Patents by Inventor Fredric S. Maxik

Fredric S. Maxik 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: 20190350062
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured to analyze the environmental light sensed by the sensor to at least one of detect and generate data relating to a condition of the environment, the data being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance, the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance, and the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10462874
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured to analyze the environmental light sensed by the sensor to at least one of detect and generate data relating to a condition of the environment, the data being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance, the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance, and the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10371368
    Abstract: A retrofit lighting system is provided comprising a power supply assembly configured to convert an AC input voltage into a DC output voltage and to adapt the DC output voltage to a substantially constant current level to be defined as a regulated current, at least one distribution wire in electrical communication with the power supply assembly and configured to conduct the regulated current, and at least one respective luminaire assembly spaced apart from and in electrical communication with the power supply assembly, and configured to receive the regulated current from the at least one distribution wire. The DC output voltage may be about 12 volts or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, James Lynn Schellack, Addy S. Widjaja
  • Publication number: 20190182923
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured to analyze the environmental light sensed by the sensor to at least one of detect and generate data relating to a condition of the environment, the data being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance, the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance, and the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Publication number: 20190168018
    Abstract: A method is for dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm of an observer via a user device that includes control circuitry and an associated memory. The method includes determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one future event. Determining the schedule includes determining a preconditioning schedule for the at least one future events, including identifying a circadian shift needed, to the circadian rhythm of the observer, for the at least one future event, determining a timeframe for preconditioning, determining a per-day shift needed based upon the identified circadian shift needed and the determined timeframe, and determining if the needed per-day shift exceeds a threshold. Upon a determination that the per-day shift exceeds the threshold, the method includes setting the preconditioning schedule responsive to the determination to operate a light source to emit light based upon the preconditioning schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert S. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10271533
    Abstract: A system for luring pests including a pest detector and a pest lure. The pest detector may be adapted to generate a type detection signal having a value indicative of a type of a pest in proximity to the pest detector. The pest lure may be in electrical communication with the pest detector and adapted to activate responsive to the type detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Theodore Scone, David E. Bartine, Addy S. Widjaja, Anthony Crawford
  • Patent number: 10267465
    Abstract: A downlight apparatus may include a canister with a canister body and a canister base comprising a female helical thread defined as an engagement host. The downlight apparatus may also include a lamp including a lamp body and a male helical ridge, defined as a lamp ridge. The lamp ridge includes a platform that extends distally from a root of the lamp ridge to a distance ranging from 2 to 20 times greater than the distance between the root and the crest of an Edison screw base thread. The lamp and the canister are structured to secure to one another when the lamp engages with the engagement host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Ran Zhou, Addy Widjaja, Matthew Regan, David E. Bartine
  • Patent number: 10257988
    Abstract: A lighting system with selectable emission characteristics may include a housing, a controller, a first plurality of light sources operatively coupled to the controller and carried by the housing, and a second plurality of light sources operatively coupled to and controlled by the controller and carried by the housing. The first and second pluralities of light sources may be operable to emit first and second combined lights, respectively, and to emit a first light having a wavelength within the range of 650 nanometers to 700 nanometers, a second light having a wavelength within the range of 500 nanometers to 570 nanometers, and a third light having a wavelength within the range of 430 nanometers to 470 nanometer. The second light may be characterized by a human photopic response of greater than 0.0 and less than 0.4 throughout the range from 500 nanometers to 570 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Eliza Katar Grove, Anthony Crawford
  • Patent number: 10258808
    Abstract: A method is for dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm of an observer via a user device that includes control circuitry and an associated memory. The method includes identifying future events to precondition for and determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events. Determining the schedule includes determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events, including identifying a circadian shift needed, to the circadian rhythm of the observer, for the at least one identified future event, determining a timeframe for preconditioning, determining a per-day shift needed based upon the identified circadian shift needed and the determined timeframe, and determining if the needed per-day shift exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert S. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10234129
    Abstract: A modular street lighting system comprising an attachment structure, power circuitry positioned, a support structure, and a lighting component comprising a body member comprising a light source housing section and a center component, the center component comprising a plurality of vertically-oriented heat dissipating structures, a circuit housing, circuitry, a rear attachment section, a lighting element in thermal communication, and an optic positioned within the light source housing section. The circuitry is configured to provide power for and control the operation of the lighting element. The lighting element is configured to emit light in the direction of the optic. The optic is configured to reflect light so as to be emitted by the lighting component. The plurality of heat dissipating structures are positioned in thermal communication with the back wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Matthew Regan, Ran Zhou, Addy S. Widjaja, Raymond Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10222011
    Abstract: A thoroughfare lighting device includes a housing to be attached to a thoroughfare surface, and including sidewalls that taper. A plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) selectively illuminate individual lanes, including a first set of LEDs to emit a generally white light, and a second set of LEDs to emit colored light that is observable by an observer. A driver circuit operates the second set of LEDs to emit colored light illuminating a single lane indicating a condition of the individual lane. Optics may be carried by the housing and positioned in optical communication with at least a portion of the plurality of LEDs. A traffic sensor communicatively coupled to the driver circuit and configured to sense a traffic pattern and generate information regarding traffic on the associated thoroughfare. The driver circuit is configured to operate the plurality of LEDs responsive to the information generated by the traffic sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Patent number: 10212781
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured to analyze the environmental light sensed by the sensor to at least one of detect and generate data relating to a condition of the environment, the data being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength comprised by the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Publication number: 20180356086
    Abstract: A luminaire that includes a heat spreader, a heat sink diametrically outboard of the heat spreader, an optic retained by the heat spreader, a light source disposed on the front side of the heat spreader, and a power conditioner disposed on the heat spreader. The power conditioner is disposed on the same side of the heat spreader as the light source. The heat sink includes fins that alternate with adjacently disposed and radially oriented recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Raymond A. Reynolds, Addy Widjaja, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Robert R. Soler, James Lynn Schellack
  • Publication number: 20180280719
    Abstract: A wavelength converting bandage including a substrate with an external surface and an internal surface. The wavelength converting bandage includes a plurality of quantum dots, each quantum dot individually sized to emit light within a wavelength range of 613 nm to 846 nm, defined as converted light. The wavelength converting bandage includes at least a portion of the substrate constructed to adhere to skin. The substrate may receive ambient light from the environment on the external surface and may emit converted light toward the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventor: Fredric S. Maxik
  • Patent number: 10072835
    Abstract: A luminaire is providing comprising a heat spreader and a heat sink thermally coupled to the heat spreader, an outer optic retained relative to at least one of the heat spreader and the heat sink, a light source in thermal communication with the heat spreader and comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are disposed on the heat spreader such that the heat spreader dissipates heat from the plurality of LEDs, and a power conditioner configured to receive AC voltage and deliver DC voltage to the plurality of LEDs, the power conditioner being disposed on a same side of the heat spreader as the plurality of LEDs. A combination defined by the heat spreader, the heat sink and the outer optic is so dimensioned to cover an opening defined by a nominally sized can light fixture and cover an opening defined by a nominally sized electrical junction box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Raymond A. Reynolds, Addy S. Widjaja, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Robert R. Soler, James Lynn Schellack
  • Publication number: 20180207445
    Abstract: A method is for dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm of an observer via a user device that includes control circuitry and an associated memory. The method includes identifying future events to precondition for and determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events. Determining the schedule includes determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events, including identifying a circadian shift needed, to the circadian rhythm of the observer, for the at least one identified future event, determining a timeframe for preconditioning, determining a per-day shift needed based upon the identified circadian shift needed and the determined timeframe, and determining if the needed per-day shift exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: BIOLOGICAL ILLUMINATION, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert S. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Publication number: 20180206472
    Abstract: A system for luring pests including a pest detector and a pest lure. The pest detector may be adapted to generate a type detection signal having a value indicative of a type of a pest in proximity to the pest detector. The pest lure may be in electrical communication with the pest detector and adapted to activate responsive to the type detection signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Theodore Scone, David E. Bartine, Addy S. Widjaja, Anthony Crawford
  • Patent number: 9974973
    Abstract: A method is for dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm of an observer via a user device that includes control circuitry and an associated memory. The method includes accessing a calendar, identifying future events to precondition for and determining a preconditioning schedule for at least one of the identified future events. Determining the schedule includes identifying a circadian shift needed for the at least one identified future event, determining a magnitude of the circadian shift, determining a timeframe for preconditioning, determining a magnitude of a per-day shift based upon the timeframe, and determining if the per-day shift exceeds a maximum allowed per-day shift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert R. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 9959699
    Abstract: A system for assembling a luminaire comprising a housing, a computer-controlled manipulation device, and a parts repository defined within the housing and configured to carry a plurality of light modules, a plurality of luminaire housings of various luminaire housing types, and a plurality of optics of various optic types. The system further comprises a programming device configured to program a light module of the plurality of light modules to emit light having lighting characteristics. Each of the light modules are configured to be removably couplable to the computer-controlled manipulation device. The luminaire housings each comprise a locking tab configured to permit the respective light modules to engage therewith, thereby enabling attachment of the respective light modules to the respective luminaire housings. Each of the optics comprise a locking tab configured to permit a respective luminaire housing to engage therewith, enabling attachment of the respective luminaire housing to the respective optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Valerie A. Bastien, Matthew Regan, James Lynn Schellack, Theodore Scone
  • Patent number: D824079
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Raymond A. Reynolds, Addy S. Widjaja, Mark Penley Boomgaarden, Robert Rafael Soler, James L. Schellack