling the brightness of the AC lamps, it can keep the AC load (AC lamps) flicker within the acceptable level of the user (no flicker feeling by the naked eye).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Maoyin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11388797
    Abstract: A lighting system (1) is disclosed, comprising at least one first light source (L1; 3; 4) and at least one second light source (L2; 3; 4) and at least one control unit (2). The at least one control unit (2) is configured to control the at least one first light source (L1; 3; 4) and the at least one second light source (L2; 3; 4), respectively, by changing at least the luminous flux of the emitted light, between at least a first state and a second state of the at least one first light source (L1; 3; 4) and the at least one second light source (L2; 3; 4), respectively, such that, for each of the at least one first light source (L1; 3; 4) and the at least one second light source (L2; 3; 4), the luminous flux of light emitted by the light source when in the second state is lower than the luminous flux of light emitted by the light source when in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ties Van Bommel, Rifat Ata Mustafa Hikmet
  • Patent number: 11386661
    Abstract: A method of creating a light script for a video is disclosed. The light script comprises lighting control instructions for controlling one or more light sources when the video is being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Simon Rycroft, Jonathan David Mason, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jacobus Dingenis Machiel Van Boven
  • Patent number: 11382203
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for employing a network (410) of smart luminaires (402, 440) to perform tasks typically reserved for remote servers. The network of smart luminaires can include lighting elements for illuminating an area, as well as a computer system for processing and transmitting data. Various computational tasks can be parsed and delegated to certain smart luminaires in the network (410) in order to optimize the use of each smart luminaire in the network. Computational tasks can originate at the smart luminaires or be delegated to the smart luminaires by another device. Additionally, data that is processed by the smart luminaires can be transmitted to other devices, thereby allowing other devices to leverage the computing power of a nearby network of smart luminaires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Olaitan Philip Olaleye, Abhishek Murthy
  • Patent number: 11380526
    Abstract: A stage on which a substrate is disposed includes: a base embedded with an adsorption electrode therein; a focus ring provided above the adsorption electrode and adsorbed and held on the base; and a deposit control ring provided radially inside the focus ring on the base. A gap is formed between the focus ring and the deposit control ring in a radial direction to separate the focus ring and the deposit control ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Tomoyuki Takahashi