Patents by Inventor Robert R. Soler

Robert R. Soler 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: 20150102749
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a light source, a control circuit, and a communication device positioned in communication with the control circuit. The communication device may be configured to receive a transmission from a user device, and the transmission may include a data structure. The data structure may include a show packet and an event packet. The show packet may include an ID string and information regarding a number of event packets associated with the data structure, and the event packet may include information regarding a lighting spectrum, a fade type, a fade duration, and a hold duration. The control circuit may be configured to operate the light source to emit light transitioning from a present light emission having a present spectral power distribution to a light emission having spectral power distribution indicated by the lighting spectrum according to the fade type and fade duration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Robert R. Soler, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan
  • Publication number: 20150084524
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source, a controller operably coupled to the light source, and a timekeeping device operably coupled to the controller. The controller is configured to receive a selected action time associated with an agricultural product. The agricultural product includes an associated circadian rhythm defining an optimal action time range. The controller is configured to determine a lighting schedule responsive to the selected action time, the optimal action time range, and a time of day indicated by the timekeeping device, the lighting schedule being configured to impose a circadian rhythm on the agricultural product to shift the optimal action time range such that the selected action time coincides with the optimal action time range. The controller is configured to operate the light source according to the lighting schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: BIOLOGICAL ILLUMINATION, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Eliza Katar Grove, Neil Yorio, Anthony Crawford
  • Publication number: 20150061510
    Abstract: A lighting system with adjustable wavelength output that may include a plurality of light sources, a controller positioned in electrical communication with the plurality of light sources, and an optical sensor system positioned in electrical communication with the controller. The controller may be configured to selectively operate each light source of the plurality of light sources to emit one or more source lights. The optical sensor system may be configured to sense a reflected light that is reflected by an object upon which the source lights are incident. The optical sensor system may be configured to sense a wavelength range of the reflected light defined as a measured wavelength range and may further be configured to transmit a signal to the controller responsive to the measured wavelength range. The controller may be configured to operate the plurality of light sources responsive to the signal received from the optical sensor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Eliza Katar Grove, Neil Yorio, Anthony Crawford, Gregory Flickinger
  • Publication number: 20150054415
    Abstract: An LED lamp comprising a housing, a drive circuit, and a plurality of LED dies driven by the drive circuit, The plurality of LED dies may be in a ratio of at least one of 15 mint LED dies to 5 hyper red LED dies to 4 blue LED dies and 1 mint LED die to 1 hyper red LED die to 1 blue LED die. The drive circuit may operate the LED dies such that a relative peak intensity of the blue LED dies is within the range from 80%-90% or 90%-100% of a peak intensity of the hyper red LED dies, and a relative peak intensity of the mint LED dies is within the range of 50%-60% or 30%-40% of the peak intensity of the hyper red LED dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: BIOLOGICAL ILLUMINATION, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Eric Bretschneider
  • Patent number: 8963450
    Abstract: An LED lamp includes a frame, a power circuit, a driver circuit coupled with the power circuit, an optical member comprising a reflective surface and a lower surface, the reflective surface defining an optical cavity, a light source support member defining a first aperture, and a light source comprising a plurality of LED dies coupled to and driven by the driver circuit. The light source support member is positioned proximate to the lower surface and generally conforms to a shape of the lower surface forming a gap therebetween defined as a second aperture. Additionally, the light source support member is configured to carry the light source in an orientation such that light emitted by the plurality of LEDs is incident upon the reflective surface. Furthermore, the reflective surface is configured to reflect light incident thereupon in the direction of at least one of the first aperture and the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan
  • Publication number: 20150042239
    Abstract: A tunable LED lamp for producing biologically-adjusted light having a housing, a power circuit, a driver circuit disposed within the housing and electrically coupled with the power circuit, and a plurality of LED dies electrically coupled to and driven by the driver circuit. The driver circuit may drive the plurality of LED dies to emit a pre-sleep light having a first spectral power distribution and a general illuminating light having a second spectral power distribution. The pre-sleep light may be configured to affect a second biological effect in an observer. The LED lamp may be configured to fit in a troffer fixture. The LED lamp may also be a troffer fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Matthew Regan, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 8941329
    Abstract: A tunable light-emitting diode (LED) lamp for producing an adjustable light output is provided. In one embodiment, the LED lamp includes a drive circuit for driving LED dies in one of a plurality of light output configurations (e.g., a pre-sleep configuration, a phase-shift configuration, and a general lighting configuration). Further, the LED lamp may include an output select controller and/or input sensor electrically coupled to the drive circuit to select the light output configuration. As such, the LED lamp is tunable to generate different levels of spectral output, appropriate for varying biological circumstance, while maintaining a commercially acceptable light quality and color rendering index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Eric Bretschneider
  • Publication number: 20150022097
    Abstract: A lighting system includes a light source included in an array of light sources to emit illuminating light, a sensor Included in the array to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to the sensor and the light source to analyze the environmental light sensed by the sensor to at least one of detect and generate data relating to a condition of the environment. The data is transmittable in a data light defined by a data wavelength defined relative to the illuminating light. The controller receives the data included in the data light using the sensor and analyzes the data included in the data light and to control the transmission of the data light from the light source. The plurality of light sources emit the illuminating light in a plurality of directions. The sensor receives the environmental light from a plurality of directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ENVIRONMENTAL LIGHT TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 8933638
    Abstract: A programmable luminaire system may comprise a programmable luminaire comprising an optic defining an optical chamber, a light source comprising a plurality of light-emitting elements, a controller operably coupled with the plurality of light-emitting elements, and an electrical connector electrically coupled with the controller. The system may further comprise a computerized device configured to electrically communicate with the programmable luminaire. The computerized device may be configured to transmit data to the programmable luminaire. The programmable luminaire may be configured to receive the data from the computerized device at the electrical connector. The controller may be configured to be programmed responsive to the data received by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan
  • Patent number: 8905584
    Abstract: A lighting fixture comprising a stationary housing and a mobile housing carried by the stationary housing is provided. The lighting fixture also includes a lens carried by the mobile housing, a first rotation mechanism operatively connected to the connection rod, and a second rotation mechanism carried by the encasing member. The connection rod may protrude at least partially through the backing of the mobile housing. The first rotation mechanism may be configured to rotate the mobile housing about a first rotational axis, and the second rotation mechanism is configured to rotate the mobile housing about a second rotational axis. The mobile housing is configured to rotate about the first rotational axis such that portions of the lens are selectively positionable below a plane defined by a lower surface of the encasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Matthew Regan, Valerie A. Bastien, Ran Zhou
  • Patent number: 8901831
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a constant current power source one or more sets of light emitting elements, and associated circuitry. The light emitting elements may be light emitting diodes (LEDs) that have been selected to emit light having specific wavelengths corresponding to specific colors. The lighting system may selectively control the intensity of each set of LED by utilizing pulse-width modulation. The sets of LEDs may be serially connected and selectively operated independently of each other set of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: George Du, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler
  • Patent number: 8899780
    Abstract: A linear light assembly having an elongate tray and a plurality of moveable lighting packages. The elongate tray may provide both mechanical support and thermal management for the plurality of moveable lighting packages. The elongate tray may comprise a medial channel portion with a planar track member and two opposing rim members projecting perpendicularly outward therefrom. Each flange portion may have a U-shaped cross-section. Each moveable package may comprise an assembly tray and an optical assembly having at least one light-emitting device (LED). Each moveable lighting package may be adjustably positioned along and independently removed from the front side of the track member of the elongate tray. Any segmentation of the elongate tray may be characterized by a heat dissipation rate not less than a combined heat generation rate of all moveable lighting packages carried by the segment. A method aspect includes installation of the linear light assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Addy S. Widjaja, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine
  • Patent number: 8901850
    Abstract: An adaptive anti-glare light system including a sensor, a color selection engine, a controller, and a plurality of light sources each configured to emit a source light. The sensor transmits a source color signal designating a reflected light characterized by a detected color and a discomfort glare rating. The color selection engine determines a dominant wavelength of the detected color, and a combination of the light sources that the controller may operate to emit a combined wavelength that matches the dominant wavelength of the detected color. A method of adapting light as a countermeasure to glare comprises receiving the detected color, determining a subset of the plurality of light sources that may be combined to form an adapted light that matches the detected color, and operating the light sources with a white light to emit the adapted light at or above a threshold discomfort glare level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine
  • Patent number: 8899776
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a housing configured to be attached to a thoroughfare surface. The housing may include a top surface, a proximal face, a distal face, and first and second sidewalls extending between the proximal face and the distal face. Circuitry may be carried by the housing. A first primary optic may be carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall to define a first optical chamber, and a first light source may be positioned within the first optical chamber and carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall. The first sidewall may have a first slanted section, and an axis of the first slanted section may skew to a longitudinal axis of the lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Patent number: 8899775
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a housing attached to a thoroughfare surface. The housing may have a top surface, a proximal face, a distal face, and first and second opposing sidewalls extending between the proximal face and the distal face and extending downwardly from the top surface. The lighting device may further include a first primary optic that may be carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall that may define a first optical chamber. The lighting device may also further include a first light source that may be positioned within the first optical chamber and may be carried by the housing adjacent the first sidewall. The first sidewall may taper in a direction of the distal face. The first primary optic may be configured to direct light outward and in a direction of the taper in the first sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Publication number: 20140347850
    Abstract: A luminaire comprising a first and second terminal connected to an alternating current power source having a period, a first LED light source electrically coupled to each of the first and second terminals, and a second LED light source electrically coupled to each of the first and second terminals. The first LED light source comprises a first color conversion layer having a first emission latency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Theordore Scone, Mark Andrew Oostdyk
  • Publication number: 20140328055
    Abstract: A linear light assembly having an elongate tray and a plurality of moveable lighting packages. The elongate tray may provide both mechanical support and thermal management for the plurality of moveable lighting packages. The elongate tray may comprise a medial channel portion with a planar track member and two opposing rim members projecting perpendicularly outward therefrom. Each flange portion may have a U-shaped cross-section. Each moveable package may comprise an assembly tray and an optical assembly having at least one light-emitting device (LED). Each moveable lighting package may be adjustably positioned along and independently removed from the front side of the track member of the elongate tray. Any segmentation of the elongate tray may be characterized by a heat dissipation rate not less than a combined heat generation rate of all moveable lighting packages carried by the segment. A method aspect includes installation of the linear light assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Addy S. Widjaja, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine
  • Publication number: 20140310948
    Abstract: A system for assembling a luminaire comprising a housing, a computer-controlled manipulation device, and a parts repository defined within the housing and configured to carry a plurality of light modules, a plurality of luminaire housings of various luminaire housing types, and a plurality of optics of various optic types. The system further comprises a programming device configured to program a light module of the plurality of light modules to emit light having lighting characteristics. Each of the light modules are configured to be removably couplable to the computer-controlled manipulation device. The luminaire housings each comprise a locking tab configured to permit the respective light modules to engage therewith, thereby enabling attachment of the respective light modules to the respective luminaire housings. Each of the optics comprise a locking tab configured to permit a respective luminaire housing to engage therewith, enabling attachment of the respective luminaire housing to the respective optic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Valerie A. Bastien, Matthew Regan, James Lynn Schellack
  • Patent number: D723729
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Ran Zhou
  • Patent number: D724249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, James Lynn Schellack