Patents by Inventor Ingo Speier

Ingo Speier 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: 20170114968
    Abstract: A standing lamp includes a stand; first and second luminaire modules, each comprising a plurality of light emitting elements (LEEs) distributed along a first direction, a light guide and a housing configured to house at least the LEEs and to support the light guide; and a mount attaching the first and second luminaire modules to the stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Hans Peter Stormberg, Ingo Speier
  • Publication number: 20170052314
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Publication number: 20170038041
    Abstract: Illumination devices with adjustable optical elements configured to provide a variable illumination pattern of an area are described. The adjustable optical elements of the illumination devices can be traversed relative to a surface (e.g., a ceiling of a room) to vary the light distribution and/or intensity to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew Tien-Man Ng, Ingo Speier, Wilson Dau, Louis Lerman, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Publication number: 20160370533
    Abstract: The present technology relates to achieving a low manufactured cost and high design alignment robustness for fabrication of modular light guide luminaires featuring solid state light-emitting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Allan Brent York, Ingo Speier, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Patent number: 9410680
    Abstract: Illumination devices with adjustable optical elements configured to provide a variable illumination pattern of an area are described. The adjustable optical elements of the illumination devices can be traversed relative to a surface (e.g., a ceiling of a room) to vary the light distribution and/or intensity to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tien-Man Ng, Ingo Speier, Wilson Dau, Louis Lerman, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Patent number: 9348080
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Publication number: 20160139316
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Publication number: 20160109645
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured to manipulate light provided by one or more light-emitting elements (LEEs). In general, embodiments of the illumination devices feature one or more optical couplers that redirect illumination from the LEEs to a reflector which then directs the light into a range of angles. In some embodiments, the illumination device includes a second reflector that reflects at least some of the light from the first reflector. In certain embodiments, the illumination device includes a light guide that guides light from the collector to the first reflector. The components of the illumination device can be configured to provide illumination devices that can provide a variety of intensity distributions. Such illumination devices can be configured to provide light for particular lighting applications, including office lighting, task lighting, cabinet lighting, garage lighting, wall wash, stack lighting, and downlighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Robert C. Gardner, George Lerman, Louis Lerman, Christopher H. Lowery, Brian D. Ogonowsky, George E. Smith, Ingo Speier, Robert V. Steele, Jacqueline Teng, Allan Brent York, Hans Peter Stormbert
  • Publication number: 20160062032
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured to manipulate light provided by one or more light-emitting elements (LEEs). In general, embodiments of the illumination devices feature one or more optical couplers that redirect illumination from the LEEs to a reflector which then directs the light into a range of angles. In some embodiments, the illumination device includes a second reflector that reflects at least some of the light from the first reflector. In certain embodiments, the illumination device includes a light guide that guides light from the collector to the first reflector. The components of the illumination device can be configured to provide illumination devices that can provide a variety of intensity distributions. Such illumination devices can be configured to provide light for particular lighting applications, including office lighting, task lighting, cabinet lighting, garage lighting, wall wash, stack lighting, and downlighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Robert C. Gardner, George Lerman, Louis Lerman, Christopher H. Lowery, Brian D. Ogonowsky, George E. Smith, Ingo Speier, Robert V. Steele, Jacqueline Teng, Allan Brent York, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Publication number: 20150378088
    Abstract: Illumination systems are described for illuminating a target area, e.g., a floor of a room, using active illumination devices in optical communication with passive illumination devices. The active and passive illumination devices of the illumination system are configured and arranged relative to each other in a variety of ways so a variety of intensity distributions can be provided by the illumination system. Such illumination system is implemented to provide light for particular lighting applications, including office lighting, garage lighting, or cabinet lighting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Hans Peter STORMBERG, Louis LERMAN, Robert C. GARDNER, Ingo SPEIER, Allan Brent YORK
  • Patent number: 9206956
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured and arranged to output a direct intensity distribution onto work surfaces and an indirect intensity distribution towards background regions. The illumination devices include direct and indirect optical components configured to provide direct and indirect illumination. The illumination devices can be configured to allow interdependent as well as independent control of the direct and indirect illumination, e.g., by a user or by pre-programmed internal or external control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventor: Ingo Speier
  • Patent number: 9209059
    Abstract: A transfer stamp that can be charged with a spatial pattern of electrostatic charge for picking up selected semiconductor dice from a host substrate and transferring them to a target substrate. The stamp may be bulk charged and then selectively discharged using irradiation through a patterned mask. The technique may also be used to electrostatically transfer selected semiconductor dice from a host substrate to a target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Cooledge Lighting, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Ashdown, Ingo Speier
  • Publication number: 20150333234
    Abstract: Light-emitting elements such as LEDs are associated with light-converting material such as phosphor and/or other material. A donor substrate comprising the light-converting and/or other material is suitably placed relative to a target substrate associated with the light-emitting elements. A laser or other energy source is then used to transfer the light-converting and/or other material in a pattern via writing or masking from the donor substrate to the target substrate in accordance with the pattern. Addressability and targetability of the transfer process facilitates precise patterning of the target substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Robert C. Gardner, Louis Lerman, Christopher H. Lowery, Allan Brent York
  • Publication number: 20150247633
    Abstract: Devices used for workspace illumination include, for example, a panel and a solid-state based optical system arranged inside an enclosure of the panel. The panel can be a cubicle divider. In one aspect, an illumination device includes a mount; a panel including a first face and a second opposing face. The panel is vertically supported by the mount along a horizontal dimension of the first and second faces. Further, the panel forms an enclosure between the first and the second face. Additionally, the illumination device includes a first luminaire module arranged in the enclosure and configured to output light in a first output angular range. The light output in the first output angular range has a prevalent propagation direction with a vertical component towards a first target area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Ingo Speier, Ferdinand Schinagl, Edgar R. Velasquez
  • Patent number: 9111822
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermally and electrically conductive apparatus that can provide both thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity for one or more electronic devices connected thereto. The apparatus comprises a thermally conductive element that is in thermal contact with one or more electronic devices and optionally in contact with a heat dissipation system. A portion of the thermally conductive element is surrounded by a multilayer coating system comprising two or more layers. The multilayer coating system includes alternating electrically insulating and electrically conductive layers in order to provide paths for the supply of electric current to the one or more electronic devices. A conductive layer of the multilayer coating system may be selectively patterned to connect to one or more electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N. V.
    Inventor: Ingo Speier
  • Publication number: 20150219833
    Abstract: Illumination devices are described for illuminating a target area, e.g., floors of a room, using solid-state light sources. In general, an illumination device includes a first light guide extending along a first plane, the first light guide to receive light from first light emitting elements (LEEs) and guide the light in a first direction in the first plane; a second light guide extending along the first plane, the second light guide to receive light from second LEEs and guide the light in a second direction in the first plane opposite to the first direction; a first redirecting optic to receive light from the first light guide and direct the light in first and second angular ranges; and a second redirecting optic to receive light from the second light guide and direct the light in third and fourth angular ranges, where the first, second, third and fourth angular ranges are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Louis Lerman, Ingo Speier
  • Publication number: 20150211710
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured and arranged to output a direct intensity distribution onto work surfaces and an indirect intensity distribution towards background regions. The illumination devices include direct and indirect optical components configured to provide direct and indirect illumination. The illumination devices can be configured to allow interdependent as well as independent control of the direct and indirect illumination, e.g., by a user or by pre-programmed internal or external control circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Applicant: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventor: Ingo Speier
  • Patent number: 9081125
    Abstract: A variety of illumination devices are disclosed that are configured to manipulate light provided by one or more light-emitting elements (LEEs). In general, embodiments of the illumination devices feature one or more optical couplers that redirect illumination from the LEEs to a reflector which then directs the light into a range of angles. In some embodiments, the illumination device includes a second reflector that reflects at least some of the light from the first reflector. In certain embodiments, the illumination device includes a light guide that guides light from the collector to the first reflector. The components of the illumination device can be configured to provide illumination devices that can provide a variety of intensity distributions. Such illumination devices can be configured to provide light for particular lighting applications, including office lighting, task lighting, cabinet lighting, garage lighting, wall wash, stack lighting, and downlighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Wilson Dau, Robert C. Gardner, George Lerman, Louis Lerman, Christopher H. Lowery, Brian D. Ogonowsky, George E. Smith, Ingo Speier, Robert V. Steele, Jacqueline Teng, Allan Brent York, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Publication number: 20150167940
    Abstract: Illumination devices with adjustable optical elements configured to provide a variable illumination pattern of an area are described. The adjustable optical elements of the illumination devices can be traversed relative to a surface (e.g., a ceiling of a room) to vary the light distribution and/or intensity to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Applicant: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Tien-Man Ng, Ingo Speier, Wilson Dau, Louis Lerman, Hans Peter Stormberg
  • Patent number: 9034674
    Abstract: Light-emitting elements such as LEDs are associated with light-converting material such as phosphor and/or other material. A donor substrate comprising the light-converting and/or other material is suitably placed relative to a target substrate associated with the light-emitting elements. A laser or other energy source is then used to transfer the light-converting and/or other material in a pattern via writing or masking from the donor substrate to the target substrate in accordance with the pattern. Addressability and targetability of the transfer process facilitates precise patterning of the target substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Robert C. Gardner, Louis Lerman, Chris Lowery, Allan Brent York