Patents by Inventor Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr.

Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr. 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: 9827440
    Abstract: Lighting systems, methods, and devices for protecting human circadian neuroendocrine function during night use are described. Suitable lighting conditions can be provided for a working environment while protecting the circadian neuroendocrine systems of those occupying the illuminated workplace during the night. Lighting systems, methods, and devices can provide substantive attenuation of the pathologic circadian disruption in night workers. Lighting systems, methods, and devices can attenuate the specific bands of light implicated in circadian disruption. LED lighting systems, methods, and devices can provide increased intensity at a different portion of the spectrum than conventional LEDs, providing a useable white light even when unfavorable portions of the wavelength are attenuated by a notch filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: CIRCADIAN ZIRCLIGHT INC.
    Inventors: Martin Christopher Moore-Ede, Rebecca Mary Chacko, Anneke Marlies Heitmann, Robert Frederic Casper, Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr., Doros Platika, Udo Trutschel
  • Publication number: 20170326380
    Abstract: Lighting systems, methods, and devices for protecting human circadian neuroendocrine function during night use are described. Suitable lighting conditions can be provided for a working environment while protecting the circadian neuroendocrine systems of those occupying the illuminated workplace during the night. Lighting systems, methods, and devices can provide substantive attenuation of the pathologic circadian disruption in night workers. Lighting systems, methods, and devices can attenuate the specific bands of light implicated in circadian disruption. LED lighting systems, methods, and devices can provide increased intensity at a different portion of the spectrum than conventional LEDs, providing a useable white light even when unfavorable portions of the wavelength are attenuated by a notch filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Christopher Moore-Ede, Rebecca Mary Chacko, Anneke Marlies Heitmann, Robert Frederic Casper, Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr., Doros Platika, Udo Trutschel
  • Publication number: 20160023017
    Abstract: Lighting systems, methods, and devices for protecting human circadian neuroendocrine function during night use are described. Suitable lighting conditions can be provided for a working environment while protecting the circadian neuroendocrine systems of those occupying the illuminated workplace during the night. Lighting systems, methods, and devices can provide substantive attenuation of the pathologic circadian disruption in night workers. Lighting systems, methods, and devices can attenuate the specific bands of light implicated in circadian disruption. LED lighting systems, methods, and devices can provide increased intensity at a different portion of the spectrum than conventional LEDs, providing a useable white light even when unfavorable portions of the wavelength are attenuated by a notch filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: CIRCADIAN ZIRCLIGHT INC.
    Inventors: Martin Christopher MOORE-EDE, Rebecca Mary CHACKO, Anneke Marlies HEITMANN, Robert Frederic CASPER, Robert Frank KARLICEK, JR., Doros PLATIKA, Udo TRUTSCHEL
  • Patent number: 6404125
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an active region, a phosphor layer and a substrate. The active region is configured to emit light having a first band of wavelengths selected from a first group of wavelengths. The phosphor layer has a first refractive index. The phosphor layer includes a plurality of wavelength-converting phosphors. The phosphor layer is configured to convert the first band of wavelengths of light emitted from the active region to a second band of wavelengths. A center wavelength of the second band of wavelengths is greater than a center wavelength of the first band of wavelengths. The substrate is disposed between and in contact with the active region and the phosphor layer. The substrate has a second refractive index. The first refractive index substantially equals the second refractive index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignees: Sarnoff Corporation, Emcore Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Zalmanovich Garbuzov, John Charles Connolly, Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr., Ian Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 6366018
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprises an active region, a phosphor layer and a reflective layer. The active region is configured to emit light having a first band of wavelengths from a first group of wavelengths. The phosphor layer is disposed between and in contact with the active region and an exterior medium. The phosphor layer is configured to convert the first band of wavelengths of light emitted from the active region to a second band of wavelengths. A center wavelength of the second band of wavelengths is greater than a center wavelength of the first band of wavelengths. The reflective layer is optically coupled to the active region. The active region is disposed between the reflective layer and the phosphor layer. The reflective layer is configured to reflect at least the first band of wavelengths and the second band of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignees: Sarnoff Corporation, Emcore Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Zalmanovich Garbuzov, John Charles Connolly, Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr., Ian Thomas Ferguson
  • Patent number: 6222863
    Abstract: A stable, reliable ohmic contact, and improved semiconductor articles and opto-electronic circuits incorporating same, are disclosed. According to an illustrative embodiment of the invention, an ohmic contact having a plurality of thermodynamically-stable layers and layer interfaces is formed by providing a structure comprising multiple, appropriately-thick and specifically-organized layers of suitably-selected material, and exposing the structure to heat to cause reaction to take place between the various layers. Due to the thermodynamic stability of the resulting reacted layers and the interfaces between such layers, there is substantially no tendency for further reaction to occur within the ohmic contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gustav Edward Derkits, Jr., Marlin Wilbert Focht, Daniel Paul Wilt, Robert Frank Karlicek, Jr.