Selective Electric Switch Controlled By The Radiant Energy Responsive Device Patents (Class 315/154)
  • Patent number: 10349493
    Abstract: A lighting system including a lighting support frame and lighting fabric and a lighting support assembly connected to the lighting support frame and lighting fabric, the lighting support frame or the lighting support assembly including one or more lighting elements. The lighting system further includes an artificial intelligence (AI) device housing coupled to the lighting support assembly, the AI device housing including one or more microphones, one or more processors, one or more memory devices, and computer-readable instructions stored in the one or more memory devices and executable by the one or more processors to receive audible commands and convert the received audible commands to one or more sound files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Armen Sevada Gharabegian
  • Patent number: 10292239
    Abstract: A lighting energy saving method of the present invention, comprises a plurality of brightness adjustable illuminants, and a plurality of photoreceptors for detecting brightness of lighting environment, the brightness of lighting environment is brightness of the environment formed by illumination light emitted from all the illuminants, natural light and illumination light emitted from other lighting systems, wherein comprising: A. setting basic illumination brightness of the lighting environment, i.e. setting basic photosensitivity value of each of the photoreceptors; B. adjusting illumination brightness of each illuminant to a corresponding brightness value to obtain a real-time brightness environment of the lighting environment, and then detecting the real-time brightness environment by the photoreceptors to obtain the photosensitivity values detected by the photoreceptors, the photosensitivity values reflecting the real-time illumination brightness of the real-time brightness environment; C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Delight Innovative Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Kinhing Yau
  • Patent number: 10230466
    Abstract: A light source emits a modulated light, and a radio-frequency transceiver disposed therewith emits a radio-frequency signal. A mobile device may receive either or both signals and determine its position based thereon. The light and radio-frequency sources may be disposed in node in a network of said sources, and the nodes may communicate via the radio-frequency transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Ryan, Kelby Edward Green, Emanuel Paul Malandrakis, Konstantin Klitenik
  • Patent number: 10187956
    Abstract: At least one controllable source of visible light is configured to illuminate a space to be utilized by one or more occupants. A controller causes the source(s) to emit light in a manner that varies at least one characteristic of visible light emitted into the space over a period of time at least in part in accordance with a chaotic function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: David P. Ramer, Jack C. Rains, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10003401
    Abstract: A light source emits a modulated light, and a radio-frequency transceiver disposed therewith emits a radio-frequency signal. A mobile device may receive either or both signals and determine its position based thereon. The light and radio-frequency sources may be disposed in node in a network of said sources, and the nodes may communicate via the radio-frequency transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Ryan, Kelby Edward Green, Emanuel Paul Malandrakis, Konstantin Klitenik
  • Patent number: 9991956
    Abstract: A light source emits a modulated light, and a radio-frequency transceiver disposed therewith emits a radio-frequency signal. A mobile device may receive either or both signals and determine its position based thereon. The light and radio-frequency sources may be disposed in node in a network of said sources, and the nodes may communicate via the radio-frequency transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Ryan, Kelby Edward Green, Emanuel Paul Malandrakis, Konstantin Klitenik
  • Patent number: 9907144
    Abstract: An illumination system includes a light projection device, an illuminance measurement unit, a lighting device, and a control device. The light projection device projects an image to a space. The illuminance measurement unit measures an illuminance value of a location where the illuminance measurement unit is placed in the space. The lighting device has a dimming function for illuminating the location in the space with a brightness. The control device includes an illuminance setting unit, a difference calculation unit, and an illumination light adjusting unit. The illuminance setting unit sets an illuminance value of the location. The difference calculation unit calculates a difference between the illuminance value set by the illuminance setting unit and the illuminance value measured by the illuminance measurement unit. The illumination light adjusting unit adjusts a brightness of the lighting device such that the difference calculated by the difference calculation unit is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kawamura, Kentaro Yamauchi, Kohji Hiramatsu, Akihiro Kishimoto, Tatsumi Setomoto
  • Patent number: 9756693
    Abstract: A self-healing overtemp circuit is described and illustrated comprising a temperature sensing circuit, a voltage sensing circuit, and optionally, a current sensing circuit. A lower cost, simplified alternative overtemp circuit is also discussed. The self-healing overtemp circuit is designed to ramp down power in an LED lighting system (or other electrical circuit) in response to a sensed or impending thermal runaway (and optionally, overcurrent) event. Said thermal runaway and overcurrent events may be a result of failure of one or more components (e.g., driver, active cooling means) of the lighting system. The self-healing overtemp circuit further comprises means of restoring power to said LEDs in a manner that avoids (i) a perceivably bright flash of light or (ii) increased risk of component failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Aric D. Klyn, Andrew J. Schembs
  • Patent number: 9706624
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lighting method, system, and streetlamp. The present disclosure may enable the streetlamp to illuminate according to the location of the vehicles, so as to avoid the wasting of electrical energy due to activation of the streetlamp during no passing of vehicles for a long time, by transmitting travelling information for indicating longitude and latitude of an adjacent vehicle by the vehicle, and providing illuminating for the roads upon determining that the vehicle is in the illumination coverage of the streetlamp by the processor in the streetlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LEAUTO INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Zou, WenRui Li, Yong Xu, KunSheng Chen, Dan Li, Wei Lin, Peng Liu
  • Patent number: 9542033
    Abstract: Described is an interactive control device (1) for at least one service apparatus (2), comprising a control unit (3), a screen (4) operatively connected to the control unit (3) having touch selection means (5) for interacting with the user. The touch selection means (5) are configurable between an active condition wherein they receive the touch information of the user and an inactive condition wherein they do not receive the touch information of the user. More specifically, the interactive control device (1) comprises a presence and distance sensor (7) operatively connected to the control unit (3) and configured for generating a detection signal (8) representing the presence and the distance of a user relative to the sensor (7). The control unit (3) is configured for receiving the detection signal (8), for processing it and for generating a control signal of at least part of the service apparatus (2) as a function of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: INTEREL TRADEMARKS B.V.
    Inventor: Andrea Benoni
  • Patent number: 9468076
    Abstract: Inventive methods and apparatus for management of outdoor lighting networks (130A-C, 230A-C). For example, in some embodiments methods and apparatus are provided that enable communication between a central management system (110, 210) and a plurality of unique outdoor lighting networks (130A-C, 230A-C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Dan Jiang, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 9456482
    Abstract: Assume that the two groups of lighting fixtures are located in the same general area, employ daylighting, and provide light that can be sensed by each other. A first group will determine an actual lighting contribution provided by the second group and remove the actual lighting contribution provided by the second group when making daylighting decisions. As such, when the dimming level of the second group is changed, the first group will effectively ignore changes in the dimming level of the second group when making daylighting decisions, and vice versa. A group of lighting fixtures may include one or more lighting fixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pope, Boris Karpichev
  • Patent number: 9332616
    Abstract: A path light that utilizes an ambient light sensor to determine the lighting conditions may experience feedback from its light source if it determines that the lighting conditions are appropriate to illuminate the path light's light source. The path light, as disclosed herein, may compute an offset value to ascertain the amount of feedback from the light source. Upon learning the offset value, the path light may subtract the offset value from a detected amount of light to determine whether the lighting conditions of its surroundings still meet a threshold level of darkness for the path light to illuminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yash Modi, Anthony Michael Fadell, Mark Rajan Malhotra, Shao-Po Ma
  • Patent number: 9253846
    Abstract: An exemplary LED table lamp includes a hollow lamp housing, a lamp base supporting the lamp housing, an LED module received in the lamp housing for emitting light, and a controlling module electrically connecting to the LED module for automatically adjusting a light intensity of the LED table lamp. The controlling module includes a sensor configured for sensing the light intensity of a working surface of the LED table lamp, and obtaining data corresponding to the light intensity of the working surface of the LED table lamp, a controller comparing the data obtained by the sensor with predetermined data and giving an adjusting order, and an adjusting member adjusting current supplied to the LED module according to the adjusting order from the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi-Zhong Sheu
  • Patent number: 9161417
    Abstract: A configuration unit (1) and a method for configuring a sensor (2) comprising a transmitter (4) and a plurality of receivers (6) are provided. The configuration unit is operatively connected to the transmitter and the plurality of receivers, and is adapted to estimate the location of a static element (8) based on a probing signal (5) transmitted by the transmitter and based on a return signal (7) received by the plurality of receivers. The return signal is generated by reflection of the probing signal against the static element. Moreover, the configuration unit is adapted to configure the sensor, for presence detection of a target (9), based on the estimated location of the static element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ashish Vijay Pandharipande, David Ricardo Caicedo Fernandez
  • Patent number: 9137873
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lighting device that employs at least one string of LEDs as a lighting source. The string of LEDs is coupled in series with a first switch, wherein the string of LEDs and the first switch are coupled between a power supply node and ground. During a normal operation mode, a system controller is configured to operate the first switch to deliver a drive current to the string of LEDs from the power supply node. The system controller is associated with circuitry that allows the system controller to monitor the drive current and determine when an overcurrent condition occurs. Upon detecting the overcurrent condition, the system controller will open the first switch to stop the drive current from flowing through the string of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventor: Everett Bradford
  • Publication number: 20150145420
    Abstract: Control of one or more switches arrayed in a multi-gang switch box is disclosed. One or more sensors may receive or provide an indication of a gesture near one of the switches. An indication of the switch determined to which a gesture is determined to be directed toward may be displayed. A state change may be performed on the switch according to the gesture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Simonian, Joe Freeman Britt, Jr., Erich SCHLAEPFER
  • Publication number: 20150102734
    Abstract: A plurality of lighting devices are respectively arranged, on a ceiling surface, at a plurality of grid points of the ceiling surface partitioned in a grid pattern. A detection unit detects occupancy statuses of a plurality of seats located correspondingly to positions of the plurality of grid points. A controller is capable of communicating with each of the plurality of lighting devices. The controller includes a light-control information generating unit that regards a block formed of a plurality of grid points centering around a grid point of an occupied location as one group to generate, for each of groups set correspondingly to occupied locations, light control information on a lighting device that becomes a dimming target in the group. The controller also includes a transmission unit that transmits the light control information. The lighting device being a dimming target among the plurality of lighting devices performs light control based on the received light control information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: MegaChips Corporation
    Inventor: Tomonobu Asami
  • Patent number: 8994517
    Abstract: A remote controller is arranged for selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources. The remote controller has an omnidirectional transmitter and is arranged to instruct, by means of the omnidirectional transmitter, the light sources to transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source. Further, the remote controller has a directional signal receiver, and is arranged to receive the directional signals from the light sources, and signal comparison circuitry connected with the directional signal receiver. The remote controller is arranged to select one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the remote controller comprises a transmission indicator, which is arranged to generate an indication signal, indicative of a successful omnidirectional transmission, and it is arranged to initiate the selection of one of the light sources by means of the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendricus Theodorus Gerardus Maria Penning De Vries, George Frederic Yianni, James Joseph Anthony McCormack
  • Publication number: 20150084522
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a lighting control system includes a determination unit which determines presence of a person in any one area among the plurality of areas based on a detection result of the human detection sensor; and a control unit which performs a control of turning on a lighting apparatus which is arranged in the one area with a first light amount, when a determination result that a person is present in the one area is obtained in the determination unit, and performs a control of turning on a lighting apparatus which is arranged in each area neighboring the one area with a second light amount which is equal to or smaller than the first light amount, when a person is present in the one area for a first predetermined time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Yamamoto, Sayaka Kikuta
  • Publication number: 20150084523
    Abstract: A lighting system according to an embodiment includes a plurality of lighting devices, and a host device which controls the lighting devices. In addition, the lighting system collects information according to a place where the lighting system is installed. Then, the lighting system performs, according to the collected information, a gradation control which turns on lighting devices at a periphery area which are installed on the periphery of lighting devices at a central area that are instructed to be turned on at a degree of dimming which is lower than a degree of dimming of the lighting devices at the central area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA LIGHTING & TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Nishigaki, Kenji Takahashi, Hisashi Yamamoto, Junko Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8981912
    Abstract: A method of selecting a light source among a plurality of light sources by means of a remote controller includes the remote controller: instructing, by omnidirectional transmission, the light sources to each transmit a directional signal comprising a code, which is unique for each light source; —receiving the directional signals from the light sources; and selecting one of the light sources on basis of the received directional signals. Furthermore, the method includes: generating, remotely of the light sources, codes to be transmitted by the light sources; and—the remote controller instructing each one of the light sources which one of the remotely determined codes to transmit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijkle Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johan Cornelis Talstra, Hendricus Theodorus Gerardus Maria Penning De Vries, George Frederic Yianni
  • Patent number: 8960954
    Abstract: Control system for sea turtle lights uses regulated lights, based upon satellite generated day signals and non-regulated lights. A user programmable timer permits the user to set time of day lighting operations. A seasonally fixed timer, fixed with a governmentally approved sea turtle season permits activation of the regulated lights. Outside of turtle season, non-regulated lights are used. The user turns ON and OFF the lights daily. An integrated lighting control system includes a central control unit having the user programmable timer and the seasonally fixed timer and the receiver with a processor and memory which generates lighting commands. A controllable light selector switch receives the lighting commands via a wired or wireless network. The method controls lights affecting sea turtles, which lights are subject to governmental regulation and seasonal operation. All light controls are further based upon the user set time of day and day of week lighting times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Geoffrey Farrell
  • Publication number: 20150042493
    Abstract: An illuminated signage apparatus operable in high ambient light environments and in low ambient light environments comprises a first light source (30) operable in high ambient light environments and a second light source (26) operable in low ambient light environments. It includes means to detect a relevant ambient light environment threshold and means to switch between the operation of the first (30) and second light sources (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph William McClean
  • Patent number: 8922126
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a DC/DC power converter, a controller/processor electrically connected to the DC/DC power converter, a light emitting diode (LED) current control circuit communicably coupled to the controller/processor and electrically connected to the DC/DC power converter, and two or more LEDs comprising at least a first color LED and a second color LED electrically connected to the LED current control circuit. The LED current control circuit provides an on/off signal having a cycle time to each LED in response to one or more control signals received from the controller/processor such that the two or more LEDs produce a blended light having a specified color based on how long each LED is turned ON and/or OFF during the cycle time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: iLumi Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Swapnil Bora, Corey Egan
  • Publication number: 20140375220
    Abstract: A two-level LED security light with a motion sensor. At night, the LED is turned on for a low level illumination. When the motion sensor detects any intrusion, the LED is switched from the low level illumination to a high level illumination for a short duration time. After the short duration time, the LED security light returns to the low level illumination for saving energy. The LED security light includes a power supply unit, a light sensing control unit, a motion sensing unit, a loading and power control unit, and a lighting-emitting unit. The lighting-emitting unit includes one or a plurality of LEDs which may be turned-on or turned-off according to the sensing results from the light sensing control unit. When the motion sensing unit detects an intrusion, the illumination of the LED security light can be immediately turned on to the high level to scare away the intruder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: CHIA-TEH CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140320025
    Abstract: A road illumination system having sensors detecting approaching vehicles and operating thereupon and via a controller switches associated with street lights is provided herein. The system turns street lights off when no vehicles are present and spares thereby electricity. The system activates the street lights groupwise, to supply enough illumination with a minimal amount and complexity of equipment. The system further has an extended ability to identify malfunctioning and exceptional situations, in which is activates the street lights continuously. The system is a distributed wireless one, and may be configured remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel ASSOULIN
  • Patent number: 8872433
    Abstract: An electronic control system for operating lighting is rated and operable from normal AC mains supply voltages. A street light controller is adapted to activate a luminaire when ambient light levels are considered too dark and, conversely, when ambient light levels are sufficient, the luminaire is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hendon Semiconductors Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thi Bui, Mark Potter, Khanh Le, Stephen Francis
  • Patent number: 8872432
    Abstract: A lighting system and method for controlling illumination of the same upon detection of a user in at least one of a first detection area and a second detection area. The lighting system can include a lighting fixture having one or more lighting sources and at least two sensors associated with separate detection areas. Each sensor can send a signal to a controller associated with the lighting fixture, and the controller can be configured to vary the illumination of one or more of the lighting sources depending on the each sensor's detection area. The present subject matter facilitates energy savings since areas away from an occupied area are not illuminated. Communication between neighboring lighting fixtures is not required since each lighting fixture can detect the presence of a user in an area proximate an adjacent lighting fixture in order to trigger illumination of the lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bertalan Kercso, Laszlo Balazs, Istvan Maros
  • Publication number: 20140312781
    Abstract: A garden light having a body with a post, the lower end of which is provided with a spike. The upper end of the post receives a lens assembly. Secured to the lens assembly is a cap assembly that has three LEDs that are activated to produce a varying colour light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Simon N. RICHMOND
  • Publication number: 20140292208
    Abstract: An ambient light sensor measures an ambient light level at one point in an illuminated environment, such as a warehouse, office, shop, cold-storage facility, or industrial facility, and provides an indication of the measured ambient light level to a processor. The processor maps the measured ambient light level to an estimated ambient light level at a different point in the illuminated environment from the measured ambient light level (e.g., a “task height” about three feet from a warehouse floor). The processor may determine the difference between the estimated ambient light level and a desired light level at the task height, and may change the artificial illumination provided by a light fixture to make the actual ambient light level at task height match the desired light level at the task height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Digital Lumens Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Chemel, John F. Egan, Scott D. Johnston, Steve T. Kondo, Jesse F. Kuhn, Matthew W. Massicotte, Frederick M. Morgan, Colin N. Piepgras, Henry B. Sick, Christopher L. Elledge
  • Patent number: 8836222
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems for adaptive light projection are described herein. According to embodiments of the disclosure, optical data of a physical space around a user is received. Light from a light source is then projected onto a projection area that is determined based, at least in part, on the received optical data. User commands may include requests to locate and/or track objects within the physical space around the user. User commands may comprise a combination of the audible user command and a physical user gesture—e.g., a gesture identifying an object or a surface to receive the projected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: William Graham Patrick, Eric Teller, Johnny Lee
  • Patent number: 8829797
    Abstract: Lighting systems including lighting fixtures having multiple light-emitting diode units and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. A lighting system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a plurality of lighting fixtures individually including first and second light-emitting diode units. The system further includes a power source, first wiring operably connecting the first light-emitting diode units to the power source, and second wiring operably connecting the second light-emitting diode units to the power source. An automatic controller is operably connected to the first wiring such that the second light-emitting diode units operate independently of the automatic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. McMahon
  • Patent number: 8823268
    Abstract: A load control system for controlling an electrical load includes multiple wireless transmitters and a load control device that is able to automatically adjust how the load control device operates in response to type of wireless transmitters that are associated with the load control device. The load control device automatically operates in a first mode of operation if only the first transmitter is associated with the load control device, and automatically operates in a second mode of operation if both the first and second transmitters are associated with the load control device. The first transmitter may comprise a daylight sensor, and the load control device may only turn on the electrical load in one of the two modes in response to the daylight sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Saveri, III, Andrew Peter Schmalz, Akshay Bhat
  • Publication number: 20140239819
    Abstract: A centralized photosensitive LED streetlight control system, includes a control center, a number of LED streetlights and multiple field distribution boxes, with each field distribution box supplying power to multiple LED streetlights in a centralized way, and also includes multiple field controllers used in a complementing way with field distribution boxes. The field controller consists of photosensitive sensor, processor, power switch control unit and communication module, with the power switch control unit connecting to the power switch of field distribution box, the processor collecting and converting photosensitive sensor signal and outputting after analyzing and judging the control signal to the power switch control unit to control the power switch of field distribution box; the communication module connecting with the control center network for the control center to monitor in real time the working states of field controller and power switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicants: Shanghai Sansi Electronics Engineering Co., Ltd, Jiashan Sansi Photoelectricity Technology Co., Ltd., Shanghai Sansi Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yinghua Wang, Ming Chen, Yanyan Sun, Na Feng
  • 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: 20140217905
    Abstract: A multi-level automation control architecture, methods, and systems are disclosed, which provide enhanced scalability, functionality, and cost effectiveness for energy, access, and control. The systems include various combinations of automation controllers, remote controllers and peripheral devices that are used to provide monitoring and control functionality over the various systems in a structure, such as HVAC, water, lighting, etc. In various embodiments, the automation controller and various peripheral devices are implemented to provide an integrated energy management system for the structure. The system allows the user to manage energy based on the day, time, the presence of people, and the availability of natural lighting and heating, as well as prioritize and participate in demand-response program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: AUTANI CORPORATION
    Inventors: RANDY CLAYTON, MICHAEL ANTONE
  • Publication number: 20140191661
    Abstract: A multi-zone control system is provided. The multi-zone control system may include a system unit, zone wiring, a plurality of zone connection terminals and a first microcontroller. Each zone connection terminal may link at least one motion sensors and at least one security device to a first microcontroller. The first microcontroller may receive input when the at least one motion sensor detects movement of an occupant so as to activate the respective security device. A user may single-handedly install, operate and modify the multi-zone control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Stuart RIGGS
  • Publication number: 20140175989
    Abstract: A clothing illumination device is switchable between illumination with visible light only and illumination with visible light mixed with ultraviolet light. The clothing illumination device also has an LED light source and an IC tag reader. A clothing illumination system has a first and a second clothing illumination device which are each switchable between illumination with visible light only and illumination with visible light mixed with ultraviolet light, and which operate in a fashion coordinated with each other to perform the switching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Rohm Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Arai, Masahide Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140175988
    Abstract: An LED based light assembly and lighting system is disclosed. The lighting system includes at least one light assembly comprising a plurality of LED chips, a controller and a power supply module. The controller is configured to receive an input signal and to provide an output control signal for controlling power to the at least one light assembly. The power supply module is configured to receive a standard voltage and current signal and to provide a power signal to the at least one light assembly to power the at least one light assembly in response to the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: DIOLUCE, LLC
    Inventors: Roger Plourde, Hae N. Yi, Byoung K. Shin
  • Publication number: 20140175990
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for automatically commissioning lighting controls using sensing parameters of the light controls are disclosed. One embodiment includes a building control system. The building control system includes a plurality of sensors, a plurality of lights associated with the plurality of sensors, and a controller. The controller is operative to receive sense signals from the plurality of sensors, and generate a graph based on the sensed signals, wherein the graph includes nodes that represent light locations, and edges that represent distances between the lights. For an embodiment, the controller further operative to performing inexact graph matching between a floor plan graph and the sensor graph, thereby automatically commissioning the plurality of lights based on the sensed signals of the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: ENLIGHTED, INC.
    Inventors: Anup Bhatkar, Tanuj Mohan, Premal Ashar
  • Publication number: 20140167621
    Abstract: A fixture comprising a light sensor and an actuator for assigning the fixture to at least one zone. A fixture comprising a light source, a motion sensor and a light sensor. A fixture comprising a motion sensor, a light sensor and a wireless transmitter (optionally also a wireless receiver). A fixture configured to detect light brightness values over a time-span, and identify a period of time with smallest average brightness. A fixture configured to dim at a first rate when a motion sensor senses no motion for a designated period of time, and optionally also configured to brighten at a second rate when the motion sensor detects motion. A fixture configured to dim to not less than a designated percentage unless motion is detected during the dimming. A lighting control system, comprising fixtures and an actuator configured to assign fixtures to zones. Also, other lighting control systems and methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: CREE, INC.
    Inventors: Gary David TROTT, Paul Kenneth PICKARD, James Michael LAY
  • Patent number: 8736179
    Abstract: A light apparatus with a hybrid power supply device and method utilizing the same are disclosed. The light apparatus includes an LED module, a solar module, an auxiliary power module, a voltage level detection circuit, a first switch unit, and a second switch unit. When a voltage of a solar electric power generated by the solar module is greater than a predetermined value, the voltage level detection circuit provides an electrical connection between the solar module and the LED module for enabling a transmission of the solar electric power to the LED module. When the voltage of the solar electric power is smaller than the predetermined value, the voltage level detection circuit provides an electrical connection between the auxiliary power module and the LED module for enabling a transmission of an auxiliary electric power generated by the auxiliary power module to the LED module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Chia-Teh Chen
  • Publication number: 20140139119
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrical device that includes a lighting circuit is disposed in the second housing and coupled to the voltage output terminals. The lighting circuit includes a control circuit coupled to a plurality of first light elements and at least one second lighting element. The plurality of first light elements is configured to provide a relatively wide illumination beam when energized by the control circuit in a first operational state, and the at least one second lighting element being configured to provide a relatively narrow illumination beam when energized by the control circuit in a second operational state. The control circuit is configured such that the first operational state and second operational state do not simultaneously occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Pass & Symour, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Trolese, Richard M. Rohmer, Lam Chung Fai, Leung Kwok Chung, Joshua Haines
  • Publication number: 20140125232
    Abstract: A modular lighting system (100) comprising a plurality of interconnected generally planar units (15, 115, 215), each unit having at least one illumination element (31), and an electrical circuit for connection to an adjacent unit and comprising a respective sensor (16, 17) associated with each illumination element, the sensor being arranged to be actuated by the presence of an article over or adjacent to the respective illumination element, and the system being controlled such that when the presence of one or more articles is sensed, the illumination is enabled of one of the illumination elements. Each unit has a further sensor (45) for detecting the approach of a person and illumination is effected only when both said presence sensor and said further sensor are actuated. The further sensor may be a proximity sensor, a vibration sensor or temperature sensing means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Bryn Griffiths, Jon Duncan
  • Patent number: 8686644
    Abstract: A light generating system comprising: a plurality of solid state emitters (SSEs) and a stability control system for controlling the spectral stability of the SSEs. In a particular case, the stability control system may comprise: a power regulator to regulate power supplied to a sub-set of the plurality of SSEs; a constant current circuit connected to the power regulator to provide a constant current to the sub-set of SSEs; a current regulation set point connected to the constant current circuit; and a controller configured to set the regulation set point based on metrology relating to the state of the SSEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald R. Wootton
  • Patent number: 8674608
    Abstract: A luminaire with a light source, controller, and sensors to emit light into an environment is described. The controller may include a processor and memory to analyze data relating to conditions in the environment and to control the light source emitting light. The sensors may be in communication with the controller to detect conditions in the environment and generate data relating to same. The data may be receivable by the controller. Rules affect operation of the luminaire, which may be manipulated using an interface. The luminaire may communicate with devices connected through a network. Light and an auxiliary signal may be emitted substantially simultaneously to provide spatial awareness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lighting Science Group Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Holland, Mark P. Boomgaarden, Eric Thosteson
  • Publication number: 20140062297
    Abstract: A lighting device includes a AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, a controller/processor electrically connected to the AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, a light emitting diode (LED) current control circuit communicably coupled to the controller/processor and electrically connected to the AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, and one or more LEDs electrically connected to the LED current control circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: iLumi Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Swapnil Bora, Corey Egan
  • Publication number: 20140062311
    Abstract: Lighting systems including lighting fixtures having multiple light-emitting diode units and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. A lighting system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a plurality of lighting fixtures individually including first and second light-emitting diode units. The system further includes a power source, first wiring operably connecting the first light-emitting diode units to the power source, and second wiring operably connecting the second light-emitting diode units to the power source. An automatic controller is operably connected to the first wiring such that the second light-emitting diode units operate independently of the automatic controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Steven A. McMahon
  • Publication number: 20140042915
    Abstract: Plural luminaires are installed in a lighting space surrounded by a wall part. A sensor equipment detects existence or nonexistence of a person in the lighting space. If existence of a person in the lighting space is detected, the sensor equipment detects a direction of the person. The sensor equipment detects a distance between the wall part positioned in front of the direction of the person and the person. A lighting control unit selectively switches between a first control for performing lighting control of the luminaires to illuminate the wall part positioned in front of the direction of the person if the detected distance is a specified distance or less, and a second control for performing lighting control of the luminaires to reduce brightness at a place as the place becomes farther from a position of the person if the detected distance is larger than the specified distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Ono, Tomoko Ishiwata, Yoko Noguchi, Makoto Kawagoe, Kenji Takahashi, Hidenori Nishigaki, Junko Takahashi, Shigehisa Kawatsuru, Hitoshi Kawano, Fumie Iwata, Katsusuke Uchino