Patents by Inventor Anthony W. Catalano

Anthony W. Catalano has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10677425
    Abstract: A method and device for variable-beam illumination are disclosed. The device has a light source, a first reflector segment, and a second reflector segment. The first segment has a first parabolic cross section to produce a first light distribution having a wide-angle light distribution. The second segment has a second parabolic cross section to produce a second light distribution that is narrower than the first light distribution. At least one of the first and second segments is movable between first and second positions. At least a portion of the light is reflected to effectuate the first light distribution when the at least one of the first and second segments is in the first position. At least a portion of the light is reflected to effectuate the second light distribution when the at least one of the first and second segments is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10605430
    Abstract: Devices and methods for uniform illumination of a target surface are disclosed. A device assembly has a light source configured to be coupled to a mounting surface, and at least one reflector. The reflector is configured to be coupled to at least one of the light source or the mounting surface, and interposed between the light source and the mounting surface, the reflector having a reflective surface area and a plurality of curved reflective segments. The reflector is shaped and arranged relative to the light source such that the reflector directly intercepts and reflects a portion of light emitted by the light source to the target surface to thereby cause substantially uniform illumination of the target surface. The target surface has a surface area that is greater than the reflective surface area of the at least one reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10598320
    Abstract: An illumination device comprises a lighting module that itself includes one or more LEDs; a driver module, physically separate from the lighting module, and comprising for supplying power to the one or more LEDs; a flexible conduit electrically connecting the driver module to the lighting module; an air pathway following the conduit; and a cooling facility for directing air through the lighting module and the driver module, such that the air passes through the air pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony W. Catalano, Christopher White
  • Patent number: 10485066
    Abstract: Lamp including an array of LEDs disposed at or near the focus of a reflecting optic having multiple segments with different aiming angles (i.e. the angle corresponding to a reflected beam output direction), and a driver circuit for discretely activating some of the LEDs in the array. The angular distribution of the output light beam (e.g., the beam divergence) is adjusted by selectively changing the currents supplied to the LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Publication number: 20190342961
    Abstract: A light device and method for producing an output light beam are disclosed. A light source assembly comprising a plurality of light sources is arranged at the first end of the light device and emits light towards the second end and parallel with the longitudinal axis of the device. The device also has a chamber for mixing light emitted from the light source assembly; and a concave reflecting optic for redirecting light exiting the chamber and emitted onto the optic. The redirected light forms an output light beam. The device also has driver circuitry for controlling drive currents to the plurality of light sources individually or in groups thereof to thereby variably control a divergence of the output light beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10405388
    Abstract: A light device and method for producing an output light beam are disclosed. A light source assembly comprising a plurality of light sources is arranged at the first end of the light device and emits light towards the second end and parallel with the longitudinal axis of the device. The device also has a chamber for mixing light emitted from the light source assembly; and a concave reflecting optic for redirecting light exiting the chamber and emitted onto the optic. The redirected light forms an output light beam. The device also has driver circuitry for controlling drive currents to the plurality of light sources individually or in groups thereof to thereby variably control a divergence of the output light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10352532
    Abstract: A light source producing a beam of variable divergence, comprising one or more light-emitting devices arranged on a planar substrate, with each of the light-emitting devices having a Lambertian emission distribution. The light source may further comprise a chamber for mixing light emitted from the one or more light-emitting devices, the chamber itself comprising a base defined by the planar substrate, one or more side walls having a reflective interior surface, and a planar diffusive emission surface defining a ceiling of the chamber. The chamber may have an adjustable height. A reflector extends from the chamber for redirecting light exiting from the chamber to form a light beam, the reflector surrounding and having a focal plane coincident with the ceiling of the chamber. Finally, the light source may comprise a mechanism to control a height of the chamber to thereby variably control a divergence of the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10354298
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and techniques for analyzing an existing light fixture in its installed environment and, based on the sensed location of the light and its environmental illumination pattern, identifying at least one LED retrofit fixture that may be used to replace the existing light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sallee, Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10333341
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a combined LED driver and emergency backup battery system. The LED driver can include current regulation circuitry as well as a bus enabling charging and discharging of an energy storage device from and to the bus. A master controller can control charging and discharging of the energy storage device via a controller of an energy storage management system, and also communicate with the current regulation circuitry to control a balance of power between an AC mains, the energy storage device, and driving of an LED light source. Accessories may be coupled to the bus and receive low voltage power from the bus and optionally receive commands from the master controller and provide sensed data back to the controller. A wireless network interface to the master controller can enable system states based on electrical power company indications and instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony W. Catalano, Steven S. Davis, Charles Teplin, Anthony N. McDougle
  • Publication number: 20190057423
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and techniques for analyzing an existing light fixture in its installed environment and, based on the sensed location of the light and its environmental illumination pattern, identifying at least one LED retrofit fixture that may be used to replace the existing light fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: LEDVANCE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sallee, Anthony W. Catalano
  • Publication number: 20180347784
    Abstract: Devices and methods for uniform illumination of a target surface are disclosed. A device assembly has a light source configured to be coupled to a mounting surface, and at least one reflector. The reflector is configured to be coupled to at least one of the light source or the mounting surface, and interposed between the light source and the mounting surface, the reflector having a reflective surface area and a plurality of curved reflective segments. The reflector is shaped and arranged relative to the light source such that the reflector directly intercepts and reflects a portion of light emitted by the light source to the target surface to thereby cause substantially uniform illumination of the target surface. The target surface has a surface area that is greater than the reflective surface area of the at least one reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10134064
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and techniques for analyzing an existing light fixture in its installed environment and, based on the sensed location of the light and its environmental illumination pattern, identifying at least one LED retrofit fixture that may be used to replace the existing light fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Sallee, Anthony W. Catalano
  • Publication number: 20180320861
    Abstract: A method and device for variable-beam illumination are disclosed. The device has a light source, a first reflector segment, and a second reflector segment. The first segment has a first parabolic cross section to produce a first light distribution having a wide-angle light distribution. The second segment has a second parabolic cross section to produce a second light distribution that is narrower than the first light distribution. At least one of the first and second segments is movable between first and second positions. At least a portion of the light is reflected to effectuate the first light distribution when the at least one of the first and second segments is in the first position. At least a portion of the light is reflected to effectuate the second light distribution when the at least one of the first and second segments is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10072819
    Abstract: Devices and methods for uniform illumination of a target surface are disclosed. A device assembly has a light source configured to be coupled to a mounting surface, and at least one reflector. The reflector is configured to be coupled to at least one of the light source or the mounting surface, and interposed between the light source and the mounting surface, the reflector having a reflective surface area and a plurality of curved reflective segments. The reflector is shaped and arranged relative to the light source such that the reflector directly intercepts and reflects a portion of light emitted by the light source to the target surface to thereby cause substantially uniform illumination of the target surface. The target surface has a surface area that is greater than the reflective surface area of the at least one reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Patent number: 10036535
    Abstract: A device has a light source, a first reflector segment having a first parabolic cross section to produce a first light distribution having a wide-angle light distribution, and a second reflector segment having a second parabolic cross section to produce a second light distribution that is narrower than the first light distribution. At least one of the first and second segments is movable between first and second positions such that a portion of the light emitted by the light source is reflected to form the first light distribution when the at least one of the first and second segments is in the first position, and a portion of the light is reflected to form the second light distribution when the at least one of the first and second segments is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Ledvance LLC
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano
  • Publication number: 20170279300
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for a combined LED driver and emergency backup battery system. The LED driver can include current regulation circuitry as well as a bus enabling charging and discharging of an energy storage device from and to the bus. A master controller can control charging and discharging of the energy storage device via a controller of an energy storage management system, and also communicate with the current regulation circuitry to control a balance of power between an AC mains, the energy storage device, and driving of an LED light source. Accessories may be coupled to the bus and receive low voltage power from the bus and optionally receive commands from the master controller and provide sensed data back to the controller. A wireless network interface to the master controller can enable system states based on electrical power company indications and instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Anthony W. Catalano, Steven S. Davis, Charles Teplin, Anthony N. McDougle
  • Publication number: 20170105129
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed. The method includes retrofitting network-ready devices to a structure, and registering the devices on a device network in communication with a central application. The method includes causing the central application to associate a location of a device with the device, and to associate a human-understandable identifier with the device. The method includes causing the central application to associate the device with a network address, and causing the central application to: (a) group a first device with a second device, responsive to determining that the first device and the second device are in the same room, in the same service system, and/or of the same type; (b) assign a trigger to the first device; and (c) assign a first automated function to the first device and a second automated function to the second device, the automated functions responsive to the trigger of the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Teplin, Steven G. Barge, Neil Cannon, Anthony W. Catalano, Steven S. Davis, Brent Ray Earl, Elisabeth A, Schroeter
  • Patent number: 9596738
    Abstract: Various systems and methods facilitate internal communication within a lighting module as well as intercommunication among lighting modules over an external network. The network may be a conventional network managed by a central network controller or may be an ad hoc or “mesh” network—i.e., a scalable network architecture in which any lighting module is a node that can communicate with any other module or network-connected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: TerraLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Catalano, John A. Koski, Brett James Pardikes, Brian Eldin Brandt
  • Patent number: 9560711
    Abstract: A system and method of thermal management for an LED are provided. A method provided by the system includes (a) providing a forward drive current to power the LED, the forward drive current having a first LED operating current component; (b) detecting the first LED operating current component; (c) sensing a first thermal operating point of the LED; and (d) generating a temperature signal indicative of the first thermal operating point. The method also includes (e) determining a thermal operating range of the LED; (f) determining that the first thermal operating point of the LED is outside the thermal operating range of the LED; and (g) generating a first control setting configured to cause the LED to be driven at a second operating point, the second thermal operating point within the thermal operating range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TerraLUX, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony W. Catalano, Daniel J. Harrison, Steven S. Davis
  • Publication number: 20160381749
    Abstract: Light sources with arrangements of multiple LEDs (or other light-emitting devices) (102) disposed at or near the focus (106,108) of a reflecting optic (104) having multiple segments facilitate varying the angular distribution of the light beam (e.g., the beam divergence) via the drive currents supplied to the LEDs (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony W. Catalano