Patents by Inventor Norbert Hiller

Norbert Hiller 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: 9195095
    Abstract: A LED lighting device includes at least one waveguide element and multiple light-emitting sources such as LEDs or LED packages, which may be optically coupled though different light entry regions to the at least one waveguide. Multiple light solid state sources may be arranged in strips. A waveguide system includes first and second body structures each positioned to illuminate at least a portion of a target surface. One or more waveguides may be arranged to illuminate a LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8847257
    Abstract: A submount for a semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor substrate having a cavity therein configured to receive the light emitting device. A first bond pad is positioned in the cavity to couple to a first node of a light emitting device received in the cavity. A second bond pad is positioned in the cavity to couple to a second node of a light emitting device positioned therein. Light emitting devices including a solid wavelength conversion member and methods for forming the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Keller, James Ibbetson, Peter Andrews, Gerald H. Negley, Norbert Hiller
  • Publication number: 20140256072
    Abstract: A submount for a light emitting device package includes a substrate with a first bond pad and a second bond pad on a first surface. The first bond pad includes a die attach region offset toward a first end of the substrate and configured to receive a light emitting diode. The second bond pad includes a bonding region between the first bond pad and the second end of the substrate and a second bond pad extension that extends from the bonding region along a side of the substrate toward a corner of the substrate at the first end of the substrate. First and second solder pads are on the second surface of the substrate. The first solder pad is adjacent the first end of the substrate and contacts the second bond pad. The second solder pad is adjacent the second end of the substrate and contacts the first bond pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Ban P. Loh, Nathaniel O. Cannon, Norbert Hiller, John Edmond, Mitch Jackson, Nicholas W. Medendorp, JR.
  • Patent number: 8791491
    Abstract: A submount for a light emitting device package includes a substrate. A first bond pad and a second bond pad are on a first surface of the substrate. The first bond pad includes a die attach region offset toward a first end of the substrate and configured to receive a light emitting diode thereon. The second bond pad includes a bonding region between the first bond pad and the second end of the substrate and a second bond pad extension that extends from the bonding region along a side of the substrate toward a corner of the substrate at the first end of the substrate. First and second solder pads are a the second surface of the substrate. The first solder pad is adjacent the first end of the substrate and contacts the second bond pad. The second solder pad is adjacent the second end of the substrate and contacts the first bond pad. Related LED packages and methods of forming LED packages are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Ban P. Loh, Nathaniel O. Cannon, Norbert Hiller, John Edmond, Mitch Jackson, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140091332
    Abstract: A LED lighting device includes at least one waveguide element and multiple light-emitting sources such as LEDs or LED packages, which may be optically coupled though different light entry regions to the at least one waveguide. Multiple light solid state sources may be arranged in strips. A waveguide system includes first and second body structures each positioned to illuminate at least a portion of a target surface. One or more waveguides may be arranged to illuminate a LCD panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, JR., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8564739
    Abstract: A LCD system including multiple light sources optically coupled through different light entry regions to at least one waveguide element positioned to backlight a LCD panel. A LCD system including multiple light sources coupled to light entry regions of two or more waveguides comprising a waveguide system positioned to backlight a LCD panel. Waveguides of various configurations and promoting even lighting of associated LCD panels are provided. Resulting LCD systems enable uniformly lit panels having diagonal measurements in excess of 12 to 14 inches, but the invention is not limited to panels of any particular size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8564742
    Abstract: A LCD system including multiple light sources optically coupled through different light entry regions to at least one waveguide element positioned to backlight a LCD panel. A LCD system including multiple light sources coupled to light entry regions of two or more waveguides comprising a waveguide system positioned to backlight a LCD panel. Waveguides of various configurations and promoting even lighting of associated LCD panels are provided. Resulting LCD systems enable uniformly lit panels having diagonal measurements in excess of 12 to 14 inches, but the invention is not limited to panels of any particular size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8564737
    Abstract: A LCD system including multiple light sources optically coupled through different light entry regions to at least one waveguide element positioned to backlight a LCD panel. A LCD system including multiple light sources coupled to light entry regions of two or more waveguides comprising a waveguide system positioned to backlight a LCD panel. Waveguides of various configurations and promoting even lighting of associated LCD panels are provided. Resulting LCD systems enable uniformly lit panels having diagonal measurements in excess of 12 to 14 inches, but the invention is not limited to panels of any particular size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8476091
    Abstract: A light emitting apparatus is fabricated by measuring light output of a semiconductor light emitting device, and selectively applying luminous material to the light emitting device based on the measured output of the light emitting device. An amount of luminous material, different compositions of luminous material and/or different doping levels of luminous material may be selectively applied based on the measured output of the light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Hiller, Scott Schwab, Gerald H. Negley
  • Patent number: 8210717
    Abstract: Lighting systems for emitting light in multiple directions including one or more light emitting devices (LEDs) and a housing configured to receive the one or more LEDs are provided. The one or more LEDs are configured to generate light in a first direction to illuminate a first area proximate to the lighting system. The housing is configured to reflect a portion of the generated light so as to allow a remaining portion of the generated light to pass through the housing in a second direction, different from the first direction, and illuminate a second area proximate to the lighting system. Related methods are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Norbert Hiller
  • Publication number: 20120138996
    Abstract: A submount for a semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor substrate having a cavity therein configured to receive the light emitting device. A first bond pad is positioned in the cavity to couple to a first node of a light emitting device received in the cavity. A second bond pad is positioned in the cavity to couple to a second node of a light emitting device positioned therein. Light emitting devices including a solid wavelength conversion member and methods for forming the same are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Bernd Keller, James Ibbetson, Peter Andrews, Gerald H. Negley, Norbert Hiller
  • Patent number: 8138000
    Abstract: A submount for a semiconductor light emitting device includes a semiconductor substrate having a cavity therein configured to receive the light emitting device. A first bond pad is positioned in the cavity to couple to a first node of a light emitting device received in the cavity. A second bond pad is positioned in the cavity to couple to a second node of a light emitting device positioned therein. Light emitting devices including a solid wavelength conversion member and methods for forming the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Keller, James Ibbetson, Peter Andrews, Gerald H. Negley, Norbert Hiller
  • Publication number: 20110317093
    Abstract: A LCD system including multiple light sources optically coupled through different light entry regions to at least one waveguide element positioned to backlight a LCD panel. A LCD system including multiple light sources coupled to light entry regions of two or more waveguides comprising a waveguide system positioned to backlight a LCD panel. Waveguides of various configurations and promoting even lighting of associated LCD panels are provided. Resulting LCD systems enable uniformly lit panels having diagonal measurements in excess of 12 to 14 inches, but the invention is not limited to panels of any particular size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, JR., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Publication number: 20110284903
    Abstract: A submount for a light emitting device package includes a substrate. A first bond pad and a second bond pad are on a first surface of the substrate. The first bond pad includes a die attach region offset toward a first end of the substrate and configured to receive a light emitting diode thereon. The second bond pad includes a bonding region between the first bond pad and the second end of the substrate and a second bond pad extension that extends from the bonding region along a side of the substrate toward a corner of the substrate at the first end of the substrate. First and second solder pads are a the second surface of the substrate. The first solder pad is adjacent the first end of the substrate and contacts the second bond pad. The second solder pad is adjacent the second end of the substrate and contacts the first bond pad. Related LED packages and methods of forming LED packages are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Ban P. Loh, Nathaniel O. Cannon, Norbert Hiller, John Edmond, Mitch Jackson, Nicholas W. Medendorp, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110273645
    Abstract: A LCD system including multiple light sources optically coupled through different light entry regions to at least one waveguide element positioned to backlight a LCD panel. A LCD system including multiple light sources coupled to light entry regions of two or more waveguides comprising a waveguide system positioned to backlight a LCD panel. Waveguides of various configurations and promoting even lighting of associated LCD panels are provided. Resulting LCD systems enable uniformly lit panels having diagonal measurements in excess of 12 to 14 inches, but the invention is not limited to panels of any particular size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, JR., Norbert Hiller, Russell G. Villard
  • Patent number: 8042971
    Abstract: Lighting systems for emitting light in multiple directions including one or more light emitting devices (LEDs) and a housing configured to receive the one or more LEDs are provided. The one or more LEDs are configured to generate light in a first direction to illuminate a first area proximate to the lighting system. The housing is configured to reflect a portion of the generated light so as to allow a remaining portion of the generated light to pass through the housing in a second direction, different from the first direction, and illuminate a second area proximate to the lighting system. Related methods are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr., Norbert Hiller
  • Publication number: 20110242809
    Abstract: Lighting systems for emitting light in multiple directions including one or more light emitting devices (LEDs) and a housing configured to receive the one or more LEDs are provided. The one or more LEDs are configured to generate light in a first direction to illuminate a first area proximate to the lighting system. The housing is configured to reflect a portion of the generated light so as to allow a remaining portion of the generated light to pass through the housing in a second direction, different from the first direction, and illuminate a second area proximate to the lighting system. Related methods are also provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Medendorp, JR., Norbert Hiller
  • Patent number: 7964888
    Abstract: A submount for a light emitting device package includes a rectangular substrate. A first bond pad and a second bond pad are on a first surface of the substrate. The first bond pad includes a die attach region offset toward a first end of the substrate and configured to receive a light emitting diode thereon. The second bond pad includes a bonding region between the first bond pad and the second end of the substrate and a second bond pad extension that extends from the bonding region along a side of the substrate toward a corner of the substrate at the first end of the substrate. First and second solder pads are a the second surface of the substrate. The first solder pad is adjacent the first end of the substrate and contacts the second bond pad. The second solder pad is adjacent the second end of the substrate and contacts the first bond pad. Related LED packages and methods of forming LED packages are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Ban P. Loh, Nathaniel O. Cannon, Norbert Hiller, John Edmond, Mitch Jackson, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE42598
    Abstract: A display panel for a flat panel display includes a planar array of LCD devices and a planar array of LED devices that is closely spaced apart from the planar array of LCD devices, at least some of the LED devices being disposed within a periphery of the array of LCD devices such that, in operation, the planar array of LED devices provides backlighting for the planar array of LCD devices. The planar array of LED devices can include at least one solid metal block having first and second opposing metal faces. The first metal face includes therein an array of reflector cavities, and the second metal face includes therein heat sink fins that are exposed at the back face of the flat panel display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Negley, Antony P. van de Ven, Norbert Hiller
  • Patent number: RE45796
    Abstract: A display panel for a flat panel display includes a planar array of LCD devices and a planar array of LED devices that is closely spaced apart from the planar array of LCD devices, at least some of the LED devices being disposed within a periphery of the array of LCD devices such that, in operation, the planar array of LED devices provides backlighting for the planar array of LCD devices. The planar array of LED devices can include at least one solid metal block having first and second opposing metal faces. The first metal face includes therein an array of reflector cavities, and the second metal face includes therein heat sink fins that are exposed at the back face of the flat panel display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald H. Negley, Antony P. van de Ven, Norbert Hiller