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Date/App# patent app List of recent Lighting-related patents
07/21/16
20160212830 
new patent External control lighting systems based on third party content
A computing system (200) and a method of generating data for enabling external control of a lighting system (100) comprising a plurality of light sources (101, 102) based on third party content are provided. The computing system is configured to receive a plurality of registrations of lighting systems and, for each of the registered lighting systems, information including indications of positions of at least some of the light sources of the lighting system, and to map the information onto a coordinate system.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


07/21/16
20160212829 
new patent Method and installing and operating an auxiliary lighting system using a trailer plug
An auxiliary lighting system using a trailer plug is disclosed. A signal may be transmitted from a trailer plug to an auxiliary implement attached to a vehicle.
Meyer Products, Llc


07/21/16
20160212828 
new patent Power over ethernet lighting system
A system for controlling a plurality of led lighting fixtures includes a power over ethernet (poe) led driver coupleable to a poe switch via a first power and communication link. The poe led driver includes a microcontroller for receiving first power and control signals from the poe switch and for controlling a first led driver chip to operate an led lighting fixture in response thereto.
Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.


07/21/16
20160212818 
new patent Emergency lighting monitoring and reporting system
An emergency lighting system with central batteries power remote led fixtures and exit signs, with all components integrated throughout a single or multiple buildings. Status reports are available on demand and the system will generate written records required by the life safety code.
Signtex, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212817 
new patent Shunt regulator for spectral shift controlled light source
A light emitting diode lighting assembly that receives an electrical excitation signal that is varied from a dimming device. Driving circuitry receives the varying input and has first and second paths that each have a plurality of light emitting diodes.
Once Innovations, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212815 
new patent Lighting device, lighting fixture and lighting system
A lighting device includes an electricity storage electrically connected in parallel with a solid light source, a switching circuit that produces a current to supply the current to the electricity storage, and a control circuit that controls, according to a dimming level, burst dimming by controlling the switching circuit so that the solid light source is lit intermittently. When the dimming level is a threshold level or more, the control circuit sets an electricity storage capacity of the electricity storage to a first capacity, and sets a frequency by the burst dimming to a first frequency.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212814 
new patent Led driver and led lighting device
An led driver can include: a rectifying bridge configured to receive an ac current from an electrical ballast, and to generate a dc current; a rectifying and filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying bridge, and configured to rectify and filter the dc current, and to drive an led load; a power switch coupled between an input of the rectifying and filtering circuit and ground, and configured to be controlled by a switching control signal; a first detecting circuit configured to sample a current that flows through the led load, and to generate a first detection signal; a second detecting circuit configured to sample an output current of the rectifying bridge, and to generate a second detection signal; and a control circuit configured to generate the switching control signal according to the first and second detection signals.. .
Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd


07/21/16
20160212813 
new patent Method on digital deep dimming through combined pwm and pfm
Techniques and systems for deep dimming in an led lighting system using any general microcontroller with a 16-bit timer/pwm module are provided. The techniques combines pwm (pulse width modulation) and pfm (pulse frequency modulation), and makes use of standard features of general microcontroller to reach a deep dimming level (such as 0.1% of the maximum output) without special hardware between microcontroller outputs to led array.
Bridgelux, Inc.


07/21/16
20160212811 
new patent Light-emitting diode lighting device with synchronized pwm dimming control
An led lighting device includes a luminescent circuit, a detecting circuit, an adjustable current source and a dimming control circuit. The luminescent circuit is driven by a rectified ac voltage for providing light.
Iml International


07/21/16
20160212810 
new patent Led lighting circuit
An led lighting circuit includes a first node and a second node adapted to couple with an ac input power source; and an led circuit loop having a plurality of led light strings each having one or more led light elements, the led circuit loop defines a closed loop arranged between the first node and the second node and is connected to the first node and the second node respectively through a capacitive arrangement such that the led light strings in the led circuit loop is arranged to be driven with dc power while ac power provided by the ac input power source is transmitted between the first and second nodes.. .
City University Of Hong Kong


07/21/16
20160212809 
new patent

Led tube lamp having mode switching circuit


The led tube lamp includes a lamp tube configured to receive an external driving signal; a rectifying circuit configured to rectify the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal; a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit, and configured to filter the rectified signal to produce a filtered signal, wherein the filtering circuit has a first filtering output terminal and a second filtering output terminal; an led lighting module coupled to the filtering circuit, wherein the led lighting module includes a driving circuit having a first driving output terminal and a second driving output terminal and configured to receive the filtered signal to produce a driving signal, and an led module configured to receive the driving signal and emit light; and a mode switching circuit coupled to at least one of the first and the second filtering output terminal and at least one of the first and the second driving output terminal, and configured to determine to perform one of a first driving mode and a second driving mode.. .
Jiaxing Super Lighting Electric Appliance Co., Ltd


07/21/16
20160212807 
new patent

Led driver, lighting system and driving method with prolonged lifetime of luminous output


An led driver implements a first constant-current drive scheme for a first range of sensed voltages up to a threshold voltage. After this, a second drive scheme is implemented with a current lower than the constant current of the first drive scheme..
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


07/21/16
20160212805 
new patent

Lighting system


The invention relates to a lighting system (1) comprising a lighting device (3) for emitting light in a high-power mode and for providing a further function like a sensing function in a low-power mode and a switch (4) connecting the lighting device with a power supply (2). The switch is switchable between a high-power state, in which a higher power is provided to the lighting device via the switch, which allows the lighting device to emit the light in the high-power mode, and which may be regarded as being an on state, and a low-power state, in which a lower power is provided to the lighting device via the switch, which allows the lighting device to provide the further function, and which may be regarded as being an off state.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/21/16
20160212804 
new patent

Lighting device comprising at least two sets of leds


The invention provides a lighting device (100) comprising a first set of light emitting diodes (10) arranged to emit light (14) in a first wavelength range of 300 nm-490 nm, a second set of light emitting diodes (11) arranged to emit light (15) in a second wavelength range of 300 nm-490 nm, a first luminescent element (12) radiationally coupled to the first and second set of light emitting diodes and arranged to convert at least a part of the light of the first wavelength range and at least a part of the light of the second wavelength range into first luminescent element light, a second luminescent element (13) radiationally coupled to at least a subset of the second set of light emitting diodes and arranged to convert at least a part of the light (15) of the second wavelength range into second luminescent element light, wherein, during operation, the brightness level of the light (14) emitted by the first set of light emitting diodes (10) and the brightness level of the light (15) emitted by the second set of light emitting diodes (11), respectively, is controllable independently of each other and wherein the lighting device is arranged to generate white lighting device light (101).. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/21/16
20160212376 
new patent

Smart led lighting device and remote video chat system thereof


The present disclosure provides smart led lighting devices and remote video chat systems thereof. A smart led lighting device includes an led light-emitting unit, a power supply unit, a wireless communication unit, an audio and video processing and controller unit, a projection unit, a video acquisition unit, a voice input unit, and a voice broadcast unit.
Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160212314 
new patent

Computer display vanity lighting


A video camera is arranged to capture images of a user of the display. Vanity lights are arranged to produce vanity lighting that lights up the user of the display.

07/21/16
20160211423 
new patent

Wavelength converters, including polarization-enhanced carrier capture converters, for solid state lighting devices, and associated systems and methods


Wavelength converters, including polarization-enhanced carrier capture converters, for solid state lighting devices, and associated systems and methods are disclosed. A solid state radiative semiconductor structure in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a first region having a first value of a material characteristic and being positioned to receive radiation at a first wavelength.
Micron Technology, Inc.


07/21/16
20160210932 
new patent

Transitioning operation between device display screens and interface therefor


A method and system for transitioning operation between display screens of a computing device, with a user interface. The device further includes primary and secondary touch screen displays, an ambient lighting brightness sensor, a memory storing instructions and an e-book having content displayable according to a series of digitally constructed pages.
Kobo Incorporated


07/21/16
20160210847 
new patent

Communication module and lighting apparatus having the same


Disclosed are a communication module and a lighting apparatus having the same. The communication module includes a housing provided therein with a space, and a module substrate provided in the space of the housing and provided therein with a wireless communication chip, a reset device to reset the wireless communication chip, and a display part to display the state of the wireless communication chip through the opening.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160210778 
new patent

Image decomposition and path-space motion estimation


Particular embodiments decompose an image comprising a scene into a diffuse component and a specular component. Each of the components represent a contribution to lighting in the scene.
Eth Zürich (eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)


07/21/16
20160210777 
new patent

Image decomposition and path-space motion estimation


Particular embodiments perform a light path analysis of an image comprising a scene, wherein the scene comprises at least one refractive or reflective object. The image may be decomposed based on the light path analysis into a plurality of components, each of the components representing a contribution to lighting in the scene by a different type of light interaction.
Eth Zürich (eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)


07/21/16
20160210376 
new patent

Elevator facility planning support apparatus


An elevator facility planning support apparatus according to the present invention includes: a traffic demand receiver receiving the number of arriving passengers per unit time; an elevator specifications receiver receiving facility specifications of the elevator; a round trip time equation creating unit creating a round trip time equation that indicates that a round trip time is equal to the sum of a shuttle travel time required for the elevator to go to a reversal floor and back, a stop time of the elevator on served floors, and a boarding-and-alighting time for passengers on the served floors; and a round trip time computing unit computing the round trip time from the round trip time equation. In the round trip time equation, the round trip time is expressed by a function that includes, as variables, the number of arriving passengers per unit time and the round trip time..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/21/16
20160209904 
new patent

Method and system for transitioning a device power state


A method and system for transitioning between power states for a computing device. The method comprises receiving, via the orientation sensor, an indication that the computing device is in a generally horizontally flat orientation, sensing, via the ambient lighting brightness sensor, a substantial change in the ambient lighting brightness, and transitioning a power state of the computing device to an alternate power state..
Kobo Incorporated


07/21/16
20160209903 
new patent

Effecting a device power state transition related to ambient lighting differentials


A method and system for transitioning between power states for a computing device based on ambient lighting level brightness differentials. The method comprises receiving, via the first and second ambient lighting sensors, a first and a second ambient lighting levels at respective ones of a first surface and a second surface of the computing device, determining a brightness differential between the first and second ambient lighting levels, and transitioning a power state of the computing device to an alternate power state if the brightness differential exceeds a predetermined threshold differential amount..
Kobo Incorporated


07/21/16
20160209575 
new patent

Indication lighting device and vacuum cleaner including the same


An indication lighting device provided is capable of reducing the number of electric wiring from a fixed, part to a moving part when an indication part is provided in the moving part's side. The indication lighting device makes indication by emitting light from a light source arranged in a fixed part to an optical waveguide arranged in a moving part, reflecting the light incident on the optical waveguide by reflection surfaces of prisms of the optical waveguide to an indication part provided in a tip side of the optical waveguide to be propagated, and emitting the light propagated inside the optical waveguide through the indication part..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209251 
new patent

Illuminated indicator structures for electronic devices


A composite laminate assembly for an electronic device provides integrated backlighting for one or more indicator shapes defined by the assembly. The assembly includes a substantially opaque cover member to obscure at least parts of the electronic device.
Tactotek Oy


07/21/16
20160209168 
new patent

Modular light mountable on a handgun and electrical lighting circuit


A light mountable on a handgun may comprise: a light module including one or more light sources, a cavity for a source of electrical power, a switch, a circuit for energizing the light sources; and an outer housing having complementary parts configured to enclose the light module and a part of the handgun. The outer light housing may include an access cover that is openable when the light is mounted on a handgun, for placing and removing the source of electrical power.
Streamlight, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209076 
new patent

Lighting control for chilled beam


A device comprising a fin structure, a vent disposed in the fin structure, a cooling coil disposed in the vent, a light disposed in the fin structure and wherein the fin structure is configured to create a coanda effect for air exiting the vent.. .
Air System Components, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209025 
new patent

Lighting device attachment for mobile devices


A lighting device attachment for a mobile device may include a housing that defines a cavity or an external coupling member configured to receive the mobile device, a light source within the housing, and an optical element adapted to project light from the light source to illuminate an external scene. The attachment may include multiple light sources and multiple associated optical elements to generate a combined beam for illuminating the external scene which may include the field of view of a camera of the mobile device.
Surefire, Llc


07/21/16
20160209022 
new patent

Heated lens lighting arrangement


According to aspects of the embodiments, a lighting fixture is designed to help prevent the accumulation of snow or ice on the light emitting face {e.g., lens) of the lighting fixture. The lighting fixture harvests both the light and heat generated by at least one light source, such as but not limited to at least one led light source.
University Of Kansas


07/21/16
20160209018 
new patent

Improvements in and relating to a lighting unit


A downlight assembly comprising:—(i) a mounting ring having a tubular body with an opening at a rear, the mounting ring being formed from a material that withstands temperatures used for fire rating tests and having a lower peripheral annular flange extending outwardly from a bottom end of the tubular body, and an upper peripheral annular flange extending inwardly from an upper end of the tubular body, said upper peripheral annular flange enabling the rear of the mounting ring to be substantially closed if required; (ii) a solid state lighting element comprising one or more leds mounted on a circuit board formed from a material having a melting point lower than 1000 degrees c.; (iii) a heat sink formed from a material having a melting point lower than 1000 degrees c. And being in thermal contact with the solid state lighting element and located substantially outside the mounting ring; and (iv) intumescent material wherein the intumescent material is adapted to expand to fill or occlude the tubular body in the event of a fire..
Aurora Limited


07/21/16
20160209014 
new patent

Stand for elongated lighting apparatus


In various embodiments, a portable support stand for supporting an elongated luminaire, a luminaire structure for supporting a luminaire on a support surface, and associated methods are provided. In an example embodiment, a portable support stand comprises a base portion configured to be positioned on a support surface and a luminaire holster detachably coupled to the base portion.
Feit Electric Company, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209010 
new patent

Assembly structure of light unit


In an assembly structure of a light unit, two supporting bases individually support two sides of a lighting device. An adjustment frame spans the supporting bases and includes two supporting arms and a supporting plate.

07/21/16
20160209009 
new patent

Quick connect pendant to canopy and wire


A lighting arrangement can include a canopy, a pendant, a first wire member, a second wire member, and a quick connect assembly. The canopy can be operable to be mounted to a ceiling and can have a first fastener.
Kuzco Lighting


07/21/16
20160209008 
new patent

Quick connect pendant to canopy and wire


A lighting arrangement can include a canopy, a pendant, a first wire member, a second wire member, and a quick connect assembly. The canopy can be operable to be mounted to a ceiling and can have a first fastener.

07/21/16
20160209006 
new patent

One-way vision window system


A one-way vision system includes an indoor lighting, a light valve device, and a control module electrically connecting to the indoor lighting and the light valve device, and synchronously controlling power switch of the indoor lighting and switching frequency of the light valve device. Therefore, the higher brightness indoor still has an excellent effect of secret in the condition of lower brightness outdoors..
Benq Materials Corporation


07/21/16
20160209005 
new patent

Uniform illumination lighting module


A uniform illumination lighting module is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the uniform illumination lighting module comprises a first optical medium, a lower reflective surface disposed adjacent to a bottom boundary of the first optical medium, a concave reflective surface disposed adjacent to a side boundary of the first optical medium, and a light source, wherein at least a portion of the first optical medium is disposed between the light source and the concave reflective surface.
Laxco Inc.


07/21/16
20160209002 
new patent

Solid state lighting devices including quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, an optical component for a solid state lighting device, and methods


A solid state lighting device including a light source capable of emitting white light including a blue spectral component and having a deficiency in a spectral region, and an optical component that is positioned to receive at least a portion of the light generated by the light source, the optical component comprising an optical material for converting at least a portion of the blue spectral component of the light to one or more predetermined wavelengths such that light emitted by the solid state lighting device includes light emission from the light source supplemented with light emission at one or more predetermined wavelengths, wherein the optical material comprises quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles. Also disclosed is lighting fixture, a cover plate for a lighting fixture and a method..
Qd Vision, Inc.


07/21/16
20160209001 
new patent

Reflective non-paraboloidal beam-shaping optics


A lighting device may include a light source and a reflective optical element. The reflective optical element may have a reflective internal surface that defines a cavity.
Surefire, Llc


07/21/16
20160208996 
new patent

Lighting device for vehicles


A lighting device for vehicles with a laser light source and an upstream light conducting device for generating a predetermined light function. The light conducting device comprises a reflector which serves as a deflecting reflector for the laser light source.
Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.


07/21/16
20160208989 
new patent

Lighting device and lighting method


A lighting device comprising first and second groups of solid state light emitters, which emit light having peak wavelength in ranges of from 430 nm to 480 nm, and first and second groups of lumiphors which emit light having dominant wavelength in the range of from 555 nm to 585 nm. In some embodiments, if current is supplied to a power line, a combination of (1) light exiting the lighting device which was emitted by the first group of emitters, and (2) light exiting the lighting device which was emitted by the first group of lumiphors would have a correlated color temperature which differs by at least 50 k from a correlated color temperature which would be emitted by a combination of (3) light exiting the lighting device which was emitted by the second group of emitters, and (4) light exiting the lighting device which was emitted by the second group of lumiphors..
Cree, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207451 
new patent

Method and installing and operating an auxiliary lighting system using a trailer plug


An auxiliary lighting system using a trailer plug is disclosed. A signal may be transmitted from a trailer plug to an auxiliary implement attached to a vehicle.
Meyer Products, Llc


07/21/16
20160207447 
new patent

Method and installing and operating an auxiliary lighting system using a vehicle electric plug


An auxiliary apparatus may be used with a vehicle. The auxiliary apparatus may include an auxiliary implement, an auxiliary lighting system and auxiliary wiring.
Meyer Products Llc


07/21/16
20160207064 
new patent

Method of coating a plastic part with a paint, a painting facility for carrying out the method and a cover panel of a motor vehicle lighting device, which has been coated by the method


A method for coating a plastic component with a paint, wherein in a flooding step a surface of the plastic component to be coated is provided with paint by applying it to a flooding area and with a paint layer by the paint flowing off through a draining area. In order to make possible the coating of complex three-dimensional components, and before the execution of the flooding step, the draining area is provided with paint in a spraying step or alternatively in a separate preceding flooding step so that a paint coating is formed in the draining area, which consists of sprayed or separately flooded paint and flooded paint, and a paint coating is formed in the flooding area of the surface to be coated, which consists only of the flooded..
Automotive Lighting Reutlingen Gmbh


07/21/16
20160206218 
new patent

Biological tissue diagnosis apparatus and method


The present invention relates to a biological tissue diagnosis apparatus, which comprises: at least one lighting control unit for irradiating a contrast agent excitation energy on at least one tissue of interest within a living body in which an imaging contrast agent has been injected; at least one inspection unit for imaging an energy radiated from the at least one tissue of interest; and a determination unit for determining, on the basis of the image data imaged by the at least one inspection unit, whether a tube or perfusion of the at least one tissue of interest is abnormal.. .
Vieworks Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160206198 
new patent

Surgical microscope and highlighting eye lens pieces


A surgical microscope is disclosed with an observation beam path for generating an optical image from the eye, an illumination device for illuminating the eye, wherein the illumination device is designed for illuminating the eye with illumination light that contrasts eye lens pieces, in order to generate an optical contrast image that contrasts the eye lens pieces as optical image from the eye by means of the observation beam path, at least one digital camera, to which the optical contrast image is fed and which creates a digital contrast image from the optical contrast image and outputs it, an image processing unit, which is connected to the digital camera for receiving the digital contrast image and which is designed to find locations of increased contrast in the digital contrast image and to generate and output a superimposition image representing the locations of increased contrast, and a superimposing device.. .
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag


07/21/16
20160206036 
new patent

Circuit device and an object embedding the same


The present invention provides a light-emitting module and light-emitting shoes. The light-emitting module comprises an actuated switch, a controller, a light-emitting device, and a battery.

07/14/16
20160205752 

Lighting apparatus


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.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205751 

User 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 one or more sensor units of the lighting system, establishing a local 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.


07/14/16
20160205749 

Lighting commissioning


A method of determining a distance from a first luminaire (22) to a second luminaire (22) comprises causing a light source co-located with the second luminaire to emit light directed towards a reflecting surface (a). The method further comprises detecting a level of reflected light from the reflecting surface using a sensor co-located with the first luminaire (22), and accessing a reflectance value determined for the reflecting surface (a).
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


07/14/16
20160205748 

Lighting control via a mobile computing device


Systems, methods, apparatus (e.g., mobile computing devices), and computer-readable media are described herein for lighting control. In various embodiments, a mobile computing device may receive input indicative of a desired lighting property adjustment for a lighting effect sensed by a light sensor of the mobile computing device.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


07/14/16
20160205746 

Control of a lighting system


The disclosure relates to a lighting system which can be controlled from a wireless device in dependence on complying with an access rule that the wireless device is determined to be within in a spatial region associated with the lighting system. The disclosure provides apparatus for securing against the lighting system being controlled from a device located outside the relevant region via a rogue relay device located in that region.
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.


07/14/16
20160205739 

Photonic engine system for actuating the photosynthetic electron transport chain


A horticultural system having lighting elements pulsed with an off time proportional to the turnover time of the photosynthetic electron transport chain of a plant. The lighting elements emit light at a wavelength within 20 nanometers (nm) of a peak absorption of the pigment of the plant and are controlled to provide light at predetermined intervals as needed by the plant cause photosynthesis and reduce excess unproductive light..

07/14/16
20160205734 

Led lighting device using ac power supply


Provided is a light emission device. When the size of an input voltage exceeds a minimum light emission voltage, all light emission elements emit light always irrespective of the size of a voltage, and as the size of the voltage decreases, the light emission device has a configuration in which the light emission elements are connected in parallel with each other, and as the size of the voltage increases, the light emission device has a configuration in which the light emission elements are connected in series with each other..
Lumens Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160205365 

Highlighting an object displayed by a pico projector


An apparatus and method for projecting an image on a surface is provided. More specifically, the method for highlighting information within an image displayed by a projection unit includes receiving a video signal; decoding the video signal; controlling a panel driver to drive a light engine within a predefined power range to display the video signal; and causing the panel driver to enter an overdrive mode driving the light engine at a power level above the preset power range for a period of a scan of the video signal at which information to be highlighted is displayed..
Thomson Licensing


07/14/16
20160205362 

Smart led lighting device and system thereof


The present disclosure provides a smart led lighting device, including an led light-emitting unit, an led power supply unit, a wireless unit configured to send and receive video data, a video processing and controller unit configured to transmit analyzed and processed video data to a projection unit, a projection unit configured to receive and transmit the video data to a lens unit, and a lens unit configured to project produced video data onto a screen. The present disclosure also provides a smart led lighting system using the smart led lighting device.
Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd


07/14/16
20160205339 

Information input apparatus and method


An electronic camera is capable of recording image, voice, text, line-drawn information and the like. A release switch in the electronic camera is operated to photograph a subject image.
Nikon Corporation


07/14/16
20160205290 

Method for detecting electronic lighting flickering


A method for detecting electronic lighting flickering includes: taking a video of an electronic light with a duration of a predetermined period and a scanning frequency; extracting a predetermined number of frames of pictures from the video; determining a flickering frequency of the electronic light; determining at least one fixed reference point at each frame; and reconstructing a brightness waveform of the electronic light from the reference point in all frames of the video.. .
Gean Technology Co. Limited


07/14/16
20160204859 

Efficient address assignment in coded lighting positioning systems


Remote controllers, positioning systems, and methods configured for the efficient assignment of addresses in a coded lighting positioning system are proposed. Particularly, a proposed remote controller comprises a receiver for receiving coded light from a light source in a coded lighting positioning system, where the coded light comprises an initial light source identifier of the light source.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/14/16
20160204541 

Breakaway connector and fuse receptacle


A mast lighting system of the type including at least one mast having a proximate end and an opposite distal end, the distal end capable of supporting an electrical component and the proximate end mounted to a foundation that has at least a portion extending into the ground, an electrical cable within the mast connecting the electrical component to a distribution component assembly through a breakaway electrical connector, and a power source connected to the distribution component assembly. The breakaway electrical connector including a fuse in a first part and a fuse clip in a second part forming the breakaway connection between the two parts of the electrical connector..
Ilsco Corporation


07/14/16
20160204384 

Electroluminescent element and lighting apparatus including same


An organic el element includes a transparent substrate, a first transparent electrode layer, an organic electroluminescent layer, a second transparent electrode layer, and a reflecting layer. The refractive index of the transparent substrate is lower than the refractive index of any film included in the organic electroluminescent layer.
Konica Minolta, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204311 

Lighting device with plural fluorescent materials


Provided is a light-emitting device that has a high emission efficiency, excellent stability and temperature properties, and that generates light having a high color rendering property sufficient for practical use. This semiconductor light-emitting device comprises a semiconductor light-emitting element that emits blue light, a green phosphor that absorbs the blue light and emits green light, and an orange phosphor that absorbs the blue light and emits orange light, and is characterized in that the orange phosphor is an eu-activated α-sialon phosphor having an emission spectrum peak wavelength within a range of 595 to 620 nm..
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160203807 

Interactive instruments and other striking objects


Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive striking objects (e.g., drumsticks) and performing actions in response to striking motions of the striking objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods provide an interactive drumstick, which includes a lighting display located at a tip portion of the interactive drumstick, a motion detector contained at least partially within the drumstick, a processor and memory contained at least partially within the drumstick, and an interactive system stored within the memory of the drumstick.
Muzik Llc


07/14/16
20160203806 

Interactive instruments and other striking objects


Systems, methods, and devices for providing interactive striking objects (e.g., drumsticks) and performing actions in response to striking motions of the striking objects are disclosed. In some embodiments, the systems and methods provide an interactive drumstick, which includes a lighting display located at a tip portion of the interactive drumstick, a motion detector contained at least partially within the drumstick, a processor and memory contained at least partially within the drumstick, and an interactive system stored within the memory of the drumstick.
Muzik Llc


07/14/16
20160203750 

Active-matrix display with power supply voltages controlled depending on the temperature


In a liquid crystal or oled active-matrix screen, the power supply voltages vgon and vgoff of the display control circuit driving the control transistors of the pixels are optimized, as a function of a measurement of the operating temperature, to conserve the display qualities of the screen at high and low temperatures and reduce the power consumed on average to produce screens for applications in a severe environment, with transistors of standard size. Circuits are provided for supplying these analog voltages from numeric values supplied by a code associated with the temperature measurement, stored or computed by a programmable circuit.
Thales


07/14/16
20160203686 

Signalling device


A signalling device , in particular for a signalling tower, for purposes of displaying operating states, with at least one signalling module, which has a circuit board element for at least one signalling element for purposes of outputting a signal, in particular for a lighting element for purposes of outputting a signal light, wherein the signalling module can be detachably connected with a further signalling module, and in the connected state the signalling modules are arranged one above another, wherein a connecting conductor, running through the signalling module, is provided for purposes of controlling a circuit board element of the further signalling module, wherein the circuit board element of the signalling module for purposes of forming the connecting conductor has a conducting track assigned to the signalling element of the further signalling module, which conducting track in the connected state of the signalling modules is connected via a contact element with a conducting track; on the circuit board element of the further signalling module, wherein the signalling module has a bayonet coupling element for purposes of connecting with a bayonet coupling element of the further signalling module, wherein in an interconnected, non-rotated state of the bayonet coupling elements the circuit board elements are arranged in a non-contact position, and in an interconnected, rotated state of the bayonet coupling elements the circuit board are arranged in a contact position with one another.. .
Auer Signal Gmbh


07/14/16
20160203595 

Inspection apparatus and inspection method


An inspection apparatus includes a lighting unit, an imaging unit, an optical image comparison unit, a map creation unit, a map storage unit, a first storage unit, a map comparison unit, and a first determination unit. The lighting unit irradiates a sample including a defect to be inspected with a lighting light.
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


07/14/16
20160203529 

Billing lighting equipment


A billing method for lighting equipment includes steps of installing an electricity consumption meter, recording the power of first lighting equipment and transmitting the power of the first lighting equipment to a billing server, replacing the first lighting equipment with second lighting equipment, recording power of the second lighting equipment and transmitting the power of the second lighting equipment to a billing server, calculating a billing parameter using the billing server according to a difference between the power of the first lighting equipment and the power of the second lighting equipment and further calculating a saved charge for billing fairness. Besides, as the amount of electricity consumed by the second lighting equipment is directly sent to the billing server, lighting equipment suppliers can directly collect reasonable service charge from customers without requiring electric bills provided by the customers..
Luxul Technology Incorporation


07/14/16
20160203107 

Method and system for digital content portion replication


A method executed in a processor of a computing device for redacting content is provided. The method includes receiving a request for content relocation at a current page being displayed on a first display screen, the current page having a first text portion, reconstructing the current page by highlighting at least a part of the first text portion and in response to user input indicating a request to move the highlighted content, displaying at least a part of the first text portion on a second display screen..
Kobo Incorporated


07/14/16
20160202677 

Remote device control and energy monitoring by analyzing and applying rules


Techniques are described for providing remote device (e.g., thermostat, lighting, appliance, etc.) control and/or energy monitoring. A system monitors sensor data captured by one or more sensors that sense attributes relevant to user presence at one or more monitored properties and status of one or more energy consuming devices associated with the one or more monitored properties.
Alarm.com Incorporated


07/14/16
20160202597 

On-camera flashlight


The present invention is an on-camera flashlight, comprising a lower light holder and a top light holder freely rotatably connected to the lower light holder. A flashlight light source is mounted on the top of the top light holder.
Yueqing Chuangyi Photography Equipment Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202554 

Lighting device and display apparatus


A lighting device includes a casing housing a light source and having an opening formed at the casing and an extending part extending outward from a periphery of the opening, a translucent body covering the opening, for diffusing light emitted from the light source to output the light, and a frame body covering the extending part through the translucent body disposed between the frame body and the extending part, the frame body having a rib facing a side surface of the translucent body as well as facing and abutting on the extending part, the rib being configured to be capable of being bent by pressing force applied from the translucent body.. .
Sakai Display Products Corporation


07/14/16
20160202411 

Lighting device and display apparatus


Provided are a lighting device having improved workability of a loading operation of an optical sheet in the lighting device whose error of members is large, and a display apparatus including the lighting device. A lighting device, which includes a light guide plate 11, an optical sheet 15 configured to diffuse or collect light emitted from the light guide plate 11, and a housing part 13 in which the light guide plate 11 and the optical sheet 15 are laminated and housed, includes a plurality of holding parts (optical sheet holding parts 134) which are provided in the housing part (a back housing part 13) to support the optical sheet 15 in the housing part, wherein the optical sheet 15 has a plurality of hole parts (through holes 151b) formed therein corresponding to the holding parts, in which the holding parts penetrate, and cross sections of the plurality of holding parts parallel to the optical sheet 15 have areas smaller than the cross-sectional areas of the hole parts, and a difference between the cross-sectional areas of the hole parts and the areas of the cross sections of the holding parts is not constant..
Sakai Display Products Corporation


07/14/16
20160202408 

Display module with optically functional film and manufacturing thereof


A display module with an optically functional film includes two polarizers, a display panel, an optically functional film, a lighting component, a light guide plate, and a reflector. The optically functional film includes a first transformation layer, a second transformation layer, a diffusion layer, a brightness enhancement layer, and a polarized layer, and each layer of the optically functional film is attached to each other by transfer-coating.
Rayshine Photonics Corp.


07/14/16
20160202407 

Lighting device and corresponding method


A lighting device includes an elongated profiled body including at least one light permeable material, e.g. A polymeric material, having a mouth portion where an e.g.
Osram Gmbh


07/14/16
20160201891 

Led ring assembly


Disclosed is a lighting device that includes a heat sink coupled to a heat dissipation structure. The heat dissipation structure can include heat conduits operatively coupled to the led to receive and emit heat from the led.
Sternberg Lighting


07/14/16
20160201890 

Led lighting system


An led lighting system comprising at least one led luminaire is provided. An led luminaire may comprise at least one longitudinally extending led light source, a first led light source holder holding a first end of the led light sources and having a first electrical socket in electrical communication with the led light sources.
Litetronics International, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201887 

High and low voltage separating driver brackets for lighting installation


Described are embodiments of driver brackets having dividers that separate low voltage wires from high voltage wires within a driver enclosure so as to reduce the risk of high and low voltage wires coming into contact within the driver enclosure. Also described are embodiments of driver brackets that support a driver entirely on one side of the driver bracket..
Abl Ip Holding Llc


07/14/16
20160201883 

Led lighting system


An led lighting system having at least one longitudinally extending led lamp with a sole led lamp holder on each of the at least one longitudinally extending led lamps is presently disclosed. An led lamp mount is configured to connect, and unconnect, with the led lamp holder and hold and energize each of the at least one longitudinally extending led lamps.
Litetronics International, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201874 

Backlit illuminated device with lighting through decorative plated surfaces


An ornamental device including a decorative plated surface and a backlit assembly is described, and includes a light engine including a light-emitting diode (led), a light pipe optically coupled to the led, a light diffuser and a lens assembly. The lens assembly includes a chrome surface finish, wherein the lens assembly encases the light engine, the light pipe and the light diffuser, and is assembled onto a back plate.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/14/16
20160201872 

Transformable lamp shade and lighting apparatus including the same


A transformable lamp shade comprises a supporting bracket coupling or decoupling from a shaft or a supporting member, a cover connected to the supporting bracket and including a plurality of pleated sheets foldable in an accordion shape, a cover plate connected with the supporting bracket and the cover, a ring coupler provided to pass through the cover plate and the cover to join together the cover and the cover plate, the ring coupler having a changeable diameter, wherein as the cover plate pivots about the ring coupler, the cover changes its shape, and a link having a first end pivotally connected with the supporting bracket and a second end connected with the ring coupler to move up or down the ring coupler.. .
I2m Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201869 

Lamp device for vehicle and lighting device for vehicle


An adjustment mechanism configured to adjust a reference position of an optical axis of a projection lens of a lens unit has a reference axis perpendicular to the optical axis and disposed in a plane which intersects with a focal point of the projection lens. The lens unit moves in an extension direction of the reference axis in accordance with rotation of a second screw.
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201868 

Vehicular lighting


Prior art vehicular lighting has difficulty ensuring that spectral colors caused by chromatic aberration from a lens are not noticeable. This invention is provided with a semiconductor light source (2) and a lens (3).
Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201867 

Optical structure having a microstructure with a quadratic diffusion function


The invention relates to an optical structure (100) for a motor vehicle headlight lighting device (1) that is set up to emit light forming a specified light pattern (lp1), wherein the optical structure (100) of the lighting device (1) is associated with the lighting device (1), or is part of it in such a way, that the optical structure (100) is transilluminated by essentially the entire luminous flux of the lighting device (1), and wherein the optical structure (100) consists of a number of optical structural elements (110) that have a light-scattering effect and that are designed in such a way that the unmodified light pattern (lp1) produced by the lighting device (1) is modified by the optical structure (100) into a specifiable modified light pattern (lp2), and wherein the optical structural elements (110) have a quadrilateral base area (202), i.e., the area (202) between the vertices (201) of a quadrilateral grid (200) is completely covered by the base area of exactly one optical structural element (110).. .
Zizala Lichtsysteme Gmbh


07/14/16
20160201864 

Solar power supply device and solar lighting equipment


A solar power supply device includes: a solar power supply module, a solar power supply switch, a light sensing module, a control circuit, a power supply interface and an external power interface switch. The solar power supply module is connected with the power supply interface through the solar power supply switch.
Kmc Industries Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201861 

Flexible strip lighting apparatus and methods


The present invention is directed to the use of light emitting diode (led) lighting in flexible strips, where the color of the lighting emitted from the flexible strip is consequential to the encapsulation process and heat from the lights is adequately dissipated.. .
Lilibrand Llc




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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