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Date/App# patent app List of recent Lighting-related patents
02/04/16
20160037615 
 Wireless light pairing, dimming and control patent thumbnailnew patent Wireless light pairing, dimming and control
A system (100) and method for controlling a light in a residential or commercial location through a wireless communications link with a personal controller (10). The system includes a lighting module (300) and a system administrator (200) having a wireless communications module (202) operable for wireless communication with the personal controller and with the lighting module.
Kortek Industries Pty Ltd


02/04/16
20160037613 
 Distributed control of lights subject to compliance constraints patent thumbnailnew patent Distributed control of lights subject to compliance constraints
A lighting control system is provided which accepts user lightning commands, generates controls in accordance with predetermined operating policies and directs light fixtures to produce brightness, color, or directional pattern of the light emitted by the light fixtures. The lighting control system determines whether the light emitted by the light fixtures complies with government regulations, and building policies, and insures that controls are adjusted such that all regulations regarding lighting safety and working conditions, as well as building policy and energy management targets are adhered to.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037611 
 Lighting system, lighting apparastus, and lighting control method patent thumbnailnew patent Lighting system, lighting apparastus, and lighting control method
Provided is a lighting apparatus and a method for controlling the same using a mobile device. A lighting system may include a mobile terminal, a hub configured to communicate with the mobile terminal, and an led lamp configured to communicate with the hub.
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037602 
 Lighting system and method patent thumbnailnew patent Lighting system and method
According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a removable light source including a light emitting source, a connector for electrically connecting the removable light source to a mains lighting circuit, a secondary power source and a control circuit configured to receive an on/off signal, whereby the control circuit is configured to power the light emitting source on if power is being supplied to the removable light source by the mains lighting circuit, or power is provided by the secondary power source and the control circuit receives an on signal and power the light emitting source off if power being supplied to the removable light source by the mains lighting circuit ceases and the control circuit does not receive an on signal, or power is being supplied by the secondary power source and the control circuit receives an off signal.. .

02/04/16
20160037599 
 Lighting apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Lighting apparatus
Provided is a lighting apparatus using an led as a lighting source. The lighting apparatus may distribute a current corresponding to a rectified voltage to a lighting unit and a secondary current circuit, perform primary light emission at low luminance, and reduce an optical deviation between led groups through secondary light emission.
Silicon Works Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037598 
 Light emitting diode retrofit lamp for high intensity discharge ballast patent thumbnailnew patent Light emitting diode retrofit lamp for high intensity discharge ballast
Provided is an led retrofit lamp interfacing with a high intensity discharge (hid) ballast that includes a lighting source having a plurality of light emitting diodes (leds), one or more heat sink components dissipating heat generated by the leds, and an led driver configured to operate the leds. The led retrofit lamp is disposed within an hid housing and the hid ballast is electrically connected with the led driver, and supplies power to the led driver for operating the leds..
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


02/04/16
20160037594 
 Lighting device, illuminating device and light fixture patent thumbnailnew patent Lighting device, illuminating device and light fixture
A lighting device includes a rectifier, a constant current regulator and a charge-discharge circuit. The constant current regulator is electrically connected in series with first and second solid-state light-emitting element arrays between a pair of output terminals of the rectifier.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037325 
 Methods and  identifying and categorizing distributed devices patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and identifying and categorizing distributed devices
Systems for identifying and categorizing distributed devices, e.g., lighting fixtures and thermostats, is disclosed. In an embodiment, a user (200) sends a low power discovery message to devices (201) using a portable programming tool (100).
Pyramid Meriden Inc.


02/04/16
20160037139 
 Billiard table lighting and game play monitor patent thumbnailnew patent Billiard table lighting and game play monitor
A billiard table top lighting apparatus provides substantially uniform lighting across the surface of a billiard table surface. In one form, the lighting apparatus includes a frame supporting lights that are non-centrally placed such that no lights are supported above a middle portion of the billiard table surface.
Smart Billiard Lighting Llc


02/04/16
20160037035 
 Self-illuminated handheld lens for retinal examination and photography and related method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Self-illuminated handheld lens for retinal examination and photography and related method thereof
System and method directed towards providing full and even illumination of a patient's retina through lighting integrated into a handheld fundus lens. By integrating the lighting, the method and system reduces and even eliminate many lens artifacts and reflections.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation


02/04/16
20160036349 
new patent

Load control device for controlling a driver for a lighting load


A load control device is configured to generate a control signal having a desired magnitude for controlling a load regulation device adapted to control the power delivered to an electrical load. The load control device may comprise a control terminal arranged to provide the control signal to the load regulation device, a communication circuit for generating the control signal, and a control circuit configured to generate an output signal that is provided to the communication circuit.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


02/04/16
20160036268 
new patent

Light fixture emergency power system


Techniques are presented herein to operate a light fixture as in an emergency mode in order to verify that the light emitted by the light fixture when operated in the emergency mode complies with emergency operating policies, as well as to detect failures. The light emitted by the light fixture in emergency mode may be measured and adjusted to optimize the runtime of the light fixture in the emergency mode.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035991 
new patent

Organic electroluminescence element and lighting device using same


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02/04/16
20160035799 
new patent

Display unit of display panel


A display unit of a display panel includes three pixels having different colors. Each pixel has a color sub-pixel and a transparent sub-pixel, both approximately arranged in one column along a first direction.
Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035710 
new patent

Light-emitting device and lighting device provided with the same


A light-emitting device capable of ensuring an electric connection between a light-emitting element and an electrode without generating any problem in practical use, by both connecting methods with a solder and a connector, and a lighting device provided with the light-emitting device are provided. The light-emitting device according to the present invention has a plurality of led chips, and a soldering electrode land and a connector connecting electrode land electrically connected to the chips, on a ceramic substrate.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160035516 
new patent

Keyboard backlight system


Disclosed systems provide keyboard backlighting from organic light emitting diodes (oleds) placed under the keys. A keyboard stack optionally includes a light guide or reflector.
Dell Products, Lp


02/04/16
20160035514 
new patent

Button cover for improving uniformity of lighting and manufacturing the same


The present invention provides a button cover that improves uniformity of lighting, and prevents lighting quality from decreasing while reducing manufacturing costs using a minimal number of light source elements and a method to manufacture the button cover. The button cover includes a transparent resin that operates as a base and an outer surface of the button cover and a colorant applied to the transparent resin.
Hyundai Motor Company


02/04/16
20160035508 
new patent

Lighting switch for display unit


Switch knobs have indication portions that are provided with various indications. The indications provided in the indication portions can transmit light that is emitted from a light-emitting diode and guided by a light guide member.
Yazaki Corporation


02/04/16
20160035192 
new patent

Task lighting system with alarm and dimming features


A temporary task lighting system used on job sites has an alarm mode. The system may be used to provide an alarm indication using the light units of the system.
Clear-vu Lighting Llc


02/04/16
20160035115 
new patent

Event chain visualization of performance data


An event chain visualization of performance data may show the execution of monitored elements as bars on a timeline, with connections or other relationships connecting the various bars into a sequential view of an application. The visualization may include color, shading, or other highlighting to show resource utilization or performance metrics.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/04/16
20160035011 
new patent

System and indoor navigation and information push using led lighting devices


The present disclosure provides an indoor navigation and information push system and method using led lighting devices. The indoor navigation and information push system includes three led lighting devices, each with a built-in wi-fi module and an information storage and navigation server configured to wirelessly communicate with led lighting devices, store and transmit promotion data and product information.
Zhejiang Shenghui Lighting Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160034777 
new patent

Spherical lighting device with backlighting coronal ring


A method for capturing three-dimensional photographic lighting of a spherical lighting device is described. Calculation of boundaries of the spherical lighting device based on lighting properties of at least one light source in a set location of the spherical lighting device is performed.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160034771 
new patent

Path sensing using structured lighting


A structured light pattern is projected onto the path of a vehicle so as to generate a plurality of light spots, and an image thereof is captured from the vehicle. A world-space elevation of at least a portion of the light spots is responsive to a pitch angle of the vehicle determined responsive to image-space locations of down-range-separated light spots..
Tk Holdings, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033891 
new patent

Exposure device, image forming apparatus, and controlling exposure device


A plurality of light emitting elements is arranged in a main scanning direction. A setter is configured to set a basal exposure period of the plurality of light emitting elements, based on a clock count of frequency-spread clocks.
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160033716 
new patent

Lighting device, display device and television device


A lighting unit 12 of the present invention includes a first light source unit lu1, a second light source unit lu2, and a light guide plate 19. The first light source unit lu1 includes a first light source group 171 and a first board 181 having a first mount portion 181a and a first empty portion 181b.
Sharp Kabushi Kaisha


02/04/16
20160033712 
new patent

Light guide and lighting assembly with array of micro-optical element groupings


A light guide includes a first major surface, an opposed second major surface, and a light input edge extending therebetween. Micro-optical elements at at least one of the first major surface and the second major surface are arranged in an array of micro-optical element groupings.
Rambus Delaware Llc


02/04/16
20160033705 
new patent

Multibeam diffraction grating-based color backlighting


Multibeam diffraction grating-based color backlighting includes a plate light guide, a multibeam diffraction grating at a surface of the plate light guide, and light sources laterally displaced from one another in a direction corresponding to a propagation axis of the plate light guide. The light sources produce light of different colors.
Leia Inc.


02/04/16
20160033704 
new patent

Light guide and lighting assembly having light redirecting features


A light guide includes a first major surface, a second major surface opposed the first major surface, and a light input edge extending between the first and second major surfaces. Micro-optical elements are at the first major surface.
Rambus Delaware Llc


02/04/16
20160033672 
new patent

Method for determining geological surface and subsurface resistivity


A method for determining geological subsurface resistivity. The method includes obtaining a set of lightning parameters associated with a lighting strike received by a geological volume of material, the set of lightning parameters including an indicium of the current of the lightning strike at a first initial time and an indicium of the current of the lightning strike at a first decay time subsequent to the first initial time, and inferring the resistance of the volume of geological material, at least in part, from the set of lightning parameters..
Dynamic Measurement, Llc


02/04/16
20160033195 
new patent

Power supplies for lighted shelves in a refrigerator


Illustrative embodiments of systems and methods for powering lighted shelves in refrigerator appliances are disclosed. In one embodiment, a refrigerator appliance may comprise a cabinet having a temperature-controlled compartment defined therein, a shelf ladder disposed at least partially in the temperature-controlled compartment and providing a plurality of shelf mounting positions, the shelf ladder comprising an electrical bus including first, second, and third conductors, the second conductor configured to supply power at a first current level when electrically coupled to the first conductor, the third conductor configured to supply power at a second current level when electrically coupled to the first conductor, and a first adjustable shelf carrying a first lighting device, the first adjustable shelf being removably mountable in one of the plurality of shelf mounting positions such that the first lighting device is electrically coupled between the first conductor and the second conductor..
Whirlpool Corporation


02/04/16
20160033117 
new patent

Elongated l.e.d. lighting systems, manufacturing and methods to configure the same


Elongated lighting fixtures intended to be incorporated into thin architectural surfaces, interconnected and configurable as a continuous run with potential to follow the direction of adjacent planar surface in three dimensional spaces while maintaining the structural integrity of the supporting framework.. .

02/04/16
20160033112 
new patent

Lighting device with a phosphor body spaced apart from a light source


In various embodiments, a lighting device is provided. The lighting device includes at least one light source for emitting primary light, at least one phosphor body which is illuminatable by the primary light and is spaced apart from the at least one light source, and at least one light scattering body which is situated optically downstream of the phosphor body in a light propagation direction of the primary light that is uninfluenced by the phosphor body.
Osram Gmbh


02/04/16
20160033110 
new patent

Light emitting diode (led) lighting system with antimicrobial/air cleaning functions from highly specular multilayer thin film reflector


A system and method according to various embodiments can include a lighting fixture comprising a light source. A multilayer thin film coated reflector is applied to an outer light emitting surface of the lighting fixture.
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc


02/04/16
20160033108 
new patent

Lens for light emitter, light source module, lighting device, and lighting system


There is provided a lens for a light emitter which includes: a bottom surface; an incident surface connected to the bottom surface at a central region of the bottom surface and disposed on or above a light source to allow light emitted from the light source to be made incident thereto and travel in an interior of the lens; and an output surface connected to the bottom surface at an edge of the bottom surface and configured to allow the light which has traveled in the interior of the lens to be emitted outwardly therefrom, wherein the central region of the bottom surface protrudes with respect to the other region of the bottom surface.. .

02/04/16
20160033103 
new patent

Lighting apparatus and automobile including the same


lighting apparatus for a vehicle includes: night-time low beam light source which mainly illuminates a lower front region in front of the vehicle; and daytime light source which mainly illuminates an overhead region above the lower front region.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033101 
new patent

Dual beam pattern vehicular lighting assembly


A vehicle lighting assembly that comprises: a single lens having a first and a second plurality of near-field lens elements, and an exit surface; and a first and a second led source that directs light through the respective first and second plurality of lens elements. The first and the second plurality of lens elements are configured to transmit light in a respective spread pattern and a high-intensity pattern through the exit surface.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


02/04/16
20160033100 
new patent

Light-emitting diode input for hybrid solar lighting systems


A hybrid lighting system is disclosed in which light emitting diodes (leds) provide input light when illumination with solar light is unavailable. Light from leds are propagated through an optical fiber, which delivers the light to a point of illumination.
Ofs Fitel, Llc


02/04/16
20160033099 
new patent

Lighting system, track and lighting module therefore


A lighting system comprising a track having a first and a second rail (5, 7), mutually extending equidistantly. Said first and second rail comprise a first respectively a second electrically conductive strip (13), mutually electrically isolated.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/04/16
20160033098 
new patent

Lighting system, track and lighting module therefore


A lighting system comprising a track having a first and a second rail (5, 7), mutually extending equidistantly. Said first and second rail comprise a first respectively a second electrically conductive strip (13, 15), mutually electrically isolated.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/04/16
20160033096 
new patent

Divali string of light om and deya arrangement


The present invention relates to an electrically powered ornamental lamp arrangement for interior or exterior lighting display which includes a main electrical supply string and one or more electrically wired light emitting lamp ornaments or religious symbols electrically and detachably connected to the main supply string. The ornamental lamp arrangement may further include one or more light emitting sources electrically connected to the main supply string.

02/04/16
20160033094 
new patent

Solar powered lamp


A lighting element for a solar powered lantern is formed integrally with a bottle closure which can be threaded onto a discarded plastic bottle, such that the light emitting diodes (leds) of the lighting element extend into the bottle. The lighting element is powered by a rechargeable battery which is recharged by a photovoltaic panel positioned on the top surface of the bottle closure..
Mpowerd, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033093 
new patent

Solar powered flashlight


A portable lighting device includes a housing, a battery, a lighting element coupled to the battery, and a solar panel. The housing includes a first wall coupled to a second wall and defines an internal volume.
Goal Zero Llc


02/04/16
20160033088 
new patent

Led light module and installing same


A light emitting diode (“led”) light module that can be installed in lighting fixtures—either new lighting fixtures or existing lighting fixtures already installed in the field. The led light module includes a led assembly mounted on a reflector.
Abl Ip Holding Llc


02/04/16
20160033087 
new patent

Led induction combination lighting system


A lighting system includes a reflector housing with a led light source having multiple leds and an induction light source located within the reflector housing.. .
American Green Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031368 
new patent

Light-emitting composite arrangement and manufacturing the light-emitting composite arrangement


A light-emitting composite arrangement 1 for stationary arrangement in an interior of an aircraft is proposed, comprising a base layer and a covering layer 2, 3, wherein the covering layer 3 is a prepreg layer, comprising a core portion 4, which is arranged, at least in some areas, between the base layer and the covering layer 2, 3, comprising at least one lighting device 5, which is integrated in the core portion 4, wherein the covering layer 3 is cured with the lighting device 5 ntegrated in the core portion 4.. .
Diehl Aircabin Gmbh


02/04/16
20160031362 
new patent

Charge port illumination system for electric vehicle


A charge port illumination system for an electric vehicle includes a charge port disposed at the electric vehicle and configured for electrically connecting to a charging source to charge a power source of the electric vehicle. The charge port includes an outer portion that is exposed and viewable at the electric vehicle when a person is connecting the charge port to the charging source.
Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.


02/04/16
20160031361 
new patent

Carrier of one or more light-emitting diodes (leds) for a signaling module


A carrier of one or more light sources for a lighting and/or signaling module especially for an automotive vehicle, comprising: a substrate having at least one aperture and electrical tracks on at least one side; and at least one light-emitting diode having a body and electrical connection leads lateral to the body. The led or at least one of the leds is placed through a respective aperture of the substrate, and the connection leads make contact with respective electrical tracks.
Valeo Vision


02/04/16
20160030836 
new patent

Wireless entertainment device, system, and method


A wireless input device for playing an interactive motion-sensitive game using a wireless-compatible game console in which a virtual play environment is represented through one or more computer-animated visual, aural or tactile effects is provided wherein game play is conducted by moving, shaking, twisting, waving or pointing the input device in a particular manner. The input device can include motion-sensitive circuitry and/or command circuitry for generating control signals and/or an effects generator and associated control circuitry to enable the input device to selectively generate at least one visual, aural or tactile effect comprising sound, lighting or vibration.
Mq Gaming, Llc


02/04/16
20160029765 
new patent

Hair highlighting device


A hair-highlighting device has a handle and a reservoir for storing a highlighting composition. The device is adapted to dispense a tape of barrier material and also adapted to simultaneously dispense highlighting composition via a reservoir outlet to a lock of hair.

02/04/16
20160029578 
new patent

Aeroponic commercial plant cultivation system utilizing a grow enclosure


A commercial plant cultivation system generates a controlled environment in which plants can be grown. A grow enclosure generate a controlled environment and can be either a mobile or fixed structure.
Indoor Farms Of America, Llc


01/28/16
20160029498 

Sign ventilation system


An electronic sign includes a planar lighting module emitting visible light. A cabinet supportingly engages the lighting module.

01/28/16
20160029464 

Programmable lighting system


Systems and methods for deploying a programmable lighting system throughout a building are provided. In exemplary embodiments, one or more led lighting structures may be powered using ethernet cable in a building, and may be controlled by a distributed management system throughout a communication network..

01/28/16
20160029463 

Light-emitting device comprising two interfaces


The invention relates to a light-emitting device comprising a first interface for supplying energy to the light-emitting device and comprising a second interface for transmitting a control signal or a plurality of control signals for controlling a lighting property of a light source of the light-emitting device.. .
Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co Kg


01/28/16
20160029462 

Method for the relative activation of a luminaire, control unit and lighting system


For the relative activation of a luminaire, actuation of an actuating element, particularly of a pushbutton, is detected. During actuation of the actuating element, the following steps are performed cyclically: ascertainment of a target control point (p—1, p—2) that corresponds to one of a plurality of sampling points (61, 62) encountered sequentially during the actuation; generation of a control command (71, 72) on the basis of the target control point (p—1, p—2); and issuing of the control command (71, 72) in order to reach a sampling point (61, 62) corresponding to the target control point (p—1, p—2) at a predefined change-over time (68).
Tridonic Gmbh & Co Kg


01/28/16
20160029461 

Illumination apparatus, controlling an illumination apparatus, terminal for communicating with an illumination device and wireless lighting system


An illumination apparatus comprises: a light emission unit to emit light; a communication module to receive a control signal to a control unit; and a control unit to extinguish or modify the luminosity of the light emitted based on the control signal received from the communication module, wherein the control signal is based on measuring a sound intensity of a sound input to a terminal device separate from the illumination apparatus.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


01/28/16
20160029460 

Modular lighting system


A modular lighting system including: a plurality of light modules; a master controller including a first sensor configured to detect a first trigger event, the master controller being configured to control a state of the plurality of light modules based on the detection of the first trigger event; and one or more dedicated controllers including a first dedicated controller, the first dedicated controller including a second sensor configured to detect a second trigger event, the first dedicated controller being configured to control one or more adjacent light modules of the plurality of light modules based on the detection of an associated second trigger event, wherein the plurality of light modules and the one or more dedicated controllers are coupled to the master controller along a serial connection through one or more pass-through electrical connections.. .
R.a. Phillips Industries, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029459 

Lighting control system and lighting control method


The centralized lighting and air conditioning controller controls the light emission of lighting devices using brightness configuration values, and an environmental sensor transmits illuminance measurement values to the centralized lighting and air conditioning controller by wireless communication. The centralized lighting and air conditioning controller receives the illuminance measurement values, and based on the change in the illuminance measurement values and the change in the rssi when the illuminance measurement values are received, acquires the degree of influence on the environmental sensor by the light from each of the lighting devices, and acquires the unknown or indeterminate position of the environmental sensor based on the degree of influence..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


01/28/16
20160029458 

Anticipatory lighting from device screens based on user profile


Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums are provided for determining the mood of the user, deriving an appropriate lighting scheme, and then implementing that lighting scheme on all devices within a predetermined proximity to that user. Furthermore, when a user begins a task, the devices can track the user and use lighting from nearby screens to offer functional lighting..
Google Inc.


01/28/16
20160029457 

Zigbee lighting control apparatus and method


Disclosed herein are a zigbee lighting control apparatus and method. The zigbee lighting control method includes checking whether a zigbee switch to which a zigbee lighting control apparatus is applied is in a reset state, performing a broadcast-based link connection a number of times identical to a number of currently installed zigbee lighting devices if the zigbee switch is in the reset state, performing a broadcast-based link connection a number of times identical to a preset number of zigbee lighting devices if it is checked that the zigbee switch is not in the reset state, performing a unicast-based link connection on remaining zigbee lighting devices that are not connected to a link, among zigbee lighting devices within a preset range upon performing the broadcast-based link connection, and controlling zigbee lighting devices that have been connected via the broadcast-based link connection or the unicast-based link connection..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


01/28/16
20160029455 

Current feedback for improving performance and consistency of led fixtures


A lighting system includes a power converter connected to mains voltage and configured to provide a driving current responsive to a control signal. A voltage measurement circuit is configured to provide a voltage sense signal indicative of an amplitude of the mains voltage.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/28/16
20160029453 

Control unit for a led assembly and lighting system


A control unit for an led assembly comprising a first and second led unit, said led units being serial connected is described. The led assembly, in use, is powered by a switched mode power supply.
Eldolab Holding B.v.


01/28/16
20160029452 

Lighting apparatus


Provided is a lighting apparatus using an led as a light source. The lighting apparatus may include a plurality of light emitting units each including one or more semiconductor packages having an equal number of leds mounted thereon, the light emitting units may be arranged in a longitudinal direction to form a line light source, and the leds included in each of the light emitting units may be divided into a plurality of led groups..
Silicon Works Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029447 

Lighting device, illumination device, and lighting fixture


A lighting device is configured such that only one of a first current control circuit and a charging current control circuit operates in any of operation modes from a first mode to a fourth mode. The lighting device is configured such that the first current control circuit and the charging current control circuit are not included in the same closed circuit..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Inc.


01/28/16
20160029446 

Power converter for light bulb assembly comprising multiple led arrays


Circuitry for solid state lighting (ssl) light bulb assemblies is presented. In particular, a driver circuit and/or power converter used for such light bulb assemblies is described.
Dialog Semiconductor Gmbh


01/28/16
20160029444 

Lighting device and light fixture


A controller circuit is configured to adjust the number of light-emitting diodes that a current flows from a rectifier circuit through so that: the number of light-emitting diodes, which are lit, of the plurality of light-emitting diodes increases according to a value of a pulsating voltage during a time period that the value of the pulsating voltage increases; and the number of light-emitting diodes, which are lit, of the plurality of light-emitting diodes decreases according to the value of the pulsating voltage during a time period that the value of the pulsating voltage decreases. Light-emitting diodes, which start to emit light by a higher voltage value, of the plurality of light-emitting diodes are disposed at a position nearer to an outside of a mounting region of a substrate than light-emitting diodes, which start to emit light by a lower voltage value, of the plurality of light-emitting diodes..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029099 

Dynamic item highlighting system


A method and apparatus for highlighting a program listing in a set of program listings based on selection criteria. The selection criteria may indicate that the a broadcaster has agreed to pay a service provider in return for the service provider ensuring that a program listing, corresponding to the program of the broadcaster, is highlighted in a program page that displays a set of program listings, such as television program listings.
Tivo Inc.


01/28/16
20160028478 

Communication system, lighting system and transmitting information


The invention provides a communication system (500), a lighting system, a method of transmitting information and a computer program product. The communication system according to the invention is configured for transmitting data via visible light.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/28/16
20160028437 

Methods, systems, and the monitoring, controlling, and communicating of lighting systems


Methods and apparatuses for monitoring, controlling, and communicating are disclosed, including splicing one or more control clamps to power lines of devices; establishing a plc link between one or more powernet control communication cubes; connecting a pccc to a communication gateway in order to enable communication from a remote device using a pccc dashboard application; using a communication port of the one or more powernet control communication cubes to communicate between the one or more powernet control communication cubes; using the plc link to communicate between the one or more powernet control communication cubes; using the one or more powernet control communication cubes with the spliced one or more control clamps to monitor and control the one or more devices; creating one or more rfid/bluetooth beacons; and using one or more monitor sensors to monitor the area around the devices. Other embodiments are described and claimed..
Hyperion Energy Group Llc


01/28/16
20160028320 

Automatic configuration of a load control system


A control module is able to be installed with electrical devices, such as, for example electrical loads (e.g., lighting loads) and/or load regulation devices. The control module may determine whether the electrical loads (e.g., drivers for lighting loads) are responsive to one or more of a plurality of control techniques.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


01/28/16
20160028036 

Quantum-dot based hybrid led lighting devices


Qds down-convert a portion of the blue or blue and green light to higher wavelengths of visible light, where the combination of wavelengths exiting the device provides white light. The qds can be within an array of microlenses on the light exiting surface of the hybrid oled to enhance the efficiency of light emission from the electrically excited phosphors and the down-conversion qds..

01/28/16
20160028029 

Tridentate cyclometalated metal complexes with six-membered coordination rings


Tridentate cyclometalated complexes with rigid six-membered coordination rings of general formula i having tunable emission wavelengths in the visible range. These emitters are suitable for full color displays and lighting applications..
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University


01/28/16
20160028028 

Tetradentate platinum (ii) complexes cyclometalated with functionalized phenyl carbene ligands and their analogues


Tetradentate platinum complexes of formulas i and ii suitable for phosphorescent or delayed fluorescent and phosphorescent emitters in display and lighting applications.. .
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University


01/28/16
20160028027 

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


An object is to provide a novel organometallic complex. Another object is to provide an organometallic complex exhibiting green to blue phosphorescence.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028022 

Light-emitting element, light-emitting device, electronic device, lighting device, and organic compound


To provide a light-emitting element with an improved reliability, a light-emitting element with a high current efficiency (or a high quantum efficiency), and a novel dibenzo[f,h]quinoxaline derivative that is favorably used in a light-emitting element which is one embodiment of the present invention. A light-emitting element includes an el layer between an anode and a cathode.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027977 

Light emitting diode package and lighting device using the same


A light emitting diode (led) package may include a package body provided with a pair of lead frames, and an led chip mounted on the package body and electrically connected to the lead frames through wire bonding. Each lead frame may include a first reflective layer disposed on a mounting surface on which the led chip is disposed and a second reflective layer disposed on the first reflective layer.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027971 

Wavelength converters and methods for making the same


Disclosed herein are wavelength converters and methods for making the same. The wavelength converters include a single layer of a polymeric matrix material, and one or more types of wavelength converting particles.
Osram Sylvania Inc.


01/28/16
20160027961 

Methods and devices for solid state nanowire devices


Solid state sources offers potential advantages including high brightness, electricity savings, long lifetime, and higher color rendering capability, when compared to incandescent and fluorescent light sources. To date however, many of these advantages, however, have not been borne out in providing white led lamps for general lighting applications.
The Royal Institution For The Advancement Of Learning/mcgill University


01/28/16
20160027534 

Accelerator-driven subcritical reactor system


An accelerator-driven sub-critical reactor providing: 1) a significantly more efficient thorium-cycle system, in one configuration, 2) a more energy-productive nuclear waste reduction system, 3) accelerator driven systems for other fertile-fission candidate elements, and 4) which may be applied to fusion systems (substituting the fission unit in the proposed system class and category) in a way that may lower the break-even point for such systems and thus make the advent of practical fusion sooner than otherwise possible. 5) in addition and importantly, an optical-power processing and distribution is also enabled by the proposed, providing both optical power as base power for telecom, process energy for industrial uses, and lighting and other wavelengths for consumer and general business use..

01/28/16
20160027265 

An emergency manager for a lighting device


An emergency manager for a lighting device (1), which lighting device is configured to transmit information by coding its output light. The emergency manager has a light coding unit (5), configured to code light emitted by a light emitter (3), thereby enabling the light emitter to emit a coded light signal including an individual identifier identifying the lighting device; an emergency indicator (7); and a control unit (9).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/28/16
20160027262 

Integrated home lighting and notification system


An integrated lighting and notification system includes a light fixture connected to an electrical power supply, a camera, a control unit, and a trigger device. The electrical power supply provides electrical power to the light source unit and the camera.
The Chamberlain Group, Inc.


01/28/16
20160027216 

Three-dimensional mixed-reality viewport


An application running on a computing platform that employs three-dimensional (3d) modeling is extended using a virtual viewport into which 3d holograms are rendered by a mixed-reality head mounted display (hmd) device. The hmd device user can position the viewport to be rendered next to a real world 2d monitor and use it as a natural extension of the 3d modeling application.

01/28/16
20160026073 

Indoor-outdoor projector


An indoor-outdoor projector has a housing, a slide holder and a projection lens assembly mounted on the housing, and an enhancer and a lighting device mounted in the housing. The enhancer has a mounting seat, a motor mounted on the mounting seat, and a refractive lens attached to a driving shaft of the motor and facing the projection lens assembly.
Gemmy Industries Corporation


01/28/16
20160025987 

Laser-diode bar lighting device


A lighting device (1) including at least one laser-diode bar with a plurality of emitters arranged adjacently to one another in a first direction and able to emit sub-beams during operation. The sub-beams having a lower beam divergence in a first direction that forms a slow-axis direction than in a second direction that forms a fast-axis direction and is perpendicular to the first direction.
Limo Patentverwaltung Gmbh & Co. Kg


01/28/16
20160025905 

Low refractive index coating with fluroelastomer encapsulated glass bubbles


A coating composite material spray applied to a lens that is capable of transmitting light, with little loss, diffusively through the coated lens located near a light source, particularly in an led lighting application. The coating material is formed from a polyurethane mixed with fluoroelastomer encapsulated glass bubbles and will allow for high diffusion, while also maintaining high transmission when applied to a lens near a lighting application, particularly led fixture lenses..
Whiteoptics Llc


01/28/16
20160025782 

Method and performing an energy audit


Methods and apparatuses for performing an energy audit are disclosed, including using one or more current sensors clamped to an existing lighting system to measure one or more current or voltage signals over a first period of time; calculating a first power usage from the one or more current or voltage signals; replacing the existing lighting system with a replacement lighting system; using the one or more current sensors to measure one or more current or voltage signals of the replacement lighting system over a second period of time; calculating a second power usage from the one or more current or voltage signals; determining a power difference between the first power usage and the second power usage; using the power difference to estimate a cost savings between the first period of time and the second period of time; and generating an energy audit report. Other embodiments are described and claimed..
Hyperion Energy Group, Llc


01/28/16
20160025651 

Lighting domes


A lighting dome that can be used to inspect semiconductor wafers can include a small aperture, backlighting, a reflectance gradient and/or a broad spectrum light source.. .
Graftek Imaging Inc.


01/28/16
20160025570 

Sensing device with a glare shield


A sensing device with a glare shield has an infrared sensor and a glare shield. The infrared sensor has a body and a lens hood.
Ir-tec International Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025526 

Indicator


An indicator has an optical member including a protuberance formed on a front side and an indentation formed on a back side of the optical member in which the indentation is smaller than the protuberance in terms of a projection area and in which the front-side protuberance fits into the opening in a front face of the housing; and an led light source disposed opposite the back-side indentation of the optical member. A center axis of the front-side protuberance and a center axis of the backs-side indentation are in line with an optical axis of the led light source.
Teac Corporation


01/28/16
20160025325 

Cosmetic mirror


Embodiments of the present invention provide a cosmetic mirror, relating to the technical field of electronic equipment. The cosmetic mirror comprises a mirror surface part and a lighting part, wherein the mirror surface of the mirror surface part and the light-emitting surface of the lighting part are positioned on the same side; and the lighting part is a surface light source formed by an organic light-emitting diode panel.
Boe Optical Science And Technology Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025321 

Automotive headlamp, heat radiating mechanism, light-emitting apparatus and light source fixing member


In an automotive headlamp, a light-emitting module is configured such that a light-emitting element and a control circuit unit for controlling the lighting of the light-emitting element are structured integrally with each other. A control circuit unit in a position anterior to the light-emitting element in a lamp unit is located below a shade section so that the control circuit unit can be clear of the path of light used to form a low beam light distribution pattern of the light emitted by the light-emitting element.
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025318 

Lighting device with an led lighting module


A lighting device having a support element with an elongated receiving region which has a u-shaped cross-section and having a first limb of the u, a second limb of the u, and a connecting limb that connects the two limbs of the u. The lighting device further has an led lighting module with at least one led for generating light in order to emit a light of the lighting device, the led lighting module being arranged on the support element in a retained manner.
Zumtobel Lighting Gmbh


01/28/16
20160025315 

Lighting system


A lighting system includes a main power source, a power switch, a daylight white color light source driver, an incandescent color light source driver, a first light source unit, and a second light source unit. The power switch includes a first terminal connected to the main power source, a second terminal and a control terminal.
Rohm Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025314 

Plant lighting device


A plant lighting device, constructed at an indoor planting system, includes an illumination module and a power module. The illumination module includes an assembly seat, and an illumination unit including a plurality of light emitting elements that emit light toward at least one plant when powered up.

01/28/16
20160025311 

Led lighting system incorporating folded light sheets


In accordance with certain embodiments, flexible light sheets are folded to define first and second portions of the light sheet divided by the fold, and the first and second portions of the light sheet may both feature light-emitting elements thereon.. .

01/28/16
20160025305 

Diffuse light source and visual dazzler system made therefrom


A diffuse light source, for use in energy efficient lighting, as well as for visual disorientation or disruption systems, is configured with a single solid torus (15) or rotating dual cylinder (35a, 35b) diffuser of transparent refracting material into which light (13, 33) from a laser or led beam source (11, 31) is coupled. Light (19, 39) emerges radially outward in all directions from the diffuser..

01/28/16
20160025304 

Arrangement for changing the visual appearance of a target object


The invention relates to an arrangement (100) comprising a lighting system (110) and a target object (120), wherein the lighting system (110) is arranged to illuminate a target surface of the target object (120) with a primary light output (111) and with a secondary light output (112). Each of these light outputs has an illumination spectrum representing a color.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/28/16
20160025301 

Illuminating instrument


A lighting fixture varies a beam angle of light emitted by a light source and a beam angle of light to the exterior to provide excellent visual effect by indirect lighting, high in serviceability and safety, and applicable to a wide range of purposes. The lighting fixture comprises a lighting fixture body of substantially l-shaped cross-section, a light source constituting a light radiation unit, a first reflector, a second reflector, and an opening constituting an illumination port.
Factory Inc.


01/28/16
20160025295 

Light device


A light device and a method of making the same. The light device having a casing, or body, in the form of a multilayered stack that includes a supporting base layer, a scattering layer above the base layer, and an outermost protective layer above the scattering layer.
Merrow Sewing Machine Co.


01/28/16
20160025294 

A light emitting diode module with improved light characteristics


The present invention relates to lighting module, wherein a light exit window (12) of the lighting module is engraved such that the output color temperature of said lighting module is tuned. The present invention also relates to a method for tuning an output color temperature of a lighting module, said method comprising providing said lighting module comprising a light exit window (12), and a light source arranged to provide light having an optical path through said light exit window (12), said lighting module having a first output color temperature; and engraving a surface of said light exit window (12) such that the output color temperature of said lighting module is tuned to a second output color temperature..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/28/16
20160025293 

Led lighting assembly for a school bus lamp


An led lighting assembly for a school bus lamp has a reflector and an led module. The reflector has a base, a reflecting wing, and a connector.

01/28/16
20160025292 

Lamp unit comprising a shield having at least one light window


A lighting unit for a headlight, in particular a motor vehicle headlight, having at least two light sources (1a, 1b), at least one reflector (2a, 2b), which delimits two light chambers (3a, 3b), a bezel (4), and a projection lens (5) having an optical axis (a), wherein a light chamber (3a) is arranged on an upper side and a light chamber (3b) is arranged on an underside of the bezel (4), wherein at least one light source (1a, 1b) is arranged within each of the light chambers (3a, 3b) and the bezel (4) extends substantially as far as a focal plane (e) of the projection lens (5) in order to produce a sharp light/dark boundary in a light exposure produced by the lighting unit, wherein the bezel (4) has at least one light window (7a, 7b), wherein at least one light path (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d) extends outwardly from a light chamber (3a, 3b), through the at least one light window (7a, 7b) and through the projection lens (5).. .
Zizala Lichtsysteme Gmbh


01/28/16
20160025289 

Vehicle lighting unit


A vehicle lighting unit can accurately dispose the light incident portion of a light guiding member and a light source with respect to each other while the light guiding member can be exposed on the front side without the provision of a large opening to a supporting member for supporting the light guiding member. The vehicle lighting unit can include an led substrate in which an led is installed, a light guiding member having a light incident portion on which light from the led can be incident, and an extension configured to support the light guiding member.
Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025286 

Outdoor lighting fixture


A lighting fixture includes a core member, a first elongated lamp extending outwardly from the core member, a second elongated lamp extending outwardly from the core member, a cap coupled to at least one of the first elongated lamp and the second elongated lamp, and a connector selectively coupling at least one of the first elongated lamp and the second elongated lamp to the core member. A space is defined between the first elongated lamp and the second elongated lamp.
Orion Energy Systems, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025285 

Improved downlights


Improved lighting units are disclosed comprising a casing (14, 114) and a heat sink (11, 110) mounted to the casing (14, 114), a light source (6, 106) mounted to a front side of a circuit board (8, 108), the circuit board (8, 108) including control circuitry for the light source (6, 106), the heat sink (10, 110) provided in thermal contact with a rear side of the circuit board (8, 108) and a lens arrangement (12) located at the front side of the circuit board (8, 108), the circuit board (8, 108) and the light source (6, 106) being located in the casing (14, 114) wherein the circuit board (8, 108) comprises a ceramic circuit board, the arrangement being such that heat generated in use by the light source (6, 106) and control circuitry is transferred by conduction through the circuit board (8, 108) to the rear side of the circuit board (8, 108) and into the heat sink (10, 110).. .
Aurora Limited


01/28/16
20160025281 

Steering grip light bar systems


Various implementations include a light bar system for a steering wheel of a vehicle that includes a high intensity light source, a light diffusing layer, and an outer lens. For example, in certain implementations, the light diffusing layer is disposed between a plurality of high intensity light emitting diodes (leds) and an outer lens, and the light diffusing layer causes the light from the leds to appear as a continuous stream of light across a length of the lens and provides sufficiently bright lighting to warn or communicate with the driver in various ambient lighting conditions.
Tk Holdings Inc.


01/28/16
20160025274 

Lamp and lighting fixture


The present invention relates lamp (10), comprising: a carrier (12); a series (28a) of solid state light sources (30) mounted on the carrier; and a cover member (32a) covering the series of solid state light sources, wherein openings (40) are provided in the carrier between the solid state light sources of said series of solid state light sources, such that light emitted from the series of solid state light sources and reflected back towards the carrier by the cover member is allowed to pass the carrier through the openings. The present invention also relates to a lighting fixture comprising at least one such lamp..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/28/16
20160025273 

Lighting devices with different gamut regions


lighting devices with multiple light-emitting regions may be arranged to transmit or reflect emission portions or beams having different gamut properties, such as different gamut area index or relative gamut values. Different light transmitting surfaces or areas may be arranged to transmit emission portions or light beams having different gamut properties in different directions.
Cree, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025272 

Lighting device


A lighting device may be provided that includes: a heat sink; a member which has a polygonal pillar shape having at least three sides and is disposed on the heat sink, wherein the sides are inclined at a predetermined angle toward the center of the heat sink; and a light source which is disposed on at least one among the sides of the member, wherein the light source includes: a substrate; at least two light emitting devices which are symmetrically disposed on the substrate with respect to the center of the substrate; and at least two lens units which are disposed on the light emitting devices respectively, and consequently, it is possible to meet u.s. Energy star and ansi specifications, to remarkably improve rear light distribution characteristics and to remove a dark portion..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.




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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