Patents by Inventor Robert Soler

Robert 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: 10595376
    Abstract: Luminaries, fixtures, systems and methods of providing both spectrally and spatially targeted illumination are disclosed. Intelligent lighting systems with programmable interfaces for customizing spectral and spatial light output to an individual user are also disclosed. Lighting fixtures including table and floor lamps with adjustable spectral output designed to coordinate with the time of day and human circadian rhythms are described. Adjustable light distribution units that provide for both indirect lighting and task lighting that may be independently varied with respect to color so as to illuminate and facilitate circadian rhythm regulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BIOLOGICAL INNOVATION & OPTIMIZATION SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson
  • Publication number: 20200016365
    Abstract: Lighting systems and methods for providing biologically optimized illumination throughout the day are disclosed. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing, rich in melanopic flux and that reduce blue light hazard exposure are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention relating to specific spectra of illumination containing high or low amounts of melanopic light, spectrally and spatially tunable LED lighting systems, programmed and automated controllers for temporally controlling bio-effective illumination, and dimming circuitry for tuning the spectral output of lighting devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Soler
  • Publication number: 20190350062
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured 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 being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance, the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance, and the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10462874
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured 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 being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance, the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance, and the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 10420184
    Abstract: Lighting control systems are disclosed that have a lighting fixture, a microprocessor, and a single dimmer control that enables a user to adjust a total current to the lighting fixture. The lighting fixture includes a first LED channel that emits a first spectrum comprising white light and a second LED channel that emits a second spectrum comprising biologically-tailored light. The microprocessor is configured to take measurements of current, store a plurality of average values of total current, set a setpoint that defines a maximum current for a dimming profile of the lighting fixture, and control a biological light ratio according to the dimming profile. The ratio may be an M/P ratio of melanopic lux to photopic lux or an OPN5/OPN4 ratio of OPN5 lux to melanopic lux. The dimming profile correlates the ratio to a percentage of the maximum current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Schafer, Abhishek Goyanka
  • Publication number: 20190267356
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) with a melanopic emission spectrum can comprise a primary light source and a phosphor. The primary light source can comprise an emission spectrum comprising a first peak centered at a wavelength from 480 nm to 500 nm. The phosphor, when excited, can comprise an emission spectrum with a second peak centered at a wavelength from 640 nm to 750 nm, and the intensity of the first peak is greater than the intensity of the second peak. A light emitting apparatus can comprise a first LED with a traditional white light emission spectrum, and a second LED with a melanopic emission spectrum. The light emitted from the apparatus can comprise chromaticity coordinates, in the CIE 1931 color space diagram using the 1964 10° Supplementary Standard Observer, that are within a one-step MacAdam ellipse from the black body locus with chromaticity coordinate x from 0.34 to 0.45.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Biological Innovation and Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, William Coulter
  • Publication number: 20190182923
    Abstract: A lighting system comprising a light source operable to emit a source light, a sensor operable to sense environmental light from an environment, and a controller operatively connected to each of the sensor and the light source and configured 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 being transmittable in a transmitted data light. The sensor is operable to sense the presence or absence of a dominant wavelength associated with the environmental light. Additionally, the controller is operable to correlate the dominant wavelength with a substance, the controller is configured to detect a level of the dominant wavelength correlated with the substance, and the controller is configured to operate the lighting system to generate an alert based upon the detected level of the dominant wavelength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: Environmental Light Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eric Bretschneider, Pedro Medelius, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Publication number: 20180338359
    Abstract: Lighting systems and methods for providing biologically optimized illumination throughout the day are disclosed. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing, rich in melanopic flux and that reduce blue light hazard exposure are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention relating to specific spectra of illumination containing high or low amounts of melanopic light, spectrally and spatially tunable LED lighting systems, programmed and automated controllers for temporally controlling bio-effective illumination, and dimming circuitry for tuning the spectral output of lighting devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Soler
  • Publication number: 20180172227
    Abstract: Luminaries, fixtures, systems and methods of providing both spectrally and spatially targeted illumination are disclosed. Lighting fixtures including troffer type fixtures comprising LED packages with high melanopic flux and secondary optics for spatially directing or modulating illumination to facilitate or optimize biological effects of lighting are described. Also disclosed are human centric LED lighting fixtures and designs that are designed to coordinate with the time of day and human circadian rhythms. Luminaires that provide control and variation spectral output and that provide indirect spatially targeted lighting so as are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson
  • Publication number: 20180177017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving color accuracy and uniformity in LED illumination systems are disclosed including light engines, switching circuits and methods of adding phosphors or lumiphoric materials for controlling the addition or subtraction of light from one or more color light sources of the light engines to produce light of a uniform and consistent color. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing, rich in melanopic flux and that reduce blue light hazard exposure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson, Eliza Balestracci
  • Publication number: 20180077767
    Abstract: Luminaries, fixtures, systems and methods of providing both spectrally and spatially targeted illumination are disclosed. Intelligent lighting systems with programmable interfaces for customizing spectral and spatial light output to an individual user are also disclosed. Lighting fixtures including table and floor lamps with adjustable spectral output designed to coordinate with the time of day and human circadian rhythms are described. Adjustable light distribution units that provide for both indirect lighting and task lighting that may be independently varied with respect to color so as to illuminate and facilitate circadian rhythm regulation are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson
  • Publication number: 20180070421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving color accuracy and uniformity in LED illumination systems are disclosed including light engines and switching circuits for controlling the addition or subtraction of light from one or more color light sources of the light engines to produce light of a uniform and consistent color. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing and rich in melanopic flux are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Applicant: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson, Eliza Balestracci
  • Patent number: 9844116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving color accuracy and uniformity in LED illumination systems are disclosed including light engines, switching circuits and methods of adding phosphors or lumiphoric materials for controlling the addition or subtraction of light from one or more color light sources of the light engines to produce light of a uniform and consistent color. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing, rich in melanopic flux and that reduce blue light hazard exposure are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Biological Innovation & Optimization Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson, Eliza Balestracci
  • Patent number: 9788387
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving color accuracy and uniformity in LED illumination systems are disclosed including light engines and switching circuits for controlling the addition or subtraction of light from one or more color light sources of the light engines to produce light of a uniform and consistent color. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing and rich in melanopic flux are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: BIOLOGICAL INNOVATION & OPTIMIZATION SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson, Eliza Balestracci
  • Publication number: 20170135176
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving color accuracy and uniformity in LED illumination systems are disclosed including light engines and switching circuits for controlling the addition or subtraction of light from one or more color light sources of the light engines to produce light of a uniform and consistent color. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing and rich in melanopic flux are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson, Eliza Balestracci
  • Publication number: 20170086274
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving color accuracy and uniformity in LED illumination systems are disclosed including light engines, switching circuits and methods of adding phosphors or lumiphoric materials for controlling the addition or subtraction of light from one or more color light sources of the light engines to produce light of a uniform and consistent color. Systems and methods of providing LED light engines and associated illumination spectrums that are both visually appealing, rich in melanopic flux and that reduce blue light hazard exposure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Soler, Eric Thosteson, Eliza Balestracci
  • Publication number: 20160360712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to systems and methods for improving efficiency and yield in plant grow operations including improvements in LED grow lighting fixtures, components and systems, and their applications to plant grow operations. Improvements for directional control and efficiency in lighting and methods and systems used in plant grow applications and operations including temperature regulation and control, soil and grow media regulation and vertical farming are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventors: Neil Yorio, Eric Thosteson, Robert Soler, Shane Sullivan, Eliza Balestracci, Wei Sun, Richard LeClair
  • Patent number: 8272762
    Abstract: A luminaire includes an electrical base, an optic, and a heat sink disposed between the base and the optic. An LED driver circuit is disposed at least partially within the heat sink, and is disposed in electrical communication with the base. An LED light source is disposed in thermal communication with one or more surfaces of the heat sink, and in electrical communication with the driver circuit, the LED assembly includes an LED module. The light source includes a printed circuit board with a plurality of projections that are bendable such that the projections are arranged on an angle when assembled on the heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eliza Katar Grove, James Schellack, Robert Soler, David E. Bartine
  • Publication number: 20120075854
    Abstract: A luminaire includes an electrical base, an optic, and a heat sink disposed between the base and the optic. An LED driver circuit is disposed at least partially within the heat sink, and is disposed in electrical communication with the base. An LED light source is disposed in thermal communication with one or more surfaces of the heat sink, and in electrical communication with the driver circuit, the LED assembly includes an LED module. The light source includes a printed circuit board with a plurality of projections that are bendable such that the projections are arranged on an angle when assembled on the heat sink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: LIGHTING SCIENCE GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, Eliza Katar Grove, James Schellack, Robert Soler, David E. Bartine
  • Patent number: D666750
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Fredric Maxik, David Bartine, Robert Soler, Addy Widjaja, Mark Oostdyk, Ran Zhou