US Pat. No. 10,383,188

LED LUMINAIRE

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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. 10,379,277

LIGHTING DEVICE

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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

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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. 10,379,278

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

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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. 10,344,922

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. 10,405,406

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. 10,433,377

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR MODULATING AN ANALOG DIMMING COMMAND SIGNAL

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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. 10,436,970

SHAPED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BODIES

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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.

US Pat. No. 10,470,267

AMBIENT LIGHT REGULATION METHODS

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1. A lighting fixture comprising:an ambient light sensor configured to provide an ambient light sensor output;
a solid-state light source; and
control circuitry coupled to the ambient light sensor and the solid-state light source and configured to:
read the ambient light sensor output to obtain one or more initial ambient light level measurements;
determine a setpoint for the ambient light sensor output based on the one or more initial ambient light level measurements, the setpoint corresponding with a light intensity detected by the ambient light sensor;
determine a first value that is below the setpoint for the ambient light sensor output and a second value that is above the setpoint for the ambient light sensor output;
independently drive the solid-state light source to an output dimming level such that the ambient light sensor output falls between the first value and the second value; and
adjust the setpoint when changes to a drive current signal are detected while the ambient light sensor output falls between the first value and the second value.

US Pat. No. 10,422,503

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

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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. 10,451,253

TROFFER-STYLE FIXTURE WITH LED STRIPS

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1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a light engine comprising a first portion having an inner surface and one or more integral sidewalls defining a cavity and a light engine bottom rim along at least part of an outer perimeter of said one or more integral sidewalls, said bottom rim comprising an inner bottom rim perimeter and an outer bottom rim perimeter;
a reflector external to said cavity and defining a reflector top rim comprising an inner top rim perimeter and an outer top rim perimeter, said reflector substantially below said light engine bottom rim;
a lens at least partially between said light engine bottom rim and said reflector top rim, wherein said lens is at least partially outside a perimeter of said light engine first portion and said inner top rim perimeter, and wherein said lens is entirely inside said bottom rim outer perimeter and said top rim outer perimeter;
wherein a planar backside surface of the light engine is exposed and is a primary thermal dissipation surface of said light fixture such that a majority of heat generated by the light engine can pass from the exposed backside surface out of the lighting fixture; and
a junction box on a side surface of said lighting fixture.

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. 10,470,263

DIMMABLE LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DIMMING LIGHTING SYSTEMS

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1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light source;
an AC power input; and
an AC-DC converter having an input connected to the AC power input and an output configured to provide a DC voltage;
an AC detector having an input directly connected to an input of the AC-DC converter and an output configured to provide an indication whether AC power at the AC power input is switched on or off;
a dimming control module connected to the output of the AC detector and configured to generate a dimming control signal operative to change a brightness level of the light source from a first brightness level to a second brightness level in response to toggling of the AC power input within a predetermined time after the power signal is switched on;
a current supply module coupled to the dimming control module and the light source and configured to supply a level of current to the light source in response the dimming control signal output by the dimming control module; and
an energy storage element coupled to the current supply module and configured to maintain a supply of power to the current supply module while the power signal is toggled.

US Pat. No. 10,422,939

WAVEGUIDE HAVING UNIDRECTIONAL ILLUMINANCE

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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

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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. 10,459,142

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BODIES AND LUMINAIRES UTILIZING SAME

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1. A luminaire comprising:an optical element comprising a coupling portion and first and second sections;
wherein the coupling portion comprises a concave coupling cavity that extends into the coupling portion and along a length of the optical element, and a surface located opposite the coupling cavity;
wherein a shortest distance between the surface and the coupling cavity is greater than a depth of the coupling cavity into the coupling portion, and the coupling cavity is configured to receive at least one light emitting diode; and
wherein the first and second sections extend away from the coupling portion of the optical element along the length of the coupling cavity, wherein the first section comprises a first thickness closer to the coupling portion and a second thickness further from the coupling portion, the first thickness is greater than the second thickness, the second section comprises a third thickness closer to the coupling portion and a fourth thickness further from the coupling portion, the third thickness is greater than the fourth thickness, and light is extracted out of extraction features of opposing sides of at least one section.

US Pat. No. 10,401,008

TRACK LIGHTING FIXTURES AND APPLICATION THEREOF

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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. 10,508,797

LUMINAIRE AND CONNECTION MECHANISM FOR CONNECTING MULTIPLE LUMINAIRES

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1. A luminaire comprising:a light emitting portion extending between a first end cap and a second end cap to define a length between the first end cap and the second end cap;
the first end cap comprising at least one receptacle extending in an insertion direction and the second end cap comprising at least one post extending in the insertion direction, the at least one receptacle of the first end cap being configured to closely receive a post on a third end cap and the at least one post of the second end cap being configured to be received in a receptacle on a fourth end cap, the insertion direction being disposed transversely to the length;
wherein the first end cap further comprises at least one first guide surface and the second end cap further comprises at least one second guide surface, the at least one first guide surface being configured to engage at least one third guide surface on the third end cap and the at least one second guide surface being configured to engage at least one fourth guide surface on the fourth end cap, the at least one first guide surface and the at least one second guide surface being rigid and disposed perpendicularly to the insertion direction such that the engagement of the at least one first guide surface with the at least one third guide surface prevents movement of the first end cap relative to the third end cap in the insertion direction, and wherein the first end cap comprises a first electrical connector separate from the at least one first guide surface configured to engage a second electrical connector on the third end cap.

US Pat. No. 10,465,869

SKYLIGHT FIXTURE

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1. A skylight fixture comprising:a sky-resembling assembly comprising a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling optical assembly as skylight light;
a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies that are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly, each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies comprising a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light, wherein the planar interior surfaces of the sky-resembling optical assembly and the plurality of sun-resembling optical assemblies define a cavity; and
at least one control module configured to, in a first mode, drive the sky-specific light source and each sun-specific light source such that the skylight light has a first color point and the sunlight light of at least one of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a second color point that is different from the first color point, wherein an interior angle formed between the planar interior surface of the sky-resembling optical assembly and the planar interior surface of each of the sun-resembling optical assembly is an obtuse angle.

US Pat. No. 10,422,944

MULTI-STAGE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR A LUMINAIRE

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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. 10,527,785

WAVEGUIDE-BASED LIGHT SOURCES WITH DYNAMIC BEAM SHAPING

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1. A luminaire comprising:at least one light source;
a waveguide including a waveguide body and a light extraction component, the waveguide body transmitting light from the at least one light source to the light extraction component, the light extraction component emitting an emitted light from the waveguide in a light distribution; and
at least one optic disposed external to the waveguide, the at least one optic radially surrounding the waveguide and arranged to receive at least a portion of the emitted light from the waveguide, the at least one optic comprising a curved reflective surface and the light extraction component selectively irradiating the curved reflective surface to alter the light distribution emitted by the light extraction component.

US Pat. No. 10,436,397

CONCEALER PLATE FOR A LIGHTING FIXTURE

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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

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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. 10,468,566

HYBRID LENS FOR CONTROLLED LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

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1. A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter having an emitter axis, the lens comprising an inner surface defining an inner cavity about the emitter axis, the inner surface comprising at least two distinct inner-surface stepwise discontinuities, one formed by a plurality of pairs of transverse inner regions having substantially curved projections on planes orthogonal to the emitter axis and the other formed by a plurality of pairs of transverse inner regions having substantially straight projections on planes orthogonal to the emitter axis.

US Pat. No. 10,451,229

SKYLIGHT FIXTURE

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1. A skylight fixture comprising:a skylight assembly comprising a skylight optical assembly and a sky-specific light source wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling optical assembly as skylight light;
a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies that are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly, each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies comprising a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light, wherein the planar interior surfaces of the sky-resembling optical assembly and the plurality of sun-resembling optical assemblies define a cavity; and
at least one control module configured to, in a first mode, drive the sky-specific light source and each sun-specific light source such that the skylight light has a first color point and the sunlight light of at least one of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies has a second color point that is different from the first color point, wherein one of the sky-specific light source and the sun-specific light source comprises first LEDs that emit light having a third color point, second LEDs that emit light having a fourth color point, and third LEDs that emit light having a fifth color point.

US Pat. No. 10,527,265

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR LIGHT FIXTURE

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1. A light-fixture mounting assembly comprising:a bar having opposite bar ends and extending therebetween, each of the opposite bar ends being secured to respective bar supports extending from with a main body portion of a light fixture, the bar comprising exterior anti-rotational surface features including parallel flutes and grooves along a gripping region between the opposite bar ends, the bar spaced from the main body portion of the light fixture; and
a bar-gripping portion including first and second bar-grippers removably attached to one another and fully encircling and interlocking with the gripping region of the bar between the first and second bar-grippers, each of the bar-grippers having a bar-engaging surface with anti-rotational features including parallel flutes and grooves inter-engaged with and complementary to the exterior anti-rotational surface features along the gripping region of the bar; and
an arm portion extending from the bar-gripping portion and comprising a sleeve and a fitter at least partially enclosing the sleeve, the fitter having a distal end surface configured for abutting attachment to a substantially planar surface of a static-structure wall.

US Pat. No. 10,359,151

SOLID STATE LAMP WITH THERMAL SPREADING ELEMENTS AND LIGHT DIRECTING OPTICS

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1. A solid state lamp, comprising:at least one light emitting diode (LED) on a mount surface;
an optical element comprising an inner diameter, an outer diameter, and a curved portion shaped to fit over and at least partially surround said at least one LED, such that light from said at least one LED interacts with said optical element, said optical element shaped to define a hollow central opening, said optical element changing the emission pattern of said LED to a broader emission pattern;
said outer diameter varying with distance away from said mount surface in a perpendicular direction to define a curved conical side emission surface, said inner diameter defining said hollow central opening in said optical element;
a fastener passing through said central opening and fastening said optical element to said mount surface; and
a phosphor carrier over said optical element, said phosphor carrier converting at least some of said LED light to a different wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,624,182

MASTER/SLAVE ARRANGEMENT FOR LIGHTING FIXTURE MODULES

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1. A modular lighting system comprising:a plurality of LEDs;
a communication module having at least one first port;
a driver module adapted to drive the plurality of LEDs, the driver module comprising:
at least one second port where the driver module drives the plurality of LEDs in response to information received at the at least one second port; and
rectifying circuitry and conversion circuitry adapted to convert an AC input signal into a DC power signal that is used to supply the DC power signal to the at least one second port;
an auxiliary module having at least one third port; and
a communication bus, wherein the communication module, the driver module, and the auxiliary module are associated with the communication bus such that the driver module supplies the DC power signal to the communication module, and the auxiliary module over the communication bus and the communication bus provides bi-directional communications between the communication module, the driver module, and the auxiliary module.

US Pat. No. 10,595,380

LIGHTING WALL CONTROL WITH VIRTUAL ASSISTANT

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1. A lighting wall control comprising:a user interface;
a voice processing module configured to process voice commands from a user;
power management circuitry configured to receive an AC input signal and provide an AC output signal suitable for powering one or more lights and controlling a light output thereof;
a communication interface configured to communicate with one or more additional lights; and
processing circuitry coupled to the user interface, the voice processing module, the power management circuitry, and the communication interface, the processing circuitry configured to:
adjust a light output of the one or more lights via the power management circuitry based on user input from the user interface and the voice commands processed by the voice processing module; and
adjust a light output of the one or more additional lights based on the user input from the user interface and the voice commands from the voice processing module.

US Pat. No. 10,531,535

SOLID STATE LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS INCLUDING PORTIONS OF DRIVER CIRCUITS

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1. An apparatus comprising:a first electrical connector configured to releasably couple to a standardized electrical fixture;
a contact electrically coupled to the first electrical connector for receiving an AC voltage;
a second electrical connector coupled to the contact;
a protective circuit coupled between the contact and the second electrical connector;
a Light Emitting Device (LED) array housing positioned outside the first electrical connector;
an LED array positioned within the LED array housing; and
a flexible wire coupled to the second electrical connector and to the LED array,
wherein the LED array housing is separated from the first electrical connector and the protective circuit and is configured to be releasably connected to the first electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,529,900

SOLID STATE LIGHTING DEVICE PROVIDING SPECTRAL POWER DISTRIBUTION WITH ENHANCED PERCEIVED BRIGHTNESS

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1. A lighting device comprising:at least one electrically activated solid state light emitter arranged to generate emissions having a peak wavelength in a blue range; and
first through third lumiphoric materials arranged to receive at least a portion of emissions of the at least one electrically activated solid state light emitter and configured to responsively generate lumiphor emissions;
wherein:
lumiphor emissions of the first lumiphoric material have a first peak wavelength in a range of from 485 nm to 530 nm;
lumiphor emissions of the second lumiphoric material have a second peak wavelength in a range of from 575 nm to 612 nm;
lumiphor emissions of the third lumiphoric material having a third peak wavelength in a range of from 605 nm to 640 nm, wherein the third peak wavelength corresponds to a third peak having a full width half maximum value of less than 60 nm;
the lighting device is configured to produce aggregated emissions including emissions of the at least one electrically activated solid state light emitter, the first lumiphoric material, the second lumiphoric material, and the third lumiphoric material;
the lighting device is configured to produce aggregated emissions having a CRI Ra value of at least 70; and
the lighting device is configured to produce aggregated emissions having a spectral power distribution with a Melanopic/Photopic ratio (M/P ratio) value within a target range as a function of correlated color temperature (CCT) in Kelvin of the aggregated emissions, the target range including minimum values defined by a minimum value function in which M/P ratio equals [?2.05×10?8(CCT)2+2.72×10?4(CCT)?0.1506], and the target range including maximum values defined by a maximum value function in which M/P ratio equals [?2.57×10?8(CCT)2+3.70×10?4(CCT)?0.1889], and CCT being in a range of from 2000 to 7000 Kelvin.

US Pat. No. 10,499,481

LED LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LED BOARD ON NETWORK

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1. A lighting device comprising:an LED board comprising: (i) a communication interface configured to receive a lighting control signal from an external lighting control and (ii) a controller communicating with the communication interface;
at least one LED mounted on the LED board, the at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path, the controller comprising color control circuitry that directly adjusts a color of the light based on the lighting control signal;
a driver remote from the LED board for delivering current to the at least one LED via the electrical path to control a dimming level of the at least one LED independently of the color of the light emitted by the at least one LED; and
a driver control interface for transmitting a driver control signal to the driver based on the lighting control signal received at the controller for controlling the dimming level.

US Pat. No. 10,473,308

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH HIGH STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

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1. An outdoor lighting fixture comprising:a light source;
a housing comprising:
a bottom side in which the light source is mounted;
a first bolt boss having a first bolt shaft extending therethrough and a second bolt boss having a second bolt shaft extending therethrough;
a tenon cradle integrally formed in the housing between the first bolt boss and the second bolt boss, in communication with a rear opening of the housing, and configured to receive a tenon of a light pole, the tenon cradle comprising:
an arcuate cross rib that resides in a first plane in which the first bolt shaft and the second bolt shaft reside; and
an axial rib that intersects the arcuate cross rib and runs perpendicular to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,408,986

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND LAMP INCLUDING SAME

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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. 10,517,152

POWER CONVERTER CIRCUITRY WITH IMPROVED CONTROL SCHEME

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1. Control circuitry for a switching power converter comprising:processing circuitry; and
a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processing circuitry cause the control circuitry to:
provide a power converter control signal to the switching power converter in order to operate the switching power converter in a boundary conduction mode when a switching frequency of a switch in the switching power converter is below a switching frequency threshold such that an on time of the switch is adjusted based on a desired output power of the switching power converter; and
provide the power converter control signal to the switching power converter in order to operate the switching power converter in a discontinuous conduction mode when the switching frequency of the switch is above the switching frequency threshold such that one or more of the on time of the switch and a switching period of the switch are adjusted based on the desired output power of the switching power converter and the on time of the switch is clamped at a minimum switch on time.

US Pat. No. 10,495,295

LIGHTING DEVICE, HEAT TRANSFER STRUCTURE AND HEAT TRANSFER ELEMENT

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1. A solid state self-ballasted lamp for operation on alternating current (AC) line voltage, the self-ballasted lamp comprising:a solid state light source wherein the light emitted by the solid state light source has a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of 4000K or less and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) Ra of at least 90;
an electrical connector for connecting to a light socket;
an AC power supply electrically coupled to the electrical connector and configured to receive the AC line voltage and provide current to the solid state light source;
a reflector configured to receive light from the solid state light source and emit reflected light from an aperture of the reflector, the aperture measuring 4 inches or less, the reflected light having a beam angle of 30 degrees or less;
a thermal management system comprising at least a first heat pipe, the thermal management system configured to extract heat from the solid state light source and transfer the extracted heat to a surrounding environment and maintain a junction temperature of the solid state light source at or below a 25,000 hour rated lifetime junction temperature for the solid state light source in a 25° C. surrounding environment; and
a sensor,
wherein:
the self-ballasted lamp has a wall plug efficiency of at least 40 delivered lumens per watt,
the sensor is in a region that receives direct light from the solid state light source,
the sensor is within a conical region bounded by lines which each define an angle of ten degrees relative to an axis of light emitted from the solid state light source, and
the sensor is mounted in or on the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,480,996

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR

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1. A lighting fixture comprising:a light source;
a housing coupled to the light source and comprising an opening through which light generated by the light source is emitted towards an area of interest having a plurality of sub-areas, wherein an exposed surface of the housing reflects the light such that the housing appears a first color;
a light sensor, wherein data collected at the light sensor is used to control the light source; and
a sensor cover over the light sensor and coupled to the housing, the sensor cover comprising:
a front surface that reflects light within a first sub-band of a visual light band and transmits light within at least a second sub-band of the visual light band such that the sensor cover appears a second color, which is substantially similar to the first color based at least in part on reflectance within the first sub-band; and
a light focusing surface opposite the front surface and comprising a plurality of lens sections, each of the lens sections configured to focus light from each sub-area of the plurality of sub-areas of the area of interest to the light sensor such that, in combination, the plurality of lens sections provide information to the light sensor about an entire area of the area of interest, where the sensor cover has an average transmittance greater than 10% within the visual light band.

US Pat. No. 10,546,843

WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES HAVING HIGH LUMINOUS EFFICIENCY AND IMPROVED COLOR RENDERING THAT INCLUDE PASS-THROUGH VIOLET EMISSIONS

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1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a first group of at least one first solid state emitter, each first solid state emitter comprising a first light emitting diode (“LED”) that, when excited, emits light having a peak wavelength in a range between about 440 nm and about 475 nm; and
a second group of at least one second solid state emitter, each second solid state emitter comprising a second LED that, when excited, emits light having a peak wavelength in a range between about 390 nm and about 415 nm,
wherein between about 2% and about 15% of a spectral power of light emitted from the lighting apparatus is light having wavelengths in the range between about 390 nm and about 415 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,794

LED TROFFER FIXTURE HAVING A WIDE LENS

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1. A troffer light fixture, comprising:a housing;
a LED assembly positioned in the housing, the LED assembly comprising a first LED array comprising a first LED on a first string and a second LED on a second string and a second LED array comprising a third LED on a third string and fourth LED on a fourth string;
a lens covering the first LED array and the second LED array; and
a reflector assembly extending between the first LED array and the second LED array, the reflector assembly comprising a first reflective surface reflecting light from the first LED array and a second reflective surface reflecting light from the second LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,352,547

LIGHTING DEVICES, FIXTURE STRUCTURES AND COMPONENTS FOR USE THEREIN

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1. A lighting device, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diode chips, at least some of the plurality of light emitting diode chips in a first cluster of light emitting diode chips;
at least a first optical device having at least a first light exit surface; and
at least a first heat conductor,
the first optical device configured to enhance uniformity of light emitted from the light emitting diode chips and emerging from the first light exit surface,
the first heat conductor in thermal communication with the light emitting diode chips in the first cluster of light emitting diode chips,
the first heat conductor substantially L-shaped, comprising a first heat conductor first elongated section and a first heat conductor second elongated section,
a first portion of the first heat conductor first elongated section extending in a first plane in a first direction from an intersection between the first heat conductor first elongated section and the first heat conductor second elongated section,
a first portion of the first heat conductor second elongated section extending in the first plane in a second direction from the intersection between the first heat conductor first elongated section and the first heat conductor second elongated section, the second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction,
the first portion of the first heat conductor first elongated section having a first elongated section first portion first direction heat conductivity in the first direction and a first elongated section first portion second direction heat conductivity in the second direction, the first elongated section first portion first direction heat conductivity at least twice the first elongated section first portion second direction heat conductivity, the first elongated section first portion second direction heat conductivity at least 1 W/(m K),
the first portion of the first heat conductor second elongated section having a second elongated section first portion first direction heat conductivity in the first direction and a second elongated section first portion second direction heat conductivity in the second direction, the second elongated section first portion second direction heat conductivity at least twice the second elongated section first portion first direction heat conductivity, the second elongated section first portion first direction heat conductivity at least 1 W/(mK).

US Pat. No. 10,539,308

MODULAR OVERHEAD LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A raceway element configured to support at least one light fixture from above, the raceway element comprising:a plurality of raceway walls including a left raceway wall, a right raceway wall opposing the left raceway wall, and an upper raceway wall spanning generally between the left raceway wall and the right raceway wall, wherein at least a portion of the left raceway wall and at least a portion of the right raceway wall extend downward relative to the upper raceway wall;
a first raceway conductor extending substantially an entire length of at least one raceway wall of the plurality of raceway walls, wherein the first raceway conductor is arranged within a first channel defined by at least one insulating element, and at least 50% of the first channel is devoid of a lower boundary such that at least 50% of a length of the first raceway conductor is exposed along a lower surface of the at least one insulating element; and
a second raceway conductor extending substantially the entire length of the at least one raceway wall of the plurality of raceway walls, wherein the second raceway conductor is arranged within a second channel defined by the at least one insulating element, and at least 50% of the second channel is devoid of a lower boundary such that at least 50% of a length of the second raceway conductor is exposed along the lower surface of the at least one insulating element.

US Pat. No. 10,582,578

SOLID STATE LIGHT FIXTURES HAVING VARIABLE CURRENT DIMMING AND RELATED DRIVER CIRCUITS AND METHODS

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1. A solid state light fixture, comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) load; and
a driver circuit that is configured to supply a drive current to the LED load, the driver circuit including a current supply module that is configured to reduce a drive current level during dimming of the solid state light fixture, wherein the current supply module is configured to operate in both a continuous conduction mode to maintain a light output by the solid state light fixture at a first dimming level and to operate in a discontinuous conduction mode to maintain the light output by the solid state light fixture at a second dimming level that has a lower light output than the first dimming level,
wherein the driver circuit is configured to operate as a variable current dimming driver circuit in which a peak level of the drive current supplied to the LED load is adjusted in response to a dimming control signal,
wherein the current supply module includes a switch and an inductor, wherein the switch is configured to turn on sometime after the current of the inductor decreases to zero when the current supply module operates in the discontinuous conduction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,544,913

LED WALL-WASH LIGHT FIXTURE

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16. A LED light fixture comprising:at least one LED operable to emit light when energized through an electrical path;
an inner optic positioned to receive the light, the inner optic comprising a lens for emitting the light from the inner optic generally in a first direction along a longitudinal axis of the light fixture;
an outer reflector comprising a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface positioned to receive the light emitted from the inner optic where the second reflective surface is arranged opposite to the first reflective surface transversely to the longitudinal axis of the light fixture such that light is reflected asymmetrically from the outer reflector; and
an inner reflector positioned inside of and surrounded by the outer reflector, wherein the inner reflector reflects a portion of the light emitted from the inner optic and redirects the portion of the light in a second direction that is substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis of the light fixture toward the second reflective surface and away from the first reflective surface such that the portion of the light emitted from the inner optic reflects off of the second reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 10,502,899

OUTDOOR AND/OR ENCLOSED STRUCTURE LED LUMINAIRE

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1. A luminaire, comprising:a plurality of optical waveguides disposed in side-by-side relationship and together at least partially defining a closed path;
wherein the optical waveguides distribute light at least partially about the closed path;
at least one LED associated with each optical waveguide and disposed at a first end of the associated optical waveguide;
wherein each optical waveguide comprises an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein the inner surface is oriented toward an interior of the closed path and the outer surface is oriented away from the closed path;
wherein the outer surface is a primary light emitting surface; and
a combination cover and heat transfer member that encloses the at least one LED associated with each optical waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,502,935

IMAGE SENSOR MODULES AND LUMINAIRES INCORPORATING THE SAME

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1. An asymmetrical lens of an image sensor module comprising:an optical axis;
a front surface comprising a first set of normal axes (x, y) in a plane normal to the optical axis and a negative radius of curvature or positive radius of curvature along each of the normal axes (x, y); and
a back surface comprising a second set of normal axes (x?,y?) in the plane normal to the optical axis and a negative radius of curvature or positive radius of curvature along each of the normal axes (x?,y?),
wherein the asymmetrical lens has positive refractive power in the x-axis and negative refractive power in the y-axis of the image plane of the asymmetrical lens,
wherein refractive power in the x-axis and the y-axis of the image plane differ, and
wherein the front surface comprises a negative radius of curvature normal to a positive radius of curvature along the first set of normal axes (x, y) and the back surface comprise a negative radius of curvature normal to a positive radius of curvature along the second set of normal axes (x?, y?).

US Pat. No. 10,648,643

DOOR FRAME TROFFER

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24. A lighting troffer, comprising:a back reflector;
a door frame defining an opening having a length and a width, wherein the door frame is pivotably connected to the back reflector such that the door frame is movable between a first position where the door frame is spaced from the back reflector and a second position where the door frame defines a lower perimeter of the lighting troffer;
at least one light bar comprising a mount surface for supporting a plurality of light emitting diodes, the at least one light bar having a first end and a second end, wherein the at least one light bar partially spanning at least one of the length and the width of the opening; wherein the first end and a second end are spaced from the door frame;
the plurality of light emitters on the mount surface, the plurality of light emitters emitting light toward the back reflector; and
at least one lens plate connected to and extending from the door frame, the at least one lens plate connected to and supporting the at least one light bar, wherein the at least one lens plate covers the opening of the door frame, wherein a region between the mount surface and the back reflector defines a mixing chamber for mixing the light emitted by the plurality of light emitters.

US Pat. No. 10,502,374

LIGHT FIXTURES AND METHODS

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

35. A light fixture comprising:at least a first light engine, and
at least a first surface,
the light fixture configured such that upon supplying electricity to the light fixture:
light having a first color point is incident on at least a portion of the first surface, said light having a first color point is emitted from one of said light engines or comprises a mixture of light from two or more of said light engines, and
light that is emitted from said at least a first light engine and that exits the light fixture has a cumulative color of a second color point,
the first color point spaced from the second color point.

US Pat. No. 10,544,925

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR RETROFIT LIGHT INSTALLATION INTO EXISTING LIGHT FIXTURES

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1. A system for mounting a light engine in a ceiling, comprising:an elongated light engine with at least two mount adaptors and a circuit box, said light engine comprising an inner surface, first and second opposing sides, and first and second opposing ends, with each of said sides being longer than each of said ends, said circuit box attached to and at least partially covering said second end of said light engine;
wherein said at least two mount adapters are configured to fit on either of said first and second ends and configured such that said circuit box is connected between a portion of one of said mount adaptors and said second end of said elongated light engine, at least a portion of each of said at least two mount adaptors on said inner surface of said light engine; and
end mounts configured for mounting in a ceiling opening, each of said end mounts comprising at least two mechanisms configured to mate with a respective one of said mount adaptors, at least one of said end mounts comprising a cavity sized to hold a respective one of said mount adaptors such that said mount adaptor is configured to at least partially fit within said cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,506,678

MODULAR LIGHTING CONTROL

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1. A lighting fixture comprising:an array of LEDs;
a control module; and
a driver module associated with the control module, the driver module comprising:
a communication port and a power port;
control circuitry that facilitates communications with the control module via a communication bus coupled to the communication port and drives the array of LEDs, at least in part, in response to a command received from the control module via the communication port; and
rectifying circuitry and conversion circuitry adapted to convert an AC input signal into at least one DC power signal that is used to supply power to the control circuitry within the driver module, the control module via the power port, and the array of LEDs wherein power is not provided by the control module to the driver module or the array of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,517,163

POWER RECEPTACLE CONTROL CIRCUITRY

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1. Power receptacle control circuitry comprising:load switching circuitry;
processing circuitry coupled to the load switching circuitry; and
a memory coupled to the processing circuitry, the memory storing instructions, which, when executed by the processing circuitry, cause the power receptacle control circuitry to:
selectively deliver power to a load via the load switching circuitry;
analyze power consumption characteristics of the load; and
classify the load based on the power consumption characteristics.

US Pat. No. 10,813,197

WIRELESS SOLID STATE LIGHTING CONTROLLER

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1. A lighting controller comprising:power circuitry configured to relay power from the lighting controller to a solid state lighting fixture wired to the lighting controller;
transmitter circuitry configured to wirelessly exchange signals with the solid state lighting fixture;
a touch-sensitive panel configured to emit light and receive touch input from a user;
a series of solid state indicator lights;
processing circuitry electrically coupled to the power circuitry, the transmitter circuitry, and the touch-sensitive panel, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to:
control the series of solid state indicator lights to visually indicate which of a brightness control mode and a color temperature control mode is active;
interpret the touch input received from the user via the touch-sensitive panel, based on which of the brightness control mode and the color temperature control mode of the lighting controller is active, to determine a control signal for wirelessly controlling an attribute of light emitted by the solid state lighting fixture, the attribute being a brightness attribute or a color temperature attribute;
using the control signal to wirelessly control, via the transmitter circuitry, the attribute of the light emitted by the solid state lighting fixture in accordance with the touch input received via the touch-sensitive panel; and
control the light emitted from the touch-sensitive panel to illuminate an area around the lighting controller and correspondingly indicate the attribute as the attribute is wirelessly controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,612,747

LINEAR SHELF LIGHT FIXTURE WITH GAP FILLER ELEMENTS

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1. A linear light fixture, comprising:an elongated base comprising fixedly attached end panels at both ends; and
a light engine removably fastened to the elongated base, said light engine comprising:
a mount plate;
at least one light source coupled to said mount plate, in which said at least one light source emits light in at least an emission direction, said emission direction being at least a direction opposite said mount plate;
an elongated lens coupled to said mount plate such that light emitted in said emission direction by the at least one light source impinges on said elongated lens; and
a gap filler element between said elongated lens and said end panels of said linear light fixture and coupled to said elongated lens, in which said gap filler element comprises a translucent material such that light emitted from said at least one light source travels through said gap filler element in said emission direction; said gap filler further comprising:
a spacer portion between an end of said lens and said end panel;
an internal ridge protruding from said spacer portion, said ridge shaped to conform to an interior surface of said lens; and
at least one tab that engages said mount plate with a snap-fit to fasten said gap filler to said mount plate.

US Pat. No. 10,660,174

SOLID STATE LUMINAIRE WITH FIELD-CONFIGURABLE CCT AND/OR LUMINOSITY

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1. A field-configurable solid state luminaire, comprising:a power supply adapted to output a total drive current;
first and second strings of light emitting devices (LED), each string generating light having a different coordinated color temperature (CCT);
a current ratio control circuit adapted to selectively control current through one or both of the first and second LED strings according to a selectable ratio; and
a field-actuated controller adapted to control the power supply to set a maximum luminosity output by the luminaire, and further adapted to control the current ratio control circuit to set a CCT output by the luminaire, the field-actuated controller being further adapted to receive input from externally of product packaging into which the luminaire is packaged upon manufacture.

US Pat. No. 10,665,762

LED LAMP INCORPORATING REMOTE PHOSPHOR AND DIFFUSER WITH HEAT DISSIPATION FEATURES

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1. A phosphor carrier for an LED lamp, comprising:a thermally conductive carrier layer;
a phosphor layer on said carrier layer such that light emitted from a LED lamp passes through said phosphor layer and is converted by said phosphor layer, wherein a full width of a surface of said phosphor layer is shaped to provide varying surface angles; and
a heat sink which defines an optical cavity, wherein said thermally conductive carrier layer and said LED lamp are in thermal contact with said heat sink;
wherein heat from said phosphor layer passes into and dissipates from said carrier layer and said heat sink, wherein said heat sink comprises separate thermal dissipation paths for said carrier layer and said LED lamp, and wherein said separate thermal dissipation paths are substantially thermally isolated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,743,384

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CURRENT SHARING DRIVER FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

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1. A system comprising:a first string of LEDs;
a second string of LEDs connected in parallel with the first string of LEDs;
a first current control device connected in series with the first string of LEDs;
a second current control device connected in series with the second string of LEDs;
a first voltage measurement device coupled to the first string of LEDs and the second string of LEDs, the first voltage measurement device coupled to the first current control device and configured to control the first current control device in response to voltage measurements of the second string of LEDs; and
a second voltage measurement device coupled to the first string of LEDs and the second string of LEDs, the second voltage measurement device coupled to the second current control device and configured to control the second current control device in response to voltage measurements of the first string of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,690,305

EDGE LIT FIXTURE

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a light engine, comprising:
a mount plate;
an elongated compartment on said mount plate;
at least one elongated lens, said lens attachable to said mount plate and a sidewall of said compartment such that said mount plate, said compartment, and said lens define an optical cavity, said sidewall comprising a first surface defining an interior surface of said compartment and a second surface defining an interior surface of said optical cavity, at least a portion of said second surface exposed within said optical cavity;
a light strip comprising at least one light source on said mount plate such that said at least one light source is positioned to emit at least some light into said optical cavity and through said lens,
wherein said second surface of said compartment sidewall is positioned such that it is exposed to light emitted from said at least one light source when said at least one light source is emitting.

US Pat. No. 10,671,826

INDOOR LOCATION SERVICES USING A DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING NETWORK

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1. A distributed lighting network comprising:a plurality of lighting fixtures each of which is configured to emit a wireless beacon signal, wherein the wireless beacon signal identifies which one of the plurality of lighting fixtures emitted the wireless beacon signal and indicates a distance between a receiver of the wireless beacon signal and the one of the plurality of lighting fixtures that emitted the wireless beacon signal; and
an indoor location services module configured to:
determine a location of each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures by:
obtaining a first set of distance measurements between each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures using a first measurement method;
obtaining a second set of distance measurements between each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures using a second measurement method, which is different from the first measurement method;
obtaining environmental measurements from sensors on one or more of the plurality of lighting fixtures; and
processing the first set of distance measurements, the second set of distance measurements, and the environmental measurements to determine the location of each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures;
receive a desired destination within an indoor space from a mobile device;
receive information about each wireless beacon signal received by the mobile device;
determine a location of the mobile device in the indoor space based on the information about each wireless beacon signal received by the mobile device and the location of each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures;
determine directions from the location of the mobile device to the desired destination in the indoor space;
communicate the directions to a user of the mobile device via the one or more of the plurality of lighting fixtures;
receive updated information about each wireless beacon signal received by the mobile device;
determine one or more updated locations of the mobile device in the indoor space based on the updated information about each wireless beacon signal received by the mobile device and the location of each one of the plurality of lighting fixtures;
determine updated directions from the one or more updated locations of the mobile device to the desired destination in the indoor space; and
communicate the updated directions to the user of the mobile device via the one or more of the plurality of lighting fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,724,728

LED LUMINAIRE HAVING ENHANCED THERMAL MANAGEMENT

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1. A driver assembly comprising:a driver heat sink comprising an end face; and
an endplate coupled to the end face of the driver heat sink, the endplate including one or more radial structures for supporting a light emitting diode (LED) assembly when the LED assembly is arranged with the driver assembly in a vertical integration, the one or more radial structures being coupled to an LED assembly heat sink,
wherein the LED assembly heatsink is radially spaced from the driver heat sink and is convectively cooled independently from the driver heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,636,950

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING LIGHTING DEVICE

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1. A lighting device, comprising:at least a first circuit board;
at least first and second solid state light emitters on the first circuit board; and
at least a first optic held in place relative to the first circuit board,
at least part of the first solid state light emitter between a first portion of the first circuit board and a first portion of the first optic,
at least a portion of light emitted from the first solid state light emitter passes through the first optic,
at least part of the second solid state light emitter between a second portion of the first circuit board and a second portion of the first optic,
at least a portion of light emitted from the second solid state light emitter passes through the first optic,
the first optic is on the first and second solid state light emitters, and
the first optic is flame-rated, wherein the lighting device is devoid of any flame-rated optic that is not on any of the at least first and second solid state light emitters.

US Pat. No. 10,670,232

LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH REFLECTOR AND OUTER LENS

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising: a first housing assembly formed from a thermally conductive material, wherein at least one electrical component is positioned within the first housing assembly and the at least one electrical component is in thermally conductive contact with the first housing assembly; a second housing assembly formed of a thermally conductive material, wherein a LED module is in thermally conductive contact with the second housing assembly, the LED module comprising at least one LED and a collimator plate, the collimator plate comprising at least one lens associated with the at least one LED configured to direct light in a desired spread; and wherein the second housing assembly is not in thermally conductive contact with the first housing assembly, such that thermal energy from the first housing assembly does not directly transfer to the second housing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,690,315

LUMINAIRE UTILIZING GASKET VENT

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1. A device for venting a luminaire compartment, comprising:a luminaire compartment disposed between a housing and an optical member;
one or more luminaire gaskets comprising an adhesive disposed between the housing and the optical member for attaching the optical member to the housing and for maintaining a weather-proof seal about the luminaire compartment; and
one or more venting tubes traversing at least one of the one or more luminaire gaskets;
wherein the one or more venting tubes extend into the luminaire compartment such that the one or more venting tubes equalize one or more environmental parameters of the luminaire compartment with one or more environmental parameters of the ambient environment.

US Pat. No. 10,619,823

OPTIC ASSEMBLIES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

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1. An optic assembly comprising:a collimating optic directing light along a collimation axis; and
light redirection elements comprising facets for redirecting at least a portion of the collimated light in one or more directions away from the collimation axis,
wherein one or more of the facets intersect the collimation axis at an angle supporting redirection of the light by total internal reflection.

US Pat. No. 10,620,290

INDOOR POSITIONING SYSTEM

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1. A method comprising:providing a calibration beacon signal from a calibration device at a plurality of calibration locations;
measuring a received signal strength of the calibration beacon signal at each one of a plurality of receivers for each one of the plurality of calibration locations;
measuring a received signal strength of a beacon signal provided by a locatable device at each one of the plurality of receivers; and
estimating a location of the locatable device based on the received signal strength of the beacon signal at each one of the plurality of receivers, the received signal strength of the calibration beacon signal at each one of the plurality of receivers for each one of the plurality of calibration locations, and a location of each one of the plurality of receivers, wherein each one of the plurality of receivers is integrated in a different one of a plurality of lighting fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,912,170

AMBIENT LIGHT REGULATION METHODS

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1. A lighting fixture comprising: a light source; an ambient light sensor configured to provide an ambient light sensor output; and control circuitry configured to: determine a setpoint for the ambient light sensor output based on one or more initial ambient light level measurements, the setpoint corresponding with a light intensity detected by the ambient light sensor; drive the light source according to the setpoint; communicate the setpoint to a different lighting fixture; adjust the setpoint to an adjusted setpoint based on changes to a drive current signal provided to the light source while driving the ambient sensor output corresponds to the setpoint; and communicate the adjusted setpoint to the different lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,788,177

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH REFLECTOR AND TEMPLATE PCB

IDEAL INDUSTRIES LIGHTING...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a heat sink comprising one or more mount pads formed as part of the heat sink;
one or more emitters for emitting light, each of the one or more emitters comprising an emitter substrate that comprises a bottom side that is mounted on one of the one or more mount pads and an opposed top side, one or more top-side contacts on the top side of the emitter substrate;
a circuit board interconnecting the one or more emitters, the circuit board comprising a bottom surface that faces the heat sink and an opposed top surface, the circuit board defining one or more cut-outs configured to receive the one or more emitters such that the one or more emitters at least partially protrude through the one or more cut-outs, the circuit board comprising an outer perimeter, wherein a portion of the circuit board is in direct contact with the heat sink and a major portion of the outer perimeter of the bottom surface of the circuit board is not in direct contact with the heat sink, wherein the bottom surface is electrically connected to the one or more top-side contacts; and
a lens over the circuit board and the one or more emitters such that the light emitted from the one or more emitters passes through the lens as the light is emitted from the fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,739,509

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE BODIES AND LUMINAIRES UTILIZING SAME

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1. A luminaire configured to be mounted to a ceiling and positioned below the ceiling and adjacent to a wall that meets the ceiling, the luminaire comprising:a light source that emits light and a waveguide body, the waveguide body comprising:
a length from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis;
a coupling portion that comprises first and second coupling surfaces defining at least in part an elongate coupling cavity along the entire length of the waveguide body, and a surface located opposite the coupling cavity;
first and second opposed sections extending the length of the waveguide body, said first and second opposed sections further comprising respective first and second cavity-side surfaces disposed at different first and second side section angles with respect to a first axis lying in a plane normal to the longitudinal axis, the first axis bisecting the coupling portion;
said first and second opposed sections further comprising respective first and second non-cavity-side surfaces that extend between the coupling portion and respective distal ends of the first and second opposed sections, the first and second non-cavity-side surfaces disposed at different angles with respect to the first axis, the first opposed section configured to direct a predominant portion of the light emitted from the first non-cavity-side surface in a first direction laterally away from the coupling portion to illuminate an intersection of the wall and the ceiling, the second opposed section configured to direct a predominant portion of the light emitted from the second non-cavity-side surface in a different second direction to illuminate the ceiling.

US Pat. No. 10,760,779

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH AUXILIARY BAY

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1. A lighting fixture for installation in a drop ceiling, the lighting fixture comprising:a fixture body;
a lighting bay in a first portion of the fixture body;
a light source in the lighting bay, the light source configured to provide light suitable for general illumination;
an electronics housing on an upper surface of the fixture body and extending in a direction opposite of light emission from the light source, wherein the electronics housing is configured to store at least driver circuitry configured to provide a drive signal to the light source; and
an auxiliary bay adjacent to the lighting bay in a second portion of the fixture body, the auxiliary bay comprising:
a mounting surface configured to receive an auxiliary device in the auxiliary bay; and
an auxiliary bay frame surrounding the auxiliary bay and separating the auxiliary bay from the lighting bay, wherein the auxiliary bay is configured to support a removable auxiliary bay cover that is configured to be placed in the auxiliary bay frame to cover the auxiliary bay and the auxiliary device in the auxiliary bay, wherein the auxiliary bay is located below a plenum of the drop ceiling.

US Pat. No. 10,890,714

WAVEGUIDE-BASED LIGHT SOURCES WITH DYNAMIC BEAM SHAPING

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1. A luminaire comprising:a light source;
a waveguide including a waveguide body and a light extraction component on one or more surfaces of the waveguide body, the waveguide body transmitting light from the light source to the light extraction component by total internal reflection (TIR), wherein the light extraction component includes one or more reversibly moveable surfaces for altering illuminance distribution patterns of the luminaire in response to one or more forces applied to the light extraction component by a force application assembly of the luminaire, wherein the one or more reversibly moveable surfaces are movable between a generally convex shape and a generally concave shape.

US Pat. No. 10,883,702

TROFFER-STYLE FIXTURE

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1. A light engine unit, comprising:a body comprising a back reflector on a bottom-side surface of said body, wherein said body defines a bottom edge; and a heat sink mounted proximate to said back reflector, said heat sink comprising a mount surface that faces toward said back reflector, said mount surface capable of having at least one light emitter mounted thereto, a region between said heat sink and said body defining an interior cavity, said mount surface comprising a flat area facing said back reflector, and wherein a longitudinal center of said flat area is substantially in line with a longitudinal center of said back reflector in a first direction, said heat sink offset from said body such that said heat sink is entirely below the bottom edge of said body in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,880,687

INDOOR LOCATION SERVICES USING A DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING NETWORK

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1. A method for locating devices in a distributed lighting network, the method comprising:obtaining a set of distance measurements between each of a plurality of devices connected to the distributed lighting network;
determining whether the set of distance measurements is incomplete;
when the set of distance measurements is incomplete, pre-processing the set of distance measurements to produce a complete set of distance measurements;
obtaining environmental measurements from sensors connected to the distributed lighting network; and
determining a location of each device connected to the distributed lighting network based on the complete set of distance measurements and the environmental measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,823,347

MODULAR INDIRECT SUSPENDED/CEILING MOUNT FIXTURE

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1. A lighting assembly, comprising:an elongated heat sink comprising a body, said body comprising a mount surface and a hollow interior that defines a conduit through said body, said conduit completely surrounded by said body and running in a longitudinal direction through an interior of said body;
an electrical conductor at least partially located in said conduit;
a reflector over said heat sink, said reflector comprising a reflective surface facing said mount surface and said heat sink, wherein said reflective surface has a width larger than said heat sink; and
a first end cap, said heat sink and said reflector mountable to said end cap, wherein said first end cap maintains a distance between said reflector and said heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,804,448

HYBRID LENS FOR CONTROLLED LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

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1. A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter having an emitter axis, the lens comprising an output surface, the output surface comprising:a faceted output region offset from the emitter axis and intersecting a plane of bilateral symmetry of the lens, the faceted output region comprising a plurality of pairs of substantially planar outer surface regions extending away from the light emitter along intersecting planes toward a line of intersection that is substantially parallel to the plane of bilateral symmetry; and
a smooth region intersecting the emitter axis.

US Pat. No. 10,883,672

REFLECTOR STRUCTURES FOR LIGHTING DEVICES

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1. A solid state lighting device comprising:at least one first solid state light emitter configured to produce first emissions having a first correlated color temperature (CCT);
at least one second solid state light emitter configured to produce second emissions having a second CCT, wherein the second CCT differs from the first CCT by at least 300 Kelvin (K); and
a preferential reflector arranged to receive at least a portion of each of the first emissions and the second emissions, wherein the preferential reflector comprises a non-wavelength-converting material having a non-uniform spectral reflectivity exhibiting a peak reflectivity for wavelengths along a spectrum locus of a 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram within a range of 510 nanometers (nm) to 580 nm, the preferential reflector comprising at least one pigment material of a color corresponding to a wavelength within the peak reflectivity range.

US Pat. No. 10,870,244

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LENS WITH FACILITATED LIGHT DIFFUSION

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1. A method for manufacturing a lens for distribution of light from a light emitter, the method comprising the steps of:providing an injection-molding cavity defined by a shape-forming configuration with a texturing in at least one area of the cavity;
injecting a thermoplastic elastomer into the cavity shaping a first region of the lens of the elastomer;
cooling and setting the first region prior to sinking of the elastomer such that the first region retains the texturing of the shape-forming configuration forming a textured surface portion of the lens; and
injection molding one or more additional regions of the lens away from the textured surface portion of the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,873,329

HIGH RELIABILITY AC LOAD SWITCHING CIRCUIT

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1. A switching circuit to selectively connect a load to a voltage source, the switching circuit comprising:a high-speed switch connected between the load and the voltage source;
a snubber connected in parallel with the high-speed switch;
a cutoff switch connected between the load and the voltage source in parallel with the high-speed switch;
a level detector and control circuit connected to the voltage source and to a control input of the high-speed switch, wherein the control input is further connected to a portion of the switching circuit that is between the load and an output of the high-speed switch and between the load and an output of the cutoff switch; and
a controller comprising a first enabling input connected to the level detector and control circuit and a second enabling input connected to the cutoff switch, the controller further comprising a processor and memory storing at least one of firmware and software that is executable such that: the first enabling input is activated in response to a powering on signal received from the controller and the level detector and control circuit turns on the high-speed switch at a zero crossing of the voltage source, and the second enabling input is activated independent of the operation of the high-speed switch after the high-speed switch is turned on to turn on the cutoff switch, the high-speed switch remaining turned on after the cutoff switch is turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,868,412

CORD GRIP WITH LIQUID DRAIN

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1. An apparatus, comprising:a conduit hub configured to be connected to an electronics housing;
a bore in the conduit hub having a first end communicating with the electronics housing and a second end configured to be connected to a conduit;
a wire seal retaining electrical wiring located in the hub forming a liquid-tight seal between the first end and the second end, wherein the wire seal is retained in the bore by a lock member that holds the wire seal against the conduit hub, and wherein the lock member holds the wire seal against a shoulder positioned in the bore of the conduit hub;
a channel for transporting liquid from the conduit having an inlet in liquid communication with the conduit and an outlet communicating with the exterior of the electronics housing, wherein the channel is positioned internally of and extends through the conduit hub.

US Pat. No. 10,868,991

HIGH DENSITY PARALLEL PROXIMAL IMAGE PROCESSING

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22. An imaging circuit, comprising:an array of pixels, each pixel operative to generate a pixel value in response to incident photons;
an array of computational circuits operating in parallel, each computational circuit proximal to one or more associated pixels in said array of pixels and operative to perform one or more computations other than analog-to-digital conversion on one, two, or more pixel values generated by said associated pixels;
wherein said array of computational circuits comprises a plurality of combinatorial, sequential, or arithmetic computational circuits distributed along one of a row or column of said array of pixels; and
wherein the number of combinatorial, sequential, or arithmetic computational circuits equals the number of rows or columns, and wherein each combinatorial, sequential, or arithmetic computational circuit, other than those at either end, receives input from the associated row or column, and both immediately adjacent rows or columns.

US Pat. No. 10,808,891

LUMINAIRES USING WAVEGUIDE BODIES AND OPTICAL ELEMENTS

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1. A waveguide, comprising:a waveguide body having a coupling cavity defined by a coupling feature disposed within the waveguide body; and
a plug member having a first portion disposed in the coupling cavity and an outer surface substantially conforming to the coupling feature and a second portion extending from the first portion into the coupling cavity wherein the second portion includes a reflective surface adapted to direct light in the coupling cavity into the waveguide body, wherein the surface of the coupling cavity that receives the light from the reflective portion comprises a first and second circumferential arrays of bumps.

US Pat. No. 10,794,572

LED TROFFER FIXTURE HAVING A WIDE LENS

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1. A troffer light fixture, comprising:a housing;
a LED assembly positioned in the housing, the LED assembly comprising a first linear LED array comprising a plurality of first LEDs and a second linear LED array comprising a plurality of second LEDs;
a lens covering the first linear LED array and the second linear LED array; and
a reflector assembly extending between the first linear LED array and the second linear LED array, the reflector assembly comprising a first reflective surface reflecting light from the first linear LED array and a second reflective surface reflecting light from the second linear LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,781,984

SKYLIGHT FIXTURE

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1. A skylight fixture comprising:a sky-resembling assembly comprising a sky-resembling optical assembly and a sky-specific light source wherein light from the sky-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sky-resembling optical assembly as skylight light;
a plurality of sun-resembling assemblies that are arranged adjacent one another and extend downward from a periphery of the sky-resembling assembly, each of the plurality of sun-resembling assemblies comprising a sun-resembling optical assembly and a sun-specific light source, wherein light from the sun-specific light source exits a planar interior surface of the sun-resembling optical assembly as sunlight light, wherein the planar interior surfaces of the sky-resembling optical assembly and the plurality of sun-resembling optical assemblies define a cavity; and
at least one control module configured to, in a first mode, drive the sky-specific light source and each sun-specific light source such that the skylight fixture provides circadian stimulus greater than 0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,890,316

LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH HIGH STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY

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1. An outdoor lighting fixture comprising:a light source;
a housing comprising a receiving region in communication with a rear opening of the housing and configured to receive a tenon of a light pole; and
a cradle assembly attached to the receiving region of the housing, the cradle assembly comprising a cradle body with a stepped structure forming a plurality of platforms configured to receive an end of the tenon of the light pole at a selected one of a plurality of different levels.

US Pat. No. 11,032,885

SOLID STATE LUMINAIRE WITH FIELD-CONFIGURABLE CCT AND/OR LUMINOSITY

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1. A field-configurable solid state luminaire packaged into product packaging after manufacture, the luminaire comprising:first and second strings of light emitting devices (LED), each string generating light having a different coordinated color temperature (CCT);
a current ratio control circuit adapted to selectively control current through one or both of the first and second LED strings according to a selectable ratio; and
a field-actuated controller adapted to control the current ratio control circuit to set a CCT output by the luminaire prior to the luminaire being removed from its product packaging.

US Pat. No. 10,859,753

LUMINAIRES UTILIZING WAVEGUIDES WITH EXTRACTION FEATURE PATTERNS

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1. A luminaire comprising:a plurality of waveguides;
a light source arranged to direct light into the plurality of waveguides; and
a plurality of extraction feature patterns;
wherein the plurality of waveguides are aligned;
wherein a first extraction feature pattern extracts light out of a first waveguide of the plurality of waveguides and is disposed proximate to an interior portion of a first waveguide, and a second extraction feature pattern extracts light out of a second waveguide of the plurality of waveguides and is disposed proximate to a periphery of the second waveguide;
wherein the light extracted out of the first waveguide is directed through the second waveguide to develop an appearance of depth; and
wherein the luminaire is configured to be mounted within or against a ceiling surface, and is configured to produce emissions providing an appearance of a skylight without transmission of exterior light through any portion of the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,830,400

ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION FOR INDOOR SPACES

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1. A method for simulating a natural environment in an indoor space comprising:providing light from one or more light sources based on general illumination parameters, wherein the general illumination parameters specify one or more light output characteristics that are suitable for general illumination; and
dynamically adjusting the one or more light output characteristics of the light provided from the one or more light sources to simulate light provided in an outdoor environment while maintaining the light output characteristics of the light provided from the one or more light sources within the general illumination parameters comprising ensuring that an average light output of the one or more light sources is within the general illumination parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,788,176

MODULAR LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

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1. A modular lighting system comprising:a first lighting system comprising a first body component, the first body component comprising a first surface mounting component and a first light element securing mechanism wherein the first surface mounting component and the first light element securing mechanism are integrally formed, the first surface mounting component configured to selectively attach the first body component to a T-bar which forms a portion of a grid structure for a suspended ceiling such that the first surface mounting component and the first light element securing mechanism extend below the grid structure, the first light element securing mechanism configured to secure a first LED to the first body component, and a first lens attached to the first body component;
a second lighting system comprising a second body component, the second body component comprising a second surface mounting component and a second light element securing mechanism wherein the second surface mounting component and the second light element securing mechanism are integrally formed, the second surface mounting component configured to selectively attach the second body component to a T-bar which forms a portion of the grid structure for the suspended ceiling such that the second surface mounting component and the second light element securing mechanism extend below the grid structure, the second light element securing mechanism configured to secure a second LED to the second body component, and a second lens attached to the second body component;
a connection joint configured to connect the first lighting system to the second lighting system, wherein the connection joint comprises an electronic component housing configured to house an electronic component that provides electrical connection to the first LED and the second LED.

US Pat. No. 10,991,215

INTELLIGENT SIGNAGE

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1. An exit sign comprising:a body having a panel displaying information related to a building exit;
a first light source configured to illuminate the information;
a first sensor;
a communication interface; and
control circuitry connected to the first light source and the first sensor and configured to:
receive first sensor data from the first sensor; and
provide an exit sign operation based on the first sensor data, wherein to provide the exit sign operation the control circuitry is further configured to:
determine a direction of travel of an individual within an area associated with the exit sign based on the first sensor data;
predict a path of the individual based on the direction of travel;
in response to predicting the path of the individual, provide sensor information based on the first sensor data to at least one other exit sign;
determine if at least one lighting fixture is along the predicted path of the individual; and
in response to determining that the at least one lighting fixture is along the predicted path of the individual, send an instruction to turn on the at least one lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,865,958

MULTI-WAVEGUIDE LED LUMINAIRE WITH OUTWARD EMISSION

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1. A luminaire, comprising:a frame;
a plurality of optical waveguides retained by the frame and bounding a cavity, each of the optical waveguides comprising:
a top end and a bottom end opposite the top end;
a coupling portion disposed at the top end;
an inner side facing the cavity and an outer side opposite the inner side, wherein the inner and outer sides are disposed between the top and bottom ends;
at least one light emitting diode (LED) associated with each optical waveguide, each of the LEDs being disposed opposite, and configured to direct light into, the coupling portion of the associated optical waveguide; and
wherein each optical waveguide is configured to receive the light via the coupling portion and emit the light primarily from the outer side.

US Pat. No. 11,035,527

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE

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1. A light fixture comprising:a back pan;
light guide assembly spaced away from and positioned over the back pan, the light guide assembly comprising first and second light guide plates that each include outer edges, an outer face that faces away from the back pan, and an inner face that faces towards the back pan, the first and second light guide plates connected together along the outer edges; and
a first LED assembly that extends along one of the outer edges of the first light guide plate and a second LED assembly that extends along one of the outer edges of the second light guide plate, each of the first and second LED assemblies comprising LED elements that are aligned in an elongated array to emit light into the respective first and second light guide plates;
each of the first and second light guide plates configured to receive the light through the outer edge and to direct the light outward from the outer surface and away from the back pan.

US Pat. No. 11,029,002

TOOLESS OPTIC COUPLINGS FOR LUMINAIRES

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1. A retention ring for coupling an optic to a luminaire comprising: radial alignment assemblies extending outward from a base, and a protrusion extending from a surface of the radial alignment assemblies for engaging a coupling assembly of the optic; and at least one radial locking assembly offset from the radial alignment assemblies, the radial locking assembly comprising a flange extending radially outward from a circumference of the retention ring and a vertical protrusion extending from the flange for passing into an aperture of the optic coupling assembly and locking rotation of the optic relative to the radial alignment assemblies.

US Pat. No. 11,029,008

LIGHTING FIXTURE INCLUDING A COLOR CHANGING COMPONENT

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1. A lighting fixture comprising:a housing;
a first light source mounted in the housing;
a second light source mounted in the housing; and
a diffuser mounted in the housing such that light emitted from the first light source is provided through the diffuser towards an area of interest, wherein the diffuser is configured such that a color of the diffuser is based on one or more characteristics of the light emitted from the first light source.

US Pat. No. 10,976,023

LUMINAIRES AND COMPONENTS THEREOF

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1. A lens comprising:a light receiving side comprising grooves for receiving light emitting diodes, the grooves defined by a central refractive region and walls comprising total internal reflection faces; and
a light extraction side opposite the light receiving side, wherein an axis bisecting the central refractive region forms an angle with a vertical axis of the lens ranging from greater than zero degrees to less than 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,969,535

WAVEGUIDE LUMINAIRE WITH SIDE GLARE SHIELD

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1. A luminaire, comprising:a frame with a plurality of sides, the sides comprising a top, a bottom, and lateral sides that extend between the top and the bottom, the lateral sides further comprising corner members that extend between the top and the bottom and with openings positioned between the corner members;
a plurality of optical waveguides disposed in the openings in the frame, the plurality of optical waveguides positioned at different angles relative to one another to direct light outward in multiple different directions;
at least one LED associated with each optical waveguide; and
a shield connected to the frame and configured to reduce the light from being directed in one of the different directions, the shield comprising a mask area and extensions that extend outward from opposing sides of the mask area;
the extensions positioned to extend outward beyond the mask area to extend over the top of the frame and also to engage with the corner members, the extensions configured to attach the shield to the frame with the extensions positioned on opposing sides of the frame and with the mask area extending across the one optical waveguide without extending into the other lateral sides of the frame and with each of the extensions exposed on an exterior of the frame when the shield is attached to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,962,700

FIELD-RECONFIGURABLE LUMINAIRE

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1. A luminaire comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) array configured to produce light in a first direction along a propagation path;
an optical waveguide spaced apart from the LED array by a gap and comprising first and second waveguide surfaces, wherein the optical waveguide and the gap are disposed along the propagation path and the optical waveguide is configured to receive the light along the propagation path at the first waveguide surface and transfer the light away from the luminaire at the second waveguide surface; and
a housing mounted to the LED array and the optical waveguide, the housing comprising a slot directly adjacent to the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,950,584

WHITE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES HAVING HIGH LUMINOUS EFFICIENCY AND IMPROVED COLOR RENDERING THAT INCLUDE PASS-THROUGH VIOLET EMISSIONS

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1. A light emitting device, comprising:a first group of at least one first solid state emitter, each first solid state emitter comprising a first light emitting diode (“LED”) that, when excited, emits light having a peak wavelength in a range between about 440 nm and about 475 nm; and
a second group of at least one second solid state emitter, each second solid state emitter comprising a second LED that, when excited, emits light having a peak wavelength in a range between about 390 nm and about 415 nm,
wherein the emission of the light in the 390 nm to 415 nm wavelength range is configured to increase a saturation of a remainder of the emitted light of the light emitting device in a blue-violet color range while maintaining a luminous flux of the light emitting device between 100 lumens per watt and 140 lumens per watt.

US Pat. No. 10,948,170

PORTABLE SOCIAL DISTANCING DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

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1. A portable social distancing device comprising:a housing;
a mounting assembly coupled the housing; and
a projection assembly comprising two or more adjustable light sources for projecting a visible perimeter a predetermined distance from the portable social distancing device, wherein the two or more light sources are independently adjustable along two axes.

US Pat. No. 10,900,621

CIRCADIAN LIGHT FIXTURES, AND OTHER DEVICES

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26. A control element, the control element configured to vary circadian stimulus (CS) value of light output from a light fixture,the control element configured to cause the light fixture to output light having a CS value of at least 0.3 at an illuminance of 300 lux during a first part of a day, and
the control element configured to cause the light fixture, during a second part of the day, to output light having a CS value of less than 0.15 at an illuminance of 200 lux and/or to output light having a CS value of less than 0.2 at an illuminance of 300 lux.