Patents Examined by Monica C King
  • Patent number: 10880974
    Abstract: A wired system and method for controlling lighting attributes of at least one low voltage lighting device. The method comprises selecting desired lighting attributes via an input means at a lighting controller or transmitter, serializing and encoding the selected lighting attributes and at least one device address into a data stream output by the transmitter, propagating the encoded data stream through pulse shaping circuitry to at least one power device which drives an output wire comprising both data and power, decoding the lighting attributes from the encoded data stream by a microcontroller within a receiver connected to the output wire, and applying the decoded lighting attributes to at least one output power device to drive at least one low voltage lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PYRAMID TIME SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: George Bucci
  • Patent number: 10874005
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for communicating via a communications network with a load control system of a respective user environment, receiving information on the load control system via the communications network, displaying graphical user interfaces based on the received information, and controlling and configuring the load control system via graphical user interfaces by communicating via the communications network messages the load control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Rhythm Agarwal, Brad M. Kreschollek, Bryan R. Barnes, Christopher M. Green, Rhodes B. Baker, Jennifer Wong, Gregory S. Altonen, Karelys Alfonzo
  • Patent number: 10868355
    Abstract: An antenna module includes a first antenna and a second antenna. The first antenna forms multiple operating states. By switching the multiple operating states, the first antenna supports an LTE low frequency of 698-960 MHz and an LTE medium-high frequency of 1710-2690 MHz, and supports multi-carrier aggregation in the band. In each operating state, the first antenna also operates in 5G bands of 3300-3800 MHz and 4800-5000 MHz, the second antenna operates in 5G bands of 3300-3800 MHz and 4800-5000 MHz and a new TDD-LTE band of 5150-5925 MHz. The first antenna and the second antenna together form a 2×2 MIMO of 5G bands of 3300-3800 MHz and 4800-5000 MHz. The antenna module provided by the disclosure has better communication performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaojun Qiu, Bo Zhu
  • Patent number: 10856116
    Abstract: A client-server system and a blockchain method for calculating whether a time-crucial shipment is located according to an expectation comprising a client device adapted for being adhered to or placed within a time-crucial package shipment; and a remote special purpose computer server comprising a transit plan schedule database based on pickup time and location stored in memory, the remote special purpose computer server being programmed to calculate a location of the client device based on data accessed from a Wi-Fi access point location database, the transmitted identification data, and the transmitted signal strength data, and compare the calculated location to an expected location based on common carrier schedule transit plan pickup time and delivery location received from third party database sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Elliot Klein
  • Patent number: 10855773
    Abstract: An end device having a controller and a method for controlling the end device are provided. The end device has a host module for processing commands received at the end device and for applying commands received to the end device, a radio module for receiving wireless communications to be provided to the host module as commands and for receiving wired communications to be provided to the host module as commands, and a DMX module for receiving wired communications to be provided to the host module as commands. When wired communications are received at the DMX module, those communications are provided to the radio module for relaying to the host module as a command. A method is provided for controlling the end device described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CITY THEATRICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Fails, Paul Kleissler, Philip Nye
  • Patent number: 10841992
    Abstract: Systems and methods include receiving a desired light color temperature-time function. A first drive signal parameter is selected for a first light source having a first color temperature and a second drive signal parameter is selected for a second light source having a second color temperature. The drive signal parameters are selected to create a color temperature for a value of the desired light color temperature-time function. First light is emitted from the first light source and second light from the second light source. The first light and the second light combine to form blended light at the color temperature for the value from the desired light color temperature-time function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Richard Allen Lindsay, Michael Martin Uhl, Johann Friedrich Adam
  • Patent number: 10833402
    Abstract: A reconfigurable antenna system includes an antenna array; a set of metamaterial panels configured to surround the antenna array; a control unit, coupled to each of the metamaterial panels, for selectively addressing each of the metamaterial panels to control separately at least one property of each of the metamaterial panels; and a receiver coupled to the antenna array and to the control unit. The control unit is configured to monitor signal reception by the antenna array via the receiver and to establish a set of configurations of the metamaterial panels to produce a pattern of reception according to a set of prespecified criteria that include a set of azimuthal and elevational ranges characterizing the configurations. Optionally, the system further includes a transmitter coupled to the antenna array and to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Notch, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Khushrushahi, Wardah Inam
  • Patent number: 10833423
    Abstract: In this novel geometry, the 3D radiator unit cell has been designed with flat sided unit cells. Each 3D radiator unit cell incorporates a curf border of sacrificial material. This border permits independent sub-array size and shape. It also allows a gap between sub-arrays while retaining contiguous unit cell spacing giving flexibility to array size, shape and line replaceable unit capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Glenn A. Brigham
  • Patent number: 10834800
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling electrical loads in one or more areas. The system includes a room controller having a microprocessor for accessing data and providing commands, memory for storing information operably connected to the microprocessor, a relay for powering a load based on commands from the microprocessor, and a port for connecting a peripheral device. The system also includes a peripheral device connected to the port and configured to send data including a device type and a device instance byte to the controller indicating the type of peripheral device. The device instance byte includes a port number identifying the port and a slot number identifying a time slot within a time domain multiplexing cycle. The system also includes a load connected to the relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Theodore Eric Weber, Mark Alan Rosenau, Edward John Krohne, Stephan Karl Zitz, Thomas James Hartnagel, Edward Leo Rivas, Michael Lee Muecke, Peter Anthony Baselici, Terrence Robert Arbouw
  • Patent number: 10820384
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure are related to systems and methods for voltage interfaces between legacy control systems and light sources. An example voltage interface may include a control loop including a first op-amp, an output loop including a second op-amp, and an optical isolator configured to electrically isolate the control loop from the output loop, the optical isolator being configured to receive an input signal from the control loop and transmit an output signal to the output loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Fluence Bioengineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Morgenstern
  • Patent number: 10813184
    Abstract: An automotive headlight is disclosed including: an optical unit including a plurality of optical elements, each optical element having a different central direction; a segmented light-emitting diode (LED) chip including a plurality of LEDs that are separated by trenches formed on the segmented LED chip and arranged in a plurality of sections, each section being aligned with a different respective optical element, and each section including at least one first LED and at least one second LED; and a controller configured to: apply a forward bias to each of the first LEDs, apply a reverse bias to each of the second LEDs, and change a brightness of the first LEDs in any section based on a signal generated by the second LED in that section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Erik Charles Nelson, Isaac Wildeson, Parijat Deb, Kenneth Vampola
  • Patent number: 10791602
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voltage supply device for a multichannel LED control and power supply device having a determination of a number of LEDs that are connected to a multichannel LED control and power supply device or are a part of this device and that are switched on and supplied with current by the multichannel LED control and power supply device at a point in time, and a setting of a voltage with which the multichannel LED control and power supply device is supplied as a function of the number of LEDs determined that are switched on and supplied with current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Dieter Nietfeld
  • Patent number: 10785845
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display mounted in a housing. The housing may have a stand that supports the housing on a support surface or may have other shapes. The display may have pixels that display an image. The display may also have a two-dimensional array of light-emitting devices such as light-emitting diodes that supply backlight illumination for the pixels. An array of temperature sensors may be overlapped by the pixels. Control circuitry may maintain historical backlight aging information during operation of the display. The aging information may include information on output brightness levels of the light-emitting diodes and light-emitting diode operating temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian E. Sun, ByoungSuk Kim, Jason P. Marini, Jun Qi, Kerry J. Kopp, Matthew W. Cooper, Mingxia Gu, Yanming Li, Kevin J. Ryan, Shmuel G. Link
  • Patent number: 10779380
    Abstract: A system for providing power over Ethernet illuminated signage is provided. The system includes receiving lighting instructions via an Ethernet compatible communications protocol, translating those instructions to a lower bandwidth, slower protocol while passing through DC power. Illumination fixtures are powered by the passed-through power and operated in accordance with the translated instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David Crenshaw, Rafael Ordonez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10779368
    Abstract: A system of networked lighting devices includes a group of lighting device fixture controllers connected in a communication chain. The communication chain provides for transfer of data packets between the lighting device fixture controllers and a central controller. Each fixture controller includes a first power input that receives power from a primary power source, and a priority switch that is configured to switch the fixture controller from the primary power source to a source of DC power upon detecting failure of the primary power source. The source of DC power is sufficient to power the fixture controller and enable the fixture controller to continue to pass a stream of data to other controllers in the communication chain, but it is not sufficient to power the fixture controller's associated lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Foster, Benjamin David Vollmer, George Albert Dederich, Isaac P. Dost, Alexander Orisyuk, Christopher D. Nolan, Joseph R. Casper
  • Patent number: 10770267
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for matching an impedance of a process chamber with an impedance of an RF power source. In some embodiments, a method comprises dynamically matching a load impedance of the process chamber with an impedance matching circuit coupled between an RF power source and the process chamber, the impedance matching circuit configured to compensate for changes in the load impedance to match an impedance of the RF power source over a wide range of load impedances; filtering power feeding back from the process chamber with a first filter positioned between the matching circuit and the process chamber, the first filter configured as a wide bandpass filter; and filtering residual signals with a second filter positioned between the matching circuit and the RF power source, the second filter configured as a low pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Smbat Kartashyan, David Totedo, Kartik Ramaswamy, Jay Merkel, Omid Amirkiai
  • Patent number: 10757767
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described herein. A device includes a power stage circuit, a switch and a first circuit. The switch is electrically coupled to the power stage circuit. The first circuit is electrically coupled to the power stage circuit and the switch and has a single output. The first circuit is configured to provide a first circuit output voltage at the single output. The first circuit output voltage has a first level on a condition that the power stage circuit is conducting at a peak current level. The first circuit output voltage has a second level on a condition that the power stage circuit is not conducting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventor: Zhi Hua Song
  • Patent number: 10750583
    Abstract: An LED device for use with an AC voltage power source configured such that at least one LED emits light during a positive phase of power provided from an AC power supply and at least one LED emits light during the negative phase of power provided from an AC power supply. The LED device includes a first power connection lead and a second power connection lead, both leads capable of being connected to and receiving power from an AC power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miskin, James N. Andersen, Robert L. Kottritsch
  • Patent number: 10736193
    Abstract: A lighting control system for controlling a cumulative light emitted by a lighting fixture having a plurality of LED light sources may comprise a plurality of LED drivers adapted to be coupled to a respective one of the LED light sources and configured to control an intensity of the respective LED light source, and a controller configured to transmit a single digital message for controlling the cumulative light emitted by the lighting fixture. Each of the plurality of LED drivers is configured to adjust the intensity of the respective LED light source to a preset intensity in response to the single digital message transmitted by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesh Chitta, Arya Abraham
  • Patent number: 10736192
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to techniques for adjusting a light source to provide radiant energy having a particular spectral characteristic, and more particularly, to a system and method of selectively controlling and calibrating LEDs within a light fixture to produce radiant energy so that the light fixture emits light at a desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rosco Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Forsyth Goerg, Nils de Montgrand