US Pat. No. 9,285,526

LIGHTING FIXTURE HAVING AN OPTICAL WAVE GUIDE AND A DESCARTES LENS OR DESCARTES REFLECTOR

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light guiding structure comprising:
a light source that outputs a light;
a light guiding element optically connected to the light source;
an optical element coupled to the light guiding element,
wherein a surface of the optical element remote from the light guiding element has a shape of a section of a rotational ellipsoid,
wherein a geometric cutting plane of the section extends approximately at right angles to a longitudinal axis of the rotational
ellipsoid,

wherein the light guiding element is approximately rod-shaped and has a light admitting aperture optically connected to the
light source and a light emitting aperture coupled to the optical element,

wherein the optical element has a hemispherical section facing the light guiding element; and
a reflector at least partially encompasses the hemispherical section,
wherein a section of the surface of the optical element is mirrored to reflect substantially all of the light from the light
source towards the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,105,460

GAS DISCHARGE TUBE INCLUDING A STARTING AID

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A gas discharge tube comprising a starting aid, comprising:
a discharge vessel with at least one open end, in which end a stopper with a continuous stopper bore is inserted; and
an electrical leadthrough, which is inserted into the respective stopper bore and is fuse-sealed into the stopper bore;
wherein the starting aid extends at least into the stopper bore,
wherein the starting aid has at least one starting strip applied to the outside of the discharge vessel and, on one side,
a connecting part of the starting aid is formed from the starting strip at least into the stopper bore,

wherein connecting part widens and runs over a protruding rim of the discharge vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,103,526

PHOSPHOR ASSEMBLY WITH PHOSPHOR ELEMENT AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor assembly comprising: a phosphor element for converting pump light into converted light, an optical system for
transmitting at least a part of at least one of said converted light and said pump light, a liquid immersion material, which
can be provided between said phosphor element and said optical system, wherein said assembly and a total volume of said liquid
immersion material are adapted for an excess of immersion material to enable an exchange of immersion material during phosphor
assembly operation, such that not more than 50% of said total volume are penetrated by said light transmitted by said optical
system,
wherein said optical system and said phosphor element are moveable with respect to each other,
wherein said phosphor element is mounted rotatably for a movement on a circular path around a rotational axis,
wherein a passageway for liquid immersion material is provided at said phosphor element radially inside said circular path
for enabling a flow of liquid immersion material along said rotational axis,

wherein a guide is provided at said passageway for guiding said flow of said liquid immersion material with respect to said
phosphor element,

wherein the phosphor element is ring-shaped and spaced to the rotational axis by spokes, wherein the structure of the spokes
is punched out of an aluminum disc and wherein said guide is formed by blades, which are left at the spokes and are put into
a shape for adjusting the flow of immersion oil with respect to the phosphor element.

US Pat. No. 9,218,950

CERAMIC DISCHARGE VESSEL AND RELATED LAMP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A VESSEL

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A ceramic discharge vessel for discharge lamps, with a central main part which extends between the tips of two electrodes
and which is essentially tubular and with two ends for fixing and sealing an electrode system, wherein the ceramic discharge
vessel has a longitudinal axis and wherein the main part consists of two halves which are connected in the middle of the main
part wherein the two halves are frustoconically shaped with a draft angle p of 0.5°?p?7.0°, and
wherein an inner and outer wall of the discharge vessel is frustoconically shaped at the middle.

US Pat. No. 9,082,606

HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A high-pressure discharge lamp comprising:
a discharge vessel enclosing a discharge volume and being equipped with an end which is tubular;
a feedthrough comprising a front part and a rear part, the feedthrough being sealed in the end of the discharge vessel by
means of glass solder;

an electrode having a shaft attached to the front part of the feedthrough, the electrode protruding at least partially into
the discharge volume;

a filler housed in the discharge volume;
wherein the rear part of the feedthrough is coupled to the front part; and
wherein the rear part is manufactured from niobium material and the front part is manufactured from iridium;
wherein the front part is at least partially spherical;
wherein the diameter of the shaft of the electrode is 20-30% smaller than the diameter of the front part.

US Pat. No. 9,101,009

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING N PARALLEL-CONNECTED STRINGS HAVING AT LEAST ONE SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating n parallel-connected strings having at least one semiconductor light source, where
n is greater than or equal to 2, the circuit arrangement comprising:
an input having a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to a DC supply voltage;
n semiconductor light source units comprising in each case a driver device and an output for coupling to at least one string
having at least one semiconductor light source;

wherein the n semiconductor light source units are coupled in parallel between the first input terminal and the second input
terminal, wherein each driver device comprises a PWM controller having a drive output and also a converter, wherein each converter
comprises at least one inverter inductance, a converter diode and a converter switch having a control electrode, a working
electrode and a reference electrode, wherein the drive output of the respective PWM controller is coupled to the control electrode
of the respective converter switch, wherein the output of the respective converter is coupled to the output of the respective
semiconductor light source unit, wherein the respective PWM controller is designed to provide a PWM signal at a respectively
predefinable frequency to the control electrode of the respective converter switch; and

n current measuring devices which are designed and arranged for measuring the current through a respective one of the n strings
having at least one semiconductor light source, wherein each current measuring device is coupled to the respectively associated
driver device; and

a control device having n control outputs, wherein each PWM controller has a clock input, wherein a respective control output
is coupled to a respective clock input of the n PWM controllers, wherein the control device is designed to provide n clock
signals at its n control outputs, said clock signals being phase-shifted by 360°/n with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,086,217

LIGHTING APPARATUS

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
at least one space for receiving at least one functional element, wherein the space is connected to the environment through
at least one semipermeable transmission element and, except for the semipereable transmission element, closed off in a sealed
manner, and

wherein the at least one transmission element is transmissive to air and non-transmissive to water, at least from the environment
to the space.

US Pat. No. 9,392,716

DRIVER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A driver assembly, comprising:
a driver housing and
a driver, the driver comprising at least one first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a lower heat resistance
than the second portion,

wherein the driver housing comprises at least one first cavity for at least partially accommodating the first portion and
a second cavity for accommodating the second portion, and a potting material is potted into the first cavity to envelop the
first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,150,784

LIGHTING MODULES, LIGHTING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A lighting module comprising:
an optoelectronic semiconductor chip and a converter element for wavelength conversion,
wherein the optoelectronic semiconductor chip emits electromagnetic radiation comprising a dominant wavelength of 430 nm to
450 nm,

the converter element comprises a first phosphor and a second phosphor,
the first phosphor is a (Y,Lu,Gd,Ce)3(Al,Ga)5O12 garnet phosphor,

the first phosphor emits electromagnetic radiation comprising a wavelength from the blue-green spectral range,
the second phosphor is a (Ca,Sr,Ba,Eu)2Si5N8 with an Eu fraction of 0.5 to 4% or (Ca,Sr,Eu)AlSiN3*Si2N2O with an Eu fraction of 0.1 to 2% nitride-silicate phosphor, and

the second phosphor emits electromagnetic radiation comprising a wavelength from the orange-red spectral range.

US Pat. No. 9,080,744

LIGHT SYSTEM WITH INCREASED EFFICIENCY

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light system comprising:
at least one first chip capable of emitting a primary radiation;
a layer containing a phosphor mounted in front of the first chip, for at least partially converting the primary radiation
into a secondary radiation;

at least one second chip capable of emitting a second primary radiation with a greater wavelength than the primary radiation;
and

a substrate,
wherein the layer is arranged spaced apart from the first chip,
wherein the second chip is arranged in such a way that its radiation is substantially not absorbed by the phosphor, and
wherein the thickness of the substrate is sufficient to be able to arrange the second chips at the lateral rim of the substrate,
with the result that the radiation from said chips is coupled into the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,053,921

HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP HAVING AN IGNITION AID

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A high-pressure discharge lamp having an ignition aid, comprising a discharge vessel which is fitted in an outer bulb,
wherein a UV enhancer is fitted as an ignition aid in the outer bulb, wherein the UV enhancer comprises a UV-transparent can-like
container having an inner wall and end side and longitudinal axis, the container enclosing with its inner wall a cavity which
is filled with a gas that can emit UV radiation, an inner vent electrode, which has at least one bend or kink, being fitted
in the cavity in such a way that a bend or kink lie as close as possible to the inner wall of the container, and wherein an
external electrode is applied externally in the vicinity of the container,
wherein the inner electrode is a foil-like electrode having a spring effect or a spirally wound wire,
wherein the foil-like electrode extends essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis in the cavity while having at least
one lateral bend or kink towards the inner wall facing transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis,

wherein the length of the foil-like electrode exceeds the length of the cavity, a free end of the electrode being either bent
back against the longitudinal axis or fixed in a front surface of the container.

US Pat. No. 9,510,421

ELECTRONIC BALLAST FOR OPERATING AT LEAST A FIRST AND A SECOND CASCADE OF LEDS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic ballast for operating at least a first and a second cascade of LEDs, comprising:
an input with a first and a second input terminal for connecting to an alternating power supply voltage;
a rectifier that is connected to the first and to the second input terminal, wherein the rectifier has an output with a first
and a second output terminal;

a first unit that comprises the first cascade of LEDs;
at least one second unit that comprises the second cascade of LEDs, wherein an electronic switch is connected in parallel
with the second cascade of LEDs;

wherein the first unit is connected to the first output terminal of the rectifier, and the at least one second unit is connected
in series with the first unit, said connection being at the end of the first unit that is not connected to the first output
terminal of the rectifier;

a series circuit comprising a linear controller and a shunt resistor, wherein this series circuit is connected in series between
the second unit and the second output terminal of the rectifier;

a setpoint value specification device for the linear controller with a first and a second input and an output, wherein the
output of the setpoint value specification device is connected to the linear controller, wherein the first input of the setpoint
value specification device is connected to the shunt resistor, wherein the second input of the setpoint value specification
device is connected to the tap of a first voltage divider,

wherein
the first voltage divider is connected between the coupling point of the first unit and the second unit at one end and the
second output terminal of the rectifier at the other end.

US Pat. No. 9,384,915

ELECTRONIC SWITCH ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A switch assembly for arrangement wherein a load is powered via multiple activation points, comprising:
a pair of traveler contacts alternatively connectable to a power supply,
a switch having an output contact alternately connected, according to the position of the switch, to the one or the other
of said traveler contacts, respectively, wherein

said switch is an electronic switch with a respective supply line, and
electrical powering elements are provided to connect said respective supply line to the one of said traveler contacts which
is currently connected to said power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,362,650

ILLUMINATION DEVICE COMPRISING TWO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An illumination device, comprising:
at least one light source; and
at least one first and second printed circuit boards arranged at least partially one above the other; wherein the at least
one first and second printed circuit boards are connected by means of at least one plug-connection element; wherein the plug-connection
element having a first and a second side opposite the first side comprises a press-fit plug on the first side only and a pin-shaped
part on the second side, wherein the plug-connection element has an electrically insulating covering at least in sections
on the side facing away from the press-fit plug wherein at least one drilled hole is configured to accommodate the electrically
insulating covering of the plug-connection element.

US Pat. No. 9,188,311

PHOSPHOR DEVICE AND LIGHTING APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor device to generate light, the phosphor device comprising:
a carrier member having upper and lower faces;
a phosphor layer arranged at the upper face of the carrier member, wherein the phosphor layer comprises at least two tiled
phosphor zones;

an optical transmitting member having a first end face and a second end face, the optical transmitting member being arranged
with said first end face at a top portion of the phosphor layer and said second end face remote therefrom, wherein the phosphor
device is configured to enable movement of the carrier relative to the optical transmitting member along a longitudinal axis
so that the first end face of the optical transmitting member moves longitudinally across the phosphor zones,

wherein, when the light is generated, the first end face of the optical transmitting member covers at least a subarea of each
of the at least two phosphor zones

wherein
the phosphor zones are configured such that widths of the phosphor zones vary in a step-like manner so that the proportions
of the subareas of the phosphor zones covered by the first end face of the optical transmitting member change by the relative
movement of the carrier relative to the optical transmitting member, and

the length of each step equals a length of the first end face of the optical transmitting member in the direction of the longitudinal
axis so that different color temperatures are produced when the optical transmitting member is positioned at each step.

US Pat. No. 9,380,674

ELECTRONIC BALLAST FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE FIRST CASCADE OF LEDS AND ONE SECOND CASCADE OF LEDS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic ballast for operating at least one first cascade of light emitting diodes and one second cascade of light
emitting diodes, comprising:
an input with a first input connection and a second input connection for coupling to an AC supply voltage;
a rectifier, which is coupled to the first input connection and the second input connection, wherein the rectifier has an
output with a first output connection and a second output connection;

a first unit, which comprises the first cascade of light emitting diodes and a first storage capacitor, which is connected
in parallel with the first cascade of light emitting diodes;

at least one second unit, which comprises at least the second cascade of light emitting diodes and a second storage capacitor,
which is connected in parallel with the second cascade of light emitting diodes;

wherein the first unit is coupled to the first output connection, and the at least one second unit is coupled in series with
the first unit, to be precise on the side of the first unit which is not coupled to the first output connection;

wherein the at least one second unit also comprises a diode, which is coupled in series with the parallel circuit comprising
the second cascade of light emitting diodes and the second storage capacitor, to be precise on the side which faces the first
unit;

wherein the electronic ballast further comprises:
a current controller with an actual value input for the current through the cascades of light emitting diodes and a setpoint
value input,

a setpoint value presetting apparatus for the current through the cascades of light emitting diodes, wherein the setpoint
value presetting apparatus is designed to provide a setpoint value at the setpoint value input which is proportional to the
voltage at the output of the rectifier;

a first actuating element, which is coupled in series with the at least one second unit, to be precise on that side of the
at least one second unit which is remote from the first unit;

wherein the at least one second unit comprises a second actuating element, which is connected in parallel with the series
circuit comprising the diode and the parallel circuit comprising the second cascade of light emitting diodes and the second
storage capacitor,

wherein the current controller comprises a drive output, wherein the drive output is coupled to the first actuating element
and the at least one second actuating element

wherein the current controller comprises an operational amplifier with an inverting input, which represents the actual value
input, a non-inverting input, which represents the setpoint value input, and an output, which represents the drive output,
wherein a parallel circuit, comprising a first Zener diode and an ohmic resistor, is coupled between the drive output and
the inverting input.

US Pat. No. 9,175,829

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS WITH PHOSPHOR WHEEL

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

6. An illumination apparatus, comprising:
a phosphor wheel comprising a first side and a second side, wherein the first side has a phosphor region, and wherein the
phosphor wheel has a transparent region;

a laser apparatus for irradiating at least part of the phosphor region on the first side of the phosphor wheel with laser
radiation;

wherein the phosphor region has a phosphor which can be irradiated by the laser radiation and re-emits said laser radiation,
at least partially wavelength-converted to colored light having a first dominance wavelength;

a light source for irradiating the transparent region with colored light having a second dominance wavelength, and
wherein the second dominance wavelength is greater than the first dominance wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,525,233

CONNECTING MODULE, POWER SUPPLY MODULE AND CONNECTING SET FOR LIGHT STRIPS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply module for supplying power to at least one light strip, wherein the power supply module is configured in
such a way that it is electrically connectable to a connecting module,
the connecting module for mechanically connecting two light strips each having at least one semiconductor light source and
having at least two electrical contacts arranged in a housing, which electrical contacts each have two contact sections for
making electrical contact with the light strips,

wherein the electrical contacts in each case pass through the housing with a further contact section for connection to a power
supply,

wherein said power supply module has a connection side with at least two contacts for making contact with the contacts of
the connecting module,

wherein a respective contact of the power supply module has a contact area for making electrical contact with the contact
of the connecting module, wherein a respective contact area has at least two area sections in order to electrically connect
the power supply module, in a plurality of orientations, to the connecting module,

wherein the area sections of a respective contact are arranged on a partial circle, wherein an area section of a respective
contact, in a state in which the power supply module is connected to the connecting module, is arranged substantially on a
transverse axis that extends transversely to the longitudinal direction, and a further area section is arranged on a longitudinal
axis extending in a longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 9,456,480

DIMMER CIRCUIT AND LED LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING SAID DIMMER CIRCUIT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A dimmer circuit comprising: a rectification module, a control module and an output module, wherein the control module
receives an input signal rectified through the rectification module and controls the output module to supply a load with an
output signal in accordance with the input signal, and a compensation module which collects sampled signals characterizing
dimming state of the dimmer circuit between the control module and the output module, and supplies the control module with
a compensation signal in accordance with the sampled signals, the control module changing the value of the output signal according
to the input signal and the compensation signal.

US Pat. No. 9,456,475

LED LIGHT SOURCE WITH REDUCED FLICKER

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An illumination control system, comprising:
a rectifying device,
a damping device for inhibiting flickering, and
a load circuit,
wherein the illumination control system further comprises a recognizing control circuit connected between the rectifying device
and the damping device, and

wherein the recognizing control circuit comprises a recognizing signal output module and a switch module, the recognizing
signal output module generates a first control signal indicating that a dimmer is not connected upstream the rectifying device
or the dimmer is connected upstream the rectifying device and reaches a predetermined dimming level and a second control signal
indicating that the dimmer is connected upstream the rectifying device and does not reach the predetermined dimming level
and at least one damping resistor of the damping device is short connected or is connected by means of the switch module according
to the first control signal or the second control signal,

wherein the recognizing signal output module comprises a voltage sampling device configured to sample a voltage output from
the rectifying device to output a sample voltage, a phase-cut angle detecting device configured to detect a phase-cut angle
of the sample voltage to output a detection output signal, and

an evaluating device configured to evaluate the detection output signal to generate the first control signal or the second
control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,445,503

CARRIER DEVICE, ELECTRICAL DEVICE HAVING A CARRIER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An electrical device comprising:
a carrier device comprising:
a carrier comprising an electrically insulating layer; and
an electrical contact layer overlying the electrically insulating layer,
wherein the electrical contact layer comprises a ridge-shaped contact region, and
wherein a recess is arranged in the electrically insulating layer at least at one side surface of the ridge-shaped contact
region or wherein the ridge-shaped contact region has a ridge width that decreases toward the electrically insulating layer;
and

an electrical component electrically and mechanically connected to the ridge-shaped contact region, wherein the electrical
and mechanical connection is formed by a bonded connection.

US Pat. No. 9,140,966

PROJECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PROJECTION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A projection device, comprising a base, a support and a projection head, the support being rotatable relative to the base
and relative to the projection head, wherein:
a light guide system is accommodated in the support,
at least one wavelength-converting luminophore for converting at least part of a light beam generated by the at least one
light source is accommodated in the projection head, and

the projection head comprises at least one micromirror which directs at least part of the light falling from the support into
the projection head onto the at least one wavelength-converting luminophore, the micromirror being arranged in a wavelength-converted
light beam radiated back from the associated luminophore.

US Pat. No. 9,137,875

METHOD FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND LIGHTING DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

12. A lighting device comprising:
at least one light emitting diode,
at least one driver configured to feed the at least one light emitting diode and
a current source for feeding the at least one driver,
wherein the lighting device is configured to carry out a method for operating the at least one light emitting diode,
said current source is characterized by a first rise time corresponding to a first operating current and a second rise time
corresponding to a second operating current,

said driver applies a number of current pulses to said at least one light emitting diode and
fixes the duration of said current pulse according to said second rise time, and
said driver modulates the said number of pulses according to a desired light energy value,
wherein the second rise time is a partial fraction of the first rise time.

US Pat. No. 9,115,862

COLOUR-TUNABLE LIGHT SOURCE UNIT WITH PHOSPHOR ELEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source unit comprising
a pump light source for an emission of pump light,
a phosphor element for a conversion of said pump light into converted light for further use, which phosphor element comprises
at least two phosphor element sections interacting differently with said pump light and being suitably arranged for an irradiation
in at least one of a simultaneous and a selective manner by said pump light, and

a deflecting unit for deflecting at least a part of said pump light for varying said irradiation by altering a distribution
of said pump light incident on said phosphor element with respect to said phosphor element sections in order to vary spectral
properties of said converted light,

wherein said deflecting unit comprises a lens system for deflecting at least a part of said pump light intended for incidence
onto said phosphor element, wherein said lens system comprises an axicon lens for generating an annular profile shape in a
beam of said deflected pump light.

US Pat. No. 9,169,993

LUMINOUS DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A luminous device, comprising
a luminous region carrier having at least two luminous regions, and at least a first light source configured to emit light
of a first color, and a second light source configured to emit light of a second color different from the first color, for
respectively illuminating at least one part of the luminous regions, wherein

the first light source is a laser light source,
the luminous region carrier is configured to rotate about an axis relative to the first light source and second light source,
at least one of the luminous regions comprises a luminous material which is configured to be illuminated by the light of the
first light source and is configured to re-emit this light at least partially wavelength-converted, and

at least one of the luminous regions is configured to be illuminated by the light of the second light source, the at least
one luminous region configured to emit the light at least of the second light source without wavelength conversion.

US Pat. No. 9,119,238

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LED DRIVING AND DIMMING, AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for driving a light emitting diode connected to a power switch, the method comprising: determining a duty cycle
of a pulse sequence for controlling the power switch according to a present current and a predetermined operating current
of the light emitting diode; generating the pulse sequence according to the duty cycle and according to at least one of a
randomized period sequence and a randomized pulse position sequence; and controlling switching operation of the power switch
by the pulse sequence, so as to drive the light emitting diode, wherein, the step of determining the duty cycle of the pulse
sequence for controlling the power switch according to the present current and the predetermined operating current of the
light emitting diode comprises: sampling the present current of the light emitting diode; comparing the sampled present current
and the predetermined operating current; and calculating the duty cycle of the pulse sequence for controlling the power switch
according to a comparison result.

US Pat. No. 9,125,262

CIRCUIT CONFIGURATION FOR OPERATING LEDS FOR A MICROMIRROR ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit configuration for operating at least one LED, comprising:
an input with a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to a DC voltage supply;
an output having a first output terminal and a second output terminal for providing an output current to the at least one
LED;

a micromirror arrangement comprising a plurality of micromirrors;
a first control device configured for providing, at an output thereof, a first control signal for the micromirror arrangement,
the first control signal being synchronized to a first clock frequency (fc11);

a switching regulator, an input thereof being coupled to the first input terminal and the second input terminal, and an output
thereof being coupled to the first output terminal and the second output terminal, the switching regulator comprising a switch;
and

a second control device configured for providing, at an output thereof, a second control signal for the switch of the switching
regulator;

wherein
the second control signal is synchronized to a second clock frequency (fc12), wherein the equation

fc12=n*fc11
applies, where n?.

US Pat. No. 9,103,531

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH BOWL-LIKE CASING

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting assembly comprising:
a casing having a bowl-like structure with a bottom wall defining a window opening, and joined to said casing, a stack of
elements comprising:

a light radiation source situated opposite said opening so as to direct said light radiation towards the outside of the casing;
and

a driving circuit board for said radiation source,
wherein said opening is surrounded by a wall-like formation of said casing with at least one of said circuit board and said
radiation source fitted onto said wall formation.

US Pat. No. 9,194,565

ILLUMINATING DEVICE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An illuminating device, comprising:
a housing;
a light-emitting assembly and a driver,
wherein the housing comprises a first cavity and a second cavity partitioned by a partition plate, wherein the first cavity
has one end open and is configured to accommodate the light-emitting assembly, and the second cavity has one end open and
is configured to accommodate the driver;

a lens assembly mounted on the open end of the first cavity; and
a driver housing mounted on the open end of the second cavity, wherein the lens assembly comprises at least one first supporting
leg, and the driver housing comprises at least one second supporting leg, the second supporting leg is engaged with a first
stop portion formed on an inner wall of the housing, wherein the first supporting leg is capable of going through a through
hole in the partition plate to move between a first position and a second position deviating from the first position in a
circumferential direction, the first supporting leg is locked at the first position between the partition plate and a second
stop portion formed in an inner wall of the housing which defines the second cavity, and withdraws from the second stop portion
at the second position, so as to be capable of pushing the second supporting leg in a longitudinal direction to withdraw from
the first stop portion.

US Pat. No. 9,121,578

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT WITH PHOSPHOR ELEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source unit comprising:
a pump light source for an emission of pump light;
a phosphor element for a conversion of said pump light into converted light; and
an optical system for transmitting at least a part of said converted light for further use, wherein:
at least a part of said pump light is coupled into said optical system and transmitted by said optical system to said phosphor
element for said conversion,

said optical system is at least one-sided telecentric,
said at least one-sided telecentric optical system comprises two lenses and has an aperture plane between said lenses, in
which parallel rays from an object are focused and

said pump light is coupled to said optical system between said lenses and positioned at the aperture plane.

US Pat. No. 9,130,336

ARRANGEMENT OF OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENTS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An arrangement with at least one optical semiconductor element, which has a semiconductor housing fixed on a semiconductor
element carrier, wherein the semiconductor housing is supported on the semiconductor element carrier and, for fixing, is loaded
by way of a spring element with a spring force in the direction of the semiconductor element carrier, an optical element that
is assigned to the semiconductor element being in operative connection with the spring element and the spring element being
configured in such a way that it fixes a distance between the optical element and the semiconductor element,
the spring element being formed as a spring sleeve, which lies with its one end face at least partly against the semiconductor
housing and against the other end face of which the optical element assigned to the semiconductor element can be brought to
lie at least partly, the spring sleeve being supported by way of a spring projection, extending radially away in the outward
direction, and loading the semiconductor housing with the spring force.

US Pat. No. 9,125,277

RETROFIT LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A retrofit lamp comprising at least one series circuit comprising a multiplicity of light emitting diodes comprising a
circuit arrangement, the circuit arrangement comprising:
a first connection with a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal;
a second connection with a third connection terminal and a fourth connection terminal;
a rectifier, whose input is coupled to the first connection and whose output comprises a first rectifier output connection
and a second rectifier output connection;

wherein the at least one series circuit comprising a multiplicity of light emitting diodes is coupled between the first rectifier
output connection and the second rectifier output connection;

wherein a breakdown apparatus is coupled between the third connection terminal and the fourth connection terminal, said breakdown
apparatus having the following properties:

up to a first predeterminable threshold value of the voltage drop across said breakdown apparatus during operation, said breakdown
apparatus is nonconducting;

if the first predeterminable threshold value is exceeded, said breakdown apparatus becomes conducting;
said breakdown apparatus remains conducting as long as current is supplied to it which is above a second predeterminable threshold
value;

as soon as the current falls below the second predeterminable threshold value, said breakdown apparatus becomes nonconducting
again; and

in the conducting state, said breakdown apparatus has a forward voltage which is below a third predeterminable threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,255,698

MOUNTING DEVICE FOR LIGHTING SOURCES

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A device for mounting planar lighting sources having a light emitting surface on a substrate, the device comprising:
a frame provided with fixing formations for fixing said frame on said substrate with the planar lighting source sandwiched
between the frame and the substrate, wherein: said frame has an opening to surround the light emitting surface of said lighting
source,

said frame is provided with elastic formations to elastically urge said lighting source toward said substrate, and
said fixing formations include at least one resilient formation to resiliently urge said frame toward said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,101,017

LIGHTING MODULE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module comprising:
a power line for receiving a power supply current and a ground line,
a segmentation point for cutting said lighting module into two parts,
a first set of light sources upstream of said segmentation point, and
at least a second set of light sources downstream of said segmentation point, wherein said second set of light sources is
connected in series with said first set of light sources,

wherein said lighting module comprises:
a resistive element connected to the intermediate point between said first and said second set of light sources and said ground
line, wherein said resistive element is configured in such a way that:

when said lighting module has not been cut at said segmentation point, said resistive element has a resistance which is greater
than the resistance of the portion of the lighting module downstream of said segmentation point, and

when said lighting module has been cut at said segmentation point, said resistive element has a resistance which is less than
the resistance of the portion of the lighting module downstream of said segmentation point.

US Pat. No. 9,100,997

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION FROM A CONTROL APPARATUS TO AN OPERATING DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE LIGHT-EMITTING MEANS AND OPERATING DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE LIGHT-EMITTING MEANS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for transmitting control information from a control apparatus to an operating device for at least one light-emitting
means, wherein the operating device has a first and a second supply connection,
wherein the control apparatus has an input, which is coupled to the phase conductor of an AC voltage system;
wherein the first supply connection is coupled to an output of the control apparatus via a supply line;
wherein the second supply connection is coupled to the neutral conductor of an AC voltage system;
the method comprising:
a) modulating the control information onto the supply line by means of the control apparatus during a modulation phase, wherein,
at least during the modulation phase, a switchable shunt of the operating device is connected between the first and second
supply connections;

b) decoding the control information in a decoder of the operating device;
b1) activating the demodulation by the decoder when the absolute value for the voltage at the two supply connections falls
below a first predeterminable threshold value, wherein the demodulation is blocked for a first predeterminable time period,
once a second predeterminable time period has elapsed, once the absolute value for the voltage at the two supply connections
has fallen below the first predeterminable threshold value when the decoder has not received any valid control information
in the preceding half-cycle of the voltage at the two supply connections; and

c) actuating a converter of the operating device in accordance with the decoded control information.

US Pat. No. 9,093,189

PANELING APPARATUS FOR A CEILING OR A WALL OF A ROOM

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A paneling apparatus for a ceiling or a wall of a room, comprising: two electrically conductive conduction layers, which
are arranged such that they overlap at least in regions, as first layers between which at least one insulation layer, which
electrically insulates the conduction layers from one another, is arranged as a further layer, and having at least one contact-making
device which, at least in a subregion, is accommodated in the layers and which has a first contact region, with which one
of the conduction layers makes electrical contact, and has a second contact region, with which the other conduction layer
makes electrical contact and which is electrically insulated from the first contact region, and is designed to enable the
conduction layers to make electrical contact with at least one lighting element and also to hold the lighting element on the
layers, wherein the contact-making device is arranged on the layers such that it can move relative to the layers, wherein
at least one channel is at least partially provided in at least one of the layers, it being possible for a cooling medium
to flow through said channel.

US Pat. No. 9,113,516

DIMMABLE LED DRIVER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A dimmable LED driver adapted to be operated with a dimmer that is configured to generate a predetermined conductive angle,
wherein the dimmable LED driver comprises:
a rectifier configured to convert an alternating current output by the dimmer to a direct current,
a buck PFC block configured to adjust an output voltage of the direct current so as to obtain a stable output voltage,
a second buck DC/DC block configured to realize output of a constant current after the stable output voltage is realized,
a dimming block configured to, after realizing output of the constant current, accomplish a dimming function jointly with
the second buck DC/DC block, and

an MCU configured to control the buck PFC block, the second buck DC/DC block and the dimming block.

US Pat. No. 9,288,871

ACTUATION OF A LIGHTING MODULE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit for actuating a lighting module, comprising at least two semiconductor light-emitting elements, the circuit being
configured so that said at least two semiconductor light-emitting elements are connected in series in a first operating mode
and
wherein, in the event of a predetermined threshold value for an operating voltage being undershot, a second operating mode
is detected;

wherein, in the second operating mode, the at least two semiconductor light-emitting elements are alternately actuated
at a frequency in a range of between 65 Hz and 100 KHz so that no flicker can be perceived by the human eye.

US Pat. No. 9,287,244

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT DEVICE HAVING A GALVANIC NON-INSULATED DRIVER

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A semiconductor light-emitting device, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor light sources and
a driver with no galvanic isolation for operating the semiconductor light sources, wherein
the semiconductor light sources are divided into at least two carriers,
the carriers are applied on an electrically conductive substrate,
and the driver, and current-conducting regions also provided on a surface of the carriers, are electrically insulated from
the substrate,

wherein the carriers are electrically connected to one another via at least one unsupported connecting line,
wherein the at least one unsupported connecting line is a connecting line with threefold insulation.

US Pat. No. 9,225,243

CONVERTER DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A converter for feeding a load via an inductor with a current having a controlled intensity between a maximum level and
a minimum level, the converter comprising:
a switch switchable on and off to permit or prevent, respectively, feeding of current towards said inductor,
a first current sensor sensitive to the current flowing through said switch when said switch is on,
a second current sensor sensitive to the current flowing through said inductor when said switch is off,
drive circuitry of said switch to turn said switch off and on upon receiving a first and a second logic signal, respectively,
and

comparison circuitry coupled to said first and second current sensors to generate first and a second logic signals when, respectively:
the current intensity detected by said first current sensor is offset of a given amount with respect to said maximum level,
the current intensity detected by said second current sensor is offset of a given amount with respect to said minimum level;
and

wherein the comparison circuitry includes respective level comparators coupled to the first current sensor and the second
current sensor and configured to identify a respective given amount of offset-being established between the intensity of the
current detected by the current sensor coupled therewith with respect to said maximum level and said minimum level, respectively
and/or wherein the comparison circuitry includes respective level comparators coupled to the first current sensor and the
second current sensor via signal dividers to apply a compensation offset to the current intensity value detected by the first
current sensor and the second current sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,190,573

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH REFLECTIVE SURFACE REGION

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A semiconductor lighting device, comprising:
a substrate having at least one reflective surface region covered with a light-reflecting layer,
at least one semiconductor light source populating the substrate; at least one insulating layer on the at least one reflective
surface layer; and

at least one supply line applied over the at least one insulating layer,
wherein the light-reflecting layer has an aluminum carrier coated in a reflection-intensifying manner; and
wherein the insulating layer projects laterally beyond the respective supply line, and the laterally projecting part of the
insulating layer is at least partially covered by a reflective potting compound.

US Pat. No. 9,131,566

BUCK CONVERTER FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE LED

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A buck converter for operating at least one LED comprising:
an input with a first input connection and a second input connection for coupling with a DC supply voltage;
an output with a first output connection and a second output connection for coupling with the at least one LED, wherein the
first input connection is coupled to the first output connection of the buck converter;

a buck diode;
a buck switch;
at least one buck inductor,
wherein the buck diode and the buck switch are connected in series, and this series circuit is coupled in series between the
first input connection and the second input connection so as to form a first coupling point, wherein the at least one buck
inductor is coupled between the first coupling point and the second output connection of the buck converter; and

a control apparatus with an output, which is coupled to the buck switch, wherein the control apparatus furthermore comprises
a supply connection, which is coupled to one of the two input connections;

wherein the at least one buck inductor comprises the series circuit comprising a first buck inductor and a second buck inductor,
wherein a second coupling point is formed between the first buck inductor and the second buck inductor;

wherein the buck converter furthermore comprises a charge pump, which is coupled on the input side to the second coupling
point and on the output side to the supply connection of the control apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,086,193

LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING OPTICAL ELEMENT CARRYING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising:
a tray-like housing having a base wall,
at least one electrically powered light radiation source placed on the base wall of the housing with electrical contact pads
in an opposite position from the base wall of the housing,

a circuit board arranged on the base wall of the housing, the circuit board having a face opposite from the base wall of the
housing and having electrically conductive lines extending thereon, the electrically conductive lines having respective electrical
contact pads in positions facing the electrical contact pads of the at least one light radiation source, and

at least one optical element having a light input to collect light radiation at said at least one light radiation source and
at least one light output to project light radiation from the lighting device; the optical element having an electrically
non-conductive base wall resting on the at least one light radiation source and the circuit board to urge the at least one
light radiation source and the circuit board toward the base wall of the housing; the base wall of the optical element carrying
electrical contacts to bridge the contact pads of the at least one light radiation source and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,447,943

HIGH TEMPERATURE MOLDABLE LENS, LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING LENS AND METHOD MAKING LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lens configured to a lighting device, comprising;
an optical part; and
a mechanical part,
wherein the mechanical part comprises a blocking protrusion:
protruding so as to at least partially overlap the optical part in a direction parallel to the optical axis of the lens, and
surrounding the optical part and spaced apart from the optical part.

US Pat. No. 9,351,360

DRIVE CIRCUIT FOR ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A drive circuit for an illumination device, comprising:
a first drive module configured to convert an alternating current signal from a power supply to a constant current drive signal
supplied to a light-emitting unit of the illumination device, and

a second drive module connected in series with the first drive module and the light-emitting unit, and configured to hold
a voltage which is applied across the second drive module by the constant current drive signal, the second drive module comprising
a first switch which is driven by the held voltage to turn on such that a current signal output from the second drive module
is a direct current signal.

US Pat. No. 9,255,681

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor light sources; and
an apparatus configured to operate the semiconductor light sources;
wherein the apparatus has switching means, by which the semiconductor light sources can be divided in groups for operation
with the apparatus,

wherein the switching means are designed in such a way that the lighting device is switchable between two operating states
depending on the value of a supply voltage, such that in the case where a threshold value of the supply voltage for the apparatus
is undershot, a first group of semiconductor light sources is connected in a parallel branch with respect to at least one
further group of semiconductor light sources in accordance with a first operating state, and that in the case where said threshold
value or a second, higher threshold value of the supply voltage is attained or exceeded, the first and the at least one further
group of semiconductor light sources are connected in series in accordance with a second operating state.

US Pat. No. 9,405,861

METHOD OF MODELING AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of making an illumination device comprising:
obtaining information on light power and etendue of light rays emitted by a light source the information comprising a plurality
of imaging optical measurements;

deriving, from the information obtained, an etendue sum for the light rays, wherein the etendue sum is derived by respectively
adding an etendue value of a light ray, whose light power per etendue exceeds that of at least 80% of those light rays not
having yet been added to said etendue sum; and

selecting an optical system so that the optical system the etendue sum exceeds an etendue of the optical system by no more
than 20%.

US Pat. No. 9,370,067

LED CONTROL CIRCUIT AND A CONTROLLING METHOD OF THE SAME

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An LED control circuit for controlling an LED illuminating device, the LED illuminating device comprising at least two
serially connected load groups, and the LED control circuit comprising:
a conversion module, for converting an input voltage into an output voltage for the load groups, and outputting a working
current of the load groups which is sampled to obtain a sample current;

a reference voltage generating module for generating a reference voltage;
a control module for comparing a sample voltage corresponding to the sample current with the reference voltage, and outputting
a control signal to the conversion module according to a comparison result; and

a load short circuit module including a plurality of switches each connected in parallel with respective load group for performing
a short circuit control on respective load group in response to a switching signal,

wherein the LED control circuit further comprises a reference voltage compensating module for generating a compensation voltage
for compensating the reference voltage in response to the switching signal.

US Pat. No. 9,125,282

METHOD FOR ACTUATING A DISCHARGE LAMP AND CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING SUCH A LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating a discharge lamp comprising:
a capacitive element which is connected in parallel with the discharge lamp and an inductive element which is in series upstream
of the discharge lamp and the capacitive element, such that a resonant circuit is formed;

a plurality of switches for applying current to the resonant circuit;
means for closing each of the plurality of switches in a mutually alternating sequence at a switching frequency;
means for measuring an amperage of a current flowing through one switch of the plurality of switches;
means for establishing the switching frequency as a function of the measured amperage;
control means for influencing the measured values obtained by the means for measuring, said control means including a source
for providing a fixed potential across a switching point of thc circuit arrangement; and

an application-specific integrated circuit operatively coupled to the plurality of switches, said application-specific integrated
circuit including a plurality of potential outputs for respectively triggering each of the plurality of switches, a potential
input of the means for measuring and a third potential output for providing the source.

US Pat. No. 9,388,966

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION THROUGH REMOTE PHOSPHOR ON A SUPPORT WHEEL

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device,
comprising at least one phosphor region which can be irradiated by a primary light source, and
at least one optical filter region which can be disposed downstream of the at least one phosphor region,
wherein the at least one phosphor region and the at least one filter region are arranged at a different level on a common
support wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,341,347

METHOD FOR MOUNTING LIGHTING MODULES AND EQUIPMENT THEREFOR

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for mounting planar lighting modules on a mounting surface, the method comprising:
providing on opposite sides of at least one of said lighting modules fixing indentations opening on said opposite sides,
providing the stiffening bars with flanges which extend around lateral lobes extending into said indentations,
superimposing the stiffening bars on the opposite sides of the lighting module with said flanges bearing against the lighting
module around the indentations in said opposite sides, and

fixing to the mounting surface the stiffening bars superimposed on the opposite sides of the lighting module with the opposite
sides of the lighting module sandwiched between the stiffening bars and the mounting surface, whereby the stiffening bars
urge the lighting module toward the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,279,574

LIGHTING MODULE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module, comprising:
a housing having an open rear side,
a light source substrate with at least one light source arranged thereon,
a driver circuit board accommodated in the housing,
at least one electrical connection element for electrically connecting the driver circuit board to the light source substrate,
and

a closure element for closing the open rear side, wherein the closure element is designed for feeding through at least one
electrical connection,

wherein the at least one electrical connection element comprises at least two electrically conductive pins,wherein
the light source substrate is arranged outside the housing,
the housing is electrically conductive,
the housing has at least one cutout through which the electrical connection elements are led, and
the electrical connection elements are surrounded by an electrical insulation at least in a portion led through the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,301,396

CONNECTING ELEMENT FOR A MULTI-CHIP MODULE AND MULTI-CHIP MODULE

1. A connecting element for a multi-chip module, the connecting element being provided for realizing an electrical connection
between a plurality of elements, the connecting element comprising:
a carrier;
an insulation layer made of a radiation-transmissive material;
a first electrically conductive connecting structure, wherein the first connecting structure is designed in such a way that
it connects first and second elements to one another; and

a second electrically conductive connecting structure, wherein the second connecting structure is designed in such a way that
it connects third and fourth elements to one another,

wherein the first and second connecting structures extend on the carrier in a crossed fashion,
wherein the first connecting structure has a first and a second contact location, which are connected to one another by a
first conductor track,

wherein the second connecting structure has a first and a second contact location, which are connected to one another by a
second conductor track,

wherein the first contact locations of the first and second connecting structures are arranged on a first main surface and
the second contact locations of the first and second connecting structures are arranged on a second main surface, which is
situated opposite the first main surface,

wherein the insulation layer is arranged on the first main surface so that the first connecting structure is partly covered
by the insulation layer, the first connecting structure is electrically insulated toward an outside of the connecting element
by the insulation layer, the insulation layer is opened in a region of the first contact location of the first connecting
structure and in a region of the first contact location of the second connecting structure so that the two contact locations
are contactable from the outside, and

wherein the carrier comprises openings extending from the first main surface to the second main surface, the openings are
filled with an electrically conductive material forming an electrical connection between the first and the second main surfaces,
the openings are arranged along side surfaces of connecting element, the electrically conductive material of the openings
forms a part of the first and second conductor tracks which is arranged on a side surface of the carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,291,333

ILLUMINATION ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An illumination arrangement, comprising:
a light source for providing laser light; and
a material being at least one of a diffusely reflective material, a phosphorescent material and a fluorescent material, which
is arranged on a surface in the illumination arrangement in such a way that laser light provided by the light source impinges
on the material, wherein the surface forms a hollow body having one or more partial surfaces which are arranged in a manner
facing one another at least in part in such a way that light reflected or generated by material arranged on one partial surface
impinges at least partly on material arranged on the same or another partial surface of the surface, and both the incidence
of the laser light on the material and the emission of the reflected or generated light from the material are effected via
the same surface of the one or more partial surfaces,

wherein the surface on which the material being at least one of the reflective, phosphorescent and fluorescent material is
arranged defines a groove.

US Pat. No. 9,279,569

LIGHTING DEVICE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device for mounting on a mounting surface, the device comprising:
a planar solid state lighting module having a light emitting region and a plurality of holes for fixing members to the mounting
surface to extend therethrough, said holes being arranged at the periphery of the lighting module,

a peripheral gasket extending along the periphery of the lighting module, the gasket having, at said holes of the lighting
module, ear-like extensions having a perforation therein, said ear-like extensions extending inwardly of the gasket to align
the perforations therein with the holes in the lighting module,

a housing which frames the lighting device with the gasket applied onto the lighting module, the housing having apertures
aligned with the holes in the lighting module and the perforations in the ear-like extensions of the gasket; the housing having
a window to expose the light emitting region of the lighting module, and

a light permeable screen which sealingly closes the window in the housing, wherein the ear-like extensions are folded inwardly
of the gasket over the side of the gasket opposed to the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,273,847

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An illumination device comprising at least one reflector and at least one light generating unit,
wherein:
the at least one reflector is designed and arranged to reflect at least a portion of a light emitted by the at least one light
generating unit into a spatial region that cannot be directly irradiated thereby;

the at least one light generating unit comprises at least one illuminating region having a substantially uniform emission
characteristic in a circumferential direction of the illumination device;

wherein the reflector is designed to be sleeve-like with an inner side and an outer side and is open on both ends and wherein
both the inner side and the outer side can be irradiated by means of the light generating unit, and

wherein the light generating unit has a single illuminating region which irradiates both the outer side and the inner side
of the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,249,951

LENS HAVING AN INTERNAL REFLECTION LAYER

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lens comprising a transparent main body, wherein:
a surface of the main body is at least partly covered with an internally reflecting reflection layer,
the lens has at least one first focal point and at least one second focal point,
at least the first focal point lies at least partly on a non-covered surface region of the main body, and
at least one phosphor element bears against the main body at a contact region having at least one first focal point.

US Pat. No. 9,453,638

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING MODULE AND VEHICLE LUMINAIRE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A semiconductor light-emitting module, comprising:
a housing having a front side and a rear side,
at least one cooling body accommodated in the housing wherein the cooling body is thermally connected to a plurality of semiconductor
light sources via a substrate or submount common to said semiconductor light sources,

an active cooling device in the form of a fan accommodated in the housing, and
at least one electronics unit accommodated in the housing for actuating the semiconductor light sources and the fan,
wherein the housing has a leadthrough opening provided on the front side, and the electronics unit has a leadthrough which
overlaps with the leadthrough on the front side of the housing, and wherein said substrate or submount is arranged in the
region of said leadthrough openings so that the semiconductor light sources protrude outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,328,902

REFLECTOR FOR A LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A reflector for a plurality of lighting devices, comprising:
a reflector holder having a plurality of conical-shaped reflective surfaces disposed in an axially symmetric manner about
a longitudinal axis, each conical-shaped reflective surface having a front-side reflector opening at a wider end of the conical-shaped
reflective surface, and a rear cutout at a narrower end of the conical-shaped reflective surface, the rear cutout shaped for
mounting one of the plurality of lighting devices therein so that light from the lighting device radiates directly or indirectly
toward the front-side reflector opening, the reflector holder having a front-side surface in which the front-side reflector
openings are positioned;

a covering element configured to cover the front-side surface of the reflector holder so that the plurality of front-side
reflector openings are covered by the covering element;

a light source carrier onto which each of the plurality of lighting devices is mountable;
a housing;
at least one elastic spring element integrally formed along a circumferential periphery of an upper edge of the reflector
holder, the upper edge being at a front side of the reflector holder where light radiates from the plurality of conical-shaped
reflective surfaces through the plurality of front-side reflector openings, each spring element having a shape of
a connected double U with each U being positioned alongside another U with the openings of the connected double U directed
toward the upper edge of the reflector and a width of the connected double U being oriented to extend partially around the
circumferential periphery of the upper edge of the reflector holder; and
a locking mechanism,
wherein the covering element is disposed on the reflector holder, the reflector holder is disposed on the light source carrier,
and the light source carrier is disposed on the housing so as to form an enclosed space delimited by the covering element
and the housing,

wherein each spring element is configured so that a portion of each spring element projects forward beyond the front-side
surface of the reflector holder so that each spring element presses against the covering element, and

wherein the locking mechanism in configured to lock the covering element to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,304,323

PROJECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A PROJECTION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A projection device comprising:
at least one first laser device for emitting a first radiation having a first direction of polarization; and
at least one second laser device for emitting a second radiation having the first direction of polarization;
wherein the first laser device and the second laser device are arranged opposite one another,
wherein the projection device further comprises:
a prism arranged between the first laser device and the second laser device and having a first boundary surface facing the
first laser device and a second boundary surface facing the second laser device,

wherein at least one polarization-dependent mirror device is arranged in the prism and is designed in such a way that radiation
having the first direction of polarization (s; p) is reflected after impinging on the polarization-dependent mirror device,
wherein the polarization-dependent mirror device is arranged between the first laser device and the second laser device in
such a way that the first radiation and the second radiation run oppositely to one another after reflection at the polarization-dependent
mirror device;

at least one polarization modification device wherein the polarization modification device is designed to modify the direction
of polarization of radiation in such a way that it passes through the polarization-dependent mirror device without reflection;
and

at least one further mirror device;
wherein the polarization modification device and the further mirror device are arranged in the beam path of the second radiation
after a first and before a second impingement on the polarization-dependent mirror device,

wherein the first boundary surface of the prism forms a predefinable angle not equal to 90° with the optical axis of the first
laser device and the second boundary surface of the prism runs parallel to the first boundary surface.

US Pat. No. 9,297,516

PHOSPHOR WHEEL FOR CONVERTING PUMP LIGHT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor wheel for converting pump light to conversion light, which is configured for rotation about a rotation axis
comprising:
a substrate;
a first phosphor on said substrate for emitting conversion light of a first color and a second phosphor on said substrate
for emitting conversion light of a second color, wherein the first phosphor is different than the second phosphor;

wherein the first and second phosphors are arranged in a manner spatially separated from one another on the substrate, and
wherein the light of the second phosphor has the same hue as the light of the first phosphor.

US Pat. No. 9,297,522

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a semiconductor light source module,
an optical unit and
a common support for the semiconductor light source module and the optical unit, wherein the optical unit is mounted on a
front side of the support and has at least one dowel, which extends into a precisely fitting hole in the semiconductor light
source module,

wherein
the semiconductor light source module rests on a rear side of the support, opposite the front side,
the at least one dowel projects through an aperture in the support and extends into the precisely fitting hole in the semiconductor
light source module, and

the at least one dowel forms a shoulder, which rests on a supporting surface of the semiconductor light source module that
rests on the rear side of the support.

US Pat. No. 9,295,121

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AND DIMMING AT LEAST ONE LED

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating and dimming at least one LED, comprising:
an input with a first and a second input connection for coupling to a DC supply voltage;
at least one first and one second electronic switch in a bridge arrangement, wherein the first and the second electronic switches
are coupled to form a bridge center point in series between the first and the second input connections;

an output with a first and a second output connection for connecting the at least one LED;
an inductor;
a rectifier with a rectifier input and a rectifier output, wherein the inductor is coupled between the bridge center point
and the rectifier input, wherein the rectifier output is coupled to the output of the circuit arrangement; and

a control device with at least one first and one second output for supplying corresponding control signals to the first and
the second electronic switches, wherein the control signals have a predefinable frequency, wherein the control device has
an input for supplying an item of dimming information, wherein, in order to dim the at least one LED, the control device is
configured to increase the frequency of the control signals with increasing dimming, wherein increasing dimming denotes a
decreasing dimming value and hence a decrease in the emitted light;

wherein, in order to dim the at least one LED, the control device is designed to increase the frequency of the corresponding
control signals with increasing dimming until a predefinable dimming threshold value,

wherein the circuit arrangement also includes a short-circuit device for short-circuiting an output signal of the bridge arrangement
during predefinable periods, said short-circuit device having at least one input and at least one output, wherein the at least
one input of the short-circuit device is coupled to at least one further output of the control device, wherein the at least
one output of the short-circuit device is coupled to the rectifier input,

wherein the control device is also configured to activate the short-circuit device during the predefinable periods in order
to adjust any dimming value which is below the predefinable dimming threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,263,247

ELECTRIC LAMP AND ASSOCIATED PRODUCTION METHOD

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An electric lamp having a longitudinal axis, wherein the electric lamp is provided with a pinch seal; said pinch seal having
two narrow sides and two broad sides, and wherein the electric lamp has a bulb consisting of quartz glass equipped with said
pinch seal and films fitted therein, in which bulb a light-emitting element is held at the ends of said light-emitting element
by a frame, wherein the frame has at least one wire clip, which holds an end of the light-emitting element which is remote
from the films, wherein the wire clip is manufactured at least partially from tungsten and is bent back at an angle at a film-side
end of said wire clip, and wherein a film associated with the wire clip is folded in the form of a V along the longitudinal
axis, and a film associated with the light-emitting element is planar.

US Pat. No. 9,255,667

LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY AND AN LED RETROFIT LAMP HAVING THE LED LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An LED lighting assembly, comprising:
a printed circuit board with an LED chip, and
a heat sink thermally conducted with the printed circuit board,
wherein the LED lighting assembly further comprises a light guide body configured as a bulb, the light guide body having an
end surface as a light incidence surface of light from the LED chip, an outer surface as a light emergent surface and an inner
surface, wherein the inner surface is structured so as to form a reflecting surface, reflecting at least part of light from
the end surface to the outer surface,

wherein a plurality of annular grooves are provided on the inner surface, the annular grooves are spaced apart in a direction
from the end surface to a top of the bulb.

US Pat. No. 9,386,670

ELECTRIC LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An electric lamp, comprising:
a light source configured to be supplied with electrical energy via two supply lines;
wherein the light source is surrounded by an outer bulb;
wherein the outer bulb is filled with inert gas;
wherein a disconnection mechanism is housed in the outer bulb, at least one of the supply lines being interrupted in the event
that said disconnection mechanism is tripped;

wherein the disconnection mechanism has a pressure impulse switch;
wherein a negative pressure prevails in the outer bulb;
wherein the disconnection mechanism is electrically interconnected in parallel with the light source;
wherein at least one of the supply lines has a permanently interrupting overcurrent protection device;
wherein the disconnection mechanism is interconnected between the at least one overcurrent protection device and the light
source; and

wherein the pressure impulse switch is designed to close in the event that the disconnection mechanism is tripped.

US Pat. No. 9,255,668

BASE, ROUND TUBE HOUSING AND LAMP INCLUDING BASE AND ROUND TUBE HOUSING

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A base configured to carry a light emitting body and to be inserted into a round tube housing, the base comprising:
a rectangular portion configured to carry the light emitting body on a first surface of the rectangular portion; and
first and second fixing portions configured to extend from first and second long edges of the rectangular portion respectively
in a space that a second surface of the rectangular portion faces, such that when the base is inserted into the round tube
housing, at least a part of each of the first and second fixing portions presses against the inner wall of the round tube
housing, and a first part close to the first long edge and a second part close to the second long edge in the first surface
of the rectangular portion press against first and second protrusions on the inner wall of the round tube housing respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,303,847

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING AN LED LAMP AND A CORRESPONDING LED LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for producing an LED lamp comprising:
inserting at least one carrier circuit board equipped with LEDs into a lamp housing sufficiently far that at least a subregion
of the lamp housing protrudes beyond the carrier circuit board forming a projection, and

at least partially deforming the projection after insertion in such a way that the lamp housing is pressed with the carrier
circuit board,

wherein, during the deformation of the projection, a die is laid onto the carrier circuit board and interacts with a forming
tool.

US Pat. No. 9,243,770

LIGHTING DEVICE HAVING A REFLECTOR AND AN APERTURE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising
a reflector, which is illuminated by means of at least one light source, and
a diaphragm disposed downstream of the reflector and having a rear side facing the reflector and a front side facing away
from the reflector,

wherein
the lighting device comprises at least one additional light source for illuminating the front side of the diaphragm, and
the front side of the diaphragm is covered at least in regions with at least one phosphor which is sensitive to light emitted
by the at least one additional light source.

US Pat. No. 9,095,021

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING AT LEAST A FIRST AND A SECOND CASCADE OF LEDS

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating at least a first and a second cascade of LEDs comprising:
an input having a first input terminal and a second input terminal for coupling to a rectified AC supply voltage;
a linear regulator having an input; and
at least one first higher and one second lower LED unit, wherein the first LED unit comprises the first cascade of LEDs and
the second LED unit comprises the second cascade of LEDs;

wherein the circuit arrangement furthermore comprises:
a voltage divider, coupled between the first and the second input terminals, wherein the tap of the voltage divider is coupled
to the input of the linear regulator;

wherein each LED unit furthermore comprises:
a first diode, which is coupled in series with the respective LED cascade, wherein the coupling point of the first diode and
of the respective LED cascade constitutes a first node, wherein that terminal of the LED cascade which is not coupled to the
first diode constitutes a second node, wherein that terminal of the first diode which is not coupled to the LED cascade constitutes
a third node;

the series circuit formed by a first capacitor and a second diode, which is coupled between the third node and the second
node, wherein the coupling point of the first capacitor to the second diode constitutes a fourth node; and

a first electronic switch and a second electronic switch each having a control electrode, a reference electrode and an operating
electrode, wherein the control electrode of the first electronic switch is coupled to a fifth node, wherein the reference
electrode of the first electronic switch is coupled to the fourth node, wherein the operating electrode of the first electronic
switch is coupled to the control electrode of the second electronic switch, wherein the reference electrode of the second
electronic switch is coupled to the third node, wherein the operating electrode of the second electronic switch is coupled
to the second node;

wherein the third node of the highest LED unit is coupled to the first input terminal, wherein the second node of the lowest
LED unit is coupled to the linear regulator in such a way that the linear regulator is coupled in series between the second
node of the lowest LED unit and the second input terminal;

wherein the third node of a respective LED unit which does not constitute the highest LED unit is coupled to the second node
of the next higher LED unit;

wherein the fifth nodes of all the LED units are coupled to a DC voltage source;
wherein the DC voltage source is realized by virtue of the fact that the AC voltage occurring at the second node of the lowest
LED unit during the operation of the circuit arrangement is used for generating a DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,445,466

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH AN INTERFACE HAVING A POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND AT LEAST ONE LIGHT SOURCE MODULE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply unit, comprising:
an output for outputting an output current,
a communications line,
a current-measuring device and
a microcontroller comprising an analog-to-digital converter,
wherein the current-measuring device generates a measurement current on the communications line which is proportional to the
conductance of a current-setting resistance,

wherein the measurement current is configured to convert into a digital value by the analog-to-digital converter,
wherein the power supply unit assumes various operating states based on the digital value of the measured measurement current,
wherein the output is configured to connect to at least one light source module,
wherein the at least one light source module has the current-setting resistance, which is configured to connect to the communications
line; and

wherein the operating states comprise function states and fault states.

US Pat. No. 9,360,175

DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A device for providing electromagnetic radiation, comprising:
a radiation arrangement for generating excitation radiation, and
at least one conversion element for generating conversion radiation, which comprises condensed metal phosphate and phosphors
embedded in the condensed metal phosphate, and is arranged at a distance from the radiation arrangement in a beam path of
the excitation radiation,

wherein the conversion element comprises a silicatic matrix and alkali metal phosphate.

US Pat. No. 9,279,987

OPTICAL ELEMENT AND LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A reflector and imaging optical element comprising:
a light-transmissive base body, which is formed as a light converging lens, the base body having a concavo-convex basic shape
with a concave inner side and a convex outer side; and

at least one dichroic reflector having a reflection layer,
wherein the base body is configured to:
transmit light of at least one first wavelength from the outer side of the base body to and through the concave inner side
of the base body,

focus the light transmitted through the base body of the at least one first wavelength to a first focal point positioned within
the concave inner side of the base body, and

reflect light of at least one second wavelength shone from the first focal point onto the concave inner side of the base body
to be directed therefrom and focused to a second focal point positioned within the concave inner side of the base body;

wherein the at least one dichroic reflector generates light of the at least one second wavelength in response to receiving
the light of the at least one first wavelength; and

wherein at least a portion of the at least one dichroic reflector and at least a portion of the reflection layer are positioned
at the first focal point so that the light of the at least one second wavelength shines toward the concave inner side of the
base body.

US Pat. No. 9,629,224

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a tube having an interior and at least one open end;
at least one end cap affixed at the at least one open end of the tube, the at least one end cap having an interior volume
defining a space adjacent to or coextensive with the interior of the tube,

a lighting assembly arranged in the interior of the tube,
a light emitting device (LED) driver for the lighting assembly; wherein the LED driver is arranged in the interior of the
tube,

an antenna, and
a wireless communication circuit for conducting wireless communication, the antenna being provided in the space and the wireless
communication circuit being provided in the tube or at least partially provided in the space, and one side of the wireless
communication circuit being connected to the driver and the other side thereof being connected to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,699,875

DLP PROJECTOR AND METHOD FOR PROJECTING AT LEAST ONE IMAGE ONTO A PROJECTION SURFACE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A DLP (digital light processing) projector for projecting at least one image on a projection surface, comprising:
at least one discharge lamp;
a color wheel having a predefinable number of color segments; and
a control device for activating the discharge lamp, wherein the control device is designed to activate the discharge lamp
such that the at least one image is projected with a predefinable repletion rate onto the projection surface,

wherein the current waveform comprises at least one first region, to which a first frequency is assigned, and a second region,
to which a second frequency is assigned,

wherein the first region is established by a first commutation and a following second commutation, wherein the second region
is established by the region between the second commutation and a following first commutation, wherein further selected variable
combinations of commutations occur within the second region, wherein the first frequency is calculated as:

f1=1/(2*T1),

wherein T1 relates to the period of time between the first and the second commutation;
wherein the second frequency is calculated as:

wherein Ti relates to the periods of time from one further commutation to the next further commutation within the second region and n
denotes the number of such periods of time within the second region;

wherein a modulation factor is defined by the ratio of second frequency to first frequency,
wherein the modulation factor is at least 3, and
wherein a current strength is modulated within a half wave.

US Pat. No. 9,371,968

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising
a rod-shaped carrier body with at least one first and one second mounting side and a main direction of extent,
first semiconductor light-emitting elements on first mounting faces of the first mounting side, and
second semiconductor light-emitting elements on second mounting faces of the second mounting side,
wherein the first and the second mounting sides face away from one another,
wherein the mounting faces are formed by a plurality of depressions in each of the mounting sides, which depressions are arranged
so as to be spaced apart along the main direction of extent of each respective mounting side, and

wherein the first semiconductor light-emitting elements are identical to one another and the second semiconductor light-emitting
elements are identical to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,324,928

LIGHTING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising:
a mounting board with first and second opposed faces and vias extending therethrough,
at least one electrically powered light radiation source mounted on the first face of the mounting board,
drive circuitry for said at least one light radiation source mounted on the second face of the mounting board, with electrically
conductive lines between said at least one light radiation source and said drive circuitry passing through said vias,

a vat-like holder housing said mounting board with said at least one light radiation source and said drive circuitry mounted
thereon, said holder having cavities for receiving therein said drive circuitry with the first face of the mounting board
and said at least one light radiation source mounted thereon facing outwardly of the holder,

wherein the peripheral wall of the vat-like holder extends beyond the first face of the mounting board, and
at least one sealing layer extending over the first face of the mounting board.

US Pat. No. 9,249,940

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising at least one semiconductor light source cast with at least one first casting compound,
wherein at least one region of the lighting device has:
at least one connection area, which is electrically connected to the at least one semiconductor light source, and
at least one electrical connecting element, which has at least one electrical line,
wherein
at least one electrical line is connected to an associated connection area and protrudes at one end out of the lighting device,
and

the at least one connection area and the at least one electrical connecting element are arranged in a cutout in the at least
one first casting compound and are cast by means of a second casting compound.

US Pat. No. 9,872,350

POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND RELATED LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A Power Supply Unit comprising:
an output providing electrical power between a positive power supply line and a common ground line,
a communication line,
an adjustable current generator responsive to an internal measurement signal generating an output current at the output,
a voltage source coupled to the communication line,
a current measurement unit, measuring a current through the communication line and generating the internal measurement signal
depending on the measured current through the communication line,

wherein said Power Supply Unit is configured to determine the voltage drop on said common ground line by applying two different
voltages to said communication line via said voltage source, and

wherein said Power Supply Unit is configured to power at least one Light Engine Module comprising:
a plurality of LEDs connected in series between said positive power supply line and said common ground line, and
a current set resistor with its value of conductance being indicative for the current demand of the Light Engine Module, wherein
said current set resistor is connected between said communication line and said common ground line.

US Pat. No. 9,788,401

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISCHARGE LAMP AND PROJECTION ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for operating a discharge lamp comprising two electrodes for a projection arrangement, the method comprising:
a ballast supplying, during operation, a lamp current in the form of alternating current and having an average frequency and
a preset waveform, wherein the lamp current has a preset commutation scheme, to the discharge lamp, wherein the preset commutation
scheme is preset by a preset time sequence of commutations of the lamp current, and wherein the preset commutation scheme
is deviated from repeatedly with at least one preset intervening time period by at least one DC phase with a preset time duration;
and

pre-setting the at least one preset intervening time period to at most 50 seconds using the at least one DC phase with the
preset time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,253,861

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE DISCHARGE LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating at least one discharge lamp, comprising;
a commutation device comprising an input for coupling to a DC voltage source and an output for coupling to the at least one
discharge lamp;

a control device, which is coupled to the commutation device for providing at least one control signal to the commutation
device; and

a first measuring device, which is coupled to the control device, wherein the first measuring device is configured to determine
a first measured value, which represents a measure of the size of electrode tips of the at least one discharge lamp;

wherein the control device is configured to actuate the commutation device within a test operation phase in such a way that
energy is applied to a first electrode and a second electrode asymmetrically, wherein the control device is furthermore configured
to determine the first measured value firstly during the asymmetric application of energy to the first electrode and secondly
during the asymmetric application of energy to the second electrode, wherein, on the respective determination of the first
measured value, the respective electrode acts as anode; and

wherein the control device is configured to actuate the commutation device depending on at least the determined first measured
values;

wherein the circuit arrangement further comprises a second measuring device, which is designed to determine at least one second
measured value, which is correlated with the current through the at least one discharge lamp at least during the test operation
phase;

wherein the second measuring device is coupled to the control device, wherein the control device is configured to actuate
the commutation device at least depending on the determined first measured values and second measured values.

US Pat. No. 9,322,540

HEAT RADIATION DEVICE AND ILLUMINATING DEVICE HAVING SAID HEAT RADIATION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A heat radiation device for a heat source, comprising a body and a coating layer, wherein the body has a first section
and at least one second section projecting from the first section, the first section has a mounting surface for mounting and
thermally contacting with the heat source and the coating layer is applied on a surface other than the mounting surface of
the first section and a surface of the at least one second section, wherein the coating layer has higher thermal dissipation
performance than the body, wherein at least one thermal via is opened in the first section and the at least one second section.

US Pat. No. 9,147,569

ELECTRODE, AND HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP COMPRISING SAID ELECTRODE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An electrode for a high-pressure discharge lamp, comprising:
an electrode head; and
an electrode rod connected to the electrode head and defining a longitudinal axis, the electrode head comprising:
a main section on the same side as the electrode rod;
an end section on the opposite side from the electrode rod; and
an intermediate section arranged between the end section and the main section;
wherein an end surface of the end section of the electrode head is formed at least approximately semicircularly, and at least
one subsection of the intermediate section is cylindrically shaped; and

wherein an extent of the cylindrical subsection of the intermediate section in at least one direction perpendicular to the
longitudinal axis is greater than a diameter of a semicircular end surface of the end section, but less than a largest transverse
extent of the main section.

US Pat. No. 9,210,745

DRIVING DEVICE FOR ILLUMINATING DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND LUMINAIRE, DRIVING DEVICE HAVING DISTRIBUTED INDUCTANCE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A driving device for an illuminating device comprising a plurality of sub illuminating units,
wherein the driving device comprises a plurality of sub driving modules in series connected to an input voltage source to
distributively store energy from the input voltage source, each of the sub driving modules is allocated with and electrically
connected with one sub illuminating unit so as to release the stored energy to the sub illuminating unit allocated thereto,
and

wherein the driving device further comprises a control unit, one of the sub driving modules closest to the control unit further
comprises an auxiliary winding inductively coupled with the inductor in this sub driving module so as to supply energy to
the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,052,074

METHOD OF PRODUCING A LIGHTING DEVICE, AND A CORRESPONDING LIGHTING DEVICE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

8. A lighting device comprising a plurality of lighting modules, wherein each lighting module comprises a first set of contacts
placed at a first end of said lighting module and a second set of contacts placed in corresponding positions at a second end
of said lighting module, wherein said lighting modules are connected in series, each lighting module being connected to the
next lighting module by interconnecting elements which connect the first set of contacts of each lighting module to the second
set of contacts of the next lighting module, and wherein each interconnecting element comprises a base plate and a hollow
portion, and the last lighting module of said lighting device comprises interconnecting elements which have been cut along
their transverse axes to form female connectors, wherein said interconnecting elements have a cup shape with wings extending
away from the cup shape.

US Pat. No. 9,974,177

OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An optoelectronic assembly comprising:a printed circuit board, which has a first side of the printed circuit board, a second side of the printed circuit board facing away from the first side, a central cutout of the printed circuit board, at least one contact cutout and, on the first side of the printed circuit board, at least one connection location,
a carrier element, which is physically coupled to the printed circuit board, has a first side of the carrier element, said first side facing the second side of the printed circuit board, and has at least one contact location on the first side of the carrier element, wherein the contact location is exposed in the contact cutout of the printed circuit board,
at least one optoelectronic component which is electrically coupled to the contact location of the carrier element via the carrier element and which is arranged on the first side of the carrier element in such a way that it is exposed in the central cutout of the printed circuit board,
a housing body, which has a central cutout and which is formed and physically coupled to the printed circuit board in such a way that the optoelectronic component is exposed in the central cutout of the housing body, and
at least one contact element which is arranged on an inner side of the housing body and is formed in such a way that the contact element electrically couples the contact location of the carrier element to the connection location of the printed circuit board;
wherein the contact element has a middle section, via which the contact element is fixed to the housing body, a first end section, which projects from the housing body and which is coupled to the contact location of the carrier element, and a second end section, which projects from the housing body and which is coupled to the connection location of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,591,704

CURRENT DEMAND CONTROL OF LIGHTING MODULES

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A Power Supply Unit comprising:
an output providing electrical power between a positive power supply line and a
common ground line,
a communication line where signals on the communication line are measured against the common ground line,
an adjustable current generator responsive to an internal measurement signal generating an output current at the output,
a switchable voltage source coupled to the communication line,
a measurement unit capable of measuring different voltage levels on the communication line, and
a Central Processing Unit which inputs information from the measurement unit and outputs instructions to the switchable voltage
Source and the adjustable current generator.

US Pat. No. 9,163,809

LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising:
a housing for a lighting module, said housing having an external surface with a plurality of channels, and wherein said housing
comprises a plurality of seats,

at least one profiled element which can be coupled to said housing and protrudes from said housing when coupled to said housing,
said profiled element having a first engagement formation insertable into one of said channels of said housing and a second
engagement formation insertable into one of said seats of said housing when said first engagement formation is inserted in
said channel, and

blocking means movable into a first and into a second operative position, wherein said blocking means are configured for:
a) in said first operative position, permitting the passage of said second engagement formation into said seat, and
b) in said second operative position, blocking said second engagement formation in said seat.

US Pat. No. 9,423,098

LENS AND LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lens for a lighting assembly, the lens comprising:
a bottom surface and
an outer surface extending upwardly from the bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface comprises an incident surface,
wherein the outer surface comprises at least one first surface unit that comprises a first surface and a second surface where
the first surface and/or the second surface is configured as a light adjusting surface for receiving at least one part of
light beams from the incident surface and adjusting the light beams from the incident surface to an emergent surface to emerge
through the emergent surface, wherein all light beams emerging through the first surface are converged at a first focus, and
all light beams emerging through the second surface are converged at a second focus.

US Pat. No. 9,209,365

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE MODULE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE MODULE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light-emitting diode module comprising:
at least one first light-emitting diode chip which is based on the material system AlInGaN and which is designed to emit a
first radiation in the blue spectral range,

at least one second light-emitting diode chip which is based on the material system InGaAlP and which is designed to emit
a second radiation in the red spectral range, and

a conversion element, which is disposed downstream of at least the first light-emitting diode chip and is designed for converting
part of the first radiation into a third radiation in the green to green-yellow spectral range,

wherein
the conversion element comprises a first phosphor and a second phosphor, the first phosphor is designed to emit at a shorter
wavelength than the second phosphor,

the first phosphor has an absorption that decreases toward relatively long wavelengths in the long-wave blue spectral range,
and

the second phosphor has an absorption maximum in the middle blue spectral range,
wherein a scattering body is disposed downstream of the second light-emitting diode chip, wherein the scattering body has
a greater scattering capability at a temperature of 300 K than at a temperature of 400 K.

US Pat. No. 9,204,520

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP OUTSIDE THE NOMINAL POWER RANGE THEREOF

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for operating a high-pressure discharge lamp outside the nominal power range thereof, the method comprising:
providing the high-pressure discharge lamp; and
varying relative to operation at nominal power, at least one of the following parameters at one of either less than 85% of
the nominal power or greater than 110% of the nominal power:

lamp frequency,
lamp current in a commutation pulse,
length of the commutation pulse,
the commutation pattern, and
wherein at a lamp power of less than 85% of the nominal power the high-pressure discharge lamp is operated with a lamp frequency
which corresponds to 1.3 times to 5 times the lamp frequency at nominal power.

US Pat. No. 9,609,700

LIGHT ENGINE MODULE, RELATED POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A Light Engine Module comprising:
a positive power supply line,
a common ground line,
a plurality of LEDs connected in series between the positive power supply line and the common ground line,
a communication line,
a current set resistor connected between the communication line and the common ground line, with its value of conductance
being indicative for the current demand of the Light Engine Module, and

a variable current generator connected to said communication line and generating a compensation current, thus modifying the
current flowing through said communication line, said variable current generator being responsive to at least one measurement
signal provided by at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,554,430

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH AN INTERFACE HAVING A POWER SUPPLY UNIT AND AT LEAST ONE LIGHT SOURCE MODULE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply unit, comprising:
an output for outputting an operating current in response to an internal measurement signal,
a communications line, and
a current-measuring device connected to the communications line,
wherein
the current-measuring device generates a current on the communications line proportional to the conductance of a current-setting
resistor,

the current-measuring device has a current mirror for mirroring the generated current on the communications line, the current-measuring
device converts the mirrored current into the internal measurement signal with a reference potential different than a reference
potential of the communications line, and

at least one light source module for connecting to the output, wherein the at least one light source module has the current-setting
resistor for connecting to the communications line.

US Pat. No. 9,538,606

ELECTRONIC BALLAST FOR OPERATING AT LEAST A FIRST AND A SECOND CASCADE OF LEDS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic ballast for operating at least a first and a second cascade of LEDs, comprising:
an input with a first and a second input terminal for connecting to an alternating power supply voltage;
a rectifier that is connected to the first and to the second input terminal, wherein the rectifier has an output with a first
and a second output terminal;

a first unit that comprises the first cascade of LEDs;
at least one second unit that comprises the second cascade of LEDs, wherein an electronic switch is connected in parallel
with the second cascade of LEDs;

wherein the first unit is connected to the first output terminal of the rectifier, and the at least one second unit is connected
in series with the first unit, said connection being at the end of the first unit that is not connected to the first output
terminal of the rectifier;

a series circuit comprising a linear controller and a shunt resistor, wherein this series circuit is connected in series between
the second unit and the second output terminal of the rectifier;

a setpoint value specification device for the linear controller with a first and a second input and an output, wherein the
output of the setpoint value specification device is connected to the linear controller, wherein the first input of the setpoint
value specification device is connected to the shunt resistor, wherein the second input of the setpoint value specification
device is connected to the tap of a first voltage divider,

wherein
the first voltage divider is connected between the coupling point of the first unit and the second unit at one end and the
second output terminal of the rectifier at the other end.

US Pat. No. 9,218,952

ELECTRIC LAMP INCLUDING A BUILT-IN-LAMP HAVING A PINCH SEAL

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An electric lamp having a longitudinal axis, the electric lamp comprising:
a base; and
a built-in lamp, which has a pinch seal;
wherein two power supply lines protrude out of the pinch seal; and
wherein two pins for connection to the power supply lines are provided on the base side;
wherein in each case one pin and one power supply line are connected by means of a mounting clip;
wherein a mounting clip is a punched sheet-metal part having a bottom which is configured so as to be substantially rectangular
with a width B and a length L;

wherein two spring arms are attached to the bottom, which spring arms surround the pinch seal of the built-in lamp;
wherein in each case one means for fastening a pin and one means for fastening a power supply line are provided on the mounting
clip.

US Pat. No. 9,099,917

CONSTANT CURRENT SOURCE CIRCUIT AND A SAMPLING CIRCUIT

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A constant current source circuit comprising a main circuit, wherein the main circuit comprises a first three-terminal
regulator, a transistor, a sample resistor and a load, an output terminal of the first three-terminal regulator is connected
with a control Electrode of the transistor, a reference Electrode of the transistor is connected with a voltage input terminal,
a working Electrode is connected with one end of the load, and the other end of the load is connected with one end of the
sample resistor, and the other end of the sample resistor and an input terminal of the first three-terminal regulator are
connected to a reference potential, respectively, wherein the constant current source circuit further comprises an adjusting
unit that comprises a voltage stabilizing unit, a fourth resistor and a fifth resistor, wherein the voltage stabilizing unit
generates a second reference voltage higher than a first reference voltage of the first three-terminal regulator and supplies
the second reference voltage to an adjusting terminal of the first three-terminal regulator through the fourth resistor, and
the fifth resistor is connected between the adjusting terminal of the first three-terminal regulator and a node that is between
the load and the sample resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,231,170

PHOSPHOR LED

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor light emitting diode for emitting light emitting diode light comprising:
a light emitting diode designed for emitting blue primary light; and
a light emitting diode phosphor designed and arranged such that it is excited by the primary light during operation and emits
secondary light as a consequence, said secondary light forming at least a portion of the light emitting diode light;

wherein the light emitting diode phosphor comprises a green phosphor and a red phosphor; and
wherein the green phosphor and the red phosphor are provided in a ratio such that the light emitting diode light in the Commission
Internationale l'Eclairage “CIE” standard chromaticity system has a color locus in the green which is spaced apart from the
Planckian locus, to be precise by at least 0.01 in terms of absolute value;

wherein the color locus of the light emitting diode light in the CIE standard chromaticity system lies in a quadrilateral
spanned by four (x/y)-value pairs, which (x/y)-value pairs are: (0.36/0.395), (0.47/0.46), (0.38/0.52) and (0.31/0.4).

US Pat. No. 9,196,800

LIGHT-RADIATING SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENT WITH A LUMINESCENCE CONVERSION ELEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light-radiating semiconductor component comprising
a semiconductor body having a semiconductor layer sequence comprising layers based on GaN and configured to emit electromagnetic
radiation of a first wavelength range during operation of the semiconductor component; and

a luminescence conversion element comprising at least one luminescent material,
wherein the first wavelength range comprises at least light from the blue spectral range and the luminescence conversion element
is operable to convert some electromagnetic radiation from the first wavelength range into light of at least one second wavelength
range, different from the first wavelength range, in such a way that the semiconductor component emits white light, the white
light being composed of visible light of the first wavelength range and of visible light of the at least one second wavelength
range and having a spectrum, which spectrum has a first relative intensity peak in the blue spectral range, has a second relative
intensity peak at a wavelength between 500 nm and 600 nm, and extends at least to a wavelength of 700 nm with a full-width
half-maximum (FWHM) for the second relative intensity peak of at least about 80 nm,

the light-radiating semiconductor component further comprising:
a first transparent encapsulation directly covering the semiconductor layer sequence, wherein the luminescence conversion
element is a luminescence conversion layer applied directly on the first transparent encapsulation; and

a second transparent encapsulation directly covering the luminescence conversion layer.

US Pat. No. 9,500,351

LIGHTING UNIT HAVING A PLURALITY OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting unit, comprising:
a hollow body made of a plastics material as a substrate, which hollow body has an outer surface and an opposite inner surface,
wherein the latter at least partially delimits a hollow body internal volume,

a plurality of light emitting diodes, which are arranged on the outer surface of the hollow body, and
a conductor track structure, which is electrically conductively connected to the light emitting diodes,
wherein the conductor track structure is arranged on the inner surface of the hollow body, and the electrically conductive
connection to the light emitting diodes is produced by through-contacts, which are passed through the plastics material;

wherein a region of the outer surface is provided as arrangement region, which is inwardly lowered in comparison with a region
of the outer surface which surrounds said arrangement region;

wherein each of the plurality of light emitting diodes is arranged in an arrangement region; and
wherein the outer surface, apart from the arrangement regions, is free of conductor tracks.

US Pat. No. 9,425,370

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STRIPLIGHT AND STRIPLIGHT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for producing a striplight, wherein the method comprises:
(a) providing a strip-shaped carrier, which is populated on at least one side with a plurality of semiconductor light sources;
then

(b) arranging at least one electrical line directly along the carrier; and
(c) casting the at least one electrical line on the carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,188,299

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor light sources; and
a plurality of optical waveguides;
wherein the optical waveguides each have at least one light coupling-in surface and a light coupling-out surface;
wherein the light coupling-in surfaces of the optical waveguides are respectively assigned a light-emitting surface of at
least one semiconductor light source, such that light emitted by the light-emitting surface of the at least one semiconductor
light source impinges on the light coupling-in surface of the optical waveguide assigned thereto;

wherein the light coupling-out surfaces of the optical waveguides are arranged in the form of a matrix;
wherein the light coupling-in surface of the respective optical waveguide is smaller than the light-emitting surface of the
at least one semiconductor light source assigned to said optical waveguide, and an optical diaphragm embodied as a grating
having grating cells is provided, which is arranged in the region of the light coupling-in surfaces of the optical waveguides,
such that light coupling-in surfaces belonging to different optical waveguides are arranged in different grating cells of
the optical diaphragm embodied as a grating.

US Pat. No. 9,103,536

ASSEMBLY HAVING A SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE AND SUPPORT FOR A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING THE ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An assembly comprising a printed circuit board, a support, at least one first securing element on the printed circuit board,
and at least one second securing element on the support, wherein the at least one first securing element is configured to
mate with the at least one second securing element for securing the printed circuit board to the support,
wherein the printed circuit board comprises a front side, for population with at least one semiconductor light source, and
a rear side, wherein the at least one first securing element is accessible via the rear side, and wherein the at least one
first securing element is formed as an electrical through-conduction element for the at least one semiconductor light source,

wherein the support includes a support area for emplacing the printed circuit board, wherein the at least one second securing
element is arranged on the support area, and wherein the at least one second securing element is formed as an electrical through-conduction
element, and

wherein one of (i) the at least one first securing element and (ii) the at least one first securing element is a cutout in
the shape of a keyhole, and a soldering region is at the end of the narrow portion of the keyhole and positioned to be engageable
by the other of the first and second securing elements.

US Pat. No. 9,099,920

CONVERTER DEVICE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A converter for feeding a load via an inductor with a current having a controlled intensity between a maximum level and
a minimum level, the converter comprising:
a switch switcheable on and off to permit or prevent, respectively, feeding of current towards said inductor,
a current sensor including a resistor coupled to the converter output and sensitive to the current flowing through said inductor
when said switch is off,

a further switch interposed between said switch and said resistor; said further switch being conductive when said switch is
turned off, whereby, with said switch turned off, said resistor coupled to the converter output is traversed by current flowing
through said inductor, and

drive circuitry of said switch coupled to said current sensor to turn said switch on as a function if the current detected
by said current sensor,

wherein a bootstrap circuit is provided for feeding said drive circuitry, said bootstrap circuit comprising:
a bootstrap capacitor to accumulate a feeding charge for said drive circuitry, wherein said bootstrap capacitor is coupled
to the converter output and a bootstrap diode,

a coupling capacitor interposed between said further switch and said bootstrap diode;
a bootstrap resistor interposed between a power supply source and said bootstrap diode to charge said coupling capacitor from
said power supply source, whereby, with said switch turned off, said bootstrap diode transfers charge from said coupling capacitor
to said bootstrap capacitor and said resistor coupled to the converter output is traversed by the current flowing through
said inductor.

US Pat. No. 9,423,082

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising:
a carrier having a mounting surface,
at least one luminescence diode chip having, at its side facing away from the carrier, a radiation exit surface, through which
electromagnetic radiation generated in the luminescence diode chip during operation emerges at least partly,

at least one optical body designed in a radiation-transmissive fashion, and
a shaped body comprising a phosphor, wherein
each luminescence diode chip is fixed to the mounting surface on the carrier,
each of said at least one optical body is fixed to the radiation exit surface of an assigned luminescence diode chip,
the shaped body encloses each optical body in a positively locking manner at a side surface of the optical body, and
the phosphor converts at least part of the electromagnetic radiation generated in at least one of the luminescence diode chips
during operation, wherein at least one of the at least one optical body is free of the shaped body at its top surface facing
away from the assigned luminescence diode chip.

US Pat. No. 9,404,642

LIGHTING MODULE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE LIGHTING MODULE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module for illuminating device, the lighting module comprising:
at least one lighting component;
a plurality of first and second lighting component brackets bearing corresponding lighting component; and
one mounting rail formed in a linear shape with end-caps provided at each of two ends of the mounting rail,
wherein the first and the second lighting component brackets are formed in a linear shape with a first and a second ends;
wherein the mounting rail is longer than the first and the second lighting component brackets;
wherein the first and the second lighting component brackets are mounted onto the mounting rail and perpendicular to the mounting
rail having a cross shape extending to the left and right of the mounting rail;

wherein the first lighting component brackets and the second lighting component brackets are alternately provided on the front
and the back sides of the mounting rail;

wherein the first end of the first lighting component brackets are electrically connected with the first end of the second
lighting component brackets by wires and the second end of the first lighting component brackets are electrically connected
with the second end of the second lighting component brackets by wires; and

wherein the mounting rail is fixed onto a shell of the illuminating device by the end-caps of the mounting rail.

US Pat. No. 9,228,707

LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE LUMINOUS BAND

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising at least one connection element and at least one luminous band having at least one band-shaped
unit circuit board, whereby the unit circuit board is equipped with at least two semiconductor light sources and has at least
one contact area arranged between at least two semiconductor light sources, whereby the contact area is formed so it can be
severed and the contact area and the connection element are configured such that after severing of the contact area the connection
element can be applied onto the contact area and at least one circuit can be closed on the unit circuit board by applying
the connection element onto the contact area wherein the arrangement of the contacts in the contact area is dependent on the
number of semiconductor light sources between at least one of a current infeed point or an end point of the luminous band
and the contact area.

US Pat. No. 9,210,772

ACTUATING A PLURALITY OF SERIES-CONNECTED LUMINOUS ELEMENTS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit for actuating a plurality of light-emitting means which are connected in series,
comprising a plurality of electronic switches, which can be actuated depending on a rectified system voltage,
wherein the plurality of electronic switches are arranged in parallel with at least some of the light-emitting means,
wherein each of the plurality of electronic switches short-circuits on activation of in each case at least one of the light-emitting
means connected in series,

with at least one energy store,
which is connected in parallel with a first group of light-emitting means during a charge phase by virtue of the electronic
switches, and

which is connected in parallel with a second group of light-emitting means during a discharge phase by virtue of the electronic
switches.

US Pat. No. 9,506,607

LIGHTING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

5. A method of assembling a lighting device comprising a lighting source arranged between a first and a second component,
the method comprising:
interposing between said first and second components a coupling structure to sealingly couple the first and the second components
together;

including in said coupling structure at least one layer resiliently deformable to permit relative displacement of the first
and second components;

providing said at least one resiliently deformable layer as an elastic deformable layer; and
providing said at least one resiliently deformable layer as an elastic glue;
wherein said coupling structure is a layered structure;
wherein said at least one resiliently deformable layer is coupled with at least one other layer in said layered structure;
and

wherein said at least one other layer in said layered structure is a solid glue.

US Pat. No. 9,508,506

POTTING METHOD FOR LAMP CHAIN

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A potting method for a lamp chain, the method comprising:
a) providing a mold having a potting groove;
b) providing a fixing support which is fixedly kept in the potting groove;
c) fixedly keeping a printed circuit board provided with a light emitting assembly in the fixing support;
d) potting a potting material into the potting groove and curing the potting material; and
e) removing the mold,
wherein, in a), the potting groove having a U-shape section contour is provided; and in b) the fixing support consisting of
multiple U-shape supports spaced apart is provided,

wherein, in b), the height of the multiple U-shape supports is made to be less than or equal to the depth of the potting groove.

US Pat. No. 9,494,850

PROJECTION SYSTEM WITH A PLURALITY OF LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A projection system for illuminating a projection surface, comprising:
at least one light source formed from a plurality of light-emitting elements and at least one optical integrator, each optical
integrator having an entrance opening and an exit opening, into the entrance opening of which the light of each light-emitting
element is coupled such that the mixed light of all the light-emitting elements emerges from its exit opening, and

an imaging optical unit, which projects the light emerging from the exit opening of each integrator onto the projection surface,
wherein an optical element is in each case arranged between the exit opening of each integrator and the imaging optical unit,
said optical element shifting the virtual image of the entrance opening along an optical axis of the projection system such
that its image generated by the imaging optical unit is not visible on the projection surface,

wherein the light-emitting elements are designed for emitting electromagnetic radiation having different spectra.

US Pat. No. 9,465,285

LIGHT UNIT COMPRISING AN ILLUMINATION UNIT AND A PROJECTION UNIT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light-emitting unit comprising:
a lighting unit capable of generating light; and
a projection unit capable of projecting an image using light generated by the projection unit,
a control unit operatively connected to the lighting unit and the projection unit to control their operation,
wherein the control unit is configured so that the lighting unit and the projection unit can be switched on and off independently
of one another, and

wherein the control unit is configured so that the lighting unit and the projection unit can operate in:
(a) a light-emitting mode in which only the lighting unit is switched on, and the projection unit is switched off or in a
standby state;

(b) a projection mode in which only the projection unit is switched on, and the lighting unit is switched off or in the standby
state;

(c) a mixed mode in which the lighting unit and the projection unit are switched on;
(d) a dynamic mode in which the lighting unit and the projection unit are repeatedly switched between on and off or standby
state; and

(e) a dark mode in which the lighting unit and the projection unit are off or in the standby state.

US Pat. No. 9,348,203

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING PUMP LIGHT SOURCE, PHOSPHOR ARRANGEMENT AND FILTER ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a. a pump light source;
b. a phosphor arrangement,
i. wherein the phosphor arrangement has at least one phosphor element which can be irradiated with the pump light of the pump
light source and re-emits said pump light at least partly in a wavelength-converted manner, and

ii. wherein the phosphor arrangement is arranged in a moveable manner in a beam path of the pump light source;
c. a filter arrangement,
i. wherein the filter arrangement has at least one filter element which can be irradiated with the wavelength-converted light;
and

ii. wherein the filter arrangement is arranged in a moveable manner in a beam path of the wavelength-converted light;
d. a movement unit which is configured to move the phosphor arrangement and the filter arrangement with a fixed phase relationship
between the at least one phosphor element and the at least one filter element; and

e. a phase control unit for controlling the phase relationship between the at least one moving phosphor element and the at
least one moving filter element,

wherein the moveable phosphor arrangement is a rotatable phosphor wheel and the moveable filter arrangement is a rotatable
filter wheel, and

wherein the phase control unit is adapted for changing the phase relationship between phosphor wheel and filter wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,338,845

LED ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light emitting diode arrangement, comprising
at least one first light emitting diode chain having a first plurality of series-connected light emitting diodes;
at least one second light emitting diode chain having a second plurality of series-connected light emitting diodes;
a circuit arrangement for coupling the first and second light emitting diode chains to a supply source, which provides a temporally
varying voltage;

wherein the light emitting diodes are arranged at least partly on at least one first arrangement surface;
wherein the circuit arrangement is configured in such a way that the first light emitting diode chain and second light emitting
diode chain in each case can be coupled to the supply source and can be decoupled from the supply source,

wherein the first light emitting diode chain can be coupled to the supply source at first points in time and the second light
emitting diode chain can be coupled to the supply source at second points in time, wherein the first points in time differ
from the second points in time;

wherein the circuit arrangement is configured in such a way that, in the case of a coupling of the light emitting diode arrangement
to the supply source, a current having a first average current intensity flows through the first light emitting diode chain
and a current having a second average current intensity flows through the second light emitting diode chain, said second average
current intensity differing from the first average current intensity at least owing to the difference between the first and
second points in time;

wherein the light emitting diodes of the at least one first and second light emitting diode chain are arranged according to
a predefined criterion depending on their average current intensities,

wherein the light emitting diode arrangement has at least one second arrangement surface, wherein the at least one first and
second arrangement surface are arranged on at least one main body, wherein the normal vectors of the at least one first arrangement
surface differ in terms of their direction from the normal vectors of the at least one second arrangement surface, wherein
an orientation of the normal vectors points away from the at least one main body, and wherein the separation is configured
in such a way that the light emitting diodes of the at least one first light emitting diode chain are arranged on the at least
one first arrangement surface and the light emitting diodes of the at least one second light emitting diode chain are arranged
on the at least one second arrangement surface.

US Pat. No. 9,310,057

LIGHTING APPARATUS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting apparatus having semiconductor light sources and a heat sink for the semiconductor light sources, wherein the
lighting apparatus has a carrier element for at least one first group and one second group of luminous elements, said carrier
element being connected to the heat sink and projecting from a side of the heat sink, and wherein the first group and second
group of luminous elements are arranged on surface regions of the carrier element and each group of luminous elements comprises
at least one semiconductor light source,
wherein a further group of luminous elements is arranged at the side of the heat sink from which the carrier element projects,
and the further group of luminous elements comprises at least one semiconductor light source,

wherein the lighting apparatus has two reflector shells provided with light-reflecting surfaces, the light-reflecting surface
of a first reflector shell facing the first group of luminous elements and the light-reflecting surface of the second reflector
shell facing the second group of luminous elements, and wherein the light-reflecting surfaces face away from the heat sink,

wherein the further group of luminous elements has at least one optical element which is optically coupled to the at least
one semiconductor light source of the further group of luminous elements,

wherein the at least one optical element is an optical waveguide, wherein a gap is arranged between said reflector shells,
and wherein the gap between the reflector shells faces the further group of luminous elements, such that light which is emitted
by the further group of luminous elements can pass through the gap, and

wherein an optical unit assigned to the further group of luminous elements is arranged in the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,197,122

LOAD DRIVE CIRCUIT, LOAD DRIVE METHOD, AND LUMINAIRE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A load drive circuit comprising:
a DC power source configured to provide a DC output voltage for at least one load based on an output voltage of an AC/DC converter,
the DC output voltage having a ripple;

a variable resistance module to be connected to the at least one load;
a ripple reduction module configured to generate, based on a reference voltage and a feedback signal from the at least one
load, a variable resistance adjusting signal for adjusting the resistance of the variable resistance module so as to reduce
a ripple of a load current flowing through the at least one load, wherein the reference voltage is generated based on the
DC output voltage; and

a reference voltage adjusting module configured to adjust the average value of the reference voltage based on the variable
resistance adjusting signal, so as to make the average value of the reference voltage approach the average value of the feedback
signal as much as possible, wherein

the ripple reduction module is configured to increase the variable resistance adjusting signal when a difference between an
instant value of the reference voltage and an instant value of the feedback signal becomes larger and to decrease the variable
resistance adjusting signal when the difference between the instant value of the reference voltage and the instant value of
the feedback signal becomes smaller; and

the variable resistance module is configured so that the resistance value of the variable resistance module becomes smaller
when the variable resistance adjusting signal becomes larger and the resistance value of the variable resistance module becomes
larger when the variable resistance adjusting signal becomes smaller, wherein:

the reference voltage adjusting module is configured to decrease the average value of the reference voltage when a difference
between a maximum value of the variable resistance adjusting signal and a reference value is higher than a predetermined threshold
or when a difference between a maximum value of the variable resistance adjusting signal and a reference value is larger than
a difference between the reference value and a minimum value of the variable resistance adjusting signal, and to increase
the average value of the reference voltage when a difference between the reference value and a minimum value of the variable
resistance adjusting signal is higher than the predetermined threshold or when the difference between the maximum value and
the reference value is smaller than the difference between the reference value and the minimum value.

US Pat. No. 9,170,423

LIGHT MODULE FOR A PROJECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING THE BLUE COMPONENT IN A LIGHT MODULE FOR A PROJECTION APPARATUS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light module for a projection apparatus, comprising:
a laser apparatus adapted to emit linearly polarized radiation in a blue wavelength range;
a luminous wheel arranged in the beam path of the radiation emitted by the laser apparatus;
a first beam splitter arranged in the beam path of the radiation emitted by the laser apparatus between the laser apparatus
and the luminous wheel;

a focusing apparatus arranged in the beam path of the radiation emitted by the laser apparatus between the first beam splitter
and the luminous wheel; and

at least one polarization manipulation apparatus, arranged in the beam path of the radiation emitted by the laser apparatus
between the first beam splitter and the luminous wheel, which is adapted to rotate the polarization of radiation that has
passed through it twice in different directions through 90°,

wherein the first beam splitter is arranged in the beam path of radiation in the blue wavelength range which has passed twice
through the polarization manipulation apparatus in different directions.

US Pat. No. 9,157,590

BASE CARRIER, LIGHT SOURCE CARRIER AND SYSTEM COMPRISING A BASE CARRIER AND A LIGHT SOURCE CARRIER

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A base carrier for an illumination device, comprising:
a printed circuit board;
at least one first plug-in connection element arranged on the printed circuit board and configured to mechanically secure
and operationally electrically couple a light-emitting diode (LED) light source carrier to the printed circuit board; and

at least one second plug-in connection element arranged on the printed circuit board configured to mechanically secure and
electrically couple a module to the printed circuit board,

wherein the at least one first plug-in connection element is differently shaped than the at least one second plug-in connection.

US Pat. No. 9,151,464

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT, AN ILLUMINATING DEVICE EQUIPPED WITH THE LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source unit comprising at least one LED sub light source unit, wherein each LED sub light source unit comprises
three types of LEDs:
phosphor converted green LED having CIE 1931 color location coordinates in the range x=0.35 to 0.39 and y=0.42 to 0.54, orange-red
LED with a spectral emission in the wavelength range 614 nm to 622 nm and blue LED with a spectral emission in the wavelength
range 460 nm to 476 nm,

wherein each LED sub light source unit comprises 27 LEDs including 15 phosphor-converted green LEDs, seven orange-red LEDs
and five blue LEDs,

wherein the 27 LEDs are arranged as follows: a vertical column formed by three LEDs in a center, an inner ring surrounding
the vertical column, and an outer ring surrounding the inner ring, and wherein the vertical column includes a phosphor-converted
green LED in a middle, and a blue LED and an orange-red LED respectively on a top and at a bottom; eight phosphor-converted
green LEDs are distributed on the inner ring with two green LEDs forming a row with the phosphor-converted green LED in the
middle; and four blue LEDs, six green LEDs and six orange-red LEDs are distributed on the outer ring with one phosphor-converted
green LED between two orange-red LEDs and one orange-red LED between two phosphor-converted green LEDs being arranged alternatively
between each two blue LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,961,781

OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An optoelectronic assembly, comprising:a substrate, which has at least one first contact region at a first side of the substrate,
an optoelectronic component, which is arranged on the first side of the substrate and which has a first contact electrically coupled to the first contact region, a printed circuit board, which has conductor tracks and which is physically coupled to the first side of the substrate at a first side of the printed circuit board and which has a central cutout, in which the optoelectronic component is exposed, and which has a first contact cutout, which overlaps the first contact region, at least one electronic component which is arranged on a second side of the printed circuit board, facing away from the first side of the printed circuit board, and which is electrically coupled to at least one of the conductor tracks, and an electrically conductive first connection element, which is arranged in the first contact cutout and electrically couples the first contact region to at least one of the conductor tracks, wherein the connection element mechanically fixes the substrate to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,614,348

LIGHT SOURCE ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source arrangement, comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor laser light sources, each having an optical axis, wherein the semiconductor laser light sources
are arranged in such a way that their optical axes are oriented parallel to one another so that respective laser light emission
sides of the semiconductor laser light sources point in the same spatial direction; and

a deflection unit configured to collect and influence beam paths of the laser light emitted by the semiconductor laser light
sources in order to form a beam bundle;

wherein the semiconductor laser light sources are arranged on a surface of a carrier, distributed at least two-dimensionally
over the surface,

wherein the carrier has at least two bar-shaped carrier elements, on which the semiconductor laser light sources are arranged,
wherein the carrier elements are arranged on a common carrier frame of the carrier parallel to one another on a plane oriented
transversely to the optical axes, and

wherein energy supply terminals for the semiconductor laser light sources arranged at front-side ends of the bar-shaped carrier
element.

US Pat. No. 9,516,748

CIRCUIT BOARD, ELECTRONIC MODULE AND ILLUMINATING DEVICE HAVING THE CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE CIRCUIT BOARD

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit board, comprising
a base and
an electric-conducting layer,
wherein the base has a first region and a second region on one side thereof facing the electric-conducting layer, the first
region is recessed with respect to the second region, a first insulating layer is accommodated in the first region, a second
insulating layer is formed on the second region, and the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer have different
thermal conductivities,

wherein the second region is configured to be flat, and
wherein the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer are fixedly connected through a solder.

US Pat. No. 9,441,798

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT, A LIGHT ENGINE HAVING THE LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND AN ILLUMINATING APPARATUS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source unit of a light engine, wherein the light source unit comprises a plurality of LED sub light source units
each comprising at least one LED and an optical device corresponding to the at least one LED, the optical device is configured
to modify a beam from each LED to be an approximately collimated beam,
wherein the optical device includes at least one lens accommodating the LED therein and at least one primary reflector provided
to surround each lens, further comprising at least one lens board each provided with a part of lenses among all the lenses,

wherein a cross section of each primary reflector is in a hexagonal shape constructed by six reflecting portions each forming
an edge of the hexagonal shape.

US Pat. No. 9,398,655

ACTUATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS ON THE BASIS OF THE BYPASS STATE OF ADJACENT SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENTS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit for actuating semiconductor light-emitting elements,
wherein the circuit is supplied by a rectified mains voltage,
comprising at least two series-connected segments, which each have one or more series-connected semiconductor light-emitting
elements,

wherein the semiconductor light-emitting elements in at least two of the segments are different, which results in different
forward voltages of the segments,

comprising in each case one driver for actuating a segment, wherein the driver has at least one electronic switch, by means
of which the segment can be bypassed,

wherein the circuit arrangement is designed to decide to bypass the segment assigned to the circuit arrangement, on the basis
of an instantaneous value of the rectified mains voltage and on the basis of the bypass state of the adjacent segments,

wherein a buffer capacitor is connected in parallel with semiconductor light-emitting elements of at least one segment, wherein
a decoupling diode is arranged in series with the at least one segment, and the electronic switch is arranged in parallel
with the series circuit comprising the segment and the decoupling diode, with the result that the decoupling diode prevents
the discharge of the buffer capacitor via the electronic switch,

wherein by actuating the electronic switches, the voltage at the LED segments is controlled to follow the rectified mains
voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,291,315

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
at least one laser light source; and
a light wavelength conversion element;
the light wavelength conversion element comprising phosphor which is arranged on a surface region of a substrate and is used
for wavelength conversion of the light emitted by the at least one laser light source;

wherein the light wavelength conversion element has a greater thickness at the edge of the surface region, provided with phosphor,
of the substrate than at the surface centroid of the surface region, provided with phosphor, of the substrate, the thickness
respectively being measured perpendicularly to the surface region, provided with phosphor, of the substrate,

wherein the phosphor has a greater thickness on the substrate at the edge of the surface region, provided with phosphor, of
the substrate than at the surface centroid of the surface region, provided with phosphor, of the substrate, and

wherein the concentration of a wavelength conversion means in the phosphor is less at the edge of the surface region, provided
with phosphor, of the substrate than at the surface centroid of the surface region, provided with phosphor, of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,212,804

LENS AND AN ASYMMETRICAL LIGHT DISTRIBUTION ILLUMINATING DEVICE HAVING SUCH LENS

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lens for a linear light source comprising
a top and a bottom, the bottom comprising an incident surface, and a first supporting surface and a second supporting surface
respectively at each side of the incident surface, and the top comprising an emergent surface,
wherein the top further comprises a total internally reflective surface, andwherein in a cross section, the emergent surface is joined with the first supporting surface, the total internally reflective
surface is joined with the second supporting surface, one part of light from the linear light source incidents into the incident
surface and emerges after refracted by the emergent surface, and the other part of light incidents into the incident surface
and reflected by the total internally reflective surface and then emerges after refracted by the emergent surface,wherein in the cross section, the total internally reflective surface is formed to be inclined with respect to an optical
axis of the linear light source, and wherein an angle between a tangential direction of the total internally reflective surface
and the bottom is bigger than 90°.

US Pat. No. 9,134,596

LIGHT MODULE FOR A PROJECTION DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light module for a projection device, the light module comprising:
at least one light source designed to emit partly polarization radiation; and
a first polarization beam splitter, which is arranged in the beam path of the radiation emitted by the at least one light
source, wherein the polarization beam splitter is designed to provide radiation of a first polarization at a first output
and radiation of a second polarization at a second output;

wherein the at least one light source comprises:
at least one first laser device designed to emit radiation in the blue wavelength range;
a conversion device, which is arranged in the beam path of the radiation emitted by the at least one first laser device, wherein
the conversion device comprises at least one phosphor and is designed to emit radiation in a predefinable wavelength range
upon excitation by radiation from the at least one first laser device; and

a first dichroic beam splitter, which is arranged in the beam path between the at least one first laser device and the conversion
device, wherein the first dichroic beam splitter is designed to separate the radiation emitted by the at least one first laser
device from the radiation emitted by the conversion device,

wherein the light module furthermore comprises:
a first beam cube having a first input, a second input and a third input and an output, wherein the beam cube is arranged
in the beam path of the radiation provided at the first output of the first polarization beam splitter, wherein a first LCD
panel is disposed upstream of the first input of the beam cube, a second LCD panel is disposed upstream of the second input
of said beam cube and a third LCD panel is disposed upstream of the third input of said beam cube;

a second dichroic beam splitter, which is arranged between the first output of the first polarization beam splitter and the
first input of the beam cube, wherein the second dichroic beam splitter is designed to be transmissive for radiation in a
first wavelength subrange of the predefinable wavelength range and reflective for radiation in a second wavelength subrange
of the predefinable wavelength range;

a first deflection device, which is designed to deflect radiation reflected by the second dichroic beam splitter into the
second input of the beam cube;

a second laser device, which is designed and arranged to emit linearly polarized radiation in the blue wavelength range to
the third input of the beam cube; and

at least one fourth LCD panel arranged in the beam path of the radiation penetrating through the first polarization beam splitter
and a second polarization beam splitter, wherein the second polarization beam splitter is arranged to superimpose the radiation
provided at the output of the beam cube and at least the radiation that has penetrated through the fourth LCD panel.

US Pat. No. 9,123,524

CERAMIC BUSHING FOR A HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A bushing for a high-pressure discharge lamp, which is suitable for connecting an electrode in the interior of a ceramic
discharge vessel to a supply lead in a gastight manner on the exterior of the discharge vessel, wherein the bushing is an
electrically conductive ceramic composite consisting of a mixture of LaB6 and at least one second material Dy2Al5O12.

US Pat. No. 9,109,765

LIGHTING MODULE, LIGHTING STRIP INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF CONTIGUOUS LIGHTING MODULES, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A LIGHTING STRIP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module comprising a strip-shaped carrier, wherein at least one light source, and at least one electrical contact
element that can be contacted at the edge are present on the strip-shaped carrier, wherein the at least one electrical contact
element is designed as a material volume element.

US Pat. No. 9,049,770

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AT LEAST ONE LUMINOUS MEANS

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A circuit arrangement for operating at least one luminous means, the circuit arrangement comprising: an input having a
first input connection and a second input connection for coupling to a DC supply voltage; an inverter comprising at least
one first electronic switch and one second electronic switch which are coupled in series between the first input connection
and the second input connection so as to form a bridge center point; an output having a first output connection and a second
output connection for providing the at least one luminous means with an output voltage; a drive apparatus for at least the
first electronic switch and the second electronic switch; a current-measuring apparatus which is designed and arranged to
measure the current through the inverter; a short-circuiting apparatus which is coupled in a manner parallel to the output
and is designed to short-circuit the output when the output voltage exceeds a first predefinable threshold value; and an evaluation
apparatus which is coupled to the current-measuring apparatus and is designed to determine the mean value of the current through
the inverter and, when the mean value undershoots a second predefinable threshold value, to drive the drive apparatus in such
a manner that the latter influences the operation of the inverter, by accordingly driving at least the first electronic switch
and the second electronic switch, in such a manner that the current in the short-circuiting apparatus is at least reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,488,356

ILLUMINATING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. An illuminating device, comprising:
a circuit board carrying a light-emitting element,
a driver and
a heat sink arranged between the circuit board and the driver, wherein the heat sink is non-conductive and at least one pair
of conductive connectors are embedded in the non-conductive heat sink, each respective connector having a first end extending
from one side of the non-conductive heat sink to hold the circuit board and a second end extending from the other side of
the non-conductive heat sink to hold the driver,

wherein the circuit board and the driver are electrically connected by means of the connectors.

US Pat. No. 9,392,656

METHOD OF DRIVING LED LIGHTING SOURCES AND RELATED DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of driving a light source including a plurality of LED strings by means of a current generator in an arrangement
wherein each said LED string forms a respective current mesh with said current generator, the method comprising:
providing at least one inductor acting on said current meshes,
inserting in each of said current meshes an electronic switch having a first node towards the LED string and a second node
opposed to the LED,

connecting together the second nodes of all said electronic switches,
coupling the first node of each said electronic switch to the first node of at least another one of said electronic switches
via at least one current averaging, and

selectively rendering only one of said electronic switches conductive at a respective given time interval thereby selectively
distributing the current of said current generator to said LED strings,

wherein said arrangement includes at least one pair of said LED strings, the method further comprising interposing at least
one current averaging capacitor bridge-like between the LED strings in said pair, with respective inductors interposed between
said current generator and said at least one current averaging capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,310,054

INTERNALLY COOLED FLUORESCENT DEVICE AND REFLECTOR LAMP ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING SAID FLUORESCENT DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A reflector lamp arrangement comprising
at least one reflector,
at least one excitation laser which is designed for the emission of an excitation-laser radiation, and
an internally cooled fluorescent device, comprising
two disk-like carrier elements having two sides each which are arranged at a mutual distance in such a manner that one side
of one carrier element faces one side of the other carrier element and as a result define two inside surfaces, facing one
another, of the fluorescent device, the respective other two sides of the two carrier elements pointing toward the outside
and thus defining two outside surfaces of the fluorescent device,

at least one conversion area which contains a luminous material and is arranged on at least one of the two outside surfaces,
and

at least one opening which is arranged in at least one of the two carrier elements;
wherein the reflector lamp arrangement is designed for the excitation-laser radiation to impinge on the at least one conversion
area of the fluorescent device, to be wavelength-converted by the luminous material of the at least one conversion area and
at least a part of the wavelength-converted light to impinge on the at least one reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,203,008

MULTILAYERED LED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A multilayered LED printed circuit board with electrically insulating layers comprising:
at least one electrically insulating material; and
electrically conductive layers consisting of an electrically conductive material;
wherein at least one of the electrically conductive layers is structured with a conductor track structure
wherein the at least one structured electrically conductive layer is arranged on an upper side of the LED printed circuit
board and

wherein a plurality of LEDs is arranged on the at least one structured electrically conductive layer on the upper side, the
LED printed circuit board further comprising:

a thermally conducting element; and
thermal paths comprising an electrically conductive material, which are arranged, in each case in contact-making fashion,
between the LEDs and the thermally conducting element;

wherein the thermal paths are electrically insulated from one another and are designed to conduct heat away from the LEDs;
and

wherein the thermally conducting element comprises a material which is designed to thermally couple and electrically isolate
the thermal paths of the respective LEDs;

wherein the thermally conducting element is arranged in such a way that a region in which the thermal paths make contact with
the thermally conducting element is arranged at least partially in an electrically insulating layer of the LED printed circuit
board.

US Pat. No. 9,182,100

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising a plurality of semiconductor light sources arranged on a substrate which is brought into contact
thermally with a heat sink, wherein the substrate is formed from a multiplicity of substrate modules which are held by a carrier
and which each carry at least one semiconductor light source and are brought into contact electrically with one another;
wherein the substrate modules are attached to a reflector; and
wherein the reflector has a multiplicity of cutouts on the rear side, a substrate module being inserted into each of said
cutouts.

US Pat. No. 9,157,612

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting assembly comprising:
a base body configured as a heat sink having a front surface;
a board carrying a light radiation source positioned on the front surface of said base body;
a fixing element mounted on said front surface of said heat sink with said board arranged therebetween, wherein the fixing
element includes a four-sided window that leaves at least partly uncovered said light radiation source, said window having
four side walls that surround said light radiation source, spread outwards, and are configured to form a reflector for, and
pre-mix a light radiation from, the light radiation source; and

a pair of external reflectors mounted to the fixing element, an internal wall of each external reflector shaped and positioned
so as to continue a surface of one side wall of said window of said fixing element, wherein the side walls of said window,
at which the external reflectors are mounted, are on opposing sides of the window, and wherein the pair of external reflectors
are separate pieces that are mounted only on two opposing sides to the fixing element.

US Pat. No. 9,111,744

HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP WITH STARTING AID

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A high-pressure discharge lamp with starting aid, comprising a discharge vessel which is contained in an outer envelope,
wherein the discharge vessel features two ends having seals in which electrodes are fastened, wherein a frame comprising a
support wire holds the discharge vessel in the outer envelope, wherein the support wire is bent towards the seal of the electrode
of opposite polarity to the extent that the bent part thus formed acts as a starting aid, wherein the bent part has a minimal
distance to a capillary, wherein the bent part includes a first and second supply part and a peak part, the first supply part
projecting inwards in the region of the first 20% of the length of the capillary into the straight peak part, the straight
peak part running parallel and alongside the capillary until projecting outwards to the second supply part, wherein the straight
portion runs parallel and alongside the capillary until at least 20% of the length of the capillary.

US Pat. No. 9,103,509

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising
at least one two-dimensional semiconductor light source,
at least one reflector unit, which can be switched between a plurality of reflector settings, wherein
in a first reflector setting, a first reflector surface of the reflector unit can be illuminated by the at least one semiconductor
light source, and in a second reflector setting, a second reflector surface of the reflector unit can be illuminated by the
at least one semiconductor light source, and

wherein the lighting device comprises at least one further reflector which is arranged optically downstream of the reflector
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,097,392

MIXED LIGHT SOURCE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A mixed light source comprising:
a first radiation source, which emits radiation in the red spectral range;
an excitation source, comprising a III-V semiconductor material;
a conversion substance, which, during the operation of the mixed light source, converts the radiation of the excitation source
at least partly into radiation having a defined color locus; and

a further radiation source which generates radiation in the blue spectral range, wherein:
the further radiation source generates radiation having a dominant wavelength of between 465 nm and 470 nm inclusive, and
the excitation source generates radiation having a dominant wavelength of between 445 nm and 449 nm inclusive.

US Pat. No. 9,074,755

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising at least one reflector, at least one luminous region containing phosphor, and at least one
laser, wherein the at least one luminous region is adapted to be excited to emit light by at least one laser and at least
part of the light emitted by the at least one luminous region is incident on the at least one reflector,
wherein the at least one phosphor region is arranged on a rotating phosphor carrier,
wherein the rotating phosphor carrier has a plurality of phosphor regions which emit light of different colors,
wherein a filter wheel having a plurality of filter segments is disposed optically downstream of the rotating phosphor carrier,
wherein the filter wheel is synchronized with the rotating phosphor carrier, and
wherein the filter segments of the filter wheel have a transmission property coordinated with the light emitted by the phosphor
regions.

US Pat. No. 9,078,311

LIGHTING MODULE AND A CORRESPONDING LIGHTING SYSTEM

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module comprising:
at least one light source,
regulating means for regulating the brightness of the light emitted by said at least one light source, and
a control unit configured for receiving a brightness control signal, and driving said regulation means as a function of said
brightness control signal,

wherein said control unit is configured for:
verifying whether said brightness control signal contains a digital communication signal, and
if said brightness control signal comprises a digital communication signal, detecting the data transmitted via said digital
communication signal and driving said regulating means as a function of said transmitted data, or

if said brightness control signal does not comprise a digital communication signal, driving said regulating means as a function
of said brightness control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,831,632

LASER COMPONENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING IT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor ...

1. A laser component comprising a housing, the housing comprising a base surface and side walls perpendicular to the base
surface,
wherein a first contact pin and a third contact pin are arranged in a first side wall,
a second contact pin and a fourth contact pin are arranged in a second side wall being opposed to the first side wall,
a first carrier block and a second carrier block are arranged parallel to each other at the base surface,
a first laser chip is arranged on a longitudinal side of the first carrier block and a further laser chip is arranged on a
longitudinal side of the second carrier block,

an emission direction of the first laser chip and of the further laser chip is oriented perpendicular to the base surface,
the first carrier block and the second carrier block each comprise a first contact region and a second contact region arranged
on longitudinal sides of the carrier blocks,

each first contact region and each second contact region comprises a first face and a second face, the first face and the
second face electrically conductively connected to one another and oriented perpendicular to each other,

the first laser chip electrically conductively connects to the first faces of the first contact region and of the second contact
region of the first carrier block,

the further laser chip electrically conductively connects to the first faces of the first contact region and of the second
contact region of the second carrier block,

the second face of the first contact region of the first carrier block electrically conductively connects to the first contact
pin,

the second face of the second contact region of the first carrier block electrically conductively connects to the second contact
pin,

the second face of the first contact region of the second carrier block electrically conductively connects to the third contact
pin, and

the second face of the second contact region of the second carrier block electrically conductively connects to the fourth
contact pin.

US Pat. No. 9,384,958

HIGH-PRESSURE DISCHARGE LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A high-pressure discharge lamp comprising:
an outer bulb, which surrounds a discharge vessel,
wherein a fill which contains mercury and a noble gas from the group consisting of neon, argon, krypton, xenon on its own
or in a mixture is accommodated in the discharge vessel,

wherein the fill contains Gd in halide form in order to produce a color temperature of at least 7500 K,
wherein the coldfilling pressure of the noble gas is selected in the range from 30 to 300 hPa; and
wherein the high-pressure discharge lamp further comprises a total wall loading ranging from 10 to 21 W/cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,383,073

POWER SUPPLY MODULE, AND LIGHTING STRIP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply module, comprising:
an at least partially flexible support;
a supply unit arranged on the support; and
at least one outlet connection for a lighting module which can be fed by the supply unit;
wherein the partially flexible support has a minimum permitted bending radius of 2 cm.

US Pat. No. 9,343,632

ENCAPSULATION HOUSING AND LED MODULE WITH THE SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

8. An LED module, wherein the LED module has an encapsulation housing, having an upper housing and a lower housing joined
together and defining together a cavity, wherein at least one of the upper housing and the lower housing has an inner partition
wall partitioning the cavity into an assembly cavity and an anti-leakage cavity encircling the assembly cavity,
wherein the upper housing has a first bottom wall and the lower housing has a second bottom wall, the inner partition wall
consists of a first inner partition wall portion extending from the first bottom wall and a second inner partition wall portion
extending from the second bottom wall, and contact surfaces of the first inner partition wall portion and the second inner
partition wall portion form a first anti-leakage surface extending from the assembly cavity to the anti-leakage cavity,

wherein at least one of the upper housing and the lower housing further has a lateral wall extending from the first bottom
wall and/or the second bottom wall, such that the upper housing and the lower housing join together to form the cavity,

wherein the lateral wall consists of a first lateral wall portion formed on the upper housing and a second lateral wall portion
formed on the lower housing, and contact surfaces of the first lateral wall portion and the second lateral wall portion form
a second anti-leakage surface extending from the anti-leakage cavity to ambient environment,

wherein the second anti-leakage surface is higher than the first anti-leakage surface.

US Pat. No. 9,341,343

PHOSPHOR DEVICE AND LIGHTING APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor device comprising:
a carrier member having upper and lower faces;
a phosphor layer arranged at the upper face of the carrier member, whereby the phosphor layer comprises at least one phosphor
zone;

a reflective zone arranged adjacent to the at least one phosphor zone;
an optical transmitting member having a first end face that faces the upper face of the carrier member and a second end face
that receives exciting light from a light source, each of the first and second end faces having a same polygonal shape, the
second end face having a greater area than the first end face, the optical transmitting member being arranged at the top portion
of the phosphor layer and the reflective zone,

wherein the first end face of the optical transmitting member covers at least a subarea of each of the at least one phosphor
zone and the reflective zone,

wherein the optical transmitting member is elongated and has a polygonal cross section over its entire length, a shape of
the cross section corresponding to the polygonal shape of the first and second end faces, and

wherein a width of the polygonal cross section of the optical transmitting member decreases linearly in a direction approaching
the carrier member.

US Pat. No. 9,175,841

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HEAT SINK OF THE LIGHTING DEVICE AND THE LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising:
at least one light source;
an at least partly translucent bulb; at least one heat sink configured to cool the at least one light source, the at least
one heat sink having a contact area with one or more bent sheet metal parts extending from an edge of the contact area, each
of the one or more bent sheet metal parts forming a heat sink segment, and each heat sink segment having a free end; and

a driver housing having an upper housing, proximal to the at least one light source, the upper housing being located at least
partly within the at least one heat sink when the lighting device is assembled, and a lower housing, distal from the at least
one light source when the lighting device is assembled,

wherein the upper housing has a surrounding ring having notches arranged in a peripheral direction, the free ends of the heat
sink segments being configured so as to be lockingly insertable into the peripherally extending notches, wherein the at least
one heat sink has a tube-like shape and comprises plural bent sheet metal parts forming the heat sink segments and clearances
alternating in a peripheral direction, and

wherein the at least partly translucent bulb has at least one catching portion formed, on a portion of the bulb, that engages
with at least one of the clearances and locks onto the at least one heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,062,847

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PHOSPOR DEVICE AND LIGHTING APPARATUS COMPRISING SUCH PHOSPHOR DEVICE

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for manufacturing a phosphor device comprising:
providing an optical transmitting member having a first end face and a second end face, whereby the optical transmitting member
is designed for guiding exciting light entering through the first end face onto a phosphor layer arranged on the second end
face, whereby at least a part of the exciting light is being wavelength-converted by the phosphor layer, and whereby the optical
transmitting member is further designed for at least partially collecting and guiding the light converted by the phosphor
layer;

attaching an optically transparent electrode on the second end face of the optical transmitting member;
providing a phosphor and a counter-electrode designed for electrophoretic deposition of the phosphor; and
depositing a phosphor layer on the optically transparent electrode by means of electrophoretic deposition, thereby using the
optically transparent electrode as a coating electrode,

wherein the attaching of the optically transparent coating electrode is performed by coating an optically transparent, electrically
conductive layer on the second end face of the optical transmitting member.

US Pat. No. 9,726,881

LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING LIGHT BY MEANS OF A WAVELENGTH CONVERSION ARRANGEMENT AND A BAND-STOP FILTER, AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A BAND-STOP FILTER

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device for generating light by means of wavelength conversion arrangement, comprising:
an excitation radiation source, which is designed to emit excitation radiation, and a wavelength conversion arrangement, which
comprises at least one first wavelength conversion element and one second wavelength conversion element, which wavelength
conversion arrangement is arranged in such a way that excitation radiation emitted by the excitation radiation source can
be radiated at least indirectly onto the first wavelength conversion element and onto the second wavelength conversion element,

wherein the first wavelength conversion element is designed to convert excitation radiation into light having a first spectrum
and a first dominant wavelength, and

wherein the second wavelength conversion element is designed to convert excitation radiation into light having a second spectrum
and a second dominant wavelength, wherein the second dominant wavelength is longer than the first dominant wavelength,

characterized in that
the lighting device furthermore comprises at least one band-stop filter arranged in such a way that light emitted by the first
wavelength conversion element and the second wavelength conversion element can be radiated at least partly and at least indirectly
onto the band-stop filter,

wherein the band-stop filter is designed to filter the light emitted by the wavelength conversion elements and radiated onto
the band-stop filter in such a way that the first dominant wavelength is shortened and the second dominant wavelength is lengthened.

US Pat. No. 9,578,697

LIGHTING MODULE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting module, comprising
a first printed circuit board, on which at least one light source is arranged,
a covering element, which at least partially covers the first printed circuit board, and
at least one electronic component, which is integrated in the covering element, is electrically connected to the first printed
circuit board,

wherein the electronic component is arranged on a second printed circuit board, which is integrated in the covering element,
wherein the electronic component is electrically connected to the first printed circuit board via the second printed circuit
board.

US Pat. No. 9,541,239

LIGHTING DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

5. A method of assembling a lighting device comprising a lighting source arranged between a first and a second component,
the method comprising:
interposing between said first and second components a coupling structure to sealingly couple the first and the second components
together;

including in said coupling structure at least one layer resiliently deformable to permit relative displacement of the first
and second components;

providing said at least one resiliently deformable layer as an elastic deformable layer; and
providing said at least one resiliently deformable layer as an elastic glue;
wherein said coupling structure is a layered structure;
wherein said at least one resiliently deformable layer is coupled with at least one other layer in said layered structure;
and

wherein said at least one other layer in said layered structure is a solid glue.

US Pat. No. 9,488,341

FLUORESCENT DEVICE FOR CONVERTING PUMPING LIGHT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor device for converting pump light into converted light comprising:
a container, in which container phosphor particles are movable by a pressure fluid, and
an illumination region, configured to illuminate the phosphor particles, which are moved by pressure fluid, using pump light,
as a result of which illumination converted light is emitted,

wherein:
the container is at least partially tubular and delimits a channel, in which channel the phosphor particles are movable by
the pressure fluid as a particle beam,

a flow cross section of the particle beam in the illumination region is constricted in relation to the particle beam in an
upstream channel region, and

the phosphor device further comprises a nozzle, wherein the nozzle: (a) opens with an outlet opening into the illumination
region, and (b) adjoins the upstream channel region.

US Pat. No. 9,411,153

PHOSPHOR WHEEL AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE COMPRISING THIS PHOSPHOR WHEEL AND A PUMP LIGHT SOURCE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A phosphor wheel for an illumination device, for converting pump light into conversion light, which is configured for rotation
about a rotation axis, having a carrier substrate and at least two phosphor regions arranged thereon,
wherein a first phosphor region comprises a first phosphor layer comprising a first phosphor for emitting conversion light
of a first light color,

wherein a second phosphor region comprises a second phosphor layer comprising a second phosphor for emitting conversion light
of a second light color,

wherein a front surface, arranged for exposure to the pump light, of the first phosphor layer is configured in a planar fashion
in such a way that the front surface of the first phosphor layer lies in a first imaginary plane,

wherein a front surface, arranged for exposure to the pump light, of the second phosphor layer is configured in a planar fashion
in such a way that the front surface of the second phosphor layer lies in a second imaginary plane, and

wherein the first imaginary plane and the second imaginary plane are parallel to one another and are separated from one another
by a non-zero distance D.

US Pat. No. 9,398,658

LIGHTING MODULE AND CORRESPONDING LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising:
a plurality of lighting modules, wherein each lighting module comprises:
at least one light source; and
an identification element configured to identify the supply current required by each of the at least one light source, wherein
the identification element comprises a first terminal and a second terminal for connection to an electronic converter,

wherein the identification element of each of the plurality of lighting modules comprises at least one regulator configured
to limit the voltage across the first terminal and the second terminal of each of the plurality of lighting modules to a maximum
threshold, wherein the maximum threshold identifies the supply current required by the at least one light source of each of
the plurality of lighting modules;

an electronic converter, comprising:
a control circuit configured to detect a voltage across the first terminal and the second terminal; and
a power circuit configured to supply the at least one light source of the plurality of lighting modules, wherein the power
circuit is configured to supply a current as a function of the voltage detected across the first terminal and the second terminal;
and

wherein:
the light sources of said lighting modules are connected in series and the identification elements of said lighting modules
are connected in parallel; or

the light sources of said lighting modules are connected in parallel and the identification elements of said lighting modules
are connected in series.

US Pat. No. 9,366,950

METHOD AND PROJECTOR FOR PROJECTING AN IMAGE ONTO A PROJECTION SURFACE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for simultaneously projecting two images onto a projection surface, the method comprising:
generating a first illumination beam in dependence on first image data, which are representative of a first image, wherein
the first illumination beam has electromagnetic radiation having a predefined first property;

generating a second illumination beam in dependence on second image data, which are representative of a second image, wherein
the second illumination beam has electromagnetic radiation having a predefined second property, which differs from the first
property; and

deflecting the first and second illumination beams toward the projection surface so that the first illumination beam generates
a first beam spot on the projection surface and the second illumination beam generates a second beam spot on the projection
surface, wherein the first beam spot is moved over the projection surface so that with the aid of the first beam spot, the
first image is displayed for a first observer on the projection surface, and the second beam spot is moved over the projection
surface so that with the aid of the second beam spot, the second image is displayed for a second observer on the projection
surface, superimposed on the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,341,881

DEVICE FOR GENERATING POLARIZED ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND PROJECTOR

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A device for polarizing electromagnetic radiation, comprising:
a diffuser arranged in a beam path of the electromagnetic radiation; and
a polarizer arranged in the beam path of the electromagnetic radiation and downstream of the diffuser in the direction of
propagation of the electromagnetic radiation, the polarizer having a reflective side facing the diffuser, said reflective
side being at least partly reflective to the electromagnetic radiation,

wherein the polarizer is configured to transmit electromagnetic radiation having a predefined polarization and to reflect
electromagnetic radiation not having the predefined polarization back to the diffuser, and

wherein the diffuser is configured to scatter, within the diffuser, at least one portion of the reflected-back electromagnetic
radiation not having the predefined polarization so that the at least one portion of the electromagnetic radiation becomes
electromagnetic radiation having the predefined polarization, the scattered electromagnetic radiation having the predefined
polarization emerging from the diffuser in the direction of the polarizer.

US Pat. No. 9,151,474

LIGHTING DEVICE AND ENCAPSULATING METHOD FOR LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device comprising:
a cover configured to at least partially cover a circuit board having multiple lighting modules,
an adhesive sealant
an end cap, having a first portion that can be closely mounted into the cover and closely contacted with the internal surface
of the cover, and a second portion configured to form a recess with the first portion

wherein the first portion includes a segment configured to guide the adhesive sealant to the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,450,505

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An optoelectronic component device, comprising:
a first group of optoelectronic components comprising at least one first optoelectronic component, wherein the at least one
first optoelectronic component is designed to provide electromagnetic radiation of a first color valence;

a second group of optoelectronic components comprising at least one second optoelectronic component, wherein the at least
one second optoelectronic component is designed to provide electromagnetic radiation of a second color valence; and

a phase dimmer,
wherein the phase dimmer is designed such that a first operating mode with a first degree of dimming and a second operating
mode with a second degree of dimming are provided,

wherein the phase dimmer actuates the first group of optoelectronic components and the second group of optoelectronic components
such that, in the first operating mode, a first array of optoelectronic components of the optoelectronic component device
is energized and, in the second operating mode, a second array of optoelectronic components of the optoelectronic component
device is energized;

wherein, with respect to the total intensity of the electromagnetic radiation provided of the optoelectronic component device,
the proportion of electromagnetic radiation of the first color valence is less in the first operating mode than in the second
operating mode and the proportion of the electromagnetic radiation of the second color valence is greater in the first operating
mode than in the second operating mode.

US Pat. No. 9,438,001

LASER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for producing a laser device having a laser configured in order to emit a laser beam, comprising:
providing a lens;
providing a lens holder having at least two parts arranged one after another in a propagation direction of the laser beam,
wherein one of said at least two lens holder parts is a tubular body having a through-opening such that said one lens holder
part can be pushed onto a housing of the laser, and pushing said one lens holder part onto the housing;

wherein said at least two lens holder parts each have an end side oriented obliquely with respect to the propagation direction,
bringing said parts into any of a multiplicity of relative positions with respect to one another, respectively, with their
end sides oriented obliquely with respect to the propagation direction bearing on one another;

adjusting the length of the lens holder in the propagation direction by selecting one of the relative positions of said parts;
attaching said lens to said lens holder; and
blocking further positioning of the lens holder parts relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,436,072

METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PREDEFINABLE WAVE FORM OF A LAMP CURRENT FOR OPERATING A DISCHARGE LAMP OF A PROJECTION ARRANGEMENT, AND PROJECTION ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for determining a predefinable wave form of a lamp current for operating a discharge lamp of a projection arrangement
in at least one first operating mode, wherein the projection arrangement has a predefined rotatable color wheel and the discharge
lamp for illuminating the color wheel, wherein the discharge lamp has two electrodes, wherein the projection arrangement has
a ballast for the discharge lamp, which ballast, during the operation of the projection arrangement, provides for the discharge
lamp a lamp current embodied as alternating current and having the predefinable wave form, which has a predefinable commutation
scheme, such that a polarity of the electrodes is commutated in accordance with the predefinable commutation scheme, the method
comprising:
providing at least one first wave form having a first commutation scheme;
checking whether operation of the discharge lamp with a lamp current having the at least one first wave form satisfies one
criterion of two criteria, wherein one of the two criteria relates to a lifetime of the discharge lamp and one of the two
criteria relates to a flicker amplitude of the projection arrangement;

if the one criterion is satisfied, checking whether operation of the discharge lamp with a lamp current having the at least
one first wave form satisfies a further criterion of the two criteria; and

if at least the one criterion and the further criterion are satisfied, storing the at least one first wave form in a memory
of the projection arrangement and providing the at least one first wave form as the predefinable wave form at the ballast
for the discharge lamp.

US Pat. No. 9,407,030

METHOD OF PRODUCING FLEXIBLE ELECTRICAL CORDS AND CONNECTOR THEREFOR

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of producing cut-to-length flexible electrical cords, the method comprising:
providing a flexible strip having a plurality of electrically conductive lines extending along the strip,
arranging along said strip a plurality of electrical connectors including a plurality of tubular electrical conductors extending
in a bridge-like manner between two subsequent portions of one of the conductive lines,

separating a portion of a given length from said flexible strip by cutting at least one said connector in a transverse plane,
thus cutting the plurality of tubular electrical conductors in the cut connector, whereby said portion separated from said
flexible strip forms a flexible electrical cord having, at one end at least, a plurality of electrical connection holes or
sockets exposed as a result of the cutting of said tubular conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,336,445

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR OCCUPANCY LOCATION

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for occupancy location comprising:
capturing a spatially coded image of a scene,
identifying a region of interest in the image,
generating a pixel plausibility index for each image pixel in the region of interest, and
classifying pixels as relating to occupancy responsive to the pixel plausibility index,
wherein said identifying the region of interest in the image comprises of generating a list of pixels of interest in the image,
wherein said generating the list of pixels of interest in the image further comprises generating said list while considering
that an occupant cannot move more than one pixel between two successive frames of the image.

US Pat. No. 9,273,834

METHOD FOR MOUNTING LIGHT RADIATION SOURCES AND LIGHT SOURCE THEREFOR

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of placing on a mounting substrate light radiation sources arranged in successive sequences wherein each sequence
includes light radiation sources from different bins having respective light emission characteristics and wherein the sequential
order of recurrence of the light radiation sources of the various bins is repeated over the sequences, the method comprising
placing the light radiation sources on the mounting substrate in at least two juxtaposed rows, wherein each row includes light
radiation sources arranged in a zigzag pattern to produce a chessboard-like array of light radiation sources.

US Pat. No. 9,223,196

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING PUMP LIGHT SOURCE AND AT LEAST TWO PHOSPHOR WHEELS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a. a pump light source;
b. a first phosphor wheel,
i. wherein the first phosphor wheel has at least one first phosphor region which can be irradiated with the pump light of
the pump light source and re-emits said pump light at least partly in a wavelength-converted fashion, and

ii. wherein the first phosphor wheel has at least one first transmitted-light region;
c. a second phosphor wheel,
i. wherein the second phosphor wheel has at least one second phosphor region which can be irradiated with the pump light of
the pump light source and re-emits said pump light at least partly in a wavelength-converted fashion,

d. wherein the two phosphor wheels are configured for rotation about a rotation spindle, and
e. wherein the two phosphor wheels are arranged directly one behind the other and with respect to one another and with respect
to a beam path of the pump light source such that

i. the first phosphor region of the first phosphor wheel is rotatable through the beam path of the pump light source,
ii. the first transmitted-light region of the first phosphor wheel is rotatable through the beam path of the pump light source,
and

iii. the second phosphor region of the second phosphor wheel behind the first transmitted-light region of the first phosphor
wheel is rotatable through the beam path of the pump light source.

US Pat. No. 9,224,317

SIGNALLING APPARATUS AND SENSOR APPARATUS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A signaling device comprising
a first signaling illuminant;
a second signaling illuminant; and
a control device having at least one information input for coupling to an information source, wherein the control device is
configured to drive the first signaling illuminant and the second signaling illuminant in a manner dependent on the signal
at the information input in order to set one of four states, wherein only the first signaling illuminant is switched on in
the first state, only the second signaling illuminant is switched on in the second state, the first signaling illuminant and
the second signaling illuminant are switched on in the third state, wherein the first signaling illuminant and the second
signaling illuminant are switched off in the fourth state,

wherein the control device is configured to operate the first signaling illuminant and the second signaling illuminant in
a series circuit in the third state,

wherein the control device comprises a bridge circuit having a first, a second, a third and a fourth electronic switch, wherein
the first electronic switch and the second electronic switch are coupled in a parallel circuit between a supply voltage and
the bridge center point, wherein the third electronic switch and the fourth electronic switch are coupled in a parallel circuit
between the bridge center point and a reference potential, wherein the first signaling illuminant is coupled in series with
the second electronic switch, wherein the second signaling illuminant is coupled in series with the third electronic switch,
wherein a drive device is provided, which is configured to realize the following switching states of the electronic switches:

a) first switch off; second switch on; third switch off; fourth switch on;
b) first switch on; second switch off; third switch on; fourth switch off;
c) first switch off; second switch on; third switch on; fourth switch off; and
d) first switch on; second switch off; third switch off; fourth switch on.

US Pat. No. 9,521,714

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE, POWER SUPPLY UNIT FOR OPERATING A LIGHT SOURCE MODULE OF THIS KIND, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source module comprising:
at least one LED cascade with a plurality of LEDs connected in series;
a supply line for coupling to a current source, wherein at the input side the LED cascade is coupled to the supply line; and
a ground line for coupling to a reference potential;
wherein the light source module further comprises:
a communications line for coupling to a control device for the current to be provided by the current source;
a thermal derating unit which is coupled between a first voltage source and the communications line and comprises a temperature-sensitive
element, wherein the thermal derating unit is designed to apply a temperature dependent current component determined in dependence
on the temperature-sensitive element, to the communications line;

at least one current measurement resistor, which, forming a coupling point, is connected in series between the at least one
LED cascade and the reference potential, wherein the conductance of the current measurement resistor is proportional to the
current requirement of the LED cascade; and

at least one coupling resistor, which is coupled between the coupling point and the communications line.

US Pat. No. 9,448,012

MAKING METHOD FOR COOLING BODY, COOLING BODY AND LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING THE COOLING BODY

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

6. A lighting device, comprising:
a cooling body, comprising:
a heat conductor and multiple radiators,
wherein a portion of each of the multiple radiators is enclosed into the heat conductor, and the heat conductor is made of
a metal and the radiators are made exclusively from aluminum nitride ceramic, wherein the melting point of the heat conductor
is lower than that of the aluminum nitride ceramic.

US Pat. No. 9,423,112

LIGHT FIXTURE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

8. A light fixture comprising:
a plurality of elongate members each extending between opposed ends and
carrying at least one light radiation source,
at least one hinge member for mechanically coupling one end of one of said elongate members to one end of another of said
elongate members, said hinge member allowing the orientation of said one and said other elongate members between:

an open position, wherein said one and said other elongate members extend in sequence with each other in a common direction,
and

a closed position, wherein said one and said other elongate members extend side by side,
an electrical connection device between said at least one hinge member and each of said one and said other elongate members,
the electrical connection device including:

curved electrically conductive lines, and
slider contacts for slidably contacting said curved conductive lines.

US Pat. No. 9,366,413

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH PUMP LIGHT SOURCE AND PHOSPHOR ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a pump light source;
a phosphor arrangement; and
a light control element arranged between the pump light source and the phosphor arrangement;
wherein the light control element is configured to split the pump light beam into a reflected part and a transmitted part
and for controlling the ratio between reflected part and transmitted part; and

wherein the phosphor arrangement comprises at least one phosphor which can be irradiated with at least one of the reflected
part and transmitted part of the pump light of the pump light source and emits said pump light again at least partly in a
wavelength-converted fashion,

wherein the light control element has a front side and a rear side; and
wherein the front side comprises a region which is designed to be reflective for the pump light.

US Pat. No. 9,366,416

LENS AND LED RETROFIT LAMP

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lens for a lighting assembly, the lens comprising:
a bottom surface,
a top surface and
a side surface joining the bottom surface and the top surface,
wherein the bottom surface comprises an incident surface, and the top surface comprises an emergent surface, wherein the side
surface comprises a first side surface part and a second side surface part arranged in sequence in a direction from the top
surface to the bottom surface, and the first side surface part and the second side surface part are defined by different curved
surfaces and both are configured as reflection surfaces,

wherein the first side surface part receives first incident light beams from the incident surface and reflects the same to
the emergent surface to form first emergent light beams, and the second side surface part receives second incident light beams
from the incident surface and reflects the same to the emergent surface to form second emergent light beams, the emergent
surface receives third incident light beams from the incident surface and emerges the same directly to form third emergent
light beams, the first, second and third emergent light beams jointly form scallop-shaped light distribution, wherein the
second emergent light beams and the third emergent light beams form a central part of the scallop-shaped light distribution,
and the first emergent light beams form edge parts at two sides of the central part of the scallop-shaped light distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,360,192

LED ILLUMINATING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An LED illuminating device, comprising:
a printed circuit board,
at least one LED chip group arranged on the printed circuit board, and
a lens assembly,
wherein the LED illuminating device further comprises a reflector provided between the LED chip group and the lens assembly,
wherein the reflector is configured to diffusely reflect light from the LED chip group so that the light is uniformized and
emerges in a direction of the lens assembly,

wherein the reflector is a plate-shaped body with a via, wherein the via is formed with an accommodation opening for the LED
chip group at one side thereof facing the printed circuit board, and formed with a light emergent opening at the other side
opposite to the one side, wherein an inner wall of the via forms a diffuse reflective region.

US Pat. No. 9,157,595

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCE GROUPS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light-emitting device, at least comprising:
one first light source group having at least one light source and one second light source group having at least one light
source,

at least one reflector, which is configured and arranged for the purpose of reflecting light emitted by the first light source
group to an optical plane, and

at least one light conducting element, which is configured and arranged for the purpose of conducting light emitted by the
second light source group to the optical plane,

wherein the light conducting element is configured and arranged as an aperture for light reflected by the at least one reflector,
wherein said at least one reflector and said at least one light conducting element end substantially at said optical plane,
wherein the light conducting element comprises a light-source-side end and a front light exit surface, wherein said light-source-side
end arches over the at least one light source of the second light source group, and said front light exit surfaces borders
flush with the optical plane,

wherein the light conducting element is configured so that virtually all of the light emitted by the at least one light source
of the second light source group is coupled into the light conducting element and conducted to the front light exit surface
in its interior.

US Pat. No. 9,986,608

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD OF OPERATING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. Lighting system comprising:a voltage source configured to generate a constant direct current adapted to supply a plurality of lighting modules;
a number n of electronic switches, wherein each electronic switch is configured to connect a respective lighting module to said voltage source as a function of a respective drive signal;
a current sensor connected in series with said voltage source in order to detect a measurement signal indicative of the current provided by said voltage source; and
a control unit configured for:
a) generating said drive signals for said plurality of electronic switches,
b) varying said drive signals, such that:
in a first instant, all lighting modules are connected to said voltage source; and
during a sequence of instants, each time a different set of lighting modules is connected to said voltage source;
c) determining the current flowing through all lighting modules as a function of said measurement signal detected in said first instant, and
d) determining the currents which flow through the respective lighting modules as a function the measurement signals detected during said sequence of instants.

US Pat. No. 9,560,702

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE, POWER SUPPLY UNIT FOR OPERATING A LIGHT SOURCE MODULE OF THIS KIND, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A light source module comprising:
at least one LED cascade with a plurality of LEDs connected in series;
a supply line for coupling to a current source, wherein at the input side the LED cascade is coupled to the supply line; and
a ground line for coupling to a reference potential;
wherein the light source module further comprises:
a communications line for coupling to a control device for the current to be provided by the current source;
a thermal derating unit which is coupled between a first voltage source and the communications line and comprises a temperature-sensitive
element, wherein the thermal derating unit is designed to apply a temperature dependent current component determined in dependence
on the temperature-sensitive element, to the communications line;

at least one current measurement resistor, which, forming a coupling point, is connected in series between the at least one
LED cascade and the reference potential, wherein the conductance of the current measurement resistor is proportional to the
current requirement of the LED cascade; and

at least one coupling resistor, which is coupled between the coupling point and the communications line.

US Pat. No. 9,509,116

LIGHT EMITTER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for producing a radiation arrangement, the method comprising:
providing a first substrate,
arranging a first radiation source for generating first electromagnetic radiation on the first substrate,
arranging a first deflection element configured to deflect a beam path of the first electromagnetic radiation away from the
first substrate,

providing a second substrate,
forming a first coupling-out region in the second substrate at a predefined desired position,
determining an actual position of the first coupling-out region relative to the first substrate,
detecting a beam path of the deflected first electromagnetic radiation,
aligning the first radiation source and the first deflection element on the first substrate such that the beam path of the
deflected first electromagnetic radiation and the determined actual position of the first coupling-out region are aligned
relative to one another, and

arranging the second substrate on the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,392,664

LED LIGHTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN LED LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of operating an LED lighting device having at least two color channels, wherein each color channel comprises at
least one LED, the LEDs of a color channel each have the same color, and each color channel is configured to be activated
separately, and at least one photodetector, which is configured and arranged to detect a portion of the light radiated by
the LEDs, the method comprising:
switching over the LED lighting device from an operating phase into a measurement phase, wherein, in the measurement phase,
the LEDs radiate sufficient light so that a current signal level of the at least one photodetector lies in a range from 75%
to less than 100% of a peak current signal level of the at least one photodetector;

activating temporally consecutively the color channels so that a light radiated during the measurement phase by the LEDs has
an integral mixture that substantially corresponds to a color mixture of the operating phase,

wherein, during the measurement phase, each color channel is activated separately by a pulse width modulation so that a ratio
of pulse widths of the color channels during the measurement phase substantially corresponds to a ratio of the pulse widths
of the color channels during the operating phase.