Patents by Inventor Benno Spinger

Benno Spinger 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).

  • Publication number: 20240027048
    Abstract: A headlight for a vehicle is described herein. The headlight includes a hybridized device and a controller. The hybridized device includes an array of light emitting devices that illuminate a roadway on which the vehicle is located when operating. The controller is electrically coupled to the hybridized device and, when operating, causes the array of light emitting devices to selectively project a patterned light on to an object on the roadway using the hybridized device and causes a camera to capture an image of the patterned light projected on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Ronald Johannes Bonne, Wouter Schrama, Norbert Lesch, Patrick van den Akker
  • Publication number: 20240029443
    Abstract: A camera is described that includes a first imager and a processor communicatively coupled to the first imager. The first imager captures images of a roadway on which a vehicle is located when operating. The processor, when operating, generates a signal to cause a first hybridized device in the vehicle to project a first patterned light on to an object on the roadway, generates a signal to cause the first imager to capture an image of the first patterned light projected on the object, receives the image from the first imager, and detects the object on the roadway based on the first patterned light captured in the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Ronald Johannes Bonne, Wouter Schrama, Norbert Lesch, Patrick van den Akker
  • Publication number: 20240029282
    Abstract: An illumination system for a vehicle is described, which includes a first headlight, a second headlight, a first camera and a processor. The processor is communicatively coupled to the first headlight, the second headlight, and the first camera. When operating, the processor controls the first headlight to project a first patterned light on to an object on a roadway, controls the second headlight to project a second patterned light on to the object on the roadway, controls the first camera to capture an image of the first patterned light projected on the object and the second patterned light projected on the object, and send the captured image of the first patterned light and the image of the second patterned light to another system in the vehicle for object detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Ronald Johannes Bonne, Wouter Schrama, Norbert Lesch, Patrick van den Akker
  • Publication number: 20240025342
    Abstract: A vehicle vision system comprises first and second vehicle headlights configured to project first and second light structures into a travel path of the vehicle to illuminate an object in the travel path. The system includes a camera disposed in the vehicle between the first and second headlights to capture images of the object in response to capture signals. The first and second vehicle headlights alternately project the first and second light structures. A system controller synchronizes the capture signals so that images of the object captured by the camera include reflections of the first and second light structures. An image processor can reconstruct a surface geometry of the object based on the reflected first and second light structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Ronald Johannes Bonne, Wouter Schrama, Norbert Lesch, Patrick van den Akker
  • Publication number: 20240027049
    Abstract: A lighting system for a vehicle is described, which includes a first hybridized device, a second hybridized device and a controller. The first hybridized device includes a first array of light emitting devices that illuminate a roadway on which the vehicle is located when operating. The second hybridized device includes a second array of light emitting devices that illuminate the roadway on which the vehicle is located when operating. The controller is electrically coupled to the first and second hybridized devices. When operating, the controller causes the first hybridized device to selectively project a first patterned light on to an object on the roadway, causes the first hybridized device to selectively project a second patterned light on to the object on the roadway, and causes a first camera to capture an image of the first patterned light projected on the object and the second patterned light projected on the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Ronald Johannes Bonne, Wouter Schrama, Norbert Lesch, Patrick van den Akker
  • Publication number: 20230324020
    Abstract: An LED retrofit lamp for a projection headlight system comprises a heat dissipating body portion and a substantially rectangular substrate. A first LED group is mounted on a first surface of the substrate and a second LED group is mounted on a second surface. A support bracket is configured to engage longitudinal sides of the substrate to mechanically support the substrate in alignment with a central optical axis of the headlight system so that light emitted by the first and second LED groups parallel to the first and second surfaces illuminates corresponding top and bottom segments of a cooperating reflector with sufficient intensity for projection headlight system to form a beam having substantially homogenous light intensity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Josef Andreas SCHUG, Benno SPINGER, Lukas KUEPPER, Jean-Sebastien STRAETMANS
  • Publication number: 20230304644
    Abstract: A cluster of lighting devices, a display and a method of manufacturing a display are described. The lighting device includes a mixing box, a light source, a transparent layer and a light diffusing layer. The light source is embedded in the mixing box. The transparent layer is adjacent to the light source. The light diffusing layer is adjacent to the transparent layer. A surface emitter display includes a cluster of surface emitters including a plurality of surface emitters. At least one circuit board is electrically coupled to at least one surface emitter of the plurality of surface emitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Marc Droegeler, Floris Maria Hermansz Compvoets, Thorsten Anger
  • Patent number: 11746975
    Abstract: A lighting system and a method of operating a lighting module are described. The lighting module includes a heat sink a first LED element mounted on the heat sink emits light as a low beam pattern. A second LED element mounted on the heat sink emits light as a high beam pattern. A driver circuit electrically connected to the first and second LED elements to selectively supply electrical power for operation. The driver circuit is disposed to operate in a first and a second mode. In the first mode, to provide a low beam illumination, the first LED element is operated in a high power state while the second LED element is turned off. In the second mode, to provide a high beam illumination, the second LED element is operated in a high power state, while the first LED element is operated in a dimmed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Mertens, Harry Gijsbers, Astrid Marchewka, Benno Spinger
  • Publication number: 20230175671
    Abstract: A light-emitting diode (LED) can have a light-emitting surface that can emit emitted light. A filter, disposed on the light-emitting surface, can be at least partially transmissive in a first area and at least partially reflective in a second area. The first area can direct at least some of the emitted light through the filter to form shaped light that extends over an area corresponding to a shape of a static light pattern. The second area can reflect at least some of the emitted light into the LED through the light-emitting surface. A lens can bring the shaped light to a focus that has the shape of the static light pattern. To increase a contrast of the focus, an absorber, disposed on the second area of the filter, can absorb emitted light that is transmitted through the second area of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2022
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Gregoire Denis, Rohit Modi, Benno Spinger, Niels Jeroen van der Veen, Parijat Deb
  • Publication number: 20230109084
    Abstract: An LED retrofit lamp is described. The LED retrofit lamp includes LEDs arranged into at least a first group of LEDs and a second group of LEDs, power contacts, an interface and a controller. The power contacts receive electrical power to operate the LEDs. The interface supplies control signals to operate one or more of the first group and the second group of LEDs. The controller receives the control signals and operates the first group of LEDs and the second group of LEDs independent from each other based on the received control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2022
    Publication date: April 6, 2023
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Sebastien Straetmans, Benno Spinger, Gennadi Tochadse, Norbert Alois Lesch, Josef Andreas Schug
  • Patent number: 11549653
    Abstract: A lighting device according to the invention comprises at least one semiconductor layer; at least one light emission surface comprising an array of high luminance areas configured to emit light at a first local luminance level and low luminance areas configured to emit no light or to emit light at a second local luminance level lower than the first local luminance level; a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices formed in the semiconductor layer to define the plurality of high luminance areas; wherein the high luminance areas and the low luminance areas are arranged in accordance with a predefined light emission profile of the light emission surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Muelders, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Benno Spinger
  • Patent number: 11530797
    Abstract: A lighting device contains light-emitting elements and has an elongated shape. The lighting device has a housing that has reflective side walls extending in a longitudinal direction of the housing; a cavity formed between the reflective side walls; and light-emitting elements arranged at least partially along the longitudinal direction relative to each other in the cavity. An opening of the cavity forms a light-emitting area, A width of the cavity expands from the light-emitting elements towards the opening at least in sections. A reflective element covers at least a section of the opening and reflects a part of light emitted from the light-emitting elements towards the cavity and reduces a width of the light-emitting area compared to a width of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Christian Kleijnen, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Benno Spinger, Thorsten Anger
  • Patent number: 11506356
    Abstract: A lighting device is described. The lighting device includes at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements and at least one second arrangement of light emitting elements spatially separated from the at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements. The lighting device also includes at least one first magnifying optical element arranged in correspondence with the at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements and at least one second magnifying optical element arranged in correspondence with the at least one second arrangement of light emitting elements. At least one optical projection element is arranged and configured to generate a combined image of a magnified image of the at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements and a magnified image of the at least one second arrangement of light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Benno Spinger, Steffen Zozgornik
  • Publication number: 20220260220
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing light emitting elements is described and includes providing an un-coated light converting platelet. The un-coated light converting platelet has a top surface, a bottom surface, and side surfaces. A plurality of LED dies is provided. Side surfaces of the un-coated light converting platelet are coated with an at least partly reflective material to form a coated light converting platelet. The coated light converting platelet is separated into light converting tiles. An outline of the light converting tiles substantially corresponds to an outline of one of the plurality of LED dies. The light converting tiles and the plurality of LED dies are assembled to form light emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: LUMILEDS LLC
    Inventors: Georg Henninger, Benno Spinger, Marcus Jozef Henricus Kessels, Matthias Epmeier, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets
  • Publication number: 20220128218
    Abstract: A lighting device contains light-emitting elements and has an elongated shape. The lighting device has a housing that has reflective side walls extending in a longitudinal direction of the housing; a cavity formed between the reflective side walls; and light-emitting elements arranged at least partially along the longitudinal direction relative to each other in the cavity. An opening of the cavity forms a light-emitting area, A width of the cavity expands from the light-emitting elements towards the opening at least in sections. A reflective element covers at least a section of the opening and reflects a part of light emitted from the light-emitting elements towards the cavity and reduces a width of the light-emitting area compared to a width of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Inventors: Christian Kleijnen, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Benno Spinger, Thorsten Anger
  • Publication number: 20220107065
    Abstract: A lighting device according to the invention comprises at least one semiconductor layer; at least one light emission surface comprising an array of high luminance areas configured to emit light at a first local luminance level and low luminance areas configured to emit no light or to emit light at a second local luminance level lower than the first local luminance level; a plurality of semiconductor light emitting devices formed in the semiconductor layer to define the plurality of high luminance areas; wherein the high luminance areas and the low luminance areas are arranged in accordance with a predefined light emission profile of the light emission surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Applicant: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Barbara Muelders, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Benno Spinger
  • Patent number: 11255509
    Abstract: A lighting device contains light-emitting elements and has an elongated shape. The lighting device has a housing that has reflective side walls extending in a longitudinal direction of the housing; a cavity formed between the reflective side walls; and light-emitting elements arranged at least partially along the longitudinal direction relative to each other in the cavity. An opening of the cavity forms a light-emitting area, A width of the cavity expands from the light-emitting elements towards the opening at least in sections. A reflective element covers at least a section of the opening and reflects a part of light emitted from the light-emitting elements towards the cavity and reduces a width of the light-emitting area compared to a width of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Christian Kleijnen, Floris Maria Hermansz Crompvoets, Benno Spinger, Thorsten Anger
  • Patent number: 11227853
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of manufacturing an LED carrier assembly, which method comprises the steps of providing a carrier comprising a mounting surface with mounting pads arranged to receive a number of LED dies; embedding an alignment magnet in the carrier; providing a number of LED dies, wherein an LED die comprises a number of magnetic die pads; and aligning the magnetic die pads to the mounting pads by arranging the LED dies over the mounting surface of the carrier within magnetic range of the alignment magnet. The invention also describes an LED carrier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Casey Israel, Florent Monestier, Benno Spinger
  • Patent number: 11118751
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting device comprising light-emitting elements such as light-emitting diodes arranged on a substrate. The object to provide a lighting device comprising multiple light-emitting elements and light guides, wherein the thermal sensitivity of the lighting device is reduced in a particularly simple manner, is solved in that the lighting device comprises: a lens with a light entry side and a light exit side; light guides, each light guide being arranged in optical contact to at least one of the light-emitting elements and being configured to guide light emitted by the at least one of the light-emitting elements towards the light entry side of the lens; and a transparent stabilizer element being arranged in mechanical contact to the light exit side of the lens, wherein the transparent stabilizer element is configured to define the shape of the light exit side of the lens at least in regions. The invention further refers to a method for producing a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Lumileds LLC
    Inventors: Florent Monestier, Benno Spinger, Ulrich Hechtfischer
  • Publication number: 20210278055
    Abstract: A lighting device is described. The lighting device includes at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements and at least one second arrangement of light emitting elements spatially separated from the at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements. The lighting device also includes at least one first magnifying optical element arranged in correspondence with the at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements and at least one second magnifying optical element arranged in correspondence with the at least one second arrangement of light emitting elements. At least one optical projection element is arranged and configured to generate a combined image of a magnified image of the at least one first arrangement of light emitting elements and a magnified image of the at least one second arrangement of light emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: LUMILEDS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Benno SPINGER, Steffen ZOZGORNIK