Patents by Inventor Paolo Di Trapani

Paolo Di Trapani 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: 20180066826
    Abstract: An illumination system (1, 100, 200, 300) for providing an optically widened perception comprises a reflector unit (6, 206, 306) comprising a reflective surface (8A) and a luminous layer (10, 210, 310) for homogenously emitting diffuse light at a first color, the luminous layer (10, 210, 310) extending in front of the reflective surface (8A) and comprising a visible front area section (10A, 210A, 310A) of the reflector unit (6, 206, 306), which extends up to a first boundary (12A, 310A) and through which the diffuse light is emitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Publication number: 20180029531
    Abstract: A seat illuminating system (101D) for, in particular sunlight-like, illuminating a target region (144) comprises a seat arrangement (140) having a seat surface (142A). The target region (144) is defined for a person sitting on the seat surface (142A). The seat illuminating system (101D) comprises further a mounting structure (150A) being spatially fixed with respect to the seat arrangement (140); a reflector unit (106) mounted at the mounting structure (150A) and comprising a reflective surface and a luminous layer for homogenously emitting diffuse light at a first color, the luminous layer extending in front of the reflective surface and comprising a visible front area section (110A) of the reflector unit (106).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Paolo DI TRAPANI, Davide MAGATTI
  • Patent number: 9850159
    Abstract: A method and system for laser pre-cutting a layered material (31) with a laser beam (14) is disclosed. The layered material (31) comprises at least one tensile stress layer (TSL), at least one compression stress layer (CSL1, CSL2), and at least one interface region (IR1, IR2) between the at least one tensile stress layer (TSL) and the at least one compression stress layer (CSL1, CSL2) and is transparent to allow propagation of the laser beam (14) through the layered material (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Manoj K. Bhuyan, Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, Paolo Di Trapani, Vytautas Sabonis, Mindaugas Mikutis
  • Publication number: 20170350574
    Abstract: An artificial illumination device for generating natural light similar to that from the sun and the sky includes a direct-light source; and a diffused-light generator, wherein the direct-light source includes a first light-emitting device configured to emit a primary light, and a first emitting surface positioned downstream the first light-emitting device, wherein the diffused-light generator is at least partially light-transparent and is positioned downstream of the first light-emitting device and includes a second emitting surface and is configured to cause diffused light at the second emitting surface. Both co-operate to form outer light at an outer emitting surface which includes a first light component which propagates along directions contained within the narrow peak and a second light component which propagates along directions spaced apart from the narrow peak, and wherein the first light component has a CCT which is lower than a CCT of the second light component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Patent number: 9791130
    Abstract: An artificial illumination device for generating natural light similar to that from the sun and the sky comprises a direct-light source comprising a first emitting surface and configured to produce, from primary light, direct light exiting the first emitting surface into a direct-light direction at low divergence, the direct-light source comprising a plurality of pairs of a first light-emitting device positioned upstream the first emitting surface and configured to emit the primary light and a collimator configured to collimate the primary light emitted by the first light-emitting device along the direct-light direction; and a diffused-light generator configured to cause diffused light at a second emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CoeLux S.r.l.
    Inventor: Paolo Di Trapani
  • Patent number: 9709245
    Abstract: An artificial illumination device for generating natural light similar to that from the sun and the sky includes a direct-light source; and a diffused-light generator, wherein the direct-light source includes a first light-emitting device configured to emit a primary light, and a first emitting surface positioned downstream the first light-emitting device, wherein the diffused-light generator is at least partially light-transparent and is positioned downstream of the first light-emitting device and includes a second emitting surface and is configured to cause diffused light at the second emitting surface. Both co-operate to form outer light at an outer emitting surface which includes a first light component which propagates along directions contained within the narrow peak and a second light component which propagates along directions spaced apart from the narrow peak, and wherein the first light component has a CCT which is lower than a CCT of the second light component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: CoeLux S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Publication number: 20170153021
    Abstract: Illumination device for illuminating an environment (7), including a visible source (2), which emits a visible beam, and a diffuse light generator (2, 4; 68; 150), which includes an optical structure (4; 64; 150) delimited by an inlet surface (Si; S3), which receives the visible beam, and by an outlet surface (S2). The generator emits from the outlet surface diffuse visible light and direct visible light. The illumination device further includes an infrared optical source (15), which is different from the first visible source and emits an infrared beam so as to impinge on the inlet surface; the optical structure transmits at least one portion of the infrared beam. The illumination system further includes a ventilation system (40) which can be coupled to the environment, which introduces air masses into the environment, in pulsed mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Applicant: COELUX S.r.I.
    Inventor: Paolo DI TRAPANI
  • Publication number: 20170146218
    Abstract: Chromatic components are presented which alleviate the usage in various applications in that this chromatic component is, according to a first aspect of the present application, made-up of a mirroring surface and a diffusing layer in front of the mirroring surface, which preferentially scatters short-wavelength components of impinging light with respect to long-wavelength components of the impinging light, and in that according to another aspect, the chromatic component is made up of a stratified-glass panel which comprises two less sheets sandwiching an adhesive transparent polymeric film wherein the adhesive transparent polymeric film forms a diffusing layer which preferentially scatters short-wavelength components of fight passing the stratified-glass panel with respect to long-wavelength components of this light with respect to long-wavelength components of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventor: Paolo Di Trapani
  • Publication number: 20170146204
    Abstract: An optical system (2A) is disclosed for receiving and collimating light, wherein the optical system (2A) comprises a collimation unit (200) comprising at least one parabolic interface (220, 230) that defines an inlet opening (212) and an outlet opening (214), wherein the at least one parabolic interface (220, 230) is configured to reflect light entering through the inlet opening (212) through the outlet opening (214) and limit the angular spread of the light to an acceptance angle (?CPC) associated with the at least one parabolic interface (220, 230); and a homogenization unit (300) for homogenizing the light emerging from the collimation unit (200), the homogenization unit (300) comprising a lens array with pairs of a first lens and a second lens, wherein the lens array is configured such that light from the outlet opening (214) collected by a first lens illuminates the respective second lens to provide for a continuously emitting output aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Publication number: 20170051893
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises a light source for providing a light beam of directed non-diffused light with a first correlated color temperature along a main light beam direction; and a lamp shade-like structure comprising a bottom unit to be illuminated from the light source at one side and a screen structure provided at an opposite side, the bottom unit and the screen structure defining a light passage. The bottom unit comprises a diffused light generator for generating diffused light at a second correlated color temperature, which is larger than the first correlated color temperature, is at least partially transparent for the directed non-diffused light of the light beam, and is configured such that at least a divergent light beam portion of the light beam enters the light passage; and the screen structure is spatially oriented with respect to the main light beam direction of the divergent light beam portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventor: Paolo Di Trapani
  • Publication number: 20170016594
    Abstract: A lighting system comprises a chromatic reflective unit (606), and a light source (602), wherein the chromatic reflective unit (606) is shaped as a rotational paraboloid or a portion of a rotational paraboloid, and the light source (602) is positioned close to or at the paraboloid focal position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti, Antonio Lotti
  • Publication number: 20170016591
    Abstract: An embodiment of an illumination device comprising a broad band artificial light source and a non-liquid chromatic diffuser transparent to visible light comprising a dispersion of elements of nanometrical dimensions of a first material with of certain refractive index in a second material with different refractive index, wherein the light is scattered producing a separation and different distribution between cold and hot components of the light originally produced by the source, according to a scattering process in “Rayleigh” regime. The device allows illumination effects similar to those of natural outdoor environments to be reproduced in indoor environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Marta Cecilia Pigazzini
  • Publication number: 20160281960
    Abstract: A lighting system for illuminating an environment with a lighting that simulates natural lighting, which includes: a first light source which emits a beam of visible light; a diffused-light generator delimited by an inner surface, which receives the light beam, and an outer surface, the diffused-light generator being at least partially transparent to the light beam. The diffused-light generator transmits at least part of the light beam and emits, through the outer surface, visible diffused light, the correlated color temperature of the transmitted light being lower than the CCT of the visible diffused light. The lighting system includes a dark structure which is optically coupled to the environment via the diffused-light generator and provides a substantially uniform background to the first light source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Paolo DI TRAPANI, Davide MAGATTI
  • Publication number: 20160266286
    Abstract: A polymer matrix/nanoparticle composite (PMNC) comprises core-shell nanoparticles, where the core is made of a material that is different from the polymer matrix and at least part of the shell is made of the same monomer or polymer that is used for said polymer matrix, or is made of a monomer or polymer compatible with said matrix. The core of the nanoparticles has a refractive index that is different from the refractive index of the polymer used for the matrix, at least the matrix is made of transparent materials that do not absorb light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Xia MENG, Delong XIE, Lu JIN, Paolo DI TRAPANI, Hua WU, Massimo MORBIDELLI
  • Patent number: 9416940
    Abstract: An embodiment of an illumination device comprising a broad band artificial light source and a non-liquid chromatic diffuser transparent to visible light comprising a dispersion of elements of nanometrical dimensions of a first material with of certain refractive index in a second material with different refractive index, wherein the light is scattered producing a separation and different distribution between cold and hot components of the light originally produced by the source, according to a scattering process in “Rayleigh” regime. The device allows illumination effects similar to those of natural outdoor environments to be reproduced in indoor environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Light in Light S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Marta Cecilia Pigazzini
  • Publication number: 20150330607
    Abstract: An illumination device for synthesizing light from an object at virtually infinite distance comprises a primary light source configured to emit a primary light, a concentrator positioned downstream the primary light source and configured to reduce the divergence of the primary light, an emitting surface positioned downstream the concentrator, and an absorber made of light-absorbing material positioned upstream the emitting surface and configured to absorb light rays which cross the emitting surface in an upstream direction and which, in the absence of the absorber would not be directed toward the primary light source, wherein the primary light source, the concentrator, the emitting surface and the absorber are configured so that they produces from the primary light an output light that exits the emitting surface with a luminance profile which is spatially uniform across the emitting surface, and has a narrow peak in the polar-angle distribution around an output-light direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Paolo Di Trapani
  • Publication number: 20150316231
    Abstract: An artificial illumination device for generating natural light similar to that from the sun and the sky comprises a direct-light source comprising a first emitting surface and configured to produce, from primary light, direct light exiting the first emitting surface into a direct-light direction at low divergence, the direct-light source comprising a plurality of pairs of a first light-emitting device positioned upstream the first emitting surface and configured to emit the primary light and a collimator configured to collimate the primary light emitted by the first light-emitting device along the direct-light direction; and a diffused-light generator configured to cause diffused light at a second emitting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventor: Paolo Di Trapani
  • Publication number: 20150316232
    Abstract: An artificial illumination device for generating natural light similar to that from the sun and the sky includes a direct-light source; and a diffused-light generator, wherein the direct-light source includes a first light-emitting device configured to emit a primary light, and a first emitting surface positioned downstream the first light-emitting device, wherein the diffused-light generator is at least partially light-transparent and is positioned downstream of the first light-emitting device and includes a second emitting surface and is configured to cause diffused light at the second emitting surface. Both co-operate to form outer light at an outer emitting surface which includes a first light component which propagates along directions contained within the narrow peak and a second light component which propagates along directions spaced apart from the narrow peak, and wherein the first light component has a CCT which is lower than a CCT of the second light component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Davide Magatti
  • Publication number: 20150299018
    Abstract: A method and system for laser pre-cutting a layered material (31) with a laser beam (14) is disclosed. The layered material (31) comprises at least one tensile stress layer (TSL), at least one compression stress layer (CSL1, CSL2), and at least one interface region (IR1, IR2) between the at least one tensile stress layer (TSL) and the at least one compression stress layer (CSL1, CSL2) and is transparent to allow propagation of the laser beam (14) through the layered material (31).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Applicant: UAB ALTECHNA R&D
    Inventors: Manoj K. Bhuyan, Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, Paolo Di Trapani, Vytautas Sabonis, Mindaugas Mikutis
  • Patent number: RE46418
    Abstract: An embodiment of a solid optical sky-sun diffuser, which comprises a transparent solid matrix embedding a dispersion of transparent nanoparticles having an average size d in the range 10 nm?d?240 nm; wherein: the ratio between the blue and red scattering optical densities ??Log [T(450 nm)]/Log [T(630 nm)] of said diffuser falls in the range 5???2.5, where T(?) is the Monochromatic Normalized Collinear Transmittance; in at least one propagation direction, said Monochromatic Normalized Collinear Transmittance is T(450 nm)?0.4; in at least one propagation direction said Monochromatic Normalized Collinear Transmittance is T(450 nm)?0.9, said propagation direction being the same or different from that at which said Monochromatic Normalized Collinear Transmittance is T(450 nm)?0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CoeLux S.r.l.
    Inventors: Paolo Di Trapani, Alessandro Averchi, Marta Cecilia Pigazzini