Patents by Inventor Min-Hao Michael Lu

Min-Hao Michael Lu 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: 10882007
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of luminaires that provide light for general illumination and treat air via a biofilter. In the examples, a luminaire may include a light source configured to illuminate a space, a biofilter configured to treat air, and an air circulation system. The light source may be configured to illuminate a space in which the luminaire is located with general illumination light. The biofilter may include an air permeable membrane, a substrate, and a microorganism that treats air that comes in contact with the microorganism. The air circulation system is configured to draw air into contact with the biofilter and output air treated by contact with the biofilter into at least a portion of the space illuminated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Kathryn Margaret Pendo, David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr., Min-Hao Michael Lu, James Benton French
  • Patent number: 10849207
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10810849
    Abstract: Examples of systems and method track a location of an asset within a space using an asset tag location estimation system, track movement of a selected user, or user's mobile device, using a positioning system, and associate the tracked asset with the selected user, or user's mobile device, based on a determination of a trajectory of the asset and the mobile device. Trajectories of the user/mobile device and the asset tag may be determined by a backend server. The trajectory of the selected user/mobile device and the trajectory of the asset tag are compared by the backend server to determine a correspondence between the respective trajectories based on a predetermined correspondence criteria. The determined correspondence indicates that a user of the corresponding mobile device is moving the asset. In response to the determined correspondence, the backend server associates the asset tag to the selected user/mobile device in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, John England
  • Publication number: 20200126384
    Abstract: Examples of systems and method track a location of an asset within a space using an asset tag location estimation system, track movement of a selected user, or user's mobile device, using a positioning system, and associate the tracked asset with the selected user, or user's mobile device, based on a determination of a trajectory of the asset and the mobile device. Trajectories of the user/mobile device and the asset tag may be determined by a backend server. The trajectory of the selected user/mobile device and the trajectory of the asset tag are compared by the backend server to determine a correspondence between the respective trajectories based on a predetermined correspondence criteria. The determined correspondence indicates that a user of the corresponding mobile device is moving the asset. In response to the determined correspondence, the backend server associates the asset tag to the selected user/mobile device in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael LU, John ENGLAND
  • Publication number: 20200037419
    Abstract: The lighting device includes a luminaire, duplex circuitry, a lighting control device to control a light output and operation of a light source in a vicinity of the luminaire, and a sound transducer integrated on a surface of an element of the luminaire. The sound transducer responds to vibrations of the luminaire element to detect incoming audio waves and generates outgoing audio waves in the vicinity of the luminaire. The duplex circuitry is coupled to electrical terminals of the sound transducer and configured to generate a first electrical signal of the incoming audio waves, and supply a second electrical signal to cause the sound transducer to generate the outgoing audio waves in the vicinity of the luminaire that are directly proportional to the second electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Scott, Min-Hao Michael Lu, David P. Ramer, Yan Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10544912
    Abstract: A loadable cassette holds a planar light source, such as a flat OLED panel, along with a companion driver board in a manner that allows both the light source and driver board to be operatively and replaceably connected to a luminaire or lighting system. The cassette maintains an air gap between the light source and driver board so as to prevent heat produced by the driver board from damaging the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Jonathon Wickus
  • Patent number: 10535241
    Abstract: Examples of systems and method track a location of an asset within a space using an asset tag location estimation system, track movement of a selected user, or user's mobile device, using a positioning system, and associate the tracked asset with the selected user, or user's mobile device, based on a determination of a trajectory of the asset and the mobile device. Trajectories of the user/mobile device and the asset tag may be determined by a backend server. The trajectory of the selected user/mobile device and the trajectory of the asset tag are compared by the backend server to determine a correspondence between the respective trajectories based on a predetermined correspondence criteria. The determined correspondence indicates that a user of the corresponding mobile device is moving the asset. In response to the determined correspondence, the backend server associates the asset tag to the selected user/mobile device in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, John England
  • Publication number: 20190360686
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of luminaires that provide light for general illumination and detect toxins in air via a biosensor. In the examples, a luminaire may include a light source configured to illuminate a space, a biosensor configured to detect toxins in the air, and an air circulation system. The light source may be configured to illuminate a space in which the luminaire is located with general illumination light. The biosensor may include an air permeable membrane, a substrate, and a microorganism that responds to the presence of a toxin in the air that comes in contact with the microorganism. A sensor may detect the response by the microorganism of the presence of the toxin, and output a signal indicating the presence of the toxin based on the detected response. A processor coupled to the luminaire may receive the outputted sensor signal and output a report of the toxin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kathryn Margaret PENDO, David P. RAMER, Jack C. RAINS, JR., Min-Hao Michael LU, James Benton FRENCH
  • Publication number: 20190358584
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of luminaires that provide light for general illumination and treat air via a biofilter. In the examples, a luminaire may include a light source configured to illuminate a space, a biofilter configured to treat air, and an air circulation system. The light source may be configured to illuminate a space in which the luminaire is located with general illumination light. The biofilter may include an air permeable membrane, a substrate, and a microorganism that treats air that comes in contact with the microorganism. The air circulation system is configured to draw air into contact with the biofilter and output air treated by contact with the biofilter into at least a portion of the space illuminated by the light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Kathryn Margaret PENDO, David P. RAMER, Jack C. RAINS, JR., Min-Hao Michael LU, James Benton FRENCH
  • Patent number: 10445046
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for displaying dynamic information from a remote information source at one or more locations within or outside a premises. The system includes a lighting network configured to enable communication of data to and from a plurality of lighting devices and at least one information display node positioned within or outside the premises and connected to the lighting network. The information display node includes a processor configured to receive dynamic information transmitted over the lighting network from a remote source, memory for locally storing image data, and a projector. The processor is configured to generate display data using a combination of the received dynamic information and the stored image data and the projector is configured to project the display data in a visually perceptible form in proximity to the information display node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding, LLC
    Inventor: Min-Hao Michael Lu
  • Publication number: 20190304278
    Abstract: Examples of systems and method track a location of an asset within a space using an asset tag location estimation system, track movement of a selected user, or user's mobile device, using a positioning system, and associate the tracked asset with the selected user, or user's mobile device, based on a determination of a trajectory of the asset and the mobile device. Trajectories of the user/mobile device and the asset tag may be determined by a backend server. The trajectory of the selected user/mobile device and the trajectory of the asset tag are compared by the backend server to determine a correspondence between the respective trajectories based on a predetermined correspondence criteria. The determined correspondence indicates that a user of the corresponding mobile device is moving the asset. In response to the determined correspondence, the backend server associates the asset tag to the selected user/mobile device in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael LU, John ENGLAND
  • Patent number: 10412814
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system including a detector, which is configure to obtain an indicator data of a RF signal. The detector compares the indicator data with a baseline indicator data to generate a difference value and determines a rate of change from the indicator data. The detector also determines a data metric based on the rate of change and the difference value and compares the data metric with a transition threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area. The lighting system also includes a light source, which is controlled in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu
  • Publication number: 20190261497
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10360778
    Abstract: Examples of systems and method track a location of an asset within a space using an asset tag location estimation system, track movement of a selected user, or user's mobile device, using a positioning system, and associate the tracked asset with the selected user, or user's mobile device, based on a determination of a trajectory of the asset and the mobile device. Trajectories of the user/mobile device and the asset tag may be determined by a backend server. The trajectory of the selected user/mobile device and the trajectory of the asset tag are compared by the backend server to determine a correspondence between the respective trajectories based on a predetermined correspondence criteria. The determined correspondence indicates that a user of the corresponding mobile device is moving the asset. In response to the determined correspondence, the backend server associates the asset tag to the selected user/mobile device in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, John England
  • Publication number: 20190220736
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is system level occupancy counting in a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal (signal) generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data of the signal, based on results of the application of the heuristic algorithm coefficients, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time. The lighting system is also configured to process each of the indicator data metric value to compute a plurality of metric values for the respective time and combine the plurality of metric values to compute an output metric value for each of a plurality of probable number of occupants in the area for the respective time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190220728
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is system level occupancy counting in a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal (signal) generated at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data of the signal, based on results of the application of the heuristic algorithm coefficients, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time. The lighting system is also configured to process each of the indicator data metric value to compute a plurality of metric values for the respective time and combine the plurality of metric values to compute an output metric value for each of a plurality of probable number of occupants in the area for the respective time. The lighting system is further configured to determine an occupancy count in the area at the respective time based on the computed output metric value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190220729
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is system level occupancy counting in a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal (signal) generated at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data of the signal, based on results of the application of the heuristic algorithm coefficients, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time. The lighting system is also configured to process each of the indicator data metric value to compute a plurality of metric values for the respective time and combine the plurality of metric values to compute an output metric value for each of a plurality of probable number of occupants in the area for the respective time. The lighting system is further configured to determine an occupancy count in the area at the respective time based on the computed output metric value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10334706
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm coefficients to each indicator data for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10334707
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm coefficients to each indicator data from each of the plurality of receivers for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20190182934
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm coefficients to each indicator data from each of the plurality of receivers for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson