Patents by Inventor Victor E. Isbrucker

Victor E. Isbrucker 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: 20190162379
    Abstract: A vehicle light includes a lighting unit (300) with multiple light-emitting elements (LEEs) (310), one or more couplers (320A,320B,320C), a light guide (300A,300B,300C) and an extractor (340A,340B,340C). The lighting unit has a curved elongate extension. Each of the couplers has an input aperture coupled with one or more of the LEEs and an exit aperture coupled with a first edge of the light guide and is configured to couple light from the LEEs into the light guide. The light guide is configured to propagate light via total internal reflection to a second edge of the light guide. The extractor has an input aperture coupled with the second edge of the light guide and an exit aperture configured to emit light into an ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Hans Peter Stormberg, Victor E. Isbrucker, Ferdinand Schinagl
  • Patent number: 10267979
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Publication number: 20190101686
    Abstract: A luminaire module including a plurality of light-emitting elements (LEEs) arranged to emit light in a forward direction; a light guide comprising a pair of opposing side surfaces extending from a receiving end of the light guide to an opposing end of the light guide, the light guide configured to guide light received at the receiving end from the LEEs in the forward direction to the opposing end, wherein the light guide is elongated along a transverse direction orthogonal to the forward direction; and an optical extractor elongated along the transverse direction and located at the opposing end of the light guide to receive the guided light, the optical extractor comprising a redirecting surface and an output surface, wherein the received light undergoes two reflections off the redirecting surface prior to being output through the output surface in an ambient environment as output light in a backward angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Victor E. Isbrucker, Ingo Speier
  • Patent number: 10146005
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Publication number: 20180284339
    Abstract: A troffer luminaire including (i) a light guide luminaire module having an optical extractor, and (ii) a reflector, where the reflector is configured to reflect light output by the optical extractor in a backward angular range toward a target surface in a forward angular range, and where a combination of the optical extractor and the first reflector is configured such that a ratio of maximum luminance to minimum luminance across the first reflector is less than a first predetermined ratio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Victor E. Isbrucker, Ingo Speier
  • Publication number: 20170052314
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Patent number: 9348080
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Quarkstar LLC
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker
  • Publication number: 20160139316
    Abstract: A light shaping article includes a solid optic having a cross-sectional profile including an input interface; a convex output surface opposite the input interface; a concave first side surface extending between the input interface and the convex output surface; and a second side surface opposite the concave first side surface extending from between input interface to the convex output surface. The concave first side surface and the convex output surface are configured such that, when the solid optic receives input light having an input angular range in a plane of the cross-sectional profile, the solid optic guides the light to and emits the light from the output surface in an output angular range in the plane. A prevalent propagation direction of output light in the output angular range is tilted toward the second side surface relative to a prevalent propagation direction of input light in the input angular range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Ingo Speier, Victor E. Isbrucker