Patents by Inventor James Ibbetson

James Ibbetson 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20200063927
    Abstract: A light fixture, e.g., as an artificial skylight, in which light within a region defined by x, y color coordinates (0.37, 0.34), (0.35, 0.38), (0.15, 0.20), and (0.20, 0.14) exits a first light engine, and light within a region defined by coordinates (0.29, 0.32), (0.32, 0.29), (0.41, 0.36), (0.48, 0.39), (0.48, 0.43), (0.40, 0.41), and (0.35, 0.38) exits a second light engine. Also, light fixtures in which a second light engine comprises a sidewall, and light exiting a first light engine passes through space defined by the sidewall; light fixtures in which first and second light engines are able to output light providing different CS values at a luminance; light fixtures in which light incident on a surface of the fixture and cumulative light exiting the fixture have different color points; light fixtures in which light distribution characteristics of light engines differ; and/or other features. The invention also relates to corresponding methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING LLC
    Inventors: Michael LEUNG, Ben Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto, Bernd Keller
  • 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: 10546978
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) is disclosed comprising a plurality of semiconductor layers with a first contact on the bottom surface of the semiconductor layers and a second contact on the top surface of the semiconductor layer. A coating is included that comprises a cured binder and a conversion material that at least partially covers the semiconductor layers, wherein the second contact extends through the coating and is exposed on the same plane as the top surface of the coating. An electrical signal applied to the first and second contacts is conducted through the coating to the semiconductor layers causing the LED to emit light. In other embodiments first and second contacts are accessible from one side of the LED. A coating is included that comprises a cured binder and a conversion material. The coating at least partially covers the semiconductor layers, with the first and second contacts extending through the coating and exposed on the same plane as a surface of the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Leung, Eric J. Tarsa, James Ibbetson
  • Patent number: 10529900
    Abstract: A solid state lighting device includes at least one electrically activated solid state light emitter configured to stimulate emissions of first through third lumiphoric materials having peak wavelengths in ranges of from 485 nm to 530 nm, from 575 nm to 595 nm, and from 605 nm to 640 nm, respectively (or subranges thereof defined herein), with the third peak having a full width half maximum value of less than 60 nm. The resulting device generates aggregated emissions having a suitably high color rendering index (e.g., CRI Ra) value (e.g., at least 70), and also having a spectral power distribution with a Melanopic/Photopic ratio within a specified target range as a function of correlated color temperature, thereby providing increased perceived brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Ryan Gresback, James Ibbetson, Bernd Keller, Antony Paul Van De Ven
  • Patent number: 10502374
    Abstract: A light fixture, e.g., as an artificial skylight, in which light within a region defined by x, y color coordinates (0.37, 0.34), (0.35, 0.38), (0.15, 0.20), and (0.20, 0.14) exits a first light engine, and light within a region defined by coordinates (0.29, 0.32), (0.32, 0.29), (0.41, 0.36), (0.48, 0.39), (0.48, 0.43), (0.40, 0.41), and (0.35, 0.38) exits a second light engine. Also, light fixtures in which a second light engine comprises a sidewall, and light exiting a first light engine passes through space defined by the sidewall; light fixtures in which first and second light engines are able to output light providing different CS values at a luminance; light fixtures wherein light incident on a surface of the fixture and cumulative light exiting the fixture have different color points; light fixtures wherein light distribution characteristics of light engines differ; and/or other features. The invention also relates to corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Michael Leung, Ben Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto, Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 10505083
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a semiconductor devices, and in particular light emitting diodes (LEDS) comprising providing a plurality of semiconductor devices on a substrate and forming a contact on at least some of the semiconductor devices. A containment structure is formed on at least some of the semiconductor devices having a contact with each containment structure defining a deposition area excluding the contact. A coating material is deposited then within the deposition area, with the coating material not covering the contact. A light emitting diode (LED) chip wafer comprising a plurality of LEDs on a substrate wafer with at least some of the LEDs having a contact. A plurality of containment structures are included, each of which is associated with a respective one of the plurality of LEDs. Each of the containment structures at least partially on its respective one of the LEDs and defining a deposition area on its respective one of the LEDs. The deposition area excludes the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: James Ibbetson, Kristi Wong, Maryanne Becerra
  • Publication number: 20190341531
    Abstract: A solid state lighting device includes at least one electrically activated solid state light emitter configured to stimulate emissions of first through third lumiphoric materials having peak wavelengths in ranges of from 485 nm to 530 nm, from 575 nm to 595 nm, and from 605 nm to 640 nm, respectively (or subranges thereof defined herein), with the third peak having a full width half maximum value of less than 60 nm. The resulting device generates aggregated emissions having a suitably high color rendering index (e.g., CRI Ra) value (e.g., at least 70), and also having a spectral power distribution with a Melanopic/Photopic ratio within a specified target range as a function of correlated color temperature, thereby providing increased perceived brightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Ryan Gresback, James Ibbetson, Bernd Keller, Antony Paul Van de Ven
  • Patent number: 10465869
    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: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    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: 10451229
    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: May 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    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: 10439107
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to light emitting devices and methods of manufacture thereof, including side and/or multi-surface light emitting devices. Embodiments according to the present disclosure include the use of a functional layer, which can comprise a stand-off distance with one or more portions of the light emitter to improve the functional layer's stability during further device processing. The functional layer can further comprise winged portions allowing for the coating of the lower side portions of the light emitter to further interact with emitted light and a reflective layer coating on the functional layer to further improve light extraction and light emission uniformity. Methods of manufacture including methods utilizing virtual wafer structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Sten Heikman, James Ibbetson, Zhimin Jamie Yao, Fan Zhang, Matthew Donofrio, Christopher P. Hussell, John A. Edmond
  • Patent number: 10436969
    Abstract: An optical waveguide includes a body of optically transmissive material having a width substantially greater than an overall thickness thereof. The body of material has a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and a plurality of interior bores extending between the first and second sides each adapted to receive a light emitting diode. Extraction features are disposed on the second side and the extraction features direct light out of at least the first side and at least one extraction feature forms a taper disposed at an outer portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Zongjie Yuan, Kurt S. Wilcox, Eric J. Tarsa, Fabian Jean-Daniel Rol, James Ibbetson, Bernd P. Keller, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10416377
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a first waveguide having a first primary light emitting surface directed in a first direction and a first secondary light emitting surface directed in a second direction. A second waveguide having a second primary light emitting surface directed in the second direction and a second secondary light emitting surface directed in the first direction. A first plurality of LEDs are optically coupled to the first waveguide and a second plurality of LEDs are optically coupled to the second waveguide. The first and second waveguides are independently operable. The first and second plurality of LEDs may comprise LED groups where each of the LED groups are independently controllable. The light emission pattern and light properties of the emitted light are controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio Girotto, Eric Tarsa, Nathan Ray Snell, James Ibbetson, Mark Youmans, Theodore D. Lowes, Bernd Keller, Ethan Creasman, Randall Levy Bernard, William L. Dungan
  • Patent number: 10408986
    Abstract: An optical waveguide includes a body of optically transmissive material having a width substantially greater than an overall thickness thereof and including a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a central bore extending between the first and second sides and adapted to receive a light emitting diode, and extraction features on the second side. A light diverter extends into the central bore for diverting light into and generally along the width of the body of material. The extraction features direct light out of the first side and wherein at least one extraction feature has an extraction surface dimension transverse to the thickness that is between about 5% and about 75% the overall thickness of the body of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ideal Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Zongjie Yuan, Kurt S. Wilcox, Eric J. Tarsa, Fabian Jean-Daniel Rol, James Ibbetson, Bernd P. Keller
  • Publication number: 20190198725
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating a plurality of semiconductor devices that is particularly adapted to coating LEDs with a coating material containing conversion particles. One method according to the invention comprises providing a mold with a formation cavity. A plurality of semiconductor devices are mounted within the mold formation cavity and a curable coating material is injected or otherwise introduced into the mold to fill the mold formation cavity and at least partially cover the semiconductor devices. The coating material is cured so that the semiconductor devices are at least partially embedded in the cured coating material. The cured coating material with the embedded semiconductor devices is removed from the formation cavity. The semiconductor devices are separated so that each is at least partially covered by a layer of the cured coating material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL S. LEUNG, ERIC J. TARSA, JAMES IBBETSON
  • Patent number: 10288261
    Abstract: A low profile lighting module. Devices according to this disclosure can produce a uniform light intensity output profile, limiting the perceived appearance of individual point sources, from direct lighting modules comprising several light emitting diodes. Individual lighting device components are disclosed that can contribute to this uniform profile, including: primary optics, secondary optics, and contoured housing elements. These components can interact with and control emitted light, thus adjusting its pattern. These components can alter the direction of emitted light, providing a more uniform light intensity over a wider range of viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: James Ibbetson, Bernd Keller, Eric Tarsa, Zongjie Yuan
  • Patent number: 10199360
    Abstract: A wire-bond free semiconductor device with two electrodes both of which are accessible from the bottom side of the device. The device is fabricated with two electrodes that are electrically connected to the oppositely doped epitaxial layers, each of these electrodes having leads with bottom-side access points. This structure allows the device to be biased with an external voltage/current source, obviating the need for wire-bonds or other such connection mechanisms that must be formed at the packaging level. Thus, features that are traditionally added to the device at the packaging level (e.g., phosphor layers or encapsulants) may be included in the wafer level fabrication process. Additionally, the bottom-side electrodes are thick enough to provide primary structural support to the device, eliminating the need to leave the growth substrate as part of the finished device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Keller, Ashay Chitnis, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., James Ibbetson, Max Batres
  • Patent number: 10164158
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coating a plurality of semiconductor devices that is particularly adapted to coating LEDs with a coating material containing conversion particles. One method according to the invention comprises providing a mold with a formation cavity. A plurality of semiconductor devices are mounted within the mold formation cavity and a curable coating material is injected or otherwise introduced into the mold to fill the mold formation cavity and at least partially cover the semiconductor devices. The coating material is cured so that the semiconductor devices are at least partially embedded in the cured coating material. The cured coating material with the embedded semiconductor devices is removed from the formation cavity. The semiconductor devices are separated so that each is at least partially covered by a layer of the cured coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael S. Leung, Eric J. Tarsa, James Ibbetson
  • Publication number: 20180259140
    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: May 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Bernd P. Keller, Theodore D. Lowes, Michael Leung, Benjamin A. Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto