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04/07/16
20160100475 
 User control of an environmental parameter of a structure patent thumbnailUser control of an environmental parameter of a structure
An apparatuses, methods and systems for providing user control of an environmental parameter of a structure are disclosed. One method includes configuring a one or more units of the lighting system, establishing a local line-of-sight communication link between a user device and at least one sensor unit of the one or more sensor units, receiving, by the at least one sensor unit, a request from the user device, the at least one sensor unit propagating the request to a controller of the lighting system, the controller responding to the request with an operational change of a device associated with the at least one sensor unit, and the at least one sensor unit or the device associated with the at least one sensor unit providing an observable indicator to the user that the request has been addressed..
Enlighted, Inc.


04/07/16
20160100474 
 Apparatus and  creating functional wireless lighting groups patent thumbnailApparatus and creating functional wireless lighting groups
An apparatus for creating functional lighting groups, including a plurality of wireless devices and a gateway. The plurality of wireless devices is configured to enter a grouping mode responsive to commands sent over a wireless network, and is configured to send messages over the wireless network indicating that they have been power cycled.
Fabriq, Ltd.


04/07/16
20160100472 
 Color emphasis and preservation of objects using reflection spectra patent thumbnailColor emphasis and preservation of objects using reflection spectra
A lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to illuminate an object (108, 308, 408, 608), the lighting arrangement (100, 300, 400, 600) configured to emit light of a plurality of colors, and a control unit for controlling mixed light emitted by the lighting arrangement is disclosed. The control unit is configured to determine the object (108, 308, 408, 608) to be illuminated and to receive a reflection spectrum of the object.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160100471 
 Lighting device patent thumbnailLighting device
There is provided a wearable or portable lighting device for playing out, together with a plurality of other wearable or portable lighting devices, a predetermined time-varying lighting pattern over a space occupied by said device and the other devices; said device comprising: at least one light source; memory for storing a representation of the time-varying lighting pattern; and at least one controller configured to determine a current location of said device, to receive a timing signal for determining a current stage of the time-varying lighting pattern in synchronization with the other devices, and based on said determination and said timing signal, with reference to the representation in memory, to select a portion of the time-varying lighting pattern corresponding to the current location and stage and to cause the at least one light source to play-out said portion. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160100469 
 Lighting device having different oleds in series and shunting switch for subset of oleds patent thumbnailLighting device having different oleds in series and shunting switch for subset of oleds
A lighting device is described. The lighting device 10 comprises at least a first oled module 14a, 14b with a first oled element 28a and a second oled module 16a, 16b, 16c with a second oled element 28b.
Oledworks Gmbh


04/07/16
20160100466 
 Light emitting diode driving circuit and lighting apparatus having the same patent thumbnailLight emitting diode driving circuit and lighting apparatus having the same
A light emitting diode (led) driving circuit includes a flicker elimination unit configured to perform a flicker removal for led modules and a driving control unit configured to pause a procedure of the flicker removal based on an ac input voltage that is regulated through a triode for alternating current (triac) dimmer, so as to cause a brightness of the led modules to be dimmed. Therefore, the led driving circuit selectively adjusts an led brightness level and removes led flicker by using a triac dimmer and controls the brightness level of the led module based on a dimming level..
Magnachip Semiconductor, Ltd.


04/07/16
20160100087 
 Vehicle photographic tunnel patent thumbnailVehicle photographic tunnel
A system and method for automatically photographing vehicles in a drive-thru structure is provided where the passage of a vehicle triggers an automated process that captures a series of vehicle images, and uploads the captured images to a web template for display and recordation. The images captured have controlled reflections from multiple angles and perspectives.

04/07/16
20160100028 
 A network system, a lighting system, and a  caching information from a resource-constrained device patent thumbnailA network system, a lighting system, and a caching information from a resource-constrained device
A network system (100) for and a method of caching information from a resource-constrained device are provided. A resource-constrained device (110) provides via a network (130) generated data (d) that relates to a status of the resource-constrained device (110) to a controllable device (150) for controlling the controllable device (150).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160099603 
 Charging apparatus patent thumbnailCharging apparatus
Embodiments of the present invention provide a charging apparatus comprising a case comprising at least one compartment capable of storing a battery-powered lighting device and at least one charging base capable of charging the battery-powered lighting device, wherein each charging base resides in a separate compartment of the case. Each compartment in the case is capable of receiving and storing a battery-powered lighting device in more than one orientation.
Elation Lighting, Inc.


04/07/16
20160099596 
 Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for time related device or lighting device patent thumbnailQuickly charger has usb charging-ports for time related device or lighting device
The device has 2nd or more circuit-inside beside the usb charging-port circuit-kits or circuit-inner which has 2nd transformer to get enough dc current to light source, leds, other light source and all other added functions including wireless controller, switch,sensor, motion sensor, ip cam and realted ir photo diode.. .

04/07/16
20160099595 

Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighting device


Quickly usb charging ports for lighting device has usb charging-ports which meet 2007 released specification has minimum 1.0 amp to 5 amp at dc 5 volt safety and quickly charging capacity to quickly charge dc current into energy-storage unit or assembly inside the other electric or digital product(s) without high voltage dc current for overheat and fire risk and, optionally, additional outlet-units, to supply ac current to other electric or digital devices including smart phone, computer, communication, consumer electric products. The usb-unit(s) or usb-module(s) or outlet-unit(s) fit within or install on anywhere of the item's housing including anywhere of the base, pole, bar, stand, step, contour, edge, walls.

04/07/16
20160099434 

Sealed structure, light-emitting device, electronic device, and lighting device


A sealed structure with high sealing capability, in which a pair of substrates is attached to each other with a glass layer is provided. The sealed structure has a first and second substrates, a first surface of the first substrate facing a first surface of the second substrate, and the glass layer which is in contact with the first and second substrates, defines a space between the first and second substrates, and is provided along the periphery of the first surface of the first substrate.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160099142 

Double-filament incandescent lamp for automotive vehicle front lighting


A lamp for automotive vehicle front lighting is described. The lamp (10) comprises a base (12) for mechanical and electrical connection to an automotive headlight (50) and a burner (14) fixed to the base (12).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160099140 

Adhesive-less assembly for electronic compact fluorescent lamps


A collar includes two sections that join together in an adhesive-less manner to form an aperture, an arm with a distally-located pawl extending from a base of each section, a frame on the other section at a position corresponding to the arm, a lower clamp located on the sections, an upper clamp including a distally-located projection extending from the base surface, first and second flexible clamps located at opposing ends of the aperture. A gas discharge tube lighting assembly includes a discharge tube collar, a discharge tube having a stem assembly with a first portion fitting within the discharge tube and a second portion having a seal ring with a diameter greater than the discharge tube outer diameter, the collar and tube connected by adhesive-less mechanical forces exerted on the upper, lower, and first and second flexible clamps with the discharge tube located partially in the aperture..
General Electric Company


04/07/16
20160099116 

Methods and the production of capacitor with electrodes made of interconnected corrugated carbon-based network


The present invention provides a digital lighting processer (“dlp”) based light treatment system (“dlp-lts”) and methods to reduce portions of the carbon-based oxide film to an interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (iccn), in order to produce supercapacitors.. .

04/07/16
20160098919 

Remote control with enhanced touch surface input


A folding remote control with an inner touch surface such as a touch pad is disclosed. The touch surface is split in two sections which together span both inner surfaces of the two sections of the folding remote providing a large touch surface.

04/07/16
20160098857 

Lighting management in virtual worlds


A method includes providing a three-dimensional virtual environment by executing instructions and displaying the environment in two dimensions on a display screen of a computerized appliance, defining a matrix of cells within space of the virtual environment having objects with surfaces positioned by coordinates virtual environment, determining relative occupancy values for cells intersection of objects with cells, determining in the direction of light sources, relative illumination values for the cells with consideration of intensity and direction and occupancy values, including occlusion effects from cell to cell, and displaying illumination effects on surfaces of objects by managing pixel colors and intensity according to illumination values of adjacent cells.. .

04/07/16
20160098608 

System and scene text recognition


Apparatus and method for performing accurate text recognition of non-simplistic images (e.g., images with clutter backgrounds, lighting variations, font variations, non-standard perspectives, and the like) may employ a machine-learning approach to identify a discriminative feature set selected from among features computed for a plurality of irregularly positioned, sized, and/or shaped (e.g., randomly selected) image sub-regions.. .
Ebay Inc.


04/07/16
20160097725 

Led-based inspection of a painted surface finish


A method of inspecting a painted finish of a component such as a vehicle body or panel includes positioning the component with respect to an array of led lighting fixtures each having led tubes and generating light via the array with a predetermined set of lighting characteristics. The set of lighting characteristics includes a striped pattern, a beam angle of at least 120 degrees, and a cri of at least 85 or at least 90.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


04/07/16
20160097644 

Navigation system and determining a vehicle position


Navigation system and method of determining a vehicle position a navigation system comprises an image sensor configured to capture image data. A map database comprises street lighting data which includes, for a plurality of street lights (41), position data indicating a position (31) at which a street light (41) is installed and height data indicating a height (34) at which a light source (42) of the street light (41) is located.
Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh


04/07/16
20160097525 

Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighted cosmetic mirror device or lighting device


Quickly usb charging ports for lighted cosmetic mirror related device has mirror, or reflective surface, or magnify kits has usb charging-ports which meet 2007 released specification has minimum 1.0 amp to 5 amp at dc 5 volt range for charging capacity to quickly charge dc current into energy-storage unit or assembly inside the other electric or digital product(s) and, optionally, additional outlet-units, to supply ac current to other electric or digital devices including smart phone, computer, communication, consumer electric products, people cosmetic kits or tools or equipment. The usb-unit(s) or usb-module(s) or outlet-unit(s) fit within or install on anywhere of the device's housing including anywhere of the base, housing, walls.

04/07/16
20160097522 

Quickly charger has usb charging-ports for lighting device


The light device has usb charger has ac outlet power source has though the ac-to-dc device to change from 1st alternative current to 1st voltage direct current and the 1st voltage dc current though the circuit-inside or ic or dc-to-dc circuit to get 2nd voltage or though more dc-to-dc devices to get more voltage dc current. The light device has at least one of voltage dc current to supply to usb charger charging-port output-end at 5volt and one of desire voltage dc current to supply to dc light source.

04/07/16
20160097520 

Permanently installed hide-away christmas light panel


The “permanently installed hide-away christmas light panels” provide a platform to house a variety of led light displays in a rigid framework that can be permanently installed on the outside of any house or building that has a roof overhang and recessed soffit face. The panels are constructed using a mold injection process.

04/07/16
20160097519 

Method and decorative lighting


A decorative lighting apparatus is described herein, having a frame, the frame having a base, two side members, and multiple cross members, multiple, adjustably rotatable laser lights, wherein the laser lights are mounted on the cross members, wherein the laser lights are removably attached to the cross members, multiple brackets, wherein the laser lights are attached to the cross members by the brackets, and a power supply operatively connected to the laser lights, wherein the laser lights are infinitely configurable around the frame.. .

04/07/16
20160097517 

Pendant luminaire


This disclosure provides a lighting device that includes an outer frame, an inner frame, and a planar light emitter. The outer frame includes a top member, a bottom member, and one or more vertical members connected between the top member and the bottom member.
Revamp Lighting Llc


04/07/16
20160097506 

Lighting and/or signaling device with side signaling function


A lighting and/or signaling device for a motor vehicle able to perform a side signaling function, the device comprising a bezel provided with an opening and a reflex-reflective element arranged at this opening, the reflex-reflective element being mounted to the rear of the bezel.. .
Valeo Vision


04/07/16
20160097498 

Lighting device with central and peripheral illumination


A light assembly includes a light source and a reflector having a reflective interior surface and a central opening. A toroidal-shaped toroid optic includes a central bore and the light source is positioned in the central bore.
Koehler-bright Star Llc


04/07/16
20160097497 

Led apparatus employing tunable color filtering using multiple neodymium and fluorine compounds


The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one led (or oled) module configured to generate a visible light such as white light, and at least one component such as an optical component comprising multiple (two or more) compounds, each containing neodymium (nd) and at least one compound including fluorine (f) for imparting a desired color filtering effect to provide a desired light spectrum, where a color of the desired light spectrum in a color space is determined by relative amounts of the two or more compounds in the at least one component.. .
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


04/07/16
20160097496 

Led apparatus employing neodymium-fluorine materials


The specification and drawings present a new apparatus such as a lighting apparatus, the apparatus comprising at least one led (or oled) module, configured to generate a visible light such as white light, and at least one component such as optical component comprising a compound consisting essentially of the elements neodymium (nd) and fluorine (f), and optionally including one or more other elements. The lighting apparatus is configured to provide a desired light spectrum by filtering the generated visible light using the compound..
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


04/07/16
20160097493 

Method and a lighting assembly with an integrated auxiliary electronic component port


A lighting fixture includes a plurality of light sources and an auxiliary component bay. The light sources and auxiliary component bay may be independently energized to cause one or more of the plurality of light fixtures to illuminate and/or to energize an auxiliary electronic component that is removably coupled to the auxiliary component bay.

04/07/16
20160097492 

A lighting device assembly and a mounting a lighting device assembly


A lighting device assembly comprising an elongate base member (3) having a wall portion (9) on which several light emitting diodes (11) are mounted along the length of the base member, and an end cap (15) including an electrical terminal (17) at each respective end of the base member. The lighting device assembly further has an elongate light transmissive optical member (5) configured to be assembled with the base member, thereby enclosing the light emitting diodes.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/07/16
20160097025 

Photosynthetic microorganism culture apparatus, lighting device, and photosynthetic microorganism culture method


A photosynthetic microorganism culture apparatus includes: a fermenter in which a culture solution including a photosynthetic microorganism is stored; a light incidence region through which light enters the culture solution being formed in the fermenter; one or a plurality of light sources that emit collimated light; a reflection mechanism that reflects the collimated light emitted from the light source in a predetermined direction as reflected collimated light; and a controller that causes the reflected collimated light reflected by the reflection mechanism to travel periodically in a previously-fixed direction to irradiate the light incidence region with the reflected collimated light.. .
Yosuke Hasegawa


04/07/16
20160096471 

Removable electrical device for a motor vehicle


A removable electrical device for a motor vehicle, which is insertable into a recess in the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle, where its battery is rechargeable, the removable electrical device comprising an indicator light which constitutes a charge indicator of the battery in the daytime and an ambient lighting element for the passenger compartment of the vehicle at nighttime.. .
Valeo Vision


04/07/16
20160096470 

Dispositif d'eclairage d'un habitacle de vehicule automobile


A lighting device for a motor vehicle interior, comprising at least: one light source suitable for emitting light rays for the lighting of the interior, a touch interface and sensor means for detecting a contact on the touch interface and generating a signal characteristic of this contact according to which the light source is controlled, and a mounting support for the touch interface in the vehicle, wherein the touch interface is mounted on the mounting support via the sensor means. The invention also relates to a motor vehicle comprising such a device for lighting its interior..
Valeo Vision


04/07/16
20160096467 

Vehicle lamp and lighting circuit thereof


A lighting circuit, which is mounted in a vehicle lamp, can change the luminance at high speeds. The lighting circuit is used together with a semiconductor light source and makes up a vehicle lamp.
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


04/07/16
20160096466 

Light control device


Provided is a novel control technology for a light device for a vehicle. The control device starts an alighting illumination process after a vehicle stops so as to ensure the driver's field of view when alighting the vehicle.
Denso Corporation


04/07/16
20160095943 

Visualization of foreign bodies in tissue


Agents and methods for visualization and removal of foreign material from tissue have been described. The techniques include selection of an appropriate visualization agent, treating the wound with the visualization agent and observing the wound, illuminating the wound with lighting specific to the particular visualization agent and material and viewing the illuminated wound through an optical filter specific to the wavelength of light emitted by the visualization agent..

03/31/16
20160095193 

Device and controlling a lighting means


A device for controlling a lighting means is provided, which comprises at least one communication means, configured to receive first data and transmit second data via at least one wireless communication network and to at least partially forward the first data. The at least partially forwarded first data comprise third data.
Ice Gateway Gmbh


03/31/16
20160095192 

Automatic and decentralized commissioning of replacement lighting units


lighting units, lighting systems, and methods are described herein for automatic and decentralized commissioning of a replacement lighting unit (140, 150, 250). In various embodiments, a replacement lighting unit may receive, from one or more remote lighting units over one or more communication networks, one or more identifiers associated with the one or more remote lighting units.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/31/16
20160095190 

Lighting device


A first lighting device comprises an electromagnetic sensor operable to receive an electromagnetic signal from at least one other lighting device, an acoustic sensor operable to receive an acoustic signal from the other lighting device, and a signal processing module. The signal processing module is configured to determine a distance between the first lighting device and the other lighting device by comparing the acoustic and electromagnetic signals received from the other lighting device.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/31/16
20160095189 

Systems and methods for lighting control


lighting units, systems, and methods are described herein for determining whether occupancy detections are legitimate or not. Methods and systems are further described herein for powering down a network of power over ethernet (poe) components..
Koninklijke Philips N.v


03/31/16
20160095187 

On line automatic detection of the time phase of the threshold voltage of a lighting load and its application in lighting management


The present disclosure discloses a method based on microcontroller circuit and software codes to on line automatically detect the time phase of the threshold voltage of a lighting load in each ac half-cycle. This automatic detection capability enables a dimmer circuit of a lighting apparatus to establish a dimmer working range from the self-detected time phase of threshold voltage of the lighting load.

03/31/16
20160095186 

Centralized control of area lighting hours of illumination


Systems, methods and articles for providing centralized control of area lighting hours of illumination. An illumination system includes a central control system operatively coupled to a plurality of luminaires through a power-line power distribution system.
Express Imaging Systems, Llc


03/31/16
20160095181 

Low-overhead current generator for lighting circuits


This application relates to a lighting system comprising a plurality of light emitting diode, led, circuits, and a power source for providing a drive voltage to the plurality of led circuits. For each led circuit, the lighting system comprises a first variable resistance element connected between the respective led circuit and ground, and a first feedback circuit configured to control a voltage at a first node between the respective led circuit and the respective first variable resistance element to a first voltage.
Dialog Semiconductor (uk) Limited


03/31/16
20160095180 

Led lighting system


An led lighting system having at least one led circuit and at least two circuits or drivers capable of receiving an ac voltage at a first frequency and having an output capable of driving the at least one led circuit, wherein the output of each circuit or driver capable of driving the at least one led circuit is provided to the at least one led circuit through a circuit or sensor capable of permitting only a single output from the at least two circuits or drivers be provided to the at least one led circuit.. .
Lynk Labs, Inc.


03/31/16
20160095176 

Control light color of lighting device


A control method for light color includes: turning on an external switch of a lighting device to send a color control signal to a light emitting unit that further emits a white light; turning off the external switch for a first interval and again turning it on; determining the first interval is shorter than a first predetermined period and sending multiple first color control signals to the light emitting unit to cause the light emitting unit to emit multiple different light colors cn; when the light emitting unit emits a light color ci, turning off the external switch for a second interval and again turning it on; determining the second interval is shorter than a second period, and sending a second color control signal to the light emitting unit to cause the light emitting unit to emit a color light corresponding to the light color ci.. .

03/31/16
20160094763 

Asymmetric multiphase boost for display backlights


An asymmetric multiphase boost that provides flash functionality for display backlights. A backlight power management module for a display backlight may implement and control an asymmetric multiphase boost that includes two boost phases: a primary boost phase for typical display backlighting, and a secondary or flash boost phase that provides flash functionality via the display backlight when needed.
Apple Inc.


03/31/16
20160094088 

Lighting unit having energy harvesting power management system


The present invention relates to a light unit comprising a power management system being capable of delivering electrical power from a power generating unit of the light unit to an associated power distributing system, said power management system comprising a system controller adapted to deliver power to the power distributing system in accordance with a number of inputs to said system controller.. .
Seneco A/s


03/31/16
20160093823 

Light-emitting element, display device, electronic device, and lighting device


Provided is a light-emitting element including a fluorescence-emitting material with high emission efficiency. The light-emitting element includes a pair of electrodes and an el layer between the pair of electrodes.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160093818 

Organometallic complex, light-emitting element, light-emitting device, electronic device, and lighting device


An organometallic complex emitting light with high color purity. The organometallic complex is represented by general formula (g1).
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160093817 

Organometallic iridium complex, light-emitting element, light-emitting device, electronic device, and lighting device


In the formula, ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms, and each of r1 to r7 independently represents hydrogen or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms.. .

03/31/16
20160093776 

Lighting apparatus including color stable red emitting phosphors and quantum dots


A lighting apparatus is presented. The lighting apparatus includes a semiconductor light source, a color stable mn4+ doped phosphor and a quantum dot material, each of the color stable mn4+ doped phosphor and the quantum dot material being radiationally coupled to the semiconductor light source.
doped phosphor after exposure to a light flux of at least 20 w/cm2 at a temperature of at least 50 degrees celsius for at least 21 hours is ≦4%. a backlight device including the lighting apparatus is also presented.


03/31/16
20160093768 

Light emitting diode constructions and making the same


Flip chip leds comprise a transparent substrate or carrier having an active material attached thereto and having a number of electrodes disposed along a common surface of the active material. The substrate may include a number of surface features disposed along a first surface adjacent the active material for improving light extraction from the active material, and includes a number of surface features along a second surface opposite the first surface for minimizing internal reflection of light through the substrate, thereby improving light extraction from the transparent substrate.
Bridgelux, Inc.


03/31/16
20160093678 

Light-emitting device, electronic device, and lighting device


To provide a novel light-emitting device with high productivity, the light-emitting device includes a first light-emitting element, a second light-emitting element, and a third light-emitting element. In the first light-emitting element, a first lower electrode, a first transparent conductive layer, a first light-emitting layer, a second light-emitting layer, and an upper electrode are stacked in this order.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160093676 

Display panel and manufacturing the same


A display panel includes an array substrate including a thin film transisitors array, a lighting device formed on a surface of the array substrate where the thin film transistors array is formed to emit a backlight, and a color conversion layer formed on a side of the array substrate opposite to the lighting device. The display panel defines a number of pixel areas, each of the pixel areas includes at least three sub-pixels to correspondingly emit lights with three-primary colors.
Ye Xin Technology Consulting Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160093209 

Meter display device for vehicle


The invention provides a meter display device for a vehicle having improved visibility of indicated contents. A meter display device includes a pointer having a pointer position changed by shifting in a predetermined array direction in accordance with a continuously changing vehicle state to indicate the vehicle state, a dial having a plurality of numeral indicating portions configured to indicate the vehicle state at different levels, aligned at intervals in the array direction, and individually change lighting modes, and a controller configured to change the lighting modes of the plurality of numeral indicating portions in accordance with the vehicle state..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160093098 

Filtered shadow mapping


A layered, filtered shadow mapping algorithm may be used for motion blurred shadows. The algorithm is divided into two passes, namely a shadow pass and a lighting pass.
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160093097 

Orientation invariant object identification using model-based image processing


A system for performing object identification combines pose determination, eo/ir sensor data, and novel computer graphics rendering techniques. A first module extracts the orientation and distance of a target in a truth chip given that the target type is known.
Cybernet Systems Corporation


03/31/16
20160093011 

Detecting encoded signals under adverse lighting conditions using adaptive signal detection


The present disclosure relates generally to signal detection adaptable to accommodate various lighting conditions, and to embedding signals according to anticipated lighting conditions likely to be present during image capture. One claim recites a portable apparatus comprising: a camera for capturing data representing imagery or video; a touchscreen display; and one or more processors.
Digimarc Corporation


03/31/16
20160092704 

Rfid reader integration with a light source


Disclosed are various embodiments for a light bulb or other type of lighting fixture that integrates a light source and a radio frequency identification (rfid) reader. Embodiments of the disclosure can also forward identifiers corresponding to rfid tags detected by the rfid reader to another computing device that can facilitate identification of products or items associated with the rfid tags.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/31/16
20160092530 

Cross visualization interaction between data visualizations


Some embodiments disclose techniques for enabling cross visualization interaction between data corresponding to different visualizations. In an embodiment, a visual analyzer system is disclosed that is capable of generating and displaying a plurality of visualizations to a user via a graphical user interface.
Oracle International Corporation


03/31/16
20160092433 

Dynamic highlighting of repetitions in electronic documents


In a method for dynamically highlighting repetitive text in electronic documents, obtaining one or more user preferences related to a user reading an electronic document. The method further includes determining whether the electronic document contains one or more repetitive text associations, wherein a repetitive text association is data that provides one or more indications of repetitive text segments interspersed within a document.
International Business Machines Corporation


03/31/16
20160092198 

Systems and methods for lighting control


Methods, apparatuses and systems are described herein for harmonizing firmware among lighting units (2802, 2902) of a lighting system (2800). In some embodiments, a lighting unit controller (2804) of a lighting unit may be configured to: broadcast, to a plurality of remote lighting units of the lighting system, data indicative of a version of the firmware used locally (2812); receive, directly or indirectly from at least one remote lighting unit of the lighting system, data indicative of a version of firmware used by the at least one remote lighting unit; determine that the version of firmware used by the at least one remote lighting unit is different from a version of the firmware stored in the memory; and take remedial action to harmonize the firmware stored in the memory with the firmware used by the remote lighting unit..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/31/16
20160092050 

Method, device, and computer program for generating an inverse sliding menu for graphical user interfaces


A method for displaying a menu on an electronic device, the method including the steps of generating a menu icon in the graphical user interface, receiving first touch information indicating that a first location associated with a surface area of the menu icon has been touched on the display, displaying a menu that is associated with the menu icon to show a plurality of menu items in the graphical user interface after receiving the first touch information, the menu being displayed at a first screen position, receiving second touch information that is different from the first touch information, the second touch information indicating that a second location has been touched on the display by a finger movement away from the first location, moving the menu in a direction that is inverse to a direction that points from the first touch position to the second touch position to reposition the menu at a second screen position, determining whether one menu item of the plurality of menu items lies at the first location, and highlighting the one menu item from the plurality of menu items based on a result of said determining.. .
Silent Circle, Llc


03/31/16
20160091817 

Exposing device and image forming apparatus


An exposing unit has a plurality of light emitters arranged in a main scanning direction. The exposing unit is configured to form a scanning line by exposing an image surface in the main scanning direction, and to form a plurality of pixels arrayed in the main scanning direction by sequentially forming a plurality of scanning lines shifted in a sub-scanning direction.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160091724 

Stereoscopic kaleidoscope and projecting device


A kaleidoscope has a motor assembly, a reflection assembly, a lighting assembly, a mirror assembly, a lens assembly, and a lens kit. The reflection assembly has a reflection object with a pattern.
Won Tay Industrial Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091652 

Micro-optical element having curved surface and light guide and lighting assembly including same


A light guide includes a first major surface; a second major surface opposed the first major surface and spaced apart from the first major surface in a thickness direction; a light input edge extending between the major surfaces; and light extracting elements at the first major surface. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the light extracting elements each include: a proximal end at the first major surface and a distal end in the thickness direction; and first and second surfaces, the first surface being a side surface extending between the proximal end and the distal end and having a curvature about a direction extending in a plane parallel to the first major surface.
Rambus Delaware Llc


03/31/16
20160091360 

Instrument device


An instrument device includes multiple projected scales projected toward a viewing position side in an axial line direction of a rotation center axis of an indicating needle and arranged at intervals in a circumferential direction, a display board including an insertion portion by which each of the projected scales is projected, an annular portion which covers an outer radial direction portion from the viewing position side in each projected end surface arranged on the viewing position side in each of the projected scales, and a lighting device for emitting light to the projected scales. The projected scale includes a scale visible surface in an inner radial direction than the annular portion in the projected end surface.
Yazaki Corporation


03/31/16
20160091348 

Gauge utilizing light leakage to illuminate the scale of a dial and instrument panel with the gauge


A gauge may be constructed in an instrument panel and includes a dial, a motor, and at least one light source for providing backlighting behind the rear side of the dial. The motor is located behind the rear side of the dial.
Continental Automotive Systems Inc.


03/31/16
20160091193 

Crystalline-graphitic-carbon -based hybrid thermal optical element for lighting apparatus


Provided is a lighting apparatus that includes a lighting source comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes (leds), one or more heat sink components dissipating heat generated by the leds, each heat sink component includes a first material layer, and a second material layer formed of a crystalline-graphitic-carbon-based composite comprising a crystalline-graphitic-carbon-based thermal optical element and a highly reflective optical coating combined together, and laminated with the first material layer.. .
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


03/31/16
20160091188 

Helmet and a lighting system for a helmet


The present invention relates to a lighting system for a helmet of the type worn by a user of a vehicle, such as a motorbike, bicycle, moped or scooter. The system comprises an arrangement of a helmet and a vehicle mounted controller unit and transceiver means, the helmet mounting lighting functions comprising including left and right turning indicator lights, a brake light, and down light means and having a helmet mounted controller unit in communication with the lighting functions.

03/31/16
20160091186 

Self-contained and safety module for lighting wearing apparel


An article of apparel has a sealable cylindrical compartment for a lighting device which is housed in a sealed casing within the compartment. The compartment and casing are designed such that the batteries of the device can be accessed and resealed by an adult but not accessible by a child.

03/31/16
20160091185 

Methods and lighting an area


An example light-weight, portable, and flexible light bank is disclosed. The example apparatus includes an array of flexible led (light emitting diodes) strips affixed to a cloth, fabric or rag-like material of a various sizes and shapes with a hook and loop mounting system to attach to various suitable mounting accessories.
Soderworld Enterprises, Llc


03/31/16
20160091178 

Lighting device and corresponding method


Mouth portion of profiled body includes shoulder formations arranged sidewise of said mouth portion, with support board abutting against said shoulder formations.. .

03/31/16
20160091177 

Lighting support for mounting a light source onto a shelf


A lighting support for mounting a light source onto shelving including a lower shelf and an upper shelf, the upper shelf having a front end and a front edge structure. The lighting support comprises a securing member operatively connectable to the front edge structure of the upper shelf a light source support connected to the securing member.

03/31/16
20160091175 

Lighting device


A lighting device may be provided that includes: a base; a substrate disposed on the base and comprising a top surface; a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the top surface of the substrate; a member comprising a housing portion and an inner portion disposed inside the housing portion; and a optical plate disposed on the plurality of light emitting devices and the inner portion, wherein: the housing portion is disposed on the base and coupled to the base, the inner portion comprises a sloped surface forming an obtuse angle with the top surface of the substrate, the housing portion comprises an upper part and a lower part, an outer diameter of the upper part is greater than an outer diameter of the lower part, the housing portion comprises an outer surface, and the housing portion comprises a projection part extending from the outer surface.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091174 

Led light source device


An led light source device having an led including an led element as a light emission source and capable of possessing the same light distribution characteristics and luminance distribution as those of a common bulb having a coiled filament as a light emission source is provided. The led light source device is also capable of providing the same light distribution pattern when it is used for a lighting fixture that utilizes a bulb as a light source, in place of a bulb.
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.


03/31/16
20160091173 

Array-based lighting systems and methods of manufacturing


A lighting system includes a substrate, an array of light-emitting diodes (leds), and a light cover. The array of leds is disposed on the substrate and is arranged in a plurality of led rows and a plurality of led columns.
The Boeing Company


03/31/16
20160091170 

Lighting device and lighting fixture


A lighting device, having: a first light irradiation unit including a first concave reflecting mirror and a first light source provided within the first concave reflecting mirror; and a second light irradiation unit that has a second concave reflecting mirror that is smaller than the first concave reflecting mirror and a second light source provided within the second concave reflecting mirror, the second light irradiation unit being disposed more to the light irradiation direction side than the first light source, and being disposed so that the optical axes of the first concave reflecting mirror and the second concave reflecting mirror are the same.. .
Nichia Corporation


03/31/16
20160091168 

Led lighting assembly and lighting for a merchandise display


Aspects of the disclosure relate to a lighting assembly and method for illuminating a vertical planar area, such as a merchandise display. The lighting assembly can comprise two opposing support arms and a lighting bar extending between the two opposing support arms, a circuit board having a plurality of leds mounted to the inside of the lighting bar; and a plurality of reflective surfaces located adjacent to the plurality of leds, wherein the plurality of reflective surfaces are positioned such that the leds project a first light beam in a first direction and a second light beam in a second direction different than the first direction..
Rtc Industries, Incorporated


03/31/16
20160091166 

Lighting device and corresponding method


A light radiation source assembly including a support member with one or more electrically powered light radiation sources is arranged at the mouth portion with the light radiation source(s) facing the light-permeable portion, whereby light radiation is directed towards the first lateral side for emission from the lighting device.. .

03/31/16
20160091164 

Semiconductor-component device assembled on a heat sink, assembly method, and lighting device for a motor vehicle including such a device


A device including at least one semiconductor component connected to an electrical connection element, the electrical connection element is attached to a heat sink and connected to a group of electrical wires, the group being linked mechanically and electrically to the electrical connection element by a single connector, the group being linked to the heat sink by holding means.. .
Valeo Vision


03/31/16
20160091159 

Luminous lighting and/or signaling module of an automotive vehicle


A luminous lighting and/or signaling module for an automotive vehicle, the module comprising first means arranged to produce a first cut-off beam and second means arranged to produce at least two selectively activatable luminous segments, the luminous segments forming a second beam that is complementary to the cut-off beam, when they are activated simultaneously.. .
Valeo Vision


03/31/16
20160091157 

Modular lighting device and corresponding method


A modular lighting device may include an elongated support member with electrically powered light radiation sources. The support member includes at least one electrically conductive layer with a covering layer applied thereon, wherein said covering layer exhibits discontinuities forming a marker array for cutting to length modular lighting device..
Osram Gmbh


03/31/16
20160091152 

Object location assembly


An object location assembly is described and which includes a housing which is mounted on an object of interest; a plurality of selectively energizable electromagnetic radiation emitters which are mounted on the housing, and which, when energized, assist a user in visually locating the object of interest in an environment which has reduced ambient lighting conditions; and an electrical switch which is borne by the housing, and which energizes the plurality of selectively energizable electromagnetic radiation emitters when the object of interest is displaced from the user's body.. .
A1ammo Llc


03/31/16
20160091149 

Led replacement lighting element


A light emitting diode (led) light element includes a support portion, and a led assembly mounted to the support portion. The led assembly includes a plurality of leds mounted thereto and conductors extending therefrom.
Green Lumens Llc


03/31/16
20160091148 

Solid-state lighting apparatus with detachable module


In a solid-state lighting apparatus, a lamp body is provided with a solid-state light module and a detachable module space in the lamp body. A detachable module is provided exterior to the lamp body prior to insertion and which is insertable into the detachable module space and has contacts engageable with corresponding contacts in the module space.
Huizhou Light Engine Limited


03/31/16
20160091146 

Light emitting diode light bulb and incandescent lamp conversion apparatus


Apparatus and methods separate the functions of light emission, heat dissipation, and power conversion in led lighting. Doing so may facilitate cost-effective led lighting and enable the conversion of existing incandescent lamps to led service.
Texas Instruments Incorporated




Lighting topics: Semiconductor, Semiconductor Substrate, Electronic Device, Scattering, Homogeneous, Distributed, Control Unit, Lighting Fixture, Transceiver, Modulation, Notification, Led Lighting, Computing Device

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