With Antenna Patents (Class 315/34)
  • Patent number: 10375804
    Abstract: A lighting module, including: a baseboard configured to receive a user signal indicating a user lighting preference; a communication submodule configured to receive the user signal and convert the user signal to machine readable data indicating the user lighting preference; a control submodule communicably coupled to the wireless communication submodule for receiving the machine readable data, wherein the microcontroller submodule comprises: memory configured to store a lighting parameter provided by a provider, and a processor configured to generate lighting driver instructions based on the user lighting preference and the lighting parameter; and a lighting mode output submodule configured to output the lighting driver instructions to a lighting driver module of a lighting assembly for controlling light emitting elements of the lighting assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LIFI Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Alexander
  • Patent number: 10269553
    Abstract: A light source to be powered by microwave energy, having a dielectric body or fabrication of material lucent for exit of light therefrom, a receptacle within the dielectric body or fabrication, and a lucent microwave-enclosing Faraday cage surrounding the dielectric body or fabrication. The dielectric body or fabrication within the Faraday cage forms at least part of a microwave resonant cavity. A sealed plasma enclosure of lucent material within the receptacle has a means for locating the plasma enclosure within the receptacle with respect to the dielectric body or fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ceravision Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Simon Neate, Edward Charles Odell, John Stocks
  • Patent number: 10236976
    Abstract: A lighting device includes: a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with a wireless device provided externally; a command receiver that receives a command from outside; a light emitter including a light source; and a controller connected to the communication unit, the command receiver, and the light emitter. The command receiver receives a wireless device specifying command that specifies the wireless device with which the communication unit is to wirelessly communicate. The controller tests wireless communication with the wireless device via the communication unit based on the wireless device specifying command received, obtains communication reliability information regarding the reliability of the wireless communication, and causes the light emitter to perform at least one of flashing, dimming, and toning based on the communication reliability information obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Yamamoto, Tatsumi Setomoto, Tamotsu Ando, Kohji Hiramatsu, Hajime Ozaki, Kentaro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10015869
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes: a control module supplying power; a heat sink receiving the control module; a light source mounted on the heat sink and connected to the control module; and a communication module including a connection terminal inserted into the heat sink and connected to the control module, and an antenna device protruding from the heat sink. Since the lighting apparatus can be controlled in a wireless scheme, a user of the lighting apparatus can easily control the lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 9967958
    Abstract: A lighting unit comprises a solid state lighting element (10). An upper housing (18) forms a light mixing chamber (20) over the solid state lighting element (10) and a loop-shaped antenna (22) is held by the upper housing (18), wherein the upper housing (18) comprises a reflective inner wall at least where it defines the mixing chamber (20) and said solid state lighting element (10) is inside said reflective inner wall. This makes use of the component which defines the mixing chamber (20) to hold a loop-shaped antenna (22) in place above the lighting element (10) and therefore away from the heat generated by the lighting element (10) and away from any metallic heat sink or heat spreading components (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Henricus Mathijs Maria Creemers, Lambertus Adrianus Marinus De Jong, Roger Henri Denker, Dirk Jan Van Kaathoven, Marijn Geels
  • Patent number: 9960475
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) lighting device is provided. The device includes an LED light source assembly installed on the top of a heat sink body, and an LED driving and power supply unit configured to drive the LED light source assembly and provide electrical power for the LED lighting device. The device also includes a heat sink including the heat sink body and a heat sink covering, where the heat sink covering has an opening; and a plane including the highest point of the top of the heat sink body is higher than a plane including the opening of the heat sink covering. Further, the device includes a radio frequency (RF) antenna installed on periphery of the heat sink body. A plane that includes the highest point of the RF antenna is at the same level or lower than the plane that includes the highest point of the top of the heat sink body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaofei Chen, Xingming Deng, Jinxiang Shen
  • Patent number: 9839085
    Abstract: A lighting control apparatus using a wire and wireless integrated dimming circuit includes: an input power supply unit; a converter for converting input power to lighting unit supply power; a lighting unit applied with the lighting unit supply power to emit light; a wired module for inputting a wired dimming signal for controlling the lighting unit; a wireless module for inputting a wireless dimming signal for controlling the lighting unit; and a transform module for receiving the wired dimming signal or the wireless dimming signal, transforming the received dimming signal to a preset power, and applying the transformed power to the converter, in which the wired module and the wireless module are connected in parallel, selectively receive the wired dimming signal or the wireless dimming signal, and applies the received dimming signal to the transform module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jun Na, Young Woo Yang, Nak Gwon Choi, Han Yong Park
  • Patent number: 9635742
    Abstract: Antenna-containing LED lighting devices, systems and configuring methods are provided. An exemplary LED lighting device includes an LED light source component unit and an LED driving circuit and power supply unit configured to drive the LED light source component unit and to power the LED lighting device. The LED lighting device further includes a heat sink, an RF antenna, and an RF circuit. The RF antenna is configured to have an antenna top plane containing a highest point of the RF antenna coplanar with or lower than a heat sink top plane containing a highest point of the heat sink. The RF antenna is configured without affecting a light-emitting path from the LED light source component unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chaoqun Sun, Jinxiang Shen, Xiaofei Chen
  • Patent number: 9451687
    Abstract: A high-frequency power supply device is provided with a plasma ignition step that supplies pulse power to ignite plasma, and drive power supply step to supply drive power for maintaining the plasma being generated. In the plasma ignition step, an ignition pulse being applied in an ignition pulse output operation is configured as including a main pulse that induces ignition, and a prepulse with lower power than the power of the main pulse and being applied at a stage prior to the main pulse. Since the ignition pulse is configured as including the main pulse and the prepulse, this enables protection of a high-frequency power source against reflected wave power, as well as reliably igniting the plasma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: KYOSAN ELECTRIC MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Itsuo Yuzurihara, Satoshi Aikawa, Ryosuke Ohma
  • Patent number: 9435521
    Abstract: A directional lighting fixture is disclosed. The directional lighting fixture includes a first housing, a lighting element, an optical element, and a driver board. The lighting element is located within the first housing and substantially aligned with a central axis of the directional lighting fixture. The lighting element is configured to generate visible light. The optical element is positioned directly in front of the lighting element. The optical element is configured to direct the visible light generated by the lighting element in a specific direction. The driver board is electrically coupled to the lighting element and includes an antenna element. The driver board is offset from the central axis of the directional lighting fixture. The antenna element is positioned to be at least flush with the lighting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: TECHNICAL CONSUMER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Chen, Donald A. Sargent
  • Patent number: 9326361
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes: a control module supplying power; a heat sink receiving the control module; a light source mounted on the heat sink and connected to the control module; and a communication module including a connection terminal inserted into the heat sink and connected to the control module, and an antenna device protruding from the heat sink. Since the lighting apparatus can be controlled in a wireless scheme, a user of the lighting apparatus can easily control the lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 9253859
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes: a control module supplying power; a heat sink receiving the control module; a light source mounted on the heat sink and connected to the control module; and a communication module including a connection terminal inserted into the heat sink and connected to the control module, and an antenna device protruding from the heat sink. Since the lighting apparatus can be controlled in a wireless scheme, a user of the lighting apparatus can easily control the lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 9215786
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting apparatus. The lighting apparatus includes: a control module supplying power; a heat sink receiving the control module; a light source mounted on the heat sink and connected to the control module; and a communication module including a connection terminal inserted into the heat sink and connected to the control module, and an antenna device protruding from the heat sink. Since the lighting apparatus can be controlled in a wireless scheme, a user of the lighting apparatus can easily control the lighting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Won Suk Chung
  • Patent number: 9060394
    Abstract: A lighting device which includes: a light source; a receiving unit which receives a control signal from outside the lighting device via wireless communication; and a control unit which causes the light source to emit light according to the control signal received by the receiving unit. When the receiving unit receives, from the outside the lighting device via the wireless communication, a test signal different from the control signal and for determining a state of the wireless communication, the control unit calculates a packet error rate of the test signal received by the receiving unit and causes the light source to emit light such that an emission state is changed according to a communication quality of the wireless communication determined based on at least the calculated packet error rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamotsu Ando, Tatsumi Setomoto
  • Patent number: 9041290
    Abstract: A High Frequency light source has a central body of fused quartz, with a central void, filled with a fill in the void of material excitable by High Frequency energy to form a light emitting plasma. An inner sleeve of perforate metal shim extends along the length of the central body to provide a launching gap. The sleeve has a transverse end portion extending across the other, inner end of the central body. An outer cylinder of fused quartz with an internal bore such as to be a sliding fit with the inner sleeve, itself a sliding fit on the central body. An outer sleeve of perforate metal, enclosing the outer cylinder and having an end portion extending across the flush, void ends of the quartz body and cylinder and having a skirt extending past the flush over an aluminum carrier, clamped and holding the quartz elements against the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Barry Preston
  • Publication number: 20150123537
    Abstract: A plasma emission device in an embodiment includes: an electromagnetic wave generator; a waveguide transmitting an electromagnetic wave emitted from the electromagnetic wave generator, an antenna receiving the electromagnetic wave transmitted through the waveguide; an electromagnetic wave focuser which is irradiated with the electromagnetic wave from the antenna; and an electrodeless bulb disposed in the electromagnetic wave focuser. A light-emitting material filled in the electrodeless bulb is excited by the electromagnetic wave focused by the electromagnetic wave focuser to perform plasma emission. The electromagnetic wave generator includes a cathode part and an anode part. A maximum output efficiency of the electromagnetic wave to be generated with an input power of 700 W or less is 70% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: TOSHIBA HOKUTO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya KATO
  • Publication number: 20150108894
    Abstract: In one embodiment an apparatus to provide electrons to a substrate includes a plurality of helicon plasma sources arranged in a helicon source array, wherein each helicon plasma source comprises a helical antenna configured to generate a wave vector parallel to a first axis; and a magnet configured to generate a magnetic field vector parallel to the first axis, wherein each helicon plasma source is further configured to generate a respective magnetic field vector that is opposite that of a magnetic field vector of an adjacent helicon plasma source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Costel Biloiu
  • Publication number: 20150097480
    Abstract: There is provided plasma equipment including a power supply that supplies a RF power; a chamber in which plasma is generated, and a processing target to processed by the plasma is provided; an antenna coil that is provided on a top surface of the chamber, and is connected to the power supply to receive the RF power; and a resonance coil that is provided to be electrically insulated or cut off from the antenna coil. The resonance coil receives electromagnetic energy applied from the antenna coil to allow a current to flow, and the plasma is generated within the chamber. It is possible to increase the degree of freedom for an installation position of the resonance coil, and it is possible to increase plasma density.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Chin-Wook Chung, Jin-Young Bang, Hee-Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20150097478
    Abstract: A low inductance coil antenna for a plasma reactor has plural conductor lobes extending radially from respective RF supply connections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Knyazik, Samer Banna, Kyle R. Tantiwong
  • Publication number: 20150097479
    Abstract: A low inductance coil antenna for a plasma reactor has multiple radial zones of plural conductor lobes extending radially from respective RF supply and ground rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Knyazik, Samer Banna, Kyle R. Tantiwong
  • Patent number: 8987996
    Abstract: A light emitting diode module includes a main base board, a wireless communication module, multiple light emitting diodes, a power output control system and a control unit. The wireless communication module is used for receiving a control signal. The light emitting diodes are disposed on the main base board and include light emitting diodes having at least one color. The power output control system is electrically connected to the light emitting diodes. The power output control system adjusts an amount of current flowing through each light emitting diode to control the light emitting diodes to emit light by adjusting the amount of current. The control unit is electrically connected to the wireless communication module and the power output control system for controlling the power output control system to adjust the amount of current of each light emitting diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Gunitech Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Hsin Chang, Jiun-Hua Yang, Po-Kuei Chou, Chien-Ju Hung
  • Patent number: 8981646
    Abstract: Disclosed are a lighting apparatus and a lighting control system. The lighting apparatus includes a heat radiation frame, at least one light emitting device on the heat radiation frame, a diffusion frame provided on the heat radiation frame to protect the at least one light emitting device and diffuse a light emitted from the at least one light emitting device, and a support frame provided under the heat radiation frame and having a receiving space to receive at least one module. The module includes a wireless communication module to transmit or receive a control single of the at least one light emitting device. The power supply module is physically separated from the wireless communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae Hun Kim
  • Publication number: 20150022081
    Abstract: An organic electroluminescent display device having integrated an NFC antenna (9). The NFC antenna is arranged on a display screen of the organic electroluminescent display device, where the NFC interface is equipped with an output line of the display screen and is connected to a control mainboard of the display screen. This combines the display screen and the NFC antenna (9) into one, and has the NFC antenna (9) provided directly on the organic electroluminescent display device, thus preventing the problem of signal quality deterioration and reception failure due to wearing of the NFC antenna (9) interface and inaccurate alignment. In addition, provided is a solution to facilitate reception of an NFC signal from a display panel of the display device or for when the NFC signal must be received from the display panel of the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Truly Semiconductors Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianhua Li, Xuebin Chen
  • Publication number: 20150015139
    Abstract: A microwave plasma processing apparatus includes a processing space; a microwave generator which generates microwaves for generating a plasma; a distributor which distributes the microwaves to a plurality of waveguides; an antenna installed in a processing container to seal the processing space and to radiate microwaves distributed by the distributor, to the processing space; and a monitor unit configured to monitor a voltage of each of the plurality of waveguides. A control unit acquires a control value of a distribution ratio of the distributor, which corresponds to a difference between a voltage monitor value of the monitor unit and a predetermined voltage reference value, from a storage unit that stores the difference and the control value corresponding to each other. The control unit is also configured to control the distribution ratio of the distributor, based on the acquired control value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kazushi KANEKO, Toshihiko IWAO, Satoru KAWAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20140375204
    Abstract: A lighting device may include a tube and end caps located at two ends of the tube, a lighting assembly arranged in the tube, a driver for the lighting assembly, an antenna, and a wireless communication circuit for conducting wireless communication, the antenna being provided in the end cap and the wireless communication circuit being provided in the tube or at least partially provided in the end cap, and one side of the wire communication circuit being connected to the driver and the other side thereof being connected to the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GMBH
    Inventors: Xuewei Dai, Aimin Lin, Middel Tjaco, Zesheng Ye
  • Publication number: 20140375203
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp, comprising: a lamp envelope with a re-entrant cavity and evacuation tube; a power coupler, wherein the power coupler is located inside the re-entrant cavity; an electronic ballast, wherein the electronic ballast provides appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler; and an amalgam held within a capsule located above the power coupler within the lamp envelope, wherein the capsule is positioned with a mount comprising at least one wire attached to the capsule and having at least two wire ends extending from the capsule into the evacuation tube with contact made between the wire ends and the interior surface of the evacuation tube of the re-entrant cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Walter Peter Lapatovich, David Alan Goodman, David Wentzel
  • Publication number: 20140368109
    Abstract: A processor controlled induction RF fluorescent lamp, where the control processor runs a load control algorithm at least for switching the electrical load for connection to an external dimming device, the lamp comprising a vitreous envelope filled with an ionizable gas mixture; a power coupler comprising at least one winding of an electrical conductor; and an electronic ballast providing appropriate voltage and current to the power coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: John R. Goscha, Victor D. Roberts, Thomas Farkas
  • Patent number: 8912976
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radio frequency (RF) antenna for plasma ion sources. The RF antenna includes a low-resistance metal tube having an inner and outer diameter. A low friction polymer tube also having an inner and outer diameter surrounds the low-resistance metal tube. The inner diameter of the polymer tube is slightly larger than the outer diameter of the low-resistance metal tube. A pre-formed quartz glass tube encases the low friction polymer tube and low-resistance metal tube. The quartz glass tube is pre-formed in a desired shape. A guide wire is attached inside one end of the low-resistance hollow metal tube. The flexible low friction polymer tube containing the low-resistance metal tubed may then be threaded through the quartz glass tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Wilhelm P. Platow, Craig R. Chaney
  • Publication number: 20140361684
    Abstract: A microwave emission mechanism includes: a transmission path through which a microwave is transmitted; and an antenna section that emits into a chamber the microwave transmitted through the transmission path. The antenna section includes an antenna having a slot through which the microwave is emitted, a dielectric member through which the microwave emitted from the antenna is transmitted and a closed circuit in which a surface current and a displacement current flow. A surface wave is formed in a surface of the dielectric member. The closed circuit has at least: an inner wall of the slot; and the surface and an inner portion of the dielectric member. When a wavelength of the microwave is ?0, a length of the closed circuit is n?0±?, where n is a positive integer and ? is a fine-tuning component including 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Taro Ikeda, Hiroyuki Miyashita, Yuki Osada, Yutaka Fujino, Tomohito Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20140354148
    Abstract: A method for operating a plasma lamp apparatus. The method includes providing a resonator structure configured with a bulb comprising a fill mixture. The bulb is coupled to an output coupling element. The method applying an RF power source to a resonator structure configured with an input coupling element and coupling the RF power to the output coupling element configured with the input coupling element to cause the fill mixture to discharge electromagnetic radiation. The method includes adjusting a spatial distance or relative configuration between the input coupling element and the output coupling element during output of the electromagnetic radiation and causing a change in an impedance value of the resonator structure to initiate an adjustment of a power transfer from the RF power source to an output of the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Topanga USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane I. Atol, Timothy J. Brockett
  • Publication number: 20140339981
    Abstract: An antenna for plasma generation radiates a microwave transmitted through a coaxial waveguide into a processing chamber and propagates the microwave on a metal surface of the processing chamber to convert gas into surface wave plasma. The antenna includes a gas flow path for passing the gas through the antenna, a plurality of gas holes that communicate with the gas flow path and introduce the gas into the processing chamber, and a plurality of slots that are separated from the gas flow path and penetrate through the gas flow path. The slots pass the microwave transmitted through the coaxial waveguide and a slow-wave plate to the processing chamber. A first space between portions of adjacent slots penetrating through the gas flow path is arranged to be wider than a second space between portions of the adjacent slots opening out to a plasma generation space of the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Tomohito Komatsu, Taro Ikeda, Shigeru Kasai
  • Patent number: 8890410
    Abstract: A plasma generation device, including: an ionization unit that ionizes gas in a target space; an electromagnetic wave oscillator that oscillates an electromagnetic wave to be radiated to the target space; and an antenna that radiates the electromagnetic wave supplied from the electromagnetic wave oscillator to a gas ionization region in which gas ionized by the ionization unit is provided. The ionization unit ionizes gas and the antenna radiates the electromagnetic wave thereto to generate plasma. A plurality of strong electric field regions are formed around the antenna when the electromagnetic wave is supplied from the electromagnetic wave oscillator. The strong electric field region is a region stronger in electric field than the surrounding area. The ionization unit ionizes gas around the plurality of strong electric field regions, or gas around a plurality of regions in which immediately before strong electric fields come into existence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Imagineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuji Ikeda, Hitoe Kaneko, Motoki Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20140327356
    Abstract: A wireless electric power supply type light-emitting element 11 of the present invention includes a substrate 2; a light-emitting structure provided on the substrate 2; and a sealing layer 3 provided on the light-emitting structure, wherein the light-emitting structure includes an electric power receiving antenna 4 and an organic electroluminescence element provided on the installation surface of the substrate 2; and two connecting wires 61 and 62 for electrically connecting the electric power receiving antenna 4 and the organic electroluminescence element, the electric power receiving antenna 4 is covered with an insulating layer 7 exclusive of two terminals 41 and 42 of the electric power receiving antenna 4 to which the end parts of the two connecting wires 61 and 62 are connected, and the light-emitting structure is sealed between the substrate 2 and the sealing layer 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakai, Shigenori Morita, Takezo Hatanaka, Hisashi Tsuda
  • Publication number: 20140327355
    Abstract: A flat LED PAR lamp having an antenna secured to the exterior parabolic wall of the glass reflector for use in a wireless network. The interior wall is coated with an aluminized reflective coating that shields the antenna from the internally radiated noise. The aluminized parabolic reflector, together with its companion flat clear lens, is made using a lead-free glass to improve the lumen preservation over the life of the lamp. An efficient LED lamp array is used as the primary source of illumination within the parabolic reflector. Mounted in the base of the LED PAR lamp is the wireless communication and control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Technical Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy CHEN, George J. Uhler
  • Publication number: 20140320004
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp includes a lamp envelope with a re-entrant cavity both covered on a partial vacuum side with phosphor and filled with a working gas mixture; a power coupler on the non-vacuum side of said re-entrant cavity comprising a ferromagnetic core overwound with at least one turn of an electrical conductor; an electronic ballast, wherein the ballast converts mains frequency voltage and current to a power coupler frequency voltage and current, the electronic ballast providing the voltage and current to the power coupler through at least two of a plurality of electrical terminals of the electronic ballast; a capacitor electrically connected between the ferromagnetic core and at least one of the plurality of electrical terminals of the electronic ballast, wherein the magnitude of the impedance of the capacitor is high at the mains frequency and the magnitude of the impedance of that same capacitor is low at the operating frequency of the RF fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Victor D. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140320005
    Abstract: An induction RF fluorescent lamp includes a lamp envelope with a re-entrant cavity both covered on a partial vacuum side with phosphor and filled with a working gas mixture; an air-core power coupler on the non-vacuum side of said re-entrant cavity comprising a coil composed of at least one turn of an electrical conductor; an electronic ballast, wherein the ballast converts mains frequency voltage and current to a power coupler frequency voltage and current, the electronic ballast providing the voltage and current to the power coupler through at least two of a plurality of electrical terminals of the electronic ballast; and a capacitor electrically connected between the air-core power coupler and at least one of the plurality of electrical terminals of the electronic ballast, wherein the magnitude of the impedance of the capacitor is high at the mains frequency and the magnitude of the impedance of that same capacitor is low at the operating frequency of the RF fluorescent lamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Victor D. Roberts, John R. Gocsha
  • Publication number: 20140312766
    Abstract: A plasma reactor has an overhead inductively coupled plasma source with two coil antennas and symmetric and radial RF feeds and cylindrical RF shielding around the symmetric and radial RF feeds. The radial RF feeds are symmetrically fed to the plasma source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: James D. Carducci, Kenneth S. Collins, Richard Fovell, Jason A. Kenney, Kartik Ramaswamy, Shahid Rauf
  • Publication number: 20140306602
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-frequency lamp with a glass bulb and a device for supplying a high-frequency signal. High-frequency lamps known in the prior art either have been limited to a narrow selection of substances in the glass bulb or have relied on a heating process using a spiral-wound filament or the like. The aim of the invention is to provide an inexpensive and more efficient high-frequency lamp. This is to be achieved in particular in that the glass bulb is made, for example from window glass, so as to be heatable by the heat losses of the high-frequency signal in the glass bulb such that even metal halogenides for example can be evaporated without an additional heating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Dritte Patentportfolio Beteiligungsgesellschaft MBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Holger Heuermann, Rainer Kling, Stepfan Holtrup
  • Patent number: 8853948
    Abstract: A plasma reactor having multi discharging tubes is disclosed, through which activated gas containing ion, free radical, atom and molecule is generated through plasma discharging, and different process gases are injected into multi discharging tubes in which solid, power and gas, etc., are plasma-treated with the activated gas to perform processes including cleaning process for semiconductor, and a plasma state can be maintained even at low power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Dai-Kyu Choi
  • Publication number: 20140292194
    Abstract: An LED lighting device includes a light emitting assembly including at least one LED and a wireless network interface connecting the LED lighting device to a network. The wireless network interface includes a RF transceiver. An antenna is in electrical communication with the RF transceiver. A thermally conductive housing receives the light emitting assembly, the thermally conductive housing in thermal communication with the at least one LED. In one aspect the thermally conductive housing is formed of a thermally conductive and electrically nonconductive material. In another aspect, the thermally conductive housing includes a first portion attached to a second portion, wherein the first portion is formed of a first, thermally conductive material and defines an interior cavity receiving the wireless network interface. The second portion is formed of a second, electrically nonconductive material and defines an aperture allowing optical output of the at least one LED to pass therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: E. Mikhail Sagal, Gary R. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20140292193
    Abstract: Provided are a plasma generating apparatus and a substrate processing apparatus. The plasma generating apparatus includes a plurality of dielectric tubes mounted in a plurality of through-holes formed in a vacuum container, respectively; antennas comprising or divided into a first group of antennas and a second group of antennas based on their disposition symmetry in the vacuum container and mounted outside the dielectric tubes, respectively; a first RF power source to supply power to the first group of antennas; a second RF power source to supply power to the second group of antennas; and a first power distribution unit disposed between the first group of antennas and the first RF power source to distribute the power from the first RF power source to the first group of antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicants: WINTEL CO., LTD, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hong-Young CHANG, Jin-Won LEE
  • Patent number: 8841844
    Abstract: A system and method of controlling self powered decorative devices using EMF emanating from, for example, a light string on a Christmas tree. The decorative devices sense the presence of EFM from the light string and actuate in response thereto and turn off when the field disappears, thereby saving energy. In an alternate embodiment, the EMF source is capable of modulation and the slave decorations are coded and tuned to specific EMF characteristics, such as frequency. The master EMF source transmits the EMF of different characteristic thereby causing the coded slave decorations to operate in a synchronized matter. The system may also be responsive to music or other inputs to create special decorative effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Seasonal Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Neuman, Michael B. Lasky
  • Publication number: 20140265832
    Abstract: A plasma reactor has an overhead multiple coil antennas including a parallel spiral coil antenna and symmetric and radial RF feeds and cylindrical RF shielding around the symmetric and radial RF feeds. The radial RF feeds are symmetrically fed to the plasma source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jason A. Kenney, James D. Carducci, Kenneth S. Collins, Richard Fovell, Kartik Ramaswamy, Shahid Rauf
  • Publication number: 20140265830
    Abstract: A UV lamp includes a UV lamp unit including a tubular bulb and an antenna inserted in the tubular bulb, and an antenna lead for supplying microwave energy from a microwave energy source to the UV lamp unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE, HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT FUSION UV INC.
    Inventors: Pradyumna Kumar SWAIN, Andrew David Paul HARBOURNE, Iginio LONGO, Carlo FERRARI
  • Publication number: 20140265831
    Abstract: An elongated light source envelope is disclosed. The elongated light source comprises an inner wall and an outer wall formed around a longitudinal axis. The inner wall and the outer wall may be connected at a first axial end by a first side wall and a second axial end by a second side wall. The inner wall, outer wall, the first side wall, and the second side wall define an enclosed space internal to the envelope. The light source envelope further comprises one or more walls formed between the inner wall and the outer wall to further form at least a first enclosed region and a second enclosed region within the enclosed space. The first enclosed region may be configured to emit a different spectrum of ultraviolet radiation from the second enclosed region in response to excitation of the first enclosed region and the second enclosed region by microwave radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Heraeus Noblelight Fusion UV Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew David Paul Harbourne, Pradyumna Kumar Swain, Iginio Longo, Carlo Ferrari
  • Patent number: 8836219
    Abstract: A method and system for powering gas-filled lamps using radio and/or microwave frequencies is disclosed. The method and system may include a gas-filled lamp, an antenna positioned proximal to the gas-filled lamp, a conductive element surrounding the gas-filled lamp, and a power source connector coupled to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Elizabeth Marie Mako, Frederick Michael Mako
  • Patent number: 8823264
    Abstract: A lamp has microwave resonant body (11) of transparent quartz. The body has a central bore (16), having a sealed plasma enclosing bulb (17) inserted in it. The bulb is of quartz also and has an external diameter which is a close fit in the bore. The bulb itself is of drawn quartz tube (18) and as such has a smooth internal bore (19). End caps (20) are fused to the tube and encapsulate a charge of a material excitable to form a light emitting plasma in the bulb when microwaves are fed into the body via an antenna (7) in a bore (21) in the body. The body is sized to establish resonance within the Faraday cage in the body (11), bulb (17) and fill containing void (22) within the bulb. There is negligible gap between the bulb and body, whereby they can be regarded as one for resonance purposes. The bulb is fixed in the body by welds (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Inventor: Barry Preston
  • Patent number: 8816584
    Abstract: Provided is a light source apparatus which include a light emitting unit including a light emitting area of unit of surface, an antenna disposed along the outer periphery so as not to encroach on a light emitting area and a driving unit, and a driving unit processing wireless power received from the antenna and supplying the processed wireless power to the light emitting unit. According to the light source apparatus, miniaturization may be accomplished and a shielding phenomenon of an antenna reception signal caused by the light emitting area may be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jun-Han Han, Jeong Ik Lee, Yong Hae Kim, Myung Lae Lee, Sang Hoon Cheon, Jaehyun Moon, Seung Koo Park, Doo-Hee Cho, Joo Hyun Hwang, Jin Wook Shin, Chul Woong Joo, Jin Woo Huh, Hye Yong Chu
  • Publication number: 20140232263
    Abstract: A plasma reactor has an overhead multiple coil antennas including a parallel spiral coil antenna and symmetric and radial RF feeds and cylindrical RF shielding around the symmetric and radial RF feeds. The radial RF feeds are symmetrically fed to the plasma source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Nguyen, Kartik Ramaswamy, Jason A. Kenney, Shahid Rauf, Kenneth S. Collins, Yang Yang, Steven Lane, Yogananda Sarode Vishwanath
  • Publication number: 20140232264
    Abstract: An aim of the present invention is, in a plug for high frequency emission disposed at an end of a casing having an emission antenna, to suppress a high frequency noise emitted from the emission antenna. The present invention is directed to a plug for high frequency emission including a transmission line for transmitting an electromagnetic wave, an emission antenna for emitting the electromagnetic wave supplied via the transmission line, and a casing constituted by a cylindrical shaped conductor, provided with the emission antenna at one end of the casing, and accommodating therein the transmission line extending from the emission antenna toward the other end of the casing. Inside of the casing, a central conductor electrically connected to the emission antenna and an outer conductor spaced apart from and surrounding the central conductor are embedded in an insulator so as to collectively constitute the transmission line, and the outer conductor is disposed in and held in non-contact with the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: IMAGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Yuji Ikeda