Patents by Inventor Michael A. Tischler

Michael A. Tischler 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: 10770626
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, electronic devices feature a polymeric binder, a frame defining an aperture therethrough, and a semiconductor die (e.g., light-emitting or a light-detecting element) suspended in the binder and within the aperture of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Alborz Amini, Thomas Pinnington, Henry Ip, Gianmarco Spiga
  • Publication number: 20200263844
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, lighting systems include one or more lightsheets each including a plurality of strings of light-emitting elements, control elements, and power conductors for supplying power to the light-emitting elements and control elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Palfreyman, Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10746358
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features one or more inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels may feature one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals. One or more of the light panels may include sound-absorbing material therebelow and may define one or more apertures that reveal the sound-absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Paul Palfreyman, Philippe M. Schick, Michael A. Tischler
  • Patent number: 10731828
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features multiple inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels features one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Paul Palfreyman
  • Patent number: 10667362
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, signals from a power supply are utilized to alter the perceived overall optical characteristic and/or the overall intensity of light emitted by an illumination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: William P. Coetzee, Paul Jungwirth, Michael A. Tischler, Alan Hussein Saeed
  • Publication number: 20200161508
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, electronic devices feature a polymeric binder, a frame defining an aperture therethrough, and a semiconductor die (e.g., light-emitting or a light-detecting element) suspended in the binder and within the aperture of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Alborz AMINI, Thomas PINNINGTON, Henry IP, Gianmarco SPIGA
  • Publication number: 20200149714
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features multiple inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels features one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Paul PALFREYMAN
  • 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: 10578259
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, lighting systems include one or more lightsheets each including a plurality of strings of light-emitting elements, control elements, and power conductors for supplying power to the light-emitting elements and control elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Paul Palfreyman, Michael A. Tischler, Philippe M. Schick, Paul Jungwirth
  • Patent number: 10553764
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, electronic devices feature a polymeric binder, a frame defining an aperture therethrough, and a semiconductor die (e.g., a light-emitting or light-detecting element) suspended in the binder and within the aperture of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Alborz Amini, Thomas Pinnington, Henry Ip, Gianmarco Spiga
  • Patent number: 10508798
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features multiple inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels features one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Paul Palfreyman
  • Publication number: 20190346118
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features multiple inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels features one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Paul PALFREYMAN
  • Patent number: 10465884
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, illumination elements having different shapes defined by contiguous arrangements of illumination unit cells may be assembled to illuminate an arbitrary two-dimensional area. In various embodiments, the illumination elements include flexible light sheets and one or more sealed regions containing light-emitting elements, the sealed regions defined by seals between a top housing and a bottom housing and/or the light sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Paul Palfreyman, Vitali Tikhomolov, Michael A. Tischler
  • Publication number: 20190316742
    Abstract: In various embodiments, lighting systems include a carrier having a plurality of conductive elements disposed thereon and a light-emitting array. The light-emitting array is disposed over the carrier and includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each of which has at least two electrical contacts electrically connected to conductive elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Vladimir ODNOBLYUDOV, David KEOGH
  • Patent number: 10393330
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, flexible light sheets are folded to define first and second portions of the light sheet divided by the fold, and the first and second portions of the light sheet may both feature light-emitting elements thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventor: Michael A. Tischler
  • Patent number: 10378080
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, devices are recycled by removing one or more electronic components from a portion of the device and urging one or more regions of the portion of the device toward an abrasion head. The abrasion head mechanically removes at least a portion of patternable material in each of the one or more regions. The steps are repeated for subsequent portions of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Calvin Wade Sheen
  • Publication number: 20190237633
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, electronic devices feature a polymeric binder, a frame defining an aperture therethrough, and a semiconductor die (e.g., a light-emitting or light-detecting element) suspended in the binder and within the aperture of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. TISCHLER, Alborz AMINI, Thomas PINNINGTON, Henry IP, Gianmarco SPIGA
  • Patent number: 10355176
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, phosphor arrangements are formed via adhering phosphors to activated regions on a substrate and transferring them to a different substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Calvin W. Sheen
  • Patent number: 10344954
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, lighting systems features multiple inter-connectable light panels each having multiple light-emitting elements thereon. One or more of the light panels features one or more connectors, and associated conductors, for the transmission of power, communication signals, and/or control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Paul Palfreyman
  • Patent number: 10319890
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, an apparatus for bonding electronic components such as light-emitting elements each to a connection point on a substrate via an adhesive includes a platform for supporting the substrate, a membrane for covering the electronic components, a source of pressure for urging the membrane against the electronic components, whereby pressure is applied between each electronic component and its corresponding connection point, and a source of energy for at least partially curing the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Alborz Amini