Patents Examined by Monica C King
  • Patent number: 10729111
    Abstract: A lighting unit for illuminating a habitat is provided. The lighting unit includes a housing and a light emitter. The operating parameters of the lighting unit may be adjusted to mimic different natural conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: EcoTech Marine, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lawyer, Patrick Clasen, Timothy Marks, Mark Lindenmoyer
  • Patent number: 10728991
    Abstract: Systems and methods for lighting fixture grouping and configuration in a distributed lighting system equipped with a wireless lighting network. An example method comprises: receiving, via a graphical user interface (GUI) rendered by a lighting network management application of a distributed lighting system, a command to associate a lighting fixture with a lighting fixture group; transmitting, to the lighting fixture, an update command specifying an identifier of the lighting fixture group and a value of a fixture configuration parameter; receiving, from the lighting fixture, an acknowledgement of the update command; incrementing a counter of lighting fixtures associated with the lighting fixture group; and displaying the counter in a visual association with a GUI element representing the lighting fixture group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xeleum Lighting
    Inventors: Mehrdad Ghalebi, Marc Lindahl, Scott Harrell
  • Patent number: 10728984
    Abstract: A powering circuit for a diode light source includes an inductor charged through an on/off switch. The charging occurs during a charging cycle for a controllable amount of time when the on/off switch is closed. The energy of the charged inductor is used to power the semiconductor light source by opening the on/off switch. In such a driving configuration, the ringing is nearly constant and thus may be suppressed using an appropriately configured circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ziv Magoz
  • Patent number: 10728993
    Abstract: A driver circuit receiving wireless communication over a wireless network is disclosed. The driver circuit includes a lighting load, a main driver, and an auxiliary driver. The lighting load is selectively illuminated based on an output voltage being provided to the lighting load that is at least a forward voltage of the lighting load. The wireless communication is indicative of whether the lighting load is to be illuminated. The main driver is for controlling current and voltage within the driver circuit such that if the wireless communication indicates the lighting load is to be illuminated, then the current delivered to the lighting load is regulated by the main driver, and if the wireless communication indicates the lighting load is not to be illuminated, then the output voltage delivered to the lighting load is controlled by the main driver is below the forward voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Chen, Andrew Hussey, Hao Wang
  • Patent number: 10701780
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a light-emitting diode light string control system, which comprises: a switching unit having a power input end, a power output end, and a controlled end; the power output end is connected to the light-emitting diode light string; a control unit, and the control unit is connected to the controlled end of the switching unit; a second power generating unit, and the second power generating unit is connected to the light-emitting diode light string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: HongChun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10701785
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a system that has a network comprising a power over ethernet switch and at least one light communicatively coupled to the network via the POE switch such that the at least one light receives power from the POE switch. Further, the system comprises a processor configured for transmitting power and light control data to the at least one light over the network via the POE, the light control data comprising commands for changing the color of the at least one light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Valley Business Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Le Dizon
  • Patent number: 10694602
    Abstract: A ripple suppressor includes a constant current generation circuit and a voltage regulation circuit. The constant current generation circuit is coupled to a light-emitting diode chain, wherein the constant current generation circuit is used for generating a detection voltage, and generating a constant current to the light-emitting diode chain. The voltage regulation circuit is coupled to the light-emitting diode chain and the voltage regulation circuit, wherein the voltage regulation circuit makes the constant current generation circuit generate the constant current according to the detection voltage and a compensation value, or makes the constant current generation circuit generate the constant current according to the detection voltage, wherein the compensation value is changed with an average voltage generated by the voltage regulation circuit, and the average voltage corresponds to a voltage of an end of the light-emitting diode chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Leadtrend Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hung-Ching Lee, Ruei-Jhih Jheng, Chun-Hsin Li
  • Patent number: 10688926
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a compact light-emitting diode arrangement which can be used generically but, by reason of the compact design, is advantageous in particular for use in a vehicle. For instance, the compact light-emitting diode arrangement can be used e.g. as interior lighting in a car. The present invention is also directed to a vehicle component having the compact light-emitting diode arrangement. Furthermore, a method for producing the compact light-emitting diode arrangement is proposed as is a computer program product including control commands which implement the proposed method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Inova Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Neumann
  • Patent number: 10687400
    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: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miskin, James N. Andersen, Robert L. Kottritsch
  • Patent number: 10685810
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating plasma, including a quadrupole antenna having a center region and an outer region and configured to be disposed over a dielectric window of a plasma chamber. The quadrupole antenna including a first coil defining a first SDA and a second coil defining a second SDA, the first coil being in a nested arrangement within the second coil. The nested arrangement places a turn of the first coil to be adjacent to a corresponding turn of the second coil as the first and second coils spiral from the center region to the outer region of the quadrupole antenna. Adjacent turns of each of the first and second coils are horizontally separated from one another by a distance when disposed over the dielectric window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Hema Swaroop Mopidevi, Lee Chen, Thomas W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10674580
    Abstract: A terminal, and a system and method for controlling and displaying an LED light bulb are provided. The terminal includes a first controller and a display module. The first controller is connected to the display module, a camera, and an LED light bulb, respectively. The first controller sends a control command to the LED light bulb to enable the LED light bulb to perform a light-bulb-adjusting operation corresponding to the control command, receive image data of the light-bulb-adjusting operation sent by the camera, and transmit the image data of the light-bulb-adjusting operation to the display module. The display module displays the image data of the light-bulb-adjusting operation and the light-adjusting information carried by the control command to a user. Thus, the terminal acquires the image data of the light-bulb-adjusting operation of the LED light bulb in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SENGLED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chaoqun Sun, Lirong Zhang, Jinxiang Shen
  • Patent number: 10670235
    Abstract: A lighting module includes a substrate, an obstruction sensor and a light source mounted on the substrate, and an optical assembly located over the light source. The obstruction sensor includes a transceiver to transmit radiation towards the optical assembly and receive radiation reflected by the optical assembly. The reflected radiation is indicative of one or more conditions of the optical assembly. The obstruction sensor may be an infrared (IR) sensor. The lighting module may also include a processor having programming instructions to receive information corresponding to the radiation reflected by the optical assembly from the obstruction detection sensor, analyze the received information to determine the presence of at least a threshold level of an obstruction or a deformity on the optical assembly, and in response to determining the presence of at least the threshold level of the obstruction or the deformity on the optical assembly, perform a restorative action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Khurram Moghal, Walten Peter Owens
  • Patent number: 10667348
    Abstract: A lighting device (6) comprising a light emitting diode module (8), arranged for being installed in a lighting fixture (1), and for receiving power from a ballast (3) accommodated in the lighting fixture (1). The lighting device (6) has a ballast type detection circuit (12), for determining ballast type detection data from power signals supplied by the ballast (3), and a communication circuit (13), operatively connected to the ballast type detection circuit (12), for exchanging the ballast type detection data, among others for providing maintenance information and for operation of the lighting device (6) in a lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Harald Josef G√ľnther Radermacher, Peter Deixler
  • Patent number: 10666133
    Abstract: A load regulation device for controlling the amount of power delivered to an electrical load may be able to calibrate the magnitude of an output voltage of the load regulation device in order to control the magnitude of a load voltage across the electrical load to a predetermined level. The load regulation device may receive the feedback from a calibration device adapted to be coupled to load wiring near the electrical load. The feedback may indicate when the magnitude of the load voltage across the electrical load has reached a predetermined level. The load regulation device may gradually adjust the magnitude of the output voltage, receive the feedback from the calibration device, and then use the feedback to determine the magnitude of the output voltage corresponding to when the magnitude of the load voltage across the electrical load has reached the predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Knauss, Matthew W. Nuhfer, Christopher G. Udall
  • Patent number: 10663156
    Abstract: LED tape is provided that employs a plurality of surface-mounted contact terminals. The LED tape can be severed at discrete locations adjacent to the contact terminal to create a tape segment configured to interconnect to a power source or to another tape segment by way of a wire selectively received and secured within corresponding terminal connectors. The use of the connecting wire omits the need for a mechanical connector or integration by soldering currently required to interconnect LED tape segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Aion LED, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan P. Hanslip
  • Patent number: 10660186
    Abstract: The application discloses a smart illuminating controller which comprises transmitters and receivers. The transmitter comprises a PCB, a battery case and a shell. A Fresnel lens is at the bottom of the shell; motion detectors, light sensors and a Bluetooth module with a microcontroller are integrated on the PCB. The controller set the lights with a certain brightness according to the environment, which save the energy while provide sufficient lightings. The lightings are controlled automatically under different scenes by setting the sensitivity, distance and time delay. The demand for lightings is determined by the number of triggering signals sent by the motion detectors (5) received by the CPU at a given time. The application adopts the Bluetooth module. The time delay is able to be set infinite. The brightness for how long after the time delay is able to be set separately to meets different requirements of the scenes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou LMenergysolution lighting co., ltd
    Inventor: Limin Yang
  • Patent number: 10659019
    Abstract: A nanosecond pulser system is disclosed. In some embodiments, the nanosecond pulser system may include a nanosecond pulser having a nanosecond pulser input; a plurality of switches coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; one or more transformers coupled with the plurality of switches; and an output coupled with the one or more transformers and providing a high voltage waveform with a amplitude greater than 2 kV and a frequency greater than 1 kHz based on the nanosecond pulser input. The nanosecond pulser system may also include a control module coupled with the nanosecond pulser input; and an control system coupled with the nanosecond pulser at a point between the transformer and the output, the control system providing waveform data regarding an high voltage waveform produced at the point between the transformer and the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilia Slobodov, John Carscadden, Kenneth Miller, Timothy Ziemba, Huatsern Yeager, Eric Hanson, TaiSheng Yeager, Kevin Muggli
  • Patent number: 10652973
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a control apparatus, a control system and a control method which are capable of causing another light source to adaptively emit light at a timing at which light emitted from one light source changes. [Solution] A control apparatus including: a light source control unit configured to control light emission of a second light source on the basis of profile of light emitted from a first light source and a synchronization signal for synchronizing a timing between the first light source and the second light source for radiating light on a surgical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Akita, Tsuneo Hayashi, Yuki Sugie, Akio Furukawa, Mitsunori Ueda, Hiroshi Ichiki, Daisuke Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10652965
    Abstract: An apparatus can include: a light-emitting diode (LED) drive circuit having a silicon-controlled rectifier dimmer; and a bus voltage adjustment circuit configured to adjust a direct current bus voltage to delay a turn-on time instant of the silicon-controlled rectifier dimmer when a conduction angle signal is greater than an angle threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Silergy Semiconductor Technology (Hangzhou) LTD
    Inventors: Jianxin Wang, Huiqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10652979
    Abstract: An LED lighting system having at least one LED circuit and at least two circuits or drivers capable of receiving an AC voltage at a first frequency and having an output capable of driving the at least one LED circuit, wherein the output of each circuit or driver capable of driving the at least one LED circuit is provided to the at least one LED circuit through a circuit or sensor capable of permitting only a single output from the at least two circuits or drivers be provided to the at least one LED circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Lynk Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Miskin, Robert L. Kottritsch