Patents by Inventor John R. Goscha

John R. Goscha 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: 20200090922
    Abstract: A dimmable induction RF fluorescent lamp comprising a dimming circuit enabling the induction RF fluorescent lamp to dim in response to a signal from an external dimming circuit, and having a main mercury amalgam having a vapor pressure at room temperature which is higher than the vapor pressure of the mercury amalgam formed on the flag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Walter Peter Lapatovich, David Alan Goodman, David Wentzel, Felix I. Alexandrov
  • Patent number: 10529551
    Abstract: An RF fluorescent lamp, comprising a bulbous vitreous portion of the RF fluorescent lamp comprising a vitreous envelope filled with a working gas mixture, a power coupler to induce an alternating electric field within the vitreous envelope, an electronic ballast, and a mercury amalgam accommodating structure mounted within the lamp envelope and adapted to absorb power from the electric field to rapidly heat and vaporize an amalgam of mercury to rapidly illuminate the lamp envelope during a turn-on phase of the RF fluorescent lamp, wherein the structure is comprised of a substrate material coated with a mixture of indium and gold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: Harris Miller, Tenzin Wangjor Nanchung, John R. Goscha, Felix I. Alexandrov
  • Patent number: 10418233
    Abstract: An RF fluorescent lamp comprising an electric ballast comprising an inverter circuit operating at a first frequency that provides the voltage and current with reference to local ground to a switching node connected to a first end of a winding of a power coupler, a timing circuit operating at a second frequency equal to or less than half the first frequency, and an enable circuit activated by the timing circuit that enables and disables the inverter circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LUCIDITY LIGHTS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce C. Larson, Donald C. Straney, Joseph T. Mossoba, Harris R. Miller, Tenzin Wangjor Nanchung, Harold Russo, Jacob Agger, Camil Ghiu, John R. Goscha
  • Publication number: 20190206670
    Abstract: An RF fluorescent lamp comprising an electric ballast comprising an inverter circuit operating at a first frequency that provides the voltage and current with reference to local ground to a switching node connected to a first end of a winding of a power coupler, a timing circuit operating at a second frequency equal to or less than half the first frequency, and an enable circuit activated by the timing circuit that enables and disables the inverter circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce C. Larson, Donald C. Straney, Joseph T. Mossoba, Harris R. Miller, Tenzin Wangjor Nanchung, Harold Russo, Jacob Agger, Camil Ghiu, John R. Goscha
  • Patent number: 10236174
    Abstract: A fluorescent lamp, including a vitreous portion of the fluorescent lamp comprising a vitreous envelope filled with a working gas mixture, the vitreous envelope having an inner surface facing the working gas mixture side of the vitreous portion; a first coating deposited on the inner surface, the first coating comprising a first metal oxide; a second coating deposited on top of the first coating, the second coating comprising a phosphor; and a third coating deposited on top of the second coating, the third coating comprising a second metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LUCIDITY LIGHTS, INC.
    Inventors: Harris R. Miller, Tenzin Wangjor Nanchung, Bruce C. Larson, Donald C. Straney, Joseph T. Mossoba, Harold Russo, Jacob Agger, Camil Ghiu, John R. Goscha
  • Patent number: 10141179
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp having a bulbous vitreous portion of the induction RF fluorescent light bulb including a lamp envelope filled with a working gas mixture. The lamp includes a power coupler and an electronic ballast. A first metallic structure is attached to a cavity wall and extends outwardly radially therefrom and within the lamp envelope outside a re-entrant cavity including mercury. The first metallic structure is mounted within the lamp envelope and adapted to absorb power from the electric field and induce discharge during a turn-on phase of the induction RF fluorescent lamp in a manner sufficient to rapidly heat and vaporize the mercury and promote rapid luminous development during the turn-on phase of the induction RF fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Walter Peter Lapatovich, David Alan Goodman, David Wentzel, Felix I. Alexandrov
  • Patent number: 10128101
    Abstract: A dimmable induction RF fluorescent light bulb comprising a power coupler with reduced extraneous electromagnetic radiation wherein a dimming facility utilizes burst-mode dimming that periodically interrupts the high frequency voltage and current to the power coupler with an off period and an on period in order to reduce the power being delivered to the power coupler wherein the off period is shorter than the time required for an electron density of the discharge within the lamp envelope to substantially decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Walter Peter Lapatovich, Zeng Zhi Yu, James N. Lester, Felix I. Alexandrov
  • Patent number: 9911589
    Abstract: A processor controlled induction RF fluorescent lamp, where the control processor runs a load control algorithm at least for switching the electrical load for connection to an external dimming device, the lamp comprising a vitreous envelope filled with an ionizable gas mixture; a power coupler comprising at least one winding of an electrical conductor; and an electronic ballast providing appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts, Thomas Farkas, Felix I. Alexandrov
  • Publication number: 20170358441
    Abstract: An RF fluorescent lamp, comprising a bulbous vitreous portion of the RF fluorescent lamp comprising a vitreous envelope filled with a working gas mixture, a power coupler to induce an alternating electric field within the vitreous envelope, an electronic ballast, and a mercury amalgam accommodating structure mounted within the lamp envelope and adapted to absorb power from the electric field to rapidly heat and vaporize an amalgam of mercury to rapidly illuminate the lamp envelope during a turn-on phase of the RF fluorescent lamp, wherein the structure is comprised of a substrate material coated with a mixture of indium and gold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Tenzin Wangjor Nanchung, Harris Miller, John R. Goscha, Felix I. Alexandrov
  • Patent number: 9524861
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp, comprising a vitreous envelope filled with a working gas mixture, a power coupler comprising at least one winding of an electrical conductor for receiving an alternating voltage and current to generate an alternating magnetic field and thereby induce an alternating electric field within the lamp envelope, an electronic ballast providing appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler and a main mercury amalgam having a vapor pressure at room temperature which is higher than the vapor pressure of the mercury amalgam formed on the flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Walter Peter Lapatovich, David Alan Goodman, David Wentzel
  • Patent number: 9460907
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp comprising a dimming device load control facility enabling the induction RF fluorescent lamp to provide for electrical loads required for the proper operation of an external control dimming device, the dimming device load control facility controlling a switched electrical load switched in and out of connectivity within the electronic ballast to provide a load for the external dimming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts, Thomas Farkas
  • Patent number: 9305765
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp, comprising a bulbous vitreous portion filled with a working gas mixture, a power coupler comprising at least one winding of an electrical conductor for receiving an alternating voltage, and an electronic ballast providing appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler and operating at a frequency greater than 5 MHz wherein the electronic ballast comprises an EMI filter, an AC-to-DC converter, a DC bus, an input choke inductor and a DC-to-AC inverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts, Juan Manuel Rivas-Davila, Luke Christopher Raymond
  • Patent number: 9245734
    Abstract: A fast starting induction RF fluorescent lamp capable of changing illumination level through a burst-mode dimming facility, comprising a dimming facility enabling the induction RF fluorescent lamp to dim in response to a control signal, and with structures within the bulb envelope that facilitate rapid luminous development during a turn-on phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts, Walter Peter Lapatovich, David Alan Goodman, David Wentzel, Thomas Farkas
  • Patent number: 9209008
    Abstract: A fast starting induction RF fluorescent lamp that is able to replace an ordinary incandescent light bulb, both in its ability to screw into a standard incandescent light bulb socket and to have the general look of the ordinary incandescent light bulb, but with all of the advantages of an induction lamp, as described herein. The present disclosure describes structures for an induction RF fluorescent lamp that includes a bulbous portion, an electronics portion, and a screw base, creating an external look that is similar to the profile of an ordinary incandescent light bulb, and with structures within the bulbous portion that facilitate rapid luminous development during the turn-on phase of the induction fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Walter Peter Lapatovich, David Alan Goodman, David Wentzel
  • Patent number: D745981
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts
  • Patent number: D745982
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts
  • Patent number: D746490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts
  • Patent number: D747009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts
  • Patent number: D747507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts
  • Patent number: D854198
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lucidity Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Bruce C. Larson, Camil Ghiu, Jacob Agger