US Pat. No. 10,383,188

LED LUMINAIRE

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. An outdoor luminaire, comprising:a housing adapted to be mounted on an outdoor structure;
an input disposed in the housing that receives AC power, at least one rectification element coupled to the input and which produces rectified AC electrical power comprising a plurality of cycles;
at least one LED driver circuit coupled to the at least one rectification element; and
a plurality of LEDs coupled to the at least one LED driver circuit;
wherein the plurality of LEDs comprises first, second, and third subsets of LEDs that are turned on sequentially at more than two different points in time during each individual cycle of the plurality of cycles and together develop an output level of at least about 2000 lumens; and
wherein each of the first, second, and third subsets of LEDs is turned on for a different length of time during each cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,344,922

LUMINAIRES USING WAVEGUIDE BODIES AND OPTICAL ELEMENTS

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1. A luminaire, comprising:a waveguide body comprising an interior coupling cavity extending into an interior portion of the waveguide body remote from an edge thereof; and
wherein the interior coupling cavity comprises a first scalloped surface;
wherein the first scalloped surface is formed from a plurality of inwardly directed curved surfaces; and
wherein the interior coupling cavity comprises a second scalloped surface disposed adjacent the first scalloped surface, wherein the second scalloped surface is formed from a plurality of inwardly directed curved surfaces;
an LED element extending into the interior coupling cavity;
wherein the LED element directs light through the first and second scalloped surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,433,377

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR MODULATING AN ANALOG DIMMING COMMAND SIGNAL

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. An LED lighting device, comprising:at least one LED selectively energizable to develop light; and
a control circuit coupled to the at least one LED and configured to develop a command signal comprising first and second command signal components for controlling the at least one LED to cause the at least one LED to develop light comprising a desired brightness in response to the first command signal component and a further desired parameter magnitude other than desired brightness in response to the second command signal component;
wherein the first signal component comprises an IEC 0-10 volt analog lighting control;
wherein the second command signal component comprises digital data and is impressed upon the first command signal component.

US Pat. No. 10,405,406

LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH COMMUNICATIONS MODULE AND ANTENNA

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1. A LED lighting device comprising:at least one LED operable to emit light for general illumination when powered through an electrical path;
a driver module in the electrical path for providing power to the at least one LED;
an electronics housing retaining the driver module;
a communications module for enabling wireless communication to and/or from the LED lighting device, wherein the communications module is retained in the electronics housing;
an antenna operatively coupled to the communications module for receiving and/or transmitting a wireless signal, the antenna comprising a slot in the electronics housing.

US Pat. No. 10,378,749

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING SHIELD ELEMENT, AND SHIELD ELEMENT

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1. A lighting device, comprising:a shield element; and
at least a first light source,
the first light source within a space defined by portions of the shield element,
the shield element comprising at least a first vent through which gas can pass to exit from the space,
the shield element blocking the first light source from direct view from at least all locations outside the shield element that are to a light emission side of an emission plane of the first light source, the emission plane extending through the first light source,
the first vent to the light emission side of the emission plane,
the emission plane and the vent on opposite sides of the space.

US Pat. No. 10,379,277

LIGHTING DEVICE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lighting device, comprising:at least first and second solid state light emitters; and at least first and second optical fibers, wherein: when electricity is supplied to each of said first and second solid state light emitters: at least one of the first and second solid state light emitters emits non-white light, at least a portion of light emitted from said first solid state light emitter enters said first optical fiber in a first direction and at least a portion of light emitted from said second solid state light emitter enters said second optical fiber in a second direction, said first direction and said second direction not parallel, light exiting the first optical fiber that was emitted from said first solid state light emitter exits said first optical fiber (1) in a direction parallel to a direction that light exiting the second optical fiber that was emitted from said second solid state light emitter exits said second optical fiber, and (2) at a location adjacent to where light exiting the second optical fiber that was emitted from said second solid state light emitter exits said second optical fiber, and light exiting the first optical fiber that was emitted from said first solid state light emitter and light exiting the second optical fiber that was emitted from said second solid state light emitter mix to make white light.

US Pat. No. 10,364,948

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES AND LUMINAIRES HAVING A WAVEGUIDE WITH EXTRACTION FEATURES AND REFLECTIVE MATERIAL HAVING OPENINGS DISPOSED THEREON

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A waveguide assembly comprising:a waveguide body comprising an optically transmissive material, the waveguide body being partially defined by a first surface and a second surface opposed to the first surface, where light primarily exits the waveguide body from the second surface;
a light source directing light into the waveguide body through a coupling cavity extending along the waveguide body; and
one or more extraction features disposed on the first surface of the waveguide body for reflecting the light to the second surface of the waveguide body, a reflective material disposed on at least a first portion of the first surface of the waveguide body such that first areas of the first surface of the waveguide body are covered by the reflective material and second areas of the first surface of the waveguide body are uncovered by the reflective material, a first portion of the light passing through the first surface of the waveguide body in the second areas and a second portion of the light being reflected by total internal reflection in the second areas back into the waveguide body.

US Pat. No. 10,401,008

TRACK LIGHTING FIXTURES AND APPLICATION THEREOF

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A track head for a track lighting system, the track head comprising:a track mount;
a baseless light bulb assembly without a light bulb socket; and
a conduit extending from the track mount and coupling to the baseless light bulb assembly, the conduit comprising electrical leads extending therein and connecting with power circuitry of the baseless light bulb assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,379,278

OUTDOOR AND/OR ENCLOSED STRUCTURE LED LUMINAIRE OUTDOOR AND/OR ENCLOSED STRUCTURE LED LUMINAIRE HAVING OUTWARD ILLUMINATION

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a plurality of optical waveguides disposed in side-by-side relationship and together at least partially defining a closed path;
a plurality of LED sets, each LED set comprising a plurality of LEDs aligned along a length of an associated one of the optical waveguides;
a plurality of optical coupling portions, each optical coupling portion being disposed between a given LED set and the optical waveguide associated with the given LED set, each optical coupling portion comprising:
a first side disposed across from the given LED set;
a second side that opposes the first side and is adjacent to the optical waveguide associated with the given LED set; and
on the first side, a convex refracting portion and a pair of reflecting portions disposed on opposite sides of the convex refracting portion, each reflecting portion comprising a plurality of reflecting surfaces separated by intervening refracting surfaces;
wherein the convex refracting portion and the pair of reflecting portions of each of the optical coupling portions are configured to direct light received on the first side of the optical coupling portion into the optical waveguide adjacent to the second side of the optical coupling portion;
wherein each optical waveguide comprises a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is oriented toward another optical waveguide of the plurality of optical waveguides and the second surface is oriented away from the closed path;
wherein each optical waveguide is configured to direct the light is out of the second surface and away from the luminaire; and
wherein the reflecting surfaces are disposed transverse to the first and second surfaces of each optical waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,422,944

MULTI-STAGE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR A LUMINAIRE

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. An optical waveguide, comprising:a first waveguide portion; and
a second waveguide portion adjacent to and separate from the first waveguide portion;
wherein the first and second waveguide portions each comprise light coupling portions that are at least partially aligned and each light coupling portion is adapted to directly receive light developed by a light source;
wherein the light coupling portions comprise one or more interior coupling cavities;
wherein the first waveguide portion further comprises a first major surface with light direction features and a second major surface opposite the first major surface, the second waveguide portion further comprises a third major surface proximate the second major surface with an air gap disposed therebetween and a fourth major surface opposite the third major surface wherein the fourth major surface comprises an inner cavity extending therein to a flange surrounding the inner cavity;
wherein light is emitted from the flange and the inner cavity; and
wherein light exiting the second major surface is directed through the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,408,986

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND LAMP INCLUDING SAME

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. A lamp, comprising:a base having an electrical connector;
a central body disposed on the base;
a driver circuit disposed in the central body and coupled to the electrical connector; and
a light assembly joined to the central body, wherein the light assembly includes a waveguide comprising a first surface and a second surface that terminate in an outer surface to define a waveguide body, the waveguide body surrounding an interior coupling cavity disposed such that the waveguide body extends radially from the interior coupling cavity, at least one LED disposed in the interior coupling cavity and connected to the driver circuit such that the at least one LED emits light into the waveguide body when activated by the driver circuit, the light propagating radially outwardly through the waveguide body between the first surface and the second surface to the outer surface, and a plurality of extraction features disposed in and spaced across the second surface of the waveguide body, the plurality of extraction features reflecting the light to the first surface, the light being emitted from the waveguide through the first surface; wherein light emitted at radially outward portions of the first surface are directed axially inwardly at an inward angle, the inward angle being substantially proportional to a radial distance of emission of the light from the center of the waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,422,503

ONE-PIECE MULTI-LENS OPTICAL MEMBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:a heat-sink structure having a mounting surface supporting a circuit board with a plurality of spaced apart LED light sources on the circuit board; and
a one-piece optical member over the circuit board and having a carrier portion and a plurality of lenses each with an outward lens flange surrounding a light-transmitting portion which is formed by a plurality of layers and has an asymmetric inner surface defining a pair of cavities with at least one of the plurality of layers at least partially extending between the pair of cavities, a portion of the inner-surface which defines one of the cavities is at least partially formed by another of the plurality of layers which is bonded to the at least one layer extending between the pair of cavities, the carrier portion at least partially overlapping the outward flange of each of the lenses.

US Pat. No. 10,422,939

WAVEGUIDE HAVING UNIDRECTIONAL ILLUMINANCE

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A display lighting element for viewing of an object disposed therein, comprising:a luminaire comprising:
a transparent optical waveguide comprising a primary light-emitting surface and a secondary surface opposite the primary light-emitting surface;
a light source coupled to the transparent optical waveguide; and
a plurality of light extraction features disposed on the primary light-emitting surface; and
wherein the plurality of light extraction features comprises a first portion adjacent to the primary light-emitting surface and a second portion distal from the primary light-emitting surface, wherein the first portion comprises a truncated hemispherical shape in cross section and the second portion comprises one of a truncated conical shape and a cylindrical shape in cross section such that the plurality of light extraction features develop a directional illumination distribution through the primary light-emitting surface in a direction away from the secondary surface onto the object displayed,
a display case comprising a housing wherefrom the display lighting element is suspended;
wherein the object is viewable through the secondary surface and the primary light-emitting surface by a direct line-of-sight.

US Pat. No. 10,408,429

LENS FOR PREFERENTIAL-SIDE DISTRIBUTION

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter having an axis, the lens comprising a light-distribution wall having a base, a light-receiving inner surface and an outward surface, the light-distribution wall being configured for internal redirection of light entering the wall through the inner surface toward the outward surface for total internal reflection therefrom toward a main light-output surface which is transverse the axis, the base being bordered by inward and outward closed-perimeter edges each comprising at least four substantially straight edge portions joined by concave edge portions, the light-receiving inner surface defining an emitter cavity and extending from the base inward edge forming a closed-perimeter opening into the emitter cavity, the outward surface extending from the base outward edge toward the main light-output surface.

US Pat. No. 10,436,397

CONCEALER PLATE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A concealer plate for a lighting fixture, the concealer plate comprising a concealer plate body including a first concealer plate surface, a second concealer plate surface opposite the first concealer plate surface, a plurality of concealer plate fasteners, and an opening extending through a central portion of the concealer plate body, wherein when the concealer plate is attached to the lighting fixture:each one of a plurality of trim fasteners used to attach a mounting portion of a trim to the lighting fixture fits into a corresponding one of the plurality of concealer plate fasteners and the trim extends past the concealer plate and away from the lighting fixture; and
each one of the plurality of concealer plate fasteners and each one of the plurality of trim fasteners is covered by the concealer plate.

US Pat. No. 10,436,969

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND LUMINAIRE INCORPORATING SAME

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. An optical waveguide, comprisinga body of optically transmissive material comprising a width greater than an overall thickness thereof and comprising a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a plurality of interior coupling cavities extending between the first and second sides each adapted to receive a light emitting diode, and extraction features on the second side; and
a plurality of location structures extending from the second side, wherein the plurality of location structures are disposed on a particular extraction feature of the extraction features on the second side;
wherein the extraction features are adapted to direct light out of at least the first side and wherein at least one extraction feature forms a taper disposed at an outer portion of the body between the first side and the second side;
wherein the thickness of the body tapers overall from a center to an outside edge thereof;
wherein each extraction feature comprises a trough, each trough comprising a depth from the second side;
wherein a first plurality of consecutive extraction features each comprise a first depth from the second side;
wherein a second plurality of extraction features each comprise varying depths from the second side such that each varying depth is different from the first depth; and
wherein the first plurality of consecutive extraction features is disposed closer to the respective interior coupling cavity than the second plurality of extraction features.

US Pat. No. 10,436,970

SHAPED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BODIES

Ideal Industries Lighting...

1. An optical waveguide, comprising:a first optical waveguide body comprising a first end extending along a length dimension of the first optical waveguide body comprising a first thickness adapted to receive light;
a plurality of LEDs disposed adjacent the first end along the length dimension thereof;
a second end extending along the length dimension of the optical waveguide opposite the first end comprising a second thickness less than the first thickness;
wherein an extent of the length dimension extending along the first end is greater than an extent of a dimension extending between the first end and the second end;
wherein a second optical waveguide body intersects with the first optical waveguide body to define a first portion of the first optical waveguide body and a second portion of the first optical waveguide body;
the first portion of the first optical waveguide body comprising:
a series of first cascading surfaces spaced from one another and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the series of first cascading surfaces are substantially parallel to a central axis of the first optical waveguide body;
a series of second surfaces each disposed between each adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces of the series of first cascading surfaces and connecting with each adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces at two vertices forming acute angles with respect to such adjacent pair of first cascading surfaces, wherein the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces extend longitudinally along the length dimension of the first portion of the first optical waveguide body, wherein the received light is extracted out of the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces; and
a third surface opposite the series of first cascading surfaces and the series of second surfaces and disposed between the first end and the second end, wherein the third surface is planar;
the second portion of the first optical waveguide body comprising:
a series of fourth cascading surfaces spaced from one another and extending from the first end to the second end, wherein the series of fourth cascading surfaces are substantially parallel to a central axis of the first optical waveguide body;
a series of fifth surfaces each disposed between each adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces of the series of fourth cascading surfaces and connecting with each adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces at two vertices forming acute angles with respect to such adjacent pair of fourth cascading surfaces, wherein the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces extend longitudinally along the length dimension of the second portion of the first optical waveguide body, wherein the received light is extracted out of the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces; and
a sixth surface opposite the series of fourth cascading surfaces and the series of fifth surfaces and disposed between the first end and the second end, wherein the sixth surface is planar; and
wherein the first and second optical waveguide bodies are disposed within a suspended lighting device.