Patents by Inventor Benjamin Jacobson

Benjamin Jacobson 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: 11372156
    Abstract: Luminaires are described herein employing waveguides and associated architectures for dynamic alteration of illuminance distribution patterns. The waveguide includes a light extraction component. The waveguide transmits light from a light source to the light extraction component by total internal reflection (TIR). The light extraction component includes one or more reversibly moveable surfaces for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire in response to one or more forces applied to the light extraction component by a force application assembly of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Jean-Claude David Ramey DeSugny, David Stone, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Shawn Patrick Keeney
  • Patent number: 11253150
    Abstract: A device may include a display screen and a generally triangular shaped body with first, second, and third sides, where the display screen may be generally parallel with the first side. The device may be configured such that either of the second side and third side may be oriented generally upwards during operation. The device may also include a sensor configured to detect whether the second or the third side is oriented generally upwards, and a computing device configured to orient an image to be displayed on the display screen based on whether the second or the third side is oriented generally upwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Tushar M. Ranchod, Scott Janis, Andre E. Adams, Germain Verbrackel, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Clint Suson
  • Publication number: 20220026052
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. First and second light engines of the fixture provide different color points, peak light intensity angles, far-field light distribution characteristics, and/or circadian stimulus values. A skylight fixture may include a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies, with dedicated optical assemblies and/or light sources. A lighting fixture may include multiple waveguides that different extraction feature patterns and/or may be sequentially arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto, Matthew Berry
  • Publication number: 20220003926
    Abstract: Luminaires are described herein employing waveguides and associated architectures for dynamic alteration of illuminance distribution patterns. The waveguide includes a light extraction component. The waveguide transmits light from a light source to the light extraction component by total internal reflection (TIR). The light extraction component includes one or more reversibly moveable surfaces for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire in response to one or more forces applied to the light extraction component by a force application assembly of the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Publication date: January 6, 2022
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Jean-Claude David Ramey de Sugny, David Stone, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Shawn Patrick Keeney, Claudio Girotto, Theodore Lowes, Chandan Bhat, Mark Youmans
  • Patent number: 11209138
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. The skylight fixture has a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies. The sky-resembling assembly has a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source, wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling light optical assembly as skylight light. The plurality of sun-resembling assemblies are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly. Each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto
  • Publication number: 20210255378
    Abstract: An optical filter device, system, and methods for improved optical rejection of high angle of incidence (AOI) light is disclosed. For example, an analyte detection system is provided that includes an excitation light source for illuminating an implantable sensor and an optical detector for collecting emission light from the implantable sensor. Further, the optical detector portion of the analyte detection system features an optical filter device including a surface-treated microchannel wherein the surface-treated microchannel serves to absorb, trap, and/or block high-AOI light. Further, a method of operation of the presently disclosed microchannel-based optical filter device including a surface-treated microchannel is provided with respect to the high optical rejection of high-AOI light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Applicant: Profusa, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin JACOBSON, Gregory KINTZ
  • Publication number: 20210132292
    Abstract: Luminaires are described herein employing waveguides and associated architectures for dynamic alteration of illuminance distribution patterns. The waveguide includes a light extraction component. The waveguide transmits light from a light source to the light extraction component by total internal reflection (TIR). The light extraction component includes one or more reversibly moveable surfaces for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire in response to one or more forces applied to the light extraction component by a force application assembly of the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Jean-Claude David Ramey DeSugny, David Stone, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Shawn Patrick Keeney
  • Patent number: 10966603
    Abstract: An optical imaging device includes a support structure and imaging channels, where each imaging channel includes a discrete optical imaging pathway. The imaging channels may be disposed within the support structure, and the imaging channels may be aimed at different angles relative to each other such that each optical imaging pathway is directed towards a pupil of the eye. Additionally, the optical imaging device may include a primary fixation target configured to emit optical signals along a primary fixation target projection path towards the pupil of the eye. Further, an artifact of the primary fixation target may be generated onto a portion of the eye to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BROADSPOT IMAGING CORP
    Inventors: Tushar M. Ranchod, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Clark Pentico
  • Patent number: 10890714
    Abstract: Luminaires are described herein employing waveguides and associated architectures for dynamic alteration of illuminance distribution patterns. The waveguide includes a light extraction component. The waveguide transmits light from a light source to the light extraction component by total internal reflection (TIR). The light extraction component includes one or more reversibly moveable surfaces for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire in response to one or more forces applied to the light extraction component by a force application assembly of the luminaire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Jean-Claude David Ramey DeSugny, David Stone, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Shawn Patrick Keeney
  • Patent number: 10877253
    Abstract: An optical system for light distribution. The optical system includes at least a reflective surface, at least two refracting surfaces, at least one inner lens and an outer lens. The optical system provides high efficiency collection and distribution of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PELKA & ASSOCIATES INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Jacobson, Robert D. Gengelbach
  • Publication number: 20200370719
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. The skylight fixture has a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies. The sky-resembling assembly has a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source, wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling light optical assembly as skylight light. The plurality of sun-resembling assemblies are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly. Each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto
  • Patent number: 10781984
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. The skylight fixture has a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies. The sky-resembling assembly has a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source, wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling light optical assembly as skylight light. The plurality of sun-resembling assemblies are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly. Each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto
  • Patent number: 10736506
    Abstract: An imaging device may include first and second optical channels, where each of the first and second optical channels include a discrete optical imaging pathway. The first and second optical channels may be aimed at different angles relative to each other, and each may be directed towards corresponding partially overlapping zones of an object for imaging. Each of the optical channels may include an illuminating source configured to be turned on or off, where illumination from the illuminating sources follow respective illumination paths to the object. Each of the optical channels may additionally include lenses shared by both the respective optical imaging pathways and the respective illumination paths, and each may include an image sensor. The imaging device may also include a computing device configured to turn on the illuminating source of the first optical channel while capturing an image using the image sensor of the second optical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BROADSPOT IMAGING CORP
    Inventors: Tushar M. Ranchod, Brendan Hamel-Bissell, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Andre E. Adams, Clark Pentico
  • Publication number: 20200163544
    Abstract: A device for illuminating a posterior segment of an eye may include multiple channels. Each of the channels may include multiple illumination paths such as a first region illumination path, and a second region illumination path. The first region illumination path and the second region illumination path may be illuminated at different times such that a first region and a second region may be imaged without interference from a non-illuminated illumination path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Jacobson, Clark Pentico, Andre E. Adams, Brendan Hamel-Bissell, Tushar M. Ranchod
  • Patent number: 10610094
    Abstract: An optical imaging device includes a plurality of imaging channels. Each imaging channel of the plurality of imaging channels may include a discrete optical imaging pathway, and the plurality of imaging channels may be disposed within a support structure. The plurality of imaging channels may be aimed at different angles relative to each other. The optical imaging device may also include a secondary fixation target within at least one imaging channel of the plurality of imaging channels such that at least one corresponding optical imaging pathway fits through a pupil diameter that is smaller than a minimum pupil diameter for multi-channel image acquisition with primary fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BROADSPOT IMAGING CORP
    Inventors: Tushar M. Ranchod, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Clark Pentico
  • Publication number: 20200103591
    Abstract: Luminaires are described herein employing waveguides and associated architectures for dynamic alteration of illuminance distribution patterns. The waveguide includes a light extraction component. The waveguide transmits light from a light source to the light extraction component by total internal reflection (TIR). The light extraction component includes one or more reversibly moveable surfaces for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire in response to one or more forces applied to the light extraction component by a force application assembly of the luminaire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Jean-Claude David Ramey DeSugny, David Stone, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Shawn Patrick Keeney
  • Publication number: 20200069182
    Abstract: A device may include a display screen and a generally triangular shaped body with first, second, and third sides, where the display screen may be generally parallel with the first side. The device may be configured such that either of the second side and third side may be oriented generally upwards during operation. The device may also include a sensor configured to detect whether the second or the third side is oriented generally upwards, and a computing device configured to orient an image to be displayed on the display screen based on whether the second or the third side is oriented generally upwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Tushar M. Ranchod, Scott Janis, Andre E. Adams, Germain Verbrackel, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Clint Suson
  • Publication number: 20200049318
    Abstract: A lighting fixture appears as a skylight and is referred to as a skylight fixture. The skylight fixture has a sky-resembling assembly and a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies. The sky-resembling assembly has a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source, wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling light optical assembly as skylight light. The plurality of sun-resembling assemblies are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly. Each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto
  • Patent number: 10527785
    Abstract: Luminaires are described herein employing waveguides and associated architectures for dynamic alteration of illuminance distribution patterns. In one aspect, a luminaire described herein comprises a waveguide body and light sources having differing angular positions relative to the waveguide body for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire according to one or more activation patterns of the light sources. The differing angular positions can be located at the perimeter of the waveguide body and/or at one or more internal locations of the waveguide body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Jean-Claude David Ramey DeSugny, David Stone, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Shawn Patrick Keeney
  • Patent number: D966807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Spark Grills, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin West, Miguel Christophy, Craig Jacobson, Bret Recor, Kenneth Young, Virosh Rangalla, Merric French, Jack Knoebber