Patents by Inventor William E. Johnson, III

William E. Johnson, III 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: 10458626
    Abstract: A light system is provided. The light system includes: (a) a lamp head assembly, the lamp head assembly including (i) driver circuits, and (ii) a cooling system; and (b) a replaceable assembly connected to the lamp head assembly, the replaceable assembly including (i) a plurality of light producing elements, (ii) a cooling structure for receiving a cooling fluid from the cooling system, the plurality of light producing elements being supported by the cooling structure, and (iii) a reflector for receiving light from the plurality of light producing elements. The replaceable assembly is separable, as a single assembly, from the lamp head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Ruben C. Manikkam, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Darrin Leonhardt
  • Publication number: 20190193113
    Abstract: An irradiation system is provided. The irradiation system includes a plurality of LED arrays, each of the LED arrays including a plurality of LED light producing elements. The irradiation system also includes a target area, the target area being adapted to receive light energy from each of the plurality of LED arrays. The plurality of LED arrays are positioned with respect to one another such that they surround the target area of the irradiation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, Ruben C. Manikkam, David A. Sprankle, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Brett Skinner, Michael K. West, Brad Cohen, Jochen Grade
  • Patent number: 10330304
    Abstract: An ultraviolet LED array is provided. The ultraviolet LED array includes a heatsink. The heatsink includes (i) a base heatsink element, and (ii) a thick film layer applied to the base heatsink element. The ultraviolet LED array also includes a plurality of ultraviolet LED elements coupled directly to the thick film layer of the heatsink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, Mahmood Gharagozloo
  • Publication number: 20180288841
    Abstract: A lighting system is provided. The lighting system includes: a plurality of light producing elements, the plurality of light producing elements being arranged in an array including a plurality of branches connected in an electrically parallel configuration with respect to one another, each of the plurality of branches including a plurality of the light producing elements arranged in an electrically series configuration with respect to one another; a plurality of driver circuits, each of the plurality of driver circuits providing electrical energy to a respective one of the plurality of branches; and a processor for detecting failure of one or more of the light producing elements, and adjusting electrical energy provided by at least one of the plurality of driver circuits based on the detection of the failure of the one or more light producing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mahmood Gharagozloo, Darrin Leonhardt, Yixin Yang, William E. Johnson, III
  • Publication number: 20180216802
    Abstract: A light system is provided. The light system includes: (a) a lamp head assembly, the lamp head assembly including (i) driver circuits, and (ii) a cooling system; and (b) a replaceable assembly connected to the lamp head assembly, the replaceable assembly including (i) a plurality of light producing elements, (ii) a cooling structure for receiving a cooling fluid from the cooling system, the plurality of light producing elements being supported by the cooling structure, and (iii) a reflector for receiving light from the plurality of light producing elements. The replaceable assembly is separable, as a single assembly, from the lamp head assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Ruben C. Manikkam, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Darrin Leonhardt
  • Publication number: 20180080644
    Abstract: An ultraviolet LED array is provided. The ultraviolet LED array includes a heatsink. The heatsink includes (i) a base heatsink element, and (ii) a thick film layer applied to the base heatsink element. The ultraviolet LED array also includes a plurality of ultraviolet LED elements coupled directly to the thick film layer of the heatsink.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, Mahmood Gharagozloo
  • Publication number: 20170154765
    Abstract: A lamp is provided. The lamp includes a transparent envelope for emitting light, and an RFID tag coupled to a portion of the transparent envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Robert Ervin
  • Patent number: 9648705
    Abstract: A lamp head assembly is provided. The lamp head assembly includes a plurality of arrays of light producing elements; a driver circuit configured to provide energy to each of the plurality of arrays; and a microprocessor for controlling operation of the driver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Arunachalam Jawahar
  • Patent number: 9644831
    Abstract: A manifold assembly for distribution of a cooling fluid configured for use with a light source is provided. The manifold assembly includes a fluid manifold for providing a cooling fluid to a lamp head assembly of the light source, at least one sensor for sensing at least one characteristic of the cooling fluid in the fluid manifold, and a microprocessor for receiving information related to the at least one characteristic from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, William Curtis Harper, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Arunachalam Jawahar
  • Publication number: 20160209019
    Abstract: A manifold assembly for distribution of a cooling fluid configured for use with a light source is provided. The manifold assembly includes a fluid manifold for providing a cooling fluid to a lamp head assembly of the light source, at least one sensor for sensing at least one characteristic of the cooling fluid in the fluid manifold, and a microprocessor for receiving information related to the at least one characteristic from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, William Curtis Harper, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Arunachalam Jawahar
  • Publication number: 20160212827
    Abstract: A lamp head assembly is provided. The lamp head assembly includes a plurality of arrays of light producing elements; a driver circuit configured to provide energy to each of the plurality of arrays; and a microprocessor for controlling operation of the driver circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: William E. Johnson, III, Darrin Leonhardt, Mahmood Gharagozloo, Arunachalam Jawahar
  • Patent number: 8785868
    Abstract: An “intelligent” UV curing assembly is disclosed. The “intelligent” assembly permits automated monitoring of performance parameters, part lifetime, and inventory control of internal parts. The “intelligent” assembly includes an on lamp microprocessor. The on lamp microprocessor may be configured to recognize the internal parts, record accumulated working time of each part, and sample and process data from the plurality of “intelligent” sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Heraeus Noblelight Fusion UV Inc.
    Inventors: Yixin Yang, William E. Johnson, III, Pradyumna Kumar Swain, Michael Kenneth West, Charles Hudson Wood, David Xu, Darrin Leonhardt, Mahmood Gharagozloo
  • Publication number: 20140138550
    Abstract: An “intelligent” UV curing assembly is disclosed. The “intelligent” assembly permits automated monitoring of performance parameters, part lifetime, and inventory control of internal parts. The “intelligent” assembly includes an on lamp microprocessor. The on lamp microprocessor may be configured to recognize the internal parts, record accumulated working time of each part, and sample and process data from the plurality of “intelligent” sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: FUSION UV SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Yixin Yang, William E. Johnson, III, Pradyumna Kumar Swain, Michael Kenneth West, Charles Hudson Wood, David Xu, Darrin Leonhardt, Mahmood Gharagozloo