Patents by Inventor Valeriy K. Berger

Valeriy K. Berger 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: 20190174597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Applicant: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Patent number: 10234098
    Abstract: A direct lighting system and method is provided that includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) secured within a light fixture. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to transmit light from the LEDs therethrough and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Sheldon Lee Rohde, Ramin Safavi, Marty Masias, George Berman, Kent Solberg, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Labon Ruth, John F. Barr, Derek B. Vinson
  • Patent number: 10231308
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Publication number: 20170374717
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Patent number: 9788382
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Publication number: 20160174324
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Patent number: 9301363
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Publication number: 20160061406
    Abstract: A direct lighting system and method is provided that includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) secured within a light fixture. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to transmit light from the LEDs therethrough and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Applicant: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Sheldon Lee Rohde, Ramin Safavi, Marty Masias, George Berman, Kent Solberg, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Labon Ruth, John F. Barr, Derek B. Vinson
  • Patent number: 9131558
    Abstract: A direct lighting system and method is provided that includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) secured within a light fixture. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to transmit light from the LEDs therethrough and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Sheldon Lee Rohde, Ramin Safavi, Marty Masias, George Berman, Kent Solberg, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Labon Ruth, John F. Barr, Derek B. Vinson
  • Publication number: 20120307494
    Abstract: A lighting system including a light-emitting diode cradle securing at least one light-emitting diode and a modular unit comprising an arcuate portion, the arcuate portion comprising at least one diffusive reflective surface adapted to receive and reflect light from the at least one light-emitting diode. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to receive light reflected by the diffusive reflective surface and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, William Elliott, Kent Solberg, Larry T. Taylor, Louis Pollaehn, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Marty Masias, John B. Gunter, George Berman
  • Patent number: 8262253
    Abstract: A lighting system including a light-emitting diode cradle securing at least one light-emitting diode and a modular unit comprising an arcuate portion, the arcuate portion comprising at least one diffusive reflective surface adapted to receive and reflect light from the at least one light-emitting diode. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to receive light reflected by the diffusive reflective surface and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Luminator Holding LP
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, William Elliott, Kent Solberg, Larry T. Taylor, Louis Pollaehn, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Marty Masias, John B. Gunter, George Berman
  • Publication number: 20110273875
    Abstract: A direct lighting system and method is provided that includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) secured within a light fixture. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to transmit light from the LEDs therethrough and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Sheldon Lee Rohde, Ramin Safavi, Marty Masias, George Berman, Kent Solberg, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Labon Ruth, John F. Barr, Derek B. Vinson
  • Publication number: 20110241568
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining the illumination intensity of one or more LEDs above a minimal intensity level. The systems and methods may include: (1) a current regulator for regulating the current in a circuit; (2) a voltage source for applying current to a circuit; (3) an LED with a minimal intensity level that correlates to a set-point temperature; and (4) a thermal sensor that is in proximity to the LED and adapted to sense a temperature proximal to the LED. The thermal sensor may transmit a signal to the current regulator if the sensed temperature exceeds the set-point temperature. Thereafter, the current regulator may take steps to regulate the current in order to maintain the LED illumination intensity above the minimal intensity level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, John B. Gunter, Jim Coker, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Publication number: 20110038149
    Abstract: A lighting system including a light-emitting diode cradle securing at least one light-emitting diode and a modular unit comprising an arcuate portion, the arcuate portion comprising at least one diffusive reflective surface adapted to receive and reflect light from the at least one light-emitting diode. The lighting system further includes a diffusive transmissive element adapted to receive light reflected by the diffusive reflective surface and provide diffused light to an area requiring illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: Vadim Zlotnikov, William Elliott, Kent Solberg, Larry T. Taylor, Louis Pollaehn, Valeriy K. Berger, Dan Kelleher, Marty Masias, John B. Gunter, George Berman
  • Patent number: 7067995
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for compensating for color variations due to thermal differences in LED based lighting systems. The method and system involves characterizing the LEDs to determine what PWM (pulse-width modulation) is needed at various operating temperatures to achieve a desired resultant color. The characterization data is then stored in the microprocessor either in the form of a correction factor or as actual data. When an operating temperature that is different from a calibration temperature is detected, the characterization data is used to adjust the PWM of the LEDs to restore the LEDs to the desired resultant color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Luminator, LLC
    Inventors: John B. Gunter, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger
  • Patent number: 7061690
    Abstract: A device that includes a parabolic or hyperbolic lens that operates by receiving a uniform or non-uniform input light beam and produces a relatively uniform illumination of an illumination surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Luminator Holding, L.P.
    Inventor: Valeriy K. Berger
  • Publication number: 20040135524
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for compensating for color variations due to thermal differences in LED based lighting systems. The method and system involves characterizing the LEDs to determine what PWM (pulse-width modulation) is needed at various operating temperatures to achieve a desired resultant color. The characterization data is then stored in the microprocessor either in the form of a correction factor or as actual data. When an operating temperature that is different from a calibration temperature is detected, the characterization data is used to adjust the PWM of the LEDs to restores the LEDs to the desired resultant color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: Luminator, LLC
    Inventors: John B. Gunter, George Berman, Valeriy K. Berger