Patents Examined by Haissa Philogene
  • Patent number: 11067065
    Abstract: The invention provides a plasma production and control device that may be used in propulsion (e.g., satellite propulsion) and/or industrial applications. The plasma production system comprises a unidirectional magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PHASE FOUR, INC.
    Inventors: Mohammed Umair Siddiqui, Joshua Robert Synowiec, Jason Jackson Wallace, Simon Rubin Halpern
  • Patent number: 11067260
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features multiple inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels features one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Paul Palfreyman
  • Patent number: 11064583
    Abstract: A method of increasing the color gamut of a multi-emitter light emitting device when dimming includes the steps of independently driving each emitter in the device, and increasing the lumen output of at least one emitter while simultaneously decreasing the lumen output of at least one other emitter, such that total color gamut increases while total lumen output of the light emitting device decreases. A light emitting device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventor: Kevin Houser
  • Patent number: 11064596
    Abstract: A system of light devices including a first light device and a second light device. The first light device having a first housing, a first light, a first transceiver, a first electronic processor. The second light having a second housing, a second light, a second transceiver, a second electronic processor. The first electronic processor is coupled to the first light and the first transceiver, and configured to control operation of the first light, and transmit, via the first transceiver a command to the second light device. The second electronic processor coupled to the second light and the second transceiver, and configured to receive, via the second transceiver, the command from the first light device, and change an operational parameter of the second light in response to the command from the first light device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Isaacs, Brandon L. Verbrugge, Matthew J. Mergener, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Stephen Matson, Christian Coulis, Scott Schneider, Josh Schermerhorn, Thomas G. Simeone
  • Patent number: 11060715
    Abstract: The technology relates in part to methods and compositions for ex vivo proliferation and expansion of epithelial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PROPAGENIX INC.
    Inventor: Chengkang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11057980
    Abstract: The invention relates to a signaling device (2) for use in a DALI system (1) with a DALI bus (B), wherein, according to the DALI standard, an upper voltage value range (DH) is established for the bus voltage of the DALI bus (B) for transmitting a high-level DALI signal via the DALI bus, and the bus voltage of the DALI bus (B) lies within the upper voltage value range (DH) in the idle state, wherein the signaling device (2) is configured for being connected to the DALI bus (B) of the DALI system (1), and wherein, in the connected state, the signaling device (2) is configured to change the bus voltage of the DALI bus to a predetermined voltage value (U2) within the upper voltage value range (DH) in the idle state. The invention also relates to a DALI device (3a, 3b, 3c) for use in a DALI system (1) with a DALI bus (B), which is configured for registering the above-mentioned signaling using the signaling device (2) according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TRIDONIC GMBH & CO KG
    Inventors: Roger Kistler, Markus Künzli
  • Patent number: 11057981
    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 processing a digital data packet that includes at least one electronic data command associated with the lighting control input. The system and method additionally include implementing at least one powerline interruption associated with an AC power cycle to communicate the digital data packet to the at least one lamp. 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 digital data packet communicated through the AC power cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Laszlo A. Takacs, Attila Tomasovics, Greg Flies, David Nicolay, John Davenport, Zhang Liang, Jay Seifert
  • Patent number: 11050166
    Abstract: A phased array antenna is provided. The phased array antenna includes a tube shaped substrate. The phased array antenna further includes a plurality of antenna elements disposed on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventor: David M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11034286
    Abstract: A vehicle headlamp system includes a vehicle supported power and control system including a data bus. A sensor module can be connected to the data bus to provide information related to environmental conditions or information relating to presence and position of other vehicles and pedestrians. A separate headlamp controller can be connected to the vehicle supported power and control system and the sensor module through the bus. The headlamp controller can include an image frame buffer that can refresh held images at greater than 30 Hz speed. An active LED pixel array can be connected to the headlamp controller to project light according to a pattern and intensity defined by the image held in the image frame buffer and a standby image buffer can be connected to the image frame buffer to hold a default image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Bonne, Jyoti Kiron Bhardwaj
  • Patent number: 11031671
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an AOG antenna system and a mobile terminal. The AOG antenna system includes a 3D glass back cover and a main board arranged opposite to and spaced apart from the 3D glass back cover. The AOG antenna system includes: a metal antenna attached to a surface of the 3D glass back cover; and a packaged feeding module provided between the 3D glass back cover and the main board and electrically connected to the main board. The packaged feeding module corresponds to a position of the metal antenna and feeds the metal antenna with power by coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyue Xia, Zhengdong Yong, Zhimin Zhu, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 11019710
    Abstract: A ground insert lamp includes a smart control module, a main machine module, and multiple ground insert lamp modules. The smart control module is connected to the main machine module. The main machine module includes a ground insert lamp transformer, a first connecting module, and a second connecting module. The first connecting module is connected to the smart control module. The second connecting module is connected to the ground insert lamp modules. Each of the ground insert lamp modules includes a third connecting module, an LED electric driving source, and a ground insert lamp body. The third connecting module is connected with the second connecting module. The ground insert lamp body is connected with the LED electric driving source and has light emitting members. Each of the ground insert lamp modules controls the LED electric driving source to regulate brightness and color temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dong Guan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 11019694
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously adjusting brightness and color temperature, and an LED lamp. The apparatus includes a phase control dimmer, a rectification module, a phase detection module, a current control module and an LED module. Cutting the phase of an input alternating current by the phase control dimmer changes the effective voltage of the alternating current, then the cut alternating current is rectified by the rectification module and output to the LED module, thus adjusting the brightness of the LED module; information about the cut phase is detected by the phase detection module and a current control signal is output to a current control module according to the cut phase information, and the current control module controls change in the brightness ratio of mixed colors of the LED module according to the current control signal and adjusts the color temperature of the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SENDIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yanquan Mai, Xunsheng Deng, Bo Chen, Xiaoyu Chen, Wenpan Wang
  • Patent number: 11018428
    Abstract: Present teachings relate to an antenna arrangement comprising, a first substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface, the first surface and the second surface being opposite sides of the first substrate, a second substrate comprising a third surface and a fourth surface, the third surface and the fourth surface being opposite sides of the second substrate, a patch antenna being realized in a first electrically conductive material attached to the first surface, a ground plane being realized in a second electrically conductive material attached to the second surface, and at least two feeds realized in a third electrically conductive material attached at least partially to the fourth surface. The patch antenna is arranged with respect to the ground plane so as to form a resonant antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Norbit ITS
    Inventor: Steffen Kirknes
  • Patent number: 11018417
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system includes a vehicle access module, a plurality of cables coupled to the vehicle access module, and an antenna coupled to the plurality of cables, wherein based upon short circuit analysis of the plurality of cables by the vehicle access module, the plurality of cables are decoupled from the vehicle access module. In order to determine with a short circuit exists in the plurality of cables, the short circuit analysis includes a determination as to whether a maximum of antenna current samples taken from the antenna is greater than a diagnostic parameter times an average of the antenna current samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Hermanus Johannes Effing
  • Patent number: 11013090
    Abstract: A method (700) of generating a dynamic light effect on a light source array (110) is disclosed. The light source array (110) comprises a plurality of individually controllable light sources (112). The method (700) comprises: obtaining (702) or generating (702) a vector, wherein the vector has a plurality of behavior parameters comprising at least a speed and a direction, and the vector has one or more appearance parameters comprising at least a color and/or a brightness, mapping (704) the vector onto the light source array (110) over time according to the behavior parameters of the vector, and controlling (706) the light output of the plurality of light sources (112) over time according to the mapping of the vector onto the light source array (110) and according to the appearance parameters of the vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Jochen Renaat Gheluwe, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout
  • Patent number: 11006508
    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: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimasa Mizobe
  • Patent number: 11006493
    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 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JUGANU LTD.
    Inventors: Noam Meir, Eran Ben-Shmuel, Ada Lotan, Alexander Bilchinsky, Eran Efrati, Jonathan Stok, Yossi Bechor, Yoav Bar
  • Patent number: 10999913
    Abstract: A lighting system including a high intensity narrow spectrum light source and a controller having an electronic processor and memory. The controller is configured to compare an operational characteristic of the high intensity narrow spectrum light to a predetermined operational characteristic, and output a signal based on the comparison of the operational characteristic of the high intensity narrow spectrum light to the predetermined operational characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher Lane Bailey
  • 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: 10991553
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a thermal management system for a nanosecond pulser. In some embodiments, the thermal management system may include a switch cold plates coupled with switches, a core cold plate coupled with one or more transformers, resistor cold plates coupled with resistors, or tubing coupled with the switch cold plates, the core cold plates, and the resistor cold plates. The thermal management system may include a heat exchanger coupled with the resistor cold plates, the core cold plate, the switch cold plate, and the tubing. The heat exchanger may also be coupled with a facility fluid supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ziemba, Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Connor Liston