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1.

LOCAL TIME DETERMINATION VIA DAYLIGHT SENSING FOR PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL DEVICES

      
Document Number 03214416
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-28
Open to Public Date 2024-04-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hamlin, Robert W.
  • Gross, Philip S.
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.
  • Keller, John

Abstract

Programmable control devices that rely on time-of-day accuracy maintain that accuracy by determining their location via a global positioning system, recording and timestamping continually measured ambient light via a daylight sensor and real-time clock (RTC) of the programmable control device, determining a mid-darkness time point, comparing that mid-darkness time point with a reference mid-darkness time point for the same location for the same day of the year, and then adjusting the RTC of the programmable control device as necessary. Methods of maintaining time of day in a programmable control device are also provided, as are other aspects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G04G 5/00 - Setting, i.e. correcting or changing, the time-indication
  • H05B 47/16 - Controlling the light source by timing means

2.

ASSET MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR LUMINAIRE DEVICES

      
Document Number 03214860
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-27
Open to Public Date 2024-03-30
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hamlin, Robert W.
  • Patil, Rohan
  • Gross, Philip S.
  • Ko, Che Chung

Abstract

In an approach to networking devices using an ephemeral mesh network, the system includes: a plurality of devices, each device of the plurality of devices further comprising a wireless interface to communicate with a mobile device; and a controller. The controller includes circuitry configured to connect to the mobile device; authenticate the mobile device; responsive to authenticating the mobile device, establishing a mesh network of the plurality of devices, wherein each light device connects to at least one other devices of the plurality of devices to create a mesh network; and responsive to disconnecting from the mobile device, dissolving the mesh network by disconnecting each device from the plurality of devices.

3.

INITIATING COMMUNICATION IN A PERSONAL AREA NETWORK

      
Document Number 03213637
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-21
Open to Public Date 2024-03-30
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hamlin, Robert W.
  • Gross, Philip S.
  • Ko, Che Chung

Abstract

In an approach to generating a wake-up advertisement to a remote device, a system includes: a computing device comprising communications circuitry, including an advertisement initiation circuitry; one or more computer processors; one or more non- transitory computer readable storage media; and instructions stored on the one or more non- transitory computer readable storage media for execution by at least one of the one or more computer processors. The instructions include: send one or more wake-up advertisements to one or more remote devices; receive one or more connection advertisements from the responding remote device; and responsive to receiving the one or more connection advertisements from the responding remote device, connect to the responding remote device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 12/50 - Secure pairing of devices

4.

WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL AND MOUNT SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03212034
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-11
Open to Public Date 2024-03-12
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Johnson, John R.
  • Crist, Michael
  • Roquemore, John Peter

Abstract

A wireless remote controller includes a housing including front and rear enclosures defining a PCB cavity, a PCB disposed within the PCB cavity, a switch, communication circuitry to generate wireless signals, and a button to actuate the switch. The button includes a button body having a button portion and first and second button sidewalls having a retaining finger to engage the support board. The button width is substantially the same as the housing width. The wireless remote controller may include a mounting cavity formed in a rear surface of the housing which includes first and second converging cavity sidewall extending from a base. A mounting plate removably secures the wireless remote controller to a wall and includes first and second converging mount sidewalls each including a rail. The cavity sidewalls and the mount sidewalls include a first and second rail and a first and second channel.

5.

CONTROLLING BEACONING OF A WIRELESS LIGHTING INTERFACE WITH A LIGHT SOURCE

      
Document Number 03206822
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-18
Open to Public Date 2024-01-22
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Selvaraj, Gomes Sam
  • Downs, Steven
  • Zaveruha, Ryan

Abstract

A lighting system includes a wake-up light source to emit a wake-up light beam and a plurality of luminaires located in a space. A respective luminaire includes an illumination light source to emit illumination lighting for the space, a light sensor to detect light, a wireless transceiver configured for wireless communication, and a memory. The respective luminaire further includes a processor coupled to the light sensor, the wireless transceiver, and the memory. The respective luminaire further includes wake-up programming in the memory. Execution of the wake-up programming by the processor causes the respective luminaire to: (a) detect a plurality of light measurements above a light threshold; (b) determine whether the plurality of light measurements are in accordance with a pattern; and (c) in response to determining the plurality of light measurements are in accordance with the pattern, enter a beaconing mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/195 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission the transmission using visible or infrared light
  • H05B 47/11 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the brightness or colour temperature of ambient light
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

6.

NETWORKED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH LIGHTING VALUE TRACKING PROTOCOL

      
Document Number 03205971
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-07-10
Open to Public Date 2024-01-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.
  • Zaveruha, Ryan A.
  • Van Der Hoorn, Maurits

Abstract

A lighting system includes a plurality of lighting system elements. The lighting system elements include a luminaire and a reporting device. The luminaire includes a light source to emit illumination light. The reporting device includes a reporting device network communication interface system for network communication, a reporting device processor, a reporting device memory, and reporting device programming in the reporting device memory. Execution of the reporting device programming causes the respective reporting device to collect a respective performance metric of a respective luminaire and submits a respective claim including the respective performance metric to one or more storage devices. A respective storage device validates a plurality of claims, including the respective claim. The storage device stores the subset or all of the plurality of claims in a block in at least one storage device of the one or more storage devices. The block includes a lighting value token.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 13/00 - Circuit arrangements for providing remote indication of network conditions, e.g. an instantaneous record of the open or closed condition of each circuitbreaker in the network; Circuit arrangements for providing remote control of switching means in a power distribution network, e.g. switching in and out of current consumers by using a pulse code signal carried by the network
  • H05B 47/105 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters
  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control

7.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH GLARE REDUCTION PANELS

      
Document Number 03214196
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-09-26
Open to Public Date 2023-11-29
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Harvey, John Bryan
  • Adams, Vincent
  • Wagner, Phillip Ryan

Abstract

A light fixture having a front and opposing lateral sides, the light fixture includes at least one light source configured to emit a plurality of light rays towards the front and opposing lateral sides, each light ray is emitted at a first angle relative to an optical axis of the at least one light source, and at least one panel extending adjacent to the at least one light source and configured to refract the light rays emitted towards the opposing lateral sides such that light rays exit the at least one panel at a second angle relative to the optical axis that is less than the first angle.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 5/00 - Refractors for light sources
  • F21V 9/40 - Elements for modifying spectral properties, polarisation or intensity of the light emitted, e.g. filters with provision for controlling spectral properties, e.g. colour, or intensity
  • F21V 5/02 - Refractors for light sources of prismatic shape
  • F21V 5/04 - Refractors for light sources of lens shape
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
  • G02B 5/04 - Prisms
  • F21V 29/00 - Protecting lighting devices from thermal damage; Cooling or heating arrangements specially adapted for lighting devices or systems

8.

LINEAR LIGHT FIXTURE WITH ENHANCED RESISTANCE TO WATER INGRESS

      
Document Number 03194895
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-04-03
Open to Public Date 2023-10-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Mccane, Stephen Barry

Abstract

A light fixture, such as but not limited to an outdoor light fixture, may include features or elements allowing for enhanced resistance to water ingress and/or enhanced thermal management of components. Such features or elements may be provided between a housing of the light fixture and a lens of the light fixture and/or between the housing of the light fixture and an end cap of the light fixture. Some features or elements may limit thermal expansion and contraction of a lens of the light fixture over a wide range of temperatures.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 31/00 - Gas-tight or water-tight arrangements
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • F21V 21/005 - Supporting, suspending, or attaching arrangements for lighting devices; Hand grips for several lighting devices in an end-to-end arrangement, i.e. light tracks

9.

OPTIC WITH TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION REFRACTOR FOR BACK LIGHT CONTROL

      
Document Number 03191510
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-01
Open to Public Date 2023-09-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Jie
  • Ai, Qi
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene

Abstract

An optic having a first optic portion located on a first side of the optic and a second optic portion fonned integrally with the first optic portion and located on a second side of the optic. A first cavity is defined by a first cavity inner surface in the first optic portion, the first optic portion being configured to refract light rays emitted by at least one light source. The second optic portion includes at least one total internal reflection surface and a second cavity defined at least partially by a second cavity rear surface that extends at an angle between 200 and 60 , inclusive, relative to an axis defining the height the of the optic. The second cavity rear surface is configured to refract other light rays toward the at least one total internal reflection surface, and the at least one internal reflection surface is configured to reflect the light rays toward the first side of the optic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 7/09 - Optical design with a combination of different curvatures
  • F21V 5/04 - Refractors for light sources of lens shape
  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21V 7/10 - Construction
  • G02B 5/00 - Optical elements other than lenses

10.

LED LIGHT MODULE WITH MOLDED SILICONE OPTICS

      
Document Number 03191642
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-02
Open to Public Date 2023-09-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Jie
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene
  • Ai, Qi

Abstract

Light modules with lens assemblies having one or more silicone components such as silicone optics and/or a silicone lens substrate. Embodiments also include attachment features and/or thermal control features that may be used to improve perfomiance of the light modules with lens assemblies having the silicone components. Adhering features and/or themial control features may be included with the light module having the lens assemblies with one or more silicone components.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/69 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction - Details of refractors forming part of the light source
  • F21V 29/83 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks the elements having apertures, ducts or channels, e.g. heat radiation holes
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21V 31/03 - Gas-tight or water-tight arrangements with provision for venting
  • G02B 1/00 - Optical elements characterised by the material of which they are made; Optical coatings for optical elements
  • G02B 17/00 - Systems with reflecting surfaces, with or without refracting elements

11.

LIGHT MODULE WITH DISCRETE OPTICS AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING SAME

      
Document Number 03191954
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-03
Open to Public Date 2023-09-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Harvey, John Bryan
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene
  • Sakmar, John E.
  • Leiner, Lucas Lee
  • Rains, Jack
  • Morales, Alfredo David Sanchez
  • Shoop, Charles Richard Jr.

Abstract

Embodiments are directed to optics, light modules with such optics, and methods of assembling such light modules such that the optics are attached and sealed directly to a printed circuit board, thereby eliminating the need for gaskets and a frame and reducing the number of component parts of the light module. In some embodiments, the optics are discrete optics that can each be attached to the printed circuit board independent of the other optics.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/60 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction
  • F21K 9/90 - Methods of manufacture
  • F21S 8/08 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation with a standard

12.

EXTREME CUTOFF BEAM CONTROL OPTICS

      
Document Number 03191948
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-03-03
Open to Public Date 2023-09-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Al. Qi
  • Chen, Jie
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene

Abstract

An optical assembly and a luminaire with extreme cutoff beam control optics. The optical assembly includes a base, a plurality of lenses, a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) positioned to emit light into the lenses, and a reflector having a reflective surface disposed adjacent at least one of the plurality of LEDs. The optical axis of one or more of the LEDs may be offset from a central axis of the respective lens in which it emits light. The reflective surface of the reflector may extend from the base over the one or more of the LEDs and beyond the optical axis of the one or more LEDs to direct light in a desired direction or toward a selected area (e.g., a street) and cut off light directed in an undesirable direction or area (e.g., a house).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/68 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction - Details of reflectors forming part of the light source
  • F21K 9/69 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction - Details of refractors forming part of the light source
  • F21S 8/08 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation with a standard

13.

LOW BATTERY MODE FOR WIRELESS CONTROL SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03190222
Status Pending
Filing Date 2023-02-17
Open to Public Date 2023-08-18
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Westrick, Richard L. Jr.
  • Pelliccio, Frank
  • Zaveruha, Ryan A.
  • Van Der Hoorn, Maurits

Abstract

A luminaire or lighting control device includes a network interface with a transceiver configured for communication via a lighting control network for lighting control and systems operations. The device can include a light source to emit illumination lighting, a driver circuit to control operation of the light source, and a power supply. The device includes a processor coupled to the network interface, and a memory accessible to the processor that stores a battery level threshold. The device includes programming in the memory. Execution of the programming by the processor configures the device to implement the following functions. First, the device receives a lighting control message. Second, the device determines a battery level of a power switch. Finally, in response to the battery level of the power switch being less than the battery level threshold, the device controls the luminaire or another luminaire to enter a low battery mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/20 - Circuit arrangements for operating light sources in general, i.e. where the type of light source is not relevant for protection
  • H05B 47/165 - Controlling the light source following a pre-assigned programmed sequence; Logic control [LC]
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

14.

ANTI-GLARE REFRACTORS FOR LUMINAIRES

      
Document Number 03182155
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-11-23
Open to Public Date 2023-06-08
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wu, Yinan
  • Ricketts, Melissa

Abstract

An anti-glare refractor for a luminaire may include an optic body having a light entrance side and a light exit side. The optic body may include a material characterized by an index of refraction. The light entrance side may include a substantially flat surface, and the light exit side may include a plurality of prisms each defined by a plurality of facet surfaces. Each facet surface may have a prism slope angle with respect to the substantially flat surface. The prism slope angle may be in a range from about 5 degrees to about 45 degrees.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 5/02 - Refractors for light sources of prismatic shape

15.

DALI LINE-FAILURE-BASED DRIVER DIMMING MODE DETECTION VIA LOAD POWER MEASUREMENT

      
Document Number 03178818
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-10-11
Open to Public Date 2023-05-19
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rezeanu, Stefan-Cristian
  • Burt, James Robert
  • Mikani, Vaske

Abstract

An automatic driver-dimming-mode detection protocol includes subjecting, via a dimming bus, a luminaire driver to a first driver control signal of test analog voltages. Forcing the luminaire driver, via the first driver control signal, into a power output response that includes: (a) a constant output power mode, or (b) at least two discernable different output power levels. Detecting a dimming mode of the luminaire driver. The step of detecting the dimming mode of the luminaire driver includes: measuring, via a power metering circuit, a power metering measurement corresponding to the power output response; and based on the power metering measurement of the luminaire driver being: (a) the constant output power mode, determining that the luminaire driver is a digital dimming mode type (e.g., DALI), or (b) the at least two discernable different output power levels, determining that the luminaire driver is an analog dimming mode type (e.g., 0-10V). For the latter case, based on the two measured power levels, determination is then made on whether the luminaire driver has a LIN or LOG dimming curve.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/165 - Controlling the light source following a pre-assigned programmed sequence; Logic control [LC]
  • H05B 45/10 - Controlling the intensity of the light
  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control

16.

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED SENSOR CONTROL

      
Document Number 03178054
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-09-30
Open to Public Date 2023-04-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sandell, Donald Robert
  • Monroe, Timothy Edward

Abstract

A lighting system, including but not limited to security lighting systems, includes a light fixture having a housing and a light source supported on the housing. The light fixture may include an adjuster that is adjustable to control both an output level of the light source and an external light level at which the light source is activated. Additionally or alternatively, the light source may be a first light source, and the light fixture may include a second light source and a motion sensor housed within an installation cavity of the housing and behind an optic of the light fixture. The first light source may be supported on the housing outside of the installation cavity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/11 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the brightness or colour temperature of ambient light
  • F21V 5/04 - Refractors for light sources of lens shape
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21V 23/04 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being switches

17.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH INTEGRATED BACKUP POWER SUPPLY

      
Document Number 03169125
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-26
Open to Public Date 2023-03-30
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Collins, Kerry S.
  • Grove, Douglas D.
  • Cao, Qirong

Abstract

A light fixture may include a light fixture housing defining an internal cavity. A light fixture may also include one or more light engines positioned within the internal cavity of the light fixture housing and designed to emit light for illumination. A light fixture may also include an external power driver positioned within the internal cavity of the light fixture housing and designed to receive power from an external power source, and provide power to and control the one or more light engines. A light fixture may also include a backup power supply positioned within the internal cavity of the light fixture housing, and a backup power driver positioned within the internal cavity of the light fixture housing and designed to receive power from the backup power supply, and provide power to and control the one or more light engines.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 9/06 - Circuit arrangements for emergency or stand-by power supply, e.g. for emergency lighting in which the distribution system is disconnected from the normal source and connected to a standby source with automatic change-over
  • F21V 29/77 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks with fins or blades with essentially identical diverging planar fins or blades, e.g. with fan-like or star-like cross-section
  • F21S 9/02 - Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply the power supply being a battery or accumulator
  • F21S 9/04 - Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply the power supply being a generator
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts

18.

SELF-HEALING OF REPEATER FORMATION IN A NETWORK

      
Document Number 03167608
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-07-14
Open to Public Date 2023-02-10
Grant Date 2024-03-26
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sanders, Alan David
  • Sharma, Akshaykeerti
  • Ingraham, Scott J.
  • Westrick, Jr., Richard L.

Abstract

An example method includes, in response to receiving a gateway heartbeat message from a lighting system non-connected gateway RF node, incrementing a gateway heartbeat counter. In response to receiving a repeater RF node heartbeat message from a network RF node of lighting system non-connected network RF nodes set to a repeater role, incrementing a repeater heartbeat counter. In response to a cycle time exceeding a cycle time timeout, the gateway heartbeat counter not exceeding a gateway heartbeat threshold, and the repeater heartbeat counter exceeding a repeater heartbeat threshold, selecting a selected network RF node of the RF nodes set to the repeater role. Transmitting, via an extended star wireless network, a registration message to the selected network RF node. In response to transmitting the registration message and having a network RF node role state set to an unconnected role, setting the network RF node role state to a connected role.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 84/00 - Network topologies
  • H04W 8/06 - Registration at serving network Location Register, VLR or user mobility server
  • H04W 24/00 - Supervisory, monitoring or testing arrangements
  • H04W 24/04 - Arrangements for maintaining operational condition
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 88/16 - Gateway arrangements
  • H05B 45/00 - Circuit arrangements for operating light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

19.

NETWORKED LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH DEDICATED KEEPALIVE NORMAL POWER EMERGENCY PROTOCOL

      
Document Number 03168329
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-20
Open to Public Date 2023-01-26
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zaveruha, Ryan A.
  • Westrick, Jr., Richard L.

Abstract

A lighting control system includes a control group including a plurality of member devices which includes a power monitor and an emergency luminaire. The power monitor includes a power supply driven by a normal power source. The power monitor implements the following function. Transmit, via a wireless lighting control network, a normal power active message to the control group repeatedly at a predetermined time interval. The emergency luminaire includes an emergency light source to continuously emit illumination lighting during an emergency, and a power supply driven by an emergency power line. The emergency luminaire implements the following functions. Track an active message gap time. Reset the active message gap time after receiving the normal power active message. In response to the tracked active message gap time exceeding an active message timeout, enter an emergency mode active state by controlling the emergency light source to continuously emit the illumination lighting.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 9/06 - Circuit arrangements for emergency or stand-by power supply, e.g. for emergency lighting in which the distribution system is disconnected from the normal source and connected to a standby source with automatic change-over
  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control
  • F21S 9/02 - Lighting devices with a built-in power supply; Systems employing lighting devices with a built-in power supply the power supply being a battery or accumulator

20.

WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROLLER WIRELESS CHARGING

      
Document Number 03166749
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-07-05
Open to Public Date 2023-01-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Crist, Michael A.
  • Soliman, Samar Shaker
  • Johnson, John Richard
  • Westrick, Jr., Richard Lee

Abstract

A wall-mounted wireless battery charger for a wireless remote lighting controller includes: a wall plate configured to removably retain the wireless remote lighting controller; and an inductive charging transmitter circuit coupled to the wall plate, the inductive charging transmitter circuit being configured to wirelessly interface with an inductive charging receiver circuit of the wireless remote lighting controller when the wireless remote lighting controller is retained by the wall plate. The inductive charging receiver circuit is configured to wirelessly receive power from the inductive charging transmitter circuit and generate a direct current (DC) voltage to charge a battery of the wireless remote lighting controller.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 7/02 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from ac mains by converters
  • H02J 50/10 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using inductive coupling
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • H02G 3/14 - Fastening of cover or lid to box

21.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH ILLUMINATION AND GERMICIDAL LIGHT ENGINES

      
Document Number 03155702
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-04-12
Open to Public Date 2022-12-03
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Schubert, John S.
  • Pietka, Konrad Patryk
  • Rodriguez, Juan A.
  • Trechter, Christopher Charles

Abstract

A light fixture includes a visible light module and a germicidal light module. The visible light module may include one or more visible light engines designed for emitting visible light for general illumination. The visible light module may define a top side, a bottom side opposite the top side, and an outer perimeter around the top side and the bottom side. The visible light module may define an aperture extending through the visible light module from the top side to the bottom side. The visible light module may be designed to emit the visible light out of and across the bottom side from the outer perimeter to an inner perimeter defined by the aperture. The germicidal light module may be coupled to the visible light module. The germicidal light module includes a germicidal light engine designed to emit germicidal light through the aperture effective in deactivating pathogens.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61L 2/08 - Radiation
  • F24F 8/22 - Treatment, e.g. purification, of air supplied to human living or working spaces otherwise than by heating, cooling, humidifying or drying by sterilisation using UV light
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • F21V 11/00 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or  
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers

22.

RESONANT CONVERTER WITH RECONFIGURABLE RESONANT TANK CIRCUIT

      
Document Number 03185463
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-01
Open to Public Date 2022-12-01
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Leon Lara, Luis Manuel

Abstract

A resonant tank converter including a reconfigurable resonant tank circuit including a switch configured to switch a resonant tank configuration of the reconfigurable resonant tank circuit to a first or second configuration in response to feedback signals representative of the output to a load. In some embodiments, the first configuration is an LLC resonant tank configuration, and the second configuration is an LCC resonant tank configuration.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • G05F 1/00 - Automatic systems in which deviations of an electric quantity from one or more predetermined values are detected at the output of the system and fed back to a device within the system to restore the detected quantity to its predetermined value or val
  • H02M 3/00 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output
  • H02M 3/24 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters
  • H02M 3/337 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only in push-pull configuration

23.

LIGHT FIXTURES WITH A PIVOTABLE MOUNTING HOOK

      
Document Number 03160171
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-24
Open to Public Date 2022-11-26
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Hand, Mitchell C.

Abstract

An housing for use with a light fixture is described with a housing body and a mounting hook. The housing body can have an upper surface and a hook mounting hub exposed on the upper surface. The mounting hook can be rotatably coupled to the hook mounting hub and adapted to rotate between a stowed position where the hook lies substantially flush or proximate with the upper surface of the housing body and an upraised position where the hook extends upwardly from the upper surface of the housing body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02G 3/08 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes
  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
  • H05K 5/02 - Casings, cabinets or drawers for electric apparatus - Details

24.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING RECESSED LIGHT FIXTURES

      
Document Number 03160083
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-05-11
Open to Public Date 2022-11-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mccane, Stephen Barry
  • Parker, Dallin Andrew
  • Emerick, Matthew Thomas

Abstract

A mounting system for a recessed light fixture includes a frame and a holder supported by the frame. The holder includes a base and a support portion extending from the base. The support portion includes a top end, a bottom end opposite from the top end, and an edge extending from the top end to the bottom end. The edge includes a transition portion between the top end and the bottom end, a first step between the bottom end and the transition portion, and a plurality of second steps between the first step and the transition portion. At least one characteristic of the first step is different from each second step.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters

25.

LUMINAIRE WITH TRI-RADIAL OPTIC

      
Document Number 03156262
Status In Force
Filing Date 2022-04-19
Open to Public Date 2022-10-19
Grant Date 2024-01-09
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene
  • Wu, Yinan
  • Bella, Richard H.S.
  • Ricketts, Melissa

Abstract

A luminaire may include a light engine comprising a plurality of LEDs arranged in one or more annular rows. The luminaire may include an optic. The optic may include an annular optic body having a light entrance side facing the plurality of LEDs and a light exit side opposite the light entrance side. A plurality of annular grooves may be defined within the light exit side, the plurality of annular grooves being coaxial with the optic body. A plurality of arc- shaped grooves may be defined within the light exit side. Each of the plurality of arc-shaped grooves may be convex relative to a center of the optic. Each of the plurality of arc-shaped grooves may intersect at least one of the plurality of annular grooves. The optic may be configured to produce a Unified Glare Rating of less than 28.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 5/00 - Refractors for light sources
  • G02B 5/02 - Diffusing elements; Afocal elements
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers

26.

ANTIMICROBIAL SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED DISINFECTION CONTROLS, INTEGRATED ARMING SWITCH SENSORS, AND STREAMLINED SAFE LOCKOUT PROTOCOL

      
Document Number 03141952
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-13
Open to Public Date 2022-09-17
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Roe, Steven T.
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr

Abstract

Antimicrobial system including a luminaire configured to emit a disinfection light in an ultraviolet band for disinfecting a vicinity of a target pathogen. A switching device that includes a primary relay pack. A control station, an integrated arming switch, a room sensor. The integrated arming switch has a communication interface, an integrated room sensor, a processor, and integrated arming switch programming in a memory. Execution of the integrated arming switch programming by processor configures the integrated arming switch to perform the following functions. Based on a second input from the operator, produce a visual inspection signal. In response to the integrated room sensor detecting occupancy of the vicinity of the physical space by the human, produce a room state signal. Send, via the communication interface, the visual inspection signal to enable the primary relay pack to control power to the luminaire to emit the disinfection light.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61L 2/10 - Ultraviolet radiation
  • A61L 2/28 - Devices for testing the effectiveness or completeness of sterilisation, e.g. indicators which change colour

27.

ANTIMICROBIAL SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED DISINFECTION CONTROLS AND SAFE LOCKOUT PROTOCOL

      
Document Number 03141297
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-08
Open to Public Date 2022-09-17
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Westrick, Richard L., Jr.

Abstract

Antimicrobial system that includes distributed disinfection programming that implements a safe lockout protocol. The safe lockout protocol includes in response to a control station producing an arming initiation signal that is ON based on a first input from an operator, tracking a visual inspection signal produced by an arming switch based on a second input. The safe lockout protocol further includes in response to determining that the tracked visual inspection signal is ON and the control station producing an arming completion signal that is ON based on a third input, receiving a disinfection commencement signal that is ON based on a fourth input from the control station. The safe lockout protocol further includes in response to receiving the disinfection commencement signal that is ON based on the fourth input from the control station, controlling power to a luminaire to emit a disinfection light via a primary relay pack regulator.

IPC Classes  ?

28.

ANTIMICROBIAL SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED USER AUTHENTICATED DISINFECTION CONTROLS AND AUTHENTICATED SAFE LOCKOUT PROTOCOL

      
Document Number 03141305
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-12-08
Open to Public Date 2022-09-17
Grant Date 2024-01-16
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.
  • Soliman, Samar Shaker

Abstract

Antimicrobial system including a luminaire configured to emit a disinfection light in an ultraviolet band for disinfecting a vicinity of a target pathogen. A switching device that includes a primary relay pack. A control station, an arming switch, a room sensor, and a security challenge device. The security challenge device has a communication interface, an operator interface to receive a security challenge input from an operator, a processor, and security challenge device programming in a memory. Execution of the security challenge device programming by processor configures the security challenge device to perform the following functions. Receive the security challenge input from the operator via the operator interface. In response to receiving the security challenge input, generate a security challenge response signal. Send, via the communication interface, the security challenge response signal to enable the primary relay pack to control power to the luminaire to emit the disinfection light.

IPC Classes  ?

29.

ANTIMICROBIAL SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED DISINFECTION CONTROLS AND ENHANCED SWITCHING DEVICE

      
Document Number 03141949
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-12-13
Open to Public Date 2022-09-17
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rhodes, Scott E.
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.

Abstract

Antimicrobial system including a luminaire configured to emit a disinfection light in an ultraviolet band for disinfecting a vicinity of a target pathogen. A switching device that includes a primary relay pack. The primary relay pack has a communication interface, a measurement circuit, a processor, and disinfection monitoring programming in a memory. Execution of the disinfection monitoring programming by the processor configures the primary relay pack to perform the following functions. Based on a second input from the operator, produce a visual inspection signal. Monitor, via the measurement circuit, a power parameter of the luminaire. Compare the monitored power parameter with an active disinfection threshold, a passive operation threshold, or a combination thereof. In response to the comparison, either determine that the disinfection light source is unexpectedly on, is degraded or disabled, or the luminaire is inoperable; or control power to the luminaire to emit the disinfection light.

IPC Classes  ?

30.

LIGHT FIXTURES WITH ROTATE AND TILT CAPABILITIES

      
Document Number 03113885
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-31
Open to Public Date 2022-08-04
Grant Date 2023-04-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Kemparaju, Gautham Raj
  • Clark, Stephen Howard
  • Grove, Douglas Dewayne

Abstract

A light fixture having an upper housing and a lower housing. A rotate-tilt mechanism is interposed between the two housings to pemiit the lower housing both to rotate and tilt relative to the upper housing.

IPC Classes  ?

31.

DOWNLIGHT LUMINAIRE BAFFLES AND BAFFLE COMPONENTS

      
Document Number 03145856
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-17
Open to Public Date 2022-07-19
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rabin, Andrew
  • Callison, Darcie

Abstract

A baffle component for a luminaire includes a portion of opaque material that forms a front surface and a back surface as major surfaces. The front surface includes multiple ridges. The material also includes a top surface and a bottom surface, and a first end surface and a second end surface. The first end surface includes a first coupling feature, and the second end surface includes a second coupling feature that is configured to engage the first coupling feature of a second baffle component that is substantially identical to the baffle component. A baffle for a luminaire includes a plurality of such components. The baffle components engage with one another, with the first coupling feature of each of the baffle components engaging with the second coupling feature of another of the baffle components, to form a shape that surrounds a central opening of the luminaire.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 17/10 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening
  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases

32.

WIRELESS INDOOR CONSUMER TRACKING

      
Document Number 03144830
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-06
Open to Public Date 2022-07-12
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Cash, Audwin
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.
  • George, Sajin

Abstract

In an example, a method comprises communicating with a radio frequency (RF)- enabled asset tag within a space, tracking a location of the RF-enabled asset tag within the space, determining location estimates of the asset tag as the asset tag moves within the space, and accepting identifying information from or about a selected user. The method additionally comprises determining, based on a predetermined correspondence criteria, a correspondence between the asset tag location and a position estimate of an electronic hardware device within the space. Further, in response to determining the correspondence between the asset tag and the electronic hardware device and based at least in part on the identifying information accepted via the electronic hardware device, the method includes associating tracked asset tag location information corresponding to the location estimates of the asset tag as the asset tag moved within the space to identification of the selected user.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 13/74 - Systems using reradiation of radio waves, e.g. secondary radar systems; Analogous systems

33.

REVERSIBLE MOUNTING ARM FOR POLE-MOUNTED LIGHT FIXTURES

      
Document Number 03111267
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-04
Open to Public Date 2022-07-08
Grant Date 2023-06-20
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Gibson, Jon Eric
  • Chang, Eric

Abstract

A reversible mounting arm that is universal in that it can be used to mount a light fixture to either a flat or curved mounting surface, such as, but not limited to, a round or rectilinear-shaped pole. More specifically, one end of the mounting arm is designed for mating with a round pole having a curved sidewall (or other curved mounting surfaces) whereas the opposing end of the mounting arm is designed for mating with poles having a flat sidewall (or other flat mounting surfaces).

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/08 - Devices for easy attachment to a desired place

34.

AUTOMATED INITIALIZATION IN A LUMINAIRE OR OTHER RADIO FREQUENCY POSITIONING NODE BASED SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03135904
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-27
Open to Public Date 2022-05-06
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.
  • Kuber, Pranav

Abstract

A luminaire-based positioning system including a plurality of luminaires, each respective luminaire including a luminaire identifier. The system includes a gateway including a luminaire node map of commissioned luminaires with a commissioned luminaire identifier and commissioned location coordinates of each commissioned luminaire. The gateway includes an undesignated luminaire roster of undesignated luminaires with a set of undesignated location coordinates. Further, the gateway includes a plurality of projected received signal strength indication (RSSI) values. Additionally, the gateway includes programming to determine an association of an uncommissioned luminaire to a safest fit undesignated luminaire of the undesignated luminaire roster. Further, programming to assign to the uncommissioned luminaire the set of undesignated location coordinates of the safest undesignated luminaire. Additionally, programming to adjust the luminaire node map by adding a new set of commissioned location coordinates with the uncommissioned luminaire identifier that most safely fit the determined set of uncommissioned location coordinates.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • H04W 88/16 - Gateway arrangements
  • G01S 5/00 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations

35.

POWER INTERRUPTION BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY MESH PAIRING

      
Document Number 03129104
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-26
Open to Public Date 2022-04-22
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zaveruha, Ryan A.
  • Hamlin, Robert W.

Abstract

A system includes a control device and a plurality of lighting fixtures configured to receive power through the control device. Each lighting fixture includes a receiver and a memory, and is configured to: scan for a first message transmitted by the control device, the first message containing a unique identifier of the control device; receive the first message and store the unique identifier of the control device in the memory; sense a power interrupt to the lighting fixture initiated by the control device within a specified period of time after receipt of the first message from the control device; and transmit a second message including the unique identifier of the control device, the second message indicating that the lighting fixture is in a provisioning mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H05B 47/155 - Coordinated control of two or more light sources
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction

36.

SYSTEMS TO CONTROL LIGHT OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS OF A LIGHTING DEVICE

      
Document Number 03126451
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-28
Open to Public Date 2022-04-16
Grant Date 2023-02-14
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

Certain aspects involve lighting systems relating to control of light fixture output intensity and color temperature. For instance, an input device of the lighting system includes a first selector element communicatively coupled to a driver of a light- emitting diode lighting device across a power cable. The power cable provides a transmission path of power and a control signal between the input device and the driver of the light-emitting diode lighting device. The first selector element is able to control a lumen output of the light-emitting diode lighting device when in a lumen control mode and to control a correlated color temperature output of the light-emitting diode lighting device when in a correlated color temperature control mode. The input device also includes a second selector element that transitions the first selector element between the lumen control mode and the correlated color temperature control mode.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 45/00 - Circuit arrangements for operating light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • H05B 45/10 - Controlling the intensity of the light
  • H05B 45/20 - Controlling the colour of the light
  • H05B 45/40 - Circuit arrangements for operating light-emitting diodes [LED] - Details of LED load circuits
  • H05B 47/185 - Controlling the light source by remote control via power line carrier transmission

37.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH INTEGRAL HANDLE

      
Document Number 03098019
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-03
Open to Public Date 2022-04-05
Grant Date 2022-11-08
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Adams, Vincent P.

Abstract

A light fixture having a housing and a handle formed integrally in the housing. In some embodiments, the handle is positioned at a center of gravity of the light fixture so as to facilitate carrying of the light fixture and/or to reduce stress on the carrier's hand.

IPC Classes  ?

38.

TECHNIQUES FOR DIRECTING ULTRAVIOLET ENERGY TOWARDS A MOVING SURFACE

      
Document Number 03132416
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-28
Open to Public Date 2022-03-29
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mccanless, Forrest Starne
  • Shoop, Charles Richard
  • Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

An ultraviolet ("UV") emission device may emit energy towards a movable surface of a conveyor system. A housing of the UV emission device may attach to a frame of the conveyor system. A lateral edge of the housing may extend across the moveable surface. The housing and a portion of the moveable surface may be inclined with respect to the frame. A barrier bracket of the UV emission device may support an absorptive barrier along the lateral edge, the absorptive barrier configured to contact the moveable surface. In a first position of the barrier bracket, the absorptive barrier contacts the moveable surface and the barrier bracket activates an interlock switch. In a second position of the barrier bracket, the barrier bracket deactivates the interlock switch. Responsive to deactivation of the interlock switch, a controller may provide a control signal to decrease power to the UV energy emission element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61L 2/10 - Ultraviolet radiation
  • B01J 19/12 - Processes employing the direct application of electric or wave energy, or particle radiation; Apparatus therefor employing electromagnetic waves

39.

PHYSICAL VERIFICATION AND AUTHORIZATION FOR WIRELESS CONTROL OF A NETWORK

      
Document Number 03127780
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-11
Open to Public Date 2022-03-16
Grant Date 2023-12-12
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Lu, Yenpao Albert
  • Saes, Marc
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.

Abstract

A mobile device logs in to an authorization server, via a mobile device network communication interface, over a secondary network. The mobile device receives, via an image sensor, over a light communication band, a respective verification code. In response to logging in to the authorization server and receiving the respective verification code, the mobile device transmits, via the mobile device network communication interface over the secondary network, the respective verification code to the authorization server. In response to transmitting the respective verification code to the authorization server, the mobile device obtains, via the mobile device network communication interface over the secondary network, an authentication approval to control a plurality of RF nodes over a local wireless communication network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 12/069 - Authentication using certificates or pre-shared keys
  • H04B 10/114 - Indoor or close-range type systems
  • H04W 4/021 - Services related to particular areas, e.g. point of interest [POI] services, venue services or geofences
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
  • G05B 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
  • G08C 17/02 - Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link using a radio link
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction

40.

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR LOCATING WIRELESS FLOOR BEACONS IN A SPACE

      
Document Number 03127790
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-08-11
Open to Public Date 2022-03-03
Grant Date 2024-01-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • George, Sajin
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.
  • Malandrakis, Emanuel P.
  • Serpa, Sean

Abstract

In response to receiving a lighting system element request message from a gateway to detect a subset or all wireless RF floor beacons in the space, a lighting system element receives via a local wireless communication network, a respective floor beacon identification message including a detected respective wireless RF beacon identifier transmitted from a detected respective wireless RF floor beacon. The lighting system element determines a respective RF signal strength between the detected respective wireless RF floor beacon from the respective lighting system element based on the respective floor beacon identification message. The lighting system elements transmits, via the local wireless communication network, to the gateway a respective lighting system element report message including the detected respective wireless RF beacon identifier of the detected respective wireless RF floor beacon, the respective RF signal strength, and the respective lighting system element identifier.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 5/02 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations using radio waves
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information
  • H04W 84/12 - WLAN [Wireless Local Area Networks]
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • G01S 5/14 - Determining absolute distances from a plurality of spaced points of known location

41.

LIGHT FIXTURE CONTROLLABLE VIA DUAL NETWORKS

      
Document Number 03129183
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-27
Open to Public Date 2022-02-28
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

An example control system includes a set of light fixtures connected to a hub, where each light fixture includes a hub-communication device configured to communicate with the hub and a direct communication device configured to communicate directly with other light fixtures. Together, the light fixtures form a mesh network facilitated by the use of their direct communication devices. An external device communicates an instruction to a light fixture, and the instruction is propagated throughout the mesh network through communications among the light fixtures using their respective direct communication devices. As a result, each light fixture to which the instruction applies receives and complies with the instructions. The light fixtures are also configured to receive instructions from the hub, such that a light fixture is configured to receive instructions over dual networks.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control
  • H04W 40/02 - Communication route or path selection, e.g. power-based or shortest path routing
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

42.

WIRELESS HUB EMULATOR

      
Document Number 03112688
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-03-19
Open to Public Date 2022-02-04
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Sanders, Alan David

Abstract

An example radio frequency (RF) communication system includes a gateway server and a plurality of RF nodes. The plurality of RF nodes includes hub RF nodes and member RF nodes. Member RF nodes include a member RF node memory coupled to a member RF node processor, along with member programming in the member RF node memory, which includes functions. The functions configure the member RF nodes to connect to a nodal wireless network via a respective hub RF node. Hub RF nodes include a hub RF node memory coupled to a hub RF node processor, along with hub programming in the hub RF node memory, which includes functions. The functions configure the hub RF nodes to send to a member RF node via the nodal wireless network, an administrative request message. The functions further configure the hub RF nodes to receive from a member RF node an administrative response message.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 24/00 - Supervisory, monitoring or testing arrangements
  • H04W 28/18 - Negotiating wireless communication parameters
  • G05B 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass

43.

WIRELESS, BATTERY-POWERED SENSOR

      
Document Number 03107605
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-01-29
Open to Public Date 2022-01-28
Grant Date 2023-07-25
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Okoli, Chukwunonso
  • Lusk, Jonathan
  • Johnson, John Richard

Abstract

A sensor that that can be, but do not have to be, communicatively coupled with luminaires, includes a sensor module having an electronics board and a battery enclosure. The electronics board includes a sensing component, a controller, and a flex antenna. The battery enclosure is couple with the electronics board and includes a base and a side wall having an outer wall surface. The flex antenna is supported on the outer wall surface such that the flex antenna forms a radially outennost portion of the sensor module, and the flex antenna is confonnable to a profile of the outer wall surface. In certain aspects, the sensor module is configured to support a power source on the sensor module. In some cases, the sensor is an indoor sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01D 11/00 - Component parts of measuring arrangements not specially adapted for a specific variable

44.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH IMPROVED WAVEGUIDE CONTROL

      
Document Number 03087657
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-07-22
Open to Public Date 2022-01-22
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sakmar, John
  • Siefker, Luke J.
  • Miller, Adam
  • Carpenter, Jeff C.

Abstract

A light fixture includes a housing that defines a housing chamber having a housing opening. The light fixture is configured to emit light through the housing opening. The light fixture also includes a waveguide supported within the housing chamber and over the housing opening. The light fixture may include a backing plate supported within the housing chamber and biasing the waveguide towards the housing opening. The light fixture may include a transition cover with a cover body extending from a first portion of the waveguide to the housing opening and a light dam extending from the cover body towards a second portion of the waveguide.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/61 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction using light guides
  • F21S 8/08 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation with a standard
  • F21V 17/10 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening

45.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH IMPROVED WAVEGUIDE CONTROL

      
Document Number 03187280
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-22
Open to Public Date 2022-01-22
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sakmar, John
  • Sifker, Luke J.
  • Miller, Adam
  • Carpenter, Jeff C.

Abstract

A light fixture includes a housing that defines a housing chamber having a housing opening. The light fixture is configured to emit light through the housing opening. The light fixture also includes a waveguide supported within the housing chamber and over the housing opening. The light fixture may include a backing plate supported within the housing chamber and biasing the waveguide towards the housing opening. The light fixture may include a transition cover with a cover body extending from a first portion of the waveguide to the housing opening and a light dam extending from the cover body towards a second portion of the waveguide.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/61 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction using light guides
  • F21S 8/08 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation with a standard
  • F21V 17/10 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening

46.

AUTONOMOUS ADAPTIVE CONTROLLER FOR ACTIVE WIRELESS LIGHTING COMMUNICATION

      
Document Number 03117629
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-06
Open to Public Date 2022-01-10
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Selvaraj, Gomez Sam

Abstract

A method for controlling a wireless lighting control network includes detemiining, by a first network device, whether a message is received from a control device during a first time interval; in response to determining that the message was not received, transmitting, by the first network device, a message to other network devices to detemine whether another network device received the message from the control device; in response to determining, during a second time interval, that the first network device did not receive the message from the control device and did not receive an indication from another network device that the message from the control device was received, transmitting a message to the other network devices to indicate that the first network device is a substitute control device; and periodically transmitting messages to the other network devices indicating that the first network device is an active substitute control device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • H04W 24/04 - Arrangements for maintaining operational condition
  • H04W 4/30 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes
  • H05B 47/16 - Controlling the light source by timing means

47.

LIGHTING APPARATUS HAVING AN OBLONG OPTIC CORRESPONDING TO MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES

      
Document Number 03120972
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-06-03
Open to Public Date 2022-01-10
Grant Date 2023-10-10
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Frankiewicz, Gregory Philip
  • Serra, John Glenn

Abstract

Disclosed herein are lighting apparatuses that have an oblong optic that corresponds to a plurality of light sources. According to certain embodiments, a lighting apparatus includes a plurality of light sources that are arranged along a linear direction, and an optic that is configured to receive light from each light source of the plurality of light sources. The optic has an oblong shape with a long axis that is parallel to the linear direction, and the optic is configured to emit an output light beam that is substantially rotationally symmetric in a plane that is orthogonal to an emission direction of the plurality of light sources.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/60 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction
  • F21K 9/68 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction - Details of reflectors forming part of the light source

48.

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM COMMISSIONING USING LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM SENSORS

      
Document Number 03115286
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-04-15
Open to Public Date 2021-12-08
Grant Date 2023-08-08
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Westrick, Richard Lee
  • Zaveruha, Ryan
  • Pelliccio, Frank

Abstract

A method for configuring a wireless sensor of a lighting control network may include, providing, by a user, a sensor stimulus to cause the wireless sensor to wake-up from a reduced power operating mode. In the reduced power operating mode, a first radio configured to communicate using a first wireless communication protocol and a second radio configured to communicate using a second wireless communication protocol may be inoperative. The first radio may become operative upon the wake-up. The method may further include receiving, via the first radio, an activation message from a control device. The activation message may cause the wireless sensor to maintain operation of the first radio for a first specified period of time. The method may further include resuming, by the wireless sensor, operation in the reduced power operating mode after the first specified period of time. The wireless sensor may be a battery-powered wireless sensor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • H04W 52/02 - Power saving arrangements
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H05B 47/11 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the brightness or colour temperature of ambient light
  • H05B 47/115 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries

49.

FLYBACK CONVERTER WITH INDIRECT ESTIMATION OF PRIMARY-SIDE VOLTAGE AT THE SECONDARY-SIDE

      
Document Number 03185609
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-01
Open to Public Date 2021-12-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Behjati, Hamid
  • Leon Lara, Luis Manuel

Abstract

A flyback converter with indirect estimation of primary-side voltage at the secondary-side. The converter includes a primary voltage sensing circuit coupled to the second winding of the converter and being configured to establish an output voltage when a switch of the converter is in the first state and a first diode of the converter is reversed biased, the output voltage being representative of a voltage across the primary winding.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02M 3/335 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac using devices of a triode or a transistor type requiring continuous application of a control signal using semiconductor devices only
  • H02M 3/22 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac
  • H02M 3/24 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters
  • H02M 3/28 - Conversion of dc power input into dc power output with intermediate conversion into ac by static converters using discharge tubes with control electrode or semiconductor devices with control electrode to produce the intermediate ac

50.

PROVISIONING A SMART DEVICE IN AN EXISTING SECURE NETWORK WITHOUT USING A CLOUD SERVICE

      
Document Number 03116011
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-22
Open to Public Date 2021-11-06
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Hamlin, Robert W.
  • Zaveruha, Ryan A.

Abstract

After the establishment of a mesh network (e.g., a Bluetooth mesh network), a smart device (not the original provisioner) may be provisioned to the mesh network by a node of the mesh network, which acts a provisioner. Network keys and other provisioning information may be provided to the smart device from the provisioner node using a standard mesh provisioning process implemented in reverse (i.e., from the node to the smart device). The reverse-implementation of the standard mesh provisioning process does not require cloud services, a sideband channel, or any custom interface service between the smart device and the mesh network. Other methods of provisioning a smart device to a mesh network are also provided, as are other aspects.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring
  • H04W 12/06 - Authentication
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication

51.

OUT-OF-BAND COMMISSIONING IN A LUMINAIRE OR OTHER RADIO FREQUENCY NETWORK USING VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION

      
Document Number 03126237
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-07-29
Open to Public Date 2021-10-11
Grant Date 2022-07-05
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mondragon, Antonio F.
  • George, Sajin
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.

Abstract

A lighting system employs out-of-band (00B) commissioning techniques, and includes a plurality of uncommissioned luminaires located in a space and a commissioning device. The commissioning device receives, via a visible light camera, over a VLC communication band, a respective VLC code of a respective uncommissioned luminaire. Commissioning device receives via a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, over an RF commissioning network band, a respective RF identifier of the respective uncommissioned luminaire. In response to receiving the respective VLC code and the respective RF identifier, commissioning device determines whether the respective uncommissioned luminaire is in a candidate luminaire roster of candidate luminaires suitable for commissioning in the space. Based on the determination of whether respective uncommissioned luminaire is in the candidate luminaire roster, commissioning device accepts or rejects commissioning of the respective uncommissioned luminaire in the space.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 10/116 - Visible light communication
  • H04W 48/16 - Discovering; Processing access restriction or access information
  • H04W 64/00 - Locating users or terminals for network management purposes, e.g. mobility management
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 84/22 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks with access to wired networks
  • H04B 10/27 - Arrangements for networking
  • H05B 47/155 - Coordinated control of two or more light sources

52.

MESH NETWORK BASED ON A PREDICTIVE PATH MODEL

      
Document Number 03094674
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-29
Open to Public Date 2021-09-20
Grant Date 2023-02-14
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.
  • Sanders, Alan David

Abstract

A radio frequency (RF) communication system comprising a plurality of RF nodes connected via a mesh wireless network. Each of the RF nodes comprises an RF node processor, an RF node wireless transceiver configured for data communication over the mesh wireless network that is coupled to the RF node processor, an RF node memory that is coupled to the RF node processor of the RF node, and a preloaded routing table in the RF node memory including all or a subset of routes in the mesh wireless network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/30 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update for proactive routing
  • H04W 24/04 - Arrangements for maintaining operational condition
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks

53.

EXTENDED STAR LUMINAIRE NETWORK FORMED USING HEARTBEAT MESSAGES

      
Document Number 03094882
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-01
Open to Public Date 2021-09-06
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Sanders, Alan David
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.
  • Soliman, Samar Shaker

Abstract

An example method for a radio frequency (RF) communication system, such as a lighting system, includes receiving, at a non-connected RF node via an extended star wireless network, a gateway heartbeat message that a gateway RF node transmits. The method further includes, in response to receiving the gateway heartbeat message from the gateway RF node, transmitting, via the extended star wireless network, a non-connected registration message to the gateway RF node. The method additionally includes in response to receiving a gateway acknowledgement message from the gateway RF node, configuring the non-connected RF node to act as a respective connected RF node.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/02 - Communication route or path selection, e.g. power-based or shortest path routing
  • H04W 60/04 - Affiliation to network, e.g. registration; Terminating affiliation with the network, e.g. de-registration using triggered events
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

54.

LIGHT FIXTURE SYSTEM WITH CONTINUOUS FIRE BARRIER

      
Document Number 03075151
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-03-11
Open to Public Date 2021-08-19
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Schubert, Matthew John

Abstract

Described is a light fixture system having a fixture housing with a base and sidewall that form a housing interior, and a continuous fire barrier element disposed within the housing interior. The continuous fire banier element may include a central body and at least one flap extending from the central body. The at least one flap may be movable relative to the central body.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 25/12 - Flameproof or explosion-proof arrangements
  • F21V 29/15 - Thermal insulation
  • A62C 2/06 - Physical fire-barriers
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts

55.

TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT FOR POWERLINE COMMISSIONING TECHNIQUES

      
Document Number 03099047
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-12
Open to Public Date 2021-07-28
Grant Date 2022-01-11
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zaveruha, Ryan A.
  • Westrick, Richard Lee, Jr

Abstract

Abstract An intelligent lighting system may be installed using pre-existing electrical wiring, such as in a construction or retrofit environment. An intelligent lighting controller and an intelligent lighting fixture may be connected via electrical wiring that is configured for transmitting AC power signals. A commissioning signal may be transmitted to the intelligent lighting fixtures via the electrical wiring. In some cases, a power transmission circuit included in the intelligent lighting controller modifies portions of the AC power signal to indicate the commissioning signal. The power transmission circuit may modify the portions of the AC signal via passive components. The intelligent lighting fixtures may receive the commissioning signal via the electrical wiring. In some cases, each intelligent lighting fixture that is connected to the electrical wiring, such as each intelligent lighting fixture on a lighting circuit in a room, receives the commissioning signal. Date Recue/Date Received 2020-11-12

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/165 - Controlling the light source following a pre-assigned programmed sequence; Logic control [LC]
  • H05B 47/155 - Coordinated control of two or more light sources
  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control

56.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH EXTERNALLY SELECTABLE INTENSITY OR COLOR TEMPERATURE

      
Document Number 03098292
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-06
Open to Public Date 2021-05-08
Grant Date 2023-03-28
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

ABSTRACT An example of a light fixture is configured to receive, manually or wirelessly from and external device, an instruction to update a setting of the light fixture to a selected intensity or a selected color temperature. An instruction received from the external device may override an instruction provided via manual control. The light fixture may include a set of cool light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and a set of warm LEDs. A processing unit of the light fixture may utilize pulse- width modulation to cause the light fixture to emit light having the selected intensity or selected color temperature by implementing a particular duty cycle of a control signal for the cool LEDs and a particular duty cycle of a control signal for the warm LEDs corresponding to the selected intensity or selected color temperature. Date Recue/Date Received 2020-11-06

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 45/00 - Circuit arrangements for operating light-emitting diodes [LED]
  • H05B 45/10 - Controlling the intensity of the light
  • H05B 45/20 - Controlling the colour of the light
  • H05B 45/325 - Pulse-width modulation [PWM]
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

57.

LIGHTING UNIT MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

      
Document Number 03097243
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-23
Open to Public Date 2021-04-28
Grant Date 2023-03-07
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chang, Eric
  • Carpenter, Jeffrey Chase

Abstract

A light fixture mounting assembly includes a surface mount, a lighting unit mount configured to engage the surface mount, and an arm connecting the surface mount to the lighting unit mount. The lighting unit mount is movable in use between a first configuration in which the lighting unit mount is disengaged from the surface mount and supported by the arm and a second configuration in which the lighting unit mount is engaged to the surface mount. Moving the lighting unit mount from the first configuration to the second configuration includes moving the lighting unit mount relative to the surface mount in a first direction to cause the surface mount and the lighting unit mount to draw closer together in a second direction that is nonparallel to the first direction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/02 - Wall, ceiling, or floor bases; Fixing pendants or arms to the bases
  • F21V 21/14 - Adjustable mountings

58.

NETWORK PROTOCOLS TO MINIMIZE REPEATS IN A FLOOD NETWORK

      
Document Number 03095747
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-08
Open to Public Date 2021-04-24
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Westrick, Richard L., Jr.
  • Sanders, Alan David

Abstract

A method includes based on neighbor relationships among radio frequency (RF) nodes of a flooding wireless network, designating some but not all of the RF nodes as repeaters. The designating step selects (RF) nodes as repeaters such that each RF node of the flooding wireless network has at least two neighboring RF nodes designated as repeaters. The method further includes configuring designated RF nodes to act as repeaters to receive and resend network packet transmissions from other RF nodes through the flooding wireless network. The method further includes configuring all RF nodes not designated as repeaters not to resend network packet transmissions from other RF nodes through the flooding wireless network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 40/20 - Communication route or path selection, e.g. power-based or shortest path routing based on geographic position or location
  • H04W 40/24 - Connectivity information management, e.g. connectivity discovery or connectivity update
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • H04B 7/155 - Ground-based stations

59.

SELECTABLE LIGHTING INTENSITY AND COLOR TEMPERATURE USING LUMINAIRE LENS

      
Document Number 03096225
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-15
Open to Public Date 2021-04-17
Grant Date 2022-11-15
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

A lighting system includes a lighting device within a luminaire that generates a controllable light output. The lighting system also includes an input device within the luminaire. The input device includes a first selection mechanism communicatively coupled to the lighting device. The first selection mechanism receives a first input to transition the lighting system between a set of control states. The input device also includes a second selection mechanism communicatively coupled to the lighting device. The second selection mechanism receives a first rotational input to control a light intensity output of the lighting device or a correlated color temperature of the lighting device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 9/40 - Elements for modifying spectral properties, polarisation or intensity of the light emitted, e.g. filters with provision for controlling spectral properties, e.g. colour, or intensity

60.

DIRECT/INDIRECT LUMINAIRE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Document Number 03092050
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-02
Open to Public Date 2021-03-17
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Grove, Douglas Dewayne
  • Bruckner, Benjamin

Abstract

A luminaire includes a housing, a downlight that includes one or more first light sources configured to emit a first light downwardly from the housing, a waveguide, and one or more second light sources. The waveguide is formed of a portion of an optical material and characterized by opposing planar faces joined by one or more edge faces about a periphery of the optical material. The waveguide forms at least a portion of an uppermost optical surface of the luminaire. The one or more second light sources are coupled with the housing and configured to emit a second light into the optical material through at least one of the one or more edge faces. The waveguide is configured to emit at least a portion of the second light upwardly from an upper one of the planar faces.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 8/06 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation intended only for mounting on a ceiling or like overhead structure by suspension
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems

61.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STABILIZING OPTICAL SHEETS IN LUMINAIRES

      
Document Number 03089082
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-05
Open to Public Date 2021-02-05
Grant Date 2023-06-27
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Debow, Jonathan Lemoine
  • Ricketts, Melissa
  • Teather, Eric William
  • Ezell, Robert Michael
  • Peterson, Joel Mikael

Abstract

In one or more embodiments, a luminaire includes a housing, a light source coupled with the housing, an optical sheet coupled with the housing, and a film stabilizer coupled with the housing. The optical sheet includes a first surface and an opposing second surface that are both disposed substantially horizontally when the luminaire is in an installed orientation. The first surface is disposed facing the light source, so that when the light source emits light, the light passes first through the first surface and subsequently through the second surface. The film stabilizer includes a third surface and an opposing fourth surface. The film stabilizer is disposed with the third surface adjacent to the second surface of the optical sheet, and provides mechanical support for the optical sheet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 17/10 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages characterised by specific fastening means or way of fastening
  • F21V 3/00 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses

62.

LINEAR LUMINAIRE

      
Document Number 03082576
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-06-08
Open to Public Date 2020-12-07
Grant Date 2023-09-12
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor Lewis, Paul W.

Abstract

A linear luminaire comprising a scalable driver channel. The driver channel may be monolithic, formed by extrusion and cut to a custom length. The driver channel may provide a sealed enclosure for light engines and other components of the linear luminaire. The sealed enclosure may further be defined by end caps coupled to ends of the driver channel and light modules and accessory modules coupled to the bottom of the driver channel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • H05B 47/10 - Controlling the light source
  • F21S 8/00 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation

63.

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING PAN WITH QUICK SPLICEBOX CONNECTION

      
Document Number 03037017
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-18
Open to Public Date 2020-09-18
Grant Date 2021-03-09
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Momin, Mohamed
  • Major, Mark Charles
  • Smith, Kim Brown

Abstract

A recessed lighting fixture assembly includes a mounting pan having a mounting structure that is configured to be coupled to a ceiling and a pan base coupled with the mounting structure. The pan base defines a pan opening and includes a first quick- connect mounting feature. The light fixture assembly includes a light fixture configured to be secured to the mounting pan such that a portion of the light fixture extends through the pan opening. The light fixture assembly includes an electrical junction box that is configured to supply power to the light fixture. The electrical junction box includes a second quick-connect mounting feature that is configured to engage with the first quick-connect mounting feature to secure the electrical junction box to the mounting pan.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • H02G 3/12 - Distribution boxes; Connection or junction boxes for flush mounting

64.

MODULAR LUMINAIRE

      
Document Number 03074363
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-03
Open to Public Date 2020-09-08
Grant Date 2023-04-04
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Erel, Bulent
  • Pixler, William
  • Siefker, Luke J.

Abstract

A luminaire includes an electronics module and a light module attached to the electronics module. The electronics module includes an electronics housing and a cover attached to the electronics housing. At least one alignment extension extends from the electronics housing, and at least one wireway channel may extend through the at least one alignment extension. The light module includes a housing and a light engine with at least one light source and at least one wire. At least one alignment channel is formed in an underside of the housing of the light module, and the at least one alignment extension is positioned within the at least one alignment channel. The at least one wire extends through the at least one wireway channel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21S 8/00 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation
  • F21V 29/70 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages

65.

LIGHT FIXTURE AND RETROFIT KIT FOR DEMANDING ENVIRONMENTS

      
Document Number 03039708
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-10
Open to Public Date 2020-06-06
Grant Date 2021-03-09
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Kelly, Rick Martin
  • Bella, Richard H. S.
  • Michaelis, Christopher William
  • Harvey, John Bryan

Abstract

A light fixture includes a fixture housing. In some examples, an optic that includes silicone and is at least 5 inches in diameter is coupled to the fixture housing, and the light fixture is compliant with standard UL-844. In various examples, a top cap assembly is coupled to the fixture housing natively or as a retrofit kit. The top cap assembly includes a top cap and an interface ring, and allows for the light fixture to be attached to an existing top cap.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21V 29/70 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21V 31/00 - Gas-tight or water-tight arrangements

66.

ENERGY REDUCTION OPTICS

      
Document Number 03061393
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-12
Open to Public Date 2020-05-13
Grant Date 2022-05-31
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Jie
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene

Abstract

A light fixture for lighting a surface includes a housing, a plurality of light sources, and a molded optic through which light from the light sources is directed. The molded optic further includes a plurality of concave aspheric optical surfaces in a first side of the molded optic, each of the concave aspheric optical surfaces partially enclosing one or more of the plurality of light sources, wherein the aspheric concave optical surfaces receive light directly from the respective light sources, and a plurality of convex aspheric optical surfaces disposed respectively opposite the plurality of concave aspheric optical surfaces on a second side of the molded optic, opposite the first side. The light sources and the aspheric optical surfaces cooperate to direct light onto the surface in an illumination field that is generally rectangular.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21K 9/69 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction - Details of refractors forming part of the light source
  • F21K 9/60 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction

67.

LIGHT FIXTURE INSTALLATION APPARATUS AND METHODS

      
Document Number 03056214
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-20
Open to Public Date 2020-05-08
Grant Date 2021-12-21
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Warner, Benjamin J.
  • Mundell, Brandon S.

Abstract

A retention assembly includes a body that is configured to couple with the light fixture housing through a hinge. The body forms an internal axle. The retention assembly also includes a spring. A proximal end of the spring coils about the internal axle. A distal end of the spring extends from the body, and is configured to couple with a coupling feature of the light fixture housing. When the body couples with the hinge and the distal end of the spring couples with the coupling feature of the light fixture housing, a tension within the spring exerts a torque on the body, so as to urge the body to rotate about the hinge, toward the coupling feature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
  • F21K 9/232 - Retrofit light sources for lighting devices with a single fitting for each light source, e.g. for substitution of incandescent lamps with bayonet or threaded fittings specially adapted for generating an essentially omnidirectional light distribution, e.g. with a glass bulb
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 29/77 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks with fins or blades with essentially identical diverging planar fins or blades, e.g. with fan-like or star-like cross-section

68.

LIGHT FIXTURE INSTALLATION APPARATUS AND METHODS

      
Document Number 03116523
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-09-20
Open to Public Date 2020-05-08
Grant Date 2021-12-07
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Warner, Benjamin J.
  • Mundell, Brandon S.

Abstract

A retention assembly includes a body that is configured to couple with the light fixture housing through a hinge. The body fomis an internal axle. The retention assembly also includes a spring. A proximal end of the spring coils about the internal axle. A distal end of the spring extends from the body, and is configured to couple with a coupling feature of the light fixture housing. When the body couples with the hinge and the distal end of the spring couples with the coupling feature of the light fixture housing, a tension within the spring exerts a torque on the body, so as to urge the body to rotate about the hinge, toward the coupling feature.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
  • F21K 9/232 - Retrofit light sources for lighting devices with a single fitting for each light source, e.g. for substitution of incandescent lamps with bayonet or threaded fittings specially adapted for generating an essentially omnidirectional light distribution, e.g. with a glass bulb
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 29/77 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks with fins or blades with essentially identical diverging planar fins or blades, e.g. with fan-like or star-like cross-section

69.

ISOLATION OF DIGITAL SIGNALS IN A LIGHTING CONTROL TRANSCEIVER

      
Document Number 03058771
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-15
Open to Public Date 2020-04-23
Grant Date 2021-04-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Zulim, Dalibor
  • Rezeanu, Stefan-Cristian
  • Herwig, Nathaniel Christopher

Abstract

A transceiver in a lighting system may include a digital isolation component having multiple channels and an isolation barrier. The digital isolation component may accept an outbound digital signal or an inbound digital signal. On a first channel, the outbound signal may be modulated with a high-frequency signal, and provided across the isolation barrier to the non- isolated side. On the non-isolated side, a modified outbound signal may be generated based on the modulated high-frequency signal. On a second channel, the inbound signal may be modulated with a high-frequency signal that is provided across the isolation barrier to the isolated side. On the isolated side, a modified inbound signal may be generated based on the modulated high-frequency signal. The transceiver may include a voltage level comparator configured to adjust voltage levels of the signals, or an edge transition or duty cycle balancer configured to adjust edges of the signals.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/175 - Controlling the light source by remote control

70.

LUMINAIRE WITH AN INTEGRATED SPEAKER

      
Document Number 03059289
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-21
Open to Public Date 2020-04-19
Grant Date 2023-03-07
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Spencer, Charles Jeffrey
  • Posacki, Daniel Francis
  • Bradd, Kyle Michael
  • Frankiewicz, Gregory Philip
  • Chen, Feng
  • Serra, John Glenn
  • Callison, Darcie Renee

Abstract

A luminaire includes a speaker positioned at a first depth within a luminaire housing and capable of generating an audio output from a speaker diaphragm. The luminaire also includes a light source that generates a light output. Further, the luminaire includes a light guide assembly positioned at a second depth within the luminaire housing different from the first depth. The light guide assembly includes an acoustically transparent area positioned along a sound path from the speaker diaphragm, and the light guide assembly extracts the light output from the light source and directs the light output away from the luminaire.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers
  • F21K 9/61 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction using light guides
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • H04R 9/06 - Loudspeakers

71.

LUMINAIRE SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED, DYNAMIC AUDIO VISUAL CONTROL

      
Document Number 03059292
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-21
Open to Public Date 2020-04-19
Grant Date 2023-02-28
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Spencer, Charles Jeffrey
  • Chowdhury, Towfiq
  • Hani, Mohammad Bani
  • Posacki, Daniel Francis
  • Bradd, Kyle Michael
  • Frankiewicz, Gregory Philip
  • Chen, Feng
  • Serra, John Glenn
  • Callison, Darcie Renee

Abstract

A lighting system includes a first luminaire. The first luminaire includes a first light source that generates a first general illumination light output. The first luminaire also includes a first visual feedback response source that generates a first visual feedback response output. Additionally, the first luminaire includes a first speaker that generates a first audio output. Further, the lighting system includes a second luminaire. The second luminaire includes a second light source that generates a second general illumination light output and a second visual feedback response source that generates a second visual feedback response output. Furthermore, the second luminaire includes a second speaker that generates a second audio output. The second audio output is different from the first audio output such that the first speaker and the second speaker output different audio components of a multichannel audio protocol output.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 5/36 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission using visible light sources
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • H04M 1/60 - Substation equipment, e.g. for use by subscribers including speech amplifiers
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • H04S 3/00 - Systems employing more than two channels, e.g. quadraphonic

72.

ANTENNA SYSTEMS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN LUMINAIRES

      
Document Number 03059316
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-21
Open to Public Date 2020-04-19
Grant Date 2023-02-14
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Spencer, Charles Jeffrey
  • Chowdhury, Towfiq
  • Hani, Mohammad Bani
  • Posacki, Daniel Francis
  • Bradd, Kyle Michael

Abstract

A luminaire includes a light source positioned at a first level within a luminaire housing. The luminaire also includes a trim component positioned at a second level of the luminaire housing different from the first level. The trim component extends into a room from a ceiling surface and includes an aperture antenna that receives wireless signals and transmits wireless signals. Further, the luminaire includes a communication module that communicates wirelessly with one or more devices remote from the luminaire by controlling excitation of the aperture antenna.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • H04W 84/18 - Self-organising networks, e.g. ad hoc networks or sensor networks
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
  • G08C 17/02 - Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link using a radio link
  • H01Q 1/44 - ANTENNAS, i.e. RADIO AERIALS - Details of, or arrangements associated with, antennas using equipment having another main function to serve additionally as an antenna
  • H01Q 9/04 - Resonant antennas
  • H01Q 13/10 - Resonant slot antennas
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems

73.

LUMINAIRE SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED USER EXPERIENCE ELEMENTS

      
Document Number 03059320
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-10-21
Open to Public Date 2020-04-19
Grant Date 2023-03-14
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Callison, Darcie Renee
  • Spencer, Charles Jeffrey
  • Chowdhury, Towfiq
  • Hani, Mohammad Bani
  • Posacki, Daniel Francis
  • Frankiewicz, Gregory Philip
  • Chen, Feng
  • Bradd, Kyle Michael
  • Serra, John Glenn

Abstract

A luminaire includes a first light source positioned at a first level of a luminaire housing. The first light source generates a general illumination light output. The luminaire also includes a trim component positioned at a second level of the luminaire housing different from the first level, The trim component includes a visual feedback element that emits a visual feedback response. Further, the luminaire includes a control circuit positioned at the second level within the trim component. The control circuit controls operation of the visual feedback element.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 5/36 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission using visible light sources
  • H05B 47/12 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings by detecting audible sound
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 8/00 - Use of light guides, e.g. fibre optic devices, in lighting devices or systems
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for

74.

PROGRAMMABLE DRIVER FOR VARIABLE LIGHT INTENSITY

      
Document Number 03051521
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-08-08
Open to Public Date 2020-02-09
Grant Date 2022-08-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chowdhury, Towfiq M.
  • Chen, Feng

Abstract

Certain aspects involve lighting systems in which an intensity can be selectively modified. For instance, a lighting system includes a light source and a programmable device. The programmable device is configured to detect an input resistance and cause a particular current to flow through the light source, thereby causing the light source to emit a particular lumen intensity corresponding to an input resistance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 45/10 - Controlling the intensity of the light

75.

MULTI-MODE OCCUPANCY SENSOR AND LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROL

      
Document Number 03050204
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-19
Open to Public Date 2020-02-07
Grant Date 2021-11-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Wagner, Phillip Ryan
  • Bharat, Bruce A.
  • Pleasants, Shawn L.

Abstract

A system detects multiple occupancy modes for a PIR sensor. The a single PIR motion sensor that generates a sensor output signal that is filtered or sampled to determine more than one type of motion. Upon determining the types of motion detected, the system controls a lighting system based on the type or types of motion detected.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/13 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings by using passive infrared detectors
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21S 8/08 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation with a standard

76.

METHODS OF CALCULATING POWER INPUT AND ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS UTILIZING SAME

      
Document Number 03050881
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-07-30
Open to Public Date 2020-02-01
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Johnsen, Andrew
  • Behjati, Hamid

Abstract

Methods of estimating electrical power input into a power factor correction (PFC) stage of an electronic device using information available from the PFC stage. Each method includes solving a slope-intercept equation that is a simplification of an exact solution for the input power. The slope-intercept equation is solved using parameters from the PFC stage along with a plurality each of slope constant values and y-intercept-constant values stored in a memory of the electronic device. For electronic devices operating at differing temperatures, the accuracy of each method can be augmented with temperature correction. Methods of calibrating individual electronic devices are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01R 21/133 - Arrangements for measuring electric power or power factor by using digital technique
  • G01R 21/14 - Compensating for temperature change
  • G01R 35/00 - Testing or calibrating of apparatus covered by the other groups of this subclass

77.

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CONFIGURABLE DIMMING

      
Document Number 03046771
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-14
Open to Public Date 2019-12-29
Grant Date 2021-04-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chowdhury, Towfiq M.
  • Chen, Feng

Abstract

Certain aspects involve lighting systems in which a dimming curve of the illumination can be selectively modified. For instance, a lighting system includes a light source configured for emitting light at a target color temperature and a switch configured to receive a selection of a dimming curve from a predefined set of dimming curves. When in a first position, the switch configures the light source to adjust a lumen intensity of the light source according to a dimming adjustment signal and a first dimming curve. When in a second position, the switch configures the light source to adjust the lumen intensity according to a dimming adjustment signal and a second dimming curve that is different from the first dimming curve.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 45/10 - Controlling the intensity of the light
  • H05B 45/20 - Controlling the colour of the light

78.

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CONFIGURABLE COLOR TEMPERATURES

      
Document Number 03040908
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-04-23
Open to Public Date 2019-11-29
Grant Date 2021-03-23
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Feng
  • Chowdhury, Towfiq M.

Abstract

Certain aspects involve lighting systems in which the color temperature of the illumination can be selectively modified. In one example, a lighting system can include a set of light sources. The lighting system can also include a switching device. The switching device can connect different light sources from the set into light-source combinations having different color temperatures, respectively. A light-source combination can include two of the light sources connected in series.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 9/40 - Elements for modifying spectral properties, polarisation or intensity of the light emitted, e.g. filters with provision for controlling spectral properties, e.g. colour, or intensity
  • H05B 45/20 - Controlling the colour of the light
  • H05B 45/30 - Driver circuits
  • H05B 47/10 - Controlling the light source
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • F21V 23/04 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being switches

79.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO CONTROL LIGHT FIXTURE OPERATION USING GAS CONCENTRATION SENSORS

      
Document Number 03004073
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-07
Open to Public Date 2019-11-07
Grant Date 2021-05-11
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Downs, Steven E.
  • Lu, Yenpao

Abstract

Certain examples involve lighting systems controlled based on gas concentration data received by a controller. For instance, a lighting system includes a first light fixture to illuminate a first space. The lighting system also includes at least one gas concentration sensor associated with the first space, and a first controller that receives gas concentration data from the at least one gas concentration sensor. The first controller also overrides the illumination state of the first light fixture based on the gas concentration data received from the at least one gas concentration sensor by controlling the first light fixture in an alert state that is different from the illumination state.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G08B 21/12 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to undesired emission of substances, e.g. pollution alarms
  • H05B 47/105 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters
  • G08B 5/38 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission using visible light sources using flashing light

80.

OPTICS FOR AISLE LIGHTING

      
Document Number 03042310
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-06
Open to Public Date 2019-11-04
Grant Date 2021-06-08
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Chen, Jie
  • Marquardt, Craig Eugene

Abstract

An optic for aisle lighting includes a portion of an optical material defined by a length and a cross-sectional profile. The cross-sectional profile is characterized by a cavity within the optical material, two upwardly-facing surfaces of the optical material on opposite sides of the cavity from one another, and downwardly-facing surfaces of the optical material. The cavity is bounded by an upward facing aperture, and at least three faces of the optical material that meet at interior angles. Light received through the upward facing aperture is separated at the interior angles, and refracted by the faces of the optical material, into separate light beams equal in number to the faces. The two upwardly- facing surfaces internally reflect the separate light beams downwardly. The downwardly-facing surfaces intercept respective portions of the separate light beams, and refract the portions as they exit the optic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 7/00 - Reflectors for light sources
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers
  • F21V 7/04 - Optical design
  • F21V 7/10 - Construction

81.

LUMINAIRE WITH ADAPTER COLLAR

      
Document Number 03038496
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-29
Open to Public Date 2019-09-30
Grant Date 2021-06-01
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adams, Vincent
  • Smith, Brent James
  • Siefker, Luke Jonathon

Abstract

A luminaire includes a housing assembly, a spacer, and a globe optic. A collar may be included on the spacer such that the luminaire can accommodate different sizes of globe optics without requiring complete replacement of the luminaire. The spacer may include airflow apertures that promote air circulation within the luminaire when the luminaire is assembled. A wireless node may be included with the luminaire. In some examples, the wireless node may be positioned on at least one of the housing assembly, the spacer, or the globe optic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • H04W 88/00 - Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
  • F21V 29/83 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks the elements having apertures, ducts or channels, e.g. heat radiation holes
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • F21V 3/00 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • H01Q 1/42 - Housings not intimately mechanically associated with radiating elements, e.g. radome

82.

LUMINAIRE WITH ADAPTER COLLAR

      
Document Number 03184468
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-03-29
Open to Public Date 2019-09-30
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adams, Vincent
  • Smith, Brent James
  • Siefker, Luke Jonathon

Abstract

A luminaire includes a housing assembly, a spacer, and a globe optic. A collar may be included on the spacer such that the luminaire can accommodate different sizes of globe optics without requiring complete replacement of the luminaire. The spacer may include airflow apertures that promote air circulation within the luminaire when the luminaire is assembled. A wireless node may be included with the luminaire. In some examples, the wireless node may be positioned on at least one of the housing assembly, the spacer, or the globe optic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • H04W 88/00 - Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
  • F21V 29/83 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks the elements having apertures, ducts or channels, e.g. heat radiation holes
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • F21S 8/08 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation with a standard
  • F21V 3/00 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
  • H01Q 1/42 - Housings not intimately mechanically associated with radiating elements, e.g. radome

83.

LUMINAIRE WITH ADAPTER COLLAR

      
Document Number 03114504
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-29
Open to Public Date 2019-09-30
Grant Date 2023-10-10
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Adams, Vincent
  • Smith, Brent James
  • Siefker, Luke Jonathon

Abstract

A luminaire includes a housing assembly, a spacer, and a globe optic. A collar may be included on the spacer such that the luminaire can accommodate different sizes of globe optics without requiring complete replacement of the luminaire. The spacer may include airflow apertures that promote air circulation within the luminaire when the luminaire is assembled. A wireless node may be included with the luminaire. In some examples, the wireless node may be positioned on at least one of the housing assembly, the spacer, or the globe optic.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • H04W 88/00 - Devices specially adapted for wireless communication networks, e.g. terminals, base stations or access point devices
  • F21V 29/83 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks the elements having apertures, ducts or channels, e.g. heat radiation holes
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • F21V 3/00 - Globes; Bowls; Cover glasses
  • F21V 15/015 - Devices for covering joints between adjacent lighting devices; End coverings
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
  • H01Q 1/42 - Housings not intimately mechanically associated with radiating elements, e.g. radome
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers

84.

POWER OVER ETHERNET EXIT SIGNAGE

      
Document Number 03037508
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-21
Open to Public Date 2019-09-21
Grant Date 2021-08-31
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Crenshaw, David
  • Ordonez Gonzalez, Rafael

Abstract

A system for providing power over Ethernet illuminated signage is provided. The system includes receiving lighting instructions via an Ethernet compatible communications protocol, translating those instructions to a lower bandwidth, slower protocol while passing through DC power. Illumination fixtures are powered by the passed-through power and operated in accordance with the translated instructions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/18 - Controlling the light source by remote control via data-bus transmission
  • G08B 5/36 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission using visible light sources
  • H04B 3/54 - Systems for transmission via power distribution lines

85.

MORE ACCURATE ASSET TAG LOCATING OF RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES

      
Document Number 03035857
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-06
Open to Public Date 2019-09-09
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Li, Xiangrong
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.

Abstract

Disclosed are examples of a method, system and asset tag that enables general, coarse and fine estimates of a location of the asset tag. The asset tag receives a signal transmitted from radio frequency (RF)-enabled nodes within a space. Each respective received signal includes a unique node identifier of the respective RF node that transmitted the respective received radio signal. Each RF node has a physical node location in the space that is associated with the unique node identifier. The tag measures the received signal strength of each respective received signal that is associated with the node identifier of the RF node that transmitted the respective received signal. The strongest measured received signal strengths are selected, and a tuple containing the node identifiers for the selected strongest signal strengths is forwarded for estimating a location of the asset tag by a computing device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 5/00 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
  • H04W 64/00 - Locating users or terminals for network management purposes, e.g. mobility management
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • G01S 5/14 - Determining absolute distances from a plurality of spaced points of known location

86.

ASSET TAG TRACKING SYSTEM AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURE

      
Document Number 03035877
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-03-06
Open to Public Date 2019-09-09
Grant Date 2021-03-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Li, Xiangrong
  • Grant, Jesse
  • George, Sajin
  • Malandrakis, Emanuel Paul
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.

Abstract

Examples of a system and a method for asset tracking are provided. The system includes wireless communication nodes in a space that receive a basic message including an asset tracking tag identifier and a basic message sequence number transmitted by an asset tracking tag. The wireless communication nodes measure a received basic message signal attribute, and transmit a node asset message including the asset tracking tag identifier, the basic message sequence number, a node identifier, and the measured signal attribute of the received basic message to an edge gateway. The edge gateway may receive the transmitted node asset message transmitted by each of some number of the wireless communication nodes and rank respective node identifiers extracted from the received node asset messages based the measured signal attribute. The edge gateway forwards an aggregated message to a fog gateway for obtaining an estimate of the location of the asset tracking tag.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 64/00 - Locating users or terminals for network management purposes, e.g. mobility management
  • H04W 4/12 - Messaging; Mailboxes; Announcements
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • H04B 1/59 - Responders; Transponders
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction
  • G01S 5/00 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations
  • G01S 5/04 - Position of source determined by a plurality of spaced direction-finders
  • G01S 5/14 - Determining absolute distances from a plurality of spaced points of known location

87.

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH ACCESSIBLE ELECTRONICS HOUSING

      
Document Number 03033285
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-08
Open to Public Date 2019-08-15
Grant Date 2021-01-26
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Rodriguez, Eric O.
  • Carney, Brad
  • Agee, Ladarius
  • Kelly, Rick Martin

Abstract

A light fixture includes a light engine comprising at least one light emitting diode (LED), the light engine comprising a front surface and a rear surface. The element includes an electronics housing that is configured to house a plurality of electronic components. The electronics housing is coupled at a first end with the rear surface of the light engine. The electronics housing further includes a second end and at least one side wall extending between the first end and the second end. The at least one side wall defines an aperture though which at least some of the plurality of electronic components are accessible. The light fixture also includes a cover that is coupled with the at least one side wall, the cover being sized and shaped to cover the aperture.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 15/01 - Housings, e.g. material or assembling of housing parts
  • F21V 23/00 - Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices
  • F21V 31/00 - Gas-tight or water-tight arrangements
  • F21V 29/74 - Cooling arrangements characterised by passive heat-dissipating elements, e.g. heat-sinks with fins or blades

88.

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH SELECTABLE COLOR TEMPERATURE

      
Document Number 03031800
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-28
Open to Public Date 2019-07-26
Grant Date 2021-04-27
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bruckner, Benjamin
  • Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

A lighting fixture for powering multiple LED groups to generate a selectable color temperature. The lighting fixture provides varying amounts of power to each group of LEDs to achieve a selected color temperature. Current from a driver may be divided between the LED groups based on a selected operational state, which is selected using a switch or other configurable input. The operational states may turn the LED groups on or off or may control an amount of current received by the LED groups. In some configurations, all of the LED groups are always at least partially powered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 45/20 - Controlling the colour of the light
  • F21K 9/60 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction
  • F21K 9/65 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction specially adapted for changing the characteristics or the distribution of the light, e.g. by adjustment of parts
  • H05B 45/40 - Circuit arrangements for operating light-emitting diodes [LED] - Details of LED load circuits
  • F21S 10/02 - Lighting devices or systems producing a varying lighting effect changing colours

89.

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH SELECTABLE COLOR TEMPERATURE

      
Document Number 03077059
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-28
Open to Public Date 2019-07-26
Grant Date 2023-01-03
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Bruckner, Benjamin
  • Rodriguez, Yan

Abstract

A lighting fixture for powering multiple LED groups to generate a selectable color temperature. The lighting fixture provides varying amounts of power to each group of LEDs to achieve a selected color temperature. Current from a driver may be divided between the LED groups based on a selected operational state, which is selected using a switch or other configurable input. The operational states may turn the LED groups on or off or may control an amount of current received by the LED groups. In some configurations, all of the LED groups are always at least partially powered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 45/20 - Controlling the colour of the light
  • F21K 9/65 - Optical arrangements integrated in the light source, e.g. for improving the colour rendering index or the light extraction specially adapted for changing the characteristics or the distribution of the light, e.g. by adjustment of parts
  • H05B 45/40 - Circuit arrangements for operating light-emitting diodes [LED] - Details of LED load circuits
  • F21S 10/02 - Lighting devices or systems producing a varying lighting effect changing colours

90.

HEURISTIC OCCUPANCY AND NON-OCCUPANCY DETECTION IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03025741
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-11-29
Open to Public Date 2019-06-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Miu, Michael
  • Johnson, Eric J.
  • Lu, Min-Hao Michael

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm coefficients to each indicator data for the respective time, based on results of the applications of the coefficients to indicator data, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time, and process the indicator data metric values to compute an output value. The lighting system is further configured to compare the output value at each of the plurality of times with a threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area and control the light source in response to the detected one of the occupancy condition or the non-occupancy condition in the area at each of the number of times.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • H04W 4/80 - Services using short range communication, e.g. near-field communication [NFC], radio-frequency identification [RFID] or low energy communication
  • H05B 47/115 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction

91.

COMMISSIONING OF AN INDOOR POSITIONING SYSTEM USING A SECONDARY POSITIONING SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03025232
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-26
Open to Public Date 2019-05-30
Grant Date 2021-03-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.
  • Grant, Jesse
  • Green, Kelby Edward

Abstract

A system includes radio frequency (RF) communication devices, for example, in luminaires, located in a service area offering a location determination service, and a portable device used in commissioning the communication devices. The communication devices transmit a primary location determination system's RF signals for receipt by the portable device. The portable device determines its location using a secondary system. The RF communication devices' transmitted RF signals include an identifier. A received signal strength indication (RSSI) of each signal received by the portable device is measured, and stored with an estimate of the portable device's corresponding location. The portable device is moved to another location to measure RSSI of RF signals. When the number of measurements or number of locations is sufficient, the locations of each of the respective luminaires or communication devices may be determined using the RSSI values and the portable device's estimated indiscriminate location.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 64/00 - Locating users or terminals for network management purposes, e.g. mobility management
  • H04W 16/26 - Cell enhancers, e.g. for tunnels or building shadow
  • H04W 84/10 - Small scale networks; Flat hierarchical networks
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission
  • F21S 2/00 - Systems of lighting devices, not provided for in main groups  or , e.g. of modular construction

92.

HEURISTIC OPTIMIZATION OF PERFORMANCE OF A RADIO FREQUENCY NODAL NETWORK

      
Document Number 03024227
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-15
Open to Public Date 2019-05-17
Grant Date 2022-05-03
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.
  • Malandrakis, Emmanuel Paul
  • Kuber, Pranav

Abstract

The disclosure provides an example of a system including a radio frequency (RF) nodal network and a gateway coupled to the RF nodal network. The gateway is configured to transmit control packets the control packets having an initial parameter setting for each node in the RF nodal network. The selected nodes among the network of nodes are configured to transmit a number of test packets for each of a plurality of tests is greater than throughput saturation of the RF nodal network. The system includes a server coupled to the gateway and is configured to perform network performance analysis based on the test packets for each of the plurality of tests received by the gateway. The server updates parameter settings to optimize performance of the nodes of the RF nodal network to attain the target network performance metric based on a result of the network performance analysis.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 24/02 - Arrangements for optimising operational condition
  • H04W 24/06 - Testing using simulated traffic

93.

DEVICE LOCATING USING ANGLE OF ARRIVAL MEASUREMENTS

      
Document Number 03017902
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-09-19
Open to Public Date 2019-03-29
Grant Date 2021-10-26
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Abou-Rizk, Mitri J.
  • George, Sajin

Abstract

The disclosure provides examples of systems and methods for determining locations of a number of radio frequency-enabled devices such as mobile devices and radio frequency-equipped beacons/luminaires within an indoor location. The radio frequency-enabled devices may be part of an indoor positioning system and/or content delivery system. The examples describe obtaining an angle of arrival (AoA) of the signals received by the respective radio frequency-enabled devices. The AOA data is used to identify the relative positions of the radio frequency-enabled devices as the mobile device moves about the indoor location. Upon comparing AOA measurements of the collected data related to a map of the location, the system may generate a data structure that may be presented graphically as a map of positions of the devices at the location. The described examples may enable a rapid commissioning process with respect to the radio frequency-enabled devices in a network.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G01S 5/04 - Position of source determined by a plurality of spaced direction-finders
  • H04W 64/00 - Locating users or terminals for network management purposes, e.g. mobility management
  • H04W 80/02 - Data link layer protocols
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services

94.

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH OPTICAL LENS FOR BEAM SHAPING AND ILLUMINATION LIGHT SOURCE MATRIX

      
Document Number 03029487
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-01-09
Open to Public Date 2019-03-14
Grant Date 2020-03-31
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Mao, An
  • Malone, Gregory
  • Krass, Robert M.
  • Ramer, David P.
  • Rogers, Rashmi Kumar
  • Phipps, James Michael
  • Lyons, Steve

Abstract

An example lighting device has a luminaire. The luminaire includes an illumination light source matrix including illumination light sources configured to be driven by electrical power to emit light rays for illumination lighting. The luminaire further includes an optical lens positioned and configured to extend over the illumination light source matrix and including an input surface coupled to receive incoming light rays emitted by the illumination light sources and an output surface. Both the input surface and the output surface each include various portions to refract or total internally reflect the incoming light rays emitted by the illumination light sources passing through to shape or steer the illumination lighting into an outputted beam pattern. A coupled illumination light source driver selectively controls the illumination light sources individually or in combination to adjust the outputted beam pattern from the optical lens.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 5/00 - Refractors for light sources
  • H01L 33/58 - Optical field-shaping elements
  • F21K 9/00 - Light sources using semiconductor devices as light-generating elements, e.g. using light-emitting diodes [LED] or lasers
  • F21V 5/04 - Refractors for light sources of lens shape
  • G02B 3/00 - Simple or compound lenses

95.

OCCUPANCY AND NON-OCCUPANCY DETECTION IN THE LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03012026
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-07-20
Open to Public Date 2019-01-17
Grant Date 2020-01-28
Owner ABL IP HOLDING, LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Miu, Michael
  • Lu, Min-Hao Michael

Abstract

Disclosed herein is a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF signal generated at a number of times in an area. When each such time is a current time, the indicator data generated at the current time is compared with the indicator data generated at a preceding time to determine a rate of change, and the indicator data generated at the current time is compared with a baseline indicator data at an earlier time to generate a difference value. The lighting system is configured to determine an indicator data metric based on the rate of change and the difference value and compare the indicator data metric with one of a rising transition threshold or a falling transition threshold to detect one of an occupancy condition or a non-occupancy condition in the area.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/115 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings
  • H04B 17/309 - Measuring or estimating channel quality parameters
  • H04W 4/38 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for collecting sensor information
  • H05B 47/19 - Controlling the light source by remote control via wireless transmission

96.

EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM

      
Document Number 03008730
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-06-18
Open to Public Date 2018-12-19
Grant Date 2021-03-16
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Johnson, James Clarence
  • Mavis, Dean W.
  • Marques, Antonio
  • Patel, Gunjan P.
  • Altenburger, Ray

Abstract

An emergency LED lighting system maintains power to an LED lighting source based on measured voltages and currents provided to the LED lighting source; rolls back or decreases power provided to an LED lighting source over time in order to increase the amount of time the battery can power the LED lighting source; executes a soft start procedure, such that the power provided to the LED lighting source is gradually ramped up during activation of the LED lighting sources; identifies a type of battery coupled to the emergency LED lighting system; cycles the emergency LED lighting system between charging mode and standby mode to reduce power consumption over a window of time; detects AC power or an absence of AC power; and/or uses a status LED to communicate information about the emergency LED lighting system with a remote device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H02J 9/02 - Circuit arrangements for emergency or stand-by power supply, e.g. for emergency lighting in which an auxiliary distribution system and its associated lamps are brought into service
  • H05B 45/345 - Current stabilisation; Maintaining constant current
  • H05B 45/37 - Converter circuits
  • H02J 7/02 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries for charging batteries from ac mains by converters

97.

SECONDARY RADIO FOR DIAGNOSTIC/DEBUG

      
Document Number 03061536
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-17
Open to Public Date 2018-12-13
Grant Date 2020-06-23
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Roquemore, John Peter
  • Fultz, Tyler B.

Abstract

A system for lighting control including a monitor device and a plurality of lighting system components. The monitoring device is configured to transmit a diagnostic command over a diagnostic band to at least one of the plurality of lighting system components. The diagnostic command including a request for diagnostic data. The plurality of lighting system components are configured to for wireless communication over the diagnostic band and a separate wireless lighting control network communication band, such that they receive via the diagnostic band, the diagnostic command transmitted from the monitor device. In response to receiving the diagnostic command, the plurality of lighting system components obtain the requested diagnostic data, and transmit via the diagnostic band, the requested diagnostic data to the monitor device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04W 24/06 - Testing using simulated traffic
  • H04L 43/12 - Network monitoring probes
  • H04L 43/18 - Protocol analysers
  • H04L 43/50 - Testing arrangements
  • H04L 12/28 - Data switching networks characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]

98.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE CIRCADIAN IMPACT

      
Document Number 03176590
Status Pending
Filing Date 2018-05-04
Open to Public Date 2018-11-05
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ciccarelli, David P.
  • Weiss, Daniel Aaron
  • Suttles, Benjamin Marshall

Abstract

Certain examples involve controlling a circadian impact of a lighting system. For instance, a lighting system includes a first lighting fixture. The first lighting fixture includes at least one lighting element to illuminate a first space and a first controller to control a first light output of the at least one lighting element. Additionally, the lighting system includes a first background circadian system that provides a first modifying factor to the first controller of the first lighting fixture. The first modifying factor is associated with a first circadian impact profile that specifies a first circadian impact level in the first space. Further, the first controller of the first lighting fixture controls the first light output based on the first modifying factor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/16 - Controlling the light source by timing means
  • H05B 47/115 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings
  • H05B 47/155 - Coordinated control of two or more light sources
  • A61M 21/00 - Other devices or methods to cause a change in the state of consciousness; Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means, e.g. for hypnosis
  • A61N 5/06 - Radiation therapy using light
  • G09G 5/10 - Intensity circuits

99.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE CIRCADIAN IMPACT

      
Document Number 03003973
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-05-04
Open to Public Date 2018-11-05
Grant Date 2022-12-13
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Ciccarelli, David P.
  • Weiss, Daniel Aaron
  • Suttles, Benjamin Marshall

Abstract

Certain examples involve controlling a circadian impact of a lighting system. For instance, a lighting system includes a first lighting fixture. The first lighting fixture includes at least one lighting element to illuminate a first space and a first controller to control a first light output of the at least one lighting element. Additionally, the lighting system includes a first background circadian system that provides a first modifying factor to the first controller of the first lighting fixture. The first modifying factor is associated with a first circadian impact profile that specifies a first circadian impact level in the first space. Further, the first controller of the first lighting fixture controls the first light output based on the first modifying factor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H05B 47/16 - Controlling the light source by timing means
  • H05B 47/115 - Controlling the light source in response to determined parameters by determining the presence or movement of objects or living beings
  • H05B 47/155 - Coordinated control of two or more light sources

100.

QUIET-CEILING LIGHT FIXTURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Document Number 02965932
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-05-02
Open to Public Date 2018-11-02
Grant Date 2020-06-02
Owner ABL IP HOLDING LLC (USA)
Inventor
  • Tepo, Megan Marie
  • Grove, Douglas Dewayne
  • Reilly, John M.
  • Onda, Joseph James
  • Conn, James Scott
  • Shaner, Jeff Robert

Abstract

A light fixture includes a housing having sidewalls that define a manifold aperture, extending from upper to lower edges of the manifold aperture. The housing includes first coupling features. The light fixture includes at least one adapter plate with second coupling features that removably couple with the first coupling features. The adapter plate defines an adapter plate aperture. At least one light emitting engine removably couples with the adapter plate such that emitted light passes through the adapter plate aperture. The light fixture further includes a baffle that includes at least one baffle cell. The baffle cell includes an upper baffle edge, defining an upper baffle aperture through which light emitted by the at least one light engine passes, a lower baffle edge, defining an output aperture for the emitted light, and a baffle cell wall that extends from the upper baffle edge to the lower baffle edge.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 11/00 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or  
  • F21S 8/02 - Lighting devices intended for fixed installation of recess-mounted type, e.g. downlighters
  • F21V 11/16 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or   using sheets without apertures, e.g. fixed
  • F21V 17/00 - Fastening of component parts of lighting devices, e.g. shades, globes, refractors, reflectors, filters, screens, grids or protective cages
  • F21V 21/04 - Recessed bases
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