Patents by Inventor Nico Morgenbrod

Nico Morgenbrod 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: 10295131
    Abstract: A solar simulator with at least one lamp module, where the luminous module contains multiple light generating units is disclosed. Each of the light generating units contain at least one semiconductor light source, which generate light in a plurality of separately controllable wavelength ranges. Disposed downstream from the light generating units is a light-concentrating primary optical unit. A light-homogenizing secondary optical unit is likewise disposed downstream of the light generating units. And an imaging tertiary optical unit is disposed downstream of the secondary optical unit. A method for operating the solar simulator and the light generating units in such a way that the solar simulator generates light radiation that alters over time is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventor: Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 9341343
    Abstract: A phosphor device (1) comprising a carrier member (2) having upper and lower faces; a phosphor layer (3) being arranged at the upper face of the carrier member (2), whereby the phosphor layer (3) comprises at least one phosphor zone (R; G; Y); a reflective zone (33) being arranged adjacent to the at least one phosphor zone (R; G; Y); an optical transmitting member (4) having a first end face (7) and a second end face (9), the optical transmitting member (4) being arranged at the top portion of the phosphor layer (3) and the reflective zone (33), whereby wherein the first end face (7) of the optical transmitting member (4) covers at least a subarea (8) of each of the at least one phosphor zone (R; G; Y) and the reflective zone (33).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Bruemmer, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod, Matthias Morkel, Henning Rehn
  • Patent number: 9310054
    Abstract: A dual fluorescent wheel with two disk-shaped carrier elements which are interconnected by wing-type cooling ribs is disclosed. When the dual fluorescent wheel rotates, air flows in through an axial opening in one of the carrier elements, the air flows radially through the interspace between the carrier elements or the wing-type cooling ribs and flows out at the edge. This airflow improves the dissipation of heat which is produced when an excitation laser irradiates the annular fluorescent strips located on the two exterior faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Finsterbusch, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 9188311
    Abstract: A phosphor device (1) comprising a carrier member (2) having upper and lower faces; a phosphor layer (3) being arranged at the upper face of the carrier member (2), wherein the phosphor layer (3) comprises at least two tiled phosphor zones (R, G, B); an optical transmitting member (4) having a first end face (7) and a second end face (9), the optical transmitting member (4) being arranged at the top portion of the phosphor layer (3), whereby the first end face (7) of the optical transmitting member (4) covers at least a subarea (8) of each of the at least two phosphor zones (R, G, B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Bruemmer, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod, Matthias Morkel, Henning Rehn
  • Patent number: 9151464
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light source unit having at least one LED sub light source unit. Each LED sub light source unit includes three types of LEDs: phosphor converted green LED, orange-red LED with a wavelength of 614 nm-622 nm, and blue LED with a wavelength of 460 nm-476 nm. Light generated by the three types of LEDs is mixed to generate white light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Nadir Farchtchian, Al Ma, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 9140966
    Abstract: A projection device (1; 24), comprising a base (2), a support (3) and a projection head (4; 27), the support (3) being rotatable relative to the base (2) and relative to the projection head (4; 27) wherein a light guide system (10-18) is accommodated in the support, (3) and at least one wavelength-converting luminophore (22) for converting at least part of a light beam (L) generated by the at least one light source (5) is accommodated in the projection head (4; 27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Nico Morgenbrod, Henning Rehn
  • Patent number: 9121578
    Abstract: A light source unit comprising: a pump light source (1) for an emission of pump light (2), a phosphor element (3) for a conversion of said pump light (2) into converted light (4), an optical system (6) for transmitting at least a part of said converted light (4) for further use, wherein at least a part of said pump light (2) is coupled into said optical system (6) and transmitted by said optical system (6) to said phosphor element (3) for said conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Nico Morgenbrod, Matthias Morkel, Henning Rehn
  • Patent number: 9115862
    Abstract: The invention concerns a light source unit of tunable spectral properties, having a pump light source and a phosphor element for a conversion of pump light into converted light intended for illuminating a target, wherein the phosphor element has at least two phosphor element sections interacting differently with pump light, and wherein the light source unit further comprises a deflecting unit, such as a zoom lens or a variable diffraction grating, for deflecting the pump light so as to vary a distribution of pump light incident onto the phosphor element with respect to the different phosphor element sections, in order to vary spectral properties of the combined converted light beam emanating from the light source unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Nico Morgenbrod, Henning Rehn
  • Patent number: 9062847
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a phosphor device may include: providing an optical transmitting member having a first end face and a second end face, whereby the optical transmitting member is designed for guiding exciting light entering through the first end face onto a phosphor layer arranged on the second end face, whereby at least a part of the exciting light is being wavelength-converted by the phosphor layer, and whereby the optical transmitting member is further designed for at least partially collecting and guiding the light converted by the phosphor layer; attaching an optically transparent electrode on the second end face of the optical transmitting member; providing a phosphor and a counter-electrode designed for electrophoretic deposition of the phosphor; and depositing a phosphor layer on the optically transparent electrode by means of electrophoretic deposition, thereby using the optically transparent electrode as a coating electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Berben, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 9004701
    Abstract: A light source unit may include a cooling device; a luminescent substance; an excitation radiation source having a laser source; and an optical element arranged between the radiation source and the substance; wherein the cooling device constitutes a heat sink, wherein the substance is linked thermally to the heat sink; and wherein the optical element is designed as an integrating optical element and is coupled between the radiation source and the substance in such a manner that a part of the radiation emitted by the radiation source, entering in an acceptance angle range of the integrating optical element, is subjected to an internal reflection in the optical element before it exits the optical element and strikes the substance, and that a part of the radiation emitted by the substance enters the optical element and exits the optical element as effective radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Osram AG
    Inventors: Dirk Berben, Mathias Bruemmer, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod, Matthias Morkel
  • Publication number: 20150099940
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a reflector arrangement and a light generating unit, which emits its light onto the reflector arrangement. The reflector arrangement includes at least two shell-layer-shaped reflector rings which are arranged coincidentally with regard to their axes of symmetry. The reflector rings have different middle radii, are arranged in a manner one nested in another, and are embodied as total internal reflection reflectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Hadrath, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Publication number: 20140177663
    Abstract: A semiconductor emitter (1; 12; 14; 18; 21; 23; 25; 27; 30; 32; 34), comprising an amplifier medium (2) and at least one waveguide (3, 4) arranged at the amplifier medium (2), wherein at least one light coupling-out region (10; 13; 15; 19; 20; 22; 24; 26a-e; 33; 35) is present at at least one waveguide (3), and at least one wavelength-converting phosphor (11; 28; 31r, 31g, 31b) is disposed downstream of at least one coupling-out region (10; 13; 15; 19, 20; 22; 24; 26a-e; 33; 35).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: Klaus Finsterbusch, Ulrich Hartwig, Josef Kroell, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Publication number: 20140166902
    Abstract: A wavelength conversion body (1; 11) for generating wavelength-converted light (S) from primary light (P) shone into the wavelength conversion body (1; 11), comprising: a light guide body (2; 12) which is optically transmissive for the primary light (P) and the wavelength-converted light; (S), and at least one phosphor body (6; 16) having a phosphor, wherein the light guide body (2; 12) is monolithically connected to the at least one phosphor body (6; 16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Dirk Berben, Ulrich Hartwig, Frank Jermann, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Publication number: 20140153214
    Abstract: A phosphor device (1) comprising a carrier member (2) having upper and lower faces; a phosphor layer (3) being arranged at the upper face of the carrier member (2), whereby the phosphor layer (3) comprises at least one phosphor zone (R; G; Y); a reflective zone (33) being arranged adjacent to the at least one phosphor zone (R; G; Y); an optical transmitting member (4) having a first end face (7) and a second end face (9), the optical transmitting member (4) being arranged at the top portion of the phosphor layer (3) and the reflective zone (33), whereby wherein the first end face (7) of the optical transmitting member (4) covers at least a subarea (8) of each of the at least one phosphor zone (R; G; Y) and the reflective zone (33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Mathias Bruemmer, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod, Matthias Morkel, Henning Rehn
  • Publication number: 20140126179
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a phosphor device may include: providing an optical transmitting member having a first end face and a second end face, whereby the optical transmitting member is designed for guiding exciting light entering through the first end face onto a phosphor layer arranged on the second end face, whereby at least a part of the exciting light is being wavelength-converted by the phosphor layer, and whereby the optical transmitting member is further designed for at least partially collecting and guiding the light converted by the phosphor layer; attaching an optically transparent electrode on the second end face of the optical transmitting member; providing a phosphor and a counter-electrode designed for electrophoretic deposition of the phosphor; and depositing a phosphor layer on the optically transparent electrode by means of electrophoretic deposition, thereby using the optically transparent electrode as a coating electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Berben, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 8593481
    Abstract: A method for setting a color locus of at least one luminous source is provided. The method may include determining a temperature, and setting the color locus of the at least one luminous source depending on the temperature determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventor: Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: 8593446
    Abstract: A method for setting a color location is provided. The method may include providing n luminous sources of which n-3 luminous sources have been, or are preset; determining a color location difference of the n luminous sources from a desired color location; and setting the 3 luminous sources not preset are set such that the desired color location is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: OSRAM Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung
    Inventors: Georg Forster, Oskar Schallmoser, Ralph Bertram, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Publication number: 20130301237
    Abstract: A dual fluorescent wheel with two disk-shaped carrier elements which are interconnected by wing-type cooling ribs is disclosed. When the dual fluorescent wheel rotates, air flows in through an axial opening in one of the carrier elements, the air flows radially through the interspace between the carrier elements or the wing-type cooling ribs and flows out at the edge. This airflow improves the dissipation of heat which is produced when an excitation laser irradiates the annular fluorescent strips located on the two exterior faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Finsterbusch, Ulrich Hartwig, Nico Morgenbrod
  • Publication number: 20130294045
    Abstract: A solar simulator with at least one lamp module, where the luminous module contains multiple light generating units is disclosed. Each of the light generating units contain at least one semiconductor light source, which generate light in a plurality of separately controllable wavelength ranges. Disposed downstream from the light generating units is a light-concentrating primary optical unit. A light-homogenizing secondary optical unit is likewise disposed downstream of the light generating units. And an imaging tertiary optical unit is disposed downstream of the secondary optical unit. A method for operating the solar simulator and the light generating units in such a way that the solar simulator generates light radiation that alters over time is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventor: Nico Morgenbrod
  • Patent number: D736986
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hadrath, Nico Morgenbrod