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).

  • Patent number: 8866414
    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 phase-shift light having a first spectral power distribution, a general illuminating light having a second spectral power distribution, and a pre-sleep light having a third spectral power distribution. The phase-shift light may be configured to affect a first biological effect in an observer, and the pre-sleep light may be configured to affect a second biological effect in an observer. The LED lamp may include an intermediate base to couple the lamp to an Edison screw base. The LED lamp may be configured to operate responsive to a three-way switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Matthew Regan, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 8866839
    Abstract: A signal adapting chromacity system to control that may include a signal conversion engine to receive a source signal designating a color of light defined by a two spatial plus luminance dimensional color space, such as the xxY color space. The signal conversion engine may convert the source signal to a three dimensional color space defined within a subset gamut of a full color gamut, such as an RGW, RBW, or GBW color space. The subset gamut may include a first color light, a second color light and a high efficacy light. The signal conversion engine may perform a conversion operation to convert the source signal to an output signal, using the output signal to drive light emitting diodes (LEDs). The conversion operation may be a matrix, angular or linear conversion operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Ran Zhou, Valerie A. Bastien, Matthew Regan, Eliza Katar Grove, Eric Bretschneider
  • Publication number: 20140306620
    Abstract: An LED lamp comprising a housing, a drive circuit, LED dies driven by the drive circuit, and an output-select controller to program the drive circuit to drive the LED dies in one of a pre-sleep configuration and a general lighting configuration. The LED dies comprise LED dies of a first spectral output having a peak wavelength between 500 nm and 600 nm and of a second spectral output having a peak wavelength greater than 600 nm, first blue LED dies having a peak wavelength between 420 nm and 480 nm, and second blue LED dies having a peak wavelength below 420 nm. The drive circuit operates each of the LED dies of the first and second spectral outputs and the second blue LED dies in the pre-sleep configuration, and the LED dies of the first and second spectral outputs and the first blue LED dies in the general lighting configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Eric Bretschneider
  • Publication number: 20140301901
    Abstract: A photoreactive system for preserving produce is provided. The photoreactive system may include a body member including an outer wall, an inner wall, a proximal vented section, a distal vented section, a void between an inner surface of the outer wall and an outer surface of the inner wall defined as an outer chamber, and a void defined by an inner surface of the inner wall defined as an inner chamber, a light source configured to emit light within a wavelength range and a plurality of photoreactive pellets configured to react to the light emitted by the light source to remove at least one of bacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and ethylene. The plurality of photoreactive pellets may be positioned within the outer chamber. The light source may be positioned within the inner chamber. The proximal and distal vented sections may be configured to permit a gaseous flow therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler
  • Publication number: 20140301070
    Abstract: A thoroughfare lighting device may include a housing configured to be attached to a thoroughfare surface, having a top surface, a proximal face, a distal face, and first and second opposing sidewalls, a driver circuit, a plurality of light-emitting diodes electrically coupled to the driver circuit comprising a first set of LEDs configured to emit a generally white light, and a second set of LEDs configured to emit colored light that is observable by an observer. The lighting device may also include an optic carried by the housing and positioned in optical communication with the plurality of LEDs. The color of light emitted by the second set of LEDs may be selectable to indicate a condition of the thoroughfare in a direction of travel of the observer. Additionally, the first sidewall may taper in a direction of the distal face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Fredric S. Maxik, David A. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Ran Zhou, James Lynn Schellack
  • Publication number: 20140296943
    Abstract: A method of affecting a physiological rhythm is provided. The method may include the steps of receiving an indication of a physiological condition of a patient, determining if the physiological condition is outside an expected status, receiving an indication of a physiological rhythm status of the patient, determining a physiological rhythm phase of the patient responsive to the indicated physiological rhythm status, determining a treatment light configured to affect at least one of an advance and delay physiological rhythm response in the patient, and causing the treatment light to be emitted onto the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler
  • Patent number: 8847436
    Abstract: An inductive coupling system for delivering power from an induction assembly attached to a first side of a structure to a load assembly positioned on a second side of a structure. The induction assembly may couple with the load assembly so as to removably attach the load assembly to the second side of the structure. Furthermore, a triggering device in the load assembly may initiate the inductive coupling between the induction and load assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Daniel Pierron
  • Patent number: 8841864
    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 phase-shift light having a first spectral power distribution, a general illuminating light having a second spectral power distribution, and a pre-sleep light having a third spectral power distribution. The phase-shift light may be configured to affect a first biological effect in an observer, and 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: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Matthew Regan, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 8840845
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for the treatment and purification of fluids (e.g., water) using a light-emitting diode (LED) light source. In one embodiment, for example, there is provided a fluid flow conduit having an LED light source and a photo-catalytic material disposed therein. The LED light source emits ultraviolet light with a peak wavelength between about 265 nm and about 400 nm. In operation, the photo-catalytic material absorbs the ultraviolet light from the LED light source, and releases free radicals into the fluid. The free radicals then degrade organic substances (e.g., bacteria) in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Robert R. Soler, Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Valerie Ann Bastien, James Lynn Schellack, Eliza Katar Grove
  • Publication number: 20140268731
    Abstract: A low bay lighting system which may include a fixture housing and a plurality of light sources disposed on a mounting surface in the fixture housing. The low bay lighting system may also include a power supply and an optic that is configured for emission of glare-inducing wavelength light at non-glare-inducing angles. The non-glare-inducing angles may be measured from a horizontal axis running through a medial portion of the mounting surface of the fixture housing. One or more of the plurality of light sources may be configured to emit light having a wavelength range within an anti-glare wavelength range. The light emitted at glare-inducing angles may have a wavelength range substantially within the anti-glare wavelength range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Ran Zhou
  • Patent number: 8835945
    Abstract: A method of making a substantially monolithic lighting device comprising serially connected LEDs and lighting systems including the same. The serially connected LEDs may be comprised in a monolithic device comprising a first LED, a layer of conductive material, and a second LED positioned thereupon. The serially connected LEDs may also be electrically coupled to a plurality of resistors obviating the necessity of an AC/DC power converter when a luminaire containing the serially connected LEDs is connected to an AC power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Theodore Scone, Mark Andrew Oostdyk
  • Publication number: 20140239818
    Abstract: A lighting system for accenting a region of a target surface comprising a color matching engine, a plurality of light sources, a color capture device configured to measure light reflected by a target surface, and a computerized device configured to operate the plurality of light sources to emit an analysis light so as to be incident upon the target surface and identify a region of the target surface that reflects two or more wavelength ranges of light using a pattern recognition algorithm, defining a detected pattern having wavelength ranges. The color matching engine is configured to perform a matching operation that operates to determine dominant wavelength(s) of the wavelength ranges and polychromatic lights including or excluding dominant wavelength(s). The computerized device operates the light sources to emit a combined light being sequentially each of the polychromatic lights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Matthew Regan
  • Publication number: 20140239845
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus comprising a plurality of luminaires, each luminaire comprising a controller configured to operate the luminaire and positioned in communication with a computerized device. Each luminaire may be selectively operable to emit source light characterized by a dominant source light wavelength within a range from 390 nanometers to 750 nanometers. Additionally, at least two of the plurality of luminaires may be operable to emit source lights with different dominant source light wavelengths, and such that one or more source lights emitted by the plurality of luminaires may combine to form a combined light at a distance from the plurality of luminaires defined as a combining distance. Furthermore, the dominant source light wavelength of at least some of the luminaires of the plurality of luminaires may be variable with time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Addy S. Widjaja, Matthew Regan, Eliza Katar Grove
  • Publication number: 20140239820
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for outdoor lighting, which generally include two or more light sources. One light source is a monochromatic light source producing a light with a peak wavelength of about 580 nm or above. A second light source is a polychromatic light source producing a green-tint white light. During a standby operational mode, a control system maintains the first light source illuminated. The control system, which includes an integrated imaging system, illuminates the second light source when the imaging system identifies a target in an illumination area. Methods of preparing and using such outdoor lighting system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Valerie Ann Bastien, James Lynn Schellack, Eliza Katar Grove
  • Publication number: 20140236266
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus including a plurality of luminaires, each including a controller configured to operate the luminaire and positioned in communication with a computerized device. Each luminaire is selectively operable to emit source light, characterized by a dominant source light wavelength within a range from 390 nanometers to 750 nanometers. The luminaires are arrangable so as to form an array. Some luminaires of the plurality of luminaires are operable such that at least two of the luminaires emit source lights with different dominant source light wavelengths and the source lights emitted by the luminaires combine to form a combined light at a distance from the luminaires defined as a combining distance. The dominant source light wavelength of some of the luminaires varies with time. The luminaires are configured to be operated to selectively emit light having a spectral power distribution that reduces melatonin suppression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Valerie A. Bastien, James Lynn Schellack
  • Publication number: 20140217914
    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: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan
  • Publication number: 20140217902
    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: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Eliza Katar Grove, Eric Bretschneider
  • Publication number: 20140211295
    Abstract: A lighting device according to another embodiment of the invention for directing source light within a source wavelength range in a blue wavelength range in a desired output direction may comprise a MEMS device that may include a DMD that includes an array of MEMS cells, each MEMS cell including an operative surface to receive and redirect the source light towards the desired output direction. The array of MEMS cells may include first and second pluralities of MEMS cells including first and second conversion coatings applied to the operative surfaces thereof configured to convert source light into first and second wavelength ranges. Furthermore, the repositionable surface of each MEMS cell may be positionable between multiple angles to reflect the converted light. The lighting device may comprise a third plurality of MEMS cells where the operative surfaces thereof is devoid of a conversion coating, or, alternatively, comprises a third conversion coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Robert R. Soler, David E. Bartine, Ran Zhou, Valerie A. Bastien
  • Publication number: 20140197746
    Abstract: A method of making a substantially monolithic lighting device comprising serially connected LEDs and lighting systems including the same. The serially connected LEDs may be comprised in a monolithic device comprising a first LED, a layer of conductive material, and a second LED positioned thereupon. The serially connected LEDs may also be electrically coupled to a plurality of resistors obviating the necessity of an AC/DC power converter when a luminaire containing the serially connected LEDs is connected to an AC power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Theodore Scone, Mark Andrew Oostdyk
  • Patent number: D713584
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Robert R. Soler, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Addy S. Widjaja, Ran Zhou