Patents by Inventor Ian Ashdown

Ian Ashdown 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: 10978402
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a light-emitting element composed of one or more discrete units configured for light emission is adhered directly to a yielding substrate with a pressure-activated adhesive notwithstanding any nonplanarity of the surface of the light-emitting element or non-coplanarity of the semiconductor die contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Ian Ashdown, Calvin Wade Sheen, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10952302
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20200343191
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a light-emitting element composed of one or more discrete units configured for light emission is adhered directly to a yielding substrate with a pressure-activated adhesive notwithstanding any nonplanarity of the surface of the light-emitting element or non-coplanarity of the semiconductor die contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Philippe M. SCHICK, Ian ASHDOWN, Calvin Wade SHEEN, Paul JUNGWIRTH
  • Patent number: 10796479
    Abstract: Sustainable building lighting and energy modelling and control, and the associated computer graphics, including real-time dynamic lighting simulation, are concerned with: an optimized method for radiance modelling, including its application to predictive daylight harvesting; and the real-time simulation of physically-based electric lighting and daylighting for architectural, horticultural, and theatrical lighting systems visualization. In order to display and analyze in real time a photometrically accurate representation of an environment, thousands of lighting channels may have their intensity settings continually varied such that a user may interactively view the three-dimensional environment without the need for ongoing global illumination calculations. This can be accomplished utilizing texture maps as a multiplicity of canonical radiosity solutions, each representing a lighting channel for dynamic lighting simulation, and storing the solutions in the texture memory of a graphics processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Patent number: 10785849
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Patent number: 10651128
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a light-emitting element composed of one or more discrete units configured for light emission is adhered directly to a yielding substrate with a pressure-activated adhesive notwithstanding any nonplanarity of the surface of the light-emitting element or non-coplanarity of the semiconductor die contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Ian Ashdown, Calvin Wade Sheen, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10514671
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Patent number: 10448483
    Abstract: A predictive system and method thereof for indoor horticulture are disclosed. The method includes obtaining a set of input values identifying a geographic position of a physical structure enclosing an interior environment and a target distribution for environmental parameters for a selected plant occupant. The method further includes obtaining a virtual representation of the physical structure, and iteratively over time, updating the virtual representation based on actual plant growth or a predicted plant growth model for the selected plant occupant. The method further includes running a computational model to obtain a predicted distribution of the environmental parameters for the virtual representation, and determining a target distribution of artificially modulated environmental parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUNTRACKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20190244417
    Abstract: Sustainable building lighting and energy modelling and control, and the associated computer graphics, including real-time dynamic lighting simulation, are concerned with: an optimized method for radiance modelling, including its application to predictive daylight harvesting; and the real-time simulation of physically-based electric lighting and daylighting for architectural, horticultural, and theatrical lighting systems visualization. In order to display and analyze in real time a photometrically accurate representation of an environment, thousands of lighting channels may have their intensity settings continually varied such that a user may interactively view the three-dimensional environment without the need for ongoing global illumination calculations. This can be accomplished utilizing texture maps as a multiplicity of canonical radiosity solutions, each representing a lighting channel for dynamic lighting simulation, and storing the solutions in the texture memory of a graphics processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20190246478
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20190215932
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20190171172
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Patent number: 10290148
    Abstract: Sustainable building lighting and energy modelling and control, and the associated computer graphics, including real-time dynamic lighting simulation, are concerned with: an optimized method for radiance modelling, including its application to predictive daylight harvesting; and the real-time simulation of physically-based electric lighting and daylighting for architectural, horticultural, and theatrical lighting systems visualization. In order to display and analyze in real time a photometrically accurate representation of an environment, thousands of lighting channels may have their intensity settings continually varied such that a user may interactively view the three-dimensional environment without the need for ongoing global illumination calculations. This can be accomplished utilizing texture maps as a multiplicity of canonical radiosity solutions, each representing a lighting channel for dynamic lighting simulation, and storing the solutions in the texture memory of a graphics processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Patent number: 10289094
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20180374796
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a light-emitting element composed of one or more discrete units configured for light emission is adhered directly to a yielding substrate with a pressure-activated adhesive notwithstanding any nonplanarity of the surface of the light-emitting element or non-coplanarity of the semiconductor die contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Philippe M. SCHICK, Ian ASHDOWN, Calvin Wade SHEEN, Paul JUNGWIRTH
  • Publication number: 20180242429
    Abstract: A predictive system and method thereof for indoor horticulture are disclosed. The method includes obtaining a set of input values identifying a geographic position of a physical structure enclosing an interior environment and a target distribution for environmental parameters for a selected plant occupant. The method further includes obtaining a virtual representation of the physical structure, and iteratively over time, updating the virtual representation based on actual plant growth or a predicted plant growth model for the selected plant occupant. The method further includes running a computational model to obtain a predicted distribution of the environmental parameters for the virtual representation, and determining a target distribution of artificially modulated environmental parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: SUNTRACKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: IAN ASHDOWN, WALLACE JAY SCOTT
  • Patent number: 10037947
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, a light-emitting element composed of one or more discrete units configured for light emission is adhered directly to a yielding substrate with a pressure-activated adhesive notwithstanding any nonplanarity of the surface of the light-emitting element or non-coplanarity of the semiconductor die contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Ian Ashdown, Calvin Wade Sheen, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 9955552
    Abstract: In an example, an expected sky condition is calculated for a geographic location, a time of day, and a date based on a mathematical model. A predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation within the environment is calculated based on the expected sky condition. Measurement data from one or more photosensors is obtained that provides measurements of an initial distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment, including radiation from solar and electrical lighting sources. A target distribution of direct and interreflected artificial electromagnetic radiation produced by electrical lighting is determined, based on the measurement data and the predicted distribution of direct and interreflected solar radiation, to achieve the target distribution of direct and interreflected radiation within the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SUNTRACKER TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Publication number: 20170345208
    Abstract: Sustainable building lighting and energy modelling and control, and the associated computer graphics, including real-time dynamic lighting simulation, are concerned with: an optimized method for radiance modelling, including its application to predictive daylight harvesting; and the real-time simulation of physically-based electric lighting and daylighting for architectural, horticultural, and theatrical lighting systems visualization. In order to display and analyze in real time a photometrically accurate representation of an environment, thousands of lighting channels may have their intensity settings continually varied such that a user may interactively view the three-dimensional environment without the need for ongoing global illumination calculations. This can be accomplished utilizing texture maps as a multiplicity of canonical radiosity solutions, each representing a lighting channel for dynamic lighting simulation, and storing the solutions in the texture memory of a graphics processing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Wallace Jay Scott
  • Patent number: 9814117
    Abstract: Systems and methods for deriving and modifying personal preferences related to at least one controllable lighting network are disclosed. The systems include a processor that can be used in conjunction with a personal communication device and a preferences database. The processor is used to detect an identifier for a user, a plurality of adjustments to the at least one controllable lighting network requested by the user, and a context corresponding to each of the plurality of adjustments. The processor in some such systems has an associated local memory to store the plurality of adjustments, corresponding contexts, and the identifier of the associated user. The processor is further used to analyze the plurality of lighting adjustments and the corresponding contexts. Based on the analysis, the processor identifies a correlation between the plurality of adjustments and the contexts, and create at least one personal preference rule associated with the user identifier based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Damien Loveland, A. J. W. A Vermuelen, Ian Ashdown, Louis Ketelaars